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New Year, New Home?

Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is…

10 Ways to Give Back to Our Local Community This Holiday Season

10 Ways to Give Back to Our Local Community This Holiday Season This year has demonstrated, perhaps more than ever, the importance of our family, friends, neighbors, and community. It truly “takes a village” to keep a community functioning effectively, whether that’s by keeping our waterways clean, feeding the hungry, teaching our kids, or supporting…

APRIL QUARANTINE UPDATES

RELIEF INCREASE  The number of mortgages in forbearance rose over 1% week-over-week according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni said, “Over 26 million Americans have filed for unemployment over the last month, leading to nearly 7 percent – 3.5 million – of all mortgage borrowers asking to be put into…

FEBRUARY MARKET

RATE RECORD  In spite of pandemic fears, the housing market is healthy according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) for the week ending March 5. Freddie’s analysts summed up last week’s activity saying, “The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) hit the lowest level in its nearly 50-year history. Given these strong indicators in…

🍀 Events March 2020 🍀

FREE – ARTSPARK MOVIE NIGHT & FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS | HOLLYWOOD – In the ArtsPark at Young Circle. Bring blankets and/or chairs and enjoy the playground, splash pad and more from 5-8pm. Movies start at 8! March 6th –  “Alice in Wonderland” March 13th – “A dog’s Journey” March 20th – “The Lego Movie 2”…

TEXAS RELIEF

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texas is left displaced and in need of assistance. The Palm Beach & Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtor® boards have pledged to donate $10,000 from our Disaster Fund and $5,000 from our Foundation to the Texas Association Realtors® Relief Fund. We encourage you to join us in helping our fellow Realtors® and…

Real Estate Jargon Translated

Real Estate Basics A quick guide for when you have no choice and need to communicate with your real estate professional! APPRAISAL- The process of viewing a home by a professional practitioner (appraiser) who has the knowledge and accreditation to estimate the value. BROKER/OWNER- The owner/co-owner of a real estate office; legally and financially responsible…