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Laura Hepworth
800 Village Square Crossing
Suite 307 
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
561 346-6723
800 579-7810

laura@sandcastlehomesrealty.com

 

We are a full service real estate brokerage firm. The real estate market is always changing and it is important that you choose the right REALTOR. I have over 20 years of experience as a residential real estate agent. As a Listing Broker for Sage Aqcuisitions we market the HUD owned residential Real Estate Owned Properties in our area. Please feel free to reach out to us if you need more information about purchasing a HUD owned home.

Whether it is your first purchase or you are an experienced investor, I will make sure that you experience a smooth process. I have extensive experience negotiating for both the buyer and the sellers. I have first hand knowledge of the values in the communities in my area. I can help you to correctly value your home. This is an important first step when making a decision about selling your home. Please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to helping you whether it is looking for a your first home or finding the value of your current home.

 

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Approved Listing Broker for Sage Acquisitions as prime contractor to HUD. For more information on purchasing a HUD home please call Laura @ (800) 579-7810 toll free.

HUD SECRETARY CARSON LAUNCHES NEW FINANCIAL CONTROLS TO ENHANCE DEPARTMENT’S FISCAL STRENGTH AND INTEGRITY 
New Chief Financial Officer to lead effort to improve system of checks and balances

WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced new measures to protect the financial integrity of the agency and correct lax internal processes and controls. Secretary Carson directed HUD’s newly appointed Chief Financial Officer, Irving Dennis, to design and implement a transformation plan and lead an internal taskforce to combat waste, fraud and abuse.

In a statement announcing these measures, Secretary Carson said the Department’s current financial controls are outdated: 

“We simply need to do better. An updated system of internal controls will provide our agency with greater certainty that the dollars we spend are spent in a manner that satisfies all laws and regulations, and most importantly, the American people. We will approach this as any business would by increasing transparency and accountability. In the end, we will also support a culture that respects the fact that HUD funds belong to the public.”

As a former partner at the internationally recognized accounting firm Ernst & Young, Dennis will institute new processes and controls, empower employees, and strengthen compliance and enforcement-related functions at HUD.

“I’m excited to apply a business acumen to a task that is necessary for us as an Agency,” said Dennis. “These new internal controls and management practices must be embedded into our organization to help prevent misuse and misappropriation of assets. The goal is to create more robust processes and systems of checks and balances to ensure our expenditures not only meet all of our requirements but pass a common sense 'smell test.'”

HUD’s new plan will consist of:

  • Agency-wide Governance: Implementing an Agency-wide governance structure that allows for more oversight, transparency, monitoring and accountability;
  • Finance Transformation: Developing a plan to restore discipline and accountability in the financial and reporting systems across the Agency.
  • Grant Modernization: Developing a holistic grant modernization plan to improve grant processes and reporting, including improved IT systems; and
  • Process Improvement: Promoting a HUD culture focused on documented and repeatable process with a focus on transparency and cost reasonableness.

As part of this effort, HUD’s Office of the CFO, with support from the Agency’s Office of the General Counsel, are currently reviewing processes to ensure HUD is within all guidelines and utilizing resources effectively.

 

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I would like to thank Laura Hepworth for an excellent job during the sales process, as I am a local investor and it is nice to work with investor friendly brokers, who understand the business. I would recommend Laura to anyone looking for a smooth transaction. Scott
A few years ago, Laura was a licensed real estate agent with my real estate company and I was her Broker-in-charge --- I always found Laura to be honest, dependable and trustworthy as well as knowledgeable. I would recommend Laura as a real estate professional as well as a nice person. Liz Loadholt Chief Operating Officer AgentOwned Realty Liz Loadholt
Laura is the epitome of what I look for in a real estate broker. Her charisma and market knowledge is only out done by her hard work and willingness to go above and beyond for her clients. She really has her thumb on the pulse of the Palm Beach County single-family market. James
I'm extremely happy to be in a position to give testimonial to the professionalism and competence of Laura Hepworth. For many months, I agonized over the decision of selling my property in Port St. Lucie. Once I made the decision the rest was easy. Laura guided me through the entire process and the fact that I was living outside the state of Florida made no difference. Every document was thoroughly explained in a simple and concise manner. Laura is a consummate professional, with vast knowledge in the field of real estate. She is competent, honest and stood by me from the beginning to the end. If I should ever conduct another real estate transaction in the state of Florida, I will will not do it without the advice and guidance of Laura Hepworth..............Thank you Laura! Sincerely, Melvon Herbert Melvon Herbert
I have know Laura for over 20 years and she is a FIRST class lady with the highest skills and integrity. She is a real hard worker and always strive for perfection. Her honesty and hard work are second to none. she is the BEST! July 23 at 5:31pm JC Buffington
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