If you’re a theater, concert or live show goer, you won’t have to leave the stage behind once you move to south Florida.

You can choose from year-round concerts and live touring shows with headliners you want to see in Palm Beach County and neighboring Broward County. 

Theaters are marketing subscriptions and single-ticket sales this time of year. Know before you go that theater subscribers always repeat and get the best seats, so don’t wait until you get here to buy tickets.

Major Venues

  • Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Kravis on Broadway, Classical Concert Series with national performers, comedy improv.
  • Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise. Year-round major attractions and concerts from “Disney on Ice,” to…

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Once you get your feet planted in the sand, you’ll find Palm Beach County is expertly set up for new residents.

Here’s a Palm Beach County Relocation Guide:

  • Apply for your Florida driver’s license and vehicle tags

If you need to go there, locate your nearest county DMV office. No more sitting and waiting. Offices now require making an appointment online in advance.

 

  • Register to vote online and find where your precinct is located at this link to Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office. This website also has vote by mail, early voting and election information, and tracks real-time election results. Only residents who live inside city/town limits can vote in municipal elections.   

 

  • If you’re…

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Welcome to summer family fun! That’s how regional theaters headlined their latest reminder that south Florida is active 24/7 now.

Locals go on vacation this time of year, whether it’s nearby in the Florida Keys or visiting family back home. But there are plenty of things to do before the kids go back to school in August and for full-time “active adults.”

 

  • In Boca Raton, open air Mizner Park Amphitheater has free weekend concerts including “Battle of the Bands” on Aug. 9. 

July is Parks & Recreation month, and the city has events in 49 parks and rec facilities.

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art just opened two new exhibits and has films, live music, workshops and even yoga. https://www.myboca.us/2021/Mizner-Park-Amphitheater

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If Boca Raton is your locale of choice but you want to get around without a car, the city has grown up.

Boca/Connect just started a free/low-cost shared ride shuttle service already offered in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth Beach and West Palm Beach/Palm Beach.

Now shoppers, diners, art museum and show goers can leave their vehicle behind to get around Mizner Park, Royal Palm Place and other BocaConnect downtown locations on their regular routes and close by.

After opening Brightline’s high-speed railroad station to connect Boca to Fort Lauderdale, Aventura and Miami to the south, and West Palm Beach and Orlando to the north, this is the city’s next step. City officials are determined to trade in vehicle traffic for foot traffic.  

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There’s a wide range, depending on the lender and your credit rating. But now it’s easier than ever to do the math with the help of your real estate agent.

Down payments these days can range from 3% all the way to 20%. But your Lang Realty broker will help you navigate potential lenders and calculate what you can realistically afford to pay. Even if your credit rating isn’t perfect, you may qualify for down payment assistance in Florida.

You may also want to consider a second lower-interest-rate loan to pay off your down payment. And most banks and mortgage companies, including the government’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA), offer special programs for first-time home buyers. If you’re a first-timer, a down payment is the amount you’re…

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If you’re used to attending your local July Fourth events, you’ll be glad to know that most communities here pull out all the stops on Independence Day, too. Here’s a few…  

  • Boca Raton “Fabulous Fourth” includes a 5K race on Florida Atlantic University’s campus; a pickleball and tennis tournament and a separate block party in two local parks; an evening finale in a third local park with live music, food trucks and fireworks over a lake that attracts thousands. Parking off-site with shuttles.
  • Delray Beach “4th of July Celebration” draws more than 20,000 people and starts at 6 p.m. with a 60-foot flag raising ceremony. Includes food trucks and vendors, children’s activities and games, non-stop entertainment and live music. Zambelli…

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Especially if you’re a first-time buyer, you’ll want to know… 

What is a Real Estate Purchase Agreement And Why Is It Important?

This is a legal contract that documents the purchase and sale of the property you’re buying or want to buy.

The contract is different for residential real estate and each type of residential property. That’s where your Lang Realty agent comes in to advise you step-by-step what information the contract will always require.

Here’s a preview of What Is A Real Estate Purchase Agreement?

  • -   Who is the seller and who is the buyer
  • -   Legal description of the property
  • -   Total price paid
  • -   When the buyer will pay
  • -   When the buyer will take possession of the property
  • -   If the offer…

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Are you moving or looking for a new home or condo in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, or a nearby city?

Don’t be surprised if your choice has a municipal address but is outside city limits in the western suburbs of Palm Beach County. Your Lang Realty agent will know the difference, and it’s a big one.

  • You can't vote in that municipal election if your address is not in the city limits. But your precinct may still be in the city. How will you know where to register to vote as a new Florida resident, and what elections you can vote in? Every county has a Supervisor of Elections and Palm Beach County can answer all your questions at Vote Palm Beach.

  • Who covers your police and paramedic/fire needs? Most…

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Did you know you’re protected from bias by federal law in most cases when you’re buying or renting a home or a condominium? Even when you apply for a mortgage.

Here’s a Q&A guide to the law if you and your Lang Realty agent are house hunting in South Florida, and you think the Fair Housing Act may apply to you:

Q: What is housing discrimination?

It means a seller or lender cannot legally deny your housing offer or your mortgage loan application based on who you are. The act covers most housing, not just public housing. Specifically, the act prohibits discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) handicap, and family status. Family status means you cannot be…

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Before you agreed to a new mortgage to buy your South Florida house, condo, or even an investment, did you know you may be required to insure it?

Not just the property…the actual mortgage loan, too.

If you’re asking if homeowner insurance or is mortgage insurance required in Florida, the answer is legally “no.” But be prepared for your lender to require you to insure the mortgage if your down payment is less than a certain percentage, usually at least 20 percent.

Mortgage insurers use a peace-of-mind approach and offer age-appropriate rates in their marketing. But insuring your mortgage is another guarantee for the lender that you won’t default on your loan.

How mortgage insurance works depends on whether you have a government or…

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