Where to See the Best Holiday Lights in Northern Palm Beach County

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 Where else would it be? – Stefan Where to see the best holiday lights in northern Palm Beach County  December 23, 2014  It’s a no-brainer: It’s the Heights of Jupiter. The neighborhood just off Interstate 95 and Donald Ross Road usually outdoes itself with street after street filled with giant candy canes, magical mailboxes, inflatable Santas, Abominable Snowmen, Snoopy characters and …

South Florida’s Housing Comeback Among Best

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South Florida’s Housing Comeback Among Best By Paul Owers, Sun Sentinel The South Florida housing market is still considered weak, but its recovery rivals some of the most improved metro areas nationwide, according to a report released Wednesday. Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties scored a 69.9 for September on Freddie Mac’s Multi-Indicator Market Index. That’s up 10.95 percent from …

Construction Spending Rises More Than Expected in Oct

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  Money is being spent on housing-Stefan Construction Spending Rises More Than Expected in Oct Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 10:01 AM ETReuters U.S. construction spending rose more than expected in October as both private and public outlays increased, which could ease concerns of a sharp slowdown in fourth-quarter economic growth. Construction spending rose 1.1 percent, the largest gain since …

How Higher Gas Prices Can Shape Home Values

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What does local gas prices say about rates in your neighborhood? -Stefan by Nick Timiraos Depending on where you live, rising gas prices can change the value of your home—for better or worse, according to a new paper. The study found that a 10% increase in gas prices can boost home prices by around 2% in certain neighborhoods, while reducing prices by around …

Booming Rental Income

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Rental income increases as home ownership declines-Stefan   Booming Rental Income Posted in Economic Updates, by Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President on December 1, 2014 If the homeownership rate is at a 20-year low then the renting rate must be at a 20-year high. One consequence of this trend is a significant rise in rental income across the country. …