Palm Beach County Real Estate Blog

Will Home Values Drop Anytime Soon?

Are Home Values Dropping?

The Future of Real Estate

With the current uncertainty about the economy, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to their dream house because they think or hope home prices will drop over the next few years. However, the experts disagree with this perspective.

Here is a table showing the predicted levels of appreciation from six major housing sources:

Real Estate Experts 

Every source believes that home prices will continue to appreciate (albeit at lower levels than we have seen over the last several years). But, not one source is calling for residential real estate values to depreciate....

Top 5 Reasons to Move to Florida

Why Move to Florida?

Ready to move?

Have you been dreaming of making Florida your new home? There are many reasons why Florida has become one of the popular places for those moving to another state.  There are many reasons to move to Florida however these are the 5 most popular reasons to make the Sunshine home. 

1. Sun Fun Sun!!

It is called the Sunshine State for a reason. Thanks to the 200 plus days of sunshine a year, you will never get bored living here. You'll be able to spend much of your time on outdoor activities like swimming, boating, fishing or visiting local amusement parks. We have traded the sand in for the snow.  

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What Happens if My Spouse Refuses to Sell?

What to Do if the Spouse Refuses to Sell During a Divorce

But I Don't Want to Move

If you are living in your home and facing a divorce, dreading the move is normal. Especially when you add the emotions and stress.

If you own a home and are getting a divorce, dealing with the decision of what happens is often one of the sticking points between both parties. There are many reasons this happens. Sometimes it is financial or emotional. 

Dragging out the sale rarely helps either party however it can be hard to remember that when you are dealing with the hurt. 

The ideal situation is to work it out however as a last resort a judge might need to compel the sale. Speak with your attorney about dealing with issues such as how list price will be established and how the real estate agent will be...

What International Buyers are Looking for in the Florida Market

International Real Estate

In Florida Realtors®’ report on the state's foreign buyer and seller transactions, they found a small slowdown in international activity in Florida, due mainly to a tight home inventory and rising property values.

The Reason Behind the Slow Down

This was due to competition between foreign and U.S. buyers. The competition was caused by mortgage rates remaining relatively low compared to historic values, and the large supply of buyers, both foreign and domestic, while the number of homes for sale remained relatively small....

The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House SOLD!

The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House SOLD!

So you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers.

There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and Price. There are many levels of access that you could provide to your agent to be able to show your home.

Here are five levels of access that you could give...

Reasons to Love Florida: Golf

Florida & Golf...a Hole in One

Are you a golfer? If yes, then you will definitely love moving to Florida! There are more than 1,200 courses scattered in every corner of the state, making Florida the “golf capital of the world”! Palm Beach County has 160 courses where you can find a golf course that fits your budget and skill level. You will love the views of the water and some have a view of the ocean. 

In Palm Beach County, players have the opportunity to play where the pros play as well as enjoy some of the best-designed courses in the world. Imagine living and playing at the PGA National Resort & Spa where the Honda Classic is held every year. Do you have what it takes to take on the Bear Trap?
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I Owned This Home Before our Marriage, Isn't it Still Mine?

4 Reasons Why You May Not be able to Keep Your Pre-marital Real Estate Assets

If you owned a home before you were married, you may feel like it still is your home after the divorce. The thing is, "it depends".

What would it depend on?

The first question is, did you have a pre-nuptial agreement? Was the property addressed in your agreement? In most cases, if you owned it before marriage, it would be yours after the divorce unless any of the factors apply:

  • The name of the other spouse was added to the deed
  • The other spouse has been involved with the property
  • The value has increased due to the other spouse's efforts
  • The property was your homestead property while you were married

This is a great question to discuss with...

Real Estate Lingo 101

7 Common Terms in Real Estate

Every industry has its own language and it can be confusing when buying or selling a home. Many agents speak the lingo however forget that the words don't always make sense to the client. 

There are helpful things to do to prepare before you start viewing homes like save your downpayment, improve your credit score or understand the process is helpful. The exciting news is that you don't have to do this alone. Treu Group team members have a consultative approach where you...

Six Living Room Design Ideas

Six Ideas For Your Living Room! 

Top Living Room Trends

The living is room one of the most used rooms in your house and its decoration is essential to captivate those who step foot in it while also staying on-trend. 

Read on to discover the latest trends in living room design while also adding some new features that make your...

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to tell you how your decisions will impact your home loan.

Below is a list of Things You Shouldn’t Do After Applying for a Mortgage. Some may seem obvious, but some may not.

1. Don’t Change Jobs or the...