You don’t have to live on or next to the Atlantic Ocean to have a waterfront view.

South Florida’s east coast stretch of the 3,000-mile Intracoastal Waterway, or The Intracoastal as locals call it, has new and existing properties for sale from estates to homes and condos on inland shorelines.

You can also find waterfront properties on finger canals leading to the ocean, or homes that back up to the extensive network of canals that control water levels and access here. If you want to make upgrades or improvements, the city or town may partner with FIND, the Florida Inland Navigation District or refer you to the Lake Worth Management District.  

Drivers here are used to navigating short bridges staffed by bridge tenders that cross over the…

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Whether you’re a seller downsizing or you’re moving to retire, 55+ communities are among the most popular residential lifestyles in South Florida.

Rebranded as ‘active adult’ developments, you’ll find a wide choice of condos and homes in brand new and existing private neighborhoods that offer extensive amenities and enough activities to keep residents busy from morning to night.

The difference between these and other private communities is 55+ are age-restricted by federal law. They require at least 80 percent of the units to be occupied by at least one person 55 years of age or older. Each has its own rules about the age of the other occupants, and how long guests can stay. Visiting grandchildren are accommodated by playgrounds, playrooms…

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If your offer was accepted to buy a house or condo, you’re not done yet. Contingent in real estate means exactly what the term implies…depending on certain circumstances.

So what does contingent mean on a house for sale? It means the transaction is not complete until additional criteria are met by specific deadlines. This is a legal process and may be to your advantage.  

Contingent options can range from disclosure to appraisal to inspection. For instance, you can stipulate the conditions the property is in, like the roof or air-conditioning. But the seller can protect the investment with contingencies, too, and ask you to sign off on the property disclosure. You can also protect yourself with a contingency if your financing falls through or…

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There’s no downside to buying a home in the state of Florida. In fact, there are even incentives.

There’s no state income tax. Property taxes remain surprisingly low in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties. And there’s even a Florida Homestead Exemption for property owners:

“When someone owns the property and makes it his or her permanent residence or the permanent residence of his or her dependent, the property owner may be eligible to receive a homestead exemption up to $50,000. The first $25,000 applies to all property taxes, including school district taxes. The additional exemption up to $25,000 applies to the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000 and only to non-school taxes,” according to state law.

If you choose to buy in a…

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Even if you choose a house or condo that’s inland, you’ll just be a few miles from the beach.

Beach season is year-round for seasonal residents and tourists. But the traditional start for locals is when south Florida’s cooler temps reach the 80s. About late April or early May.

Most beaches are free in Florida, but they’re not just stretches of sand. West Palm Beach and Delray Beach are famous for beachfront eateries. Others are pristine, like Boca Raton’s lined with hi-rises, and John D. MacArthur Beach State Park’s 1.6 miles of beachfront a few miles from Palm Beach Gardens.

These beaches are cleaned daily, have lifeguards on duty, and some even offer vendors with umbrellas and lounge chairs for a small fee. So, you won’t have to bring…

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For first-time buyers looking for a good investment or to relocate to Palm Beach County south Florida, here’s what to know about buying a foreclosed house.

A foreclosed home means the buyer is no longer making mortgage payments in a time frame that meets the legal lending requirements. So, the lender – usually a bank – wants to recoup the amount owed on a defaulted loan by selling the property.  

An owner who has defaulted on the mortgage loan has forfeited the right to own the residence. That can be an opportunity for potential buyers.

Mortgage lenders are not in the real estate business. So, they are often willing to negotiate a payoff that’s less than the market value of the foreclosed home.

This is a legal process that varies from…

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Nestled within the prestigious gated community of Santa Barbara lies a residence that epitomizes luxury living at its finest. Welcome to a meticulously remodeled single-family home that seamlessly blends sophistication, comfort, and convenience, offering an unparalleled living experience in the heart of Boca Raton.

As you approach this exquisite residence, the elegant curb appeal captures your attention with new landscaping and uplighting adorning the exterior. Step through the custom-designed front door into an open and spacious living-dinning area, featuring modern porcelain tile illuminated by LED recessed lighting. Natural light pours…

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If you’re moving here to live on the beach, not just near the beach, you came to the right place.

With 47 miles of coastline in Palm Beach County alone, buyers have their choice of a luxury estate, a beachfront home or a condo with concierge services, private beach access and a pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

What more could you ask than a walk down the beach after breakfast? But even before you start your search, if you’re asking “is a beach house a good investment” the answer is always an emphatic “yes.” Real estate with a view of the ocean and even an inlet enroute is considered the crème de la crème here.  

The best places to buy a beach house or a condo are in Palm Beach, Jupiter, Delray Beach, Highland Beach and Boca Raton. These…

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If you’re in the market for a new house or condo and you heard the south Palm Beach County market is built out, that’s just not true. There’s more new construction than you think in cities and suburbs from Boca Raton to Boynton Beach and north to Port St. Lucie.

Established regional builders, and developers with a national reputation have opened brand new private family-friendly and 55+ communities with stylish amenities. The advantage to getting in on the ground floor is that house-hunters can tour and choose a model home and even their own lot. Some come with a nature preserve or lakefront view.

Modern single-family homes are under construction in sought-after established private communities, too, as builders cater to potential buyers in the…

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April is National Pickleball Month, and if access to courts is a priority before you choose where to relocate, you’re in luck.

USA Pickleball, the governing body for pickleball in the U.S.A., calls the game the fastest-growing sport. And pickleball is thriving in south Palm Beach County Florida.

This isn’t your grandmother’s newer version of shuffleboard. Both private companies and public pickleball sites offer instruction, leagues, clinics, clubs, camps and pro shops for kids to adults. Every community served by Lang Realty has pickleball courts and programs.

Established residential country clubs like Hunters Run have added pickleball courts to their racquet sports lineup. Hunters Run has 12. And new construction, like luxury private…

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