January 2016

Found 10 blog entries for January 2016.


(Photo Credit Barbara Bright kitchen renovations)

When people are looking to remodel their homes, many choose projects that offer the greatest potential to recoup their financial investment, which is understandable considering that the average bedroom remodel costs more than $16,000, and a garage addition can cost upwards of $50,000. Adding other additions such as a master suite or second floor often average well into the six figure range. However, small or large, there are plenty of home renovations that can improve one's quality of experience in the home while also boosting that home's intrinsic value. 

Below is an example of a home renovation that offers a big bang for your buck for when it comes time to sell:

For many people, the

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A great new listing! This is one of the most desirable sections of Abacoa! Well maintained and updated two story townhouse features a brand new A/C, crown molding, travertine flooring and granite counters in bathrooms with travertine shower in master bath, laminate flooring downstairs, open kitchen with granite, separate living and family room, full size laundry room, tons of natural light, a detached two car garage, and a large private patio for entertaining. Community is surrounded by the Abacoa golf course, walk to downtown Abacoa shops, restaurants, amplitheatre and Roger Dean baseball stadium.This quiet community has beautiful tree lined streets and sidewalks.

For more information and to view the entire photo gallery of 150 Bermuda

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Recently, John Lennon's former home on Palm Beach Island recently sold for $23 million in an off-market deal.

The home was designed in 1919 by the famous architect Addison Mizner. The sellers of the property were Alan and Christine Curtis, who had originally purchased the home for $4.3 million in 1990. The house sits at 720 South Ocean Blvd and is nicknamed "El Solano"

This Mediterranean estate boasts at least five bedrooms, a tennis court, a cabana building on the beach, and a bridge that connects the home to its former guest house, which was deeded to the original builder's neighbor at an earlier point in time.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono originally purchased the mansion for $725,000 in 1980. Upon John's death, Ono decided to renovate the home

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Smart homes are still in their learning phase, and currently the tech world is rushing to provide home owners with devices that are internet connected. For the tech world, homes have the greatest potential for technology to have a long lasting effect and there are certainly no shortage of startups and companies trying to innovate new ideas for the home technology space. 

However, as of right now there are only a handful of devices that actually work well in the home, and there are even fewer devices that provide home owners with more convenience, rather than frustration. It's hard for many to justify these smart devices as "essential" household items, but if you're an individual whom has a forward thinking approach to technology and some cash, there

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As of December of 2015, home –building has started to slip unexpectedly, with declines in both single-family homes and apartment construction. Housing starts, which reflect all of the groundbreakings on single-family homes, have fallen 2.5% nationally. Building permits, which typically are an indication of future building activity, have fallen 3.9%. Economists have expressed great surprise at the weak housing starts data, especially because the exceptionally warm weather this year had been expected to boost building activity in the new year.

 Last year, new housing construction had its best year since 2007, when the housing bubble burst and triggered a recession. Economists were hoping that this linear growth would continue into the new year,

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A Great New Listing!

Great location overlooking the FAU Honors College and Main St. Split floorplan, 3 bedrooms 2 baths. Large open kitchen with pass through to living area. The washer and dryer are in the unit, and the property has walk in closet in the master bedroom. The unit has plenty of storage throughout. Walk to downtown Abacoa, Theatre on the Green, and Roger Dean Stadium. Community offers tennis, golf, restaurants and shops. Close to great beaches, Gardens Mall, Downtown at the Gardens, and more!

For more information and to view the entire photo gallery of 1209 Main St #204 or to view more of my listings, visit www.JupiterHomeSales.com.  Contact me today at 561-951-9301 with any questions or to schedule a private showing of this

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An awesome new listing!

This charming lakefront townhouse lies in the heart of Jupiter. This freshly painted unit has laminate and tile floors downstairs, and carpet upstairs. French doors lead you to the patio, as well as a privately fenced in yard overlooking a lake and natural areas. The guest bedroom features ample closet space with built ins. The Unit also features two full bathrooms and laundry closet, both located on the second floor. This townhouse would make a great investment or primary residence. Great school zone and close to restaurants, shopping and beaches.

For more information and to view the entire photo gallery of 112 Georgian Park Drive or to view more of my listings, visit www.JupiterHomeSales.com.  Contact me today at

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Alton Life is a new community based in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens, FL!

Kolter Homes has built Alton Life on 270 acres at I-95 and Donald Ross Road in Palm Beach Gardens. The property is near the Scripps Research Institute at Abacoa in Jupiter. 

The homes in Alton Life will range in price from $400,000 to more than $1,000,000.

Recently, in an article by the Sun Sentinel, Anthony Trella, a Deerfield Beach home building consultant has stated "It's a very strong location, and there's a lot of low-hanging fruit in that market," said Anthony Trella, a homebuilding consultant in Deerfield Beach. "I think they should do very well as long as they stay reasonable with the price ranges." 

In the first phase of development, 377 units are expected

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On Wednesday December 16, 2015, The Federal Reserve increased the interest rate by twenty-five basis points (or 0.25%), from zero basis points (or 0%). This interest rate hike has created some concern that it could impact real estate markets as capitalization rates sometimes correlate with these interest rate increases. However, analysts feel confident that real estate markets will experience very little, if any drawback from such small a increase in rates. 

 According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics, Mark Zandi has stated “There should be minimal impact on the rate for a 30-year fixed-rate loan because such rates are tied to long-term Treasury yields, which have already discounted a Fed rate hike”. Most

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Great new listing! This Beautiful Hamilton Model with double entry doors and inviting foyer leads to two split bedrooms and a den (convertible for 3rd bedroom) with custom built-ins, which includes electronic storage. The house has two and a half baths, formal living and dining. Bright and airy with an open floor plan, this house features panoramic serene water/fountain views, twelve foot ceilings, plantation shutters, custom window treatments, and open kitchen with bar seating open to the family room. Newer stainless appliances, natural gas community.

Move-in perfect! Enjoy the new Clubhouse and Sports Village at Ibis with three Nicklaus-family designed golf courses, four fine and casual dining venues, planned social events and cultural

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