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Golf Clubs Golf Courses Palm Beach

Golf in Palm Beach County

GOLF – This area is a true golfer’s Mecca with dozens of gated luxury communities with a private golf club and private golf course as well as dozens of professionally designed public golf courses by Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, The Fazio family and other top notch golf course architects and designers.

Palm Beach – Jupiter and South Florida offers golf for everyone – private, semi-private and public.

FEATURED Golf CommunitiesClick link to see featured communities

Palm Beach – Jupiter Island Florida Private and Semi-Private Golf Courses – Aberdeen Golf & Country Club, Addison Reserve, Admiral’s Cove, Ballenisles Country Club, Banyan Golf Club, Bear Lakes Country Club, Boca del Mar Country Club, Boca Delray Golf & Country Club, Boca Greens Country Club, Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club, Boca Lago Country Club, Boca Pointe Country Club, Boca Raton Resort, Boca Rio Golf Course, Boca West Golf Course, Boca Woods Country Club, Bocaire Country Club, Breakers West, Broken Sound Club, Country Club at Mirasol, Country Club of Florida, Cypress Lakes Homeowners Golf Course, Del Aire Country Club, Delray Dunes, Dye Preserve Golf Club, Eaglewood Country Club, Eastpointe Country Club, Emerald Dunes Golf Course, Everglades Club, Fountains Country Club, Frenchman Creek Beach & Country Club, Frenchmans Reserve, Gleneagles Country Club, Golf & Raquet Club at East Pointe, Gulf Stream Golf Course, Hamlet Golf & Tennis Club, Heritage Ridge Golf Club, High Ridge Country Club, Hobe Sound Golf Club, Hunter’s Run Golf Club, IBIS Golf & Country Club, Indian Springs Country Club, Ironhorse Golf & Country Club, Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club, Jupiter Country Club, Jupiter Dunes Golf Club, Jupiter Hills Golf Club, Jupiter Island Club, King’s Pointe Executive Golf Course, King’s Pointe Par 3, Leisureville Community Golf Course, Little Club Golf Course (Delray), Little Club (Tequesta), Loblolly Golf Course, Lost Lake Golf Club, Lost Tree Village Golf Club, Loxahatchee Club, Mayacoo Lakes Golf Course, Medalist Golf Club, Old Marsh Golf Club, Old Palm Golf Club, Old Trail Golf Course at Jonathan’s Landing, Palm Beach Country Club, Palm Beach National Golf & Country Club, Palm Beach Polo & Golf Country Club , PGA National Estates Golf Club, PGA National Golf Club Resort & Spa, Pine Tree Golf Club, Poinciana Country Club, Quail Ridge Country Club, Riverbend Golf Club, Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Sailfish Point Golf Club, Seminole Landing Golf Course, St Andrew’s Country Club, Stonebridge Golf & Country Club, Tequesta Country Club, The Bear’s Club, The Breaker’s Ocean Course, The Falls Country Club, The Polo Club, The President’s Country Club, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa (now Trump National Golf Club), Trump National Golf Club, Trump International Golf Club, Turtle Creek Club, Villa Delray Golf Club, Wanderers Club, Winston Trails Golf Club, Woodfield Country Club and Wycliffe Golf & Country Club.

See home page for featured golf communities in Palm Beach County and golfing Jupiter.

Public Golf Courses –  Abacoa Golf Club, Atlantis Country Club, Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club, Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course, Boynton Beach Municipal Golf Course, Cypress Creek Country Club, Delray Beach Golf Club, Golf Club of Jupiter, Grand Lacuna Golf Course, Links at Madison Green, Lone Pine Golf Course, Marina Lakes Country Club, North Palm Beach Country Club, Ocean Breeze Golf & Country Club, Okeeheelee Golf Course, Palm Beach Gardens Golf Club, Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, Polo Trace Golf Course, Sugar Cane Golf Course, The Village Golf Club, West Palm Beach Golf Course and Westchester Golf & Country Club.

Golf really is a huge part of local life from The Bears Club members to public course recreational players.

Looking for more details about these golf courses? More Details…..

Jupiter to Palm Beach FL Lifestyles and Things To Do

Athletic leagues,beaches, boating, cycling, dining, diving, fishing, golfing, kayaking, kite surfing, paddle boarding, polo, shopping, snorkeling, surfing, tennis, windsurfing and yoga

Jupiter Florida Real Estate Agent Susanna Grubb

This website is primarily my compilation of North Palm Beach Florida golf course, equestrian and waterfront communities. I represent buyers and sellers from Miami to Lighthouse Point to Palm Beach, Jupiter Island and Stuart. Most of my clients live in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and Tequesta because of the schools, lifestyles and things to do.

Who is Susanna Grubb? A Jupiter Florida real estate broker, originally from Sweden, with a Master of Science degree in Technical Communication. Offering 26 years of personal and professional experience with Florida and US real estate. For many years – a market leader ranked Top 4 of 850,000 agents in 138 countries on Proxio International MLS.

Her work is ranked very high on Google. If you list a home for sale in a Featured Community your property will get Top Placement on my websites regardless of price.

FOR A FREE CONSULTATION – Contact me or call (561) 827-2952

Florida Snowbirds are Buying for Next Season

Florida Snowbird by Florida BeachThis part of Florida has a shortage of rental properties. Due to the shortage of rentals in the Jupiter and Palm Beach area many Florida snowbirds are buying homes and condos early in the year for the following season to be sure they have a place to stay especially as we have a shortage of rentals. 

What’s a ‘snowbird’?

Well, they are the seasonal winter residents who we have not yet persuaded to spend the entire year here and are lucky enough to have another home. Pssst, if you are considering investing here let me know… I know the area and local communities very well.

JUPITER Florida in High Demand

Jupiter Florida - Ready to MoveJupiter Florida is in very high demand. There are MANY reasons!! 

LOW CRIME

Have you ever visited the Trulia Local Crime Maps? Well if or when you do, you will see green areas on the map, orange areas on the map and bright red areas. I am sure you can guess which ones a safer than others. The nice thing about Trulia Local Crime Map for Jupiter is that it tells you what type of crime – noise, domestic, theft or dangerous, etc.

GOOD SCHOOLS

The North Palm Beach County schools have great ratings. In Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, Wellington and Jupiter are best ranked. If you are on the border or further north, most Martin County schools are ranked very high as well.

EMPLOYMENT

Most people in this area are self-employed. There is no real big business besides Florida Power and Light (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, in Juno Beach. The opening of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) honors campus in Jupiter focusing on the medical field and Max Planck and Scripps Institute opening up next door invited endless subsidiary medical businesses.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

In Jupiter, many major league and minor league baseball teams practice at the Roger Dean Stadium in Abacoa. Fans come from all over the country to follow the Saint Louis Cardinals and others. With corals reefs off the coast, diving is a huge draw. Also surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, paddle boarding and fishing are very big. With the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) in Palm Beach Gardens, the area is flooded with international golfers and wanna-be golfers alike.

If you ask me, I may have a few more reasons to live here… I moved here for 1 year and have stayed 14 years so far…

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Who is the Best Real Estate Agent for You?

Real Estate Technology 2015

Who is the best real estate agent to buy or sell your house or condo? View Our Listings

REAL ESTATE LEADERSHIP

With over 18,000 real estate agents in Palm Beach County. One thing that divides them is technology. Constant changes in web design, SEO and social media make it nearly impossible to keep up. Most agents outsource tasks due to time or technical constrains but without understanding IDX data feed, listings may not broadcast to potential buyers thus costing sellers both time and money. With such competition I can’t spill the beans.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

I share my knowledge and skills by volunteering for local and international organizations.

  1. I commit to be recognized as a trusted adviser.
  2. I immerse myself into the local community.
  3. I sign up for volunteering and raise funds for charity.
  4. I connect with friends and groups on social media.
  5. I plan social events to connect people and enrich their lives.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Community involvement gives me in-depth local knowledge. As a professional real estate agent, I also strive to possess these highly valuable leadership skills:

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Expertise in web design to rank high on search engines.
  • Knowledge of imaging, blogging and social media tools. 
  • Strong ability to research, negotiate and interpret contracts.

PEOPLE SKILLS

  • Engage in personal, social and professional networking.
  • Ability to connect with people from various demographics.
  • Sincere, trustworthy and immersed into the community.

BRANDING and MARKETING

  • Represent trusted brand, professional sales and marketing style. 
  • Innovative communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to present concepts in multiple languages to people from different cultures.

SELLER TESTIMONIAL

“When my mother decided to sell… we chose Susanna… informed, responsible and committed to providing excellent customer service. We had a signed contract in less than a week. I would recommend Susanna without reservations …” – Donna P, Seller (2013)

BUYER TESTIMONIAL

“Susanna had to do a lot of explaining [in Swedish] about the buying process, negotiations, the real estate market and all the pit falls… She was very attentive to our needs and had answers to all our questions… and we are very satisfied with the house we finally bought, very much thanks to Susanna,” – Henric S, Buyer (2015)

CONTACT REAL ESTATE AGENT

 Buy or sell Florida real estate: (561) 827-2952

Golf Country Club Homes Tequesta Palm Beach Gardens Jupiter Palm Beach Florida

JUPITER – PALM BEACH Golf & Country Club Homes (A-Z)

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Admirals Cove Jupiter FLADMIRALS COVE GOLF CLUBJupiter, FL – Gated luxury waterfront golf club and country club community with 45 holes of golf (one 18-hole and three 9-hole golf courses). Newly remodeled spa resort club with active tennis teams and The Club at Admiral’s Cove – onsite yacht club and marina just off Intracoastal with quick access to Jupiter Inlet.

Ballenisles Country ClubBALLENISLES COUNTRY CLUBPalm Beach Gardens, FL – Gated luxury golf course community – 18-hole championship golf courses, golf pro shop, 22 har-tru tennis courts, tennis pro shop, tennis stadium, 72,000 sq ft clubhouse, gym, fitness center, spa and salon, restaurants and two spa resort pools managed by Troon.

Breakers West Golf Club West Palm Beach FloridaBREAKERS WEST COUNTRY CLUBWest Palm Beach, FL – Gated golf course community west of the highways near Palm Beach International airport (PBI) affiliated with Breaker’s Hotel and Beach Club. Voluntary club membership. Social, tennis, golf and beach club memberships available.

THE BEARS CLUB GOLF CLUBJupiter, FL – Gated ultra luxury community with signature golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Home to several well known professional athletes.

Mirasol Country ClubCOUNTRY CLUB AT MIRASOLPalm Beach Gardens, FL – Modern and fairly new gated golf course community with two golf courses, active tennis team and many child-friendly amenities. Mediterranean style homes and estates.

FRENCHMANS CREEK BEACH & COUNTRY CLUBPalm Beach Gardens, FL – One of the few local golf course communities that offers nearby private beach club in Juno Beach. Private gated golf, tennis and beach club community close to beaches and PGA shopping and restaurants. Some homes are waterfront but most overlook lakes or fairways.

Frenchmans ReserveFRENCHMANS RESERVEPalm Beach Gardens, FL – Gated centrally located golf and tennis community close to Juno Beach, Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens. Originally built by Toll Brothers and club recently taken over by Troon management group.

IBIS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUBWest Palm Beach, FL – Very large golf course community with active tennis community. Golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and sons – located west of the highways.

Jonathans Landing Jupiter FLJONATHANS LANDINGJupiter, FL – Established gated Intracoastal waterfront golf club community with one 18-hole golf course onsite and another out west of the highways. Active tennis teams, newly built gym and spa as well as onsite boating. Jonathan’s Landing is located close to Jupiter beaches. Voluntary club membership. Two onsite marinas with boat slips for sale to non-residents.

Jupiter Country Club in Jupiter FloridaJUPITER COUNTRY CLUBJupiter, FL – Newer gated Mediterranean style homes by Toll Brothers on Greg Norman designed golf course located immediately west of the highways at Indiantown Road. The lowest priced club membership in the area for a newer club.

JUPITER HILLS GOLF CLUBTequesta, FL – Exclusive private golf club with two Florida Top 20 ranked Fazio golf courses overlooking Jupiter Island and Jonathan Dickinson Park. Voluntary club membership.Jupiter Hills

LOST TREE VILLAGE GOLF CLUBNorth Palm Beach, FL – Exclusive gated golf and tennis community with onsite beach club close to PGA Boulevard shopping and restaurants. Club requires multiple sponsors.

The Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter FloridaTHE LOXAHATCHEE CLUBJupiter, FL – Gated golf, tennis and spa resort community in the heart of Jupiter. Traditional and elegant New England style main club house with adjacent sports facility, gym, spa and family activity centers.

MEDALIST GOLF CLUB – Hobe Sound, FL – Gated golf course community off US-1 close to Hobe Sound and Stuart. Original golf course was designed by Greg Norman. Luxury homes and town houses.

OLD MARSH GOLF CLUBPalm Beach Gardens, FL – Luxury private golf club community overlooking natural marshlands. No tennis and no clubhouse pool. A true golf club in a unique setting. New and newer luxury homes by various builders. Old Marsh Golf Country Club Florida

OLD PALM GOLF CLUBPalm Beach Gardens, FL – Exclusive private golf club with top notch golf course and state-of-the-art golf training facility. Old Palm Golf Club is together with Jupiter Island, The Bear’s Club, Seminole Landing and Lost Tree Club the area’s most affluent golf communities.

PALM BEACH POLO and COUNTRY CLUBWellington, FL – Exclusive private golf club in the heart of Wellington.

PGA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB & RESORTPalm Beach Gardens, FL – Very large golf course community with 4 onsite golf courses. Home of the PGA Tour Honda Classic.PGA National Resort Golf Club

RITZ CARLTON GOLF CLUB JUPITERJupiter, FL – Exclusive private golf club purchased by Donald Trump and renamed Trump National Golf Club Jupiter. Increasingly popular among the Hollywood acting community.

SEMINOLE LANDING GOLF CLUBJuno Beach / North Palm Beach, FL – Exclusive private beachfront golf course community. The Seminole Golf Club golf course was designed by Donald Ross and ranked #1 in Florida. The historic golf club was built in the 1920’s and has been visited by several US Presidents.

St ANDREWS COUNTRY CLUB Tequesta Country Club homes for saleBoca Raton, FL – Very large golf course community close to the highways in western Boca Raton.

TEQUESTA COUNTRY CLUBTequesta, FL – Loxahatchee River boating community with newly redesigned Fazio golf course. Voluntary club membership. Homes offer garden, golf course or waterfront homes with stunning wide water sunsets and easy ocean access via Jupiter Inlet.

TURTLE CREEK GOLF CLUBTequesta, FL – Well respected golf course community with condos and homes in Martin County section of Tequesta. A few homes are on the northeast fork of the Loxahatchee River but most have garden or golf course views.

Turtle Creek Golf Club Tequesta

Tequesta Florida Real Estate | Tequesta Homes for Sale

Tequesta real estate. Tequesta homes for sale.

Tequesta Real Estate

Tequesta real estate agent: (561) 827-2952
Tequesta is a village surrounded by water: Loxahatchee River, Jupiter Inlet, Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and Atlantic Ocean. The Village of Tequesta (VoT) is the northernmost village in Palm Beach County with 6,000 annual residents. Part of VoT is located in Martin County. To the north Tequesta borders Jonathan Dickinson State Park and to the south the Jupiter Inlet with Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum.
THINGS TO DO IN TEQUESTA
Along Tequesta Drive and US1 you’ll find many quaint shops, Tequesta restaurants, delis and coffee shops – even the Tequesta Brewery. Local things to do include tennis, golf, sports fishing, diving, surfing, kite surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking at the Blowing Rocks Preserve and Coral Cove parks on the Jupiter Island beaches. With easy ocean access boating is very popular in Tequesta. Intracoastal marinas include JIB Club Marina, Blowing Rocks Marina and Jupiter Pointe Club. There is a public launch ramp south of Jupiter Inlet at Burt Reynolds Park. For children, there is Constitution Park – a large playground with basketball and skateboarding. Tequesta Park offers 45 acres of public land with a baseball field, tennis courts, basketball courts and park pavilions. In season (November – April) when the snowbirds arrive, the Village hosts the Tequesta Green Market with local produce and healthy lifestyle services.

Jupiter Hills Golf Club Village

TEQUESTA FLORIDA GOLF COURSES
The Village of Tequesta offers five private golf clubs with six golf courses –

Jupiter Hills Club – (561) 746-5228
11800 SE Hill Club Terrace, Tequesta, FL 33469
Little Club – (561) 746-1869
9601 SE Little Club Way N, Tequesta, FL 33469
Riverbend Golf Club – (561) 746-1619
9300 SE Riverfront Terrace Tequesta, Florida 33469
Tequesta Country Club – (561) 746-4501
201 Country Club Dr, Tequesta, FL 33469
Turtle Creek Club – (561) 746-8371
2 Club Circle, Tequesta, Florida 33469

IS THE TEQUESTA AN INDIAN TRIBE?
Yes, the Tequesta (aka Tekesta) Indians lived in what’s today Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties. To the north were the Jaega (aka Jobe) Indians as in the town of Hobe Sound. To the west were the Calusa (aka Caloosa) Indians. Juan Ponce de León was the first European to encounter the Tequesta in 1513. The Tequesta Indians lived off deer, manatees, alligators, fish, shellfish and plants.

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF TEQUESTA?
It sounds incredible but Tequesta is the result of one man’s vision. Charles Martyn visited Tequesta in 1955, bought 86 acres of land and developed what became Jupiter Inlet Colony. His crew found a Tequesta Indian mound of artifacts on the Jaega Indian land. Thus he named his second local development Tequesta Country Club. The average age of Tequesta residents has dropped dramatically in the 14 years that I have lived here. It has become a place where more and more parents want to raise their children. It’s a village for all ages with more and more restaurants and things to do.

ARE THERE ANY SCHOOLS IN TEQUESTA?
There are two private pre-schools and lower level schools but no public schools. First Presbytarian Church offers pre-school and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church offers pre-school and elementary school (K-6th grade).

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PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS – Most of Tequesta belongs to the Jupiter school district – Jupiter Elementary or Limestone Creek Elementary, Jupiter Middle School and Jupiter Community High School.

MARTIN COUNTY SCHOOLS – A small part of Tequesta belongs to the Hobe Sound school district with Hobe Sound Elementary, Murray Middle School and South Fork High School.

TEQUESTA FLORIDA REAL ESTATE

Up to $200,000 / $200,000-400,000 / $400,000-600,000 / $600,000-800,000 / $800,000-1 Million / LUXURY HOMES – Over $1 Million
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JUPITER ISLAND CONDOS – The condo apartments on Jupiter Island are in Tequesta.
Click the link to see ALL Jupiter Island waterfront condos for sale

JUPITER ISLAND CONDOS by Building
Beach Sound / Blowing Rock Club / Carlyle / Claridge / Cliveden / Island House / JIB Club / JIB Yacht Club Marina Boatslips / La Mar / Landfall / Lykes Landing / Ocean Sound / Ocean Towers North / Ocean Towers South / Ocean Villas / The Passages / The Regency / Seamist / Seawatch / Tequesta Towers

FEATURED TEQUESTA SUBDIVISIONS AND HOMES FOR SALE –
Anchorage Point
(Palm Beach) – A small enclave of 30 mostly waterfront homes on Rio Vista Drive – a peninsula close to Jupiter Inlet.
Country Club Point
(Palm Beach) A waterfront community with 70 single family homes, many canal front, across from Tequesta Country Club golf club.
Heritage Oaks
(Martin) A gated community with 6 clay tennis courts and charming oak tree lined streets – Loxahatchee River waterfront homes and garden or Turtle Creek golf course views.
Indian Hills
(Martin)A small community with just 2 streets on the Intracoastal Waterway across from Jupiter Hills Club.
Jupiter Hills Village
(Martin) A private gated golf club community with optional membership to Jupiter Hills Club with two top ranked Florida golf courses.
Jupiter Inlet Colony
(Palm Beach) – A private town with 230 single family homes between the ICW and ocean on the southern tip of Jupiter Island just south of the waterfront condos.
Jupiter Island – Tequesta Waterfront Condos 
(Palm Beach) – Intracoastal and oceanfront beach condos on Jupiter Island and mainland Tequesta.
Lighthouse Cove
(Palm Beach)A charming community with 252 condos close to Publix with resort style pool, gym, billiards, tennis courts and volleyball.
North Passage Yacht Club
(Martin)A Loxahatchee River boating community with 250 homes and town houses adjacent to Riverbend Country Club.
River Ridge (Martin)A manned-gated community with tennis courts and Loxahatchee River waterfront and garden or lake view homes.
Rolling Hills 
(Martin)A small gated community on the Intracoastal Waterway with ICW waterfront homes and garden view homes across from Jupiter Hills Club.
Tequesta Country Club
(Palm Beach)A golf course and boating community on Loxahatchee River with voluntary HOA and golf club membership, community boat ramp and waterfront, golf course and garden view homes.
Tequesta Trace
(Palm Beach) A condo community conveniently located in the heart of Tequesta.
Turtle Creek
(Martin) A gated golf course and boating community on Loxahatchee River northeast fork with mandatory HOA and voluntary golf club membership and waterfront, golf course and garden view homes and condos.

MORE TEQUESTA SUBDIVISIONS (in progress) –
Bay Harbor / Bayview Terrace / Bermuda Terrace / Broadview / Carriage House/ Casa del Sol / Chapel Court / Cove Point / Cypress Ridge / Intracoastal (N US1) / Iroquis Park / Jupiter Acres / Jupiter Cresta / Jupiter in the Pines / Key West Village / Le Parc / Old Cypress Pointe / Ridgewood / Riverside Drive / Riverside Oaks / Riverside Pines / Riverview / Sandpointe Bay / Scrimshaw on the Bay / Shady Lane / Tequesta Cay / Tequesta Cove / Tequesta Garden / Tequesta Hills / Tequesta Oaks / Tequesta Pines / Tropic Vista / Waterway Beach Condo(on ICW not beach) / Waterway Village / Whitehall Condo

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JUPITER – Jupiter Real Estate

JUPITER FLORIDA – Jupiter is a relaxed coastal town located on Jupiter Inlet in one of ‘America’s Happiest Seaside Towns’. Outdoor activities range from golf to cycling and fishing. Easy ocean access to the Bahamas and reefs off the inlet attract boaters, sports fishermen and divers. Jupiter beaches feature events, walking trails, lagoons, playgrounds, tennis, volleyball, petanque, turtle rescue, dog sections, fishing piers, kayaking, surfing, kite surfing and paddle boarding.

Why Use Buyer’s Agent? $200,000 Question?

Buyer’s Agents have tools to establish Fair Market Value. 

I was working with a family earlier this year to find a waterfront home with easy ocean access that could accommodate 3 boats between 30-60 feet. After exploring waterfront homes in three counties together, they found a home while driving around on their own. They contacted the listing agent directly on a direct Intracoastal waterfront home listed for $2.49 Million and negotiated to purchase it for $2.4 Million.Property Search

Commissions are paid by the seller and negotiated at time of listing not at time of sales contract.

Some buyers believe they can renegotiate the listing commission during the sales negotiation process. The Listing Agreement is a legal contract between listing agent and seller – BEFORE marketing the home.

Misconception of Saving Money.

The buyers throught they had saved $70,000 by going directly to the listing agent. Out of curiosity, I did a comparable market analysis (CMA). My CMA showed the fair property value was $2,150,000 unfurnished. Without an experienced Buyer’s Agent with tools and experience to research fair market value – the buyers overpaid $250,000 (less value of furniture).

Seek expert advice from a Buyer’s Agent so YOU don’t overpay!
CALL (561)827-2952 for assistance to BUY or SELL Florida real estate.

Real Estate IRA

Real Estate IRA‘s are expected to rise in the next few years. I attended a three hour class about it recently.

I will post details about this IRA investment option shortly.

Forbes Article about Real Estate IRA’s

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterjreilly/2014/06/09/real-estate-in-your-ira-how-not-to-do-it/

IRS Retirement Plan Forms and Publications

http://www.irs.gov/Retirement-Plans/Retirement-Plan-Forms-and-Publications

Local Knowledge and Real Estate

Palm Beach Gardens Tequesta Jupiter real estate 2015

Local Knowledge

I’ve lived in Jupiter for 16 years and in Fort Lauderdale for 2 years. I know many but not all communities between Palm Beach and Jupiter Island. I have sold over 30 homes and condos in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and Saint Lucie counties. When you are looking for a new place to move or vacation ask yourself –

“What would I like 3 minutes and 15 minutes away?”

We decided to live in the quiet Village of Tequesta with 3 minute drive to Jupiter and Jupiter Island beaches and 15 minutes to Palm Beach Gardens restaurants and shops. I think that’s probably a good starting point in your search. Other people may opt for 3 minutes to a school or a golf course and 15 minutes to the beach. It’s all up to your lifestyle, budget and priorities. Here’s my overview of nearby communities –

Dining Palm Beach Gardens Florida

Palm Beach Gardens (City) – Many great restaurants, shops, public and private golf courses, 15 min from PBI airport and Singer Island, Juno Beach and Jupiter beaches. Home to the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) and many top level golf courses and golf clubs such as Frenchmans Creek Beach & Country Club, Frenchmans Reserve, PGA National, Ballenisles Country Club, Country Club at Mirasol, Old Palm Golf Club and Old Marsh Golf Club.

Juno Beach Florida loggerhead turtleJuno Beach (Town) – Quaint beach community with restaurants, shops, beachfront condos and walk-to-beach communities. Known for Juno Beach Pier – a public 990′ fishing pier and Loggerhead Marinelife Center which helps injured turtles recover before returning to sea. Home to prestigious Seminole Landing and Seminole Golf Club (#1 in Florida).

boating jupiter floridaJupiter (Town) – Located around Jupiter Inlet. Offers few direct beachfront condos, except Ocean Trail, as there are no buildings directly on the beach. Jupiter offers many walk-to-beach communities. Popular venues include Abacoa public golf course, Roger Dean baseball stadium, Maltz Theatre, Jupiter Yacht Club, Jupiter Ocean & Racquet (JORC) and Jupiter Bay tennis clubs. Jupiter is very popular for sports fishing and diving. Several beachside parks south of Jupiter Inlet. New outdoor walking and cycling project “The Riverwalk” underb way with shops, restaurants and mini ferry stops. Harbourside Place – new Intracoastal waterfront restaurant and shopping complex opened in December 2014. Now home of “The Woods Jupiter” – Tiger Woods’ restaurant. About to happen is the new Jupiter Village – a restaurant and shopping district connected to Jupiter Riverwalk. Did you know Jupiter was voted 9 of top 10 Seaside Villages in Coastal Living magazine in 2012? Jupiter and Tequesta are also home to many golf course communities.

Tequesta (Village) – North of Jupiter Inlet. Includes south end of Jupiter Island. The Village hosts a green market in season. Probably 15 restaurants and some small shops. 5-10 min drive to I-95 and Jupiter. 15 min to Palm Beach Gardens shops and restaurants. Locals enjoy fishing, golfing, boating, tennis, paddle boarding and kayaking. No thru traffic as Jonathan Dickinson State Park separates Tequesta from Hobe Sound. Small sections of Tequesta and Jupiter are in Martin County.

I have created many pages with THINGS TO DO. Here are a few – Baseball, beach, boat, cycling, restaurants, diving, fish, golf, kayak, kite surfing, paddle boarding, polo, shopping, snorkeling, surfing, tennis, windsurfing and yoga.

I would be happy to help you find a neighborhood and area that meets your interests.

“What do you want 3 minutes and 15 minutes away?”

FLORIDA BEACH CONDOS FOR SALE

BEACH CONDOS for sale from Jupiter Island to Jupiter, Juno Beach, Singer Island and Palm Beach. Prices between $200,000’s – $10 Million USD. View interactive map, price list, details and photos of Florida waterfront and beach condos for sale.

Norwegian Airlines – Florida Real Estate

“I was honored when Norwegian Airlines invited me to be the featured Florida real estate agent in their inflight magazine ‘N by Norwegian’ to celebrate their new nonstop flights between Oslo (OSL) / Copenhagen (CPH) / Stockholm (ARL) and Ft Lauderdale (FLL) Florida in November 2013. Norwegian Air Shuttle – one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines with over 1.9 million passengers per month shipping 150,000 golf bags,”  – Susanna Malmgren-Grubb (Sept, 2013)

NORWEGIAN AIRLINES - FLORIDANorwegian Air Shuttle is also starting nonstop direct flights with the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes to Orlando (MCO) in spring 2014. This was a great match between Norwegian Air Shuttle passenger interests and South Florida lifestyles – waterfront homes and condo, private and public golf courses and golf club communities close to beaches, surfing, diving, boating, shopping and great restaurants.

SWEDISH – Finn svensk fastighetsmäklare i Florida!!

Norwegian Air Shuttle - Florida Real Estate Agent

My Issue with Zillow

Zillow is a popular tool for buyers and sellers searching online to find the value of a particular property. If all homes were built by the same builder and of the same quality that may be the perfect tool. As with any electronic or general comparison tool that is not done ‘by-hand’ I have found that it has issues and short-comings (but then people do too)….. 

What do I mean with that? As a licensed Jupiter Florida real estate agent, I was creating a comparable market analysis (CMA) for a buyer of a single family home in Tequesta, Florida. There were several recent comps in the multiple listing service (MLS). I looked further into the tax records and saw that another property had sold privately. The home that had sold privately appeared to be owned by two individuals who were probably related. Each owner already owned half the home so when one of them bought the other one out the price was recorded as 50% of the home value. That home was then a comparison for future sales on Zillow, via the tax records and other automated systems. I am not for or against Zillow or similar companies in any way. This is simply an observation of what can happen when relying on automated tools and not real people. 

SINGER ISLAND CONDOS

Singer Island Condos and Apartments for Sale Singer Island, Florida. Singer Island offers direct oceanfront beachfront condos. Some Singer Island beach condos have both Intracoastal and beach views. See Singer Island map, condos for sale by building with property photos. Near PGA Blvd shopping, dining and golf courses.

Shortage of homes. Increase in jobs.

07/22/2015

Buyers Searching Homes Short of InventoryIn June 2015, real estate prices reached record highs as buyers saw a shortage of inventory. 

The National Association of Realtors said sales of existing homes climbed 3.2 percent last month. Home sales increased 9.6 percent the past 12 months while number of active listings increased by 0.4%.

Median home prices climbed 6.5 percent over the past 12 months to $236,400, the highest level reported by the Realtors not adjusted for inflation.

Home-buying has recently surged as more buyers are flooding into the real estate market. High demand has not attracted more sellers into the market, causing tight inventories and increasing prices.

Only 5 months’ supply of homes were for sale in June, compared to 5.5 months a year ago and 6 months in a healthy market. Some areas are barely adding any new real estate listings. 

Average properties sold in only 34 days in June. Limited supplies could slow sales in the next few months.

Rising home values are stretching the budgets of first-time buyers and owners looking to upgrade. As homes become less affordable, the current demand will likely taper off.

The job market was thriving in 2014 when 3.1 million jobs were added and on pace to add 2.5 million jobs in 2015. 

Average 30-year fixed rates were 4.09 percent last week, according to the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. The average has risen from a 52-week low of 3.59 percent.

*Sources NAR and Associated Press (AP)

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Below is a list of public schools for Jupiter, Tequesta, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and North Palm Beach subdivisions and communities in Palm Beach and Martin County Florida. This list is not complete. It shows the current schools for the most popular communities. School boundaries change and this list may or may not reflect the latest changes.

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NORTH PALM BEACH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS –
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS –
Allamanda Elementary School, Palm Beach Gardens – (561) 803-7200
Harbor Isle, Harbor Point Marina, Legacy Place, Monet Gardens, Nativa, Oaks East, Oaks – Sunterrace, Pirates Cove, Prosperity Harbor, Rainwood, Sanctuary Cove, Sandalwood and Siena Oaks.

Beacon Cove Intermediate School, Jupiter (3rd-5th) – (561) 366-6400

Dwight Eisenhower Elementary, Palm Beach Gardens – (561) 494-1800
Bears Club, Frenchmans Cove, Frenchmans Creek, Frenchmans Landing, Frenchmans Reserve, Harbour Oaks, Juno Isles, Maheu Estates, Marina Gardens, Mariners Cove, Ocean Trace, Palm Beach Cabana, Palm Harbor, Paradise Port, Prosperity Bay, Sanctuary, San Matera, Snug Harbor and Wood Hill Estates.

Grove Park Elementary, Royal Palm Beach – (561) 904-7700
Cypress Run, Gables at Northlake, Gramercy Park, Hidden Hollow, Horseshoe Acres, Ironhorse Country Club, Lone Pine Estates, Mediterranea, Palms Edge, Porto Sol, Seminole Gardens, Square Lake, Steeplechase, Woodbine, etc.

Jerry Thomas Elementary, Jupiter – (561) 741-9100
Egret Landing, Hamptons at Maplewood, Jupiter Country Club, Jupiter River Estates, Jupiter Village, Laurel Oaks, Maple Island, North Jupiter River Estates, Stonebriar and Timberwalk.

Jupiter Elementary, Jupiter – (561) 741-5300
Botanica, Casa del Sol, Clocktower Hammock, Coconut Cove, Coppola Villas, Eastview Manor, Estuary, Georgian Park, Jupiter Harbour, Jupiter Heights, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Jupiter Plantation, Jupiter Yacht Club, Key West Village, Lighthouse Cove, Loxahatchee Club, Maple Crest, North Riverside, Ocean Parks, Ocean Trail, Old Jupiter Beach, Paseos, Pine Gardens, Pines of Jupiter, Riverside, River Terrace, Tequesta Trace, Waterway Village, Yacht Club Estates …

Jupiter Farms Elementary, Jupiter – (561) 741-5400
Jupiter Farms, Trailwood and Wildwood Acres.

Lighthouse Elementary, Jupiter – (561) 741-9400
Admirals Cove, Beachcomber, Bella Vista, Cambridge, Canterbury Place, Cypress Island, Greenwich, Jonathans Landing, Jupiter Bay, Jupiter Ocean and Racquet (JORC), Jupiter One, Martinique, Mystic Cove, NewHaven, North Palm Beach Heights, Olympus, Palm Beach Country Estates, Paradise Port, Pennock Point, Ritz Carlton, Sea Colony, Seabrook Place, Sea Palms, Somerset, The Bluffs, The Island, Town Center, Trump National Jupiter, Tuscany, Valencia, Via del Mar, Village of Ocean Dunes, Vintage and Xanadu.

Limestone Creek Elementary, Jupiter – (561) 744-7985
Abyssinia Park, Anchorage Point, Bay Harbor, Bayview Terrace, Bermuda Terrace, Carmel Landing, Chapel Court, Cinquez Park, Country Club Point, Cypress Cove, Cypress Ridge, Eagles Nest, Eastwinds Landing, Fox Run, Frans Follie, Island Cove, Jupiter Cove, Jupiter Landings, Limestone Creek, Little Oaks, Loxahatchee Gardens, Loxahatchee Pointe, Northfork, North River Plantation, Palm Cove, Pennock Point, Rialto, Ridgewood, River Isle, Riverside Oaks, Riverside Pines, Riverwalk, Set-N-Sun, Shady Lane, Shores Pointe, Shorewood, Tequesta Country Club, Tequesta Pines, The Preserve, The Shores, Via Rio, Wendimere Heights, West Center Street, Whispering Trails and Woodland Estates.

Marsh Pointe Elementary, Palm Beach Gardens – (561) 366-8650
Country Club at Mirasol, Eastpointe, Evergrene, Fiore at the Gardens, Isles at Palm Beach Gardens, Legends at the Gardens, Magnolia Bay, Marsh Pointe, Mirabella at Mirasol, Old Marsh Golf Club, Palm Beach Country Estates, San Michele, Wandering Trails and Westwood Gardens.

North Palm Beach Elementary, North Palm Beach – (561) 494-1800
700 Ocean Drive, Bay Colony, Beachfront at Juno Beach, Captain’s Key, Cote de la Mer, Frenchman’s Harbor, Garden Oaks South, Hidden Key North, Juno Cove, Juno Isles, Juno Terrace, Oak Harbour, Old Port Cove, Old Port Village, Orange Terrace, Pelican Walk, Pleasant Ridge, Portage Landing, Sea Images, Sea View Ridge, Seminole Landing, Surfside Hills, Twelve Oaks, Uno Lago, Waterford, Waterfront on the Ocean, Waterway Vista, Wexford Court, Windy Plaza and Yacht Club Village.

Timber Trace Elementary, Palm Beach Gardens – (561) 366-6200
Ballenisles Country Club, Beaumont Place, Bent Tree, Caloosa, Cinnamon, Cypress Hollow, Edgemere, Garden Lakes, Gardens Park, Highland Pines, Isles at Palm Beach Gardens, King Arthur Estates, Palm Beach Gardens North, Paloma, PGA National, Pine Cone Estates, Sabal Ridge, Shady Lakes, Southampton, Villa Palma at Northlake, Westwood Lakes, Winchester Court and Woodland Lakes.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS –
Howell Watkins Middle School, Palm Beach Gardens –
(561) 776-3500
Bears Club, Frenchmans Creek, Frenchmans Reserve, Old Port Cove, Seminole Landing…

Independence Middle School, Jupiter – (561) 366-6400
Abacoa Town Center, Egret Landing, Jupiter Country Club, Martinque (Abacoa), Palm Beach Country Estates, Sea Colony, Tuscany (Abacoa)…

John F Kennedy Middle School, West Palm Beach – (561) 845-4500
Steeplechase…

Jupiter Middle School, Jupiter – (561) 745-7200
Admirals Cove, Botanica, Casa del Sol, Egret Landing, Jonathans Landing, Jupiter Harbour, Jupiter Heights, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Jupiter Yacht Club, Lighthouse Cove, Loxahatchee Club, North Riverside, Ocean Trail, Olympus, Paseos, Rialto, River Terrace, Tequesta Country Club and Tequesta Trace.

Watson Duncan Middle School, Palm Beach Gardens – (561) 776-3500
Ballenisles Country Club, Caloosa, Country Club at Mirasol, Eastpointe, Evergrene, Jupiter Farms, Mirabella at Mirasol, Montecito, Old Marsh Golf Club, Old Palm Golf Club, PGA National and San Michele.

HIGH SCHOOLS –
Jupiter Community High School, Jupiter – (561) 744-7900
Admirals Cove, Botanica, Casa del Sol, Egret Landing, Jonathans Landing, Jupiter Country Club, Jupiter Farms, Jupiter Harbour, Jupiter Heights, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Jupiter Yacht Club, Key West Village, Lighthouse Cove, Loxahatchee Club, North Riverside, Ocean Trail, Olympus, Paseos, Rialto, River Terrace, Tequesta Country Club and Tequesta Trace.

Palm Beach Gardens High School, Palm Beach Gardens – (561) 694-7300
Caloosa, Old Port Cove, Steeplechase…

William T. Dwyer High School, Palm Beach Gardens – (561) 625-7800
Abacoa Town Center, Bears Club, Country Club at Mirasol, Eastpointe, Evergrene, Frenchmans Creek, Frenchmans Reserve, Harbour Oaks, Landmark, Marsh Harbour, Martinique (Abacoa),Mirabella at Mirasol, Old Marsh Golf Club, Palm Beach Country Estates,  San Michele, Sea Colony, Seminole Landing, Tuscany (Abacoa)…

MARTIN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS–
(Jupiter & Tequesta Communities)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS –
Crystal Lake Elementary, Stuart – (772) 219-1525
Old Trail, Ranch Acres, Ranch Colony, Ranch Estates, Tailwinds & The Links

Hobe Sound Elementary, Hobe Sound – (772) 219-1540
Bridgewater of Jupiter, Heritage Oaks, Indian Hills, Islands of Jupiter, Jupiter Equestrian Estates, Jupiter Hills Village, North Passage, Riverbend Country Club, River Ridge, Rolling Hills, The Moorings of Jupiter, Topolka Estates, Turtle Creek Club

MIDDLE SCHOOLS –
Dr David L Anderson Middle School, Stuart – (772) 221-7100
Old Trail, Ranch Acres, Ranch Colony, Ranch Estates, Tailwinds and The Links.

Murray Middle School, Port Salerno – (772) 219-1670
Bridgewater of Jupiter,Heritage Oaks, Indian Hills, Islands of Jupiter, Jupiter Equestrian Estates, Jupiter Hills Village, North Passage, Riverbend Country Club, River Ridge, Rolling Hills, The Moorings of Jupiter, Topolka Estates and Turtle Creek Club.

HIGH SCHOOLS –
South Fork High School, Stuart –
(772) 219-1840
Bridgewater of Jupiter, Heritage Oaks, Indian Hills, Islands of Jupiter, Jupiter Equestrian Estates, Jupiter Hills Village, North Passage, Old Trail, Ranch Acres, Ranch Colony, Ranch Estates, Riverbend Country Club, River Ridge, Rolling Hills, Tailwinds, The Links, The Moorings of Jupiter, Topolka Estates  and Turtle Creek Club.

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PALM BEACH GARDENS

Palm Beach Gardens is a booming City in northern Palm Beach County. It’s the headquarters of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) so golf courses and golf course communities abound.  Palm Beach Gardens also offers excellent restaurants, entertainment, shopping, tennis and boating. Jupiter, Juno Beach and Singer Island beaches are only minutes away.

PALM BEACH GARDENS FLORIDA Things To Do

Shopping at The Gardens Mall –  3101 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens
Indoor shopping mall with 160 vendors and top department stores, incl Apple Store.

Downtown at the Gardens – 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens
Outdoor shopping, restaurants, Cobb Downtown 16 Theatre and Whole Foods Market.

Green Market – 10500 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens (8am-1pm)
Every Sunday there’s a Palm Beach Gardens green market with 120 vendors offering foods, handcrafts and entertainment.

Palm Beach Gardens Municipal Golf Course – 11401 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens
A par 72 newly renovated golf course on 6,500 yards of wilderness preserve.

Aquatic Center – 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens
A 25 yard lap pool, 12 foot dive well, diving board and water slides.

PALM BEACH GARDENS REAL ESTATE

HOMES FOR SALEUp to $200K / $200-300K / $300-400K / $400-500K / $500-600K / $600-800K / $800K-1M
LUXURY HOMES
$1-2 Million / $2-3 Million / $3 Million+LAND FOR SALE – Palm Beach Gardens

FEATURED PALM BEACH GARDENS SUBDIVISIONS –
Ballenisles Country Club ($300,000’s-$4 Million) – A gated spa resort, tennis and golf course community managed by Troon. Ballenisles offers three championship golf courses. Mandatory HOA and club memberships.
Caloosa ($400,000’s-$3 Million) – An equestrian community with custom homes on 5-2o acres of land west of PGA Blvd off Beeline Highway. Low mandatory HOA fees.
Country Club at Mirasol ($600,000’s-$4 Million) – A gated luxury tennis and golf club community with Mediterranean style estates, homes and town houses. Mandatory HOA and club membership.
Crystal Pointe – ($300,000’s-600,000’s) – Centrally located man-gated community off Prosperity Farms Rd with tennis, pool and clubhouse. Mandatory HOA.
Evergrene ($150,000’s-$1.5 Million) – A 24 hr man-gated condo and home community surrounding a lake with community pools, spa, fitness center and clubhouse off Alt A1A and Hood Rd close to PGA Blvd. Mandatory HOA.
Frenchman’s Creek ($600,000’s-$4 Million) – A gated golf club community across from The Bear’s Club and Trump National Jupiter with private beach club in Juno Beach. Mandatory HOA and golf club membership.
Frenchman’s Reserve ($500,000’s-$4 Million) – A gated tennis and golf club community by Toll Brothers near Frenchman’s Creek, The Bear’s Club and Trump National. Mandatory HOA and tennis or golf club membership.
Isles at Palm Beach Gardens
– ($350,000’s-650,000’s) DiVosta built single family homes with lake, pool or garden views. Mandatory HOA.
Maheu Estates ($1-3 Million) – Small community with mostly canal-front or Intracoastal waterfront homes off Prosperity Farms Rd in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens. No HOA.
Mirabella at Mirasol ($400,000’s-800,000’s) – Gated newer community around the corner from Country Club at Mirasol with single family homes. Fabulous community clubhouse, gym and pool. Mandatory HOA.
Old Marsh Golf Club ($500,000-$4 Million) – A unique gated golf club community in natural Florida marsh land setting located off Hood Rd close to PGA Blvd. Mandatory HOA and voluntary club membership.
Old Palm Golf Club ($1-20 Million) – A private ultra luxury golf club and resort spa community with hi-tech golf training facilities. Custom and model Mediterranean style homes. Mandatory HOA & voluntary club membership.
Palm Beach Country Estates ($200,000’s-$1.2 Million) – Custom homes on mostly 1-2 acre lots close to I-95, Donald Ross Rd, Scripps and Abacoa. ‘Country living in the City’ and very low HOA fees.
Paloma
– ($400,000’s – $900,000’s) – Newly built townhomes and single family homes by Kolter with spectacular clubhouse, pool and fitness center. Mandatory HOA.
PGA National Golf Resort & Spa ($150,000’s-$1.5 Million) – 3,500 condos, townhomes and single family homes. Fabulous resort spa, restaurants and 5 golf courses. Mandatory HOA & POA. Voluntary club membership.
San Michele($700,000’s-$2 Million) – Small gated luxury community of just 90 homes. Mandatory HOA.
Steeplechase($500,000’s-$2 Million) – Custom equestrian homes on acre lots. Mandatory HOA.

 

MORE PALM BEACH GARDENS SUBDIVISIONS (coming soon) –
Azure Luxury Condos / Bent Tree / Cabana Colony (see Palm Beach Cabana Colony) /Cielo / The Cove (aka Old Cypress Bend) / Cypress Hollow / Cypress Island / Eastpointe Country Club / Fiore at the Gardens / Frenchmens Landing / Garden Lakes / Garden Oaks / Hidden Hollow / Horseshoe Acres / Intracoastal Park / Lake Catherine / Landmark at the Gardens / Legacy Place / Lexington Green / Magnolia Bay / Marina Gardens / Mariners Cove / Midtown / Montecito / Natures Hideaway / Palm Beach Cabana Colony / Palm Harbor / Palmwood (see Waterway Manor) / Paradise Point / Paradise Port / PGA Commons / Prosperity Bay / Prosperity Harbor / Prosperity Pines / Rainwood / San Matera / Sanctuary / Shady Lakes / Siena Oaks / Square Lake / Sun Terrace / Trevi at the Gardens / Vision One / Waterway Manor / Westwood Gardens

Jupiter Florida Real Estate | Jupiter Florida Condo and Homes for Sale

JUPITER FLORIDA

Jupiter Florida is a relaxed coastal town in northern Palm Beach County with 50,000 annual residents. In 2012, Jupiter made the top 10 list of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns by Coastal Living Magazine. Jupiter is known for the brick red Jupiter Lighthouse located on Jupiter Inlet with easy access to the Gulf Stream and the Bahamas. The reefs off the inlet attract boaters, sports fishermen and divers alike. The many beaches and beach area parks offer free public parking and attract local and far away beach-goers, surfers, kite surfers and paddle boarders. The Jupiter Island beaches – Blowing Rocks and Coral Cove Park – just north of Jupiter Inlet have rocky limestone formations in the surf while the southern side of the inlet is sandy. There are lifeguards on all public beaches. Certain sections of Jupiter Beach allow dogs. (See beaches.) Roger Dean Stadium is home of the Jupiter Hammerheads baseball team. During spring training fans from all over the country arrive to see the Saint Louis Cardinals. Jupiter has many private and public tennis clubs that participate in the various Palm Beach singles, doubles and mixed tennis leagues. The many private championship golf courses, executive golf courses and the public Abacoa Golf Club are home to recreational and PGA Tour pro-golfers. Many families locate to Jupiter because of the many ‘A’ rated local Palm Beach County schools and the highly regarded Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association (JTAA) with dozens of youth sports including baseball, basketball, cheer leading, football, lacrosse, roller hockey, soccer, softball and volleyball.

I’ve lived in the Jupiter area for 10 years and have really seen it change. It was a quiet town few people had heard of unless they had family or friends in one of the classic local golf communities like Jonathan’s Landing or Admiral’s Cove. If you Googled Jupiter and Palm Beach in 2003 – Jupiter would appear as a distant cousin. Now both Jupiter and nearby Palm Beach Gardens are very popular destinations actually more popular but less known than Palm Beach. The social scene is quite different between Palm Beach and Jupiter. There’s much more publicity and glitz in Palm Beach. For outsiders, the Jupiter lifestyles may not be apparent as many functions are in one of the many gated golf course communities or private residences. Jupiter, Tequesta and Jupiter Island are laid back with an affluent flair – this is more and more sought after in our modern society. For the younger generations, there’s always Ft Lauderdale and Miami – perfect weekend getaways for those who live ‘up here’.

WHERE IS JUPITER FLORIDA?

30 Min – North of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).
1 Hour – North of Fort Lauderdale and Fort Lauderdale International airport (FLL)
1.5 Hour – North of Miami and Miami International Airport (MIA)
2 Hours – South of Orlando International (MCO) and Orlando Sanford (SFB) airports

Jupiter Inlet Colony waterfront homes by Jupiter Lighthouse
Jupiter Lighthouse by Jupiter Inlet

JUPITER FLORIDA REAL ESTATE

JUPITER HOMES FOR SALE – Up to $200K / $200-300K / $300-400K $400-500K / $500-600K / $600-800K $800K-1M
LUXURY HOMES – $1-2 Million / $2-3 Million / $3 Million+
WATERFRONT CONDOJupiter / Jupiter Island and Tequesta / Singer Island condos
LAND FOR SALE – Jupiter

FEATURED JUPITER SUBDIVISIONS –
(For updated list – click FEATURED AREAS)
Abacoa
– A large development just north of Donald Ross Rd with over 25 subdivisions, restaurants, offices, shops, a public golf course and baseball stadium.
Admiral’s Cove – A luxury gated waterfront golf course and tennis community with private marina and spa resort.
Bears Club – An ultra luxury exclusive golf course community close to Juno Beach and PGA Blvd shopping and restaurants.
Botanica (incl Sandpiper Cove) – A newer condo and single family development close to Jupiter Hospital and Abacoa.
Cove Point – A small Martin County community with single family homes with garden views, canal waterfront or riverfront views on scenic Loxahatchee River.
Cypress Cove – A gated subdivision within The Shores of Jupiter. Due to its size you may need to look at Shores of Jupiter or North Fork for nearby homes for sale.
Egret Landing – A popular development of large single family homes with community pool and several tennis courts.
Islands of Jupiter – A Loxahatchee Riverfront community with luxury waterfront Mediterranean estates.
Jonathan’s Landing – A traditional Florida Intracoastal waterfront golf club with tennis, spa resort and new fitness center.
Jupiter Country Club – A newer Toll Brothers golf course community west of I-95 with homes and town houses with lakes, resort style pool and tennis stadium.
Jupiter Farms – A large section west of the highways with small and large homes with large land parcels and horses.
Jupiter Harbour – A waterfront town house community with boat slips overlooking Jupiter Inlet and Lighthouse.
Jupiter Yacht Club – A newer luxury waterfront complex with 5 towers overlooking the Intracoastal, bird sanctuaries, nearby restaurants and the Jupiter Yacht Club Marina.
Loxahatchee Club – A centrally located northern style traditional golf club with luxury homes, clubhouse restaurant, fitness center and pools. Loxahatchee Club real estate.
North Fork – A separate gated community with single family within The Shores of Jupiter.
Olympus – A single family home neighborhood off US1 with tennis courts and private access path to the beach.
Paseos – Newer community with single family homes, tennis, clubhouse and pool off Indian Creek Parkway in Jupiter.
Ranch Colony – A unique development with homes on 1-20 acre parcels located in northwest Jupiter with 2 golf courses, an aeropark and equestrian facilities.
Rialto – A newer community off Island Way across from the Jupiter Community Park (JCP).
Ritz Carlton (now Trump National Golf Club Jupiter) – Luxury gated golf club community next to The Bear’s Club and Frenchman’s Creek.
The Shores – A large community with single family homes off Central Blvd north of Indiantown Rd.
Tailwinds at Ranch Colony – An aeropark community within Ranch Colony located in Martin County northwest of the highways.
Tierra del Sol – New townhouse community along Jupiter Riverwalk close to beaches.

LARGE DEVELOPMENTS
Abacoa includes Allegro, Antigua, Cambridge, Canterbury Place, Charleston Court, Dakota, Greenwich, Island at Abacoa, Mallory Creek, Martinique, New Haven, Osceola Woods, San Palermo, Somerset, Towncenter, Tuscany, Valencia, Village at Abacoa, Vintage at Abacoa and Windsor Park.
Jonathan’s Landing includes Anchorage, Barrow Island, Baytowne, Bridgegate, Cape Pointe, Casseekey Island, Cresson Island, Crosswinds, Greens Cay, The Harbour, Hidden Cove,  Jonathan’s Island,  Longshore, The Narrows, Passage Island, Port Dickinson, Riverwind, Shearwater, Southern Cay, Southporte, Traders Crossing, Waterbend, West Bay, Windrift and Windward. Casseekey Island Boat Slips.

Juno Beach Florida

Juno Beach Florida

JUNO BEACH FLORIDA

Juno Beach is a beach town in Palm Beach County located between Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach and Jupiter. It is well renowned for the Loggerhead Marinelife Center – which rescues sea turtles, the 990 ft Juno Beach Fishing Pier – a public fishing pier accessible for a minor donation, the beaches and beach area parks. Local weather conditions attract surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers. Beach goers can enjoy the volleyball courts and picnic pavilions on Ocean Drive. If you are looking for a beach condo Juno Beach offers several direct oceanfront condos which are hard to find in nearby Jupiter.

WHERE IS JUNO BEACH FLORIDA?

5 Min – North of Palm Beach Gardens golf courses, shopping and dining.
5 Min – South of Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet and Jupiter Lighthouse
25 Min – West Palm Beach airport (PBI)
1 Hour – Fort Lauderdale airport (FLL)
1 1/2 Hours – Miami International Airport (MIA)

JUNO BEACH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE

CONDO, HOMES AND LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE – By Price
WATERFRONT CONDOJupiter / Jupiter Island and Tequesta

FEATURED JUNO BEACH SUBDIVISIONS
Beachfront – Oceanfront beach condo built in 1990’s with 53 units. Onsite pool, gym and tennis. Small pets allowed.
Brigadoon – Beachfront condo built in 1970’s with garage. Onsite pool and gym. No pets.
Cote de la Mer – Three-story beachfront and walk-to-beach town homes with private elevators and resort style community pool.
Horizon – Oceanfront 12-story beach condo built in 1980’s with pool. Pets and lease allowed with restrictions.
Juno Isles – Popular boating community with 330 single family homes located between US1 and Intracoastal Waterway. Juno Isles offers ICW waterfront and canalfront homes as well as garden view homes. Very low HOA fee.
Ocean Royale – Newer luxury beachfront condo complex consisting of two 13-story towers just south of the Juno Beach Fishing Pier.
Ocean Trace (aka Uno Lago) – Condo and townhouse community with resort style pools minutes from PGA Blvd shopping and Juno Beach beaches and fishing pier.

MORE JUNO BEACH  SUBDIVISIONS –
700 Ocean Drive / Alicante / Barclay / Bay Colony / Juno by the Sea / Juno Heights / Juno Ocean Club / Juno Shores Resort / Nydal / Oak Harbour / Ocean View Ridge / Oceanfront at Juno Beach / Ocean Ridge at Juno Beach / Pelican Walk / San Remo / Sea Dunes / Sea Images / Sea Oats / Seaview at Juno Beach / Tomkus / Wexford

Ready to Upgrade or Downgrade?

Upgrade Florida HomeReady to Upgrade or Downgrade?

Now is an excellent time to do something about it! So many home owners live in bigger properties than they need. Perhaps their children have left for college and they just don’t need the space any more. Others may have growing families and need the extra space. 

It’s a Seller’s Market – we have low inventory and prices have leveled out after the recession. Homes now trade for – fair market price. If the sellers are realistic about their asking price and selling price then buyers will flock to the opportunity while mortgage rates are super low. The seller would also be buying at a great time… It’s a perfect time for Buyers and Sellers to Upgrade or Downgrade!!

Call Susanna (561)827-2952 or request appointment online.

Buyer-Seller Price Equilibrium

Buyer Seller Price EquilibriumWhat is “Buyer-Seller Price Equilibrium”?

It is a time in the real estate market cycle when Buyers are realistic about the fair market price. At the same time the Sellers are realistic about their asking price and selling price. For this ideal situation, I have coined the term “Buyer-Seller Price Equilibrium”.

Ideal state in the Florida real estate market

During a Buyer-Seller Price Equilibrium, the exchange of title and ownership of real property is done under win-win circumstances. Think of it as an ideal world, where the selling price of a property is at fair market price.

Luckily, for both buyers and sellers, this is also happening at a time with historically low mortgage rates below 4% interest. As the real estate market is in constant flux, unfortunately the current state will not last forever

Now, is the perfect time for Buyers and Sellers to Upgrade or Downgrade.

West Palm Beach Florida

West Palm Beach Florida

WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE

FEATURED WEST PALM BEACH GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUBS

Breakers West  / IBIS Golf and Country Club

DOWNTOWN CONDOS – (coming soon)
610 Clematis, City Palms,  City Place – Tower, City Place – Courtyards, City Place – Garden Residences, Esplanade Grande, Magnolia Court, Metropolitan, One City Plaza, One Watermark Place, The Prado, Rapallo North, Rapallo South, The Slade, The Strand, Trump Plaza, Two City Plaza, Waterview Towers and The Whitney

HISTORIC DISTRICTS – (coming soon)
El Cid, Southland Park and South of Southern (SoSo)

Email Overload

Email OverloadEmails used to be fun and exciting – now we avoid 90% of them. I don’t do blasts!! I offer FUN Monthly eNews with local Florida lifestyles, events and real estate news.

If you are a Gmail user like me, then I hope you are taking advantage of the ‘labels’, the ‘filters’ by keyword or sender and ALL ‘stars’ to mark the import emails so you can return later.

Personally, I’m increasingly fast deleting emails with cliche old stuff. I deleted 3,000 emails this morning. Phew!!

What is a “Discount Point”?

Discount points are a one-time loan cost, where one discount point carries a cost equal to one percent of the first mortgage loan. For example, 1 discount point on a loan of a conforming loan limit of $650,000 would carry a cost of $6,500 to be paid at closing.

Discount points, are often tax-deductible, and can be paid with cash or added to the total loan amount.

Mortgage Rates Still Record Low

It is truly unbelievable that mortgage rates continue to remain below 4%.  The 30-year mortgage rates averaged 3.87% last week  – the 28th consecutive week with sub-4 percent rates. The 15-year mortgage rates averaged 3.11%. 

Mortgage Rates 2015Today, home buyers can purchase 10% “more home” than last year. So if you as a buyer qualified for a $400,000 home in June 2014, then you could probably afford $440,000 in today’s market.

If you think like me, you may want to know how that applies to you. Estimate that mortgages average $470/month for every $100,000. In addition, add HOA dues, property taxes and insurance. Some borrowers may need private mortgage insurance (PMI). I can help you find the HOA fees, estimated new property taxes and property insurance quotes.

I highly recommend to my buyers that they get pre-qualified or preferably pre-approved before looking for a home. It’s a fast moving market and they need to be ready to act. 

It is a win-win time for both home buyers and sellers!!

I’d be happy to help you!! Please call me (561)827-2952 with questions.

Shortage of Rentals Creates More Buyers

Rent or Buy?In South Florida in general and North Palm Beach County in particular, the shortage of annual and seasonal rentals creates more buyers. The local real estate market is in a state of “buyer-seller price equilibrium” where the properties are sold and purchased for fair market price agreed by both buyer and seller as a win-win situation without a win-loose or loose-win.

When prospective tenants search for months and months without success due to low supply and high demand of rental listings they are increasingly interested in buying a property. Many buyers are cash buyers but the mortgage rates are also remaining at historical lows. This is a very special time in the real estate cycle where both buyers and sellers can close a deal and both parties feel good about having made the right decision.