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via youtube.com Another great buyer testimonial for Rodney Forbes and Forbes Realty of South Florida. Our specialty is working with first time home buyers and distress sellers. We are experts in short sale real estate in Palm Beach County. You can reach us at 561-337-4810 or email Rodney@ForbesRealtyOnline.com For more real estate news in south […]

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$8000 Home Buyer Tax Credit Explained

by Rodney Forbes on June 30, 2009

I get asked questions every day about the $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit. Who qualifies, what’s the income limit, when do I get the money, what can I use it for. The following article excerpt explains most of the details pretty well. According to Keystone Custom Homes, first-time buyers need to be aware […]

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Down Payment Assistance Nobody Knows About

by Rodney Forbes on June 29, 2009

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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Falling Property Values Could Mean Tax Hikes

by Rodney Forbes on June 1, 2009

Just when you thought it was difficult enough to deal with falling real estate property values for the last couple of years, now the local governments are having to figure what to do about the fall in tax revenues from property taxes. Palm Beach County’s property values plummeted about 13.5 percent this year, creating a […]

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Banks getting the short sale message finally!

by Rodney Forbes on May 22, 2009

  The following excerpt from an article in the Press-Enterprise is welcome news for people who have been trying to facilitate short sale transactions. Whether it’s the buy, seller or Realtors involved, short sales have a bad reputation when it comes to getting the sale complete. I guess the banks are finally stating to realize […]

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Get Your $8,000 Federal Tax Credit This Year

by Rodney Forbes on May 8, 2009

The popular First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit of 2009 has a slightly interesting twist that most people don’t know about. Even though the credit is for homes purchased by December 1, 2009, the tax credit can be claimed on your 2008 tax return! This is a great incentive for those still sitting on the […]

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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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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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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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Home Short Sale Consequences…and Relief

by Rodney Forbes on April 30, 2009

Short sales in real estate today make up about 30-40% of home sales in south Florida. Everyone hears about them, but not too many people know the potential tax consequences of the short sale itself. The following article gives some good examples of the potential tax consequences of selling your home using a short sale. […]

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