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October 2010 home sales are down from 2009 for most of the country. Most areas of Florida also saw decreases in home sales. A number of reasons were cited, including the boost in 2009 from the home buyer tax credit, and new stricter mortgage lending guidelines. Interestingly, nationwide 29% of homes sold for cash and 34% […]


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. […]


via This video may make you laugh and cry at the same time as it spoofs the intelligence of the government officials overseeing the economy and real estate market. For more information on short sale in the Palm Beach Gardens Florida area, please contact Rodney Forbes at 561-337-4810 or email Posted via web […]


Would YOU Walk Away From Your Home? New study about what economists are calling, “Strategic Default”. Where homeowners who CAN afford to stay in their homes despite negative equity are choosing not to…… How widespread is this practice? New research* based on a survey of 1,000 homeowners suggests that one in four mortgage defaults are […]


Short Sale Myths and Facts…Part 2

by Rodney Forbes on July 1, 2009

The topic of short sales and foreclosures seem to dominate the headlines everywhere. There has been a lot written about short sales and whether you should or shouldn’t short sale your home if you’re in this situation. This has led to many misconceptions about short selling your home. This series is about the myths regarding […]


$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 […]


Short Sale Myths and Facts…Part 1

by Rodney Forbes on June 3, 2009

As real estate values have dropped over the last couple of years, drastically in some places, thousands of home owners have found themselves either upside down on their mortgage, unable to afford their payments, or both. The topic of short sales and foreclosures seem to dominate the headlines everywhere. There has been a lot written […]


Mortgage Crisis Spreads to “Safe Borrowers”

by Rodney Forbes on June 2, 2009

Until now most people considered the problem with foreclosures and short sales to be limited to certain areas and mostly “sub-prime” loans. With layoffs and bankruptcy in big companies like the auto industry, the mortgage problem is spreading to (up ’till now) safe borrowers. The mortgage crisis is spreading and hitting new heights: Borrowers with […]


First Time Home Buyer Tips

by Rodney Forbes on May 30, 2009

With all the talk of first time home buyers, tax credits, low interest rates, low home prices, etc., many people are asking if it’s time for them to make the move and finally buy. With uncertainty in the economy and housing market, it’s smart to ask some important questions as to whether it’s really time […]


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 […]