Palm Beaches Real Estate Blog

Today was a sad day for us at Real Estate in the Palm Beaches. If you tried to logon to search for properties you most definitely received a "NO GATEWAY" error. Needless to say we weren't happy, in fact we were down for more than 10 hours. We apologize to all of our loyal customers and can only ask that you will try us again. This was an avoidable case of technology interrupted by human error. As they say in this world...**it happens.   So please be sure to visit us again at www.Real-estateinthepalmbeaches.com We are up and ready to serve you!   Many thanks!

 

 

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A Wikipedia history lesson on: "The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the "Easter Hare" originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behaviour at the start of the season of Eastertide.[1] The Easter Bunny is sometimes depicted with clothes. In legend, the creature carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus or the Christkind, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays. The custom was first mentioned in Georg Franck von

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And.... the President's Council Team Award goes to.......The Armstrong Group. Placing third out of 2600+ agents. We couldn't have done it without all of our trusting and loyal clients. Our success is YOUR success. Thank you!

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This past Sunday we decided to play tourist and went on an Intracoastal Brunch Cruise.  The weather could not have been more beautiful and it appeared as if we weren't the only ones who thought the same thing.  Here you can see Marina Grande Condominiums in the background.  There were many boaters, wave runners, kayaks, paddle boarders and swimmers all out enjoying everything South Florida has to offer.  It's a beautiful thing to be out breathing the salt air, enjoying the sunshine and just relaxing in the cool breeze, remembering that not all humans on planet earth get to enjoy such wonder.  So breathe in, look up and believe this.....you too could experience this beauty just by calling us today.  Come enjoy South Florida, where our yearly average

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Fla. poised to be real estate “hot spot” this year

 

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 28, 2016 – What will Florida's real estate markets look like in the coming year? That was the question on the minds of a standing-room-only crowd of about 400 Realtors®at the 2016 Florida Real Estate Trends event held Thursday during Florida Realtors®Mid-Winter Business Meetings, which continue through Jan. 31, 2016.

"Florida is positioned to become one of the hottest spots in the country with rising demand, positive gains in recovery, really good fundamentals and positive momentum," said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of realtor.com®. He said 2015 was a good year and 2016 looks to be similar. Smoke discussed the national housing outlook for the coming year, saying,

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NEW YORK – July 21, 2015 – Bidding wars are returning to U.S. housing markets with too few homes for sale.

A number of conditions led to the current lack of for-sale inventory, including an unexpectedly sluggish rebound in home construction. At the same time, millions of homeowners aren't listing their home because they don't believe they'll qualify for a new mortgage, or that they cannot afford the costs associated with a sale.

As of May 31, there were 2.3 million existing U.S. houses on the selling block – enough inventory to last 5.1 months at the current sales pace but shy of the six to seven months of supply that typically signals a balanced market.

But in more than 33 percent of the 300 biggest metro areas tracked by Realtor.com,

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Freelancing in 2015? Three Tips for How to Secure a Mortgage if You're a Self-employed Entrepreneur

 If you are self-employed, either as a freelancer or as the owner of your own business, your income can fluctuate greatly from year to year. That can make it difficult to get approved for a mortgage, although there are some things you can do to improve your chances. Here are three tips for securing a mortgage if you are self-employed.

Make Sure Your Credit Score Is In Good Shape

 While your ability to pay back a mortgage is the most important factor in approval, your credit score is a close second, and that goes for every borrower, not just those who are self-employed. If you have a credit score in the high range -- something above 750 or 760 -- it

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Kolter buys Harbor Point condo on Singer Island for $15M

 Posted: 4:24 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015

By Kimberly Miller - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

For half a century, the Harbor Point condominium has clung to the shore of Singer Island in Riviera Beach, one of a few aging holdouts among a canyon of newer gated high rises.

But the deteriorating beachfront building at 5000 N. Ocean Drive has courted buyers for years and finally found a suitor last week with the Kolter Group, which bought the complex for $15 million.

Chip Armstrong, a Realtor with the Keyes Company in Palm Beach Gardens, said the 37-unit condominium will be razed and replaced with a luxury development. 

No one from Kolter could be reached for comment.

 “This was a

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Study: Jupiter research park ideal for data center

By Susan Salisbury Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

JUNO BEACH — Florida Research Park in Jupiter is one of three properties certified as prequalified data center sites within Florida Power & Light Co.’s 35-county service territory, FPL said Wednesday.  

Juno Beach-based FPL commissioned Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co. to identify the most attractive sites for data centers in Florida. 

The criteria included reliable and redundant power, fiber infrastructure, competitive cost structures and locations insulated from man-made and natural risks.  

Data centers — networked computer servers in buildings as large as hundreds of thousands of square feet — require huge amounts of electricity to run and to

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Surge in Chinese investment raises fraud risks

 

WASHINGTON (AP) – March 2, 2015 – Chinese investors seeking green cards to live in America run the risk of being defrauded under a loosely regulated visa program, according to a report from a federal watchdog.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission raises questions about America's EB-5 visa program, which grants green cards to foreigners in return for investments of $1 million – or just $500,000 in high-unemployment or rural areas. Local government officials are supposed to vet the investors and their projects before visa applications are approved.

"The program has been flooded by Chinese applicants," the report found. "Instances of fraud and lax regulation have cast doubt

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