Lake Worth, FL Real Estate News

By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Have you just out grown your Palm Beach, Florida home with eight new kids?     Summer is now over and you now are faced with more mouths to feed and much needed additional space. Prices are now lower than rent. Let us help you find that property that fits your need whether it be a short sale, REO or regular sale property. The time is now. These low prices will not last forever. Already this year they have gone up 10% in many areas. Price points of $300,000 and less are experiencing many multiple offer scenarios. Give us a call today. We can set you up with the latest listings giving you an edge over the competition. Take advantage of our free exclusive service, you will not be disappointed.  
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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 Friday, October 3, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Real estate firms optimistic about future According to NAR's 2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms, 66% of agencies expect next year's overall profit to be higher than this year's overall profit. Read more. Average 30-year mortgage rate at 4.19% It's a slight drop from last week's FRM rate, but it may go lower: 50% of the mortgage experts polled this week expect a decline over the short term. Read more. U.S. jobless rate falls to 6-year low: 5.9% The good news for real estate: More people with jobs means more home sales. The bad news: Mortgage rates, notably ARMs, will probably rise over the next year. Read more.   'Disorderly behavior' eviction could cause problems HUD cited a Pa. c...
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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 2, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Two Fla. Realtors NAR Good Neighbor Award winners Tricia Carlisle-Northcutt (Santa Rosa Beach) honored for Children's Volunteer Health Network, Paul Wilson (Ponte Vedra Beach) for Wolfson Children's Challenge. Read more. Will a Move Inc. acquisition help Realtors? According to an open industry letter from News Corp and Move Inc. leaders, it will by extending realtor.com's reach to venues such as Wall Street Journal online. Read more. Fla.-owned Citizens OKs another 200K policy removals However, only 1 in 10 homeowners offered a change this year actually switched to a private insurer, according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. Read more.   U.S. Supreme Court takes ...
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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 Tuesday, September 30, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Realtor.com's oversight company sold to News Corp Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will acquire Move Inc. – the company that manages NAR-owned realtor.com – and "shape the future of real estate," says NAR. Read more. Real estate Q&A: Lightning strikes house before sale A property is under contract with closing in a few weeks, but it's damaged during a severe storm. The buyer worries about damage. What are his options? Read more. Consumer confidence declines in Sept. The Consumer Confidence Index declined today after rising for four months. Researchers say the primary reason is lower optimism about the job market. Read more.   U.S. says Flagstar Bank failed to help homeowners Fed co...
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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 Tuesday, September 23, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Housing Matters Summit: Housing comes first Homeless advocates discussed best practices at Florida Realtors-hosted event. Call went out for lawmakers to fully fund Sadowski housing trust funds in 2015. Read more. Castro: Hispanics key to U.S. housing sector future HUD secretary says the Hispanic population will drive real estate sales, and major immigration law changes would further expand this booming market niche. Read more. Investors scaling back home purchases Big issue in South Fla.: "As (cash investors) exit the market, will demand from traditional homebuyers still push prices up?" asks Florida Realtors economist. Read more.   Lending giants shy away from FHA loans Some...
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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Smithbrooke Townhome for Rent in Lake Worth | Now Under Contract! After receiving multiple offers within the first 24 hours our new rental listing in Smithbrooke is now under contract! This two story townhome featured 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 1 car garage. Interior features included an open floorplan, brand new stainless appliances, tile throughout the ground floor and wood floors on the second. Exterior features included a covered and screened patio, which was open to a large grassy area. Smithbrooke is a great gated towhome community located in the western part of Lake Worth Florida. Top rated Lake Worth schools are only minutes along with shopping, dining and entertainment. If you are thinking about listing your Smithbrooke townhome for sale or rent contact us today! We would ...
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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 NewsTuesday, September 16, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Realtors get a seat at the drone regulation table The FAA asked NAR to join a group that's studying drone regulations. NAR will offer insight on the ways Realtors use drones to market listings. Read more. Three days only: Tax-free holiday on some appliances Floridians pay no sales tax Sept. 19-21 on the first $1,500 if buying a qualified energy-efficient product, such as a water heater, ceiling fan, washer, etc. Read more. Where are the higher mortgage rates? A slow economy and global tensions have kept mortgage rates surprisingly low. While still expected to go higher, a dramatic increase isn't likely this year. Read more.   'Sober homes' a focus of state, federal officials S...
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By Rodney Forbes, Palm Beach County Waterfront Specialist
(Forbes Realty of South Florida Inc)
1111 N B Street, Lake Worth, FL Get Directions Click Here              Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour   $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (2 full) 1307 Square Feet   This s a Fannie Mae HomePath Property. Purchase for as little as 3% down! This property is approved for HomePath Mortgage Financing. This property is approved for HomePath Renovation Mortgage Financing. Great opportunity for an investor or owner occupant. No HOA. Home has 3 bed 2 bath and a 2 detached car garage with tons of parking space. The kitchen features granite countertops and backsplash and an eat in dining area. The home has wood floors and tile throughout. The living room has a fireplace. The detached 2 car garage is in the large fenced in backyard as well as a separate room g...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Trust, Let Me Count The Ways: 1, 2, 3..... From this point and the start of our lives, we have had to Trust someone or something. The journey of one’s life starts before the age of five. By then we have developed who we are and how we trust our environment in our personality. We will either be fearful, scared, independent, courageous, or just plain nasty as some of us have seen repeatedly. These personality traits seem to belong to us our entire business and personal life. Trusting someone or in something is a cornerstone that makes us achieve to heights apart from ourselves. The examples are numerous but without them we would not enjoy these simple benefits. Here are just a few examples of our modern heroes: Henry Ford trusted his group of engineers and designers to mass  produce the ...
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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Smithbrooke Townhome for Rent: 6960 Thicket Trace, Lake Worth, Florida 33467 MLS# RX-10070731 Fabulous 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1 car garage townhome for rent in Smithbrooke! Besides a great location this two story townhome has so much more to offer. Just a few of the interior features include tile throughout the entire first floor, wood floors on the second, brand new stainless steel appliances and neutral paint throughout. On the first floor you will find the living room, dining room, kitchen and half bathroom while two master bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom are located on the second floor. In addition to brand new appliances the kitchen features wooden cabinetry, a pantry and breakfast bar. The living room has sliding glass doors that lead out to a covered and screene...
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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 Tuesday, September 9, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES The next big niche market? The number of active-adult housing buyers continues to grow. Builders say many must sell a home first, and as those sales pick up, they expect a spike in demand. Read more. Short-term rentals start to target business clients Vacation rental firms that lease condos or single-family homes consider business travelers a growing niche: Renters with money who want the comfort of home. Read more. Housing bias dispute could return to Supreme Court Under "disparate impact," neutral housing practices with no evidence of bias might still be considered discrimination. But justices may revisit the concept. Read more.     Consumers a bit less optimistic about hous...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
A Referral Dee-Jay... Rules to Live By   Recently I wrote a post, about the three important rules to follow. By choosing all three you have success, by choosing just 2, you fall short. Please follow the link Referrals from A-C... Three Golden Rules. Below are groups from Dee-Jay that will help you in your search for more prosperity for the ending of this year.     Day Care  Delivery  Dentists  Dermatologists   Doctors   Dry Wall  Electrician Engineering Fireman   Fishing     Florist   Furniture   Gardens   Golfing   Groceries Gymnastics   Hair Care    Handicapped    Handyman    Hardware Health Club   Health Insurance   Horses   Hospitals   Hotels Hunting   Insurance  Investments   Jewelry  Junk   Remember keep the three simple steps in mind and drawing from the list above will give you...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Quotes to Live By ....10 for 10   As we embark on the last leg of the year these subject titles may help guide you to develop a few strategies. Keep in mind they may also help you figure out a few on your own.   1. How newer Realtors can use showmanship.   2. Build relationships with everyone involved in your deal.   3. Use showmanship as a strategy.   4. Be better prepared than anyone else.   5. Use preparation to your advantage.   6. Creative problem solving leads to big profits. 7. Create the aura of exclusivity.   8. Insist on negotiating directly with the decision maker.   9. Become the best negotiator.   10. Improve your knowledge of human nature.   Bonus: Create the sizzle, not the steak.   Bonus: Give your customers the ultimate in perceived quality.  
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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Smithbrooke Townhome for Rent | Coming Soon We have a great new rental listing coming onto the market in Smithbrooke! This two story townhome features 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms and a 1 car garage. Other features include tile throughout the entire first floor, wood floors on the second and brand new stainless steel appliances.If you are not familiar with Smithbrooke it is one of the most desirable gated townhome communities in the western part of Lake Worth Florida. Tenants will have access to all of the community amenities, which include a community swimming pool, clubhouse, fitness center and more.This Smithbrooke townhome for rent will be available September 15th, 2014 and is being offered at $1,350 a month. For more information contact us today by calling 561-333-0446 or e-mailing Con...
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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, September 3, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES FHA to eliminate 'post-payment' interest charges FHA-borrowers' push to close near the end of the month may end because FHA will stop charging them a full-month's interest when they close earlier. Read more. Citizens sending renewal customers to clearinghouse Homeowners with Fla.-owned Citizens Ins. coverage will face choices when it's time to renew. And if a private insurer offers cheaper coverage, they must take it. Read more. Strategies for setting a home's selling price Low asking prices rarely spark bidding wars and high prices languish on the market. Exact numbers imply little negotiation room, but round numbers do not. Read more.   FHFA wants to expand mortgage access...
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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.)
Lake Worth, of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats & Facts for July 2014 Stats and facts about Lake Worth, Florida, are out for the month of July 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 4.5 month selling point which is down nearly 8.1% 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 more ...
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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 Tuesday, August 26, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES U.S. consumer confidence hits seven-year high It's the fourth consecutive month for a boost in attitudes as the Consumer Confidence Index hits 92.4 – not far from its pre-recession historical average of 102. Read more. Report: Affordable rental housing still elusive A study compared number of affordable housing units to number of families making less than 30% of median income, and Fla. has only 21 homes per 100 families. Read more. NAR: Improving economy brightens commercial outlook A strong rebound and more jobs improved the outlook in 2Q 2014. The economy finally appears to be turning a corner to firmer ground, says Chief Economist Yun. Read more.   Boomerang buyers head back ...
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