Real Estate 101

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When staging your Palm Beach County home for sale, your furniture placement will be adjusted to invite buyers into the property and allow them to walk freely in the room and then pass to the next.  It may not be the layout you prefer or use, but it is to facilitate the sale of your house.

 Ideally, a home stager can be your ace in the hole to sell quickly. The home stager will suggest to you what stays and goes, what to put away and what needs to be upgraded.  According to the National Association of Realtors, home stagers start with an “evaluation in which they’ll review your home from curbside to back fence offering a list of instructions and suggested enhancements, changes and upgrades for you to get done.”

The goal of staging is to showcase

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The new energy efficient movement is leaning toward sustainability. Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. By using renewable, recyclable materials generations in the future will not be impacted as greatly by development today.

There has been an increasing trend in Palm Beach County home building.  Both builders and consumers are more concerned about energy efficiency, green homes and leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the planet.  Energy efficient appliances are now standard in new construction and in remodeling.

The initial cost is more expensive than that of non-designated energy efficient appliances.   Nevertheless, over the

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When buying a new house its advisable to have a very innovative idea of what you’re looking for in your next home. The list may be a very long one, but you need to be realistic about what fundamentals are truly “wishes” and which ones are nonnegotiable.  Consider prerequisites as to the number of bedrooms, garages, a fenced yard for a pet, swimming pool, a specific school district, waterfront etc.

Once you’ve gathered up ideas for your new home you’ll need to make a list.  It can be accommodating to divide your list into categories.  Three categories such as nonnegotiable basics, shadowed by items that would be enjoyable to have and your dream features.

A suitable place to start is to figure out what properties are available in your price range

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The 2017 housing market is shaping up to be opportune for both the buyer and the seller. Although mortgage interest rates are on the rise, it hasn’t deterred buyers from purchasing their next home.


Since the presidential election, interest rates have risen from 3.5 percent to 4.2 percent. According to research by the National Association of Realtors, supply and demand graphs show that even while interest rates have gone up, home sales are still increasing, meaning inventory is going down, which could be a motivating factor for people to sell their homes.


But why are people buying even though rates are going up?


The rising cost of rent has been a contributing factor motivating people to purchase a home. In the past few years, the number of

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Today, it is clear that our culture and our existence are dependent on technology and all of its wonders. The world today is a digital one. From socializing, learning or commerce, technology is lifeblood and the world of real estate is no different. 

With apps, stunning websites and the ease of email communication the world of real estate is adapting. Realtor.org recently released a study indicating the power of this change. With apps and websites that allow customers to search by specific location and specific neighborhoods, buyers have the ability to maximize their search and their ability to compare and contrast homes on the market. The ability to do this gives both the buyer and the realtor an advantage. Most of the consumers will have their ideal

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Florida conjures up images of luxurious palatial homes, palm trees swaying in warm breezes, sparkling swimming pools, expansive stretches of sandy beaches, and seas of boats moored in harbors. It’s where luxury living has been elevated to its limits.  Thinking of moving to South Florida in 2017, consider the hot forecast for real estate in 2017.

Expect a hot year for home sales in 2017, per recent forecasts from the National Association of Realtors, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and more.

NAR is predicting “existing-home sales to reach 6 million in 2017, higher than its 5.8 million forecast for this year. But other entities are even more bullish. MBA is predicting home sales to eclipse 6.5 million next year,

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South Florida's MIAMI Association of Realtors (including Jupiter/Tequesta to South Miami areas) celebrates a "milestone 90th anniversary and illustrious history of success and achievements."

 As a client of a Realtor, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all real estate transaction-related matters. Using a professional Realtor is well advised and advantageous. They are competent members of the National Association of Realtors and here in South Florida, they are members of MIAMI as well. Realtors are not just agents. According to RealtorMag.com, Realtors make a significant difference for home buyers/sellers:

      "1). An expert guide. Selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents.

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South Floridians love an inconspicuous life-style.  It begins in the home. Clean, clutter free and streamlined kitchens are directing the new home trends this 2016 season.   Modern touches are even reaching the popular “Tuscan-style” kitchens by adding a modern flavor.  Stainless steel and open thick glass shelving are shaping the new kitchen.

An easy change in any home is addressing electrical outlets.  Today’s family has an average of 12-plus mobile devices.  Multiple plugs are necessary for today’s family.  A cool new product called thingCHARGER aims to make the “process a little easier and neater, as it goes in right over an existing outlet, and docks various devices on top for easy charging.” It features various top mounted charging tips that

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Palm Beach County has always had an envy provoking lifestyle with its stunning real estate, year round great weather, warm ocean waters, sandy beaches and some of the best dining and entertainment in the nation. This year, the enviable lifestyle was made a permanent lifestyle by many as Palm Beach County’s cities have experienced a considerable growth in population according to the U.S. Census. 

The cities and towns with the biggest growth in population were in the northern part of the county in Jupiter and West Palm Beach specifically. West Palm Beach gained 2,967 new residents, Jupiter gained 1,997 and Palm Beach Gardens gained 975 new residents. The City Administrator, Jeff Green stated that these numbers are “in line” with what they were

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America’s Happiest Seaside Town of 2016 is on South East Florida’s “Treasure Coast”.  Stuart, Florida ranked number #1 of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns according to Coastal Living Magazine on April 6, 2016!  The travel and beach living magazine directs subscribers to the United States happiest coastal places to live. The magazine based their criteria on a several fundamental influences including the Gallup Healthways Well Being-Index, number of sunny days, beach excellence, countless educational opportunities, low crime index, and other factors.

The hidden gem of the Town of Stuart is on the Atlantic Ocean’s shoreline and nestled between two flowing rivers.  Mayor Jeffrey Krauskopf describes the old-fashioned feel of the town of Stuart as

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