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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...]

Market Update – July 01, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Happy Independence Day!  Whatever your plans, safe travels and make it a weekend to remember. Email me your favorite pictures of fireworks or celebrations and I will feature them in a future post.  Check out this video of "Bet you Didn't Know: Independence Day", by History. We will resume weekly market updates next week.   FEATURED Click here for property details or visit Above: 2220 S Ocean Blvd 902, Delray Beach, FL 33437 - … [Read more...]

Market Update – June 22, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: South Palm Beach County continues to show strong residential real estate sales going into the week of Summer Solstice.  Inventory is down 9.23% or 85 properties from last month. The Towns of Palm Beach and Manalapan top the list of the most expensive residences available for purchase. Click to Search Available For Sale in Manalapan. Of the most recent sales (30 days), include several homes in The Town of Palm Beach, $25 Million at 900 N Lake Way, $13.075 Million at … [Read more...]

Market Update – May 26, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: Above: Cannery Row - Opportunity from $799,000 - Townhomes The real estate market in the Downtown Delray Beach area along Atlantic Avenue from A1A (Ocean Blvd) to Swinton Avenue is strong with an absorption rate of 5.5 months. There is slightly over five months of inventory available. Luckily, there are properties coming on the market, however, there are only 250 active listings in the downtown area compared to 255 listings 30 days ago. According to the Beaches MLS, … [Read more...]

Market Update – May 19, 2016

 Weekly Newsletter: South Palm Beach County continues to show strong residential real estate sales going into the third week of May. Most recent sales (14 days) include two sales of $10 Million; at 4 Golfview Road, Palm Beach and a highly desired corner waterfront home at the north end of Lake Boca located at 700 Lake Drive, Boca Raton, Florida.  There is currently a nice mix of coastal properties for sale to suit all price levels. Search Homes, Condos and Land For Sale   Barrier … [Read more...]

Market Update – May 11, 2016

Weekly Newsletter: North Palm Beach & South Martin Counties have had a strong start to the 2016 year in residential real estate sales which continues into the early part of May. Most recent sales (30 days) include four of the five highest price sales being sold in house through Illustrated Properties. The most expensive was a single family home at $7.4 Million located at 118 Clipper Lane in Admirals Cove, a highly sought after waterfront community in Jupiter, Florida. Search Homes … [Read more...]