April 2013

There are 36 blog entries for April 2013.

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April is National Donate Life Month.  April 30th is the last day of the month long campaign to raise awareness.  Please consider registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor.

Did you know more than 117,000 men, women, and children are on the waiting list for organ transplant? Someone is added almost every ten minutes.  Each day 79 people receive organ transplants. However, 18 people die each day waiting for transplants that cannot take place because of the shortage of donated organs.  Millions of Americans choose to be tissue and organ donors.  

Why donate? Because you may save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance others through tissue donation.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,…
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The U.S. Open has a history of being one of the toughest majors on the PGA Tour. From its tight fairway set-up, to its un-relenting rough, the U.S. Open generally rewards fairway accuracy more than any other event. As a result, scores have been traditionally high. Two of the last three U.S. Open winners have had a winning score of even par or higher, including last year when Webb Simpson won with a final score of +1. Palm Beach Gardens resident Rory Mcllroy holds the record for lowest winning score at a U.S. Open when he shot a four day total of 16-under to win at Congressional in 2011. The only other golfer ever to win a U.S. Open by going double digits under par is Tiger Woods. The Jupiter Island resident won at

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It’s only a matter of days until the largest waterfront music and art festival, SunFest 2013, opens its gates on May 1st. and continue through Sunday, May 5th.   SunFest takes place along the West Palm Beach Intracoastal Waterway on Flagler Drive between Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue.  SunFest is a premiere event showcasing top musical talents.  This year’s lineup includes Train, Smashing Pumpkins, The Black Crows, The Offspring, Boz Scaggs, Phillip Phillips, Slightly Stoopid, Cheap Trick, Bear Naked Ladies, and many more.  Over 165 artists are drawn to the art and craft show from around the nation. There are plenty of activities for families and a Captain Morgan’s Floating bar for the over 21 set.  Expect spectacular fireworks and excellent gourmet…
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Get Your House Sold

Getting a house to sell takes much more than just listing it in the paper or on the internet and letting it get gobbled up, it simply doesn’t work like that. Today’s successful agents are tenacious, proficient and skilful and they aren’t a dime a dozen. Agents and brokers of today are a new breed. With the market being more challenging than ever, the task of selling a home or finding your buyer their dream home isn’t just a snap of your fingers. It takes effort, hard work and dedication! 

Several years ago when the market was bustling, homes were selling like hotcakes and the market was flooded with buyers and sellers. Consider the nation’s economic standing; the economy is struggling, banks aren’t lending nearly as much and buyers don’t have the

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One cannot help but notice the bustling activity at the base on the Indiantown Road Bridge and U.S. Highway 1 in Jupiter. There are sky scraping cranes and lively trucks.  The eleven-acre parcel is slated to open a $150 million marina/restaurant/retail/hotel complex on the Intracoastal Waterway and is expected to open the summer of 2014.  A sea of spectacular opportunities awaits Jupiter residents and visitors alike in this waterfront entertainment plaza.
 
The Harbourside project will provide public benefit through municipal docks, water taxi, beautiful outdoor amphitheater and a perfect connection to the Riverwalk project.  Upon completion, this will provide public access to approximately 2.5 miles of Intracoastal Waterway and the Jupiter Inlet.  “The

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In the month of May, the USGA will hold its annual US Open golf qualifiers all over the country. This year, Admirals Cove has been chosen to host the Palm Beach County area qualifying event on its East Course.

The qualifying tournament will be an 18-hole event and will take place on May 3rd and will feature some of the top amateur and local pro and semi-pro golfers that have not already qualified for the tournament. In order to be eligible to compete in a USGA US Open qualifier a golfer must either be a professional or have a handicap of 1.4 or lower.

Those players that are successful at the local qualifiers will advance to a sectional qualifying event. The sectional qualifiers will be a 36-hole event that will be held at 11 sites that are to be

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Is It Time to Make Your Move?

The Mortgage Banker Association posted on Housing Wire this week some very positive news – “applications are showing slight increases, the purchase index rose, adjustable-rate mortgage activity shrank and interest rates on a 30-year, fixed rate decreased. Suggesting it is an opportune time to purchase a home now and a good time to list your home for sale.

Average 30-year, fixed rate mortgage with a jumbo loan balance dropped to 3.75% from 3.77% last.  The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage with a conforming loan balance decreased to 3.65% from 3.67%.  For up to the minute information on mortgage rates contact BKline@fbchomeloans.com.

According to Zillow.com March marked the 16th consecutive month that U.S. home values rose.  Additionally, home values…
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This Friday at 10:30am in Lake Park, the town is hosting a beautiful celebration for Arbor Day. Beginning in the morning locals from the community and students from different schools will come out to Flagler Boulevard to plant new trees. Tree City USA has donated the seedlings and students will graciously bring the soil to preserve the presence of our trees for future generations. The mayor, James Dubois, will commence the ceremony with some words about our trees and food and drinks will be available to all that want to partake. People from Stuart to Palm Beach Gardens will come out to plant new trees. 

A Little More About Arbor Day

The Arbor Day Foundation is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to make our world a “greener and healthier”

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Admirals Cove is the award-winning country club hidden away in Jupiter, Florida.  It stands alone as the preeminent golfing and yachting country club community in the area.  The Club at Admirals Cove also has a full service 72-slip marina, tennis facilities, fitness center, spa, salon and private banking.

Golf, tennis, and boating are favorite activities at Admirals Cove. Magnificent homes can either be on stunning fairway vistas or have impressive waterfront views.  A club cottage for the seasonal golfer down for the winter is a perfect option.  A waterfront Old World Mediterranean inspired sprawling estate for a young growing family, near the end of a cul-de-sac is ideal or a  patio villa for an active couple enjoying “their” time now that the kids have…
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Jupiter Medical Center has gained national recognition as being a leader in decreasing radiation exposure for patients undertaking computed tomography (CT) scans.  It became the first medical center in the United States to be named a “show site” for others to come and observe the state of the art Optima CT540 CT Scanner.

The new Optima CT540, manufactured by General Electric, “optimizes the patient experiences while continuing to provide exquisite image quality.  It answers your need for exceptional clinical results with an increased volume of patient throughput and a focus on patient centered tasks.”  It allows for simple patient positioning thusly resulting in faster scans.  Faster operation translates into shorter radiation exposure time.

Dr. Lee Fox,

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