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


The West Palm Beach TV market had the highest numbers for any market in the United States for the 2015 Open Championship.

Despite the Open Championship being aired on cable on ESPN, the 39th TV market in the country posted a 2.9 rating, two tenths of a point higher than the second rated market, Louisville, KY (2.7).

Nationally, ESPN had a 1.4 overall U.S. rating, which was up 24% from 2014 when Palm Beach Gardens resident Rory Mcllroy won by two shots over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia.

Even the weather delays the plagued the majority of the tournament didn’t stop golf fans from tuning in to see if Jordan Spieth was going to get one step closer to the single season grand slam. Saturday’s 1.2 national rating was up 33% from 2014 and Sunday’s third…

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Taking place at the iconic Sailfish Marina on Singer Island, is the Sunset Celebration. Every Thursay evening you can walk along the sunset lit marina to see local artists, vendors and their products. From unique blown glass to wooden sculptures and pottery, silver and gold jewelry all set up along the backdrop of the water and beautiful peanut island!  Another special event taking place at the Sunset Celebration, www.sailfishmarina.com, are the live musicians, like the amazing Clark Rodriguez, signing and playing his guitar.  You’ll hear sounds of your favorite Jimmy Buffet inspired tunes or steel drums playing on the boardwalk as the sun sets colorfully in the western sky. You or your little ones might also spot lazy pelicans bobbing around in the…

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Every summer in July, locals and visitors alike flood the waters of south Florida for the opening of Lobster Mini Season. The lobster mini season always falls on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This year the mini season falls on July 29th and 30th.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservative Commission regulates the season and the rules must be followed (but fun and getting lots of tasty lobster is encouraged)!

The rules for the 2015 Lobster Mini Season are as follows:

-Bag Limit: 6 lobsters per person, per day for Monroe County and Biscayne Park. 12 per person, per day for the rest of Florida.
-Possession Limit on the Water: Equal to the daily bag limit.
-Possession Limit off the Water: Equal to the daily bag limit on the first day,…

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Graph courtesy of: Commerce Department

Mid-way into 2015 and the American housing market is continuing to boom. Of late, new construction and building permits have been sky rocketing. Over the past year, building permit applications have risen 30%, an incredible advance compared to years past.

There are a few factors leading experts to believe that housing starts will only continue to rise in the upcoming months. Some of these factors influencing the promising stats include; a currently robust inflation and a recent rise in homebuilder sentiment. Home builder sentiment is a homebuilders' confidence in the market for new homes. The level of home builder sentiment in the United States is back up to levels not seen since the height of the housing boom a…

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Found in the highly desirable city of Palm Beach Gardens is a brand-new and beautiful community called Alton. Designed by Kolter Homes, Alton will feature over 1 square mile of luxury homes, hotel, shops and retail businesses as well as 136 acres of lush parks, lakes, nature preserves and open space.

Comprised of 2,000 single and multifamily homes, 700 apartments and 300 hotel rooms, Alton offers something for every lifestyle. Alton also offers over 500,000 square feet of retail space and also include up to 3.8 million square feet of biotech and office space for the future expansion of the Scripps Research Institute.

This incredible community is intended to offer a cutting edge and superb level of living with an energetic community atmosphere unlike…

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Now in its third season, critically-acclaimed Chicago Repertory Ballet has proven a strong and exceptional reputation in today’s dance community. The Chicago Repertory Ballet offers a variety of performances but has dedicated its choreography to a contemporary style.

They have been acclaimed for their works in ballet and described as a “contemporary choreographic voice and incomparable ability for storytelling. The Chicago Repertory Ballet seeks to foster emerging artists and engage the community at large,” by the Chicago Tribune.

The company's interesting, modern style integrates classical movement with contemporary choreography and dramatic storytelling. A series of four short ballets are paired with the program's centerpiece, "The Four Seasons."

Their…

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The College of Golf is moving its facility from Port St. Lucie to West Palm Beach.

The Keiser University run College of Golf and Sports Management will move this fall to the newly acquired Keiser University complex on Military Trail in West Palm that was formerly the campus of Northwood University.

With it will come the 400 students that come from all over the world for the program.

“I met a Korean student five years ago who is coming next spring and bringing six friends with her,” longtime instructor Donna Horton White said to the Palm Beach Post. “We also have people coming from China, South America, Puerto Rico and Poland.”

Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor and CEO of Keiser University had been looking to get a campus in the northern Palm Beach…

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Who doesn’t love ice cream? If you are like so many others enduring long summer days with sun and sand, ice cream is the perfect cool and sweet treat to top off your day. This Sunday, July 19 is National Ice Cream Day 2015.

Here are some of the national ice cream makers who are offering delicious ice cream deals to their guests this weekend! Many of these stores offer locations in southern Florida, whether its Palm Beach Gardens, Delray or Jupiter.
FREE ICE CREAM OFFERINGS!

Cold Stone Creamery
The deal: Members of the My Cold Stone Club (free rewards club) can get a free ice cream "creation" with the purchase of one. The deal also applies to Cold Stone's shakes, smoothies, and its new frappés.
When: July 19th.

Carvel
The deal: Buy one get one free soft…

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During the summer, from July 1 through August 1, at the Sandoway House in Delray Beach is Shark Month. The Sandoway House Nature Center is located in a historic 1936 beachfront home in Delray Beach, Florida.

There are a number of different exhibits including a coral reef tank, daily feedings, shark exhibits and reptile exhibits. At Sandoway House there is something for everyone.
It is a summer of sharks at the Sandoway House. Experience shark months from July-September. See more than 80 species of shark and ray jaws.

Live shark feedings Tuesday-Saturday at 10:30am; Sunday at 1:30pm.

Admission: $4 for ages 3 and up.

Sandoway House Nature Center
142 S. Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33483
561-274-7263
sandowayhouse.org

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Arnold Palmer never won an Open Championship at St. Andrews. He did win two Open Championships in his career, but never lifted a trophy at "The Home of Golf". That changed at least in a ceremonial sense yesterday when Palmer and his team won the Champion Golfers' Challenge on the eve of the 2015 edition of the Open at St. Andrews.

The event, a four-hole exhibition that pits former Open champions against each other in four-person teams, actually finished in a four-way tie at the top at 3-under but were awarded the victory because it had the highest average age. Palmer was joined on his team by Darren Clarke, Paul Lawrie and Bill Rogers.

Palmer did not participate in the event, as he is still recovering from his shoulder surgery. He did, however, hit…

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