Century Village Homes Sold 2017: $30K – $270K

370 Century Village units sold in 2017* with prices ranging from $30,000 up to $270,000. The average price was just under $76,000. The average transaction took place after the unit was on the market for just over 2 months.
There is a stark difference with units in the 4-story buildings averaging close to $100K and units in the 3-floor buildings averaging $55K.
4-Story Buildings
In the 4-story buildings 10 units sold for $50K or less, mostly one-bedroom models with 750 square feet. At the upper end 7 units sold for over $200K, all 2-bedroom, 2-bath models with over 1000 square feet. The highest price was $270K for 3015 Wolverton A which is a particularly large unit with nearly 1400 square feet.
Pricing at the high end seems to be driven by location, with Ainslie, Wolverton and Yarmouth dominating the list of $150K+ deals (25 of them). Those three sections are particularly close to the clubhouse and synagogues, which allows residents to walk. At the same time some of the cheapest units in the 4-floor buildings were one-bedroom models in Ainslie D.
3-Story Buildings
In the 3-story buildings there were six units that sold for over $100K, all 2-bedroom 1 1/2 bath models with 835 square feet. 103 Brighton C was the highest at $118,000.
92 of the units in 3-stories sold for $50K or less. 28 sold for $40K or less with 26 of those being 1-bedroom models. The cheapest was 204 Brighton E at $30,700. The 1-bedroom 1-bath model has only 600 square feet.
Century Village Boca also has a busy rental market and there were 262 rental transactions reported on the MLS. Prices ranged from a low of around $700/month for annual leases up to $2500/month for some seasonal rentals.
* This report is from December 26th. Considering the volume it is likely there will be at least a few more transactions before the end of the year.

Boca Theater & Automation Opens New Facility in Hamptons Plaza

Boca Theater and Automation (“BTA”) the premier provider of turn-key, custom built luxury A/V and building automation systems in South Florida, announced today that it will be relocating its corporate headquarters and Technology Experience Center to a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Boca Raton, Florida. West Boca locals may remember them in their previous location next door to Ben’s Deli in The Reserve shopping center at 441 and Clint Moore.
“This move is a milestone in the evolution of our business,” said BTA’s CEO and Founder Jeff Galea. “We reached a turning point that necessitated choosing a new location that would not only accommodate our growing team, but also better serve our customers. We can now showcase the top of the line systems we are proud to provide, and demonstrate the value we bring to these solutions. We could not have taken this company to the next level without the incredible support of our customers, the talented BTA staff, and the close relationships we have cultivated with the manufacturers with whom we partner.”
The new 8,500 sq. ft. facility located in Hamptons Plaza (on the southwest corner of Lyons and Kimberly) features the latest technology for collaboration with BTA’s customers and partners. Featuring audiovisual displays capable of demonstrating BTA’s cutting edge integration techniques, a fabrication facility designed for enhanced productivity and quality assurance, and a workspace for employees that maximizes the flow of information through the use of the latest networking technologies, BTA is poised to transform the luxury A/V industry. The former Wells Fargo Building was also retrofitted with premier LED and solar lighting throughout, providing an energy efficient and optimal lighting environment for our customers and staff.
“This new facility is equipped with all the necessary resources for our experienced in-house staff to have complete flexibility in testing, designing, installing, and supporting customized integrated solutions for our clients nationwide,” said BTA’s General Manager, David Vranicar. “This high-quality workspace will help us continue to attract and retain the most qualified talent in the industry.”
BTA’s new Technology Experience Center and corporate address is 9020 Kimberly Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida 33434.

About BTA:
Boca Theater and Automation is a premier provider of turn-key custom built, luxury A/V and building automation systems in South Florida. They create easy to use systems that simplify your life, increase safety and save energy. Founded in 2001 by Jeff Galea, BTA is focused on delivering luxury A/V and building automation systems to residential and commercial properties. The systems integrate entertainment, lighting, shading, climate, communications, security and life safety controls into your home or office environment.
For more information about Boca Theater and Automation visit www.bocatheater.com or call 561-999-9024.
This article was sponsored by Boca Theater and Automation.

Biden & Crist Jam Traffic In West Boca

We heard from many readers today complaining about horrendous traffic and an overwhelming police presence. This was apparently caused by Vice President Biden’s visit to Century Village on Lyons Road.
Readers reported that Yamato Road was blocked westbound from Jog. Other readers reported problems all the way from I-95 to Lyons. We also saw a traffic jam on Glades Road approaching the Turnpike, and heard reports of problems at Glades and Lyons, as well as on Lyons itself.
One of our readers sent us several photos of the police. There were plenty on motorcycles:
There were plenty of cars:
And they were on the roadway, here at Lyons and Kimberly in front of Century Village:
Readers told us that Biden and Governor candidate Charlie Crist were accompanied by other local Democrat officials including Congressman Ted Deutch, State Senator Joe Abruzzo and others. We wonder if the votes this helps them get in Century Village are offset by the thousands of drivers who were inconvenienced.
But the truth is this kind of over-the-top treatment of government officials is a bipartisan affair. For voters who are really bothered by it, we would suggest voting for third-party candidates.

Recent Home Sales in 33434

33434Homes in the 33434 zip code are located between 441 and St. Andrew’s Blvd, North of Glades Road to Yamato Road. Neighborhoods in this area include Boca West Country Club, Hamptons at Boca Raton, Woodfield Hunt Club, Santa Barbara and Century Village. The following homes sold in September 2014.
9537carouselcirThis 5 bedroom home at 9537 Carousel Circle sold for $350,000. Built in 1988 in the West Boca Lake development, it has 2.5 bathrooms in 2756 sq. feet. The home has a open floor plan and modern kitchen. It also has a large inground pool.

3075hampton3075hamptonpoolThe famous “White House” of Boca Raton at 3075 Hampton Place sold for $1.825 million. Located in the Woodfield Hunt Club, it has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in 6613 sq. feet of living space. Built in 1985, it has 2 stories of glass throughout and a gourmet kitchen. It is located on a cul de sac with lake views, an infinity pool and outdoor shower. The house was previously purchased in 1989 for $1.26 million and in 1993 for $875,000.

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20290fairwayoaks20290 Fairway Oaks Dr, Apt 253 in Boca West Country Club sold for $750,000. This condominium was once featured in Florida Design Magazine. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3650 sq. feet. The kitchen has stainless steel sub zero appliances, wood cabinetry and granite counter tops. It was built in 1994 and sold for $437,500.

6176nw24thstLocated in the gated community of Santa Barbara, 6176 NW 24th Street sold for $555,000. It was built in 1992 and has 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Impact glass windows, doors and skylights have been installed throughout the house. There is new flooring and modern kitchen and bathrooms.

4284nw29thwayThis open and airy courtyard home at 4284 NW 29th Way was sold for $475,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 2678 sq. feet. Built in 1995, it is located in the Carriage Homes at Woodfield. The home overlooks a nice backyard and an in ground pool.

19419cedarglendr19419 Cedar Glen Dr in the gated community of Cedar Glen sold for $475,000. This patio home, with views of the lake and golf course, has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Built in 1985, the roof was replaced in 2006 and the pool and patio were built  in 2006. It was originally purchased for $325,300.

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.