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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 homeowner should note, because it signals where some very smart money is headed: right where we live! Remember, Google isn’t just famous

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Palm Beach County Investors Watch Millennials’ Tilt to Apartment Lifestyle

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 want to take a close look at what’s going on with the Millennial generation. For those of us who are a bit uncertain about which group is

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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 to some statistics that bolster their members’ proposition. None is more compelling than this one: non-staged homes remain 79 days longer

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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 average square footage came in at just 983 (try to imagine the ‘average’ family with 2 kids, 2 adults

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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, nor is it likely to be The-Price-of-Your-Next-House-Plus-the Cost-of-a-Family-Vacation-in-Tahiti-Plus-the-New-Sportscar-You’ve-Always-Wanted-to-Own. It’s also not a price that will ‘test the market’ (to make sure there hasn’t been an

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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.” One way or another, we Americans have come up with a singularly surefire way to overcome that problem: we just constantly redefine what comprises

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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 Banker Phone: 561-373-0987 NMLS: 368289 Christian@ChristianPenner.us www.ChristianPenner.com   // 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 Or You can click “Call Me” below to call Christian Penner directly using Google Voice #Christian Penner, #Mortgage

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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 Buyers Face Challenges? Spring is officially here. The warmer season will hopefully bring a much-needed warm-up to the housing market, which suffered from the harsh winter weather. Keep Reading » Are Distractions Getting in Your Way? By Jason Womack, MEd, MA Think about the last time you sat down to

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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 was released, along with important housing news. Forecast for the Week: Look for the minutes from March’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, plus news on wholesale inflation and consumer sentiment. View: This simple tip can make a big difference in client

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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 bits of good news in the labor picture can’t overcome the fact that unemployment remains stuck on high in many states. All of this should be bad news for the

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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 year, eco-friendly appliances are definitely ‘in’—as are the pops of bright color meant to create a vivid and welcoming kitchen. And as

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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 labor market showed signs of improvement while the harsh winter continued to impact housing. Forecast for the Week: The Jobs Report for March will be important to dissect, plus several key manufacturing reports will be released. View: Check out these simple secrets to

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For the Self-Employed, Getting a Loan Takes Planning

For the Self-Employed, Getting a Loan Takes Planning You don’t have to tell anyone who is self-employed that there are extra costs that go with the benefits. In addition to the long hours and weight of responsibility that come with the job description, getting a home loan has always added special challenges. Now that we are into the new Dodd-Frank era of federal oversight, some of the changes warrant an early

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Buying a House : Questioning an Unquestionable Preference

When it comes to buying a house in West Palm Beach, almost the first thing most of us do is to check the online listings to see what’s out there that catches our eye. That quick first look will usually reflect some preferences most of us don’t even bother to think about (that is, until we’re buying a house). Sometimes they stem from our earliest childhood memories—the impressions that shape what

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Action Plan for Selling a Property in a Bad Neighborhood

This spring, all signs point to our West Palm Beach real estate market being a sizzling hot one. For anyone who will be selling a property soon, it’s time to take stock of the factors that will influence how attractive (and competitive) their offering will turn out to be, Always near the top of the list is, of course, location: location as geography (how close it is to Palm Beach County’s

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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 less time than this, while a “buyer’s market” takes longer. Knowing ROA

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February 2014 Local Market Update

February 2014 Local Market Update The Palm Beach County market statistics below are courtesy of your realtor®, a proud member of the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB). “The voice of local Real Estate,” represents over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate.       // 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

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MMG Weekly: Will Housing Spring Back?

  Send to a Friend Follow Me On: In This Issue   Last Week in Review: The harsh winter weather throughout much of the country had a big impact on the housing market. Plus, the Fed met. Forecast for the Week: housing reports will be front and center, along with key news on inflation, economic growth, and consumer attitudes. View: Sharing local statistics with clients and referral partners is

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New Books Help Boost Palm Beach County Real Estate IQs

When it comes to making the most of Palm Beach County real estate, knowledge is power. The schools didn’t teach us anything about selling a home or how to decide which home to buy, yet those are subjects that have lasting impacts on our lives. When such key decisions are in our immediate future, we come face-to-face with the importance of making the right choices, asking the right questions—and engineering

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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’ because so many factors go into home sales that it can be slightly misleading—we do sell homes all year long, after all! But there

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Agent Mastermind: How to Go from Relationships to Referrals with Special Guest Michael J. Maher

Agent Mastermind: How to Go from Relationships to Referrals with Special Guest Michael J. Maher How to Go from Relationships to Referrals with Special Guest Michael J. Maher Wouldn’t it be nice if instead of focusing so much on numbers and your bottom line you could focus on building deep and prosperous relationships that resulted in more business?   The number of your relationships – not the size of your advertising budget is what will determine your future! As your relationships

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

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 woman in the United States. As with every personnel change in the

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MMG Weekly: Economy Blooming as Spring Approaches – Housing

  Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Economy Blooming as Spring Approaches – Housing In This Issue   Last Week in Review: Several key economic reports were better than expected. How did home loan rates respond? Forecast for the Week: The calendar is filled with important housing, inflation, and manufacturing reports. Plus, the Fed meets. View: Keep your identity safe with these easy smartphone tips. Last Week in Review

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