Jack Elkins tops all agents in both Lantana and Manalapan for 2014

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The numbers are in, and they speak for themselves. According to Madvalorem, Fite Shavell and Associates agent, Jack Elkins, has found himself at the top of the list for the top agent of 2014 in both the Manalapan and Hypoluxo Island. Statistics to prove it Amassing 8 closings for $38 million in Manalapan, and 5 closings […]

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt: Meet the man behind Manalapan

It was 1930 when Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, the great-grandson of shipping and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, left Palm Beach and headed south to an undeveloped area, now known as Manalapan. He purchased 500 square feet of property and created Manalapan’s first estate, which he dubbed “Eastover.” Not long after, Manalapan was born. Manalapan becomes a […]

What happens after Jack Elkins finds your home


Choosing an agent who will stay by your side long after the completed transaction is key in facilitating a smooth transition to a new area. If you’re purchasing a home in Manalapan, Hypoluxo Island, or the Palm Beach area for the first time, working with someone that can act as a guide for this transition […]

Tips for buyers: Winning the bid

When bidding on a property, the seller always picks the best offer. Interestingly enough, “best offer” is most definitely not synonymous with “highest offer”, as most people may often think. Many factors are taken into consideration before the selection of an offer, or counter-offer, is made. Below are some guidelines you may find useful, in […]

The truth behind Zillow’s online appraisals


Zillow is a real estate data aggregator that provides many free tools to the public in an easy-to-use interface. It’s not surprising that many people begin the process of selling their home by using the Zestimate tool on Zillow’s website to get an approximation of what their home could sell for, based on collected data […]

Housing market remains hot thanks to mortgages staying low

housing market remains hot

The current market If you’ve been searching for the right time to buy a house, you may have found it. For the sixth straight week, mortgage rates have fallen below 3.7%, with 30-year and 15-year fixed loans now holding rates of just 3.68% and 2.94%, respectively. Two decades ago, 30-year fixed rates were clocking in […]

Riva’s ’88 Florida. Coupe meets Convertible.

Riva's ’88 Florida. Coupe meets convertible.

It’s like having two yachts, or at least that’s exactly what you can tell everyone. The Riva ’88 Florida, set to debut at Cannes Yachting Festival in September, is both a coupe, and a convertible. With one simple maneuver, the ’88 Florida will effortlessly transform from an open to a coupe, and visa versa. Thanks […]

Jack Elkins is more than just your real estate agent

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When selecting a real estate professional to list and sell your home, you might find it difficult to choose one specific person. This is where intangibles offered by each agent become important. The process of selling a property takes a long time, thus being informed plays a critical role in putting the mind at ease […]

Why I invest in good listing photography

good listing photography

Every real estate agent claims to use professional photography. While they may have a trusted photographer that they go to for photoshoots, the concept of good photography is still quite subjective. Thus, working with an agent that has an eye for good photography and design is essential to selling your home quicker and closer to […]

Tech in real estate appeals to millennials

tech in real estate appeals to millennials

We’ve all known that it’s only a matter of time before the more tech-savvy generation becomes the majority of the real estate clientele. In about 12 years it is estimated that approximately 75 percent of real estate clients will be millennials. This is indicative of the fact that we need to improve our real estate […]