Asian Apocalypse: Restaurant Inspections

Multiple Asian restaurants in West Boca had bad inspections in the past week. Two long-established places had 30 or more violations and another one had 25. A burger joint and a deli also were hit with more than 20 violations.

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Crime Week: Drugs, Robbery, Child Porn etc.

It was a busy week for crime in Boca. We have an East Boca threesome gone wrong, and cases from Boca Falls, Mission Bay, Century Village, The Charleston apartments, Boca Rio, Sandalfoot Cove, Pheasant Walk, Boca Pointe, Arium and Boca Del Mar.

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Real Estate Update August 2019 – 33428

Homes are selling this summer and there are plenty more available for buyers. In this report we focus on zip code 33428 with neighborhoods including Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Loggers’ Run, Mission Bay, Palmetto Pines, Boca Springs, Boca Woods, and more.

We can’t cover every neighborhood so if we missed you please contact Warren to ask – 561-536-3645 or warren@westbocanews.com.

Boca Falls

Boca Falls homes sold (blue), for sale (green), pending (yellow) and other activity, all for July 2019. Image via FlexMLS using Google Maps.

Boca Falls had 8 home sales in July with prices ranging from a low of $471,000 to a high of $690,000. The two lowest prices, both under $500K, were sales by foreclosing banks. Other than that the lowest price was $545,000.

21432 Gosier Way sold for $545,000, with 2700 square feet, four bedrooms, three baths. The home did not have many updates and has its original roof. Image by Google.
12221 Kenton Way sold for $690,000. The courtyard pool model has four bedrooms, four and a half baths in 3200 square feet, has many updates and waterfront. It appears to be the original roof.

Two homes sold in the high $600Ks. Four sold in the mid to high $500Ks.

There are currently 17 homes listed in Boca Falls – that’s more than usual – with four homes listed under $500,000 and another four listed over $700,000.

Four listings canceled in July, and there are four homes in pending or contingent status.

Boca Winds

Boca Winds homes sold (blue), for sale (green), pending (yellow) and other activity, all for July 2019. Image via FlexMLS using Google Maps.

Boca Winds saw 8 homes sold, 4 of them in Ashley Park. Prices were: $515K, $475K, $455K, $370K, $365K, $365K, $340K, $333K

At the bottom end was $333K for 22668 Pickerel Circle (Ashley Park). The small house has 1400 sq.ft., four bedroom and two baths with some updates. The fourth bedroom is in the garage.

Best bargain may have been $365K for 22592 Middletown Drive. It has 1600 sq.ft., three bedroms and two baths, significant updates, waterfront, and the roof is only 14 years old.

Highest price was $515K for 22472 Tiki Drive, which has four bedrooms and two baths in 2000 sq.ft.


As with Boca Falls we see an increase in homes listed for sale. Fifteen are active at the moment. Six are listed under $400K. Five more are listed from $400K to $500K, and four homes are listed above $500K up to $539K.

There was only one canceled listing in July and no expired listings. It’s a good market for sellers with a lot of opportunities for buyers.

Loggers’ Run

Loggers’ Run homes sold (blue), for sale (green), pending (yellow) and other activity, all for July 2019. Image via FlexMLS using Google Maps.

With a bit less activity for its size, Loggers’ Run had only 9 homes sold in July.

Three of the sales were Timberwalk townhomes for $259K to $280K.

For single family homes, one sold in just a few days in Country Landing I for $365K at 11420 New Village Place (three bedroom).

Two sold in Island Lakes at $535K and $545K. They’re similar, each with four bedrooms, two and a half baths and about 2500 sq.ft.

Three homes sold for over $600K, with two in Tamarron and one in Winding Lakes 3.

21502 Sweetwater Lane South sold for $677K. It has 5000 sq.ft., and five bedrooms.

22210 Woodset. Image by Google.

In Tamarron, which has large lots, 22210 Woodset sold for $670K, with 3300 sq.ft. and four bedrooms.


There’s still a lot for sale with nineteen listings. Four of those are in Timberwalk for $244K to $285K.

Two are listed in Tamarron for over $800K. Two more are listed in the high 600Ks in Winding Lakes II and III.

Two in Crystal Cove are listed at $599K each. Three are listed in Island Lakes for between $505K and $540K.

Three are listed in the low $400Ks, in Country Landings III, Cimarron, and Indian Head. Two more are listed in Country Landings III for under $400K.

Four listings were canceled and three expired in July. A ratio of seven failed listings to nine closed listings is a bad sign and indicates how important it is to hire a good real estate agent. Call or text Warren at 561-536-3645.

Mission Bay

Mission Bay homes sold (blue), for sale (green), pending (yellow) and other activity, all for July 2019. Image via FlexMLS using Google Maps.

Mission Bay had a surge of activity with fifteen homes sold, including thirteen single family homes.

Las Flores saw two townhomes sold for $305K and $281K, 1800 sq. ft. each.

Four single family homes sold under $400K inRegatta, Laguna, and La Costa.

20280 Hacienda Court in Cordova Estates. Image by Google.

Seven homes sold for prices between $400K and $500K. One buyer got a great deal on 20280 Hacienda Court in Cordova Estates, $480K for 2600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 3 bath all on one floor, with a 10 year old roof and lots of updates.

Two homes sold for $500K and up, $500K in Sonata and $535K in Regatta.


Mission Bay has eighteen homes listed for sale including three townhomes and seven listings in the Sonata subdivision.

Two in Sonata are priced over $500K. Three single family homesa are listed under $400K, with the rest listed in the $400Ks.

A large townhome in Las Flores is listed at $360K, while two smaller ones in Reflections $327K and $315K

Three listings expired in July and five canceled.

Palmetto Pines, Boca Springs and More

In the greater Palmetto Pines area, eleven single family homes sold plus three trailers and one villa.

Tudor Woods had three sales all close to $250,000.

Boca Springs had two sales at $382,000 and $390,000.

Six homes sold in the area in the $300Ks including two in Meadow Lakes Estates.


There are 31 homes listed in the area including two in Lexington Estates ($697K and $525K), six in the low $400Ks and eighteen listed in the $300Ks. Two trailers are on the market for around $180K.

Twelve listings canceled and one expired, another example where you can see the importance of hiring a good real estate agent. Call or text Warren at 561-536-3645.

Boca Woods

Boca Woods had six sales close: One at $400K; two in the low $300Ks, and three more sold from $129K to $200K.

There are 26 homes listed for sale, six of them under $200K, and ten listed over $300K.

Five listings failed (canceled or expired) in July. Like many country club communities, Boca Woods remains a challenging market for sellers.


Palma Vista (between Home Depot and West Boca Medical Center) had two homes sell in July, one at $710,000 and another at $850,000. Walking access to the Jewish Federation campus is a big attraction for that neighborhood. There are no current listings in Palma Vista.

Avalon (behind Lowe’s) had no transactions in July. There is one home listed at $565K.

Storyful Scam: Copyright Claims on Youtube

I received a message from YouTube about a bogus copyright claim on one of my videos. The incident smacks of copyright troll behavior.

The claim identifies itself (above) as coming from “Storyful Managed.”

This is about a video I made breaking down and analyzing the details of Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest in Jupiter back in 2017.

The claim was resolved in my favor after I disputed it. As such the details of the claim are now hidden from me by YouTube. Before that it did not provide a lot of detail but indicated that the supposedly copyrighted material was around 20 minutes into the video.

The only content in this video is me talking, sometimes with my face and mostly me talking over a lot of clips from the police dashcam video. Police dashcam video is public record and is not copyrightable.

There is nothing in this video that could even remotely look like it belongs to any copyright holder other than me. The message indicates the video was identified by Content ID. This means there was some kind of computer analysis that connected my video with a video uploaded by Storyful.

Storyful has had a partnership in the past with Google and YouTube, and has a YouTube channel with over 100,000 subscribers. As a result of that, I doubt YouTube will hold Storyful accountable.

For an interesting post about a similar experience someone else had, see this article on PetaPixel.

The deeper problem with this is that many people will not dispute these bogus copyright claims. The genuine publisher may not be paying full attention, may be scared or intimidated, or may just not be comfortable completing the dispute process. As a result malicious players like Storyful end up getting revenue from the videos by making these bogus claims.

I’d like to hope that complaints like mine would get noticed and YouTube would hold Storyful accountable for making this bogus claim. But I doubt it.

45 Violations at Asian Restaurant: Inspection Report

This is one of the worst group of inspections we've seen in a long time. 3 restaurants were closed by inspectors. 12 restaurants had 20 or more violations. Two had 10 or more high priority violations.

And there's some good news, mostly at Town Center Mall.

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