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South Florida's MIAMI Association of Realtors (including Jupiter/Tequesta to South Miami areas) celebrates a "milestone 90th anniversary and illustrious history of success and achievements."

 As a client of a Realtor, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all real estate transaction-related matters. Using a professional Realtor is well advised and advantageous. They are competent members of the National Association of Realtors and here in South Florida, they are members of MIAMI as well. Realtors are not just agents. According to RealtorMag.com, Realtors make a significant difference for home buyers/sellers:

      "1). An expert guide. Selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents.

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If you intend to sell your home, it might be a good idea to do a couple of renovations before listing it.  It is also wise move if you have not updated the home in several years.

Remodeling Magazine publishes an annual “Cost vs. Value Report”. The 2016 report disproves most people’s first assumption – kitchen or bathrooms being the remodels that yield the most resale value. According to this report, adding fiberglass attic insulation is the best return on investment.  This simple improvement yielded 117%. 

Renovations that are at the top of the list are:

-         Add fiberglass attic insulation with a yield of 117%.

-         Replace bottom siding on the bottom third of the house with stone veneer at 93%.

-         Exchanging garage

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Jerry Garcia was the lead singer and lead guitarist for the Grateful Dead. The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco area. The Grateful Dead have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide. Known for their psychedelic and varied inspirations, the band became known as “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world”.  

Roots Music, New Belgium Brewing and Sailor Jerry present the “Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash – Celebrating the life of Jerry Garcia (1942 – 1995).  The experience of celebrating 51 years of the iconic band the Grateful Dead and lead singer Jerry Garcia, will take place on July 31, 2016. 

The band and their fans, “Deadheads”, are widely associated with

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According to Open Table, they began in 1988 with the goal of helping restaurants make on line reservations. They have narrowed down the top 5 restaurant in Southeast Florida to Miami. Miami is known for its vibrant nightlife, rooftop bars, and the most glamourous and sexiest eateries around.

#1. Red Carpet Italian Restaurant, 3438 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL.  Red Caret Italian is a place with authentic and exquisite Italian cuisine that is sure to please thru most discerning palates. It is full of wonder and ambiance. Each dish is created with the finest and freshest ingredients. Enjoy wine and pasta fests, lasagna Fridays, chef nights, and jazz. The concept at Red Carpet Italian is the final product of two brother's passion about sharing the table.

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Most people when they think of Florida think of white beaches and the sparkling blue waters off the Atlantic Ocean. These sentiments are an accurate description of a part of Florida, South Florida.  The Sunshine State actually is scattered with diverse topography. Florida is part of the “Atlantic-Gulf Coastal Plain” which occupies much of the eastern and southeastern states.

The peninsula of Florida is essentially flat terrain.  Much of the land in Florida is barely above sea level. The highest point in the state is hilltop up in the panhandle.  It is only 345 feet above sea level in Walton County. Most of the state is low lying and level.  Much of Florida has an elevation of less than 12 feet.  Interestingly, no point in the state is more than 70

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South Floridians love an inconspicuous life-style.  It begins in the home. Clean, clutter free and streamlined kitchens are directing the new home trends this 2016 season.   Modern touches are even reaching the popular “Tuscan-style” kitchens by adding a modern flavor.  Stainless steel and open thick glass shelving are shaping the new kitchen.

An easy change in any home is addressing electrical outlets.  Today’s family has an average of 12-plus mobile devices.  Multiple plugs are necessary for today’s family.  A cool new product called thingCHARGER aims to make the “process a little easier and neater, as it goes in right over an existing outlet, and docks various devices on top for easy charging.” It features various top mounted charging tips that

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The climate in South Florida is described as sub-tropical. With the exception of an occasional, brief summer rain shower, most homeowners and their families spend ample time outside of the home enjoying the weather.  In Palm Beach County, the climate designates outdoor living as the way to enjoy leisure time.   Many of the spectacular waterfront properties listed with Waterfront Properties and Club Communities feature outdoor amenities designed for pleasurable alfresco living.

Architects have masterfully designed homes with resort style pools and cascading waterfalls, koi ponds, wine cellars and home theaters.  Sometimes amenities are just unusual – hydraulic lift transports in the garage to allow double level parking, yoga lawns, and hi-tech touch

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Polo, the “sport of kings”, is not only for the wealthy and royals in Palm Beach County, it has been a favorite pastime of local Floridians for years. The International Polo Club Palm Beach is located in Wellington, Florida. Wellington is the heart of South Florida’s horse country and the epicenter of international polo.

The great international sport of polo used to be practiced by only by kings and now graces the Palm Beaches annually. The international polo season begins in early January and continues until into May. During the season, guests can come out to the polo grounds and relish the matches and all the happenings that surround it.

On any given Sunday, meet friends and other guests enjoying the polo matches of Palm Beach County under

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Sloan’s Ice Cream, Palm Beach Gardens, is a unique ice cream and sweets shoppe. The first location of Sloan’s was in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1999. Their goal was “to create an ice cream utopia for the young and young at heart.” They have succeeded with locations in South Florida, California and most recently in Kuwait.

Ice cream has been around for many, many years. Ice cream's origins are known to range back to the second century B.C.  No exact date of origin, or inventor, has been credited with its innovation. It is known that Alexander the Great enjoyed snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar. Theological references show that King Solomon was fond of iced drinks during reaping. It is understood that during the Roman Empire, Caesar,

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Florida Atlantic University, Department of Visual Arts and Art History will present the 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition “Space”, April 15 through May 6.  The exhibition will be located at Ritter Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 

“Space” is the “thesis exhibition for emerging artists and designers working in various media including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, digital media and photography.  Themes presented in the exhibition will span social and cultural critiques and conceptual investigations of form and material.”

The art show will feature a varied collection of two and three-dimensional pieces of work.  The graduating artists will receive their Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees in graphic design and studio

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