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Biking In Boca Raton | 4 Ways To Determine If Your Neighborhood Is Bike Friendly

4 ways to tell if your boca neighborhood is bike friendly

It only takes one trip up and down A1A in the early morning hours to recognize the commitment to cycling that so many Boca Luxury Condo Owners have. With outrageous gas prices combined with rising rent and mortgage rates, even the wealthiest among us are seeking a solution to chip away at... being chipped away themselves. For a city with year-round sunshine (and the occasional rainfall), it invites the young and old to take to two wheels and zip up our bike lanes. For our part, we looked into what Realtors and City Planners assess when designating an area "bike friendly" and identified four key metrics for you to remember yourself!

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Nearby Bike Lanes/Trails

Are the bike lanes easily legible? Do they indicate to motorists that this is a designated space? How close are off-road trails, or ways to cut through and beyond the larger thoroughfares that are often perilous for cyclists regardless of the signage and markings? For this blog, we're not just looking at the breezy bike rides some of us enjoy on quiet roads, but the broader picture for those looking to wield their bikes for more than just fun. Regardless of your purpose on two wheels, the municipal investment in biking is...

Florida Homestead Exemption | What Is The Homestead Exemption and How Do I Qualify?

understanding the florida homestead exemption

When new Boca Raton condo buyers begin their search, the first thing that often comes to mind is luxury. Yet, amidst all the natural incentives, like our majestic waterfrontage, among the preeminent reasons to choose South Florida are the tax incentives. Firstly, the lack of a state income tax is among the most discussed reasons to work, live, and own property in Florida. Secondly, is the ever-popular Florida Homestead Exemption, built to mitigate some of the highest expenses as homeowners: property taxes. Read along and learn more, as we keep you attuned to the latest and most significant property laws, taxes, and new developments that may benefit you!

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What Do I Need To Qualify?

To qualify for the Florida Homestead Exemption you must provide/meet the following requirements:

  • A Valid State ID
  • An FL Vehicle Registration Number
  • A Florida Voter's ID
  • ...

Boca Luxury Condo Pricing | 4 Main Factors That Determine Your Condo Value

boca condo pricing main factors

Boca Raton's condo market is one of the most resplendent and valued in the world. Though much of Boca Raton's luxury condo pricing is contingent on the usually expected valuation factors, Boca Raton and South Florida at large are unique natural and geographical spaces to consider. For your information, we're delivering the 4 main factors that affect your condo value. For more condo value insights and ways to improve your luxury condo lifestyle, stay tuned to the Champagne & Parisi blog for more!

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The three most important words in Real Estate are... location, location, and location! However, when our luxury condo market includes options for private beachfront and boat slips, the difference of a couple of miles, and in some cases even a few hundred yards, can make a difference in millions. As always, Intracoastal access and direct oceanfront are different, but the most drastic difference between location-based pricing is simple: are you on the water, or not?



5 Questions Your Realtor Should Be Asking You! | Have You Hired The Right Realtor?

5 questions your realtor should be asking you

With the shoe on the other foot, it's your time to shine! When sitting down with your prospective Realtor, it's as important as ever to know the most important questions to ask. Yet, unlike a traditional job evaluation, the inquisition your Realtor shows can make or break their understanding of your needs, and potentially leave you in a subpar position. Be sure to look for these 5 lines of inquiry, as they will show without answering whether your Realtor is really working their hardest to understand your unique and personal needs.

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What Housing Needs Do You Have, And What Is Your Price Range?

This is the most basic means to set expectations, and to govern the home search your Realtor will embark on for you. Every Realtor should break your desires into two columns: needs and wants. If you are bringing children, you need to be near good schools, but you might want an outdoor pool. Obviously, no home buyer can attain what they cannot afford, so your total price range is the umbrella that both columns rest beneath. Home buying is a very personal experience, and your Realtor should be aware of what you need...

5 Questions To Ask When Hiring Your Realtor | Hire The Right Realtor

5 questions to ask when hiring your realtor

When searching for the right Realtor to suit your needs, the basics should be met regardless. Having a Realtor that is communicative, professional, on time, and works to get the best price possible are all things that should be expected when dealing with an industry professional. Beyond basic expectations, there are a few key questions you should ask when interviewing your Realtors of choice that will better attune them to your needs and help you find out if you're working with the right person. Without further ado, here are 5 important questions to ask your Realtor before getting started!

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What Area Would You Recommend For Me and My Family, And Why?

If you're on your own, ignore the second part. Your Realtor should be a guide to the community, a veritable travel brochure with intimate knowledge of each nook and cranny. If your Realtor hasn't lived in the area long, fret not! Your Realtor should research and learn what they can about the areas they aren't experienced in. While they are forbidden to comment on certain aspects of the neighborhood, your Realtor should know what's important to you - schools, doctors, waterfront, and beyond, and work from there with your priorities in tow.

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5 Tips To Win Your Home Bidding War | Boca Luxury Condos

how to win your home bidding war

Boca Raton Condos... Nowhere has the irrefutable laws of Supply & Demand reared themselves so blatantly as in our current South Florida housing market. In exclusive, often high end communities like Boca Raton and its many luxury condominiums, the supply is massively lower than the demand. In some cases unless you're prepared to grotesquely outbid the market (and other bidders) it may be near impossible to win your home bidding war. Yet, against all odds, the amazing Champagne & Parisi Realtors have fought for their clients and have proven the innate value of a strong supporting presence. Through speaking with our experts, we learned about these 5 tips to win your home bidding war. Read on to get started!

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Get Prequalified for Your Mortgage

A mortgage prequalification is like showing up at the airport with your bags checked and your pass stamped. Aside from paying in full with cash in hand, there is no better assurance to the home seller that they are making the right move than showing up with...

Boca Condo Buyers | 4 Surefire Ways To Increase Your Credit Score

4 ways to increase your credit score

Chances are if you're ready to shop for a luxury condo in Boca Raton, you've got your finances in order. However, Boca Raton presents a host opportunities to build credit, grow your portfolio, and make a small fortune. Beyond living the good life and accessing resort style amenities, Boca Luxury Condo life can be a boon for the investor as well as the resident. To get your finances in order and to take the next step towards mortgage pre qualification, learn a few quick and easily understandable ways to attack your credit score and emerge from your efforts with flying colors! Here are 4 surefire ways to increase your credit score. 

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Review Your Reports and Dispute Erroneous Judgements

To begin ensure you have a means to "soft inquire" your credit. Using an account such as Credit Karma, or through one of your credit card platforms, you can review your credit without harming your credit score via a hard inquiry. Remember, credit bureaus may know more than we're comfortable with, but they don't always have the full picture. Mistakes occur all the time, and your credit score could be brutalized by an erroneous judgment. Be sure to review your ups and downs, and make sure not to drag...

Top Five Best Value Waterfront Condos in Boca Raton

Top Five Best Value Waterfront Condos in Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton is home to some of the most sought-after real estate in all of South Florida, including an impressive selection of luxurious waterfront condos. With some of the most breathtaking water views, countless lifestyle amenities, and price tags reaching up to $10,000,000+, it may seem that owning a waterfront condo in Boca Raton is a luxury reserved only for the wealthy. 

Though there are several ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive oceanfront & Intracoastal condominiums in Boca Raton, it may come as a surprise that there are also a number of reasonably affordable waterfront condos that are within reach for most condo buyers. For those who wish to enjoy waterfront condo living without breaking the bank, we have compiled a list of the Top Five Best Value Waterfront Condos in Boca Raton.

1) Boca Bayou

Boca Bayou is a popular waterfront community of mid-rise...

Affordable Waterfront Condos in Boca Raton, FL

Moving to Boca Raton is a luxury that everyone dreams of experiencing. Three Boca Raton condominium communities can turn that dream into reality by providing affordable living to all. With an ideal location near the Intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean, Waterfront condos at these prices are rare!

Boca Towers

Boca Towers

Boca Towers Condominiums
are some of the best-valued waterfront real estate that you will find in Boca Raton. Sitting right along the Intracoastal Waterway, Boca Towers offers incredible views of the water from its 17-story building. There are currently ten condos for sale in Boca Towers. You can snag a condo with one bedroom and one bathroom for just $264,900! Condos for sale in Boca Towers range in price all the way up to $599,000. You will get between 635 and 1,321 square feet of living space, complete with beautiful upgrades, and luxury community amenities. Unique to Boca Towers, your furry friends are allowed! If you have a pet to accompany you to the gorgeous beaches, moving into Boca Towers will be the perfect fit. If you would like to browse all condos for sale in Boca Towers, click here.

San Remo Club

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Yacht & Racquet Club of Boca: Pristine Condos. Amenities Galore.

Yacht and Racquet Club Boca Raton


The Yacht and Racquet Club of Boca Raton, aka, YARCOBR is a wonderful place for a weekend getaway, a winter home or all year round residence. This resort style community was built in 1978 and is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway in Boca Raton, Florida. Consisting of 366 one, two & three bedroom condos and town homes, YARCOBR has so much to offer.


The Yacht & Racquet Club is the only condominium in the area that has a Chickee Bar that is open all year round for breakfast, lunch & dinner. They have happy hour with 2 for 1 drinks 3 times per week, Sunday night dinner specials & buffet nights.
YARCOBR is also an active tennis community with 10 tennis courts, 4 soft clay & 6 hard surface, a tennis pro & on site pro shop. The tennis program includes women's leagues, men's leagues, mixed doubles & private or group lessons.
Also at the Yacht & Racquet Club you will find a state of the art fitness center offering a variety of classes which include, yoga, Pilates, Aerobics & Zumba, There is a personal trainer on site & a masseuse.
The deep water marina at YARCOBR provides dockage for only $1.75 per foot. YARCOBR also has 3 heated pools and private beach access making it the perfect place to call home.

Contact Karen Sussman to inquire about Yacht & Racquet Club of Boca or any other condo developments in Boca Raton,...