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March 2013

Found 121 blog entries for March 2013.

Home prices for Palm Beach County Real Estate reached bottom in April 2012, allowing a recovery to begin and soon after foreclosure activity became only secondary subjects. The Palm Beach Post enthusiastically reported that median sales prices of Palm Beach homes had reached the second highest level in the nation by December 2012, meaning home prices had climbed a remarkable 35 percent. Consultant Stan Geberer backed up reports from other Realtors by pointing to the dwindling inventory of single-family homes and condominiums. In November 2012, single-family home supply was down 54 percent from a year ago and condominium supply was down 47 percent over a similar period. Although job growth may still be slow, the Palm Beach Home figures do confirm a

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Home prices for Palm Beach County reached bottom in April 2012, allowing a recovery to begin and soon after foreclosure activity became only secondary subjects. The Palm Beach Post enthusiastically reported that median sales prices of Palm Beach homes had reached the second highest level in the nation by December 2012, meaning home prices had climbed a remarkable 35 percent. Consultant Stan Geberer backed up reports from other Realtors by pointing to the dwindling inventory of single-family homes and condominiums. In November 2012, single-family home supply was down 54 percent from a year ago and condominium supply was down 47 percent over a similar period. Although job growth may still be slow, the Palm Beach figures do confirm a turnaround in the

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On Florida’s east coast, there is a region called the Treasure Coast, which is 4 counties: Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie. The name refers to Spanish ships, treasure-laden, that sunk off the Florida's Atlantic coast in 1715. The Treasure Coast is now valued by international investors. Real estate prices in this hard-hit hurricane state fell so low, buyers throughout the U.S. saw Florida as an investment opportunity. With value of the U.S. dollar weakening and exchange rates providing a new incentives, international investors began looking to Florida, too. In 2012, the National Association of Realtors surveyed Florida Realtors about the number of non-resident client/buyers they were seeing. The International Home Buyers Report reveals this

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Boca Raton caters to passionate people- people who absolutely love photography, water-skiing, haute cuisine, or any number of other delights. The decision is not whether to live in Boca Raton, but rather whether to buy a house or condo. There are two important elements to consider when deciding between a house or condo. The first aspect is the number of bodies in your family, both people and pets. If you have three children, then you will likely want extra space for playtime. The typical condo has one or two bedrooms, and can comfortably fit a maximum of two to three people and possibly a small pet. Very few condo governing boards will sign off on three large dogs. The second element to consider is how much time you will be spending in your home. If you

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On the Eastern Florida coast, Jupiter has a huge variety of recreational activities, including the spring training parks for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Florida Marlins. Jupiter real estate includes everything from condos and town houses, to quaint, below-$100,000 starter houses, secured gated communities, and luxury homes. Tequesta, Hobe Sound, and Stuart are to the north; Juno Beach, Boca Raton, and Palm Beach Gardens are to the south. Jupiter is a paradise on the Atlantic.

Jupiter is a bit more affluent than most of Florida, with estimated median incomes (2009) of $65,091. With a population of around 2,000 and just over 500 households, the average condominium value is $287,771 as opposed to the rest of Florida at $182,400. The mean average for

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If you are looking to sell your Palm Beach property in today's economy, it helps to know what condo buyers want.  By doing your research, and even making a few changes to update, you will be able to move your property faster, as well as get the price you are looking for.  Here are a few of the top trends attracting home buyers in 2013. 

 

  • Lots of Natural Light.  Light makes a place seem cheery and light.  Give some thought to adding under cabinet lighting in the kitchen or ambient lighting in the living room to showcase your home properly.
  • Go Neutral.  Neutral color schemes allow a home owner to add a splash of their favorite color.  Wood tones in greens, grays, and tans in particular create a warm feeling without being bland.
  • Appliances. 
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Real Estate Boca Raton 

Many Americans share the dream of home ownership in Boca Raton. A home of your own can represent stability, freedom, and an investment in your future. Turning that dream into a reality means planning for a mortgage and Lang Realty can help.
Step 1: Set your budget Before you can buy a house in Boca, you need to set a household budget taking into account all your expenditures and income to see how much you can afford. 
Step 2: Check your credit Your credit score impacts how much you can borrow. Checking your credit reports also alerts you to problems or potential identity theft. Step 3: Evaluate your savings Financial experts recommend having an emergency savings equal to six months of expenditures. This is especially sound

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If you want a home in Broward County, now's the time to get your loan pre-approved. Waiting will end up costing you more and possibly missing out on the property you want. Just like any item, when demand goes up and supply goes down, that item costs more. That is what's been happening with homes in Broward County. Condos and homes are no longer sitting for months with a For Sale sign on the lawn. Real estate agents are so busy, there are times when homes are sold before the sign ever goes up. The result is, prices for single-family homes have sharply increased. From November, 2011 to the same time in 2012,  median-priced homes in the county have increased in value an impressive 23 percent.The demand and decreasing inventory of homes has agents often

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Beautiful homes in the Palm Beach area are ranked a top place to live in the United States.  According to the Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach comes in at the 15th spot out of the top 20 listed by Barron's Penta magazine. The relatively inexpensive homes are being snatched up by homeowners looking to downsize, but retain that luxury feel. Homes in Palm Beach can be found for $1 - $2 million dollars which is a true bargain for gorgeous sunsets and warm breezes. Now that second homes are beginning to sell again, the key to finding the best place is both location and condition of the home according to the article "Beyond the Hedges." Homeowners looking for a new space do not want to deal with renovations, but they want to move right in and begin

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After a few years of languishing like a lost beach ball at sea, the Miami real estate market is once again establishing itself as the place to be. And why wouldn't the market for high-end homes and condos recover more quickly than the rest of the country? Miami has it all--ocean views, cultural hot spots, the top restaurants and NBA Champion the Miami Heat.

Yes, there's a lot to love about Miami. But what's most impressive is the quality of the real estate available on the market and the interest it's garnering from people across the country and overseas. The rejuvenation of Miami's high-end real estate market has caught the eye of national media.

MSNBC recently ran a story about how people from other countries are buying up Miami's luxury real estate,

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