Lantana, FL Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Lantana FloridaIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you mon...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
 In these unprecendented times of corona virus, life, as we know it, has seemed to come to a halt.  All non-essential businesses are closed, many of them mom-and-pop shops.  Even some larger ones are shuttered up.   Stay in place orders has everyone at home (or supposed to be.)  We've never experienced anything like this in our lifetimes. Real estate has been pretty quiet except for some homes that were under contract before the pandemic.  Some people have taken their homes off the market; others are worried about people coming in.  But, still sales going on.   It's just different.  We start with virtual and then progress to visit, but only with booties, masks and gloves and no opening anything.  Most people understand and are okay with it.  Truth is, if you're looking to buy, it's a gr...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
I buy houses Lantana Florida   407-739-5773    www.WeBuyHousesFlorida.com ® .  Creative problem solving to deal with your unique situation. Cash offer with minimal contigencies. Close on the date of your choice - as quickly as 2 weeks. Any condition - from ugly to beautiful. Fire, sinkhole, and storm damage homes are ok. Any area of Florida. All situations - foreclosure, divorce, relocating, inheritance, tenant problems, etc. Also, I have a Florida real estate license.  So if our price and terms are not what you are looking for, our team can put together a professional marketing plan to sell your house for top dollar.  Either way, we want to help you get that house sold quickly.  Please pick up the phone or fill out the "contact us" form on our website.  Let's make a deal.  407-739-5773...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily (111616) Hot Sheet Of Top Real Estate News Trending Now   Feds update their guidance on 'sober homes' Sober homes - group homes that serve recovering addicts - are protected under fair housing laws, but new guidance could give cities a bit more oversight. Read moreStudy: Homeownership key in retirementAmericans who buy a home rather than rent tend to have more money in retirement thanks to forced savings, according to a study from the Urban Institute. Read moreWith websites, milliseconds matter to businessesVideo viewing drops 39% if it takes time to buffer, and Amazon found that each additional 100 milliseconds it takes a webpage to load creates a 1% loss of sales. Read more.HUD: How to treat rental-assistance tenants fairlyFormal guidance shows participants of the Rental Ass...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
 Fireplaces & Home Safety This Holiday Season House fires can happen at any time. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that cooking tops the list of residential building fire causes (50 percent), followed by heating equipment (12.5 percent) and electrical malfunction (6.3 percent). Make your fall and winter seasons merry, with these fire safety tips Schedule a chimney inspection at least once a year. Creosote, or condensed smoke, builds up on the flue and can catch fire. An annual cleaning and inspection can help prevent chimney fires.  Keep flammable items at least three feet from heat sources. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, 56 percent of fatal home heating fires ignite from items being placed too close to heating equipment. Make sure everything is a safe distan...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily (101416) Hot Sheet Of Top Real Estate News Trending Now   ATTOM: The foreclosure crisis is overFor the first time in a decade, the time it takes to foreclose on a home is down. Fla. remains a top foreclosure state, but it's now No. 5 for foreclosure rates. Read moreWhich groups will influence future housing trends?A ULI study found that female execs, affluent immigrants, younger and older workers, and retirees would have a "profound influence on community building in the U.S. over the next 10 years." Read more.Real estate Q&A: Avoid remodeling horror storiesA homeowner plans to have a major remodeling project done on her house. What can she do to protect herself from potential legal problems? Read more.Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.47%The threat of a Dec. short-term...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily (080416) Hot Sheet Of Top Real Estate News Trending Now    CFPB issues foreclosure-prevention guidelinesThe principles aren't legally binding; instead, they create guidelines for the industry and lawmakers to follow after a federal foreclosure program (HAMP) ends. Read more Student debt a bit more problematic in FloridaHow much of a burden is student loan debt to Fla. buyers? The state ranked 31st overall in a list of best to worst states and 45th in student debt as a percentage of income - but only 7th in proportion of students burdened by debt. Read more Why do sellers sell? And what's holding them back?The biggest reason sellers sell (40% of those surveyed) is to move to a nicer home, but a fear that they won't find an ideal property dissuades 30% of them from trying. Read ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
How To Make A Real Estate Sale In Any MarketWe all have been told that until the home closes no money changes hand. This of course means your listing has to be completed from the seller to the buyer. Below are a few suggestions to make sure that happens and happens in the least amount of time:         Be on time whenever possible in other words never be late.         Always and I mean always ask for the order.         Make sure all decision makers are present and accounted for.         Know all the ins & outs of your      clients expectations.         Always tell the truth.         Be competitive, but be honest.         Always follow-up quickly.         Know your market.         Maintain a high standard  on and off the field.         Be willing to walk from the order.         Learn to s...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The law of accumulation basically says......???  that achievement is the result of constant and perpetual effort.  Everything you have done throughout your life negative or positive multiplies over time.  With a quick illustration on money it works something like this. We all want to be rich, but even the rich unless inherited started out by saving something first. Putting away just $3.00 a day from the age of 20 until you were 65 and receiving a return of 9% over those years you would be a millionaire. You would have saved $43,800 over those 40 years and the law of accumulation would have done the rest.  The same goes for prospecting, but it doesn't happen overnight. You have to prospect for at least 90 days before this LAW kicks in. The key is 90 days because it takes this long to acq...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
 The Daily (042116) Hot Sheet of the Top Real Estate News Trending Now  Execs don't consider 'selling' a top salesperson trait When hiring salespeople, most execs polled by Middle Market said that interpersonal and execution skills count more in hiring decisions than the ability to sell. Read more. Fla.'s median home, condo prices higher in MarchState's single-family home median price rose 10.3% year-to-year; condo median prices are up 3.3% with more new listings in both markets. NAR: U.S. home sales bounced back 5.1% in March. Read more. Demand for apartments slowingDevelopers may have more apartments than renters to fill them. Economist: "The gap between demand and supply in the 1Q was a little larger than anticipated." Read more.Citizens negotiating 'managed repair program'The Fla.-o...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily (041516) Hot Sheet of the Top Real Estate News Trending Now Average rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.58%The average FRM edged down to its lowest level of the year this week thanks, in part, to the Fed's indication that it wouldn't raise interest rates anytime soon. Read more.Short-term rentals? No such thing as easy moneyReal estate Q&A: A condo owner discovered that his tenant makes extra money by renting out a bedroom occasionally. Does the owner have any rights? Any liabilities? Read more.The 1960's ranch home? It's backIn some areas, demand is high for one-story homes, but there are fewer listings because builders have been constructing more two-story homes on smaller lots. Read more.Buyers need a Realtor to compete in seller's marketPotential homebuyers will have more ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Market Minutes For The End Of The Week Of April 01, 2016  This week Fed Chair Janet Yellen expressed concerns over the health of global economies. Markets reacted favorably to the news, which was good for rates. Consumer spending is up, but overall inflation remains soft. The Fed is not likely to make policy rate changes until later in the year. This may bode well for mortgage rates too.  The labor market remains strong although wage growth is a concern. Jobless claims were up slightly but well below the 300,000 mark of a healthy labor market. Pending home sales hit a 7-month high in February, reversing January's decline. The increase bodes well for a strong spring season for the housing market. Tight inventory remains an issue but is helping to drive home prices up. The Case-Shiller in...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily (021116) Hot Sheet Of Top Real Estate News Trending Now February 11, 2016  Fla.'s housing market ends 2015 with strong gains Single-family sales rose 12.4% over year-end 2014 while median sales price up 10.1% to $196,000. NAR: Home prices accelerated in most U.S. metros in 4Q 2015. Read Mortgage delinquency, foreclosures declineCoreLogic: At the end of 2015, the U.S. foreclosure rate was "back to November 2007 levels" and bank repossessions were at "the lowest level since 2006." Read more.Builders tinker with features as preferences changeCork flooring, pet washing stations, outdoor kitchens and two-story family rooms are on their way out. Great rooms, laundries and energy efficiency are in. Read more.More homes built for roommatesBuilders introduced a new affordable home mode...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily Hot Sheet Of Top Real Estate News Trending Now January 14, 2016  Luxury buyers will lose their anonymityThe U.S. will soon demand the names of luxury cash buyers starting in Miami and New York. Shell companies must specify ownership and "nominees" don't count. Read more.Mortgage rates defy predictions: A good time to buy?The Fed raised interest rates in Dec. and buyers feared an era of low mortgage rates was drawing to a close. But recent stock jitters have pushed mortgage rates even lower. Read more.Online lenders: 'We don't trust FICO scores'Social Finance Inc., which offers jumbo mortgages, student loan refinancing and personal loans, no longer considers FICO scores in credit decisions. Read more.Self-driving cars may be here faster than you thinkA tech story has real estat...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
 INFOMORNATION THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE & BEYOND ...FOR THE  CHRISTMAS WEEK  First, the good news, then the best news. The good news is that last week, for the first time since 2006, the Fed raised the Funds Rate. Yes, that's good news.  It means the nation's central bank thinks the economy is now growing well enough to withstand a rate hike. And that's good because the economy is the most important factor influencing home sales and prices: a growing economy means a healthy housing market.  It's also good the increase was just 25 basis points, a very small jump to 0.25%-0.50%. Freddie Mac's chief economist said, "We take the Fed at its word that monetary tightening [meaning rate hikes] in 2016 will be gradual." Furthermore, interest rates for revolving credit, such as credit cards and...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Visiting Grandma Jewish StyleA Jewish grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit   with his wife."You come to the front door of the apartments, I am in apartment 301 .There is a big panel at the front door.  With your elbow, push button 301. I will buzz you in.Come inside and the elevator is on the right.  Get in, and with your elbow, push 3rd Floor.When you get out, I'm on the left.   With your elbow, hit my doorbell. OK?" "Grandma, that sounds easy, but, why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow? ......... "What . .. . .. .. You're coming empty handed?"   
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
136 Moorings Drive Lantana, FL 33462Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Lantana FLListing DetailsHome For Sale in Lantana FL 136 Moorings Drive Lantana, FL 33462 Price: $309,900MLS number: RX-10164390Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Garage: 2 Square Feet: 1692Year Built: 2005  Call Kull Realty Group at 561-422-4234 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing or for information about how to sell a home in Lantana FL This spacious floorplan with tile throughout living areas features a beautiful double door entry that leads you into the rotunda foyer. The formal living and dining rooms offer plenty of room for entertaining. The bright open kitchen with loads of cabinet space and Corian countertops features a breakfast nook offering gorgeous lake views. The adjacent fa...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Daily Hot Sheet Of Top Real Estate News Trending Now  Thursday, September 24, 2015   TODAY'S TOP STORIESNew-home sales surge 5.7% in Aug., a 7-year highIt's the strongest pace since Feb. 2008, and it follows a 12% jump in July. Homebuilders' surveys find they're more optimistic than they've been in a decade. Read more.Baby boomers behind the multifamily surge?From 2007 to 2013, young adults drove demand for multifamily housing. But no more. Currently, older adults age 50 to 59 are taking over. Read more.Facebook brings 360 videos to news feedSoon listing videos posted to Facebook could almost literally "pop." The new tool will allow buyers to explore a home by moving their mouse where they want to go. Read more.Study: Tighter mortgage rules haven't hurtIn Jan. 2014, U.S. law made it har...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
How To Determine How Much My Home Is WorthWhen you think of your home as a place where a family is raised and memories are built, then it’s like those popular VisaCard commercials on television: Your home’s value is “priceless”. But when it comes to how much your home is worth to potential buyers, then things get much less sentimental. It’s the “market value” of your property that determines how much it will sell for, not your personal feelings. Market value is simply the price that similar properties in similar neighborhoods are currently selling for. If you were to list your home on the market today, you could expect to get somewhere close to that figure. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home in the near future, it makes sense to get an update on its fair market value. Your ho...
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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, 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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