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It’s no secret that Waterfront Properties and Club Communities represents the most stunning listings in South Florida. If you’re searching for your dream home, you are welcome to attend any of our four open houses this Sunday! The select open houses feature homes in Jupiter, Lantana, West Palm Beach, and Delray Beach.


16894 Crown Bridge Drive, Delray Beach, FL 33446

Sunday, 8/19/2018  1 pm – 4 pm

$1,410,000
4 Beds, 5 Bath, 4,488 SqFt
This luxurious home is in the prestigious Hampton subdivision, limited Versailles model ,comes with an abundance of upgrades,plus easily converted to a 5 bedroom, surround sound throughout, Swarovski Crystal wall sconces. Master suite has electric blinds & fan, wall sconces in m/bath, 2 custom closets

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According to recent reports, Palm Beach County is one of Florida’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Palm Beach County’s population growth has risen 2.8 % percent, coming in behind Orlando and Fort Myers.

The most recent population estimate done in 2016 by the U.S. Census Bureau said the area was home to 1.44 million people. The recent reports have predicted that the population will hit 1.5 million this year, two years earlier than The University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research have predicted.

A boost in homes sales, commercial activity, and housing affordability are considered some of the reasons for the economic growth. Palm Beach County offers some of Florida’s highest wages and low unemployment. The area has seen a lot of

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Realtors know all too well that buyers often start searching for a home with everything on their list of preferences and end up purchasing one that looks different from what they originally said they wanted. Buyers aren't deliberately misleading their agents, they just havent seriously considered what their preferences are and end up relying on conventional thinking. Here are some tips for buyers: 

1. Begin with a preliminary visit to a mortgage broker.

Meet with a lender to set a ceiling on what you can afford. Sometimes budgeting and planning on your own doesn't take into consideration all the finer details. Get the truth from a lender before you waste your time looking in a price range you can't afford. 

2. Truly consider your

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This time of year is known to be high season for home sales in South Florida, with exemplary weather, stunning real estate and homes on the market. 2018 has been off to a hot start. Palm Beach County’s Administrator, Verdenia Baker stated in her annual ‘State of the County’ address at the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce meeting last week that the market is “on fire.”

Baker also added that unemployment in the county is down and money is “flowing” into the local economy from the increase in Palm Beach County’s sales tax. Many of the indicators we look for in a growing and healthy economy, we have right now in Palm Beach County, meaning a bright future for our housing market. An example of a positive indicator of Palm Beach’s healthy economy is last

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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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