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Properties with "perks" have always been a stand out in the real estate market.  Architects have masterfully designed homes with al fresco kitchens, resort style pools and cascading waterfalls, wine cellars and unparalleled home theaters.  Sometimes amenities are just unusual think hydraulic lift transports in the garage to allow double level parking – exotic cars upper level and daily driving cars lower level or hi-tech home security and monitoring panels.  The luxurious amenities available are countless.  If you dream it, they can make it happen!  

Some of the most sought after homes listed feature guest cottages and outdoor living areas containing such open-air amenities as summer kitchens with sub-zero refrigerators and state of art appliances.

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Voting closes January 25 for CoastalLiving.com and their annual “Happiest Seaside Town in 2016”.  From Hawaii to Alabama and Florida to California, they are considered based on their rank with the Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index.

The Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index methodology is “designed to be the Dow Jones of health, giving a daily measure of people's wellbeing at the close of every day. With a daily measure, determining the correlation between the places where people work and the communities in which they live, and how it impacts their wellbeing”.  It takes into account healthiness of the beaches, percentage of sunny and clear days, standard of living and financial demographics of the areas.

The editors of CoastalLiving.com then focus

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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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Given the fact that most homebuyers use the Internet to aid them in their search for a home, using the Internet as part of your marketing strategy is an important step toward getting your home sold. After all, the more people who are able to see your home, the more likely you are to find an interested buyer quickly.

When it comes to listing your home online, there are many websites available. The most technologically perceptive real estate agents will have websites for their own business and will list homes on directly on their sites. There are also many websites that are dedicated to helping those who are trying to sell their homes on their own. Listing a home on these sites is not free. When hiring a real estate agent, on the other hand, listing

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With an average winter daytime temperature in Palm Beach County being 74 degrees,  now more than ever the Jupiter area has been attracting professional golfers and golfing enthusiasts for its exclusive golfing communities and secluded atmosphere.  Palm Beach County is known as the “Golf Capital of the World” with more than 150 public and private golf courses.  

Saltwater and freshwater enthusiasts enjoy some of the best fishing in North America.  Polo and equestrian events are also very popular in Palm Beach County.   Polo tournaments such such as the World Cup and Winter Equestrian Festival draw large crowds and international celebrities. Other outdoor sports are enjoyed year-round here in South Florida, making it the most desireable place in the

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Not only does the Sunshine State top lists including “Best Beaches,” “Best Vacation Destination” and top charts for some of the finest real estate in the nation it is ranked as one of the “Best States to Retire In. 

Ranked among the “Top Ten Best States” to retire to by TopRetirements.com, and with several of its cities named as the “Best Cities to Retire To” by the famed Market Watch Report, Florida has a long list of qualities that verify why its topping charts across the board. 

A popular reason it places high on these lists is that Florida has no income tax and there is property tax protection for its full-time residents. Acclaimed by MarketWatch.com, “Florida has dozens and dozens of nice towns and cities.” In the United States, south

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What South Florida iconic restaurant made the “essential” U.S. restaurant list of Eater.com?  Bern’s Steak House, the extravagant south Tampa palace of premium beef and fine wines that was established more than 50 years ago by restauranteur Bern Laxer, is legendary for an outstanding wine cellar, taste and presentation that it is one of the country’s top steakhouses.  

Bern's Steak House, which opened in 1956, quickly grew into a major Florida attraction. In season and on a busy night, it can draw 1,000 customers. The huge menu offers three pages of steak choices -- 16 cuts of steak and 50 ways to prepare them. Three 1,200-gallon tanks in the kitchen each hold 650 pounds of live local fish. At least 20 kinds of caviar are available. The 179-page wine

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Who can say they are not aware of the American icon, Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel, and his well-known children books?  For over 60 years, familiar titles like “Cat in the Hat”, “Green Eggs, and Ham” or “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” have been American literary classics.  Past generations (and generations yet to come) have enjoyed the well-read books.

Valerie Jackson, owner of the Ann Jackson Gallery of Atlanta, GA, has collaborated with The Gardens Mall and is proud to announce the public art installation of “The Art of Dr. Seuss”.  The museum quality exhibit features selections of artwork and sculptures.  It will be on display at The Gardens Mall, January 17, 2016 through February 14, 2016 for your viewing pleasure. 

The “Art of Dr. Seuss” is an

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South Florida is known for its abundances in real estate.  Gorgeous residences on the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal waterways and other waterfront properties, including elegant country club/golf course communities and stunning equine communities are plentiful. Many are exclusive private, members-only clubs and communities.  Rarely are the “gates” to these elaborate communities open to the public.

You do not have to be a royal or a handsome model to enjoy the sport of polo these days.  Head on out to Wellington and the polo grounds and enjoy a fanciful day of preeminent polo on the circuit!

The International Polo Club Palm Beach is a private club, with members-only privileges.  During Polo season (January – April) the matches are open to the

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Best of Palm Beach County’s Green Markets 2016

If you love fresh flowers, produce, and artisan foods then you are thrilled with the peak of "green market" season!  Locals buy local organic fruits and vegetables from various farmers markets in the area. The fresh markets run weekly during the “green market” season and offer a host of family fun with some dynamic locales on the waterfront, featuring food trucks, baked goods and plenty of sampling.

The largest and oldest green market in the area is along the waterfront in West Palm Beach.  Saturday’s at the West Palm Beach Green Market are bustling mornings.  Between 9:00am – 1:00pm, Downtown West Palm Beach is pulsating with activity with over 70 vendors of locally owned crops, specialty products

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