Wednesday, March 20, 2019 / by Carl Gentile
Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth.
Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a portion of the debt that you took on to purchase your home. Therefore, you own a little bit more of your home every month in the form of home equity. As your home’s value increases, you alsogain home equity.
Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists. They are asked to project how residential home prices will appreciate over the next five years for their Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES).
The latest data from their Q1 2019 Survey revealed th ...
Sunday, March 17, 2019 / by Carl Gentile
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / by Carl Gentile
Homebuyers have always loved move-in ready homes. But now, as tech-savvy millennials enter the market, more buyers are adding smart home features to their turnkey checklist. S&P estimates that by 2020, more than 25% of all homes will be smart homes. And as high-tech habitats grow increasingly attractive to homebuyers, many will be willing to pay more for pre-installed smart tech. Appraisers are even beginning to place increased value on homes with smart features.
But what smart home technology features are homebuyers willing to pay the most for? Typically, devices that provide greater safety, security, efficiency, or cost savings add more value than novelty gadgets.
Keep reading for six smart home devices that homebuyers might be willing to pay more for.
1. Smart Door Locks
Smart door locks allow users to unlock doors from a phone, create special passcodes for guests, receive alerts when someone locks or unlocks a door, and lock doors automatically.
Besides being con ...
Monday, February 18, 2019 / by Carl Gentile
Northern Palm Beach County Map
Public Schools, Private School, Dining, Hospitals and more!
Thinking about making the right move and moving to northern Palm Beach County, but aren't 100% familiar with the area and where you want to be positoined within the community. Well we have you covered! This map was designed to help outline the following in northern Palm Beach County: public schools, private schools, shopping/dining, hospitals and more!
Happy House Hunting from all of us at the Gentile Team!
Friday, February 01, 2019 / by Carl Gentile
Season is in full motion and every month is full of events taking place in Palm Beach County with something to do for anyone's enjoyment. From golf outings, to street festivals and outdoor events - there is always something taking place in the Palm Beaches!
February 4-10, 2019 - Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton
The tournament name may have changed, but not the great golf action. Tee up for a great time at The Oasis Championship, formally known as The Boca Championship. Watch from the gallery or participate in the Pro-Am and play with a legend of the links. Participants will walk off the course with memories to last a lifetime.
Everglades Day Festival
February 9th - Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refugee, Boynton Beach
The Everglades Day Festival and eco-adventure is dedicated to having fun while learning in an ecosystem like no other. This free event will answer questions and possibly entice you to ask more about the “Glades” creatur ...