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Buyers and Sellers

Offering tips, insights, and information including the trends of homebuyers and sellers in Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens, and the surrounding communities.

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Florida Homestead Exemption

Attention Florida residents, there is still time to file for Florida Homestead Exemption! Homestead Exemption is reserved for Florida residents. You must own, not lease, the property and it must be your permanent residence as of January 1st of the tax year to qualify.

What is considered a permanent residence?

There is no time calculation to a permanent residence, no specific number of days, weeks, or months spent in the home to qualify. The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Exemption Services website defines the permanent residence as the address listed on your voter’s registration card, driver’s license or ID, the place where you register your cars and file your income tax.

What does Florida Homestead Exemption do?

Homestead Exemption

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Tequesta Fest 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 12pm until 5pm | Paradise Park

Fall in South Florida is an amazing time of year with weather the locals can appreciate – just a few degrees cooler and a little less humidity, but still the tropical paradise we love to live in. One local event we look forward to every fall is Tequesta Fest in the Village of Tequesta. This is a fun-filled afternoon where friends, family, and neighbors gather for rides, games, music, food, and entertainment for all ages.

There is something for every age to enjoy at Tequesta Fest. The Ship, Silver Streak, and Orbiter will all be back this year for the thrill-seekers. For those who prefer a little less speed, the Super Slide, Wagon Coaster, Train Ride, and Spinning Puppy Dogs are sure to

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Local Halloween Events 2017

Halloween is coming up and there are local events happening throughout the month of October. Take a look at these fun, Halloween-themed events in Jupiter, Tequesta and the Palm Beaches

Boo at the Zoo, Palm Beach Zoo

October 20, 21, 27 & 28 - 10am-9pm

October 22 & 29 - 10am-4pm

Admission: Varies, visit the Palm Beach Zoo website

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Come out and celebrate the 19th year of Boo at the Zoo at the Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach. The Zoo offers a fun and safe environment for trick-or-treaters of all ages to enjoy, all while enjoying the exhibits and presentations around the Zoo grounds. There are costume contests, crafts, face painting, and so much more. Entry prices vary based on age,

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This weekend in Jupiter and Tequesta

It is officially fall in South Florida and this weekend is a startup of fun seasonal events in the Jupiter and Tequesta areas. Grab your family, friends and neighbors and check out these great local activities this weekend!

Food Truck Friday

Friday,  October 6, 2017

Constitution Park, Tequesta

5pm until 9pm

Head out this Friday evening and enjoy the slightly cooler temperatures while indulging in some of the area’s best food trucks. The events is held in Constitution Park, the perfect setting to let the kids run and play while dining and socializing with fellow foodies. This week’s food truck participants include:

  • 90 Miles to Go
  • Austin’s Franks
  • Churrasco Grill
  • Curbside Gourmet
  • La Nostra Pizza
  • Miami Press
  • Parabas
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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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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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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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Water Pointe Townhouse Community in Jupiter

Jupiter’s Town Council unanimously approved the Water Pointe development at Tuesday night’s council meeting. It is unknown when the 35-townhome development will break ground.

The site for Water Pointe is located on the west side of US Highway 1 with a newly constructed office building and Mangrove Bay to the north and Cabo Flats restaurant to the south. This location was previously the Elks Club, which has relocated to Jupiter Farms. There have been two previous three-story townhouse developments approved at the same location, one in 2006 and another in 2012, neither of which ever broke ground.

Water Pointe is proposed to be a 2-story development along the already constructed Riverwalk, allowing residents access to the pedestrian and cycling

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