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2014 

Your first open house in West Palm Beach can be compared to a movie’s world premiere. We may not have strobes flashing and paparazzi jostling each other, but all eyes are definitely on the above-the-title headline star: your house. It’s a star that has to look its glamorous best, too, or the fan...
02/28/2014
Follow Me On: How to Overcome Listing Price Challenges During a listing appointment, a Realtor reviewed the home's appropriate comparable properties and evaluated the prices of similar homes on the local market. After discussing her findings with her clients, all agreed upon the well-reasoned li...
02/28/2014
It’s a little like fashion in men’s ties. The really wide or narrow ones you laugh at today will be back in style sooner or later. There’s an analogy in our Palm Beach County listings. After the financial crisis in 2007, the average size of homes began to shrink. One major casualty was the “spec...
02/27/2014
Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) helps Service members, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. A part of VA’s mission to help those who served our country, VA provides a home loan guaranty benefit along with other housing-related programs to help buy, build, repair, ret...
02/26/2014
Spring signals the traditional start of real estate’s busy selling season, and while that’s all well and fine, when it comes to making your own momentous personal real estate decision—whether to buy a home or to sell your own—trying to decide exactly when to make the move is easier said than don...
02/25/2014
The government has made the changes, and these changes help protect the practicability of the Reverse Mortgage program for the Boca Raton area. In the recent past, accessing home equity has been increasingly difficult. Most likely in the near future, it may well become even harder to get to the ...
02/25/2014
When we read or hear that Palm Beach County property values continue to be on the rise, it’s a relief. No matter what else is going on, at least our real estate investment’s back on track! That comforting thought has a less reassuring sidebar, though, having to do with time and its effect on our...
02/24/2014
Follow Me On:     Mortgage News Housing Stays Strong into New Year Home loan applications increased in early January, as a weaker-than-expected December employment report sent interest rates lower. Home loan rates had been on the rise up until the report, and just as the Fed announced its decisi...
02/24/2014
Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The housing, manufacturing and labor sectors have been struggling of late. Plus, the minutes from the Fed's latest meeting were released. Forecast for the Week: Several key housing reports are ahead, plus a look at U.S. ...
02/24/2014
When it comes time to sell your home, you know most of the factors that determine Palm Beach County home prices. The number of bedrooms, condition of the yard, updating (or not) of the kitchen and bathrooms: they all influence final home prices in West Palm Beach. But what are some of the lesser...
02/21/2014
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