West Palm Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Jacquie Yekmalian
(Lanosa Realty)
West Palm Beach Real Estate is well known for its rapid growth over the past several years, but it has managed to maintain small-town charm and appeal. Convenient shopping is everywhere in West Palm Beach. Wellington Mall only a few minutes from West Palm Beach. The 1.3 million square foot, two-level mall features over 170 specialty shops and restaurants, plus four two-level department stores: Macy's, Dillard's, JC Penney and Nordstrom as well as our newest anchor, City Furniture, Ashley Furniture Home Store and La-Z-Boy Furniture galleries. View West Palm Beach FL Real Estate Listings
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By Jacquie Yekmalian
(Lanosa Realty)
West Palm Beach Real Estate West Palm Beach is the second largest city in Palm Beach County and has convenient access to I-95 and the Turnpike. State Road 80 running east-west, is currently being converted to a partial expressway which will run from I-95 to State Road 7. Beaches are located approximately five miles to the east of West Palm Beach. West Palm Beach was listed as the third fastest growing city in the US in 1999. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 58.2 square miles. Of that, 55.1 is land and 3.1 square miles (5.3 %) is water, making it the largest city in Palm Beach County by total land area. West Palm Beach lies on Florida’s southeast coast. West Palm Beach Florida, located approximately 46 miles north of Fort Lauderdale and approxim...
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By Carol Clawson
(Keller Williams Realty of the Palm Beaches)
If you are thinking of retiring to West Palm Beach, or just want a small place for a winter retreat and you are 55 or older consider Century Village.Right now there are more than 300 condos on the market in this senior village, many in wonderful condition just waiting for new owners.  And the deals are fantastic.  Prices range from the low $30,000's to over $100,000 for one or two bedroom units. The square footage ranges from about 630 SF to more than 1000 SF for larger units.  Many of these condos have been remodeled while others are waiting for the new owners' special touch.  Some back onto lakes or canals. providing peaceful and serene scenery.Century Village is an active senior community with a vibrant clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pools and an adjacent golf course.  Activitie...
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By Richard Scott, GRI Broker Associate
(EXIT REALTY The Global Group)
City Place Tower is a 12 story building developed by the Related Group. The building was completed in 2001. It has 128 units with the top two floors being penthouse units. Units range in size from 756 to 1212 sq ft. There are currently 16 units for sale at an average price of $329,966 or $336.85 a sq ft. There have been 3 units sold in the last six months at an average price of $248,333 or $216.63  a sq ft. The HOA fees are .56 a sq ft.Parking: One space per unit. Spaces are available for purchase.Amenities: 24 hour attended lobby with valet parking, 24 hour controlled access parking garage, Pool, Fitness center, Media room, Club Room.Positives: Private walkway to main part of City Place. Walking distance to City Place, Kravis Center, Convention Center. Just minutes to the airport.Negat...
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By Matthew J Blum - (retired from the business)
Hard Money Loans (or Private Money) in Florida has always been a constant. Being a Mortgage Broker I knew or thought I knew I could always count on them to stepping up to the plate the rules and guidelines where usually very simple.FICO Not RequiredUsually 65 LTV (Loan-to-Value)Closing costs involved pointsFast ClosingsCharge Off's don't have to be paid offUnlimited Mortgage lates including ForeclosuresIf a Purchase the Loan-To-Value was based on the Value of the Property not the contractWell with the current market conditions in South Florida it was bound to effect these type of Loans. Currently, I am working on two files that would require these type of lenders.  After being in the business for the amount of time that I have been I have the contacts that would fund these type of loans...
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By Tiffany Allison
(Quantum One Realty - West Palm Beach Real Estate)
We are part of the Ocean 30 Group...Kathy Lewellen, David Abernathy, and Tiffany Allison!We took this picture on Palm Beach Island, while searching for property.  The Ocean 30 Group is well known in the South Florida area for all your Real Estate needs.  Our team helps people sell, buy, and lease their properties all over Palm Beach County.  Kathy Lewellen mainly specializes on Singer Island, David Abernathy is all across Palm Beach County, and Tiffany Allison will find your dream house in West Palm Beach.Tiffany AllisonOcean 30 GroupQuantum One Realty(561)459-6175tiffallison@aol.comWWW.PALMBEACHTIFFANY.COM       
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By Tiffany Allison
(Quantum One Realty - West Palm Beach Real Estate)
Quantum One Realty....."We Open Doors for YOU!Located at 3307 Northlake Blvd. Suite 103Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33403(561)799-9954Our team consists of amazing, caring, knowledgeable people, that can HELP you with all of your Real Estate needs.  We work 25 hours a day/ 8 days a week!  If you know of someone who needs HELP with selling, leasing, or buying a home...we are the TEAM for you...Tiffany AllisonOcean 30 GroupQuantum One Realty(561)459-6175tiffallison@aol.comWWW.PALMBEACHTIFFANY.COM  
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By Tiffany Allison
(Quantum One Realty - West Palm Beach Real Estate)
It will soon be getting cold up North and people will soon be flocking to West Palm Beach, Florida.  There are alot of fun things to do in the downtown area................  You can start at City Place for an enjoyable day of shopping at Macy's, Banana Republic, Anthropology, Tommy Bahama's, The Gap, Restoration Hardware, Barnes and Nobles, etc.  Then have a nice dinner and beverages at the Cheesecake Factory, Blue Martini, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Legal Sea Foods, Jinja Asian Bar and Bistro, Saito's Japanese Steak House, Bellagio's, Brewzzi's, etc.  To top your night off, go relax at the movies, located in City Place, at Muvico 20 Theatre or see famous comedians at the Improv Comedy Club (also, located in City Place).  For your convenience, there are bike taxis, horse drawn carriages, an...
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By Tiffany Allison
(Quantum One Realty - West Palm Beach Real Estate)
Prado Condominium-LUXURY style building that gives you the RESORT style feeling.  Take advantage of the Full Service Concierge/Valet parking, and walk to Cityplace, which is one block East, for a nice dinner and cocktails.  Then jump on the trolley for an exciting nightlife on Clematis Street or take a Bike Taxi to Palm Beach for a great time dancing8-story building304 units1-Bedroom 700-1000 sq. ft.2-Bedroom 1100-1300 sq. ft.3-Bedroom 1500-1600 sq. ft.Built in 2006PRADO CONDO FEATURESCeiling heights from 8'6" to 14'Large master suite with walk-in closetBerber carpet in living area and bedroomsCeramic tile in kitchen and bathroomsDesigner track lighting in dining room and kitchenBalconies with sliding glass doorsGOURMET KITCHENGranite countertop with breakfast barItalian cabinetryStainl...
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By Matthew J Blum - (retired from the business)
Now that I have your attention.  Las Vegas and New York might have the "Great Smoke" but right here in West Palm Beach Smoke Inn has the event this Tuesday (10/9/2007).  Smoke Inn has 3 great Cigar Shops West Palm Beach, Port. ST. Lucie and  Jupter/Tequesta area.  Abe (the Owner) is always working on something to bring to South Florida from exclusive smoke's to great events.  This Tuesday he really is out doing himself with The 5th Annual Toast Across America. The event will take place in the West Palm Beach Store from 5pm to 10pm and will have great music, Great Food and of course great smokes.This event will have a Limited release of Fuente Opus X and Diamond Crown Maximus both I am sure will be an amazing smoke.  This event will also donate a portion of its nets sales to Cigar Family...
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By Susanne Quirk
(Cobblestone Realty)
By Susanne QuirkThe Palm Beach County Home Show will be here next weekend, October 5-7, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  I'm looking forward to the new "Arts & Crafts Village" addition to this year's show.  There are over 500 exhibitors expected to showcase their products and services including landscape design, kitchen & bath design & remodeling, interior decorating, furnishings and more.  All here for three full days and jammed packed with all the necessary resources and information for your home. There are a few great must see seminars scheduled, such as "How To Save 50% On Your Hurricane Insurance" or "5 Home Projects That Increase Your Home Value."  Of course, the topic that intrigues us at BloggingJupino is "Great Depression of Real Estate, When Will the Market Turn Ar...
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Ibis Golf & Country Club, one of the top selling country club communities in the Palm Beaches and the only private community in the world able to boast of three Nicklaus family-designed golf courses on site.At Ibis, you're sure to find a home that fits your lifestyle. Ibis currently offers you 15 different neighborhoods to choose from, featuring an exquisite collection of Mediterranean and Florida-contemporary villas and single-family homes ranging from the mid $200,000's to over $2 million. Learn more at Palm Beach Real Estate Blog.
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By Richard Scott, GRI Broker Associate
(EXIT REALTY The Global Group)
The City Place Courtyard Condos are located in the City Place complex at the corner of Hibiscus St and Sapodilla Ave. The Courtyard condos consist of 3 buildings with 264 units. It is a 5 story building. The building was built in 2001 by the Related Group. This complex was designed originally as a rental complex and was converted to a condo in 2004. Amenities: Pool, Hot tub, fitness center, club room, media room, concierge.  HOA Fees: .54 a sq ftParking: Building garage assigned. Additional parking spaces can be purchased when available.Positives: Located in CityPlace, walking distance to Kravis Center and Convention Center. Minutes from the Airport. Has a private walkway to the main area of CityPlace.Negatives: Most units are basic (no upgrades). Balconies are small. Large amount of un...
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By Richard Scott, GRI Broker Associate
(EXIT REALTY The Global Group)
The Whitney is located 410 Evernia St. The developer is Evernia Properties. It is an 8 story building and will have a total of 210 units. There are a total of 19 loft units ranging in size from 1138 to 1908  sq ft. All loft units are on the first floor. There are 56 one bedroom units ranging in size from 783 to 1031 sq ft. There are 106 two bedroom units ranging insize from 1201 to 1634 sq ft and 12 three bedroom units ranging in size from 1678 to 2100 sq ft. There are 17 penthouse units ranging in size from 1322 to 2208 sq ft. all penthouse units have a private rooftop terrace. Estimated completion is fall 2007.There are 9 units left for sale 3 one bedrooms,4 two bedroom and 2 three bedroom units with prices ranging from $299,900 to $879,900.Amenities: Roof top heated pool, Fitness Cen...
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By Richard Scott, GRI Broker Associate
(EXIT REALTY The Global Group)
The Loft Building is located 326 Fern St. The developer is American Heritage. It is a 6 story building and will have a total of 50 loft units.Unit sizes and prices: units range in size from 775 to 1300 sq ft  prices range from $279,900 to $562,900.The Loft Building will have full use of the amenities in the Central Park Plaza.Ceiling heights range from 10' to 16'6".Amenities: Roof top pool, Party deck with gazebo, Steam room/Jacuzzi, Fitness Center, Private Business Center and Conference Room, Club Room with HDTV, Catering Kitchen, Rooftop bar area for private parties, Outdoor kitchen and dining, Salon, Billiard Room, Wi-fi access on pool deck, Concierge Service.Positives: Equal distance between City Place and Clematis St. Walking distance to Convention Center and Kravis Center. Just mi...
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By Richard Scott, GRI Broker Associate
(EXIT REALTY The Global Group)
Central Park Plaza will be located at the corner of Dixie Hwy and Fern St. The developer is American Heritage. The building will consist of 16 floors and a total of 241 units.Floors 3-14 will have the following units: 47- one bedroom units,122- one bedroom with a den, 15- two bedroom, 33- two bedroom with a den. Floors 15-16 are penthouse units. There will be 6- one bedroom with a library, 8- two bedroom, 10- two bedroom with a library. This building is slated to start construction in 2008 and be completed in 2010.  HOA fees are estimated to be between .45 and .50 a sq ft. There are 220 units for sale. Developer is offering free upgrades to the first 50 buyers.Unit sizes and prices: units range in size from 845 to 1810 sq ft  prices range from $357,900 to $1,561,900.Amenities: Roof top ...
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I moved to Palm Beach County in 2000.  Everything that I approach, I do from a consumers point of view, reason being, I am a consumer and I know what I like and don't like.When we were selling our home in Broward County, I knew nothing about Real Estate, so when I listed my home, I called a Realtor from Century 21, because I remember seeing a lot of signs from their company, I assumed they were our local professionals.  Shortly after listing my home, I did not hear a word from my Realtor until 8 days later.  Our Realtor called with an awful offer and she convinced us that nothing better would come in so we shouldn't counter back and we didn't.  Not knowing the procedures, not knowing our rights and not being properly educated on the market, we sold our home in 8 days, where the Realtor ...
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By Jared Dalto, Market Flow
(The Palm Beach Group)
West Palm Beach New Condos, Downtown Preconstruction Downtown West Palm Beach Condos If you are searching for a new condominium in West Palm Beach Florida you have come to the right spot. With local real estate knowledge of all the new preconstruction communities downtown in CityPlace and Clematis streets you'll know you are learning about all the projects available for your to reside in. There are several new communities that are either under construction or have been completed recently. Below is a list of preconstruction projects under construction, just recently completed or are proposed. There are many waterfront buildings and city view condos depending on what you are looking for. Prices range from the $180's for a 1 bedroom to multiple millions or a luxury waterfront residence. W...
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By Richard Scott, GRI Broker Associate
(EXIT REALTY The Global Group)
The Prado is located at 600 S. Dixie Hwy. The building was built by The Related Group. It is an eight story building and was completed in 2006. There are a total of 304 units which are composed of nine studio units, 131 one bedroom units, 140 two bedroom units and 24 three bedroom units. All ceilings are 8'6" to 9' 6" in height.Amenities include: pool, fitness center, club room, business center, valet parking, steam room, hot tub/spa.Parking is in the building. There are no available parking spots for sale at this time.HOA fees are $.43 a sq ft.Positives: Walking distance to City Place and Clematis St, Kravis Center, Convention Center, Approx. 1.5 miles from beach. Minutes to the airport.Negatives: The exterior units have a less than appealing view.There are currently 38 units for sale ...
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By Mary Ngati
(Real Estate)
With all the problems with financing, one listing is now an owner financing.  I hope we see more of those.
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