June 2012

There are 24 blog entries for June 2012.


# 4 in FLORIDA 

# 26 in the UNITED STATES

 according to the


“The 2012 Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals”


 Rob Thomson, Managing Partner, of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities continues to achieve success in the Jupiter, Florida waterfront and luxury residential housing market according to the recently released rankings of the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends, Inc. top real estate professionals. The rankings reflect a forward momentum and a powerful year of growth in real estate transactions.  

With $112,463,500 dollars in closed volume, Rob once again dominated the Jupiter and Tequesta waterfront area with the support of his professional team and staff.  He noted that

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DuBois Park in Jupiter, Florida

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Jupiter, Florida’s very own DuBois Park earns the national design award for facility design!  The National Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials named DuBois Park as the recipient of its 2012 “Recreation Facility Class II Award”.  The park is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department has just recently completed a five year effort to redevelop the 18 acre park.  The $6.2 million dollar redevelopment and renovation mission has added new features and restored older ones to pristine condition.

Dubois Park is the site of the Harry and Susan Dubois Pioneer Home.  It is the second oldest house standing in Palm Beach County.  The north county pioneer residence is constructed of

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The fifth-annual “You Go Girl” trade show for charity took place at Frenchman’s Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens (below) and featured more than 50 exhibitors who offered everything from massages and health screenings, to snacks and tea tasting.

Live music was provided by Gyorgy Lakatos (above), and a raffle and a silent auction helped raise funds for the Ella Millbank Foshay Cancer Treatment Center at Jupiter Medical Center. Staff members at the country club were accommodating and supportive of the event, as were the residents and owners of Frenchman’s Reserve real estate, many of whom attended the event.

Goody bags were handed out to the first 250 through the door.

You Go Girl is a nonprofit organization that helps empower women to nurture their

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You’ve started looking for your dream home and before you go any further it’s time to get real.  Cash, currency, or funds, call it what you will at the end of the day it’s all the same … MONEY!  You’re going to need it to purchase this dream home.  Assuming you are not paying cash, the first step is to get pre-qualified for a mortgage.

Why get pre-qualified for a mortgage?  It will give you a guideline as to how much you can afford.  The vast majority of sellers will not entertain an offer unless the buyer is pre-qualified or a cash offer.  It will also let you, as a buyer, know how much you need as a down payment and give you an estimate of closing costs. 

Bud Kline, Mortgage Consultant, with FBC Mortgage LLC can assist you with all your mortgage

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Before you start looking for your dream home you may want to sit down and make a list of items you wish you could have in this dream home.  Better yet, grab a piece of paper and fold it in half, on one side of the paper, place at the top of the paper the page the label “Wish List” and on the other side the fold line place the label “Needs”.  Now start filling in “Wish List” side.  Begin jotting down ideas as to what you would like to have in your dream home.  

It may be 5 bedroom suites/ 5 and ½ bathrooms/ 6,000 square feet/  with a guest house/ 3 car garage/ on direct ocean access.  If you can manage to move forward with your dream home purchase, fantastic!  If not, get pre-qualified for the type of home on your “Wish” list after you narrow it down

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Photographs and paintings made by Admiral’s Cove residents graced the walls of the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens this Spring as part of the Admiral’s Cove Art Exhibition.

The wide-ranging pieces of art, which include oil, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture and stained glass, all were created by the hands of homeowners. Gary Bard, a glass artist who produced the showcase, said the talent that thrives within the Admiral’s Cove real estate is astounding.

“We are always amazed at the talent in our community,” Bard said. “It seems to be better each year. Who knows, there may be a new Picasso in the group.”

The exhibition encourages residents to show off their creative side and has grown to 45 artists. The pieces are hung in the clubhouse

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Another beautiful day in paradise! The sun is glistening on the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the Jupiter, Florida’s white sand beaches.  Local fishermen are catching pompano right off the beach coastline as the sun rises colorfully over the horizon.  The colors of the early morning sunrises in Jupiter are enough to get most local artists out with easels and brushes. 

No need to leave your best friend at home.  Jupiter is home to one of the only dog friendly beaches in the State of Florida.  Dogs are allowed in the “non guarded” areas from Juno Beach to Jupiter.  It is requested that your pet is on a lease or under your voice command at all times, that you clean up after your pet, and that your pet is not bothering other beach-goers. 

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After many years in the making, a 36-foot tall piece of the World Trade Center has been erected as a memorial, in Palm Beach Gardens this past Saturday. The column serves as a memory of the tragic day our nation was attacked on September 11, 2001. The monument is a 36-foot, 12-ton piece of twisted steel that was a column from the 110 story, World Trade Center. Intense heat and flames warped the metal when the plane hit the building.

Today, the monument can be enjoyed and stand as a symbol of our strength and recovery. Eight-foot tall glass panels will encase the metal monument. Etched into the glass are 3,000 names of victims whose lives were claimed by the tragic day. Many of the names are those of the brave

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Trapper Nelsons

The infamous Trapper Nelson’s ghost reportedly haunts the calm interior waters of the Loxahatchee River. Many years ago, in the 1930’s until the 1960’s, a gigantic man who stood almost six and a half feet tall, weighing 240 pounds, lived deep in uninhabited beauty of the Loxahatchee River and Jonathon Dickinson State Park. His given name was Vincent Nostokovich and was born in Trenton, New Jersey. This man was the modern day “Croc Hunter - Steve Irwin” and was described as the “wild man, of the Loxahatchee River”.

Trapper Nelson built his cabin and a zoo deep up the Loxahatchee River into the interior of the Northern Everglades. He was a hunter and only killed what he would eat. He caught so many creatures, like panthers and alligators; he

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Friday nights at the Tiki at Evergrene are more fun than ever now that local musician Geoff Livingston will be playing his guitar poolside, starting at 7.

The Tiki at Evergrene has become the place to be in north county for residents and their guests. The food and libations are wonderful and affordable, and the ambience is laid-back and sociable.

The outdoor tiki bar and its live music are among the many attractions within Evergrene. Evergrene homes for sale also come with use of a large clubhouse filled with year-round activities, a fitness center with top-of-the-line equipment and a serene, sparkling lake with a path encircling it.

To see the amenities at Evergrene, click here.
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