October sales of existing homes in West Palm Beach Florida jumped 18.5% percent compared with the same time last year, despite lingering concerns the tighter lending and low appraisals. A report released this week by the Florida Realtors showed that 918 Palm Beach County single-family homes were purchased in October at a median sale price of $184,900 - 16 percent below last year's price but 3 percent higher than in September.
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