Beautiful 3/2 ranch style home on 5 high and dry acres in Palm City Farms on dead end street.  Recently renovated featuring an upgraded kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances and an island.  New wood tile and carpet throughout.  Large bedrooms.  With two fenced paddocks, there is room to bring your horses, or store your toys in the steel 25 x 35′ shop with two 10′ roll-up pass through doors. Property also includes 16 x12 air conditioned storage shed and smaller 10 x 10 utility shed. A must see property in Palm City Farms.

Listed by Sailfish Realty of Florida
101 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 494-6999
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This is a 2nd floor, 2 Bedroom corner unit newly updated with cherry cabinets, brand new carpet, appliances & granite top in kitchen, tiled foyer and porch. Also, new carpets and equipped with roll down Hurricane shutters. UNLIMITED GOLF, roll-down hurricane shutters, water/sewer/basic cable included plus use of 2 clubhouses, heated pool, billiard/ping pong room, exercise room, library, putting green, 2 fishing piers and more. Enjoy the waterway by joining the canoe/kayak club. Don’t pass this one by!

Listed by Sailfish Realty of Florida
101 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 494-6999
sailfishrealty.com

 

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The living is easy in this beautiful, generously proportioned contemporary residence on a large half-acre estate lot with a fenced backyard bordered by a canal. The front yard showcases wonderful landscaping including a lovely koi pond, and the backyard includes a relaxed patio area and pool. The floor plan encompasses 3 spacious bedrooms with plenty of room for study, sleep and storage, 2 luxurious bathrooms, and a sleek and stylish kitchen that flows through to the living room and private rear patio. The master bedroom, complete with walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom, ensures a private relaxing space. This home is ideally positioned to enjoy the proximity to the park, cafes and restaurants, shopping centre, and a selection of premier schools.

 

Listed by Sailfish Realty of Florida
101 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 494-6999
sailfishrealty.com

 

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With the excitement of the holiday season coming to an end, now is a good time to prioritize your goals for the New Year. If any of your New Year’s resolutions involve buying a house now is the time, especially for you first time homebuyers.

“It’s so permanent,” you say. “I just don’t know,” you say. Don’t worry! We are here to reassure you that if you have been pre-approved for a loan, or even if you are paying with cash, right now is a GREAT time to buy.

Here are 3 reasons why:

1.) Interest rates are still low, ranging from 3%-4%. Freddie Mac’s October 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Marketing Outlook show that rates are projected to increase over the course of the next 12 months.

2.) There are a lot of great loan programs out there to help you finance your future, whether it’s your first time buying or not. Doing your research and contacting a lender will help you get on track for finding the right loan product. Some lending companies we recommend include Prime Lending, Seacoast Bank, and Acopia Home Loans.

3.) Real estate is a great way to invest your money. Bankrate.com conducted a survey of 1,000 investors, and 27% said real estate is the best investment for money in the long run. If you are a renter, think about all the money you’ve been spending that you’ll never see a return on. Only 17% said that the stock market was their preferred long-term investment choice.

This year you owe it to yourself to invest in your future. Start your search for the perfect home TODAY!

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2001 SE Sailfish Point Blvd. – Stuart, FL
3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
2,658 sqft

Breathtaking ocean views at this open concept 3 bedroom, 2 bath oceanfront home with wrap around balcony and southeast exposure. This home features new travertine marble floors throughout, two cedar closets, fantastic views from a spacious second floor balcony. Lake Louise granite countertops in the kitchen and an onyx top on the built-in bar. Remodeled master bath with separate jacuzzi tub and shower and imported tile. Under the building 2 parking spots and storage. Sailfish Point offers 24 hour manned, armed security, phenomenal oceanfront clubhouse, state of the art fitness center, tennis and championship golf. This is the finest oceanfront gated community in Martin County and maybe the finest in Florida.

 

Listed by Sailfish Realty of Florida
101 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 494-6999
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29 Aqua Ra Drive – Jensen Beach, FL
3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
1,772 sqft

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with a two car garage on Hutchinson Island. This home was custom built in 1993 – has a screened pool with an outdoor shower, there is a dock but it is lagoon access only. Beaches are just a stone’s throw away. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in a quaint residential neighborhood – this home is a must see. Features include concrete block construction, accordion shutters and a two car garage.  River Watch is a gem on the Treasure Coast. Community has deeded access to the beautiful beaches of Hutchinson Island. Homes like this rarely come on the market so don’t miss out!

 

Listed by Sailfish Realty of Florida
101 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 494-6999
sailfishrealty.com

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Pack the House 2015

Fighting hunger one box at a time.

In recognition of Hunger Action Month, the team at Sailfish Realty volunteered and were sponsors at the first annual Pack the House 24 hour sort-a-thon at the Treasure Coast Food Bank. 

The goal of this event was to pack and sort 100,000 pounds of food in 24 hours to create meals for those in need on the Treasure Coast. The end result? Over 500 volunteers packing and sorting double the amount of food, 213,000 pounds to be exact. This created 177,500 meals in the span of 24 hours! 

For more information on how you can get involved in the fight against hunger please visit www.stophunger.org.

Sailfish Realty is a proud supporter in the fight against hunger here in our community and around the Treasure Coast! 

 

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NC Cabin

Log home located in River Hills Subdivision with Long Range Views of the mountains and View of the River. Home has 2 fireplaces, covered porch on 3 sides with deck under. Basement is finished with bath, rec room, additional room but does not have a window so not counted as a bedroom. There is also a half basement under first basement that has drywall and painted floor and outside access to deck. Custom cabinets, with granite counter tops, 2 bedrooms and bath on main level, master bedroom in open loft with bath. There is a trail to the river with steps for easier navigating the incline. Home is a Jim Barna with 8 D logs, round rafter and beams, open floor plan. Offered by Century 21 Heritage Realty.

Call John Gonzalez for details: 772-631-6450

Sailfish Realty of Florida

101 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 494-6999
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FSBO-1000For-Sale-By-Owner, or (FSBO) is a term used often in the real estate world. Many choose this route when selling their home to bypass commission expenditure. Others choose to FSBO because they feel they don’t need a professional to sell their home.

Whatever the case may be for attempting to sell solo, data from a National Association of Realtors survey shows that less than 10 percent of FSBOs actually sell. So what’s the reason behind such a low percentage rate?

Well, there are many reasons and factors that cause for that low percentage. Based off an Inman article, 10 reasons why for-sale-by-owners (FSBOs) fail we preferred to highlight 5 out of those 10 reasons. Merely because of the fact that these are the 5 reasons we see happen most for the failing sale of a FSBOs home.   

1. Too many people to negotiate with. Those deciding to take the FSBO route often have to negotiate with many people. Some of them are likely to be:

  • The buyer, seeking the best possible deal.
  • The buyer’s agent, who represents the buyer’s best interest.
  • The buyer’s attorney (in some regions of the nation).
  • Home inspection companies, working for the buyer, which are likely to find some problem or the other with the house.
  • Your bank, in case it’s a short sale.
  • The appraiser, if the home’s value needs to be assessed.

Without the help of experienced real estate agents, dealing with so many different parties alone is often a tough task for homeowners.

2. Owners fail to understand the contract procedures. The contract to buy a home involves much more than just the price offered by the buyer. Also, real estate contracts have lots of timelines and clauses and involve several common contract contingencies, such as inspections and mortgages. Many FSBOs don’t have a firm understanding of such contracts and might not know what they are agreeing to or how to negotiate particular parts of the contract.

3. FSBOs incorrectly price their homes. FSBOs often price their homes incorrectly due to lack of experience. They set the price too high, which hinders their chances of closing the deal.  

4. FSBO homes lack exposure. Homes for sale by owners are often listed on a few websites, but there are many that don’t allow FSBOs to list their property. Thus, FSBOs are unable to give their homes adequate exposure in the market. However, when buyers hire a real estate agent, the professional can give a property online exposure as well as exposure in the local real estate segment of the newspaper. The agent even has tools to extend the exposure further, which FSBOs don’t have.

5. FSBOs fail in the closing process Even after an offer is accepted, many things still need to be done prior to the closing. For instance:

  • Get the inspections completed within the allotted time.
  • Ensure the attorney(s) approve contracts.
  • Ensure that instrument survey is ordered.
  • Check if the buyer has obtained written mortgage commitment.
  • Find out if title work is reviewed.
  • Learn whether abstract is redated.

 

Read all 10 reasons here: https://bit.ly/1KgEihH

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Read the full report here: https://prn.to/1e5HIZP

Source: “New Report Finds Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost Thousands,”  PRNewswire (May 28, 2015)

 

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small-townYou may have heard and read the lists that have been coming out recently about the best small towns in America. It’s no surprise that our lovely, little, beach town of Stuart, Fla. made those lists.

Within the past couple of months we have been featured in:

– House Beautiful

– Country Living

– USA Today

– Smithsonian Magazine

It’s cool getting to see the town you grew up and live in be named one of “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2015,” or “The 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America.” We’ve also had HGTV do a couple shows here such as “House Hunters” and “Hotel Showdown.”

Our laid back attitude, sandy beaches, and  year-round summer weather makes living here sheer bliss. As a dear friend of ours says, “People spend their entire life-savings, and every dream that they have to come and hangout were we live.”

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