Treasure Coast Real Estate News

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Feb. 2, 2023

Lots and Land for Sale

If you are not entirely in love with the home that you live in, why not build a new home that you will love? Check our most recent lot listings below, or click here for all Treasure Coast lot listings.

Are you looking for a move-in-ready new construction home? Try our New Homes Finder to search for new homes, new home communities, and condominiums throughout the Treasure Coast, including new homes for sale in Martin County and Port Saint Lucie. 

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Jensen Beach Lots and Land for Sale

Build your dream home in Jensen Beach! This private 1-acre lot is on a cul-de-sac in Sugarhill, a community of single-family residences on oversize lots. Learn More

Eric Slifkin, Broker Associate

Eric Slifkin, Team Lead

Your local real estate expert

Are you seeking a home that suits your lifestyle, community, and neighborhood needs? Eric offers home buyers a turn-key approach to finding and purchasing real estate from the Treasure Coast to the Palm Beaches and beyond with his team.

 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Whether buying or selling a home on the Treasure Coast, we are always happy to meet with you to discuss your wants and needs with no obligation.

 

Jan. 27, 2023

Introducing Your Pet to Your New Home

Owning a pet has all kinds of benefits. They provide companionship, can guard the home, and can even help you live longer.

Moving to a new home can be stressful for everyone, including your pets. To keep your furry friend happy during the transition and help them adapt, there are some things you can do when introducing your pet to a new home to make it less stressful.

Casey the Dog

Before you move, try to keep the clutter of moving out of your old home to a minimum so that your pet doesn't get injured or stressed. If you've ever seen your dog become anxious when you pull luggage out of the garage so you can pack for a trip, imagine what they're thinking when everything at home is being boxed.

It can also help to have your pet's belongings in a box on move-in day to make the transition easier. Keep the container with you so that it doesn't get lost.

Be sure to include your pet's leash, treats, toys, blanket, waste bags, a crate or carrier, water and bowls, and food.

If possible, show your pet around your new home before you move in, as there are a lot of new smells and areas to explore. First, let him pick out his favorite room. Next, inspect the backyard and make sure gates latch close, there aren't gaps for your dog to escape, and there aren't any poisonous plants that can harm your dog.

The moving day will likely be chaotic. Loud sounds, a new home, and movers who your pet doesn't know can be frightening. Find a place that helps them feel safe during the move, such as a room with all their belongings or a doggy gate to keep them in a room for most of the day.

Please give them a few walks to help relieve stress. You can also hire a dog walker or take them to a pet daycare facility for the day.

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It may take a while for dogs and cats to adjust to a new home. Make it easier by having consistent mealtimes and bedtimes for your pets. Also, put their food and water bowls in a designated area so they learn where they can eat and drink.

Show them around the new home so they can familiarize themselves with the new space and the rooms.

Walk them around the new neighborhood, which they'll love and will probably look forward to exploring with you. Introduce them to neighbors and delivery workers, showing your pets and other people that there's nothing to be afraid of in the new environment. And be sure to check in with your neighbors to see if they have dogs that your dog can meet to curtail territorial barking and other problems, hopefully.

Eric Slifkin, Broker Associate

Eric Slifkin, Team Lead

Your local real estate expert

Are you seeking a home that suits your lifestyle, community, and neighborhood needs? Together with his team, Eric offers home buyers a turnkey approach to finding and purchasing real estate from the Treasure Coast to the Palm Beaches and beyond.

 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Whether buying or selling a home on the Treasure Coast, we are always happy to meet with you to discuss your wants and needs with no obligation.

This post has been authored by Eric Slifkin, a Broker Associate at Keller Williams Real Estate and the founder of the Slifkin Real Estate Team. Eric and his experienced agents serve South Florida and the Treasure Coast, including  Stuart, Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port Saint Lucie, Jupiter, Tequesta, and the Palm Beaches.

 

Jan. 26, 2023

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Jan. 22, 2023

Just Listed in The Meadows

Original owner! This extended Capri model is a 2-bed/2-bath villa with a formal den, a large patio with a landscaped backyard, a two-car garage, a newer metal roof, and 1525/s.f. of living space. Call 772-678-1600 for info. Learn More

 

The Meadows 2975 Waterfall Trce

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The Meadows of Palm City, Florida

The Meadows is a guard-gated subdivision of 832 single and multi-family homes located in the Martin Downs section of Palm City, Florida. This community by Divosta Homes comprises townhomes, attached villas, and single-family homes surrounded by shade trees, lakes, and wide sidewalks to create a park-like setting.

Get in Touch. Contact us today for all Treasure Coast area homes for sale. Then, call 772-678-1600 to learn more about Treasure Coast living.

 

Jan. 11, 2023

4 Ways to Ease Your Home Downsize

Are Savings and Simplicity in Your Future?

Choosing to downsize can be both an exciting and emotional decision. But is it the correct choice? Download our guide and get all the answers!

What is Downsizong?

Downsizing Your Home can be an Exciting Time.

Scaling down doesn't mean taking a step back. On the contrary, it opens a world of new possibilities. Downsizing your home can be an exciting and overwhelming time. Many feel liberated as they get rid of the possessions they no longer need, while others feel increasingly anxious. 

For those downsizing a home, they have lived in for many years—decades, even—the downsizing process can be particularly daunting. Below are four tips for easing the downsize.

4 Tips for Easing Your Downsize

  1. Hold an estate sale—partner with an estate sales group to facilitate the auction or sale of belongings at the house.
  2. Contact an auction house. Consider letting an auction house take over the sale of high-end valuables such as antique furniture, artwork, or collectibles.
  3. Donate to a charity. Are you thinking about passing some possessions to those in need? Call the charity (for example, Salvation Army or Goodwill) to give them a list of the items to be donated.
  4. Hire a paper-shredding service. Because financial, bank, and private documents can contain confidential information, Gunderson says it is vital to practice caution when removing them from the house.

Source: http://www.mysilverage.com/seniorhousingguide.

 

Post by Eric Slifkin, a REALTOR® serving South Florida's Treasure Coast. You can reach us at 772-678-1600 or visit our Web site. As your resource for information on new or resale homes throughout the Treasure Coast, please be sure to contact me about any home you may find on the Web, yard, sign, or ad, and I will research the property and arrange showings and handle all the details.

 

Dec. 31, 2022

Tips For Renters in Stuart, Florida

Become a Rental Insider

Working Your Way Through the Rental Process

There are various steps to selecting the right rental home or finding a property that meets your needs and budget. The rules can be daunting if you are new to renting or haven't rented.

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Here are some tips to help you determine what's most important to you and help you work your way through the rental process.

Assessing Your Needs

Carefully assessing your needs and knowing what to look for and avoid is the key to finding a rental home. Your Real Estate Agent can provide detailed information on target areas before your home-finding trip, helping you maximize your time and efforts. One of the essential steps in finding your new home is knowing exactly how much rent you can afford. Your rent should be no more than 30 percent of your gross monthly income (although there are exceptions to this rule).

Advance Deposits And Fees

It is also important to remember that renters are typically required to pay a security deposit (usually one month's rent) in addition to the first month's rent before move-in. Additionally, some renters must pay their last month's rent in advance, which is often the case when renting a home from a private owner. A rental application fee, which can cost between $35 to $100, is also usually required. For example, suppose there is a homeowners association. You can expect to pay an application fee ranging from $50 to $200. Pet owners will also have to contend with additional security deposits or non-refundable pet fees in the neighborhood of $250 or more for each dog or cat.

Inspecting The Property

When you have found a property that meets your needs, scrutinize it before signing a lease.

  • Windows should open, lock properly, and have screens.
  • Sliding glass doors should open cleanly. Screens should be operable and intact.
  • Check the roof for missing or curled shingles, ceilings, and walls for watermarks and other signs of leaks.
  • Check plumbing and water pressure by flushing the toilet and running the faucets.
  • Ensure any included kitchen appliances work properly (range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, etc.)

Before Signing The Lease

Once you've decided on a property, the landlord will probably ask you to fill out a rental application. This information allows the landlord to check your credit history (usually through a credit bureau) and your relationships with former landlords. The form will request information such as:

  • Previous and current employers and landlords
  • Salary history
  • Banking information
  • Credit card information
  • Social security number
  • Personal (non-work related) references

The Rental Agreement or Lease

You must sign either a rental agreement or a lease before occupancy. A lease specifies the length, terms, and rent payments. Rental agreements are sometimes known as "month-to-month" arrangements. Either you or the landlord may end the contract at any time with proper notice. Similarly, the landlord can adjust the rent with reasonable notice as laws and regulations permit. A lease is usually the more favorable option, as it guarantees a fixed rent for an extended period. Nevertheless, a rental agreement offers more flexibility if you are uncertain about how long you will be renting.

 

A lease is a binding legal document stating that a tenant can occupy property owned by the landlord under specified conditions. Although leases vary, they usually specify the following:

  • The lease must have a complete description of the rental property.
  • The rent payment amount, due date, late charges, and grace period
  • The amount of the security deposit and the conditions under which the landlord might retain it
  • Landlord and tenant responsibilities (landscaping, repairs, etc.)
  • Rules and regulations while renting the property
  • Available amenities or services (trash removal, swimming pool, laundry facilities)

Clauses Requiring Your Attention

  • A termination clause that describes what happens at the end of your lease
  • Automatic rent escalation on a lease renewal or other circumstances
  • The transfer of repair duty from the landlord to the tenant
  • No smoking clauses, which are standard and strictly enforced

 

Eric Slifkin, Broker Associate

Eric Slifkin, Broker Associate

Are you seeking a rental home that suits your lifestyle, community, and neighborhood needs? With his team of experienced agents, Eric offers clients a turnkey approach to purchasing, renting, or selling real estate along the Treasure Coast and beyond.

 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Whether buying or selling a home on the Treasure Coast, we are always happy to meet with you to discuss your wants and needs with no obligation.

 

 

Posted in Relocation, Rentals
Dec. 29, 2022

Top 10 Active Adult Communities

The Top Ten Active Adult Communities in Port St. Lucie, Florida

See our picks below for the best Active Adult Communities in Port St. Lucie and Saint Lucie West, Florida. Click on the image below to search for homes in Active Adult communities.

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The Top Port St Lucie Active Adult and 55+ Communities Homes for Sale

Get in Touch. Contact us today for all Port St. Lucie area homes for sale. Then, call 772-678-1600 to learn more about Treasure Coast living.

 

Dec. 29, 2022

New Listing •The Meadows • Palm City

Coming Soon! Be among the first to see this 2-bed/2.5-bath townhouse with a huge screened patio, an en-suite master, and assigned parking for two cars. Amenities include a heated community pool, tennis courts, Pickleball, and more. Investor inquiries are welcome. Learn More

Homes for Sale in that the Meadows in Palm City, Florida

Get in Touch. Contact us today for all Treasure Coast area homes for sale. Then, call 772-678-1600 to learn more about Treasure Coast living.

 

Dec. 25, 2022

Hot New Treasure Coast Listings

Newest Listings Treasure Coast to Palm Beaches

Hot New Treasure Coast Listings

Get in Touch. Contact us today for all Treasure Coast area homes for sale. Then, call 772-678-1600 to learn more about Treasure Coast living.

 

Dec. 25, 2022

Hot New Listing

Hot New Listing in The Meadows of Palm City

This 2-bed/2.5-baths townhouse has a huge screened patio, an En-Suite master, in-unit laundry, and assigned parking. Amenities include a heated community pool, tennis courts, and a kids' playground. Investor inquiries are welcome. Learn More

2842 Lakemont

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The Meadows is a guard-gated subdivision of 832 single and multi-family homes located in the Martin Downs section of Palm City, Florida. This community by Divosta Homes comprises townhomes, attached villas, and single-family homes surrounded by shade trees, lakes, and wide sidewalks to create a park-like setting. Market Report

Get in Touch. Contact us today for all Treasure Coast area homes for sale. Then, call 772-678-1600 to learn more about Treasure Coast living.

 

 

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