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There are sellers in today’s market that do not want to put their listings on their local Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

They do not want to put their homes on the MLS, but want to list it with a realtor. They may not want it to be common knowledge that their home is on the market. They may want the sudden rush of buyers once their home is put on the market.

Other times sellers want their asking price, even if their selling price is above current market value; they may ask their listing agent to try to sell at that price for a short time, and then go on to the MLS with a lower price.

Some sellers are “on the fence” about selling their property and not truly motivated. They may be looking for the buyer that will motivate into selling their

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Highland Beach real estate stretches three miles along the pristine Palm Beaches of Florida between Boca Raton and Delray Beach. It is home to 4,200 year round residents and grows to 8,000 when retirees and others visit their winter homes. Highland Beach has no traffic intersections; only Hwy A1A separates the luxury Highland Beach real estate on the ocean from the bay-front homes and condos. You are minutes away from all the high-end dining and shopping experiences of the Palm Beach cities. Highland Park is reserved for the good life - living, resting, enjoying the peace, quiet, and rush of the surf. Turtles come to Highland Beach each season to nest. Cross Interstate 95, and you can putter into the nearby Delaire, Boca, or Broken Sound Golf Clubs. Play

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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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