Big Dog Ranch Rescue currently has 174 Puppies who need a home! There are also 344 dogs between 1-3 years old, 210 dogs between 3-7 years old, and 34 dogs more than 7 years old (these numbers also include the dogs at their Alabama location). So, even if you're not ready for a puppy, there are plenty of dogs of all breeds, sizes, and energy levels. You're bound to find a perfect fit for your family. At Waterfront Properties, our managing partner Rob Thomson is also the Vice President of Big Dog Ranch Rescue, and it is a cause near and dear to all our hearts. Here are just a few examples of the puppies at the Loxahatchee, Florida location that are currently (as of May 8th, 2024) awaiting new homes:

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The housing experts say the market is “normalizing.” But what does that mean for the Palm Beaches? Will home prices in Palm Beach County and rents finally come down? Will more homes go up for sale? And what does the year ahead have in store for the real estate market?

“The nation’s housing market, after a wild surge that sent home prices up over 30 percent in some cities in 2021, will be less intense next year”, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

The NAR 2022 housing forecast anticipates the market will continue slowing down from the frenzy seen in the spring when prices shot up to new heights. However, prices will stay high, inventory will remain tight, and mortgage rates will rise. Other…

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Interior decorators recommend this one tip for an instant update is to change up your “tablescape”. Looking for a quick and easy updating tip for entertaining in Palm Beach County or Martin County?  Most people who are having guests over for an evening are generally having a dinner party.  Try this is a quick fix. The tip is relatively inexpensive and easy to change the appearance of your dining room table. Select a seasonal table runner that is modern add with fresh placemats and/or chargers and your dinnerware takes on a new life. 

Always pick up beautiful, fresh flowers that may well enhance the center of your table  and add creative new vase, driftwood, and candles.  Head over to the beach and collect beautiful shells, driftwood, gather…

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Made in the USA Day is celebrated on July 2 by shoppers and companies as a way of boosting sales for locally made products. The special day is observed just before Independence Day.  July 4th patriotic feelings are at an all-time high, which makes “Made in the USA Day” on July 2nd a fantastic day.  

Made in the USA Day encourages the manufacturing of goods in America and customers to choose to purchase goods made in the United States instead of those that are imported from elsewhere. The day also celebrates the companies and brands that manufacture their products in the United States, as well as offer work to Americans.

The “Made in the U.S.A.” label placed on products signify the country of origin as regulated by the Federal Trade Commission.…

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In the midst of the beautiful tropical island setting on Singer Island you will find one of the premiere arts and crafts shows of Palm Beach County. Enjoy a casual, fun filled evening as you browse through the unique arts and crafts. On Thursday evenings browse and see distinct silver and gold jewelry, wood sculptures, pottery, watercolors, blown glass and much, much more. There are 35 artists from as far away as Seattle, WA exhibiting their artistry and works. 

There are plenty of activities to do on Singer Island, including world-class fishing, scuba diving, sunbathing with your favorite person or just a book, parasailing and more.  The Sailfish Marina has a water taxi service that will take you to Peanut Island where you can snorkel and tour…

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SeaGlass residences on Jupiter Island officially held its groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month. The luxury “boutique” style twenty-one residence, 10-story condominium development is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway on exclusive Jupiter Island in the village of Tequesta, FL.

With a projected completion timeframe of Fall 2022, each of these expansive three-and four-bedroom corner residences maximizes unobstructed, panoramic ocean-to-Intracoastal vistas, and spans 3,781 to 5,323 square feet of living area. The exclusive 21 residences will feature expansive private terraces with summer kitchens, floor-to-ceiling glass, private climate-controlled two-car garages, and a private entry elevator. 

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After over a year of planning and construction, Sprouts Farmers Market will open its doors on Oct. 7 in Stuart, FL, it’s very first Treasure Coast location. The Phoenix-based grocery chain originally announced plans to open a store in Stuart in January 2019 and it will finally come to be next month.

Sprouts will be located in Stuart’s Martin Square Shopping Center on U.S. 1 near Indian Street, the same plaza as Staples, Home Depot and Old Time Pottery. The Stuart location is hiring 110 new team members. Residents interested can apply online at sprouts.com/careers. 

The grocery store opened 15 new locations in Florida in the past year-and-a-half with two more under construction. It has over 350 stores nationwide.  Sprouts says its stores feature a…

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Divers across the globe have their eyes on the Jupiter coast for the next few months, as hundreds of goliath grouper -- some the size of golf carts, and up to 10 feet,  make their way off the coast for mating season. This annual phenomena, known as the Atlantic Goliath Grouper aggregation, provides divers for a one-of-a-kind experience right in our backyard!

Jupiter Dive Center offers an extensive diving experiences to see these mammoth creatures. The center runs run regular boat trips for two-tank dives on the MG-111 wreck, the local ledge reef system, and other sites where the Goliaths are known to gather. According to their website, during this time of year, divers can expect to see up to sixty(!) groupers along the “wreck trek”.

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