KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2013-2-8

web-search-greyEvery week we share news stories, blog articles and other interesting stuff from around the web that received the most views, shares, comments and overall interest on various KeatsConnelly social media outlets.

A bit of a slow news week leads us to offer a short, eclectic mix of items.

Dallas launches ‘Canada Appreciation Month’ to lure cross-border shoppers (www2.macleans.ca) – Your next cross-border shopping trip could be more than 2,000 km away. A luxe shopping centre, a theatre and a handful of high-end hotels in Dallas are launching “Canada Appreciation Month” in February, offering freebies and discounts in a bid to lure more shoppers and boost the $340 million that Canadians spend in Texas each year…

Immigration and Happiness: Does One Bring the Other? (www.keatsconnelly.com) – Sure, every financial decision a person makes has an economic impact on that person. And we can do quite a good job at projecting what the potential economic impact might be in the future. But I find myself personally fascinated by the non-economic impacts of financial decisions. I believe that considering these non-economic impacts is as important as considering the economic ones when making financial decisions…

Palm Beach County home sales surpass peak market year of 2005 (www.palmbeachpost.com) – Palm Beach County home sales rebounded last year to boom-time levels as cash investors and traditional buyers competed for dwindling recession-era deals.  The 13,688 sales of single-family homes countywide during 2012 was a 10 percent increase from the previous year and on par with the number of purchases made during the real estate frenzy of 2005, according to a Tuesday report from the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches…

 Come back next Friday for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

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