Palm Beach County Real Estate Blog

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...

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? ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Top 3 Busted Real Estate Myths

Top 3 Real Estate Myths 

Understanding Real Estate

It seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. That’s because some only consider the fact that residential real estate prices have continued to appreciate. However, we must realize it’s not just the price of a home that matters, but the price relative to a purchaser’s buying power.

Homes, in most cases, are purchased with a mortgage. The current mortgage rate is a major component of the affordability equation. Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since December 2018. Another major piece of the affordability equation is a buyer’s income. The median family income has risen by 3.5% over the last year.

Let’s...

How to Get Your House Ready to Sell Quickly

7 tips to ensure your home sells

Selling a home is quite hard. Most especially if you’ve owned it for quite some time. For sure there are lots of souvenirs on your cabinets or coffee tables which cause your home to appear cluttered. Or perhaps, you haven't been able to maintain the exterior of your home very well. All these things can hugely impact your home's salability. Here are some tips to get your home sold in no time!

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Is Bigger Always Better?

Is a Bigger House Really Better?

If you are looking for your next home, it’s natural to assume that you should buy the biggest home you can afford. But if not, then there are other ways to maximize your investment that doesn’t include more square feet.

Bigger houses mean more expenses when it comes to repairs, utilities and maintenance. Bigger isn’t always better. If you don’t need 4 bedrooms, then why spend your money? There are many other ways to spend your money. 

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Homes with a view will always command higher sales prices than those without. Many buyers desire to have water or golf course views to enjoy. It...

Why Hire a Real Estate Agent and Mortgage Professional during Divorce

Top Reasons to Hire a Professional

Matt Weaver from CrossCountry Mortgage talks about a sensitive and emotional topic. Divorce.

Your Trusted Team

Anytime you can have a trusted team on your side it makes it easier to make a challenging situation more manageable. Divorce is one of those times when you have the right experts it brings the results you want. Equally as important as hiring a good lawyer, having a trusted mortgage professional and trusted real estate agent is also imperative, particularly when there's real estate involved. When you hire a real estate agent, having someone that .can remain neutral and focus on your goals is key....