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Curb Appeal for Sellers

by Dawn Balzano

Sellers It's Time to Get Ready!  

Summer Season is around the corner! 

It's important for sellers to do what they can to get their home to stand out. Here are five quick tips to generate some excitement for your home in today's market.

1. Use Paint:  A new coat of paint can go a long way to make your home look up to date. Neutral colors work best because they appeal to the most people.


2. Mow the Lawn: Take the time to mow the lawn and clean the yard. Rake leaves
and grass and put away any tools that may be lying around. Don't turn buyers off with
 messy yard. If they like what they see on the outside, you'll improve your chances of getting them to look inside.  

3. Plant Flowers: Seasonal or perennials can bring a splash of color to your home and brighten the view from the street. Flowers throughout the house will please the senses and make your house feel like a home. For great ideas on Florida friendly
plants click here.

4. Spruce Up Your Walkway: Dressing up your walkway with bricks or paving stones will lead people to your front door. Inexpensive solar lighting can further enhance your entry.

5. Window Treatments: Keep your home from looking plain or boring with some decorative shutters. Windows are very important to the overall appeal of your home. Add planter boxes underneath for an immediate improvement that doesn't cost a lot of money!
By following these tips, you will be able to capture the hearts and minds of today's buyers, as well as improve your chances for a quick sale at the best price possible.

When you are ready, contact me today for a personal market value analysis of your home. No hassles or obligation - just honest advice on how to get top dollar for your home!

Wellington- New Type of Community Coming This Fall

by Dawn & Peter Balzano

I recently read two articles about an upcoming project heading our way near the town of Wellington, Florida. Freehold, a developer based on of Boston, is scheduled to begin a development just west of Wellington.

The community, named Arden, will have 2,000 homes with the main emphasis being on outdoor living and agriculture. Freehold plans to have the 2,000 homes on 1,200 acres of land each back to a green area and will include a 5 acre working farm and garden area with a community clubhouse used by the residents to take classes or gather. Standard community amenities will be included but are yet to be confirmed. 

Pricing is yet to be determined. Homes will go on sale later this year 2016 Fall. 

Looking for a home? Set up a custom search for homes in the South Florida area that can be sent directly to your email. 

If you are interested in finding out more about this project or any other development, existing or new, please contact me

Honda Classic Starts Today

by Dawn & Peter Balzano

Today is the start of The Honda Classic. 144 PGA Tour players will be returning to this 4 day, 72 Hole Stroke Play golf tournament at PGA National Resort & Spa. Some of the players that have committed to playing the event are: Ricky Fowler, Rory McIlroy Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson just to name a few. For a complete list of players click here.

The tournament is open to the public.  General admission tickets can be purchased daily in advance or at the gate (there is an additional fee for gate purchase; it varies depending on the day). Tickets can be purchased by phone at 1-844-8HONDA8  Helpful hint; MasterCard is a sponsor and you can save 10% on daily grounds tickets with your MasterCard

The Honda Classic is FREE to children 15 and under (with a ticketed adult). Saturday, February 27th is the Tire Kingdom Family Day. It is a day filled with family friendly activities including a Kids Club, Autograph Zone, and fireworks Spectucular to end the day. 

For additional information visit

Interested to see what is for sale in Palm Beach County? Would you like listings sent to you via email based on your search criteria? Contact us and let us help you find your next home.

Best Time of The Year To Live in South Florida: Local Events

by Dawn & Peter Balzano



This is the best time of the year to live in South Florida! Remember that the delicious Delray Beach Garlic Festival is in full swing this coming weekend! This is their 17th year. Its a great way to spend the day tasting delicious unique creations with a garlic twist. From Argentinean Garlic BBQ, Garlic Fest Crab Cakes to more daring cuisine like Garlic Ice Cream! For details of the event go to Delray Beach Garlic Festival

Looking at property in Palm Beach County? See what is currently for sale in Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton or other neighboring cities. 

New Construction in Boca Raton, Florida

by Dawn & Peter Balzano

A prominent developer has just been approved to build 211 townhomes on a local Boca Raton golf course. The townhomes are expected to be 2 to 3 bedroom homes averaging in 1,600 to 2,500 square feet in size. The development is anticipated to be planned for 2016. Pricing has not been confirmed as of yet. 

If you are interested in receiving more information about this project, feel free to Contact Dawn me at  I will be happy to put you on an automatic neighborhood activity report showing you available homes in the Boca Raton and surrounding area. 

South Florida Homeowners...

by Dawn & Peter Balzano

According to the national index released today, home prices in South Florida rose 8.7% in March from a year ago.This follows the national trend of home price increases over the past year. 

This is great news for sellers looking to sell their homes.

If you are interested in speaking with me about how I can sell your home or if you are looking to purchase a home in Palm Beach County, Contact Dawn me at your convenience 561-446-5346 or via email at

Home Sales are on the Rise in Palm Beach County!

by Dawn & Peter Balzano

It appears that Palm Beach County is at an 11 year high for home sales. We are hitting the spring time primed for selling homes. According to Zillow's report,  South Florida metro area ranked fourth best for buyers nationwide. 

According to the Realtors Association, Palm Beach County totaled 1687 sales of existing single family homes last month which is a 38% increase from this time last year.  

If you are interested in finding out your home value or interested in seeing what homes are available, hesitate to Contact Dawn me!

Hiring An Agent

by Dawn & Peter Balzano

It is more important than ever to have a professional who truly represents your best interest. 

Here are some things to consider when hiring an agent:

  1. The offer is typically written by an agent who represents the buyer's best interests.
  2. Your listing agent will represent you, the home seller, as your exclusive sellers agent.
  3. Your listing agent will carefully go through the entire offer with you and furnish you with expert guidance and counseling.
  4. Your listing agent will help get the highest possible price for your home and do everything possible to protect you from liability.

Remember, you are depending on your listing agent to represent your best interests at all times and to be a strong negotiator on your behalf. Good guidance here can also greatly decrease the chances of litigation.

Send me an email with any of your questions at

Should I Buy a Home Now?

by Dawn & Peter Balzano

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall down the road, while others are convinced that home prices will go up.

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have fluctuated, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, a one point rise in interest rates could cost tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your mortgage!

While a home is a major investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low interest rates while they are still available.

Please give me a call if I can be of any assistance in determining how much home you can afford in today's market.

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