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GARAGES THAT WILL MAKE YOU SAY OH MY

SPOTLIGHT You Can Do It! The DIY Beginner's GuideSEE THE FULL SPOTLIGHT7 Photos of DIY’d Garages That Will Make You Say “OMG!” Clean floors? Clearly labeled bins? Be still my heart:&

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DIY PROJECTS TO INCREASE YOUR EQUITY

5 Doable DIY Projects To Send Your Home Equity Soaring A new front door has the highest ROI, not to mention the boost in curb appeal.Image: Heather Chang Photography/Getty Share This Email

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HOW TO GET RID OF PET SMELLS

8 Ways to Get Rid of Awful Pet Smells That Turn Off Buyers You probably only think you’ve eliminated pet odors. Here’s how to make sure.Image: Ellen Mertens Share This Email This

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2018 TECH RESOLUTIONS

Our Tech Resolutions for 2018By Slate Staff  More apps or fewer in 2018? Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images When we think about New Year’s resolutions, we typically focus

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ICE LANTERNS HOLIDAY CRAFTS

How to Make an Ice Lantern Use winter's frosty temps to your advantage when decorating your home's outdoors for the holidays. These ice lanterns are pretty, festive and just require water,

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HOLIDAY COOKIES

  BROWSE  Ingredient Search  Sign In or Sign Up How To Roll and Cut Out Flawless Sugar CookiesBy Allrecipes Staff

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HURRICANE IRMA SLOWED SOUTH FLORIDA DEALS

The South Florida housing market got its first glimpse of what Hurricane Irma did to residential sales volume in September and the results can hardly be a surprise: closings for existing,

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LENNAR TO MERGE WITH CALATLANTIC

Lennar to merge with home-builder CalAtlantic in $6 billion deal Miami-based Lennar announced merger plans with home builder CalAtlantic, which would create largest home builder by revenue.

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South Florida Home Sellers Reap Average Profit

South Florida home sellers reap average profit of almost $78,000 Jeff Ostrowski July 27, 2017  bnblogs, newsfeed, pbpmobile.Share0(Getty Images)In another

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Ocwen Move Up JDPOWER Rankings

Ocwen moves up JDPower rankings, from dead last to next to last $OCN Jeff Ostrowski July 28, 2017  bnblogs, newsfeed, ocwen, pbpmobile.Share1Ocwen Loan

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4 Vacation Home Issues Every Buyer Should Know

NEW YORK – July 7, 2017 – Before clients purchase a vacation home, make sure they're ready for the responsibilities of owning a second property."Costs of owning and renting a vacation home can

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Its Not Easy To Regulate Airbnbtype Rentals

MIAMI – July 7, 2017 – After almost two hours of deliberation over a proposed ordinance that would create a laundry list of new regulations for short-term rental owners in unincorporated Miami

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Drones The Appraisers Next Great Tool

Drones – the Appraiser’s Next Great ToolPosted in Appraisal & Valuation, Drones, by Sehar Siddiqi on July 27, 2016113The following is a guest post by Greg B. Mays.After years

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Hurricane Season Kicks Off Today And Odds Are It Will Be Busier Than Normal

Hurricane season kicks off today, and odds are it will be busier than normalBy Brian McNoldy June 1 at 11:00 AM  October 2016 satellite image of Hurricane Matthew, the most intense

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Millennials Shifting On Home Market

NEW YORK (AP) – May 2, 2017 – Interested home buyers right now need to be prepared to act quickly. Demand among buyers – but fewer properties on the market – has encouraged Americans to buy

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Thats Unethical But Is It

By Anne CockayneMay 1, 2017 – Have you ever encountered a real estate agent behaving badly? Your first inclination may be to assume this individual is unethical; that he or she is operating

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Watch Out For Deed Restrictions

Watch out for deed restrictionsCHICAGO – April 3, 2017 – Deed restrictions can bring nasty surprises to homeowners who want to remodel or even when they're buying a home. These restrictions can

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Homeowners Must Pay IRS Taxes On Airbnb Rentals

Homeowners must pay IRS taxes on Airbnb rentalsNEW YORK (AP) – April 3, 2017 – If you're driving for Uber or renting out a room through Airbnb to make some extra cash, don't forget – you

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CLOSING AGENT VS ESCROW AGENT

Closing agent vs. escrow agent: Aren’t they the same thing?By Meredith CarusoFeb. 20, 2017 — In Florida Realtors’ contracts, there are spaces for the escrow agent’s information, including

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THE GROWING RIFT BETWEEN HOUSING AVAILABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY

NAR, Realtor.com® Identify Growing Rift Between Housing Availability and AffordabilityMEDIA CONTACT: ADAM DESANCTIS / 202-383-1178 / EMAIL(LINK SENDS E-MAIL)MEDIA CONTACT: LEXIE PUCKET/

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HUD Suspends FHA Premium Reduction

HUD Suspends FHA Premium ReductionJANUARY 31, 2017The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Jan. 20 that it was suspending indefinitely the FHA premium rate cut that had been

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Pending Home Sales Bounce Back In December

Pending Home Sales Bounce Back in DecemberMEDIA CONTACT: ADAM DESANCTIS / 202-383-1178 / EMAIL(LINK SENDS E-MAIL) WASHINGTON (January 30, 2017) — Pending home sales picked up

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Quick Tops For Filing Income Tax

MoneyTipsStaff Tim Boyle/Getty Images January 1, 2017 SIGN UP FOR Our free email newsletters 10 things you need to know

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New Years Resolution

6 Ways to Create (and Keep) New Year’s Resolutions in 2017ByPaula Durlofsky, PhDTaking a good, hard look at daily behavior is the key to setting realistic self-improvement goals.The early

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The Apps That Give Back During This Holiday Season

Apps make it easy to earn money while you shopBest cash back apps and sitesJackie Callaway 6:33 PM, Nov 28, 2016 10:02 PM, Nov 28, 2016 Autoplay: X Suspect

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When Sellers Wont Leave During Showings

When Sellers Won’t Leave During Showings Help sellers overcome the physical and emotional obstacles that make it difficult for touring buyers to feel at home. NOVEMBER 2016 | BYDEBBIE

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Guide To Buying Rental Property

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Rental PropertyBy Jamie Wiebe | Oct 28, 2016BURGER/PHANIE/Getty ImagesIf you’re lucky enough to own one home and have cash to spare, you may consider

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Questions To Ask The Homeowners Association At Interview

Turn the Tables: How to Interview the Board of a Condo, Co-op, or HOABy Stephanie Booth | Oct 27, 2016Maskot/Getty ImagesIf you’re buying a condo, co-op, or a house in a

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Big Banks Dominate Palm Beach County

Big banks continue to dominate Palm Beach County Jeff Ostrowski October 10, 2016  Banking, bnblogs.Share0So much for the allure of local bankers. Big banks

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Hollywood Beach

Some of the best beaches are here in Sunny Florida.... Wether your a tourist or a local you will enjoy the vibe of the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. There is retail shops that will peak your interest,

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Single Family Rental Homes Are On The Rise

Nearly a quarter of all single-family homes in South Florida were occupied by tenants or available for lease last year, according to a report that underscores the changing profile of renters.

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Existing Home Sales Lose Steam In July

Existing-Home Sales Lose Steam in July MEDIA CONTACT: ADAM DESANCTIS / 202-383-1178 / EMAIL(LINK SENDS E)

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South Floridas Underwater Mortgages Drop In Second Quarter

South Florida homeowners continue to regain equity lost during the last decade's housing crisis, as the number of "seriously underwater" mortgages has declined sharply over the past three years.At

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Palm Beach County Median Home Price Jumps

PALM BEACH COUNTY MEDIAN HOME PRICE JUMPS TO $320000    As homes continue to claw back value lost in the real estate crash, Palm Beach County house prices last month climbed to

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Pokemon Go Places In Broward And Palm Beach County

  Great Places to Locate Pokemon in Palm Beach County rom Sun Sentinel writer   Barbara Corbellini Duarte  Contact Reporter           

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Boost Your Homes Value On A Budget

10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value on a $200 to $2K BudgetPosted in Helpful Tools, Homeownership Education & Counseling, Remodeling Adviser,Sales Tips & Techniques, Sellers,

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Dress Up Your Listings

How to Select the Right Accessories to Dress Up Your ListingsPosted in Staging Accessories, Staging Tips, by Blog Contributor on June 27, 20162By Patti Stern, PJ & Company

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How To Move With Pets

Switching homes can impact the whole household – four-legged members included.In fact, 15 percent of Americans said that they, or someone they know, has considered moving because their current

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The Dos And Donts Of Viewing Homes

Dos and Don’ts of Viewing Homes—an Etiquette PrimerWith spring buying season in full swing, potential homebuyers are flooding into homes they saw on realtor.com® and in person with the help of

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School Is Almost Out Summercamp Is Approaching

The mission of the Summer Camp program is to offer a quality, safe, inclusive, and affordable summer experience for Palm Beach County families. We provide lasting memories, imaginative play, and

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Summer Safety Tips Water Safety

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Ideal Time To Buy A Home

12‘Ideal time’ to buy a home say 3 out of 4 peopleIRVINE, Calif.– April 29, 2016 – Current and prospective homeowners are increasingly optimistic about U.S. real estate, according to a

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Foreclosures Fall In First Quarter

                                                       

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Home Prices Inch Higher In March

South Florida's home prices inch higher in MarchPaul OwersContact ReporterSouth Florida's home prices increased in March, but sales slowed as the market settles into a steady, less-frenetic pace.

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How To Be A Buyer In A Sellers Market

How to be a buyer in a sellers’ marketCHICAGO – April 18, 2016 – In a seller's market, homebuyers must be willing and able to act fast to snag the home they want. This spring, areas across the

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First Time Buyers Save Longer And Buy Bigger

First-time buyers save longer and buy biggerNEW YORK – April 19, 2016 – As the peak home buying season begins, first-time homebuyers are prioritizing their long-term residential needs, according

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Need Furniture Removed For A Client To Close

Call 561-777-7779 for a FREE quoteHELLO! Junk Removal Searching for junk removal pricing in West Palm Beach or Palm Beach County, FL? We load, haul, and dispose of your junk while offering the

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Home Size Energy Use

Home Size & Energy UsePosted in Articles, Residential Property, Statistics, by Abby Creitz on December 30,20157Who among us has chosen one appliance over another because it

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Sales Leap In 2015 With Vacation Home And Investment Sales

Vacation Home Sales Retreat, Investment Sales Leap in 2015MEDIA CONTACT: ADAM DESANCTIS / 202-383-1178 / EMAIL(LINK SENDS E-MAIL)WASHINGTON (April 6, 2016) — Vacation home sales cooled off in

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Apps That Save You Money

Apps That Save You Money1. IbottaThe original rebate app and the one I still use most often. Ibotta offers money back on a variety of products from an equally wide range of stores. Simply

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4 Credit Tips For Buying A Home

This may come as a surprise, but you don’t need a perfect credit score to buy a home or get a mortgage.In some cases, your credit just needs to be sufficient. Good, bad, ugly, or indifferent, as

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Happy Easter

Easter Candy Bark26 ounces white chocolate8 Peeps, chopped1 cup assorted pastel-colored Easter candies (such as M&Ms and Reese’s Pieces)Line a baking sheet with foil, shiny-side up; smooth out the

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Real Estate Agents Vs Selling Your Home FSBO

 Real Estate Agents vs Selling your Home FSBOThere is always discussion about which is better – hiring a Realtor or selling a property yourself. We tackled this topic more fully in the

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Time Your Listing In The Magic Window To Sell Faster And For More Money

Time Your Listing in the Magic Window to Sell Faster and for More MoneyIn early May, homes sell fastest and for more money, according to the newest data. This is the new magic listing

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Sunfest Music And Art Festival 2016

SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival held annually in downtown West Palm Beach along the beautiful, scenic Flagler Drive. SunFest 2016 will be held April 27-May 1, 2016.

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Move Over Homeowners Renters Could Get Tax Breaks Too

It’s been said many times: The rent is too damn high. And now a recently introduced bill is trying to cut renters a break—a tax break, that is.The bill, if it became law, would allow renters to

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Jason Farrell Supreme Lending For All Your Mortgage Needs

                                                      

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4 Ways To Tackle Clutter

One of the most cost-effective ways to prepare a home for sale is to organize it, but I know for many home sellers it’s no easy task. It’s important to contain and, in fact, erase clutter for

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How To Prepare Your Home For The Inspector

How to Prepare Your Home for the InspectorAfter years of study and countless hours of interviews with home inspectors across the country, this organization, The Home Inspection Digest, has developed

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Thinking Of Selling

Thinking of Selling? Why Now May Be The TimeIt is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their home

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Mortgage Rates Again At A Historic Low

Mortgage Rates Again At A Historic Low-Just two weeks ago, we posted an article discussing where mortgage interest rates may be heading over the next twelve months. We quoted projections from 

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14986 Homes Sold Yesterday Did Yours

Let Me Help sell your home - Traci Ann Lloyd 561-424-1172 There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for

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2016 Pantones Color OF The Year

Color authority Pantone recently named Rose Quartz and Serenity their colors of the year for 2016. The pastel pairing was chosen to convey rosy warmth and tranquility and to represent a person’s

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What Is Earnest Money

What is Earnest Money?Most buyers will put down what is known as earnest money to show the seller they are serious and able to complete their offer. This is usually in the form of a check and is

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What Is PMI

What is PMI?PMI, also known as private mortgage insurance, is a type of mortgage insurance from private insurance companies used with conventional loans. Similar to other kinds of mortgage insurance

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Sea Turtle Nesting Season (March - October) is underway on Greater Fort Lauderdale's beaches -- and these ancient mariners need all the help they can get. Nearly 90% of sea turtle nesting in

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Priciest Palm Beach Mansion Now Reduced To 75 Million

Now that the Palm Beach mansion at 1071 N. Ocean Blvd. is priced at $74.5 millon, there’s a new most expensive listing in town. It’s 1960 S.Ocean Blvd ., for sale for $75 million.The

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