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Hurricane Irma preparations for home buyers and sellers

Preparations for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma are well underway and for those currently in a contract to purchase or sell a home, there are a few things you should know. While everyone should strive to take the normal precautions with an emergency kit, evacuation plan, and list of emergency contact numbers, those who are under contract on either side of a real estate transaction should include these steps to ensure the safety of their current or future home.

1. Talk to your Realtor®

The Realtors® on both sides of the transaction are communicating regularly to guide everyone through the purchase and sale process. Both Realtors® should be open about the efforts being taken to protect the home from possible wind damage. Any wind or rain

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Why use 3D and Virtual Reality to buy and sell your home

Technology is constantly changing. It has evolved our daily practices, both in our personal lives and in business. Technology continues to advance how people search, find, and even preview real estate.

See and be seen…

Traditional marketing of a home used to include using the Multiple Listings Service, a nice brochure or flyer, even a neighborhood mailing announcing the listing. Today, the channels run deeper and the reach is far more extensive with the use of social media and specialized property websites. Making your home stand out to the qualified buyer can be even more challenging with those who are also trying to gain attention.  

Unlike other virtual tours…

Searching for a property can become frustrating when you see your dream home

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Grand Slam Kids Fishing Day 2017

This Saturday, July 15, 2017, is the 10th Annual Grand Slam Kids Fishing Day. This is a great event for the family and a perfect excuse to spend time with the kids out on the water. The fishing tournament is for ages 4 to 15-years with gift certificate prizes in multiple categories.

Registrations are still being accepted at both Grand Slam locations. The tournament begins Saturday morning with lines in at 7am and out at 11am. The weigh station is hosted at the Square Grouper Tiki Bar in Jupiter. All fish must be weighed in by 11:30am and participants can enjoy lunch catered by a local favorite Park Avenue BBQ Grill. The awards ceremony begins at 11:45am.

Check out the official rules for the tournament on the Grand Slam Tackle & Marine Center

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Things to do for 4th of July in Jupiter, Tequesta and the Palm Beaches

Looking for ways to celebrate this 4th of July? Here are just a few local Independence Day celebrations to get you started:

Mega Bash at Roger Dean Stadium – Jupiter

The Mega Bash 2017 at Roger Dean Stadium is a two-day event with fun for the entire family. Enjoy minor league baseball games on both days and a MEGA Kid’s Area. The gates open at 5pm on July 3rd with the Jupiter Hammerheads vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers at 6pm. The gates open at 4:30pm on July 4th with the Palm Beach Cardinals vs. Bradenton Marauders at 6pm. Both days will conclude with an amazing fireworks display. For more information, please visit the Roger Dean Stadium website.

Location:

Roger Dean Staidum

4751 Main Street

Jupiter, FL 33458

Time:

5pm-9pm

Cost:

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Disaster Preparedness Tax Holiday 2017

It is officially hurricane season and hurricane preparation is a priority for both homeowners and renters in the state of Florida. Gov. Rick Scott is stressing the importance of getting necessary supplies before a storm is off our coast. This weekend, June 2nd thru June 4th, marks the first ever disaster preparedness sales tax holiday in which certain hurricane supplies will be tax-free. We have outlined a list of items included in the tax holiday to make preparing your home a little easier.

What is included in the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday?

$10 or Less

Reusable Ice Packs

$20 or Less

Portable Self-Powered Light Source – including candles, flashlights, and lanterns.

$25 or Less

Gas and/or Diesel Fuel Containers –

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Jupiter Lighthouse Restored and Ready to Re-Open

The Jupiter Lighthouse is scheduled to turn on Friday, June 2nd after a month of darkness. The Jupiter Lighthouse & Museum closed during the month of May for scheduled repairs. The Lighthouse, originally completed in 1860, will be reopened for tours on Saturday, June 3rd to share the history and enjoy the amazing views from the gallery deck.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is a non-profit organization operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society. Through grants and generous donations, the Lighthouse has received the necessary repairs in excess of $150,000. Special attention was needed for the cast iron roof, guard rail of the gallery deck, and paint repairs.

The Jupiter Lighthouse is the icon of the Jupiter Inlet. Locals and

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Local events this Memorial Day weekend

It is going to be a beautiful this Memorial Day weekend, the perfect weather to get outside and enjoy why we love living here! If you haven’t made plans yet, here are a few local events happening this holiday weekend.

Saturday, May 27th

Square Grouper – Jason Cardinal

Jason Cardinal will be performing at Square Grouper beginning at 2pm. Cardinal is a talented singer and songwriter know for both his original works and his unique mash-up of cover music. See his captivating performance Saturday afternoon with many of his local fans. Square Grouper is located at 1111 Love Street in Jupiter.

Eissey Campus Theatre – Honoring Our American Heroes

The annual concert, Honoring Our American Heroes, will be taking place Saturday at the Eissey

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Sunfest 2017

SunFest will kickoff this Wednesday, May 3rd at 5pm along the Intracoastal Waterway on Flagler Drive in Downtown West Palm Beach. Locals look forward to this waterfront music festival every year where bands grace the three SunFest stages for five memorable days.

There is an incredible music lineup for SunFest 2017 with 50 bands scheduled to perform. The variety of local and international artists is sure to please the masses with performances in R&B, Reggae, Hip Hop, Rock and more.  The performance breakdown is as follows:

Wednesday, May 3rd

  • 5:45-6:30pm  Sunghosts
  • 7:00-8:00pm  The Strubrellas
  • 7:00-7:45pm  Tayla Parx
  • 8:15-9:30pm  Snoop Dogg
  • 8:30-10:00pm  Weezer

Thursday, May 4th

  • 6:00-6:30pm  Chemradery
  • 6:45-7:30pm
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Dog Friendly Beaches in Jupiter, Florida

One of the things we love the most about Jupiter, Florida is no matter which part of town you live in, you’re never too far from the beach! And what better way to celebrate a day in the sun than with man's best friend. 

Jupiter, Florida has one of the few dog-friendly stretches of beach in the South Florida. There is a well-known 2.5-mile stretch between Jupiter and Juno Beach – boardwalks 25 to 59 to be exact – where dogs are welcome. Before you venture out with your furry companion, there are a few things you need to know.

Dogs are Only Allowed in Non-Lifeguarded Areas

The 2.5-mile stretch of gorgeous beaches between boardwalks 25 to 59 are not guarded. Along these areas, man’s best friend is welcome to join you for the warm ocean breezes

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Waterway Park in Jupiter, Florida

Jupiter, Florida has been home to many new construction projects in recent years. There has been a lot of activity along Indiantown Road just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, and this Saturday Jupiter will celebrate its newest addition – Waterway Park. The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th at 9:30am.

Waterway Park is located at 3630 Indiantown Road, just west of the Intracoastal Waterway and south of the Indiantown Road Bridge. The park brings three new boat ramps to the area, an amazing asset to Jupiter and its waterfront-loving residents! The park will have ample parking, 52 trailer spaces and 20 standard spaces, and also includes a boat basin, floating docks, a fishing pier, and restrooms.

Permits will be

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