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In October 2017, Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in a decade- a 6.2% monthly increase nationally, and a 16% monthly increase in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Realtors Association.

Why are people buying?

One contributing factor could be the result of the national interest rate on 30-year fixed mortgages continuing to drop. Last week mortgage rates dropped from 3.95% to 3.92% in comparison to 4.03% in 2016 (National Association of Realtors). Historically, lower mortgage rates have helped drive home sales and those looking to refinance the market.

A healthy job market and low national unemployment rate of 4.1% could also be driving people to purchase homes. Palm Beach County currently has a strong economy with areas

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President Trump is returning to his home at the exquisite Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach for the holiday. He is expected to arrive today around 5:15 p.m. and stay until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 26th. 

Residents can expect traffic changes in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach near the Lantana Airport at the times of his arrival and departure. The county closes State Road A1A in front of the Mar-a-Lago which means residents to the south on Billionaires Row have to detour through West Palm Beach if they want to go to restuarants or shopping at Worth Avenue. Marley Herring, President of the Worth Avenue Association said the changes took some getting used to after Trump's first few times visiting but now merchants and townspeople have gotten used to the

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The Florida home of the Scripps Research Institute is located at 130 Scripps Way, Jupiter on the campus of South Florida's Florida Atlantic University Honors College. The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organization It is a non-profit biomedical research and education facility.   The main institute is headquartered in San Diego, California.  The Scripps Institute in home to over 3,000 scientists, technicians, graduate students and administrative staff and other staff making it one of the largest non-profit biomedical research institutes in the world.

Scripps Florida focus on basic biomedical research and drug discovery. Researchers using the latest cutting-edge technologies, focus on

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Taste the tropics!  Partake and enjoy the Downtown West Palm Beach culinary excursion that wants you to get off the beaten path and discover delightful tastings from some of the best locally owned cafés. Learn all about coconuts, tamarinds and key limes, sample Key Lime Tart with invigorating coconut water and Tamarind juice. Open a coconut and learn about our local tropical fruits.

The best local downtown restaurants and their chefs offer flavorful dishes that have been highlighted on the Food Network.  Enjoy a thirst-quenching Mojito at a chic tapas bar or taste an award-winning pizza, and you just might bump into a notable personality. Check out the stimulating street art, sashay down a tropical square.  Savor fresh avocado salsa or mango

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A summary of July 2017 existing home sales in South Florida  indicates sales data showing that housing market activity this July fell from last month, but improved from last year. 

Sales of homes on the market slipped to their lowest level of the year in July 2017. As the conversant undercurrents of "lean supply and enthusiastic demand lingers. It continues to strain the housing market, although it reached 5.44 million,” according to Association of Realtors  The Association of Realtors also noted “that it was down 1.3% from a downwardly-revised June pace. While July’s pace was 2.1% higher than a year ago, it was the lowest since last August”. 

NAR Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun stated in July, that “homes are selling fast, strong demand meant

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Put some fun in going back to school with a bash! Parents have a lot on their plate: mortgage payments, healthcare, caring for elderly parents, raising kids, just to name a few. As the new school year approaches, school age children face stressors too. Put some fun in going back to school with a bash! Kids will relax and enjoy several craft stations, snacks, treats, and so much more!

The Gardens Mall, Kids Club, in Palm Beach Gardens, meets each month for complimentary events for the entire family. This Saturday, August 19, 2017, join The Kids Club “Kids Back to School Bash” event. The club offers exclusive discounts, amenities, and invitations to special events. For infants and toddlers, The Gardens Mall Kids Clubhouse becomes the babies’

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Over 10,000 years ago Native American tribes began migrating into Florida. The tribes settling in modern-day Palm Beach  Florida. Juan Ponce de León, who led a European expedition in 1613 discovered Florida. He was the first non-Native American recorded to land modern day Jupiter area.

Jupiter is the northernmost town in Palm Beach County, Florida,  and  a fascinating community.  It has been chiseled by it’s the abounding coastal culture and plentiful waterways.  

Paddleboard  with sea turtles, manatees, dolphins and catch a glimpse of a multitude of birds on any given day.  Kayak or paddle your way through the mangrove estuaries and spot osprey, nesting pelicans, great blue heron, and a variety of other bird species.  Take the opportunity go

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Dining on a dime is part of our DNA, sometimes an inexpensive meal may hit the spot after a long day.  Dining out can cost you a small fortune, but it certainly doesn’t have to. It just takes a little pre-planning, Take a look at a couple of the best"cheap eats" in Palm Beach County for classic grub from pizza to burgers, to deli sandwiches. It’s never better time for budget eating it’s not just fast junk food but a quick balanced dinner option. You can get bargain-hunter great burgers or just a quick hot meal diners and luncheonettes. Here are the year’s best cheap eats Palm Beach County has to offer.

BurgerFi, Harbourside, 147 Soundings Avenue, Jupiter, FL.

BurgerFi is a healthy option people serving only the “finest natural, certified angus

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The arts and culture scene in Palm Beach County is as sophisticated as any one might find in a large metropolitan area. This area offers museums, theater, opera and other performing arts. Families with children will find local a science museum and planetarium, zoo, sporting events, parks and playgrounds and more providing tons of family fun. Grown-ups have their own playground to enjoy with numerous golf courses, tennis, boating and spectacular natural beauty to discover.

The Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches is a body art advocacy suggesting things to do in any of the 39 cities and towns like Palm Beach and Jupiter. In Addition to the 47 miles of beaches in Palm Beach County, appreciate the cultural scene hitting high notes at the Kravis

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President Donald J. Trump proclaimed June 2017 as National Homeownership Month. The President stated, During National Homeownership Month, “We recognize the many benefits of homeownership to our families, our communities, and our Nation.  For generations of Americans, owning a home has been an essential element in achieving the American Dream.  Homeownership is often the foundation of security and prosperity for families and communities and an enduring symbol of American freedom.  This month, we recommit to ensuring that hard-working Americans enjoy a fair chance at becoming homeowners.”

It is a time to encourage the American Dream of owning a home.  Homeownership is an unsurpassed investment an individual can make to build their personal wealth.

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