Lantana, FL Real Estate News

By Lisa Treu
(Treu Group Real Estate)
  http://www.treugroup.com - Your Lantana Real Estate Team has the information that you are looking for about the Lantana Real Estate Stats and Market Conditions.  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 November and there is some interesting news. Inventory of available homes are at 5.1 months which is down -34.9% compared to last year. 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 our g...
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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 November 2012 Stats and facts about Lantana, Florida, are out for the month of November 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 5.1 month selling point which is down nearly 34.9% 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 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 Friday, December 21, 2012 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Top real estate stories of 2012 What changed the state's real estate world this year? Florida Realtors put together its annual list of top stories. Read more. Housing may loosen up Many economists now expect higher home values to entice more owners to sell, boosting inventory and total sales in 2013. Read more. FHA to tighten mortgage standards in 2013 After Jan. 31, expect stricter debt-to-income ratio for lower-credit buyers and 5% downpayment for high-cost mortgages. Read more. Mortgage rates rise; still near record lows Average 30-year FRM at 3.37% this week. Most experts polled by Bankrate expect further increases over short term. Read more. No counties mandate septic tan...
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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 14, 2012 TODAY'S TOP STORIES AMCs, banks cause many appraisal problems Fla.-certified real estate appraiser addressed impact on housing recovery at Florida Realtors' economic event. Read more. Lease option is convenient but risky Lease option might be a good opportunity for credit-impaired buyers if they understand the rules and have a contract. Read more. Rate on 30-year mortgage dips to 3.32% Decline takes it within .01% of lowest rate on record. Most experts predict lower rates or little change over short term. Read more. Cuba to allow private real estate brokers Cuba legalized property sales a year ago. Yesterday, it announced that real estate agents would be able to broker deals. Read more. Citizens ...
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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, December 6, 2012 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Short sales outpacing REOs RealtyTrac: In 3Q, foreclosures up 22% but 65% going as short sales now. In Fla., it was 26% as Ariz. leads with 34%. Read more. Old vs. new? Homebuyers reveal preferences 75% consider an existing home, 20% say they prefer a new home and 5% have no preference, according to a survey. Read more. Real estate field attracts younger agents A SW Florida real estate school says 15% of 2012 graduates were younger than 24 - about twice as many as last year. Read more. 10 ways to say thank you at work Brokers: It's easy to take agents and staff for granted, but the No. 1 reason people leave is "lack of appreciation." Read more. Force-placed insurance lawsuit ...
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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 30, 2012 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Buyers should comparison shop for a mortgage Survey: Many buyers pay too much for a mortgage. Some even lose homes when unexpected fees come due. Read more. Fannie ups options for surrendering deed Owners have new options, including ability to mail in deed and live in house a few months. New name: mortgage release. Read more. Rate on 30-year mortgage ticks up to 3.32% Rate remains close to last week's all-time-low record of 3.31%, however. Experts predict little change over short term. Read more. Citizens Ins. agents to sell other providers Fla.-owned insurer pres. says it's "worst coverage in marketplace" but also cheapest, so homeowners prefer it. Read more. Worker shortage ...
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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 16, 2012 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Investors see shrinking window to buy REOs Start "good time to buy" countdown: Blackstone sees fewer deals and predicts bargain-price demise within two years. Read more. Fla. 'Realtor Hero' honored by NAR Tampa's Connie Johnson, Coldwell Banker, protects people and pets as president of home rehab charity and Humane Society. Read more. U.S. rate on 30-year FRM hits record 3.34% It's another low not seen since at least 1971 when recordkeeping began. Most mortgage experts predict little change. Read more. Saving money spurs builders to go green Half of companies say most new construction projects are now green, but done to save...
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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 September 2012 Stats and facts about Lantana, Florida, are out for the month of September 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 4.8 month selling point which is down nearly 46.8% 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 th...
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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, November 1, 2012 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Faster short sale guidelines start today Many of nation's largest mortgage servers can now approve a short sale without approval from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Read more. FHA eligibility OK 3 years post-foreclosure Buyers who lost a home at least three years ago - less in some cases - could now be approved for an FHA loan. Read more. Consumer Confidence Index hits 5-year high Index rises almost four points in Oct. Opinion on current conditions surged 7.5 points; future outlook rose 1.4 points. Read more. Gov. Scott touts Fla.'s economic improvement Citing "positive indicators" in the market, Scott says housing "is vital"...
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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 18, 2012 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Changes to MID increasingly likely More experts now expect U.S. lawmakers to tinker with the mortgage interest tax deduction to lower growing federal debt. Read more. Surge in construction could lift economy The week's spike in home building is more than a good sign. It suggests many consumers think the recovery will last. Read more. Foreclosure 'boomerang' homebuyers return It takes three years post-foreclosure to qualify for an FHA mortgage, but that now makes about 729K households eligible. Read more. Appraisals remain big hurdle, agents say In a New York Times interview, NAR official says a return to "normal appraisals" ...
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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 26, 2012 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fla. consumer confidence hits five-year high UF: Floridians' outlook not this high since Oct. 2007, and back then it was on its way down after the boom-time peak. Read more. SBA changes size standards for real estate You may officially be a small business soon with access to fed loans, benefits and increased gov't contracts. Read more. Shadow inventory less threatening Florida Realtors' economist expects Fla. shadow inventory to continue decline; Chase issues similar outlook for nation. Read more. New homes: Monthly price increase a record New homes sold for 11.2% more in Aug. than in July. Year-to-year, prices were up...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Friday Night Tunes with Enrique IglesiasWith one of our top contributors  Larry Bettag of Active Rain starting Friday Night tunes, I thought I would add my two cents or lyrics. Living in S. Florida there is no doubt we have the Latin Flair going on. Who can not appreciate this tune and/or the fact of its 14 million hits. 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                                                          Friday, September 14, 2012 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fed economic plan could lower mortgage rates Purchase of mortgage-backed securities to boost jobs and economy, but it could also drop mortgage rates up to 0.5% more. Read more. Zillow sues Trulia over website estimates Suit claims that Trulia's home value system, "Trulia Estimates," infringes on patent Zillow holds for its "Zestimate." Read more. BofA settles discrimination allegations Bank of America will pay $1,000-$5,000 to homeowners who had to prove income from Social Security Disability Insurance. Read more. Banks offer cash bonuses to drum up business Lenders are again adding mortgage loan incentives. Citi announ...
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By Lisa Treu
(Treu Group Real Estate)
www.treugroup.com 561-352-3056 Palm Beach County Real Estate is more than selling houses.  It is about selling the lifestyle.  As local real estate agents, we fidn time to get out and enjoy the best of Palm Beach County.  Today we did just that and it sure was fun.   We work hard and play hard when we can take a break selling real estate in Palm Beach County.  Today for a few hours we had a chance to have some fun.  What were we doing?  We went to Old Key Lime House to watch the Florida Gators.  This game was one we really wanted to win.  And win we did.  We were able to come from behind and win 20-13.   So why was it fun besides winning.  Old Key Lime House is an amazing Florida Gator bar.  The atmosphere is only second to being in The Swamp in Gainesville.  Everyone is dressed in Gat...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
   Short-sale & foreclosure help found in Palm Beach Co.   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. Scroll through and watch the video and the steps below.   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, payst...
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561-352-3056 – www.treugroup.com – Your Palm Beach County Real Estate Agent, The Treu Group of Keller Williams Realty offers information for Palm Beach County buyers and sellers including Short Sale Information in Palm Beach County, how to avoid foreclosure in Palm Beach County, how to buy a great deal in Palm Beach County, how to get a home sold in Palm Beach County, what the Luxury Market in Palm Beach County, buy a great deal in Palm Beach County, how to get a home sold in Palm Beach County, what the Luxury Market in Palm Beach County is doing and so much more. The Lantana, Florida real estate market stats are out for June and there is some good news.  Inventory of available homes are at 4.1 months which is down 61.9% compared to last year.  This is still a seller’s market; and ther...
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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 & Florida Realtors® News Tuesday, July 31, 2012 TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fla. attracts more new biz than it loses Survey: In 2011, state gained 1,152 more firms than it lost. Top reason companies avoid Fla.: Lack of skilled labor. Read more. Home prices rose in all major U.S. cities In May, homes in 20 cities tracked by  S&P/Case-Shiller price index increased an average 2.2% since April. Read more. Consumer confidence up after four declines U.S. consumers' outlook bounced back three points in July based on higher short-term business and employment prospects. Read more. CoreLogic: Foreclosures drop again in June Completed sales at pre-crisis level, suggesting recovery. Fla. No. 1 in percent of inventory, No. 2 in total number. Read more. Chicago...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  The Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Florida Real Estate & Realtors® News   Wednesday, July 25, 2012   TODAY'S TOP STORIES State Farm questioned on rate hike request Insurer dropped 125K owners in 2010 and won't add new ones, so state asks why it needs 57% increase for rental property. Read more.   New profit strategy: Buy homes, rent them Investors earn up to 8% yearly as landlords after buying thousands of homes; may sell only if market fully recovers. Read more.   Foreign investment in U.S. land on the rise Foreign holdings in U.S. forests and farmland rose 6.7% in 10 months - an area roughly the size of Indiana. Read more.   U.S. new-home sales fall to 5-month low However, June sales were 15.1% higher year-to-year, plus April and May sales numbers were "revised much higher."Read more...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  City of Lantana, FL Market Stats for the 1st Quarter of 2012 Stats and facts about the City of Lantana, Florida, are out for the last quarter ending in March 2012.  The report is pack with informative information about the county and the local city mentioned above. In a nut shell the inventory of homes available for sale are at a 3.9 month selling point which is down nearly 70.4% 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 City of Lantana, FL, choosing the right company with 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...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  Inland Property @ 129 S. Oak Street, Lantana, FL 33462 Lantana Point Section Offered @ $295,000 Location! Location! Location! Tropical Breezes, Lush Vegetation, Fantastic Views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Mexican Tile throughout, artistically decorated using natural balance and mosaics, flowing waters greet you, amidst a friendly neighborhood, tucked away from all the frenzy. This fully furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath Key West Style Home is close to The Lantana New Downtown Project, and walking distance to 20+ award winning bars, restaurants and accommodations. Less than a mile to the Atlantic Ocean and world renowned beaches. In the middle, yet secluded. Wonderful Year Round weather, 6' coral waterfall, covered 40' X 10' deck, walking tours and bike paths. Your Own Tropical Paradise!!!
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