Mizner Residential Group Delray Beach Real Estate Blog

Here in South Florida, October is our favorite month for many reasons. The weather is finally cooling off, the holidays are around the corner, and stone crab season kicks off. From October 15 to May 1 (the official season for stone crabs) we try to enjoy this seafood delicacy as often as possible. Here are some of our favorite places to eat the best stone crabs in South Florida.

Best all-you-can-eat stone crab spot

Located at 4003 N. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, Catfish Deweys is an interesting place. It's an old-school, down-home joint that is the complete opposite of fancy. In fact, even calling it casual feels like an understatement. But they have some of the freshest stone crabs around at reasonable prices. They offer an

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The votes from the Mizner Residential Group are in! We asked our agents and administrative team which restaurants they love most in our Village by the Sea, and the results were too good not to share. From happy hour spots, to hidden gems, to best overall, here are our favorite places to wine and dine around Delray Beach.

 

Best overall restaurants in Delray

Mark Blum: Brulé and soon to be Akira Back at The Ray Hotel

Casey Olsher: Mia Kitchen

Meredith Zeiff: City Oyster

Rolly Mouchaty: Tramonti

Jeremy Olsher: Cut432

Reina Carioti: The Office

Damon Amedeo: J & J Seafood

Pam Orzan: El Camino

Gabriela Elkis: Casa L’Acqua

Casey Spring: Dada

Naomi Tejeda: Deck84

 

The happy hour scene at El Camino

Best hidden

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With the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, the new Addison Mizner School in Boca Raton has opened its doors to students. Located on roughly 11-acres in the Boca Square neighborhood, the outdated school built in 1966 underwent a complete rebuild and expansion.

The original building and portable classrooms are gone, and there is now a modern two-story building in its place. To see what the new administration offices, classrooms, and other areas at Addison Mizner School look like, check out this video that the School District of Palm Beach County created.

In addition to a completely new look and feel, the school now hosts 500 more students, most of them middle school age. Grades 6-8 are being added to relieve overcrowding at Boca Raton Middle

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It’s been a wild year here in South Florida as homes continue to sell at lightning speed. Homes are still selling at an all-time high, and inventory is low. Most of our new listings go under contract within days, and this week I sold a home for $102,000 above asking price. To say that the local real estate market is hot is an understatement. It’s on fire.

Below are 8 homes that my team, the Mizner Residential Group, recently sold, which will give you an idea of what homes in the Boca/Delray/Boynton area are selling for.

As we all know, whenever supply is less than the demand, home values are given the opportunity to rise. If you've been on the fence about selling, NOW is the time to act! Call us today at 561-495-1516 for a free market analysis to

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pizza al fresco in palm beach

Pictured above is Pizza al Fresco in Palm Beach

One year ago, the coronavirus lockdowns began in South Florida and we began spending more time at home. The pandemic has changed the way many of us live and do the things we enjoy. We are fortunate to be able to enjoy al fresco dining year-round here in South Florida, and restaurants have made changes to ensure that guests feel safe and comfortable.

Here are some of our favorite outdoor restaurants in Palm Beach County.

Best outdoor date night restaurants

The surroundings at Sundy House in Delray are extraordinary- there is nothing else in the area to match them. Outdoor dining means sitting in a botanical garden, with small gazebos housing two to six diners, set along a pond or bamboo glade.

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Living in Palm Beach County, Florida has many perks. Beautiful weather, sparkling beaches, exotic food, and absolutely no snow! South Palm Beach County is the area closest to Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and is just north of Broward County Florida. For avid golfers, perhaps the biggest perk for those living or visiting beautiful South Palm Beach County is being able to enjoy the many gorgeous golf courses we have in the area. This beautiful paradise not only has magnificent weather but plenty of golf courses for everyone to play. South Palm Beach County happens to be one of the hottest locations in the nation to hit the links, with an abundance of beautiful golf courses with spectacular views and surroundings. 

For those who love the game of golf but

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The beautiful South Florida weather that we wait all summer for has arrived, and isn’t it amazing? These cool mornings that turn into warm, sunny afternoons have us feeling like the luckiest people in the United States right now! It’s undoubtedly the best time to be outside, and Palm Beach County is full of wonderful parks, nature trails, and golf courses.

Aside from enjoying a beach day, here are some of our favorite things to do outside right now!

Our Favorite Public Golf Courses

Osprey Point Golf Club (West Boca Raton)

Delray Beach Golf Club (Delray Beach)

Palm Beach Par 3 Executive Course (Palm Beach)

Palm Beach National Golf and Country Club (Lake Worth)

Atlantis Country Club (Atlantis)

Winston Trails Golf Club (Lake Worth)

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Wow, 2020 was an interesting year. I would like to start off by saying THANK YOU to all of our clients for your continued support, to my team for being so incredible, and to the Compass staff for helping us take our business to the next level. With over $35 million in closed sales and 90+ happy families in 2020, I am so happy and grateful to be part of this team.

With everything that happened last year, you might be wondering how it will impact South Florida real estate trends in 2021. Here is what we’re currently seeing:

Single family homes with yards and pools are in the most demand

The single-family home market in South Florida experienced explosive growth in 2020. Here are some of the things the most people want right now in a

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I’ve always been a big fan of happy hour. After a long day of selling Delray Beach real estate I like to get out and have some fun at my favorite local spots, but I also like to get home early (very helpful when you have a 15-month-old baby who likes to start her day at 5:30 a.m.)

The coronavirus has put an end to safely enjoying happy hour at the bar, but luckily many local restaurants have adapted and begun offering it at the tables. Here are some of my favorite local spots offering great happy hour deals at their socially distanced tables:

The Best Delray Beach Happy Hours Right Now

Cut 432

Gone are the days where one must wait in line to snag one of the limited bar seats to enjoy Cut 432's amazing happy hour. Now you can feast on

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Delray Beach-area homes are selling at an all-time high & inventory is low.

Our neighbors up North and out West are flocking South. Between the pandemic and taxes, sunny South Florida is looking more and more attractive to our feeder markets.

Most people want single family homes with yards (huge bonus if it has a pool), and there aren't enough houses to satisfy this influx of new Floridians. As we all know, whenever supply is less than the demand, home values are given the opportunity to rise.

If you've been on the fence about selling, now is the time to act and get top dollar!

Contact us today for a free market analysis to discuss what your home is currently worth! It may be worth more than you think! Here is an example of a home we sold in

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