SCUBA DIVING – There are several shops and marinas in Jupiter that sell scuba diving equipment, offer private & group charters and have scuba diving classes and PADI 5 certifications. The reefs off Jupiter Inlet, Jupiter Island, Jupiter and Juno Beach have plenty of wildlife from nurse sharks to loggerhead and leatherback turtles to tropical fish. Jupiter dive sites include Loggerhead Reef, Hole in the Wall, Captain Kurle’s Reef and local ship wrecks.
PADI Dive Courses – Scuba diving courses include PADI open water, advanced open water diver, scuba tune-up, rescue diver, deep diver, wreck diver, search and recovery diver, emergency first response diver, divemaster and instructor development. Children must be 10+ years old for scuba diving and 8+ years old for bubblemaker and seal team classes.
Jupiter 5 Star PADI Dive Centers –
Jupiter to Palm Beach FL Lifestyles and Things To Do
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.
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!
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PREPARING TO BUY A HOUSE
– Choose Budget, Lifestyle and Location
Before… you start looking at purchasing a property find your realistic budget. If you are getting financing to purchase your home, condo or other real estate investment – get pre-approved. I would be happy to recommend reputable, experienced local lenders to you. If you are paying cash – gather and prepare proof of funds. You cannot make an offer on a short sale or foreclosure without being pre-approved by a lender or having proof of funds. Once you know your budget, we can start looking at lifestyles.
FLORIDA LIFESTYLES AND THINGS TO DO
The corridor between Palm Beach – Jupiter Island FL offers a multitude of lifestyles, recreation and things to do:
Let me help you find a home that matches your budget, Florida and community lifestyle and location.
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Juno Beach / Jupiter Island and Jupiter Inlet Colony /
Jupiter / Palm Beach Gardens / North Palm Beach / Tequesta
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 shortcomings (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.
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.
Mirasol Country Club – Newer luxury resort style golf and tennis country club community just off PGA Boulevard with 1,170 Mediterranean style homes and estates. Country Club at Mirasol Palm Beach Gardens FL offers homes for sale and for rent.
Mirasol Florida Golf Club – Offers 36 championship holes.
The Sunset Course – Designed by Arthur Hills and Tom Fazio.
Par 72. Slope 144. Rating 75.2. Length 7,192 yards.
The Sunrise Course – Designed by Arthur Hills and Tom Fazio.
Par 72. Slope 142. Rating 76. Length 7,332 yards.
Country Club at Mirasol – The aerial image shows The Grand Clubhouse, with golf pro shop, card rooms, lounges & indoor and outdoor dining rooms, overlooking the magnificent resort style pool, groomed meandering fairways and 15 har tru clay tennis courts. Next door is the Esplanade Sports & Fitness Center with fitness center, steam rooms and outdoor swimming pool.
Custom Luxury Home Builders – There are 1,170 Mediterranean estate homes designed by luxury developer Taylor Woodrow in this ‘Golfer’s Mecca’ – Palm Beach Gardens – home of the PGA. Builders include Casto Homes, Courchene Development, Frankel Custom Estates, Mustapick, Pinetree Homes and Taylor Morrison.
Subdivisions – Andalusia, Capri, Capri, Esperanza, Esperanza, Magdalena, Olivera, Palacio, Paradisio, Playa Rienta, Porto Vecchio, Quantera, Riviera, San Remo, Siesta, Tranquilla, Tranquilla, Via Verde, Villa Vasari, Villa Vizcaya & Vizcaya
Mirabella at Mirasol – Homes for sale $350,000’s – $650,000’s.
Neighboring gated community with superb clubhouse without mandatory club membership of the country club.
Mirasol HOA – Official Website HOA Fees – Mandatory $1,400 – $2,300 / quarter
HOA Fee includes – Common area maintenance, basic cable & man-gated security
Subdivision– Golf course, driving range, tennis, club house, resort, pool, spa, exercise room & sidewalks
Mirasol Golf Club Membership -Mandatory. Inquire directly for current rates.
Golf Membership – $130,000 (80% equity) + $15,600 annual dues
Sports Membership – $90,000 (80% equity) + $9,360 annual dues
Social Membership – $60,000 (80% equity) + $3,895 annual dues
Public Schools – Marsh Pointe Elementary, Watson Duncan Middle & William Dwyer High School
Location – Mirasol Florida – 10 min west of PGA Blvd I-95 Exit #79.
10 min – Shopping – Downtown at The Gardens, The Gardens Mall, Midtown & Legacy Place.
15 min – Jupiter, Singer Island & Juno Beach dining, parks & beaches.
15 min – Palm Beach International Raceway & Moroso Motorsports Park.
20 min – City Place, Kravis Center & Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).
1 hr – Ft Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
90 min – Miami International Airport (MIA)