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Real estate in Palm Beach County

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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Rodney Forbes with his daily market update for the south Florida real estate market. Today’s report is on Palm Beach Gardens for May 5, 2009. Information on homes for sale as well as activity and foreclosure/short sale numbers. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the Palm Beach County area, specifically […]

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Florida Real Estate: Back to the Future

by Rodney Forbes on May 2, 2009

James L Butkiewicz At the dawn of the 20th century, fewer than half of all households in the United States owned their own home. Fueled by rapid income growth during the 1920s, home ownership increased to 47.8% in 1930 from 46.5% in 1900 but then declined to 43.6% in 1940. An obstacle to homeownership at […]

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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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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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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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