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Skip I-95 traffic and take a plane ride overlooking the gorgeous Florida coast instead. Fly the Whale, a small commercial airline featuring small plane charter flights, is opening up a new service taking customers from Fort Pierce to Tallahassee and soon to the Bahamas. 

Starting January 8th, Fly the Whale will debut flights from the Treasure Coast International Airport on St. Lucie Boulevard. Flights will depart on Mondays at 8 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. On Thursdays flights leave at 3 p.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. The trip from Fort Pierce to Tallahassee will take 1 hour and 42 minutes... as opposed to about 5 and a half hours driving the interstate. If you live in Jupiter, it is over 6 hours to get to Tallahassee, if you wanted to watch the

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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 Village of Wellington is now known for being equestrian.  With its equestrian population and 57 miles of trails, it has exceptional facilities for riding and polo events. The village has earned the nickname of “The Winter Equestrian Capital of World”, drawing crowds to the largest horse show in the world from late January to mid-March at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The charming town also has many parks, sports fields, recreation center, up-to-date public library and "The Wellington Green" mall.  

Did you know that Wellington, was originally the world's largest strawberry patch?  The massive strawberry patch was on land called the Flying Cow Ranch.  "Flying" because the founder

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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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A summary of July 2017 existing home sales in South Florida  indicates sales data showing that housing market activity this July fell from last month, but improved from last year. 

Sales of homes on the market slipped to their lowest level of the year in July 2017. As the conversant undercurrents of "lean supply and enthusiastic demand lingers. It continues to strain the housing market, although it reached 5.44 million,” according to Association of Realtors  The Association of Realtors also noted “that it was down 1.3% from a downwardly-revised June pace. While July’s pace was 2.1% higher than a year ago, it was the lowest since last August”. 

NAR Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun stated in July, that “homes are selling fast, strong demand meant

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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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There are ways to expedite the sale of your Palm Beach County home, without sacrificing profit.  Real estate markets vary drastically depending on where you live.  If you are considering selling your home, it may be a good time. However, before you call the Realtor and put the “for sale” sign  in the yard follow consider the following 5 tips to help you sell as quickly as possible and for the best price: Click here for more ideqs.

 1. Spruce up your curb appeal. Prospective buyer’s critic a home before entering it.  Remember what Mom always said about first impressions. Plant fresh flowers, spruce up the lawn, put out a welcome mat. Get them in the front door.

 2.  Depersonalize.  Few things deter buyers more than a cluttered home. They need to

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When staging your Palm Beach County home for sale, your furniture placement will be adjusted to invite buyers into the property and allow them to walk freely in the room and then pass to the next.  It may not be the layout you prefer or use, but it is to facilitate the sale of your house.

 Ideally, a home stager can be your ace in the hole to sell quickly. The home stager will suggest to you what stays and goes, what to put away and what needs to be upgraded.  According to the National Association of Realtors, home stagers start with an “evaluation in which they’ll review your home from curbside to back fence offering a list of instructions and suggested enhancements, changes and upgrades for you to get done.”

The goal of staging is to showcase

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When buying a new house its advisable to have a very innovative idea of what you’re looking for in your next home. The list may be a very long one, but you need to be realistic about what fundamentals are truly “wishes” and which ones are nonnegotiable.  Consider prerequisites as to the number of bedrooms, garages, a fenced yard for a pet, swimming pool, a specific school district, waterfront etc.

Once you’ve gathered up ideas for your new home you’ll need to make a list.  It can be accommodating to divide your list into categories.  Three categories such as nonnegotiable basics, shadowed by items that would be enjoyable to have and your dream features.

A suitable place to start is to figure out what properties are available in your price range

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The 2017 housing market is shaping up to be opportune for both the buyer and the seller. Although mortgage interest rates are on the rise, it hasn’t deterred buyers from purchasing their next home.


Since the presidential election, interest rates have risen from 3.5 percent to 4.2 percent. According to research by the National Association of Realtors, supply and demand graphs show that even while interest rates have gone up, home sales are still increasing, meaning inventory is going down, which could be a motivating factor for people to sell their homes.


But why are people buying even though rates are going up?


The rising cost of rent has been a contributing factor motivating people to purchase a home. In the past few years, the number of

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