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Every good real estate agent should be aware of the locally renowned architects in their area.  Yesterday I wrote about an exhibit of Addison Mizner.  Maurice Fatio, while not having one signature style, came to Palm Beach in the mid 1920's and designed more than 200 buildings on the island of Pa...
Through January 2nd at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach is an exhibit for all those who love the architectural style he spawned: Mediterranean Revival.  The exhibit, entitled "Mizner Mediterranean: The Origins of Palm Beach Style".  Mizner went for the Spanish look (which gave a feel of history a...
A regional train system linking Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, with connections to Palm Tran buses, and Amtrak has progressed to a new stage.  Finishing up with a series of public meetings and the approval of the Broward and Palm Beach metropolitan planning organizations, FL DOT is moving...
Remember the good old "bad" days of McMansions and super-sizing just about everything?  According to an article in USA Today of Monday 11/15 by Cindy Perman of the top of the market in 2007 the average home was 2,300 sq.ft.  (That's the AVERAGE ..... McMansions often were built with mo...
In December 2007 (!) I listed a condo with a wonderful gentleman who has leaving this area to take a similar professional job, but in another state; he needed to sell his condo.  We both thought we had it priced correctly at that time (ha!) and we kept repeatedly reducing the price.  Time marched...
Tomorrow, Wednesday November 17th representatives from this federal program (Making Homes Affordable) will be at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  The workshop is from 1-7:30 p.m.  It is suggested that you bring monthly mortgage statement(s), two most recent pay stubs, proof of income fro...
I've had my Florida real estate website since 2003. When I needed another website (after I got dually licensed in Pennsylvania), I again went to them.  Does that tell you how happy I am?  So, if anyone is looking for a change..... I'd love to refer you to them!
I've kept a chart of average sales prices in Flamingo Park, West Palm Beach, FL dating back to 1989 - a very interesting 20 year picture.  In 1989 the average sales price was $59,889.  In 1999 it was $145,156.  In 2009 the number came in at $199,166.  Of course that average is lower than before t...
In the beginning of SE Florida there was swamp.  And Henry Flagler (and others) saw that it was good. And he created a railroad.  And initially the roadroads were pretty much all the transortation there was.  And then came the car... and then fast-forward to the suburbs and then .... a terrible v...
I keep a chart of all unit sales in my area of downtown West Palm Beach, FL by month starting with 1999 - We're back to 2006 sales numbers, but the totals by year of very interesting..... 1999 - 396 2000 - 394 2001 - 332 2002 - 410 2003 - 500 2004 - 551 2005 - 471 2006 - 241 2007 - 172 2008 - 160...

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