Friday, June 28, 2013

Palm Beach Real Estate

Palm Beach Florida is an infamous island located on the southeast coast of Florida, and is actually the easternmost barrier island on the east coast of Florida. Home to a large volume of retirees, celebrities, and multimillionaires, Palm Beach is one of the most elegant, ornate towns in the world. With a long stretch of beautiful public beach, as well as a number of five-star restaurants, and stellar shopping centers such as the shops along Worth Avenue. Each Palm Beach home is unique and beautiful, most of them sporting the typical "Palm Beach" look of Mediterranean meets plantation-style homes. There are a number of beautiful Palm Beach mansions for sale, however the featured one for today takes the cake for best luxury estate on a number of levels.

This Palm Beach estate for sale is just south of the Palm Beach Country Club, and a few blocks north of the main area of the town of Palm Beach, located at 748 Hi Mount Road Palm Beach, FL 33480. Conveniently situated on the highest point in Palm Beach, this home is truly one of a kind, designed by an architect by the name of Gottfried. The truly unique look and feel to this home make it most enticing, as well as its stunning curb appeal, and panoramic Lake Worth views. This estate boasts 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, a 10 car garage, and combined 17,000 square feet of living space, making it absolutely enormous. Every square inch of this Palm Beach home was designed with impeccable detail. Also features its own wine cellar, gym, and movie theater. This Palm Beach home is eye candy for any architecture or home enthusiast, as well as any billionaire buyers.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Old Marsh - Palm Beach Gardens Florida

Palm Beach Gardens Florida is a large and growing city in northern Palm Beach county, and is literally the garden spot that has it all. From malls, to shopping centers, to beaches, bars, and restaurants, you never run out of things to do in Palm Beach Gardens. The city itself is a scenic area, filled with gorgeous architecture and landscaping. Palm Beach Gardens homes for sale are abundant and plenty in this large but uncrowded town. Some of the best country club communities are in Palm Beach Gardens such as Old Marsh.

Old Marsh is one of the very best golf and country clubs in all of south Florida, especially in Palm Beach Gardens. Known for its Peter Dye 18-hole golf course, with beautiful sloping greens and tropical landscape. All of the lots within Old Marsh are on at least a half of an acre of land, and the majority of them overlook pristine lakes and the beautiful golf course. There are currently 9 homes for sale at Old Marsh, ranging anywhere from $1.3 million to $3.9 million, with between 5,220 square feet and 6,500 square feet of living space. Be close to the amenities of Palm Beach Gardens while living in a relaxing resort-style environment at Old Marsh golf and country club.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Distinct Estates - Admirals Cove Jupiter Florida Home for Sale

Jupiter Florida is a growing town in southeastern Florida, about twenty-five miles north of downtown West Palm Beach. With miles of gorgeous, white sand public beaches, numerous parks and nature preserves, as well as all of the modern stores and amenities, Jupiter is one of the most desirable places to live in south Florida. There are a number of country club communities in Jupiter Florida, and Admirals Cove is one of the largest and most desired Jupiter country clubs. Admirals Cove is comprised of about 900 homes, and has some of the finest golf courses, a state of the art marina, spacious clubhouse, professional spa, and so many more in-community amenities. Admirals Cove also has about 5 miles worth of waterways and intracoastal access, making it a mariner's paradise. Not too many Jupiter Florida homes go up for sale at Admirals Cove, however this quintessential luxury home just went on the market, and it is stunning.

In an absolute prime location, this Admirals Cove home has 360-degree panoramic golf course and lake views; located on its very own (seemingly) point, this home is located right on the Lake Worth Creek with dock access. Boasting 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, a 2.5 car garage, just over 5,200 square feet of living space, this Admirals Cove home has the bones of excellence. All of the added details only make this home acquire higher superlatives, such as an in-law suite, courtyards and terraces, its own private putting green, a spacious heated pool, all on just over half of an acre. This Admirals Cove home is in one of the most prime locations within the community, as well as within Jupiter Florida.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jupiter Florida - Abacoa Home for Sale

Jupiter Florida is a growing beach side town in southeast Florida along the Atlantic Ocean in beautiful Palm Beach county. Thousands of tourists and seasonal residents visit Jupiter per year, especially during the winter months due to the blissful weather conditions. There are a few miles of public beach access in Jupiter as well as numerous parks and nature preserves, giving Jupiter Florida a draw for nature-lovers as well. Jupiter has a large number of unique local restaurants, bars, and hang out spots as well as full amenities and shops. Abacoa is a sub-community of Jupiter Florida, located a little further inland. Abacoa has a number of newer communities full of beautiful unique homes, as well as a "downtown" area filled with restaurants, bars, and the Roger Dean Stadium where major league baseball games are held during season. Abacoa is a beautifully landscaped, immaculately maintained area of Jupiter Florida.

This Jupiter Florida home just went on the market at Valencia in Abacoa. Valencia is by far one of Jupiter's most desirable neighborhoods, with beautiful Mediterranean style homes, and a beautiful community clubhouse and common area, only minutes from any conceivable amenities. Boasting 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a 3 car garage, barely under 4,000 square feet of living space, a completely updated kitchen, and countless ornate design details throughout the interior and exterior of this Jupiter Florida home. All only minutes from downtown Abacoa, and all of the perks of Jupiter.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Jupiter Florida Homes - New Listing at Admirals Cove

Jupiter Florida is a small beach town approximately thirty miles north of Palm Beach Florida. The main draw for this town is tourism, and seasonal residents flock here for the beautiful winter weather. Jupiter Florida has so much more to offer than what meets the eye: miles of white sand public beaches, award-winning local restaurants and bars, plus numerous nature preserves and parks for visitors to witness natural Florida wildlife. There are a number of nice neighborhoods throughout Jupiter Florida, and a few of them are homes for sale.
Jupiter Florida also has a number of prestigious country club communities that are some of the very best in Florida, one of those is Admirals Cove. Admirals Cove is a large country club community and marina that borders Palm Beach Gardens Florida, and backs up to the Lake Worth Creek. There are a number of homes for sale in Admirals Cove, including this waterfront home.
This palatial Admirals Cove Jupiter estate boasts 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, a 4 car garage, just under 7,700 square feet of living space, and a stunning outdoor area. This Jupiter waterfront property has a dock extending into the waterway that backs up to the home, and connects a few feet away to the intracoastal waterway. This home was made for entertaining, with a complete full bar setup including cooler, ice maker, and anything else one would need for a fully functioning bar. It also has one of the finest wine rooms in Jupiter Florida, with custom built racks, and custom designed wine cooler. This luxury country club home in Jupiter Florida is worth a look, by potential buyers and whimsical visionaries alike.

Friday, June 21, 2013

New Juno Beach Condo Community - Bay Reach

Juno Beach Florida is a quiet, safe, beach town in Palm Beach county Florida that attracts thousands of visitors and seasonal residents per year. Juno Beach homes vary in shape, size, and type (single family, condos, and townhomes), but all of them are a short jog to beautiful public beaches, and nature preserves. There are also a number of Juno Beach condos, in fact there is a brand new condominium community being constructed in Juno Beach Florida currently. These condominiums are the epitome of luxury, starting at $600,000.00, and most of them are already spoken for despite the fact that construction is not complete in this Juno Beach condo community. Bay Colony condominiums are in a prime location, off of Ellison Wilson Road in Juno Beach, overlooking the intracoastal waterway. Minutes away from award-winning five star restaurants, shopping centers, beaches, and marinas, these condominiums put residents right in the middle of the best part of Juno Beach Florida. This is one of the most popular Juno Beach condominium communities already, and it has not even finished construction yet. If you’re looking to become a Juno Beach Florida condo owner, check out Bay Colony while there are still units available!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Distinct Estates - Tampa Florida Homes are Selling Like Mad

Distinct Estates real estate company is a south Florida company originating in Palm Beach county Florida, with agents from Vero Beach on the treasure coast, south to Miami Gardens, and also an office in Tampa Florida. Each agent is a professional for their respective lead areas, as they live and reside in them. All across south Florida, homes have been selling like hotcakes. What was once a market where homebuyers could really take their time on their major decision has given way to a rapid fire market. Homes are going off the market just as quickly as they have been put up for sale, often being sold for their asking price or higher, and sometimes in less than 24 hours. This phenomenon known as “flash sales” has carried over to the west coast of Florida for Tampa homes. Just as quickly as these Tampa homes are going up for sale, they’re being snatched up under contract by cash buyers and investors. This trend has turned the tables entirely making the Tampa home market a sellers’ market according to numerous Tampa local news forums. All around, these “flash sales” are proving to work out well for our Tampa Florida agents that are keeping quite busy!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Distinct Estates - Palm Beach Florida Property

West Palm Beach Florida is a close kin to Palm Beach island itself. Many of the luxury homes in West Palm Beach Florida are constructed in similar architectural style to those on Palm Beach. West Palm Beach offers a number of amenities that Palm Beach does not have to offer, such as a beautiful downtown area full of award-winning restaurants, bars, night life, a comedy club, and both live theater and a world-class cinema. There is no end to activity in downtown West Palm Beach.
This home just went on the market at El Cid, a classic historic neighborhood in West Palm Beach Florida. This historic home is a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. It overlooks the Lake Worth Lagoon, directly across Flagler Drive from this property. Boasting 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, over 4,600 square feet of living space on over a half acre of property, with a detached garage apartment. This West Palm Beach home has exquisite historical Palm Beach architecture that draws one in right from the curb, and continues through the flow of the home. With details such as beautiful, original stone archways, wrought iron gates, a barrel tile roof, and beautiful fish-scale terracotta banisters surrounding the open patio area that overlooks Lake Worth. This home is a true Palm Beach home, and even has been registered as nationally recognized historic property.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Newly Listed Palm Beach Home

Palm Beach Florida has always known for being a historic, unique, and ritzy neighborhood in south Florida. Palm Beach is the easternmost town in Florida, located on a sixteen-mile-long barrier island, with large amounts of private beach access and oceanfront estates. There are a number of homes available for sale on the island, as it has a very high population density. All of these homes are unique in some way, a lot of them historic homes that have been restored. This Palm Beach Florida home just went on the market, and it is actually newer construction, but still stays true to traditional Palm Beach Florida architectural style. This palatial estate boasts 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a 2 car garage, and just over 3,500 square feet. It has a few unique features that reflect the Palm Beach Florida interior design style, such as black-and-white tiled floor throughout the kitchen, and formal entertaining spaces. This Palm Beach home is beautifully laid out, with crown molding in most rooms, wood floors in bedrooms, and a beautiful outdoor living area overlooking an over-sized in-ground pool and tropical landscape.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Distinct Estates - West Palm Beach Condo for Sale

West Palm Beach Florida is one of the best areas to live in all of the state of Florida. Near to so many job opportunities and activities, as well as downtown West Palm Beach which is full of top-of-the-line restaurants, shops, and night clubs. Not only is West Palm Beach Florida a gorgeous area, between the architecture, nature, and beaches, West Palm Beach has a number of affordable homes on the market that are up-to-date and highly desirable. Located just west of Century Village in West Palm Beach Florida, the Links at Emerald Dunes are a newer community of upscale condominiums. One of our very own Distinct Estates agents has had a luxury condominium listed there for an amount of time now at a highly affordable price. This Links at Emerald Dunes condominium is very well laid out, with separate kitchen and dining areas, as well as separate family room and living room spaces. This is a beautifully updated unit with newer appliances, custom California closet, and custom plantation shutter window fixtures. All in an excellent neighborhood that is centrally located in West Palm Beach, not far from necessary amenities and beautiful public beaches.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Distinct Estates - Featured Palm Beach Gardens Florida Listing

Palm Beach Gardens Florida is a city known for its influence on the golfing community. PGA National is the central hub for the south Florida golfing community, and is one of the most desired country clubs to live in all of Florida. Unlike a number of country club communities in south Florida, PGA National gives residents the option to purchase the equity to enable the utilization of the golf courses and other amenities that this community has to offer, rather than making membership mandatory. PGA National offers access to five diverse tour-worthy golf courses, a stunning resort-style clubhouse, and multiple tennis courts. Ever since its opening, PGA National has been the foundation for Palm Beach golf culture. There is always something going on within this golfing community, whether it be the next championship, or even a gourmet meal at the club house. All located within the heart of Palm Beach Gardens Florida, not far from colossal shopping centers such as Downtown at the Gardens, the Gardens Mall, Legacy Place, and countless shopping centers in between. As well as being a very short drive to some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, and some of the highest-rated restaurants and bars in south Florida. PGA National, for lack of a better phrase, is THE place to be.
Distinct Estates has had a gorgeous townhome listed at PGA National for an affordable price (Just under $280,000.00) for quite some time now, and it is one of our featured Palm Beach Gardens Florida listings. Walking into this townhome, one is greeted with soaring high ceilings, gorgeous tile, and a completely open-concept floor plan, leading into a beautifully updated kitchen with granite counter tops and updated appliances. This home is modest yet elegant with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a single car garage, just under 1,400 square feet of living space, and an open screened-in lanai area. Bright light, airy and modern, this affordable townhome is the ideal townhome, within the prestigious golf community of PGA National in the heart of one of the best cities in Florida: Palm Beach Gardens.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Distinct Estates - Model Condo in Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach Gardens Florida is one of the fastest-growing cities in south Florida. With tons of shops, restaurants, businesses and beaches, it is virtually impossible to run out of things to do. Not to mention, it's a complete garden spot, living up to its title, and not nearly as crowded as some of the cities further south. Palm Beach Gardens Florida also has one of the nicest malls in the north county area in addition to a downtown shopping center full of top notch restaurants, bars, shops, and a movie theater.
Distinct Estates has quite a few agents of the highest quality that assist with purchases and sales in and around Palm Beach Gardens. One of our agents has had a model condominium at Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens Florida. This particular condominium was formerly a model condominium, thus has some of the best interior design details and updates such as imported tile flooring, and designer wall coverings. This unit has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a den, a living room, and 2 covered patios. Located in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens Florida.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Palm Beach Florida - Swanson Mansion Sets New Record

Palm Beach Florida is one of the most desired places to live in the entire world. Well-known for its distinctive architecture with European inflections, beautiful beaches, and high-end shops and restaurants. Palm Beach island itself has an enormous tourism draw of people from all around the world, coming to see how the wealthiest of the wealthy live everyday.
Recently, a Palm Beach estate known as the Swanson mansion sold brand-new for $42 million dollars, after being listed for some time at $74 million. This is the second-highest known price paid for a home on Palm Beach island overlooking Lake Worth in history. Stipulated, of course, that said home does not have private beach access, and is on the South End. But still, a record is a record. The Palm Beach mansion was completed in 2011, yet these are the very first owners to move into the estate. It stands on two and a half acres of land, and has 200 ft. of waterfront, on Palm Beach's Billionaires Row. The mansion was first being offered at $84 million dollars privately, then was entered in the Multiple Listing Service at a price reduction of $10 million. Forbes named the mansion in their Top 10 list of most expensive property in Palm Beach.
Fortunately the new owners are quite satisfied with their brand new custom Palm Beach mansion.

Information derived from Palm Beach Daily News.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

White Hot Housing Market - Flash Sales

 As we're all too familiar, via the press, the Florida real estate market has been completely chaotic over the last few years. Well, now buyers and agents are facing a new kind of chaos related to the home buying or selling process, and that is a phenomenon known commonly as "flash sales". 
In times before, homebuyers could take their time during the process, visit the home to view it numerous times, become familiar with neighbors and the surrounding area. Most Palm Beach county homes go under contract on an average of 78 days, down from 90 days last year. Broward county listings on the market jumped down to 34 days from the previous 45 days during the same period. In Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties, homes have gone under contract three times as quickly as they have in previous years this past April. In some cases, Florida home buyers have been notified regarding a new listing, viewed the home the very same day, and by the time 24 hours had elapsed, signed a contract with an offer.
So what changed? Previously it could be said that an overabundance of new construction, "easy financing", and the ever-powerful media speculation are key factors that caused the Florida housing market to crash. Now, this strange sense of urgency has been born mostly from highly motivated buyers/investors paying in cash for Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade county properties, a profound lack of inventory, and remarkably low mortgage rates (hovering around 3%). Now, however, rates have ticked up by a stunning one percent to a total average of 4%, which has been just enough to rekindle the fire, and gotten buyers motivated to snag up south Florida property as quickly as possible. 
Some real estate agents are even blaming technology for the newly fast-paced market and high turnover. Thanks to the power of the internet, mobile technology, and lightening fast notifications, buyers have become somewhat empowered. The majority of buyers have picked out properties that they're interested in seeing or even buying without even having met their agent yet. The access to details and south Florida listings that they were not previously given in days before the real estate market went cyber give buyers a new kind of confidence that they did not have before when solely relying on their agent for details and information. 
Either way, a comeback is a comeback, and this fast-paced market in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties has been keeping us on our toes. Fortunately our agents have all kept up with the current internet technology and are able to work with our clients as well as for them in order to snag their prospective Palm Beach, Broward, or Miami-Dade home as quickly as possible in this market of flash sales.


Information paraphrased/derived from the Sun Sentinel.

Monday, June 10, 2013

New Listing in Delray Beach Florida

There are many homes on the market that can be considered, especially around Palm Beach county Florida. From the north county line to the south county line there are endless possibilities of finding a dream home. Delray Beach Florida is an excellent ever-growing area, with tons of close amenities, beaches, parks, and recreational attractions. There are quite a few stunning estates on the market in Delray Beach Florida, however this new listing is quite the attraction.

Located in a prime corner lot waterfront location, this home in Delray Beach Florida stands out, with stunning intracoastal views, and ocean access. This waterfront home has 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, a 3 car garage, and just under 6,000 square feet of living space. The glory is in the details of this Delray Beach Florida home: a gas fireplace in the main living area, as well as a custom built-in 150 gallon aquarium, and a surround-sound Bose system. This Delray Beach Florida home has an amazing outdoor living space as well, with a beautiful spacious pool, completely equipped summer kitchen, a private dock, and tons of pool deck space for entertaining. All only minutes from Florida beaches, and Highland Beach Florida. If you're looking for your next Delray Beach Florida luxury home, this one is worth a look.




Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wow what a Selling Season

I can't believe how much the market has changed again. No more inventory and homes are flying off as soon as they get on the market. Homes are selling for over appraised prices and short sales are starting to turn into regular sales.

Palm Beach Home Values are going up and the urgency to find a home is increasing. We have several buyers waiting for the right home, only to see the right home becoming out of reach. Will this crazy increase continue or is there an end in sight. Being a watcher of the market seeing more home sell then come on the market, I only see prices go up in the near future, a good home might be more important then the perfect home.

If you are looking in communities like Egret Landing, The Paseos, Les Jardins, Abacoa of Jupiter, The Palm Beach area, or waterfront homes, the inventory is such where there are people ready to jump on the home the second they come on the market.

If you are looking to buy a home, you need an agent who is ready the second the home comes on the market to get you there and write it up. Let Distinct Estates get you there!