December 2015

There are 62 blog entries for December 2015.

For those of you who happen to be planning to buy a home in the New Year there is a whole lot to celebrate this upcoming year.  According to National Association of Realtors, “varieties of financial vectors have dovetailed” to make 2016 the year to buy a home.

Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. However, even though they are likely to start going up, you have not missed your chance to get a deal on a house.  Even though they may creep up at any moment, it is nonetheless a fact that interest rates on home loans are at historic lows, with a 30-year fixed-rate home loan still hovering around 4%.

Rents have skyrocketed! Another reason homebuyers are lucky is that rents are going up, up, up!  In fact, rents in 2015,

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See where the world’s best interior designers have been shopping for more than 30 years. Antique Row in West Palm Beach features over forty shops, offering an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, collectibles, antique furniture, vintage furniture, vintage jewelry, fine arts, decorative arts, period deco and modern furnishings. All within walking distance, this vast array of quality antique stores, specialty shops and art galleries are accompanied by several award-winning restaurants.

Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful have all stated Antique Row as one of the premier antique shopping districts. Tucked between some of the West Palm Beach’s most interesting and historic neighborhoods, and

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Located in Wellington, Florida, the International Polo Club Palm Beach is the ultimate destination for polo in the world! The International Polo Club Palm Beach boasts the largest field of “high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States.”

The 2016 Palm Beach Polo Season will open on Sunday, January 3, and will come to a close with the USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship® final on April 24. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, stadium seating, field-side champagne brunch at The Pavilion, and exclusive sponsor boxes.

Polo is not only for royalty in Florida; actually polo has been a favorite pastime of local

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Break out the party hats! This year’s end-of-year events range from an assortment of fireworks to a concert by Billy Joel.

The following are some of the county’s offerings:

  • Harbourside Place countdown to 2016 begins at 6 p.m. and closes out with fireworks at midnight. Live music and plenty of food and drink specials.
  • New Year’s Eve Celebration at City Place. Snowfalls at 6pm, 7pm and 8p. Live music and amazing dining and entertainment.
  • Delray Beach’s annual family-friendly alternative to New Year’s Eve at sites around Old School Square begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. and midnight.
  • The Piano Man, Billy Joel will perform at 9:30 p.m. at BB&T Center in Sunrise.
  • At the Kravis Center, New Year’s Eve shows are the Broadway
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Where else but at The Club at Admirals Cove do members enjoy two world-class clubhouses and amenities? Within the elite gated community of Admirals Cove are luxurious amenities including internationally renowned golf courses, yacht club and marina, tennis and stunning residences.

The Kip Shulties designed 27 new holes of golf showcase this spectacular property with increased elevations, water features and enhanced landscaping. The three 9-hole courses and the grand re-opening were held within the last couple of weeks.

The Golf Village Clubhouse received a major transformation with the addition of a louver-covered patio for open-air dining. Members enjoy mealtimes while overlooking the golf courses and cascading waterfalls.

 Added to the

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The 8th Annual Martin County Nautical Flea Market is coming to Stuart, Florida on Saturday January 9th, and Sunday January 10th, 2016 from 9am until 4pm each day. This nautical market offers a wide variety of vendors ranging from artists to clothiers, sculptors and more selling their crafts and products.

The Martin County Nautical Flea Market will be held at the beautiful Memorial Park in Stuart. The sprawling, lush park is just walking distance to the fashionable downtown Stuart area. 

For those who love a good deal you can visit the marine booths where vendors will be selling their marine and nautical merchandise and services for a great deal or maybe a discounted price during the festival. The nautical flea market also offers vintage collectibles

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Get ready for ArtiGras in Jupiter, the award-winning fine arts festival celebrating its 31st anniversary. This art show has grown into a nationally recognized arts festival and ranked in the top 50 of America's Best Art Fairs. The three-day, family-friendly event features national, regional and local fine artists, live music, beer garden and food court.

The Fine Arts Area features gallery quality work of 300 fine artists exhibiting a variety of talent and diversity of styles in 13 categories including ceramics, fiber (wearable and non-wearable), digital art, drawing and printmaking, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, and wood.

At the Artist Demonstration Stage, you can learn how artists apply their outstanding

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Changes are coming to the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass after this year's PLAYERS Championship. 

Following the 2016 edition of the season's so-called "Fifth Major", the course known for its famous island green will close for six months as several major changes will be made to the course. The most naotable of those changes will be a complete re-design of the par 4 12th hole.

Widely considered as highly underwhelming, the 12th in its current state is the shortest on the course measuing in at 358 yards. While the exact yardage of what it will be after the de-design is not known, the early reports are that after the changes, the hole will become a drivable par 4, adding more intrigue to the course.

"The redesigned 12th hole will add an element

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Northern Palm Beach County 

Snug Harbor in Palm Beach Gardens- This year, the famous lights of Snug Harbor are coming back after a break from last year. Even more lights will light up the beautiful homes and all of the trees that line the neighborhood. Organized by John Staluppi, Snug Harbor has become one of the most recognized holiday destinations to see lights in south Florida.

Directions: Take I-95 to PGA Boulevard, go east to Prosperity Farms Road and go north. Snug Harbor will be on your right.

The Heights in Jupiter- The homes in the quaint, yet large neighborhood of the Heights are decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights. Some of the streets you will want to see include Hollywood Street and Pompano Street. You will see flying

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With years of entertainment practice, the South Florida Fair is one of the top-rated events in Florida. The annual fair event is amazing, huge and a must-do in West Palm Beach. The fair will get packed with rides, music, food, drinks, fun and action.

There will be 4 stages of music and entertainment, world class ice skating performances, award winning agriculture and livestock programs featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 Florida counties. Attractions like historic Yesteryear Village and over 200 rides and games.

The South Florida Fair is the biggest and oldest event in the West Palm Beach community. It is 17 days of fun for the entire family. Advance tickets are now available.


January 15- 31, 2016
South Florida Fairgrounds

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