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Luxury home buyers are looking for anything but cookie-cutter. They want unique architectures, colors, materials, and textures that other buyers haven't seen. Convenience, style, and recreation opportunities are at the top of their wish list. Here are some trending designs:

Earth Tones and Mixed Metals

Pantone's colors of the year are Greenery, Hazelnut, Kale, and Flame. They are used on walls or as pops of color for accents. Antique brass, rubbed bronze, brushed nickel- mix them all. Luxury home designers say there's no reason to stick to one metal throughout the house, the variety adds flavor to the home. This includes fixtures, vases, lamps, etc., giving the space an industrial minimalist look.

Professional Grade Kitchens

Bigger is

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In October 2017, Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in a decade- a 6.2% monthly increase nationally, and a 16% monthly increase in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Realtors Association.

Why are people buying?

One contributing factor could be the result of the national interest rate on 30-year fixed mortgages continuing to drop. Last week mortgage rates dropped from 3.95% to 3.92% in comparison to 4.03% in 2016 (National Association of Realtors). Historically, lower mortgage rates have helped drive home sales and those looking to refinance the market.

A healthy job market and low national unemployment rate of 4.1% could also be driving people to purchase homes. Palm Beach County currently has a strong economy with areas

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The Florida home of the Scripps Research Institute is located at 130 Scripps Way, Jupiter on the campus of South Florida's Florida Atlantic University Honors College. The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organization It is a non-profit biomedical research and education facility.   The main institute is headquartered in San Diego, California.  The Scripps Institute in home to over 3,000 scientists, technicians, graduate students and administrative staff and other staff making it one of the largest non-profit biomedical research institutes in the world.

Scripps Florida focus on basic biomedical research and drug discovery. Researchers using the latest cutting-edge technologies, focus on

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The Village of Tequesta and the Town of Jupiter are snuggled between Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart.  The village and township areas provide an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.   Tequesta, as well as Jupiter, have a vail of secrecy surrounding the Loxahatchee River and Intracoastal Waterway.  Not many folks are aware of the how the river winds in and out of Jupiter and Tequesta.  It affords quiet life and incomparable water vistas for the homeowners, thusly, paddle boarding, kayaking, water sports, boating, etc. are plentiful.

Tequesta Homes, border up to the Town of Jupiter, which is to the North.  Mutually sunny, the beachside towns offer many championship golf courses, private country club living, miles of unspoiled, white sugar sand beaches

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The El Cid Historic District, located in West Palm Florida is a United States historic district located in West Palm Beach, Florida. The district is bounded by Flamingo Drive, South Flagler Drive, Dyer Road and South Dixie Highway. It contains 281 historic buildings. The El Cid Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)3 – charitable organization with an all-volunteer board dedicated to the preservation of the historic integrity of the neighborhood. The group is committed to the education of our community through programs highlighting the unique character of the El Cid Historic District.

It’s an attractive and popular neighborhood community for young growing families or young at heart looking to slow down a little bit. The El Cid Neighborhood had its

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Consumers using the Internet in their homebuying process in South Florida continues to grow. Interestingly, those buyers are more likely to use a real estate agent, than not use a real estate professional according to an annual survey from the National Association of Realtors.

The National Association of Realtors, “Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers”, included survey responses from thousands of individuals who purchased a home during a one-year period of time. The seller information in the report is from those buyers who also sold a home. Home buyers who purchased a home during that time period, the highest share ever ,92 percent, used the Internet to search for a home. 

The Internet is a part of getting your marketing strategy and is an

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You have been searching for that perfect oceanfront condominium in the Jupiter, Juno Beach or Singer Island area and now you are picturing yourself on the balcony looking over swaying palms and the gentle breeze off the Atlantic Ocean in your face.  There are a few important questions you need to ask before buying a condominium.  A professional real estate agent with Waterfront Properties and Club Communities condominium specialist can help you get the answers.

Whatever the reason, many individuals appreciate condominium living. You frequently get a spa like pool and fitness center, as well as a security, insuring privacy as well as the opportunity to own a home without having to worry about all the caretaking responsibilities.

First, take a

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To own a beach home or just a home near the beach is a dream for many Americans. Views of the oceans, sandy beaches, summer vacations and happiness are synonymous with the beach life, but often times being affordable to own is not. 

If you have always dreamed of owning a home in a beach town, you are in luck. Contrary to popular belief, you may just be able to find your perfect beachside abode in some of the country’s best beach towns for less than you think. WalletHub, a personal finance company, website and digest recently published a nationwide survey their team of experts conducted on the “Best Beach Towns and Cities To Live in 2017.” The data they gathered offers information and details on seaside real estate and data sets organized into different

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The interest for real estate in the United States remains to flourish. Foreign buyers continue to view the United States as a desirable place to own property. Just last year America’s residential real estate sales to international buyers accounted for $102 billion in sales. Foreign buyers have been inclined to make purchases in warmer climates.  They have traditionally purchased in Florida, California, Texas, Arizona and New York.

The real estate specialists at Waterfront Properties and Club Communities understand that the real estate industry has becoming global.  At an international event attended by Rob Thomson, Managing Partner, in which he personally marketed his listings to real estate professionals from around the globe.

By introducing

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The Town of Juno Beach is a seaside community located on a barrier island along the Atlantic Coastal Ridge. It was formed by the cutting channels of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. The abundance of water provides part of the attraction of this quaint place to live, work and play.  

You can bring your furry best friend and smartphone, camera or sketchpad to enjoy magnificent sunrises and sunsets at the Juno Beach Park for cherished memories. Many residents of Juno Beach head over to the pier for serenity. The Juno Beach Pier House offers something for anglers, sightseers, and beach goers alike! The pier offers visitors 990-feet of boundless saltwater fishing and perfect opportunities to enjoy the scenic view. The Pier House at the

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