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Admirals Cove To Expand Marina!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Home, Marina News, Real Estate, South Florida News | 1 comment

Admirals Cove To Expand Marina!

The Admirals Cove Country Club is one of the most prestigious yachting and golf communities that America has to offer. It offers its residents the convenience of backyard docks with over six miles of pristine warm and tropical inland waterways that boast easy Intracoastal access. Admirals Cove also offers golf enthusiasts 45 pristine and perfectly designed holes of championship golf with sweeping fairways and tropical views. Club membership provides access to a variety of fabulous amenities and services that include a full service salon and spa, fabulous five star dining venues, a state of the art fitness center, an outstanding tennis complex, and so much more sure to exceed any and all of your expectations. Plus the Club at Admirals Cove also features maybe the finest marina that the South Florida area has to offer. The marina offers 130 very desirable boat slips capable of accommodating watercrafts of all sizes. It also features a convenient location just eight miles north of the Port of Palm Beach and only a short two miles south of the Jupiter Inlet on the west side of the Intracoastal just north of Channel Marker 21 in the sunny South Florida town of Jupiter. On Tuesday, November the 18th 2014 the Jupiter City Council approved the Club at Admirals Cove for a renovation and redesign project. The project is designed to rearrange and move docks and pilings in order to add eight new slips and accommodate larger vessels. The project also intends to redesign the golf cart parking area next to the clubhouse in order to add 18 extra valet spaces. There will also be restoration done to two barrier islands along the marina side of the Intracoastal Waterway using riprap rock, mangroves, and other natural vegetation. There are a limited amount of marina memberships available so be sure and get yours as soon as you possibly can. The marina is patrolled 24 hours a day by water and by road with security vehicles. Plus marina membership affords you with marina concierge service, dock attendants, a ship store, and even reduced fuel costs. For further information on Admirals Cove, the real estate it has to offer, or current market trends please contact Rob Thomson and his team of Admirals Cove specialist at info@wfpcc.com or (561)...

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Cato’s Beach Bridge in Hobe Sound

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Home | 11 comments

Cato’s Beach Bridge in Hobe Sound

The Cato’s Beach Bridge is a pristine and absolutely beautiful white sandy shoreline located near the Jupiter Lighthouse just north of the bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway in South Florida. It is not a beach in the true sense of the word but it is quite possibly one of Florida’s most majestic and truly outstanding natural areas. The waters there stay crystal clear all day long making it a highly sought after swimming hole for locals and visitors alike. It has created lasting memories for many of the Jupiter, Tequesta, and Hobe Sound residents who spend countless lazy days and nights at this magnificent South Florida oasis. This immaculate natural area features a very unique bio-diverse environment due to the bright blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean mixing with the fresh waters of the Loxahatchee River. The beauty here is sure to exceed any and all of your expectations and you truly never know what you will see. Locals love to frequent the area for beach picnics and BBQ’s, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Come visit this wonderful waterfront oasis and make your own memories maybe you will even catch a glimpse of a porpoise or manatee. Residents of Admirals Cove enjoy easy and convenient access to this magical South Florida oasis and many others...

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The Guide To Staging Your Home’s Exterior!

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Home, Real Estate | 0 comments

The Guide To Staging Your Home’s Exterior!

Selling your home is one of the most important transactions you will ever take part in and it is important you utilize any home selling tool that you can. We talked about the importance of staging a home in a previous article but it is important you understand how to stage your home’s exterior as well. So here is a guide on staging your home’s exterior that is sure to help boost the desirability of your home to potential buyers. Lighting Is Key: When staging the exterior of your home it is crucial that you remember that your lighting is key. You need to be sure all the lighting delivers the perfect amount of appeal. This is not only for the exterior lighting of your home you also need to consider the interior lighting of your home that you can see from the homes exterior too. Your potential buyers will definitely be checking your home out at night and you want to be sure it is lit up perfectly. Freshen Up The Driveway: Your driveway takes up a great deal of your front lawn and you want it to be in as perfect condition that it can be for optimum curb appeal. Adding a top coat of sealer is a very effective way to make your home seem more maintained and will boost its appeal to potential buyers. Typically, this will only cost you between $50 and $200 and you can expect a return on your investment of 100 to 200 percent. Maintain Your Yard: It is crucial that you get your yard cleaned up and maintain it until your home sells. A messy uncut yard can really bring down your curb appeal and in turn the overall desirability of your home. Consider hiring some professional help to ensure your home is always presenting a perfectly manicured warm and tropical yard. This goes for your backyard just as much as the front yard because trust us potential buyers will take a look. Take Advantage Of The Season: It is a mistake not to decorate your exterior in seasonal styles and designs because it is a very effective way to boost your curb appeal and the overall desirability of your home. Consider decorating your home for the season with fall or winter colors, or maybe even with a holiday theme like Halloween or Thanksgiving but stay away from any religious holidays so you don’t alienate any potential buyers. Create A Desirable Lifestyle: To create the most appeal possible for your home it is very important for you to create a very desirable lifestyle that will demand the attention of potential buyers. This means you really need to set the stage for potential buyers to envision what it would be like to live there. For example if you have a pool consider setting the stage for a pool party or if you have a barbeque area set up a backyard barbeque party. This is great exterior home staging advice for any home seller not just those selling homes in Admirals Cove. So please consider sharing this article...

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Mistakes To Avoid When Pricing Your Home For Sale!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Home, Real Estate | 0 comments

Mistakes To Avoid When Pricing Your Home For Sale!

Selling your home is probably going to be one of the largest and most important transactions you will ever make and pricing it right is key. Unfortunately, pricing is not a simple process and home sellers are bound to make a mistake or two when pricing their home for sale. So here is a list of some of the top mistakes home sellers should avoid when setting their asking price. Not Doing The Right Or Forgoing Research: Before you even consider setting your asking price it is imperative that you do your homework and research what comparable homes have sold for recently. It is crucial that you at least use recent comparable home sales as a place to start when pricing your home for sale. It is important for you to know the recent comparable sales because your potential buyers will. Letting Your Emotions Get In The Way: Owning a home is much more than just that. It is an investment in your future and the future of your family and we understand that but it is a dangerous mistake to let your emotions get involved when pricing your home for sale. Because unfortunately potential buyers don’t care about sentimental value or about your feelings so be sure and price your home correctly and avoid allowing your emotions to get in the way of your home selling. Overpricing Because You Can Wait For It To Sell: Sometimes home sellers will overprice their home because they think they can wait and eventually get that asking price. But in today’s housing market overpricing a home and waiting to see if you can get it will typically lead you to lose money in the end. This is a huge mistake that you should avoid when pricing your home for sale. So be sure and price it correctly right from the start to avoid any potential lose down the road. Pricing High Because You Can Always Come Down: Some home sellers will make the mistake of pricing their home high because they believe they can always lower it, but this is a huge mistake that must be avoided at all costs. This is because in real estate first impressions are crucial and if overpriced most potential buyers will overlook your home all together and by the time you bring your price down any real potential buyer will have probably found something else. This advice is great for any home seller setting their asking price not just those selling home in Admirals Cove. So please consider sharing this article...

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Top Five New Homeowner Tips!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Top Five New Homeowner Tips!

Congratulations on buying your new home but now it is extremely important that you try and be the best homeowner you can be. So we have put together a list of the top five new homeowner tips to help you be the best homeowner you can be. Start Keeping Detailed Records: As a new homeowner it is essential that you start keeping detailed records of any and all repairs and improvements you make on your home. Anything from re-calking your bathroom to installing a new roof can increase the value of your home. It is important that you keep detailed records of all your hard work to ensure your investments pay off. Take Advantage Of Tax Benefits: There are many tax credits and benefits that are given to homeowners that you need to be sure and take advantage of. There are a variety of tax benefits from mortgage interest to installing things like solar panels and Energy Star appliances. Be sure to do some research on all the tax benefits you can take advantage of so you are ready come tax time. Develop An Inspection Habit: It is extremely important for new homeowners to develop an inspection habit. Catching potential a potential issue like infestations or mold early can be the difference between a cheap and easy fix and an expensive and difficult one. So be sure and develop a habit of inspecting your home every once in awhile to ensure you don’t let potential issues get out of control. Save For Unexpected Issues: As a new homeowner it is very important that you understand no matter what you do unexpected issues are bound to pop up and present themselves to you. That is why it is imperative for you to protect yourself and start saving up for these unexpected issues as soon as you possibly can in order to be ready for if and when something happens. Get To Know Your New Home: It is crucial that as a new homeowner you take the time to truly get to know your new home. This means learning more about how your appliances work, labeling your fuse box, understanding more about your pipes and plumbing, and anything else that will help you better get to know the workings of your new home. This is great advice for any new homeowner not just new homeowners of Admirals Cove homes. So please consider sharing this article...

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Top Secrets To Healthier Living In Your Home!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Top Secrets To Healthier Living In Your Home!

It doesn’t matter if you rent or own your home you need to think about the healthiness of your living environment. While you may think you have a safe and well kept home that doesn’t mean it is a healthy environment for you and your family. So here is a list of the top secrets to healthier living in your home. Introduce Some Potted Plants: You would be surprised to know how truly effective this trick is. But, introducing some potted plants into your home will greatly help to neutralize many harmful chemicals that naturally occur in some paints and fabrics. Plus they will help infuse more oxygen into the air of your home making it safer and healthier for people to breathe. Utilize An Air Purifier: There are a variety of air purifier options out there from small single room purifiers to large full home purifier systems. This may require you to fork out a little cash but remember this is an investment in the health of you and your family. Utilizing an air purifying system will eliminate a great deal of dust, allergens, and pollutants you don’t want floating around your home. Open A Window Or Two: Stagnant indoor air can contain as much as five times more pollutants than the cleaner fresher air of the outdoors. Air flow is very important when it comes to a healthier home so be sure and open a window or two from time to time. Obviously, if you are susceptible to pollen or other allergens scratch this idea and try to create a fresh airflow some other way. Lay Mats At All Entryways: Experts say that up to 80 percent of the dirt, lawn chemicals, bacteria, allergens, and overall mess that gets traced into your home each day can be caught on entry way mats. By putting washable mats on both sides of all your entryways you can really boost the healthiness of your home by keeping many harmful particles out of it. Filter Your Water: If you and your family are drinking water out of the sinks in your home it is imperative you filter out all the harmful chemicals. No matter where you live your water is bound to have some impurities that you don’t want to introduce into your body. Filtering your drinking water will eliminate a great deal of contaminants that may seem small but can really do a number on your immune system and overall health. Have It Cleaned Regularly: A clean home is a happier and healthier home and therefore it is extremely important that you make sure it gets cleaned on a regular bases. Dust and dirt can contain harmful particles that you don’t want you or your family to be breathing in so clean your home until it sparkles and keep it that way. This may be a lot of work so consider hiring a professional to help you maintain a clean home.   This article is full of great advice for anyone looking to create a healthier living environment not just those living in an Admirals Cove home. So please consider sharing this article...

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First Time Homebuyers Beware!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Real Estate | 0 comments

First Time Homebuyers Beware!

So, you have decided that the time is right for you to purchase your fist home and are gearing up for the home buying process. Well first time homebuyer, beware there are some home buying mistakes that you should avoid making at all costs. Here is a list of the top six scariest home buying mistakes to stay away from when buying your first home. Hiring The Wrong Real Estate Agent: Whether you are a first time homebuyer or an experienced one hiring the wrong real estate agent or choosing not to hire one is the biggest mistake you can make. Your top priority in any home buying experience is to find the right realtor for your situation. You want to have an experienced pro on your team with a proven track record for success. Not Getting Pre-Approved For A Loan: In today’s real estate market the first thing you should do when you decide to buy a home is to go to a lender and get pre-approved for a loan. Most sellers won’t even waste their time with you if you don’t have a pre-approval letter to show them. If you haven’t done it already go out and get pre-approved right away. Not Comprehending What You Can Afford: You will be destined to fail if you don’t fully comprehend exactly what you can afford to pay for a home. Just because the bank says they will lend you something doesn’t mean you can truly afford it or at least comfortably afford it. It is import that you make a budget for what you can afford and stick to it as much as you possibly can. Neglecting To Get A Home Inspection: It is imperative that you get a home inspection done on any property you intend to purchase. Even if the property seems to be in mint condition it is extremely important that you utilize the skills and knowledge of an experienced home inspector to ensure it is. Because if you don’t it could cost you thousands if not tens of thousands down the road. Failing To Consider Additional Expenses: There are a variety of additional expenses you will face after homeownership that you need to consider before buying your first home. Unlike when you were renting you will be responsible for insuring the property, paying the property taxes, and making any repairs needed for the upkeep of the property. Forgetting About The Future: Even though it is pretty much impossible to perfectly predict the future it is a huge mistake not to consider it when buying your first home. Be sure to pay attention to any and all of the available information out there when buying your home to better your chances at avoiding something unpleasant in the future. This is great advice for any first time home buyer not just the first time home buyers buying real estate in Admirals Cove. So please consider sharing this article...

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Preparing For A Home Mortgage Loan!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Preparing For A Home Mortgage Loan!

Knowing how to prepare for a home mortgage loan is something each and every potential homebuyer should have a good grasp on way before deciding to buy a home. Our experts have found that preparing for their mortgage is something potential buyers rarely think of. But, taking out a home mortgage loan is a very in depth process and tricky experience that needs to be prepared for correctly. So here is a list of the top tips from our experts on how to prepare for a home mortgage loan. Start Getting Your Down Payment Ready: As you are getting your credit and finances in order and preparing for your home mortgage loan it is imperative that you start getting your down payment ready. It is important to understand that you will need to put at least twenty percent of the selling price down in cash and it would be a huge mistake for you to wait and try and scrape your down payment together at the last minute. Keep Tabs On Your Credit Reports: In order to prepare correctly for your home mortgage loan it is extremely important for you to keep tabs on your credit reports. One of the first things a lender will do when you apply for a home mortgage loan is to check your credit reports. That is why it is crucial you keep tabs on it to ensure everything is in order and that it is in as good of shape as it possibly can be. Understand What You Can Really Afford: One of the biggest things you will learn while you prepare for your home mortgage loan is what you can truly afford in a home. Even though home ownership is part of the American dream and it can be a very enticing and exciting idea, it is crucial that you keep one foot firmly planted on the ground and that means knowing the difference between what you want and what you can actually afford in a home. Keep Your Documents In Order: Due to the fact that lenders typically require a great deal of paperwork from you when you apply for a home mortgage loan, it is very important that you keep any and all of your documentation in order. The experts recommend that you keep documentation to record all your pay slips, tax returns, credit cards, loans, and anything else that as to do with your credit, finances, or assets. Eliminate Any of Your Other Debt: A very important aspect of preparing for a home mortgage loan that is often neglected by potential buyers is to eliminate as much of their current debt that they possibly can. Your current debt to income ratio will be very important when your lender starts determining how much you can afford if anything at all. Therefore, it is imperative that while preparing for your home mortgage loan you eliminate as much of your current debt as possible. Get Pre-Approved For Your Mortgage: One of the most important things you can do and best pieces of advice we can give you when it comes to preparing for a home mortgage loan is to get pre-approved as soon as you possibly can. Even though there is a lot involved in the pre-approval process it will be well...

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