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Outdoor fun in South Florida

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Summer heat and humidity are here in South Florida long before the official start of summer. That’s no reason to hide indoors the whole season! Sure, it is hot – just bring a hat and some water, and set your sights on adventure! Here are four excellent suggestions for outdoor fun: Palm Beach Zoo: If […]

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Understanding your credit score

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Everyone has one. Everyone wants a strong one. Those with poor ones suffer. But few understand the mystery behind how it is figured: a credit score. Your credit score is determined by: Payment history – Paying bills on time is the best way to improve your score or keep your score strong. Credit history – […]

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Home ownership is HOT HOT HOT again!

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Real estate is a good investment even in times of slow growth. Of course, the economic downturn a decade ago saw many Americans shy away from home ownership. How much can change in a decade. This is a great time to snap up a home. Real estate website trulia.com has stated that, all across the country, […]

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Foreclosure – Do you want to buy one?

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Foreclosure happens when owners stop making payments on their mortgages. The bank takes over the properties that are collateral for the loans. The bank then sells them in hopes of recouping all or some of its losses. Often banks sell these homes at reduced prices. You may want to snap up one of these bargains […]

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Spring Fun in Palm Beach County

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You have plenty of options for fun activities this spring in Palm Beach County – from music to art to late-night graveyard tours! If you like festival fun and hot music, you do not want to miss Sun Fest during the first week of May, with art vendors, fireworks and every type of music under […]

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Bellaggio Neighborhood Review

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Ciao! The Italian-inspired neighborhood of Bellagio does the impossible: This premiere active adult neighborhood takes the active part of its description quite seriously. At the same time, the tranquil landscaping and elegant clubhouse evoke the serenity of an Italian vacation. Yes, you never had it so good! Bellagio is a neighborhood in western Lake Worth, […]

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Great Coffee Houses in Palm Beach County

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What is the buzz on coffee shops in Palm Beach County? Yes, you DO have options beyond the ubiquitous chains. Caffeine cravings and a desire for a cooler vibe will be satisfied at one of these fine and funky establishments: West Palm Beach Subculture, on Clematis Street, is known for divine coffee flavors and a […]

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5 easy ways to transform home

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Bored by your abode? Here are 5 easy and inexpensive (some free!) things you can do to energize your castle. Declutter. Rather than spend money to add new things to your residence, take time to reduce objects instead. Throw out unnecessary papers. Return borrowed items. Donate excess toys, books, knick-knacks and kitchen clutter to charity. […]

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Current Real Estate Market Shift

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Is the real estate market shifting? The easy answer is ALWAYS! South Florida has enjoyed a strong seller’s market for awhile, and this is expected to continue… for now. What can cause a shift? Interest rates are expected to rise. If interest rates are expected to rise, as they may again, buyers will be motivated […]

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Spring cleaning Florida style

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We all like to joke that Florida has no spring season, just a month of slight winter before jumping right back into a long summer. However, that doesn’t mean spring cleaning is something to skip. Folks up north use spring cleaning to air out their houses and get ready for summer. Here in South Florida, […]