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10939 Northgreen Dr, Lake Worth, FL 3344910939 Northgreen Dr, Lake Worth, FL 33449 is coming soon to the real estate market in Wycliffe Country Club.

10939 Northgreen Dr will be coming soon to the real estate market in Lake Worth! This is an excellent home at a great deal. You'll love the lake views and the private pool!

Treu Group Real Estate creates a custom marketing plan for each home that we sell. We know that it takes more than just installing a yard sign to sell a home faster and for more money. We utilize all of the great resources at our fingertips both off and online. We'll feature your home on radio, TV and social media, targeting only the most likely buyers.

We don't just market your home, we create demand for your home! The more exposure your home gets, the more buyers will see it and make an offer. If you'd like to speak to someone about receiving multiple offers on your home, call Treu Group today! 561-352-3056

Are you selling in Wycliffe? Click here for a free home evaluation!

Looking to buy a home in Wycliffe Country Club? Scroll down to see all Wycliffe homes for sale now: #wycliffe-country-club#

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6635 Ashburn Rd, Lake Worth, FL 334676635 Ashburn Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33467 is a waterfront, pool home in Smith Farm!

It is going to be a great day for 1 lucky buyer. Be ready to fall in love with this Smith Farm home that offers one of the most amazing locations in the community. The waterfront, premium lot is stunning with views that go on and on. You will wish you had your bathing suit when you see the oversized saltwater pool with a waterfall.

6635 Ashburn Rd is what you dream of; and your dreams can come true if you hurry. From the moment that you see this home, you will fall in love with all of the upgrades and special features. The layout is ideal with an open living space including living room, formal dining room, and staircase to the 2nd floor. The dining room has a stunning wine wall that will be sure to wow your guests.

The kitchen would wow anyone with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a chef’s island, and 42” uppers. The screened patio runs the entire length of the home, which makes it perfect for relaxing, entertaining, or dining al fresco. There is an adjacent breakfast area and a patio for easy access to the BBQ. The family room is perfect for casual moments.

With 5 bedrooms you'll always have plenty of space! There is a bedroom with its own bathroom on the first floor. The rest of the bedrooms, including the master suite, are located on the second floor of the home.

You have views of the water from the common areas & the master suite. The oversized master bedroom is a private retreat with vaulted ceilings & 2 large master closets. The master bathroom features dual sinks, dual closets, and a roman tub. All there is left to say is, “Welcome Home.”

6635 Ashburn Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33467

6635 Ashburn Rd is what you dream of; and your 

dreams can come true if you hurry.


This home in the Forest View section of Smith 

Farm is an amazing value. You can have waterfront views and a dream pool! This is a gated community located on 80 acres of lakes and cypress preserves. With 2 entrances under video surveillance and patrolling security you will always feel safe.

Smith Farm features tons of resort style amenities. There's not just one, but two pools! One includes a spa and kiddie pool, the other features a splash pad for small children. There is also a playground for kids, and all the sports facilities you could ever want. Play tennis, racquetball, basketball, baseball, and soccer! There is also a fitness center with tons of great equipment. This is all contained within an 8-acre park.

The schools are top notch, which makes this community a popular area. 

Conveniently located just off the Florida Turnpike, any commute will be a breeze. Smith Farm is close to great schools, and all the dining, shopping, and entertainment you desire.

The beaches are a short drive away, and you'll be close to trendy downtown Delray Beach, the world class shopping of Wellington, and the cultural events in West Palm Beach.

This home will sell fast & over-asking, bring your best offer and your checkbook!

Just look at what the seller has to say about this amazing home:

6635 Ashburn Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33467

"I love the backyard of this home! The pool is perfect for lounging or swimming with the kids. I love the layout of this home too. The staircase doesn't allow a lot of sound to travel upstairs, so it is perfect for a family. Everyone can have their own separate space when necessary. The home is really spacious with great light. I love the neighborhood too, there are lots of families with children, and everyone is very friendly and  welcoming. It is quiet and family-focused with easy access to I-95, the Turnpike, and major stores. There's every type of takeout within a 10 minute drive which makes meals really easy. John Prince Park, Tiger Cove Shark Park, or even the playground in Smith Farm are all great activities to do with the kids."

Do you want to sell your Smith Farm home? Click here for a free Lake Worth home evaluation.

 

Looking to buy in Smith Farm? Keep scrolling to see all the latest Smith Farm homes for sale: #smith-farm#

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International Real Estate Market in FloridaThe international impact on our South Florida real estate market makes me think of "It's a Small World After All".  If you have been to Disneyworld, that song probably started going in your head.  In South Florida, that is a great theme song for our real estate market.

Florida has become a favorite with International Buyers and is the #1 place that they are investing their money.  

Top States for International purchased

Florida - 22%

California - 15%

Texas - 10%

New York and Arizona - 4% 

The international buyer spends more on real estate as an average sales price which helps the luxury sellers.  Most international buyers are cash which is a nice plus.  Also many buyers are looking for property that will wow their friends and family.  Often the homes are vacation homes or even quick get a way properties.  

Understanding which countries are interested in South Florida is important. We are constantly building relationships and studying the world changes so that we can stay in front of the changes.  

For more on International influence on the local real estate market in South Florida, check out our latest radio show!

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7664 Great Oak Dr, Lake Worth FL 33467

7664 Great Oak Dr, Lake Worth FL 33467 located in the community of Smith Farm is an amazing value. 

This 5 bedroom, 3 Bath Smith Farm home has all of the space that you desire and an ideal layout. With 3054 a/c sf, you have all of the space that you desire. There is plenty of room for entertaining with a large formal living and dining area.  If your home is where good friends gather, then the open kitchen, family room area is going to be perfect.  There is room for several people to be in the kitchen while still being part of the party. 

This Smith Farm home has one bedroom and bath on the first floor and an oversized master retreat and 3 additional bedrooms upstairs. 

There is a screened in patio spanning the entire length of the home too! It is a great place to read a book, enjoy a cup of coffee or entertain. 

The home has been priced so that you can make the upgrades that you desire.  Imagine the fun of making this home yours. 

See all Smith Farm homes for sale

 

Smith Farm (click on Smith Farm to learn more about the community) has all of the amenities that you desire including a manned security gate, a stunning entrance, resort style pools, soccer fields, basketball, tennis and more.  There are great schools too. You will love calling this home. 

Want to learn more including schools, restaurants, shopping & more?  You can see what is nearby so you can discover what it would be like to call Smith Farm home.  Click on the address to see all of the information about 7664 Great Oak Dr, Lake Worth FL 33467

Would you like to see this Smith Farm home?  Call your Smith Farm Real Estate Agent at 561-376-2424 to make your appointment today. 

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Buying a home with Treu Group Real EstateThis week on Treu's Weekly Tips we'll talk about buying a home and everything you need to know about the process! The first step is getting pre-approved. Treu Group has great resources for you, like our website which is a direct MLS feed, so you can search all of the newest homes for sale. 

When buying a home, or working with a builder, you should use Treu Group. Most importantly, we will represent you as a buyer's agent. The seller pays our commission, and when you hire one member of the Treu Group, you really get the entire Treu team, working for you! We have years of experience and are experts at getting results, and finding solutions. 

 

Listen to "Master Your Mortgage with Treu Group Real Estate" here!

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The international market is alive and well in Florida.  It really is a small world after all.  Changes globally impact us here at home in Florida both positively and negatively.  Why does the international market matter so much?  Florida receives 22% of all international buyers.  In fact, we are the number one state that international buyers purchase in.  Many guess that California or New York are the most popular however they trail Florida with !5% for California and 4% for New York. This shift has occurred since because of the perceived value for Florida properties. 

One of the benefits of the international buyer is that their average sales price is higher.  The average sales price for Florida buyers was $258,200 compared to Florida International buyers at $538,600. 

Why do international buyers purchase a home in Florida? 

41% selected Florida because it is a desirable location.  That is an easy guess.  Who wouldn't love warm weather, great beaches and a lot of entertainment. 

30% selected Florida because it was a secure investment. 

21% selected Florida because it was a profitable investment. 

The value of the US dollar versus their prospective country's currency impacted their ability or comfort to make a purchase.  The Canadian, Brazil and Britain have seen the impact and therefore their buying decisions. 

Why do international buyers decide not to purchase?  The number one reason is the cost of the property.  This is up 7% in a year.  The other reason is that they could not find the right property.  Many times, this could be avoided by finding the right agent that understands their needs, takes a consultative approach, has an understanding of the market and a proven track record. 

The International Market is always changing and it is important to look for the opportunities that are current and also upcoming.  I would say all countries are important however some impact our real estate market more than others.  Changes in economic and political situations in other countries as well as the United States can impact buying and selling decisions for South Florida. 

Why is the International Market important?  They make up many of our real estate transactions and also tend to buy more expensive properties.  What do the international buyers spend by country?

Brazil                      $587,700 

Canada                   $376,800

China                   $1,064,000

United Kingdom       $289,600

Venezuela                $390,400

Western Europe       $844,500

Most of the international buyers are purchasing with cash which also helps with our real estate market stability.  Only about 20% of the buyers obtained a mortgage. 

Why are they buying?  We are seeing a variety of reasons.  Buyers from the UK were the most likely to purchase for vacation or rental.  Buyers from China like to buy properties for their primary residence or for their college students to occupy.  This is one of the reasons that the Chinese tend to spend more. 

Why should Palm Beach County be considered by international buyers?  Palm Beach County offers stability and opportunity.  There are amazing communities that have a variety of lifestyles including golf, great beaches and unlimited entertainment.  There is something for everyone. 

 

 

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The international market is always something to watch with real estate in South Florida. It is always a constantly adapting market, with the economic and political changes that take place.  As the famous ride at Disney World says, It's a Small World After All.  

Which two countries could have the greatest impact on OUR Florida real estate market?  

Give up? 

Well…. One is CANADA.  The other is CHINA.

Let me ask you another question now.  Which country’s impact will be more positive and which will be negative?  I’ll give you a hint:

 China has just surpassed the US as the official new world leader in cross-border investing.  Florida has made the top 5 places that Chinese investors are focusing on with their real estate purchases.  
 

And what exactly are the Chinese investing in??  They are investing in residential and commercial property assets - to the tune of about 21 billion dollars!  And they’re using some great strategies to do so.   

What is their overall investment strategy?  

Stability… and opportunity. By opportunity…the Chinese know where to find a good REAL ESTATE BARGAIN.  South Florida is really popular since our rent rates are favorable for the investor. 

Now… what about our friends north of the border??  Well… that’s where the news isn’t so good.  

Canadians represent a lot of the international real estate purchases here in Florida.  However, with the Canadian dollar continuing to decline… that’s causing a significant decrease in their ability to invest in Florida real estate.  With the strengthening of the US dollar, it now costs 25% more for the Canadian buyer.  
 

What can you learn from all this:  It’s important when hiring a realtor… that your realtor knows the ins and outs of the international market!  


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3 Ways to Save Big on Property Tax

 

I am sure you have heard the quote, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, and taxes," by Benjamin Franklin. However, there are ways to save money on your property taxes!  In the state of Florida, you can claim homestead on your property if you reside there for 6 months and 1 day out of the year. If you own a property in Florida that is your primary residence, you qualify for some great tax breaks!  Here are 3 things you need to know about property taxes:



1. Close by December 31st, 2016!


If you are in the process of purchasing a new home, you must close by December 31st to be allowed to receive the homestead tax exemption for the next year. To qualify for the homestead exemption for the year of 2017, you must own your home by December 31st, 2016! Another date to keep in mind is March 1st, 2017. In order to get a homestead tax exemption for the year of 2017, you must apply by March 1st, 2017. If you miss these dates you will have to wait until next year!  Either error could cost you thousands of dollars. 


2. Plan ahead!

Closings  can take some time. The average closing takes about a month to fully complete. In some cases it can take up to 6 weeks. Allow yourself plenty of time well before the December 31st due date to assure that your new home will qualify as your primary residence for the next year!


3. Use a reliable lender!


Be sure to finance your new home through a lender you can trust. Don’t work hard to meet that December 31st cut off only to find that your financing has fallen through or has been delayed! Only use a dependable lender for your real estate finances, a reliable institution that will definitely be able and willing to hit your deadlines.


Follow these steps to your homestead tax exemption!


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7583 Edisto Drive, Lake Worth, FL

$ Click for current price
2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1268 SQUARE FEET

SOLD SIGN is our ultimate goal for you. Treu Group Real Estate experts will always be on the fore front of selling your Home sooner as expected.

How do we sell successfully?

1. We started promoting our Home as a Coming Soon Listing.

2. We tailor-fit our marketing strategy with every client's needs or requests, with considerations of buyers' requirements as well.

3. We understand how to allow our properties to stand out and shine.

4. Doing business negotiations in favor of our clients.

Are you excited to make selling your home as simple as 1-2-3? Contact us now!

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6453 Marbletree Lane, Lake Worth, FL

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 3303 SQUARE FEET

 This Smith Farm Home was SOLD by our hardworking team in The Treu Group Real Estate. Our trusted connections made it easier for us to match our sellers with the buyers looking for the exact home they wanted.

Are you thinking of selling? You can take the next steps with us.

You might want to know what made our clients satisfied with our work:

1. Exposure on TV

2. Quality of our photos

3. Local, National and International Exposure

4. A database of buyers

5. Strong online reputation

6. Use of video and other social media

7. Radio promotion

You can always check on what our clients say about our partnership with them. Visit www.treugroupreviews.com

 

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