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 …

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 …

Mortgage Rates Continue to Linger Near 2014 Lows

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Linger Near 2014 Lows Mortgage Rates | Nov 13, 2014 | By: Chrystal Caruthers Fixed rate mortgages are still hovering around 4% this week, after lower-than-expected employment figures caused concern. The average for a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 4.01% this week, from 4.02% last week, according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Mortgage interest rates averaged 4.35% this time last year. “While the …

It’s Snowvember! Extreme Snow Is Causing Havoc

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Its Florida time!!-Stefan It’s Snowvember! Extreme Snow Is Causing Havoc By Associated Press November 10, 2014 | 8:40pm Traffic on Interstate 35 slows to a crawl during the season’s first snowstorm in Minneapolis.Photo: EPA PIERRE, S.D. — A blast of wintry weather blew into parts of the Rockies and Upper Midwest on Monday, bringing a foot of snow in some …

How To Improve Your FICO Score Quickly

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Helpful tips towards building strong credit -Stefan HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR FICO SCORES QUICKLY With mortgage interest rates hovering near record lows, you may want to either refinance your mortgage or purchase a new home before rates go higher again. The question is — can you qualify for refinancing or a purchase loan? Since the recession, lenders have tightened loan …

Tax Credits for Home Improvements

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Here is an interesting look at how to make improvements while taking advantage of tax credit programs-Stefan Home improvements that put green in your pocket Kelley Holland | @KKelleyHolland Kevin Winter | Getty Images Workers install Solar Service Inc. photovoltaic (PV) solar electric panels on the roof of a home in Park Ridge, Illinois.   Ah, Memorial Day. Time to fire …