From the monthly archives:

April 2009

Real Estate Market Update West Palm Beach FL

by Rodney Forbes on April 11, 2009

Rodney Forbes with Forbes Realty of South Florida discusses the real estate market conditions in West Palm Beach Florida for the week of April 6, 2009. Of the pending sales, 60% are short sales and bank owned properties. Buyers are responding to low interest rates, prices that are below 2004 levels and government stimulus efforts […]

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The following excerpt is courtesy of Inman News Wells Fargo & Co. reported “exceptionally strong mortgage banking results” Thursday, saying it originated more more than 450,000 loans totalling upward of $100 billion during the first quarter. The strength in mortgage lending helped Wells Fargo boost projected net income for the quarter to a record $3 […]

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Rodney Forbes with Forbes Realty of South Florida discusses the real estate market conditions in Jupiter Florida for the week of April 6, 2009. Of the pending sales, 53% are short sales and bank owned properties. Buyers are responding to low interest rates, prices that are below 2004 levels and government stimulus efforts including the […]

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5 Secrets to Buying a Foreclosure in West Palm Beach

by Rodney Forbes on April 5, 2009

Article by Rodney Forbes So you’ve been reading the news about housing recovery, government tax credits and record low interest rates. Or maybe you’ve gone to a real estate seminar or taken a course on buying foreclosures and bank REO’s. Buying a bank owned property can be a great way to buy a home well […]

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Mortgage rates in West Palm Beach Florida Down Again

by Rodney Forbes on April 5, 2009

The government is continuing to push the recovery through real estate. The impact of low interest rates, first time home buyer tax credits and affordable prices, more people are making the move to buy. Any recovery in the economy will be started by a positive move in the real estate markets. Rates on prime mortgages […]

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South Florida Home Sales Up….Foreclosures Down

by Rodney Forbes on April 2, 2009

On Monday, we learned that more homes were selling, albeit at a lower price. Now, a new report finds that the number of foreclosure filings in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties increased less than 1 percent in February, year-over-year, according to Default Research, a provider of preforeclosure listings. The total number of foreclosure notifications […]

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Is it Time to Buy? Look at the Numbers

by Rodney Forbes on April 2, 2009

Up..Down. Buy..Sell. Good news..Bad news. Who can tell when is the right time to jump back in to the real estate market. First time home buyer, investor, retirees, foreign investors all have been waiting on the sidelines to get the “official” green light to move ahead. But that never comes. Down the road you’re only left with the quote over dinner “If I had only bought back in ______. (fill in the blank)

The best advice is to look at the numbers and indicators, read as much as you can and don’t listen to the doom and gloom news. That only sells papers. Come to your own conclusions because the numbers don’t lie.

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Crazy Jim Cramer says buy Florida real estate

by Rodney Forbes on April 1, 2009

Outspoke and sometimes controversial stock picking guru Jim Cramer compares the real estate market in Florida to the stock market and says the time is right to buy real estate in Florida. He forecasts Florida may lead the country in the real estate rebound. As a buyer specialist, especially in distressed property, I’ve been making […]

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Has the real estate market started to improve?

by Rodney Forbes on April 1, 2009

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose at their fastest pace in nearly six years in February, data showed on Monday, offering some hope to an economy battling a 15-month recession. The current news confirms what I’ve been telling people for the last several months. According to the data in the Florida market, sales of […]

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