Lake Worth, FL Real Estate News

By Ryan Jennings, "Buy With Confidence...Sell With Trust"
(Keller Williams Realty-Wellington)
Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single family home in the desirable Florida Gardens neighborhood. Spacious backyard area with a swimming pool and full outdoor kitchen. This is the perfect Florida home!  Great indoor space with an incredible outdoor area.  There is also a concrete slab on the side of the home is large enough for a boat, camper or RV. Located in Florida Gardens with No HOA and centrally located in Lake Worth, FL!For more information on this home or any others available for sale in Florida Gardens - Please contact your local real estate professionals...Call us at 561-325-9289 or email us at RyanJenningsGroup@gmail.comStart your South Florida Home Search with us at www.WestPalmHomeSearch.com  - Customize your home search and setup daily email alerts that will noti...
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By Mark Baker, Serving Palm Beach County FL
(United Realty Group Wellington)
 Gorgeous Pool Home with Lake ViewsUnpack, kick back and enjoy this move-in ready tropical oasis! Located in prestigious Winston Trails community this rare 2,667 sqft home under air has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths with a gorgeous, immaculately kept, fenced, pool and spa area which overlooks a large lake. First floor has tiled floors with inlays, formal dining room, living room, laundry room with full size frontload  washer and dryer, guest bedroom, and full bath. The open floor plan gourmet kitchen has granite countertops with stone backsplash, newer stainless steel appliances and 42″ cabinets overlooking the family room. OPEN HOUSE: Saturday May 16, 2015 10am-1pm / Sunday May 17, 2015 10am-1pm The second floor has three bedrooms, full bath and large master suite with a large private balcony...
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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 & Florida News Tuesday, May 12, 2015   TODAY'S TOP STORIES Home prices starting to rise quickly again In NAR's latest quarter-to-quarter analysis (1Q 2015 compared to 4Q 2014), twice as many metro areas saw double-digit price appreciation. Read more. DTZ buying Cushman & Wakefield for $2.04B Once the deal closes, DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield together will generate $5.5B in annual revenue and oversee 4 billion square feet of real estate. Read more. Fla. courts will lose money for foreclosure cases About $21M in National Mortgage Settlement money to help speed foreclosures goes away June 30. The change could help some homeowners but hurt others. Read more. Foreclosure aid programs extended through 2016 The federal gov't says it will extend HAMP...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Buyers in Palm Beach Co. look to Winston Realty, Inc. for Hot Affordable Properties Buyer’s today's hot market is causing multiple offer situations on hot areas or competitively priced listings that create bidding wars and make it increasingly difficult to purchase certain newly listed homes. However, sometimes the banks and other sellers price listings slightly above the market creating the exact opposite effect of having no activity, these are listings you can often get substantial discounts off the asking price because of the lack of competitive buyers. You are most likely to get a great deal if you present a fair offer. Please call or email for a list of these types of properties that have high days on market, we will help you submit an offer and hopefully get these bought on your h...
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
The beautiful community of Osprey Oaks offers single-family home is one and two story floor plans. Residents enjoy the use of the community’s amenities that includes a swimming pool, bike paths, parks, a clubhouse and walk trails. It is also near to many shops and restaurants. 
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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
LAKE CHARLESTON HOME SOLD! This beautiful pool home featured 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a 2 car garage. Just a few features included tile throughout the ground floor, open floorplan and vaulted ceilings. Listed on December 21st, 2014 for $315,000 this Lake Charleston home was SOLD on April 17th, 2015 for $304,000 to a FHA financed home buyer.  Lake Charleston is a great single family home and townhome community in Lake Worth Florida. Top rated Lake Worth Schools are a short walk, bike ride or drive away along with major shopping, dining and entertainment. Lake Charleston has great amenities, which include a clubhouse, swimming pool, basketball courts, playgrounds and more. Michelle Gibson, REALTOR with the Hansen Real Estate Group, Inc. brought the buyer and sold 7628 Trenton Drive If ...
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By Mark Baker, Serving Palm Beach County FL
(United Realty Group Wellington)
Just Sold Lake Worth, Florida Bank ForeclosureJust sold this large Lake Worth Florida Home in Countryside Estates, a small gated community in West Lake Worth.  The Home was a bank foreclosure and needed a lot of work.  It was listed through HubZu online auction platform, and was a challenge to get under contract, it took five winning bids.  Unfortunately the challenges did end there, as the previous owner made sure that it could not be financed by destroying the hard wood floors and taking the pool equipment, electrical breakers and hot water heater.  The deal had to be converted to a cash transaction.  At the end of the day I was able to work through the issues and eventually get the Home for my customer at an even lower price then what we had it under contract for.  Very rare in my ma...
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By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
 The numbers are in for March, 2015 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.)
What Really Makes The Perfect Property Listing in 2015??  We've already told you that first impressions are everything when it comes to listings. Keep your place neutral (put those family photos away!) so that it will appeal to everyone who walks through, yada, yada, yada. But even that isn't always enough. So what makes for the perfect listing? You'll never guess what house hunters are looking for the most. Homeowners and Realtors spend a lot of time beautifying the inside of their homes: the sleekly designed living room awash in natural light from tall windows, a gleaming granite countertop in the kitchen, the perfect luxurious master suite. But the majority of people perusing online listings aren't staring at photos of all these gorgeous features (though they are beautiful, we're sur...
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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 & Florida News Thursday, April 23, 2015   TODAY'S TOP STORIES RealtyTrac: Fewer Fla. homeowners are underwater However, the U.S. saw its percent of underwater owners rise in the first quarter, due in part to the loss of property that was sold by owners who had positive equity. Read more.   Neighbor rattled by garish paint job Real estate Q&A: An owner may want to sell, but a nearby neighbor just painted his home yellow and purple. Can anything be done about now-lower property values? Read more.   Study: What do Realtors really want from lenders? Inman study asked real estate pros why they recommend a particular lender, the type of lenders they prefer, and which behaviors put a lender in the penalty box. Read more.   New-home sales fall in Ma...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
There is a moral to this story you will enjoyAn old geezer, who had been a retired farmer for a long time, became very bored and decided to open a medical clinic.  He put a sign up outside that said:  Dr. Geezer's clinic. "Get your treatment for $500, if not cured, get back $1,000." Doctor "Young,"     who was positive that this old geezer didn't know beans about medicine, thought this would be a great opportunity to get $1,000.So he went to Dr. Geezer's clinic.This is what transpired.Dr. Young: --- "Dr. Geezer, I have lost all taste in my mouth." can you please help me ??Dr. Geezer:  ---  "Nurse,   please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in Dr. Young's mouth."Dr. Young: --- Aaagh !! -- "This is Gasoline!"Dr. Geezer: "Congratulations! You've got your taste back. That will be $...
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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 & Florida NewsTuesday, April 14, 2015                                                             TODAY'S TOP STORIES                     Florida Realtors 2015 Convention & Trade Expo The convention is a one-stop-shop for Realtors who want to boost their income, fix problems, make connections and learn new skills. Discover more reasons online.                    Zillow revenue less than Wall Street estimates Zillow CEO said this morning that the company expects 2015 income to be $80 to $85 million, but Wall Street expected a prediction in the $147 million range. Read more.                   New water heater rules could create problems Starting Thursday, new water heaters must be more energy efficient. But while changes will save owners money...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Hot Topics For The Real Estate Professional This Quarter of 2015    SECRETS TO SUCCESS ARE TIMELESS The definition of success in real estate varies from agent to agent, yet the formula for achieving success remains consistent. Find out what this successful real estate veteran had to say about the secrets to success. (Michael Friedman, remonline.com) INTEGRATING QR CODES INTO YOUR MARKETING QR codes aren’t new. If you are like most of your real estate peers, you’ve probably been using them in your marketing campaigns for the last couple years. According to this post, QR codes are gaining more popularity because of the low cost of smartphones. If you haven’t used QR codes on your marketing pieces yet, now is a great time to try. Read more. (Kim Chappell, woodst.com) THE 6 STEPS TO BUILD Y...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Homeowners: Do You Really Need To Use A Contractor For Renovations Still in 2015?     Now that you have decided to move forward to buy and renovate, you must first decide how much work you will do yourself. If you do decide on choosing a contractor, you will certainly avoid the many hassles of managing the work and hiring subs for the actual work proposed. Also if you do not have the time to manage your project(s) hiring a general contractor will probably save you both heartache and cash in the long haul.    However, if you do have the time and fortitude to take on negotiator, project manager, and or coordinator you may just be able to increase your financial reward. The bottom line with this decision is to be honest with yourself and the commitment needed to complete your project.   He...
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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 & Florida News Wednesday, April 1, 2015   TODAY'S TOP STORIES CFPB's 26-page 'toolkit' explains Aug. 1 changes The federal consumer agency will change the mortgage process starting in Aug, and its step-by-step guide explains how the new process will work. Read more. Google change will upend website searches Websites that appear on the first page of a Google search could fall from grace after April 21 as the search engine starts to give more weight to mobile views. Read more. Fla.'s foreclosed owners find way to 'free' home? Fla. lawyers say lenders have five years to file a foreclosure after the first default, but banks argue that the clock resets after each missed monthly payment. Read more. Study: Lake Okeechobee water affects home values...
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By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
  The numbers are in for February, 2015 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 Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Consists of single-family homes and characterized by 11 acres of tropical landscape; the active adult neighborhood of Villaggio offers its residents wonderful amenities for its residents. These include a 24-hour gated security, recreational centers, state-of-the-art fitness center, a clubhouse and much more.  
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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 February 2015   Stats and facts about Lake Worth, Florida, are out for the month of February 2015.  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 3.4 month selling point which is down nearly 35.9% 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 Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News Tuesday, March 24, 2015 TODAY'S TOP STORIES New-home sales surge in February Despite a harsh winter, U.S. home sales rose at their highest pace in seven years – 7.8%. Strength came from the South and, surprisingly, the Northeast. Read more. The secrets to selling a second home A vacation home client has different wants and needs than someone who needs shelter. Realtors need to be patient and sell the community as well as the house. Read more. FSBO website says 3 Fla. cities in its top 20 Owners.com released data it compiled on U.S. real estate markets with for-sale-by-owner listings in 2014, and three Fla. cities ranked in the top 20. Read more. What should we do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? The mega-companies keep mor...
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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, March 17, 2015   TODAY'S TOP STORIES CoreLogic: 1.2M borrowers regained equity in 2014 In Fla., one-in-four homeowners with a mortgage owe more than their home is worth; but by metro area, only the Tampa region ranks in the U.S. top five. Read more. U.S. home construction falls 17% in Feb. It's hard to break ground through a foot of snow, and fierce winter weather froze housing starts in the Northeast and Midwest. In the South, starts declined 2.5%. Read more. Rent-to-own homes making post-recession comeback Sellers who want to attract credit-challenged buyers, improve the quality of a neighborhood or flip homes quickly increasingly offer a rent-to-own option. Read more. Apartment growth shifts to suburbs Some mul...
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