Mizner Residential Group Delray Beach Real Estate Blog

Pam Orzan is originally from Cleveland, and she has called Delray Beach home for over 20 years. Pam has consistently won awards since starting her real estate career in 2000. Here, she shares what she loves most about real estate and the South Florida lifestyle.

Why did you choose to become a real estate agent?

My background was in the apparel industry. I was 28 and an assistant buyer for a women’s fashion catalog. I found myself inside all the time, and not happy with my career. My mom had her house on the market, and I went over for dinner. Her realtor was there. She was happy, social, and a lot like me. She convinced me to give it a try, and if I didn't like it, I could go back to my old career path...meanwhile 20 years later!

What do you

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Mark Blum is an accomplished real estate broker whose industry experience dates back to 2000. Here, he shares what he loves most about real estate and the South Florida lifestyle.

Why did you choose to become a real estate agent?

I initially got into real estate because I have a love for homes. Then I fell in love with working with the people.

What do you love most about your job?

I really love helping people realize their dreams. Real estate can be a stressful situation. My goal is to take the stress out of the transaction for people and protect their interests. As a joke, when people ask what I do, I say I practice therapy through real estate loll!!

What are you most excited about regarding the local real estate market? 

It seems

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Rolly Mouchaty is the newest addition to the Mizner Residential Group team. Here, she shares what she loves most about real estate and the South Florida lifestyle.

Why did you choose to become a real estate agent?

I have the freedom to work from anywhere. I can work from home, my car, the coffee shop, or even the beach or any place in the world. I can create my own schedule, so I spend more time with family and friends. No profession allows me the privilege to plan and choose how to manage my time better than Real Estate. There are laws to obey and rules to follow as a real estate agent, but there’s also plenty of room to run your business as you like.

What do you love most about your job?

I love real estate because you never stop

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Meredith's passion for ocean front living drew her to South Florida. As a resident of Highland Beach she is a local expert on the A1A lifestyle. Here, she shares what she loves most about real estate and the South Florida lifestyle.

Why did you choose to become a real estate agent?

I moved from Long Beach, Long Island with my husband in 2015 and was excited for a career change.  Coming from the bustling NYC area I wanted the opportunity to be my own boss, make my own schedule and meet new people.  There is a great satisfaction achieved by helping clients make one of their biggest life decisions.

What do you love most about your job?

I love meeting new people and the satisfaction that comes from taking their hopes and wishes to help them

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New Restaurants in Delray Beach & Boca Raton

Although it might seem like an odd time to open a restaurant, several new spots have recently opened up in Delray Beach and Boca Raton. Here are some new spots to try out!

Hawkers Asian Street Fare is a great new addition to the Ave. because there is nothing else like it. (Let’s be honest, the Ave. definitely doesn’t need another Italian restaurant or ice cream shop). Inspired by the food centers and street fare of SE Asia, Hawkers serves up a variety of unique Asian small plates, noodles, rice dishes, and salads. Outdoor seating is available. Hawkers is located at 640 E Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach.

End of the Ave. is a casual new spot by the eastern end of Atlantic that serves hotdogs, tacos, and other snacks that can easily be transported

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Osceola Park

The recent quarantine has many people asking for bigger yards that are a quarter acre or larger. There is a limited amount of properties in Delray Beach with yards this big, as land values have appreciated substantially in the last 10 years. Most newer build communities have smaller lots- many even zero lot line- even with price points in the million-dollar range. 

Real estate buyers and investors are speculating the future values and buying lots in East Delray with homes built in the 1950s and 60s. Ultimately these homes are torn down to build new structures, although some owners keep the existing structure and rent them out to gain income while land values appreciate. 

Here are some of the East Delray neighborhoods with no homeowner’s

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Private pool

Since we began staying home due to the pandemic, people everywhere have been rethinking their living situation.  Some are improving their homes, while others are thinking about moving. A majority of the calls we’ve received lately are from people interested in buying a new home, and after speaking with them I’ve noticed some trends. Here is what is in demand right now:

Pool homes near the beach
Online searches for homes with pools have skyrocketed, and it’s the #1 thing that prospective home buyers are asking us for these days as well. There is a limited supply of non-mandatory equity membership (country club) pool homes with reasonably priced HOA fees and amenities.

  • A move-in ready pool home in an all-ages community with no HOA, less than 5
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Hobby - a pursuit outside one's regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation.  

“Hobby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster. Accessed 29 Apr. 2020.

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Do you find yourself watching movies or binge watching TV shows all the time because of the Covid-19 stay-at-home order?  In Florida, the stay-at-home order is set to expire Thursday, April 30th.  Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are re-opening recreational facilities Wednesday, April 29th, with limitations.  The Governor will soon announce plans for reopening non-essential businesses but I think it's safe to say that the plan will not include theaters, stadiums, fully operational restaurants, and the like on the first go around.  I'm sure many people will continue

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With Florida's Stay at Home Order currently in place due to COVID-19, there are many adults and kids at home every day, all day.  Our daily routines have been disrupted and all of a sudden we are juggling a whole new set of responsibilities from the home front.  We're trying to conduct business as usual in our make shift offices even though our kids and pets have other ideas for us.  Structure for the children is imperative if we are to maintain any semblance of our past life when we used to go to work.   It's a huge effort to coordinate and manage school, play, and leisure time for the kids in addition to your own responsibilities.  On top of everything else, there is a lot more cooking that is needed to keep the family

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No HOA

It seems like most of the homes in South Florida are in HOA communities, even so, there are still many people that seek out a new home that is not. The reasons that people want homes in non-HOA communities are many. What is your reason?  Perhaps you want your own personal gym or a pool right outside your back door.  Maybe you only spend three months out of the year at your South Florida Home.  Other people prefer their amenities being outside of the community they live in.  Still others, just don't use the amenities.  Whatever your reason - East Delray Beach provides options.  Here are some neighborhoods in East Delray Beach with no HOAs.   

Lake Ida is a neighborhood with personality.  The neighborhood is an established 20+ block area north of

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