October 2023

There are 26 blog entries for October 2023.

The holiday season is a time of warmth, joy, and togetherness. It is a period when our hearts are full, and our homes are adorned with festive decorations. But for those who have their homes on the market, this time of year can be a source of worry and stress. However, selling your house during the holidays does not have to be a daunting task. In reality, it can offer some unique advantages that make it a great time to sell. 

Here are a few reasons why you should not worry about selling your house during the holidays. 

Serious Buyers: The buyers who are actively searching for a home during the holiday season are typically serious. They may be relocating for work, taking advantage of year-end tax breaks, or simply seizing a great opportunity when

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On October 28th, the city comes alive with a trifecta of Halloween events that promise family-friendly fun for all ages. From trick-or-treating on the Avenue to the 61st Annual Halloween Parade and KidsFest, Delray Beach is the place to be for this fantastic celebration.  

Trick-or-Treating on the Avenue (11:30 am - 1:00 pm) 

Kicking off the festivities at 11:30 AM, Trick-or-Treating on the Avenue is the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit. Children and families can roam the streets of Downtown Delray Beach, collecting treats from local merchants. It is a great opportunity for kids to display their creative costumes and to get a head start on the holiday. 

61st Annual Halloween Parade (1:00 pm)

Following the trick-or-treating, the

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The leading cause of death in boating accidents in Florida is typically drowning. Florida's extensive coastline, numerous lakes, and warm climate make it a popular destination for boating and water-related activities. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, and when they do, drowning is often the primary cause of fatalities in these incidents. This underscores the importance of wearing life jackets, following safety regulations, and practicing responsible boating to prevent such tragedies.

boat on the water at sunrise in Jupiter, Florida

With its stunning waterfront properties and abundant opportunities for boating, places like Jupiter can be a paradise for water enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned fisherman or a newcomer to the world of nautical adventures, safety should always be a top

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In recent years, there has been a significant trend of Californians packing their bags, bidding farewell to the Golden State, and heading east to the Sunshine State – Florida. This migration has become a hot topic, and there are several compelling reasons why people from California are choosing to make the cross-country move. 

Cost of Living: California has a well-deserved reputation for its high cost of living. From exorbitant housing prices to steep taxes, many Californians have found themselves burdened by the financial strain of living in the state. Florida, on the other hand, offers a much more affordable cost of living, with no state income tax and a lower overall cost for housing. 

Weather: It's no secret that California boasts beautiful

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Florida is a big state, with each region having its own distinct personality. What typically comes to mind when you think of Florida? Florida is known for so many things that if you ask ten people, you might get ten completely different answers. So, let's do a little Family Feud-style list, and talk about the top ten things that most people think of when they think of Florida.map of Florida

1) Sunshine, Beaches, and a Warm Winter Escape

Florida boasts abundant sunshine throughout the year, making it an ideal destination for those seeking warm and sunny weather. The consistent sunshine allows for outdoor activities, beach days, and a generally pleasant climate. Florida is renowned for its stunning beaches, each with its unique charm. From the calm white sands of

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Boca Raton, Florida, is a paradise not just for its beautiful beaches and upscale lifestyle but also for its thriving food scene. If you are looking for a full day of incredible meals, Boca Raton has you covered. 

Starting at Flakowitz 

Our day begins at Flakowitz Bagel Inn, arguably the best breakfast spot in town. This classic Jewish deli is famous for its New York-style bagels, and they serve up an array of delectable breakfast and lunch options. Try their lox and cream cheese bagel or go for their hearty corn beef sandwich. Before leaving, do not forget to savor your appetite for their freshly baked pastries and a cup of coffee to wash it all down. 

Lunch at V&S Italian Deli 

For lunch, we head to V&S Italian Deli, where you can indulge in

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Get ready to embrace the spirit of fall and all things Halloween at the 6th annual Chasin' a Dream Foundation's PumpkinFest 2023. This highly anticipated event is set to take place on October 21st, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Harbourside in Jupiter. If you are in the mood for a day of family-friendly fun and entertainment, this festival is a must-attend.

PumpkinFest promises an unforgettable day filled with exciting activities for all ages. From the moment you get there, you will be immersed in a world of delightful Halloween-themed delights.  

Here is what you can expect:

Trick-or-Treating: Gather your little goblins and ghouls for a spooktacular round of trick-or-treating. Explore the numerous candy stations throughout the festival and

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For months now, anyone who has driven by Carlin Park here in Jupiter has seen the sign saying "Oceanfront Restaurant Coming Soon". For twenty-five years, the Lazy Loggerhead Cafe occupied the big blue building on the hill, serving up breakfast and lunch fare. But for about a year now, that space has sat unoccupied. We now know that the new occupant will be the fourth location for Dune Dog Cafe!

the beach at Carlin Park in Jupiter, Florida

According to the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners website, they "approved a concessionaire lease agreement with Dune Dog Acquisitions Inc. for Carlin Park in Jupiter" on Tuesday, October 17th, 2023.

Dune Dog Cafe has been a Jupiter staple on Alt A1A since 1994, with newer locations in Stuart and Cocoa Beach. Dune Dog is renowned for its laid-back

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Florida is renowned for its golf courses, offering pristine fairways and lush greenery. In August 2023, a new course was added to the Sunshine State's extensive catalog, setting a new standard for par three courses. Welcome to The Nest, a Nicklaus Design project that has left golf enthusiasts across the country buzzing with excitement. 

What sets The Nest apart from the typical Florida par three courses? Elevation changes. Most par three courses in the state are known for their flat terrains, but The Nest breaks this mold. The Nicklaus Design team embarked on an ambitious project that involved excavating a 35-acre lake and utilizing the materials to craft a course that will leave golfers in awe.

Chad Goetz, the senior designer for the project,

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When it comes to purchasing a new home, this question often comes up: should you renovate an existing property or opt for new construction? Both options offer their own set of benefits and challenges, and the decision largely depends on an individual’s priorities, budget, and long-term goals. 

Here's a breakdown to help you determine which path is best suited for you: 

Renovation: Breathe New Life into an Old Home 


Character & Charm: Older homes often come with unique architectural details that have irreplaceable charm.

Location: Renovating allows you to stay in a certain neighborhood or choose a prime location with established amenities. 

Cost-Efficiency: Depending on the size and length of the renovation, updating an existing

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