Lantana, 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 Friday, June 14, 2013     TODAY'S TOP STORIES Census data: Florida tops in retiree population New Census data confirms that Florida is once again THE No. 1 retirement spot. More than 18% of Floridians are over age 65, the highest rate of any state. Read more. Mortgage rates continue upward climb Fence-sitters take note: Mortgage rates rose for the sixth straight week, putting the average rate on the 30-year loan just shy of 4 percent. Read more. I spy with my Google eye Trulia's new app for Google Glass displays info about properties near the user's current location, including whether there is an open house in progress.  Read more.   Practice make perfect; sell yourself in 30 seconds Focus on what makes your services specia...
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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, June 7, 2013     TODAY'S TOP STORIES U.S. mortgages rates rise this week Average rate on a 15-year FRM rose above 3% for the first time in a year, while the 30-year fixed loan rate was 3.91% - the highest since March 2012. Read more.   Number of improving housing markets rises in June NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index up to 263 metros; it's the fifth month in a row where more than 70% of U.S. metros shown as improving. Read more.   U.S employers add 175K jobs, rate up to 7.6% Labor Dept.: The unemployment rate ticked up slightly from April's 7.5%, but it may be due to more people looking for work - and that's a healthy sign. Read more.   Foreclosures may be cheap, but beware pitfalls Savvy investors' adv...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Lantana of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats for April 2013   Stats and facts about Lantana, Florida, are out for the month of April 2013.  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 3.7 month selling point which is down nearly 55.6%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 29 years experience as a Realtor, construction was a passion of mine as well. This alone is worth so much more than the a...
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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, May 16, 2013     TODAY'S TOP STORIES No. of housing starts counters drop in foreclosures RealtyTrac: National drop in foreclosures coming on the market is balanced by higher number of new home starts. Delray Beach tops for expected inventory. Read more.   Housing starts fell in April but permits surged Building permits for future construction hit a five-year high. And while housing starts dropped a bit, most of the decline was in volatile multifamily housing. Read more.   Home appraisals no longer derailing sales A CNN news story says appraisals nationwide are starting to come in equal, or higher, than contract prices. And it cites Jacksonville Beach as an example. Read more.   International migration to drive ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Lantana of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats for March 2013   Stats and facts about Lantana, Florida, are out for the month of March 2013.  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 3.6 month selling point which is down nearly 55.5%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 29 years experience as a Realtor, construction was a passion of mine as well. This alone is worth so much more than the a...
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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 Realtors News Thursday, April 25, 2013     TODAY'S TOP STORIES HUD closing two Fla. field offices The Orlando and Tampa offices will close as part of a national realignment. Nationwide, HUD will shut down 16 out of 80 offices by early 2014. Read more.   Common myths about real estate auctions In many ways, an auction can be like a normal home sale - but faster. Buildings can be inspected, and a win requires earnest money plus mortgage preapproval. Read more.   Terrorism insurance can come in handy Boston businesses without terrorism insurance are out of luck, but in many buildings, it's part of the lease price. About 70% of U.S. businesses are covered. Read more.   Where U.S. economy has, and hasn't, yet recovered Foreclosures fell, h...
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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, April 24, 2013 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Later marriage trends don't postpone homeownership Study: Today's young adults marry later than their parents did, but they're not delaying homeownership. In more cases, a home buy precedes the wedding. Read more.   App upgrade allows home search by school district Realtor.com says it's the first real estate search app that permits buyers to target only home listings that fall within specific school or district boundaries. Read more.   Big-box stores offer menu of financial services Costco could issue your next buyer's mortgage and Sam's Club could fund your small business loan as more retailers offer traditional bank services. Read more.     As Facebook stumbles, LinkedIn thr...
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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, April 19, 2013   TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fla. unemployment rate continues to fall In March, Fla. saw 32,400 new jobs and its lowest unemployment rate since 2008. The increase in employment feeds home sales as home sales create jobs. Read more.   Fla. metro construction up 15.3% year-over-year BidClerk: Building in major Fla. metro areas increased substantially in the first quarter - 0.8% in private construction and 25.4% in public construction. Read more.   30-year mortgage falls to 3.41% Average FRMs this week fell once again. Only 23% of experts polled by Bankrate expect an increase over the short term. Read more.   Fla. ranks No. 6 for taxes paid by small businesses Small business study: Researchers looked at all 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 Wednesday, April 17, 2013       TODAY'S TOP STORIES Lenders loosen up on home loans LendingTree: In first quarter of this year, 19% of conventional loans had downpayments between 5% and 10%. One year earlier, only 6% were that low. Read more.   Broker to pay $39K fair housing violation A Mass. attorney who added a restrictive contract covenant will also pay $39K. HUD says seller, real estate agent and attorney must all obey fair housing laws. Read more.   Tangled web ensnares foreclosure debacle It appears less likely that 100,000 ex-owners who had their foreclosure reviewed by the federal government will be told if the lender did something illegal. Read more.   Small business: Social media outcasts? Survey: 61% of small ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Key Questions To Ask A Buyer Looking For A Home     These are a series of questions that should be asked during a  preliminary and post interviews. This will encourage both parties in regards to expectation and outcome.  Please note, this is like a fact finding mission to achieve the best possible property in the shortest amount of time.   Why did you choose this time to move? Was there importance is this decision? How would your plans change if now or later? If a home was found today, what kind of decision would be made?   What will this move do for you? Would your situation be any different if you didn’t move? Are there any issues pending that need to be resolved before you can move? Do you have to sell something first?   How long have you lived in your present property? Have you ow...
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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, March 20, 2013   TODAY'S TOP STORIES Homes selling fast in many places In Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, homes linger on the market less than 60 days. In Oakland, Calif., they average less than 14 days. Nationwide, it's 98 days. Read more.   Cheaper to own than rent regardless of mortgage rate Trulia: A home purchase in Miami, for example, could be 43% cheaper than renting, assuming a 30-year FRM, 20% down, 7-year stay and 25% IRS tax rate. Read more.   Time to look at the FHA 203k mortgage program? An FHA 203k mortgage allows buyers to finance and fix a home under a single loan. It requires at least 3.5% down, but family gifts may be okay. Read more.   Choosing password manager is a matter of trust A single pho...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  A Marketing Plan of Attack for your listing     Here are a few ideas that will not only help sell your property or listing faster, it will also keep your seller informed of their progress toward a closing. There are probably more ideas that could be added but this has shown to be a thorough list that is effective.   Communicate by phone, text or email on a regular basis Use care by completing the listing agreement and all necessary paperwork. Use Obedience to all of your requests provided they fall within the real estate license law. Accounting. Use loyalty throughout the real estate transaction and promise not to discuss any information to agents or others. Disclose any and all material facts I learn through the transaction. Place your property in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). ...
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By Lisa Treu
(Treu Group Real Estate)
    http://www.treugroup.com - 561.352.3056 - If you are looking for the Lantana Real Estate Stats and Market Conditions, your Lantana Real Estate Team has the information that you need. The Treu Group has the marketing to help you get to the closing table on your Lantana home. Let us help you find the best price deals for you.       The Lantana, Florida real estate market stats are out for January and there is some interesting news. Inventory of available homes are at 4.9 months which is down - 43.3% compared to 2012. This is still a seller’s market and Lantana is one of the bright spots in Palm Beach County this month. There was record improvement which we certainly are happy to share with you.  The challenge is that prices are also down.         The Treu Group has seen many multiple...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Wednesday Shot of the Day …Three of a kind or 3 Pair…. YOU Decide???   I grabbed these photos from one of my Facebook friends Mara Zia. She had posted these pictures from the Page Travel the World’s photos. A great site for shots that you normally would not see anywhere locally. I think two of the greatest inventions are the camera and eyesight. Of course imagination plays a big part too. Enjoy.      
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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, February 7, 2013 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Are home prices rising too fast? When prices skyrocketed in 2005, the real estate industry celebrated. But a few hard lessons later, some experts worry the same thing is happening again. Read more. 6 tips on buying, renting a home for extra income There's money to be made investing in homes, renting them now and selling a few years down the road - but there are also problems for the unprepared. Read more. Canadian agent uses sexual innuendo to sell homes There can be a fine line between great marketing and inappropriate behavior. Critics say an effective campaign in Canada also undermines safety for other agents. Read more.   Be aware of audit flags when filing Of the top fi...
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  http://www.treugroup.com - 561.352.3056 - If you are looking for the Lantana Real Estate Stats and Market Conditions, your Lantana Real Estate Team has the information you need.  The Treu Group has the marketing to help you get to the closing table on your Lantana home.       The Lantana, Florida real estate market stats are out for December and there is some interesting news. Inventory of available homes are at 4.7 months which is down - 41.7% compared to 2011. This is still a seller’s market and Lantana is one of the bright spots in Palm Beach County this month. There was record improvement which we certainly are happy to share with you.     The Treu Group has seen many multiple offers and has the plan to help you sell your Lantana home for the most a buyer will pay. That is always ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Lantana of Palm Beach County, FL Market Stats for December 2012 Stats and facts about Lantana, Florida, are out for the month of December 2012.  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 4.7 month selling point which is down nearly 41.7% 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 28 years experience as a Realtor, construction was a passion of mine as well. This alone is worth so much more than ...
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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, January 24, 2013 TODAY'S TOP STORIES NAHB: Multifamily to remain strong through 2013 Panelists say multifamily has recovered substantially since 2010, and it's now about 70% of the way back to a sustainable level. Read more. Freddie Mac: Short sale process cut in half or more Short sales got shorter. New program rolled out in Nov. streamlined the process for Freddie Mac-owned mortgage loans. Read more. Fewer young homeowners in wake of housing bust Homeownership among households age 35 or less declined from 43.6% to 36.3% in eight years. Some now rent while others moved back in with parents. Read more.   There's still time to cut 2012 tax bite Tax documents for 2012 are beginning to arrive. The easiest deducti...
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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, January 17, 2013 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Feds finalize protections for mortgage holders Mortgage servicers must credit payments promptly, swiftly correct errors, keep better records and avoid foreclosure if working on a modification. Read more. Fla. has nation's top foreclosure rate in 2012 One in 32 Fla. housing units with a mortgage - 3.11% - received at least one foreclosure notice last year. Second-place Nev. saw 2.7%. Read more. Home construction in 2012 highest in 4 years It was a 28.1% increase over 2011. In December, single-family home construction increased 8% - 75% higher than its recession low. Read more.   Fla. has money for foreclosed owners but few apply The window to apply ends tomorrow. Fla. A.G. Bon...
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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, January 11, 2013 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Website scams Realtors protecting their reputation A website appears to scam Realtors by posting a negative comment - probably fake - and then offering to remove it for a fee. Read more. Florida to spend $60 million from banks' settlement A portion of the state's bank settlement will aid first-time buyers, counsel at-risk homeowners and fund the foreclosure court system. Read more. Deadline nears for foreclosed owners to apply Floridians who went through a foreclosure from Jan. 1, 2008, to Dec. 31, 2011, could have money waiting - but 2/3s haven't applied for it. Read more. U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.40% The FRM is still close to record lows set last year, and mos...
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