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Saturday, July 28, 2018   /   by Burton Horwitz

Boca Raton Home Under Contract

Another fabulous home in the Oaks at Boca Raton sold by the Haigh Group The buyers fell in love with it as soon as they saw it. This 3,390 square foot luxury home is 3 bed 3.2 bath and is under contract for for $780,000.

Let one of our Haigh Group team of realtors help sell your home. Contact Alex Haigh at (772) 240-0997 to get started. Of course if you're looking for a home in the Treasure Coast or South Florida, get in touch and we'find the perfect home for you.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018   /   by Burton Horwitz

5 Ways to Shop for Furniture That Will Save You Money

1. Shop Online. What most people don’t understand is that retail stores have overhead (namely rent and staff) that they have to factor into their prices. By shopping online you generally run into one of two scenarios; a company either has a warehouse (and renting/owning warehouses costs way less than having stores in good locations) or they ship direct from the factory. Either way there are cost savings to be had, and they don’t need to inflate retail prices as much as stores do. Of course this will vary from site to site, but online is always less costly than in a store. The more you buy, the more you save.


2. Warehouse Sales. Buy on sale obviously saves money but that’s not the concept here. There are daily deal sites that clear out a lot of excess inventory out of a manufacturers warehouse and claim huge savings (which isn’t always the case; they just inflate their prices to look like you save more.) Many don’t have the patience to shop thi ...

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Thursday, April 12, 2018   /   by Alexander Haigh

You Must Have Professional Photography When Selling Your Home

According to the National Association of Realtors, 95% of people search for homes online before they look anywhere else. When they look online, they’ll be searching by price, bedroom, and bathroom. A certain set of listings come up from that search and that’s where they’ll pick from.

Another recent finding by the NAR says that buyers stay on listings with extra photographs longer. That gives your listing “stickiness”, which is great. The more “stickiness” you have, the more likely the buyer is to want to see the home in person. That’s why professional photography is so important.

In addition to regular indoor and outdoor photographs, we can provide drone photography and videography. It gives the consumer a better idea of how the property lays out in the neighborhood. It gives them that visceral, tactile feel you can only get with a view like this.

Another tool we use to increase “stickiness” for our listings is ou ...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018   /   by Alexander Haigh

What Do the Past Year-Over-Year Numbers Say About Our Current Market?

To get an idea of where our tri-county market is headed in 2018, we’re going to examine the year-over-year change of five statistical criteria from December 2016 to December 2017.


We’ll start with closed sales for single-family homes. In Martin County, the number of closed sales decreased 7.2% from 195 sales to 181. In St. Lucie County, they rose 3.3% from 478 to 494. In Palm Beach County, they decreased 1.8% from 1,413 to 1,387.


Next up are single-family homes that were paid for in cash. In Martin County, this number decreased 21.8% from 78 sales to 61 sales. In St. Lucie County, the number of all-cash sales dropped 29.9% from 154 to 108. In Palm Beach County, all-cash sales decreased 6.5% from 505 to 472.


Now, let’s move on to the average sale price. In Martin County, this number dropped 0.6% from $446,396 to $443,576. In St. Lucie County, it rose 4.9% from $210,367 to $220,682. In Palm Beach County, it rose 20% from $423,485 to $508,253.


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