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Hopeful Homeowners

? 58% -- Percentage of Florida homeowners who believe the value of their homes will continue to rise over the next 12 months, despite indications that the state's unprecedented five-year housing boom is waning.

? 49% -- Percentage of West Palm Beach residents who believe now is a good time to buy a home.

? 39% -- Percentage of Broward County residents who believe now is a good time to buy.

? 60% -- Percentage of West Palm Beach residents who consult real estate attorneys when buying property.

? 61% -- Percentage of Broward County residents who consult real estate attorneys when buying property.

Source: Rismedia