Boca Chase Home Prices Rise

Boca Chase entrance on US-441; image by Google.

The average home sale price in Boca Chase rose to over $341,000 for 2017. Prices ranged from the low $200s in Greenbriar to the mid $400s in the various Corals and Impressions on the west end of Boca Chase Drive. The average price is somewhat misleading as it includes the 55+ communities of Greenbriar and Waterberry, which sell for less. Removing those raises the average to $380,000.
Nearly sixty single family homes sold for the year. The lowest price was an even $200,000 for a 1400 square foot 2-bedroom in Greenbriar at 18075 102nd S Way. A total of twenty homes sold under $300,000. Twenty-eight houses sold for prices between $310,000 and $398,000.
18075 102nd S Way sold for $200,000; image by Google.

At the high end for the 55+ homes, 18108 102nd Way South sold for $310,000. The cul de sac house has 1700 square feet.
Outside the 55+ homes, only two houses sold for less than $300,000 and one of those was an REO home coming out of foreclosure, while the other was 400 square feet smaller than most of the others. These houses averaged $170 per square foot. Sales happened in an average of 6 weeks or less.
11313 Coral Reef Drive sold for $460,000 in October. Image by Google.

Twelve houses sold for over $400,000, all of them with four bedrooms. Two homes broke the $450,000 level.

Venezuelan Fugitive Arrested in Boca Chase

Update: Boca Raton Police advise that the arrest began with a routine traffic stop, during which the officer discovered the warrant.

Marcos A. Da Silva Castro booking photo from PBSO

A Venezuelan man was arrested Wednesday morning in Boca Chase on a Puerto Rican warrant for a multi-million dollar fraud.
The short version of the underlying criminal case is available in English from the Associated Press, but there is much greater detail in Spanish from the Puerto Rico Department of Justice.
Da Silva Castro and a Venezuelan associate allegedly defrauded Betteroads Asphalt Corp. (subsidiary of Empresas Díaz) of $7.8 million in 2011. The DoJ indicates they formed a fake corporation and set up a false sale of 100,000 barrels of liquid asphalt (at $78/barrel) that never existed. The funds were transferred to Swiss bank accounts.
It’s not clear why it took five years but a warrant was issued for their arrest in 2016. The associate was in custody in Venezuela at the time and Da Silva Castro’s location was unknown.
The address listed on the blotter entry appears to have been rented around the time the warrants were issued. We have reached out to the police and to the Realtors associated with the rental to see if we can find out more details.
The arrest was reported in Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia.

Recent Home Sales in 33498

This article was written by a student intern from West Boca High.
Zip code 33498 is located north of Glades Road, and west of 441. Neighborhoods within this region include Mission Bay, Island Lakes, Boca Isles, Boca Greens, Saturnia, Lakes of Boca Raton, Boca Chase, and Stonebridge.
This area is near many upper level schools that can be found here, and has one of the lowest crime rates in Palm Beach County. Along with that, there are many unique attractions both nearby and within, such as South County Regional Park.
The following are home sales during the months of October and September in 33498:
In the Island Lakes gated community on the north side of Glades Road, 11850 Island Lakes Lane sold for $505,000 on October 20, 2014. The single family home has five bedrooms, three full baths, two garage spaces, and plenty of other rooms. With over 3000 sq. ft., the house was built in 1992 and has access to a backyard lake as well as a 15×30 screened pool.

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Also in Island Lakes, this Mediterranean styled house located on 11774 Island Lakes Lane sold for $405,000 on October 17th. Build in 1991, this house contains four total bedrooms, two full baths, a two-car garage, a private pool, and access to a nearby lake. The house in total is just under 3300 sq. ft. and was last sold on April 24, 2007 for $455,000.

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Sold for $519,000 on October 16, 2014, this 2,756 sq.ft. home is located at 10792 Tea Olive Lane in Boca Isles North. The house contains four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, three garage spaces, a lakefront view, and a 30×16 pool. This house was built in 1994 and was last sold September 6, 2014 for the same price.

11818 Preservation Lane sits next to a lake in Saturnia and sold for $460,000 on October 15, 2014. With five bedrooms and three full baths in over 3300 sq.ft., it also has a screened, heated pool. This home was built in 2000, but has recently installed carpentry on the second floor and custom cabinets. This was a short sale and the house may need some work.

Located at 10873 Ravel Ct in Boca Isles South, this home was recently bought for $460,000 on October 15th. In 3,044 the new owner will find five bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a private pool, and two garage spaces. The home was built in 1993, and last sold in 2003 for $327,000.

19266 Bay Leaf Ct. in Boca Isles North sold for $475,000 on October 2nd, this 2,660 Sq. Ft home offers four bedrooms, one garage, and three full bathrooms. The home was first built in 1994.

This 2,670 square foot house in Saturnia was sold on September 30, 2014 for $499K. Located on 19525 Estuary Dr, this house has four bedrooms, three baths, a two-car garage, a pool and spa, and a garden view. The house was built in 1998, and was last sold in 2003 for $415K.

This uniquely colored, blue house was sold on September 29, 2014 for $340,000. Located at 21420 Millbrook Ct in Boca Chase, it has a total of just under 1900 square feet with two garages, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and lake access. The home was built in 1991.

Contemporarily styled, this beautiful house in the Boca Greens Country Club was built on 19529 Sedgefield Terrace in 1998. The house was sold on September 8, 2014 for $430,000. The house has a newly paved, extra-wide driveway as well as a manicured, designer landscape. It contains four bedrooms, two full baths, a two-car garage in just under 2200 square feet, along with a private pool.

8 Batteries Charged: Arrest Week Part 2

We got behind so we’re splitting our arrest report into three parts. Here’s part two. Click the following for 5 drug arrests – part 1. And again, all are innocent until proven guilty.
On the far left, Shanique Warren (age 20) was arrested for battery and booked early this morning (Friday), and has already been released. Her reported address is in Century Village. The courts have it as a domestic violence case. We found no other history for her, but think she might possibly be from Tampa.
Sarah Goldsberry (2nd from left, 29) was arrested for battery late last night and released this afternoon. She’s a Spanish River grad and her reported address is in the Greenbriar senior community in Boca Chase. The court has the case marked as domestic violence. We see over 30 cases (including traffic tickets) for her in the court system dating back to 2004, including at least a few for domestic violence and others for drugs.
2nd from right, 31-year-old Kayla Weckstrom was arrested late Wednesday for battery. Her reported address is in Mission Bay south of Glades. We see no prior history for Ms. Weckstrom.
wantz-kid-rockSusan Wantz (far right, 50) was arrested Tuesday afternoon for battery. Oddly she wasn’t released until Thursday morning, but no bond was required. Ms. Wantz made a brief appearance in the local news media, angry about the KKK guy in her Sandalfoot neighborhood. This incident is listed as a domestic battery. Wantz has had a couple of minor cases in the county with the last one a disorderly charge that was dropped back in 2008.
Joel Padin (left, 39) was arrested for battery and aggravated assault, and booked early Monday morning. His reported address is in the Boca Gardens apartments. He was released that afternoon.
[2nd from left has been removed as the charge was dismissed.]
Michael Chicurel (2nd from right, 21) was arrested for battery and probation violations late Sunday. His reported address is near Coral Sunset elementary. The West Boca High grad remains in custody. Per court records the probation comes from two felony cases he had in 2012 involving burglary (dropped), dealing in stolen property and other charges.
In his younger days he may have been a great pizza eater but that skill is not helping him today:

Last up, on the far right of the above picture, Mireya Delrisco (49) was arrested Sunday for battery. Her reported address is in The Vineyards near Veterans Park. We see no prior history for her.