The housing experts say the market is “normalizing.” But what does that mean for the Palm Beaches? Will home prices in Palm Beach County and rents finally come down? Will more homes go up for sale? And what does the year ahead have in store for the real estate market?

“The nation’s housing market, after a wild surge that sent home prices up over 30 percent in some cities in 2021, will be less intense next year”, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

The NAR 2022 housing forecast anticipates the market will continue slowing down from the frenzy seen in the spring when prices shot up to new heights. However, prices will stay high, inventory will remain tight, and mortgage rates will rise. Other…

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On Monday, The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach announced that former tennis great Jay Berger will be the club's new Director of Athletics. 

Berger has had quite the resume over his professional career. In addition to being a top-10 player in the world during his time playing on the pro tennis tour, he has also served as the coach of the Davis Cup team and the U.S. Olympic team. Most recently, Berger served as the U.S. Tennis Association Player Development's head of men's tennis. He is also the father of PGA Tour pro and Jupiter resident Daniel Berger.

“I could not be happier with the decision I made to come here, and the decision Ibis made to bring me here,” Berger said. “I truly enjoy working with our members as much as I did working with all…

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Photo courtesy of Scott Halleran 

It might have taken him 40 starts, but Darren Clarke is finally a winner on the PGA Tour Champions.

Needing a birdie on the 18th hole on Sunday at the TimberTech Championship, Darren Clarke safely two-putted from 40 feet to get his first professional win since the 2011 Open Championship and prevent Bernhard Langer from successfully defending his 2019 title. 

“I’ve had a lot of opportunities the last few years, so it’s great to finally win one,” Clarke said. “I wouldn’t be working this hard if I didn’t think I could still win.”

It had appeared that Langer, a Boca Raton resident, was well on his way to back-to-back victories at the Old Course at Broken Sound and three in the last 10 years. He held a 1 shot lead…

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In a move that is largely considered unprecedented, the owners of the Boca Country Club have announced their plans to donate the exclusive country club to the city. 

The club, which features an 18-hole Joe Lee designed championship golf course, tennis courts, a clubhouse, and a pool will now become a public club, with the goal of it going 100% public within the next year. 

The club is currently owned by MSD Partners and Northview Hotel Group who purchased the property in June of 2019 along with the Boca Raton Resort and Club. They are donating Boca Country Club to the city in order to focus more on the Boca Resort and Club and also to help give back to the city and its residents. 

While the club will become public moving forward, those who are…

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Already one of the premier events on the PGA Tour Champions, this year's TimberTech Championship might have one of its best fields in a long time.

The event, annually held at the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, released some of the names of those who have committed to the event early this week and the list is a who's who on the over 50 circuit. The list is headlined by defending champion Bernhard Langer who also won the event in 2020. Some of the other names on the early commitment list include:

  • Colin Montgomerie
  • Sandy Lyle
  • Vijay Singh
  • John Daly
  • Mark Calcavecchia
  • Tom Lehman
  • Angel Cabrera
  • Rich Beem
  • Darren Clarke
  • Retief Goosen
  • Lee Janzen
  • Larry Mize
  • Corey Pavin
  • Jeff Sluman
  • David Toms
  • Mike…

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After over a year of planning and construction, Sprouts Farmers Market will open its doors on Oct. 7 in Stuart, FL, it’s very first Treasure Coast location. The Phoenix-based grocery chain originally announced plans to open a store in Stuart in January 2019 and it will finally come to be next month.

Sprouts will be located in Stuart’s Martin Square Shopping Center on U.S. 1 near Indian Street, the same plaza as Staples, Home Depot and Old Time Pottery. The Stuart location is hiring 110 new team members. Residents interested can apply online at sprouts.com/careers. 

The grocery store opened 15 new locations in Florida in the past year-and-a-half with two more under construction. It has over 350 stores nationwide.  Sprouts says its stores feature a…

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According to Men’s Health Magazine, Stuart ranks No. 6 on their list of 58 Charming Towns You Haven’t Heard of but Should Visit ASAP and we couldn’t agree more. This Martin County gem sports a variety of reasons why it should be on your list of places to visit this year!

For a community with a population just under 16,000, the pretty little coastal town of Stuart has made quite a name for itself. 

Named the 2008 "Most Beautiful City in America" Stuart came out on top after being evaluated based on the categories of Tidiness, Environmental Awareness, Community Involvement, Heritage Preservation, Urban Forestry, Landscaped Areas, Floral Displays and Turf & Groundcovers. 

When it comes to recreation, the Stuart beaches are plentiful and uncrowded.…

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The old song and dance of moving to Florida for retirement is still moving and grooving but that doesn’t mean you have to take up golf or knitting. The Sunshine State has never been more attractive for business owners to start new or bring their already accomplished Co. and Inc down south. Here are a few reasons why Florida is the haven you need for your business. 

 Tax Advantage

Florida has long been an attractive state for tax-conscious individuals and families because it doesn’t have an individual income tax. Plus, the state has garnered attention for its favorable business taxes. In 2019, the state ranked 4th on The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index, which shows how well states structure their tax systems and provide a road map…

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