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Happy Earth Day by Analou Manent

WAYS TO DISPOSE YOUR OLD TECHNOLOGY

We all own electronics, and most of us can't wait to get rid of our old technology to make room for the newest upgraded version. A pressing question in today's society is, do you recycle your old equipment or just throw it in the garbage? The EPA reported that only 15% of e-waste is recycled in the US each year. Which means the other 85% is filling up our landfills with toxic materials and carcinogens. This Earth Day, we urge you to review the below information as a guide to securely, responsibly and economically disposing obsolete technology.

Investment & Vacation Homes Sales Surge

Sales of investment and vacation homes in the U.S. jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of Realtors. This trend will benefit Miami, consistently a top market for investment and vacation home purchases. Increased sales of investment and vacation homes will further strengthen the Miami market, which set a sales record in 2011, and fuel home values.

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Miami-Dade Pending Home Sales Rise 29 Percent in February

Pending sales, which are an indication of future sales, continue to trend upwards in Miami and in South Florida. The Miami real estate market continues to outperform the nation, posting strong sales that are resulting in limited supply and significant price appreciation. Rising pending sales point to continued demand, as both domestic and foreign buyers buy up local properties.

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Miami Home Prices Post Strong Gains for Third Consecutive Month

Miami, FL a For the third consecutive month, Miami home prices posted strong gains in February.  The median sales price of condominiums in the Miami-Dade County surged 40.4 percent to $131,950 in February compared to a year earlier, according to the 26,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.   The median sales price of single-family homes rose 19 percent to $175,000. 

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Miami-Dade Pending Home Sales Rise 29 Percent in February

Miami, FL a The total number of listings, including single-family homes and condominiums, that pended* in Miami-Dade County during the month of February increased 29 percent, from 2,872 in February 2011 to 3,695 in February 2012, and 14 percent compared to the previou

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Broward County Home Prices Continue to Strengthen

Miami, FL a In February, the median sales price of single-family homes in Broward County was $180,000, up eight percent compared to February 2011, according to the 26,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems.  The median sales price for condominiums increased 12 percent to $75,000 compared to a year prior.  Broward County condominium prices have increased 13 out of the last 14 months.

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Broward County Pending Home Sales Rise 53 Percent

Miami, FL aThe total number of listings a including single-family homes and condominiums - that pended* during the month of February in Broward County increased 53 percent, up from 2,555 to 3,902 compared to a year earlier, according to the Broward Council of the 27,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems.  More specifically, single-family home and condominium sales that pended during the month increased

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BUY HOUSE: GET A VISA

WASHINGTON a Oct. 21, 2011 a Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) have proposed a new type of resident visa for foreigners who spend at least $500,000 to purchase real estate in the United States. The proposal calls for at least $250,000 to be spent on a residence, while the other $250,000 could be invested in other real estate. However, the entire amount must be a cash investment.