Uncategorized March 20, 2024

Winter coming to an end in Delray

We made it through a rare cold January where the temps hovered in the high 60s and low 70s with dangerous early morning temps in the low 50s. Not much sun to be seen and sunscreen sales were at an all-time low. The clouds and cool weather moved north where they belong and we had a traditional warm February and March with just minimal rain. This didn’t stop sales and rentals for my Delray office. Northerners were still flocking to Delray Beach for their seasonal rentals and I personally rented out 4 seasonal and 2 yearly condos in the Delray and surrounding  area and secured 3 rental listings.  I was also busy showing many homes for sale. I found a spectacular four bedroom  new construction  single family just 3 blocks off the Avenue for my clients and they closed in early March. Perfect home to live in full time or rent out full or short time. Zero HOA fees and rental restrictions and room to add a pool or expand the patio. Purchase price was 800,000 and  1,000 over the asking price. I personally feel this property will be with worth at least a million in the next few years in this up and coming neighborhood just southwest of historical Swinton Ave as it continues to grow with beautiful new construction single family homes. As the first quarter winds down, I have also discovered the very nice 55 + communities in South Boynton Beach of Indian and Banyan Springs. You can find 2 bedrooms with little or no need to remodel from the mid 200s to low 300s. Before I went off to celebrate the St. Patrick’s day parade on Atlantic Ave with my closest 100 friends. I secured a great home in Banyan Springs for my clients that needed just very minimal work. The next couple of weeks will be busy securing rentals for next season for my friends and clients as well as keeping eye an out for new listings for the several buyers I have been working with from a  year and a half long to and as far as California. I expect to see more and more Californians moving to Florida. Sly Stallone just recently moved all his belonging from CA to his Palm Beach County home. To close out the winter, I’d like to end with a quote from Rocky in his last film, “It’s not how hard you can hit, it’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, that’s how winning is done.” This pretty much sums up my career as a former restaurateur and now a realtor. I will never give up the fight for my clients and relish the opportunity to overcome the many obstacles of real estate to achieve the pure joy of ownership here in paradise.