Lake Charleston Market Report

As the premier real estate professional for Lake Charleston, I am often asked about the real estate market for Lake Charleston and it what it means to its resident homeowners. In August of this year we had 118 homes on the market in Lake Charleston and its immediate surrounding neighborhoods. It may surprise you to learn this is a 24% increase over the same month last year. August also reported 22 homes closed.  When compared to the same time last year….it’s a whopping 100% increase.

Lake_CharLast August (2013) only 11 homes sold. In a nutshell, inventory and available homes have increased, yet sales are have increased as well.  What’s the good news? When analyzing the Lake Charleston market we have a 6 months supply of inventory. That means if no other homes came on the market it would take 6 months to sell every available home at the rate they are currently selling. A 6 month inventory supply is a nice balanced market. Let’s talk about average sold price. The average sold price in Lake Charleston for single family homes in August of last year was $259.000. This past August it was $255,000 showing a slight decrease in the average sold price. However, in general the average has been going up slightly when looking at the last few months.

So what does this mean to you if you own and live in Lake Charelston? How much is your home worth? Visit WhatIsMyHomeProfit.com or call us at The Jackie Ellis team today at 561-965-1225.

Winston Trails Market Report

As the premier real estate professional for Winston Trails, I am often asked about the real estate market for Winston Trails and what it means to its resident homeowners. In August of this year we had 16 homes on the market. That is basically the same inventory as the same month last year.

Winston_TrailsAugust also reported 5 homes sold.  When compared to the same time last year….it’s actually less. The same month last year reported 9 homes sold. In a nutshell, inventory is the same, yet sales are lower than the same month last year. What’s the good news? When analyzing the Winston Trails market, we have a 3 months supply of inventory. This clearly indicates we are still in a seller’s market. The even better news is that the average sold price is up from $270,000 to almost $300,000. That’s a huge jump for 1 year.

So what does this mean to you if you own and live in Winston Trails? How much is your home worth? Visit WhatIsMyHomeProfit.com or call us at The Jackie Ellis team today at 561-965-1225.

Smith Farm Market Report

As the premier real estate professional for Smith Farm, I am often asked about the real estate market for Smith Farm and what it means to its resident homeowners. In August of this year we had over 40 homes on the market. That is double when compared to the same month last year. August also reported 10 homes sold (In Smith Farm and immediate surrounding area). When compared to the same time last year….it remains the same. In a nutshell, inventory is up and sales are remaining the same when comparing year over year.

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What’s the good news? When analyzing the Smith Farm market, we have a 4 month supply of inventory. This clearly indicates we are still in a seller’s market. The even better news is that the average sold price per square foot has increased as of August of this year to $129.00. That is a whopping 8 dollars a square foot more on average when compared to August of last year.

So what does this mean to you if you own and live in Smith Farm? How much is your home worth? Visit WhatIsMyHomeProfit.com or call us today at 561-965-1225.

Have You Heard of Exotic Pet Amnesty Day?

It’s the second annual Exotic Pet Amnesty day here in Palm Beach County. The public in is invited to bring in and surrender any and all exotic nonnative animals they have been keeping in their homes as pets….no questions asked.

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Where? The former Garden Club building in Dreher Park (behind the Palm Beach Zoo) on Saturday, October 4th. The animals will be checked out and available for adoption for those who are experienced and capable of caring for them.

Floirida_FishThe amnesty day is hosted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area and the Zoo. For more information, or if you can’t attend the event simply call the Exotic Species Hotline at 888-483-4681.

For information on selling your house in Palm Beach County contact Jackie Ellis and The Jackie Ellis Team at Keller Williams Realty 965-1225 or visit JackieEllis.com

The Jackie Ellis Team Great Watermelon Give Away Day

Watermelon Give Away Day? That’s right! The Jackie Ellis Real Estate team recently had over 500 ice cold and seedless watermelons trucked in from Alabama to hand out to the very communities we work in and serve. The entire team came out for a Saturday and simply handed out watermelons to the residents in Lake Charleston, Smith Farm, Northtree and Journey’s End.

“People were so excited to receive our watermelons, and they couldn’t believe we were not collecting money from them. We have been selling homes for years in these neighborhoods and we wanted to give back in a fun way”
– Jackie Ellis, the founder of The Jackie Ellis Team.

The team also made door to door deliveries throughout the community of Lake Charleston to thank the residents for the business they have been enjoying. The team erected a canopy in the Charleston Plaza where homeowners dould simply drive up and receive a watermelon right on the spot. The day was very special to the entire team, which consisted of sales agents and the administration teams. “We were able to meet many of the neighbors face to face which was really great” said Sara Swanson , Seller Services Manager for the Team. To make the day extra special The Karate Center’s students (located at the Charleston plaza) gave a wonderful demonstration to the members of The Jackie Ellis Team and the Lake Charleston residents.

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The team is known for giving back to the residents of the communities in which they serve. Within the last year they have hired paper shredding trucks to shred unwanted papers, hosted pancake parties, wine tasting events and delivered pumpkin and apple pies right to the homes of their local communities. What’s next for this dynamic team? Stay tuned.

Contact us today today at JackieEllis.com or call 561-965-1225 for your real estate needs…or simply ask about their Thanksgiving Pie Give Away!

New Home Construction Available Now!

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What IS My Home Profit?

home-profit-postimage-300x207Whether you’re involved in today’s real estate market as a motivated seller, pioneering investor, or simply a curious homeowner, chances are you’ve thought about what the value of your home is. More important than the home’s current value, however, is the potential profit that could surface from the sale of that home. Many times we find ourselves listening to outside media sources in reference to how the real estate market is behaving. Other times, opinionated friends and neighbors may influence us to believe that the current market is driving home values down when in fact current price points favor the motivated seller. The simple reality is this: when asking yourself the question, “What IS My Home Profit?” the most accurate, unbiased answer is always going to come from an experienced real estate professional. Luckily for you, The Jackie Ellis Team has created the perfect user-friendly tool for sellers, investors, and curious homeowners alike for determining a home’s potential profit.

Get your Personalized Report in 4 Easy Steps:

1) Open your web browser and navigate to www.whatismyhomeprofit.com

2) Fill in the address fields and “Submit”

3) Complete the required fields and “Submit”

4) Receive your free personalized home profit calculation! (And feel confident knowing that it’s as accurate as it gets!)

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