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Jupiter- A Golfer's Paradise 


When trying to decide where to live in Florida it really isn’t that difficult of a decision.   Consider that people who can afford to live anywhere in the world decide on Jupiter, Florida to call home!  The list of notable celebrities is a very long list including professional golfers to world renowned performers, and everyone successful in between.  

They have discovered the realties of living in Southeast Florida include over 1,250 golf courses in Florida, that’s more than any other state.   There are over 100 major hotels and resorts to serve them.  Many of Florida’s top golf courses are ranked among the best in the world and maintained to championship

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Abacoa of Jupiter





Located in the highly sought after area of Jupiter, Florida is the upscale development known as Abacoa.  The Abacoa development encompasses over 2,055 acres of centrally located pristine real estate comprised of single family homes, condominiums, and townhomes for sale and rent.  Families, business leaders and professional athletes have relocated to Abacoa for its unparalleled quality of life, the championship golf courses, exceptional restaurants, and leisure activities. Abacoa Town Center hosts weekly and annual events such as ArtiGras, the Feast of Little Italy, and live concerts in the outdoor amphitheater.   Roger Dean Baseball Stadium hosts minor league baseball for the

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Relying on one of the top expert Realtors at Waterfront Properties and Club Communities is an intelligent decision.  Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people occur in their life.  The real estate professionals at Waterfront Properties and Club Communities are held to a high standard of ethics and expected to maintain an expertise level of knowledge of buying and selling in the area of their specialty.

The Waterfront Properties agent can help you establish “your buying power”.   This means, your savings, plus the agent will refer you to lenders best qualified to assist you in your mortgage needs, if necessary.  The Waterfront agent will negotiate a multitude of factors, including but not limited to, price,

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# 4 in FLORIDA 

# 26 in the UNITED STATES

 according to the


“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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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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South Florida’s home prices rose 2.5 percent in March according to Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller price index.  Proof that the housing rebound has begun! Case-Shiller tracks the residential values of real estate in 20 metropolitan regions across America.  The index is published on the last Tuesday of each month and has a two month lag time.  

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors said the housing recovery is under way.  He was quoted as saying,  “This the first time we’ve had back to back price increases from a year earlier since June and July of 2010 when the gains were less than one percent, we are looking for a modest overall prices gain of 1.0 to 2.0 percent, with stronger improvement in 2013.”  Dr. John

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Fannie Mae versus Freddie Mac??

We have all heard the terms and we think we know what they are all about and how they work, right? Well, I know that I get confused sometimes and it never hurts to brush up. Today, we see news about our economy everywhere we turn. From the news, the newspapers, magazines, emails, billboards etc.… The bulletins about the state of the economy and the real estate market are laced with jargon, acronyms and abbreviations that can get tricky! 

Here, I am addressing the differences of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. For all we know, there are people out there asking the question, “Who are these people?” Well, they aren’t people at all; they are publicly traded, government-sponsored enterprises within the financial services

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The timing couldn’t be better for purchasing in the Jupiter area.  Buy now and save now.  Most major news sources are claiming we have hit the floor in the housing market, which would make this the perfect opportunity to secure your dream waterfront home! 

Jupiter, Florida is a pocket of highly desired waterfront living with its access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Jupiter Inlet.  Many of the enviable waterfront properties are located on the Loxahatchee River or the Intracoastal Waterway, which lead directly to the Atlantic Ocean some of the best sport fishing and boating around!  Families with discerning tastes are taking opportune time to buy their vision.   

According to a study conducted by Robert Shiller, a professor at Yale with a long and

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Some analysts say that our economy is currently a “buyer’s market” and some may disagree. It comes as no surprise that the economy has been volatile. However there has been a silver lining on this ominous could, the sale of homes in Palm Beach County has been strong! According to the Palm Beach Post, the annual change in home sales in Palm Beach County has gone up 26 percent, from May 2011 to May 2012! This May has also been the 3rd consecutive month where home purchases have soared over the 1,000 mark. This month Florida realtors sold 1,115 homes in Palm Beach County according to a recent report. Fantastic!!! 

Here at Waterfront Properties our clients drive us. We have a dedicated staff, as well as a knowledgeable and experienced group of realtors

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