Waterfront Properties | Real Estate News, Information & Blog - Blog Archive: March, 2013

April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day and what a better way to acknowledge the day and help a worthy cause then at the Square Grouper Tiki Bar. Jupiter resident Ernie Els and the Els for Autism Foundation will be hosting its second annual Light it up Blue night at one of Jupiter’s premier spots.

lighthouse6_400Guests can enjoy all the beautiful views that the Square Grouper has to offer, including the Intracoastal Waterway and the Jupiter Lighthouse, which will be lit up blue for the evening’s event. Blue is the official color of Autism Awareness and the night will have a blue theme.

The suggested donation is $20 at the door and guests will receive an autism awareness pin and a drink ticket. In addition to the lovely Jupiter backdrop and festivities, the Els for Autism…

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The last Friday of the month in the charming town of Lake Park will be a Sunset Celebration. Each Friday, just south of North Palm Beach, during happy hour from 4-7pm at the Lake Park Harbor Marina off of Lake Shore Drive, you can come enjoy live music, local cuisine and beautiful art. Admission and parking are free so why wouldn’t you come visit this sunny, fun event?

It is great for people of all ages and is sure to have something for everyone! The Sunset Celebration has been a hit for locals and visitors alike. You will love the food, which is brought by a number of different restaurants from the area. There is a cash bar serving tasty margaritas and cold, tropical drinks. A wide variety of artists come out to display their goods from paintings,…

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Tiger Woods is back in a position where golf fans have been used to seeing him for close to a decade, at the top. With his weather extended victory this morning, Woods regained the top spot in the World Golf Rankings for the first time since October 30, 2010. He also passed Brandt Snedeker to take the number one spot in the Fed Ex Cup Standings.

istock_000020358915xsmall_427_05The Jupiter Island resident continued to play like the Tiger of old, improving to a record of 41-2 when going into the final round with the lead. It was his second win in as many weeks and third on the season. This was the eighth time he has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, tying him with Sam Snead for the most wins at a single event on the PGA Tour. The win, his 77th, also puts him only five victories…

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Price Gaps are Closing!

Catching a lot of attention this week in the real estate world, are the results we are seeing in “list-to-close price gaps.” This price gap is the difference between the price of a listed home and the price you want to pay for it. According to an article in MainStreet, the difference between the seller’s asking price and the final sale price is diminishing. This means that sellers are getting offers and eventually sales near their original asking price. According to the study by MainStreet, the average home in America sold for 98.3% of the asking price in December of 2013, a nice increase from the 97.1% in January of 2011. 

There are different ways you can look at this news. Some may think that it is only good news for the seller because they are…

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Stuart Sailfish Regatta

The sunny city of Stuart, Florida has been dubbed the “sailfish capital of the world” and for good reason! The warm temperatures bring thousands of game fishermen from around the globe to the scene here in Stuart. The underwater topography just offshore of Stuart’s beaches provides the ideal place for baitfish to accumulate by the millions. In turn this provides the perfect feeding grounds for the sailfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo and a gold mine for the fishermen.Where there are fishermen there are boats, and coming to Stuart are some of the world's fastest! Aside from the world-class fishing, friendly locals and stunning real estate, Stuart brings tons of fun events to its people each year and its celebrated high-inensity regatta is back!

The second…

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All Aboard Florida

All Aboard Florida is an innovative, new concept in railroads and it’s coming to us here in south Florida! The All Aboard Florida system is a private, high-speed train set up to run along the east coast of Florida from Miami to Orlando. The train will complete its trip from Miami to Orlando in less than three hours and will have stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. 

One of the leaders in development is former Disney executive, Donald C. Robinson. The former exec ran hotel operations for all of Disney Orlando Resorts as well as contributed to the Hong Kong and Paris Disney locations. Robinson is spearheading the project with development the operational functions for the project and purchasing the trains. Land for the stations has been…

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Some of the biggest names in local golf will be among the sponsors of this year’s Palm Beach County Golf Association season of amateur events. 2013 will mark the 38th season of PBCGA Events that take place at some of the best golf courses and clubs in the county.

The season will kick off this weekend with the Spring Four-Ball event at the Fountains Country Club’s North Course in Lake Worth. There will be 25 events in total and the season will go through the middle of November. Some of the events featured will either be hosted or sponsored by local professional golfers.

Jupiter Island Resident Nick Price will host The “Pricey” Par Three Shootout on Friday April 12 at Jupiter Dunes. North Palm Beach Resident and World Golf Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus and…

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Local golfers Tiger Woods, Keegan Bradley, and Rickie Fowler will all be taking advantage of their off week by competing in Medalist Golf Club’s Member-Guest tournament in Hobe Sound.

A Jupiter Island Resident and Medalist Club member, Woods will pair with Golf Channel host Ahmad Rashad. The two will face off against Hall of Fame basketball player and Jupiter resident Michael Jordan and his guest, Tequesta resident and PGA tour pro Keegan Bradley.

Also participating in the tournament is defending member-guest tournament champion Rickie Fowler. The Loxahatchee River Resident will once again pair up with his business manager Sam McNaughton, with whom he won last year’s trophy. Fowler just defended his title at the other club where he is a member, Seminole…

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The Palm Beach International Boat Show

Can you imagine yourself walking along the water in the warm sun with endless sights of super yachts and super cars? Well, you can do just that at the Palm Beach Boat Show. The legendary event is a super show that has been the most popular event put on in Palm Beach for years and a top 10 show in the nation. This year is sure to be a chart-topping success with over $350 million worth of luxury vessels, cars and equipment. 

The boat show is designed for all tastes and interests and features inventory for everyone whether or not you are looking to buy a boat. So, if you need a boat, just want a boat or want to dream about boats, you can’t miss this jaw-dropping event. There will be everything from super ships, Cigarette boats, power cats, cruising and…

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For the third consecutive year, Els for Autism will host its golf challenge at 21 golf courses in the United States and Canada. The super-regional events will take place from April through September.

Teams will be playing for their “Honorary Captain”, a child on the autism spectrum who they play and fundraise in honor of. A team’s fundraising ability is valued as much as their performance on the course. Teams will compete for a selection of first class Regional prizes and all groups raising at least $13,000 will enjoy a two-day extravaganza of golf and entertainment in Las Vegas hosted by Ernie and his wife Liezel in October.

The trip will include entrance into the Grand Finale golf tournament for two players, a pro clinic with PGA Tour professionals, an…

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