Gary Benson's Blog Posts

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February Sales Number Palm Beach County
Market UpdateFebruary 2018Here are the latestfigures.Single FamilyClosed Sales Up 4.8%Medan Sellng PriceUp 9.5%Active inventoryDown – 4.0%CondosClosed Sales Up 0.3%Median Selling...

FSBO Problems
Hello, TodayI thought we’d cover For Sale Buy Owner. Yougot a contract and didn’t have to pay a real estate commission (WooHoo!!!!!!). Now what! This blog will cover th...

Some Coal In Our Christmas Stocking
Here are the December numbers for Palm Beach County.Single Family HomesItems                 &n...

A Good Death Is Hard To Find
"But where does he go when the ranges all close.Does he lie in his bunkhouse in depressed repose?No he climbs back in his saddle, if just to bid his time.For the cowboy knows...

Palm Beach Counties November Numbers
The November numbers are in!Here are the November real estate numbers for Palm Beach County.  All in all not too bad.  Single Family Homes     &...

All I Want For Christmas Is A New Home
All I want for Christmas…is a new home!At least that’s what it seems like. The National and Florida number are out for November and they indicate a strong market.  Nation...

October Market Results
Back to normal….Sort ofHere are the October real estate numbers for Palm Beach County.  We had a bounce back from the September sales figures. Single Family Homes &nb...

Congratulations Wellington
Congratulations Wellington!!!!!!!In October the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) recognized the Village of Wellington for achieving a Gold Level Certification. That makes it...

Thanks A Lot Irma
Thanks a lot Irma!Here are the September numbers for Palm Beach County. This will give you some idea what happens when a tropical disturbance hits an area.Single Family HomesItems...

Flip No Flop
Flip...No FlopRecently on the internet I came across a story reported in the Palm Beach Post about the top 20 metropolitan areas with the most flipped home sales in the seco...

How High Can We Go
How high can we go?Here are the August numbers for Palm Beach County.Single Family HomesItems              &nb...

The Latest Scam
If you’re a landlord here’s the latest scam!Whenever something new comes along it doesn’t take long for scammers to find a way take advantage. The new scam is Airbnb.  ...

July Sales Figures
Is the condo market about to crack?Here are the July numbers for Palm Beach County.Single Family HomeItems            &n...

Top 10 Zip Codes For Rental Returns And 1 Is In Palm Beach County
Top Ten Zip Codesfor Rental Returns and #1 is in Palm Beach County!According to anarticle in Realtor Magazine a group called HomeUnion rated zip codesfor their return on investment...

June Market Upate
June Market UpdatePalm Beach CountyHere are thestatistics for June 2017Single Family HomesFactor              ...

The PACE Program
PACE – The Goodand the BadA new PACE programin coming on line July 24 Florida. I know, you’re thinking what thehack is PACE. It stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy. Thep...

Credit Updatea Little Good News For A Change
Finally a little sanity in credit reporting!!!!!!Credit scoring, which is used for everything, has always had problems. It’s so easy to get someone to put something on your cr...

May Sales Report For Palm Beach County
Same old, Same old How long can this go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The May Real Estate results are in and it’s more of the same.Here are the results:Single Family HomeItems &n...

Protect Yourself On Craigslist
Protect Yourself On CraigslistSome time ago Cindyand I had a short sale that unfortunately we were not able to sell.It went into foreclosure. Months later we got a call from a conc...

Palm Beach County Market Data For April
Hello this is Gary Benson with your latest market update for Palm Beach County.The latest data for the month of April is in. Here’s what’s happened.Single Family Home   ...

Big Profits For Homesellers
Time to Sell?The following was reported in the Today’s Headlines section of Realtor Magazine.[Homeowners who sold in the first quarter realized an average price gain of $44,000...

The New Shadow Inventory
The New Shadow InventoryDo you remember the Y2K fiasco? At the turn of the century computers were suppose to shut down causing massive power outages, meltdowns, dogs and cats liv...

Tenants Rejoice
Tenants Rejoice!!!Some relief in the South Florida rental market may be in the way!!!Real Page from Richardson Texas tracks rental properties. They believe that developers are go...


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