The recorded home sales for South Florida are a mixture of figures for the month of August. The single family homes are being bought faster compared to the condominium units, a report from the Florida Realtors revealed.
The slow performance of the closely monitored condominium market in Miami-Dade County continues to go on the same path.
The tri-county area’s sales for the available single family properties have increased by 9.8 per cent and with a total of 4,580 coming from a decline in the previous month of July. The median sales amount has also risen by 8.6 per cent and is now at $315,000.
In other parts of the state, the housing market for the single family homes has also increased by 8.2 per cent with a total number of 25,070 while the median price has also risen by 12.6 per cent and is now $225,000. Out of the four largest areas in the metro, Jacksonville was found to have the highest increase when it comes to closings while Tampa gathers the highest when it comes to growth in value.
The condominium and townhouse market for South Florida is not as good because of the recent decline in sales of about 1.3 per cent which leads to total sales of only 3,785. That figure was included in the nine consecutive months where the volume is lower but it is still good news since the drop is not a double-digit figure compared to the previous months. The median sales price, on the other hand, has rise by 8.3 per cent and is now at $169,000.
All over Florida, the sales when it comes to condos and townhouses have rise by 3.3 per cent and has sold a total of 9,484 units with the median price continuing to grow with 6.7 per cent increase in the past month at $160,000. There are additional more closings in areas such as Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando.
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Wearable fitness trackers are the newest trend in weight loss fitness programs. The device keeps track of what an individual has been doing to help achieve the fitness goal. However, according to recent findings of American Medical Association, the technology devices are less effective than traditional and non-technological weight loss programs. Results from the two-year study revealed that young adults who did not wear the fitness trackers lost an average of five pounds more than the participants who wore the tracking device.
The objective of the AMA study was to determine whether the wearable device will help an individual lose weight over a long term period of time because other studies have shown that the wearable tracking device was effective for short term use. The authors of the AMA study concluded that the devices used to monitor and provide feedback on an individual’s physical activities are less effective than standard behavioral weight strategies.
Are the wearable fitness trackers useless? Not necessarily because people who wore the device lost weight although not as much as standard fitness programs. There were certainly improvements in terms of body fat loss. Participants in the research belong to the 18-35 age groups who were overweight or within the obesity range. Instead of using BMI as the indicator of fitness, the research used body fat percentage, lean mass, bone density and cardiovascular fitness.
Participants were asked to undergo a new set of diet and exercise program that was designed to gradually increase the exercise activity from moderate to vigorous. After 6 months, the participants were divided into two groups with one group continuing with the diet and exercise regimen while the other group was given an exercise tracker. Both groups lost significant weight but the standard non-wearable intervention group lost more weight than those using the fitness tracker.
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When you find yourself locked out of your own home one day or even your vehicle, it is important to keep in mind that using Google search and picking out the number one on the list may be a bad idea. The reason why is that top search results are usually advertisements that promises consumers a fee of $15 or $19 for their emergency services but the truth is that it will costs a lot more than that after they have rendered their services.
This scheme is known to be in operation for several years already.
Upon searching, you will be shown the company that carries a generic name that promises a cheap fee for their service call. The result is that a dispatcher from another state will be receiving your call.
The trick is that they can’t determine exactly the amount of the service but they will only state the starting prices of their services and majority of them are too cheap to be true.
They will employ various reasoning tactics and one of them is that the price of the service will depend on how high the security level of the specific lock that they have to unlock for you. Once the service is done, they will charge the customer with a fee worth a few hundred dollars.
The truth is that majority of the houses are using only standard types when it comes to dead bolt locks. Not many are equipped with high security locking system. If your lock is the standard type, a legitimate locksmith will tell you that it will not cost you over $150.
Another important factor to keep in mind, legitimate locksmiths will be able to give you an estimate of how much they will charge for the service. For those that refuses to give you or can’t tell you an estimated price, it is better to find another locksmith who will.
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Researchers have found out that placement, among other reasons, influences a purchase. Buyers are more attracted to items on the middle of a shelf rather than items on the edges. Prices are also taken to be lesser when they have minimal syllable count. In addition, prices are also taken to be lesser when ending with a 9. It is no wonder that instead of a 50 dollar price for example, 49.99 is presented to the buyer. The stores and shops have determined how to influence buyers through overpricing products then later taking down the prices knowing that it will be seen as a good deal. They have also discovered the art of presenting several options but not giving too many since it will be overwhelming for buyers eventually discouraging the sale.
What is not known to most is that a snobbish attitude from a salesperson can encourage a sale. A recent study discovered that rude salespersons caused buyers having low self esteem to spend greater time in their stores and shops in comparison to those stores with accommodating salespersons. Stores also avoid shared fitting rooms. The reason for this is when a buyer sees someone else, especially prettier, wearing the same item, she is not likely going to buy the item.
The store’s atmosphere greatly influences the buyers’ mood and spending. Atmosphere includes lighting, wall paint color, layout and so on. Stores which are stuffed with so many merchandise can cause claustrophobia. It can result to buyers leaving. Another research found out that buyers are more critical when in stores with warmer temperatures and emotional when in stores with cooler temperatures. Research also reported that buyers spend more in cool and blue-toned stores rather than in warm and orange-toned stores.
Being able to touch an item also influences sales. People are likely to purchase an item if they can touch it.
Music also has an influence in the sales. Impulsive decisions are linked to popular and modern music while unpopular music results to buyers being more focused.
So, there is a reason why that Ugly Christmas Sweater was bought in the first place. It was science, after all.
For in-store shoppers, front end experience matters most while for online shoppers, the tail end experience matters most. This is according to the Institute of Service Excellence (ISES).
The availability of the products and possible promotions is a big deal for physical store shoppers. This is the reason why most people drive to a store or mall to get the products and goods they need right away instead of waiting for these delivered to their doorsteps. Likewise, when there are sales or discounts, they go physically to inspect the products and goods to see if these are worth their discounted prices.
For online shoppers, they are more particular with the delivery time and availability to their locations plus the shipping or delivery costs associated with online products and goods. Aside from this, they are concerned with the return plus exchange policies especially that these cannot be inspected prior. Another example of a tail end experience is the convenience of checking out and paying out for the bought products and goods. This includes the payment methods available for shoppers.
So, whether shoppers are purchasing or buying Tech/Gadget, Furniture or Appliance, Clothing, Entertainment or TV Store Online, they expect a different experience online or in-store.
Although customers gave the e-commerce stores a lower score for overall quality plus value in comparison to traditional retailers, they are still more likely return to e-commerce web sites. This is according to ISES. This is also the first time e-commerce was included as a consideration for the evolving consumption trends.
Neeta Lachmandas, an ISES executive director, mentioned that businesses need to consider integrating in-store shopping experience with the ease of doing online transactions as a challenge. This is now important especially that more traditional businesses are opening online stores which is blurring the way people distinguishes physical retailers from the online retailers. One example of this is offering a service to book a personal appointment online through the website before visiting a shop. During the booking process, all the customer details or personal information are gathered in advance. Any relevant information for the reason of visit should be included. This creates an easier convenient user experience.