Lantana, FL Real Estate News

By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Lantana, of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats & Facts for November 2014 Stats and facts about Lantana, 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 5.1 month selling point which is down nearly 9.3% 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 mo...
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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, December 12, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Owners and appraisers are almost on the same page In Nov., appraisers and homeowners came close to agreeing on home values, with appraisals coming in, on average, only 1.56% higher than owners' estimates. Read more. Tenants could lose their foreclosure protections A five-year-old law that honors leases after a foreclosure or gives month-to-month tenants 90 days to vacate could disappear if Congress fails to act. Read more. Average 30-year loan rate rises to 3.93% The average FRM rate edged marginally higher this week after four weeks of declines, but it's still at historically low levels. Read more.   Fannie, Freddie to fund affordable housing program The two housing giants fun...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  10.5 Ways To Make Your Real Estate Career Pop Today     Focus:              If you focus on the opportunity not the negatives of the item or the people that pull you down you can become successful.   Habits:             Form good habits that elevate you, not those that bring you down or keep you at the bottom. This alone will make you successful   Enjoyment:       How much fun do you have doing what you do? Experts say a job is not a job if you like what you’re doing. Learn to take a break and refresh those batteries.   Experience:      This you gain every day, through good or bad judgments. The more you plod along the more comfortable you will have with your experiences.Key here is getting out and starting something, anything.   Balance:           This key is to keep your business an...
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
The attractive community of Hypoluxo Island comprises of many gorgeous Mediterranean estates, Key West-style homes enveloped by an atmosphere of relaxation. The neighborhood is ideal for avid boaters as it offers deepwater dockage that give easy access to the Atlantic Ocean. Resident here also enjoy the finest attractions southern Florida has to offer. These include a World-class golf course, a variety of shopping venues, fine dining options, sporting clubs, and unspoiled beaches, all near the community.  
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Lantana, of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats & Facts for October 2014 Stats and facts about Lantana, 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 5.2 month selling point which is down nearly 9.0% 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 much more...
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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, November 21, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES 30-year mortgage rate drops below 4% The average FRM declined to 3.99%. "If planning to buy a home in the next year, it's better to do it sooner rather than later," says Freddie Mac economist. Read more. Credit unions filling the mortgage void Credit unions originated 10% more mortgages through June than they did a year earlier. In 2000, 25% of all credit union loans were mortgages – now it's 41%. Read more. Smaller new homes may mean more first-time buyers As a recession ends, affluent buyers enter the market first, driving up the size of new homes. But when lower-income buyers return, average home sizes decline. Read more.   HUD and others to help end veteran homelessness Alo...
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
  The quaint town of Lantana boasts a small town “old Florida” charm that makes it a perfect place to live, work, and play. Coveted by its enchanting white sand beaches, glorious natural landscapes, and its calm atmosphere. Many who have come to call Lantana home, enjoys the many amenities and attractions the area has to offer, aside from beautiful beaches, the are many restaurants, shopping venues, and entertainments options.   The town of Lantana currently has 71 available listings for sale that range in price from $152,000 to $39,900,000
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Lantana, of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats & Facts for September 2014 Stats and facts about Lantana, 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 5.6 month selling point which is up nearly 0.7% 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 m...
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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 30, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fla. ranked No. 5 for best 'business tax climate' Five components make up the list, and Fla. ranked No. 1 for individual income taxes, No. 14 for corporate income taxes and No. 16 for property taxes. Read more. What do buyers want? And what do they fear? BMO survey: The average buyer visits 10 homes and spends six months searching, but worries about future price drops and finding something wrong with the house. Read more. Fla. still home to the most zombie foreclosures While Fla. had almost 36,000 vacant (aka zombie) 3Q properties, things are improving: The number dropped 26% since the second quarter and 34% year-to-year. Read more.   Landlord shouldn't try to be friends with ...
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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 Friday, October 10, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Floridians' median property tax cost about average A state comparison finds Fla. No. 22 for property taxes, though many lower-tax states raise money in other ways, such as an income tax or high sales tax. Read more. Changes impact mini-correspondent lenders Small brokers can issue loans in their own names as "mini-correspondents," but CFPB is changing that business model's rules. NAR has officially weighed in. Read more. Mortgage rates down for third straight week The 30-year FRM rate declined to 4.19% from last week's 4.12%, and no expert polled this week expects rates to go up over the short term. Read more.   Office sector soars to post-recession high The commercial sector th...
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By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
Listing: Sea Pines Sea Pines LISTING PHOTOS Click photo to enlarge $249,000 Pool Screened patio kitchen 2 Kitchen Living Room Dining Room Master Bedroom Master Bath Price: $249,000 1225 Sea Pines Way Lantana FL, 33462 Read Our Review of this CommunityLink to Google™ Map Listing Agent: Donald L. Urschalitz P.A. Type:  Single Family 55+: No Bedrooms:  3 Pets Allowed:   Yes Bathrooms:  2 Dockage Available:  No Stories:  1 View:  Garden Square Feet:  2486 Waterfront:  No Gated: No Waterfront Type:    Amenities: Private Pool Area Activities: Dining, Shopping, Movies Brand New Look – Light and Bright – All new inside All describe the feeling when you walk into this newly totally renovated home. Everything is new inside including the doors and all the windows. The living room boasts 16 foot ca...
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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 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Sales of new homes soar in August Commerce Department says new-home sales climbed 18% on top of revised-higher July numbers. It's the fastest sales pace in over six years - since May 2008. Read more. It's not just about Realtor safety: Warn clients too Many agents don't give clients home buying safety tips, but they should. It's a valuable service, and it reinforces the agent's role as a trusted adviser. Read more. Once declared dead, the exurbs are making a comeback Higher home prices are again attracting buyers to exurbs - the semi-developed area along the outer rim of suburbs - even though commuting will cost them more. Read more.   Marketing through social networks? Mix...
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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, August 29, 2014 Weekend Edition TODAY'S TOP STORIES Gov't partnership to lower mortgages of military Five big banks agreed to help active-duty troops understand a 2003 law that allows them to have mortgage rates and some other debt fees capped at 6%. Read more. Renters influenced by online property reviews ApartmentFinder.com survey: Of more than 5,000 apartment seekers, 96% said that online reviews influenced their decision when choosing an apartment. Read more. Average 30-year mortgage rate 4.1% FRMs remained unchanged at their 52-week low. Two out of three experts (64%) polled this week foresee little change over the short term. Read more.   Condo prices keep the faith - at a slight distance A German study fou...
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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, August 20, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES More banks want money from post-foreclosure owners If a lender doesn't forgive foreclosure debt, it can make the ex-owner pay years later via a deficiency judgment. A recent change has caused a spike in banks' claims. Read more. Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money Some investors have turned to crowd funding to finance projects. It allows multiple small investors to lend them money, but at a relatively high interest rate. Read more. Fla. 1 of 4 states where insurers snub credit scores Good credit scores do more than snag lower mortgage rates. Nationwide, it costs low-score owners 91.4% more for property insurance - but 0% more in Fla. Read more. On tap: A 500K-resident...
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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   Weekend Edition     Friday, August 15, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Florida Bar to study gay marriage property law Gay-marriage bans are collapsing nationwide, so the Florida Bar created a committee to study how state real estate and probate laws impact same-sex couples. Read more. First-time buyers stuck as entry-level homes dry up Investors scoop up a lot of starter homes, but many first-timers can't afford one anyway. It's creating problems for the market, move-up buyers and others. Read more. Average 30-year mortgage rate this week: 4.12% The FRM declined a bit and is close to its all-time low for the year. Three out of four Bankrate.com experts predict little change over the short term. Read more.   Virtual home showing...
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By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
The June2014 numbers are in. 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.)
Lantana, of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats & Facts for June 2014 Stats and facts about Lantana, Florida, are out for the month of June 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 6.2 month selling point which is down nearly 1.7% 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 than 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 Thursday, July 31, 2014 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Corporations scoop up rental homes Individuals with just one property own about 50% of the nation's 14M rental homes, but corporate investors (those with 10 or more homes) now own about 2M. Read more. Facebook: Get new app if you want to email on the go You can't email clients through Facebook's mobile app anymore. The social network says its new messenger app does more and works faster than the older system. Read more. Owners suffer as they wait for loan modifications Report: Hundreds of thousands of U.S. owners nationwide wait too long for modifications, leaving them in financial limbo that can last up to a year. Read more.   Renting your old home instead of selling? Some tips ...
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