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YOU Magazine: Housing News, Great Gadgets and More

YOU Magazine: Housing News, Great Gadgets and More     December 2017 November 2017 October...

Your Time Is Limited So Don't Waste It Living Someone Else's Life.

  Your Time Is Limited So Don't Waste It Living Someone Else's Life.     Read from source..>>   // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223...

Seek Respect Not Attention, It Lasts Longer

  Seek Respect Not Attention, It Lasts Longer     Read from source..>>     Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.com The...

Goodwill Is The Mightiest Pratical Force In The Universe.

  Goodwill Is The Mightiest Pratical Force In The Universe.     Read from source..>>   // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online...

Work Hard In Silence, Let Success Be your Noise!

  Work Hard In Silence, Let Success Be your Noise!     Read from source..>>   // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.com The...

Hiring an Agent to Sell Your House May Cost You NOTHING!

Hiring an Agent to Sell Your House May Cost You NOTHING! There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide: Greater exposure to more buyers The skills of a professional negotiator A layer of protection...

A Tale of Two Markets: A 6-Month Update

A Tale of Two Markets: A 6-Month Update Six months ago, we reported that the mismatch between the type of inventory of homes for sale and the demand of buyers in the US was causing the formation of two markets. In the starter and trade-up home categories, there were significantly more buyers...

You Don’t Want to Hear This from Your Listing Agent

You Don’t Want to Hear This from Your Listing Agent You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns...

Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most?

Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most? Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual increase in the median existing-home price at 5.6%. CoreLogic, in their...

Fannie Mae Freddie Mac IRS Hurricane Relief

Fannie Mae Freddie Mac IRS Hurricane Relief Fannie Mae Offers Relief Options for Homeowners and Servicers in Areas Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma September 14, 2017 Pete Bakel 202-752-2034 WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to ensure those who have been impacted...

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development...

Fannie Mae Offers Relief Options for Homeowners and Servicers in Areas

Fannie Mae Offers Relief Options for Homeowners and Servicers in Areas Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma September 14, 2017 Pete Bakel 202-752-2034 WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to ensure those who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma know what help...

What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team

What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team How do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender? The most important characteristic that...

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed...

How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home

How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1....

Messaging with Customers on Google My Business

Messaging with Customers on Google My Business If you are looking for a better way to communicate directly with potential customers, your Google My Business page may have the perfect tool! Google has recently begun rolling out a new method of lead generation for business owners who have verified...

IRS offers tax relief to Hurricane Irma victims

IRS offers tax relief to Hurricane Irma victims WASHINGTON – Sept. 18, 2017 – Hurricane Irma victims in parts of Florida and elsewhere have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced....

Mortgage Assistance for Those Impacted by Recent Hurricanes

Mortgage Assistance for Those Impacted by Recent Hurricanes If you are a homeowner whose home or place of employment has been impacted by recent hurricanes and your mortgage is owned by Freddie Mac, contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your mortgage relief options. In Major Disaster...

Why Are So Few Homes for Sale?

Why Are So Few Homes for Sale? There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelming lack of supply,” and even a “straight up inventory crisis.” First...

More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell!

More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell! Recently released data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey revealed that rising home prices were the catalyst behind an eight-point jump in the net percentage of respondents who say now is a good time to sell. The index is now 21 points...

Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2018

Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2018 Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and The Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2018. Here is a chart showing what each entity is projecting in sales for the remainder of this year and the next. As...

Top 4 Post-Labor Day House Hunting Changes

Top 4 Post-Labor Day House Hunting Changes A while back, Forbes noted what they called “The Four Ways the Real Estate Market Changes” after Labor Day. The article recognized a truism that holds for most parts of Florida—namely, that the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving...

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority...

Mortgage Market Guide – Views You Can Use September 2017 Issue

Mortgage Market Guide – Views You Can Use September 2017 Issue   IN THIS ISSUE…         “I’m working on a dream, and I know it will be mine someday.”...

Mortgage Market Guide: Retail Sales Drop. Consumer Inflation Pops.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Millennials Choose to Buy

Top 5 Reasons Why Millennials Choose to Buy Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security,...

Report: Homeownership Is a Precondition of the American Dream

Report: Homeownership Is a Precondition of the American Dream Hearth just released their 2017 State of the American Dream report which showed that Americans still see homeownership as an integral piece of the American Dream. The report confirmed that “all generations–including millennials–agree homeownership...

Happily Ever Homeowner

Happily Ever Homeowner Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing...

Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need

Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for...

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same...

Mortgage Market Guide: News Events Fuel Uncertainty

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America Needs Your House!!

America Needs Your House!! The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what four industry economists are saying on the issue (emphases added): Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist “The...

Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value?

Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value? The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% month-over-month. The release of the report included this headline,  “National Home Prices...

How Your Home’s Value Grows Your Family’s Wealth

How Your Home’s Value Grows Your Family’s Wealth Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.64% per year on average and to grow by 18.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what...

14,904 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

14,904 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours? There are some homeowners who are patiently waiting to get the price they hoped for when they originally listed their houses for sale. Something these homeowners might want to take into consideration is the fact that if their homes haven’t sold...

Mortgage Market Guide: Labor Day Holiday

  Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Mortgage Market Guide: Labor Day Holiday   Labor Day Holiday           I hope you’ve...

Top 5 A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro

Top 5 A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house, is one of the most ‘educated’ decisions you can make! A real estate professional has the experience needed to help you through the...

Memo Mystery: Selling Your Home in Jupiter for Profit

Memo Mystery: Selling Your Home in Jupiter for Profit Every once in a while you can be checking through the accumulation of notes and other odds and ends when you find something that doesn’t look familiar. Possibly it’s something someone handed to you that you didn’t have time...

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell?

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell? Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two choices to make: Remodel your house to fit your current lifestyle and needs Sell your house...

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.       Read from source..>>   // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.com The...

Number of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High

Number of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High According to Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor Report, 1.5 million Americans have purchased a home with down payments under than 10% over the last 12 months. This is great news for buyers as this marks a 7-year...

Buyer’s Remorse, North Palm Beach Mortgage Rates, and Summertime

Buyer’s Remorse, North Palm Beach Mortgage Rates, and Summertime Mortgage rates in North Palm Beach remained mostly steady this past month, at least partially due to the predictable July-August doldrum effect. When the summertime vacation schedules of Washington and Manhattan movers and...

Don’t Disqualify Yourself… 52% of Approved Loans Have A FICO® Score Un

Don’t Disqualify Yourself… 52% of Approved Loans Have A FICO® Score Under 750 The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market. One...

Mortgage Market Guide: Home Sales Keep on Slipping

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Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate Commission

Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate Commission One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it. A new study by Collateral...

Want to Keep up with the Joneses? Now’s the Time

Want to Keep up with the Joneses? Now’s the Time Does your current house fit your needs? Does it seem like everyone else is moving up and moving on to more luxurious surroundings? Are you wondering what it would take to start living your dream life? Market conditions around the country...

Mortgage Market Guide: Retail Sales Hot. Housing Starts Not.

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Mortgage Market Guide Monthly – Views You Can Use August Issue 2017

Follow Me On:   Mortgage Market Guide Monthly – Views You Can Use August Issue 2017   IN THIS ISSUE…         “I’m so...

Homes & Money Newsletter – 3rd Quarter 2017

Homes & Money Newsletter – 3rd Quarter 2017     Mortgage News Good News Builds in Housing Market Housing Starts, Building Permits and New Home Sales were on the up and...

Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory Desert

Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory Desert First-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Unfortunately for many, the inventory of starter and trade-up homes in the US...

Homes Are Selling Quickly Nationwide

Homes Are Selling Quickly Nationwide The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 28 days in June. This is a slight increase from the 27 days reported in May,...

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low Spring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of their dream home. Homeowners, in preparation for the increased demand, are enticed to list their house for...

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home...

The Fannie Mae Selling Guide has been updated to simplify Desktop Unde

The Fannie Mae Selling Guide has been updated to simplify Desktop Underwriter/Desktop Originator Release Notes DU Version 10.1   The Fannie Mae Selling Guide has been updated to simplify underwriting by implementing updated policies related to the Desktop Underwriter® (DU®)...

Be Careful Not to Get Caught in The Rental Trap!

Be Careful Not to Get Caught in The Rental Trap! There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped  A recent article by ConsumerAffairs...

Mortgage Market Guide: The Ups and Downs of Home Sales

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3 Tips for Homes in West Palm Beach to Shave Insurance Premiums

3 Tips for Homes in West Palm Beach to Shave Insurance Premiums For most area homeowners, the 110-decibel wail of nearby fire engines may not be a sought-after feature when selecting the ideal neighborhood. Nonetheless, according to The Wall Street Journal, living close to firehouse has its...

Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for...

Americans Still Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment

Americans Still Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment. Bankrate asked Americans to...

A ‘Buyer’ in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

A ‘Buyer’ in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are homes for them to buy, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court. And they would be right when it comes to choosing which offer...

Your REALinsight on Real Estate and Housing – July 2017 Issue

Follow Me On:   Your REALinsight on Real Estate and Housing – July 2017 Issue   // In This Issue…                   ? Rate...

Rising Home Prices Mean Great News for Homeowners

Rising Home Prices Mean Great News for Homeowners Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers who are out looking...

U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low… List Your House TODAY!

U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low… List Your House TODAY! Every summer, families across the country decide if this will be the year they sell their current house and move into their dream home. Mortgage rates have hovered around 4% for all of 2017, forcing buyers off the fence and...

Mortgage Market Guide: New Construction Builds Excitement

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NEVER PROMISE WHAT YOU CAN’T DELIVER!

NEVER PROMISE WHAT YOU CAN’T DELIVER!         Read from source..>>   // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.com The...

Singles Are Falling for Their Dream Home First

Singles Are Falling for Their Dream Home First Some Highlights: According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the share of recent homebuyers who were single at the time of purchase held steady at 24% last year. The percentage of first-time buyers who were single females...

84% of Americans Believe Buying a Home is a Good Financial Decision

84% of Americans Believe Buying a Home is a Good Financial Decision According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84% of Americans now believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision. This is the highest percentage since 2007 –...

3 Tips to Succeed in Today’s Real Estate Market

3 Tips to Succeed in Today’s Real Estate Market In today’s highly competitive real estate market, where inventory levels are not keeping up with the constant stream of buyer demand, there are steps you can take to ensure you are most prepared for success when buying a home. The...

Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW!

Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW! If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply...

3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home

3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real...

Mortgage Market Guide: Retail Sales Weak. Inflation Tame.

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Home Buying Myths Slayed

Home Buying Myths Slayed Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.       Read from source..>>   //...

The 5 Greatest Benefits of Homeownership

The 5 Greatest Benefits of Homeownership Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be at the top of everyone’s list.” Homeownership can help you build equity over time. Your monthly...

Homeowners: Your Home Must Be Sold TWICE

Homeowners: Your Home Must Be Sold TWICE In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such...

The High Impact of Low Interest Rates on Your Purchasing Power

The High Impact of Low Interest Rates on Your Purchasing Power According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.96%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The...

5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner!

5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner! In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a...

Median Days on the Market Drops to 27!

Median Days on the Market Drops to 27! Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real...

Epic Housing Shortage Being Reported

Epic Housing Shortage Being Reported The Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University recently released their 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Study, and a recent blog from JCHS revealed some of the more surprising aspects of the study. The first two revelations centered...

Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Mom and Dad’s Interest Rate

Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Mom and Dad’s Interest Rate Interest rates have hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which has given many buyers relief from rising home prices and has helped with affordability. Experts predict that rates will increase by the end of 2017 and...

Do What Is Right Not What Is Easy

Do What Is Right Not What Is Easy       Read from source..>>   // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.com The...

The Strength Of A Nation Lies In The Homes Of It’s People

The Strength Of A Nation Lies In The Homes Of It’s People       Read from source..>>   // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online at...

Your Opportunity to Achieve the American Dream Keeps Getting Better!

Your Opportunity to Achieve the American Dream Keeps Getting Better! Forbes.com recently released the latest results of their American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.” The...

NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell! We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now continues to...

Mortgage Market Guide: Home Prices Risel

Mortgage Market Guide: Home Prices Risel     In This Issue           Last Week in Review: Home prices continued to rise. Did GDP and PCE? Forecast for...

Existing Home Sales Surge into Summer

Existing Home Sales Surge into Summer Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales reached their third highest mark this year in May. Inventory of homes for sale has dropped 8.4% since last year, marking the 24th consecutive month of year-over-year declines. NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence...

8 South Palm Beach House Value Boosters that Make the Most Sense

8 South Palm Beach House Value Boosters that Make the Most Sense From time to time it can be fun to scour the latest “Top Ten” lists of cost-conscious ways to increase the value of South Palm Beach house value. Some make more sense than others. Upgrading bathroom vanity cabinets...

75% of Homeowners Think Now is a Good Time to Sell!

75% of Homeowners Think Now is a Good Time to Sell! The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the findings of their Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey. The report covers core topics like, “if now is a good time to buy or sell a home, the...

Buyer’s Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar

Buyer’s Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar We previously reported how a shortage of inventory in the starter and trade-up home markets is driving prices up and causing bidding wars, creating a true seller’s market. At the same time, in the premium home market, an over-abundance of...

Mortgage Market Guide: Home Sales on the Up and Up

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A Home Is Mode Of Bricks & Beams A House Is Made Of Hopes & Dreams

A Home Is Mode Of Bricks & Beams A House Is Made Of Hopes & Dreams       Read from source..>>   // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit...

Pre-Approval Should Always Be Your First Step

Pre-Approval Should Always Be Your First Step In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious...

#MONSLAY I am Alive, Motivated, Determined And Ready To Slay The Day!

#MONSLAY I am Alive, Motivated, Determined And Ready To Slay The Day!       Read from source..>>   // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online...

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even try.” Myth...

The Secret To Getting Ahead Is Getting Started!

The Secret To Getting Ahead Is Getting Started!       Read from source..>>   // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.com The...

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.8%),...

Your Dream Doesn’t Have An Expiration Date

Your Dream Doesn’t Have An Expiration Date       Read from source..>>   // Questions, Comments or For more information you can contact Christian Penner at: (561) 316-6800 or Office Text Line: 561-530-2223 - visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.com The...

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home. In a report recently...

The Supply & Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction

The Supply & Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction Many real estate economists have called on new home builders to ramp up production to help relieve the shortage of inventory of homes for sale throughout the United States. The added inventory would no doubt aid buyers in their search to...

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home?

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91,000 properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2017. This is great news for the country, as 48.2 million of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. Price...

Mortgage Market Guide: Retail Sales and Housing Starts Disappoint

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Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually...

Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment!

Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment! According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33.1%.” The report may have some people thinking about buying a home instead of signing another...

Are Home Prices Approaching Bubble Territory?

Are Home Prices Approaching Bubble Territory? As home values continue to rise, some are questioning whether we are approaching another housing bubble. Zillow just reported that: “National home values have surpassed the peak hit during the housing bubble and are at their highest value...

The TRUTH Behind the RENT vs. BUY Debate

The TRUTH Behind the RENT vs. BUY Debate In a blog post published last Friday, CNBC’s Diana Olnick reported on the latest results of the FAU Buy vs. Rent Index. The index examines the entire US housing market and then isolates 23 major markets for comparison. The researchers at FAU use a...

Mortgage Market Guide – Views You Can Use June 2017 Issue

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4 Reasons to Buy This Summer!

4 Reasons to Buy This Summer! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 7.1% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that...

Mortgage Market Guide: Big Headlines. Little Movement.

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The Impact Your Interest Rate Makes

The Impact Your Interest Rate Makes Some Highlights: Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you can afford if you plan to stay within a certain budget. Interest rate are...

69% of Buyers are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

69% of Buyers are Wrong About Down Payment Needs According to a recent survey conducted by Genworth Financial Inc. at the Annual Mortgage Bankers’ Association Secondary Market Conference, mortgage professionals say that first-time buyers still believe a 20% down payment is necessary to buy...

If Your Home Hasn’t Sold Yet… Definitely Check the Price!

If Your Home Hasn’t Sold Yet… Definitely Check the Price! The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their fourth highest pace over the past year. Demand has remained strong ­throughout spring as many real estate...

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017

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Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early!

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Homes & Money Newsletter – 1st Quarter 2017

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Mortgage Market Guide – Views You Can Use 2017 Issue

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3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream Home

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Mortgage Marketing Guide: Markets Not a Fan of Uncertainty

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Fannie Mae will be updating Desktop Underwriting (DU) mid-August. I have some news to share! Fannie Mae will be updating Desktop Underwriting (DU) mid-August. There are a few changes you should be aware of: Foreclosure Message Updates • We will be able to exclude inaccurate foreclosure...

Fannie Mae will be updating Desktop Underwriting (DU)

Fannie Mae will be updating Desktop Underwriting (DU) mid-August. I have some news to share! Fannie Mae will be updating Desktop Underwriting (DU) mid-August. There are a few changes you should be aware of: Foreclosure Message Updates • We will be able to exclude inaccurate foreclosure...

USDA Future Eligible Area Maps

FL/VI SFH Guaranteed Loan Program From the Florida State Office   July 28, 2014 Future Eligible Area Maps are Available! Future eligible area maps are available on the USDA Income and Property Eligibility Site.  Click on “Future Eligible Areas” to preview the...

USDA Future Eligible Area Maps

FL/VI SFH Guaranteed Loan Program From the Florida State Office   July 28, 2014 Future Eligible Area Maps are Available! Future eligible area maps are available on the USDA Income and Property Eligibility Site.  Click on “Future Eligible Areas” to preview the...

Real Estate Insiders TV: Homes for Heroes Program

This week Craig Peleg and Christian Penner share the details of the Homes for Heroes program that offers big savings for buyers and sellers that are Teachers, Doctors, Nurses, Policemen, Firemen, Military personnel, etc... Tune in at www.WRPBiTV.com             //...

Real Estate Insiders TV: Homes for Heroes Program

This week Craig Peleg and Christian Penner share the details of the Homes for Heroes program that offers big savings for buyers and sellers that are Teachers, Doctors, Nurses, Policemen, Firemen, Military personnel, etc... Tune in at www.WRPBiTV.com             //...

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION, INSTALLATION & NETWORKING EVENT

  BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION, INSTALLATION & NETWORKING EVENT Thursday, August 7th, 2014 Please join us for a night of networking and celebration as our new Board of Directors are installed. This is the perfect time to meet your new Board and get involved with your local chapter....

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION, INSTALLATION & NETWORKING EVENT

  BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION, INSTALLATION & NETWORKING EVENT Thursday, August 7th, 2014 Please join us for a night of networking and celebration as our new Board of Directors are installed. This is the perfect time to meet your new Board and get involved with your local chapter....

Scams You Can Avoid When Moving to West Palm Beach

Scams You Can Avoid When Moving to West Palm Beach Moving to West Palm Beach (or moving to anywhere) is adventure enough without including one of the moving company scams that are all too common. It seems hard to believe that unscrupulous carriers can continue to operate, but the fact is, there...

Scams You Can Avoid When Moving to West Palm Beach

Scams You Can Avoid When Moving to West Palm Beach Moving to West Palm Beach (or moving to anywhere) is adventure enough without including one of the moving company scams that are all too common. It seems hard to believe that unscrupulous carriers can continue to operate, but the fact is, there...

How to Structure your Real Estate Business in the Most Tax Efficient W

LIVE Real Estate Mastermind Saturday Strategy Class! How to Structure your Real Estate Business in the Most Tax Efficient Way A few months back, we had a CPA and real estate tax expert on the call to share with you strategies on how you can save on your taxes as a Real Estate Professional. Due...

How to Structure your Real Estate Business in the Most Tax Efficient W

LIVE Real Estate Mastermind Saturday Strategy Class! How to Structure your Real Estate Business in the Most Tax Efficient Way A few months back, we had a CPA and real estate tax expert on the call to share with you strategies on how you can save on your taxes as a Real Estate Professional. Due...

Your Jupiter Mortgage Details Can Make a Good Deal Better

Your Jupiter Mortgage Details Can Make a Good Deal Better Buying a Jupiter home can’t help but be about as thrilling a purchase as you can make, whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced homeowner. ‘Buying’ a Palm Beach County mortgage, on the other hand…well,...

Housing in Wellington May Be Headed for a Transformation

Housing in Wellington May Be Headed for a Transformation Of the things Americans take for granted, one of the least questioned is the future availability of familiar housing circumstances: housing that’s ‘like where I grew up.’ For urban dwellers, that might be an apartment or...

Housing in Wellington May Be Headed for a Transformation

Housing in Wellington May Be Headed for a Transformation Of the things Americans take for granted, one of the least questioned is the future availability of familiar housing circumstances: housing that’s ‘like where I grew up.’ For urban dwellers, that might be an apartment or...

Your Jupiter Mortgage Details Can Make a Good Deal Better

Your Jupiter Mortgage Details Can Make a Good Deal Better Buying a Jupiter home can’t help but be about as thrilling a purchase as you can make, whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced homeowner. ‘Buying’ a Palm Beach County mortgage, on the other hand…well,...

Balancing Risk, Reward in West Palm Beach Seller Financing Agreements

Balancing Risk, Reward in West Palm Beach Seller Financing Agreements When home prices in West Palm Beach are on the rise, one side effect is that first-time homebuyers may run into a financing obstacle. Although the stricter lending standards of the past few years have been easing somewhat, it...

Balancing Risk, Reward in West Palm Beach Seller Financing Agreements

Balancing Risk, Reward in West Palm Beach Seller Financing Agreements When home prices in West Palm Beach are on the rise, one side effect is that first-time homebuyers may run into a financing obstacle. Although the stricter lending standards of the past few years have been easing somewhat, it...

Jupiter Interest Rates Dodge Anticipated Escalation

Jupiter Interest Rates Dodge Anticipated Escalation Jupiter homeowners who had been bracing themselves for sharp rises in mortgage interest rates must now be scratching their heads. As the online Mortgage News Daily put it last week, “…rates have been extraordinarily sideways, and...

Jupiter Interest Rates Dodge Anticipated Escalation

Jupiter Interest Rates Dodge Anticipated Escalation Jupiter homeowners who had been bracing themselves for sharp rises in mortgage interest rates must now be scratching their heads. As the online Mortgage News Daily put it last week, “…rates have been extraordinarily sideways, and...

Want to Sell Your House? Think Like Real Estate Agents Do!

Because real estate agents in Wellington see everything in the market, we have a pretty good idea about why some houses sell (and why others sit on the market for years). Whether as buyer or seller, anyone planning to enter Wellington’s real estate market this summer can benefit from some of...

Want to Sell Your House? Think Like Real Estate Agents Do!

Because real estate agents in Wellington see everything in the market, we have a pretty good idea about why some houses sell (and why others sit on the market for years). Whether as buyer or seller, anyone planning to enter Wellington’s real estate market this summer can benefit from some of...

Foreclosures Slide May be Good News for Jupiter Homeowners

When the number of foreclosures decreases, it’s not without impact for Palm Beach County homeowners and investors. In any given month, Jupiter foreclosures may not always mimic the national averages, but over the long run, they do tend to be pretty close. And the national trend is clear: first...

Foreclosures Slide May be Good News for Jupiter Homeowners

When the number of foreclosures decreases, it’s not without impact for Palm Beach County homeowners and investors. In any given month, Jupiter foreclosures may not always mimic the national averages, but over the long run, they do tend to be pretty close. And the national trend is clear: first...

New Congressional Act Could Save for Those Buying a Home

New Congressional Act Could Save for Those Buying a Home When West Palm Beach residents hear about floods, images of homes tumbling into the sea or half-submerged along the banks of a raging river probably leap to mind. But the risk of flooding isn’t confined to those headline-grabbing catastrophes—which...

New Congressional Act Could Save for Those Buying a Home

New Congressional Act Could Save for Those Buying a Home When West Palm Beach residents hear about floods, images of homes tumbling into the sea or half-submerged along the banks of a raging river probably leap to mind. But the risk of flooding isn’t confined to those headline-grabbing catastrophes—which...

Agent Mastermind Strategy Class: How Gmail Can Make Your Life Easier

LIVE Real Estate Mastermind Strategy Class!   How Gmail Can Make Your Life Easier Do you know what it feels like to have an empty inbox and an extra 30-45 minutes a day? Most of us have over 1,000 emails in our inbox and it takes us forever to find what we are looking for. Tasks...

Agent Mastermind Strategy Class: How Gmail Can Make Your Life Easier

LIVE Real Estate Mastermind Strategy Class!   How Gmail Can Make Your Life Easier Do you know what it feels like to have an empty inbox and an extra 30-45 minutes a day? Most of us have over 1,000 emails in our inbox and it takes us forever to find what we are looking for. Tasks...

Jupiter Summer Weather Gives Staging an Outdoor Tilt

Jupiter Summer Weather Gives Staging an Outdoor Tilt As the days grow longer and the thermometer rises, everyone wants to start spending more time outdoors—to make full use of our yards and patios. But what if your Jupiter home is going to be on the market this summer? Does it mean you have...

First-Timers: Take a Class, Save on Your Loan

First-Timers: Take a Class, Save on Your Loan The Federal Housing Administration will be ending its public comment period  in mid-August on a proposed program that would allow first-time home buyers to get a discounted mortgage if they enroll in housing counseling classes. The program, called...

Jupiter Summer Weather Gives Staging an Outdoor Tilt

Jupiter Summer Weather Gives Staging an Outdoor Tilt As the days grow longer and the thermometer rises, everyone wants to start spending more time outdoors—to make full use of our yards and patios. But what if your Jupiter home is going to be on the market this summer? Does it mean you have...

First-Timers: Take a Class, Save on Your Loan

First-Timers: Take a Class, Save on Your Loan The Federal Housing Administration will be ending its public comment period  in mid-August on a proposed program that would allow first-time home buyers to get a discounted mortgage if they enroll in housing counseling classes. The program, called...

Rental Home Prep is a Matter of Checking Off the To-Do's

Rental Home Prep is a Matter of Checking Off the To-Do’s The sunny attitude that encourages entrepreneurs to look at a box of lemons and think ‘lemonade!’ is widely admired, and it does seem to be a viewpoint that successful people cultivate. For anyone who is determined to sell...

Rental Home Prep is a Matter of Checking Off the To-Do's

Rental Home Prep is a Matter of Checking Off the To-Do’s The sunny attitude that encourages entrepreneurs to look at a box of lemons and think ‘lemonade!’ is widely admired, and it does seem to be a viewpoint that successful people cultivate. For anyone who is determined to sell...

Agent Mastermind: The POWER of PowerPoint

LIVE Real Estate Mastermind Strategy Class! The POWER of PowerPoint Do you have a brand for yourself? What marketing tools do you use? Does it cost a fortune to create all the stunning images and graphics that you incorporate into your marketing plan?   Behold...

Agent Mastermind: The POWER of PowerPoint

LIVE Real Estate Mastermind Strategy Class! The POWER of PowerPoint Do you have a brand for yourself? What marketing tools do you use? Does it cost a fortune to create all the stunning images and graphics that you incorporate into your marketing plan?   Behold...

Bitcoin Believers Give West Palm Beach Property Sellers a New Option

Would you be willing to sell your West Palm Beach property to a buyer who is offering virtual currency? In recent news, there has been an influx of people who are putting their homes up for sale in Bitcoins. It may be actually worthwhile to consider the upsides, because doing so opens up your...

Bitcoin Believers Give West Palm Beach Property Sellers a New Option

Would you be willing to sell your West Palm Beach property to a buyer who is offering virtual currency? In recent news, there has been an influx of people who are putting their homes up for sale in Bitcoins. It may be actually worthwhile to consider the upsides, because doing so opens up your...

Repair Demands: Par for the Course for Selling a Wellington Home

Repair Demands: Par for the Course for Selling a Wellington Home If you have taken good care of your property, you rightfully expect that selling your Wellington home will result in its fetching a good price when it hits the market. That’s the right mindset for success, but it serves sellers...

Repair Demands: Par for the Course for Selling a Wellington Home

Repair Demands: Par for the Course for Selling a Wellington Home If you have taken good care of your property, you rightfully expect that selling your Wellington home will result in its fetching a good price when it hits the market. That’s the right mindset for success, but it serves sellers...

Wellington Home Sellers May Benefit from New U.S. Mortgage

“U.S. Backs Off Tight Mortgage Rules” screamed the top headline on the front page of The Wall Street Journal last week. For Palm Beach County mortgage shoppers, it could scarcely have been better news. Probably. ‘Probably’ because any change is not yet a done deal, but...

Wellington Home Sellers May Benefit from New U.S. Mortgage

“U.S. Backs Off Tight Mortgage Rules” screamed the top headline on the front page of The Wall Street Journal last week. For Palm Beach County mortgage shoppers, it could scarcely have been better news. Probably. ‘Probably’ because any change is not yet a done deal, but...

Getting the Most from Your Online Wellington Property Search

A property search in Wellington just ain’t what it used to be. Young adults grew up with computers, so to them the advent of the connected world—the Internet—brought fewer startling lifestyle changes than it did for their parents and grandparents. But for anyone who thought the...

Getting the Most from Your Online Wellington Property Search

A property search in Wellington just ain’t what it used to be. Young adults grew up with computers, so to them the advent of the connected world—the Internet—brought fewer startling lifestyle changes than it did for their parents and grandparents. But for anyone who thought the...

Boost Your Wellington Home's Curb Appeal in a Single Weekend!

It’s usually the curb appeal Palm Beach County properties put out there that either plants a winning first impression…or a ho-hum (maybe it’s more interesting inside) reaction. This holds for casual passers-by as well as serious prospects who are pulling up for a scheduled house...

Boost Your Wellington Home's Curb Appeal in a Single Weekend!

It’s usually the curb appeal Palm Beach County properties put out there that either plants a winning first impression…or a ho-hum (maybe it’s more interesting inside) reaction. This holds for casual passers-by as well as serious prospects who are pulling up for a scheduled house...

Showing Your Wellington Home - Organization's the Trick - Showing Your

Showing Your Wellington Home - Organization’s the Trick Showing Your Home When you’re selling your home, keeping it ready to show at a moment’s notice can sometimes make a major difference. In a perfect world, prospective buyers will always have time to schedule showings in advance...

Showing Your Wellington Home - Organization's the Trick - Showing Your

Showing Your Wellington Home - Organization’s the Trick Showing Your Home When you’re selling your home, keeping it ready to show at a moment’s notice can sometimes make a major difference. In a perfect world, prospective buyers will always have time to schedule showings in advance...

Agent Mastermind Saturday Strategy: Leverage Your Collateral To Build

Everywhere we go, there are opportunities to better market our businesses, but we have to be paying attention and utilizing those opportunities in the best way possible. Are you? If you aren't creating marketing collateral while you are out and about doing your job and your daily routine, you...

Agent Mastermind Saturday Strategy: Leverage Your Collateral To Build

Everywhere we go, there are opportunities to better market our businesses, but we have to be paying attention and utilizing those opportunities in the best way possible. Are you? If you aren't creating marketing collateral while you are out and about doing your job and your daily routine, you...

Wellington Home Sellers Adapt to Millennial Real Estate Preferences

The generation born between the early 80s and just after the turn of the century (aka Millennials) have been slower to take the first steps toward home ownership than previous generations. That’s likely one of the byproducts of the cultural and economic shifts which have combined to make real...

Palm Beach County New Home Market Reflects Shifting U.S. Patterns

For decades, the three-bedroom house has been a cornerstone of the American dream. Now, as with the rest of the nation, Wellington’s real estate profile for new single family homes seems to be changing. And last year we may well have reached a turning point in the national new home market:...

Wellington Home Sellers Adapt to Millennial Real Estate Preferences

The generation born between the early 80s and just after the turn of the century (aka Millennials) have been slower to take the first steps toward home ownership than previous generations. That’s likely one of the byproducts of the cultural and economic shifts which have combined to make real...

Palm Beach County New Home Market Reflects Shifting U.S. Patterns

For decades, the three-bedroom house has been a cornerstone of the American dream. Now, as with the rest of the nation, Wellington’s real estate profile for new single family homes seems to be changing. And last year we may well have reached a turning point in the national new home market:...

Remodel or New Home ? The Pros and Cons are Significant

Remodel or New Home ? The Pros and Cons are Significant Last week’s Rasmussen Reports survey reported that the majority (52%) of Americans consider their home to be a family’s best investment at the same time that the number of people who are choosing to remodel their home is on the...

Remodel or New Home ? The Pros and Cons are Significant

Remodel or New Home ? The Pros and Cons are Significant Last week’s Rasmussen Reports survey reported that the majority (52%) of Americans consider their home to be a family’s best investment at the same time that the number of people who are choosing to remodel their home is on the...

Do your clients REMEMBER you?

Do your clients REMEMBER you? Did you know that 80% of people say that they would use the same agent but only 12-17% actually do?!  If you don't stay in front of your database, you will definitely lose out on the opportunity for repeat business.  Join us for class this week to find...

Do your clients REMEMBER you?

Do your clients REMEMBER you? Did you know that 80% of people say that they would use the same agent but only 12-17% actually do?!  If you don't stay in front of your database, you will definitely lose out on the opportunity for repeat business.  Join us for class this week to find...

First-Time Home Buyers in West Palm Beach Have a Familiar Question

West Palm Beach first-time home buyers in 2014 are faced with a question that hasn’t changed for generations: is it more practical to buy right now, or to continue to rent? Over the past few years, buying has been the easy choice. Nationally, in 2013 it cost 35% less to own a home than to...

Five Useful To-do's After Buying a Palm Beach County Home

Buying a home in West Palm Beach is sort of a modern day adventure. At first there’s the intrigue of figuring out the advantages and disadvantages between the neighborhoods and listings competing for your attention; then there are all the challenging, sometimes exhausting—then, ultimately,...

Five Useful To-do's After Buying a Palm Beach County Home

Buying a home in West Palm Beach is sort of a modern day adventure. At first there’s the intrigue of figuring out the advantages and disadvantages between the neighborhoods and listings competing for your attention; then there are all the challenging, sometimes exhausting—then, ultimately,...

First-Time Home Buyers in West Palm Beach Have a Familiar Question

West Palm Beach first-time home buyers in 2014 are faced with a question that hasn’t changed for generations: is it more practical to buy right now, or to continue to rent? Over the past few years, buying has been the easy choice. Nationally, in 2013 it cost 35% less to own a home than to...

YOU Magazine - May 2014

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YOU Magazine - May 2014

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Palm Beach County Rental Property Gains Make Selling Tempting

It’s one of the skills a successful Palm Beach County rental property investor needs to cultivate: if or when to sell. With property prices on the rise, some West Palm Beach landlords may in fact be asking themselves whether now is the time to cash in. Especially for most everyone whose rental...

Palm Beach County Rental Property Gains Make Selling Tempting

It’s one of the skills a successful Palm Beach County rental property investor needs to cultivate: if or when to sell. With property prices on the rise, some West Palm Beach landlords may in fact be asking themselves whether now is the time to cash in. Especially for most everyone whose rental...

Schedule Ample Time for Your West Palm Beach Home Inspection

Schedule Ample Time for Your West Palm Beach Home Inspection Congrats! Your offer has been accepted and you are officially in escrow. Now what? Usually the first order of business is to arrange your Palm Beach County home inspection. When you were house hunting, you were weighing so many factors...

Schedule Ample Time for Your West Palm Beach Home Inspection

Schedule Ample Time for Your West Palm Beach Home Inspection Congrats! Your offer has been accepted and you are officially in escrow. Now what? Usually the first order of business is to arrange your Palm Beach County home inspection. When you were house hunting, you were weighing so many factors...

Rock, Bowl and Free Food - FAMP Palm Beach Chapter - Networking event!

Event includes free food, 2 hours bowling & soft drinks Don't...

Rock, Bowl and Free Food - FAMP Palm Beach Chapter - Networking event!

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Saturday Strategy: How to Be More Efficient and Effective in the Next

Saturday Strategy: How to Be More Efficient and Effective in the Next 90 Days Scheduled on: Saturday, May 3rd 2014 at 12:00 Noon EST Lately we have been covering some strategies that go over great ways you can market yourself and increase your business.  But we only have so much time in...

Saturday Strategy: How to Be More Efficient and Effective in the Next

Saturday Strategy: How to Be More Efficient and Effective in the Next 90 Days Scheduled on: Saturday, May 3rd 2014 at 12:00 Noon EST Lately we have been covering some strategies that go over great ways you can market yourself and increase your business.  But we only have so much time in...

Palm Beach County Homeowners Cheered by National Trends

2014 has already given an encouraging start for West Palm Beach homeowners who consider national price movements as the best pointers for what we can expect for local real estate. Already in February, median house prices were up 7.6% nationally year over year (that according to the US National Housing...

MMG Weekly: Will April Reports Bring May Retorts? - Housing

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue...         Last Week in Review: Housing reports were front and center, and tensions from overseas...

MMG Weekly: Will April Reports Bring May Retorts? - Housing

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue...         Last Week in Review: Housing reports were front and center, and tensions from overseas...

Credit Score Vigilance Rewards Future West Palm Beach Homeowners

Your credit score will have a major impact when it comes to the cost you wind up paying for a Palm Beach County mortgage. A buyer with a high credit score of 750 or above will qualify for the most competitive interest rates available; but today’s tightened lending standards mean that some borrowers...

Credit Score Vigilance Rewards Future West Palm Beach Homeowners

Your credit score will have a major impact when it comes to the cost you wind up paying for a Palm Beach County mortgage. A buyer with a high credit score of 750 or above will qualify for the most competitive interest rates available; but today’s tightened lending standards mean that some borrowers...

Home for Sale or Not, Spring is Time for Simple Renovation

With spring in the air, you don’t have to have your Palm Beach County home for sale to catch the spring cleaning bug. Whether or not you’ve been cooped up inside for a longer-than-usual siege of the wintertime blues, as soon as the weather turns the corner, there seems to be a natural...

Home for Sale or Not, Spring is Time for Simple Renovation

With spring in the air, you don’t have to have your Palm Beach County home for sale to catch the spring cleaning bug. Whether or not you’ve been cooped up inside for a longer-than-usual siege of the wintertime blues, as soon as the weather turns the corner, there seems to be a natural...

After Buying a Home in West Palm Beach, 5 Useful Tips

Buying a home in West Palm Beach is sort of a modern day adventure. At first there’s the intrigue of figuring out the advantages and disadvantages between the neighborhoods and listings competing for your attention; then there are all the challenging, sometimes exhausting—then, ultimately,...

After Buying a Home in West Palm Beach, 5 Useful Tips

Buying a home in West Palm Beach is sort of a modern day adventure. At first there’s the intrigue of figuring out the advantages and disadvantages between the neighborhoods and listings competing for your attention; then there are all the challenging, sometimes exhausting—then, ultimately,...

YOU Magazine - April 2014

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YOU Magazine - April 2014

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Piggyback Loans in West Palm Beach Stage a Comeback

It’s another aftereffect of the rise in housing prices: piggyback loans in West Palm Beach are making a comeback. According to a recent American Bankers Associations Report, the number of piggyback loans originated across the nation more than doubled within the past year. A piggyback...

Piggyback Loans in West Palm Beach Stage a Comeback

It’s another aftereffect of the rise in housing prices: piggyback loans in West Palm Beach are making a comeback. According to a recent American Bankers Associations Report, the number of piggyback loans originated across the nation more than doubled within the past year. A piggyback...

MMG Weekly: Revealing Fed Minutes

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: There was good news in the housing and labor markets, plus the...

MMG Weekly: Revealing Fed Minutes

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: There was good news in the housing and labor markets, plus the...

REALinsight Newsletter - 2nd Quarter 2014

Follow Me On: REALinsight Newsletter - 2nd Quarter 2014 // Rate Update   15 and 30 Year Home Loan Rates Rates in the 1st quarter of 2014 ended...

REALinsight Newsletter - 2nd Quarter 2014

Follow Me On: REALinsight Newsletter - 2nd Quarter 2014 // Rate Update   15 and 30 Year Home Loan Rates Rates in the 1st quarter of 2014 ended...

Palm Beach County Listing Photos: Heroes that Need a Backup Force!

In advertising, they call the photo that glamorizes a product its ‘hero shot.’ In the case of a real estate listing in West Palm Beach, the pictures that accompany the written description can all be hero shots, if enough care is taken. In one Auburn University study (The Relationship...

Palm Beach County Listing Photos: Heroes that Need a Backup Force!

In advertising, they call the photo that glamorizes a product its ‘hero shot.’ In the case of a real estate listing in West Palm Beach, the pictures that accompany the written description can all be hero shots, if enough care is taken. In one Auburn University study (The Relationship...

West Palm Beach Homeowners Watch Google's Latest Acquisition

West Palm Beach Homeowners Watch Google’s Latest Acquisition Right at the start of the year, Google announced a surprising move. It said it was purchasing a home appliance maker most of us had never even heard of…for $3.2 billion in cash! It was a gambit that every Palm Beach County...

West Palm Beach Homeowners Watch Google's Latest Acquisition

West Palm Beach Homeowners Watch Google’s Latest Acquisition Right at the start of the year, Google announced a surprising move. It said it was purchasing a home appliance maker most of us had never even heard of…for $3.2 billion in cash! It was a gambit that every Palm Beach County...

Palm Beach County Investors Watch Millennials' Tilt to Apartment Lifes

Palm Beach County Investors Watch Millennials’ Tilt to Apartment Lifestyle West Palm Beach real estate investors come from every kind of background, but all share a common trait: they like to think ahead. For that reason, investors eyeing Palm Beach County apartment building prospects may...

Staging Approaches to Boost any Palm Beach County Home Sale

With spring already upon us, we stand at the threshold of Palm Beach County’s first major selling season of 2014. If you are preparing to add your own property to the Palm Beach County home listings, the International Association of Home Staging Professionals would like to draw your attention...

Staging Approaches to Boost any Palm Beach County Home Sale

With spring already upon us, we stand at the threshold of Palm Beach County’s first major selling season of 2014. If you are preparing to add your own property to the Palm Beach County home listings, the International Association of Home Staging Professionals would like to draw your attention...

Palm Beach County Investors Watch Millennials' Tilt to Apartment Lifes

Palm Beach County Investors Watch Millennials’ Tilt to Apartment Lifestyle West Palm Beach real estate investors come from every kind of background, but all share a common trait: they like to think ahead. For that reason, investors eyeing Palm Beach County apartment building prospects may...

The Larger Case for Smaller Houses in West Palm Beach

It just might be that a groundswell is spreading throughout the home-buying public. In West Palm Beach, smaller houses that used to be difficult to sell are rising in popularity, and I can guess why. First, a little history. Back in 1950, what we would consider smaller houses were the rule: the...

The Larger Case for Smaller Houses in West Palm Beach

It just might be that a groundswell is spreading throughout the home-buying public. In West Palm Beach, smaller houses that used to be difficult to sell are rising in popularity, and I can guess why. First, a little history. Back in 1950, what we would consider smaller houses were the rule: the...

Setting Your West Palm Beach Home's Price - Why More Can Be Less!

A major home-selling decision arrives right at the start: setting your home’s price. It’s a step that can be decisive for good or for ill. But what is the “right” price? We know what it probably isn’t—it’s not the first number that pops into your head,...

Setting Your West Palm Beach Home's Price - Why More Can Be Less!

A major home-selling decision arrives right at the start: setting your home’s price. It’s a step that can be decisive for good or for ill. But what is the “right” price? We know what it probably isn’t—it’s not the first number that pops into your head,...

Times They are Changin' in Palm Beach County Luxury Listings

Times They are a-Changin’ in Palm Beach County Luxury Listings Charlie Chaplin always managed to mix a good measure of insight in with the silent movie knee-slappers. It was “The Little Clown” who once said, “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.”...

Times They are Changin' in Palm Beach County Luxury Listings

Times They are a-Changin’ in Palm Beach County Luxury Listings Charlie Chaplin always managed to mix a good measure of insight in with the silent movie knee-slappers. It was “The Little Clown” who once said, “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.”...

YOU Magazine: Is Housing Out of Reach for First-Time Homebuyers?

Follow Me On:       April 2014 Is Housing Out of Reach for First-Time Homebuyers? A New Season for Housing Will First-Time...

YOU Magazine: Is Housing Out of Reach for First-Time Homebuyers?

Follow Me On:       April 2014 Is Housing Out of Reach for First-Time Homebuyers? A New Season for Housing Will First-Time...

Welcome to Spring

Welcome to Spring Wishing you a happy and bright springtime season! Reach out to us anytime about ways to make your finances bloom.     Christian Penner Area Manager Mortgage...

Welcome to Spring

Welcome to Spring Wishing you a happy and bright springtime season! Reach out to us anytime about ways to make your finances bloom.     Christian Penner Area Manager Mortgage...

MMG Weekly: Hot or Cold Job News? - Housing

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Hot or Cold Job News? - Housing   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The Jobs Report for March...

MMG Weekly: Hot or Cold Job News? - Housing

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Hot or Cold Job News? - Housing   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The Jobs Report for March...

Housing Market Bolstered by Steady U.S. Consumer Optimism

Housing Market Bolstered by Steady U.S. Consumer Optimism The details seem stubbornly worrisome. Mortgage requirements have grown stricter. The Federal Reserve may or may not turn off the cheap money spigot—and if anything causes the stock market to sputter, it’s uncertainty. Occasional...

Housing Market Bolstered by Steady U.S. Consumer Optimism

Housing Market Bolstered by Steady U.S. Consumer Optimism The details seem stubbornly worrisome. Mortgage requirements have grown stricter. The Federal Reserve may or may not turn off the cheap money spigot—and if anything causes the stock market to sputter, it’s uncertainty. Occasional...

Palm Beach County Homeowners Cheered by National Trends

2014 has already given an encouraging start for West Palm Beach homeowners who consider national price movements as the best pointers for what we can expect for local real estate. Already in February, median house prices were up 7.6% nationally year over year (that according to the US National Housing...

MMG Weekly: Mixed News Impacts Markets - Jobs Report

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: MMG Weekly: Mixed News Impacts Markets - Jobs Report   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The...

MMG Weekly: Mixed News Impacts Markets - Jobs Report

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: MMG Weekly: Mixed News Impacts Markets - Jobs Report   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The...

2014 Trends in Home Design Bring Fresh Notes to the Kitchen

Keeping your West Palm Beach kitchen looking up-to-date doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Contemporary home design in our neck of the woods is all about knowing what the latest trends are and which to choose when regular maintenance calls for a change in appliances or décor. This...

2014 Trends in Home Design Bring Fresh Notes to the Kitchen

Keeping your West Palm Beach kitchen looking up-to-date doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Contemporary home design in our neck of the woods is all about knowing what the latest trends are and which to choose when regular maintenance calls for a change in appliances or décor. This...

Another Business Booster - Know Your ROA : List and Offer Smarter

Follow Me On: Know Your ROA : List and Offer Smarter Rate of Absorption, or ROA, is how long it takes for the current inventory of homes on the market to sell. In most markets, five to seven months is considered a balanced ROA; a "seller's market" is considered to take...

Another Business Booster - Know Your ROA : List and Offer Smarter

Follow Me On: Know Your ROA : List and Offer Smarter Rate of Absorption, or ROA, is how long it takes for the current inventory of homes on the market to sell. In most markets, five to seven months is considered a balanced ROA; a "seller's market" is considered to take...

Palm Beach County Listing Activity Gets a Weekend Dose of Good News

Palm Beach County Listing Activity Gets a Weekend Dose of Good News Real estate offices have been gearing up for the imminent spring selling season, the time when Palm Beach County listings swell to meet the expected surge in buying activity. I sometimes put quotes around ‘selling season’...

Palm Beach County Listing Activity Gets a Weekend Dose of Good News

Palm Beach County Listing Activity Gets a Weekend Dose of Good News Real estate offices have been gearing up for the imminent spring selling season, the time when Palm Beach County listings swell to meet the expected surge in buying activity. I sometimes put quotes around ‘selling season’...

West Palm Beach Home Loan Rate - Watchers Eye New Fed Leadership

West Palm Beach Home Loan Rate Just this January 6, the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, making it the first time ever that a woman has led the nation’s most important financial institution. In some respects, it makes her the most powerful...

West Palm Beach Home Loan Rate - Watchers Eye New Fed Leadership

West Palm Beach Home Loan Rate Just this January 6, the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, making it the first time ever that a woman has led the nation’s most important financial institution. In some respects, it makes her the most powerful...

A Real Estate Agent in West Palm Beach - Willing to Share a Thing or 3

A Real Estate Agent in West Palm Beach Real estate agents in West Palm Beach are true veterans when it comes to every aspect of what needs to take place for a home to be sold. We know in advance what all the pieces of the puzzle are, and what needs to be done for them to fit together...

A Real Estate Agent in West Palm Beach - Willing to Share a Thing or 3

A Real Estate Agent in West Palm Beach Real estate agents in West Palm Beach are true veterans when it comes to every aspect of what needs to take place for a home to be sold. We know in advance what all the pieces of the puzzle are, and what needs to be done for them to fit together...

New Urban Living Trend: Micro Apartments in Palm Beach County

Micro apartments, once considered a momentary fad, are become an increasingly popular choice for city residents across the nation. It's a trend that might signal the beginnings of a shift in Palm Beach County apartment living as well. The tiny apartments known as “micro apartments”...

New Urban Living Trend: Micro Apartments in Palm Beach County

Micro apartments, once considered a momentary fad, are become an increasingly popular choice for city residents across the nation. It's a trend that might signal the beginnings of a shift in Palm Beach County apartment living as well. The tiny apartments known as “micro apartments”...

Happy St. Patrick's Day

  ...to have clients like you. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and your family! Please call or email us anytime if we can answer any questions for you.     Christian...

Happy St. Patrick's Day

  ...to have clients like you. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and your family! Please call or email us anytime if we can answer any questions for you.     Christian...

Downsizing is Just One Palm Beach County Empty Nesters' Possibility

The children have grown; home feels… a little empty… Many people assume that an empty nest means it’s downsizing time—time for a smaller house or condo. In truth, for many a homeowner in West Palm Beach, downsizing is just one of a number of appealing directions. It...

Downsizing is Just One Palm Beach County Empty Nesters' Possibility

The children have grown; home feels… a little empty… Many people assume that an empty nest means it’s downsizing time—time for a smaller house or condo. In truth, for many a homeowner in West Palm Beach, downsizing is just one of a number of appealing directions. It...

Unfinished Rooms Needn't be a Staging Roadblock

You can have 100 reasons for wanting to move onto a larger, smaller, or just different house or neighborhood—and 101 why it keeps getting put off. Chief among them for most of us is the hassle factor. You start to run down a mental list of everything that will have to be done, and one of the...

Unfinished Rooms Needn't be a Staging Roadblock

You can have 100 reasons for wanting to move onto a larger, smaller, or just different house or neighborhood—and 101 why it keeps getting put off. Chief among them for most of us is the hassle factor. You start to run down a mental list of everything that will have to be done, and one of the...

MMG Weekly: Labor Market Springing to Life

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Labor Market Springing to Life   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The Jobs Report for February...

MMG Weekly: Labor Market Springing to Life

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Labor Market Springing to Life   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The Jobs Report for February...

YOU Magazine: Mother Nature Keeps Buyers Inside

Follow Me On: YOU Magazine: Mother Nature Keeps Buyers Inside     Mother Nature Keeps Buyers Inside Severe winter weather from the south...

YOU Magazine: Mother Nature Keeps Buyers Inside

Follow Me On: YOU Magazine: Mother Nature Keeps Buyers Inside     Mother Nature Keeps Buyers Inside Severe winter weather from the south...

Relocating to West Palm Beach: Vetting Your New Neighborhood

When searching for a new house, topping most people’s list of requirements are the number of bedrooms, number and configuration of bathrooms, square footage, yard size—characteristics that are easy to compare. Architectural style might be important; asking price, certainly highly important,...

Relocating to West Palm Beach: Vetting Your New Neighborhood

When searching for a new house, topping most people’s list of requirements are the number of bedrooms, number and configuration of bathrooms, square footage, yard size—characteristics that are easy to compare. Architectural style might be important; asking price, certainly highly important,...

Remodeling Surge Reflects Rise in Real Estate Prices

That Palm Beach County real estate prices have been on the rise for a while is certainly one factor that has coaxed some of the more cautious buyers off the sidelines. It’s made the market a much more lively (and happy!) place than it was a few years ago—and forecasters are fairly uniform...

Remodeling Surge Reflects Rise in Real Estate Prices

That Palm Beach County real estate prices have been on the rise for a while is certainly one factor that has coaxed some of the more cautious buyers off the sidelines. It’s made the market a much more lively (and happy!) place than it was a few years ago—and forecasters are fairly uniform...

MMG Weekly: Housing Roars With Good News

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The housing market continues to bloom, but there was mixed news...

MMG Weekly: Housing Roars With Good News

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The housing market continues to bloom, but there was mixed news...

Once More, Flipping a Home in West Palm Beach Holds Profit Potential

In conjunction with the rise in house prices, the profit potential for flipping a home in West Palm Beach is once more drawing the entrepreneur-minded. Flipping a home is the process of purchasing a property — often one in a rundown condition—then improving its value and reselling...

Once More, Flipping a Home in West Palm Beach Holds Profit Potential

In conjunction with the rise in house prices, the profit potential for flipping a home in West Palm Beach is once more drawing the entrepreneur-minded. Flipping a home is the process of purchasing a property — often one in a rundown condition—then improving its value and reselling...

Highlights From the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Highlights From the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers For most home buyers, the purchase of real estate is one of the largest financial transactions they will make. Buyers purchase a home not only for the desire to own a home of their own, but also because of changes in jobs,...

Highlights From the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Highlights From the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers For most home buyers, the purchase of real estate is one of the largest financial transactions they will make. Buyers purchase a home not only for the desire to own a home of their own, but also because of changes in jobs,...

3 Facets to Selling a Home in Palm Beach County This Spring

Bears hibernate. Geese fly south. And Palm Beach County home buyers become different people in the spring. During spring and summer months, the competition, speed and market saturation can make selling a home in West Palm Beach an intense experience (in extremes, almost like speed dating!) When the...

3 Facets to Selling a Home in Palm Beach County This Spring

Bears hibernate. Geese fly south. And Palm Beach County home buyers become different people in the spring. During spring and summer months, the competition, speed and market saturation can make selling a home in West Palm Beach an intense experience (in extremes, almost like speed dating!) When the...

VA May Be the Best Loan to Get in Delray Beach, Florida for Those Who

Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) helps Service members, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. A part of VA’s mission to help those who served our country, VA provides a home loan guaranty benefit along with other housing-related programs to help buy, build, repair,...

Palm Beach County Listings Show Changes After Real Estate Resurgence

It’s a little like fashion in men’s ties. The really wide or narrow ones you laugh at today will be back in style sooner or later. There’s an analogy in our Palm Beach County listings. After the financial crisis in 2007, the average size of homes began to shrink. One major casualty...

Palm Beach County Listings Show Changes After Real Estate Resurgence

It’s a little like fashion in men’s ties. The really wide or narrow ones you laugh at today will be back in style sooner or later. There’s an analogy in our Palm Beach County listings. After the financial crisis in 2007, the average size of homes began to shrink. One major casualty...

Another Business Booster - How to Overcome Listing Price Challenges

Follow Me On: How to Overcome Listing Price Challenges During a listing appointment, a Realtor reviewed the home's appropriate comparable properties and evaluated the prices of similar homes on the local market. After discussing her findings with her clients, all agreed upon...

New News for the Reverse Mortgage in West Palm Beach, Florida

The government has made the changes, and these changes help protect the practicability of the Reverse Mortgage program for the Boca Raton area. In the recent past, accessing home equity has been increasingly difficult. Most likely in the near future, it may well become even harder to get to the equity...

New News for the Reverse Mortgage in West Palm Beach, Florida

The government has made the changes, and these changes help protect the practicability of the Reverse Mortgage program for the Boca Raton area. In the recent past, accessing home equity has been increasingly difficult. Most likely in the near future, it may well become even harder to get to the equity...

To Buy a Home in West Palm Beach or Wait-Signs Help Decide

Spring signals the traditional start of real estate’s busy selling season, and while that’s all well and fine, when it comes to making your own momentous personal real estate decision—whether to buy a home or to sell your own—trying to decide exactly when to make the move...

To Buy a Home in West Palm Beach or Wait-Signs Help Decide

Spring signals the traditional start of real estate’s busy selling season, and while that’s all well and fine, when it comes to making your own momentous personal real estate decision—whether to buy a home or to sell your own—trying to decide exactly when to make the move...

VA May Be the Best Loan to Get in Delray Beach, Florida for Those Who

Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) helps Service members, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. A part of VA’s mission to help those who served our country, VA provides a home loan guaranty benefit along with other housing-related programs to help buy, build, repair,...

Rising Property Values in West Palm Beach Need Protection, Too

When we read or hear that Palm Beach County property values continue to be on the rise, it’s a relief. No matter what else is going on, at least our real estate investment’s back on track! That comforting thought has a less reassuring sidebar, though, having to do with time and its...

MMG Weekly: Let it Slow, Let it Slow, Let it Slow - Housing

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The housing, manufacturing and labor sectors have been struggling...

MMG Weekly: Let it Slow, Let it Slow, Let it Slow - Housing

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The housing, manufacturing and labor sectors have been struggling...

Homes & Money Newsletter - 1st Quarter 2014

Follow Me On:     Mortgage News Housing Stays Strong into New Year Home loan applications increased in early January, as a weaker-than-expected December employment report sent interest rates lower. Home loan rates had been...

Homes & Money Newsletter - 1st Quarter 2014

Follow Me On:     Mortgage News Housing Stays Strong into New Year Home loan applications increased in early January, as a weaker-than-expected December employment report sent interest rates lower. Home loan rates had been...

Rising Property Values in West Palm Beach Need Protection, Too

When we read or hear that Palm Beach County property values continue to be on the rise, it’s a relief. No matter what else is going on, at least our real estate investment’s back on track! That comforting thought has a less reassuring sidebar, though, having to do with time and its...

Unexpected Influences on Palm Beach County Home Prices

When it comes time to sell your home, you know most of the factors that determine Palm Beach County home prices. The number of bedrooms, condition of the yard, updating (or not) of the kitchen and bathrooms: they all influence final home prices in West Palm Beach. But what are some of the lesser-known...

Unexpected Influences on Palm Beach County Home Prices

When it comes time to sell your home, you know most of the factors that determine Palm Beach County home prices. The number of bedrooms, condition of the yard, updating (or not) of the kitchen and bathrooms: they all influence final home prices in West Palm Beach. But what are some of the lesser-known...

Another Business Booster - How to Overcome Listing Price Challenges

Follow Me On: How to Overcome Listing Price Challenges During a listing appointment, a Realtor reviewed the home's appropriate comparable properties and evaluated the prices of similar homes on the local market. After discussing her findings with her clients, all agreed upon...

Getting a Loan in West Palm Beach as the Landscape Shifts

" Getting a Loan " January presented us with major changes to mortgage lending rules. These new guidelines aim to curb some of the excesses that occurred during the sub-prime years—hopefully resulting in a lower risk of default and foreclosure by borrowers and a healthier real...

Getting a Loan in West Palm Beach as the Landscape Shifts

" Getting a Loan " January presented us with major changes to mortgage lending rules. These new guidelines aim to curb some of the excesses that occurred during the sub-prime years—hopefully resulting in a lower risk of default and foreclosure by borrowers and a healthier real...

VA May Be the Best Loan to Get in Boca Raton, Florida for Those Who Se

VA May Be the Best Loan to Get in Boca Raton, Florida for Those Who Serve Our Country! Read from source Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. A part of VA’s mission to help those who served our country,...

VA May Be the Best Loan to Get in Boca Raton, Florida for Those Who Se

VA May Be the Best Loan to Get in Boca Raton, Florida for Those Who Serve Our Country! Read from source Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. A part of VA’s mission to help those who served our country,...

Key Early Decision: Picking an West Palm Beach Realty Company

When it comes time to put your home on the market, one key early decision is which area realty company will be your sales partner. Of course, you will choose someone you feel comfortable working with, but there are further hard-nosed criteria that can help guide your choice: Experience in Our...

Key Early Decision: Picking an West Palm Beach Realty Company

When it comes time to put your home on the market, one key early decision is which area realty company will be your sales partner. Of course, you will choose someone you feel comfortable working with, but there are further hard-nosed criteria that can help guide your choice: Experience in Our...

Buying Real Estate in West Palm Beach the Self-Directed IRA Way

Buying West Palm Beach real estate has long been one of the preferred ways to save for retirement, so the attraction of merging it with IRA benefits adds a tax dimension. In its own right, buying real estate in West Palm Beach as an investment combines the security of owning a physical asset with...

Buying Real Estate in West Palm Beach the Self-Directed IRA Way

Buying West Palm Beach real estate has long been one of the preferred ways to save for retirement, so the attraction of merging it with IRA benefits adds a tax dimension. In its own right, buying real estate in West Palm Beach as an investment combines the security of owning a physical asset with...

MMG Weekly: Bonds Not Feeling the Love

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: There was key news on housing, jobs, and retail sales. Forecast...

MMG Weekly: Bonds Not Feeling the Love

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: There was key news on housing, jobs, and retail sales. Forecast...

Child's College Housing Bill - Well-Disguised Opportunity?

Real Estate Investment It could be considered a magic trick that will have the audience gasping in disbelief: turning one of your child’s college expenses into (drumroll, please)…a profit! Setting the stage for this trick will take some doing. Consider the magician to be the parent...

Child's College Housing Bill - Well-Disguised Opportunity?

Real Estate Investment It could be considered a magic trick that will have the audience gasping in disbelief: turning one of your child’s college expenses into (drumroll, please)…a profit! Setting the stage for this trick will take some doing. Consider the magician to be the parent...

Words you can't afford to hear as a Real Estate Agent

Words you can’t afford to hear as a Real Estate Agent As a Real Estate Agent, there are afew dreaded words that we hope we never hear – “Sorry, we purchased a home already and are closing next week.”   If you...

Preparing for Multiple Offers on Palm Beach County Properties

Part of the recovery in West Palm Beach’s real estate scene is the increasing likelihood of multiple offers on a listed property. This is every seller’s dream— but if you are one of the bidders, it’s important that you don’t allow it to become your nightmare. There...

Preparing for Multiple Offers on Palm Beach County Properties

Part of the recovery in West Palm Beach’s real estate scene is the increasing likelihood of multiple offers on a listed property. This is every seller’s dream— but if you are one of the bidders, it’s important that you don’t allow it to become your nightmare. There...

Words you can't afford to hear as a Real Estate Agent

Words you can’t afford to hear as a Real Estate Agent As a Real Estate Agent, there are afew dreaded words that we hope we never hear – “Sorry, we purchased a home already and are closing next week.”   If you...

A Deft Hand Needed for Palm Beach County Luxury Home Marketing

If you own a luxury home in West Palm Beach, this will be good to know: according to researchers at DataQuick, the number of homes sold at more than $1 million rose nationally by 37% in the first half of 2013. Last Friday, the Wall St. Journal headed its Mansion section with “the recovery in...

A Deft Hand Needed for Palm Beach County Luxury Home Marketing

If you own a luxury home in West Palm Beach, this will be good to know: according to researchers at DataQuick, the number of homes sold at more than $1 million rose nationally by 37% in the first half of 2013. Last Friday, the Wall St. Journal headed its Mansion section with “the recovery in...

Sell Your Property - A Business Mindset Helps You Sell Your Palm Beach

Sell your property - Even when it is clearly necessary, if you’re like most of us, you feel a built-in reluctance to sell your Palm Beach County property. Those four walls (okay, I know there are more like 40 or 80, but bear with me) contain all the furnishings and other possessions we gather...

Sell Your Property - A Business Mindset Helps You Sell Your Palm Beach

Sell your property - Even when it is clearly necessary, if you’re like most of us, you feel a built-in reluctance to sell your Palm Beach County property. Those four walls (okay, I know there are more like 40 or 80, but bear with me) contain all the furnishings and other possessions we gather...

Why Property Management in West Palm Beach Can Be a Thrifty Decision

Property management for Palm Beach County landlords can be the key to circumventing what can otherwise become growth-limiting factors. If you are one of those who acquired a few rental properties as a reliable way to earn easy, hands-off income, you may have been surprised when your hands turned...

Why Property Management in West Palm Beach Can Be a Thrifty Decision

Property management for Palm Beach County landlords can be the key to circumventing what can otherwise become growth-limiting factors. If you are one of those who acquired a few rental properties as a reliable way to earn easy, hands-off income, you may have been surprised when your hands turned...

Happy Valentine's Day

...of our business. Happy Valentine's Day.   Call or email us anytime if we can answer any questions for you.     Christian Penner Area Manager Mortgage Banker Phone:...

Happy Valentine's Day

...of our business. Happy Valentine's Day.   Call or email us anytime if we can answer any questions for you.     Christian Penner Area Manager Mortgage Banker Phone:...

Palm Beach County Home Prices : Looking Back, Looking Forward

As reflected in the near-record national rise in home prices, West Palm Beach homeowners as a whole had much to cheer about in 2013. According to the S&P Case-Shiller Index, home prices increased 13.6% from October 2012—and in fact, they’ve been improving at a faster annual rate in...

Palm Beach County Home Prices : Looking Back, Looking Forward

As reflected in the near-record national rise in home prices, West Palm Beach homeowners as a whole had much to cheer about in 2013. According to the S&P Case-Shiller Index, home prices increased 13.6% from October 2012—and in fact, they’ve been improving at a faster annual rate in...

YOU Magazine : A Home-Cooked Meal You'll Want to Make on Valentine's a

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YOU Magazine : A Home-Cooked Meal You'll Want to Make on Valentine's a

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Getting a Loan With a Retirement-Level Income

Getting a Loan With a Retirement-Level Income The ongoing housing recovery is being boosted by some older participants. Builders and developers in particular have found that catering to the 55+ segment of the market is good business. Many retired buyers in West Palm Beach looking to enter the...

Getting a Loan With a Retirement-Level Income

Getting a Loan With a Retirement-Level Income The ongoing housing recovery is being boosted by some older participants. Builders and developers in particular have found that catering to the 55+ segment of the market is good business. Many retired buyers in West Palm Beach looking to enter the...

"All the House is a Stage" for Palm Beach County Showings | Staging

Staging your Palm Beach County home for showings will always be a time-eater. The word itself is indicative: “staging” means transforming your busy household into a theatrical set. In addition to thoroughly cleaning every nook and cranny, it usually means spending on paint and a variety...

"All the House is a Stage" for Palm Beach County Showings | Staging

Staging your Palm Beach County home for showings will always be a time-eater. The word itself is indicative: “staging” means transforming your busy household into a theatrical set. In addition to thoroughly cleaning every nook and cranny, it usually means spending on paint and a variety...

Wall St. Crunches Numbers, Joins Palm beach County Homeowners | Proper

Palm Beach County property owners, whether they are single homeowners or large institutions holding multiple rental properties, are members of the same club—at least by one definition. They are all real estate investors, even though not all of them are the kind of West Palm Beach property owners...

Wall St. Crunches Numbers, Joins Palm beach County Homeowners | Proper

Palm Beach County property owners, whether they are single homeowners or large institutions holding multiple rental properties, are members of the same club—at least by one definition. They are all real estate investors, even though not all of them are the kind of West Palm Beach property owners...

An Open House in West Palm Beach is Like Your Own World Premiere

Your first open house in West Palm Beach can be compared to a movie’s world premiere. We may not have strobes flashing and paparazzi jostling each other, but all eyes are definitely on the above-the-title headline star: your house. It’s a star that has to look its glamorous best, too,...

An Open House in West Palm Beach is Like Your Own World Premiere

Your first open house in West Palm Beach can be compared to a movie’s world premiere. We may not have strobes flashing and paparazzi jostling each other, but all eyes are definitely on the above-the-title headline star: your house. It’s a star that has to look its glamorous best, too,...

Developing an On-Target Palm Beach County Real Estate Listing Price

There is less guesswork than you might think about establishing an on-target Palm Beach County real estate listing price. There is really very little mystery: Comps and CMAs When you hear your Realtor™ refer to ‘the comps,’ you probably think of them as the printouts of the...

Developing an On-Target Palm Beach County Real Estate Listing Price

There is less guesswork than you might think about establishing an on-target Palm Beach County real estate listing price. There is really very little mystery: Comps and CMAs When you hear your Realtor™ refer to ‘the comps,’ you probably think of them as the printouts of the...

Sharp Eyes Speed West Palm Beach New Home Searches

If you plan to be looking for a new home in West Palm Beach anytime this winter, before long you will find yourself having to pare down your list of ‘eligibles’—the properties that you ask your Palm Beach County real estate agent to include on your gotta-see-this-one list. The...

Sharp Eyes Speed West Palm Beach New Home Searches

If you plan to be looking for a new home in West Palm Beach anytime this winter, before long you will find yourself having to pare down your list of ‘eligibles’—the properties that you ask your Palm Beach County real estate agent to include on your gotta-see-this-one list. The...

Selling a Home in West Palm Beach - First, Strengthen Your Hand!

The signs are positive for those who will be putting their home on the Palm Beach County market this winter. Demand is there, mortgage rates are still low, and across the nation, prices are pointing higher. If you will be selling a home in West Palm Beach anytime soon, there are some extra steps...

Selling a Home in West Palm Beach - First, Strengthen Your Hand!

The signs are positive for those who will be putting their home on the Palm Beach County market this winter. Demand is there, mortgage rates are still low, and across the nation, prices are pointing higher. If you will be selling a home in West Palm Beach anytime soon, there are some extra steps...

MMG Weekly: Window of Opportunity Opens

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The economic report calendar was quiet, but a window of opportunity...

MMG Weekly: Window of Opportunity Opens

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The economic report calendar was quiet, but a window of opportunity...

Palm Beach County Real Estate Values Predicted (Without a Time Machine

If there is one question that homeowners and prospective shoppers have in common as we enter the New Year, it’s about the direction of Palm Beach County real estate values in 2014. Small wonder: the financial market meltdown of the last decade had such a profound impact on all forms of real...

Palm Beach County Real Estate Values Predicted (Without a Time Machine

If there is one question that homeowners and prospective shoppers have in common as we enter the New Year, it’s about the direction of Palm Beach County real estate values in 2014. Small wonder: the financial market meltdown of the last decade had such a profound impact on all forms of real...

How a new agent landed $1 million in listings marketing to expireds

How a new agent landed $1 million in listings marketing to expireds We have been in the lab testing a new strategy and the results are staggering. We tested it with a new agent who just received his license. We are talking green my friends. It gets better; he came from the music industry...

Credit Card Thefts: One More Reason to Monitor Credit ( first-time buy

Credit Card Thefts: One More Reason to Monitor Credit ( First-time Buyers ) It can take years for Palm Beach County first-time buyers to save up for their first home’s down payment, but even after that hurdle has been cleared, it can take even more time to secure a mortgage -- if they have...

Credit Card Thefts: One More Reason to Monitor Credit ( first-time buy

Credit Card Thefts: One More Reason to Monitor Credit ( First-time Buyers ) It can take years for Palm Beach County first-time buyers to save up for their first home’s down payment, but even after that hurdle has been cleared, it can take even more time to secure a mortgage -- if they have...

New Construction Appeals to Palm Beach County Home Buyers

For most of us, the appeal of new construction — a brand new home which your family is first to own—is undeniable. The idea of being able to select your own floor plan with a layout you like and upgrades built to order is hard to beat. But home shoppers looking for new construction...

New Construction Appeals to Palm Beach County Home Buyers

For most of us, the appeal of new construction — a brand new home which your family is first to own—is undeniable. The idea of being able to select your own floor plan with a layout you like and upgrades built to order is hard to beat. But home shoppers looking for new construction...

Advance Scouting Trips Make Relocating a Breeze

Relocating to West Palm Beach can be an invigorating fresh start: an opening to unexplored opportunities and a brand new community filled with tomorrow’s life-long friends. Then again, faced with a sudden onslaught of details and decisions, it can be an experience that falls just short of overwhelming....

Advance Scouting Trips Make Relocating a Breeze

Relocating to West Palm Beach can be an invigorating fresh start: an opening to unexplored opportunities and a brand new community filled with tomorrow’s life-long friends. Then again, faced with a sudden onslaught of details and decisions, it can be an experience that falls just short of overwhelming....

2013 New Year's Roundup Confirms Real Estate Trends

It’s time for this Palm Beach County real estate observer to tackle the New Year’s roundup of the Year in Real Estate (along with the traditional disclaimer that, since the actual statistics won’t be tallied until 2014, this has to be a lot more sizzle than steak!) But this is one...

2013 New Year's Roundup Confirms Real Estate Trends

It’s time for this Palm Beach County real estate observer to tackle the New Year’s roundup of the Year in Real Estate (along with the traditional disclaimer that, since the actual statistics won’t be tallied until 2014, this has to be a lot more sizzle than steak!) But this is one...

How a Palm Beach County Home Stager 's Experience Can Pay Off

When you put your home on the market, one of the decisions it’s easy to overlook is whether to engage a Palm Beach County home stager. Especially if you know you have a good eye for décor or have experience in the visual arts, it may not seem necessary to call in a heavy-duty home staging...

How a Palm Beach County Home Stager 's Experience Can Pay Off

When you put your home on the market, one of the decisions it’s easy to overlook is whether to engage a Palm Beach County home stager. Especially if you know you have a good eye for décor or have experience in the visual arts, it may not seem necessary to call in a heavy-duty home staging...

Isolate Emotions from Decisions When Buying a Home in West Palm Beach

You’re nearing your goal of buying a home in West Palm Beach! You have zeroed in on a property, submitted your offer, and heeded your agent’s advice and ordered a home inspection. Soooo…what if the inspector finds major issues nobody expected? While most home inspections only...

MMG Weekly: Mixed News in December Jobs Report

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The Jobs Report for December had some unexpected surprises....

Isolate Emotions from Decisions When Buying a Home in West Palm Beach

You’re nearing your goal of buying a home in West Palm Beach! You have zeroed in on a property, submitted your offer, and heeded your agent’s advice and ordered a home inspection. Soooo…what if the inspector finds major issues nobody expected? While most home inspections only...

MMG Weekly: Mixed News in December Jobs Report

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The Jobs Report for December had some unexpected surprises....

West Palm Beach Rental Homes Allowing Pets: a Win-Win for Everyone!

West Palm Beach Rental Homes Allowing Pets: a Win-Win for Everyone! Many West Palm Beach landlords are automatically less than enthusiastic when they hear a prospective tenant’s question, “Do you allow pets?” Small wonder. The specter of damage from unsupervised four-footed co-inhabitants...

West Palm Beach Rental Homes Allowing Pets: a Win-Win for Everyone!

West Palm Beach Rental Homes Allowing Pets: a Win-Win for Everyone! Many West Palm Beach landlords are automatically less than enthusiastic when they hear a prospective tenant’s question, “Do you allow pets?” Small wonder. The specter of damage from unsupervised four-footed co-inhabitants...

Buying a West Palm Beach Condo Involves Amenities, Lifestyle Choices

Buying a West Palm Beach Condo Involves Amenities, Lifestyle Choices Existing home sales rose nationally throughout 2013 – and included in those numbers were a good many condominiums. If 2014 will find you investigating the market for a new home, it may be time to give condo living a serious...

Buying a West Palm Beach Condo Involves Amenities, Lifestyle Choices

Buying a West Palm Beach Condo Involves Amenities, Lifestyle Choices Existing home sales rose nationally throughout 2013 – and included in those numbers were a good many condominiums. If 2014 will find you investigating the market for a new home, it may be time to give condo living a serious...

West Palm Beach Property Flaw Disclosures Help Prevent Later Problems

Imagine that you have just moved into your new West Palm Beach property, and suddenly you are up against some serious flaw you knew nothing about. Added on top of the normal moving turmoil: now there’s this! You didn’t have a chance to fix things up before you moved in because you were...

West Palm Beach Property Flaw Disclosures Help Prevent Later Problems

Imagine that you have just moved into your new West Palm Beach property, and suddenly you are up against some serious flaw you knew nothing about. Added on top of the normal moving turmoil: now there’s this! You didn’t have a chance to fix things up before you moved in because you were...

Flood Insurance Issues Are Harming Consumers - FAMP and NAMB Need Your

Flood Insurance Issues are Harming Consumers - FAMP and NAMB Need Your Help!   ********************************************************************************************   Florida has more than 2 million policies in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Biggert-Waters...

Flood Insurance Issues Are Harming Consumers - FAMP and NAMB Need Your

Flood Insurance Issues are Harming Consumers - FAMP and NAMB Need Your Help!   ********************************************************************************************   Florida has more than 2 million policies in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Biggert-Waters...

MMG Weekly: Consumers More Confident Heading Into New Year

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Consumers More Confident Heading Into New Year   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The housing...

MMG Weekly: Consumers More Confident Heading Into New Year

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Consumers More Confident Heading Into New Year   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The housing...

Buying a Home in West Palm Beach is No Do-It-Yourself Project!

Buying a home in West Palm Beach is hardly a do-it-yourself kind of project. Having confidence that the all the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed requires the input of professionals whose daily dealings keeps them in touch with the current legal and financial arenas. Call them the...

Buying a Home in West Palm Beach is No Do-It-Yourself Project!

Buying a home in West Palm Beach is hardly a do-it-yourself kind of project. Having confidence that the all the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed requires the input of professionals whose daily dealings keeps them in touch with the current legal and financial arenas. Call them the...

YOU Magazine: Stronger Economy Allows Tapering to Begin

Follow Me On:     January 2014 Tapering Signals Year-End Economic Strength Indicators Point to Greater Recovery for 2014 The big "will-they...

YOU Magazine: Stronger Economy Allows Tapering to Begin

Follow Me On:     January 2014 Tapering Signals Year-End Economic Strength Indicators Point to Greater Recovery for 2014 The big "will-they...

Is It Time to Move On from Your West Palm Beach Empty Nest?

Is It Time to Move On from Your West Palm Beach Empty Nest ? The kids are gone. Your big house seems either dreadfully empty or just plain wasteful. Congrats: you are officially in possession of a Palm Beach County empty nest! Now it’s time to consider where and how you want to live next. When...

Is It Time to Move On from Your West Palm Beach Empty Nest?

Is It Time to Move On from Your West Palm Beach Empty Nest ? The kids are gone. Your big house seems either dreadfully empty or just plain wasteful. Congrats: you are officially in possession of a Palm Beach County empty nest! Now it’s time to consider where and how you want to live next. When...

MMG Weekly: Happy New Year

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Happy New Year Holiday Season         Season's greetings and happy New Year! I hope you've enjoyed a very happy holiday season...

Understanding the Bank's Position Leads to Short Sale Success

A Palm Beach County short sale is a transaction in which the amount paid is not sufficient to cover the existing mortgage or property liens. Once the lender agrees to accept the lesser amount, the short sale succeeds, the lender calls it even with the seller, and all parties can move forward. It’s...

Understanding the Bank's Position Leads to Short Sale Success

A Palm Beach County short sale is a transaction in which the amount paid is not sufficient to cover the existing mortgage or property liens. Once the lender agrees to accept the lesser amount, the short sale succeeds, the lender calls it even with the seller, and all parties can move forward. It’s...

MMG Weekly: Happy New Year

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Happy New Year Holiday Season         Season's greetings and happy New Year! I hope you've enjoyed a very happy holiday season...

Google Hangouts

Using Google Hangouts to Get More Customers Google Hangouts allow you to quickly create video content for your website. When you use Google Hangouts on Air, it’s as if you have access to your own TV station that focuses solely on your company and the services that you provide. Ryan Steinolfson...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year We hope that you and your family have your best year yet! As we head into a new year, let us know if we can answer any questions for you.     Christian Penner Area Manager...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year We hope that you and your family have your best year yet! As we head into a new year, let us know if we can answer any questions for you.     Christian Penner Area Manager...

Google Hangouts

Using Google Hangouts to Get More Customers Google Hangouts allow you to quickly create video content for your website. When you use Google Hangouts on Air, it’s as if you have access to your own TV station that focuses solely on your company and the services that you provide. Ryan Steinolfson...

MMG Weekly: Let the Tapering Begin

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The Fed announced that it will begin tapering its Bond purchase...

MMG Weekly: Let the Tapering Begin

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: The Fed announced that it will begin tapering its Bond purchase...

Easy Mistakes For First-Time Palm Beach County Home Buyers To Make

According to the National Association of Realtors®, nearly 40% of home buyers will be first-timers this year. In other words, if you are new to the housing market you are certainly not alone. Since first-time home buyers in West Palm Beach experience the same learning curve as anyone everywhere,...

Easy Mistakes For First-Time Palm Beach County Home Buyers To Make

According to the National Association of Realtors®, nearly 40% of home buyers will be first-timers this year. In other words, if you are new to the housing market you are certainly not alone. Since first-time home buyers in West Palm Beach experience the same learning curve as anyone everywhere,...

Updated: 10-Year ARM Comparison

Follow Me On: ARM Indexes: A 10-Year Comparison     // Questions, Comments or For more information you can email Christian Penner at TheMortgageTeam@ChristianPenner.com or visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.com or you can call us directly at: 561-316-6800 ChristianPenner.com http://www.christianpenner.com/updated-10-year-arm-comparison/ Updated:...

Updated: 10-Year ARM Comparison

Follow Me On: ARM Indexes: A 10-Year Comparison     // Questions, Comments or For more information you can email Christian Penner at TheMortgageTeam@ChristianPenner.com or visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.com or you can call us directly at: 561-316-6800 ChristianPenner.com http://www.christianpenner.com/updated-10-year-arm-comparison/ Updated:...

Palm Beach County Home Sellers Bolster Results by Attention to Minor D

Although the housing market continues to improve, it’s not quite time for the next wave of Palm Beach County home sellers to reserve the moving vans. Especially for home sellers who are on the verge of listing their property, it is time to pay attention to the smaller details that would seem...

Another Business Booster - Get More Business with Annual Reviews

Follow Me On: Get More Business with Annual Reviews Most people see their tax preparer, financial planner, and doctor at least once a year—but who's watching out for their investment in real estate? Shouldn't it be the person who sold it to them? The annual client review...

Proactive Homeowners Sometimes Prevent an Palm Beach County Foreclosur

Even though national foreclosure rates have continued to drop, the threat of becoming another Palm Beach County foreclosure statistic is still very real for some homeowners. It’s at least somewhat reassuring to understand that most banks don’t really want a foreclosure — so for...

Most Palm Beach County Listing Photo Fumbles are Easy to Prevent

The photos that make up your Palm Beach County listing will be key to your home’s marketing effort. If that first impression is positive (or even if it only raises curiosity), those images will have helped you past the all-important first hurdle. What makes a Palm Beach County listing a...

Selling Your Home Is a Matter That Rates Consideration

Selling Your Home Is a Matter That Rates Consideration It’s the kind of “problem” many would like to have: a buyer has just made an offer on your home — and you hadn’t even listed it for sale! Turns out, it’s not all that uncommon for “house-stalkers”...

Selling Your Home Is a Matter That Rates Consideration

Selling Your Home Is a Matter That Rates Consideration It’s the kind of “problem” many would like to have: a buyer has just made an offer on your home — and you hadn’t even listed it for sale! Turns out, it’s not all that uncommon for “house-stalkers”...

Another Business Booster - Get More Business with Annual Reviews

Follow Me On: Get More Business with Annual Reviews Most people see their tax preparer, financial planner, and doctor at least once a year—but who's watching out for their investment in real estate? Shouldn't it be the person who sold it to them? The annual client review...

Beyond Impulse: an West Palm Beach Vacation Home Over the Long Run

Deciding to buy a vacation home in West Palm Beach can be one of the smartest investments there is. Or it can turn into an irksome drain on time and pocketbook. As much as with any real estate transaction, buying a vacation home that fulfills its upside potential takes thoughtful weighing of all...

Proactive Homeowners Sometimes Prevent an Palm Beach County Foreclosur

Even though national foreclosure rates have continued to drop, the threat of becoming another Palm Beach County foreclosure statistic is still very real for some homeowners. It’s at least somewhat reassuring to understand that most banks don’t really want a foreclosure — so for...

Palm Beach County Home Sellers Bolster Results by Attention to Minor D

Although the housing market continues to improve, it’s not quite time for the next wave of Palm Beach County home sellers to reserve the moving vans. Especially for home sellers who are on the verge of listing their property, it is time to pay attention to the smaller details that would seem...

MMG Weekly: Taper Fears Cause Volatility

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: MMG Weekly: Taper Fears Cause Volatility   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: There was important...

Buying a House Can Mean Knowing When to Fold'Em

This summer, the National Association of Realtors® reported the largest number of existing home sales since February 2007— and I expect we will see similar results when this winter’s final numbers come in. With more individuals looking to enter (or re-enter) the real estate market,...

Buying a House Can Mean Knowing When to Fold'Em

This summer, the National Association of Realtors® reported the largest number of existing home sales since February 2007— and I expect we will see similar results when this winter’s final numbers come in. With more individuals looking to enter (or re-enter) the real estate market,...

Beyond Impulse: an West Palm Beach Vacation Home Over the Long Run

Deciding to buy a vacation home in West Palm Beach can be one of the smartest investments there is. Or it can turn into an irksome drain on time and pocketbook. As much as with any real estate transaction, buying a vacation home that fulfills its upside potential takes thoughtful weighing of all...

Most Palm Beach County Listing Photo Fumbles are Easy to Prevent

The photos that make up your Palm Beach County listing will be key to your home’s marketing effort. If that first impression is positive (or even if it only raises curiosity), those images will have helped you past the all-important first hurdle. What makes a Palm Beach County listing a...

Taking Active Steps Can Earn a Higher Home Appraisal

Interest rates may have been rising, but they are still invitingly low. As a consequence, some Palm Beach County homeowners are looking to refinance their mortgages to lock in interest rates while they can. A key element in both refinancing and home sales is, of course, the formal appraisal. Most...

Taking Active Steps Can Earn a Higher Home Appraisal

Interest rates may have been rising, but they are still invitingly low. As a consequence, some Palm Beach County homeowners are looking to refinance their mortgages to lock in interest rates while they can. A key element in both refinancing and home sales is, of course, the formal appraisal. Most...

MMG Weekly: Taper Fears Cause Volatility

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: MMG Weekly: Taper Fears Cause Volatility   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: There was important...

New Home Choices Benefit from Rethinking Basics

As you begin any search for a new home in West Palm Beach, it’s worthwhile to take a step back — to take a momentary time-out to consider widening the range of possibilities. For many families, the kind of home they are looking for is a foregone conclusion. Either they want a customized...

New Home Choices Benefit from Rethinking Basics

As you begin any search for a new home in West Palm Beach, it’s worthwhile to take a step back — to take a momentary time-out to consider widening the range of possibilities. For many families, the kind of home they are looking for is a foregone conclusion. Either they want a customized...

Happy Holidays

    Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season.   We are grateful that you have helped make our year special.     Christian...

Happy Holidays

    Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season.   We are grateful that you have helped make our year special.     Christian...

Readying Your Home for Palm Beach County Virtual Tours

Virtual tours in West Palm Beach can be potent selling tools over the holiday season. To make the best use of those tools, it’s important to prepare your home with the special requirements of the medium in mind. How doing so differs from prepping for in-the-flesh showings is a subtle but real...

Readying Your Home for Palm Beach County Virtual Tours

Virtual tours in West Palm Beach can be potent selling tools over the holiday season. To make the best use of those tools, it’s important to prepare your home with the special requirements of the medium in mind. How doing so differs from prepping for in-the-flesh showings is a subtle but real...

FHA News Alert: 2014 Loan Limits

Mortgagee Letter 13-43 announces the loan limits for 2014 and is effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 1st, 2014. >Here's what you need to know about these changes: 1. The national floor limit of 271,050 remains unchanged. 2. The national ceiling limit is reduced...

MMG Weekly: Good News Revives Taper Talk

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: MMG Weekly: Good News Revives Taper Talk   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: Key housing and...

MMG Weekly: Good News Revives Taper Talk

Send to a Friend Follow Me On: MMG Weekly: Good News Revives Taper Talk   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: Key housing and...

Inspection Can Prevent Drug-Growing Nightmare

This could be any new Palm Beach County homeowner’s worst nightmare: shortly after closing on their new house, a family in Canada discovers over $100,000 in hidden damages — the kind of damages that have to be fixed before the house can be deemed safe for occupancy. The cause? HGTV’s...

Inspection Can Prevent Drug-Growing Nightmare

This could be any new Palm Beach County homeowner’s worst nightmare: shortly after closing on their new house, a family in Canada discovers over $100,000 in hidden damages — the kind of damages that have to be fixed before the house can be deemed safe for occupancy. The cause? HGTV’s...

Palm Beach County Seller Financing Can Be a Powerful Inducement

Palm Beach County Seller Financing Can Be a Powerful Inducement November’s Mortgage Credit Availability Index shows a slight relaxation in lending standards — but as most Palm Beach County home buyers and sellers will agree, getting a mortgage is still difficult. With mortgage availability...

Palm Beach County Seller Financing Can Be a Powerful Inducement

Palm Beach County Seller Financing Can Be a Powerful Inducement November’s Mortgage Credit Availability Index shows a slight relaxation in lending standards — but as most Palm Beach County home buyers and sellers will agree, getting a mortgage is still difficult. With mortgage availability...

FHA News Alert: 2014 Loan Limits

Mortgagee Letter 13-43 announces the loan limits for 2014 and is effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 1st, 2014. >Here's what you need to know about these changes: 1. The national floor limit of 271,050 remains unchanged. 2. The national ceiling limit is reduced...

YOU Magazine: Allow Your Ideas to Take Shape in 2014

Follow Me On:           YOU Magazine: Allow Your Ideas to Take Shape in 2014 December 2013   Yellen Supports Stimulus Efforts Likely...

YOU Magazine: Allow Your Ideas to Take Shape in 2014

Follow Me On:           YOU Magazine: Allow Your Ideas to Take Shape in 2014 December 2013   Yellen Supports Stimulus Efforts...

Mistakes to Avoid As a First-Time Home Buyer

When a Palm Beach County first-time home buyer begins hunting for the prize that has to serve both as a satisfactory home base and a solid investment, most feel a mixture of excitement (a home is a landmark achievement!) and maybe just a touch of apprehension. Like any expense you’ve never...

Mistakes to Avoid As a First-Time Home Buyer

When a Palm Beach County first-time home buyer begins hunting for the prize that has to serve both as a satisfactory home base and a solid investment, most feel a mixture of excitement (a home is a landmark achievement!) and maybe just a touch of apprehension. Like any expense you’ve never...

Upgrades That Can Actually Lower Palm Beach County Home Values

Renovations and upgrades will increase anybody’s West Palm Beach home values, right? Maybe…but not so fast! Believe it or not, some projects can actually diminish a Palm Beach County property’s home values. In other words, you could potentially lose more than the cost of the...

Upgrades That Can Actually Lower Palm Beach County Home Values

Renovations and upgrades will increase anybody’s West Palm Beach home values, right? Maybe…but not so fast! Believe it or not, some projects can actually diminish a Palm Beach County property’s home values. In other words, you could potentially lose more than the cost of the...

Selling Your Home in Palm Beach County Can Be a Winter Activity

When you step outside and feel a crisp chill in the air, you know it: winter is on the way. If events have so ordered themselves that you find yourself selling your home in West Palm Beach during the winter months, you’re probably aware that it is not the preferred real estate season. Prospects...

Selling Your Home in Palm Beach County Can Be a Winter Activity

When you step outside and feel a crisp chill in the air, you know it: winter is on the way. If events have so ordered themselves that you find yourself selling your home in West Palm Beach during the winter months, you’re probably aware that it is not the preferred real estate season. Prospects...

Real Estate is Real Estate (Except When it's Commercial Real Estate!)

Real Estate is Real Estate (Except When it’s Commercial!) | Commercial Real Estate By virtue of their purchasing experience, homeowners have necessarily become familiar with the basics of real estate. A Palm Beach County homeowner may not consider her- or himself an expert in the matter,...

Real Estate is Real Estate (Except When it's Commercial Real Estate!)

Real Estate is Real Estate (Except When it’s Commercial!) | Commercial Real Estate By virtue of their purchasing experience, homeowners have necessarily become familiar with the basics of real estate. A Palm Beach County homeowner may not consider her- or himself an expert in the matter,...

Beating Cash Offers for Your Palm Beach County Dream Home

Conventional wisdom dictates that home sellers prefer cash offers. So what is a typical would-be buyer in West Palm Beach to do when the competition comes forward with an all-cash offer? Cash offers may come from any of a variety of deep-pocketed parties: institutional investors, foreign investors,...

Beating Cash Offers for Your Palm Beach County Dream Home

Conventional wisdom dictates that home sellers prefer cash offers. So what is a typical would-be buyer in West Palm Beach to do when the competition comes forward with an all-cash offer? Cash offers may come from any of a variety of deep-pocketed parties: institutional investors, foreign investors,...

MMG Weekly: Thanksgiving Holiday

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:     Thanksgiving Holiday         I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season ahead with your friends...

MMG Weekly: Thanksgiving Holiday

Send to a Friend Follow Me On:     Thanksgiving Holiday         I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season ahead with your friends...

Palm Beach County Real Estate Agents : 3 Red Flags to Watch For

When we buy or sell a home, the rest of our day-to-day activities tend to get less attention. When an offer comes in (or doesn’t) — or when we have to wait on pins and needles to hear if the home of our dreams will be ours — the rest of what’s going on takes a back seat. That...

Palm Beach County Real Estate Agents : 3 Red Flags to Watch For

When we buy or sell a home, the rest of our day-to-day activities tend to get less attention. When an offer comes in (or doesn’t) — or when we have to wait on pins and needles to hear if the home of our dreams will be ours — the rest of what’s going on takes a back seat. That...

Purchasing a Bargain Palm Beach County Home at Auction

When most people picture how they will buy a Palm Beach County house, they imagine visiting properties with their real estate agent, zeroing in on a suitable home in a neighborhood they like; making an offer; purchasing the home. But there are also less straightforward ways to go about buying...

Purchasing a Bargain Palm Beach County Home at Auction

When most people picture how they will buy a Palm Beach County house, they imagine visiting properties with their real estate agent, zeroing in on a suitable home in a neighborhood they like; making an offer; purchasing the home. But there are also less straightforward ways to go about buying...

Another Business Booster from Christian Penner - When FHA Requires Lea

Follow Me On: When FHA Requires Lead-Based Paint Repairs   If you're interested in working with HUD REO properties and buyers who need FHA financing, you may come across appraiser-required conditions to perform lead-based repairs. The only time lead-based repairs are required...

Another Business Booster from Christian Penner - When FHA Requires Lea

Follow Me On: When FHA Requires Lead-Based Paint Repairs   If you're interested in working with HUD REO properties and buyers who need FHA financing, you may come across appraiser-required conditions to perform lead-based repairs. The only time lead-based repairs are required...

FSBO Sellers Can Find a Path to the Palm Beach County Multiple Listing

If you’re planning to sell your home “For Sale By Owner” (best known as “FSBO”) in West Palm Beach this fall, it will be vital that you give some serious thought to the MLS. “MLS” (Multiple Listing Service) is the database used and updated by real estate...

Happy Thanksgiving

  We are thankful for clients like you. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.       // Questions, Comments or For more information you can email Christian Penner at TheMortgageTeam@ChristianPenner.com or visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.com...

Happy Thanksgiving

  We are thankful for clients like you. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.       // Questions, Comments or For more information you can email Christian Penner at TheMortgageTeam@ChristianPenner.com or visit us online at www.ChristianPenner.com...

Do's and Don'ts for Planning Relocation to West Palm Beach

When companies need to move employees who are also homeowners, they have to make the transition as painless as possible (or risk losing a valued asset). UrbanBound is a Chicago-based professional relocation group who know the landscape. “Even the most hands-on HR departments in the world can...

Do's and Don'ts for Planning Relocation to West Palm Beach

When companies need to move employees who are also homeowners, they have to make the transition as painless as possible (or risk losing a valued asset). UrbanBound is a Chicago-based professional relocation group who know the landscape. “Even the most hands-on HR departments in the world can...

Foreward-Thinking Palm Beach County Property Owners Curb Energy Costs

Foreward-Thinking Palm Beach County Property Owners Curb Energy Costs Energy costs may not be skyrocketing as quickly as some other costs, but Palm Beach County property owners continue to watch incoming utility bills with a wary eye. It’s only natural: they remember sudden energy price...

Foreward-Thinking Palm Beach County Property Owners Curb Energy Costs

Foreward-Thinking Palm Beach County Property Owners Curb Energy Costs Energy costs may not be skyrocketing as quickly as some other costs, but Palm Beach County property owners continue to watch incoming utility bills with a wary eye. It’s only natural: they remember sudden energy price...

A Palm Beach County Virtual Tour Adds Emotion for Web Prospects

A Palm Beach County Virtual Tour Adds Emotion for Web Prospects According to the National Association of Realtors®, active home-buying prospects are turning to the Internet in overwhelming numbers. If you have been a Palm Beach County house-hunter yourself anytime recently, this will not surprise...

A Palm Beach County Virtual Tour Adds Emotion for Web Prospects

A Palm Beach County Virtual Tour Adds Emotion for Web Prospects According to the National Association of Realtors®, active home-buying prospects are turning to the Internet in overwhelming numbers. If you have been a Palm Beach County house-hunter yourself anytime recently, this will not surprise...

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Palm Beach County Vacation Home

As the housing market continues its recovery, sales of vacation homes in West Palm Beach are part of the national picture reported by the NAR — which tells us that vacation home sales rose by over 10% last year. While owning your own vacation home in West Palm Beach automatically sounds...

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Palm Beach County Vacation Home

As the housing market continues its recovery, sales of vacation homes in West Palm Beach are part of the national picture reported by the NAR — which tells us that vacation home sales rose by over 10% last year. While owning your own vacation home in West Palm Beach automatically sounds...

ROI and Your Palm Beach County Home Value Questions

ROI and Your Palm Beach County Home Value Questions If you are an Palm Beach County homeowner (or about to become one), you’ll be interested in the progression of your Palm Beach County home’s value over time. The market may fluctuate, but what doesn’t is your goal of seeing...

Property Re-listing: Success Depends on Re-examination

Even though Palm Beach County property prices continue to recover, the current market can still present challenges. No one understands this better than homeowners who are re-listing this winter. For some of them, surrounding seas of “For Sale” signs created a less-than-appealing neighborhood...

Property Re-listing: Success Depends on Re-examination

Even though Palm Beach County property prices continue to recover, the current market can still present challenges. No one understands this better than homeowners who are re-listing this winter. For some of them, surrounding seas of “For Sale” signs created a less-than-appealing neighborhood...

Getting a Mortgage in West Palm Beach Means Weighing the Alternatives

A vital part of buying a Palm Beach County home is getting a Palm Beach County mortgage. But not all mortgages are the same. There are two general classes of mortgages; fixed rate mortgages keep the same interest rate for the full duration of the debt. The interest rates for adjustable-rate mortgages...

Getting a Mortgage in West Palm Beach Means Weighing the Alternatives

A vital part of buying a Palm Beach County home is getting a Palm Beach County mortgage. But not all mortgages are the same. There are two general classes of mortgages; fixed rate mortgages keep the same interest rate for the full duration of the debt. The interest rates for adjustable-rate mortgages...

Steps That Boost an Palm Beach County Home Buyer's Negotiating Power

When a Palm Beach County home buyer first finds that single-family homes and condominiums have been getting pricier, it shouldn't be a surprise. Nationally, the median sales price is still well below the record $230,400 reached at the height of the housing boom ­ but that gap is shrinking. If...

Palm Beach County Luxury Home Sales Hinge on Lifestyle Marketing

Luxury home sales often trace a path that differs from the rest of the market. Just as high-end buyers can afford to take their time to find exactly the property they are looking for, Palm Beach County luxury homeowners tend to pick and choose when they will market their properties. That's pretty...

Palm Beach County Home Staging Starts with Clearing the Stage!

Today’s Internet-savvy home seller knows that before potential Palm Beach County buyers even make their way to a home’s online listing they may already have been exposed to the property’s pictures posted elsewhere. Since first impressions can be decisive, it’s all the more...

Smart Renovation Moves Before Listing Your Palm Beach County Home

In West Palm Beach's competitive housing market, shrewdly targeting which (if any) renovations to make prior to listing your home can sharply affect not only its DOM (days on market), but the price it ultimately brings. After making any obviously needed repairs ­ any that would be standout...

Steps That Boost an Palm Beach County Home Buyer's Negotiating Power

When a Palm Beach County home buyer first finds that single-family homes and condominiums have been getting pricier, it shouldn't be a surprise. Nationally, the median sales price is still well below the record $230,400 reached at the height of the housing boom ­ but that gap is shrinking. If...

Palm Beach County ASAP Pricing Strategy to Sell Your Home

Rushing to sell your home is never desirable — but circumstances sometimes require it. To sell your home in West Palm Beach quickly, the most important factor is finding the right price. Too high a price will dampen buyer interest — but of course you don’t want to set the price...

Palm Beach Coutny MLS Listings Put You in the Thick of the Chase

Believe it or not, it takes home-seekers an average of 12 weeks to find a home. To shorten that time, there is nothing more useful than the Internet’s Multiple Listing Service. When you are working with a buyer’s agent, the lion’s share of the work will be done for you — but...

Palm Beach County Bank-Owned Home Opportunities Balance Reward, Risk

If you’re looking for a superior deal on a new home, you may find that a Palm Beach County bank-owned home is a serious contender. Today’s real estate market includes a variety of foreclosed homes, some of which can be had at prices well below baseline levels. Adding to the activity...

ROI and Your Palm Beach County Home Value Questions

ROI and Your Palm Beach County Home Value Questions If you are an Palm Beach County homeowner (or about to become one), you’ll be interested in the progression of your Palm Beach County home’s value over time. The market may fluctuate, but what doesn’t is your goal of seeing...

Properties for Sale Can Be Good Homes, Investments, or Both!

What’s the difference between any home and what is called an “investment home”? Generally speaking, they are properties for sale that are purchased in the expectation that their underlying value will appreciate. Whether you choose to live in an investment home or rent it out, the...

Real Estate Prices Growing at a More Sustainable Pace

The future of real estate prices in West Palm Beach is always a matter of keen interest to area homeowners. So it’s important when the latest national numbers in the Case-Shiller Index show that the rate of rise in real estate prices has begun to slow. Palm Beach County homeowners should...

Worthwhile Tips for Palm Beach County First-Time Homebuyers

The price tag that goes with buying a home is hefty enough to give anyone pause. After the fact, anyone – perhaps especially Palm Beach County first-time homebuyers - can come away wondering if they have could have nailed down a better deal. Preventing any such nagging doubt is easy to do:...

Palm Beach County Homebuyers Respond to Proven Marketing Tactics

For anyone who has listed their home on the Palm Beach county market, the equivalent of winning the lottery is a call from your agent telling you that multiple offers are on the way. It’s like hitting the jackpot — especially when the house draws top dollar. Although the tactics that...

Why Using a Realtor® in West Palm Beach is the Popular Choice

As the economy continues to improve and more buyers commit to joining (or rejoining) the ranks of our area’s homeowners, access to reliable advice can be a vital difference-maker. If you’ve never worked with a Realtor® in West Palm Beach before, it’s important to understand...