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Jim Cramer Still Bullish on Florida Real Estate

by Rodney Forbes on July 6, 2009

Acouple of months ago I wrote an article that featured an interview with financial analyst and TV personality Jim Cramer. In the interview Jim firmly believed Florida to be recovering from the housing crisis, and could be one of the best places to buy real estate. At the time I think I was the only […]

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First Time Buyers….Read This!

by Rodney Forbes on May 30, 2009

If you’re a first time home buyer you need to read this. I’ve been predicting for some time now the federal government would allow the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit to be applied for up front costs. The Federal Housing Administration rolled out details of its policy Friday that will let first-time home buyers […]

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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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In a story that continues to go back and forth, it seems first time home buyers will be able to use the $8,000 federal tax credit for up front costs including down payment. Until now the tax credit could only be claimed when filing taxes. The tax credit has been partially responsible for a rise […]

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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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See…I told you so!

by Rodney Forbes on May 5, 2009

The national news finally seems to be catching on to what I’ve been saying for the past several months. The south Florida real estate market has been quietly making progress to recovery, even as the national press predicted gloom and doom ahead. Pending home sales rose in March for the second consecutive month and are […]

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Warren Buffett bullish on real estate?

by Rodney Forbes on May 5, 2009

In the following excerpt from the Wall Street Journal, Warren Buffett is making comments on the current real estate market at the annual convention for Berkshire Hathaway. It’s a welcome relief that even the world’s most successful investor sees light at the end of the tunnel for the real state market. In the last few […]

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