Lake Worth, FL Real Estate News

By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Residents of Palm Beach Co. Six Great Reasons to Buy a Home Right Now   To take advantage of near-record low mortgage interest rates and home prices undervalued by as much as three percent nationwide, now is a great time to buy a home. You've already missed the bottom of the market, but that doesn't mean there aren't great buys to be had out there. Your community may not have appreciated as quickly as some of the big metro areas have recently. Click HERE for more information By Blanche Evans
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Situated in the beautiful city of Lake Worth; Savannah Estates attracts families looking for a place to call home. Homes here offers spacious lots ideal for big, growing families and alike. Residents here enjoy the use of the community’s amenities that includes a swimming pool, picnic area, and a patio area. Come visit the Savannah estates today and discover a home for your family.  
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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 18, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES 89% of buyers say technology makes them smarter Survey: For 83%, however, technology doesn't replace the need for a Realtor. Instead, they consider it an added component in a buyer-Realtor relationship. Read more. Report: Shaky FHA finances move onto solid ground Annual report shows FHA's ins. fund grew $21B and out of negative equity. NAR then renewed its push for lower premiums and no life-long mortgage insurance. Read more. Huge pent-up buyer demand needs a catalyst Realtor.com economist sees strong pent-up home demand from buyers who sat out the recession. He thinks easing credit standards could unleash the flood. Read more.   Problems persist on HealthCare.gov The fed hea...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Are You Marketing on Zillow yet? The question is why not……   With more than 90% of the prospective clientele searching the web, have you positioned yourself as the face in your local area?  We can no longer deny or keep our head in the sand that sites like Zillow, Trulia, Homes, Yahoo Real Estate, Realtor.com, don’t exist. Future homeowners & tenants are using these sites more than ever and travel there first. One key aspect is they will narrow the area and do all their research for several months before calling you or another real estate professional. The more they see your face the better chance you have to make a sale. The example below is an indication of the traffic that views your listing. Call Nicole Jones (206) 515-8296 and say Winston Heverly referred you for special pricing in...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Thunderstruck on Veterans Day This is a little tribute by one of the all time greatest rock bands of all time. Someone put videos and pictures to music of their hit song Thunderstruck that came out in 1990. I must confess I've been a fan since the 70's and can't believe they are weeks away of releasing another album which would make 40 years since their debut.  Enjoy with a shout out to all service men & women.  
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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 11, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fla. honors U.S. vets today and all year Fla. is "the most veteran-friendly state in America," says Florida TaxWatch CEO, because Fla. honors its military service veterans in a number of ways. Read more. U.S., China agree to visa deal extension Starting tomorrow, it will be easier for Chinese citizens to buy and enjoy Fla. property. A new visa agreement extends current one-year stays up to 10 years. Read more. NAR's board makes changes, elects officers Florida Realtors' Frank Salomone is president-elect and will be president in 2016. Board also directs NAR to create a "Code of Excellence." Read more. 4 U.S. cities tops for luxury home price increases Miami is No. 7 worldwide w...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Documents You Need For A Mortgage Loan Application In Palm Beach County   Palm Beach County home buyers: If you are looking to buy a home here is a list of documents you will need to provide your loan officer. This will speed up the process of getting a mortgage and help all parties too.   Copies of W-2 from the last 2 years Copies of your pay stubs for last 4 weeks Employer business address and phone number to verify employment Bank statements for last 2 months Statements for Investment accounts (401k, Mutual funds, CD, etc.) for the last 2 months Copy of your driver license – front & back Copy of lease (for investment properties) Copy of mortgage statement for investment property VA Certificate of Eligibility (VA loans only) Divorce papers, separation agreement, and property settlem...
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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 4, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES NAR: First-time buyers hit 30-year low Annual NAR buyer-seller survey finds many first-time buyer challenges: Rising rents, student loans, low inventory, investor competition, tight credit and more. Read more.   Student debt, car payments block Fla. home sales RealtyTrac: In all Fla. counties analyzed, first-timers without debt can afford median-price homes with 3% down; but add debt, and they can't in many counties. Read more.   Homeowners fail to get money for destroyed trees Homeowners won a private-property rights court case over citrus trees cut down by the state, but a judge says they can't get money without legislative approval. Read more.   Supreme Court to weigh in on ...
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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 September 2014 Stats and facts about Lake Worth, 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 4.4 month selling point which is down nearly 14.9%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 s...
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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 Tuesday, October 28, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES U.S. consumer confidence surges 5 points in Oct. The index rose to 94.5. Consumers feel better about the current job market and business conditions, and more optimistic about the country's short-term outlook. Read more. Fla. metros have more short sales, public auctions RealtyTrac: 8 of 9 top U.S. short-sale cities are in Fla., and metros landed all 5 top spots for public foreclosure auctions - but none rank highest for REO sales. Read more. Risk of mortgage fraud high in 5 Fla. cities CoreLogic reports a national increase in mortgage fraud, and many of Fla.'s cities rank at the top, including Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota and Jacksonville. Read more.   Lenders step up effort...
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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  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fla. housing market: Stability, balanced inventory Home sales rose 13.5% year-to-year and condos 9.8%. Statewide, prices have now risen 34 months in a row. NAR: Home sales back to highest annual pace of year. Read more. Fla. second only to Texas as top state for business In a survey of corporate execs and site selection consultants by IEDC, 1 in 5 (18.1%) said they think Fla. has the nation's most favorable climate for business. Read more. Homeowners' premiums go up less after claims in Fla. Property insurance rates can go up after just one claim, but it's only 3% in Fla. – lower than most other states – according to a study by InsuranceQuotes.com. Read more.   90-day no-flip rule ...
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By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
                                                                      Last weekend to enjoy the party.Every year the American German Club of the Palm Beaches hosts its traditional Oktoberfest on the second and third weekend of October. Held on ten acres of ground, under our pavilion and massive tent, our "Original "Oktoberfest" is one of the largest in the country! We offer authentic German cooking such as Bratwurst, Potato Salad, Leberkäse, Sauerkraut, Original Hofbräu Bier, imported from Munich/Germany or domestic beer, liqueurs, wine or non-alcoholic beverages, and for dessert some German pastry. Enjoy traditional folk dancing, choral singing, and sing-along's with two Bands coming straight from Germany. Folk dancing performances will be featured, vendor & craft booths, Carnival for...
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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, October 14, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES What does an antitrust action look like? In general, an illegal antitrust action occurs when independent businesses work together to harm a company, such as boycotting a vendor that has raised its fees. Read more. Canadian snowbirds encouraged to buy a Fla. home BMO Bank of Montreal's "Annual Snowbird" outlook tells Canadians that U.S. home "affordability remains healthy, and prices are expected to increase in Fla." Read more. Expect wave of single buyers to impact housing It's official: Over 50% of Americans are single as the percentage of married couples declines. The trend will impact household incomes and desired floor plans. Read more.   Home offices grow along with home-ba...
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By Rodney Forbes, Palm Beach County Waterfront Specialist
(Forbes Realty of South Florida Inc)
4471 Luxemburg Court #105, Lake Worth, FL Get Directions Click Here   Description Photos Maps & Local Schools   $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (2 full) 1050 Square Feet   Fannie Mae Homepath Property. Great First floor unit in an ALL ages community overlooking one of the 3 golf courses. The Fountains Development is a private country club community with mandatory memberships. Come and enjoy one of the three 18 hole championship golf courses, 12 Har-Tru Tennis Courts, the fully-equipped state of the art fitness center, 3 restaurants, and a lounge and sports complex. The community offers security of manned guard gates and 24 hour security patrols. The Fountains is minutes away from the Florida Turnpike, I95, great shopping, schools, parks and restaurants. This community ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
 12 Short Sale Solutions for the Residents of South FL   The first step is acknowledging the fact that the property may be upside down in value. If this is the case than the there are really only two options letting the bank foreclose or avoiding this by short selling. Step 1.   We will meet in our office or a location suitable to discuss the process. Depending on what bank such as Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America, CitiMortgage, to name a few, will determine what approach and/or what short-sale package to use. They each have their own, so it is important to start off correctly with the right one.   Step 2.   Your application and documents required will be put together ahead of time such as bank statements, tax returns, paystubs, hardship letter, etc., along with the specific bank app...
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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
SMITHBROOKE TOWNHOME RENTED! This fabulous townhome featured 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 1 car garage. With several updates throughout this great townhome had a lot to offer these wonderful tenants.Smithbrooke is a popular gated community located on the north side of Hypoluxo Road just west of Hagen Ranch and east of Lyons Road in Lake Worth Florida. Shopping, dining and entertainment are in every direction along with top rated schools, which are a short bike ride or drive away. Smithbrooke offers great amenities, which include a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center and more.6960 Thicket Trace in Lake Worth was listed and rented by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR with the Hansen Real Estate Group, Inc. If you need to list your Smithbrooke Townhome for sale or rent in Lake Worth call us...
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By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
Oktoberfest is the most popular German custom that Germany has ever exported to the rest of the world. The German (actually Bavarian) celebration of beer and good times has gradually caught on in many parts of the world. Every year the American German Club of the Palm Beaches hosts its traditional Oktoberfest on the second and third weekend of October. Held on ten acres of ground, under our pavilion and massive tent, our "Original "Oktoberfest" is one of the largest in the country! We offer authentic German cooking such as Bratwurst, Potato Salad, Leberkäse, Sauerkraut, Original Hofbräu Bier, imported from Munich/Germany or domestic beer, liqueurs, wine or non-alcoholic beverages, and for dessert some German pastry. Enjoy traditional folk dancing, choral singing, and sing-along's with t...
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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, October 7, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES U.S. questions title firm's marketing agreements The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ruled that a title company's marketing service agreements (MSAs) with a broker violate RESPA. Read more. Sometimes a manufactured home doesn't save money While a manufactured home may seem like a cheaper alternative to site-built housing, the U.S. consumer bureau says that owners often pay higher interest rates. Read more. Buyers grow resistant to higher home prices Some potential buyers may be taking a wait-and-see attitude. They've seen home prices rise dramatically higher, and they're wondering if they'll drop again. Read more.   Successful agents tend to be 'lifelong learners' Te...
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
  The charming coastal city of Lake Worth was once called Jewel; nestled south of West Palm Beach and north of Lantana in Palm Beach County, Florida. The city boasts an old-Floridian style with primary attractions such as the Playhouse, a municipal golf course, and a museum. It is also well-known for its acceptance of all religious and lifestyle choices.   The city of Lake Worth currently has 483 homes for sale that range in price from $150,000 to $6,000,000.
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