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28 JAN

Crawfish, Inflation, & Your Homes Worth I come today as the bearer of bad news if you are a current homeowner. Although it depends how you look at. While I do tell it straight, it’s probably best to ease you into it.  I don’t want people coming over with pitchforks... Read More

21 JAN
Not Your Father’s Realtor

Not Your Father’s Realtor Every home has a story to tell, and as times change, Realtors must adapt to new ways of reaching the end client. Once I had this home and asked if anything was excluded?  The husband told me no but one thing was staying.  That was kind of an unusual... Read More

14 JAN
Bad First Impressions

Bad First Impressions – The Money Shot. The only time I ever tried to make a bad first impression was when we had to sell short sales in the Big Short Era of 2007-2014. And my Dad, Cary Lichtenstein would be the ideal photographer for it. The problem with short sales was... Read More

3 JAN

Crystal Ball 2023 – Why “The Pause” of 2022-2023” Makes for Excellent Buying Opportunities The real estate market in general has slowed down from its torrid and unsustainable pandemic pace every month since April 2022.  So, what to expect in the market and specifically... Read More

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22 DEC
A Comprehensive Insurance Bill Analysis

A Comprehensive Insurance Bill Analysis from Ross at Brightway..... My initial impression is that this statute is a large step in the right direction, as it eliminates one-way attorney fees and assignment of benefits (AOB), though we are expecting that it will take approximately... Read More

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17 DEC
Condo Chaos or Condo Calm?

What seems like Condo Chaos is leading to a Condo Calmness. T“The calm after the storm” is the best way to describe what is going on in the condominium market.  Right now, HOA costs are going up. Some are significant increases and some not so significant. There are multiple... Read More

24 NOV
5 Year Market Statistics Comparisons

5 Year Market Statistics Comparisons for Palm Beach County and Martin County We had our first Turkey-less Thanksgiving.  I went full pescatarian 5 years ago after having my kidney removed.  I have nothing against a good steak but felt I’d be less tempted to have French Fries... Read More

12 NOV
Is Now a Good Time to Buy?

Is Now a Good Time to Buy? Last February I rang the bell at MD Anderson.  It was 5 years before that I had my kidney taken out from stage 3 Kidney Cancer.  You bet I did my research and figured out the best plan of action in where to go and how fast I moved.  I interviewed... Read More

5 NOV
2-1 Rate Buydowns

2-1 Rate Buydowns   Next week I’ll be writing about purchasing in this market.  Like in any market, there is a lot of diagnosis needed to understanding your specific situation and whether it makes sense to buy now or wait. The highlights for Palm Beach and Martin... Read More

29 OCT
Halloween Real Estate Horror Stories & a PBJ Update

PB&J Update.  There is still plenty of need for help on the West Coast.  FEMA is overwhelmed and our high-protein meals are being received with as many as we can give. Lots of people are dealing with getting contractors, items from FEMA, and loss of income due to jobs... Read More

1 OCT
How Hurricane Ian will affect the Market and How You Can Help

Bringing Home to Home Echo Fine Properties was born in Captiva Island, right where Hurricane Ian made landfall. Lots of folk here have attachments to Captiva, Sanibel, and  the Fort Myers area. Our family took our first break in the pandemic in Sanibel and recognize many... Read More

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