May 2012

There are 29 blog entries for May 2012.


Some analysts say that our economy is currently a “buyer’s market” and some may disagree. It comes as no surprise that the economy has been volatile. However there has been a silver lining on this ominous could, the sale of homes in Palm Beach County has been strong! According to the Palm Beach Post, the annual change in home sales in Palm Beach County has gone up 26 percent, from May 2011 to May 2012! This May has also been the 3rd consecutive month where home purchases have soared over the 1,000 mark. This month Florida realtors sold 1,115 homes in Palm Beach County according to a recent report. Fantastic!!! 

Here at Waterfront Properties our clients drive us. We have a dedicated staff, as well as a knowledgeable and experienced group of realtors

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The desirable community called North Palm Beach Village includes hundreds of waterfront and golf-course homes along the Intracoastal Waterway minutes from the beach.

Among the North Palm Beach Village homes for sale are old-Florida, ranch-built residences, two-story single families, custom estates and golf villas. Mature oak trees, well-maintained swails and winding sidewalks make the community great for family living.

Nearby is the North Palm Beach Country Club, which features a beautiful golf course, a competitive swimming pool with diving platforms, a restaurant and a bar and lots of community activities. The shopping is abundant, the dining is superb and the U.S. Highway 1 and PGA Boulevard corridors are filled with stores and services.

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While living in one of the happiest seaside towns in America, Jupiter, Florida residents and visitors are basking in the sun on white sand beaches and tropically landscaped resort styled pools.  Wisconsin is known for its cheese (yummy, but stinky!), Michigan is known for its factories (go Detroit!), and Florida is known as the SUNSHINE STATE!  And yes, there is good news about sunshine!  It is healthy for you!  Did you know that in small increments, sunshine can make a positive difference on your health?

The good news is that sunshine stimulates the production of serotonin which then promotes a good mental outlook and fights Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Seasonal Affective Disorder is a kind of depression that occurs, usually in the winter, builds

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The Green Market

Colorful orchids hang over head, bursts of sunflowers, yards of fruits and vegetables line the streets, the Intracoastal glistens in the backdrop and local music fills the air. I hope this can paint a quick picture of the West Palm Beach Green Market. If you haven’t been to it on a Saturday yet, it is safe to say you’re missing out. The Green Market of West Palm Beach is a summer time event you shouldn’t miss. The Green Market is held at 101 South Flagler Drive on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Over 60 vendors, from Palm Beach Gardens to Stuart, represent their farm fresh produce, hand made art and vibrant flowers at the Green Market.  If you want to be a vendor there is room for you too!  The market is known for its friendly vendors, buzzing

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Lost Tree Village in North Palm Beach is a community within a community.

There is a well-appointed beach club that serves lunch and dinner throughout the week. There is a clubhouse for residents that is the perfect place for parties, receptions and fundraisers. And there is Lost Tree Chapel, which offers nondenominational worship services every Sunday throughout the season.

The North Palm Beach real estate has an 18-hole golf course with Mark McMahon’s design signature on it; the course later was updated by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, a Lost Tree Village resident.

The community swimming pool has food and drink service, the tennis courts have professional instructors, and the fitness center is staffed by personal trainers who offer everything from

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Who new that adventures in a different country were closer than Disney World? For those of you who live in Jupiter, you may be surprised to learn that just over 55 nautical miles to the east is West End in the Bahamas. It is a popular trip for local Jupiter boaters and fisherman, since it only takes a couple of hours to get there.  

West End is located on the large island of Grand Bahama, an island in the Abacos of the Bahamas. Found on West End is a charming resort, Old Bahama Bay. Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Harbor resembles a beachfront village in Key West.  The resort is luxurious and offers a beachside pool, oceanfront café, fine dining restaurant and impeccable service. The large, 72-slip marina gets filled up quickly on the holidays.  

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The Loxahatchee Riverfront in Jupiter, Florida is a phenomenal place to call home if you are looking for real estate in Jupiter. The Loxahatchee River has been a popular choice among several high profile athletes. Rory McIlroy just landed on the river after his win at the Honda Classic in PGA National. Rickie Fowler, a recent champion of the Wells Fargo Tour (a part of the PGA National Tour). This was the first PGA National Tour win for the young golfer. 

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Fowler is a 23 year old, professional golfer and one of the best in the world at this time. He is hot on the heels of his competitors including another young titan of the golf world Rory McIlroy. Both of these players are 23 years old and have both recently claimed the

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If you are new to buying a home and you are looking in an area that is unfamiliar or new to you, take a look at these quick overviews. We have created a list with some quick points about Martin and Palm Beach County to help you refine your search. Get your search for the perfect Florida Home started, now is a great time! 

Palm Beach County- 

Palm Beach County is a large county that boasts a population more than several states in our nation and it covers more land than some of our states cover! It is a large county but that doesn’t mean its residents are not close knit. There is a great sense of community and a ton of personal touch. Palm Beach County is comprised of 38 incorporated cities with hundreds of

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A new luxury development in North Palm Beach will offer waterfront homes with deep-water dockage and ocean access.

Frenchman’s Harbor is rising on the Intracoastal Waterway, just south of Donald Ross Road, featuring a collection of gorgeous single-family homes with stunning views. The interior appointments are second-to-none, the exteriors are reminiscent of the Mediterranean and the location is ideal.

The homes for sale in North Palm Beach include 78 residences in three floorplans -- the Harbour Collection, the Admirals Collection and the Coastal Collection. The Harbor Collection has 70 feet of waterfront, the Admirals Collection has 100 feet, and the Coastal Collection is carriage homes.
A preserved area fronts the property on Ellison Wilson Road.

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Local philanthropists with big hearts and big sport fishing boats headed out to improve the quality of life of others by participating in the HMY Winner’s Circle Charity Invitational hosted by, Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman,  Mike Schmidt.  Entry fees, part of which are tax deductable ranged from $3,000 - $25,000, for honorary chair, for four anglers, and also received four tickets to the annual Rock-n-Reel Gala held at the Admiral’s Cove Country Club.  Several of local Jupiter area residents are participating in the fishing tournament. The invitational fishing tournament is scheduled for May 16 through May 19, 2012 at the Bimini Bay Resort and Marina in Bimini, Bahamas.  Bimini Bay resort is located on the north end of Bimini just 48

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