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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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If you're looking for the silver lining in the current crisis in the house market, look no further than Palm Beach, Florida where the real estate market is posting promising gains. In recent years, the US housing market has hit a slump, with the national average price for homes declining more than 4%, but not in Palm Beach. The asking price for homes in Palm Beach is twice as high as the national average, according to the Palm Beach Post. Palm Beach homes may be a real source of hope as the rest of the country recovers from the market crash in late 2008. The area that has seen the largest recent increase in home value is Jupiter Inlet Colony, and those gains were closely followed in places like Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Gulfstream. To learn more about

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What a difference a year makes. South Florida home sellers over approximately the past five years had to wait for prospects, much less offers. But things have turned around. The SunSentinelreported on December 9, 2012 that:

As the sizzle returns to South Florida's housing market, many homes are getting multiple offers, a result of strong demand from first-time buyers and investors and a shortage of available homes. It's vastly different from a few years (ago).

Factors contributing to the success of the South Florida real estate market include: affordable pricing, job growth, and historically low interest rates. Buyers should act soon, as prices have increased over the past couple of months. The SunSentinel reported that South Florida home prices

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The Palm Beach Postblog reported on December 26, 2012 that the South Florida real estate market is recovering. The article stated:

Home prices in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties were up 8.5 percent in October from the same time last year....The 20-city index composite showed a gain of 4.3 percent from last year. The Tampa market was up 5.9 percent.

This is good news, especially in light of the fact that the housing market is generally stronger in the summer then the fall and winter. David Blitzer, chairman of the index committee, said:  “Looking over this report, and considering other data on housing starts and sales, it is clear that the housing recovery is gathering strength.”

Good news indeed. Consumers are also drawn to purcahse

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If you're looking for a house to call home in West Palm Beach, Irene Eisen knows where to find it. With over 8 years of realtor experience and a keen eye for specifics, Irene is sure to help you find the best fit for you and your family. She was recently featured on an episode of HGTV's "House Hunters", given the task of helping a couple with completely different tastes find their first home together. To get an idea of just how good she is ,you can watch the episode here:

Part 1: Getting Started

Part 2: Final Decision

As a client-oriented professional, Irene will help you with your home purchase from start to finish. She'll listen and work with

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