Monday, September 27, 2010

Own Real Estate...Want to Sell? What do you think of this?


I just received this email this morning and thought I would pass it on to you. Just more taxes. What else can the folks in Washington think up? More Taxation, big government, no rights...just on and on.

So, this is "change you can believe in"?

Under the new health care bill - did you know that all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% Sales Tax? The bulk of these new taxes don't kick in until 2013 (presumably after obama's re-election). You can thank Nancy, Harry and Barack and your local Democrat Congressman for this one. If you sell your $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax. This bill is set to screw the retiring generation who often downsize their homes. Is this Hope & Change great or what? Does this stuff makes your November and 2012 votes more important?

Oh, you weren't aware this was in the obamacare bill? Guess what, you aren't alone. There are more than a few members of Congress that aren't aware of it either (result of clandestine midnight voting for huge bills they've never read). AND, there are a few other surprises lurking.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Featured Member in Palm City and Stuart, FL

Carol Barron-Cross - Yanick Realty

Palm City and Stuart FL relocation services

Carol Barron-Cross specialize in equestrian, country homes, gated communities & waterfront in Palm City and Stuart, Fl. " I work hard to deliver the best product in the least time for my client. I live the Town and Country lifestyle in Palm City. Come be with us. I can help you."

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Relocation REALTOR® in Stuart, Florida

Carol Barron Cross, Yanick Realty,  is on a mission: To connect you, the home buyer or seller looking to relocate to Palm City or Stuart, Florida

Featured Member in Palm City and Stuart, FL

Carol Barron-Cross - Yanick Realty

Palm City and Stuart FL relocation services

Carol Barron-Cross specialize in equestrian, country homes, gated communities & waterfront in Palm City and Stuart, Fl. " I work hard to deliver the best product in the least time for my client. I live the Town and Country lifestyle in Palm City. Come be with us. I can help you."

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Stuart, Florida (FL) Population Statistics [-]

Total 14,633

21 years and Older 12,099

62 years and Older 5,211

Thinking about moving to Palm City or Stuart, FL but you have questions about the local community? Our local Realtor in Palm City/Stuart, Carol Barron Cross, has the expertise you are looking for and can help make the moving and relocation process much less stressful. By working with Carol Barron-Cross in Palm City or Stuart, FL, you will be able to find all the local resources quite easily, find a local contractor, electrician, handyman, gardener, landscaper, mortgage broker and just about anything else in Palm City or Stuart!

Stuart, Florida (FL) Owner Occupied Housing Units & Values[-]

Specified owner-occupied units 1,902

Median value (in dollars) $88,800

Carol Barron-Cross is here to provide relocation assistance in Palm City/Stuart, FL. Carol is experienced with moving both residential relocation to Stuart, FL, corporate relocation, employee relocation to Stuart, FL, and military relocation to Stuart, FL including the surrounding areas. Our Palm City and Stuart, FL Americas Relocation Home Services with Carol's assistance is here to provide you with  home relocation services and intimate local knowledge.

Stuart, Florida (FL) Employment Statistics[-]

Population (16 years and older) 12,716

In labor force 6,105

Civilian 6,105

Employed 5,823

Unemployed 282

Armed Forces 0

Not in labor force 6,611

In labor force (48.0%) Not in labor force (52.0%)

Civilian (100.0%) Armed forces (0.0%)

Carol Barron-Cross can assist you whether you are a Palm City or Stuart, Florida real estate first time home buyer or an experienced real estate investor looking to relocate to Palm City or Stuart, FL, Carol  can provide you with useful information about how to choose the "right" property, making an offer, negotiating, financing, mortgage rates, moving, Stuart relocation services and everything involved in making an informed real estate and relocation decision in today's housing market.

Stuart, Florida (FL) Occupation Statistics [-]

Management, professional, and related occupations 1,724

Service occupations 1,155

Sales and office occupations 1,668

Farming, fishing and forestry occupations 41

Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 583

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 652

Total employeed civilians 5,823

Carol Barron-Cross can provide you with access to the latest MLS properties for sale in Palm City and Stuart, FL and surrounding real estate markets including  homes for sale, condos, lofts, townhomes, luxury properties and more. Carol has available local information, consumer links, school information, free reports, answers to commonly asked real estate questions, and more. See her website at or her blog at

Stuart, Florida (FL) Race & Ethnicity Statistics [-]

White 12,189

Black or African American 1,804

American Indian or Alaska Native 38

Asian 96

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

Hispanic & Other 288

If you currently own a house, condo, land, or and other property in Stuart, FL and are thinking of placing it on today's real estate market, Americas Relocation Home Services have Stuart, FL relocation realtors have information about preparing your home for sale, selecting the right top Stuart, FL real estate agent, pricing your home appropriately, marketing your real estate effectively, going through the home inspection processes, and receiving a timely market evaluation.

Stuart, Florida (FL) Housing Occupancy Statistics[-]

Total Housing Units 8,777

Occupied Housing Units 7,220

Vacant Housing Units 1,557

Percent for Seasonal/Recreational Use 2.9%

Please let us know how we can help you. Your questions and comments are welcome. Thanks for visiting Americas Relocation Home Services, Stuart, FL relocation online real estate page. Please come back and continue to utilize this Stuart relocation website and an online real estate resource!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Palm City, Florida, Stuart West lots are featured this week. Along with our economic news, spread the word about this beautiful equestrian gated community. I have lots pending but these are large, beautiful and private. They are located near easy access to major travel and 15 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean.
OVERVIEW ~ August 30 through September 3 ~ The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) began August 30th at 10150.65 and ended Friday (Sept 3) at 10447.93. This last number is notable because it is 1.24% higher than Thursday’s close, rising strongly in the face of the weak employment report. Perhaps what we saw was a “relief rally” in which the employment indicator was gratifying precisely because it wasn’t as bad as some had feared it might be. Also significant, though, is the fact that the stock market once again showed a resilience that was apparently unexpected by many analysts. Note as well that the average Freddie Mac 30-year mortgage rate fell four basis points this week to 4.36%, while the HSH Associates averaging of mortgage rates (including jumbos) dropped 2 basis points to 4.78%.

FOCUS ~ Employment report: If you take the 67,000 new jobs added by the private sector in August and subtract those Americans who lost their jobs (primarily census workers), the resulting figure is a 54,000 net loss of jobs. This is a tepid showing, but the great news is how well the stock markets reacted, suggesting a greater willingness among investors than expected to see the brighter side of this report.

Our unemployment rate, based on the separate phone survey of private households, rose from 9.5% to 9.6%. This could mean that more workers were optimistic enough about the economy to have begun seeking jobs again (since the tally does not include workers who have given up and are not seeking work.)

Further, the new jobs in August were created in a broad range of sectors: health care, construction, mining, and temporary help services for professional and business services. And many economists see an increase in the number of temporary help service jobs as a possible harbinger of more employment in the future.

Also, hourly earnings by American workers were up 0.3% and wages rose 1.7%, both over July levels. Higher wages suggest a possible need for more employees. But we are also watching for a higher number of hours worked per employee to confirm this, and we didn’t get that in August.

All told, though it’s a rather mild employment report, it’s far better than most economists expected it to be. Indeed, most analysts were very ready to conclude that the positive elements in this report make a double-dip recession much more unlikely. And investors were pleased, as was made clear by the rising values in American stock markets

2200  SW San Antonio Dr. 2.24 Acres $225,000.
9787 SW Santa Monica Dr. 2.18 Acres $275,000
2408 SW Beaumont Dr, 8.74 acres $695,000

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

White Owl Farm, PENDING. I Can List & Sell Your Property too

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Just brought my buyer to this 15.3 acre farm. White Owl Farm has a ten stall barn. My buyer is an equestrian trainer from the North East that is  bringing her talents to our South Florida Equestrian area.  Welcome. We will close very soon.  Call me. I can bring a buyer to your property too. 



The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) lost 0.6% over the course of the week, closing Friday evening at 10150.65. On Tuesday, though, the DJIA had lost 1.3%, in large part because of the announced 27.2% decline in existing home sales for July. But after being hit by a decline of 12.4% for new-home sales announced Wednesday, the DJIA managed to regain most of the week’s losses rising 1.7% on Friday. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Bernanke promised the Fed would act forcefully in the face of “unexpected further developments,” yet there wasn’t any obvious economic indicator or event that might have precipitated Friday’s strong advance, so it may suggest the market is stronger than the first four days of the week suggested.

FOCUS ~ The three commodities covered by this summary each week (oil, gold and copper) have much to tell us about the current market, especially when contrasted to the movements of the DJIA.

Crude oil, which not long ago was selling for as much as $85 a barrel, remained in the low $70 range August 23 through 26, but on Friday (August 27) it broke back to $75.17. When the price was declining, the message was that investors were greatly concerned about an ailing world economy, which would lead to lower demand for oil and easing oil prices. On Friday, however, the rise of oil’s price suggested that the gloom that had led to lower prices earlier in the week had been exaggerated. Time will tell.

The price of copper, a metal with a myriad of uses in manufacturing and construction, reacts in ways that tend to parallel oil. Copper actually gained in price over the week, ending at $341. This seems another confirmation of the apparent market strength we saw on Friday.

The price of an ounce of gold is quite a different matter. Like Treasury securities, which generally gain in value when investors seek a safe harbor for their money, gold gains in price when safety becomes more important to investors than the size of the yield their money earns. At this point, gold is flirting with an all-time high. Concerns about the economy, therefore, remain high, although oil and copper suggest potential calm.

Oil, copper and gold prices may indicate that investors are losing confidence in the recovery. On Friday, however, investors showed greater confidence than most analysts had thought. It may prove instructive to follow oil, copper and gold closely in the near term.

Monday, September 6, 2010

3436 SE 67th Way, Okeechobee, FL 33491 - NEAR OKEECHOBEE AND PALM CITY, FL... REDUCED 9 ACRE EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY - real estate listing

607 East, Butch Cassicy Trail, Wimauma, FL 33598 - WIMAUMA, FL, REDUCED 6 ACRE, SUNDANCE TRAIL, MUST SELL - real estate listing

16550 East 97th Way, Jupiter, FL 33478, USA - 5 Acre Jupiter Farms /Home REDUCED for Sale - real estate listing

4100 Highway 360 Lot 5 and 6 and lot 2, Tellico Plains, TN 37385 - BEAUTIFUL VIEWS AND SO PEACEFUL - real estate listing

6801 East 283rd Street, Myakka City, FL 34251 - Myakka City, Fla, Moss CreeK Farm, 50 beautiful Old Florida acres MAKE OFFER! DRASTIC REDUCTION - real estate listing

3265 SW StoneyBrook Way, Palm City, FL 34990 - Lots and Land for sale in Palm City, FL - real estate listing

7004 SW Busch, Palm City, FL 34990 - The Summer Grounds of Sunflower Farm, Palm CIty, Florida - real estate listing

2200 SW San Antonio Drive, Palm City, FL 34990 - Palm City, Fl, Estate Lot in Stuart West - real estate listing

9762 SW Santa Monica Drive, Palm City, FL 34990, USA - Palm City, Fl. Stuart-West Large Pool Home with 3.7 Acre - real estate listing

9787 SW Santa Monica Drive, Palm City, FL 34990, USA - Palm City, Fl. Stuart-West Lot - real estate listing

Palm City, Fl. Stuart-West Lot

Palm City, Fl. Stuart-West Lot

Sunday, September 5, 2010



Just as in any industry, the real estate has a few dirty little secrets. One of them is telling a seller whatever price they want to hear just to get the listing. ”Why would they do that?” you ask. To get your listing, by hook or by crook. They figure that they will either land enough buyer clients to make it worth their time or that you might eventually lower the price to the market rate and the house will finally sell (or both). Neither one is in your, the seller’s, best interest. You don’t want your listing to be used to simply get your agent buyers, or sell their lower priced listings. And you don’t want your house sitting on the market one day longer than it needs to. That might, in fact, cost you in a declining market.

The Truth is that neither the seller nor the listing agent sets the price a home will sell at. The market does. Savvy buyers (and ooohhh are they savvy these days) all want a good deal, or at least they don’t want to overpay. Unless you have the The Versace Mansion, there aren’t too many unique homes out there which will actually entice a buyer to overpay in a buyer’s market. They will just find another, properly priced, option. All the while, the over-priced listing languishes and becomes “stale“.

Taking an over-priced listing on purpose is just bad business. It is costly in time and money for the listing agent, it is frustrating for the seller and it is just not a win-win deal. We are all about happy clients, even if the truth doesn’t feel so good, they will know we are honest and up front. When we discuss the listing price of a new property, we tell the truth, the whole truth. If this is not something a seller is comfortable with, and would prefer to go with the agent who will go along with whatever a seller “needs/wants to get out of this house“, we let that go. It’s not worth the bad feelings and ill will down the road. We want our clients to be as happy at the end of the transaction as they are in the beginning. You see, the market sets the price, not the seller and not the listing agent. A professional and experienced agent will help you determine what the best price is to beat the market, not chase it. A desperate or unskilled agent will agree to anything the seller says just to put a sign in the yard. Who would you rather deal with?

I'll tell you the truth. Even if it costs me the listing, you will know I are being 100% honest with you. List with Carol at Yanick Realty. You can trust her.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

9762 SW Santa Monica Drive, Palm City, FL 34990, USA - Palm City, Fl. Stuart-West Large Pool Home with 3.7 Acre - real estate listing

9762 SW Santa Monica Drive, Palm City, FL 34990, USA - Palm City, Fl. Stuart-West Large Pool Home with 3.7 Acre - real estate listing

Carol Barron-Cross

Carol Barron-Cross
Yanick Realty
Phone: (772) 283 6582


Palm City, Fl. Stuart-West Large Pool Home with 3.7 Acre

Single Family Home
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Interior: 2606 sqft
Lot: 3.79 acre(s)
9762 SW Santa Monica Drive
Palm City, FL 34990

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Congratulations: Tom Currie Family. Just Sold home on Honey Terrace, Palm City, Florida

Palm City, Florida
welcome this great family. The Currie family moved from New Mexico to Florida.  They are a family with strong family values.  They love to ride horses, the five children study and go to a private school in Jupiter, Fl. Tom is a retired Air Force pilot and now is employed with a local company that he gets the great opportunity to test helicopters. Dawn is a super mom and takes care of the children, dogs, four horses and will be enjoying decorating their new home in Palm City.  It was a true pleasure to work with these folks.  Much happiness and success to them.

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Palm City Equestrian Properties: PALM CITYS HORSE TALK: OUR WEEK IN REVIEW


Featured Property of the Week:  Wimauma, Florida
6 Acre Farm, Nice upscale home for low price $329,000
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"Wow...What a week! Between worrying about three hurricanes, we can add our economy to the list. In Palm City, Florida, real estate is quietly showing a slow increase in price.  I know that sounds strange, but according to the statistics provided to us my our real estate board, we are beginning to gain in price sales. I have several beautiful lots for sale and some very good prices on homes.  Now is a really good chance to get a good price.  Interest rates dropped a little more so take advantage of it.  If you are staying in your home and have not considered looking at your old mortgage, then take a look and see if it would help you to refinance.  Loan officers are telling me that my sales are having to wait on the line of folks that are going through refinancing.  Come to Florida. We will find a good place for you.

OVERVIEW ~ August 16 through August 20 ~ The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost just 0.6% over the course of this week, ending at 10213.62, but perhaps more important than this seemingly slight loss was the fact that trading was very thin. About 3.2 billion shares of stock traded on Monday, for example, as against a usual average of 5.4 billion shares. Money has been moving out of the stock markets, according to a report by The Investment Company Institute with $232 billion in net outflows from equity funds from January 2008 through June 2010. Treasury securities and corporate bonds, meanwhile, have attracted massive amounts of money, taking interest rate yields lower, as reflected by the Freddie Mac average for its 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, which edged down yet another 2 basis points to 4.2% during the week.

FOCUS ~ Two observations arise from the movement of investor dollars out of stock and into bonds.

First, Treasury securities and other bonds offer something in a very uncertain economy that shares of stock cannot. You generally know that, unless a government or company defaults on its debt, you will at least get your principal back, along with a yield. Granted, that yield may not look very good if interest rates rise in the future, but it is far better than nothing, and vastly better than taking a loss.

Investors usually move to bonds and Treasury securities, therefore, when they want to protect themselves from possible losses. But the way, investors are favoring bonds is rarely this disproportionate.

Second, The Investment Company Institute, cited above, noted that while equity funds were losing capital for the past two and a half years, bond funds were taking in $559 billion. That suggests investors are treating bonds and Treasury securities as an aggressive play, not a defensive play. How aggressive? The yield on the 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security (TIPS, protected by the U.S. Treasury against the potential yield-reducing effects of inflation) fell below 1% during the week, meaning it is currently selling at better than 100 times its projected eventual payout. That means investors are counting on still lower interest rates in the future to elevate the value of their investment, and they surely wouldn’t be buying just to hedge against falling stock market prices, as recent mild declines in the indices suggest.

Watch Treasury security and bond prices relative to their full-term yields as a potentially strong hint about where many investors may be expecting interest rates to go.