From the monthly archives:

December 2009

Best Christmas Lights Display in Jupiter Florida

by Rodney Forbes on December 22, 2009

One of our family’s most enjoyable holiday traditions is to drive around town and look for decorated homes and neighborhoods. One of the best anywhere is the Jupiter Heights subdivision in Jupiter Florida. It can take you an hour or two just to drive through this neighborhood and see all the decorated homes. So take […]


Beware of Mortgage Rate Hike Early Next Year

by Rodney Forbes on December 17, 2009

If you’ve been thinking of taking advantage of low real real estate prices, Home Buyer Tax Credits and low mortgage rates, you may want to make a move. Lock in low 30 year mortgage rates while you can. The following excerpt from The Mortgage Reports indicates mortgage rates may be ready to rise soon. Since […]


My Personal Mentor Jim Rohn Passes Away

by Rodney Forbes on December 9, 2009

It’s ironic that this past week has been filled with news of who Tiger Woods did or didn’t sleep with over the last few years. Tiger has been called the ultimate role model by many. With women coming forward one after the other with news of secret relationships with Tiger, the passing of one of […]


Nothing says modern Christmas music quite like the sound of Mannheim Steamroller. The group is going to be in West Palm Beach at the Kravis Center on Saturday December 12th for it’s Christmas Tour. Get into the holiday spirit by going to see this awesome group. Click here for more information on tickets. By: Rodney […]


Banks Finally Making Progress with Short Sales

by Rodney Forbes on December 8, 2009

If 2009 will be known as the year of the bank merger, 2010 may well be known as the year of the short sale. Now that banks are emerging from the rubble of the real estate and banking meltdown, they’re finally starting to get serious about getting rid of their foreclosures and approving short sales. […]


Help for West Palm Beach Homeowners in Distress

by Rodney Forbes on December 7, 2009

The following video from Diana Olick at CNBC’s Realty Check has some positive news for Palm Beach County homeowners in distress. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the Palm Beach County area, specifically Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and West Palm Beach, please visit my Forbes Realty website. For frequently updated […]


Here is the latest news from the Treasury Department regarding streamlined procedures for homeowners in distress, whether it be a loan modification or a short sale. Separately on Monday, Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) kicked off a program intended to help convert as many of the 375,000 borrowers who have […]