Waterfront Properties | Real Estate News, Information & Blog - Blog Archive: February, 2015

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Congratulations to Delray Beach! This week, the charming seaside city has been earning acclamation after acclamation. In the past few days Delray Beach has been named “America’s Happiest Seaside Town” according to Coastal Living Magazine and they scored a spot on Thrillist’s list of “Top 10 Most Popular Beaches” in Florida.

Editors of Coastal Living Magazine described Delray Beach as, “Fun-loving and unpretentious, this city of 61,000 with a village feel- from the tiny boutiques and cafes to its high-rise-free beachfront dotted with well-preserved cottages.”

Delray Beach is one of the happiest places to live in the nation and it earned its name against some strong competitors. One of the other seaside cities in Florida that was up for the running was…

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Coming to Palm Beach this weekend is the 12th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show. This incredible show is ideal for those who appreciate high quality and original art. The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show is an impressive and one-of-a-kind showcase of American contemporary art and design, presenting masterful work, beautifully showcased in an elegant indoor setting in the heart of Palm Beach County.

The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show is “professionally juried” guaranteeing only the highest level of distinction and originality in the work presented. Every piece is designed and made in artists' studios across America.

It’s the last big event of the Palm Beach art show season and surely not one you will want to miss! For additional information about this event, check out…

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With the calendar turning to March it means the Masters is just around the corner (42 days to be exact). However, some local golfers will now be turning their attention the sesaon's second major and our National Championship: The U.S. Open.

The USGA on Tuesday announced their list of dates and locations for ther local qualifying events. Standing out on the list is two local South Florida courses in Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart and the East Course at Admirals Cove in Jupiter.

Admirals Cove has long been a local qualifying spot for the USGA, while Willoughby adds its name to the list of spots in 2015.

Normally, the Admirals Cove qualifier signifies the start of the qualifying season, however this year it will be the third event on the schedule,…

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Starbucks is taking the next big step into optimizing your coffee experience. Coffee culture is their gig and they certainly know how to do it right. 2015 will be a new year of great additions to their menus and their amenities. 

Now you will be able to order your favorite pastry and coffee drink from your smart phone and have it delivered to your home or office. Starbucks Corp. plans to add delivery to certain locations in 2015 for a trial. The company is saying this move will “help combat declining traffic, as consumers shift to online shopping.” Howard Schultz, Starbucks’ chairman, president and chief executive office has big dreams for delivery. Schultz believes Starbucks’ delivery will capture “smartphone-tethered” customers by bringing the…

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On Tuesday, February 23rd, Golf Beer Brewing Company is going to be having a release and tasting party at U-Tiki Restaurant in Jupiter.

Golf Beer Brewing Company is a Hobe Sound based beer brewing company started by three PGA Tour pros, Keegan Bradley, Graeme McDowell, and Freddie Jacobson. Bradley (Tequesta) and Jacobson (Hobe Sound) are local, while McDowell call the Orlando area home.

The event will be held from 5-7pm and will feature live music, beer tastings, as well as meet and greets with Bradley, McDowell, and Jacobson.

For more information on Golf Beer Brewing or the event, you can contact U-Tiki at 561-406-2210 or visit Golf Beer Brewing Company's website at www.golfbeer.com

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Native Visions Gallery

Come out to Native Visions at Harbourside Place in Jupiter this Saturday to meet world-renowned artists from Africa! Artists David Landmead, Jaco Van Schalkwyk and Mopho Gonde are coming to Jupiter’s Harbourside Place to personally present their latest gallery show named “The Great Zambezi- Mana Magic.” 

These incredibly talented artists will describe how they got their inspiration and the story behind their travels. The gallery, The Great Zambezi- Mana Magic, features works in paint mediums and sculpture. The group of artists spent time in one of the greatest wildlife parks in the world, the Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. Their 2013 safari to the Mana Pools filled their hearts and minds with ideas and the ability to capture such beautiful sights in the…

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The Honda Classic is just around the corner. Held next week at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, it boasts one of the strongest non-major fields on the PGA Tour calendar.

One player who will not be there though is hometown favorite and one of the largest draws in golf, Tiger Woods.

Woods, who withdrew midway through the first round at the Farmers Insurance Open, announced shortly after the WD that he was taking a leave from the game to fix the glaring issues in the his game that has seen him struggle as of late, including his chipping and putting. For years his chipping and putting were the strongest part of his game.

While he had not ruled out at the time playing in The Honda Classic, many golf insiders said they couldn't see Tiger ready to play…

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Florida boasts over 1,000 golf courses in the state meaning there are millions of tee times available literally year round. As a result, Florida residents and visitors have countless opportunites to play some of the top courses in the world whenever they want.

South Florida is no different. From the Treasure Coast down to Miami, the PGA Tour host two events annualy (The Honda Classic at PGA National and the World Golf Championship - Cadillac Championship at Doral).

In addition to being the host site of The Honda Classic, PGA National has been named one of the top 10 must-play courses in the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast by Jupiter Magazine.

PGA National offers its members and resort guests five golf courses. The Champion (where the Honda…

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Housing Market Growth

The U.S. housing market continues to recover even with a slight dip in housing stars (i.e. new home construction). Due to a strengthening economy and gains in the job market, the housing market has been positively affected and continues to strengthen. 

However, in 2014 we saw an overall increase of 19% in housing start ups and as of January 2015 that number has fallen. “U.S. housing starts fell 2% in January from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.065 million,” the Commerce Department said Wednesday, February 18. This dip reflects a decline in new construction of single-family homes. This decrease reflects solely on new construction of single-family homes NOT apartment complexes. Nor does the dip affect the market for already…

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The PGA Tour wraps up their West Coast Swing this week at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. That means that the Florida Swing is right around the corner, starting with the Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens next week.

While the Tour is still out in California, many local golfers are spending this week trying to qualify for their local PGA Tour event. In addition to the traditional Monday Qualifier that the PGA Tour offers every week for its events, the Honda Classic features three Pre-Qualifying events, allowing local golfers who may have not otherwise been able to a shot at getting into a PGA Tour event.

The Pre Qualifiers took place throughout Palm Beach County this week at the Fountains Country Club in Lake Worth and the Links…

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