Heather Barber's (palmelite) Blog

Managing Real Estate Broker
It’s almost spring. Here are a few tips about tidying up your Kitchen!   The kitchen is an area that tends to get cluttered easily. Even if the countertops are cleared off, inside the cabinets often lies a cluttered mess. Star Hansen, a professional organizer on HGTV  says cans create the most cl...
Great summer memories are made in the backyard pool. Everyone, no matter their age, can enjoy cooling off and taking a dip. Swimming is a great way to spend time together as a family and it's a perfect way to beat the heat. Precautions and care should be taken, however, to ensure all parties stay...
CoreLogic released its January Home Price Index (HPI) report today. Nationally, home prices, including distressed sales, declined in January 2012 by 3.1 percent year-over-year and by 1.0 percent month-to-month – its sixth consecutive monthly decline. However, Florida sales increased by 1.8 percen...
  Renting spaces from extra rooms to vacation properties with ocean views is a snap, thanks to the Internet classifieds such as Craigslist. Why shouldn't renting your driveway be just as easy? After all, finding somewhere to park is also about location, location, location. Not limited to single-f...
More than a quarter of all home sales in Palm Beach County last year were of bank-owned properties or homes purchased in a short sale, a sign of continued stress on a market where traditionally less than 1 percent of sales are of distressed homes. Nationwide, distressed sales made up 23 percent o...
  Next to filing for bankruptcy protection, nothing wrecks your chances of qualifying for a home loan like a foreclosure. It’s a reality that the former owners of the more than 4 million homes lost to foreclosure in the six years since the housing bubble burst will have to confront if they want t...
Today's homeowners are short on cash. Many homeowners are choosing to do-it-themselves. Making improvements to your home can be a great way to add value, especially if you keep costs low. One popular projects today is tiling. Local home improvement stores offer weekend classes on how to tile. Che...
You have just moved and now you are trying to figure out the lay of the land and meet your new neighbors? What should you do first? The first order of business is to have an open mind. Your new to the neighborhood although you may or may not have a Homeowner's Association, you may have to adapt t...
With little economic activity released last week, the long lasting financial troubles in Greece have continued to be a major factor in worldwide markets, including ours. In times of trouble, investors prefer safe assets such as bonds which affect mortgage rate pricing. Because of this, low mortga...


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