PROGRAM Realty Goes Hollywood!

Jason Painter posted this 3 1,466 Views

There are some exciting things happening around the office at PROGRAM Realty. This week Jason and Amanda Painter were approached by the producers of a television show for Home and Garden Television (HGTV) called “House Hunters.”  The show follows buyers and their real estate agents while going through the process of buying a home.   The show works like this.  It starts off by filming the buyers in their current home.  The show then shows the meeting with the...

New Trinity Town Center Coming to Pasco County

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Sometime in 2009 Trinity Florida will be getting a new and exciting Town Center. Construction is continuing on the roads and buildings in the center and the project is gradually making progress.  The first business to open their doors was Old Harbor Bank, visible from the corner of Trinity Blvd. & Little Rd.   Old Harbor Bank provides both commercial and retail banking services to customers. The newest retail and office destination in the Trinity Community of P...

CONSIDER LOCKING IN YOUR MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE

Weiss Clawson posted this 718 Views

It may be time to lock in your mortgage interest rate in you are interested in buying a home in the next few months in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Juno Beach, West Palm Beach or throughout the Palm Beach County area. Mortgage interest rates have increased for the fourth week in the row and now stand at 6.53 percent nationally for a 30-year fixed mortgage, up from 6.42 percent last week.  For the increasingly popular 15-year fixed mortgage, rates are at 6.22 perc...

Interest Rates on the Rise

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 1 2,862 Views

Well, its finally happened. The bond market has accepted the Federal Reserve is not going to be decreasing interest rates any time soon. Up until last Tuesday's hawkish inflation comments from Fed Chief Bernanke, the market had spent the first part of this year believing the Fed's next move would be downward. But, not anymore. In the span of less than 14 days, we have risen from a 10-Year Treasury yield of 4.84% to 5.15% on Friday morning. Mortgage Backed Securities followed suit and thus in...

New Tampa Real Estate Report for May 2007

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Similar to the rest of Florida, the New Tampa real estate market continued its poor performance in May. Probably not a big surprise to anyone who's been tracking the housing market, which thanks to newspapers, magazines, television stations, radio stations, media wires, internet portals, internet forums, and the thousand of blogs, like this one, is just about everyone. First the good news, hmm let's see? Well, it rained last weekend, which for those living here, was a welcomed w...

Save Our Homes - Florida RE Tax Reform

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 2 4,053 Views

The governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, set up a Board known as the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission to search for answers to provide real estate tax relief for Floridians. Real Estate Tax Reform is a true issue for both new, and current, residents of the state. Every registered voter in our State should pay close attention to this measure and the relief it will afford us for moving "up or down" from an existing residence, as should new residents purchasing homes in our state. For th...

In Consideration of a Home Purchase and Making a Decision Work For You

Spoken Gently posted this 993 Views

Within each home there are private, service and communal living spaces. Use some drawing paper to map out a flowchart that interconnects rooms that are related in these rooms when considering a home purchase. The kitchen and dining area are often near each other as they both function to provide sustenance. However, people tend to keep bedrooms away form service areas due to their tendency to have higher noise levels. Who wants a bedroom next to a pool area? On your diagram list the activi...

Brookhaven Townhomes

Ryan Ward posted this 1,850 Views

Traveling through Brookhaven yesterday, I realized that there are many options out there in the way of townhomes for a buyer in this market. I stopped in to take a look at some of the new construction townhomes just off of North Druid Hills just to see what the new ones are like compared the Brookhaven Townhome I have listed for sale. It's been a few months since I had been in there so I wanted to check out a few more that have finished. I figured out very quickly why they aren't selling and...

Lake in The Hills Real Estate, IL

SVRPaul posted this 861 Views

Lake in the Hills is located aprox. 45 miles Northwest of Chicago that has seen tremendous growth in the past 10 years. Once a sleepy farm town, it's now a booming Chicago Suburb with new construction everywhere. There are often times when a suburb grows so quick and so fast that the overall planning ends up being haphazard... or what I've often referred to as a mishmosh of zoning dictated by developers who are in and out and really don't care about future resale values.  For us, it'...

“Yeah but,” “We’ll see,” & other Obstacles

PrescottScott posted this 1,187 Views

For those of us who have bought and sold our own real estate, making our move with a home or land purchase or sale is a normal and hopefully regular and profitable activity.  However, as real estate agents and REALTORS ® we find that many of the people we serve are new to the arena, or at least have not done transactions regularly.  How do we help the public better understand the nature of our often misunderstood real estate climate? I like to stress execution.  One of m...