April 21, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 11/27/2012

› Hialeah emerges as hot spot for investors
Hialeah, a working-class suburb of 230,000 people that was devastated by South Florida’s foreclosure meltdown, has emerged as one of the top destinations for real estate investors scouring Miami-Dade County for distressed condo deals.

› Realty firm expands as market gets going
Having operated in downtown Sarasota for just over two years, J Wood Realty has expanded southward with a new office in Osprey. And more growth could be in the offing.

› Palm Beach Gardens might join other communities to spur green energy
A plan to allow commercial property owners to pay for energy-saving improvements through their property tax bills is scheduled for consideration at the Dec. 6 city council meeting.

› As Sandy Steals Spring Break, Businesses Worry
Many families in the Northeast who welcome a respite from the bleakness of mid-winter with vacations in Florida are having to change plans after Hurricane Sandy. Along with flooding, damaged homes, and further tragic consequences from Sandy, those families are discovering that their vacation plans are likely to be damaged, too.

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