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If you are thinking about moving to a new house this fall season, it’s wise to begin preparations now. Does your house need repairs, tweaking, painting? If so, you might want to tackle those items right now. You’ll also want to know how much you are going to need out of the sale of your home to purchase your next one. Scan the marketplace to see what your home is competing against and what you want to replace it with. Here are 5 staging tips to help prepare for an autumn showing.

  1. The Fall Curb Appeal – dress your house or at least your front steps with seasonal flowers or plants, and a few pumpkins or other items with an autumnal feel to embrace the fall season.
  2. Moderation – the key to success with décor and staging is moderation. You want to be
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Just east of Lake Wales, on Highway #60, is a white roadside building with the single word “HONEY” written in five-foot high letters just under the roofline. This is the heart of Florida’s famous citrus groves and the very thought of sweet orange blossom honey draws the motorist into the gravel parking area.  The door is open.  No shopkeeper is in sight.  Inside the small anti-room are jars of clear filtered raw honey neatly arranged on whitewashed shelves.  One-pound jars are marked $5.00 and two-pound jars are marked $9.00.

It’s the honor system: The customer is directed to pay for the goods by placing the proper amount of cash, or a check, in a small slot on the top of a very heavy box, secured to the floor in the middle of the room.  The customer

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Go Pink Campaign is bigger than ever in Boca this year.  Throughout this month, Boca will paint the town pink to help show support and raise money for all those affected by breast cancer.

  • October 1-31, Mizner Park Amphitheater will color the fountain and landmark tower with pink lights.
  • For the third consecutive year, the Boca Raton Fire Department will wear special t-shirts in support of Breast Cancer awareness month.
  • Lang Realty and many companies throughout Boca are joining in the fight against breast cancer by incorporating the Go Pink message through marketing materials and social media channels     
  • On Saturday, October 25, thousands, including Lang Realty, will join in the American Cancer Society’s 11th Annual making Strides Against
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In a recent blog for The National Association of Realtors, Melissa Tracey, cited the following as the most desired features homebuyers are looking for inside their new home:

  1. Central Air Conditioning—top feature
  2. Internet ready and cable (or satellite) ready
  3. A walk-closet in master bedroom
  4. Master bath connected to master bedroom (ensuite)
  5. New appliances in the kitchen, preferably stainless steel
  6. Dinette in kitchen area
  7. Hardwood floors
  8. Countertops of granite
  9. An island in the kitchen

Source: “ Interior Home Features That Home Buyers Crave” by Melissa Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

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Lang Realty and Lang Management are proud sponsors of the recently held South Florida’s Annual Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities. In its fifth year, the charity event was held on March 16, 2013.

The Bash has grown to become the largest, free, fun-day in America for children, adults and Purple Heart recipients with physical and/or intellectual challenges, and their caregivers. Held in the tropical setting of Boca Raton, Florida’s famed Spanish River Park, the highlight of the event is the opportunity to enjoy a boat ride aboard a flotilla of private yachts along the Intracoastal Waterway. All boats are donated by members of Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton.

The Bash is completely organized and run by community

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There are sellers in today’s market that do not want to put their listings on their local Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

They do not want to put their homes on the MLS, but want to list it with a realtor. They may not want it to be common knowledge that their home is on the market. They may want the sudden rush of buyers once their home is put on the market.

Other times sellers want their asking price, even if their selling price is above current market value; they may ask their listing agent to try to sell at that price for a short time, and then go on to the MLS with a lower price.

Some sellers are “on the fence” about selling their property and not truly motivated. They may be looking for the buyer that will motivate into selling their

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Highland Beach real estate stretches three miles along the pristine Palm Beaches of Florida between Boca Raton and Delray Beach. It is home to 4,200 year round residents and grows to 8,000 when retirees and others visit their winter homes. Highland Beach has no traffic intersections; only Hwy A1A separates the luxury Highland Beach real estate on the ocean from the bay-front homes and condos. You are minutes away from all the high-end dining and shopping experiences of the Palm Beach cities. Highland Park is reserved for the good life - living, resting, enjoying the peace, quiet, and rush of the surf. Turtles come to Highland Beach each season to nest. Cross Interstate 95, and you can putter into the nearby Delaire, Boca, or Broken Sound Golf Clubs. Play

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Home prices for Palm Beach County Real Estate reached bottom in April 2012, allowing a recovery to begin and soon after foreclosure activity became only secondary subjects. The Palm Beach Post enthusiastically reported that median sales prices of Palm Beach homes had reached the second highest level in the nation by December 2012, meaning home prices had climbed a remarkable 35 percent. Consultant Stan Geberer backed up reports from other Realtors by pointing to the dwindling inventory of single-family homes and condominiums. In November 2012, single-family home supply was down 54 percent from a year ago and condominium supply was down 47 percent over a similar period. Although job growth may still be slow, the Palm Beach Home figures do confirm a

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Home prices for Palm Beach County reached bottom in April 2012, allowing a recovery to begin and soon after foreclosure activity became only secondary subjects. The Palm Beach Post enthusiastically reported that median sales prices of Palm Beach homes had reached the second highest level in the nation by December 2012, meaning home prices had climbed a remarkable 35 percent. Consultant Stan Geberer backed up reports from other Realtors by pointing to the dwindling inventory of single-family homes and condominiums. In November 2012, single-family home supply was down 54 percent from a year ago and condominium supply was down 47 percent over a similar period. Although job growth may still be slow, the Palm Beach figures do confirm a turnaround in the

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On Florida’s east coast, there is a region called the Treasure Coast, which is 4 counties: Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie. The name refers to Spanish ships, treasure-laden, that sunk off the Florida's Atlantic coast in 1715. The Treasure Coast is now valued by international investors. Real estate prices in this hard-hit hurricane state fell so low, buyers throughout the U.S. saw Florida as an investment opportunity. With value of the U.S. dollar weakening and exchange rates providing a new incentives, international investors began looking to Florida, too. In 2012, the National Association of Realtors surveyed Florida Realtors about the number of non-resident client/buyers they were seeing. The International Home Buyers Report reveals this

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