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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Minto's Controversial Western Community is a “Done Deal”After years of lawsuits and disputes with local Acreage/Loxahatchee residents, big developer Minto’s western Palm Beach County project has finally been given the go ahead by state officials.  The litigation had slowed the 3,800-acre project....
07/15/2015
     Property Address:14701 Okeechobee BlvdLoxahatchee Groves, FL 33470Price: $495,000 Property Description:Amazing 5.35-acre property! This is the ONLY one currently available for sale directly on much sought after Okeechobee Blvd in Loxahatchee Groves. If you missed the others do not miss this ...
07/10/2015
Once again, the average long-term mortgage rates rose slightly this past week to 4.08%.  This is the highest level for this year.  However, it is still below last year’s high of 4.12%.  RISE IN RATESRates have climbed steadily during the past few weeks due to several reasons.  The spring buying f...
07/06/2015
 HAPPY 4th of JULY!On this Independence Day lets honor all our military families.   God Bless the USA!  
07/03/2015
FED RESERVE: September Rate Hike Likely!For several months the Federal Reserve has been trying to prepare the public for their first possible rate hike in years.  Their wish may finally come true in September. This past week, William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, stat...
06/29/2015
 Get ready!  August 1st will bring some of the biggest changes in decades to the real estate closing process.  Gone will be three forms that have confused consumers for years – the HUD-1 Settlement Statement, the Good Faith Estimate, and the Truth-In-Lending disclosure form.  They will be replace...
06/11/2015
I have had the privilege of working with many US Veterans over the years.  I am thrilled to see more and more vets getting comfortable utilizing their VA loan benefits, and that number will continue to grow as more of our vets retire and return home. However, a borrower with a VA loan is accompan...
06/04/2015
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Loxahatchee Groves to Expand Commercial Zoning on Okeechobee Blvd Loxahatchee Groves is preparing to expand limited commercial zoning to Okeechobee Blvd corridor, approves Day Family’s commercial project on SW corner of Folsom and Okeechobee, and Big Dog Rescue Ranch 33-acres...
06/04/2015
 Am I in the minority as an agent regarding the handling of access to our listings for Zillow Group/Trulia?  I am really tired of the drama, and frankly, find it insulting that our Realtor boards have become so petty.  NAR and my board have let me down.  Nothing is perfect.  Do I get the same sil...
04/23/2015
The Florida Housing Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) allows homebuyers to claim a tax credit up to 50% of the mortgage interest paid per year, up to $2,000. Unlike the current federal tax interest deduction, the MCC is a dollar-for-dollar reduction against homebuyer’s federal tax liability.  Plu...
02/26/2015
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