January 2016

There are 71 blog entries for January 2016.

 

Given the fact that most homebuyers use the Internet to aid them in their search for a home, using the Internet as part of your marketing strategy is an important step toward getting your home sold. After all, the more people who are able to see your home, the more likely you are to find an interested buyer quickly.

When it comes to listing your home online, there are many websites available. The most technologically perceptive real estate agents will have websites for their own business and will list homes on directly on their sites. There are also many websites that are dedicated to helping those who are trying to sell their homes on their own. Listing a home on these sites is not free. When hiring a real estate agent, on the other hand, listing

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Investing in real estate is a great way to grow your wealth if done responsibly, with conservative financing, and with an understanding of the tax ramifications. Real estate investing is one of the oldest, most respected and profitable ways to earn passive income from your savings. Understanding the basics is important before you purchase your first property.

Asking the questions, “Which is a better investment – real estate or stocks?” is like asking whether vanilla ice cream is better than chocolate ice cream or if a Rolls Royce is superior to a Bentley. There is not a correct answer because a lot of it comes down to your disposition, preferences, and style. It comes down to the specifics of the individual investment. Very few stocks would have

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Hitting Delray Beach next weekend is the famous Delray Beach Garlic Fest! This year marks the 17th annual Garlic Festival and it is a celebrated event by locals and tourists alike. 

The festival offers award winning gourmet cuisine from all different reaches of the globe, amazing live entertainment, craft beer and cocktails, a children’s area and over 200 art and craft vendors. The Cloves & Vines Wine Garden is the perfect spot for adults to stop by and have a cold beer, glass of wine or delicious cocktail. If you are coming to the 17th Annual Garlic Fest this year you will be in for some tasty surprises. Over 80 garlic infused recipes will be on the menu this year for you and your guests to taste. Many of the recipes have earned international

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With an average winter daytime temperature in Palm Beach County being 74 degrees,  now more than ever the Jupiter area has been attracting professional golfers and golfing enthusiasts for its exclusive golfing communities and secluded atmosphere.  Palm Beach County is known as the “Golf Capital of the World” with more than 150 public and private golf courses.  

Saltwater and freshwater enthusiasts enjoy some of the best fishing in North America.  Polo and equestrian events are also very popular in Palm Beach County.   Polo tournaments such such as the World Cup and Winter Equestrian Festival draw large crowds and international celebrities. Other outdoor sports are enjoyed year-round here in South Florida, making it the most desireable place in the

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Just off the North Fork of the Loxahatchee River, the Islands of Jupiter is at the north point of Jupiter at the beginning of Martin County. Panoramic waterfront views of the Loxahatchee River are available with direct access to the waterway. Several homes offer direct ocean access just minutes away through the Jupiter Inlet. One of Florida's most unique treasures, the Loxahatchee River meanders through freshwater creeks, down into a brackish estuary, and finally empties through the Jupiter Inlet into the Atlantic Ocean. 

The Islands of Jupiter is a luxurious gated community of 105 must see custom upscale residences.  These riverfront estates are extended over four islands that John D. MacArthur had originally commissioned for development. It is

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Not only does the Sunshine State top lists including “Best Beaches,” “Best Vacation Destination” and top charts for some of the finest real estate in the nation it is ranked as one of the “Best States to Retire In. 

Ranked among the “Top Ten Best States” to retire to by TopRetirements.com, and with several of its cities named as the “Best Cities to Retire To” by the famed Market Watch Report, Florida has a long list of qualities that verify why its topping charts across the board. 

A popular reason it places high on these lists is that Florida has no income tax and there is property tax protection for its full-time residents. Acclaimed by MarketWatch.com, “Florida has dozens and dozens of nice towns and cities.” In the United States, south

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Whether you own a piece of real estate in Palm Beach County, live here permanently or just vacation here, it is clear that our eco-systems are a cherished part of South Florida life. If it is important to you to protect the precious Floridian environment join the Eco-Watch lecture series put on by the famous Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. 

Gumbo Limbo’s annual “Eco-Watch” Lecture Series begin this week in Boca Raton, Florida. The series are offered at Gumbo Limbo’s classroom from the end of January until the end of April. Each lecture has a different topic and is led by a top environmentalist, often with a Ph.D. in his or her field. 

These lectures are a huge hit in the local community as they shed light on the important ecosystems of south Florida.

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What South Florida iconic restaurant made the “essential” U.S. restaurant list of Eater.com?  Bern’s Steak House, the extravagant south Tampa palace of premium beef and fine wines that was established more than 50 years ago by restauranteur Bern Laxer, is legendary for an outstanding wine cellar, taste and presentation that it is one of the country’s top steakhouses.  

Bern's Steak House, which opened in 1956, quickly grew into a major Florida attraction. In season and on a busy night, it can draw 1,000 customers. The huge menu offers three pages of steak choices -- 16 cuts of steak and 50 ways to prepare them. Three 1,200-gallon tanks in the kitchen each hold 650 pounds of live local fish. At least 20 kinds of caviar are available. The 179-page wine

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JUPITER YACHT CLUB is an upscale luxury waterfront condominium community located on the Intracoastal waterway in Jupiter, Florida. Uniquely, this community features its own marina with dockage up to 65 feet, is just minutes to the Atlantic Ocean via the Jupiter Inlet!  

The last of the residences were built in 2005/2006.  Each fantastic water view home either has a marina or Intracoastal view, split bedroom plans, 2,000 square feet to 3,100 square feet.  There are 150 total upscale residences in the five pet friendly, 24 hour manned guarded buildings.  Jupiter Yacht Club features several sundrenched, tropically landscaped swimming pools with grilling areas. 

Various living options within Jupiter Yacht Club buildings make finding the perfect

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Who can say they are not aware of the American icon, Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel, and his well-known children books?  For over 60 years, familiar titles like “Cat in the Hat”, “Green Eggs, and Ham” or “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” have been American literary classics.  Past generations (and generations yet to come) have enjoyed the well-read books.

Valerie Jackson, owner of the Ann Jackson Gallery of Atlanta, GA, has collaborated with The Gardens Mall and is proud to announce the public art installation of “The Art of Dr. Seuss”.  The museum quality exhibit features selections of artwork and sculptures.  It will be on display at The Gardens Mall, January 17, 2016 through February 14, 2016 for your viewing pleasure. 

The “Art of Dr. Seuss” is an

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