Lake Worth, 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 Tuesday, January 27, 2015   TODAY'S TOP STORIES Consumer confidence surges higher in Jan. The gauge of Americans' attitudes surged almost 10 points higher in one month, rising from 93.1 to 102.9 – its highest point in almost seven years. Read more. New home sales jump 11.6% in Dec. While the surge wasn't enough to make the entire year stellar, it suggests a new-home rebound in 2015 based on job increases and low mortgage rates. Read more. Obama says U.S. must 'catch-up' on drone regulations After a small drone crashed on the White House lawn, the president admitted that the U.S. doesn't have a legal structure to manage drones "the way we need to." Read more.   'Boomerang buyers' to help shape housing market A RealtyTrac an...
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By Mark Baker, Serving Palm Beach County FL
(United Realty Group Wellington)
      Homes for Sale Market Report   This is a market report for Oak Haven in Lake Worth, Florida, brought to you by Mark Baker and BuyingPalmBeachHomes.com.  This article will cover the current market and the types of listings that are available in the single family housing community of Oak Haven located in Lake Worth Florida, the current market prices and also the metrics on the 120 day sold properties including property type and financing terms. This information will provide an indepth overview of the Homes for Sale Oak Haven Lake Worth, Florida. Market Prices of MLS Proprty Listings Let’s start with the properties that are currently available. Currently there are three homes for sale in Oak Haven. Of these properties, two are marked contract pending which leaves one active listing i...
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By Mark Baker, Serving Palm Beach County FL
(United Realty Group Wellington)
    Homes for Sale Market Report This article is a market report for Valencia Shores in Lake Worth, Florida brought to you by Mark Baker at www.BuyingPalmBeachHomes.com .  In this article we will cover the current market and type of listings, current market prices within the community and then the metrics for the 90 day sold properties including the property types and financing terms. This article will give you a good understanding of the housing market in Valencia Shores in Lake Worth. Current Houses for Sale First we will take a look at the current homes for sale on the market. There are fourteen properties currently on the market with zero under contract marked contingent and three listing marked contract market pending. That leaves eleven properties available for sale of one has ha...
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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 January 20, 2015    TODAY'S TOP STORIES High court targets law on housing bias The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments tomorrow on disparate impact – a fair housing violation based on ownership statistics rather than overt discrimination. Read more. Half of Fla. real estate agents fail first test While 28,000 people took the Fla. real estate licensee test last year, about half failed on the first attempt; and of that half, about 66% failed the second test. Read more. The MLS is accurate – online ad sites are not Realtors should promote MLS listing accuracy, according to a Va. broker who found one ad site had 30% fewer properties in his area; another one had 28% too many. Read more.   Study: Facebook still the social network...
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Comprised of 427 homes offering lovely views of the lake or the golf course; the charming golf course neighborhood of Lacuna is perfect for golf enthusiasts. Amenities here include a Joe Lee par 71 championship golf course, a swimming pool, game room, fitness center, a library and so much more.
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
    Single Family Lake Worth, FL Foreclosures or Bank Owned Homes under 200k     Here is a list of affordable homes under $200,000 in the zip codes of 33460, 33461, 33462, 33463, etc. They are either foreclosed homes or bank owned at this time. Though some may require all cash, there are several that qualify for financing.  In this list there is a combination of two and three bedroom homes.  Each listing also has pictures, map locations, descriptions, and school information.   Call (561) 629-2960 today to see these or any others.   Click here for LISTINGS   Click here to get PREQUALIFIED
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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, January 6, 2015 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Challenges could impact 2015's hot housing forecast Most experts agree that 2015 will be great for the housing market, but it's not without some challenges, such as the exit of an army of investment buyers. Read more.   U.S. House plans vote on terrorism insurance program NAR's Call for Action failed to extend terrorism insurance coverage in Dec., but the issue isn't dead yet as the 2015 Congress reconsiders the issue. Read more.   Fla. real estate taxes predicted to be a windfall The state expects doc stamp taxes to generate about $2.3 billion in the 2015-16 budget year – an increase of about $200 million over 2014 collections. Read more.   U.S. home prices coast upward in Nov....
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Residents in the lakefront community of Fairfields Lacuna get to enjoy a variety of neighborhood amenities. These include a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a clubhouse. Homebuyers may choose from ranch-style single-family homes and townhomes.  
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Located between Lantana Road and Hypoluxo Road in Lake Worth City; the lovely community of Bellagio offers a variety of Mediterranean-style single-family homes ideal for retirees and families. Many golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, parks with wonderful views of the lake, shops, and entertainment center are all near the neighborhood.  
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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 November 2014 Stats and facts about Lake Worth, Florida, are out for the month of November 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 3.9 month selling point which is down nearly 22.0% 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...
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Experience a comfortable lifestyle in the beautiful neighborhood of Sherbrooke Estates. This exclusive golf community boasts of Mediterranean-style and Victorian inspired homes with oversized lots that can accommodate the care of horses. Residents enjoy a variety of amenities to use; such as the 18-hole private golf course, the golf pro shop, tennis courts, fitness center, clubhouse, nature trails, jogging paths. There are also a variety of shops, restaurants, immaculate beaches and entertainment attraction that are near the community.  
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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By Mark Baker, Serving Palm Beach County FL
(United Realty Group Wellington)
    Housing Market Video Report This is a market report for Bellaggio Lake Worth, Florida, offered by Realtor Agent Mark Baker and www.BuyingPalmBeachHomes.com . This detailed article touches on the current real estate market along with the kinds of homes that are offered inside the active adult community of Bellaggio Lake Worth, FL.  Also discussed are the current market prices and also the metrics relating to the 90 day sold properties together with property type and financing terms. Current Property Listings on the Market Currently there are twenty-four real estate properties in the community. Of those homes, six homes are listed as contingent and three houses are pending. No properties are currently accepting back up offers.  Current market activity when it comes to the fifteen  ML...
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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, December 16, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fla. institutional investors could turn 29% profit RealtyTrac: Institutional investors bought about 34K Fla. homes when cheap and rented them out. But when will they sell? If now, their average profit would be 29%. Read more. New lending guidelines target first-time homebuyers The guidelines should add more low-end buyers and, as a result, more move up buyers by lowering minimum credit scores (620) and forgiving one-time problems. Read more. U.S. home construction drops 1.6% in Nov. In Oct., new home starts rose 1.7%. While economists called the Nov. numbers a bit disappointing, they blamed, in part, the nation's coldest Nov. in 14 years. Read more.   How to guard against real...
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By Debra B Albert, PA - Keyes Realty, Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292
(Keyes Realty Treasure Coast, 34986)
DR Horton sponsored a wonderful event at Vista Lago, their new community in Palm Beach.  We enjoyed lunch and your beautiful new models at Vista Lago, in Palm Beach County.  These floorplans are priced from the mid $300's and the clubhouse/pool area is beautiful.  The models are varied enough to offer the perfect plan for any family's needs. The highlight was having Gary Clark at your event and he was so personable and nice and even allowed me to have my photo taken with him and offered to let me wear his ring for the photo!  That was a lifetime event for me, I have never worn a superbowl ring before and I will never forget the experience. DR Horton's Vista Lago association fees are a reasonable $136 per home monthly and provides property management, common area and lake maintenance, l...
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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, December 9, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Coming soon: The return of the 3% downpayment Buyers must currently put at least 5% down for gov't to consider a loan acceptable, but some banks could start offering 3%-down mortgages by the end of the year. Read more. How safe is your Florida property insurer? The Palm Beach Post created a property insurance guide that includes complaint numbers, ratings and a comparison of Fla.'s lesser-known companies. Read more. Cyber insurance: Not just for the big guys Who pays if hackers target company data? A federal court recently ruled that Target must cover its monetary losses, boosting small-biz demand for cyber insurance. Read more.   More people think it's a good time to buy Fanni...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Ten Amazing Things Your Dog Would Tell You.... If They Spoke English     1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me. 2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. 3. Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well being. 4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment. 5. You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends. I only have you. 6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me. 7. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget. 8. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you. 9. Before you scold me for being uncooperat...
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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, December 2, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES House nearing vote on 1-year package of tax breaks The bill, if passed, also needs Senate and Pres. Obama approval. If it gets through, it would extend tax forgiveness to owners who sold via a short sale in 2014. Read more. Mortgage lenders set to relax standards New federal guidelines clarify banks' rules for selling mortgages to Fannie and Freddie. Lenders are now expected to relax a bit and approve more applications. Read more. Will 3D imaging become the norm for online listings? With 3D, buyers can enter a home and tour rooms naturally while online. Today, 3D is a marketing and sales tool, but it could one day become an industry standard. Read more. CoreLogic: U.S. home pri...
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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, November 25, 2014   TODAY'S TOP STORIES U.S. home price gains slow for 10th straight month S&P's/Case-Shiller index rose 4.9% year-over-year in Sept., but that's the slowest pace in more than 2 years. Miami posted the strongest 12-month gain at 10.3%. Read more. Commercial real estate demand holds steady NAR: Despite a slowing global economy, forward economic momentum in the U.S. should keep commercial activity progressing at a gradual pace heading into 2015. Read more. U.S. consumer confidence falls in Nov. The index dropped to 88.7, as consumers feel less optimistic about the nation's short-term outlook, the current job market and business conditions. Read more.   FHFA announces 2015 conforming loan limits The a...
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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 October 2014 Stats and facts about Lake Worth, 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 3.8 month selling point which is down nearly 25.9%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 so much...
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