Greenacres, FL Real Estate News

By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
The numbers are in for October 2014 for Palm Beach County cities. The biggest benefit in this monthly marketing report for our readers is to provide content rich local information from a trustworthy source The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches.  Understanding that an educated buyer and seller when provided with the latest facts in our marketplace creates trust and develops relationships to make educated decisions when it comes to buying and selling real estate. I hope you enjoy the reports and look forward in discussing any questions that you might have in one of the most desirable real estate markets in Palm Beach County Florida.  Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs.     
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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 Wednesday, November 26, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fla.'s consumer confidence up 2 points in Nov. Floridians are feeling pretty good these days and think it's a great time to buy big-ticket items. The index is at the highest it's been since March 2007. Read more. U.S. new home sales up 0.7% in October Led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest, the sales pace is at the highest point since May – a seasonally adjusted rate of 458,000. Read more. How do you buy a home again after a short sale? Real estate Q&A: Rules have changed and the wait just got longer under Fannie Mae guidelines. Look for credit unions, others that may not follow those criteria. Read more.   NAR: Pending home sales slow in Oct. Pending home sales dipped...
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Comprised of Mediterranean style single-family homes and gorgeous townhomes; the gated community of River Bridge is an ideal community to raise a family. Residents enjoy a number of amenities to use which includes two heated swimming pools, a kiddie pool, playground, two shuffleboard courts, a bocce ball court, and tennis courts. The community is also near to the area shops, restaurants, and entertainment centers.  
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Greenacres, of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats & Facts for October 2014 Stats and facts about Greenacres, Florida, are out for the month of October 2014.  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 2.1 month selling point which is down nearly 39.8%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 30 years experience as a Realtor, construction was a passion of mine as well. This alone is worth so mu...
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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 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES U.S. approves FAA oversight of small drones In a setback to drone operators, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled that drones are a type of aircraft, and the FAA may issue fines and create rules. Read more. Ability-to-repay rule versus fair housing laws CFPB: If a buyer with Social Security disability income applies for a mortgage, the lender must assume his benefits won't expire if there's no other information. Read more. Lots of money flowing to real estate tech companies Last year's recovery set the stage for some serious investment. One, RealScout, hopes to make any broker's website compete equally with Zillow and realtor.com. Read more.   Canadians snap up U.S...
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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 Thursday, November 13, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Want a mortgage tax forgiveness extension? Act now Call for Action: Take 10 minutes to help Fla. sellers and boost your sales by emailing legislators now - and also ask them to pass a terrorism insurance bill. Read more. Fla. drops to No. 2 U.S. foreclosure state in Oct. Maryland was No. 1 as Fla. foreclosures drop 2% month-to-month and 25% year-to-year. Miami led U.S. metro areas, but some areas noticeably improved. Read more. Placester offer: NAR member websites for $5 a month Realtors in Placester markets can create a website for only $60 per year - and the first six months are free for members who secured a ".realtor" domain name. Read more. ADVERTISEMENT   Health insuran...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Greenacres, of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats & Facts for September 2014 Stats and facts about Greenacres, Florida, are out for the month of September 2014.  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 3.0 month selling point which is down nearly 19.8% 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 30 years experience as a Realtor, construction was a passion of mine as well. This alone is worth ...
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
  The attractive city of Greenacres is known to be the 8th largest city in Palm Beach Country ideal for families, young professionals, retirees and alike. The city offers a variety of real estate options, recreational facilities and amenities that perfectly suit any choice of lifestyle.   The city of Greenacres currently has 65 listings for sale that range in price from $100,000 to $359,900.
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By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
                                                  The numbers are in for September 2014 for Palm Beach County cities. The biggest benefit in this monthly marketing report for our readers is to provide content rich local information from a trustworthy source The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches.  Understanding that an educated buyer and seller when provided with the latest facts in our marketplace creates trust and develops relationships to make educated decisions when it comes to buying and selling real estate. I hope you enjoy the reports and look forward in discussing any questions that you might have in one of the most desirable real estate markets in Palm Beach County Florida.  Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs.    
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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 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fed's final QRM mortgage rule should help sales At one time, relieved Realtors feared that new rules for qualified residential mortgages (QRM) would hurt buyers by mandating 20% or higher down payments. Read more.   Top mortgage firm accused of abuses New York State's financial regulator alleges Ocwen, a mortgage servicer, knowingly harmed homeowners trying to fix loan problems or going through foreclosure. Read more.   Supreme Court to consider fair housing definition It's the third "disparate impact" case under the Fair Housing Act accepted by the court. However, the first two cases were settled before the court could rule. Read more.   U.S. student loan debt not killing ho...
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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 Thursday, October 16, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Small lenders bend more for risky borrowers Buyers turned down for a big bank's mortgage can try Plan B: Apply with smaller lenders. More now seem willing to take on risk at slightly higher rates. Read more. For investors, software can't replace experience Real estate Q&A: Should new real estate investors who attended a training course consider buying its expensive software package? Read more. Bond prices surge the most since financial crisis Expect mortgage rates to drop, at least for now. Roller-coaster behavior in the stock market pushed investors to buy bonds, which can impact a 30-year FRM. Read more.   HUD: $2.7M to fight Fla. housing discrimination Eight local Fla. orga...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Closings Costs on your Palm Beach County Home now explained.   Listed below are most of the items found on your settlement sheet also known as a HUD 1 or HUD 1 statement. The video also explains the process and why the procedure is so vital to understand.   Administration fees                                 Loan Discount fees Appraisal fees                                         Loan Origination fee Closing cost fees                                     Mortgage broker fee Courier fee                                             Mortgage Insurance Credit report fee                                     Notary fees Doc. Prep fee                                          Pest Inspection Flood certification fee                             Pre-paid interest Home Inspection                     ...
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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 Wednesday, October 1, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fla. consumer confidence reaches post-recession high UF's monthly study of Floridians' attitudes uncovered a one-point boost for Sept., in contrast to the latest national survey that declined month-to-month. Read more. Study identifies new trend in buyer behavior ERA study: Buyers tend to go-it-alone in initial shopping phase, but the complexity of a home sale deal leads them to seek a trusted advisor for the buying phase. Read more. Owners who overpaid flood ins. to get refund soon A law that tempers the high cost of flood insurance passed too late for some homeowners, but their rebate checks will be sent out shortly, according to FEMA. Read   Law effective today: New constru...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Greenacres, of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats & Facts for August 2014 Stats and facts about Greenacres, Florida, are out for the month of August 2014.  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 3.5 month selling point which is down nearly 2.3% 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 30 years experience as a Realtor, construction was a passion of mine as well. This alone is worth so much m...
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By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
The numbers are in for August 2014 for Palm Beach County cities. The biggest benefit in this monthly marketing report for our readers is to provide content rich local information from a trustworthy source The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches.  Understanding that an educated buyer and seller when provided with the latest facts in our marketplace creates trust and develops relationships to make educated decisions when it comes to buying and selling real estate. I hope you enjoy the reports and look forward in discussing any questions that you might have in one of the most desirable real estate markets in Palm Beach County Florida.  Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs.   
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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 Thursday, September 25, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Consumers somewhat confident about home prices Many buyers stung by the meltdown continue to worry. While 53% of Americans expect housing prices to go up, a fair number of people (47%) still aren't so sure. Read more. Drones left out of air traffic plans Why does FAA ban drones? One: It failed to foresee the drone trend. Two: The issue is complicated since some drones fly higher than jets and stay aloft for days. Read more. Citizens nixes storm tax, may expand clearinghouse The Fla. insurers' clearinghouse that moves owners to competitive-rate private policies could be used for condos and commercial properties starting next year. Read more.   Fla. No. 1 in Aug. for short sal...
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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 Thursday, September 11, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES New Fla. foreclosures up for first time in 17 months RealtyTrac: Newly filed foreclosures in Aug jumped 24% year-to-year. Why? Experts cite legal changes, a faster court system and the end of short-sale tax breaks. Read more. Do-it-yourself deed causes problems for homeowner Real estate Q&A: After buying a foreclosure, the owner created an LLC and used a quit-claim deed to transfer ownership. Now he has title insurance problems. Read more. Move launches Find app for on-the-go MLS data Only agents and brokers can use the Find app, which provides additional info from a participating MLS, such as agent remarks, showing instructions, etc. Read more.   Fannie: Minimum wait times ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Want to start writing handwritten notes, but don’t know where to get started? Hand-copy this content into cards you can send to your sphere. Handwritten notes are an outstanding way to reach out because they are high-touch and more likely than any other form of marketing to be read.       Dear (Insert Name),         This is the time of year that we take stock of our lives and resolve to move forward with a positive momentum. If you or anyone you care about has been burdened by a mortgage that’s no longer manageable, now is the time to review options for making a fresh start, and I can help. Enclosed are a few of my business cards. Please feel free to pass them on to anyone you care about who is struggling with mortgage payments and could benefit from the expertise of a local market adv...
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By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
The numbers are in for July for Palm Beach County towns. The biggest benefit in this monthly marketing report for our readers is to provide content rich local information from a trustworthy source The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches.  Understanding that an educated buyer and seller when provided with the latest facts in our marketplace creates trust and develops relationships to make educated decisions when it comes to buying and selling real estate. I hope you enjoy the reports and look forward in discussing any questions that you might have in one of the most desirable real estate markets in Palm Beach County Florida.  Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs.  
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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 Wednesday, August 13, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Legal questions a hot topic at REBarCamp Florida Realtors' top lawyer led an "ask me anything" legal session today. Margy Grant covered "coming soon" listings, power of attorney, service animals, more. Read more. Regulators target AMCs with joint proposed rule Six federal agencies have proposed rules that push stronger state oversight and registration of appraisal management companies (AMCs). Read more. Open house sign rules are frequently disobeyed Cities and counties often have rules over signs, such as "Open house this way" ones. Some agents knowingly violate rules, but many simply aren't aware of them. Read more.   U.S. agency warns consumers about Bitcoin risks A few sell...
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