Jupiter Real Estate Blog

Palm Beach County saw a population surge from July 2017 to July 2018, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census.

And thanks to no state tax and a recent change in federal tax law that now makes it more challenging to deduct income and property taxes in states like New York, New Jersey, and others around the country, it’s certainly possible more and more people will continue opting for the Sunshine State moving forward.

Back around this exact time last year it was reported that Palm Beach County’s population was projected to surpass 1.5 million people in 2018, even though population projections and statistics can be somewhat inaccurate. 

Regardless of the exact figure, however, the low unemployment rate, attractive new tax laws, and of course

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Palm Beach Gardens Gated CommunitiesThe Palm Beach area and gated communities go hand-in-hand. Whether you love the extra sense of privacy and security a gated community offers or all the extra lifestyle amenities most provide, the advantages of buying a gated home are far reaching.  

In Palm Beach Gardens, gated homes are especially plentiful, and that can often lead to a much more intense home search. To help narrow down your options, though, we recommend taking a closer look at what we consider a few of the top gated communities in Palm Beach Gardens specifically. 

 The Cove 

The Cove is one of the more private gated communities you’ll find in the area, consisting of just 20 estate homes. All homes for sale in The Cove were built in the late 2000s, offer between 3,000 and around

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Delray Beach Master PlanA massive new master-planned community is currently in the works for nearby Delray Beach, according to recent reports. Still unnamed, the proposal is calling for nearly 800 new homes, office space, retail space, and also plenty of restaurant space as well. 

If approved, the development, which will be a joint-collaboration from 13th Floor Investments, Key International, CDS International Holdings, and New Urban Communities, will aim to “create a world-class, vibrant community where people can live, work, play, and shop, as well as bring about much-needed change to Congress Avenue” in Delray. 

For now, the plan will be to include 524 apparent residences, 123 condos, 78 two-story townhomes, 34 three-story townhomes, 70,000 square feet of office space,

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Jupiter Homes with a DockEvery home buyer has a wish list of demands when it comes to a new place, and here in Jupiter, something with a private boat dock is more often than not a top priority. But with so many different waterfront options available throughout the Palm Beach area, just where should buyers turn if a private dock tops your list of needs and wants? We explore several options below…

Penn Waterway 

While not one of Jupiter’s largest communities, some might say it’s among the most desirable, especially for boat owners. Located along Penn Trail, homes within the Penn Waterway neighborhood mostly all feature a Mediterranean style and floor plans with anywhere from 1,500 to over 4,500 square feet. And with no fixed bridge obstructions, boat owners will also enjoy

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Why Customer Service in Real Estate Matters Even More Than You ThinkThose who work in real estate don't need to be reminded that customer service is important. They likely see the consequences of poor customer service play out every day. But what they may forget is just how valuable customer service can be to their career as a real estate agent. It can quite literally be the difference between failure and success—which is a powerful statement for such a competitive field.

In for the Long Haul

Most people can put on a mask for a few days with even their worst enemies if they have to, but home buying happens over the course of more than a few days. Unlike a grocery store manager who needs to deal with the odd crisis once in a while, real estate agents need to be on their game every time they interact with a

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Understanding the New Face of Home Construction: Technologies to KnowNew technology is starting to permeate every aspect of the building process. From settling on a building site to putting the final touches on the home, the changes are remarkable. The construction industry has been somewhat slow to adopt technology, but they've recently started to make some big changes. While certain trends may not prove to be as popular as others in the long-run, it's beneficial to home buyers to understand more about where construction is headed if they want a better grasp on the market.

Scouting Construction Sites with Drones and 3-D Imaging

Scouting technology like drones and 3D scanners are helping decision-makers understand the best sites upon which to build. The drone will not only show leaders the full scope of the

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Sustainable Building MaterialsSustainable building materials have come a long way in a short period of time. Modern homeowners in particular are constantly seeking ways to make their home more sustainable and more eco-friendly.

Solar Panels and Solar Power

Solar energy can be harnessed in multiple ways. Some homeowners use the power of the sun to heat their home by installing large windows on the sides of the home where the sun is likely to shine in. Dark walls on the exterior absorb solar heat, which helps to keep the home warm long after the sun goes down.

Other homeowners choose to harness the power of the sun through solar panels. When sun shines directly on the solar panels, the panels absorb the energy and turn it into electricity. Well-placed solar panels can

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Tips for Marketing a Property to SellWhen the time comes to sell a home, marketing the property can speed up the sale and lead to bigger offers. Because marketing is a multi-step process, home sellers who are trying to sell their home quickly should consider all of the following ways to make the property more appealing and attractive to potential buyers.

Stage Your Home

Staging is the process of making the home look beautiful and functional for potential buyers. Staging goes beyond decorating. Cleaning and de-cluttering are all important ways to stage the home. Home sellers hoping to get started with the staging process can do the following.

Remove Clutter

Clutter is the enemy of the home seller, because it can make the home look dark and small. Clutter can accumulate over

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Real Estate Investment Guide

A Guide To Investing In Real Estate

Which Real Estate Investment Type Is Right for You?Real estate may come with its share of risks. However, many are looking to add this asset class to their portfolio. Those interested in getting started in investing in real estate may appreciate the potential of high returns with this form of investment.

This may be a great time to start getting serious and learn more about real estate investments. As with any form of investment, it is important to perform due diligence and understand more about the property, any challenges and the realistic return from a type of real estate investment.

Learn more about real estate investments types and practical considerations today.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before

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Considering Home Siding? Common Questions AnsweredWhen contemplating a home siding installation, there are a number of questions that the average homeowner will face. With this in mind, we're addressing a few of the most common home siding questions concerning everything ranging from material to selection to installation considerations.

What Siding Materials are Best?

Determining the best type of siding will vary depending on a number of factors. These include: the home's age, condition, whether a homeowner's association (HOA) is involved, budget and personal preferences. The most popular siding materials on the market today are wood siding, vinyl siding and fiber cement siding. Cedar wood is a great insulator and is attractive, but it is susceptible to termites, fire and rotting. Vinyl is

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