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2013 

Follow Me On:     November 2013   The Shutdown's Aftermath Housing and Construction Take Hits While Investors Remain Nervous As the Government Shutdown stretched into mid-October, a last minute deal by House Republicans and Democrats was reached just before the debt ceiling deadline on October 1...
10/31/2013
You may have seen the reports — and they are correct — that the number of new foreclosures has dropped almost everywhere throughout the country. Although the Mortgage Bankers Association’s report about the drop in non-seasonally adjusted foreclosure starts might indicate otherwise, this fall or ...
10/31/2013
Any number of Palm Beach County property owners remain on the sidelines even as demand for rentals continues to increase. They hesitate to convert their properties into income-producers — even those that are eminently rentable — because they are already fully occupied with career and family obli...
10/30/2013
One of the most valuable skills a Palm Beach County new home shopper can develop is the ability to walk through a property and identify the areas that might require attention or repair. Even though a professional inspector will ultimately be needed, it can prevent last-minute surprises. #1: Beyo...
10/30/2013
  If you are looking to buy a house in West Palm Beach  and haven’t yet taken advantage of the power of the Internet, wow! — are you missing out! A host of new technologies and online resources have simplified finding and analyzing properties. To help zero in on your ideal house in West Palm Beac...
10/29/2013
Follow Me On: Amp Up Your DatabaseHow To Capture "Orphaned" Clients Since the housing crisis began back in August 2007, over 400,000 Realtors have "left the building." One reason for this, according to Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors Chief Economist, is that many who flocked to th...
10/29/2013
My clients know how hard I strive to make every one of their home showings count. I know that your time is valuable, so cutting down on prospects who are not genuinely interested in homes like yours will conserve your energy for showings likely to pay off. It’s why creating a Palm Beach County v...
10/28/2013
  Send to a Friend Follow Me On:           In This Issue         Last Week in Review: After a several-week delay, the Jobs Report for September was released. How did home loan rates react? Forecast for the Week: A full week of reports is ahead, with news on consumer spending, wholesale and consu...
10/28/2013
In the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis, many luxury homeowners in West Palm Beach found themselves with a tough decision. Even if they had reason to move on, they had to weigh whether it would be wiser to delay until a market rebound brought prices back to reasonable levels. The recovery ha...
10/27/2013
Here’s the good news: Homes are selling faster today, with the National Association of Realtors® reporting that the sale of existing homes in July rose more than 17% from 2012. That, in sales results terminology, qualifies as a ‘spike!’ Better yet, homes are selling more quickly – TOM (Time on M...
10/27/2013
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