Archive for October, 2016

BJ’s Tech Advice | How ICE was Critical for Hurricane Matthew and Easy Steps to Install it on Your Phone

October 31st, 2016

This newsletter is designed to give our clients in Admiral’s Cove, Jupiter, and Tivoli Reserve insight into what’s happening in Tech as well as valuable tips to keep their Technology humming along. Please feel free to email me (BJ@JeffRealty.com) your comments or subject recommendations.

Hope you like it and find it helpful!

Your friends at JeffRealty

How to Add ICE to Your Cell Phone

For all of us, hurricane Matthew was a reminder of how we need to be prepared. Thankfully Matthew missed us for the most part. While I was preparing myself and my family, I realized that some of my family members didn’t have their Cell Phones setup with ICE.

ICE is the acronym for “In Case of Emergency”. Adding an ICE (“In Case of Emergency”) contact to your phone can help emergency personnel locate a friend or family member who can speak on your behalf if you become unconscious or incapacitated. This simple idea was developed by a British paramedic, Bob Brotchie, who recognized the need for speed when emergency personnel need to get information about a patient or contact next of kin. For people with preexisting medical conditions and allergies, in particular, keeping your emergency contact information close at hand could help save your life!

Here are a few different ways to add ICE to your phone:

ICE on iPhone

If you have an iPhone, you can add emergency contact information and medical notes so that’s it’s accessible to anyone from your lock screen.

  1. Open the Apple Health app, which is installed on all iOS devices running iOS 8 and later. This app can’t be uninstalled.
  1. Tap on Medical ID in the bottom right corner.
  1. Tap Create Medical ID.
  1. At the very top, make sure Show When Locked is turned on (to green). Fill in as much information as is relevant to you. If you have no known allergies or aren’t taking medication, it still helps to write “None” or “None known” so that medical personnel don’t assume you’ve overlooked these fields.
  1. Make sure you assign at least one person as your emergency contact person. You must save that person’s name and phone number in your Contacts app for the Health app to be able to include it.
  1. Hit Done to save.

Now here’s how to test it to make sure it worked, and to make sure you know what to look for if you ever have to find someone else’s ICE info. Lock your phone. Now wake it up but don’t fully unlock it with the passcode or Touch ID. When you slide to get to the passcode screen, you should see Emergency at the top. Press it, and a new screen appears with a number keypad to dial, as well as Medical ID in the bottom left. Press Medical ID, and you’ll see your information appear along with a phone icon that, when pressed, will automatically dial your ICE contact. Note that while you can find ICE apps in the App Store, they are not accessible from a locked phone! You should always lock your iPhone with a passcode or TouchID for security reasons, meaning these ICE apps are useless in a real emergency. Use the Apple Health app instead.

 

ICE on Android:

Depending on which phone you have and which version of Android you’re running, you might have an emergency contact feature in your phone’s setting. Check there first. It might be under a sub-menu such as My Information. In many cases, the end results is a free form string of text that scrolls across your locked screen.

If you can’t find an emergency contact field within the settings, there are apps for adding ICE info, but you’ll need one that has a widget accessible from the lock screen. Note that not all versions of Android support lock screen apps anymore. It’s tricky.

***Tech Support SCAMS***

One of today’s most intrusive and dangerous scams is the “Windows Support Call”. This is the call where the caller says they are from Windows Support and that they’ve monitored unusual activity on your computer or they’ll ask if your computer has been running slow. They’ll offer to help you resolve these issues and that all they need is access to your computer. NEVER give any information to these callers and ABSOLUTELY DO NOT give them access to your computer. Microsoft and Apple will never call you unless they’re returning your call. Microsoft and Apple do not monitor your computer.

Laura and BJ Levitt are available to handle all of your questions and real estate needs. Give them a call at (561) 889-2709 or email them at bj@JeffRealty.com and laura@JeffRealty.com.

132 Morning Dew Circle | Osceola Woods Homes For Sale | Abacoa Homes For Sale

October 31st, 2016

Gorgeous preserve views and tree-lined streets surround this crisp, clean, bright & sunny, 3BR/3½ BA + den open-plan townhome with plenty of privacy. Located at 132 Morning Dew Circle in the quiet and highly sought-after community of Osceola Woods Homes For Sale in Abacoa Homes For Sale, this comfortable home has plenty of desirable features, such as private full baths in every bedroom, beautifully kept hardwood floors throughout the living area, carpeted flooring in two bedrooms, volume ceilings, massive windows, recessed lighting, and abundant storage space. The expansive living room and wide-open kitchen layout makes it perfect for entertaining, while the den can be used as a fourth bedroom with a half-bath. Located within walking distance of the Abacoa Town Center, Roger Dean Stadium, and the Florida Atlantic University Jupiter campus.

132 Morning Dew Circle | Aerial View | Osceola Woods | Abacoa

132 Morning Dew Circle | Aerial View | Osceola Woods | Abacoa

132 Morning Dew Circle | Osceola Woods | Abacoa

132 Morning Dew Circle | Osceola Woods | Abacoa

132 Morning Dew Circle | Osceola Woods | Abacoa

132 Morning Dew Circle | Osceola Woods | Abacoa

 

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Open Houses Tomorrow in PGA National, The Beachcomber, Hampton Cay, BallenIsles, Eastpointe & Heights of Jupiter

October 29th, 2016

Open Houses Tomorrow in PGA National, The Beachcomber, Hampton Cay, BallenIsles, Eastpointe & Heights of Jupiter

Sunday, October 30th from 12-3pm
109 Brookhaven Court in Preston at PGA National
Jeff’s Famous Cookies Will Be Served!

Incredible water, sunset, and fountain views surround this bright & spacious, 4BR/3BA + den pool home in the highly sought-after community of Preston in PGA National. The gorgeous, open & airy interior is flooded with natural light and will wow you with its soaring volume tray ceilings, massive square-paned combination windows, numerous sliding glass doors, panoramic clerestory windows, large tile flooring laid on the diagonal, and multiple architectural niches. The gourmet kitchen has spacious white cabinets, tiled backsplash, and a wine cooler, while the large master suite has a resort-style bath, glass-paned French doors with patio access, and gorgeous water views. The huge screened-in back patio has a covered sitting area and a sparkling pool with attached spa.
Offered at $749,980
Contact Blake for gate access: (561) 409-7282

Sunday, October 30th from 12-3pm
4161 S US Highway 1 #G1 in The Beachcomber
Jeff’s Famous Cookies Will Be Served!

It’s just a short walk to the beach and the Juno Pier from this gorgeous, remodeled townhome located in the highly sought-after gated community of The Beachcomber. You will fall in love with the bright and sunny interior, the updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 24” shiny porcelain tile throughout, and the beautifully updated bathrooms. There are numerous design details in every room, such as sliding plantation shutters on all sliding glass doors, crown molding, and recessed lighting. Enjoy the spectacular Florida weather and sunsets while sitting out in the huge, screened front porch. You’ll rarely need your car thanks to the central location. This small, close-knit community is within walking distance to fine restaurants, great shopping, nature preserves, amazing parks, and close to Jupiter’s highly rated schools. Don’t miss your chance to own this perfect, Florida beach home.
Offered at $575,000
Contact Andrew for further information: (561) 891-9262

Sunday, October 30th from 12-3pm
5246 Cambridge Court in Hampton Cay
Jeff’s Famous Cookies Will Be Served!

State-of-the-art, luxurious, bright & sunny, newer-construction, 3BR/2½BA + loft open-plan, Key West-style corner townhome with many high-quality upgrades, located in highly sought-after Hampton Cay. This Aurora model has many desirable features, including volume ceilings with crown molding, oversized windows, hardwood and engineered wood floors, large tile flooring laid on the diagonal, Hunter Douglas shades and plantation shutters, recessed lighting, decorative light fixtures, California closets, modern ceiling fans, wainscoting, large patio, a built-in desk in the loft, and an open-concept gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, breakfast bar, custom backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances. The spacious master suite has a resort-style bathroom with a Roman tub and an oversized shower.
Offered at $449,500
Contact Juli for further information: (561) 603-7766

Sunday, October 30th from 12-3pm
105 Coral Cay Drive in BallenIsles
Jeff’s Famous Cookies Will Be Served!

Tranquil golf views surround this bright & spacious, 3BR/2½BA, open-plan pool home featuring a unique, comfortable layout located on the 8th, 9th, and 10th fairways of the North Course in the highly sought-after private community of Coral Cay in BallenIsles. This home has a desirable southern exposure and many features such as soaring volume ceilings and tiled flooring throughout, an expansive, airy living area, recessed lighting, plantation shutters, walled courtyard with a fountain and garden, huge windows and sliding glass doors, newer 2014 roof, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, large master suite with patio access and resort-style master bath, and a tropical patio with paver flooring and a wraparound pool. A sports membership is available for purchase.
Offered at $375,000
Contact Penny for gate access: (561) 320-2567

Sunday, October 30th from 1-4pm
13670 Whispering Lakes Lane in Eastpointe
Jeff’s Famous Cookies Will Be Served!

Outstanding golf course views from this extensively updated, wide-open, comfortable, true Florida home located in the highly sought-after Eastpointe Country Club. The great room is bright & spacious, with a soaring tray ceiling, skylight, and rectified-edge porcelain flooring laid on the diagonal. The family room has a large opening to the great room and has wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors which open onto the Florida room. The large eat-in kitchen has brand-new white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. The spacious master suite has views of the golf course and patio through its oversized windows, and a spacious walk-in closet, while the master bath has dual sinks and an extra-large, glass-paned shower. The garage has room for a golf cart.
Offered at $374,900
Contact Joanna for gate access: (561) 339-5049

Sunday, October 30th from 12-3pm
6419 Mullin Street in Heights of Jupiter
Jeff’s Famous Cookies Will Be Served!

Gorgeously upgraded, bright & sunny, 3BR/2BA true Florida home on a dead-end street in the highly sought-after, family-oriented community of the Heights of Jupiter. Desirable features include brand-new engineered wood and tile flooring, soaring vaulted ceilings, fresh paint throughout, large windows and sliding glass doors, lighted ceiling fans in every room, open-concept gourmet kitchen with spacious white cabinets, expansive master suite with vaulted ceilings and ample storage space, and a large backyard with a tiled patio area and detached storage shed surrounded by mature palms for privacy.
Offered at $299,000
Contact Jamie for further information: (561) 383-0206

Jake's Evergrene Resident Spotlight | Krista Watterworth

October 28th, 2016
Krista Watterworth

Krista Watterworth

I sat down with Krista Watterworth, a TV personality and an Evergrene resident, to find out a bit more about her career and interest in the Evergrene community.

Where are you originally from?

I grew up in Connecticut, but left soon after high school to go to college in Maine. Then I traveled and lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, South Beach, and Manhattan. I like to say I’m Connecticut born, New York raised, and recently adopted by the Palm Beaches.

What brought you down here?

My husband’s family was the initial driver, and we wanted to leave Manhattan to raise our kids outside of the city. We came here six years ago (when I was 8 months pregnant with out second child) and never left. Although my husband’s company is still based in New York, my Studio is solely based in Palm Beach Gardens. We still love Manhattan and try to visit as often as we can (I’m a closet foodie so I miss the restaurants!).

What attracted you to the Evergrene community?

We lived in a community prior to this one where there weren’t a lot of young families. We visited Evergrene and right away, we knew it was right for us. We saw not only young families, but a vibrant and active community. Couples leaving the clubhouse on their bikes, children scootering on the sidewalk, people walking and jogging- we knew it was the right vibe for us.

Tell me a bit about your business and the path towards your success.

I started out in television hosting my own show on HGTV, then I studied at Parsons School of Design to gain a more educated perspective for my work. After designing on HGTV, the Food Network, and DIY Network, I decided to open up a studio here in Palm Beach Gardens. Thankfully, we are busy with clients and building our brand. Now we are expanding with product ( I have my own line of tile) and a blog called ‘Design Palm Beach.’

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What made you want to do what you do?

At a young age I was drawing interior’s- a slice of life in a warm environment. They were crude elevations at age seven revealing people interacting in homes and apartment buildings. It was a journey to get where I am, I’ve worked hard, but I’m doing what I love. I design homes because an outer comforting world is very personal to me, and I want to share that gift with my clients.

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Do you have any celebrity clientele?

Right now I have a client who is a professional hockey player, I also just finished the home of Selena Gomez’s road manager, and I regularly work with Rob Van Winkle (Vanilla Ice). Though most of my clients are regular people who just want a beautiful South Florida home that reflects who they are.

Design Strengths?

I am a good listener. Designing someone’s house isn’t about me, and a designer has to be part psychic and part psychologist. I believe in order to be effective, I have to read into the spirit of my client and bring that to life on the canvas of their home.

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What are you favorite daytime/nighttime activities?

I love great food. I’m always interested in finding fabulous restaurants that are doing interesting and creative things with cuisine. I don’t discriminate! I love all ethnicities of food- the more authentic, the better.

Which Evergrene model are you in, and what changes have you made since you bought?

I have an Elliston model. We looked at so many of this model when we were searching for a home. So I incorporated alot of elements other Elliston models had. We put in a powder bath by the entry, turned our smaller garage into an office, and our upstairs potting room is now an indoor meditation space that doubles as a guest room (with a murphy bed). I’m always changing, moving, and updating- it’s impossible for me as a designer to stop innovating (my husband loves it!)

Favorite Quote?

I love Maya Angelou and lately the line from this poem has been an inspiration. I am moved by people who overcome adversity or difficulty in life with their heads held high.

“Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still I’ll rise”

Are you working on any fundraisers?

Currently I’m working with KidSanctuary on their expansion project. They are a “not for profit organization committed to providing a safe home for abused, abandoned, or neglected children in Florida.” My website is www.kristawatterworth.com  My popular blog is www.designpalmbeach.com

Jake Everding is available to handle all your questions and real estate needs. Give him a call at (561) 777-9890 or email him at jake@jeffrealty.com.

Thank you,


JAKE EVERDING
jake@JeffRealty.com
561.777.9890

JEFF & CARY LICHTENSTEIN
We Make Your Home Our Business

7100 FAIRWAY DRIVE, SUITE 44
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An Unknown Trail Along the Loxahatchee

October 28th, 2016

Did you know there is a natural creek just down the road off from The Shores, Eagles Nest, Whispering Trails, and Imperial Woods? The Limestone Creek Natural Area is an unknown gem that runs along the south-western portion of the Loxahatchee River.

Here you can kayak, hike, walk, bike or just enjoy the nature. There is even a paved wheelchair path through the woods.

Natural-surface trails lead you deeper into the preserve to explore scrub, marsh, and a dense hammock of cabbage palms. An easy place to explore, it’s just off the Indiantown exit of I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike.

Limestone Creek National Area

Limestone Creek National Area

For more information on homes for sale or rent, or things to do in the Jupiter area contact Will Dean (561) 602-7373 or will@jeffrealty.com

Thank you,

WILL DEAN
will@JeffRealty.com
561-602-7373

JEFF & CARY LICHTENSTEIN
We Make Your Home Our Business

7100 FAIRWAY DRIVE, SUITE 44
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33418
F: 561.277.2500

JEFFREALTY.COM
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