December 2012

There are 12 blog entries for December 2012.

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The gorgeously hand-carved, Florida-theme carousel at Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens’ premier shopping destinations, has turned 2. To celebrate the development near The Landmark condominiums for sale will have a joint birthday / holiday celebration thought Dec. 30 featuring the “Gifts of the Season” campaign.

The campaign, conceived by developer Berman Enterprises, funds more than two dozen local charities through proceeds from carousel rides, which, in two years, have amounted to more than $20,000.

Kendall Rumsey, director of marketing for Downtown at the Gardens, said “Gifts of the Season” enables the Palm Beach Gardens property to give back to the city and the community at large by helping charitable causes.

In addition to “Gifts

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On Dec. 31, the Jove Comedy Experience will appear onstage at the Atlantic Arts Theater in Jupiter to perform the New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, a comedy production that blends improvisation, sketches and musicals into an interactive, multimedia presentation with participation from the audience.

The exciting show will recap 2012, which saw a rebound of the real-estate market and Jupiter homes for sale, with equal doses of seriousness and satire, and playfulness and parody. Tickets are $20.

The Atlantic Arts Theater is on Indiantown Road in the heard of a city that boast some of the best riverfront property for sale in South Florida.

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Family Golf in Jupiter  
A 36-hole, family oriented, mini-golf course east of Alternate A1A has been approved by the Jupiter Town Council.  Plans for “Lighthouse Cove Mini Golf” is thought to be a perfect fit for what the town’s Community Redevelopments Agency is trying to create along  A1A between U.S.1 and Jupiter Beach Road.  The owner says the proposed mini golf would be a family friendly place featuring burgers, ice cream, beer or wine.  It’s going to be people getting together and playing mini golf with soft music in the background.

Plans for the proposed “Lighthouse Cove Mini Golf” call for a 20 foot tall lighthouse, waterfalls and 36 holes designed to feature the best of Jupiter’s history and local aquatic life.  It will also feature a 2,000 square foot, two story

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Purchasing a home is similar to looking for life partner.  You may go on many first dates and in the end, the one that has the most, but not all the characteristics that you desire, will win you heart. The same holds true when searching for your dream home. 

However, first-time homebuyers and even the most experienced homebuyers can get frustrated and disappointed with how long the process can take.  Yet they may not understand how their expectations, views, and lack of action may be causing the delay in finding the right home.

One of the biggest hazards a buyer can fall into is not working with an expert buyer’s agent. Waterfront Properties and Club Communities buyer’s agents can assist buyers readily identify the best-suited properties in the

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Christmas for the Animals  

Ring in the holidays at the Palm Beach Zoo with exotic animals and breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Breakfast is comprised of a delectable buffet along with private animal encounters.  Maybe you will be able to determine if the animals have been naughty or nice.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present for photographs and chats with zoo guests.  The Palm Beach Zoo has planned children’s crafts, complimentary carousel rides, and so much more.  

Have Breakfast with Santa!

Did you know that next to the waterfront in the Palm Beaches, the zoo falls in the top three cultural attractions in Palm Beach County – depending on how you count things?  It brings in about 300,000 people a year. The biggest animal draws to the zoo are the three half-grown Malayan cubs.

Residents of

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Enjoy Holiday Jazz in West Palm Beach  “Jazz on the Palm” is a highly popular concert series on the waterfront featuring a variety of local, up and coming jazz artists.  The performance series is offered every third Friday of the month – gratis.  Guests are encouraged to bring a  blanket or a couple of chairs for seating under the beautiful night sky.

Jazz on the Palm Cruise on down to the West Palm Beach Waterfront and enjoy a free holiday concert under the South Florida stars.  Stuart and Jupiter area visitors and residents alike will enjoy the ambience and special sounds of jazz from this special holiday performance. On December 21st , the “All Star Holiday Jazz Under the Sea Spectacular”  will feature well known South Florida jazz musicians:  Dr. Ed Calle, Dana, Paul, Wendy Pederson , & Nicole Yarlin. 

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Mayfair International Realty 

It is undisputed in the luxury realty market if one is looking for uncompromising service for discriminating clients - membership within Mayfair International Realty is advantageous!  Waterfront Properties and Club Communities has been the exclusive member of this network that redefines international real estate marketing for their discerning clients for many years.

The Waterfront Team!

Mayfair International Realty was founded in 1995 as a real estate service for London clients seeking country homes and estate agents seeking representation in London.  Over the years, the company has transitioned into a worldwide organization representing 125 real estate brokerages and 350 offices.  Their unique approach to marketing includes Country Club UK.  This is a unique concierge

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Living in South Florida is an ultimate destination during the holiday season for friends and family.  Therefore, what to do with the “little ones” becomes a question that stumps even the most seasoned host or hostess. Our Jupiter and Singer Island area beaches are gorgeous, Wellington offers polo and equine activities, and the Loxahatchee River has some of the best water activities and fishing in South Florida.  But, what if the little ones are looking for more?  Time to think outside of the box!

Madagascar on Ice

Dreamworks’ and Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee/Orlando, along with the Coca-Cola Company have collaborated to present an exciting Christmas celebration open daily until January 1, 2013.  “ICE!” is a winter wonderland of hand carved ice sculptures.  Featuring

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The Colors of Christmas! 

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If you are in the Jupiter area, please do not miss the “Colors of Christmas”, featuring five iconic performers, in one wonderful holiday performance at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida.  

Peabo Bryson (“A Whole New World”), Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.  (“Up, Up & Away”, “Aquarius”), Stephanie Mills (“Never Knew Love Like This”), and James Ingram (“Baby Come To Me” & “Just Once”) will share center stage for one night only.  They will perform their classic hits, as well as holiday favorites! The program is sure to fill you with holiday cheer. 

A gospel choir will join the stellar lineup of award winning artists for an unforgettable evening of music that the entire family will enjoy. Tickets start at

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Jupiter Lighthouse

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) a leading provider of information, business services and analytics released its October 2012 report comparing it to October 2011.  It noted home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year over year basis by 6.3 percent.  This change signifies the biggest increase since June of 2006.  It is also the eighth consecutive increase in home prices nationally on a year-by-year basis. www.corelogic.com

Anand Nallathambi, President and CEO of CoreLogic, stated, “We are seeing an ongoing strengthening of the residential housing market. Reduced inventories and improving buyer demand are contributing to stability and growth in home prices which is essential to the long term health of the housing market and the

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