Atlantis, FL Real Estate News

By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  The Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News Monday, February 11, 2013 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Housing market gained strength, momentum in 2012 Fla. single-family home sales up 8.5% in 2012, but up 21.2% in fourth quarter year-to-year. NAR: 10% fourth quarter price increase highest in seven years. Read more. Economists optimistic about 2013 USA Today survey: Economists expect U.S. to shift into higher gear this summer and grow at its fastest pace in three years, regardless of government cutbacks. Read more. Beware of ‘creative’ descriptions when listing homes "Completely remodeled kitchen" sounds better than "new appliances" and could net more showings. But "puffing" can offend buyers who might submit an offer. Read more.   Baby boomers' housing choices vary in retireme...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Shot of the day:  Look who has just moved into Atlantis, Florida   We have a bit of a nature reserve in the back of our property. The canal is what draws most of the activity from egrets to raccoons. Our latest spotting was this afternoon when the boys came to feed around our bird feeder. On the other side of the canal while the sun was setting and somewhat dark, my wife spotted these little jewels. Upon seeing her it made me wonder why I haven’t seen her and the other female feeding together. Now I know why. Seeing new life gives hope for anything. Enjoy.
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http://www.treugroup.com - 561.352.3056 - If you are you are looking for the Atlantis Real Estate Stats and Market Conditions, your Atlantis Real Estate Team has the information that you need. The Treu Group has the marketing to help you get to the closing table on your Atlantis home.    The Atlantis, Florida real estate market stats are out for December and there is some interesting news.  Inventory of available homes are at 7.7 months which is down -45. 7 % compared to last year. This is still a buyer’s market, however if you are an equity seller in Atlantis you most likely are already seeing signs of a seller's market.  There was record improvement which we certainly are happy to share with you.  It is so great to have some good news to share with Atlantis homeowners.   The Treu Gro...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  The Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News Monday, February 4, 2013 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fannie, Freddie to allow walkaways in some cases Some underwater homeowners are waiting for higher home prices, but if non-delinquent, facing hardship and under Fannie/Freddie, they could just walk away. Read more. Banks cut back on lending for co-ops There are different legal ways to own a condo. Co-op ownership is like buying stock in the community, but banks have shied away from these loans recently. Read more. Build leads by making websites addictive Instead of only posting listings and buy-sell pitches, some brokers create neighborhood hubs and forge long-term relationships by engaging non-selling owners. Read more.   CoreLogic: 767,000 completed foreclosures in 2012 Forec...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Internet Marketing Tips and Ideas to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Real Estate Website How to Nurture Real Estate Leads with Content Marketing by Vinny La Barbera As you should know by now, just having a website will never guarantee that you will generate business from it. On that same note, just getting lots of traffic, and even attracting a good amount of leads, does not mean that you will actually get new clients either. Successful lead generation campaigns – ones that produce actual business – must be comprised of all of these elements; a great website, a strategic traffic generation campaign, strong calls to action and one more thing….an effective lead nurturing campaign. In this article we are going to teach you how to nurture real estate leads with content marketing so your...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Some affluent buyers are getting the keys to their new home without putting a penny down. It’s 100% financing—the same strategy that pushed many homeowners into foreclosure during the housing bust. Banks say these loans are safer: They’re almost exclusively being offered to clients with sizable assets, and they often require two forms of collateral—the house and a portion of the client’s investment portfolio in lieu of a traditional cash down payment.   In most cases, borrowers end up with one loan and one monthly payment. Depending on the lender and the borrower, roughly 60% to 80% of the loan can be pegged to the home’s value while the remaining 20% to 40% can be secured by investments. On a $2 million primary residence, for instance, the borrower could get a $2 million loan, which ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  The Daily Hot Sheet of palm Beach Real Estate &  FL Realtor News Monday, January 28, 2013 State to sell off some protected parcels Fla. will sell off non-sensitive conservation land - both large and small tracts - to generate more profit for higher profile land-buy programs. Read more. NAR: Dec. pending sales down but still on uptrend A smaller supply of homes for sale, notably those costing less than $100,000, make it tougher to get a contract signed, says NAR Economist Yun. Read more. Fla. pushing ex-owners to apply for lawsuit money "I'll stand on the steps of every city hall and beg people who deserve this money to come forward," Attorney General Pam Bondi told Realtors Friday. Read more. Banks want to keep controlling insurance Lenders earn healthy fees when they make owners buy ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
    300,000 Ways To Reach The Top Ten In Active Rain   Back on September 12, 2012, I posted I would reach a small milestone of 200,000 points, (view here) I did this by making a goal of reaching it on before 10/14/12.  Well today I exceeded my goal that I had set back in September by reaching 300,000 points by March 10, 2013. This was of course depending if we were still around after 12/21/12. The next goal I have is to reach 400,000 points by June 16, 2013 while thanking all of those in advance that will help along the way.           #1   Steve Hoffacker - Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author, Photographer Education 1,656,533 4,087 19   #2   Nestor & Katerina Gasset Realtors® Wellington Florida Homes For Sale Agent 1,489,000 2,701 268   #3   Lou Ludwig CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Atlantis of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats for December 2012 Stats and facts about Atlantis, Florida, are out for the month of December 2012.  The report is packed with information about the county and the local city mentioned above. In a nut shell the inventory of single family homes available for sale are at a 7.7 month selling point which is down nearly 45.7% from a year ago. That’s a good sign things are loosening up and people are buying. Click on this LINK, for more graphs and stats. Whether you are buying or selling in this hot market of the County of Palm Beach, FL, choosing the right company will save you money, time and many sleepless nights. I not only have 28 years experience as a Realtor, construction was a passion of mine as well. This alone is worth so much more tha...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  The Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News Monday, January 21, 2013 More young Americans forming households Young adults see an improving economy and increasingly decide it's time to leave the nest, boosting demand for rental units and home purchases. Read more. Remodeling market remains strong in 4Q Americans are upgrading property at the fastest pace since early 2004, partially thanks to buyers personalizing new homes. Read more. A 'syndication bill of rights' for listings? A nonprofit real estate group is pushing to create an industrywide standard for listing displays on Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, etc. Read more.   Jacksonville REIT sees forest of cash in trees Nation's seventh largest real estate investment trust makes money off wood turned into food additiv...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  The Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News Monday, January 14, 2013   TODAY'S TOP STORIES CoreLogic predicts 6% home price increase in 2013 Latest CoreLogic report says 2012 saw "an impressive recovery." Its index based on repeat sales had a 7.5% price increase last year. Read more. How does the new QM mortgage rule impact buyers? NAR issued a statement praising the QM released last week, saying it won't disrupt the market. However, a few things will change. Read more. Florida Realtors: Get $1,000 or more for college What if your child could get money to help pay for school - and it's not a loan? Apply for Education Foundation Student Scholarships. Read more. U.S. women gain in real estate CREW Network survey: In five years through 2010, the share of female commer...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  The Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News Monday, January 7, 2013 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Real estate pros expect good things in 2013 There's no sure thing, but home prices are up, buyers searching, mortgage rates staying low and pending sales rising. Read more. Improving housing market list expands to 242 NAHB: 67% of U.S. markets have improved for at least six months. Fla. has 15 cities on Jan. list, though two dropped off. Read more. Google home searches up 243% in four years NAR/Google study: When shopping, buyers tend to use search engines first, maps second and mobile apps toward the end. Read more. HUD enforces sexual discrimination rule Bank turned down Fla. lesbian couple's loan request, saying money from one woman's mother didn't apply to both partners. Rea...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Monday 010713 Unique Shot of the Day in Atlantis, FL   It is a bird, it’s a plane it’s SMD (Super Muscovy Duck) on a limb. I have to admit to love living in such a place to witness nature at its best. These ducks which I have simply named, my boys visit us all day long, since I feed them and are attracted to my small bird feeder as well. When they are in flight and the sound they make is quite something to see similar to a small aircraft landing at the local airstrip. The kicker here is you very seldom see them in trees, especially with the challenges of holding onto a branch.  
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Top 10 Reasons Why Realtors Use Inspection Companies in Palm Beach County   There may be a lot of reasons why to use an inspection company to inspect your next sale. Here are photos and areas that are the most common places where problems exist. Take note, because it is vital to protect the buyer and/or the seller to avoid an unhappy outcome. Failed Freezer Temperature   Missing Attic Insulation   Improper Sink Drain Running Uphill Electrical Panel Breaker W/Piggybacks   Cut Roof Trusses for Attic Access   Compromised Roof Truss   Severed Roof Truss   Disconnected  Drain Pipe Sink To Close to Electrical Switch   Improper Truss Repair Compliments of Alpha Home Inspection Services
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Top Keys to Keeping and Fulfilling your Goals & New Year Resolutions It is sad but true! Only 8% of people who set New Year's resolutions achieve them! Here's how to make sure you achieve yours... Make your resolutions simple.. Forget about trying to end world hunger in 1 year. In fact, one of the biggest and fastest growing companies in the world use this method... CUT out the middle. GE has a 5 year plan, and 90 day plan, nothing else. It is that simple. Know what your BIG goals are. What do you have to do in the 90 days to reach them? Also understand that EVERYBODY falls off the tracks sometimes. So if, you miss a couple days of eating less, or not working out, etc... GET BACK on track. Studies have proven that if you miss a day or two here and there it is NOT going to ruin your go...
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By Lisa Treu
(Treu Group Real Estate)
http://www.treugroup.com - Your Atlantis Real Estate Team has the information that you are looking for about the Atlantis Real Estate Stats and Market Conditions.  The Treu Group has the marketing to help you get to the closing table on your Atlantis home.                            The Atlantis, Florida real estate market stats are out for November and there is some interesting news.  Inventory of available homes are at 7.7 months which is down -44.2 % compared to last year.  This is still a buyer’s market however if you are an equity seller in Atlantis you most likely are already seeing signs of a seller's market.  There was record improvement which we certainly are happy to share with you.  It is so great to have some good news to share with Atlantis homeowners.  The Treu Group has ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  The Daily News Special Report Effecting Real Estate Short Sales Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Special Report: Real estate provisions in 'fiscal cliff' bill Yesterday, the House and Senate passed H.R. 8, legislation to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff." Following are real estate-related provisions of the bill, which President Obama plans to sign into law today: • Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act extended to January 1, 2014. In place since 2007, the act provided a tax break for homeowners who struggled through financial hardship such as a foreclosure, and were granted mortgage debt forgiveness. In the past several months, National Association of Realtors (NAR) issued numerous calls to action urging its million-plus Realtor members to ask lawmakers to extend the tax break for another y...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
   7 Tips for Breaking Bad Financial Habits For most of us, our financial habits were picked up early on from watching and learning from our parents as we were growing up. If you were lucky enough to have financially savvy parents to guide you, managing your finances probably comes easily to you and is second nature. For many of us, though, myself included, making smart financial decisions has been a process that we’ve learned by way of trial and error — just as our parents before us. In my case, my parents were simply repeating the cycle and following the financial habits they learned from their parents, which were most likely learned from their parents before them. So, how do you break the cycle of bad financial habits? I’ll be the first to admit, breaking habits is not easy. It take...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  New Years 010113 Wild Life Shot of the Day   I wish I could have gotten closer to my furry feathered friends, but they did not allow it.  Trying to sneak up on certain creatures just doesn’t work sometimes. Perhaps my goal this year is to get a camera with a better zoom lens.
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            http://www.treugroup.com - Another Atlantis home was sold in the City of Atlantis by your Atlantis  Real Estate Team.  Yet another example of their consistent performance, The Treu group sold another Atlantis home in the City of Atlantis.  If you have been thinking of selling your Atlantis home, call the real estate team with a proven record of success. This Atlantis home in Atlantis was sold and seller was able to walk away with a great price.  The Treu Group has the edge with their in depth knowledge of the short sale process. We want to make sure that our Atlantis and Palm Beach County homeowners get the most money that the market will allow. You deserve a sold sign, we can help you get it.This luxury Atlantis home was sold for a great price by your Atlantis Real Estate A...
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