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First time home buyers in Palm Beach Gardens Florida

This is the daily south Florida market update. Today’s update is for West Palm Beach. Market activity has really picked up due to record low interest rates, home prices at 2003-2004 levels and the efforts by the federal and state governments to get first time home buyers to make the move. Short sales and distress, […]

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Get Your Home Sold Faster with Home Staging

by Rodney Forbes on May 7, 2009

Good video about the benefits of using home staging to get a home sold faster. You can either hire the professional home stager or read up on home staging tips if you want to do it yourself. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the Palm Beach County area, specifically Palm […]

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This is another great testimonial for Rodney and Toni Forbes and the team at Forbes Realty of South Florida. Ron Wilkes, a retired business owner from Boston, wanted to find the perfect home in south east Florida. Working with Rodney and Toni, he finally found the perfect home that fit his lifestyle and budget. Ron […]

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Rodney Forbes with his daily market update for the south Florida real estate market. Today’s report is on Palm Beach Gardens for May 5, 2009. Information on homes for sale as well as activity and foreclosure/short sale numbers. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the Palm Beach County area, specifically […]

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Flash! First Time Home Buyers Get $8000 Today

by Rodney Forbes on April 30, 2009

The following article from the Wall Street Journal has me scratching my head. By now, most people know about the $8,000 first time home buyer tax credit (contact me to see if you may qualify). What shocked me is that evidently the IRS is allowing people to claim the tax credit, yes $8,000 in your […]

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Worst is over for real estate?

by Rodney Forbes on April 30, 2009

After deteriorating relentlessly for nearly three years, the much-watched S&P/Case-Shiller Index showed a brief glimmer that plummeting home prices are at least slowing their fall. Prices are still plunging: Home prices in 20 major cities across the country have fallen 18.6% between February of this year and last, according to the index released Tuesday. That […]

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Slowing recession good for real estate market

by Rodney Forbes on April 30, 2009

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it see signs the recession may be easing, but warned that the economy is likely to remain weak. Against that backdrop, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues left a key interest rate at a record low of between zero and 0.25 percent, and decided against taking any new […]

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Clark Howard Buying = Real Estate Market Bottom!

by Rodney Forbes on April 14, 2009

Embedded video from CNN Video This video is a great example of what bargains are out there for home buyers, especially first time home buyers. Foreclosures and short sales make up the majority of pending home sales in the Palm Beach Gardens and the Palm Beach County area. I bought my first home in the […]

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First Time Buyers Get Home at 50% Discount

by Rodney Forbes on April 14, 2009

First time home buyers Katherine and Haas weren’t sure if they could qualify for their first home. They certainly weren’t ready to get an almost new home for 50% of what it sold for 3 years ago. The 4 bedroom 3 bath bank owned property in Port St. Lucie sold in 2006 for $292,000. Katherine […]

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Florida as a Tax Haven?

by Rodney Forbes on April 13, 2009

This is a great interview of Donald Trump that gives further credibility to low or no income tax states like Florida. As certain state governments continue to increase taxes on the wealthy they will keep moving to states like Florida that have no state income tax. Both Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh have homes in […]

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