Atlantis, FL Real Estate News

561-352-3056 - www.igetitsold.info The Treu Group Palm Beach County real estate agents Another Atlantis home sold by The Treu Group.  This Yorktowne Villa at Atlantis home sold for 96% of list price in record time.  We were so excited to help one of our favorite clients get there home sold for a great price.   With our exclusive marketing we were able to get multiple offers on this home.  It was great news for them.    Atlantis Homeowners:  Are you ready to move?  We have a plan to get you to the closing table too.  We want to help you get to the next phase of life?  The Treu Group, your Atlantis real estate agents, can help you get your Atlantis home sold.  Our radio show, 1300 active buyers, our international marketing campaign, video campaign and more EQUALS sold!  So if you are a s...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Sunday Shot of the Day in Atlantis, Florida These are a couple of friends that have blessed us with their presents. The turtles, one not seen together darted down the bank while I was trying to get my shot in. I believe they may have come up out of the canal to lay eggs. My bird friend is looking for a few small fish I’m guessing.    
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Atlantis Shot of the Day…Rocky came for a look too   In our little piece of paradise in the City of Atlantis of S. Florida we attract various wildlife on a continuous basis. It includes sea turtles, ducks, egrets, snakes, iguanas, opossums, tree lizards etc. Several months ago I was working this little patch of garden where my pineapples are growing and out of my peripheral, I see this dark body practically walking by. Thinking it was the neighbors cat, it was really Rocky Raccoon. I usually have my better camera, but always carry my cell phone. Enjoying nature one day at a time…..
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  What to expect from a Buyers Broker on your next Palm Beach Purchase It is great fun for many Palm Beach county buyers to search for the perfect home in any of our great cities. Visiting open houses, calling around to different Realtors to see various properties on the Net. Many buyers will make this mistake as being in their best interest. But exactly who is that Realtor that they are calling loyal to?   You might just be surprised that their loyalty lies with the Seller unless you have a Buyer’s Broker Agreement with the Palm Beach county area Realtor. By obtaining this mutual Agreement you will find someone to represent your best interests and assist you with the purchase of a local area home.   And this is at no cost to you as it is customary that the Seller pays the commission.  ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Fido Friday Shot of the Day A friend of mine sent this to me the other day. This was a sample of what dogs look like when they fetch balls under water. I thought it was genius who thought up the idea, when they look so harmless on land. It’s another term for putting your mean face on….
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  City of Atlantis, Florida Market Stats for the First Quarter of 2012Stats and facts about the City of Atlantis, Florida are out for the last quarter ending in March 2012.  The report is pack with informative information about the county and the local city mentioned above. In a nut shell the inventory of homes available for sale are at a 10.0 month selling point which is down nearly 22.2% 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 City of Atlantis, choosing the right company with 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 ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Sunday shot of the day, and the life of a Pineapple, Atlantis Florida I posted a blog of my Baby Pineapples back in April. I’m not sure if you can see the difference in growth by the photo, but they are maturing wonderfully. This by the way was from a store bought Pineapple by which I cut the top of it and planted it in water to start the root process. It has been two years in the making to see my little ones sprout in to what you see now. April 8, 2012 May 5, 2012
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Cinco De Mayo Shot of the Day in Atlantis, Florida At first glance from my breakfast nook window was a Gecko, but after carful investigation it was our friendly tree lizard. They have a brilliant green body, without the red dots. I have not seen one in a while, so this was a pleasant surprise for the morning. Living in Florida, we encounter so many different varieties of creatures and their colors, you just don’t know what may surprise you on any given day.
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    The Atlantis, Florida real estate market stats are out for March and there is some interesting news.  Inventory of available homes are at 10 months which is down 20.2% compared to last year.    The Treu Group has seen many multiple offers and Atlantis homes are selling for the most a buyer will pay.  That is always our goal.   If you own a home in Atlantis we can get you results.  If you gave up selling and were tired of looking at the for sale sign, we can help.  We have the marketing plan including our radio show, an internet strategy to reach local, national and international buyers for your home, Sportstar Relocation Designation to expose your luxury home and so much more.  I have provided the Atlantis real estate stats for March 2012.    What do others say about The Treu Group ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Photo shot of the Day…. Corvette Style I’m still dreaming of the day to own a Corvette Stingray or one of the others. I have liked this car ever since I could drive, which is now going on 34 years. My best friend’s dad had a “63” split window with a 4-speed of course. In South Florida it is a must have…if you know what I mean…
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Is Reaching 100,000 Points on Active Rain A Big Deal Anymore??? In comparison to some heavy hitters like my favorites Lou Ludwig, Anita Clark, Susan Emo, Norma Toering, Patricia Kennedy, and Georgina Hunter to name a few probably not so much, for they past it sometime ago. However, I turned it into a competition for myself by making a goal to reach this first 100k milestone. The date I set was May 2nd, back in December when I started getting serious. By giving this goal, I became obsessed to achieve for fear I would drop off and not commit to the challenge. I started to look at who was in front of me to hurdle over in the ranking. Who came up with the point and rank thing was genius.   By the numbers I have left 342 blogs, 1404 comments, and have received 749. I want to thank all thos...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  438 Pine Villa Drive, Atlantis, Florida 33462 City of Atlantis Offered @ 215,000 WELCOME HOME TO YOUR PLACE IN THE SUN IN THE CITY OF ATLANTIS!  THIS SINGLE FAMILY HOME (ALSO CALLED A DETACHED VILLA) HAS AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN THAT YOU WILL LOVE.  THE MINUTE YOU WALK IN THE FRONT DOOR YOU'LL APPRECIATE THE REAL RUSSIAN OAK FLOORS (DEC 2007) IN THE MAIN LIVING AREAS.  THE FLORIDA ROOM HAS BEEN ENCLOSED AND TURNED INTO A FAMILY ROOM PLUS A CASUAL DINING AREA FOR ADDED AIR CONDITIONED LIVING SPACE. THE HOME FEATURES HURRICANE PANELS, A WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM, NEWER A/C HANDLER AND DUCT WORK (2006), SCREENED PATIO WITH ABUNDANT ELECTRIC OUTLETS, OUTSIDE STORAGE AREA, A MULTITUDE OF INTERIOR CLOSETS, AND 6 CEILING FANS.  THE LOT IS MORE THAN A 1/4 ACRE AND INCLUDES A NEW WELL PUMP...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Sunday Shot of the Day from Atlantis, Florida These are a couple of our Publix Pineapples in the making. Publix is a grocery store chain down here in S. Florida. We purchased these cut the top off and replanted them by first dropping them in water, and waiting for them to start growing roots. It is amazing like potatoes that unlike having seeds these things will eventually produce. Fast forwarding nearly two years from being planted a baby pineapple now appears. We have four all together which are planted beside each other. We can’t wait to start the process all over again from these little guys.    
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  A Tribute To My Dad I grew up in a church family thank God, but unlike most families my Father was the organist for just about all the churches we attended. I can still remember sitting with him while he practiced at the church, most of them old BTW. As any curious kid would also do, that is look around at things behind doors not normally viewed, while taking a break as he practiced at nights sometimes. My father earned one of his degrees studying sacred music, the traditional type. Personally though I like Rock & Roll, but when it comes to church, my opinion should be this type only. This time has a special sadness and perhaps a joyous ending for it was between Good Friday & Easter my dad went to see his maker. He played his last Good Friday service in 2007, and taken ill on the way ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  I’m a Buyer’s Agent and a Whole Lot More in Palm Beach County For some of you that may be unfamiliar with the term it is the practice of real estate broker and their agents representing a buyer in a real estate transaction rather than, by default, representing the seller either directly or as a sub-agent. Sounds confusing but really it is not. I like to think of it someone that has your back, or someone looking out for your best interest, not the interest of just making the sale. A brief history of the term goes something like this: In most U.S. states and Canadian provinces, until the 1990s, buyers who worked with an agent of a real estate broker in finding a house were customers of the brokerage, since, by most common law of most states at the time, the broker represented only selle...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Sunday Shot of the Day This is nature at its finest to see this up in a tree. If you didn’t know it was up there you would have just walked by. Notice his huge apron or bib type skin hanging down from his head. This of course shows power, authority and maturity. Similar to a king wearing his crown.    
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Would This Be Considered An April Fool ????     1. Place a ‘house for sale’ ad in the newspaper for someone’s home. 2. Honey, you won’t believe this but we are going to have another baby. 3. Honey, I got another speeding ticket, now you are going to have to drive me around. 4. Change the language on someone’s computer. 5. Change the coffee in the office to decaf. 6. Add food coloring to the windshield washer fluid of someone’s car. 7. Take something from someone’s office and leave them a ransom note. 8. Add several odd appointments with alarms set to go off during the day to a co-worker’s Outlook calendar. 9. Hide all of the desktop icons on someone’s computer and replace the monitor’s wallpaper with a screen-shot of their desktop. 10. Glue all the eggs into the carton. 11. Place a sm...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
   If Turtles can climb out of a rut, so can you.   I spotted Tommy the turtle the other day, but missed the shot because my camera was in my car. Yesterday I must have spotted the same one. On the first sighting it looked like the size of a manhole cover climbing up the bank. The one yesterday has to be the same one. The picture doesn’t do justice based on what I saw and presented here. None the less we continue to attract all kinds of creatures here in the city of Atlantis, Florida. Enjoy nature and the wild it can be fascinating to observe.     
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Investors Take These Steps In Palm Beach County to Successfully Rent Your Home   This message is for all those novice investors joining the rental game. Yes, the rewards can be great, but so can the pitfalls, if you don’t follow a few of the basics. 1.    Use a credit reporting agency like E-Renter.com or mysmartmove.com, both are great and charge around $30.00 2.   Verify their income, that the applicant lists by looking at their pay stubs, and calling their employer. 3.   Experienced landlords are looking for tenants that can show three times their rent vs. income. 4.   Call the previous landlord for payment history 5.   Ask this question to the previous landlord; Would you rent to this tenant again? 6.   Make sure after your selection, you have them sign an iron clad rental agreeme...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Would This Drive You Crazy and Why??? Has anybody checked the price of gas lately? I believe it went up another .25 cents this month. Now of course that is due to the change from Winter blend to Summer blend which they make sure they tell us every year. I wonder how many of us really believe this, perhaps they want to make a little more in the first quarter, who knows. My story isn’t about gas prices as it is driving what you want and not comprising with some kind of fuel efficient bean can, the Obama administration would like us all to drive. BTW have you seen some of the automobiles on the road today? If you really stopped and took a look at what people wrap themselves around it is dreadfully pitiful, not to mention ugly. 2010 Chrysler 300S So, I decided to buck the trend and get wh...
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