Palm Beach Gardens | Paloma – Townhomes, Single Family Homes – Great Florida Location

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Expect perfection as you enter the gates of Paloma. Conveniently located near shopping malls, groceries, theaters and dining. Paloma’s original developer, MI Homes (Columbus Ohio based builder) designed this amazing community with Roman Styled community center / pool area as the main focus. Kolter Homes has since taken over construction with the same attention to detail as MI Homes. Townhomes envelope the north side of Paloma, while single family enclaves are to the south.

Paloma is less than 5 minutes from Abacoa, Roger Dean Stadium, Abacoa Golf Club, The Gardens Mall, FAU Honor’s College, Scripps Research and Max Planck.

For more information on renting or purchasing a home in Palm Beach Gardens or Jupiter:
Denise Samouilidis | Keller Williams Jupiter Realty
561-308-0007 or visit my website: www.JupiterOceanHomes.com

 

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Things to Consider Before Buying a Home

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Slow down and take a step back before taking the plunge! Are you contemplating buying a house that seems like it’s everything you’ve always dreamed of in a home? It’s so easy to get lost in the home buying euphoria. Rash decisions and emotions need to be kept in check when considering one of the largest investments you may ever make.
1. Preview at different times of day – That convenient school down the street may be chaos in the making. School drop-off times can be a source of noise, traffic jams and other inconveniences. That lovely bay window might just be an inviting fishbowl of viewing pleasure for the creeper neighbor. Check it out!
2. Peruse newspaper archives – The last thing you want, is to settle into your new abode and find out that the beautiful nature preserve behind your home has been slated for a nuclear power plant or amusement park… (these are extremes, but take heed and do your research).
3. Chat with neighbors – Do they rent or own? You’ll find out info that your real estate agent cannot legally disclose. Is the neighborhood established or is it transient? You’ll find out about community events, crime, and all sorts of juicy gossip the more you gab with potential neighbors.
4. Does the community have an association? – What are the fees? How often do they meet? What reserves do they have and what do they maintain or improve?
Even if you could care less about attending an HOA meeting, the fact that they meet is a good indication that the neighborhood has caring members in the community.
5. What about that sellers disclosure? – You need to know if there have been any problems in the past or on-going. If there was an issue with flooding in the past, is it drainage issue that will reoccur? Rodents, pests or any other issues? These are items that need to be addressed and disclosed! Of course a home inspection is always recommended.
6. … did I mention a home inspection? – Most homes have defects. The key is to finding them, and knowing if they are permanent or curable. How much will it cost to remedy and will the seller contribute to repairs. Wind mitigation at the time of inspection can lower the cost of a homeowners policy. Wood rot, leaks, termites and condition of aging appliances are just a few notable items a good home inspector will uncover during the inspection.
7. Ask for receipts for renovations & improvements – Not that this is always possible, but it doesn’t hurt to ask for proof of claims the seller is making. If you’re told that the A/C was replaced 3 years ago and there’s no proof or if a receipt for $500, then you’ll know that it was more likely a repair than a replacement. You can expect to spend additional money in the near future replacing or maintaining an aging unit.
8. Think twice about remodeling – If you have a chance to throw ideas about improvements to the owners, you may find why the owner didn’t do it himself. For example, bathrooms which are small an outdated may have structural impedances which would prove to be too costly to undertake.
9. What ‘cha looking at? – If your prospective new home is situated on a lot between aging, outdated homes this might not be the most desirable place to relocate. Consider the fact that these homes may continue to deteriorate, rather than owners taking the time to deal with these “fixer uppers”.
10. How much is the current owner shelling out for utilities? – One of the hidden expenses in owning a new home could be water, electric and gas. If the current owner is willing to show you historical billing for the “big three” over the past year, you’ll be well versed going into your new property.
11. Review last years taxes – Don’t take the seller’s word for it, research past taxes which are easily accessible on the county property appraiser’s website in most areas. Growing areas with over crowded schools often fund new schools with tax dollars. Are there any proposed tax hikes?
12. Do you really need that? – Can you really deal with the upkeep of a pool?
13. Drive around and acclimate yourself – If you’re not just making a cross-town move, you may not know that only three blocks away, this pretty neighborhood backs up to a dumpy commercial area or a less-than-savory part of town. If the home is near an airport, fire station, police station, hospital or railroad track, expect to hear trains, planes or ambulances throughout the day and night. Make sure you’re not too close to an agricultural area that may generate odors or kick up dust or other airborne problems.
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Amazing Abacoa Value | Fully furnished, offered at $139,900

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Quiet end unit with city views in Town Center Abacoa. Minutes from community pool, fitness center, Roger Dean Stadium, golf, shops and restaurants. Fully furnished complete with wall mounted flat screen TV, BluRay player, high speed internet, basic cable, tile flooring throughout and granite counters.
You won’t find a better deal in Town Center. Offered at $139,900.

Call Denise Samouilidis | Keller Williams Jupiter for more info: 561-308-0007

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Jupiter Inlet at Dusk

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Calm seas on a beautiful, quiet Saturday evening as the Jupiter Dive Center Boat returns to port after a long day of scuba.

After a long day of juggling real estate clients, I decided to unwind with my camera at the Jupiter Inlet. Weather was beyond perfect with a slight breeze, and balmy temps in the mid 70’s. As I exited my car I couldn’t help but notice the small army of tripod & DLSR wielding soldiers rapidly approaching my way.

Anchor dropped and the crew relaxes!
Anchor dropped and the crew relaxes!

I grabbed my bag and flimsy tripod and blended into the cavalcade. As we marched towards the apex nearest the Jupiter Lighthouse my new found compadre enlightened me to the fact that this was the finale for a free photo seminar hosted by local photographers.

Jupiter Lighthouse in January

As the group disbanded I squeezed off numerous shots of the lighthouse and locals enjoying a day of fishing.

Shooting beauty on the Jupiter Inlet
Shooting beauty on the Jupiter Inlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More amazing shots of the Jupiter Inlet!

Surreal Shot of Jupiter Inlet Skies Painted by Palms

Every day I pinch myself! I am so totally blessed to live in paradise!
For more info, check out my website: www.JupiterOceanHomes.com

Denise Samouilidis

Looking for affordable homes in Jupiter?

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Contact info:
Denise Samouilidis | Mirsky Realty Group | 561-308-0007

2 bedroom Jupiter / Town Center condo retreat! The best of it all!


$123,900, 2Bd/1Ba Condo, 986 sqft.

Town Center Dr, Jupiter, FL 33458

$123,900

KEY FEATURES
Year Built: 2001
Sq Footage: 986 sqft.
Bedrooms: 2 Beds
Bathrooms: 1 Bath
Parking: 1 Off street | Guest parking
Laundry: In Unit
Lot Size: 1 Acres
HOA/Maint: $475
Property Type: Condo

DESCRIPTION


Enjoy life in the heart of Abacoa Town Center! Walk to restaurants, FAU Honors campus, Scripps and Max Planck as well as baseball games and events such as Artis Gras, concerts and Food Trucks. Unit has the largest living/dining area of all 2 BRs in Town Center. Also a good opportunity for investors!

PROPERTY FEATURES


  • Living room
  • Range / Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Garbage disposal
  • Balcony, Deck, or Patio
  • Central A/C
  • Cable-ready
  • High-speed internet

COMMUNITY FEATURES


  • Elevator
  • Secured entry
  • Controlled access
  • Shared pool
  • Fitness center
  • Near transportation
  • Clubhouse
  • Guest parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Covered parking

ADDITIONAL LINKS



Contact info:
Denise Samouilidis
Mirsky Realty Group
561-308-0007

Vote for your favorite kitchen.

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Dear friends, family and followers, I have a very special request. I will be renovating a beachside retreat in the near future and would love to get feedback in regards to the style of kitchen people prefer. A little about the property: It is a small one bedroom condo with large private courtyard. It’s one block away from the beach. I am contemplating installing an outdoor shower and incorporating an LG brushed stainless stackable W/D in the kitchen. I like the concept of the counter height island with seating. It’s a small space (740 sq. ft.), and I’m reluctant to go with the darker cabinets even though they are my favorite. Please cast your vote on the poll below. Thanks for your input! — Denise

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San Matera | condos | rent or buy in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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San Matera is located on the northeast perimeter of the Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. San Matera is a gated enclave of condos and townhomes which encompass the clubhouse, fitness center and impressive community pool.

Affordably priced from the mid $100’s, San Matera is a great place. Tennis, swimming, public transportation, gated and close to shopping and fantastic restaurants. One, two, three and four bedroom floor plans are available to choose from. Rentals start around $1200 a month. Come see San Matera today!

Sea Colony | Jupiter Florida Real Estate | 2041 Staysail Lane

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What’s not to love about this beautiful Jupiter beachside home? This open floor plan with soaring cathedral ceilings welcomes visitors to relax. The family room and adjacent kitchen are perfect for entertaining. Gated manned security, pool, fitness center and tennis facilities are all part of Jupiter’s amazing Sea Colony community.

Stop looking for excuses and call today to preview this fantastic rare find!
Denise Samouildis – Keller Williams Realty Jupiter
561-308-0007 | www.JupiterOceanHomes.com

Listing courtesy of Steve Nardy – Keller Williams Realty Jupiter

 

Jupiter, Florida Timberwalk – affordable 2 story garage townhomes for sale and rent.

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Timberwalk townhomes for sale and rent in Jupiter, Florida. Quality CBS construction in a quaint gated community, complete with pool, play areas and convenient Jupiter location.

Looking for affordable Jupiter, Florida real estate? Timberwalk pricing starts in the mid $150,000 and rents from $1350 a month.

For more information call: Denise Samouilidis

or visit: http://www.JupiterOceanHomes.com

Jupiter / Juno Beach – Loggerhead Marinelife Center / 2014 Turtle Release

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida provides on going education to visitors and the community throughout the year. Beach clean up projects, turtle rescue and rehabilitation, summer camp and details of turtle nest adoptions can be viewed here.

Interested in learning how to scuba dive? Loggerhead Marinelife Center has partnered up with the Jupiter Dive Center and is now offering classes!

…and as always: if you’re looking to become a full-time Jupiter / Juno Beach resident – contact your local real estate pro!
Denise Samouilidis   561-308-0007     or visit www.JupiterOceanHomes.com

San Palermo in Jupiter Abacoa features quality built Divosta townhomes from the mid to upper $200’s

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San Palermo offers convenient location, quality construction and great schools. Jupiter, Florida’s premiere building, Divosta has played a huge part in constructing townhomes and single family homes through Abacoa. San Palermo is no exception! These lovely townhomes are built “two-up”, so each home is an end unit. Homes feature welcoming covered porches and balconies, ample parking and mature trees and landscaping.

Take a tour through Abacoa today! To see more rentals in real estate for sale, please visit http://www.jupiteroceanhomes.com