Who is the best real estate agent to buy or sell your house or condo?
REAL ESTATE LEADERSHIP
With over 20,000 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 constraints 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.
I share my knowledge and skills by volunteering for local and international organizations.
- I commit to be recognized as a trusted adviser.
- I immerse myself into the local community.
- I sign up for volunteering and raise funds for charity.
- I connect with friends and groups on social media.
- I plan social events to connect people and enrich their lives.
Community involvement gives me in-depth local knowledge. As a professional real estate agent, I also strive to possess these highly valuable leadership 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.
- 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.
“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)
“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
HOBE SOUND FLORIDA
FEATURED HOBE SOUND COMMUNITIES
Jupiter Island Estates – Including Blowing Rocks, Bon Air Beach, Gomez Grant and Island Beach
The Medalist Club – Medalist Golf Club luxury homes and town houses
North Hobe Sound Shores – aka Hobe Sound Shores
The Soundings Yacht Club – A yacht and tennis club
MORE HOBE SOUND SUBDIVISIONS – (coming soon)
Bahia Sound / Banner Lake / Bridgetown (Island Crossings) / Eaglewood / Forest Glade / Gomez Hill / Governors Landing / Harbor at Hobe Sound / Heritage Ridge / Hobe Sound Colony / Hobe Sound Golf Club / Island Beach (Jupiter Island) / Jupiter Island Condos / Loblolly Bay / Loblolly Pines / Lost Lake (incl Double Tree) / The Oaks / Olympia / Papaya Village / Pastelle / Pilots Cove / Poinciana Gardens / The Preserve / Quail Ridge / The Retreat / Shellbridge / Treasure Cove / Whites / Woodmere Acres
Selling a Home in Florida
At Ultimate Florida Real Estate we feature our listings in the MLS, local and international networking channels, the company website as well as Proxio International MLS global website. We create 360 tour of our listings by using 360 camera, 360 video, 3d with 4k resolution and drone photography to market our homes to sell faster that local market conditions.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS AND TIMELINES?
THE LISTING PROCESS
Meet and Discuss – Your timeline, intentions and goals.
View, Compare and Review – Property features, upgrades and location to recent sales.
Consider Things To Improve – Interior and exterior appearance.
Set Fair Market Price – Based on recent sales, fair market value and timeline.
Select a Marketing Plan – Minimal, standard or extraordinary.
Review Contract Terms and Conditions – Make sure it is a win-win agreement.
Prepare 3D Photography, Drone Photography, Videos and 3D Virtual Tours – Organize professional photo shoots, videos and tours per Marketing Plan.
MARKETING YOUR HOME
Submit – Property information to MLS (Beaches MLS).
Convert – Measurements, currencies and 20+ languages.
Re-Submit – Property details in Proxio International MLS.
Promote – Property on social media, multiple websites and Web syndication sites, including International.
Advertise – On office monitors and international partner systems.
Announce – Listing with open houses, emails, print brochures and online marketing campaigns.
POST LISTING REVIEW
Marketing Plan – Is it working?
Fair Market Value – Has the market changed?
Time Frame – Are we on target?
Adjust – Listing and marketing to succeed.
Find Buyer – In local, national or international network.
Negotiate – Contract with buyers.
Prepare for Closing and Moving
CALL 1(561)827-2952 REQUEST – Home Valuation
Let’s implement a successful strategy to sell your Florida home or condo.
First schedule a home valuation and consultation to review your goals and timelines.
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.
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).
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
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
Tequesta FL Homes for Sale
JUPITER, PALM BEACH COUNTY
Jupiter Farms – Large open community in Western Jupiter permitting 1 horse per acre in many areas. Not all homes are equestrian but most homes are on 1-2 acres. Jupiter Farms offers yoga, soccer fields, a grocery store and several restaurants.
JUPITER, MARTIN COUNTY
Ranch Colony (including The Links, Old Trail, Ranch Acres, Ranch Estates and Tailwinds)
Rocking Horse and Trappers Run
Palm City Equestrian Properties for Sale – Many of these horse properties are in unincorporated Martin County with only County taxes not Palm City property taxes.
PALM BEACH GARDENS
Caloosa –Large equestrian community with riding trails and paddock. Located off Beeline Highway and PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Country Estates –Large community permitting horses located off Donald Ross Rd close to highways, FAU, Max Planck, Abacoa and Juno Beach.
Horse Shoe Acres – Estate homes $400,000’s – $4 Million’s. Located off Northlake Blvd.
Palm Beach Polo and Country Club – including Bel Air, Bent Cypress, Bridle Path, The Bungalows, Chukker Cove, Cypress Island, East Lake Bungalows, Eagles Landing, First Fairway, Golf Cottages, Greenview Shores, Hunters Chase, Hurlingham, Islebrook, Kensington, Las Casitas, Meadowbrook, Muirfield, South Fieldsand Windsor Way
Wellington Luxury Horse Communities – Horse Properties for sale in Wellington over $1,000,000 USD
Wellington horse communities include:
Equestrian Club, Fairway Island, Grand Prix Village, Mallet Hill, The Meadows, Paddock Park, Palm Beach Little Ranches, Palm Beach Point, Rustic Ranches and Saddle Trail.
Equestrian Properties for Sale
NORTH PALM BEACH FLORIDA
FEATURED NORTH PALM BEACH SUBDIVISIONS –
Frenchman’s Harbor – New Toll Brothers luxury waterfront homes on private harbor and Intracoastal waterway
Harbour Isles – Luxury waterfront homes between 4,000-9,000 sq ft on deep water in private gated community
Lost Tree Village (incl Lost Tree Club Condo and Old Port Village) – Luxury garden view, golf course view, canalfront, lakefront and oceanfront estates
Seminole Landing Golf Club – Seminole Landing luxury homes with garden view or golf course view and oceanfront estates
Old Port Cove Marina – Large gated condo complex off US Highway just south of PGA Blvd and north of North Palm Beach Country Club with marina, boat slips and multiple low and high rise condo for sale
Old Port Cove Subdivisions – Condo 1 – 1208 Marine Way / Condo 2 – 130-136 Lakeshore Dr / Condo 3 – 120-126 Lakeshore Dr / Condo 5 – 108 Lakeshore Dr / Harbor Village – Marine Way E and W / Lake Point Tower – 100 Lakeshore Dr / Old Port Village – Old Harbour Rd estates / Tower East – 115 Lakeshore Dr / Tower West – 123 Lakeshore Dr
MORE NORTH PALM BEACH SUBDIVISIONS (coming soon)
Bay Colony / Captain’s Key / Carleton / Castlewood / Country Club Addition / The Estates of North Palm Beach / Everglades / Gemini / Governors Pointe / Hampshire Arms / Harbour Lights / Hidden Key / Juno Isles / Landings East / Lands End / Maple Leaf / Marina Bay / Marina View / Mariner Court / Nativa / Northlake Villas / Ocean Trace (aka Uno Lago) / Paradise Harbour (aka Paradise Villas) / Pleasant Ridge / Portage Landing / Ports O’Call / Prosperity Harbor / Regency / River Key / Rivers Landing / Rolling Green / Royale Harbour / Seamark / Shutters / Southwind Circle / Southwind Landings / Sun Cove Estates / Twelve Oaks / Village of North Palm Beach / Waterway Terrace (East and West) / Yacht Club Addition / Yacht Harbour Landings
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
This 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 is in very high demand. There are MANY reasons!!
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.
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.
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.
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…
Branding matters when marketing Florida luxury homes and around the world. A well recognized luxury brand carries elegance, respect and prominence worldwide.
I have lived in Jupiter for 13 years and know the local areas, amenities and communities very well. I primarily market local luxury lifestyles such as waterfront estates, equestrian properties, golf and country club homes and beach condos.
For a consultation to view local properties or list, market and sell your property.
CONTACT – Jupiter Florida agent Susanna Grubb
CALL (561)827-2952 or FILL OUT THE CONTACT REQUEST.
1031 Exchanges are expected to make a big comeback this season in the Florida real estate market.
More details shortly…..
IRS and 1031 Exchanges
What’s a Seller’s Market?
A Seller’s Market is a real estate market where there’s Low Supply. The opposite would be a Buyer’s Market when there is High Supply of properties to purchase.
Low Mortgage Rates
For Florida Sellers, who have been Upside-Down and contemplated whether to Upgrade or Downgrade – now is an opportune time!!
WHY do I say this? Well, buyers can afford to buy 10% more home today than in 2014 due to Low Mortgage Rates. The Sellers will get Top Dollar on their current home IF they sell AND be able to purchase a new property for very low interest or cash if they have enough equity, savings or investments.
For Sale by Owner – Statistics
The average For Sale by Owner obtain 12.6% less price than agent-assisted sales. The most common real estate listing commission is either 5% or 6% either paid to the listing agent or split between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent.
If you were to list a home by owner for $500,000 by owner you would according to national statistics receive around $30,000 less if sold by owner than with a licensed real estate agent.
- 9% of sellers go the route of FSBO (For Sale by Owner).
- The median sales price of a FSBO in 2014 was $208,700.
- The median sales price of an agent-assisted sale in 2014 was $235,000.
- The most difficult task for a FSBO seller is to price the home correctly.
- It’s important to price the home to move quickly: the longer the house stays on the market, the more the asking price was reduced.
Source: 2014 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers
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 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)
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
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 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 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 CONDO – Jupiter / 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.
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 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
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?
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.
What 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.
I specialize in International real estate marketing and networking. I’ve been Top 5 MVP of 950,000 agents in 145 countries on Proxio International MLS since 2010. I offer sellers local, national – international marketing on Proxio. I can help you buy or sell homes in Florida, US or abroad. In 2015, I joined Sotheby’s – a perfect match for my skills and interests but in 2018 I decided to open my own brokerage, Ultimate Florida Real Estate, to more freely utilize my local, national and international marketing methods in combination with new technological innovations.
If you’re an agent with a Florida buyer or seller –
DOWNLOAD the International Buyer or Seller Referral Agreement.
WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE MARKETING?
Market Expertise. I’ve managed, leased, bought and sold properties in the US since 1992 and followed the local and national market trends for over 20 years. As a local resident since 2003 and licensed Florida real estate agent since 2005 – I understand the national, local and hyper-local investment cycles.
Technical Know-How. I have Master of Science (MSc) degree in Technical Communication – only a real estate agent with a PhD in Information Technology would have better technical know-how. I’ve found this especially helpful to maximize international web syndication.
Networking. In 2008, I acquired the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and Transnational Certified (TRC) designations from National Association of Realtors (NAR). This required proof of multiple international real estate transactions and weeks of testing – I got 100% on working with the European market.
This was the beginning of my quest to establish an unprecedented personal agent-to-agent network with ability to work across international borders. Each green dot on the Proxio map below represents one of my personal direct agent or broker connections.
*This shows how listings gets marketed with international web syndication.
**It does not show actual sites your home will be marketed.
PLATINUM MEMBER OF PROXIO PRO –
“International buyers spent $92 Billion on US real estate in the last 12 months,” NAR, 03/2014.
With Proxio I can reach these buyers.
Proxio – International Multiple Listing Service (MLS) used by the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA).
With Proxio Pro I can connect with their agents.
Proxio Pro – An agent-to-agent referral and marketing network representing agents and brokers in 139 countries.
“Proxio lets me market properties in over 18 languages.”
With the Proxio multi-lingual website, users can search 360,000 Florida, US and international homes for sale by agents in my direct Proxio network in 18 languages. In addition, I can represent and assist buyers to purchase any of the 3,500,000 properties for sale on Proxio.com.
Multi-lingual Real Estate Agent-
I speak English, Swedish, French and Spanish. I understand Norwegian, Danish, German, Italian and Portuguese. I studied Japanese language and culture in college.
Will Your Home Get Found?
Just adding a property to the local MLS or even Proxio International MLS isn’t enough. Sellers are competing with 3,500,000 listings on Proxio International MLS.
To sell for fair market price a property needs to be found by buyers and agents. I can place properties where they get found and seen by 849,000 agents in 139 countries.
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING EXPOSURE OF FLORIDA HOMES –
“There are 849,000 agents from 199,000 agencies in 139 Countries on Proxio Pro. As a Top 5 International marketing MVP, I can offer sellers exceptional local, national and international marketing exposure.”
Most Florida home owners are back at Positive Equity again after being Upside-Down for 1-7 years between 2008-2014 during the BIG real estate recession. Today, whatever the reason, most Florida real estate buyers pay cash which will reduce the risk of a bubble like we saw in 2008 when most buyers were using too far reaching lines of credit.
What’s Positive Equity?
Positive Equity is when a home owner owes less on their home than it is worth. Negative Equity is when a property owner owes more than it is worth. Other common phrases for Negative Equity are Under Water or Upside-Down.
Like my image above symbolizes, is a financial state when a property owner owes more than a property is worth in the market place. This was the cause for the 1,000’s of short sales and foreclosures in the past decade.
In 2019, the Florida real estate market is VERY different!! Today, we are in a Buyer-Seller Price Equilibrium – where properties in general exchange for Fair Market Value.
WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE
FEATURED WEST PALM BEACH GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUBS –
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)
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%.
Today, 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.
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.
Buy or Sell Florida House during Summer?
Many families planning to move and relocate between different homes, schools or school systems typically do so in the summertime. This can be for many reasons but most obviously the 9-month school year. From a real estate perspective this means they will list their current home during the spring and close in early summer. Summer time is also busy for Florida real estate as snowbirds buy in the off season and remodel homes or condos so they are ready for next season.
At the same time, they’ll find a new home in a good school system and get settled in during the summer months. School grades and school systems change all the time. Historically, in Palm Beach County Boca Raton, Wellington and Jupiter schools have been highest ranked. As a side note, Tequesta does not have any public schools and mostly belongs to the Jupiter schools with the exception of small portions belonging to Hobe Sound schools which are further away but very highly ranked. If you have a question about local schools in North Palm Beach County or Martin County, I’d be happy to help you. PLEASE CALL (561)827-2952
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS – US REAL ESTATE
From March 2013 – March 2014 international buyers invested $92.2 Billion USD in US real estate. Of all real estate sold in the United States 35% of home buyers were international buyers – either recent US residents or foreign residents. This reports shows interesting details about real estate trends, international investors and where they choose to invest in real estate Florida and nationwide. See full report by National Association of Realtors (NAR). Most buyers (23%) choose too buy a home in Florida.
PALM BEACH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE
PALM BEACH ISLAND BEACH CONDO AND LUXURY HOMES FOR SALE
– View Palm Beach Properties for Sale $1 Million +