Palm Beach County Real Estate News

Get the latest Palm Beach County real estate market information about what is going on in cities including Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Singer Island plus hot communities like: BallenIsles, Mirasol, The Bears Club, Frenchman's Creek, Steeplechase, Frenchman's Reserve plus many more!

Feb. 16, 2018

2018 Honda Classic Golf Tournament in Palm Beach County

For almost 50 years now, the Honda Classic has been the premier professional golf tournament in south Florida. Every year, many of the top golfers in the world congregate for a week’s worth of golf and entertainment, and this year will be no different. The 2018 Honda Classic will take place from February 19 through February 25 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Defending champion Rickie Fowler will attempt to win a title for a second straight year, but he’s definitely going to face some tough competition out on the golf course.

Would you like to attend this event? Ground tickets, hospitality packages, and more are available at the moment, and when you attend the Honda Classic, it won’t take you long to see why it has turned into such a big event in Palm Beach Gardens. The field is always filled with world-class golfers, and there are also a ton of events that take place throughout the week to keep fans engaged. The Honda Classic has a rich history, and you will be a part of that history when you show up to see what it’s all about.

Outside of hosting the Honda Classic every year, Palm Beach Gardens also serves as Florida’s golf capital.

If you love to golf, then you will love the courses the city has to offer, and you will get to take advantage of the golfing throughout it whenever you want. There are people who flock to this part of Florida from all over the country specifically in search of some of the best golf on the planet. Whether you maintain a full-time residence in Palm Beach Gardens or simply stay during the winter to reap the benefits of the beautiful weather, you will love everything about living here.

Leibowitz Realty Group specializes in finding homes for those interested in living in one of the many luxurious homes located in Palm Beach County. Scroll through the listings we have available now to see what you like. Call us at 561-627-5100 today to schedule a showing or ask questions about any of the homes for sale in the area!

Jan. 2, 2018

Why You’ll Want to Live in Jupiter Florida

Are you looking to make a move to Florida? There are plenty of great cities throughout the state to choose from, but Jupiter, Florida, is quite simply one of the best places to live in the country. It won’t take you long at all to see why Coastal Living once called Jupiter one of the happiest seaside towns in America. It has so much to offer, and you will absolutely love living in Jupiter once you move there.Jupiter Florida Real Estate

While the population of Jupiter has increased by 150 percent since 2000, there isn’t a lot of hustle and bustle in the city. It’s a very easygoing place to live, and you will find it to be low-key enough to slow down and relax. Jupiter is filled with lots of beaches, inlets and waterways, and more, so if you’ve always thought about living near water, Jupiter is the perfect place for you. There are also many parks, art festivals and other events in Jupiter throughout the year.

One of the other great things about Jupiter is that it has a range of different real estate options.

From homes located in gated communities and country clubs to homes located right on the water, you’ll have your choice of luxury homes when you move to Jupiter. Once you settle into your beautiful home, you will see all of the benefits of living in Jupiter and wonder why you didn’t move there sooner.

If you are interested in checking out what Jupiter is all about, Leibowitz Realty Group would love to show you some of the premier homes in the area. You can check out our current listings or call us at 561-627-5100 today to schedule an appointment with us to see some of the homes in Jupiter!

Nov. 1, 2017

Premier Golfing in Palm Beach Gardens

If you love to golf, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is the place to be since its Florida's golf capital! With plenty of different premium golf courses to choose from, you’re sure to find your favorite spot or enjoy frequenting them all, especially since PGA and LGPA superstars love the Palm Beaches! So what are some of the best courses to visit? If you love to golf, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is the place to be since its Florida golf capital.

Sandhill Crane Golf Club

Sandhill Crane Golf Club offers a challenging but beautiful course experience! Set in the Loxahatchee Nature Preserve, this Par 72 course was recently redesigned and renovated by golf architect firm Dusenberry Design in 2013. With its new irrigation system, Bermuda fairways, and TifEagle greens, the course is a prime golf destination for residents and visitors alike.

PGA National Resort and Spa

At PGA National Resort and Spa, luxury is the standard and golfing is the lifestyle. Here you’ll find five championship golf courses as well as a world-class spa, private state-of-the-art sports & racquet club and an exclusive private membership club at the heart of this community. PGA National is home to the world-renowned Honda Classic and features the legendary Bear Trap, considered one of the toughest stretches in golf!

Old Marsh Golf Club

Nestled among 456 acres of pristine Florida wetlands, Old Marsh Golf Club is a secluded sanctuary just 20 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport. The Pete Dye-designed, 18-hole championship golf course offers 7,000 yards of golf with TifEagle grass and breathtaking views.

Visiting can be great, but there’s nothing like being part of these luxurious communities. For the best properties in the Palm Beach Gardens area, contact Leibowitz Realty Group and let us help you find your dream home!

Aug. 14, 2017

Trending Features in Luxury Homes

From color to décor, there are many features that go into creating the perfect look for luxury homes. Here are some of the hottest trends in luxury housing features.

Saturated earth tones

Pantone’s color of the year is Greenery, a yellow-green shade reminiscent of tree leaves in summer. Following this earthy trend, other popular colors this year include Kale, very similar to the color of vegetable; Hazelnut, a warm nude color; and Flame, a bright orange - seen frequently throughout this Palm Beach Gardens home. These colors are most likely to be seen on walls or used as a pop of color.

Mixed metals

Mixing metals is another popular trend this year. Combinations like brass and chrome, and silver and nickel are great for lamps, vases, and other décor items to help achieve the perfect industrial and minimalist look.

Extravagant libraries

To offer some variety and an unexpected departure from the popular modern style, a grand library can be a key home feature. The mixture of sophistication, warmth and high ceilings is stunning and can provide a cozy escape from your day-to-day routine.

Furniture as art

Taking furniture beyond its functional use, some people are choosing to present furniture as works of art. Many factors contribute to the artfulness of a piece of furniture, from how it fits in with the design of the room and the overall aesthetics to its placement and more.

If you’re in the market for as upscale home in Palm Beach County, Florida, contact Leibowitz Realty Group today! With over twenty years of experience in the luxury real estate business, we can help you find your dream home.

Posted in Luxury Homes
May 31, 2017

Summer Closing Preparations for Your Florida Vacation Home


 Summer Closing Housing Preperations

After a too-short winter season spent in the beautiful Florida sun, are you heading back up north to spend time in your summer home? Whether you’ve owned a home in Florida for a while or you just recently purchased a luxury vacation home in Palm Beach Gardens, there are a few things you must do to properly prepare your home before leaving.

Before your departure, refer to this handy checklist:

Discontinue or forward any mail

Nothing is more frustrating than not knowing where your mail or deliveries are, so be sure to take care of your forwarding services ahead of time. Also, share your moving date with neighbors and friends so they can help monitor your home.

Change all batteries

Purchase backups if needed, so the person monitoring your home can grab the batteries for a quick fix. Check your smoke detectors, thermostat and alarm before leaving.

Secure entry ways

Check all windows and doors for defects and make sure the locking mechanisms are in good order. You’ll want your home fully secure while you’re away.

Address electrical issues

Power surges, typically from lightning strikes, are a common occurrence in Florida, especially during sporadic rain storms in the summer. The surge can enter your home through your phone, cable or data lines and destroy your electronics. To avoid this, you can unplug everything or contact an electrician.

Think about your home’s temperature and humidity

Dark, cool and moist environments are prime conditions for mold to grow. Try to keep your thermostat between 80 and 84 and allow some natural light to enter your home.

Secure outdoor space

If you have an outdoor area, make sure everything is safe by putting any pool furniture or lawn decorations in a garage or indoors. If you have hurricane shutters, install them or put them in a convenient place in case your neighbor or home monitor needs to put them up in the event of a storm.

Now that your mind is at ease, you’ll be able to fully enjoy your summer and come back to your vacation home safe and damage free next winter. During your time up north, you may even be able to convince friends and family members to join you in Palm Beach County’s elite community. If so, we would love to show them all that the area has to offer. Just have them give us a call at 561-627-5100.

April 5, 2017

Good News for Sellers: Prices Rise as Available Inventory Drops

Buying or selling real estate can be an exciting experience. It can also be an exercise in patience for many buyers or sellers who are waiting for the real estate market to be favorable. If you’re looking to sell, we’ve got good news to you: real estate prices in Palm Beach County have been on the rise as the available housing inventory drops.

Palm Beach County Home PricesThe real estate market – like any market – follows the laws of supply and demand. As more and more people have been seeking homes in our region, the number of available homes decreases. With fewer homes available for sale, prices for properties on the market have continued to increase with buyers competing for a smaller pool of houses.

The median sale price for single-family homes in Palm Beach County has been steadily increasing. In February, median prices rose to $315,000, an increase of 6.8 percent, according to the Palm Beach Post. These price increases in Palm Beach County coincide with a tightening of inventory. Available housing inventory also decreased by 6.8 percent in February to slightly more than 3,000 homes.

A balanced real estate market has an adequate supply of available housing to meet buyer’s demands, but not such a large supply that it begins to decrease home values. In Palm Beach County, the inventory is below that considered ideal for a balanced market. As a result, home prices are on the rise – and that’s great news for sellers!

The current real estate market makes this an ideal time to consider selling your home. The market is strong and growing, and prices are rising. If you’re thinking about putting your property on the market, get the help of an experienced Realtor. Leibowitz Realty Group has been helping homeowners sell luxury properties for more than 20 years, and we know what it takes to sell your home at a fair price. Call Leibowitz Realty Group today at 561-627-5100 to learn how we can help you sell your home.

Jan. 30, 2017

Luxury on the Rise in Palm Beach County

Now is the perfect time for luxury homeowners in the Palm Beach area to consider putting their properties on the market. According to Haute Living, prices for these types of homes are skyrocketing – sometimes by as much as 70 percent – meaning it’s the perfect time to sell.

Not only are builders tearing down old homes to build new luxury homes, but Delray Beach in Palm Beach County capped Redfin’s luxury housing price index in the third quarter of 2016, says Haute Living. This growth may be contributed to the fact that Florida residents do not pay income taxes, making the state appealing to young and old alike – beyond the benefits offered by the wonderful neighborhoods, temperate climate and bountiful regional activities.

With such high demand, Palm Beach County residents considering selling their home should take the plunge by finding an experienced realty group to sell their home. Leibowitz Realty Group has specialized in selling luxury homes in the Palm Beach area for more than 20 years. Our family-owned firm will extensively market your home so you receive the best offer and move your property quickly.

If you sell your home with Leibowitz Realty Group, you also get the benefit of our comprehensive real estate marketing plan. Not only will your home be featured in the Palm Beach Post full page ad at least once a month, it may be listed during the seasonal months in national magazines including Palm Beach Illustrated, Jupiter Magazine and The Palm Beacher. Plus, our professional team will take detailed pictures and provide an online virtual tour of your property for potential buyers to view online.

In addition to advertising your property in a variety of print pieces and on our website, Leibowitz Realty Group prints a full-color brochure with the details of your home for clients, brokers and more. These details will also be featured in direct mail pieces and email marketing on a weekly basis. You can even schedule open houses on a weekly or biweekly basis!

Leibowitz Realty Group takes your home sale seriously, working to market and sell your property as quickly and effectively as possible. With such a hot market for sellers right now and the support of a professional group of experienced Realtors, you are sure to walk away with a fantastic deal when selling your Palm Beach County luxury home. To learn more about selling your property with Leibowitz Realty Group, call us today at 561-627-5100.

Posted in Luxury Homes
Dec. 30, 2016

Rate Hikes and Real Estate: What Rising Rates Mean for Housing

Are you thinking about purchasing a home in Palm Beach County, Florida right now? If so, you should be aware of the slightly higher interest rates that are currently affecting the housing market as a result of a decision made by the Federal Reserve to hike up short-term interest rates by a quarter of a percent earlier this month.

Mortgage RatesBut at the same time, this shouldn’t make you reconsider making your purchase. Despite this adjustment on the part of the Federal Reserve, now is still a great time to purchase a home, and if you wait too long, you might see additional interest rate hikes in the future that will make buying a home more expensive than it currently is.

The Federal Reserve interest rate hike didn’t come as a total surprise to most real estate industry analysts – after months of static rates, most financial experts knew it would come sooner or later. While interest rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage loan are currently sitting at right around 3.5 percent, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, predicts rates could reach 4.5 percent within the next 12 months.

“We anticipate that rates may be 4.5 percent by the end of 2017,” he said recently to CBS News, “and that home prices will also march upward by 4 percent.”

Dan Smith, president of PrivatePlus Mortgage, was a bit more reserved, telling Florida Realtors that average rates could rise by as much as half a percent next year.

The Federal Reserve hike means that you will pay a little bit more on a typical 30-year mortgage than you would have prior to the hike, but according to Yun and many others, the homebuyers’ market is still “favorable,” which means you shouldn’t shy away from shopping for homes. If you are in the market for a new house, you can also benefit from the increasing value of homes as well, meaning that while you may spend a bit more, you should also expect to see the value of your investment rise, too. With many expecting interest rates to rise more as the economy continues to rebound from the Great Recession and housing bubble crises, now is a great time to get into a new property and start building your home and equity in real estate.

Leibowitz Realty Group has a large selection of properties available in the Palm Beach County area at the moment. Check out our listings online now or give us a call at 561-627-5100 to schedule a showing with one of our agents today.

Posted in Mortgage Tips
Nov. 2, 2016

Thanksgiving a Floridian Tradition?

When we think of early Thanksgiving traditions, we imagine Pilgrims in a chilly autumnal setting in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But did you know that the first Thanksgiving may have actually taken place in Florida?

A Spanish admiral named Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and his captain, Father Francisco Lopez, along with his men arrived in Florida in 1565. Father Lopez claimed the land for his men, and they held a mass for good fortune in their new settlement, reports the History Channel. As the native Timucua tribe looked on, Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés invited them to take part in their festivities following the service.

Could this have been the true origin of Thanksgiving as we know it? Did this beloved American tradition begin in the tropic region of Florida?

Whether or not this was the first Thanksgiving dinner, the traditions live on in annual Thanksgiving Day feasts here in Florida and across the rest of the country to this day.

Many people gather in their beautiful Palm Beach County homes with their family and friends to give thanks and enjoy their surroundings each year. Palm Beach County offers a veritable bounty of great, comfortable homes, with plenty of different options on the market that offer the amount of space you need to accommodate your whole family’s celebrations. The region is also a great home year-round, with temperate weather in every season, making it a popular destination for young families to retirees and everyone in between.

Give thanks with your family next year at the table in your new home in Palm Beach County and participate in what may be one of Florida’s oldest traditions. At Leibowitz Realty Group, we specialize in luxury real estate in West Palm Beach County, and we are happy to help you find the new home that’s perfect for you. To find out more or to sit down with one of our Realtors to start your new home search, give us a call today at 561-262-0721 or 261-262-0722.


Posted in Community Events
Sept. 2, 2016

Summer May be Ending, but Home Prices Keep Getting Hotter

Your house is not simply just a house. At Leibowitz Realty Group, we know that your house is also an investment not just in the time you’ve spent living there and making it your own, but also of the capital that you’ve spent to maintain and improve it. If you’re looking to downsize, find a larger home or even move to a new city, it is important that you get the best possible value for your home before you move on to the next chapter in your life.

Palm Beach Real EstateSouthern Florida home values have held steady this summer, with the sale price of homes in the area have remained the same – hot, hot, hot! Median home values have increased 11 percent in Palm Beach County, reports the Sun Sentinel, as the area’s real estate market remains as hot as the summer sun.

This means that now is a perfect time to put your home on the market to get the greatest value for your property. A rebounding economy and boom in people looking to find retirement and wintertime homes in the area means that it’s truly a sellers’ market. At Leibowitz Realty Group, we know exactly how to market your house so you can connect the right buyer fast.

The Internet is a main vetting point for most buyers today, and we know that it is important to place appealing images and a virtual tour online. By adding great images of your home on popular property sites in addition to our website, you will expand your potential buyer pool and help more people find your home for sale. Email marketing is also important, and we will include your home in our weekly email marketing campaign to showcase your home. Our email campaign drives about 10,000 people to our site each week, and is a sure-fire way to give your home ample exposure.

We will also add your house to our website listings, which will allow it to be found by anyone searching for a new home in the area. Prospective buyers can search by price point, address and a range of other filters, like number of bedrooms, which means that someone looking for your four-bedroom house will find your property listed in their search results.

At Leibowitz Realty Group, we also have affiliations with This will give your home on the international market, not just the local market, and ensures that your elegant property can be found by anyone who is looking for a wonderful South Florida home – not just nationally, but from anywhere around the world.

We will also integrate your home into our social media, which includes postings on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Social media is an incredibly important part of a robust online presence. In this day and age, people look to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for information, so by highlighting your home on these networks, you further expand your property’s exposure.

However, offline marketing tactics are just as important as online tactics. We will hold weekly or biweekly open houses until your house is sold. We can also hold broker only open houses in addition to general population open houses, allowing other Realtors to see your property and offer it to their clients, as well. Leibowitz Realty Group also participates in the Multiple Listing Service, which is an important tool for brokers in Palm Beach County and throughout the country.


Come list your property with Leibowitz Realty Group and let us put our comprehensive marketing strategy to work for you. To get started with listing your home or to learn more, call us today at 561-262-0721 or 561-262-0722.