Monday, December 7, 2015


SELLERS MARKET! Current home availability is LOW yet interest rates are also low so there are plenty of buyers looking for YOUR home. Our team doesn't "inventory" your home, we use traditional and cutting edge marketing to get the the best price!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Backup contracts can be good for both buyers and sellers.

Backup contracts can be good for both buyers and sellers.  Yesterday we closed on a property that had a very solid initial contract.  There were multiple buyers interested in the property so we took a backup offer also.  The "solid" deal fell through yet we were able to immediately activate the backup.  The seller was thrilled that the home didn't have to back on the market and the buyer got some discounts since some of the services had been completed.  Just a little food for thought.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

4802 SW Wild Turkey Lane, Indiantown, FL 34956

FOR SALE: 22 Acre Totally Private Ranch. Fully fenced and gated with 3 pastures, planted with oat grass and cleared and destumped with Oak tree areas and open pasture, pond. ALL the land work has been already done for you! 3 buildings included. A barn with managers apt, perfect for a weekend get-away, and 3 stalls with storage room. 2nd building is a huge work shop. 3rd is a great gazebo! This property is a MUST SEE if you have horses or other animals as it is perfect and private! Walked this property and one area is better than the next. Some wetland. Moss hanging from trees!!!!! Only word to describe it is awesome, or one of a kind! Call or click for more information. 561-756-0891.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Generosity Generation by Michael Maher

In the Generosity Generation, we have a simple formula for success:
Generosity + Appreciation = Prosperity.

The three Success Principles of the Generosity Generation are:

Please note how these align with Generosity (Give First), Appreciation (Give Thanks) and Prosperity (Give Back).

If you’ve seen my articles, you’ve seen me outline systems for practicing proactive Generosity. And if you were at a recent GenGen Mastermind ( with Remington Ramsey, you saw me outline a simple system based on Appreciation. Today, I delve into Appreciation – and the power of something that doesn’t cost you a penny - a little further.

First, let me ask you a simple question. Have you ever done something for someone where you felt like you put yourself out, you did something above and beyond, or you went out of your way for that person? Then, they weren’t appreciate of your efforts. Have you ever experienced that situation? Many have. And let me ask you, how likely are you to do something again for that person?
Not. Likely.

Now, let me ask you another question. Have you ever done something for someone that you thought was just part of your job or done something for someone that you just thought was who you are or what you do normally? But, they were so genuinely and sincerely appreciative of what you did for them. Have you ever experienced that situation? Many have. And let me ask you, how likely are you to do something for that person?
Very. Likely.

Just by doing something as simple as expressing appreciation.

Here’s another thought that may reinforce the power of appreciation:
Remember the last time you went out of your way to go the extra mile for somebody? Remember doing something so exceptional, so over the top, that you just couldn’t wait to get that person’s reaction?
And you waited. And you waited. And you waited. Finally, you bumped into that person. Still, nothing. Then YOU brought it up.
“Oh, yeah… hey thanks, that was great.” (Ouch)
Then there was the time you splurged. You spent a little more than you intended on that gift – the wedding gift, the birthday gift, the just-because gift. You just knew they were going to love it. You couldn’t wait to see their response.
And you waited. And you waited. And you waited. Nothing.
How does that make you feel about that person?
How likely are you to do something for people like this?

In reality, NOT expressing your appreciation does more HARM than expressing your appreciation does good!

So, be the person who expresses appreciation.

Who is someone you need to thank today?

How is the best, most heartfelt way you can express your appreciation?

Stop what you are doing right now and make the call, write the note, send the invite, buy the gift, or make it happen. You read this article for a reason – and I appreciate that – and expressing your appreciation to that person that came to mind may just save that relationship.

You want more referrals? Appreciate the ones you get. You want more gifts. Appreciate the gift-givers in your life. You want people to do more things for you? Appreciate those who are already doing things for you.

Soon, you will find you have a similar problem as me. There are so many people in your life to appreciate that you have block off time daily to express your appreciation for the blessings and generosity that comes your way.


Michael Maher
Author, Speaker, Realtor
(7L) / Generosity Generation

Monday, November 16, 2015

10750 SW Fox Brown Road, Indiantown, FL 34956

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Complete Gated Farm/Ranchette Package Available. Opportunity to purchase everything! Remodeled in 2002, included is Home with furniture, In law suite with furniture, Huge pool and spa, 2 ponds, Barn for 4 horses, huge Mancave full of every piece of equipment needed, freezer for beef, frig. for snacks, 2 generators, tractor, bush hog, front end loader, riding mower, air compressor, pressure cleaner and tons of equipment. Additional smoker and grill, another separate storage shed, 500 gal. fuel tank, A frame chain horse, Storage is like the home depot of parts for wells and irrigation. 2 wells, double fenced and lighted wall for privacy. Shutters. Direct TV with surround sound. If you are looking for everything included.See list of equipment. Priced right on

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Low-end housing better investment than high end

                  Low-end housing better investment than high end


NEW YORK – Nov. 3, 2015 – Should investors change their real estate purchase strategies? According to Clear Capital, its recent study suggests that there are drastically different dynamics going on at the extremes of nearly all markets – and investment potential appears to be leaning towards the low-price tier.
The study ignored 50 percent of homes of moderate value, looking only at homes in the low tier – the bottom 25 percent of all transactions in a market – and the top tier, or highest 25 percent of transactions in each respective market.
Study results
• Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) with some of the highest distressed saturation rates like Detroit, Orlandoand Miami have low-tier year-over-year growth outpacing the top tier by large margins – in some cases by more than 20 percent.
Study authors say the investment difference is "likely due to high levels of investor activity in the low price tiers, which also typically represent the majority of distressed activity. However, the top tiers of these markets appear to be lagging significantly in comparison."
• The Detroit MSA knocked the San Jose MSA off its top spot, where quarter-over-quarter growth was 2.4 percent. But most markets appear to be slowing down for the fall and winter real estate seasons. Las Vegas quarter-to-quarter growth fell from 2.0 percent to 1.5 percent.
• In Miami, the housing market's top tier is growing by an otherwise impressive 0.6 percent quarter-to-quarter and 4.9 percent year-to-year. However, the lowest tier of the market appears to be sprinting ahead with 2.7 percent quarter-to-quarter growth and 15.5 percent year-to-year growth.
"These kinds of disparities between the low and top tiers are obfuscated when looking at the growth figures for the entire market as a whole," study authors say. They "could lead to missed opportunities for investors who are only looking at the headlining figures, or worse, disappointing returns for those who are investing on higher end properties."
"As the housing recovery continues to unfold, we are clearly seeing a growing dichotomy between the low price tier and top price tier market performance," says Alex Villacorta, Ph.D., vice president of research and analytics at Clear Capital.
"For both first-time homebuyers and investors, this should signal a major opportunity in these lower tiers," Villacorta says. "For any buyers of high end properties, this clear trend signals the need to be highly vigilant with investment strategies in this market segment."
© 2015 Florida Realtors®  

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mortgage Update 10/23/15

Mortgage Update
imageBy Amy Cuculo

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been in the headlines plenty this week as the MBA’s 102nd Annual Convention and Expo was underway in San Diego. Timothy Mayopoulos, president and CEO of Fannie and Donald Layton, CEO of Freddie, were vocal about the common mission of both agencies to reduce risk to taxpayers while expanding access to credit. This united front is likely in response to a recent push to release the government-sponsored enterprises from government conservatorship. Layton noted at the conference however that the GSEs are into their eighth year of conservatorship and that any moves by the White House to essentially redo the entire housing finance system as we know it is years away. Instead, the focus was on credit risk transfer.

Echoing those comments, Fannie Mae announced on Monday that come mid-2016 it is simplifying the lending process for both lenders and borrowers with a series of updates. One of the biggest changes is that Fannie will require lenders to use trended credit data when underwriting single-family borrowers. Fannie is working with Equifax and TransUnion to provide the data. This means that prospective homebuyers may no longer have to submit pay stubs when they apply for a mortgage. It also means consumers previously shut out of the housing market due to “thin credit” may now be able to get financing. Currently, credit reports only show the outstanding balance and if a borrower has been on time or delinquent on existing credit accounts. With trended credit data however, lenders can access the monthly payment amounts that a consumer has made on these accounts over time. For some consumers who do not have a large amount of available credit, but pay their balances every month, trended data may potentially provide a lender with a more complete picture of their credit behavior over time.

#mortgages #interestrates #mcallisterintlgroup

Information kindly provided by  Bryant Stuckey - Mortgage Loan Originator

Saturday, October 17, 2015


SUMMERFIELD GOLF CLUB OPEN HOUSE! Stop by Sunday October 18th from 1-4 to see this amazing home. Featuring a updated kitchen, lush landscaping and more all in a pet friendly community. No golf equity membership is required and Summerfield has some of the lowest HOA dues ($122/month) in the Treasure Coast. This is the best priced home in the entire community and will not last. Call Jennifer Ferrari at (772) 486-8378 for access information or clock the link below for more photos and details.

Monday, October 12, 2015

3129 SE Brierwood Place Stuart, FL 34997

NEW LISTING! This 3 Bed 2 Bath home has been exquisitely maintained and offers all the amenities of Summerfield Golf Club like Har-Tru tennis courts, clubhouse, community pool, exercise room and more There is no equity membership requirement for the golf club and the HOA fees are very low. This pet friendly community is highly desired and homes move fast. Click on the link below for more information, call the McAllister Int'l Group at 561-756-0891 or visit

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Monday, October 5, 2015


RENTAL JUST LISTED! This gorgeous 4 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath single family home in the Gated Community of Newport Isles is ready for you to move in. Pet friendly including large dogs (with some community restrictions.) Interior was freshly painted and professionally cleaned so it looks like a model! Call Scott McAllister of the McAllister Int'l Group at 561-756-0891, visit  or click the link below the picture for more information. $1800/Month.

#portstlucie #rental #petfriendly #mcallisterintlgroup

Friday, October 2, 2015

Open House Sunday from 1 to 4 at 3443 SW Sawgrass Villas Dr in Palm City, FL.


Open House Sunday from 1 to 4 at 3443 SW Sawgrass Villas Dr in Palm City, FL. Come down to Florida and get away from the cold. Perfect 3 bedroom first floor unit with garage and east facing porch. Granite kitchen and master bath, split bedroom plan, tons of moldings and crown. Call the McAllister Int'l Group at 561-756-0891.
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

The "Dirty Dozen" of Foreclosures

Foreclosures can be a great way to buy a property at a favorable price.  I have successful closed on may foreclosed homes with many happy clients.  However their are some risks associated with the process so please be forewarned and work with a professional Realtor who knows the market and the process.

1. Just because it’s a foreclosure doesn’t mean it’s a bargain. Lenders want to get as much money as possible for their REOs, and will therefore price them as high as the market will bear.
2. Most foreclosures need repairs. Former homeowners often let their homes fall into disrepair; some even do damage as some retaliation against their lender for foreclosing.
3. That first visit may be ugly. Although most banks prepare homes for resale, the glut of foreclosures in some areas has caused a backlog of maintenance issues. Trash may be left behind, there may be stained carpets and walls, animal smells, etc.
4. In a bidding situation, an inspection may not be possible until after the offer is accepted. Many foreclosures are unavailable for viewing during the bidding process. Until an offer has been accepted, the buyer is going on a drive-by and any interior photos available (there may be none). No appraisal, no inspection until after there is a winning bidder.
5. The lender will not do repairs. Lenders are already taking a loss when they take back a property. If the property had equity in it, the former owners would have sold it rather than allow it to be foreclosed on. Therefore the owners were likely upside down, meaning the lender is not getting back what it paid out in loan funds. On top of that, foreclosures are costly and the lender won’t want to add repairs to the list of financial hits it has already taken.
6. Appliances may be missing. It’s not uncommon for the owners to grab anything of value: appliances, copper wiring from the walls (!), doors, light fixtures, on their way out the door. The buyers will need to figure in the cost of new appliances when crunching numbers on a foreclosure “bargain.” Sometimes these acts are not committed by the homeowners, but vandals who break in to empty houses, looking for valuables. Lenders may also be the culprit! To prevent theft and break-ins, frequently lenders will have appliances removed.
7. Financing can be an issue. In a typical foreclosure auction, the highest bidder must pay in full within 24 to 48 hours of winning, and payment must be made by cash, check or money order. If your clients plan to finance a foreclosure, they will need to secure a loan prior to bidding. This can be exceedingly difficult, because they will have to estimate how much they will need to bid to buy the property, which will not be known until the auction concludes. The client and their lender will likely have to agree on a maximum limit, and the lender would have to agree to lend up to that amount. If the bid exceeds that limit, the buyers will either need to pay the difference in cash or lose the property. One solution is to ask the bank selling the property if it will finance it. Often favorable rates or terms will be offered to effect a quick sale.
8. Mold can be an issue. Often foreclosed on homes have been vacant for months, even a year or more. Without air circulation, the indoor air quality can deteriorate rapidly. Any moisture can breed mold, especially in humid areas, but even in arid locations such as Arizona. Sometimes the mold is hidden behind a wall, or has just begun. Once mold takes hold on drywall, there’s usually no way to save it. The new buyer will have to replace any mold-infested drywall.
9. Holdover happens. Sometimes, the previous homeowner refuses to leave the property, even after someone else buys the home. Rarely does the lender forcefully evict the previous homeowner prior to sale, and after the property is sold, it becomes the new homeowners’ responsibility. This means that the new buyers could have to evict the previous homeowners before they can move into their own house, and it can take months to do so successfully.
10. Buyers may have no flexibility about when to renovate. If their new foreclosed home is in bad condition, your clients should be prepared to start renovation immediately. If local authorities perform nuisance abatement duties—such as trash removal or boarding up broken windows—the new property owner will be billed for the costs, and a lien may be placed against the property. And forget about a quick resale; lenders typically require buyers to remain in possession of the property for at least 90 days after closing.
11. Bats, bees and boars, oh, my! Wild animals, including boars and panthers have been found in abandoned homes. High grass is a haven for snakes; rotted food attracts rats. Bats make a home in attics, bees bore into walls. Skunks have been found in ventilation systems. Carpenter ants and termites, attracted by wood piles left near a house, can cause extreme damage.
12. Many foreclosures have title issues. Even when a bank wins a foreclosure lawsuit, if the lender failed to dot all its “i’s” and cross all its “t’s,” or if the lender failed to join all necessary defendants (e.g. junior lien holders or the mortgage holder of record), or if the relied on evidence was fraudulent (such as the affidavits of “robo signers”), then the Final Judgment may be vacated.  This means, essentially, that even if the bank won a foreclosure lawsuit, was the high bidder at a foreclosure sale, and sold the house to an independent third party, the original homeowner may still ask the court to vacate the Final Judgment and allow them to re-take possession, and ownership, of the home.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Help Us Help Our Seniors

The McAllister Int'l Group and Keller Williams of the Treasure Coast is looking for Business Partners to help us help our Martin County Seniors with a very special party at the Holiday Season helping Meals on Wheels at the 4 dining centers run by Kane Center throughout Martin County.

4 times a year we at KW, sponsor a special surprise lunch and decorations for our Seniors. At the December Holiday Party we would like to expand to include a few gifts for each Senior to take home, so no one is forgotten! Thinking of toiletries both men and women, nice soap, writing paper, pens,something decorative, a poinsettia, small candy or sugar free candy, something wrapped to open on the holiday, etc. We need 100 of each item.

What can you donate? Lets open our hearts to our Seniors; we are so lucky to have this opportunity! Email us at or call 561-756-0891. This is sponsored by KW Stuart and KW Palm City.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

1.38 Acres of Privacy in East Port Saint Lucie

Updated price! Super 1.38 ACRES. Very quite and peaceful, yet 1 minute to Federal Hwy, superb location EAST of US1. Country living in the City! Must see! Not far to Intracoastal.If you like privacy, quiet, and natural vegetation around you then this is your property! Don't miss this. Needs TLC, change carpet, repaint, fix porch ceiling, and could be awesome cottage with great gingerbread porch, eat in kitchen, and huge fireplaced family room. Kitchen and porch overlook the pond, plus a one car garage. Huge deck in the back perfect for BBQ and picnics and the deck is facing North. You think you are way out West! Separate bedroom areas. Master bath needs updating. Lots of trees and bushes keeping you away from neighbors. Super 1.38 ACRES. Very quite and peaceful, yet 1 minute to Federal Hwy, superb location EAST of US1. Country living in the City! Must see! Not far to Intracoastal. Call Jane or Scott McAllister 561-756-0891

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Resort lifestyle for lease in Evergrene Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 

3 Bedroom, 2.1 bath, 2 car garage lakefront pool home. Evergrene Club has to be seen to be believed. Call McAllister Int'l Group 561-756-0891 for additional information.

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