Treasure Coast Real Estate Blog

June 24, 2018

Stuart FL Area Open Houses

Open Houses Today in Jensen Beach and Hobe Sound

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Six Bedroom Two Story Home in The Pines of Jensen Beach

Well maintained 6 bed / 4 bath pool home in the Pines with a huge bonus room! There's room for everyone in this expansive two-level home with lots of upgrades including a gourmet kitchen featuring LG stainless appliances, Viking gas range, granite counters, and more. This home is situated on a premium lot with lush tropical landscaping, Tiki bar, and solar/ gas heated pool. Learn More

Brand New Townhomes Under Construction in Hobe Sound

Under Construction. Heritage Enclave is a small village of 50 perfectly appointed townhomes with preserve and lake views. Choose from three or four bedroom plans. Heritage Enclave is just steps away from the Heritage Ridge public golf course and a short drive to downtown Stuart, beaches, the Gardens Mall, and PBI airport. Learn More

Contact Us to schedule a free consultation.  Whether buying or selling a home on the Treasure Coast we are always happy to meet with you at one of our five convenient locations to discuss your wants and needs, no obligation.

 

Posted in Lisitings, Open House
June 18, 2018

Heritage Enclave in Hobe Sound

Phase One Nearing Sellout at Heritage Enclave

Heritage Enclave Townhomes in Hobe Sound

Heritage Enclave, located at the Heritage Ridge Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, is a small village of 50 town homes with a preserve and lake front setting. These well-appointed units may feature three bedrooms with two or three baths plus available ground level den or fourth bedroom. Amenities include a community a pool with clubhouse and easy access to the Heritage Ridge public golf course. Heritage Enclave is just 30 minutes to West Palm Beach via I-95 and less than 15 minutes to local beaches, shopping, dining, and Historic Downtown Stuart. Learn More

June 11, 2018

Real Estate News - June 2018

 Real Estate News

Real Estate NewsBrought to you by Eric Slifkin, Team Lead.

For Sale: 4 Tips for Getting Your Home off the Market Quickly
By Megan Belnap

Do you have a home to sell? Are you ready to get the selling process over with quickly? There is no better time than now! 

Here are four top tips for getting your house ready to list for a ton of interest and potential bids:

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Give Your Yard Attention

Cleaning up your yard and making it look welcoming will do two things for sellers: First, a beautiful yard that is free of cracks and weeds will attract more potential buyers; second, curb appeal can add as much as 5 percent value to your home.

PaintingPaint Inside and Out

Buyers want to see a fresh, clean space when they visit your home. By painting inside and out, you have the chance to apply a neutral tone throughout the home. New wall coverings mean no fingerprints or smudges—and with new paint, there are no nail holes to hide. 

Price Your Home Intelligently

The right sales price for your home is often the best way to sell your home quickly. If priced too high, you may scare buyers away before they even come to an open house, but, if priced too low, you may lose out on money. 

Depersonalize the Space

Buyers want to look at a home as if they are moving in. When you leave pet toys or your children's clothes laying around, people see "you" in the home. By removing everything that's personal, you can make way to stage the home.

Questions? Visit www.TreasureCoastHomeSales.com or contact us to schedule a free consultation.

 

 

Posted in News
June 9, 2018

Treasure Coast Open House Finder

Last week there were over 200 open houses along the Treasure Coast. Our open house listing alert service will notify you whenever new open houses are scheduled in your selected area complete with date, time, location, property details, and photos.

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Find and view up-to-date MLS listed open houses in Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Tequesta, Jupiter and the Palm Beaches.

Contact Us to schedule a free consultation.  Whether buying or selling a home on the Treasure Coast we are always happy to meet with you at one of our five convenient locations to discuss your wants and needs, no obligation.

 

June 8, 2018

Is Home Ownership Getting Less Advantageous?

Rent vs. buy? Ownership getting less advantageous BOCA RATON, Fla. – June 6, 2018

With housing markets around the U.S. nearing the peak in their cycles, renters who reinvest their money have an increasingly better chance at creating wealth than individuals who purchase a home, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University (FIU) faculty.

However, the key to maximizing wealth is that renters must reinvest any savings realized compared to homeowners. A marginal change in the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index also shows an increased possibility of significant price retractions in many metro areas around the country, as other markets' pricing can be expected to remain stable based on their index scores. "On the heels of information concerning slowing housing starts, rising mortgage rates, decreased demand and unsustainable price increases, these numbers provide additional evidence that housing markets around the country are slowing, resulting in many to opt for renting," says Ken Johnson, Ph.D., a real estate economist and one of the index's creators in FAU's College of Business.

Of the 23 separate metro areas in the BH&J Index, many are nearing the top of their current housing cycle, meaning they are above their long-term pricing trend. These cities include Atlanta, Denver, Dallas, Honolulu, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and St. Louis. Other cities are below their long-term pricing trend – meaning buying and building equity is the superior option – including Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, New York and Philadelphia.

The biggest contributor to the climbing cost of ownership is rising house prices, said Eli Beracha, Ph.D., co-creator of the index and associate professor in the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU. "The current scores driving the markets in the direction of renting and reinvesting appear to be the results of higher mortgage rates, increase in returns, on average, in the stock market, and the cost of ownership, which includes your mortgage payment, taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc.," Beracha says. "All of these costs are rising faster than the cost of renting a comparable property. "Therefore, renters who take the money they're saving each month and reinvest it are going to build wealth faster than those who buy a home, on average," he says.

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Ready to Buy?

The key to home ownership is accepting the fact that you must buy a home you can afford which is priced in accordance with the market. Even if you’re not ready today, having a conversation with a Realtor® will help you decide if now is the time to buy or prepare for tomorrow.

Contact Us to schedule a free consultation.  Whether buying or selling a home on the Treasure Coast we are always happy to meet with you at one of our five convenient locations to discuss your wants and needs, no obligation.

Contact Us to schedule a free consultation.  Whether buying or selling a home on the Treasure Coast we are always happy to meet with you at one of our five convenient locations to discuss your wants and needs, no obligation.

 

June 1, 2018

Open House in Jensen Beach

2351 NW Windemere Drive, Jensen Beach, FL

OPEN HOUSE June 3, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$ Click for current price
6 BEDROOMS | 4 (4 full ) BATHROOMS | 3560 SQUARE FEET

Well maintained 5 (possible 6) bed / 4 bath pool home in the Pines with a huge bonus room! There's room for everyone in this expansive two-level home with lots of upgrades including a gourmet kitchen featuring LG stainless appliances, Viking gas range, granite counters, and more. This home is situated on a premium lot with lush tropical landscaping, Tiki bar, and solar/ gas heated pool. Call today to see all this home has to offer!

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Posted in Open House
May 28, 2018

Renting vs. Buying a Home

The Truth Behind Renting vs Buying in Today's Market

Are you doing the math these days around renting versus buying a home? Trying to decide if you can afford to buy? If so, there are a number of key factors to consider in making your decision.

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Things to Consider When Comparing Renting vs. Buying a Home

1. A mortgage is a surefire way to build wealth. Your mortgage is like a mandatory savings account. A portion of your payment each month is going straight into your equity in your home. With renting, it’s your landlord who is building equity, not you.

2. The tax situation may have profound implications. Typically your mortgage interest and property taxes are deductible on your income taxes. Note: early on in a traditional mortgage you pay the most in interest and your deduction is the highest.

3. Renting puts your wallet at the mercy of the market more often than buying. If you have a year-long lease in an apartment, your rent could go up significantly should the rental market heat up. Your rent isn’t likely to stay the same over a long period of time. In most cities, in fact, it will steadily go up. With a standard mortgage, however, your payments are fixed and predictable. It might seem like a lot at first, but if you buy within your means, it’ll seem like less and less of an expense as the years go on.

4. A mortgage gives you more future financial flexibility. The longer you have a mortgage, the more equity you build. The more equity you build, the more options you have to borrow against that equity or use it in ways which may be advantageous for debt and tax purposes. With renting, no such long-term benefit exists.

Ready to Buy?

The key to home ownership is accepting the fact that you must buy a home you can afford which is priced in accordance with the market. Even if you’re not ready today, having a conversation with a Realtor® will help you decide if now is the time to buy or prepare for tomorrow.

Contact Us to schedule a free consultation.  Whether buying or selling a home on the Treasure Coast we are always happy to meet with you at one of our five convenient locations to discuss your wants and needs, no obligation.

Contact Us to schedule a free consultation.  Whether buying or selling a home on the Treasure Coast we are always happy to meet with you at one of our five convenient locations to discuss your wants and needs, no obligation.

 

May 24, 2018

Treasure Coast Homes This Week

Treasure Coast Homes Sales

When it comes to Treasure Coast Real estate, our team of local experts typically complete over 150 transactions yearly with a combined value exceeding $20,000,000. Check out our current listings of homes for sale and lease in greater Stuart, Florida. Learn More

Properties Featured in This Sunday's Stuart NewsTreasure Coast Home For Sale

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5320 SW Landing Creek Drive, Palm City

2351 NW Windemere Drive, Jensen Beach

6274 SE Fauna Terr Unit #6-601, Hobe Sound

 

Contact Eric Slifkin to buy or sell a home on the Treasure Coast.

Eric Slifkin, a Broker Associate, is the founder of the Slifkin Team at Keller Williams Realty. Eric and his team of experienced agents serve South Florida and the Treasure Coast, including greater Stuart, Port Saint Lucie, and the Palm Beaches.

 

 

 

Posted in Lisitings
May 24, 2018

Villa in Sea Pines at Hobe Sound

Now Available in Sea Pines at Hobe Sound, Florida

Spacious 2-bed / 2-bath villa with one-car garage in Sea Pines, a 55+ community in Hobe Sound, Florida. This well-maintained unit features an en-suite master, enclosed lanai, updated kitchen with laminate flooring, vaulted ceilings, newer AC, hurricane panels and more. Amenities include a heated community pool plus an active clubhouse with planned social activities. Sea Pines is just minutes from shopping, dining, and nearby Hobe Sound Beach.

 

 

Contact Eric Slifkin to buy or sell a home on the Treasure Coast.

Eric Slifkin, a Broker Associate, is the founder of the Slifkin Team at Keller Williams Realty. Eric and his team of experienced agents serve South Florida and the Treasure Coast, including greater Stuart, Port Saint Lucie, and the Palm Beaches.

 

 

 

Posted in Lisitings
May 16, 2018

Pest and Insect Inspection

 

 
 
Pest & Insect Inspection

Look for Creepy Crawlers 

Termites and other insects aren't just annoying to have in your home. They can cause real damage to the structure. 

A regular inspection of your property by a pro can head off at the pass any problems before they become too serious. A routine inspection of the interior of your home, including attic and basement, as well as the exterior, will give you some peace of mind.




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Contact Eric Slifkin to buy or sell a home on the Treasure Coast.

Eric Slifkin, a Broker Associate, is the founder of the Slifkin Team at Keller Williams Realty. Eric and his team of experienced agents serve South Florida and the Treasure Coast, including greater Stuart, Port Saint Lucie, and the Palm Beaches.

 

 

 

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