Treasure Coast Real Estate Blog

Treasure Coast Florida's Premier Blog covering Stuart FL Real Estate, Hobe Sound FL Real Estate, Palm City Florida Real Estate as well as Port St Lucie Real Estate, Sewalls Point Real Estate and Hutchinson Island Real Estate. Andrew Sesta with over 3

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Mariner Village, Stuart Florida homeowners often wonder what homes are selling for in this gated community. If you are one of those homeowners, and would like  your current Mariner Village Homes Value, click the following link and receive 3 FREE Instant Mariner Village Stuart Home Value : Click HERE

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The Retreat Hobe Sound Florida   The Retreat at Seabranch in Hobe Sound Florida consists of over 500 DiVosta Built homes surrounded by  beautiful preserve preserve areas and lakes. Homes in The Retreat in Hobe Sound are available in three different models: The Capri III offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus a den. The Oakmont offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths plus a den. The Carlyle offers 4 and 5 bedroom floor plans complete with 3 baths.The Retreat at Seabranch features  amenities include resort-style swimming pool with spa and tennis courts. Search homes for sale in The Retreat at Seabranch in Hobe Sound by clicking the following ling: http://www.fltreasurecoasthomes.com/the-retreat-in-hobe-sound-florida-homes-for-sale.php
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As a realtor, I often have friends ask me “how’s the market doing?” Well, the market couldn’t be any better for buyers or for sellers. With very low inventory and what we foresee to be only the beginning of a upshift, it is the perfect time for both buyers and sellers. Rent prices are inflating year after year. With interest rates around 4%, RIGHT NOW is the time to lock into a mortgage.

The chart below shows a cost comparison for a renter and a homeowner over a 7 year period.

The renter starts out paying $800 per month with annual increases of 5% The homeowner purchases a home for $110,000 and pays a monthly mortgage of $1,000

After 6 years, the homeowner's payment is lower than the renter's monthly payment

With the tax savings of

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Martin County is famously known as the jewel of the Treasure Coast. It’s no wonder the real estate market is BOOMING! According to the FLORIDA REALTORS® website in November of 2015 there were a total of 181 closed sales. That is a 6.5% increase from November of 2014 which totaled at 170 closed sales. If that doesn’t impact you, let’s take a look at foreclosures and supply of inventory. In the entire year of 2014 there were a total of 32 foreclosures, and in the year of 2015 there was a total of just 14 foreclosures in Martin County according to the FLORIDA REALTORS® website. That is a 56.3% DECREASE. The monthly supply of inventory (an estimate of the number of months it will take to deplete the current inventory provided recent sale rates) has decreased

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The Real Estate Market in Port Saint Lucie Florda is definitely on fire once again. After approximately 6 years of a declining market, Port Saint Lucie Homes For Sale are selling just as fast if not faster than in the real estate boom of 2003-2005. The Port Saint Lucie Real Estate Home Inventory is now back to a record low and demand is very high. We are now seeing multiple offers on homes, with most buyers having to pay above full list price to win the bid. Homes for sale in Port Saint Lucie are going under contract within days and sometimes within hours. It takes a skilled realtor to assist you in not only finding you a home, but to aggressively negotiate the best deal for you and then guide you through the closing process. The Experienced Real Estate

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A few weeks ago we brought you information on the first time home purchasing process. This week we present to you the home inspection and appraisal process.   A home inspection is an intensive and efficient assessment of the state of a private property. It is a finished physical exam of the general honesty, usefulness, and general wellbeing of a home and its different parts. The reason for this procedure is to guarantee that home purchasers know precisely what is being acquired, before finishing the exchange.    Over the span of a home inspection, the inspector will assess the foundation, framing, roofing, site drainage, attic, pipes, warming, electrical framework, chimneys, fireplaces, asphalt, wall, stairs, decks, yards, entryways,…
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In 1961 there were 250 homes in the city of Port St Lucie, and now with over 171,000 residents there is no doubt that port St. Lucie is growing by the day. A large contribution to the growth is of course not only from the city having a substantial employment rate to keep up with, but also a competitive real estate market. Between July and October of 2015 the median sale price of homes in St Lucie was $160,000, and median sale price per sqft being $98. One of Port St Lucie's greatest developments is the Tradition community. This community that sits west of I-95 intersection of Gatlin Blvd is about 13,000,000 square feet of commercial area, and has room for over 18,000 residences. Tradition is the largest residential development area from the peak of I-95

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When I think of the city of Stuart Fl, the first image that comes to my mind is the ocean. Stuart has been known to have lovely seaside charm and lively beach culture, and you can get up close and personal with some of the native wildlife ocean critters at my favorite place... the Florida Oceanographic Society. Here you can enjoy just a fraction of Florida’s 8,500+ miles of tidal shoreline.

Founded in 1964, the Florida Oceanographic Center strives to educate the public and provide research of Florida’s coastal ecosystems. This is a 57­acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in the city of Stuart, FL sitting between the Indian River and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Some of the daily activities in the Oceanographic

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The Keyes Company Stuart is the New Home for our Sesta & Associates Real Estate Sales Team. We are now located in the amazing River Front Dunn Office Building located at 309 SE Osceola St Suite 204 Stuart, Fl 34994. Keyes Real Estate Mortgage and Title has over 30 locations from the Treasure Coast to South Florida. New Office Locations in Port St Lucie and Hobe Sound. We are so excited to be part of the amazing company and look forward to building many great relationships. Sesta & Associates Real Estate Sales Team serves all of Martin and St Lucie County Real Estate.

 

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Being a first time home buyer in Port Saint Lucie can be very intimidating. It may be the biggest investment you make in a lifetime. There are many aspects to purchasing a Port St Lucie Home that can be overwhelming. Should you purchase a single family home in Port St. Lucie,Fl  Townhouse in Tradition, Duplex, Villa, or Condo in St. Lucie West? How many Bedrooms? How many bathrooms? Should it be move in ready? Should it be a fixer upper? It can be a never ending cycle of questions that you ask yourself. 
The first step to purchasing a home is to consider the payment options. Will you be financing or paying cash? There are multiple options for financing. The most used are FHA and conventional. FHA loans are insured by the Federal Housing
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