I read a newsletter from a fellow Realtor, Barry Gutknecht of Douglas Elliman PB on tips for decorating a small space. You can make your tiny room or space more usable and trendy with these 4 tips.
1. Create a focal point - arrange a single stand out feature and decorate around it, ie a gallery wall or one large piece of art that you love.
2. Take decor to the top - use tall floor lamps and curtains that go to the ceiling make the ceilings seem higher and the room feel bigger.
3. Make it light and bright - bring in natural light with sheer window curtains, add a mirror to the wall opposite of the window to reflect light. Arrange lighting in multiple levels to draw your gaze around the room and make it appear bigger.
4. Add decorative storage - clutter laying around makes room feel smaller so hang things up on hooks, or use racks to organize.
If this doesn't do it for you then maybe you are ready for a bigger home!
The Palm Beach Post reported on February 22, 2020 the the inventory of homes listed with Realtors dropped 21% in January compared to January 2019 per the Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Realtors!! There were only 6,347 houses on the market last month which is about a 4 month supply. The experts in housing economy say that anything less than a six-month supply is a SELLER's market, which means that seller's have the advantage and that prices will be going up - a disadvantage to BUYERS. Housing prices are up 6.8% from January of 2019, an amount higher than the national level of increase. The silver lining is that interest rates are still very low so if you want to buy, jump into the market with your pre-approval letter in hand, search for your dream home, negotiate your best price and lock it in with a purchase agreement! Buying a new home of your dreams IS doable but it is a little work Good Luck!
The Palm Beach Post wrote an article on January 23, 2020 asking whether, the fact that prices of homes are rising and Inventory is falling in Palm Beach County and Nationally, this constitutes a Seller's Market? The typical house sold by a Realtor in PB County went for $364,000 in December 2019, up from $350,000 in November 2019. That's a 5.6% increase from a year before, according to the Broward, Palm Beaches and St Lucie Realtors.
There was a good article in the Palm Beach Post this morning about the new soccer club seeking approval to change the zoning and build soccer fields just off Indiantown Road in Jupiter Farms. The Planning department of Palm Beach County met Friday morning and turned down their request change the zoning. Now it has to go to the Zoning department and then the Board of Commissioners. Apparently the JTAA (Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association) and club Rise FC are in a legal battle over soccer fields at the same time. The article is in the locat section of the PBPost on page B3 if you would like to read it in its entirety.