photo courtesy of: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Of course, we have over 47 miles of awesome Atlantic Ocean coastline.  Did you know that our area has well over 100 miles of freshwater canals, rivers and lakes?  So when you are done fishing, swimming, diving, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, boating, or just sunning on the beach or by the pool - how about an evening of excellent theater or the arts?

Join the arts and cultural scene in Palm Beach County, “where culture has found its place in the sun.” As the official agency, for arts and cultural development, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County supports arts education and provides grants to cultural organizations and artists.  They know where all the fun events are, unique galleries, museums,…

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The 2013 LRE Symposium in Spain

Rob Thomson, Managing Partner, of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities attended the 2013 Luxury Real Estate International Symposium held in Valencia, Spain this year.  Luxury Real Estate (LRE) is one of the world’s leading international networks of real estate professionals. Waterfront Properties is one of the organization's longstanding and respected members.  This symposium welcomes a large contingent of prominent luxury real estate brokerage firms from across the globe, including North America, South America, Europe, and the Far East.

Connecting at this conference allows Rob and his team at Waterfront Properties, to look towards the future and provide insights for successful relationships with clients and colleagues.  Speakers and…

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Despite Hurricane Sandy, vigil was maintained at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  The United States Army handed out the above photo on Monday morning, October 29, 2012, in the face of Hurricane Sandy.  The photo was taken before Arlington National Cemetery closed because of the storm.   The U.S. Army’s 3rd. Infantry Regiment has kept continuous watch over the marker in Northern Virginia since 1948 without ever missing a second!

The marker memorializes an unknown World War I soldier who was laid to rest in 1921.  Frequently, visitors overlooked the marker and stepped upon it or set up picnic blankets on top of it.  The military eventually stationed a guard at the site.  Soldiers who stand guard at the memorial undergo nine months of synchronized…

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The London Olympics 2012

Did you know Olympic athletes have to pay taxes for the medals they bring home to the United States?  It is not due to the actual value of the medal itself, but it is attached to the prize money that accompanies the gold, silver, or bronze medal the Olympian wins. 

The United States Olympic Committee rewards our Olympic athletes with cash prizes.  For gold, a medalist receives $25,000.  A silver medalist receives $15,000 and finally a bronze medal is worth $10,000.  It is estimated that a gold medalist will pay approximately $9,000 in taxes for each gold medal won.  Silver medal winners will pay just under $5,400 in taxes and the bronze medal recipients will pay the I.R.S. around $3,500 in taxes.  American medalists face income tax rate of 35%.  They…

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With Earth Day on the minds of many homeowners, the idea of reducing their carbon footprint of everyday household living now tops the priority list – primarily for feel-good reasons. They want to reduce global warming by recycling more and using less, and that’s all good.

But industry experts say there are “green” reasons to go green, in addition to the altruistic ones. Because saving money is a major motivator, those experts have revealed some of the penny-pinching perks homeowners can expect on their way to saving the planet.

Reduce Utility Bills

The electric and water bills come in every month, and in the summertime, they can be record-breaking. Upgrading home appliances and taking care to insulate and protect them can help to reduce kilowatts and…

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If you are looking for a house and want to have one which is high on the high tech side of the equation there are many out there just for you.  Depending on what you are looking for you will have many options but there is one particularly that will absolutely have everything you can possibly imagine.

Courtesy of: Homeintdesign.comIt starts with retractable walls that you can move in and out depending on what size room you want – perfect for that large holiday dinner.  It also features a retractable roof for those nice, star filled nights.  The windows are all automated for opening and closing as are the doors.  All are on remotes and can be accessed through a computer as well.  The windows shades and all other coverings can be adjusted simply by working the remote for the window you…

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Many people who put waterfront homes on the market think their homes will sell themselves. While this may have been true a few years ago, the reality is that the economic downturn has made it more difficult to sell even the most beautiful homes in the most attractive locations. Furthermore, even if the home will be an easy sell, you certainly want to get as much money for the property as possible. To get your home sold quickly and to make the process of selling your waterfront home as easy as possible, be sure to keep this checklist in mind.

Get an Appraisal

The first step to selling a waterfront home is to get an appraisal, but be sure to work with someone who specializes in appraising waterfront properties. After all, regardless of whether offering Waterfront Homes

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Orange Beach CondosOrange Beach is located on the gulf coast of Alabama. Beautiful, waterfront condos and white sand beaches are part of the reputation of Orange Beach boasts. The condos For sale in Orange Beach are available in a number of styles and sizes ranging from high-rises with large penthouse suites to low-rise condominiums with single bedroom units, and everything in between. Each condominium is unique and offers its own set of special amenities with many over looking the Gulf and its white beaches.

Surrounding the Condos in Orange Beach, Alabama is the area that comprises Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. It is full of wonderful entertainment, social and sporting opportunities, able to please any preference! If you are looking for a fun day out on the water, you can…

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