The latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), released November 12, 2015, asserting that median prices for existing homes in metropolitan areas continued to climb in the third quarter of 2015, but at a healthier pace that could entice more homebuyers into the market.

"Many of the metro areas with the fastest price appreciation over the past year were in the South — particularly in Florida," says Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. The economist stated that Florida, in particular, had some of the strongest price appreciation.  Yun stated without question the housing market had its best quarter in nearly a decade. "The demand for buying, picked up speed in many metro areas during the summer as more households…

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The Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival is in its 28th year history this weekend, November 13 -15, 2015.  The festival is one of the remaining few true street festivals in South Florida and one of the largest!  The weekend of festivities acknowledges the “community’s rich pineapple heritage.”

John Lawrence Jensen, of Denmark, arrived to the area in 1881.  He set up his plantation and began cultivating and farming pineapples. This area became known as the Town of Jensen. By 1894, Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway, reached the Town of Jensen.  Fresh pineapple shipments were loaded directly onto the freight cars and sent north.   The 19th century Town of Jensen revolved around pineapple farming and was known as the “Pineapple Capital of the…

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Rendering photo courtsey of Rachel Thomson.

The premier art show, presenting 20th and 21st century art, returns to South Florida’s ultra-chic, Miami Beach, for the 14th edition of significant works.   Art Basal ranks as the leading North American exhibition of masters of Modern and contemporary art.  Over 267 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa participate with works including paintings, installations, sculptures, photographs and films of the utmost quality will be in the main exhibition hall.  Vast scale artworks, live performances become part of Miami’s outdoor backdrop at nearby Collins Park, near South Beach Historic District and the 2.5-acre audio-visual, one of a kind, SoundScape Park.

Art…

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Your summer escape, your winter sanctuary or a year round inviting haven, Singer Island, Florida is an oasis for its residents no matter what time of the year.

Singer Island, between North Palm Beach and Riviera Beach, Florida rests a beautiful oceanfront community that offers a tranquil blend of natural beauty of up to seven miles of white sandy beaches and upscale resorts, homes, and high rise condominiums.

John D. MacArthur State Park resides on the island and features many environmental activities. Such as, snorkeling and scuba diving, hiking and biking trails, natural wonders filled with mangroves forests for the eco-adventurer. “Nestled on the barrier island the park also sits in the urban estuary of Lake Worth Lagoon and the Intracoastal…

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South Florida beaches are beyond packed this summer, not only with sunbathing humans but also with exceptional crowds of sea turtles!

“As of August 5th, there have been 15,261 sea turtle nests recorded on the 9.5 miles of beach Loggerhead Marinelife Center monitors, from Jupiter to Juno Beach, Florida. “The nesting season is not even over yet!  In 2012, they recorded a total of 13,173 during the entire nesting season. The sea turtle nesting season runs from March through October for these endangered marine reptiles.
Green Sea Turtles were the highlight of conversation this year as researchers weren't positive as to what to anticipate.

Nesting patterns are unpredictable and alternate between year to year from lows to high years. Those South Florida…

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3800 Ocean 

Found within the gorgeous Marriot Hotel in Singer Island is the delicious, gourmet eatery known as 3800 Ocean. 3800 Ocean proudly serves local dishes that are inspired by all different cultures. All of the dishes served at this gorgeous restaurant are made fresh, in house and completely from scratch making 3800 Ocean one of the top spots in Singer Island. 3800 Ocean offers breakfast and brunch menus as well as dinner menus and a five-course, prix fix offering for its guests. 

3800 Ocean is located at 3800 North Ocean Drive in Singer Island, Florida. 

Two Drunken Goats 

One of Singer Island’s most popular bar and restaurants is Two Drunken Goats. Two Drunken Goats is a beachfront bar with a relaxed and welcoming ambiance that is…

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Taking place at the iconic Sailfish Marina on Singer Island, is the Sunset Celebration. Every Thursay evening you can walk along the sunset lit marina to see local artists, vendors and their products. From unique blown glass to wooden sculptures and pottery, silver and gold jewelry all set up along the backdrop of the water and beautiful peanut island!  Another special event taking place at the Sunset Celebration, www.sailfishmarina.com, are the live musicians, like the amazing Clark Rodriguez, signing and playing his guitar.  You’ll hear sounds of your favorite Jimmy Buffet inspired tunes or steel drums playing on the boardwalk as the sun sets colorfully in the western sky. You or your little ones might also spot lazy pelicans bobbing around in the…

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Sailfish Marina and Resort is hosting its third year celebrating an event: Singer Island Spiny LobsterFest, on August 8th, 2015.

This year the event will be benefitting, the West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) that has been established since 1934 with a mission to: “Fill a community need by supporting education, conservation and historic preservation programs that have a lasting beneficial impact on the youth, marine resources and history of Palm Beach County and beyond.”

On Singer Island, Florida, The Spiny Lobsterfest is an annual pet and family friendly event filled with lots of enthusiastic locals ready to kick off regular lobster season. Sailfish Marina is setting up about 10 food stations with fresh lobster cooked in delicious ways, there…

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If you haven’t already noticed, women are making huge strides in the male-dominated sport of fishing! All industries are taking notice to the ladies who fish and in a big way. They are even preparing free clinics to learn how to do the basics in fishing ethics.

At MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach, Florida events are held around a theme and on May 16, 2015 they are holding a free, day long fishing clinic for lady anglers to learn the fishing basics from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. and you will take home a lifelong hobby and hopefully leave the clinic with a whole new appreciation for our marine environment. The female participants will learn the basics of fishing principles, angling skills, safety and environmental marine ecosystems in a super fun…

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Bring your family and friends for some fishing fun in Jupiter, Florida on May 8-9, 2015 in honor of Richard Black at the Grand Slam KDW Fishing Tournament!

The Grand Slam Tournament Series has hosted super fun fishing tournaments in the South Florida area and this year marks its 20th anniversary. Richard Black, former owner of Grand Slam Sport Fishing Supply in Jupiter, has enthusiastically devoted his revelations to generate fishing events by bringing the local community composed in a family friendly environment to simply enjoy a day of hooking up some nice fish for fun prizes as well as give back to the supporting community.

This 20th Annual Grand Slam Fishing Tournament is devoted in the celebration of life as Richard Black passed away in October…

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