5 Real Estate Trends To Watch For In 2016

December 2, 2015

At the close of last year, many real estate experts predicted the U.S. Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in 2015. That prediction never came to be, but even if rates rise later this month or next year, Ralph McLaughlin, a housing economist at Trulia, doesn’t think it will scare away many buyers. If rates do increase, it could be as little as a quarter percent. McLaughlin doesn’t expect that to have a big impact on the market, but it could temper home price growth, “which is good news for prospective homebuyers,” he says. “Interest rates won’t have much of an effect on the ‘rent versus buy’ math,” he explains. “Buying would still be cheaper than renting in most metros… Read more »

A New Era in Real Estate –Attracting Baby Boomer Homebuyers

November 30, 2015

With the economy continuing to recover, baby boomers are finally feeling confident enough to take action on their plan to purchase a retirement home. After delaying their decision due to the recession, the long-awaited influx of wealthy retirees is opening the doors for development in Sunbelt destinations. Today’s retirees are the first post-Vietnam era empty nesters, and they are blazing a new trail in every aspect of life. It’s no surprise that boomers wants and needs are revolutionizing the development industry. Amenities and Social Events: Healthier and wealthier, America’s baby boomers want amenities that fit their active lifestyle. They are focused on their wellbeing and the origins of their food through community gardens, farmer’s markets and farm-to-table dining. They are… Read more »

3 Things Real Estate Marketers Can Learn From Black Friday

November 24, 2015

Black Friday has recently become a tradition during the holiday season. The same approach that so many retailers use when marketing Black Friday can be applied to marketing a home or community. AWARENESS  This is an essential first step that retailers use during Black Friday. Is there a single person who doesn’t know what Black Friday is, or what stores are selling? Real estate marketers need to show their target market that an opportunity exists. Newspaper ads, open houses, and direct mail are all effective ways to get the word out that your product is available. ONLINE PRESENCE  Even a successful event like Black Friday, had to find its online presence. Retailers learned to capitalize on the Internet with online advertising. Since… Read more »

Golden Bear Partnering with Cotton & Company on Luxury Real Estate Marketing

November 18, 2015
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Golden Bear Realty, a global name in destination real estate, recently announced a strategic partnership with Cotton & Company. The powerful alliance of these two nationally recognized firms creates an unprecedented sales and marketing solution for resort owners, developers, lenders and country club communities throughout North America and the Caribbean. One of the most recognized, revered and respected names in the golf and real estate industries, Golden Bear’s firm has spent years researching the market and homing in on its needs. Mike Nicklaus, owner and broker, leads the Golden Bear contingent. “My family has lived up to a standard of excellence our whole life; that’s a standard that we strive to uphold. With our brand and our company, everything we… Read more »

Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated to present Muhammad Ali Legacy Award to Jack Nicklaus

November 11, 2015

Golf legend, philanthropist, businessman and global ambassador of the sport will be first to receive renamed Ali Legacy Award Nicklaus.com, November 10, 2015 Today, Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated announced that Jack Nicklaus has been chosen to receive the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The award was created in 2008 to honor athletes and sports figures that have embodied the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy as vehicles for changing the world over their lifetime. Earlier this year the award was renamed theSports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award in tribute to the iconic boxer and humanitarian. “It gives me great pleasure to know the first Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award will be given to one of sports’ biggest living legends, Jack Nicklaus,” said Muhammad Ali. “Jack’s passion… Read more »

4 Baby Boomer Housing Trends to Watch

The baby boomer generation is more active than generations past, has a more sophisticated style and wants options and choices in their homes. Whether they are selling the homes where they raised their children and heading to sunnier pastures, or buying a second home to accommodate their retired lifestyle, boomers are making an impact on housing trends. They want to lower their housing expenses. Many boomers look forward to moving to a smaller house or condo in warm weather to free up equity to pay for travel or other extra expenses they know they’ll face at some point in the years ahead. Peninsula on the Intracoastal in Boynton Beach provides luxury condos and townhomes with Palm Beach waterfront views offering boomers a… Read more »


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