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February Sales Number Palm Beach County

Market UpdateFebruary 2018Here are the latestfigures.Single FamilyClosed Sales Up 4.8%Medan Sellng PriceUp 9.5%Active inventoryDown – 4.0%CondosClosed Sales Up 0.3%Median Selling PriceUp 3.0

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FSBO Problems

Hello, TodayI thought we’d cover For Sale Buy Owner. Yougot a contract and didn’t have to pay a real estate commission (WooHoo!!!!!!). Now what! This blog will cover the three most

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Some Coal In Our Christmas Stocking

Here are the December numbers for Palm Beach County.Single Family HomesItems                    

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A Good Death Is Hard To Find

"But where does he go when the ranges all close.Does he lie in his bunkhouse in depressed repose?No he climbs back in his saddle, if just to bid his time.For the cowboy knows…a good death is

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Palm Beach Counties November Numbers

The November numbers are in!Here are the November real estate numbers for Palm Beach County.  All in all not too bad.  Single Family Homes        

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All I Want For Christmas Is A New Home

All I want for Christmas…is a new home!At least that’s what it seems like. The National and Florida number are out for November and they indicate a strong market.  Nationally, home sales

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October Market Results

Back to normal….Sort ofHere are the October real estate numbers for Palm Beach County.  We had a bounce back from the September sales figures. Single Family Homes  Items 

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Congratulations Wellington

Congratulations Wellington!!!!!!!In October the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) recognized the Village of Wellington for achieving a Gold Level Certification. That makes it one of only

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Thanks A Lot Irma

Thanks a lot Irma!Here are the September numbers for Palm Beach County. This will give you some idea what happens when a tropical disturbance hits an area.Single Family HomesItems   

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Flip No Flop

Flip...No FlopRecently on the internet I came across a story reported in the Palm Beach Post about the top 20 metropolitan areas with the most flipped home sales in the second quarter of.&

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How High Can We Go

How high can we go?Here are the August numbers for Palm Beach County.Single Family HomesItems                 

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The Latest Scam

If you’re a landlord here’s the latest scam!Whenever something new comes along it doesn’t take long for scammers to find a way take advantage. The new scam is Airbnb.  For those of you

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July Sales Figures

Is the condo market about to crack?Here are the July numbers for Palm Beach County.Single Family HomeItems               

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Top 10 Zip Codes For Rental Returns And 1 Is In Palm Beach County

Top Ten Zip Codesfor Rental Returns and #1 is in Palm Beach County!According to anarticle in Realtor Magazine a group called HomeUnion rated zip codesfor their return on investment for investors

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June Market Upate

June Market UpdatePalm Beach CountyHere are thestatistics for June 2017Single Family HomesFactor                 

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The PACE Program

PACE – The Goodand the BadA new PACE programin coming on line July 24 Florida. I know, you’re thinking what thehack is PACE. It stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy. Theprogram was

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Credit Updatea Little Good News For A Change

Finally a little sanity in credit reporting!!!!!!Credit scoring, which is used for everything, has always had problems. It’s so easy to get someone to put something on your credit report. It

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May Sales Report For Palm Beach County

Same old, Same old How long can this go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The May Real Estate results are in and it’s more of the same.Here are the results:Single Family HomeItems    

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Protect Yourself On Craigslist

Protect Yourself On CraigslistSome time ago Cindyand I had a short sale that unfortunately we were not able to sell.It went into foreclosure. Months later we got a call from a concernedfather. He

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Palm Beach County Market Data For April

Hello this is Gary Benson with your latest market update for Palm Beach County.The latest data for the month of April is in. Here’s what’s happened.Single Family Home       ;

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Big Profits For Homesellers

Time to Sell?The following was reported in the Today’s Headlines section of Realtor Magazine.[Homeowners who sold in the first quarter realized an average price gain of $44,000 since purchase.

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The New Shadow Inventory

The New Shadow InventoryDo you remember the Y2K fiasco? At the turn of the century computers were suppose to shut down causing massive power outages, meltdowns, dogs and cats living together ;:

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Tenants Rejoice

Tenants Rejoice!!!Some relief in the South Florida rental market may be in the way!!!Real Page from Richardson Texas tracks rental properties. They believe that developers are going to complete 15

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