West Palm Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Stephen P. Panczak, MBA, Real Estate Agent & Business Coach, (561) 254-8098
(Keller Williams Coastal Partners)
Struggling Homeowners Get Another Chance with Loan Mods - West Palm Beach, Florida Today, August 27, 2010 Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) will be conducting its 3rd South Florida mortgage counseling marathon from August 27th-31st in West Palm Beach, Florida. This planned five (5) day event will be opened "around the clock" from Friday, August 27th at 9:00am through Tuesday, August 31, 2010 until 8:00pm at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. NACA, based in Boston, Massachusetts, claims to have a higher than average success rate, due mostly in part to having hundreds of financing lenders on-site during the marathon. In the February 2010 event, the NACA counselors worked on 24,000 loan modification applications and modified approximately 16,000 loans. Some Palm B...
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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Educational Gallery Group at CityPlace West Palm Beach FL:  Build! Make! Do! The Educational Gallery Group (Eg²) for the second year in a row will be having their "hands-on art show."  All of the artwork featured in the exhibition will be created at the exhibition by students K-12 from Palm Beach County FL Public and Private schools. "Build! Make! Do!" will be on display at the Educational Gallery Group at Cityplace until September 21, 2010. Information:Educational Gallery Group477 S. Rosemary Avenue, City PlaceSuite 193West Palm Beach, FL 33401561-315-5947Wed-Fri:  4:00 pm to 9:00 pmSat:  Noon pm to 9:00 pmSun:  Noon to 6:00 pmwww.egsquared.orgIf you would like to make a donation to this wonderful organization, please mail it to:Educational Gallery GroupP.O. Box 7557West Palm Beach, FL...
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By Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor
(Steve Hoffacker LLC)
There is still time to attend. On Tuesday, from 9-1 at the Realtors Association of the Palm beaches (RAPB), I am teaching "Promoting Yourself for Free Online - Growing Your Business With Social Media." We're going to look t how social media and networking is an essential component for marketing your business today and what you can expect. Active Rain, facebook, YouTube and many other networks will be discussed annd explored. Come to find our what is available and how you can benefit. I have a few surprises in store. To register, visit the RAPB site. See you on Tuesday. ─── For more information on my coaching and educational programs and services, visit my website stevehoffacker.com, or go to my other blog homesalesinsights.com for additional sales tips, insights, and commentary. Listen ...
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By Stephen P. Panczak, MBA, Real Estate Agent & Business Coach, (561) 254-8098
(Keller Williams Coastal Partners)
Struggling Homeowners Get Another Chance at Loan Mods - Palm Beach County On Friday, August 27th 2010, Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) will be conducting it 3rd South Florida mortgage counseling marathon from August 27-31 in West Palm Beach, Florida. This planned five day event will be opened "around-the-clock" from Friday, August 27th at 9:00am to Tuesday, August 31st at 8:00pm at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. NACA, which is based in Boston, Massachusetts, claims to have a high success rate (75% so claimed) due mostly in part to having hundreds of financial lending institution representatives meet directly with homeowners on-site for a one-to-one meeting. Many struggling homeowners, with an array of personal and varied situations, may find some relief t...
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By Emilio Cardenal
(irealty.pro)
Are you interested in Buying real estate at West Palm Beach, Florida? This is your chance to make purchsae at a fantastic low price. The real estate market in 2005 - 2006 took a dive and it has taken 4 years to stabilize. In many developments / communities in West Palm Beach prices at record lows, in some cases lower than what they have been for 10 - 15 years ago.   Financing is the other question. Do you need it? Financing a single family home or a condo is completely different. Financing a Single Family home is a lot easier, Banks prefer them over condos. If the property that you are interested in West Palm Beach is a condo, them you should speak to you lender, so they can tell you if they can finance the condominium project.   Find your home in West Palm Beach can be very easy, visit...
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By Stephen P. Panczak, MBA, Real Estate Agent & Business Coach, (561) 254-8098
(Keller Williams Coastal Partners)
SUNDAY CONCERT - Carlos Santana w/Steve Winwood at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach This Sunday, come join the Latin guitar rock Legend, Carlos Santana on stage (with Steve Winwood) for this only South Florida appearance. Where: Cruzan Amphitheatre (Fair Grounds area off Southern Blvd) When:  Sunday, August 1st 2010 at 7:30pm Tickets:  Lawn Seating Range: $21-$85     General/VIP:  $85-$265 (approx.)                                                        For all of your Palm Beach County Real Estate needs, call Steve Panczak, Realtor at the winning team of Keller Williams Realty of the Palm Beaches. Stephen P. Panczak, Realtor, CDPE, SFR, LCAM Cell: (561) 254-8098 Website: www.palmbeachsteve.com        
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By Stephen P. Panczak, MBA, Real Estate Agent & Business Coach, (561) 254-8098
(Keller Williams Coastal Partners)
SUNDAY CONCERT & PICNIC AT CENTENNIAL SQUARE - WEST PALM BEACH                         JULY IS THE ULTIMATE 'JOURNEY' TRIBUTE BAND         "DON'T STOP BELIEVING"                 COME JOIN AND BE PART OF THIS FREE CONCERT            SUNDAY, JULY 25TH 2010 AT 4:30PM Palm Stage at Downtown Centennial Square (Clematis Fountains)      The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band - Don't Stop Believing...considered one of the top tribute bands in the United States. Don't Stop Believing is a totally authentic "tribute band" that sounds like the real thing, dresses the part and create the excitement of a real Journey Concert!!                                        *************************************** For all of your Palm Beach County real estate needs, from Palm Beach Gardens to the historic homes of ...
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By Stephen P. Panczak, MBA, Real Estate Agent & Business Coach, (561) 254-8098
(Keller Williams Coastal Partners)
4 Steps Towards Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane. As we begin to approach the most active part of this years' hurricane season, we need to take a few moments to review our Hurricane Disaster Plan. There are steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and property should disaster strike. According to the Insurance Information Institute, here are four (4) important steps to consider in your preparation plan:   STEP #1: REVIEW YOUR INSURANCE COVERAGE                                                                                                             Each year (along with filing your tax forms), check your insurance policy to ensure that you have the right kind of coverage. Check your deductibles and coverage limits. In addition, homeowners should check on the amount of 'c...
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By Tina Gleisner, Home Tips for Women
(Home Tips for Women)
When the holidays come, it often means getting together with family and friends. We're much more aware that this isn't possible for families with one or more family members in the military. For my family, the next best thing is hearing from ... and then seeing your Navy son (wearing Navy whites and tour guide) on a video as his ship docked in West Palm Beach yesterday. Join the mayor and local TV station as they tour the USS Carr and learn about life in the Navy. When the guys say they are looking forward to stretching their legs, they mean it. There are 3 bunks, top to bottom and very little room to move around, i.e. just enough space to crawl into your bunk bed. I've toured the ship and it's true there are movies running continuously in the dining room. It's also more like your elemen...
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By Stephen P. Panczak, MBA, Real Estate Agent & Business Coach, (561) 254-8098
(Keller Williams Coastal Partners)
  Last night, the U.S. Congress passed an extension to the Home Buyer Tax Credit closing deadline, which could have impacted tens of thousands of home buyers across the nation. The extension is included in the Home Buyer Assistance and Improvement Act (H.R. 5623) and will prevent many home buyers nationally from losing their eligibility for a tax credit through no fault of their own. Under this extended legislation that passed last night, these households now have until Sept 30th 2010 to close. Previously, the deadline date was June 30th to close with contracts pending as of April 30th 2010. In Palm Beach County, this will come as some additional relief to home buyers experiencing delays in getting their property financed closed. Most of the delays are a result of a large number of Sho...
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By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
Come out and celebrate Independence Day with this annual event on Flagler in West Palm beach. This is one of the region's biggest and best 4th of July celebration and includes a spectacular fireworks show. Enjoy food, concerts and much more, admission is free so come on down.
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By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
Another Realtor win! The City of West Palm Beach has decided not to increase their fire assessment fee on commercial and residential units. This would have meant a fire fee up to $100 per residential unit and commercial faced .11 per square foot which amounted to thousands of dollars for many owners.  The City Commission Chambers were packed! The Realtor Goverment Affairs Committee will take up the issue of addressing the existing fee of $25 per residential unit and .03 per square foot on commercial at the next meeting. The City also plans to propose no millage increase this year.
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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Educational Gallery Group at CityPlace West Palm Beach FL:  "Multiples: One of Many" The Educational Gallery Group (Eg²) will be opening their next exhibition "Multiples: One of Many" on May 28, 2010 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.  Artwork on display has been created by Palm Beach County students from grades K-12. "Multiples: One of Many" features printmaking & photography and will be on display at the Educational Gallery Group at Cityplace until August 1, 2010. Information:Educational Gallery Group477 S. Rosemary Avenue, City PlaceSuite 193West Palm Beach, FL 33401561-315-5947Wed-Fri:  4:00 pm to 9:00 pmSat:  Noon pm to 9:00 pmSun:  Noon to 6:00 pmwww.egsquared.orgIf you would like to make a donation to this wonderful organization, please mail it to:Educational Gallery GroupP.O. Box 7557Wes...
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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Educational Gallery Group Summer Art Workshops at CityPlace Educational Gallery Group, Eg2, is offering Art Workshops this summer for students who love art, have a positive attitude and are willing to try. Eg2 is looking for students that are serious about art and want to improve their art skills. They will be focusing on drawing, sclupting and painting techniques during a four hour session. Eg2 is commited to helping students grow as artists, so if your child can't do all of these don't worry. AGE: Students who have completed 4th grade through those entering 9th grade. WHEN: Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm WHERE: Eg2 Cityplace Gallery 477 S. Rosemary Avenue, City Place West Palm Beach, FL 33401 www.egsquared.org COST: $175, which includes materials and supplies.  (a non-refundable...
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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Farmers Emporium West Palm Beach FL - Freshest Fruits and Vegetables Farmers Emporium located in West Palm Beach FL has some of the freshest fruits and vegetables I have come across in the Palm Beach County area. Besides having some of the freshest fruits and vegetables at Farmers Emporium the prices can't be beat either. Today I stocked up on a ton of fresh fruit; apples, bananas, pears, grapes, a pineapple and even a bag of baby carrots for under $11.  I know I would have easily spent double that amount going to the local food store and I do not think the fruits and vegetables would have been fresher than what they were at the Farmers Emporium. Eating healthier no longer has to be a big expense if you shop at Farmers Emporium in West Palm Beach Florida where the fruit and vegetables ...
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By Linda Just, SFR
(Leibowitz Realty Group - Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
As I reported in my last post, I had submitted property comparables to the appraiser for my Seller. As with most of Florida, this area where the home is located has many short sales and foreclosures. It's quite a difficult task coming up with the right price. When you work with FHA lenders, the appraisal price is usually the sale price. At least here it is. And, this is the case with this last sale. Many of the Buyers we've seen are first timers and they have limited funds. Good reasons exist for anyone not to overpay in this market. Some areas of Palm Beach County actually have seen some rise in prices, but it is in pockets throughout the county. North Palm Beach is an area that is currently seeing plenty of sales and they are not short sales. Boca Raton as well. Country Club propertie...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Sunfest 2010 Wed -Sun April 28 to May 2 - West Palm Beach The annual 2010 Sunfest music and art festival is happening today Wednesday April 28 through May 2, 2010.  It is our largest music and art festival along the water. Some of the happenings are a juried art show, fireworks show, live music, Captain Morgan's floating barges, wine garden, hair cuts and a chance to win a 2010 Fusion Hybrid.  The weather is sunny and about 80 - perfect for a festival along the water! Where:  Dowtown West Palm Beach along the Intracoastal, running along Flager Dr from Banyan to Lakeview Aves. When:  Wed -   5:00 - 10:00 pm            Thurs - 5:00 - 10:00 pm            Fri  -     5:00 - 11:00 pm            Sat -   12:00 - 11:00 pm            Sun -  12:00 - 11:00 pm Juried Art Show When:   Fri  -  5:00 - ...
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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
VA Medical Center Barber & Beauty Shop - West Palm Beach FL I recently found out that the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach FL has a Barber & Beauty Shop, but this Barber Shop is like no other. The staff at the Barber & Beauty Shop is made up of volunteers who donate all of their time and are extremely friendly. All of the proceeds made at the Barber & Beauty Shop are donated directly to the VA Medical Center. The Barber & Beauty Shop at the VA Medical Center is open to the general public and you don't have to be a veteran to use their services. Along with haircuts they also do perms, hair color and hair styling. The hours are limited and I highly recommend scheduling an appointment otherwise it is a first come first serve basis. Barber & Beauty Shop Hours* Monday: 8:00am to 12:30pm...
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By Michelle Gibson, REALTOR
(Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. )
Foto Friday:  An American Hero Once a month I'm at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach FL and every time I'm there I always enjoy seeing this statue.  I have been wanting to capture a picture and yesterday I finally stopped my car long enough to grab this shot, which I should have zoomed in a tad more.  If you can't make it out it's a solider carrying a child on his shoulders.
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By Jack Tapping
(Fizber)
Nicolas Cage hasn’t been able to find a seller for his house on Los Angeles (floor area of more than 1,000 square m). At first, the actor priced the house at $ 34 mln, later he reduced the price up to $10 mln but without success. The reason for loosing the house was his debts for tax authorities.According to the US press, Cage doesn’t have enough money to keep the house. The actor is blaming his manager for his problems – last year he even brought him to the court, though the manager filed a counter claim and accused of wastage.       Unfortunately, such situations are typical for present day. For example, in West Palm Beach (Florida) there are many foreclosed houses as the situation in the market is really far from ideal. The place is very attractive but the real estate market is overs...
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