How Do I Sell My Home With A Renter In It?

May 28th, 2015

On May 28th, 2015, at 7:19 PM, Mike wrote:

Jeff:

I’m thinking about listing my house in Jupiter in early 2016. However, I have a renter in the house from Christmas until Easter. They are good people and I wouldn’t want to disturb them. Any ideas on how to do this or do I just wait until they leave?

Thanks,

Mike

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Mike,

Thanks for the email. I see three options for you.

1. Put on the market now and see if we can sell it to someone who will take the renter as an investment property or close after Easter.

2. Put on the market with the renter in place. The advantage to this is huge, because you won’t lose that critical part of the season. The only way to do this is to offer to renter an incentive; say a half month’s or one month’s rent off of the total if the home goes under contract while the renter is there and it closes successfully. If the renter likes this and agrees to it, the renter will make sure the home shows nicely and will become an advocate for the sale. It strictly depends on if the renter is willing to do this in a positive way. The extra time in season lets you market it to the buyer who will pay the most money. If the renter likes the idea, then this is the best option, as we don’t have to take an offer, either. The half month’s or month’s rent therefore will pay for itself. You can talk to the renter about limiting the showings to a few times a week or even once a week with one or two open houses in total. You’d be surprised. Sometimes renters with nice relationships with the landlords like to help, and if it’s structured in a limited way with an incentive, they actually like it. If they aren’t open to it at all, then leave it alone, as it would have to be their choice.

3. Wait until they leave. The least desirable option, but it might be the only choice you have if options 1-2 don’t work.

My personal opinion is to do options 1 & 2 together. The more time you have, the better the odds you will find the perfect buyer.

Hope that helps.

JEFF LICHTENSTEIN
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561-346-8383

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Eastpointe Country Club Merger

May 25th, 2015

Dear Member,

Last evening, the membership of Eastpointe Country Club  in Palm Beach Gardens mirrored our memberships’ action by overwhelmingly authorizing their Board of Directors to join with our Board in taking all necessary action to merge the two clubs. As we have discussed often during the last 60 days, Merger, with its resulting combination of assets, reduction in administrative expenses, and economy of scale in operational expenses; along with a new unity in interest and the elimination of competition, will result in the birth of a new Club that benefits our community and every member. Without doubt, the value of the new Club will be greatly more than the sum of the two independent Clubs.

Over the next several days, our Club will commence two separate but very related actions to support the creation of our new Country Club. Firstly, we will conclude discussions with Billy Casper Companies (BCC) to define all of the terms of a management contract and BCC will assume the day-to-day management of the Golf and Racquet Club. Secondly, we will engage our counterparts at the Eastpointe Country Club to add content to our Intent to Merge Agreement (presented to the membership on April 20th) and conclude our formal agreement. Shortly thereafter, the Board of Directors of the new entity will commence their workings so that on November 1, 2015, our new Club will be up and running!

And while these important steps to our future are occurring, we will continue to vigilantly operate our Club and get our financial house in order. As always, we will keep our membership informed of all of our activities and the resulting progress. On behalf of your Board of Directors, I extend appreciation to our entire membership for your continued loyalty to our Club and support during the last four months. Most importantly, we recognize the characteristic that makes our membership so very special, our sprit of Family.

Best Wishes,

Don lannazzi
President

Eastpointe

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44 Pinnacle Cove | Monterey Pointe | PGA National

May 16th, 2015

Million dollar Golf/Lake/Resort views from this fabulously top-to-bottom remodeled 4BRgreat room plan + loft in Monterey Pointe at PGA National. Incredible uses of Marble/Granite/Wood/Porcelain/Plantation/Moldings. With rare views of the golf course, lake, and resort all in one, this home is one in a million. The incredible flow of this floorplan, along with all of the windows throughout, combined with the coffered high ceilings, creates a magnificently open & bright space. Every inch of this home has been updated with only top-of-the-line materials and craftsmanship. The entire home has all new doors and hardware, 5″ designer baseboards, and stunning 24″ rectified porcelain “white ice” tile in the living areas. The incredible open concept floorplan has been brilliantly designed in this home. The great room is detailed with magnificent coffered ceilings accented with stunning crown moldings and features large sliders leading onto the patio. Open to the great room, the dining room shares the same fabulous ceilings with spectacular views of the outdoor living area. WOW! This kitchen has been designed for the top chef and brilliantly remodeled with only the highest quality. The gorgeous Jack O Bean wood cabinets are self closing, providing ample storage, while the countertops have been replaced with designer White River granite and a subway tile backsplash. Featuring top-of-the-line stainless-steel appliances and a butcher block island, this kitchen is ready for cooking. The million dollar master suite to go along with the million dollar views! This large suite has been beautifully designed with coffered ceilings, detailed wall and crown moldings, and hardwood plank floors. Never worry about enough room for the clothing and shoes, as there are two walk-in California closets. The master bathroom has been incredibly redesigned with an extra-large walk-in shower, granite countertops, wood cabinetry, stunning glass backsplash, and a private water closet. The skylight brings in the natural light and brightens the room. The second floor of this home creates the perfect space for guests. With two spacious bedrooms, both with high-end Berber carpeting, plantations shutters, a magnificently updated bathroom, and a separate loft area, there is plenty of privacy for overnight guests. The views from the loft area are priceless and enjoyed through an entire wall of glass. The 4th bedroom is located on the 1st floor and is beautifully detailed with gorgeous hardwood plank floors, stunning coffered ceilings, double-door entry, and features a built-in closet. Outside of the 4th bedroom is a full bathroom incredibly revamped with a Saturnia stone marble shower and Carrara marble countertops. The stairs are covered in a magnificent wood plank with wood railing. There is also a huge under-the-stairs storage closet which could serve as mini garage. The incredible outdoor living area offers both sun and shade. The covered and screened-in patio is accented with brick pavers, while the outdoor area features grass designer pavers.

44 Pinnacle Cove

44 Pinnacle Cove

44 Pinnacle Cove

44 Pinnacle Cove

44 Pinnacle Cove - Screened Patio

44 Pinnacle Cove – Screened Patio

 

 

 

 

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Open Houses Tomorrow in PGA National, BallenIsles, Sandpiper Cove & Chasewood

May 16th, 2015

 

Open Houses Tomorrow in PGA National, BallenIsles, Sandpiper Cove & Chasewood

Sunday, May 17th from 12-3pm
44 Pinnacle Cove in Monterey Pointe at PGA National
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Million dollar Golf/Lake/Resort views from this fabulously top-to-bottom remodeled 4BR Great Room Plan + Loft in Monterey Pointe at PGA National. Incredible uses of Marble/Granite/Wood/Porcelain/Plantation/Moldings. With rare views of the golf course, lake, and resort all in one, this home is one in a million. The incredible flow of this floorplan, along with all of the windows throughout, combined with the coffered high ceilings, creates a magnificently open & bright space. Every inch of this home has been updated with only top-of-the-line materials and craftsmanship. The entire home has all new doors and hardware, 5″ designer baseboards, and stunning 24″ rectified porcelain “white ice” tile in the living areas. The incredible open concept floorplan has been brilliantly designed in this home. The great room is detailed with magnificent coffered ceilings accented with stunning crown moldings and features large sliders leading onto the patio. Open to the great room, the dining room shares the same fabulous ceilings with spectacular views of the outdoor living area. WOW! This kitchen has been designed for the top chef and brilliantly remodeled with only the highest quality. The gorgeous Jack O Bean wood cabinets are self closing, providing ample storage, while the countertops have been replaced with designer White River granite and a subway tile backsplash. Featuring top-of-the-line stainless-steel appliances and a butcher block island, this kitchen is ready for cooking. The million dollar master suite to go along with the million dollar views! This large suite has been beautifully designed with coffered ceilings, detailed wall and crown moldings, and hardwood plank floors. Never worry about enough room for the clothing and shoes, as there are two walk-in California closets. The master bathroom has been incredibly redesigned with an extra-large walk-in shower, granite countertops, wood cabinetry, stunning glass backsplash, and a private water closet. The skylight brings in the natural light and brightens the room. The second floor of this home creates the perfect space for guests. With two spacious bedrooms, both with high-end Berber carpeting, plantations shutters, a magnificently updated bathroom, and a separate loft area, there is plenty of privacy for overnight guests. The views from the loft area are priceless and enjoyed through an entire wall of glass. The 4th bedroom is located on the 1st floor and is beautifully detailed with gorgeous hardwood plank floors, stunning coffered ceilings, double-door entry, and features a built-in closet. Outside of the 4th bedroom is a full bathroom incredibly revamped with a Saturnia stone marble shower and Carrara marble countertops. The stairs are covered in a magnificent wood plank with wood railing. There is also a huge under-the-stairs storage closet which could serve as mini garage. The incredible outdoor living area offers both sun and shade. The covered and screened-in patio is accented with brick pavers, while the outdoor area features grass designer pavers.
Offered at $500,000.Contact Bill for gate access: (561) 951-8180

Sunday, May 17th from 12-3pm
116 Coral Cay Drive in BallenIsles
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This gorgeous courtyard home in Coral Cay at BallenIsles has been fantastically remodeled, including a new roof in 2014, and offers an extremely special, FREE Dining Room Club Membership. With this rare edition, pay NO initiation fees, NO assessments, and NO annual dues. What makes this deal even more special is that this agreement transfers in perpetuity. The high ceilings and windows galore create a very bright & open floorplan. Designed with architectural details, this home is stunning. Being at the center of the home, the great room is open to the living quarters and enjoys the beauty of the surrounding architectural details. Each room features ceiling fans. The extraordinarily-remodeled kitchen has been detailed with gorgeous granite countertops, stunning wood cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. Surrounded by windows and sliding glass doors, the sun’s rays are illuminating! The magnificent dining room offers a gorgeous built-in with up-lit cabinetry, the perfect dining room to host formal or casual dinner parties. The master suite offers tile throughout and large sliders leading outdoors, while the neutral colors and volume ceilings allow the natural light to illuminate the room. With plenty of closet place, the two walk-in closets are organized by California closets. Spacious & open, the master bathroom features a large vanity with dual sinks, a walk-in shower, as well as a clerestory window which brings in the natural light to brighten the room. The 2nd bedroom is very spacious and features a walk-in closet. The 3rd bedroom/office offers a built in office unit and double-door entry. This courtyard-style home offers an open, brick -paved patio with plenty of room for a pool, as well as an open patio area in the back of the home off of the kitchen. With the lot being completely fenced in, it is the perfect lot for a dog! Notables: Steps to the pool; full home generator; brick driveway; central vac; Intercom system; accordion storm shutters & window film; water heater 2012.
Offered at $375,000.Contact Jill for gate access: (561) 413-8780

Sunday, May 17th from 12-3pm
17 Admirals Court in Bristol Club at PGA National
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Spectacular golf and water views from this charming, updated, 3BR home in a private, pristine setting in Bristol Club at PGA National. Located on the 5th fairway of the Palmer Course, enjoy the beauty of golf course living. Fully furnished and immaculately kept, this home is ready for its new family. The volume ceilings and widows galore allow the sun’s natural rays to illuminate throughout the home. Beautifully decorated with style and a touch of class, each room has its own design. Tastefully decorated, the great room is open & bright and offers stunning, golf course views. Th3 kitchen is open and offers tons of countertop space. The large window brightens the room while the snack bar creates an eat-in kitchen area. The dining room is open to the great room and shares the same incredible golf and water views. The stunning master suite has been designed with volume ceilings and a slider onto a private patio surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and incredible golf course views. The master bathroom is outfitted with dual sinks, a large walk-in shower, and a separate water closet. With prime views of the golf course, the outdoor living area is ideal for morning coffee or afternoon lunch. Screened in and covered, enjoy the outdoors all year round.
Offered at $374,990.Contact Joanna for more information: (561) 339-5049

Sunday, May 17th from 12-3pm
115 Black Ironwood Road #104 in Sandpiper Cove
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Be the first to live in this gorgeous, brand-new townhome located in the heart of Jupiter at Sandpiper Cove in Botanica. The new construction of this townhome is designed and constructed by Pulte Homes. The extreme quality and craftsmanship can be felt the moment you enter the home. Brand new appliances await you, while a mixture of handpicked materials make the home cozy and inviting. The combination great room/dining room is the ideal utilization of space. With an entire wall of windows and sliders, the sun’s rays illuminate throughout. Never-used kitchen with all-new appliances, outfitted with 42″ cabinetry and welcoming warm colors. Enjoy the luxury of eating meals on the outdoor patio located right of the kitchen or the breakfast nook off of the family room. The master bedroom is situated on the first level of this two-story townhome. The large window brightens the space, while the walk-in closet provides plenty of storage. The private master bathroom features fine wood cabinetry, as well as granite countertops. The two guest bedrooms are located on the second level and share a bathroom. Relax on the covered balcony that sits off of the kitchen and enjoy the evening sunsets with a nice glass of wine after a long day. Perfectly located in the heart of Jupiter, walk to many different shops and restaurants.
Offered at $249,990.Contact Andrew for more information: (561) 891-9262

Sunday, May 17th from 12-3pm
6370 Chasewood Drive #B in Chasewood
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This pristine unit, conveniently located on the 1st floor of the Chasewood Condo, is beautifully furnished. The neutral colors of the ceramic tile and paint throughout accent the natural light that illuminates the home. Enjoy Florida’s beautiful breezes and sunshine year round in the spacious sunroom. This floorplan is ideal for entertaining, with the living room, dining room and kitchen open to each other. The dining room is situated off of the kitchen, offering a convenient pass-thru, as well as stylish lighting. This spacious kitchen features loads of cabinet space and a large snack bar, perfect for entertaining. The spacious master bedroom offers a sizeable walk-in closet and large sliders that lead onto the beautiful sunroom. The guest bedroom offers plenty of space for any sized bedroom set and features large sliders that open up onto the bright sunroom. Enjoy lounging on the open and bright patio which has been outfitted with a new weather-proof enclosure with sliding windows to allow the fresh breeze to flow. The unit offers a full-sized laundry room with shelves for hanging clothes or storage.
Offered at $125,000.Contact Jamie for information: (561) 383-0206

JEFF & CARY LICHTENSTEIN

We Make Your Home Our Business

7100 FAIRWAY DRIVE, SUITE 44

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33418

M: 561.346.8383

F: 561.277.2500

JEFFREALTY.COM

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701 S Olive Avenue #1706 | Two City Plaza | West Palm Beach

May 15th, 2015

This stunning, 2BR plus den, penthouse-level condo at Two City Plaza in Downtown West Palm Beach is move-in ready. There is abundant natural light as soon as you enter the front door streaming in from the floor-to-ceiling triple sliders in the great room that lead out onto an expansive covered terrace. This 17th-floor, open-plan condo is a modern floorplan with 10’ ceilings and has been tastefully updated with high-end finishes. The floors are marble and Travertine throughout. The gourmet kitchen features deluxe, stainless-steel KitchenAid appliances with a built-in oven and microwave, and the cabinets are upgraded cherry wood with soft-close drawers and finished with granite countertops. Some of the other upgrades include a beautiful, freestanding soaking tub, frameless shower, crown molding throughout, and custom lighting. Two City Plaza is one of the most sought-after buildings downtown and is minutes from everything, including Palm Beach, Worth Avenue, CityPlace, Clematis, the airport and train station, beaches, the convention center, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, and much more. The building has unparalleled amenities like the roof-top pool, hot tub, saunas, moonlight theater, state-of-the-art fitness center, club room, indoor theater, and the garden lanai. In the 24-hour manned lobby you will find a full-time concierges, on-site management, and valet.

 

Two City Plaza

Two City Plaza

701 S Olive Avenue #1706 - Living Room

701 S Olive Avenue #1706 – Living Room

701 S Olive Avenue #1706 - Balcony

701 S Olive Avenue #1706 – Balcony

 

 

 

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