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July 9, 2019

Should I Buy a Home in Florida in the Summer?

Should I Buy a Home in Florida in the Summer?

It's hot outside but that's totally normal around here. I think we're hitting a high of 90° today and that can make homebuyers a little sluggish but it's actually a great time to buy. 

Summer in Palm Beach County Florida is usually our slow time when it comes to real estate. When we have comfortable temperatures in the 60s and 70s in the middle of winter it can be easy to buy a house as you're going from one place to another and the outside temperatures don't bother anybody. But, you also have to deal with holidays, the middle of school, and relocating from other places in the country if you're doing so. Selling or buying in one place and relocating to another may not be the easiest unless you're doing it all in Florida. So what are some of the pros and cons to buying a Florida home in the summer?

#1. Florida agents have nothing but time.

Because summer is our slowest time, real estate agents can spend all their time focusing on you and your needs. During the busiest times, real estate agents can take on 10+ homes at a time, which leaves very little time for each buyer or seller. In the summer, we have fewer clients so your priorities and interests get more of our attention.

#2. Less competition.

Because summer is not a busy time, you'll have less competition in the market. Most buyers will either wait until spring, fall, or winter to buy a home so you won't need to compete with a lot of multiple offer situations.

#3. Motivated sellers. 

Because there are not as many buyers, you won't have a lot of competition, which means that sellers will be more motivated and may be more likely to take her lower-priced offer or offers with more incentives to the buyers.

#4. Quicker close.

Many sellers will want to close before school starts, so you're likely to get a faster closing time then when the escrow, mortgage, and real estate industry is really jumping in the winter and fall.

#5. More daylight.

Most people have a day job and can't look at homes all day, every day, but when you're looking for a home in the summer, you may have daylight until 9 PM or later. It makes it nice for those that work during the day to see homes and the neighborhood even up until 10 PM.

#6. No school.

This may or may not affect you but if the seller has children, they're probably looking at summer to sell. It's easier and a little more carefree to move during the summer when you don't have to worry about kids starting into a new school or transitioning out in the middle of the year.

There are a lot of great reasons to buy a home in the summer in Florida said don't let the weather turn you off when there are so many other benefits.

For more information or to get started looking at homes in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, or surrounding communities give me a call today or start your online search here for free.

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June 25, 2019

The Mirasol Foundation - Community Services

The Mirasol foundation was established in 2016 as a nonprofit civic organization in Palm Beach County. This volunteer charitable organization is supported by the residents of the Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens Florida. It's mission is to provide financial support for qualifying 501(c)(3) agencies that provide critical programming for the underserved residing within Palm Beach County and surrounding counties. At the end of their first fundraising season over $120,000 of financial grants were awarded to this and other nonprofit agencies.The Mirasol Foundation - Community Services

Mirasol Country Club has been involved within the community since 2014. The foundation's Board of Directors is thankful for tremendous financial support from residents and surrounding communities as well as hands-on community involvement. This past April 2019, the Mirasol foundation awarded $200,000 to 24 worthy nonprofit and civic organizations around the communities. Their goal is to raise, administer, and distribute funds to civic, cultural, educational, social, and health-related nonprofit organizations throughout Palm Beach County. Residents and members can donate online here and find out more information on grants and the application process.

To be considered for an annual grant, your organization must be a tax-exempt, nondenominational organization, with a demonstrated financial stability and strong leadership. The foundation does not fund individuals, organizations outside of Palm Beach County, national organizations that do not have an active local chapter, religious or sectarian organizations, general animal and environmental programs except for educational outreach, grants to lobby legislation or multi-your grants. All proposals for funding are reviewed by the committee and those selected will be invited to complete the full grant application.

The Mirasol Country Club is always finding new and innovative ways to reach out to the community and become an integral part of our County. If you're looking to be a part of Mirasol please start your online search here for all real estate in Mirasol Country Club or simply contact my office at any time for more details.

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June 18, 2019

Mirasol Country Club Home Prices - What to Expect

Mirasol Country Club Home Prices - What to Expect


While the rest of the country heats up in the real estate market things in Florida tend to slow down. Our busiest season is typically in the fall and winter so now we have a chance to catch our breath, and really take a look at what's going on in the real estate market.

As of the publishing of this post, June 2019, there are 36 active listings on the market in Mirasol country club. These homes are priced from $399,890-$4,700,000.

  • The longest property on the market has been listed for 1027 days and is priced at $599,000 located at 293 Porto Vecchio Way. 
  • Over the last six months, there have been 29 properties sold priced from $430,000-$4,635,000.
  • The average or mean price in Mirasol Country Club is $1,773,250.
  • The median price is $1,675,000.
  • The average days on the market is 169.
  • The shortest days on the market was 26 in the longest was 429 days.

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May 7, 2019

Pros and Cons to Living in a Gated Community in Florida

There are no shortage of gated communities throughout Palm Beach County. From some of the newest Alton and Sonoma Isles to the tried-and-true Mirasol and Abacoa, gated communities are in abundance throughout Palm Beach County but are they really what you're looking for? There are pros and cons to gated communities and it's important to understand both to make sure this is the direction you'd like to go.

 Here are some of the benefits, pros, and advantages to Pros and Cons to Living in a Gated Community in Floridaa gated community.

#1. Security. This is usually one of the number one things people go for when looking at gated communities. They don't want just anyone being able to travel through the neighborhood or knock on their door. This naturally makes people feel safer about living in a community than a typical neighborhood as there are lower crime rates.

#2. Exclusivity. While you don't necessarily have to spend a fortune for a gated community there is a sense of exclusivity that people really enjoy.

#3. Privacy. Most gated communities have monitoring going on at all times so that no one can just come in and out whenever they want. This decreases the amount of interference from the outside world.

#4. Low traffic. Because only residents and their guests are traveling throughout the community you're not can have a whole lot of unnecessary traffic. This may mean that the streets are quieter and safer and a lot of commuters will be bothering you.

Drawbacks, cons, or disadvantages to a gated community.

#1. Higher prices. Although you can find homes and gated communities around the $500,000 mark most homes and gated communities are upwards of $1 million or more. However, if you can afford it and this is your budget, gated community may be a great option for you.

#2. Difficulty getting in. The same advantage can be a disadvantage because anyone visiting your home will need to be added to the list, have a security code, or need to wait in line at the guardhouse. There are usually stipulations for package deliveries and guests, but it does slow things down a little bit.

#3. Additional cost. Because you live in a gated community there are extra expenses to the guardhouse, gate management, and upkeep so your home association fees may be more.

#4. Specific rules. There are usually rules when you live in a gated community and they can be very strict meaning you may not be able to list and sell your house the exact way you want to or paint your house or choose your own landscaping. Rules are usually put in place to keep properties looking consistent, which is something you may not like.

You can see there are pros and cons to a gated community but as long as you understand them and are willing to adhere to these roles or you like the fact that there's more security and rules, a gated community might be ideal.

Start your search here for all gated communities throughout Palm Beach County and feel free to contact me at any time to schedule a showing.

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April 9, 2019

6 Ways to Boost ROI on Your Vacation Home

ROI, or return on investment, is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or compare the efficiency of a number of different investments. Often referred to vacation homes or rentals, ROI includes deducting expenses, mortgage interest, and property taxes, which is ideal if you limit personal use of the vacation home to 14 days per year or about 10% of the time the home was rented, whichever is greater. If you're considering buying a vacation rental or home throughout Palm Beach County or anywhere in Florida, there are several ways to boost your rate of return.

#1. Donate time at the rental in a charity auction.6 Ways to Boost ROI on Your Vacation Home

You can donate the use of your home to a charity event and both the bitter who wins the auction and the vacation rental owner can take a charitable deduction for any amount that is greater than the personal benefit made. This means that if your home gets auctioned off in a charity auction for, let's say, $7500, but the market value is $5000, you would be able to deduct $2500 on your taxes.

#2. Donate the property to charity when you're done with it.

Rather than just a one-time vacation use donation, if you're not interested in keeping the home and you want to lower your tax bill, you can donate it to a qualified charity and deduct the fair market value of the property based on an appraisal. This may or may not be more beneficial than selling it outright so it's important to run all the numbers.

#3. Consider renting to an organization rather than an individual.

Many organizations, churches, or even nonprofits will use homes for retreats, getaways, or you can consider leasing your home to recovery industry organizations as an ultra stick opportunity. You can deduct the typical rental fee on your taxes.

#4. Use it for business.

If the business owns the property, you can use the house as a reward or a retreat for clients and employees. The amount received should be reported on the employees year on the tax form and would be subject to employment taxes but it can be deductible for you if the business owns the property.

#5. Consider furnishing it.

You can get a higher rental rate with the right decorations. My furnishing the home you can deduct a lot of the purchases and by going with a gray, white, or black color scheme, you can attract high and renters as well.

#6. Share the property with friends and family.

When you're not using the vacation property you can invite friends and family to share costs by offering them to buy a part of the investment or rent it to them at a daily rate for the cost of some of the expenses.

If you're considering a vacation property in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, or anywhere in Palm Beach County, contact me today to receive a list of all properties that would be ideal and offer a great rate of return on your investment

Posted in Real Estate
Dec. 10, 2018

Palm Beach FL Makes National News as Luxury Buyers Search for Something Different

A recent article published on MSN Business Insider turned its attention to the surprising changes in trends on luxury real estate sales and what buyers are currently looking for in luxury properties. The article titled “ A Palm Beach real-estate agent says she’s surprised by the latest request from her multimillionaire clients” highlights these current trends.

Paulette Koch, a local agent in Palm Beach County, was interviewed. In the article, she explains how many of her clients looking for luxury properties are not asking for large sprawling single-family homes. A majority of luxury buyers are searching for smaller properties with more amenities.Palm Beach County luxury home buyers

These properties though they offer less square footage, still offer high quality and impressive architecture as well as a long list of amenities to make life easier. Buyers who own several properties and/or lead busy lives are searching for properties that are “more manageable, so it’s not akin to running another corporation,” in Koch’s words.

The article goes on to explain how over the past five years the number of upscale rooms offered in extended-stay hotels has increased by 34%. Some people are paying high monthly rents to live in the luxury and convenience of these spaces. They offer such services as dog walking, kitchens completely stocked with quality cookware and dishes right down to the utensils, no commitment health centers, free bike shares, housekeeping, concierge services, and more.

With this growing trend, apartment buildings and condo communities across the country are getting on board. Properties are offering home ownership with a lavish hotel-style of living. Highlighted features at some of these communities include sky parks on the roof of the building with running tracks, green space, and swimming pools. Other buildings are offering al-fresco resident only rooftop dining venues and outdoor movie theaters. Have a sweet furry family member? They too can be well cared for in onsite pet spas.

No matter the current trend or buyer demand, Palm Beach County has always been an unparalleled place to find luxury real estate. If you are looking for a luxury property in the Palm Beach area there is a property for you. From waterfront mansions to quiet private country estates with lots of land, to a simpler condo and condo-like properties that require less owner care and attention. Whatever your lifestyle and preferences this is the place to be.

Are your looking for a luxury home in Palm Beach County? Please contact Palm Beach Coastal Realty anytime, a local realtor highly knowledgeable in all things Palm Beach County.

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Nov. 26, 2018

Jupiter Home with Gorgeous Views in Private Gated Community

Well cared for custom built home for sale located at 1984 SE Colony Way in Jupiter, Florida. This home offers 3,239 square feet in the private gated Ranch Colony golf community.

Jupiter Home with Gorgeous Views in Private Gated Community

Pull the car up to the large circle drive on the generous 1.22-acre lot. Notice that the three car garage is attractively sideloaded from behind. The roomy garage is very clean and you can’t tell a car was every parked in it. Step into the home and enjoy its naturally lit, bright and airy feel with an open floor plan. Notice that every window in the home provides stunning views of either the pond on the edge of the backyard or the first hole of the well-loved Dye Preserve golf course.

The kitchen is very roomy featuring stone countertops, large island with range, double oven, and walk-in pantry. It opens up to the family room and breakfast nook with views of the fully screened in patio with pool and hot tub as well as views of the pond. The family room also offers a convenient wet bar.

The master suite does not disappoint with large picture windows and private back entrance onto the patio leading to the pool and hot tub. The en-suite master bath offers a double vanity, large soaking tub, and huge walk through shower. The master closets are complete with custom shelving.

The second and third bedrooms are nicely sized and have private entrances to the second and third bathrooms. The office is a great space for working from home or using as a spare room if needed.

This is a must see home, not just for its great main features, but all of the custom detail and pride of ownership. Buyers will enjoy the large picture windows, double crown moldings, halogen-lit art niches, 8-foot solid core doors, and vaulted and tray ceilings.

Ranch Colony Community

This is more than just a luxury housing subdivision. The Ranch Colony is a gated community comprised of 5 smaller housing communities. This sprawling and spacious countryside colony has everything from large equestrian estates and mini ranches to a landing strip for small aircraft and golf club properties. Enjoy the best of living on a large private property surrounded in nature with the convenience of being just 10 to 15 minutes from all Jupiter has to offer.

Living in Jupiter, Florida

Jupiter is at the northern tip of Palm Beach County on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Residents here enjoy the 5 miles of white sand beaches, 22 miles of Intracoastal Waterway, 18 golf courses, 2.5 mile paved Riverwalk on the Intracoastal waterway, outdoor concerts at Carlin Park, live performances at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, shopping at Indiantown Road, visiting nearby Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, and close access to Palm Beach International Airport. Young families enjoy Jupiter for its A-rated public schools.

Interested in this home or purchasing a home in Jupiter? Contact us anytime, we are knowledgeable in all things Palm Beach County and can help you find the Jupiter home to fit your lifestyle. Schedule a Showing

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Nov. 18, 2018

Move-In Ready Home Available in Siena Oaks Neighborhood

This one story single-family home is located in one of the most highly sought after communities in the city of Palm Beach Gardens.  


Move-In Ready Home Available in Siena Oaks Neighborhood

Located at 10291 Allamanda Blvd. - View Listings Here


It is a beautiful property featuring 3,427 square feet with hard surface flooring throughout the split floorplan including laminate floors in the bedrooms. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master suite features two walk-in closets and a large en-suite bathroom. The master bath has a large soaking tub, separate shower, private toilet, and double sinks. The second and third bathrooms are in excellent condition.  


 Those who love to cook will enjoy the spacious kitchen with double oven, and breakfast bar that looks over the dining room and breakfast nook. It is a great home to host dinner parties and still interact with guests while cooking. The dishwasher is new.  


All of the main living areas feature easy to clean tile floors, an open floor plan, freshly painted walls, and vaulted ceilings. The back door opens out onto a newly screened in back porch great for enjoying the outdoors without worry of wildlife and pests.  


Other notable features of this home include the three-car garage, double door main entry, laundry room with cabinet storage and sink, and it is move-in ready.  


Overview of the Siena Oaks Neighborhood 


The Siena Oaks neighborhood is stunning when you first drive in, it is full of winding quiet streets lined with mature trees including oaks for which the neighborhood is named. In addition to the tree lined streets the appeal of Siena Oaks to many buyers are the low HOA dues of $178 a month. These low dues cover a long list of amenities including lawn maintenance, tree trimming, cable, community landscaping, and care of community amenities- a heated pool, tennis court, clubhouse, and walking trail.  


Young families enjoy the Siena Oaks neighborhood not only for the beautiful spacious homes and community amenities, but also for the proximity to Allamanda Elementary. The school is in walking distance of all homes in the neighborhood as it sits just outside the entrance.  


Siena Oaks in within just a few minutes’ drive of all the popular spots in Palm Beach Gardens including the Gardens Mall, Downtown at the Gardens, Legacy Place Shoppes, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, and the waterfront with restaurants and amazing beaches.  


Living in Palm Beach Gardens 


The city of Palm Beach Gardens is a Signature City and the community takes pride in providing its residents a quality environment to live. Over 30% of Palm Beach Gardens is green space, the parks and recreation department of Palm Beach Gardens is award-winning. The outdoor spaces of Palm Beach Gardens are spectacular including the gorgeous beach and these spaces are easy to enjoy year-round in temperatures that average around 74 degrees.  


Beyond countless outdoor activities including golf, fishing, and boating; residents also take advantage of the great restaurants, shopping, and world class art exhibits. There is something for everyone to enjoy in beautiful Palm Beach Gardens.  


Let us help you find your Palm Beach Gardens home. For more information on homes in Palm Beach Gardens please contact Palm Beach Coastal Realty anytime.  


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Posted in Palm Beach Gardens
Nov. 9, 2018

Thanksgiving at Mirasol

Mirasol is an amazing place to be all year ‘round, but it is especially fun during the holidays. The country club has festive dining and activities for members each holiday and Thanksgiving does not disappoint. Here is what is happening at Mirasol Country Club this Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Dinner at MirasolThanksgiving at Mirasol

Take the stress off of cooking a huge meal and hosting a large number of people in your home. Come to the clubhouse and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with all the traditional trimmings and no cleanup, or enjoy the delicious holiday takeout menu from the comfort of your own home.

In the clubhouse: The Upstairs Bar and Lounge is open at 1:30 pm and Reservations for the Main Dining Room begin at 2pm. Reservations are required with the special event reservation policy in effect. You can make reservations online at reception@mirasolcc.com or call (561) 776-4949 ext. 100.

Dinner cost is $54.95 plus service charge and tax for adults and $27.50 plus service charge and tax for children ages 5-11. Jackets are required for gentlemen 12 and older. No denim, please.

If you plan to enjoy a delicious club-cooked meal at home orders can be made on the country club website.

Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run

A beloved tradition at the club; this year marks number 15. There are three options to participate: run, walk, or the kids’ fun run. Each runner will receive a shirt and there are refreshments provided at the end of the race. Cost is $20 plus tax for adults and $12 plus tax for children 13 and under. You can register online until November 20th. The fitness center is available to answer any questions.

School’s Out at the Sports Complex

The sports complex will be hosting fun and games for extended hours when school is out during Thanksgiving break. Come out and play Monday-Friday November 12-23 from noon to 8 pm.

Friday Happy Hour Begins at Revive

In addition to other weekly happy hours in the Grille Room and the Upstairs Bar and Lounge, Revive will offer a Friday happy hour from 4-7pm starting Black Friday. Enjoy half-priced drinks and appetizers poolside.

Family Fireworks

Take the entire family to the driving range to enjoy live music, games, food, and fireworks. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and is free with a charge for food. Dress is casual and reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made online.

Character Breakfast

Saturday the 24th from 9-11am in the Main Dining Room. There will be an interactive DJ and many popular characters in attendance. Cost is $24.95 plus tax and fees for ages 12 and older and 16.95 plus fees and tax for kids 3-11. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling the reservation line.

Splish Splash Pool Bash

Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 11a-4p. Come jump in the pool and enjoy the DJ and big slide. There will be a grill station open at 11am and free frozen yogurt at Revive starting at 2pm.

Junior Putting Championship

An annual contest on Saturday November 24 at 2pm. The competition is open to children and grandchildren of members ages 5-17. Register up until the day before, this is a free event.

All these activities and a few regular weekly activities are available to members Thanksgiving weekend. The community that the country club provides is like nothing else. It is not hard to see why so many are proud to call the Mirasol community home.

Are you interested in purchasing a home in Mirasol? Contact the team at Palm Beach Coastal Realty. We are a local realtor very knowledgeable in all things Mirasol.


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Nov. 3, 2018

Mirasol's Newly Renovated Sunset Course is Open

On October 18th the newly renovated Sunset golf course at Mirasol opened for members to enjoy. The main focus of the renovation project was to improve the infrastructure of the course that originally opened in 2001.

The Sunset golf course was designed by Arthur Hill’s firm 17 years ago and the team was led by architect Drew Rogers. Rogers took on the renovation project which initially consisted of bunker and tee reconstruction and fairway turf conversion from Tifsport to Celebration Bermuda grass. The final renovation also included teeing area refinements, reduction and repositioning of bunkers, light to moderate earthworks, drainage, and pathway replacements for the best in playability.Mirasol's Newly Renovated Sunset Course is Open

Some holes on the course underwent major renovations and will seem like almost completely new places while other holes’ improvements were a little more subtle and might go unnoticed altogether. All holes on the course have been retouched and improved in some way. All improvements were made with a focus on providing a top quality course for the best game experience without dramatically changing the original design aesthetic and intent.

The overall landscaping has been improved as well. Many of the exotic and invasive species of plants were removed and replaced with simpler and more native plants making the course cleaner, calmer, and more attractive to the eye which also enhances the player’s experience.

Steep lake slopes were shored up with stack capstone walls and the conversion from turf to landscape resulting in an overall smaller footprint of maintained turf. The original intent of providing a world-class tournament level course is still there with the latest in playing options that were not available when the course was first built. The original elegance and character of the Sunset course are still intact and the course is now up to date and ready to play and enjoy for many more years to come.

The renovation of the Sunset course has come just a few years after improvements to the Sunrise course and a large renovation and updating project to the clubhouse. In 2016 Mirasol’s clubhouse, fitness, spa, tennis, and aquatics facilities received $40 million in updates and improvements. Mirasol is still one of the best country clubs in the nation and it is not hard to see why so many people love living here.

Are you interested in buying a home in Mirasol? The team at Palm Beach Coastal Realty can help you to find the perfect Mirasol property.

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