Palm Beaches Real Estate Blog


LOS ANGELES – Nov. 14, 2016 – While most people consider spring the prime home buying season, the market calm over the holidays is just one reason dedicated buyers can benefit from end-of-the-year home shopping:

  • Buyers have more time to shop, as time off from work and school is not uncommon with many buyers during November and December.
  • Tax benefits. Many buyers in the market for a new home feel as if they have to close escrow prior to the end of the year for tax planning reasons.
  • The holiday season is a great time to showcase the neighborhood. Many homes are decorated and look their absolute best. And a seller's home often has its most nostalgic emotional appeal during this time period.
  • Less competition. Many sellers pull their homes
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The answer is yes and no... let me explain. Statistically, the affect is minor, with sales decreasing slightly during election years and home prices increasing just a little less during election years.

However, the reasons for these results are not believed to be economical, but social, and result from "consumer confidence". 

The unknown of a presidential election year puts stress on the average home buyer, and they often hold out on such large expenditures until the economy and the unknowns, including who may be running the nation, are settled. 

Adding to this consumer uncertainty is how close a race is, such as what we are seeing so far this year.

So, the affects of a presidential election have been minor enough historically, that it should not

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If you’re buying, please remember that your credit is monitored until the day you’ve actually purchased your home.

This may seem obvious, but I’ve heard plenty of stories about delayed or canceled closings because a buyer made a large purchase or changed jobs just before their closing.

Great agents know how to help their clients get what they want.

Don’t forget that we're here to pave the way for you. When you’re ready to talk about this, please call!



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I was thinking about that story in the news– where a college football player has a surprise lunch with an autistic child… have you seen it?

Anyway, it made me think about how much better our world could be if we each made a daily commitment to make someone’s day. Can you imagine how special that little boy must have felt? Here’s a link to the story, just in case you haven’t seen it.

Have you made anyone’s day lately? Has someone made yours?

Here's to making it better!


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Yes I know....yesterday's blog was lame, but the new movie "Sully" is anything but.  I saw this on opening day and here's what stood out for me. 

First, it is a true story - which always make the story line more impactful and second - it was amazing to hear the back story -  all the things that Sully and his first officer had to endure trying to prove to the FAA that landing on The Hudson was not an option.

If any of you have ever been in a plane when there was a bird strike, you can probably relate.  I've also been through a similar event, although fortunately we made it back to the airport. 

I was a flight attendant in the early 80's on a 737 twenty minutes out of Tampa, Fl headed to Houston.  We were at ten thousand feet when we struck birds

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Recently, during a real estate designation certification class, there was much discussion about blogging and how it could be good for my overall business. 

So I started thinking about it and decided that I would give it a go to see if "perhaps", "just maybe" that might be true. 

So then I started thinking about what the heck I would write about, and "hmmp" I already experienced writers block and I haven't even started yet! 

So after a few more days..... you go......"Just me sharing stuff about life". 

My life topic today: ......sorry - I'm stuck.

I'm gonna sleep on it....I'll be back.




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