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Market Update – August 24, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Thinking a real estate slowdown?  Not so fast.  Several sources have indicated that home sales are up drastically, by double digits in fact, nationally from this time last year.  South Florida is a leading state for existing and new home construction sales.  In fact, home sales are at the highest level since 2007 and locally, inventory continues to shrink. Downtown Delray Beach: Downtown Delray Beach including Lake Ida area off Swinton Avenue east to the Atlantic … [Read more...]

Market Update – August 19, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Over the past several weeks, we have made additional updates to the webpage  The latest updates include enhanced "Property Search" options and a "Video" menu button.  The new property search options include additional cities to choose from in property searches as well as customizable property searches under the "Waterfront Properties, Oceanfront Properties and Coastal Properties" menu buttons located at the top of each page. On the first and … [Read more...]

Market Update – August 10, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: On the second week of the month, we focus on coastal areas of Northern Palm Beach & Southern Martin Counties.  In the past thirty days, there were 62 sales on the barrier island and 93 sales in coastal areas of Northern Palm Beach and South Martin Counties the previous month.  Inventory in all areas are also down which has helped create some urgency. Search Homes and Condos For Sale Barrier Island: Towns of Jupiter, Jupiter Island, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Juno Beach, … [Read more...]

Market Update – August 04, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: In this week’s real estate market update, we focus on the barrier island from Palm Beach to Boca Raton, Florida. Strong summer sales continue into the dog days of summer in all areas of Palm Beach County. New Construction is the theme and has been for a while with NO signs of slow down. There is a tremendous amount of high end new construction in coastal regions.  Vacant lots rarely exist and demand for tear down homes is likely near an all-time high.  Fresh off the … [Read more...]

Market Update – July 29, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: From Downtown Delray Beach and West Palm Beach, the area attracts an international cliental of home buyers who all seek what the area has to offer. Inventory of homes and condos in the Downtown Delray Beach area is down over the past 30 days which leaves higher competition for existing inventory.  The downtown area inventory is at 221 combined homes and condos vs 250 one month ago. According to the Beaches MLS database for Realtors, the most expensive home sold for … [Read more...]

A Special Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Illustrated Properties and The Keyes Company, two of South Florida's oldest and largest real estate firms have merged.  Both companies will continue business under the same names and conduct business as usual. To me, the best thing about the merger is the reach and power to be a more dominant leader in real estate throughout South Florida.  The future is bright.  Together, we will have a combined $6 Billion in average annual real estate sales (most of which is here in South … [Read more...]

Market Update – July 20, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Improving, Always and Always Improving.  I am pleased to announce that continues to grow in popularity as the preferred property search website for waterfront and coastal properties here in Palm Beach County.  Continuing to add content and changes that are sure to further enhance the online experience.  Don't forget that you are encouraged to contact me direct with any real estate related questions or if you are in need of a reputable and trusting … [Read more...]

Financing and Pre-approvals

Real Estate Q&A: Q:  What documents will the buyer need to provide for a pre-approval? A: This is the list of documents that are emailed to the buyers when they are applying for a mortgage. Over the last few years government regulations have really tightened up on their guidelines and how much documentation they require. While we do a really good job up front with what we ask you for to submit your file to underwriting, The Underwriter WILL ALWAYS ask for more. Please be … [Read more...]

Market Update – July 14, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: On the second week of the month, we focus on coastal areas of Northern Palm Beach & Southern Martin Counties. Most recent sales (30 days) include a wide variety of residential sales ranging from $200,000 in 55+ age restricted condominiums communities to a $9 million oceanfront estate home in Hobe Sound.  The most expensive sale was a home located at 245 S Beach Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455.  This elegant home was built in 1957 and features over 8,000 total sqft under … [Read more...]

Market Update – July 06, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Despite sounding like a broken record, residential real estate sales remain strong in coastal regions of South Palm Beach County. Inventory continues its downward trend, down another 5% from 9.23% last month.  The Towns of Delray Beach, Palm Beach and Boca Raton top the list of the most expensive residences sold on the barrier island in the last two weeks. Search Waterfront Homes For Sale Search Waterfront Condos For Sale Of the most recent sales (14 days), … [Read more...]