Your House As Seen By: 



Your Buyer:

Your Lender:

The Appraiser:

and last but not least, the Palm Beach County Property Tax Assessor:

This was sent to me by my friend and colleague John List, who I work with at Lang Realty. I thought it was really funny and apropo. Appraisals in particular are a big issue in our market. In the coming weeks I will be writing about some situations with appraisals that are true stories and are keeping sellers trapped in their homes and unable to sell due to ridiculous valuations by appraisers who don't know the area or the values. Stay tuned!

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As a followup to my earlier blog post about the first time buyer credit here are some quick facts:

  • The tax credit is equal to 10 percent of the home's puchase price, up to $8,000.
  • Buyers can claim the credit on either their (amended) 2008 Federal tax return or on their 2009 Tax Return. More info can be found at
  • The home sale MUST close by November 30, 2009
  • The full credit is available to buyers with modified adjusted gross incomes (AGI) of $75,000 for single taxpayers and $150,000 for married taxpayers. Smaller partial credits are available for incomes up to $95,000 single and $170,000 married.
  • It is possible to use cash from the credit towards the downpayment of the home purchase this year. For more information, go to
  • If…

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clock_image_640Only a few months left to take advantage of the first time HomeBuyer's Tax Credit! Don't miss out!

Many people have taken advantage of the one-time opportunity to receive the $8,000 tax credit offered by Congress since passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The tax credit, coupled with today's low low interest rates and increased housing affordability, is a huge plus in helping Boca Raton real estate buyers realize their dream of homeownership.

You must close on your Boca Raton real estate purchase by December 1, 2009 in order to qualify!

First time homebuyers in addition to those who have not owned a home for the past three years, may be eligible to receive all or even part of the credit depending upon their income level. You can even…

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I couldn't resist posting this, even though it has absolutely nothing to do with Boca Raton Real Estate!

My son Noah sent this to me, apparently in Zimbabwe the inflation is something like Two hundred million percent!


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Certified Residential Specialist designation awarded to your Boca Raton real estate expert.

I am proud to announce that through the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, I have been awarded the designation of Certified Residential Specialist (CRS).

This has been achieved by completing advanced courses and demonstrating expertise in the residential field of Boca Raton real estate (and surrounding areas).   Less than 38,000 realtors throughout the US have earned the CRS credential.

Both Boca Raton real estate buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS Designees subscribe to the strict Realtor code of ethics, have access to the latest technology and are specialists in helping…

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