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Selling your home can be a complex experience.  Why make it any harder than it has to be? You can avoid the headache portion of the experience by using a realtor and avoiding these 4 common home pricing mistakes (courtesy of celinavazquezrealtor.com).

4 Common Home Pricing Mistakes (and how to avoid them!)

Dreamscape Realty wants to help get you in your dream home... or onto your next adventure!

Asking Too Much

Starting too high on the asking price can drive away showings and potential buyers.  You could be forced to lower the list price later, which is not uncommon or even necessarily a bad thing.  Nonetheless it is generally a better practice to price competitively in the first place than to put yourself in a position to have to keep slashing prices. 

Asking in a Weird Way

Picking an uneven or uncommon asking price (for

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Florida's gorgeous beaches are a huge draw to the state.

By now everyone is familiar with Amazon’s acquisition of the grocery chain Whole Foods.  Prices have been slashed and new marketing channels have been opened up for both Jeff Bezos’ parent company and the health foods conglomerate they’ve purchased under their wing. There have been some interesting developments in Florida real estate values lately as well.  Let’s dig into those for a brief pre-weekend update.

Defensive Real Estate moves by Publix

Publix seeks to defend its grocery empire via Real Estate.

Beloved Florida-based grocery giant Publix has stepped up their game in response to Amazon’s savvy acquisition of Whole Foods. FloridaTrend.com reports that as the aforementioned buyout occurred, “those currently sitting atop the retail food chain are working hard to solidify their standing” (1). 

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Guest Blog:  Staten Island Gems

Lighthouse Hill Hidden Gem New York City Neighborhood

Suburbanites  - what do you if a new life change brings you to the big city? Be it a new job, business opportunity, or family situation, lots of people continue to flock to The Big Apple. New York City has grown by nearly half a million people since the 2010 census.

Once you’ve spent your whole life accustomed to green space and privacy, it can be a really tough adjustment to live in cramped apartments. And when it comes time to buy a home, the city is out of reach for most people anyway.

That’s why the Staten Island real estate market is so hot right now- for the price of a one bedroom apartment in Manhattan, New Yorkers can own their own home with lots more space to move around.

As the most suburban

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 Greetings, folks! Some of you may be more interested in Florida rental properties than homes for sale right now, and that’s another famtastic Florida real estate market segment.  We have several fantastic listings around the Boca Raton & Delray Beach areas that are perfect for your needs.  If one of these homes piques your interest, our colleagues on the Southeast Florida coast would love to speak with you further. Contact Kathy Eauslin for more information or to schedule a showing!



Delray Beach & Boca Raton Market Overview

Dreamscape Realty Group is here for all your South Florida real estate needs. May all your real estate dreams come true.


2018 is shaping up to be a great year for locations around Palm Beach County. According to the real estate experts at Trulia.com:  Trends in Delray Beach indicate a 4 percent year-over-year increase in average

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South Floridians:

  We're in the full swing of event season.  Check out some standout musical choices around Lee County/Southwest Florida for you to kick off the month of May with. If you see an event I missed, tell us in the comments!  Be sure to tune in soon for late-May picks as well.  (While you're in the area, you could also join us for an open house if you're looking to make a move!) 

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic  George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic- May 3, Bonita Springs


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic have had a longevity that is quite impressive: they've been a fixture of the American music scene since the 1960's. P-Funk's style relied on a hodgepodge of science fiction, humor, and psychedelic culture to cultivate their unique take on the funk

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Southwest Floridians:
  We're in the full swing of event season.  Check out some outstanding musical choices for the rest of this week around Lee County.  Be sure to tune in next week for more picks.  (While you're in the area, you could also join us for an open house if you're looking to make a move!) 

 

Tedeschi Trucks Band Tedeschi Trucks Band- April 12


  The Tedeschi Trucks Band has always had a 'family vibe', owing in part to the fact that its two bandleaders (lead vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and lead guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks) have been married for two decades. That vibe may be warm and relaxed, but make no mistake about it: these guys & gals will blow you away.  I've had the privilege of seeing them three times myself, the last time being at

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Fort Myers Beach shackDe-stress your home purchase

Sometimes searching for a home can be an uphill battle. Our team here at Dreamscape Realty Group wants to make sure you get the perfect home that is right for you.  The ‘right fit’ is determined in a variety of ways; from budget to location, it is crucial to consider all of what is valuable to you before making your choice.  I discovered five things to consider when evaluating your home purchase, but this isn’t all there is to it. For any further questions, we’re available night and day to answer any of your concerns, so contact us! Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned veteran of the real estate industry, we would be happy to help.


1. Price: Don’t Overextend!   (“The 2.5 Rule”)

           
One suggestion is to

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Your Handpicked Southwest Florida Concert Update, March 2018

Umphrey's McGee @ The Ritz Ybor City 2.18.2018


  The season is in full swing in Southwest Florida, and with that comes more live concerts and events to go out and see!  Here are four noteworthy concerts in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs in March 2018. Based on my research it looks like there's something for rock, blues, country, and folk fans. Check these out!



BoDeans- March 8, SW Florida Event Center, Bonita Springs


  I recently had the privilege of seeing these guys back in my latest ‘adopted hometown’ of Birmingham, Alabama.  BoDeans played an intimate show for around 100 fans at WorkPlay Theater. I was not extremely familiar with their music other than a couple of songs but I found the show to be really enjoyable.  Lead

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The 10 Minute Home Walkthrough

Fort Myers Beach Seagull 

I became intimately familiar with ‘walkthroughs’ shortly after entering the Florida real estate business in 2013.  With so many excellent homes in various states of repair at the time, a periodic checkup was extremely necessary! It has been a little while since I have done one so this column is as much of a refresher for me as it is informational for you, Kind Reader.  I am preaching to the choir a bit in this post since I have gone back and forth to Sunshine State several time lately restaging all of our luxury South Florida homes as we recover from Hurricane Irma. This process will obviously entail a thorough inspection of each home! So whether you are costructing an initial home walkthrough checklist or your final

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Fort Myers Beach seagull
As we all unfortunately know, we were recently in the height of Hurricane season in the Western Hemisphere.  Puerto Rico is still reeling after Maria’s recent landfall. Texas & Louisiana are attempting to return to normalcy after Harvey. Irma left a trail of destruction in her wake on her way to (and through) the Caribbean and South Florida. Lives were lost and an estimated 6 million people were left without power before she died down to a tropical storm above Orlando, (as reported by USnews.com). Shelters took in an estimated 200,000 evacuees with the rest either taking to the roadways for hotels in Northern Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee or staying with family & friends. Many locals opted to instead hunt down plywood, tarps, & fastener

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