Luxury Homes in Boca Raton FL | Luxurious Living in Palm Beach County

Boca Raton & Palm Beach – The Beverly Hills of Florida

A World of Unimaginable Luxury and Lifestyle Might Be Just Right for You

It’s easy to sing the virtues of America’s paradise state. If anyone can appreciate the beauty, elegance and potential of Florida, it would be a Canadian suffering through another snowstorm. The cold, isolation, lack of social and leisure activities leaves us asking; “Is this all there is?”

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From my Uncle’s Florida youth stories to my sister’s family’s success in the Sunshine state, to my own vacation experiences, I think a life in Florida would be time very well spent. So I’d like to introduce you to a place you may not have heard much about. A land of palm trees, ocean views, and endless leisure time activity. It was the vision of an American who believed everyone should live in paradise (No, it’s not Walt Disney or Donald Trump).

I want to believe that the cold, snow and traffic congestion along with the endless taxes will go away, but we know they won’t.  It’s better to try another city in a beautiful state. I hope this post makes you aware that you have options. And in this place, you’ll enjoy a profoundly different lifestyle and not really have to give anything up.




Is South Florida in your Future?

Rolls Royce Ghost
Don’t worry, you can get your Rolls tricked out too! Pic courtesy of exoticslimited.com

The state’s population has risen quickly beyond the state of NY. Many of Palm Beaches new residents are from NY which is why some call South Florida, NY’s 6th borough.

Just the word Florida conjures up images of luxurious palatial homes, palm trees swaying in warm breezes, sparkling swimming pools, expansive stretches of sandy beaches, and seas of boats moored in harbors. It’s where luxury living has been elevated to its limit and also where foreign real estate buyers purchase a home only because they need its Yacht moorage.

Take a quick look at the real estate forecast for Palm Beach County and for Miami Dade County and how this area is booming, with an even more optimistic outlook for employment and business.

Top Reasons to Move to South Florida

And the warm colors, latin calypso music reverberating from posh restaurants where you can eat anything imaginable is sure to captivate most of us in the cold Northeast and others from the UK, Russia, or Germany. The idea of moving here isn’t so outlandish anymore even for those with families. The south Florida invasion continues. The benefits continue to pile up higher than another Upstate NY snowstorm. It’s time to consider your move.

Of all the places in South Florida to move to, Palm Beach might be the very best choice. From Golf to tourist attractions, to incomparable waterfront luxury homes, all you’ll need is a good Palm Beach Realtor to get the process started. Take a good look at the Florida housing market in 2018.

Top 10 Reasons to Move to Palm Beach

Here’s my top 10 tongue-in-cheek reasons to move to Palm Beach:

  1. warm weather all the time (they complain to city hall when it gets below 70)
  2. you’ll sleep better after a day of tennis, golf, fishing, windsurfing, talking or shopping
  3. you don’t have to eat the same food again for 5 years
  4. you can’t jog the full length of the beach (you’ll have to take the bus back)
  5. swimming pools are mandatory (bring lots of pool noodles)
  6. no state income tax (the Democrats want this place banned)
  7. no inheritance tax (bring your kids and grandkids and it pays for itself)
  8. private schools galore for your kids (you won’t have to see them anymore and they’ll actually turn into decent citizens)
  9. endless beaches, blue sky, turquoise waters, sun umbrellas and relaxation (you’ll faint from a lack of pain)
  10. you can drive your boat everywhere (make sure you get your boaters license at the convenience store)
Condos in Downtown Boca Raton FL – photo courtesy of bocaratonflhotels.com

The Nouveau Riche Are Here Too

When you see the average closing prices of properties, no state tax, no inheritance taxes, and low cost of living, you’ll understand why half of New York hightailed down here to Palm Beach County.

The real shocker however, is that most of the buyers now are young, in their 20s, 30s and 40s.  Current residents are wondering how they will be able to handle all these new shuffleboard players.




And they’ll all be rubbing shoulders with some of the wealthiest business owners around the world at exclusive clubs and resorts. Boca Raton and Palm Beach are for powerful business connections. You’ll be glad you brought your golf clubs and polo stick and made the move to sunny Florida.

Another important benefit of buying condos or homes in South Florida, is buying them as a rental investment property.  This is one of the best cities for rental income.  Should you not want to live here just yet, you can rent your place out at crazy rental prices.




While spectacular, opulent living is the order of the day in South Florida, it might be at its peak in the city of Boca Raton, in Palm Beach County which is safely up the highway from the greater Miami area. At the right spot, you’ll enjoy the common sites of Lamborghinis and Rolls Royces cruising the streets while yachts slide by in a nearby waterway.  And while the ultrarich might live in the Palm Beach country area, Boca Raton is the place they prefer.

“There’s a casualness about Boca that surprises people,” admits Michele Bellisari, a realtor who moved here from Canada with her parents in 1978. “It’s not as snobby as people think. At the end of the day, we’re all working here, raising our families just like everyone else.”  — excerpt from floridatravellife.com.

A Californian named Addison Mizner called Boca Raton the sunporch of America.  His dream was to create the world’s most architecturally beautiful playground. He was refering to the spectacular miles of palm lined beaches that now draw hundreds of thousands of tourists to the the Palm Beach area. Mizner planned it all from boulevards to palm mansions to city hall to the polo grounds. It would represent the ultimate in American lifestyle.

Boca Raton FL, the playground of millionaires.  You might be it’s next lucky resident. There are 3800 homes for sale in Boca Raton. Could it hurt to check them out? Check out the prices. Surprised?

Cities Near Boca Raton Average Price
Boynton Beach $222,000
Coconut Creek $150,200
Coral Springs $313,100
Deerfield Beach $141,300
Delray Beach $169,100
Parkland $579,500
Pompano Beach $173,000

 

A Short Video introduction to Boca Raton’s culture and lifestyle

Homes for Sale In Boca Raton FL

There’s a home for every budget here in Boca Raton. Starting at $25,000 and quickly rising to $18,000,000.

What does a $6 Million dollar home look like in Boca Raton? This home below isn’t one of the most expensive on the market, yet these 2 pictures tell us a lot about living here. Panoramic waterfront views, resplendant palms, soaring 20′ ceilings, spacious poolside patio and chef’s kitchen make it very special. See all the listings on my client’s website: homesforsalefl.com

Boca Raton Home For Sale: 500 E Alexander Palm Road, Boca Raton, Florida

A pleasant introduction to the unique architecture of Boca Raton

And you’ll want this beautiful estate in Boca Raton if only for the tennis!

Right on the waterway with your own dock and amazing waterfront views. Watch yachts go by, don’t wave to them, pretend not to notice and keep reading your book.

Magnificent waterfront luxury home in Boca Raton




And what you’ve always wanted a luxury condo in Boca Raton next to the ocean and the Boca Raton Resort Golf Course

Living in Palm Beach County. Gotta Love It!

Ready to Start Looking for your new Lifestyle in Boca Raton or Palm Beach Florida? My client Michael Goldberg, a Palm Beach Realtor™ with great insight into the market is ready to help. Keep in mind that Michael knows about Palm beach homes for sale  and Boca Raton homes for sale which aren’t on the MLS. This is common in exclusive communities in South Forida.  It’s who you know!




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Luxury Real Estate in Costa Rica | Luxury Homes in Paradise

Where to Buy Costa Rica Real Estate

Where is the best place to invest in real estate for long term gain or for retirement?  There’s plenty of cities in the US to retire comfortably with growth potential, but you’d have to wonder if there is any better potential than Costa Rica Real Estate.  

This paradise is on everybody’s travel bucket list. More than 2 million travelers vacation in Costa Rica each year and many would like to retire there.

If I’m first to introduce you to this exciting real estate investment opportunity called Costa Rica, then that’s wonderful. If you can afford a property here, you’ll enjoy and likely make a good return on your investment.  Prices here have matured, but there are still opportunities in land, condo developments and single properties. You only need a good adviser.




And while Costa Rica seems perfectly suited to everyone, it is perhaps the wealthy who are most likely to live here. As you can see in these photos of luxury homes in Costa Rica below, the wealthy have arrived. Luxury homes and condos continue to be built and they represent quite an investment opportunity for those capable of taking the plunge.

Investing in any foreign country carries risk, but the risk is perhaps least in Costa Rica.  The country is politically stable, immigration and investment positive, and taxes are low. It’s a compelling place to invest.

Finding market data and reliable source of information on the investment climate in Costa Rica is the challenge. There are real estate brokers and investment firms that can advise you on buying property here.  One of the most well known is Viva Tropic. Viva Tropic produces a report that you’ll find helpful.  This graphic from the report gives a breakdown of prices by property type to give you an idea. As you peruse the listings, you’ll get a better picture of what’s available and where. They have quite a collection on their website.





What Do Luxury Homes in Costa Rica Look Like?

As you can see below, they’re beautiful structures and living spaces in a style and architecture befitting this magnificent paradise. And the variety including houses in countryside, seaside mansions or fine urban condos, many with unparalleled views means you can find a place you like. I’m sure your vision of this former third world country will be shattered.

  




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Okay, so there is your taste of incredible luxury homes in Costa Rica. Here is a variety of realtors and advisors websites to peruse and learn more.




Viva Tropical: vivatropical.com download their 194 page guide http://cdn.vivatropical.com/costa-report.pdf

Newspaper article from 3 years ago for perspective: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/mortgages-and-rates/looking-to-buy-a-tropical-paradise-here-are-5-property-markets-primed-for-growth/article14989189/?page=all

Costa Rica Investment: https://www.propertiesincostarica.com/invest.html

The Costa Rican News: http://thecostaricanews.com/2015-costa-rica-real-estate-forecast-where-you-should-invest-in-the-land-of-pura-vida/

2CostaRica’s home listings: http://www.2costaricarealestate.com/All_Listings/page_1363157.html

International Living’s page on Cost Rica: https://internationalliving.com/real-estate/costa-rica/

How to become a resident of Costa Rica: http://www.therealcostarica.com/residency_costa_rica/costa_rica_residency.html

Moving to Costa Rica: http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/living/livingabroadin/living_abroad_in_costa_rica_moving.shtml

7 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica: http://www.expatexchange.com/ctryguide/4362/33/Costa-Rica/Expat-Costa-Rica-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Costa-Rica

Palms Realty Brokers in Costa Rica: https://palmsrealtycr.com/buy-costa-rica-real-estate/

Prestige MLS Costa Rica, amazing listings: http://www.prestige-mls.com/

Property Tax Rates in Costa Rica: http://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Latin-America/Costa-Rica/Taxes-and-Costs

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28 Ways to Attract Wealth Like a Magnet

How to Attract Investors, Sales, Partners, Fans, Promoters and New Business Opportunities

One thing Babyboomers like me and entrepreneurial Millennials share, it’s a desire to make more money. Yet money is fickle and that requires some intelligent strategies on our part.  No B.S. Weath Attraction in the New Economy is a book by Dan Kennedy and it might be your ultimate guide to drawing money to you like a magnet.  Sound interesting? Then let’s learn about the magnet or the core of the strategy.

Bars of gold

Dan offers up 28 great tips on how to position yourself like a mastermind to attract wealth and success. It’s all part of reprogramming yourself for achievement. If you’re hoping to become an entrepreneur or are already launching a startup with no funding, this can help get the right mindset to start making things happen.

 

Work Smart not Hard

wealth-attractionThe premise of the book is that you don’t have to work hard to become wealthy — however let’s not kid ourselves.  Success often takes a passionate, hellbent, persistence and dedication. Life is competitive and others want what you want. Dan suggests that you must be positioned correctly to attract wealth and then work hard to get it all working for you.

The toughest part is in applying Kennedy’s positioning factors successfully to your specific situation. But you’re bright and ambitious if you’re still reading this, so you likely will make it happen. You dug in which says a lot about you and what you want. I think this post and the book will help you.

Make sure you share this with others you know as it helps the understand what it is you’re trying to do.  Getting their help is vital.

You Can Do It

For money to be attracted to you, you have to be able to create value for investors, employers, influential supporters, friends, consumers or whoever.  Dan Kennedy is saying is that value is relative and up for interpretation and how you take action to get all the pieces correctly positioned is when wealth will be focused on you. Some billionaires got rich through making junk.  Therefore you have to discover your “junk” or your unique value proposition.

Makes you sound a little like a product, but in essence you are a product and a brand (you’ll need to develop a unique value proposition and a brand positioning statement). You are the core of the wealth system you’re about to create around you and your value offer to clients, customers, partners and investors is important.

Positioning for Greate Wealth take Time and Courage

When I quit my job in 2004 to launch my own business as an SEO guru, I was doing just that — creating the best value I could to reach wealthier, enabled, and entrepreneurial business people.  The goal and the desire repositioned me to attract wealth.

I created my website and developed my site content to be found via Google by my targeted audience. Sure enough the corporations, marketing managers, agency managers, and other individuals I wanted to have as clients found me and hired me.  They were in the US, UK, Canada and China.  I was earning a lot of money and traveling frequently so I had positioned myself well and discovered a great lifestyle.

Unable to control the economy and sustain/build my business, I learned that maintaining success is not a given. It can be taken away by positioning yourself with the wrong people, wrong services, and wrong markets. I can happen when you accept an employment position where you lose your drive and feelings of empowerment — where you sit a and spin your wheels and find yourself spinning and lost.  To break out of that nasty circumstance is something 99% of the population can’t do. They are stuck and positioned for a steady paycheque and perpetual misery.

Positioning for success is all about getting the best people around you as part of your “perfect situation.”  Ending up as a cog in someone else’s wheel is the worst thing that can happen to you. That’s the opposite of what Dan is communicating in this book.

Your Brand Image – Laser Clear and Persuasive

Key to the strategy Dan Kennedy mentions is your positioning – that positioning is your brand.

Without personal branding your career is dead. This Infographic is about why personal branding is so important and what personal branding can do for your career. Created by Anna Rydne, http://communicateskills.com @CoSkills

I created an image of myself, a brand image, that told others who I was and what they could expect from me. I made it work, demonstrating expertise and being fairly straightforward and transparent. That positioned me as a competent, reliable services provider. They gathered around because that is what they wanted.

Kennedy touches on the elements of a professional brand image but doesn’t tell how you to put that all together.  Your situation is unique of course and will require some mapping out. See the visioning post about discovering what you want. But remember, entrepreneurs, employers, clients, and investors don’t really care what you want– they want to know how and what you are going to do for them.

On the topic of what you’re magnetizing yourself to receive:

Our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts which we hold in our mind… these magnets attract to us the forces, people and circumstances which harmonize with our dominating thoughts”  — Napoleon Hill.  

Basically, whatever you think and feel about yourself, determines who will be drawn to you. Kennedy is telling you to take action, elevate yourself and draw better people and better circumstances. Then the sky’s the limit.

Here are the 28 wealth magnets:

  1. No Guilt – feel no inhibition
  2. Belief in Abundance – see money everywhere and unlimited affluence
  3. Break Free of Fairness – Everyone can get what they want – wealth is unlimited.
  4. Accepting Your Role and Responsibility
  5. No Fear – set your price without reservation or inhibition
  6. No Excuses
  7. Speak Money – Be where the money is
  8. Be Somebody — turn yourself into a celebrity — make you the focal point of your marketing — be an expert
  9. Be Somewhere
  10. Do Something
  11. Demonstration
  12. Follow up
  13. Integrity
  14. Ask
  15. Domino Opportunity
  16. Passion
  17. See What Isn’t There
  18. No Boundaries
  19. Clarity
  20. Independence
  21. Think Value not Time
  22. Think Equity not Income
  23. Marketing Prowess
  24. Behavioural Congruency
  25. Act Wealthy
  26. Energy from People
  27. Courage
  28. Pace

I think it’s a great concept and good book, but in the end, your degree of success really depends on your experience, level of insight, motivation, and creativity. It’s not a book about posturing. The author lays out the details of the plan, but to put it all together for a cohesive life strategy is a challenge.

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