Tuesday, September 13, 2011
If you look at home sales in communities such as Evergrene, Paloma, and Mirabells homes are moving..
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
My next junior realtor.. My little munchkin loves showing homes here in Palm Beach..He knows how to use the lock box and loves locking doors and turning lights off after the showing.. Tired him out in an afternoon.. Sincerely, Sandy Pitchford
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
So after being a little disheartened by the sale in Evergrene that closed for $435,000 which was asking $689,000.. A new listing in Evergrene came on the market today... Asking $685,000 Short Sale of Course
So if I didn't offer on it I would be foolish, but being the first to offer on the first day listed, offering low, is not always the smartest thing to do!! But how can you not.. We put an offer on the house, not as low as tthe $435,000 but not near there $689,000 ask.. It doesn't have the crazy beautiful upgrades the others have, but it has the square footage and the lake view. So now it is in the seller and the banks court..
I guess I will wait and see but scared they say no and scared they say yes.. What if we hear from Tuscany and they say yes? I liked that home, but I do like Evergrene better! What if I go from no one saying yes to everyone, isn't that life all or nothing.. We say no to Tuscany to find out Evergrene says no a month later.. One of these short sales has to come through soon!!
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I often use this Blog to vent about my ongoing experience trying to buy a Palm Beach home, and that does not change today at all. If you have read this blog at all, you know I am looking for a deal, and I like Evergrene, Abacoa, Egret Landing, Paseos, and Frenchmans Reserve. So when a listing comes up in one of these communities I am the first to see it. Well about 2 months ago a home in Evergrene came on the market, it was asking $689,000.. It had a little water damage and was a short sale, listing agent was pretty clear they wanted close to asking seeing as a similar home had recently closed for $715,000. Well the home closed on Friday for $435,000, so as you know I was not the buyer unfortunitly, how did they get that deal? How come I didn't offer? Is this really a scam? All these questions and my search continues, but now ever tougher as we will compare everything to this 3600 sq ft, 3 car garage home, with a pool in Evergrene that just closed.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
So as the days move forward, a "New Listing" just came on the market in Evergrene, a beautiful Eliston model with the office downstairs, large loft, pool, not much yard, and nice upgrades. We infact put an offer on this home when it was on the market 3 months ago.. So it's not really a new listing as much as a resurfaced listing. The house is amazing, layout OK, impressive on the inside.. So what do we do.. As you probably read from the last Blog we are waiting to hear on the Tuscany house in Jupiter which the BPO was finally ordered, when that gets done??? So the phantom property, again holds us back from an offer on a real property...
The house in Evergrene is over 4,000 sq ft under air with amazing upgrades and no yard but beautiful pool, the one in Tuscany is seriously missing upgrades, but offers around 3500 sq ft under air, no pool.. I wish I could decide, hubby said he would prefer Tuscany home and him saying that means something, but the Tuscany home would end up being for numbers sake.. $500,000 for the home..$50,000 for upgrades, and $35,000 for pool and in the end, you would have spent $585,000 for amazing 3500 sq ft home on the preserve with a pool.. The Evergrene house I thought of putting a one time offer of $675,000 so for $90,000 I would have 500 more sq ft, no work, no yard, and be in Evergrene vs Tuscany?? Any thoughts, anyone give us an idea of what to do..
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
So with 17 offers in, maybe I’ll hear from one, one day.. We found out the house in Evergrene that we were interested in is going to be taken off the market as the seller, “no longer wants to sell” Of course not, his asking price was $150,000 over value and probably wasn’t getting any showings. So all we have left is an offer we have on a short sale in Frenchmans Reserve and an offer we have on a short sale in Tuscany. To be honest I would take either or both, as both would be amazing deals. I just don’t know if we have enough time to get these deals done. We have 45 to 75 days left in this house, and currently have no where to go.. I just heard today the BPO on the short sale in Jupiter’s Tuscany was ordered, I can’t get to excited cause I don’t really know what that means, as it still has a bankrupcy attached to it and so many more details to get through. But I guess it is something!! I guess I will take something over nothing…
As nothing new continues to come on the market, waiting is the best thing I can do. Anyone who said this Palm Beach Real Estate market was easy and there is so much variety to choose from, had no clue whatsoever!!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
When you live in Palm Beach Florida, you are close to everything! SeaWorld in Orlando, my son Dylan loves the rides.. What a blast!! I miss it already.. Sincerely,Sandy Pitchford
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When looking at buying a home there are so many things to think about. We were currently interested in buying a home here in Jupiter in Egret Landing. The home was not the perfect floor plan, pretty destroyed inside from a divorce situation, and the lot was beautiful.. well atleast it had very nice large side yards. Something we need with big dogs and kids who love to run and play. We thought we could get a great deal and then when putting numbers together it seems to fall short. If you need to put money work energy and time into a home, at the end of it all shouldn't it be worth more then you have into it. Isn't that what sweat equity is all about. This home needs all new floors, the wood was so destroyed I couldn't imagine trying to save them, then next the kitchen needed a nice coat of granite, then move to the master bath, from shower water damage, new tile, new flooring, new sinks, and tops, as the cabinets wouldn't even close they were so swollen from water.. New closet systems, new doors, as they had holes in them, (I won't ask) and so many other little things, my numbers were up to around $75,000 to fix and that doesn't touch the kids bathrooms and railing on the stairs.. So yes at the end of the day, put $75K in you could get it out, but not a dollar more, for all that work time, energy, is that enough to buy a house and work that hard just to have it worth what it is, I would rather him do the work and pay him an extra $15,000 in a mortgage to get it done.
So on to the crazy Palm Beach home search that consumes me and takes all my time and energy from the important things.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
So if you have read my Distinct Estates Blog at all you know what hell I am going through trying to find a home.. As you can probably read my frusteration, maybe I am picky, maybe I just want a something amazing! Something not out there. Having come from living in a beautiful riverfront home in Tequesta, to renting a house on Jupiter Inlet Colony on the Ocean how can you move from that. We want to be in a family community seeing as we have 2 little kids ages 3 and 1, but want to be close to everything. Oh yeah and I forgot to say we have a great dane and a labrador, so can't be on a postage stamp lot.
We have bid so far on homes in: (Yup the list is that long) Jupiter Shores. Egret Landing, Mystic Cove, Evergrene, Jupiter Farms, Frenchmans Reserve, Paseos and Tuscany in Jupiter.. Wow I'm so sick of writing contracts with my name on them!! So losing foreclosure bids, in short sales, and running out of time.. Thinking we settle for OK, cause perfect will never be out there. We lost $500,000 on our last house, so maybe a bit gun shy, my own worst client. I know what it is like to work with buyers like myself and am pateient and understanding, but for myself, I am so over it.. I just want a home for the kids, I want to put up pictures, and paint my sons room blue, and be there. I love Egret Landing for the tennis courts, I love Evergrene for the location, I love Frenchmans Reserve for the ammeneties, and I like Paseos for the price. So what is the right choice, not perfect, the right choice?
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Trying out this new blog site, just to see how it works.. Curious if this post is going to link to my facebook page an my Blog, I guess I will see, so test one to Palm Beach Real Estate test..
Monday, July 11, 2011
We have tried everything to get my almost 2 year old to sit still, tv, books, coloring, every toy possable.. But he finds mommy's very expensive IPAD.. So no more searching for Palm Beach Real Estate, its Dora and coloring...
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
This is such a great place to liveN we are truly lucky to live in Palm Beach!
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Jupiter Island is such a beautiful site, add some fireworks and wow. Jupiter Inlet Colony was quiet, but we tried to add a little of our own noise. Dylan my 1 year olds shouts boom, and loves a SNAKE..
I can't figure out how to turn the picture around.. :(
Wow was Jupiter's Abacoa packed for their celebration for the 4th of July. I heard the fireworks were amazing. I wish the kids would have lasted long enough to watch. BounceU had a ton of slides and bounce houses and there were lots of great looking food carts and music. Jupiter is such a great place to live here in Palm Beach Florida.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Jupiter home to some great communities and real estate.
Friday, July 1, 2011
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Thursday, June 30, 2011
There is nothing like the crazy mornings at our Jupiter Island Beach House. Part of me will be so sad to leave after the summer, but got to get back to reality sometime. We put an offer on a home in Evergrene today, a strange reality that the endless beauty of the beach will be ending soon. The permanent vacation, is about to come to an end. I like Evergrene would prefer outr Short Sale to come thru in Frenchmans Reserve but just want something to not have to move for a while, this has been tough on the family and me.. Hopefully we will be in a new beautiful home soon, although I will always miss my cute blue Jupiter Island House.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Being able to see what is on the market in the Saint Lucie County is important. As well as being able to view homes in Fort Pierce and Port Saint Lucie.
So when you want to look for great port saint lucie real estate go online and look for Distinct Estates and when you want to look for a great Saint Lucie Realtor, go to Distinct Estates.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
To view all the condos on Jupiter Island go to Distinct Estates ..
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Jupiter Island offers some of the most amazing real estate in the United States..
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Saturday, April 30, 2011
Just over a month ago, we put on offer on a beautiful Jupiter Farms home, listed at $295,000... We liked the home and felt it would be good for our family for a year or two. We had to sign somthing saying it would be a full time residense and offered $300,000 cash, 3 week close. We made this offer on day 2 of the listing, the listing agent told us the bank didn't look at multiple offers and just took the first price they were OK with, $295,000 cash. Being a bank owned home, the property is supposed to give first dibs to owner residents as apposed to investors.
So just listed today, not even marked SOLD on MLS yet, 9268 Sandy Run Rd $449,000 in Jupiter Farms, as I was told these residents planned on living in the home, but have decided not to sell there waterfront home and are unfortunitly going to have to sell the home, all be it asking $150,000 higher then what they paid.
This Jupiter home would have been perfect for us, and I can't believe that!!
Friday, April 29, 2011
So with that there have been 2 new listings all day, none of which would be suitable for a young family with 2 big dogs.
723 Pinehurst Wy in PGA National asking $419,900
450 SAVOIE Dr in Frenchman's Reserve asking $1,394,900, also available for rent for $8,000 a month..
So there is the latest news in my house, in my search, please let the tests be negative, please let this nightmare be over. Tip for the future, next time you get a rental, get an inspection first!!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
8621 SE SOMERSET ISLAND WAY $1,695,000 in Islands of Jupiter, near my old yellow Tequesta riverfront house so makes no sense for me.
162 Via Veracruz in the Paseos $499,999, only around 2400 sq ft so to small for me and frankly a little over priced in my search as I obviously want a deal (its not like I am picky or anything)
590 N CYPRESS Dr in Cypress Ridge in Tequesta. Looks like a cute Tequesta home, but unless it is on wide gourgeous water, I am moving South!!
Last but not least, 3870 North Longview Drive in Jonathans Landing for $739,000, I might consider Jonathans Landing, but on water in under $1 Million dollar home.. So this non-waterfront home just doesn't fit my easy to find criteria.
So I am bit overwhelmed with the lack of optionis, or is it underwelmed, so there goes another day closer to having to be out of my Jupiter Island beachfront paradise.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
19550 N 66th Ter on 1 acre in a somewhat in town location asking $450,000.. (OK just for funny's sake, the agent wrote on the contract, "Home can be difficult to find" and what does that mean?
156 Thornton Dr in PGA National asking $345,000.
You might then ask me what else, what else, and then I will show you because you don't believe me when I say that is it as of 1PM today.. My new's for my Palm Beach home search.
Monday, April 25, 2011
So the report on new listings in Palm Beach Real Estate is Slow, but the report on Contingent Properties is up
9969 Daisy for $230,000 in Palm Beach Gardens.
109 Jeanette Wy in the Preserve at Jupiter for $349,000
310 Vizcaya Dr in Mirasol for $935,000
So no huge additions to my last list of new listing for the day..
12 properties were market either, Sold, Pending or Contingent today.. More gone then new...
826 Madison Ct in Evergrene asking $375,000 is contingent
10392 Peachtree Cir in Gardens Hunt Club asking $419,000 is pending
121 SEDONA Wy in MIrabella for $549,000 is pending
135 Via Catalunha in the Paseos asking $649,000 is pending
125 Renaissance Cir asking $449,900 in Northfork is now pending
19008 SE Loxahatchee River Rd asking $499,900 just Sold for $455,000 in the Moorings
156 SE Turtle Creek Dr ing Turtle Creek just sold for $495,000 sold for $405,000
531 Les Jardin Dr in Frenchmans Reserve asking $900,000 sold for $850,000
415 SAN REMO Dr in Tuscany at Abacoa asking $429,000 Sold for $400,000
105 Isle Verde Wy in MIrabella asking $439,900 Sold for $422,900
15875 Westerly Ter in Jonathans Landing asking $595,000 Sold for $505,000
122 Via Mariposa in Mirasol asking $1,069,000 Sold for $950,000
Today in the News offers a home in Evergrene; 1219 Merlot Dr asking $499,000 which is 3 bedrooms and a den with a pool, (not a bad deal and on a nice street in Evergrene), a home in Egret Landing; 1200 S Egret Cir a 5 bedroom home with a pool asking $567,000 (I wonder where they got that number from?)It backs up to another home, and I won't ever do that again, (unless we have an acre between us), and last but not least (or maybe) a home in Jonathans Landing asking $599,000 3562 Lantern Bay Dr, home looks nice just Jonathans is just not for me.. I love the community just my family and animals need more space to roam.
So I have a great feeling this week is going to be pasked with new Palm Beach Real Estate, lets hope!! We have been here 3 weeks now, and the thought of leaving gets harder and harder, our beautiful little house on the Ocean in Jupiter Inlet Colony, is like out of the movies. I can only hope we find something nice to move to as we get spoiled here everyday!!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
So today in the news couldn't get much slower. There was a house I would LOVE to see in Olympus, but why is it asking so much, I do not want to be the most expensive in a community, the house I just missed in there was asking $845,000 and this $1,075,000 are they CRAZY, a price increase from $999,000 can I say why? So you didn't sell for what you were asking so you should ask more. 120 Pegasus Dr looks very pretty, but a price increase, can you tell I just can't get over it!!
On to the news for the day:
1 loneyly listing: 541 Overlook Dr in North Palm Beach asking $854,000. Cute North Palm Beach home, just not for me..
EVeryone out there, Happy Easter, and enjoy the rest of your weekend..
Friday, April 22, 2011
But I had to run in and check to see if anyone was working today.. As I looked I found 3 new listings with my criteria, not for me, but here is what they were..
142 KEY LANE in Jupiter Key, which is nice accross the street from the ocean, just to small of a yard for my massive Great Dane and Labrador retreiver.. This home was asking $725,000.
148 KEY Lane also in Jupiter Key, this is a short sale with a small yard as well but this could be a great deal for someone as it is asking $599,000. I think I am going to email blast this house, good price to be so close to the water in town Jupiter.
121 Echo Lane in the Loxahatchee Club, I think I want to stay out of a Country Club, but this Jupiter Country Club happens to be one of the nicest and the home is a good deal asking $985,000
So there is my days Palm Beach Home Search. I will look again tonight and report, but don't think we'll see to much with the holidays ahead.
In the meantime, I am going to enjoy my Jupiter Island Oceanfront Palace, and try not to think about the next 5 months going to quickly..
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I think if I might get adventurious, I'll add rentals to the list. The thought is if I can rent a house that I would never be able to afford, it might be cool to have an unresponsable home for a year.. (Yes, a year, no 6 months and have to move again) I hope!!
So as my Palm Beach Home Search continues, I am positive atleast today, that something will come up for us..
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The only other new listings today are; 10286 Hunt Club in the Gardens Hunt Club, and 412 Eagleton Cove in PGA National. It still surprises me how little comes on the market everyday.
So I guess I should try to take a drive by and check it out. I am only concerned that would be another rental, because updating is not simple, quick, or easy.. Wow, talking myself out of it while I speak..
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I think maybe I'll pass, I don't think this beautiful Abacoa Jupiter home is for me, I will keep looking. I mean 5 months to find a home is a long time right??
I will check again after my meeting and I am sure a hundred times after that, but that is the Afternoon Palm Beach Real Estate report for me finding a home for my family.
Monday, April 18, 2011
I wish there was something I saw that came up that I even wanted to look at so I could report back about it being great or bad, but nothing.. I have an ongoing search called "if we sell" I guess it's time to rename it, "cause we sold." So today in the New's 2 homes in Egret Landing, and Evergrene, 2 Mirabella's, a few Mirasol's, and a PGA National. Am I so picky, I just don't see anything, someone needs to put something on the market that makes me say, I want to atleast see that, right.. maybe later, maybe tomorrow, but we have 5 in a half weeks to not find a place but to close and be settled and time moves quickly when you have nowhere to go.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
So as I stated before, being in real estate, I should know it all, but as you can see I obviously know to much.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The Ritz Carlton located here in Jupiter is a beautiful country club community that offers all of the services of a full service Ritz Carlton.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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Sunday, April 10, 2011
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Saturday, April 9, 2011
Offering a home to some of the most well known celebrities, Jupiter Island is an exclusive community with a very well known name. As we have moved on the ocean in Jupiter Inlet Colony, it is not uncommon to see helicopters flying by to catch a glipse of something or someone on the ocean.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Regarded as the pinnacle among its South Florida peers, Frenchman's Creek Beach & Country Club has come to set the standard to which other country club communities aspire.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Conveniently located within walking distance of the beach, parks, grocery stores and several restaurants and just over the bridge you will find downtown Ft. Pierce which hosts a Saturday morning "Farmer's Market".
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Portage Landing located in unincorporated North Palm Beach County on the Intracoastal Waterway is a quaint gated community with elegant single family homes. Featuring community tennis courts and mostly waterfront properties this is an ideal place to raise a family or live out those lazy days of life.
Located not far from anything you may want or need this community is close to beautiful south Florida beaches as well as I-95 and Florida's Turnpike. Not to mention the world renown shopping on Palm Beach Island.
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Palm Beach Gardens offers a beautiful mall, easy access to great beaches, great entertainment and dining.
If you are looking for a beautiful Evergrene home, feel free to call a Distinct Estates agent for the best service and experience in Evergrene. To see more Evergrene homes
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