Waterfront Properties | Real Estate News, Information & Blog - Blog Archive: April, 2014

South Florida Tourism

Now that the sun is warming up the northeast, the south Florida ‘season’ for tourism begins to wind down. Our winter season (which isn’t super wintery) has just been bustling and as it ended it set records. Across the nation hotels and resorts boasted 90 percent occupancy in February. This astonishingly high percentage rendered $5.1 million in bed taxes, as documented by the Tourist Development Council. March’s numbers clocked in at 87 percent. A few percentage points in occupancy can mean a gain of 10 percent in revenue because hotel owners can charge harder rates. 

The chief marketing officer for Visit Florida, the tourism agency for the state, Paul Phipps, noted that Florida’s hotel occupancy was 80 percent in March of 2014.  This is 20 percent…

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The Tom Fazio II designed Tequesta Country Club golf course will play host to the Hannah's Home Charity Golf Classic May 16th and 17th.

The event, which is being put on by Hannah's Home of South Florida, will feature a dinner and auction by the sea at the Marriot on Singer Island on Friday night May 16th, and the Golf Classic at Tequesta Country Club and Saturday the 17th.

The dinner and auction will be held at 6pm on the 16th and auction items include a President's Cup Collage autographed by Greg Norman and several international players, a signed NASCAR helmet of Greg Biffle, and a 7 night stay in a two-bedroom townhouse at the Divi Beach Resort in Aruba.

The Golf event will be held the following morning with a 9am shotgun start and will feature…

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RING OF FIRE TO OCCUR NEXT WEEK!

Next Tuesday, April 29 a rare, solar eclipse will transform the sun into a ‘ring of fire. This unique solar eclipse occurs when the moon gradually passes between Earth and the sun, which is called a new moon 

This ‘ring of fire’ occurs during an ‘annular eclipse’. The annual eclipse is as rare a ‘total solar eclipse’, which can only be observed during the new moon period. They can only be observed during New Moon, when:

  • The Sun is near one of the nodes of the lunar orbit. (When the Earth, Sun and Moon form a straight line). 
  • The Moon is at apogee (the point of the moon’s orbit where the moon is farthest away from Earth). 
  • The observer is located in the path of the Moon's antumbra (part of the moon’s shadow). 

There are many different…

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24th Annual Turtle Trot 5K
We all know the story of the tortoise and the hare. It’s a classic! In this case, you can be the tortoise or the hare and win big at the 24th Annual Turtle Trot! 

The celebrated, annual Turtle Trot 5K Run brought to us by the Town of Jupiter is taking place on May 3rd and is kicking off at 7:30am. The usual location had to be changed up just a little bit due to construction. The exciting, new location will take place at Ocean Cay Park in Jupiter, which is located right between Jupiter and Juno Beach. 

As far as the race goes the main Turtle Trot is a “flat out, back and forth” 3.1 mile long race. The competitors will run along the beach road all competing for the first place title. If racing isn’t your goal and you want it to be a little more relaxed…

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Lee Westwood ened a two year winless drought in dominating fashion, winning the Malaysian Open on the European Tour Sunday.

Westood went wire-to-wire to win the event despite having to sit through a four hour weather delay in the middle of the final round. The Old Palm resident shot a final round 68 to win by seven shots for his 36th career victory.

It's a golf course that suits my game; it's very tight in certain areas. I played well, I putted well, and the short game is good," Westwood said.

Westwood's final round 68 was enough to allow him to ease to victory over neighboor and fellow Old Palm resident Louis Oosthuizen who won the event in 2012. Oosthuizen finished in the three way tie for second at 11-under par.

Westwood entered the final…

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For the second time in three years, Bubba Watson slipped on the Green Jacket in the famed Butler Cabin as the champion of the Masters. Unlike two years ago, when he had to hit a miraculous shot out of the pine straw on the second playoff hole to beat Old Palm resident Louis Oosthuizen, Watson came down the final stretch with the tournament all but locked up.

Watson didn't have the command that he did late early on in the final round of the season's first major though. Watson entered the final round in a two way tie for the lead with 20 year old Jordan Speith and early on in the round lost the lead. Going into the eighth hole on Sunday, Speith held a two stroke lead and was looking to surpass Tiger Woods and become the youngest winner in Masters…

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PGA National has hosted some of the biggest events and biggest names in golf over its illustrious existence. It hosted the Ryder Cup in 1983, the PGA Championship in 1987, the senior PGA Championship from 1982-2000, and since 2007 has become the permanent home of The Honda Classic. The new Web.com Qualifying School Finals can now be added to that list.

The Jack Nicklaus designed Champions Course, the same course The Honda Classic is played on, as well as the Fazio Course will now play host to some of the best young golfers looking to earn a spot on the Web.com Tour in year two of the new revamped qualifying school. Last year saw a change in the Q-School process where for the first time, the top finishers in the six round final round earn cards on the…

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West Palm Beach Green Market

Don’t miss the last few weeks of the 19th season of the West Palm Beach Green Market! Rolling into town every Saturday, the Green Market and its vendors unfold into the streets of downtown West Palm. A rainbow of orchids and fresh flowers hang overhead and the scent of freshly popped, artisanal popcorn and baked goods fill the air.  You will be immersed in yards of fruits and vegetables, wrapped in endless views of the Intracoastal and surrounded by the local music. It is a feast for all of your senses!

If you haven’t experienced a Green Market Saturday yet, it is safe to say you’re missing out! The Green Market is the perfect weekend event to enjoy with family or friends. The Green Market is held at 101 South Flagler Drive on the West Palm Beach…

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While Monday was the official opening day of the Major League Baseball season, Roger Dean Stadium in Abacoa will play host to another opening night tonight.

Today is opening day of the Florida State League season, and with Roger Dean Stadium the home stadium to two of the 12 teams in the league, Abacoa will be home to opening day as the Jupiter Hammerheads will open the season against the Fort Myers Miracle at 6:35pm.

The Florida State League is a minor league affiliate league for Major League Baseball and features several Major League teams' Single A affilitaes. The Hammerheads (Miami Marlins) and Palm Beach Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) will welcome teams from all over the state of Florida throughout the season including the minor league…

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For the first time in 20 years, The Masters will be without one of it's biggest draws as Tiger Woods announced this morning that his ailing back problems will keep him out of the tournament.

Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, has won The Masters four times but has been battling some back issues as of late. He withdrew from the Honda Classic at PGA National in the final round a month ago and then withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after being in noticeable pain during the final round of the WGC Cadillac Championships.

Woods had planned on taking the next few weeks off as he was attempting to recover for another trip to Augusta National next week. After consoling with his doctors he decided that surgery was needed, preventing him from…

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