Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year - South Florida

There are so many great things to do hear in South Florida on New Years I thought I would share a few of the Happening.

Happy New Year!!

The Backyard Bar New Years Eve Party in West Palm Beach: Live music with 3 course dinner

Moonfest: Block party in West Palm Beach  Clematis Street

Clematis Countdown - West Palm Beach - concerts, dancing, and ball drop

The Downtown Countdown in Palm Beach Gardens, Downtown at the Gardens, Enjoy Radio station 97.7 and live entertainment

Pit Bull at the America Airlines Arena

Blue Martini NYE 2014 in Fort Lauderdale

New Years Eve White Party - Fort Lauderdale Pirate Republic Bar

Winter Wonderland - 3299 Sportplex Dr in Coral Springs

Monday, December 30, 2013

South Florida 2013 Most Expensive Real Estate Sales

Looking back at the year of 2013, the top multifamily, commercial, residential, and hospitality sales in South Florida. With prices rising, investors paid higher prices to add to their South Florida real estate portfolio.

Even properties needing work, sold for significant premium rates, like Resort at  Pembroke Pines Apartment community. In the most expensive transaction of the year, a commercial transaction, the Atlanta based Carroll Organization  paid $225 Million for the 1,520 unit complex in Pembroke Pines.

In the second most expensive transaction of the year, out of town buyers purchased the shops at Pembroke Gardens. Jeffrey Anderson Real Estate and partner purchased this nearly 400,000 square foot shopping center for $188 Million. This shopping center is home to more then 70 retailers.

Sabadell Financial Center in Miami, Florida was also sold for $185 Million to Prudential Real Estate Investors.

Joseph Chetrit and his New York based development firm was on the list twice, once for selling and once for buying.

The top 10 real estate transactions in 2013 in South Florida:

1.The Resort at Pembroke Pines sells for $225 Million
2. Cinncinati investor buys the shops of Pembroke Gardens for $188 Million
3.Prudential acquires the Sabadell United building for $185 Million
4.Chetrit acuires the Miami Beach Resort for $117 Million
5. Broward Mall sells for $115 Million
6.Chetrit flips the Versailles for $110 Million to Faena
7. Doral West Apartment Complex sells for $94 Million
8.Miracle Mrket Places Sells for $92 Million
9. BAC Colonnade Building Sells for $81 Million
10.Sunforest apartments for $77 Million

Information derived from therealdeal.com

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Polo Club Boca Raton Fishing for Kids

The Polo Club of Boca Raton is having an adorable fishing competition for the kids and grandkids of the community. The Polo Club located in both Delray Beach and Boca Raton is known to have many great activities for kids and families, but this is truly adorable. Each kid gets their own cane fishing pole and each fish they catch gets weighed.. The winner gets a prize, and all kids that participate are winners.

The Polo Club offers an amazing clubhouse with so many amazing amenities. Some of these amenities include; spa, fitness center, children activity center, tennis courts, golf course, multiple dining opportunities, racket ball courts, ice cream shop and out door dining.

The Polo Club offers a variety of single family homes, town homes, coach homes, and condos. With something for every type of buyer, The Polo Club offers large estate homes with beautiful golf and lakefront lots.

The Polo Club is known for its amazing services, resort living, and so much more. With activities life the fishing tournament, outdoor movies and more; there is always something going on at The Polo Club.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Frenchmans Reserve Country Club Homes

One of the nicest Country Clubs in Palm Beach Gardens, Frenchman's Reserve.

Frenchman's Reserve Country Club

Frenchman's Reserve is an amazing Toll Brothers designed country club community located in Palm Beach Gardens. Frenchman's Reserve homes include Toll Brothers; The Signature Collection and The Heritage Collection. Bloomfield Construction is building custom homes called the (Aristocrat Collection). There are 392 single family homes in Frenchman's Reserve.

Frenchman's Reserve Clubhouse

Just outside the gates of Frenchman's Reserve is a small gated coach home section of Frenchman's Reserve which offers town home style homes. There are 56  of these coach homes known as Chambord.

Each street of Frenchman's Reserve is it's own neighborhood, and the center of the community is The Grande Clubhouse. The streets in Frenchman's Reserve include: Savoie, Les Jardin, Abondance, Hermitage, Le Bouchet, Avignon and Cote Azure.

Hermitage Home

Just some of Frenchman's Reserves amenities include, a fitness center, spa, restaurants, and tennis courts. Frenchman's Reserve is one of the few country club communities that offers guest suites for owners guests.

Frenchman's Reserve offers a 45,000 square foot clubhouse which offers a library, card rooms, locker rooms, and dining room. Frenchman's Reserve offers a beautiful Arnold Palmer designed golf course as well as practice range.

Frenchman's Reserve offers a kids corner with on site child care as well as a resort size swimming pool . There are 6 clay tennis courts and tennis pro shop.

Frenchman's Reserve HOA dues include common area maintenance, landscaping, security, basic cable, and other common community fees.

Frenchman's Reserve Golf Course

As of 12/27/2013 The Golf Equity fee for Frenchman's Reserve is $102,000 which is 100% refundable when you sell. (As long as buyer buys golf membership) The annual dues for the golf membership are $13,966 plus tax. The social equity at Frenchman's Reserve is $45,000 (totally refundable) and annual dues are $5,353 plus tax.

Florida real estate sales, becoming less seasonal as the years go by

Wow, we had a busy summer, sales are up and Florida real estate is booming. Summers sales are starting to increase as Florida summer activities are so vast; with amazing beaches, shopping, restaurants, dining, and social activities, there is no wonder Florida is becoming a year round destination. So many great fishing spots, golf courses, and watersports, why not be in Florida for the summer. Less crowds, less waits, and get to enjoy all the best dining and events.

As season is approaching and New Years is almost here, I think this will be the busiest season yet. With the cold winter up north and the amazing sunshine here, I see Florida being the main destination of so many.

Let Distinct Estates help you find that perfect home filled with year round sunshine. Search the Florida MLS and all homes for sale with Distinct Estates. . 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tampa Home For Sale - Amazing Piece of Real Estate in Avila

Looking for a home in Tampa with every bell and whistle? This amazing Tampa Bay home is truly stunning, with over 28,000 square feet there is a place for everyone! This amazing home in the gated Tampa community of Avila is on over 5 acres. It offer 10 bedrooms 10 full bathrooms, and 3 half baths. There is a library, a wine room, a ballroom, pool, spa, and cabana. Asking $12,900,000

Avila in Tampa Florida is beautiful gated country club community. Avila was built in 1980 and offers a Jack Nicklaus championship golf course. Avila also offers 6 tennis courts, pro shops, children's programs, fitness center and pool.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Palm Beach Home Just Listed

Beautiful Palm Beach estate home was just listed at 110 Clarendon Avenue, Palm Beach. This beautiful home offers 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, and is just under 9000 square feet.

This beautiful Palm Beach home offers stunning ocean views as well as deeded beach rights. This estate home on Palm Beach was built in 1999 and offers impact windows and a full house generator. This home also offers a 3 car garage, guest house, and elevator.

Palm Beach, Florida is known for amazing architecture, a wealth in culture, and fine arts. Palm Beach offers some of the finest shops and restaurants on Worth Ave. If you are looking for a home on Palm Beach, search the Palm Beach MLS here on Distinct Estates.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Abacoa Jupiter Homes for Sale

Where have all the homes for sale in Abacoa go? Do people just like living there so much, they never go on the market?

Abacoa in Jupiter Florida is a beautiful community of several subdivisions. These subdivisions include sections with custom homes, single family homes, town homes and condos. Abacoa is known for its great location, sense of community, and well built homes.

Communities in Abacoa include; Martinique, Mallory Creek, The Island at Abacoa, Canterbury Place, Charleston Court, Valencia, Somerset, Tuscany, Greenwich, Osceola Woods, Windsor Park, San Palermo, New Haven, Antigua, Cambridge, and The Village of Abacoa.

They all have a unique flavor but unite as one combined community of homes and proud home owners.

Here is information on 3 Jupiter Abacoa Communities.

 Martinique at Abacoa
Offers Single Family Homes,

Town Homes and Custom Estate

Homes.  Caribbean Style homes

Offers 137 custom Jupiter Homes

Valencia is known for it's Mizner Mediterranean style of architecture.

Tuscany in Abacoa

Beautiful mix of single family homes and town homes.

453 Jupiter homes and town homes

Mediterranean style DiVosta Built


Monday, December 23, 2013

Mirasol Country Club - Palm Beach Gardens Country Clubs

Mirasol Country Club located in Palm Beach Gardens offers some of the most amazing homes and condos in all of Palm Beach. Mirasol homes offers several sections of villages with a large variety of floor plans. Some of the home builders in Mirasol include; Kenco, Taylor Woodrow, Provident, Pine Tree, and Sabatello.

Mirasol offers a gorgeous section of custom estate homes call Palacio. These homes offer amazing lake or golf course views. Palacio homes offer privacy on larger lots and are close to the clubhouse.

Mirasol Country Club offers an amazing clubhouse, pool, fitness center, kids room, tennis courts, and golf course. Mirasol offers many great social activities and services, including: massage, tennis lessons, golf lessons, dining, catering, camps, and social clubs.

Mirasol Palm Beach Gardens offers a great location close to the Turnpike on PGA Blvd. These gives you easy access to the airport, Downtown at the Gardens, The Palm Beach Gardens Mall, The Kravis Center, City Place, and Clematis Street.