Novation Settlement Solutions’ $250,000 Pledge Makes a Positive Impact on Storm Victims’ Lives

West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2017

Novation Settlement Solutions, the nation’s most respected structured settlement company, is providing continued and direly needed support to hurricane victims through its $250,000 pledge of advances to Florida and Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Thanks to Novation’s generous pledge to the communities it serves, anyone in these states with a qualifying structured settlement or annuity can immediately receive up to $1,500 to assist with their storm recovery efforts. With millions of people suffering catastrophic property damage, loss of power, days without work, and preparatory or evacuation costs, Novation’s offer provides needed relief for hurricane victims to help get their lives back on track.

“The devastating impacts of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma are undeniable and saddening, and we all want to do something to help,” said Novation Settlement Solutions President John Marsano. “These catastrophic storms have created significant financial burdens for nearly everyone in their paths in one way or another, which is why Novation is offering this special hurricane recovery pledge to help get our friends and neighbors back on their feet.”

Karen, a Florida resident, was able to utilize her funds from Novation to assist with her hurricane prep and plan for evacuation: “We realized that if we had to get out of here, they were going to be charging so much for gas and lodging, that we wouldn’t be able to afford it. I reached out to Novation and had the money that day. Now, we have those few extra dollars that they made sure we had in hand. It just means the world to me.”

Anyone with a structured settlement or annuity in Florida or Texas who is undergoing financial strain due to the recent hurricanes is urged to call Novation Settlement Solutions at 877-729-6320 or apply online today at Our team of professional funding executives are standing by and ready to help.

About Novation Settlement Solutions

Novation Settlement Solutions is the most respected structured settlement purchaser in the industry. Since 2000, the company has provided its customers with quick decisions and maximum payouts. Novation’s highly trained and educated staff of professionals have purchased over $1.5 billion in structured settlements, annuities, lottery receivables and other similar cash flows.

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Colombia Tops Miami Real Estate Searches for Fourth Consecutive Month

Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2017

Colombia continues to be the top foreign country searching for South Florida real estate on the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) website, according to new statistics from the nation’s largest local Realtor group. Colombia registered the most South Florida property searches among all countries on MIAMI’s portal,, in June 2017.

Colombia has led the MIAMI property search rankings for four consecutive months and 14 of the last 19 months. Canada and Brazil finished second and third, respectively. Canada — a top international market for South Florida real estate — has ranked in the top-five for three consecutive months.

“Miami is known worldwide not just for its sun and beaches, but for its welcoming community,” said Coral Gables Realtor Christopher Zoller, the 2017 MIAMI chairman of the board. “Our monthly property search rankings show the diverse number of countries who are interested in Miami real estate. People from all over the globe come to Miami to start businesses.”

Top-10 countries visiting in June 2017:

1. Colombia

2. Canada

3. Brazil

4. Venezuela

5. Argentina

6. France

7. Spain

8. India

9. Philippines

10. Ecuador

Top-10 countries visiting in June 2016:

1. Brazil

2. Colombia

3. Canada

4. Venezuela

5. Russia

6. Ukraine

7. Argentina

8. India

9. France

10. Italy

Colombia: A Top Market for South Florida Real Estate

Colombian home buyers tied with Brazil in making the third-most international purchases in South Florida, according to the 2016 Profile of International Home Buyers of MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Members. Colombia had a 10 percent share of all international purchases in South Florida. Venezuela (15 percent) and Argentina (11 percent) finished first and second, respectively.

MIAMI again promoted South Florida’s lifestyle and real estate market at Colombia’s largest property showcase, El XII Gran Salón Inmobiliario – Feria Internacional, on Aug. 24-27, 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia. MIAMI made a South Florida market presentation at the 12th annual expo, which attracted 30,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors.

Top-10 International Cities Visiting in June 2017

1. Bogotá, Colombia

2. Ontario, Canada

3. Buenos Aires, Argentina

4. Capital District, Venezuela

5. State of Para, Brazil

6. State of Sao Paolo, Brazil

7. Antioquia, Colombia and Quebec, Canada (tied)

8. Ile-de-France

9. Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

10. Madrid, Spain

New York Leads All States in Miami Real Estate Searches

New York registered the most domestic Miami web searches in June 2017. New York has led the rankings for two consecutive months. North Carolina finished second, posting its most monthly Miami real estate searches since MIAMI began tracking the data in May 2013.

The top-10 U.S. states searching in June:

2017: 1) New York, 2) North Carolina, 3) California, 4) Georgia, 5) Texas, 6) Arkansas, 7) Illinois, 8) Virginia, 9) New Jersey, 10) District of Columbia

2016: 1) Texas, 2) New York, 3) Georgia, 4) California, 5) Illinois, 6) Tennessee, 7) Michigan, 8) North Carolina, 9) Pennsylvania, 10) Massachusetts

Top-10 U.S. Cities Visiting in June 2017

1. New York City

2. Charlotte, NC

3. Little Rock, AK

4. Atlanta, GA

5. Houston, TX

6. District of Columbia

7. Chicago, IL

8. Los Angeles, CA

9. Ashburn, VA

10. Dallas, TX

South Florida is Second-Most Searched U.S. Market by International Clients in June

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach is the second-most popular U.S. market searched by international consumers, according to June 2017 data. South Florida has long ranked among the top-two U.S. markets for global demand.

Top-10 U.S. markets for international real estate demand: June 2017:

1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

2. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

3. Bellingham, WA

4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

5. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

6. Urban Honolulu, HI

7. El Centro, CA

8. Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

9. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

10. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

Top-10 countries driving international demand in South Florida: June 2017

1. Canada

2. Brazil

3. Colombia

4. Germany

5. United Kingdom

6. Argentina

7. France

8. Italy

9. Spain

10. Mexico

South Florida ranked as a top-five market for consumers in five of the world’s six largest regions in June 2017. South Florida finished as South America’s most-searched U.S. market.

  • North America: 1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA; 2. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI; 3. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX; 4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL; 5. Los Angeles
  • Northern Europe: 1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA; 2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA; 3. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL; 4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL; 5. Lakeland, FL
  • Western Europe: 1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA; 2. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL; 3. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA; 4. Tampa, FL; 5. Dallas, TX
  • Australia and New Zealand: 1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA; 2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA; 3. San Francisco; 4. Las Vegas; 5. Dallas
  • South America: 1. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL; 2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL; 3. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA; 4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA; 5. Chicago, IL
  • Western Asia: 1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA; 2. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL; 2. 3. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA; 4. Washington, D.C.; 5. Chicago

About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®

The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 97 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of six organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward Council, the Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS-MIAMI) Council, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents 45,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has official partnerships with 164 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is


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Ideal Credit Union Holds Ribbon Cutting at ‘Historic’ Stillwater Branch

Woodbury MN (PRWEB) September 22, 2017

Ideal Credit Union held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its ‘historic’ Stillwater branch in August, marking the official grand opening of the city’s first and only credit union. The morning began with a flag raising ceremony conducted by Boy Scout Troop #114 of Stillwater, who led attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bag piper Cindy Lendt played “God Bless America” and Kate Boehlke sang the National Anthem. A ribbon cutting followed, led by members of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Ideal CU Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee members, and executive and branch staff.

Ideal CU’s Stillwater branch opened in December of 2016, becoming the first credit union to operate in the community in its 162 years of existence. The grand opening/ribbon cutting was delayed until mid-August so it could be held in conjunction with the Ideal’s annual Member/Community Appreciation event.

“We are proud to be Stillwater’s first credit union and offer a more contemporary approach to traditional banking,” said Ideal CU President/CEO Brian Sherrick. “We are grateful for the warm welcome we have received and look forward to bringing the ‘ideal’ difference to those looking for friendly service and affordable financial solutions.”

Located at the intersection of Highway 36 and Washington at 2020 Washington Avenue, the tech-savvy Stillwater branch is approximately 3,000 sq. ft. and offers 24/7 drive-up ATM lanes for deposits and withdrawals, a full-service teller counter inside, self-serve coin counter and three offices for new accounts and member service discussions. Mortgage Services and https/Wealth Advisor Investment services are available in branch on an as-requested basis.

Branch Manager Sarah Jaeger and her team deliver high standards of member service and financial knowledge, and work to build meaningful relationships with the people she and her staff serve. Close to 1,200 Ideal CU members live in the Stillwater community.

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that specializes in providing excellent member service, great rates and convenience to over 52,000 members. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of electronic banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products and title services,exclusive VIP member payback, business services, investment services and more. Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Woodbury. Visit for details and directions

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