Thursday, January 9, 2020 / by Jordana Tobel
Curious about what to do to get ready for your home purchase?
If it's finally time to put your rental days behind you, or perhaps you are selling your current home and looking for a new one, it's never too early to start planning.
Here are 5 tips to get ready for your purchase (if you prefer, watch the video version of this post here.):
1. Stay on top of your credit.
This is the number banks will look at to determine whether you are credit worthy and it dictates the rate you will be charged by the bank. The higher your credit score, the lower your interest rate—and that’s what you’re going for. Get a free copy of yours at AnnualCreditReport.com to see where you stand. AnnualCreditReport.com is the only source for free credit reports, every 12 months, authorized by federal law. Once you have your report, check for mistakes! It is very common to have mistakes and you can contact the credit bureaus directly to correct an error.
2. Figure out how much ...
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 / by Jordana Tobel
2019: Strong, and Getting Stronger
Before discussing what’s in store for 2020, let’s summarize the 2019 real estate market: the 2019 housing market included low rates, high demand, and limited supply. Supply was most limited on the lower end of the market.
What’s to Come in 2020
In regard to what’s to come in South Florida, we look to the experts. On December 13h, at Brickell City Tower in Miami, the sixth annual Market Review provided an overview of the state and future of South Florida’s market. One important point that came out of that discussion is the fact that South Florida will continue to see a swell of transplants from northern states in the coming decade, a trend that will result in the continued upward trajectory of the residential market.
2019 South Florida Market Review anticipates growth.
South Florida Surge
Equally important is the surge of new companies relocating to the tri-coun ...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / by Jordana Tobel
Here at Premier Listings, we are happy to be entering the season of giving and the end of the year.
The South Florida community is brimming with events (our favorites are featured below), good weather of course, and lots of real estate news, see below for some statistics.
What's Happening: Palm Beach County
10th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival - Nov 9th
One of the largest outdoor festivals in South Florida, attend this amazing culinary affair. The festival takes place on Saturday November 9th inside Sanborn Square Park in the heart of downtown Boca Raton, just south of Mizner park. Tickets and more information here.
Palm Beach Balloon Festival - Nov 29th
Featuring hot air balloons glowing at dusk, balloon rides, food vendors, activities for the kids, and more. This is a family friend event you won't want to miss. Get more information here. ...
Friday, August 9, 2019 / by Jordana Tobel
What’s More Important: Listing Price or Listing Timing?
When selling their home, many sellers mistakenly believe they need to time the listing of their home, rather than focusing on listing the property at the right price.
The Fallacy of Timing
Especially in South Florida, real estate is considered a seasonal industry; however, the truth is, in today’s world, timing is less and less important. Why? Because today’s buyers and sellers are increasingly connected no matter where they are in the world. Even if a buyer is cruising somewhere in the Mediterranean, they have access to the internet, to either look at homes, sign a contract or simply stay in touch with what is happening in the market.
Here’s the reality: our business goes all year round. There are no rules when it comes to timing a listing. Yes, buyers with children try to close before the school year, but then again after the school year starts, more people head to Florida for the weathe ...
Monday, July 22, 2019 / by Jordana Tobel
The recent Delray Beach land deal, in the blocks on West Atlantic, in between I95 and Swinton, included a project bringing art to Delray’s streets.
In this deal, land was given to developer BH3 who is now seeking artists to help adorn the walls throughout the area.
“The Paint the City mural program is something that we at BH3 started in New York in collaboration with a friend and partner of mine,” said Daniel Lebensohn, cofounder of BH3. “We have murals in Chinatown in Manhattan and a few in Brooklyn as well. The concept around it is to help bring awareness to different neighborhoods and helping them emerge through the arts.”
This program is part of a larger effort to bring attention to an area that has been otherwise neglected.
One of the first murals, located at 524 W Atlantic (also recently acquired by BH3), was painted by David Paul Kay a New York City-based artist known for his style, almost exclusively in black and white, and is only one of ...