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Investing in real estate is a great way to grow your wealth if done responsibly, with conservative financing, and with an understanding of the tax ramifications. Real estate investing is one of the oldest, most respected and profitable ways to earn passive income from your savings. Understanding the basics is important before you purchase your first property.

Asking the questions, “Which is a better investment – real estate or stocks?” is like asking whether vanilla ice cream is better than chocolate ice cream or if a Rolls Royce is superior to a Bentley. There is not a correct answer because a lot of it comes down to your disposition, preferences, and style. It comes down to the specifics of the individual investment. Very few stocks would have

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For those of you who happen to be planning to buy a home in the New Year there is a whole lot to celebrate this upcoming year.  According to National Association of Realtors, “varieties of financial vectors have dovetailed” to make 2016 the year to buy a home.

Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. However, even though they are likely to start going up, you have not missed your chance to get a deal on a house.  Even though they may creep up at any moment, it is nonetheless a fact that interest rates on home loans are at historic lows, with a 30-year fixed-rate home loan still hovering around 4%.

Rents have skyrocketed! Another reason homebuyers are lucky is that rents are going up, up, up!  In fact, rents in 2015,

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The Chief Executive Officer of indulgent fashion brand Louis Vuitton purchased a home for $11.7 million on Allison Island in Miami Beach last year.  The South Florida waterfront property is a one-acre island property with 200 square feet of waterfrontage with a private dock, guesthouse, and tennis court according to the Wall Street Journal report.  

The house was originally listed for $13 million and purchased by the CEO for the just under $12million in January 2014.  Demolition of the existing home and construction of a new residence is still underway. Allison Island is unique residential 8.5-acre island in the Biscayne Bay with unobstructed access to the Atlantic Ocean.  Location, unique water access and privacy make this island highly desirable

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The most expensive home in the United States is back on the market and listing price is $159 million! The beachfront mansion is located at 935 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, Florida.  The luxe digs feature over 60,000 square feet with 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms sprawling over 4.4 acres from the Atlantic Ocean to Intracoastal Waterway.  It includes an IMAX Theater, a 4,500-square-foot infinity edge pool, a $2 million grand staircase, gold leaf finishes, a putting green, a 26-foot tall fountain, and a 30-car garage.

Le Palais Royal just became the most expensive listing in America — again. Le Palais Royal originally was listed a year ago for $139 million. At the time, it was the most expensive formal listing in America. Then a California

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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.

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If you have had the privilege to own a piece of south Florida real estate, then you can attest to its superiority!  When you purchase a home in south Florida, whether it is Palm Beach, Hutchinson Island or Miami, you expose yourself to a better quality of life. Floridians have a way of enjoying the fun things in life, but who wouldn’t when you live in a year round paradise? With 6-month summers and cool winters, south Florida’s beaches are accessible all year. World class shopping, impeccable dining and five star restaurants are a plenty. Entertainment options are unlimited; you can see miles from the top of the famous Jupiter Lighthouse or go deep-sea fishing. If art is more your thing, there are wonderful museums from Palm Beach to the Keys,

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Last week, realtors from across the nation attended or virtually attended a conference held by the REALTOR® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo about the importance and benefits of “urban developments.”
Walk able urban developments are the up and coming trend in real estate development, and with good reason. In highly populated, urban areas this concept, “Creates walkability with restaurants and stores can help transition an edgy part of town into one that is hip and hopping with pedestrians,” said National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “This type of real estate development transforms the community for the better.”

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The latest GardensArt exhibit at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall is titled “Floral & Marine Life” and depicts tropical plants and underwater creatures.

The artist, Nancy Tilles, is an award-winning oil painter who has lived in South Florida for more than 30 years. Originally from New York – as most owners of South Florida real estate are – she now lives in Palm Beach Gardens.

GardensArt is an art-in-public-places program sponsored by the city and an asset to those who own homes in Palm Beach Gardens. The program presents the work of local artists year round in the building’s lobby. All exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

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