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During the holidays, people are so busy with planning family gatherings and prepping for the holidays that real estate purchases seem to fall on the back burner.  According to Forbes Business, the biggest big-ticket items purchased during this time are homes!

Forbes states, “About a million consumers will purchase a home from November to January this year”.  Did you know that according to the Case -Shiller Price Index, typical homes rise around 3% to 5% per year?  They are predicting this year; the gain will be a little bit stronger closer to 6%.  A shortage of inventory is partially to blame.  Thusly, indicating a seller’s market.  Nevertheless, hold on one minute…

Homebuyers must keep in mind that great deals can be had during this time. The

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If you are a water environmental fan who lives in or visits the Jupiter area, you are in for a wonderful treat! The "Jupiter Waterway Trail", created by the Town of Jupiter is a series of trails that connect the Loxahatchee River, Intracoastal Waterway and Jupiter Inlet. There is so much more to be explored than just the white sandy beaches and sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean.

The Town of Jupiter, and surrounding areas, is a natural playground of fun outdoor activities, from kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, wakeboarding and water skiing, to snorkeling, boating, fishing, and diving. It's the perfect year around location for raising a family, active young at heart, or anyone in between.

The DEP Greenways & Trails System officially recognized

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For the second straight year, and the third time in his career, Bernhard Langer won the season long Charles Schwab Cup on the Champions Tour. 

The Boca Raton resident entered the final tournament of the season third in points, but after a playoff loss to Billy Andrade in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, Langer easily won the Schwab Cup, beating out Colin Montgomerie and Jeff Maggert by almost 400 points. 

"Obviously, my goal was to win the overall Schwab Cup, this trophy here, coming into this tournament," Langer said.

With players receiving a point for every $500 in the $2.5 million tournament, Langer earned 508 points with his $254,000 check to earn the $1 million bonus for the season long championship. 

Langer also won the money

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This year’s Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is selling out quickly, says festival organizer David Sabin. “We just counted five events sold-out in the last two weeks,” he says. “We’re about 60 percent sold-out.”  The festival will be held at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and select eateries on Palm Beach.

The gastronomic feast festival includes “Chef Talk Discussions”, to five course meals with exceptional wine pairings, to evenings of carefree cocktails, and much more. From “The First Bite” dinner to the festivals “Grand Tasting Finale” on Sunday night, the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival serves up a dozen opportunities for foodies to visit and experience an epicurean extravaganza with some of the nation’s top chefs – and sample their

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It seems like something that occurs 4,500 miles away from us would not affect us.  Nothing is further from the truth.  A series of terror attacks erupted in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, leaving an estimated 129 people dead, 352 people seriously injured and a nation and world in sorrow.  Americans are shocked and saddened by the recent tragic events in Paris, France.

Local area businesses have responded to recent terrorist attacks in Paris by raising money and relief. Perfect Vodka, a Palm Beach Gardens-based company with a French distillery, announced plans Sunday to raise money for the French Red Cross.  Owner and CEO, Dennis Cunningham, said the company would donate $3 or $5 — depending on bottle size — to the French, Red Cross Relief Organization

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Waterfront on the Ocean at Juno Beach is a luxurious oceanfront condominium community,located at 800 Ocean Drive, Juno Beach. This is where the wide white sand beaches and tranquil blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean just happen to be the resident’s back yard.  Waterfront on the Ocean is one of Juno Beach’s premiere elegant oceanfront condominiums located in Northern Palm Beach County offering sunrise as well as sunset views.

Relaxing at this beachside residence is stress-free and well appointed.   Spectacular east and west views await the homeowner.  This oceanfront condominium demands your attention with its expansive 9-foot ceilings and 9 foot sliding glass doors, which allow the breathtaking ocean views into the residence.  The stunning building

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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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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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For Americans, Veterans Day is an American Holiday celebrated to honor and give our thanks to the past, present and future members of the United States Military and those that served our country in the armed forces.  

Due to their bravery, many businesses are handing out giveaways and freebies that are offered on the house all over the country for Veterans Day 2015, which takes place today, November 11, 2015.
Not only restaurants are participating in the gift of giving to our braves, there are numerous amounts of other handouts such as free haircuts, free gym access, free oil changes and national park admissions, some are for the entire family as well!

As for the restaurant deals, check out the list of Discounts and Freebies and be sure to bring ID

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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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