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Weston, ranked the 73rd best place to live and the best place to live in Florida, is bounded by Fort Lauderdale to the northeast, Davie and Sunrise to the east, and the Everglades to the north and south. Weston is filled with parks, A-rated schools, an excellent record on crime, and tree-lined streets. It was also ranked as having the largest job growth in Florida and 18th in the nation.

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South Florida saw the biggest gain in a monthly measure of national home prices replicating a slow but steady, continued upswing momentum in real estate market for Palm Beach County.   

Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties experienced an increase in single-family home prices according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index.  According to the most recently released Index, single-family home prices have increased 0.09 percent from the previous month.

Last Tuesday’s report from Standard & Poor, as well as others, point to a slight deceleration in home prices as a normal beginning of the upturn cycle at the end of February. Winter shows no signs of cooling home prices according to the Standard & Poor/Case-Shiller home price indices.  They are

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The Honda Classic will bring the best PGA tour players to Palm Beach County, providing a week of splendid golf entertainment for the entire community beginning February 24 through March 2 at PGA National Resort and Spa.

Tiger Woods, the Number 1 player in the Official World Golf Rankings, and Jupiter Island resident, has committed to compete in the 2014 Honda Classic.  This will be Woods third consecutive year in the Honda Classic.  He finished second in 2012.  Woods said, “The Honda Classic is close to my home, and I want to support it whenever I can. We have a learning center at Murray Middle School in Stuart, and this event does so much to help the community, including the efforts of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.”

Honda Classic…
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Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published tips intended to assist consumers protect themselves from fraud and help them in the event they encounter a problem.

"Phishing" is the activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company by criminals.

Almost anyone who uses credit or debit cards has the threat of their credit or personal data being compromised.  A number of major companies over the recent months have reported breaches of data security.  Target, a national retailer, experienced a recent breach of data that could impact tens of millions of consumers, protect yourself!

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recommends these four steps:

1).   Checking your accounts…
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Yes, you read that correctly, Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the U.S. National Security Agency in Hong Kong and leaked documents that damaged the security interests of several nations, has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize! 

Anyone can be nominated for the prestigious award.  Two Socialist lawmakers Baard Vegard Solhjell, a former environmental minister, and Snorre Valen, both from Norway, jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor, stating his disclosures have contributed to making a more peaceful world.

In their nomination letter, the Norwegian politicians stated, “We do not necessarily condone or support all of his disclosures.  We are, however, convinced that the public debate and

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As Managing Partner of one of the most successful luxury real estate companies in the Southeast United States, Rob Thomson has mastered many things.  One key strategy is to identify unique marketing opportunities, and secondly, network with the best!

Thomson will be attending the 2014 Luxury Real Estate International Symposium held in Monte Carlo, Monaco this year.  LRE is one of the world’s leading international networks of real estate professionals, and Waterfront Properties and Club Communities is one of the organizations longstanding and respected members.  Thomson is a member of Board of Regents and an exclusive, and youngest, member of the Billionaires Club (for real estate professionals who have sold over $1 billion).

This symposium will welcome the…
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Jupiter Medical Center announced a substantial partnership with Miami Children’s Hospital.  The partnership hopes to benefit the community for years to come with the pediatric partnership.  Parents and grandparents know emergency pediatric healthcare is crucial.

The two medical centers that share similar cultures, beliefs, values and dedication to provide excellent quality health care to patients have joined to benefit the community.   Together they hope to “bridge the gap from world-class adult health care, to world-class pediatric healthcare, where the entire community benefits.”

Over the next two years, the entire partnership shall take place. Initially, within the first six months of the partnership, “telehealth” will allow Miami Children’s Health

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Seattle based Zillow, an online real estate database known and respected in the industry for its housing precisions, has released its 2014 list of TOP 10 Hottest Home Markets For 2014.  Our area is right in middle of the list!

The Seattle based group report; released on December 5, 2013, has South Florida in Fifth Place!   Zillow reports, “The list is intended to give an early view into the housing markets that are likely to experience a heavy demand for homes, as well as increasing home values."

Four bold housing predictions by Zillow for 2014 include:

  1.  U.S. Home values will increase by 3 percent.
  2. Mortgage rates will reach 5 percent by the end of the year.
  3. It will be easier for borrowers to get a mortgage in 2014.
  4. Homeownership rates
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The All Aboard Florida passenger rail project will be a cost effective and environmentally friendly way to travel between South Florida and Orlando, with potential to expand to Tampa and Jacksonville.  Trains will operate at speeds up to 125 miles per hour, meeting the United States Department of Transportation definition of “high speed rail” and thusly reducing travel time between Orlando and Miami and other connections offered.  Trains will offer a full range of first-class amenities including Wi-Fi internet service, gourmet meal service, beverage service, reserved business class seating and coach service seating, luggage and bicycle accommodations.
Two crucial pieces popped into place for Florida East Coast Industries and their plans for the proposed

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Photo courtesy of ACS Making Strides Walk 2012.

Participate this Saturday in the fight to end breast cancer and join the American Cancer Society with the local “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk of Palm Beach, Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach.  The event begins at 9:00am.  Register online, and get there early.

Your reason for participating in the walk may be as unique as the story that motivates you.  Perhaps you have been personally affected by breast cancer, you are a survivor, or maybe you have lost a mother or sister to the disease and are walking in her memory.  

American Cancer Society wishes to “express hope that this become breast cancer’s last century”.  Waterfront Properties and Club Communities have formed a “Team…
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Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate announced the award nominees for the 18th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference with the debut of four new awards including Best App, Best Digital Marketing, Significant Sales Award, and Master Networker.  Waterfront Properties and Club Communities, Managing Partner, Rob Thomson has been honored with a nomination for the prestigious Master Networker award.  The awards are given to the Luxury Real Estate member or company who demonstrate excellence in said category.

The Fall Conference is held at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead, in Atlanta on October 6 – 9, 2013 and is one of the largest luxury specific real estate conferences in the world.  This conference is an opportunity for the finest luxury real estate brokers in the…
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