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Quote Of The Week: Walking Away From High Home Prices

“We’re nowhere near where we were at the peak of the last housing cycle, but we do need to be careful. Walking away from an obviously overvalued home may be the best thing buyers can do in this kind of market.” Ken H. Johnson, real estate economist and associate dean at Florida Atlantic University’s College […]

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Lots Of Questions, Still No Answers for South Florida Condo Owners

There are still no answers as to why the Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside, Florida tragically collapsed, causing almost 100 confirmed fatalities and anguish for uncounted South Florida families. Investigators will need months if not years to determine what really happened, and why. In the meantime, local condominium owners, construction and engineering experts, government officials, […]

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Americans Keep Moving To Florida, A Top Relocation Destination

No surprise here. Census data show that Florida remained the second most popular relocation destination in the United States for the 2010-2020 period (Texas garnered the top spot). Almost 3 million people relocated to Florida during that time frame. And in fact, the true number may actually be higher once data are updated to reflect […]

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Not The Prize We Want To Win: Florida #1 State For Identity Theft & Fraud

This is definitely not the state prize we want to win. Personal finance website WalletHub just identified Florida as the #1 state for identity theft and fraud, based on average rankings on measures like identity theft complaints per capita, average amount of money lost in identity fraud cases, and fraud arrests per capita. Criminals did […]

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How Far Your Dollar Can Stretch In Each State

Trying to live on a budget? It’s no secret that your dollar will go further in states with a lower cost of living, where the price of housing, food, and other goods and services clock in at the lower end of the scale. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 24/7 Wall St. calculated […]

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Money Migrating To Florida

Florida’s balmy weather and friendly tax policies continue to attract new residents. The Sunshine State brought in $16 billion in additional personal income from new residents in one year alone. That beats every other state for the 6th year in a row, according to Bloomberg and Crain’s New York Business. The next runner up, Arizona, […]

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It’s Stone Crab Season!

Seafood lovers, it’s time to celebrate! Today is a happy day for Floridians. It marks the opening of stone crab season! That pricey but delicious treat is back on the menu for the winter season. After concerns about the health of this year’s crab haul, Florida Trend magazine kicks off the season with a promising […]

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Don’t Relax Quite Yet …..

We made it through Dorian, but don’t put away the hurricane supplies just yet. “Hurricanes love Florida in October,” say storm experts. “Florida is still a big target in October,” Colorado State University hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach told the Palm Beach Post. “The odds for Texas and the Carolinas get lower, but Florida is still […]

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Medical Marijuana Goes Mainstream

I knew that medical marijuana had gone mainstream when one of my clients told me she was getting her medical marijuana card to deal with chronic shoulder pain. What made us have a chuckle together over her admission? My client is in her mid-80s. Not your typical pothead, right? Think again. Medical marijuana is a […]

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Getting Ready For Hurricane Dorian: 5 Lessons We Learned From The Last Destructive Storms

Attention, East Coast residents.  It’s hurricane season again! The season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, and Hurricane Dorian is already bearing down us in Florida. Two years ago, our state was hit by Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. It killed over 75 people in Florida and caused […]

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