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When can You Get A Mortgage Again after a Foreclosure, Short Sale or Bankruptcy?

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Palm Beach County Owners Consider Attracting International Home Buyers

International Home Buyers International home buyers are becoming an increasingly important part of the national real estate landscape. According to the National Association of Realtors®, home buyers from around the globe are spending billions on property in the U.S. Many of these well-heeled international home buyers don’t require financing—which means the sales are often easy to accomplish (for example, last year, 70% of houses bought by Chinese

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Gains in Wellington Home Prices Nowhere Near ‘Bubble’ Territory

Wellington Home Prices For the past two years national home prices have risen sharply, which might lead to the conclusion that they are overpriced. In fact, if we’re to believe the most recent report by real estate website Trulia, they are still 5% undervalued when measured against long-term fundamentals. So will this fall’s home prices in Wellington be broaching unsustainable levels—or will they be reasonable? The Problem of

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Selling Your Jupiter Home : Decisions, Decisions, and Decisions!

Selling Your Jupiter Home: Decisions, Decisions, and Decisions! Selling Your Jupiter Home Selling your home in Jupiter: from the first inkling that you will be putting it on the market until you sign off on the paperwork, the process can be seen as a series of dozens and dozens of decisions. Many are not simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ decisions, either; and many have answers that no one can

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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 areas that will be affected.  Applications received beginning October 1, 2014 will be subject to the new eligible area maps.  Please be advised that every effort has been made to provide accurate and

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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 information from the eligibility assessment.  • We will be able to exclude foreclosures due to extenuating circumstances* from the eligibility assessment.  Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure and Pre-Foreclosure Sale Message Updates • Waiting period requirement will be updated to

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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.    Event Time:   5:30- 7:30 PM 221 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Cost:  $5.00/member    $10.00/non-member Includes appetizers and cash bar with happy hour prices 2014-15 Board of Directors Executive Committee President, Christian

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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           // 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

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Agent Mastermind Saturday Strategy: How to Structure your Real Estate Business in the Most Tax Efficient Way

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 to high demand, he is coming back to share even more tax ideas, incentives and strategies with you on the next Agent Mastermind Saturday Class! We

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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 are a lot of them out there. If you will be moving to West Palm Beach anytime soon, you

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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, the experience may be slightly less exciting, but if your team has managed to secure a good one, it’s actually a comparable accomplishment. In the

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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 condominium; for others, a single-family home—a house with a yard, or perhaps a farm or ranch house. It may be time to re-examine that whole idea. Over

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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 still can be difficult for some folks (younger buyers, especially) to purchase the West Palm Beach home they have in their sights. In

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Agent Mastermind: How to Structure your Real Estate Business in the Most Tax Efficient Way

LIVE Real Estate Mastermind 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 to high demand, he is coming back to share even more tax ideas, incentives and strategies with you on the next Agent Mastermind class! We will

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Agent Mastermind Saturday Strategy: Ten Ways to Explode your YouTube and Facebook Exposure

LIVE Real Estate Mastermind Strategy Class! Ten Ways to Explode your YouTube and Facebook Exposure How would you like to dramatically increase your exposure on some of the major social media sites? On the next Agent Mastermind call, we are going to share with you how to stand out among all of the other agents and how to build your brand so everyone is talking about you. This call will focus on

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Wellington Real Estate Holders Pleased by Gallup Poll Findings

For Wellington real estate investors (BTW, that includes homeowners and soon-to-be homeowners of all stripes), there’s some long wished-for news: the solid reputation of real estate as an investment is back! After years of falling off, the latest Gallup poll on the economy and personal finance finds that Americans are now convinced that their best long term investment is in the housing market. Real estate won out against all other

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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 right in line with the lowest levels in 11 months.” Since historical averages are still significantly higher, it’s no wonder that most observers still believe the greater likelihood is for

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Agent Mastermind Saturday Strategy: Mastering Contract to Close

LIVE Real Estate Mastermind Strategy Class! Mastering Contract to Close   Are you ready to add another level of service your real estate clients desperately need? Have you had to turn away business in the past because you lacked the skills needed to assist in managing transactions? Contract to close services are a rising need in the real estate community. These services are what makes sure you, the agent, get paid for all of your hard work you

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Inexpensive Upgrades Boost Palm Beach County Home Value s Painlessly

Especially when it comes to major decisions like buying or selling your home, human nature seems to tilt toward delaying action until it’s the end result is absolutely certain. After all, nobody wants to make a life-changing move that turns out to be anything short of fantastic! So even when you’ve outgrown your current home…or found yourself in a daily long-distance commute because work has moved…or any number of other reasons

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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 the tactics and factors that Wellington real estate agents keep in mind when as they go about the business

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Agent mastermind – Mastering Contract to Close

LIVE Real Estate Mastermind Strategy Class! Mastering Contract to Close Are you ready to add another level of service your real estate clients desperately need? Have you had to turn away business in the past because you lacked the skills needed to assist in managing transactions? Contract to close services are a rising need in the real estate community. These services are what makes sure you, the agent, get paid for all of your

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Short & Sweet – Wellington Open House Checklist

Short & Sweet – Wellington Open House Checklist Estimates so far indicate that summer 2014 is likely to be a better than usual season for Wellington home sales. The past winter threw a wet blanket over all kinds of business activity, creating a perfect scenario for a sales bounce back—and that’s exactly what is beginning to show up in the stats. As Bloomberg News reported last week, sales of homes “climbed

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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 quarter foreclosure activity decreased to the lowest level since the second quarter of 2007 (‘activity’ includes default notices, scheduled auctions and

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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 is why the recent passage by Congress and signing by the President of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA) will be

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