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    #SoooBoca Beaches Are Fabulous!

    #SoooBoca Beaches Are Fabulous!

    (This shot is from a Boca Beach cam…you can check in, watch the waves and take a break from work from afar at http://video-monitoring.com/beachcams/boca/)

    Summer time, summer time, sum sum summertime is here baby! It is time to breath a bit and hit the beaches and boy do we have amazing beaches in #bocaraton. I grew up hanging out at Red Rocks (now Red Reef) and still am amazed at the beauty of our local Boca beaches.

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    From Spanish River Park to Red Reef to the Palmetto Pavilion and county run (yup) South Beach Inlet at Camino Real there are many choices for diving, snorkeling, fishing, boating and of course simply relaxing and building your dream home ie. the sandcastle. There is even a dog friendly beach up at Spanish River Park!

    Here are some links for ya:

    http://www.mybocaparks.org/

    https://www.myboca.us/347/Beach-Permits

    http://bocasurfcam.com/

    https://www.myboca.us/953/Bark-Beach-at-Spanish-River-Park

    Which is your favorite beach in Boca? Love to see your comments!

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    Want to check out more things to do in Boca Raton…including the beautiful beaches click on Pinterest – Things To Do In Boca Raton (lots of things to repin and check out)

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    About Michele Bellisari “Michele Bee”

    Hey…I am a local real estate agent who grew up in Boca Raton and am passionate about living, working and yes…playing  and promoting all things #SoooBoca! From small businesess to events…you never know when I might “buzz” by and do a Facebook Live moment an Instagram Story or posts on both…you may even see something on Snapchat and YouTube! And yes…I am on Snapchat so to hell with that 35 year old demographic LOL!

    I have a degree in Advertising from the University of Florida and have enjoyed successful careers in the consumer health product sector as well as the pharmaceutical world. Licensed since 2003 I work with with both sellers and buyers. I am also a speaker, social media marketer, community leader, mom and wife. By the way…did you know…I am also the creator of #SoooBoca... a place to showcase many of Boca Raton’s fabulous events and businesses.

    Video is my thing, so you will probably catch me whipping out my Iphone 6 and taking snippets of my listings, my real estate life and the life that unfolds around me.  PS…yes I do have a selfie stick…so there you have it!

    In all seriousness…I take my real estate business very seriously. As a top producing agent, I take pride in the white glove service I provide to my customers and work almost exclusively by referral. If you are thinking of buying or selling it is easy to find me on my regular business Facebook  page or if you are thinking of downsizing, going through a divorce or have inherited a property you can find information and resources on those topics at my Real Estate Transitions Coach Facebook page. First Time Home Buyer? Let my team help you find the perfect home within your budget!

    No matter what your real estate question please reach out to me and I will do my best to help you out.

    And if you love to be inspired by color, water, South Florida and some additional #SoooBoca visual content at #SoooBoca on Instagram or just come visit my The Michele Bee Instagram page!  for some inspiration.   

     

    Please refer to city links for beach information, conditions and times. This is not meant to be anything other than my personal opinion.

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    #SoooBoca & The Downtown Boca Trolly Tour

     

     Have you been curious about the new luxury condo and residential developments in Downtown Boca Raton? We were too!

    Last night the Boca Raton Historical Society organized an amazing trolley tour of all of the new residential developments in Downtown Boca.

    What is fantastic about what is happening if you live in Downtown Boca is you can walk to Mizner Park, Royal Palm Place, hit Trader Joes, ride your bike to the parks and beaches, take yoga in Sanborn Square, enjoy the Green Market as well as numerous restaurants, shops and businesses all around the 344 acres called Downtown Boca.

    At each trolley stop there was an informative presentation about amenities, unit information, location, availability and pricing as well as refreshments and appetizers.

    We visited 101 Via Mizner, Boca City Walk, 327 Royal Palm, Palmetto Promenade and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental.

    Thank you to Mary Czar and her team at the Boca Raton Historical Society for a wonderful event! Don’t forget to shop this holiday season at the BRHS gift shop🌴

    Since I originally went on this tour in November 2016,  The Hyatt Place at the corner of Palmetto Park Road and Federal Highway has opened and the views from the 7th floor pool level are simply stunning! And Louis Bossi is now open! at the street level.

    Thinking of moving to Downtown Boca Raton? You are in great company! We can help you upsize, downsize, relocate and more! “One Call Handles it All” when you work with our team!

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    I Love Boca and Sooo Will You!

    I Love Boca Raton and So Will You… And Here is Why!

    Boca Raton is painted pink with love!

    Bam…once again a fabulous “collaborative ” effort by multiple Realtors across the country bragging on what they love about their cities! If you love Boca like I love Boca leave a comment, like my page, reach out to me if you want to make a move to my town! Here is my contribution to this fantastic blog.

    By the way…if you scroll through my blog posts you will find a lot of fun things to do in Boca. I love to post about Boca Raton’s businesses and events…come visit us at #SoooBoca on Facebook for daily posts! You can also visit my YouTube channel for some local real estate updates and listing videos along with events that happen around town. 

     I’ve had a love affair with Boca Raton since I moved here in 1978 and I am not alone! This city is one of the great loves of my life along with my children, my husband and my dogs. I, also, love the color “pink” which conveniently is one of Boca’s signature colors, and, did you know that the color pink happens to be universal for love ? Isn’t that so romantic, which is so Boca.

    Enjoy colorful sunrises, beautiful walks on pristine beaches, date nights at Mizner Park in Downtown Boca, or you can head over to the original “pink plaza” , The Royal Palm Place! Love is always in the air, especially, around Valentines Day, in the city I call my home…beautiful and fabulous Boca Raton.  

    Full Blog from Valentines Day just click here:

    Love is in the air in these American towns!

    From sunrises and sunsets to gondola boat rides and wineries, these all American cities are perfect for a heart dropping Valentine’s Day getaway! Hope you enjoy!

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    #SoooBoca Loves Her Coffee!

    Coffee Plus #SoooBoca = A Successful Partnership!

    I don’t know about you but as a busy Realtor with listings and property showings “coffee” is a main food staple for this gal on the go! Sooo…today’s #SoooBoca’s “Five in the Hive” focus is coffee! Boca is a mecca for small business owners — this city takes pride in buying local and supporting our neighborhood shops. Of course we enjoy the occasional Starbucks or a quick pit stop at Dunkin’ Donuts, but what we really love is the home brewed stuff. The slow roasted, cozy sitting cup of coffee. That being said, today’s ‘Five in the Hive’ is salutes some of our local coffee shops! This will be on ongoing series so no worries…I will but updating and adding more local coffees spots! 

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    First on the list, is the sweet, quaint shop right off of Palmetto Park Road ‘The Seed.’ This spot popped up over night and since its curation has been a hometown favorite! Not only is the coffee toasty and amazing but the atmosphere is what elevates this cafe to the next level. The community tables are great for a large meet up and each seat has access to an outlet! If that doesn’t scream business meeting don’t know what does!

    For a more traditional coffee experience stop by ‘Saquellas.’ Located in the heart of downtown Boca this long standing Italian cafe is known for their creamy cappuccinos, lattes and all around smooth coffee. Pair it with any of the bakery items and you are sure to be drifting off into mid-morning heaven. Don’t worry about getting lost in the plaza, just keep an eye out for Saquellas signature red chairs and you will be one sip closer to our favorite iced latte.

    If cold brew coffee is on your agenda pop in at ‘Apura’ for an overnight brew that will get your wheels moving. Try the Vanilla Mocha Coffee, you definitely will not feel guilty about this yummy, sweet drink since it is made with all natural ingredients. This stop brews with intention, so you can be sure that anything you consume from Apura will be pure quality.

    There is nothing more french than cake and coffee. ‘Cote France Cafe’ is known for their authentic french pastries and steamy cups of caffeine goodness. Much like the sweet avenues of France this cafe is located on a cozy corner in the midst of Royal Palm Plaza — if you blink you may miss it. It is the perfect place for an after lunch pick me up or a feel good sweet.

    New kid on the block ‘R1 Coffee, is just now making their debut on the coffee scene here in Boca Raton. Check them out over on Federal Highway and see what they are all about. Try a classic espresso or ask to check out their daily coffee menu..yes you read that correctly — DAILY COFFEE MENU. Sip and splurge over Boca’s newest cafe.

    Now that you have the buzz on some of  Boca’s coffee scene get to sipping some brew and let us know  your favorite joint on our Facebook page ‘#Sooo Boca.’ so we can buzz on over and enjoy!

    Blog collaboration: Kylie Bellisari is a travel and lifestyle blogger behind Ohmyitskye & Michele Bellisari with RE/Max Services, Realtor and Creator of #SoooBoca Facebook Page & Vlog promoting local businesses and events in beautiful Boca Raton!

    About Michele Bellisari “Michele Bee”

    Hey…I am a local real estate agent who grew up in Boca Raton and am passionate about living, working and yes…playing in Boca!

    I have a degree in Advertising from the University of Florida and have enjoyed successful careers in the consumer health product sector as well as the pharmaceutical world. Licensed since 2003 I work with with both sellers and buyers. I am also a speaker, social media marketer, community leader, mom and wife. By the way…did you know…I am also the creator of #SoooBoca... a place to showcase many of Boca Raton’s fabulous events and businesses.

    Video is my thing, so you will probably catch me whipping out my Iphone 6 and taking snippets of my listings, my real estate life and the life that unfolds around me.  PS…yes I do have a selfie stick…so there you have it!

    In all seriousness…I take my real estate business very seriously. As a top producing agent, I take pride in the white glove service I provide to my customers and work almost exclusively by referral. If you are thinking of buying or selling it is easy to find me on my regular business Facebook  page or if you are thinking of downsizing, going through a divorce or have inherited a property you can find information and resources on those topics at my Real Estate Transitions Coach Facebook page.

    No matter what your real estate question please reach out to me and I will do my best to help you out.

    And if you love to be inspired by color, water, South Florida and some additional #SoooBoca visual content come visit The Michele Bee Instagram page! 

     

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    South Florida Buzz on Real Estate and Events Around Town! (Summer 2016)

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    Summer has been abuzz with sales and closings for our clients including having a fabulous buyer for New York Yankee’s Shortstop Bucky Dent’s house in Boynton Beach!
    Now that was cool!

    We have all enjoyed Boca Festival Days events via The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, White Coats -4 – Care Celebrating the incoming class to FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine and the Kick Off Party for The Rotary Club Downtown Boca’s 2nd Annual Mayors Ball at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

    Just a reminder if you would like to participate in the Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Mizner Park on September 25th you can sign up for FREE! We would love to have you.

    I have attached some housing stats for you and links to frequently asked questions about real estate. You can find me on Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram and Snapchat!

    We really are lucky to live, work and play in such a beautiful community!

     

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    Downtown Rotary Club Boca Raton
    Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee
    City of Boca Raton Downtown Advisory Committee
    ESRN – Elder Services Resource Network
    SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist
    CSHP – Certified Senior Housing Professional
    P.R.E.P. – Probate Real Estate Professional
    ILHM – Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

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    Prince Estate & Legacy

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    WHAT IS YOUR BOCA RATON HOME WORTH NOW??

    As a student at University of Florida in the 80’s, yes I am dating myself…I loved Prince, Purple Rain and his amazing music like 1999 and Let’s Go Crazy! It is very sad for us who enjoyed and partied thru the 80’s and those folks that really embraced his cool and iconic style. Started with nothing and was like a shooting star…didn’t let life’s circumstances hold him back!

    As a Realtor that specializes working with inherited properties and the heirs who have to deal with the contents and the real property I am curious what is going to happen with Prince’s estate…what kind of estate planning did he do as he was clearly a meticulous performer and human being. He is not married and has no children so it will be interesting to see who he has appointed to handle his estate and who his designated heirs and charities will be. Many performers and friends have spoken of his giving and charitable heart in life, so in the after life Prince will probably keep on giving.

    The other interesting piece to me is obviously the location of this property…I suspect in his will and I could be wrong, that Paisley Park will be turned into something like Graceland…it is a unique property in the middle of Minnesota.

    Then I think who might be a purchaser of this type of property if it were to be sold?  There is a home for every buyer and a buyer for every home. The recording studio is state of the art so perhaps a music icon? Problem I see is location, location, location…it’s in Minnesota… not exactly on the beaten path of the music industry and without Prince actually “in the house” what kind of draw is that?

    So we wait and see…to be continued…

    Dearly beloved
    We are gathered here today
    To get through this thing called life

    Electric word life
    It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
    But I’m here to tell you
    There’s something else
    The after world

    A world of never ending happiness
    You can always see the sun, day or night

    Here are some pics from his $10 million dollar Paisley Park estate courtesy of the Daily Globe.

    A glass pyramid on top of the complex (pictured), which was built more like a factory than a house, glowed purple when the star was in

    The property also included an extravagant 'lobby' area, where the walls were painted like the sky - blue and white - and large balconies joined the upper floors

     

     

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    Downtown Boca! “Come Early, Stay Late”

    WHAT IS YOUR BOCA RATON HOME WORTH NOW??

    Since coming to Boca in 1978 (my father brought the infamous Waterboggan Waterslide to Lighthouse Point during that time) we have enjoyed all that Boca has to offer. Amazing beaches, shopping, restaurants, schools, friendships, charitable organizations, business and lifestyle!

    Downtown Boca is a 344-acre, pedestrian-friendly district of shops, businesses, restaurants and living spaces. It was here that famed 1920’s architect Addison Mizner established his signature Spanish-Mediterranean style. The magnificent Mizner Park, one of the earliest successful mixed-use developments in the United States, was named after the famous architect, known for traveling between Boca and Palm Beach with his mischievous pet monkey, Jonnie Brown.

    WHAT SETS OUR DOWNTOWN APART?

    •Downtown Boca received not one, but 2! International Downtown Association (IDA) Merit Awards for our annual Brazilian Beat Festival and our Pedestrian Promenade and Sanborn Square Arches
    •The American Planning Association named Plaza Real one of its Top 10 Great Public Spaces in the US
    •Movoto called Boca Raton one of the Top Five Best Dressed Small Cities (number two, to be precise)
    •The League of American Bicyclists recognized us among just 11 other cities in Florida as one of the great Bicycle Friendly Communities

    We’re home to a full menu of annual festivals, from the weeklong Festival of the Arts in the spring to the spicy, sensual Brazilian Beat each fall. More than a dozen cultural attractions and art galleries call Downtown Boca home, including the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, the Boca Museum of Art, and Mizner Park Amphitheater.

    With an ongoing commitment to beautiful aesthetics, promising business opportunities, and pedestrian-friendly initiatives, it’s easy to see why we are Boca’s beauty spot. Downtown Boca, come early and stay late.

    Check out the Downtown Boca Events that are happening weekly, monthly and annually!

    Keep following here for updates on the Downtown Boca Buzz …Like the restaurant announcements of Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar Pizzeria coming to our Downtown along with Juniors Restaurant.

    We have the iconic The Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences opening later in 2016 with 164 hotel rooms and suites, 100 condominiums connected by a skybridge, rooftop restaurant with outdoor terrace and bar (that for sure will be a hot spot), a rooftop pool, a spa, a lobby lounge, a cake shop and a club lounge. It also will have a 4,500-square-foot ballroom and several smaller conference rooms.

    The Hyatt Place Boca Raton is at the corner of Palmetto and US1 and has 200 rooms, will include an 8,000 square foot restaurant, as well as 4,000 square feet of space designated for meetings and conferences.

    Keep following the Buzz to see updates on local and Downtown Boca happenings!

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    WHAT IS YOUR BOCA RATON HOME WORTH NOW??

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