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Foreclosure REO Bank Owned Homes for sale in Palm Beach Gardens Florida

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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Beware of Foreclosure Assistance Letters

by Rodney Forbes on May 6, 2009

This video presents the worst case scenario for homeowners in distress. They fall behind on payments and become victims of “foreclosure rescue” rip off artists. Hopefully things will work out alright for this couple. It stands as a lesson for others in the same situation. If you or someone you know is in this situation, […]

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Florida Real Estate: Back to the Future

by Rodney Forbes on May 2, 2009

James L Butkiewicz At the dawn of the 20th century, fewer than half of all households in the United States owned their own home. Fueled by rapid income growth during the 1920s, home ownership increased to 47.8% in 1930 from 46.5% in 1900 but then declined to 43.6% in 1940. An obstacle to homeownership at […]

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More biotech jobs moving to Palm Beach Gardens

by Rodney Forbes on May 1, 2009

The following article shows the benefits to the local economy of having the Scripps Florida facility. My guess is more biotech firms will continue to relocate to Palm Beach Gardens. This is great news for the county and the real estate market as well. Palm Beach Gardens is getting a new bioscience company that is […]

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Palm Beach the New Las Vegas..Not Yet

by Rodney Forbes on May 1, 2009

I enjoyed this article excerpt from the Palm Beach Post. For years the gaming dollars have been going south of Palm Beach County. Maybe the politicians have finally realized we can keep the revenue in the county. It’s too bad there has to be so much political posturing and games being played (no pun intended) […]

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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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Loan Mod Program Scam Alert

by Rodney Forbes on April 24, 2009

The recent law enacted by the federal government designed to help struggling homeowners stay in their homes by modifying the interest rate and/or term of the loan has spawned all sorts of bogus companies preying on unsuspecting homeowners. Many homeowners who are behind on payments are now being contacted by certain “loan modification” companies who […]

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New Simplified Tax Plan Unveiled

by Rodney Forbes on April 15, 2009

The first rough draft of President Obama’s simplified tax plan has been leaked to the press. The details are highlighted at the end of the article. The following excerpt courtesy of Liz Sidoti The president noted that he’s asked his economic advisers to thoroughly review how to simplify the tax code and report back to […]

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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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