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Kevin Carroll from Lang Management and Elaine Russell of Lang Realty join WPTV Chief Meteorologist, Steve Weagle to present a check to the American Red Cross. The week long ride raises awareness for the start of hurricane season and the importance of being prepared. Participation in this program has become a Lang tradition. #stevesride, #langrealty

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You’re Still Renting?

If you’re still renting property on an annual or seasonal basis, it’s time to rethink your strategy. There are dozens of reasons why it makes far more sense to buy property. Listed below are the top 10 reasons why you should make the commitment to buy as soon as possible.

  • 1. Appreciation – Real estate is expected to appreciate at double-digit rates over the next few years. If you own real estate, you will reap the profits from a future sale.
  • 2. The Perfect Retirement Plan – You can buy your dream home for far less money now, rather than paying too much because you waited until you retired to buy.
  • 3. Interest Rates – If you’re planning on getting a mortgage, interest rates could skyrocket. It makes more sense
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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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