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Scott Florida Outpacing Nation In Job And Labor Force Growth

Scott: Florida outpacing nation in job and labor force growthbyJaryd BradyJuly 20, 2018inBusiness News,Local 0 In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, work continues on a new development in Fair

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GL Homes Revives Plans For Large Housing Project Near The Acreage

Posted: 10:09 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018GL Homes has dusted off plans for a large-scale housing project west of The Acreage, reviving concerns about snarled traffic and over-development in the semi

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10 Questions To Ask A Landscape Designer By Lauren Dunec Hoang

10 Questions to Ask a Landscape DesignerDiscover how to choose the best designer for your garden and avoid surprises down the lineLauren Dunec HoangJuly 7, 2018 Houzz Contributor. Landscape

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Home Cooks Show Us What You Love About Your Kitchen By Gwendolyn Purdom July 9 2018

Home Cooks: Show Us What You Love About Your KitchenWhat’s your recipe for the perfect cooking- and baking-friendly kitchen?Gwendolyn PurdomJuly 9, 2018 Houzz Editorial Staff. Lover of

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How To Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets One At A Time Follow These Steps To Straighten Up Your Kitchen

Kitchen cabinet doors and drawers can hide a multitude of sinful clutter. On the other hand, it’s a real treat to open them up to see nice, organized shelves where everything is easy to grab

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Is Colorful Grout The Next Big Trend In Tile Design See How Grout In 7 Eyecatching Colors Is Spicing

You may already know that grout comes in shades of white, gray and beige and that it can change the look of tile. For example, pairing white tiles with a similar white grout makes grout lines

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Teacher Appreciation Day 2018 Freebies Offers Tuesday May 8 By Wral

Teacher Appreciation Day 2018 Freebies & Offers Tuesday May 8Tags: Deals,  Restaurant,  Freebies Posted 12:04 p.m. SaturdayUpdated 10:34 p.m.

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State Testanswersfornudepics Exchange Costs Teacher His LicenseBy Sonja Isger Palm Beach Post Staff

A former social studies teacher at a Boynton Beach charter school is barred from teaching in Florida after he was accused of offering an 18-year-old student test answers if she sent him nude photos

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Find Out If You Live In A Miami Danger Zone Using Crime Mapping FRANCISCO ALVARADO JANUARY 31 2013

While conducting research for anupcoming article, Banana Republican came across this nifty tool onthe Miami-Dade County Police Department's website called "CrimeMapping." Basically you can track

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4 Home Improvements With High Returns By TS

4 Home Improvements With High Returns Remodeling your home can be a great way to increase

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Greener Lawn By TS

Curb Appeal: 4 Fixes for a Lush Lawn The colder months are notoriously hard on foliage --

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3 Reasons Why Sellers Shouldnt Be Present For House Showings BY BRENDON DESIMONE ON 19 APR 2012

You're not helping your sale by hanging around.It’s the dreaded question real estate agents fear when speaking to the seller. “May I be present at the open house or showing?”At this point,

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What Are The Hot Home Colors Of 2018 By TS

Color can impact the overall mood of your surroundings as well as what potential buyers feel when they step inside your home. The challenge comes in choosing the right

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Do Tiny Homes Live Up To The Hype By Troy Salvo

The tiny house trend is a big movement. Everyone from millennials to retirees is opting to live small, but that doesn't mean the lifestyle is right for you. Consider these pros

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5 Signs Its Time To Sell Your Home By Troy Salvo

5 Signs It's Time to Sell Your Home Have you outgrown your home? Or has your home outgrown

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Toxic New Guinea Flatworm Surfaces In Loxahatchee FWC Tracking The Worms Spread Alanna Quillen 404 P

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. - A nasty-looking worm is making its way throughout Florida, just a year after the invasive species entered the state.Now, local pest control companies and the Florida Fish and

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3 Home Organization Philosophies By TS

We all have some level of attachment to our things. However, many of us feel as though we're drowning in stuff. Fortunately, there's been a growing movement toward minimalism,

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Seasonal Home Maitenance Checklist By TS

Your home is an investment that requires ongoing maintenance to stay in tiptop shape. If you neglect annual and quarterly tasks, however, you risk overlooking potential issues that could lead

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Making The Most Of A Bathroom Remodel

Do you want to improve the aesthetics of your bathroom? Before you disrupt your household with the hassle of a remodel, make sure you're prepared. Familiarize yourself with this cost and ROI

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Mortgage Basics By TS

Does the term "amortization" leave you perplexed? Are you unsure how preapproval differs from prequalification? If so, you're not alone. Here are some mortgage basics to help you become more

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Emergency Preparedness Essentials

Emergency situations such as fire, extreme weather and power outages can happen without warning. By taking the time to prepare for a possible disaster now, you and your

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Welcome To Americas Boomtowns

Cities all over the United States are experiencing unprecedented population swells. Fueled by a general migration to urban areas, these boomtowns are supported by

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First Time Homebuilding Mistakes

Designing your own home can be exciting, but it's a lot more work than buying an existing house. With so many moving pieces involved, knowing what works and what doesn't is key.

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7 Tips For Energy Awareness Month

October isn't just about pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween celebrations; it's also Energy Awareness Month. Find out how you can reduce your household's energy consumption this

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When To Adjust Your Homeowners Insurance

Homes often grow and change alongside the people living in them. If you've added expensive furnishings or made substantial upgrades, it's important to re-evaluate your homeowners insurance and make

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When You Just Shouldnt Do It Yourself

A do-it-yourself project can be an empowering way to save money, provided you know what you're doing. But making even one simple mistake could put a strain on your back or your bank account. Often,

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Real Estate Trends And Perceptions

Whether you're interested in buying or selling a home this year, there's reason to be optimistic. See how a healthy real estate market and positive consumer sentiments are

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Adding Secret Spaces To Your Home

For decades, characters like Batman and James Bond have popularized hidden doors and clandestine passageways. Many homeowners have followed suit, adding secret areas to

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Choosing Exrerior Paint

Exteriors Curb Appeal Color5 Easy Tips for Choosing Your Exterior Paint PaletteMake your home the talk of the neighborhood — in a good way — with an exterior paint scheme that popsLisa

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Should You Teach Kids To ShareJune 20 2017 By BETH W

There is a sharing policy at my son's preschool. It's a parent-run co-op, so we have to have policies like this so that we will all handle situations relatively the same way. The policy is that a

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The Latest In Home Design Trends

Whether you're a prospective seller or a longtime homeowner, revamping your space may be on your to-do list. Before you begin, preview these design trends and learn how

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Famous Homes That Inspire

It's never too early to dream up your next vacation. Whether you're interested in a fun, educational destination or you're on the hunt for home inspiration, visiting these famous

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Why Housing In 2017 Will Be A Sellers Market If Youre Shopping For A House In 2017 Dont Expect It To

If you're planning to buy a house in 2017, be prepared for a rough ride. A number of factors are coming together to make buying a house particularly difficult (and expensive). It's predicted to be

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Two Months Before Sort and purge.Go through every room of your house and decide what you’d like to keep and what you can get rid of. Think about whether any items will require special packing or

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Legendary Singer Jimmy Buffett Set To Open MargaritavilleThemed Retirement Community

The $1 billion development will reportedly have 7,000 homesFor those who love the music of legendary South Florida resident Jimmy Buffett and are getting close to retirement age, the musician is

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ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE FESTIVAL Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach FL 33483

Description Festival March 10, 2017 5pm to 10pmParade and Festival March 11, 2017 11am - 7pmParade Kicks Off at 12pmThe Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an annual hometown tradition

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If Youre Planning To Buy A House This Year Heres How The Trump Administration Could Affect You Emm

Within hours of being inaugurated on January 20, President Donald Trump issued an order that, despite gaining little attention compared with many of his executive actions thus far, would ultimately

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HISTORY OF VALENTINES DAY

Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this

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5 Tips That Will Make You A Better Investor In 2017

Maya Kachroo-Levine ,   Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.PlayMuteCurrent Time0:00 /Duration Time0:00 Loaded: 0%Progress: 0

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Rates Headed Up As Investors Look To 2017 Kiplingers Latest Forecast On Interest Rates IStockphoto

Bond investors likely overreacted to Fed Chair Yellen’s announcement that the Fed now expects three quarter-point rate hikes in 2017 instead of two. Fed Board members have predicted rate

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Why Knee Push Ups Wont Make You Any Stronger

Why Knee Push Ups Won't Make You Any StrongerCassie DionneCoachThe push up is one of the greatest exercises you can do. It is a full-body movement that can be done

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The 5 Golden Rules Of Athleisure Is It Really Acceptable To Wear Yoga Pants All Day Long

JANUARY 7, 2016 9:57 AMby RACHEL MARLOWEPhoto: Bauer-Griffin / Getty ImagesBlame the designer athleisure boom or the annual glut of New Year’s resolutions to hit the gym on the,

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Fresh Egg Pasta

 MELISSA CLARK  YIELD4 to 6 servings, about 1 pound Save To Recipe BoxPrint this recipe Share on FacebookShare on PinterestShare on TwitterEmailFOOD MELISSA CLARK By

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7 Tips To Prevent Tantrums Before They Happen

Learn what triggers your child's tantrums — and how to avoid them altogether. Yes, really.by: Connie Matthiessen | September 30, 2015 Print article¿En Español?It can happen

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Growing Gratitude 8 Ways To Practice Giving Thanks All Year Round

Children and parents are happier and healthier when gratitude becomes a part of everyday life, research finds. So why not nurture it?by: S. Michele Fry | September 28, 2016 Print

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Live Steps From The Beach For Less Than 130K

CONDO UNDER 130K STEPS FROM THE BEACHLOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! STEPS TO THE BEACH. Walking distance to beach, Eau Hotel & Spa (formally Ritz Carlton), shops and restaurants. This move in ready one

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Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas For A Happy Halloween

There is a strong connection between pumpkins and Halloween as we always celebrate this occasion through bringing pumpkins to our homes and it has become one of the basic traditions for celebrating

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From Parkinsons To Autism Is There Anything Zumba Cant Tackle BARNEY CALMAN Joins The Worlds Largest

It is barely 9am but the crowd in the Peabody Convention Center in Orlando are hysterical with excitement. ‘Ohmygaaad! You are going to have the BEST time,’ enthuses the plump, middle-aged woman

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Steps To Say Sane With Hesitant Clients Dont Let An Indecisive Buyer Or Seller Drive You Crazy JULY

For some, it takes years to decide whether they’re ready to make a move, but what are you supposed to do until then? Take a deep breath and consider these four ways to work with clients who are on

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10 Signs Your Child May Have Aspergers Syndrome August 27 2016 By CIRCLEOFMOMSEDITORS

Asperger's syndrome is a neurological disorder in the family of autism spectrum disorders. Because every child exhibits a different set of symptoms, there is no precise checklist of behaviors that

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This 195 Million Manalapan Property Is Palm Beach Countys Most Expensive Listing

This $195 Million Manalapan Property Is Palm Beach County's Most Expensive Listing by Lyssa Goldberg  Feb 05, 2016 04:38 PM Whoever buys a Manalapan mansion now on the

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Who Pays When A Home Is Overpriced Sellers Do

By: Nancy Robberson 8/24/2016  It isn’t news that the longer a home is listed on the market, the lower the price it will typically sell for. Real estate agents know that, but

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Xeriscape Plants For Florida

Xeriscaping is the landscape practice of choosing low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants. Elements of xeriscaping include grouping plants according to water needs, use of drought-tolerant

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How To Prepare Your Home For An Appraisal

What you need to know about the process, from a veteran certified appraiser.Getting your home appraised can often be a nerve-wracking experience. Your home and your handy work will be on display to

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How Todays Buyer Searches Forand Choosesa Home

We’re midway through the year and the real estate season is in full swing. What better time to take a temperature check—not on the summer heat, but on how buyers search for homes? Data from the

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The Price Ill Gladly Pay For My Kids Education

Audrey Hayworth Writer behind Sassmouth.netLast week, I went school supply shopping. As I have said many, many times before, I love to shop for school supplies. This year, it cost us $343 for

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Are American Children Ungrateful

Are American children ungrateful?Research suggests that we may be raising a generation that is missing out on the benefits of gratitude.by: Hank Pellissier | January 20, 2016 

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10 Things Smart Homeowners Should Know About Mold Dangers

Just the thought of living in a home with mold is enough to strike fear in the minds of most homeowners. Given the health risks and property damage that mold can cause, the experts at ServiceMaster

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Housing Market Grows More Stable In South Florida

Housing market grows more stable in South Florida South Florida ranks 24th of 100 metropolitan housing markets, according to Freddie Mac.Paul OwersContact Reporter Freddie Mac housing

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The Joyful Exterior How To Give Your Home Just The Right Touch Of Blue Here Are Ways To Add Blue To

First in a series on how to choose a bold accent color for the outside of your houseMost homeowners prefer neutrals for the main body color of a home’s exterior. With a few exceptions, I tend to

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How To Finally Clean Out Your Closet For Good

http://bemorewithless.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/P333lookback.jpgCloset purging and decluttering can be a life long battle. Until I started dressing with 33 items or less every 3 months, I

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Top 10 Worst HomeShowing Offenses

Top 10 Worst Home-Showing OffensesWhen it comes to presenting a home to buyers, some sellers are clueless.Are your sellers’ homes leaving buyers with a bad impression? REALTOR® Magazine received

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7 MustDos On The Day You Show Your House

Selling Your HouseMost Popular7 Must-Dos on the Day You Show Your HouseDon’t risk losing buyers because of little things you overlook. Check these off your list before you open the front door

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Sunfest 2016

SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival held annually in downtown West Palm Beach along the beautiful, scenic Flagler Drive. SunFest 2016 will be held April 27-May 1,

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9 Tips For Staging Your Home To Sell

Whipping your place into its most marketable shape might land you a buyer with a dream offer. And it might all spring from a terrific  open house—the kind where every 

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