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Rolls Royce

South Florida is known for its abundances in real estate – gorgeous Atlantic Ocean and other waterfront properties, elegant country club and golf course community properties and stunning equine communities. Many are exclusive private, members-only clubs and communities.

Palm Beach PoloThe International Polo Club Palm Beach is a private club, with members-only privileges.  During Polo season (January – April) the matches are open to the public.  Polo matches are free on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Just pull your car right up to the field, set up your tailgate party and watch the action.  Sunday matches tend to be more formal than those earlier in the week.  A Sunday match entry price begins at $15.  This priced ticket will get you a seat along the field and champagne…
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Better Your Home!

One of the biggest misconceptions many homeowners have when the time comes to sell their home is they just put it on the market and hope for the best.  Actually NOT putting any money into it could be very costly!  Often times, many sellers want to be out of theirs homes quickly, and forget that marketing the home is crucial.  Here are a few ways that can boost you above your competition.

Better Your Home!

  1. Paint.  A fresh coat of neutral paint will attract many homebuyers. Do not forget baseboards, trim, outdoor shutters, and the front door.
  2. Curb Appeal.  Did you know that a majority of homebuyers make up their mind about a home before they even enter a home?  Ensure landscaping, flowers, lawn, trees and scrubs are all free of weeds and fallen branches.  Remove
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Look No Further! Beautiful Condos Await!

You’ve been searching for that perfect oceanfront Juno, Jupiter, or Singer Island condominium and now you are picturing yourself on the beach with swaying palms and the Atlantic Ocean breeze in your face.  Hold everything!  There are a few important questions you need to ask before buying a condo and a Waterfront Properties and Club Communities condo specialist can help you get the answers.

First, take a moment and look at the minutes of the condominium association board meetings and see what owners are discussing with the board. Reading the minutes will reveal any projects that may be underway at the complex, owner observations and or complaints.

Secondly, get a copy of the certificate of insurance.  This is a summary of the association’s policy. 

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The Fiscal Cliff

The House approved a Senate bill and our country has avoided the dreaded “fiscal cliff”.  As anticipated the vote, held Tuesday evening, fell along partisan lines, but how does this affect you or your family in 2013?  

The following items are key concerns to most Americans:

-  Income taxes for Americans earning less than $400,000 (joint filers earning less than $450,000) will NOT go up. “Bush-era” tax cuts are staying. 

-  Payroll Tax for Social Security is INCREASING back 6.2% from 4.2%. For every $30,000 earned anticipate taking home $50 less per month (approximately $600 per year).

-  Unemployment has been EXTENDED for a year. 

-  Child Tax Credit has been EXTENDED.  

-  Research and Development Tax Credit EXTENDED.

-  Tuition Tax

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The gorgeously hand-carved, Florida-theme carousel at Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens’ premier shopping destinations, has turned 2. To celebrate the development near The Landmark condominiums for sale will have a joint birthday / holiday celebration thought Dec. 30 featuring the “Gifts of the Season” campaign.

The campaign, conceived by developer Berman Enterprises, funds more than two dozen local charities through proceeds from carousel rides, which, in two years, have amounted to more than $20,000.

Kendall Rumsey, director of marketing for Downtown at the Gardens, said “Gifts of the Season” enables the Palm Beach Gardens property to give back to the city and the community at large by helping charitable causes.

In addition to “Gifts

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On Dec. 31, the Jove Comedy Experience will appear onstage at the Atlantic Arts Theater in Jupiter to perform the New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, a comedy production that blends improvisation, sketches and musicals into an interactive, multimedia presentation with participation from the audience.

The exciting show will recap 2012, which saw a rebound of the real-estate market and Jupiter homes for sale, with equal doses of seriousness and satire, and playfulness and parody. Tickets are $20.

The Atlantic Arts Theater is on Indiantown Road in the heard of a city that boast some of the best riverfront property for sale in South Florida.

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Family Golf in Jupiter  
A 36-hole, family oriented, mini-golf course east of Alternate A1A has been approved by the Jupiter Town Council.  Plans for “Lighthouse Cove Mini Golf” is thought to be a perfect fit for what the town’s Community Redevelopments Agency is trying to create along  A1A between U.S.1 and Jupiter Beach Road.  The owner says the proposed mini golf would be a family friendly place featuring burgers, ice cream, beer or wine.  It’s going to be people getting together and playing mini golf with soft music in the background.

Plans for the proposed “Lighthouse Cove Mini Golf” call for a 20 foot tall lighthouse, waterfalls and 36 holes designed to feature the best of Jupiter’s history and local aquatic life.  It will also feature a 2,000 square foot, two story

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Purchasing a home is similar to looking for life partner.  You may go on many first dates and in the end, the one that has the most, but not all the characteristics that you desire, will win you heart. The same holds true when searching for your dream home. 

However, first-time homebuyers and even the most experienced homebuyers can get frustrated and disappointed with how long the process can take.  Yet they may not understand how their expectations, views, and lack of action may be causing the delay in finding the right home.

One of the biggest hazards a buyer can fall into is not working with an expert buyer’s agent. Waterfront Properties and Club Communities buyer’s agents can assist buyers readily identify the best-suited properties in the

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Christmas for the Animals  

Ring in the holidays at the Palm Beach Zoo with exotic animals and breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Breakfast is comprised of a delectable buffet along with private animal encounters.  Maybe you will be able to determine if the animals have been naughty or nice.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present for photographs and chats with zoo guests.  The Palm Beach Zoo has planned children’s crafts, complimentary carousel rides, and so much more.  

Have Breakfast with Santa!

Did you know that next to the waterfront in the Palm Beaches, the zoo falls in the top three cultural attractions in Palm Beach County – depending on how you count things?  It brings in about 300,000 people a year. The biggest animal draws to the zoo are the three half-grown Malayan cubs.

Residents of

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Enjoy Holiday Jazz in West Palm Beach  “Jazz on the Palm” is a highly popular concert series on the waterfront featuring a variety of local, up and coming jazz artists.  The performance series is offered every third Friday of the month – gratis.  Guests are encouraged to bring a  blanket or a couple of chairs for seating under the beautiful night sky.

Jazz on the Palm Cruise on down to the West Palm Beach Waterfront and enjoy a free holiday concert under the South Florida stars.  Stuart and Jupiter area visitors and residents alike will enjoy the ambience and special sounds of jazz from this special holiday performance. On December 21st , the “All Star Holiday Jazz Under the Sea Spectacular”  will feature well known South Florida jazz musicians:  Dr. Ed Calle, Dana, Paul, Wendy Pederson , & Nicole Yarlin. 

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