Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Headlines I got in my email today

Out-of-state buyers, low mortgage rates and high demand combined forces to
create another strong month for sales of existing homes. Florida home sales
rose 6 percent in March compared to March 2004, with the median price surging
28 percent over the same period. Nationally, existing-home sales rose to the
third highest pace on record.
Plans by major developers such as Lennar Corp. and D.R. Horton call for more than 16,000 homes to be built in high-density neighborhoods on land that is now outside the line, known as the urban development boundary. Unless the line is moved, development on that land will continue to be restricted to one structure for every five acres -- not what the developers want.
Horton's proposal, a planned community called "Providence," envisions more than 5,000 homes, office and retail space, schools and parks on 854 acres.
The sale of existing single-family homes plunged in Miami-Dade County in March while home prices continued to skyrocket across South Florida, the Florida Association of Realtors announced Monday.
The number of Miami-Dade homes sold in March dropped 28 percent compared to the same month a year ago. Home sales dropped 10 percent in Broward for the same period.
An operations manager for Jack in the Box was late for a meeting and called his boss to tell him he was running late. As he was leaving the voice mail message, he witnessed an accident and went on to provide "play by play" of the incident. This is the actual voice mail message. It was forwarded so many times within Jack in the Box, it crashed the company's voice mail server. Turn your sound up. Click here for the scoop.


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