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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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Palm Beach Gardens Florida Market Report April 6, 2009

by Rodney Forbes on April 14, 2009

Rodney Forbes with Forbes Realty of South Florida discusses the real estate market conditions in Palm Beach Gardens Florida for the week of April 6, 2009. Of the pending sales, over 50% are short sales and bank owned properties. Buyers are responding to low interest rates, prices that are below 2004 levels and government stimulus […]

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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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Real Estate Market Update West Palm Beach FL

by Rodney Forbes on April 11, 2009

Rodney Forbes with Forbes Realty of South Florida discusses the real estate market conditions in West Palm Beach Florida for the week of April 6, 2009. Of the pending sales, 60% are short sales and bank owned properties. Buyers are responding to low interest rates, prices that are below 2004 levels and government stimulus efforts […]

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The following excerpt is courtesy of Inman News Wells Fargo & Co. reported “exceptionally strong mortgage banking results” Thursday, saying it originated more more than 450,000 loans totalling upward of $100 billion during the first quarter. The strength in mortgage lending helped Wells Fargo boost projected net income for the quarter to a record $3 […]

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Rodney Forbes with Forbes Realty of South Florida discusses the real estate market conditions in Jupiter Florida for the week of April 6, 2009. Of the pending sales, 53% are short sales and bank owned properties. Buyers are responding to low interest rates, prices that are below 2004 levels and government stimulus efforts including the […]

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5 Secrets to Buying a Foreclosure in West Palm Beach

by Rodney Forbes on April 5, 2009

Article by Rodney Forbes So you’ve been reading the news about housing recovery, government tax credits and record low interest rates. Or maybe you’ve gone to a real estate seminar or taken a course on buying foreclosures and bank REO’s. Buying a bank owned property can be a great way to buy a home well […]

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Mortgage rates in West Palm Beach Florida Down Again

by Rodney Forbes on April 5, 2009

The government is continuing to push the recovery through real estate. The impact of low interest rates, first time home buyer tax credits and affordable prices, more people are making the move to buy. Any recovery in the economy will be started by a positive move in the real estate markets. Rates on prime mortgages […]

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Is it Time to Buy? Look at the Numbers

by Rodney Forbes on April 2, 2009

Up..Down. Buy..Sell. Good news..Bad news. Who can tell when is the right time to jump back in to the real estate market. First time home buyer, investor, retirees, foreign investors all have been waiting on the sidelines to get the “official” green light to move ahead. But that never comes. Down the road you’re only left with the quote over dinner “If I had only bought back in ______. (fill in the blank)

The best advice is to look at the numbers and indicators, read as much as you can and don’t listen to the doom and gloom news. That only sells papers. Come to your own conclusions because the numbers don’t lie.

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