Delray Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Janice Zaltman, South Florida Residential Real Estate
(United Realty Group)
It is a miracle Sunday today as the weather in Delray Beach Florida was a cool 66 degrees at sunrise. It is a perfect time for nature lovers and visitors to experience the haven of birds , sub-tropical plants and wildlife that surround you as you walk the loop around the preserve. The  Wakodahatchee Wetlands loop trail is about .05 miles and has a  a wooden boardwalk sitting comfortably above the water to stroll and walk. There are also gazebos to relax and enjoy the view.Photographers embrace this trail as they quitely and patiently wait for the entourage of ducks, herons, egrets, alligators, owls and lots more search for food, feed their babies and claim their space within the many trees. The Wakodahatchee Wetlands Trail is located off of Jog Road. It is part of the Palm Beach County ...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Home Prices in Delray Beach FL for September 2016 Real estate market data for Delray Beach, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties. We saw a marked increase on home prices in Delray Beach FL and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  September market report shows an increase in single family homes as well as an increase in condos, villas and townhomes. If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Delray Beach, but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must. Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long. Many of our listings are selling within a few days of hitting the market.As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price. To make sure you don't overpay for yo...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
The fall season is one of the times when Delray Beach luxury homes typically get a makeover. Right before the holiday season starts, many home décors undergo a transformation in anticipation for the surge of fall visitors. To keep up with the latest trends and predictions expected to grace the most magnificent Delray Beach luxury homes in 2017, some observations have been made on what are the best updates to add to your Delray Beach real estate.Find out what the experts are encouraging the chicest owners of Delray Beach luxury homes to be adding to their homes this fall in preparation for this year’s holiday parties and the new year’s home styles.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
David Marulli, the founder and owner of Delray Beach real estate brokerage firm DNA PROPERTIES, has joined the award-winning team of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. Marulli brings with him more than 21 years of real estate experience that includes over $650 million worth of commercial and residential sales transactions. He has leased over 1 million square feet of commercial space and has helped thousands of buyers, investors, tenants, and sellers realize their real estate goals.Read more at: http://news.bhhsfloridarealty.com/davidmarulli/#sthash.nMwmjwgs.dpuf
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
When closing on Delray Beach real estate, you need to let your buyers know what may be expected from them. HOAs (Home Owners Associations) will do that but, as a courtesy, it would be a nice extra for you to shed a little light on the area and what these new buyers may want to consider when moving into a particular neighborhood.From days and times of garbage pickup, recycling guidelines, and bulk garbage to the nearest post office, grocery store, movie theater, and park are always welcomed information for home buyers moving in. You also may want to pass along a few other tips that will help them make friends quickly in their new Delray Beach real estate neighborhood.
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily (092316) Hot Sheet Of Top Real News Trending Now  EB-5 visa program set to expire Sept. 30Without congressional approval, the program that grants visas to foreigners who invest at least $500K in an American business that creates 10 jobs will expire. Read moreFla.'s housing sales, median prices rise in AugustSingle-family sales up 8.2% year-to-year, median prices up 12.6%. Condo sales rose 3.3%, median price rose 6.7%. NAR: Tight inventory, rising prices slowed U.S. home sales in Aug. 0.9% month-to-month, though they're up 0.8% year-to-year. Read moreFla. sees 19% year-to-year drop in mortgage fraudCoreLogic: While Fla. still leads the nation in mortgage fraud, it had a large year-to-year 2Q drop even as nationwide mortgage fraud rose 3.9%. Read more. Insurance discounts tied t...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Home Prices in Delray Beach FL for August 2016 Real estate market data for Delray Beach, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties. We saw a slight drop on home prices in Delray Beach FL and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  July market report shows an increase in single family homes as well as an increase in condos, villas and townhomes. If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Delray Beach, but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must. Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long. Many of our listings are selling within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price. To make sure you don't overpay for your home, yo...
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By Pam Orzan ~ Delray Beach Mizner Residential Group, Selling Delray, Boca Raton, & Boynton Beach
(Mizner Residential Group at Compass)
Use Your Home's Equity!With today's home prices rising, many homeowners have equity in their home that can be put to good use!  A larger amount of qualified borrowers will continue to make Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC) popular to take advantage of due to low interest rates. Here are some ways to use your equity to your advantage:1. Make Updates To your Home. Smart improvements are great! They add value to make your home more marketable when you are ready to sell. Update a kitchen or bathroom, clean up your landscaping or add a new front door to make your curb appeal better. Remember not to over improve your home, that can make it difficult to recoup your cash when you sell.2. Pay For Your Kids College. The interest rates on a HELOC can be far less than a student loan and the maxim...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
The National Association of REALTORS® reports the Pending Homes Sales Index for the month of July is up across the country with an increase of 1.3 percent. This is the second highest reading for 2016 with April beating out July with 115.0 for the spring month versus 111.3 for the summer leader. Out of the four regions reported on by NAR, the West was the highest riser, reaching levels it hadn’t experienced in over 3 years. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun cited a strong labor market as part of the reason for the boost in the West.  The South, including Florida and the Delray Beach real estate market, moved up 0.8 percent registering 123.9 for the month of July, which makes this region 0.4 percent higher than July 2015. See a recap video on this latest report. 
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
 The Daily (083016) Hot Sheet Of Top Real Estate News Trending Now    Interest rate hike coming - but no timetableARMs could go up sooner rather than later - and perhaps long-term mortgage rates too - based on comments the Fed chair made in a speech on Friday. Read more.Primary election: Solar amendment has wide supportHaven't voted yet? It's today. Go. Analysts say Amendment 4, which appears on the ballot and supports solar energy tax breaks for businesses, has wide support and no organized opposition. Read more.NAR forecast: Commercial real estate expansionBuoyed by an improving labor market and multifamily housing demand, commercial activity should remain on an upward trajectory, especially in smaller markets. Read more.No easy fix for affordable housing shortageIn some Fla. metros, ...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Home Prices in Valencias Delray, Boynton and Lake Worth FL for July 2016 Real estate market data for  the Valencias in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.  The Valencias Real Estate Market Report for July 2016 includes the 55+ gated communities of Valencia Lakes, Valencia Isles, Valencia Shores, Valencia Falls, Valencia Palms, Valencia Pointe, Valencia Reserve and Valencia Cove.  These senior housing, baby-boomer communities are not the 55+ active adult communities of our parents.   These 55+ gated communities in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth are upscale luxury communities with state-of-the-art fitness centers, grand clubhouses with pools, card rooms, cafes, social events, clubs and an active lifes...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Home Prices in Delray Beach FL for July 2016 Real estate market data for Delray Beach, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties. We continue to see higher prices on home prices in Delray Beach FL and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  July market report shows an increase in single family homes as well as an increase in condos, villas and townhomes.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Delray Beach, but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must. Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long. Many of our listings are selling within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price. To make sure you don't overpay for yo...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily (081216) Hot Sheet Of The Top Real Estate News Trending Now  Average 30-year mortgage rate ticks up to 3.45% Mortgage rates edged higher this week, though they remain at historically low levels and are sharply down from a year ago. The 15-year FRM dipped to 2.76%. Read more.TaxWatch: Fla. beating pre-recession job growthAfter a debilitating recession from 2007 to 2009 that cost thousands of Fla. jobs, the state is once again a national job-creation leader at mid-year 2016 and on a path of economic growth. Read more.Neighbor fence dispute hinges on the permitLegal Q&A: A new fence is four inches over a property line. The fence's owner, informed of the problem, has not yet moved it. What are the options? Read more.Underwater owners regain equity slowly but surelyATTOM Data: Than...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Delray Beach...5 Reasons Why We Kept Coming Back. We moved to Delray Beach from my hometown of Houston in 1987.  That was the first time.  We moved away and back two more times for work, and finally chose this as where we wanted to retire when the time came.  Let me tell you why I love this Village-by-the-Sea.  1.It lives up to its name.There are many towns and cities that are on great bodies of water, but Delray is truly like living in a village by the sea. Delray isn’t a huge metropolitan complex of skyscrapers, miles of freeways or rush hour traffic. You can go out and totally remain anonymous or walk along Atlantic Avenue or A1A and say “hello” to familiar faces and friends. (In the 1920s we had a population of 1501; in 1960 it was 12,230, and it surpassed 30,000 in 1980 and more th...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
4317 Palm Forest Dr South in Delray Beach - Shadywoods - Coming Soon  UPDATE - SOLD! Rare 3 Bedroom Villa in Shadywoods backing tranquil greenbelt.  Coming to market soon! 3 bedroom, 2 bath Villa with Screened-In Patio and Covered Shed in very desirable community of Shadywoods. Peaceful location on greenbelt with no rear neighbors. Air Conditioner 2013. Water heater 2015. Roof 2006.  Shadywoods is an all-age and pet-friendly community in Delray Beach FL. Centrally located close to Downtown Delray Beach, beaches, restaurants, shopping, schools, houses of worship and major highways. All information deemed accurate but not guaranteed or warranted. This charming villa for sale in Delray Beach will go active tomorrow.   If you are thinking about a villa in Shadywoods, please call Elyse Berma...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Delray Beach homes for sale are always easy sellers. Well, some more than others. Delray Beach real estate professionals know that there are some areas that move properties faster than others, but there are some things that can help homes for sale in Delray Beach appeal to buyers.Besides indoor staging, which is very important, some home sellers forget about staging their outdoor areas as well. Selling homes during the summer mean people are definitely thinking about outdoor living. In Delray Beach, outdoor living is a year-long option and most definitely requires sprucing up to make one Delray Beach real estate property stand out among the others. Get 5 tips to pass along to your home sellers to help get their home sold! 
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Testimonial - Emerald Pointe in Delray Beach FL Dear Elyse, I don't know how to thank you for coming into my life at a very important time. "Looking for a House" was most difficult. Could not find the right Realtor, since some were difficult for me to approach or they were not interested. I seriously needed help and you were there for me.  You worked so hard to let me know we were going to find the exact home I was looking for. I sincerely had so much faith in you and knew your professional knowledge and manner would get me exactly what I was looking for. I love my house, and have recommended you to both friends & coworkers. I enjoyed working with you, and then to know more of you on a personal level, since we spent so much time together.  I highly recommend you as a "Realtor" since it ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily (072916) Hot Sheet Of Top Real Estate News Trending Now   Cash-sale disclosure rule expands to 2 Fla. countiesIn Miami-Dade, cash buyers of homes worth $1M or more must disclose ownership, even if it's an LLC - and that rule will soon expand to Broward and Palm Beach. Read more.NAR: Significant increase in commercial membershipAn annual report on commercial real estate finds many more members in the field as median annual income and per-member sales declined slightly year-to-year. Read more.U.S. 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.48%It's the second straight week that rates have increased slightly - the 15-year mortgage rate rose to 2.78%. However, they remain near historically low levels. Read more.Fed: Interest rates unchanged but Sept. hike on tableThe Fed didn't touch shor...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Leads. That word can stir Delray Beach real estate professionals up with excitement or it can drag them down. The business of buying and selling homes for sale in Delray Beach is based on leads and lead production. But the question is where and how to do that.Of course, the best lead comes as a referral. Word of mouth drives an interested buyer to become one that is committed to a realtor because of his or her reputation. Wherever the lead comes from, it takes finesse to keep them and turn them into buying or selling customers. Visit Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty to find out one method.
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