Saint Lucie West, FL Real Estate News

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Here is yet another example of the RECOVERY in Action.  Just check out these staggering numbers showing more than half of all homes on the market since the beginning of the year are sold or under contract.    Most interesting of this report is the rate of Selling Price to List Price.  Note it is right at full price with very little exception.   Inventory Supply Chart  
Comments 4
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
With all the major lenders finally stepping up and moving our short sale approvals better now, we all have seen some record processing times of late and I know this year, I have seen some amazing times and this week was no different. My fastest traditional was 2 hour approval and 2 day closing. My fastest HAFA until yesterday was 6 weeks, but yesterday Wells Fargo approved us in 23 days.  And the next day we got our SSA or Short Sale Approval letter.  We sent this to seller to sign and agree to and sent it back to Wells Fargo to have the bank sign it. Within an hour I get a call from the negotiator and he said, they were withdrawing the approval.  It seems that in their haste to streamline their approval process, they failed to check whether the homeowner was current or behind. The nego...
Comments 16
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
As yet another milestone approaches, I am asking this retorical question just so our new members who have not yet started BLOGGING may want to know why those of us TOP PRODUCERS find an hour a day to spend in the rain... Since August 2011, I discovered the benefits and the fun of blogging, commenting, and sharing wonderful ideas here in the rain.  Now some folks may want to know what I mean by FREE?  Well let's answer this one quickly and then just how you can DOMINATE the Search Engines for FREE. What you know about AR so far is it cost you $49.00 per month to join and you are wondering is it worth it? If this is your question, then I challenge you to search GOOGLE for the following generic terms: St Lucie Real Estate, Saint Lucie West Real Estate, Port St Lucie Real Estate, Torino Rea...
Comments 9
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Last night I wrote a heartfelt outreach to our community about our missing baby Maisy and you can read the original post here:   http://actvra.in/ynP Tonight I am so thankful, blessed, and glad to report that our baby girl found her way home after 24 hours. After we searched well into the night with spotlights, flashlights, and hours of calling, we finally went to bed at 2 am. When I got up this morning and opened the door, here stood a very muddy, covered in briar and thorns, no more collar, no more leash, and a tail just a wagging. She darted straight into the master bath and into the shower as if to say, "I need a bath". So I did for about 20 minutes and then brushed all her issues out and groomed her.  Then she drank almost 2 quarts of water and ate 2 bowls of food. Then she cuddled...
Comments 14
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Just 2 nights ago, I introduced everyone to our wonderful adopted baby girl, Maisy and this morning on our morning walk about 10 AM, Maisy jerked the leash out of my hand and ran off.  Now that is normally not a terrible thing as she is high spirited and she loves to run, hince she is my jogging buddy.  Only she normally just takes a few minutes of wild sprinting around the neighborhood and comes right back. Well, when she return after an hour, I started scouring the vacant lots, woods, ditches, and such and calling and asking neighbors and after almost 3 hours, still no Maisy.  Then I had to goto work for a couple of hours, but her mommy came home from work and started searching also. Then I came back home and searched another 4 hours and still no Maisy. We are thinking that someone ha...
Comments 12
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
  Just take a look at this wonderful trend for year to date in the PGA Village area of Port St Lucie. This is the kind of excitement we truly are proud to share. Jan-12Feb-12Mar-12 # Months Inventory 13.33 13.5 10.83 # Active Listings 120 135 130 # Sold Listings 9 10 12 Absorption Rate 9 10 12            
Comments 6
By Brian Sharkey, SharkeyRE - #SouthFloridaBroker
(SharkeyRE LLC)
This Florida community has already established a reputation as a center for boating and fishing. People who choose to live in St. Lucie County are attracted by its climate, location, favorable lifestyle and affordable properties.The city's genesis traces back to 1958, when General Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mackle Co., allocated $50 million to develop a new community on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. Land marketing, sales, and development soon ensued, leading ultimately to the city's incorporation in 1961. A population boom followed years later, with the city's population more than tripling between 1980 and 1990. Today, the city has transitioned from a residential bedroom community to one of Florida's fastest growing and dynamic cities. Saint Lucie County, know...
Comments 0
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Okay everyone, we have been waiting for 6 years to see this, but inventory is falling, interest rates are lowest, and home sales prices are rising, and most sales are ending with bidding wars or multiple offers in the Torino Area of Saint Lucie West, FL. If you have been sitting on the fence waiting to SELL YOUR HOME, now is your opportunity as we are selling 1 of every 2 homes on the market in the Torino Area of Saint Lucie West, FL within 60 days if it is PRICED CORRECTLY and MARKETED PROFESSIONALLY.  Please visit my website, www.SearchforSouthFloridaHome.Com  that over 15,000 buyers have visited this month to date looking for your home, and read all the market data and comprehensive community information and understand why myself and my team are the trusted professionals to SELL YOUR...
Comments 3
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
In the last 90 days, the median sales price in Saint Lucie West area and Torino has risen from $107,000 to $133,000. Yes, folks I said the median sales price has risen over 30% in the last 3 months. In the last 30 days, 1/2 of the homes on the market have sold for the highest prices in years. While this is wonderful news, HOMEOWNERS, WE NEED YOU! If you have been waiting to SELL YOUR HOME, NOW IS THE TIME! We currently have only 90 homes for sale in ALL OF Saint Lucie West area and Torino and with 82 sales in the last 30 days, that means that anything that is listed with the right Real Estate Professional with the best marketing available today, your home if priced correctly should sell in under 60 days. Take a look at the one website that over 15,000 consumers viewed in the last 18 day...
Comments 3
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Just take a look at this wonderful trend for year to date in the Torino area of Port St Lucie.  This is the kind of excitement we truly are proud to share.
Comments 6
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
We are proud to extend a GREAT BIG WELCOME from St Lucie West's Number One rated Realtor, Kevin B Tolbert, PA of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, to our newest neighbors Moe's Southwest Grill, located at 1769 N.W. St. Lucie West Blvd, St Lucie West, FL 34986. Moe's Southwest Grill is expanding on the Treasure Coast.  And with this expansion comes new jobs, YES FOLKS, new jobs.  Come and support yet another local neighborhood business. Jensen Beach franchisee Javi Utreras said a second location for Moe's is scheduled to open March 1 at 1769 N.W. St. Lucie West Blvd. next to Jetson T.V. & Appliance. A year ago, Utreras moved from Atlanta after purchasing the 7-year old Moe's franchise location at 3980 Northwest Federal Hwy. in Jensen Beach. His partners Thiago Pereira and Ray Dhja...
Comments 3
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Has anyone started using QR CODES yet and if yes, how are you finding creative ways to use them and how are they working for you? I have multiple reader apps I have tried on my Iphone and only 1 or 2 do a great job of nearly instantly reading the codes and I just have a feeling the technology is just not quite there yet. Any input from anyone that has already started implementing these into your business would be appreciated. Have a great day. If you are looking to BUY, SELL, or INVEST in Real Estate in the hottest market in the Country, please visit my website at www.SearchforSouthFloridaHome.Com.  Here you can find market reports, market trends, community reports, school reports, and basically everything you need to know in Real Estate today.
Comments 12
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Here is our Market Trend for the first 2 months in a more affluent area of PSL. The slight increase in absorbion rate can likely be attributed to more foreclosure being released. Sales stayed fairly steady but inventory did rise. It is my opinion that since our busiest price point continues to be less than 100K, and most sales in this price point selling at a median of 107% over asking, this particular market will continue to be very hot. However, if shadow inventory continues to be released, we can most likely predict that sales prices will remain depressed as more inventory continues to be released, thus keeping prices steady. We can only hope that REO inventory will start slowing as our economy continues to recover and this should allow our prices to finally start rising. Latest tre...
Comments 3
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Whitney Houston, passed away today at the tender age of 48 years young. A true superstar that unfortunately went supernova way too young in her existence. Yet another candle extinguished way too soon. As they say, A Star that burns twice as bright burns half as long. And she shined brighter than many and left sooner than most. May she finally find peace and comfort in the arms of our Lord. God Bless you Whitney, and may you Rest in Peace.  
Comments 16
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
I am proud to say that I did my part today to help put our economy just 1 step back on track.  Yesterday I ran this blog and then after talking to my friend Tony, and my friend Dean who is a nice guy who is retired but still looking to work part time, I made a match I think is pretty cool. It seems my friend Dean had been delivering for a local restaurant part time just for some living money, but about 3 months ago, this business fell to the economy.  So my friend who is upwards of 60 something, could not find work again.  But then I got to talking to my friend Dean about this opportunity at PA BBQ of St Lucie West and I introduced him to Tony today and now Port St Lucie has 1 more person off the unemployment roles, and back to work delivering for PA BBQ!  Please support my friend Tony ...
Comments 4
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Here in the St Lucie West area of Port St Lucie, FL, we have the unique opportunity to have homes priced for any buyer, starting from the $50,000 range all the way into the low millions. We feature such wonderful neighborhoods as Torino at St Lucie West, St Lucie West area, PGA Village Area of Port St Lucie, FL, Hutchinson Island, FL, Saint Lucie West, St James Golf and Country Club, Lake Forest at St Lucie West, FL, The Reserve, The Belmont Club, The Club at St Lucie West, Cascades, Magnolia Lakes of St Lucie West, Torino, and so many more here in St Lucie West area of Port St Lucie, FL. We are going to feature a business daily from our wonderful neighborhood so we can show you just how diverse the businesses are in this area and even feature new businesses coming soon. Today, we are t...
Comments 0
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
For a personal tour of this wonderful neighborhood here in Port St Lucie, FL, please call Kevin B Tolbert, PA today, and to see current listings, please CLICK HERE. And if you need to sell your home in PGA Village Area of Port St Lucie, FL, please www.SearchforSouthFloridaHome.Com is the only website you need to remember. We specialize in short sales and preventing foreclosure of your home, and if you qualify we can even get you cash back from your lender for relocation assistance at closing. This is the latest Market Data for PGA Village Area of Port St Lucie, FL for 2011.   Jan-12 # Months Inventory 0.00 # Active Listings 11 # Sold Listings 0 Absorption Rate 0     Please support local neighborhoods like PGA Village Area of Port St Lucie, FLand ourselves, Ke...
Comments 1
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
For a personal tour of this wonderful neighborhood here in Port St Lucie, FL, please call Kevin B Tolbert, PA today, and to see current listings, please CLICK HERE. And if you need to sell your home in Torino Area of Port St Lucie, FL, please www.SearchforSouthFloridaHome.Com is the only website you need to remember. We specialize in short sales and preventing foreclosure of your home, and if you qualify we can even get you cash back from your lender for relocation assistance at closing. This is the latest Market Data for Torino Area of Port St Lucie, FL for Jan 2012.   Jan-12 # Months Inventory 10.8 # Active Listings 54 # Sold Listings 5 Absorption Rate 5       Please support local neighborhoods like Torino Area of Port St Lucie, FL and ourselves, Kevin B Tolbert, PA of Keller Williams...
Comments 6
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
For a personal tour of this wonderful neighborhood here in Port St Lucie, FL, please call Kevin B Tolbert, PA today, and to see current listings, please CLICK HERE. And if you need to sell your home in Torino Area of Port St Lucie, FL, please www.SearchforSouthFloridaHome.Com is the only website you need to remember. We specialize in short sales and preventing foreclosure of your home, and if you qualify we can even get you cash back from your lender for relocation assistance at closing. This is the latest Market Data for  Torino Area of Port St Lucie, FL for 2011. Jan-11Feb-11Mar-11Apr-11May-11Jun-11Jul-11Aug-11Sep-11Oct-11Nov-11Dec-11 # Months Inventory 4 7.78 5.69 5 4.79 3.76 5.58 4.93 6.4 8.25 5.27 3.77 # Active Listings 64 70 74 70 67 64 67 69 64 66 58 49 # Sold Listings 16 9 13 14...
Comments 3
By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
For a personal tour of this wonderful neighborhood here in Port St Lucie, FL, please call Kevin B Tolbert, PA today, and to see current listings, please CLICK HERE. And if you need to sell your home in PGA Village Area of Port St Lucie, FL, please www.SearchforSouthFloridaHome.Com is the only website you need to remember. We specialize in short sales and preventing foreclosure of your home, and if you qualify we can even get you cash back from your lender for relocation assistance at closing. This is the latest Market Data for PGA Village Area of Port St Lucie, FL for 2011. Jan-11Feb-11Mar-11Apr-11May-11Jun-11Jul-11Aug-11Sep-11Oct-11Nov-11Dec-11 # Months Inventory 9.5 6.33 5.33 7.5 4.33 3.67 9 3 9 9 0.00 6 # Active Listings 19 19 16 15 13 11 9 9 9 9 13 12 # Sold Listings 2 3 3 2 3 3 1 3...
Comments 3