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Current temperatures have been in the mid 80’s and the Jupiter area sun has been smiling down on the beach. It has been picture perfect!  The weather is just what the local Chamber of Commerce dreams of for public relations – glistening sun on crystal turquoise blue Atlantic Ocean waves and balmy breezes!  Fun filled days at the beach are endless.  Picnics at the ocean, boating, jet skiing, kite surfing, or a quite read under a coconut palm may never become repetitive.

Well, there are other ways to enjoy the sunshine and stay refreshed. Slip, slide, and splash in one of few local Jupiter area water parks.  

The largest water park in South Florida, just minutes from Jupiter, is The Rapids.  It features 35 slides, a quarter mile lazy river, and a

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Image Courtesy of Trekaroo and Loggerhead Marinelife Center

 

A special part of south Florida’s ecosystem is found in our sea turtle population. Sea turtles are a beautiful and often threatened. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a one of a kind facility that takes great price in keeping our turtle population strong!  

Each year around 200,000 visitors make way to the Marinelife center. If you haven’t seen it, this summer is the perfect time for you to check out the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida. The new facility is a 12,000 square foot, certified green establishment. Some of the species of sea turtles you will see at the Loggerhead Marinelife center includes: Green turtles, Kemps Ridley turtles, Loggerheads and

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The popular Tequesta sandbar was the sunny site of the wildly attended Conch Bar Jam that saw more than 1,000 boating enthusiasts converge on the patch of land in the middle of the Intracoastal Waterway.

The Tequesta sandbar, from which beautiful views of homes for sale on Jupiter Island can be had, is near Jupiter Pointe Marina and south of the private enclave of Rolling Hills. Live music by Big Vince and the Phat Cats, a Pontiki boat shuttle for passengers and fresh food were among the offerings, as well as paddleboard and kayak rentals.

Proceeds from the event went to Bluewater Babes, a local charitable organization raising funds for cancer organizations Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope and Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper.

Cancer Alliance

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# 4 in FLORIDA 

# 26 in the UNITED STATES

 according to the

WALL STREET JOURNAL and REAL Trends, Inc.

“The 2012 Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals”

 

 Rob Thomson, Managing Partner, of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities continues to achieve success in the Jupiter, Florida waterfront and luxury residential housing market according to the recently released rankings of the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends, Inc. top real estate professionals. The rankings reflect a forward momentum and a powerful year of growth in real estate transactions.  

With $112,463,500 dollars in closed volume, Rob once again dominated the Jupiter and Tequesta waterfront area with the support of his professional team and staff.  He noted that

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DuBois Park in Jupiter, Florida

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Jupiter, Florida’s very own DuBois Park earns the national design award for facility design!  The National Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials named DuBois Park as the recipient of its 2012 “Recreation Facility Class II Award”.  The park is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department has just recently completed a five year effort to redevelop the 18 acre park.  The $6.2 million dollar redevelopment and renovation mission has added new features and restored older ones to pristine condition.

Dubois Park is the site of the Harry and Susan Dubois Pioneer Home.  It is the second oldest house standing in Palm Beach County.  The north county pioneer residence is constructed of

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The fifth-annual “You Go Girl” trade show for charity took place at Frenchman’s Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens (below) and featured more than 50 exhibitors who offered everything from massages and health screenings, to snacks and tea tasting.

Live music was provided by Gyorgy Lakatos (above), and a raffle and a silent auction helped raise funds for the Ella Millbank Foshay Cancer Treatment Center at Jupiter Medical Center. Staff members at the country club were accommodating and supportive of the event, as were the residents and owners of Frenchman’s Reserve real estate, many of whom attended the event.

Goody bags were handed out to the first 250 through the door.

You Go Girl is a nonprofit organization that helps empower women to nurture their

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You’ve started looking for your dream home and before you go any further it’s time to get real.  Cash, currency, or funds, call it what you will at the end of the day it’s all the same … MONEY!  You’re going to need it to purchase this dream home.  Assuming you are not paying cash, the first step is to get pre-qualified for a mortgage.

Why get pre-qualified for a mortgage?  It will give you a guideline as to how much you can afford.  The vast majority of sellers will not entertain an offer unless the buyer is pre-qualified or a cash offer.  It will also let you, as a buyer, know how much you need as a down payment and give you an estimate of closing costs. 

Bud Kline, Mortgage Consultant, with FBC Mortgage LLC can assist you with all your mortgage

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Before you start looking for your dream home you may want to sit down and make a list of items you wish you could have in this dream home.  Better yet, grab a piece of paper and fold it in half, on one side of the paper, place at the top of the paper the page the label “Wish List” and on the other side the fold line place the label “Needs”.  Now start filling in “Wish List” side.  Begin jotting down ideas as to what you would like to have in your dream home.  

It may be 5 bedroom suites/ 5 and ½ bathrooms/ 6,000 square feet/  with a guest house/ 3 car garage/ on direct ocean access.  If you can manage to move forward with your dream home purchase, fantastic!  If not, get pre-qualified for the type of home on your “Wish” list after you narrow it down

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Photographs and paintings made by Admiral’s Cove residents graced the walls of the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens this Spring as part of the Admiral’s Cove Art Exhibition.

The wide-ranging pieces of art, which include oil, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture and stained glass, all were created by the hands of homeowners. Gary Bard, a glass artist who produced the showcase, said the talent that thrives within the Admiral’s Cove real estate is astounding.

“We are always amazed at the talent in our community,” Bard said. “It seems to be better each year. Who knows, there may be a new Picasso in the group.”

The exhibition encourages residents to show off their creative side and has grown to 45 artists. The pieces are hung in the clubhouse

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Another beautiful day in paradise! The sun is glistening on the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the Jupiter, Florida’s white sand beaches.  Local fishermen are catching pompano right off the beach coastline as the sun rises colorfully over the horizon.  The colors of the early morning sunrises in Jupiter are enough to get most local artists out with easels and brushes. 

No need to leave your best friend at home.  Jupiter is home to one of the only dog friendly beaches in the State of Florida.  Dogs are allowed in the “non guarded” areas from Juno Beach to Jupiter.  It is requested that your pet is on a lease or under your voice command at all times, that you clean up after your pet, and that your pet is not bothering other beach-goers. 

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