VIDEO: HOW DOES THE ALL ABOUT FLORIDA HOMES TEAM FIND THE RIGHT HOME FOR BUYERS?

How do we find the right home for our buyers?

In this quick and fun video, Noreen gives you an inside peek into her tried-and-true process. She explains how she helps her buyers hone in on the neighborhood and the home that is just right for them!

If you’re interested in buying – now or in the future – you can search listings here – and start to familiarize yourself with the buying process and the market.

 

Delray Beach Events for January 2019!

January brings so many not-to-miss events to downtown Delray Beach! Here are some of our picks:

First Night in Downtown Delray Beach (Dec 31 into Jan 1)

Kick off January in Delray Beach with The Annual First Night event. It’s open to everyone, and taking place primarily at Old School Square.

This festive event centers around (and even in!) Delray’s Famous 100 Foot Holiday Tree. It will feature games, food trucks, music, shows, crafts for the kids – plus the fun attractions of both the merry go round and the ice skating rink. So much fun for the whole family!

We’ll bid farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019 at the close of the evening with fireworks atop the parking garage located in the heart of downtown.

 

Continuing throughout the month are several newsworthy shows and concerts at Old School Square and The Arts Garage. A few that we plan to attend include:

First Friday Bites and Art Walk (Jan 4th)

This happening starts with a stop at The Arts Warehouse, where there will be food trucks and plenty of art to enjoy throughout the warehouse, Artist’s Alley & Pineapple Grove.

 

The Capitol Steps at Old School Square (Jan 5th)

A Washington-based troupe of Congressional staffers-turned songwriters presents this hilarious night of music and political satire.

 

The Spring Arts Open House at The Arts Garage (Jan 12)

Be sure to check out this one out! It’s an opportunity to learn about all the Arts Garage workshops, shows/concerts and events planned for the year.

 

Towards the end of January, we are looking forward to:

The 6th Annual Delray Beach Fashion Week (Jan 23 – Jan 27)

Featuring local fashion designers and retailers – and showcasing private shopping events, trunk shows, and several runway fashion shows along Atlantic Ave & Old School Square – it’s a must in Delray!

 

There is always so much to do in Delray Beach, our Village by the Sea! These are just a few of the many events to enjoy during the month of January. For additional information or to find other events be sure to visit The Delray Beach Community Calendar online OR stop into The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce for more details on these and several other happenings.

 
 

Took a genuine interest in my situation… thank you!

I needed a buyer for my condo in Century Village, West Palm Beach. I interviewed six realtor companies and their agents.  I chose Amy and Noreen of All About Florida Homes – the only ones that really impressed me.

Since I had no experience in this matter, Amy and Noreen jumped right in. They worked tirelessly and aggressively presenting the condo for sale while keeping me informed as she went along sharing many text messages. They explained the sales process in WPB fully – and mitigated any problem that presented itself.

I can’t tell you enough just how helpful they were. I know the condo sale was her profession, but I felt Amy and Noreen came to the job with a genuine interest in my situation and resolving it to the best possible outcome. They clearly took a genuine interest in my situation (which involved a property and probate). Finding a buyer was quick and closing took less than 30 days. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome and recommend Amy Snook and Noreen Payne of All About Florida Homes for your next real estate needs

Leo Atkinson

PALM BEACH COUNTY REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORTS – October 2018

We love this time of year! … Assisting buyers to get into new homes before December 31st for homestead…  Working with sellers to find new homes so the buyers can get in by December 31st… 😊 and of course, enjoying our beautiful Florida winters!

October 2018 provided our market with the second largest year over year growth! Our Palm Beach County marketplace continues to show robust price growth.  There is a however, a BUT…(isn’t there always?)

 

How this growth impacts you really depends on your price point.

 

Here’s what the numbers are telling us right now:

$300-400K market: This is a sellers’ market and does show a strong growth of prices. It will be interesting to see how this segment is impacted as mortgage rates rise in 2019.
(Sellers: important point here – NOW is the time to sell before a rate increase – and while it is still a sellers’ market!)

$400,000-999,999 market: This is now a balanced market.  

$1,000,000 and above:  This remains a buyers’ market – and then some! – with 17 months of inventory (this is a lot).  
So what does this mean? We still have many over-priced homes in the high- end market.  In October, “percent of list price” and “time to contract” were both longer than they were the same time last year!   

We are seeing sales at the high end (especially those listed by the All About Florida Homes team). But, sellers,  you need to be realistic on your price and compare to what has sold – not what is currently listed.  Homes can and are being sold – we are simply dealing with a shift in our market and reality is once again prevailing!

 

If you’re interested in buying – now or in the future – you can search listings here – and start to familiarize yourself with the buying process and the market.

If selling may be in your future – or you’re just curious about what your home is worth today – you can request a no-obligation home value assessment here. 

Or, contact us at (561) 571-2289 – or via amyandnoreen@allaboutfloridahomes.com – if we can provide you with any additional market data that will help inform your decisions! We are here to help!

 

Photos: City of Atlantis 26th Annual Holiday on Wheels Golf Cart Parade

On December 10th, Amy and her son Dillon were honored to serve as judges for the 26th Annual Holiday on Wheels Golf Cart Parade in their home City of Atlantis!

The fun kicked off around 5:30 where the decorated carts assembled in the Atlantis Country Club parking lot. After a delicious dinner organized by the City, and events for the kids (they brought in snow!), the police escorted parade “floats” 😉 through the city.

From their festive driveway parties, neighbors watched the carts go by. The highlight may have been the gold cart, from which participants through candy to the spectators.

The parade concluded at the Atlantis Municipal Complex, and the judges awarded prizes for the best carts. The Holiday Homes (decorating contest) were also awarded here!

Shout-out the Atlantis Police Department for their support and facilitation! We always appreciate our officers, who escort those in the parade around the City and block off streets for the protection of all who are enjoying the parade!

Enjoy some photos below!

  

   

Delray Beach Holiday Events – 2018!

Welcome to the December Holidays – a month long celebration in Delray Beach! This is just one of countless reasons why we LOVE living, working and playing in Delray – our unique Village by the Sea.  

 

Delray Beach 100-foot Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, November 29th

 

Delray Beach is widely known for the 100 Ft Christmas tree, which is the crown jewel of the entire season!  The holidays start with a city-wide celebration of the lighting of the tree – which is impressive, for sure, standing 100 feet tall! And, it actually houses a gorgeous display of vignettes inside.

The tree is positioned on the grounds of Old School Square in the center of downtown, where kids of all ages can enjoy the tree, plus a visit with Santa, ice skating on the skating rink, putt putt golf, or a ride on the antique merry go round! It’s truly enchanting, so we recommend you earmark some serious family time to enjoy it all!

 

Delray Beach Menorah Lighting

Sunday, December 2nd


The fun continues after the Christmas tree lighting, with the lighting of the Menorah to kick off Hanukkah.

 

 

Holiday Market at The Arts Warehouse in Artists Alley, Delray Beach

Weekend of December 7th

 

Did I mention the shopping events??  Another new “not to miss” this season is the Holiday Market at The Arts Warehouse in Artists Alley, happening the weekend of December 7th! Local artisans will be showcasing one of a kind gifts – great for those hard to buy for on your list.

 

The Delray Beach Holiday Parade

Saturday, December 8th

After these lighting events, we then look forward to the Holiday Parade, this year taking place on Saturday, December 8th along Atlantic Avenue. You’ll see carolers, elves, ballerinas, nutcrackers, dancing teddy bears, Santa on the fire truck… You name the holiday icon, and they walk, dance or ride along in the parade.

 

The Boynton & Delray Holiday Boat Parade  

Friday, December 14th

 

Local restaurants and private homes along the intracoastal play host to those of us that really do enjoy celebrating the season with this event. Boat owners go all out and decorate/light up their boats of all shapes and sizes and parade along the water way. What a sight to admire!  

 

Heads up!
Various events, various dates in Delray


Mixed into the month of December are celebrations are all the opportunities to socialize with our neighbors while supporting some our key local non-profits.  

Carols by Candlelight Concert, Empty Bowls, Mix & Mingle at The Sandoway House, Christmas at Cason Cottage and new this year is the Jingle Mingle Drum with Food Trucks, Caroling… These are all events to look up, attend, and enjoy!  

 

Delray Beach New Year’ Eve Celebration of First Night

Monday, December 31st


The Grand Finale of the Holiday Festivities is The New Year’ Eve Celebration of First Night. This is a true tradition for many of us!  Music out on the Ave… shows, activities for the kiddos… all ending with the spectacular fireworks from the top of the parking deck.


The month of December flies by in Delray Beach, but the memories made during the season last a lifetime!

City of Atlantis, Florida – 2018 Holiday Season Events

One of the things we love the most about the City of Atlantis, Florida (where we live, work, and play!) is the sense of community. And it’s rarely more evident than around the December holidays! Here’s a run-down of the best events:

The City of Atlantis 10th Annual Holiday Homes Decorating Contest is almost here!

(Now through December 9, 2018)

 

Between Thanksgiving and the December 9 event, many of our neighbors have decided to go “all out” in decorating their homes for the contest – and it’s pretty spectacular!

Judges are ready to vote and awards will be given out following our City of Atlantis Golf Cart Parade. (More on that in the next section!)

… Speaking of The City of Atlantis Golf Cart Parade – I am super-excited to announce that my son Dillon and I were asked to serve as judges this year!… (so be nice to us! 😉 We are excited to participate and look forward to awarding the top golf carts for their decorating and creativity skills!  (We will add photos to this post after the event, too!)

 

The 26th Annual Holiday on Wheels Golf Cart Parade

(Monday December 10, 2018)

 

Schedule:

5:30 – Gathering of the decorated carts in the Atlantis Country Club parking lot.

If you want to enter your cart in the parade, please arrive in time to have your photo taken prior to having dinner!

5:30 – 7:00 – Food & beverages served at Atlantis Country Club: Chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, coffee, soda and cookies. Cash bar.

7:00 – Parade begins at the Atlantis Country Club: If you are not in the parade – just put a chair in your driveway, pour a glass of wine and enjoy the parade – get ready to grab the treats that the golf cart parade attendees throw to the

spectators!

8:30 – Parade ends at the Atlantis Municipal Complex.

8:45 – Prizes are awarded for the best carts – and winners of the Holiday Homes!

 

Thank you to the City of Atlantis Police Department!

We always appreciate our Atlantis Police Department who escorts those in the parade around the City and block off streets for the protection of all who are enjoying the parade! So, a big shout out to them!

 

City of Atlantis Christmas Tree Bonfire

(January 13th , 2019)

 

What do you do with your Christmas Tree after Christmas? You put it outside your home for the City of Atlantis to pick up for our City’s Christmas Tree Bonfire on January 13th! The city and club provide hot dogs, smores and more. And yes they always have a bar, too! It’s all quite festive! See you there!