Scot Karp's Boca Raton Luxury Real Estate Blog

Shop Local This Holiday SeasonSupporting local businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs is always gratifying, especially around the holiday season. Many DIYers in the Boca Raton area hand-make some pretty awesome products, including a wide-range of housewares, crafts, and other trinkets that will look great inside a new home or condo you’re thinking about buying.

So regardless of whether you’ve lived here for years or are planning a move to Boca Raton sometime in the near future, if you’re looking to add to your in-home decor, or perhaps just prefer to buy quality, handmade goods, we invite you to take a closer look at what some of the amazing locals are making and shop local this holiday season and beyond. And to get a head-start, we’ve even provided a few great #madeinbocaraton

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Luxury Boca Condo Buildings with the Best AmenitiesEverybody knows that when buying a condo in a beautiful place like Boca Raton, you’re buying much more than just a new place to live. In fact, along with a lavish living space, you’re also buying the relaxed South Florida lifestyle that often includes easy access to the beach and the pleasant, calming breeze of the Atlantic Ocean.

If you’re thinking about a condo investment in Boca and don’t exactly know where to start, one question many buyers find themselves asking is which buildings in town have the best features and amenities? And while most condos for sale in Boca Raton all have lots to offer from a lifestyle standpoint, here’s a closer look at a few that specifically standout:

Luxuria

Located at 2500 S. Ocean, Luxuria is one of the most

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Luxury Condos in Boca RatonWhen it comes to buying a fabulous new condo in Boca Raton, getting the best deal possible on a unit that seems to fit all your needs and wants is the obvious goal, but something that’s often easier said than done. Getting the best possible price is dependent on a variety of factors, like current market conditions, other buyer competition, and the exact location of a building and what it has to offer just to name a few.

One trick that we often like to relay to clients to is locate certain Boca Raton condo buildings with a fair amount of inventory and take a closer look at what’s available at each location. Buildings with more options on the market help give buyers a little bit more leverage when it comes to negotiating a price, and any leverage you can

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Boca Raton Luxury CondosThe Boca real estate market isn’t short on luxury condos, which to some degree is what defines housing all throughout South Florida. 

But even as hundreds of condo units inside dozens of buildings all help fill out the local real estate market, some luxury condo buildings stand out even among the most well-appointed, starting with what’s featured below. So if you’re curious to know where you’ll find some Boca Raton’s most expensive condo residences, here’s where the most expensive units are found at the time of this post: 

2500 S. Ocean 

With a name like Luxuria, it’s hardly surprising to see Boca’s priciest condo currently on the market housed here. That particular unit features four bedrooms, six bathrooms, over 4,400 square feet, and has a

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Luxury Home Communities in Boca Raton FLThe luxury home market is booming right now in Boca Raton, presenting prospective home buyers with all kinds of options and opportunities to land a fabulous new place to call home. If you’re still early in the home buying process of perhaps just starting to see what’s out there, beginning your search inside luxury home communities with lots of standing inventory is never a bad idea. Along with the increased probability of finding a home that fits all your needs and wants in a shorter amount of time, competition among sellers can also help get you a better idea, potentially saving you money along the way as well. 

If you haven’t already noticed, plenty of luxury homes are listed inside communities all over Boca Raton, but to help jump start your search,

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Sell Your Boca Raton CondoThinking about selling your Boca Raton condo? By now, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve at least heard about or read how much staging matters. But just what does that mean exactly, and how does staging a condo differ from staging a single-family home? Let’s dive into all the basics below: 

Understand spacing & square footage

Most condos in Boca are smaller than a detached single-family residence, which means the de-cluttering process is even more critical than it may be inside a larger living space. The primary goal should always be to create as much visual space inside a condo as possible, so organize the closets, get rid of books on display, and don’t be afraid to even remove a piece of furniture or two depending on how your living space is

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Why Use a Realtor When Buying New Construction in BocaIf you’re in the market for a new home or condo in Boca Raton, new construction will undeniably be an appealing option, especially if you’re willing and able to pay the premium most newly built residences in South Florida command. Along with being the first occupant(s), new construction has all kinds of additional benefits like being eco-friendly (in most cases) and having all the best finishes and features currently available to consumers and/or home buyers looking for a new place to live. Furthermore, buying new construction also means you shouldn’t have to worry about making changes, updates, or upgrades anytime soon, which may just be the biggest benefit of them all.  

It’s worth noting, however, that even if you do plan on buying a new

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Luxury New Construction Homes For Sale in Boca RatonJust about everybody tends to fall in love with new construction when looking for a new place to live, and especially here in Boca Raton, where most new construction homes for sale feature jaw-dropping finishes and easy access to all kinds of extra perks like golfing, championship tennis courts, and easy access to the beachfront and other outdoor recreational amenities. 

But with new construction homes seemingly always in high-demand, finding and securing your new dream home won’t be easy in a market as competitive as Boca Raton. So when first beginning your new luxury home search, knowing where to look can often give you a one-up over other buyers, and right now, there aren’t many better options for luxury new construction homes than in these top Boca

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Why Buy a Hillsboro Beach CondoBordered by the ocean and the Intracoastal, the small town of Hillsboro Beach presents an ideal option for those in the market for a beach condo. In fact, there are several reasons why purchasing a condo in Hillsboro Beach simply makes sense right now, which we'll run through below.

Affordability

First of all, buying a Hillsboro Beach condo is cheaper than buying in neighboring Boca Raton. Both areas entertain multi-million dollar properties and exclusivity, especially attractive to locals and visitors alike.

The small coastal community is pricey for single-family homes, which makes purchasing a condo a more affordable option in Hillsboro Beach. The many desirable options often include expansive water views with top amenities to match.

Beachfront

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Highland Beach FLAlmost entirely residential, Highland Beach is known for its relaxing beaches and inspirational options in real estate. In an area of waterfront estates there are also, however, some fantastic options in condo living that can’t be missed. And if you're someone who's truly looking for the ultimate oceanfront hideaway,  here's a quick look at some of the most underrated beachfront condo buildings in beautiful Highland Beach, Florida: 

3009 South Ocean 

With direct oceanfront views, 3009 South Ocean allows residents to live right on the sand, with impressive views of the beach and the ocean. Originally constructed in the mid 1970s, many of the units have been recently updated to reflect more modern features and finishes. 

As well, the building also

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