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West Palm Beach luxury homes are the nation’s hottest commodities in terms of appreciation. The average luxury home sale in West Palm Beach during Q2 2018 jumped 85 percent over last year to $2.24 million.

Topping $18 billion, Palm Beach’s estimated “taxable” property values have soared by nearly 8 percent over last year’s final figures, according to the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser.

Total market values of the island’s real estate jumped to about $23.5 billion from $21.8 billion last year, according to the appraiser’s office.

“Appreciation continues to go up and up in Palm Beach, specifically the land,” Dorothy Jacks, Palm Beach County Property Appraiser, said.

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Only topping this number are Boca Raton’s preliminary taxable values — which come in at estimated $23.89 billion — exceeding Palm Beach’s taxable values. Both are beach towns, but Boca is much larger, with nearly 30 square miles, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Contrast that to Palm Beach’s 10.4 square miles, which unlike Boca’s are confined to the barrier island.

The median sale price for a luxury single-family home in Fort Lauderdale soared 35 percent in the second quarter to a record $2.3 million and inventory dropped 16 percent, according to a published report.

Southeast Florida is the new hot spot for rising demand from tax refugees who are fed up with higher taxes in Northeast states and the reduced ability to deduct them on their federal returns in the wake of newly passed federal tax reform legislation.

Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach are going to experience a rebirth and this is where Brosda & Bentley, in conjunction with Southeast Construction, I N T E L A E architecture + energy of Intelligence and Brosda & Bentley Realtors are developing and marketing the 2018-2021 Intelligent Custom Homes Spec Series.

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Many analysts have discussed the tax migration game in recent years. But now, it’s getting serious after Congress passed a tax law that sharply curtailed a taxpayer’s ability to deduct city and state taxes from their federal returns. If Congress and state governments fail to adjust recently imposed federal and local tax laws, high-income individuals with the wherewithal to move to the Sun Belt will start migrating south to Florida and elsewhere in increasing numbers.

Foreign buyers, tax refugees, retirees drive surge in S. Florida luxury home sales

Some of the 2018-2021 Intelligent Custom Homes Spec Series can be personalized with final finishes prior to delivery.

In a time of high demand and limited inventory, spec houses are making a return

If you are looking to acquire a custom/ spec home in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton Fort Lauderdale or anywhere in-between in Southeast Florida, give Brosda & Bentley a call at +1 (305) 788-9393. We have currently 30 homes under construction that can be viewed at its various development stages.

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My wife and I had a vision of an underground recreation area with a guest house above. Only one issue…we live on the ocean in Manalapan, Florida!!! Many told is it was impossible, but together, Southeast Construction, their architect, engineers, hardworking sub-contractors, and a lot of creative parallel scheduling, their team, with Peter Giaquinto, Jr. at the helm, made the impossible possible. Today we have an amazing ‘one of a kind” subterranean entertainment area with a beautiful guest house above. Thanks, Southeast, for making our vision a reality.” – Tony Robbins American Author, Life Coach

5 Signs of Booming Blockchain Innovation in Australia

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5 Signs of Booming Blockchain Innovation in Australia

Australia. Plenty of images come to mind when we think of the land down under. Sun-bleached surfers, wallabies, the Sydney Opera House. But, Australia, despite its modest population of 23 million, is more than just a faraway tourist destination. The home of kangaroos, koalas, AC/DC, and vegemite is well on its way to becoming a world leader in the blockchain space. Here are at least five signs of blockchain innovation in Australia right now.

1. Australia Is a World Innovation Center

You might not know it, but Australia is actually the 11th largest economy in the world. And it’s one that’s in a state of transition–fast. With an economy traditionally based on manufacturing, the government’s focus for the future is firmly fixed on technology. And, more specifically, on blockchain innovation in Australia.

They’ve been paving the pathways for this for some time now. In 2016, the government of Southern Australia allocated $80 million to creating jobs of the future and modernizing the economy. In that same year, three of the world’s most disruptive startups on the Disrupt 100 list (curated by the likes of Microsoft Ventures, IBM curate, and Sky News) came from Australia, recognized as having the power to “influence, change or create new global markets.”

There are also plenty of international companies with a foothold down-under. The likes of HP and Microsoft both with innovation centers here. Australia has already made a splash on the world scene with its homegrown telecom company Myriota. The company won best industrial startup at the Internet of Things Summit, Silicon Valley, for their low-cost, low-power IoT transceiver.

And when it comes to blockchain innovation in Australia, their talent pool is quickly deepening, with an entire innovation district Tonsley already blooming in South Australia. With its driverless buses, open spaces, restaurants, and meetup centers, Tonsley is Australia’s answer to Silicon Valley. A place to foster creative thinking, innovation, incubation, skills, connections, and conditions needed for new technology like blockchain to thrive.

TechStars’ first accelerator program in the Asia-Pacific region is based in Adelaide and the entrepreneur scene is thriving in this Australian city. As the US continues to forge its path to regulating cryptocurrencies, smaller countries, it seems, are steaming ahead. Well, smaller population countries anyway.

2. A Pioneering Stock Exchange

Despite recent announcements from NYSE parent company ICE and Switzerland’s SIX, Australia’s largest stock exchange is already light years ahead. Not only has The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) already been listing cryptocurrency exchanges and blockchain companies since 2014, but they’re actually migrating their entire infrastructure to blockchain by 2020.

We’re not just talking about listing Bitcoin or other digital assets here. The country’s main stock exchange will embrace blockchain technology entirely. The plan is to implement a post-trade system that is blockchain-based. This will replace their existing Clearing House Electronic Subregister System.

ASX estimates that by moving over to blockchain technology to administer the Australian financial market, they can add as many as 50 new features for traders, at the same time as making significant cost savings. The plan is already underway and will make the ASX the world’s first major stock exchange to migrate to blockchain technology.

3. Government Funding for Blockchain Research and Development

In May, the Australian government announced they would allocate $700,000 AUD ($500,000 US) to “blockchain research,” and how to use it to deliver more reliable and secure government services. Part of the money will also go towards funding a Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) to evaluate using blockchain for government payments.

The goal is to understand how blockchain innovation in Australia can help improve efficiencies and modernize the country’s economy. They also aim to assess the level of maturity of the technology and the problems it may solve. This appears to be taking a leaf out of Malta’s book with the establishment of a digital innovation authority to regulate and assess blockchain initiatives.

While this is not necessarily a huge sum, it’s not the only funding allocated for blockchain projects. The Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) also announced tentative plans and a proposal to use blockchain alongside AI and IoT to manage international trade and supply chain.

Then just last month, the Australian government awarded IBM a cool $1 billion AUD ($750 million US) to develop blockchain innovation in Australia over the next five years. This will be specifically geared towards developing AI, blockchain, and quantum technology solutions for cybersecurity, research, and data management.

Some critics have questioned the Australian government’s seemingly blind faith in IBM after their disastrous attempts at managing the country’s 2016 census (which suffered incessant DDoS attacks). Others suggest that a long-term commitment with just one provider may not be a good move. This could mean repeating the mistakes made in the dotcom boom at the turn of the century.

Either way, the five-year IBM agreement is an indicator that neither the tech giant nor the Australian government believes that blockchain technology is going away any time soon.

4. Academic Centers of Excellence

Australia is also earning a reputation for leading academic centers of excellence in blockchain technology. The RMIT University, for example, has a long-established blockchain innovation hub and has already committed just shy of $3 million of funding in blockchain innovation in Australia. The institution claims to be the “world’s leading social science research institute in blockchain.”

There is also no shortage of blockchain meetup centers around the country including the Blockchain Centre in Melbourne, regular meetups in Sydney, and of course, Southern Australia’s Tonsley.

5. Major Blockchain Companies

Finally, some major blockchain projects are coming out of Australia as well, including Perth-based blockchain technology company DigitalX that was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in June 2014. As an innovative blockchain company, they offer ICO consulting, blockchain software development, and other consulting services.

Power Ledger from Western Australia is an energy blockchain startup that enables peer-to-peer (P2P) electricity sharing. Raising a massive $34 million in its ICO, Power Ledger also received a further $8 million from the Australian government. This is meant to help develop its incentivizing marketplace for renewable energy.

Block8 is an Australian blockchain incubator aiming to help other companies accelerate their projects by giving them access to their network, expertise, and funding opportunities. And startups Havven and CanYa are also starting to find success, raising millions of dollars of ICO funding and developing solutions for volatility and an online work marketplace respectively.

Blockchain Innovation in Australia Is Booming

With a government committed to fostering innovation and technology, and conditions ripe for it, it will be interesting to watch developments in Australia. We’ll see if IBM can get it right this time, and how the ASX blockchain-based system works. So, instead of looking around for innovative companies, next time, it may pay to look down under.

Original article on CoinCentral.