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Real Estate Market Updates

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 […]

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$8000 Tax Credit to be Extended in Palm Beach County?

by Rodney Forbes on October 22, 2009

As the November 30th deadline approaches to take advantage of the federal $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit just about everyone in the real estate business, including buyers and sellers, are hoping the credit will be extended into 2010. The tax credit has a lot to do with the turn around in the Florida […]

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Short Sale Myths…and Facts Part 2

by Rodney Forbes on August 31, 2009

This is the second video in the Short Sale Myths and Facts series. We will continue to uncover the facts with regards to short sales. Rodney Forbes, broker for Forbes Realty of South Florida, and Certified Short Sale Specialist, works almost exclusively with short sale in the Palm Beach County area, particularly in Palm Beach […]

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Palm Beach County Short Sale Myths…Part 1

by Rodney Forbes on August 31, 2009

This video is the first part in a series regarding real estate short sales. There have been many misconceptions or “myths” about what can and can’t be done concerning short sales. Rodney Forbes, broker for Forbes Realty of South Florida, and Certified Short Sale Specialist, works almost exclusively with short sale in the Palm Beach […]

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Palm Beach County Real Estate…Celebrate or Wait?

by Rodney Forbes on August 31, 2009

Breaking News: Case/ Shiller Housing Index Shows Second Month In A Row Of  INCREASE IN SALES! We have been seeing continued reports of the strengthening of the national real estate market. Certainly in Palm Beach County Florida, one of the first and hardest hit areas in the country, the numbers have continued to move positive. […]

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Short Sale Myths…and Facts Part 2

by Rodney Forbes on August 30, 2009

via youtube.com Watch this video to learn the facts about short sales. Rodney is a short sale specialist in Palm Beach Gardens Florida. If you have any questions as to whether a short sale is right for you, call Rodney at 561-337-4810, or visit his real estate blog at http://SouthFloridaRealEstateReport.com Posted via web from rodneyforbes’s […]

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With the real estate market in south Florida still trying to recover, so much attention has been given to the $8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit. It certainly has helped with getting many buyers off the fence to take advantage of affordable home prices and low interest rates. So much attention has been given […]

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With all the rain we’ve had in south Florida over the last week (I can’t believe it either) I’m reminded of the movie “The Perfect Storm” with George Clooney. Once every 20 or 30 years a series of weather events combine to create “the perfect storm”. You know the movie. Unfortunately, this perfect storm didn’t […]

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Palm Beach Gardens Short Sale Help

by Rodney Forbes on August 25, 2009

Are you underwater on your mortgage? Do you owe more on your home than it’s worth? Did you buy when the market was going up or at it’s peak? Has your mortgage adjusted to a level where you can’t afford it? Are you facing a hardship such as loss of job, death in the family […]

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In Palm Beach County Florida short sales now make up about 30-40% of pending sales. Although we hear of people having to do home short sales every day, not too many people know the potential tax consequences of the process. The tax relief available for short sales can be equally confusing. The important thing to […]

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