Category: Toscana Condos

The November 2020 Real Estate Market Reports: Highland Beach, Toscana Towers, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County & more!

Read the November 29, 2020 Toscana Real Estate Newsletter! It contains information about the Toscana condos for sale, condos under contract, condos sold, condos for rent, condos rented, and more! The most complete Toscana Real Estate Market Report! by Ben & Mayra Stern, Realtors with Stern Realty and Toscana residents. Interested in selling or buying in Toscana? Contact us! We can help! Text 561-715-0314. Read the FULL Toscana Real Estate Market report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3dEZlAciRciT3dBMld5emNEdUk/view?usp=sharing

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Toscana Highland Beach Floor Plans and Models

 3 Toscana towers + the Toscana Beach Club: 422 condos total

Toscana Site Plan

The Toscana Highland Beach Florida Floor Plans & Models:

Toscana North – Toscana Tower I – 3700 S Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach, FL 33487

143 condos / 17 floors

Toscana North models: Cortona, Siena, Trevi, and Firenze

Cortona model: 2 bedrooms + den, 2.1 baths. 3 patios. 1,945 – 1,989 sq. ft. living area. 2,301 – 2,345 sq. ft. total area.

Siena model: 2 bedrooms + den, 2.1 baths. 2 patios. 2,231 sq. ft. of living area. 2,585 sq. ft. total area.

Trevi model: 2 bedrooms + den (or 3 bedrooms), 2.1 baths (or 3 baths). 2 patios. 2,339 sq. ft. living area. 2,679 sq. ft. total area.

Firenze model: 3 bedrooms, 3.1 baths. 2 patios. 2,661 sq. ft. living area. 3,110 sq. ft. total area.

Custom units: some condos are custom double units, or bigger.

Click on the following links to view the Toscana North floor plans:

Toscana North Cortona Model Floor Plan

Toscana North Cortona Reversed Model Floor Plan

Toscana North Siena Model Floor Plan

 Toscana North Trevi Model Floor Plan

Toscana North Firenze Model Floor Plan

Toscana West – Toscana Tower II – 3720 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach, FL 33487 

118 condos / 16 floors

Toscana West models: Cortona, Siena, Grand Siena, Trevi, Firenze, and Grand Firenze

Cortona model: 2 bedrooms + den, 2.1 baths. 3 patios. 1,974 sq. ft. living area. 2,318 sq. ft. total area.

Siena model: 2 bedrooms, 2.1 baths. 2 patios. 2,292 sq. ft. of living area. 2,642 sq. ft. total area.

Grand Siena model: 2 bedrooms, 2.1 baths. 2 patios. 2,369 sq. ft. of living area. 2,781 sq. ft. total area.

Trevi model: 2 bedrooms + den (or 3 bedrooms), 2.1 baths (or 3 baths). 2 patios. 2,547 sq. ft. living area. 2,938 sq. ft. total area.

Firenze model: 3 bedrooms, 3.1 baths. 2 patios. 2,736 sq. ft. living area. 3,136 sq. ft. total area.

Grand Firenze model: 3 bedrooms , 3.1 baths. 2 patios. 3,093 sq. ft. living area. 3,493 sq. ft. total area.

Custom units: some condos are custom double units.

Click on the following links to view the Toscana West floor plans:

Toscana West Cortona Model Floor Plan

Toscana West Siena Model Floor Plan

Toscana West Grand Siena Model Floor Plan 

Toscana West Trevi Model Floor Plan

Toscana West Firenze Model Floor Plan

Toscana West Grand Firenze Model Floor Plan

Toscana South – Toscana Tower III – 3740 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach, FL 33487

159 condos / 18 floors

Toscana South models: Cortona, Riva, Riva B, Arezzo, Arezzo Grand, Savona, and Savona B

Cortona model: 2 bedrooms + den, 2.1 baths. 3 patios. 1,922 sq. ft. living area. 2,288 sq. ft. total area.

Riva model: 2 bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms option), 2.1 baths (or 3.1 baths option). 2 patios. 2,601 sq. ft. of living area. 2,988 sq. ft. total area.

Riva B model: 2 bedrooms, 2.1 baths. 2 patios. 2,601 sq. ft. of living area. 2,988 sq. ft. total area.

Arezzo model: 2 bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms option), 2.1 baths (or 3 baths option). 2 patios. 2,552 sq. ft. living area. 2,935 sq. ft. total area.

Arezzo Grande model: 2 bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms option), 2.1 baths (or 3 baths option). 2 patios. 2,831 sq. ft. living area. 3,240 sq. ft. total area.

Savona model: 3 bedrooms, 3.1 baths. 2 patios. 2,842 sq. ft. living area. 3,142 sq. ft. total area.

Savona B model: 3 bedrooms , 3.1 baths. 2 patios. 2,888 sq. ft. living area. 3,188 sq. ft. total area.

Custom units: some condos are custom double units.

Click on the following links to view the Toscana South floor plans:

 Toscana South Model’s Summary

Toscana South Cortona Model Floor Plan

Toscana South Riva Model Floor Plan

Toscana South Riva B Model Floor Plan

Toscana South Arezzo Model Floor Plan

Toscana South Arezzo Grand Model Floor Plan

Toscana South Savona Model Floor Plan

Toscana South Savona B Model Floor Plan

Visit our Toscana website to view more information (such as YouTube videos for each Toscana Tower floorplan):

www.ToscanaRealEstate.info

Wondering what amenities Toscana Highland Beach has? Wondering what the HOA and condo fees are in Toscana? Wondering what is included in the HOA and condo fees? Wondering how much the property taxes are? We got the answers!

The HOA and Condo fees for a Toscana condo depend on the building the unit is located at ( Toscana North , Toscana West , or Toscana South ), AND the square footage of the condo. As an example ONLY, the fees for a Trevi model (2,339 sq. ft of living area) in Toscana North in 2021, are as follows:

Toscana HOA fee: $1,678.05 per quarter + Toscana North Condominium fee: $3,866 per quarter = $5,544.05 per quarter TOTAL.

>>> The fees are paid quarterly to each association.

In 2021, the estimated monthly cost of BOTH fees (the HOA fee + the Toscana North Condominium fee) comes out to about $1,848 for a Trevi model. That is about $22,176 per year.

>>> The Toscana fees are VERY REASONABLE for a LUXURY community considering ALL that Toscana has to offer and all the items that the fees include!

Watch the Toscana Highland Beach Condos Virtual Tour 2020 HERE: The Toscana Beach Club, the Toscana Beach, the Toscana amenities, Toscana North, Toscana West, Toscana South, and MORE!

Wondering how much the property taxes are? The property taxes are about 2% of the purchased price.

Interested in more information about Toscana condos, visit our Toscana Highland Beach website: https://sites.google.com/site/toscanarealestate/home/toscana-hoa-and-toscana-condo-fees?authuser=0

Interested in buying or renting a Toscana condo? Text Ben & Mayra Stern, Realtors with Stern Realty and Toscana residents, at 561-715-0314. We can give you a FREE tour of the Toscana grounds!

Thinking of selling your Toscana condo? Please TEXT Ben & Mayra Stern, Realtors with Stern Realty and Toscana residents, at 561-715-0314 so we can discuss your real estate needs! We have great customer recommendation letters from our past Toscana customers! Visit our Toscana Highland Beach website to read our Toscana reviews: https://sites.google.com/site/toscanarealestate/home/toscana-reviews?authuser=0

Toscana South Condos Virtual Tour 2020 – 3740 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487

Toscana South also known as Toscana Tower III, is located at 3740 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach, Florida 33487. Toscana South was the third Toscana Tower and it was built in 2004. Toscana South has 159 condos and 18 floors. Toscana South has the following floor plans: the Cortona model, the Riva model, the Riva B model, the Arezzo model, the Arezzo Grand model, the Savona model, and the Savona B model. Come see what the NEW and improved Toscana South is all about! The MODERN Toscana South lobby was completed in 2018. There was NO assessment to residents for this renovation. Toscana South has beautiful DIRECT ocean views, Intracoastal views, city views, and gorgeous views to the Toscana resort-style grounds.

Watch our Toscana South Condos Virtual Tour 2020 HERE:

For more information about Toscana South condos, go to our Toscana website: https://sites.google.com/site/toscanarealestate/home/toscana-south-condos—toscana-south-highland-beach-florida-condos?authuser=0

Toscana is a three building full service luxury oceanfront community located just south of Delray Beach and North of Boca Raton, on the west side of A1A between the Intracoastal & the Atlantic Ocean. Toscana North, located at 3700 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487, has 17 floors and 143 condos. Toscana West, located at 3720 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487, has 16 floors and 118 condos. Toscana South, located at 3740 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487, has 18 floors and 159 condos. In total, there are 422 condos in Toscana Highland Beach Florida. Toscana condos have 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedrooms. Most condos in Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487 have 2 huge balconies, and some condos have 3+ balconies. Toscana condos have ocean views, Intracoastal views, city views, and gorgeous views to the Toscana resort-style grounds. Toscana Highland Beach has a private beach club and beach for residents to enjoy year round. The elegant & recently remodeled Toscana Beach Club has beautiful ocean views. The Toscana Beach Club has a social room with ocean views, lockers, a kitchen, showers, and a BBQ area with gorgeous ocean views. The Toscana private beach has lounge beach chairs with canopy, and Toscana attendants that provide residents and their guests with towels and water. Toscana Highland Beach Florida is a 24-hour manned gated community with 2 tennis courts, a bocce ball court, and a shuffleboard court. Toscana Towers has 3 heated pools and 2 hot tubs with attendant and cabana baths. Each Toscana Tower has a fitness center, sauna, steam room, locker room, billiard’s room, social room, TV room, business center, kitchen, private coded elevator access to each apartment, underground parking, valet parking from 8 am to midnight, 24-hour concierge service & staff, private air conditioned storage, bicycle storage, and on-site maintenance & management. Each Toscana Tower has 2 electric car charging stations! Pets of all sizes welcome, but tenants cannot have pets. Toscana Condos can be rented right after they are bought, twice a year for 90 days minimum each time. This is great for investors! Year round social events for Toscana residents! Toscana is a VERY social community. The Toscana Condo Association Social Committees and the Toscana HOA Social Committees organize events such as: holiday parties, bagel brunches, game nights, trivia nights, Valentine’s Day party, Halloween party, & much more. In addition, residents organize card groups, a Toscana Book Club, and more. There is so much to do when you live in Toscana! Toscana residents are required to have a parking space for each car they own or lease. Parking spaces in Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487 can be purchased (for about $50,000+) or rented (for about $150-$250 per month). The public schools for Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487 are: J. C. Mitchell Elementary School, Boca Raton Community Middle School, and Boca Raton Community High School. There are also very good private schools close by such as: Pine Crest Preparatory School Boca Raton Campus and St. Andrews School. Florida Atlantic University is just 5 minutes away from Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487.

The price range of Toscana condos is $635,000 to about $5,000,000. The price range of Toscana rentals is about $4,000 to $12,000 per month. Interested in buying or renting in Toscana? Ben and Mayra Stern, Realtors with Stern Realty and Toscana residents, can show you any Toscana condos for sale or rent. Text us at 561-715-0314 to schedule your FREE Toscana tour!

Interested in selling your Toscana Highland Beach Florida condo? Watch our Toscana Virtual Listing Presentation on our website: www.ToscanaRealEstate.info or click on the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VIVJqT5hyN_6Sbn2Len5nMLPcSXlrsyx/view?usp=sharing

Toscana North Condos Virtual Tour Movie 2020 – 3700 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487

Toscana North also known as Toscana Tower I, is located at 3700 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach, Florida 33487Toscana North was the first Toscana Tower and it was built in 2000. Toscana North has 143 condos and 17 floors. Toscana North has 4 floor plans: the Cortona model, the Siena model, the Trevi model, and the Firenze model. Come see what the NEW and improved Toscana North is all about! The Toscana North lobby was renovated in 2019. The MODERN $1,200,000 Toscana North lobby has a Coffee Café and a Game Room with a pool table, a ping pong table, and a poker table! The Toscana North high tech gym was renovated in 2016 and it is more modern and better equipped than the gyms at the other two Toscana Towers. The gym cost was about $560,000. The Toscana North roof was partially replaced in 2019. There were NO assessments to residents for any of these Toscana North improvements! Toscana North is the building closest to the Toscana Beach Club, a HUGE plus! Toscana North has beautiful DIRECT ocean views, Intracoastal views, city views, and gorgeous views to the Toscana resort-style grounds. 

Click on the links below to see the Toscana North floor plans:

Toscana North Cortona Model Floor Plan

Toscana North Cortona Reversed Model Floor Plan

Toscana North Siena Model Floor Plan

Toscana North Trevi Model Floor Plan

Toscana North Firenze Model Floor Plan

Watch the Toscana North Condos Virtual Tour Movie 2020:

For more information about Toscana North Condos in Highland Beach Florida, visit our Toscana website. Click on the following link: https://sites.google.com/site/toscanarealestate/home/toscana-north-condos—toscana-north-highland-beach-florida-condos?authuser=0

Toscana Highland Beach is a three building full service luxury oceanfront community located just south of Delray Beach and North of Boca Raton, on the west side of A1A between the Intracoastal & the Atlantic Ocean. Toscana North, located at 3700 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487has 17 floors and 143 condos. Toscana West, located at 3720 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487,has 16 floors and 118 condos. Toscana South, located at 3740 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487,has 18 floors and 159 condos. In total, there are 422 condos in Toscana Highland Beach Florida.  Toscana condos have 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedrooms. Most condos in Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487 have 2 huge balconies, and some condos have 3+ balconies. Toscana condos have ocean views, Intracoastal views, city views, and gorgeous views to the Toscana resort-style grounds. Toscana Highland Beach has a private beach club and beach for residents to enjoy year round. The elegant & recently remodeled Toscana Beach Club has beautiful ocean views. The Toscana Beach Club has a social room with ocean views, lockers, a kitchen, showers, and a BBQ area with gorgeous ocean views. The Toscana private beach has lounge beach chairs with canopy, and Toscana attendants that provide residents and their guests with towels and water. Toscana Highland Beach Florida is a 24-hour manned gated community with 2 tennis courts, a bocce ball court, and a shuffleboard court.  Toscana Towers has 3 heated pools and 2 hot tubs with attendant and cabana baths. Each Toscana Tower has a fitness center, sauna, steam room, locker room, billiard’s room, social room, TV room, business center, kitchen, private coded elevator access to each apartment, underground parking, valet parking from 8 am to midnight, 24-hour concierge service & staff, private air conditioned storage, bicycle storage, and on-site maintenance & management. Each Toscana Tower has 2 electric car charging stations! Pets of all sizes welcome, but tenants cannot have pets. Toscana Condos can be rented right after they are bought, twice a year for 90 days minimum each time. This is great for investors! Year round social events for Toscana residents! Toscana is a VERY social community. The Toscana Condo Association Social Committees and the Toscana HOA Social Committees organize events such as: holiday parties, bagel brunches, game nights, trivia nights, Valentine’s Day party, Halloween party, & much more. In addition, residents organize card groups, a Toscana Book Club, and more. There is so much to do when you live in ToscanaToscana residents are required to have a parking space for each car they own or lease. Parking spaces in Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487 can be purchased (for about $50,000+) or rented (for about $150-$250 per month). The public schools for Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487 are: J. C. Mitchell Elementary School, Boca Raton Community Middle School, and Boca Raton Community High School. There are also very good private schools close by such as: Pine Crest Preparatory School Boca Raton Campus and St. Andrews School. Florida Atlantic University is just 5 minutes away from Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487. The price range of Toscana condos is $635,000 to about $3,000,000. The price range of Toscana rentals is about $4,000  to $12,000 per month.  

Interested in buying or renting in Toscana? Ben and Mayra Stern, Realtors with Stern Realty and Toscana residents, can show you any Toscana condos for sale or rent. Text us at 561-715-0314 to schedule your FREE Toscana tour!

Interested in selling your Toscana Highland Beach Florida condo? Click on the following link: https://sites.google.com/site/toscanarealestate/home/-did-you-know-toscana-blog?authuser=0

Toscana West Condos – 3720 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487: The NEW Lobby, the Views, the Floor Plans, the Amenities, and MORE!

Toscana West also known as Toscana Tower II, is located at 3720 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach, Florida 33487Toscana West was the second Toscana Tower and it was built in 2002. Toscana West has 118 condos and 16 floors. Toscana West floor plans are: the Cortona model, the Siena model, the Grand Siena model, the Trevi model, the Firenze model, and the Grand Firenze model. Come see what the NEW and improved Toscana West is all about! The MODERN Toscana West lobby was completed in 2019! There was NO assessment to residents for the lobby renovation. Toscana West has beautiful DIRECT Intracoastal views, ocean views, city views, and gorgeous views to the Toscana resort-style grounds. 

Click on the links below to view the Toscana West floor plans:

Toscana West Cortona Model Floor Plan

Toscana West Siena Model Floor Plan

Toscana West Grand Siena Model Floor Plan

Toscana West Trevi Model Floor Plan

Toscana West Firenze Model Floor Plan

Toscana West Grand Firenze Model Floor Plan

Watch the Toscana West Condos Virtual Tour 2020 Movie here:

For more information about Toscana West condos, visit our Toscana website. Click on the following link: https://sites.google.com/site/toscanarealestate/home/toscana-west-condos—toscana-west-highland-beach-florida-condos?authuser=0

Toscana is a three building full service luxury oceanfront community located just south of Delray Beach and North of Boca Raton, on the west side of A1A between the Intracoastal & the Atlantic Ocean. Toscana North,located at 3700 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487has 17 floors and 143 condos. Toscana West, located at 3720 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487,has 16 floors and 118 condos. Toscana South, located at 3740 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach Florida 33487,has 18 floors and 159 condos. In total, there are 422 condos in Toscana Highland Beach Florida.  Toscana condos have 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedrooms. Most condos in Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487 have 2 huge balconies, and some condos have 3+ balconies. Toscana condos have ocean views, Intracoastal views, city views, and gorgeous views to the Toscana resort-style grounds. Toscana Highland Beach has a private beach club and beach for residents to enjoy year round. The elegant & recently remodeled Toscana Beach Club has beautiful ocean views. The Toscana Beach Club has a social room with ocean views, lockers, a kitchen, showers, and a BBQ area with gorgeous ocean views. The Toscana private beach has lounge beach chairs with canopy, and Toscana attendants that provide residents and their guests with towels and water. ToscanaHighland Beach Florida is a 24-hour manned gated community with 2 tennis courts, a bocce ball court, and a shuffleboard court.  Toscana Towers has 3 heated pools and 2 hot tubs with attendant and cabana baths. Each Toscana Tower has a fitness center, sauna, steam room, locker room, billiard’s room, social room, TV room, business center, kitchen, private coded elevator access to each apartment, underground parking, valet parking from 8 am to midnight, 24-hour concierge service & staff, private air conditioned storage, bicycle storage, and on-site maintenance & management. Each ToscanaTower has 2 electric car charging stations! Pets of all sizes welcome, but tenants cannot have pets. Toscana Condos can be rented right after they are bought, twice a year for 90 days minimum each time. This is great for investors! Year round social events for Toscana residents! Toscana is a VERY social community. The Toscana Condo Association Social Committees and the Toscana HOA Social Committees organize events such as: holiday parties, bagel brunches, game nights, trivia nights, Valentine’s Day party, Halloween party, & much more. In addition, residents organize card groups, a Toscana Book Club, and more. There is so much to do when you live in ToscanaToscana residents are required to have a parking space for each car they own or lease. Parking spaces in Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487 can be purchased (for about $50,000+) or rented (for about $150-$250 per month). The public schools for Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487 are: J. C. Mitchell Elementary School, Boca Raton Community Middle School, and Boca Raton Community High School. There are also very good private schools close by such as: Pine Crest Preparatory School Boca Raton Campus and St. Andrews School. Florida Atlantic University is just 5 minutes away from Toscana Highland Beach Florida 33487.

The price range of Toscana condos is $635,000 to about $3,000,000. The price range of Toscana rentals is about $4,000  to $12,500 per month.  Interested in buying or renting in Toscana? Ben and Mayra Stern, Realtors with Stern Realty and Toscana residents, can show you any Toscana condos for sale or rent. Text us at 561-715-0314 to schedule your FREE Toscana tour!

Interested in selling your Toscana Highland Beach Florida condo? Watch our Toscana Virtual Listing Presentation here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VIVJqT5hyN_6Sbn2Len5nMLPcSXlrsyx/view?usp=sharing

The Most Gorgeous Toscana Seasonal Rental EVER! DIRECT Intracoastal Views & Ocean Views! Private Beach Club & Resort-Style Amenities!

About this condo located at 3720 S. Ocean Blvd. #1004. Highland Beach, Florida 33487:

  • $11,500 per month for 4 months minimum.
  • NO PETS!
  • COMPLETELY REMODELED 3 bedroom + den, 3 full baths condo with spectacular Intracoastal & ocean views!
  • New kitchen cabinets & counter tops, kitchen island, new light fixtures, a double fridge, new appliances, and more! Intracoastal views from the kitchen and dining area!
  • Modern, elegant, & neutral design.  Open floorplan with new high hats, light fixtures and new flooring.
  • Furnished condo with elegant accents, furniture, and decor! Bring your toothbrush!
  • Magnificent DIRECT Intracoastal views from one balcony! The other balcony has beautiful views to the ocean and the Toscana grounds.
  • Spacious master bedroom with Intracoastal views. Custom built master bedroom closet.
  • The second bedroom has beautiful ocean views and 2 Twin/Single beds!
  • Totally remodeled second bathroom. MODERN, sleek design.
  • The third bedroom has a Queen size bed and magnificent Intracoastal views! Watch the boats pass by!
  • The third bathroom was also remodeled.
  • The laundry room has cabinets, a laundry tub, and a full size washer & dryer. 
  • Private elevator to the condo
  • 2 parking spaces!
  • Watch our Toscana West Highland Beach Condos video here:
  • About Toscana:
  • Toscana is a three building full service luxury oceanfront community located just south of Delray Beach and North of Boca Raton, on the west side of A1A between the Intracoastal & the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Toscana is a 24-hour manned gated community with 3 pools, 2 hot tubs, 2 tennis courts, bocce ball court, shuffleboard, and private beach with beach club. The Toscana Beach Club has a social room, lockers, kitchen, showers, BBQ area, and lounge beach chairs with canopy. Toscana West has a new MODERN lobby, a fitness center, sauna & steam room, a locker room, billiard’s room, social room, TV room, business center, kitchen, private coded elevator access to the apartment, underground parking, valet parking, 24/7 security, & more. Each Toscana Tower has 2 electric car charging stations!

About Highland Beach Florida: What is so special about Highland Beach?

  • Highland Beach is a very quiet little coastal town (The 10 Safest And Most Peaceful Places to Live in Florida). To view detailed information about Highland Beach, please go to City-data.com . Voted one of the most Livable Cities in Florida and the USA by AreaVibes.com and one of the best cities to live in Palm Beach County by Livability.com .
  • Highland Beach is one of the most exclusive coastal towns in the US. It is also one of the highest income per capita towns in the USA. Highland Beach’s zip code 33487 ranked #24 on the list of the wealthiest zip codes in Florida by the South Florida Business Journal .
  • Location, location, location : Highland Beach is a small exclusive beach town that is located close to major cities: the hip City of Delray Beach, the exclusive city of Boca Raton, the quaint town of Deerfield Beach, the lively city of Ft. Lauderdale, and the iconic town of Palm Beach. There are lots of attractions nearby. Highland Beach is just 5 minutes away from famed Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach, and Boca Raton’s Downtown. The coastal town of Deerfield Beach is located just 10 minutes away, and the exclusive city of Palm Beach is just about 20 minutes away. There are lots of things to do and attractions nearby, such as: the Town Center at Boca Raton, Mizner Park, the shops at Royal Palm Place, and Worth Avenue. Residents and visitors can rent a boat for the day, or go on a cruise through the Intracoastal Waterway. They can go surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, or just take a relaxing walk by the beach! A brewery tour is always a great choice too! There are many beautiful local parks and museums nearby, and the restaurant choices are endless! Golf is extremely popular among Highland Beach residents since there are so many public and private golf courses around the area. For tennis players, the Delray Tennis Center is only about 5 minutes away from Highland Beach. It is an awesome tennis center! The possibilities are endless when it is sunny outside and you live in Highland Beach! Highland Beach is 30 minutes away from 2 major airports and 5 minutes away from the Boca Raton Airport which makes this location even more desirable. Highland Beach has warm weather 10 months out of the year. It’s always beach season in Highland Beach! Escape the COLD WINTERS! Reading a book on the beach, having happy hour on the sand with your loved ones and friends, walks by the beach, fishing, and shell collecting, are all part of the Highland Beach lifestyle. We also love walking on the beach to the nearby restaurant, Latitudes, located in the Delray Sands Resort. They have an awesome brunch and good happy hours!
  • Highland Beach is ALL PRIVATE BEACH. There is no public access to the beach, which means, a less crowded beach compared to the very touristy public beaches in Boca Raton and Delray Beach. The Toscana beach is the PERFECT place to practice social distancing!
  • Although there are many things to do nearby in the cities surrounding Highland Beach, when you live in Highland Beach, the town is VERY quiet. It is nice to know that you can go for dinner to a trendy nearby restaurant in a busy street such as Atlantic Avenue, where you can walk that street to see the nightlife, cute stores, and bars, but then, when you get home, you can enjoy the peace and serenity that Highland Beach offers. No restaurant noise and no noise from the tourism and traffic that other bigger cities get. Ditch the congested cities and come spend a few months in paradise!

Interested in this Toscana Seasonal Rental? Text Ben & Mayra Stern, Realtors with Stern Realty and Toscana residents at 561-715-0314.

The Toscana Real Estate Market Report – September 24, 2020 edition is ready to view!

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Lets Talk About The Elephant in the Room: Why Do Real Estate Agents Have Such a Bad Reputation?

It is not a secret that the real estate profession is not well respected. We understand why.  We have been in the real estate business for over 25 years. We have met good agents with high integrity and professionalism throughout the years. However, we have also met many agents that lack training, integrity, and honesty. Even more sad, is that many of the agents that do not follow the rules and common ethical practices, are the ones that are, in many cases, more successful than the ones that honor our profession, follow the Realtor’s Code of Ethics, and the law.  In other words, the saying is true: good people finish last. For example…

It is easier to get a listing when agents tell the seller what they want to hear. Many agents tell prospective sellers a price that is unrealistic, so that the property owner is more willing to list with them than with another real estate agent interviewing for the same listing. As nice as it sounds to hear that a seller can get a higher price for their home, not listening to the agents that are being more honest & giving the seller a more realistic selling price, based on the price of actual sold properties, will probably not do the seller any good. The property will sit for months or even years on the market without selling, while it helps other comparable properties sell. Buyers are very savvy these days. With all the information out there, they will know which properties are a better value, and the properties that are priced right, will be the ones that sell. Many overpriced homes will never sell and their listing expires. It has been proven, that if a seller prices their property right from the beginning, it will be sold faster, and in many cases, even for more money than they would have gotten if they overpriced their home. A property that has been on the market for so long makes buyers think that there is something wrong with it, or they will think that the owner is just not realistic, so they will pass and not even bother with that property. A seller might know, that they will be flexible & negotiable once they get an offer, but all those buyers and agents out there do not know that. Standard of Practice 1-3, of The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors, states: “Realtors, in attempting to secure a listing, shall not deliberately mislead the owner as of market value.” It is up to the seller whether or not they want to list with an honest agent that told them the truth from the beginning, or with the agent that did not. Unfortunately, most sellers listen to the agent that tells them what they WANT to hear and not what they should hear.

The manipulation of the MLS information is another thing that we see in the industry, meaning the statistics of certain real estate agents look more favorable. When agents overprice a listing just to “get the listing”, it is very common that the property sits on the market for many months and even several years. The excuse given to the sellers when they are asked to reduce the listing price again and again, is that the real estate market has changed. In many cases, the problem with the listing is that it was overpriced from day one and the sellers were helping sell their competition, the properties that were priced correctly.  Therefore, in an attempt for the real estate agent to overcome their terrible statistics of 450+ days on the market, and most likely a terrible Listed Price to Sold Price ratio (if the property ends up selling, it might be 20% – 40% below original asking price), many manipulate the MLS information by removing the listing from the MLS and then inputting the same property in the MLS with a new MLS number and a new price. Because of this, prospective buyers might think that the property is a new listing when in reality, it has been on the market for an extended period of time. If the property ends up selling, the days on the market and lower new listing price will give the agents better statistics. However, prospective buyers these days are very resourceful, and they can find out very easily how many times a property was on the market previously and for how long. This misleading tactic only helps improve the statistics of the agent that plays that game rather than the seller. Manipulating the MLS tactics may “work against the duty of honesty in Article 1, and the ‘true picture’ mandate for all advertising, marketing, and other representations in Article 12,” says Rodney Gansho, NAR’s director of engagement and staff executive to the Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee. Read more here:

MLS Games People Play – Realtor Magazine, March – April 2020 issue

Some agents unfortunately, do not give a copy of the listing agreement to the sellers as required by the Code of Ethics, article 9. Make sure your Realtor gives you a signed copy of the totally executed Listing Agreement right away. We immediately email a signed copy to our sellers. In Florida, you are required to provide your client with a copy of the Listing Agreement signed by all parties. We would be very concerned if an agent did not take the time to go over the listing contract with their client, and give a copy of the Listing Agreement. Clients need to make sure they write the expiration date of the contract on their calendar. This will help keep track of the listing period. If clients are happy with the service this agent is giving, then they could sign a listing extension, if not, the client has the right to find an agent that will give better service and results.

Who represents the client? We represent the seller when we take a listing as “single agents,” unless we bring our own buyer – then we become “transaction brokers” to be fair to both parties involved in the transaction. Sellers should keep in mind, that we reduce our commission if we procure the buyer of the property. Most other real estate agents are transaction brokers from the beginning, even if the buyer comes with a different agent that represents them. The duties of single agency include: loyalty, confidentiality, obedience, and full disclosure, which are not included as transaction broker duties. A transaction broker provides you with a limited form of representation. Why would a seller pay an attorney a high fee to NOT fully represent them? Unfortunately, some agents just “want to make the deal.” While doing that, the agent forgets about their duties to their clients and even tries to make the honest agents on the other side of the transaction, feel bad because making the deal is what drives them, even if what they are doing or saying might be unethical and not in the best interest of their client.

Sellers should be aware of kickbacks so they are not stuck with bad service! We have received so many calls from people throughout the years that are stuck with a real estate agent that gives them bad service, and they can not wait to get out of the contract. We tell these people that unfortunately, until that contract is either cancelled or expired, there is nothing that we can do to help them sell or rent their property. Before choosing a real estate agent, sellers should do their homework. Maybe who someone calls “THE BEST” real estate agent is not really so, but it is just the one that “greases their palms.” They don’t care that the seller will be stuck with bad service and results for years and that the seller will be paying the costly vacant property expenses. Sellers should know that for a real estate agent to give back a kickback to someone unlicensed as a real estate agent for referring them a customer, is not legal in the state of Florida. See Florida Statutes 475.25.

Florida Statutes 475.25 Discipline.—
(1) The commission may deny an application for licensure, registration, or permit, or renewal thereof; may place a licensee, registrant, or permittee on probation; may suspend a license, registration, or permit for a period not exceeding 10 years; may revoke a license, registration, or permit; may impose an administrative fine not to exceed $5,000 for each count or separate offense; and may issue a reprimand, and any or all of the foregoing, if it finds that the licensee, registrant, permittee, or applicant:
h. Has shared a commission with, or paid a fee or other compensation to, a person not properly licensed as a broker, broker associate, or sales associate under the laws of this state, for the referral of real estate business, clients, prospects, or customers, or for any one or more of the services set forth in s. 475.01(1)(a).

For example, in an article that we recently read online, Why you should ignore the hotel concierge’s recommendations, the article states:

But one travel expert has suggested that there are plenty of circumstances where you’re probably better off taking the concierge’s recommendations with a grain of salt. “When you’re asking around for sightseeing or dining advice, avoid hotel staffers. They’re often on the take,” says Time Magazine’s travel expert Brad Tuttle. 

When someone refers an agent to a seller, the seller should make sure that the referral comes from the heart, because that agent gives exceptional service, not because they are getting a kickback for the referral. The best referrals come from an agent’s past customers and people that sellers truly know and trust. To read our customer reviews, please click the following link:  Stern Realty Reviews

While there are some agents that make all other real estate agents look bad, sellers should know that there are many out there that are trying really hard to walk a straight line, be honest, have integrity, and truly care. According to NAR (the National Association of Realtors) research, 76% of the sellers only interview 1 agent. Why is that? Most consumers read reviews online and shop around for at least 3 bids if they want to purchase a car or a dishwasher, but yet, when it comes to their BIGGEST investment, their HOME, they do not shop around. It becomes clear to us, that if more consumers would do their research, they would hire a better agent, and they would not just go with the agent that someone says is “THE BEST,” when they are not, nor the one that tells the seller what they want to hear, without actually having good statistics and multiple stellar reviews. So, if consumers would be more careful with their choosing of an agent, there would be less real estate agents in this business that do not follow The Code of Ethics and the law.  They would not be able to make it in this business and they would have no choice but to go try a different business. If we want to make the real estate profession a more respected profession, not only do agents have to do their part to show they have more professionalism, but in addition, consumers should not enable the bad behavior of the agents, that are less than stellar, by hiring them over the ones that are honest and follow the rules that are in place to protect the consumer.

We hope that you find this read meaningful. We also hope that consumers looking to buy or sell real estate will take the time to do their homework and give a chance to the good real estate agents out there. To all my colleagues that play by the rules, thank you for your professionalism. We can all improve the quality of the real estate professionals together.

Thanks to all our past clients and customers that gave us the chance throughout the years. Your awesome reviews give us the fuel we need to keep going, one customer at a time, with integrity.

Mayra & Ben Stern, Stern Realty

http://www.BenAndMayraStern.com

When in Highland Beach, do as the locals do: go play golf with your neighbors!

Golf is extremely popular among Highland Beach Florida residents since there are so many public and private golf courses around the Boca Raton and Delray Beach area. The weather in Florida is also perfect for golf players that want to play all year long. There are so many things that Highland Beach residents can do around the area and golf is certainly one of the favorite hobbies for Highland Beach residents.

There are 18 golf courses in Delray Beach, Florida and 2 are municipal courses. There are also another 82 golf courses within 20 miles of Delray Beach, including 13 public, 17 municipal and 52 private courses.

Many of our neighbors in Highland Beach are members of private clubs such as the Boca Resort or the Seagate Club. Both very nice choices! However, for Highland Beach residents that don’t want to join a club and pay a membership (since many of our residents are not permanent Florida residents), a public golf course is a very versatile option. We have so many beautiful and well kept public golf courses close by. We mention a few of the most popular golf courses amongst Highland Beach residents below:

Private:
Boca Resort Course Golf Course:
18 hole regulation length course
Private golf course
https://www.bocaresort.com/

Seagate Country Club Golf Course:
18 hole regulation length course
Private golf course
https://www.seagategolf.com/golf/

The Old Course at Broken Sound Club
18 hole regulation length course
Private golf course
https://www.brokensoundclub.org/

Municipal:
Red Reef Executive Golf Course:
9 hole executive length course
Municipal golf course
https://www.myboca.us/538/Alan-C-Alford-Red-Reef-Family-Golf-Cours

Boca Raton Municipal Course:
18 hole regulation length course
Municipal golf course
https://www.myboca.us/479/Golf

Delray Beach Golf Course:
18 hole regulation length course
Municipal golf course
www.delraybeachgolfclub.com

Lakeview Golf Club:
Palm Beach County’s Premier Executive Golf
18 hole regulation length course
Municipal golf course
https://www.lakeviewgcdelray.com/

Thinking about moving to sunny Florida? Contact us! We can help you find a great luxury oceanfront property in the Highland Beach, Boca Raton, and Delray Beach areas. Text Ben & Mayra Stern with Stern Realty, and Highland Beach residents, at 561-715-0314.

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