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Before you start looking for your dream home you may want to sit down and make a list of items you wish you could have in this dream home.  Better yet, grab a piece of paper and fold it in half, on one side of the paper, place at the top of the paper the page the label “Wish List” and on the other side the fold line place the label “Needs”.  Now start filling in “Wish List” side.  Begin jotting down ideas as to what you would like to have in your dream home.  

It may be 5 bedroom suites/ 5 and ½ bathrooms/ 6,000 square feet/  with a guest house/ 3 car garage/ on direct ocean access.  If you can manage to move forward with your dream home purchase, fantastic!  If not, get pre-qualified for the type of home on your “Wish” list after you narrow it down

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South Florida’s home prices rose 2.5 percent in March according to Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller price index.  Proof that the housing rebound has begun! Case-Shiller tracks the residential values of real estate in 20 metropolitan regions across America.  The index is published on the last Tuesday of each month and has a two month lag time.  

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors said the housing recovery is under way.  He was quoted as saying,  “This the first time we’ve had back to back price increases from a year earlier since June and July of 2010 when the gains were less than one percent, we are looking for a modest overall prices gain of 1.0 to 2.0 percent, with stronger improvement in 2013.”  Dr. John

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Fannie Mae versus Freddie Mac??

We have all heard the terms and we think we know what they are all about and how they work, right? Well, I know that I get confused sometimes and it never hurts to brush up. Today, we see news about our economy everywhere we turn. From the news, the newspapers, magazines, emails, billboards etc.… The bulletins about the state of the economy and the real estate market are laced with jargon, acronyms and abbreviations that can get tricky! 

Here, I am addressing the differences of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. For all we know, there are people out there asking the question, “Who are these people?” Well, they aren’t people at all; they are publicly traded, government-sponsored enterprises within the financial services

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The timing couldn’t be better for purchasing in the Jupiter area.  Buy now and save now.  Most major news sources are claiming we have hit the floor in the housing market, which would make this the perfect opportunity to secure your dream waterfront home! 

Jupiter, Florida is a pocket of highly desired waterfront living with its access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Jupiter Inlet.  Many of the enviable waterfront properties are located on the Loxahatchee River or the Intracoastal Waterway, which lead directly to the Atlantic Ocean some of the best sport fishing and boating around!  Families with discerning tastes are taking opportune time to buy their vision.   

According to a study conducted by Robert Shiller, a professor at Yale with a long and

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Some analysts say that our economy is currently a “buyer’s market” and some may disagree. It comes as no surprise that the economy has been volatile. However there has been a silver lining on this ominous could, the sale of homes in Palm Beach County has been strong! According to the Palm Beach Post, the annual change in home sales in Palm Beach County has gone up 26 percent, from May 2011 to May 2012! This May has also been the 3rd consecutive month where home purchases have soared over the 1,000 mark. This month Florida realtors sold 1,115 homes in Palm Beach County according to a recent report. Fantastic!!! 

Here at Waterfront Properties our clients drive us. We have a dedicated staff, as well as a knowledgeable and experienced group of realtors

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With Earth Day on the minds of many homeowners, the idea of reducing their carbon footprint of everyday household living now tops the priority list – primarily for feel-good reasons. They want to reduce global warming by recycling more and using less, and that’s all good.

But industry experts say there are “green” reasons to go green, in addition to the altruistic ones. Because saving money is a major motivator, those experts have revealed some of the penny-pinching perks homeowners can expect on their way to saving the planet.

Reduce Utility Bills

The electric and water bills come in every month, and in the summertime, they can be record-breaking. Upgrading home appliances and taking care to insulate and protect them can help to reduce kilowatts and…
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Given the fact that most homebuyers use the Internet to aid them in their search for a home, using the Internet as part of your marketing strategy is an important step toward getting your home sold. After all, the more people who are able to see your home, the more likely you are to find an interested buyer. Therefore, if you are serious about getting your home sold, it is a good idea to talk it over with your real estate agent in order to develop an effective Internet marketing strategy.

Listing Your Home Online

When it comes to listing your home online, there are many websites available. The most technologically-savvy real estate agents will have websites for their own business and will list homes on directly on their sites. There are also many…
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Rob Thomson, the Managing Partner of Waterfront Properties & Club Communities began his career with the company 25 years ago. Waterfront Properties has been devoted to finding buyers the ultimate waterfront or country club home as well as helping sellers list and market their homes to the best of their ability.

"My mother was in the real estate business, and I watched her as I grew up," Thomson says.  "I never knew while I listened to her calls as a child or watched her show a home after school that I was going through the Joan Thomson School of Real Estate." Since January of this year, Rob has set a record high closing more than $70 million. His sales have far surpassed the next highest producing agent outside of Waterfront Properties, Thomas Frankel

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Internet marketing in today’s real estate market is a driving force helping brokers and agents sell. Someone on the leading edge of this trend is Rob Thomson of Waterfront Properties in Jupiter, Florida.  Rob, his team of web marketing specialists, and his expert Admirals Cove Team have had Admirals Cove homes list and sell in as little as a week! They have successfully implemented a combination of traditional and online marketing techniques, and as a result have been a part of the majority of sales in Admirals Cove since January 1, 2011. Rob and his team have experience representing all sides of the deal, the buyer, seller or both.

Consumers Are Far More Savvy

Today, consumers seek information about the real estate market through the internet where…
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