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Saturday, June 20, 2020   /   by Ingrid Eaton

Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.
With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fact from fiction. That’s why we’re revealing the truth behind some of the most common home buyer myths and misconceptions. 
Buying a home is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one. If you arm yourself with knowledge and a qualified team of support professionals, you’ll be well equipped to make the right choices for your family and financial future.
 
DON’T FALL FOR THESE COMMON HOME BUYER MYTHS
Myth #1: You need a 20% down payment. 
Plenty of buyers are purchasing homes with down payments that are much less than 20% of the total cost of the property. Today, you can buy a home with ...

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Saturday, June 20, 2020   /   by Ingrid Eaton

Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade

Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating immediately (or in the near future) so they can factor renovation costs into their overall budget.
 
Even if you have no immediate plans to buy or sell, we advise our clients to be thoughtful about the colors, materials, and finishes they select when planning a remodel, or even redecorating. Choosing over-personalized or unpopular options could hurt a home’s value when it does come time to list your property. And selecting out-of-style or overly-trendy elements could cause your home to feel dated quickly.
To help, we’ve rounded up five of the hottest home design trends for 2020. Keep in mind, not all of these will work well in e ...

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Thursday, June 18, 2020   /   by Ingrid Eaton

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?


Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new listings fell nearly 45%, and sales volume fell 15% compared to last year.1

Fortunately, as restrictions have eased, we’ve seen an uptick in market activity. And economists at Realtor.com expect a rebound in July, August, and September, as fears about the pandemic subside, and buyers return to the market with pent-up demand from a lost spring season.2

But given safety concerns and the current economic climate, is it prudent to jump back into the real estate market?

Before you decide, it’s important to consider where the housing market is headed, how it could impact your timeline and ability to buy a home, and your own individual needs and circumstances.


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Thursday, March 5, 2020   /   by Ingrid Eaton

Are You Done With Open Floor Plans?

I cannot believe its been over 10 years since the open floor plan went mainstream. I am still loving the open floor plan concept even though I do like the kitchen to be somewhat enclosed or not be completely open when you first walk into a home. 
According to FloridaRealtors.org "Older consumers may be leading the no-open-room trend: 37% of baby boomers prefer the open concept, while 40% of Generation X buyers and 43% of millennials prefer it. Among seniors older than boomers, just 29% prefer open floor plans, according to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders. Older buyers are specifically more likely than younger buyers to want separate dining and family areas."
What are your thoughts? 
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020   /   by Ingrid Eaton

New Listing : Landings in River Bridge

Welcome to your new Home!
This townhouse has everything you are looking for and more. 
This beautifully maintained home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 2 car garage!
Located in River Bridge, enjoy the many amenities this community has to offer. 
  

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7750 Okeechobee Blvd , Ste 4-331
West Palm Beach, FL 33441
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All listings featuring the RPBGFL MLS logo are provided by the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc. and BeachesMLS, Inc. This information is not verified for authenticity or accuracy and is not guaranteed. Copyright 2018 Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale Inc. and BeachesMLS, Inc.
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