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On the Market!

January 22nd, 2018

On the Market!

#OntheMarket…Looking to live the beach & boaters paradise? 🏖

Agent Lanae Barnes shows off her newest listing in Yacht Harbor Manor, Singer Island.. Just 2 blocks to the beach & minutes from PB Inlet and Peanut Island

This property boasts open floor plan with tons of natural light though the impact-resistant French doors with plantation shutters and soaring vaulted ceilings…

See this gorgeous waterfront property with own private dock on our Facebook post here.

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I am a boat owner with a significant-sized yacht. What are my options in the Palm Beach Area?

December 4th, 2014

When I run into a family with a 50’-125’ yacht, they want to know about the various marinas, and sometimes they would like to find a home with a dock in their backyard. Our area has a whole slew of options. The gated community that I generally recommend is Admirals Cove in Jupiter, which has golf and boating and a 77-slip marina with floating boat slips up to 125 feet. There is a fueling station, marina store, and sports café serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 7 days a week.

90% of the condos and homes have docks, varying in size from 31 feet to over 100 feet. All the docks convey with the property at no extra cost.

There is a yacht club within Admirals Cove for the members to meet, greet, and enjoy multiple functions, as well as planned trips for those boat owners wishing to participate.

In addition, there are 14 tennis courts, a huge fitness facility and spa, multiple card rooms, 3 other dining venues, a dock master, 45 holes of championship golf, and a world class membership.

Besides Admirals, other communities are Harbour Isles, Jonathan’s Landing, Frenchman’s Harbour, and the condos and homes of Old Port Cove, plus a number of small communities dotted around our area.

Beach Replenishment Is A Hot Potato!

April 2nd, 2011

As budgets for state and local municipalities become tighter and tighter, replenishing the sand on our famous beaches is becoming a political hot potato. For years, residents and the public have depended on state funding to pump or truck the sand back to the beach. This was not as easy as it might seem.

Although a 5-year-old could tell you where the beach is, apparently the state and county can’t agree, so underwater surveyors are brought in, hired by marine contractors from Utah, to determine where the sand is supposed to go. Wearing wetsuits, they secure survey markers in the surf line so that no sand goes where it is not supposed to be. The state only gets their sand and the county only gets theirs.

Other methods have been tried to eliminate the natural sand movement, called littoral action or longshore drift. In Jupiter, condo dwellers are considering spending their own money to truck in sand before their stairs to the beach collapse into the breaking waves.

Further south on Singer Island, residents have been trying for 15 years to get the County to install breakwaters in front of the beach to slow down big waves before they can carry the sand off.  The concept was projected to cost from $20 to $30 million for 1.18 miles of breakwaters, but last week the County killed the idea along with similar ones on Palm Beach, off Lantana, and in Jupiter, much to the delight of environmentalists and surfers.

Up on Jupiter Island where money is not an issue, the Town has included funding for this in the taxing structure, so they are taking bids to pump 1.2 million cubic feet of sand onto the beaches starting in November and continuing until May. As costly as real estate is on Jupiter Island, this will be very valuable sand.

Juno Beach Oceanfront Living | Juno Homes For Sale

January 16th, 2011

Juno Beach is a quiet pocket of homes and condos situated along the Atlantic Ocean where the city meets the beach. Located south of Jupiter and north of North Palm Beach, Juno Beach is also the buffer between Palm Beach Gardens and the ocean.

What lifestyles are available in Juno Beach?

Single family homes are available in Juno Isles. This small collection of homes sits between US1 and Ellison Wilson Road and the oversize lots are on the waterfront if you so desire.  Waterfront homes in Juno Isles have ocean access via a community boat lift that will lift your personal boat over a salinity dam so you can continue to the Intracoastal Waterway and from there access the ocean either through the Jupiter Inlet or the Lake Worth Inlet. These homes are classic Florida, ranch-style homes with single-story floorplans.

Also in this area are a couple of condominium developments like Oak Harbour, named for the large live oaks which populate the area and located between US1 and Ellison Wilson Road. North of Oak Harbour, a few streets wind down the hill away from Ellison Wilson Road to the Intracoastal where the older homes are giving way to new waterfront estates. At the southern end of Ellison Wilson where Juno Beach meets Palm Beach Gardens and North Palm Beach are waterfront restaurants like Seasons 52 and Panama Hattie’s. Across the water are The River House and The Waterway Café.

But the main attraction in Juno Beach is the oceanfront living in condos along the ocean. These buildings sit directly on the ocean, and except for Singer Island, these buildings are the only ones right on the ocean until you reach Ocean Trail on the Jupiter Inlet to the north. Many of the condos in Juno Beach were built in the 1970’s and building continued right up through the 1990’s. Almost all price points and building styles are represented here, but they all share one thing, they look right out to sea and over some of the widest beaches in the area. The Loggerhead Marine Life Center is located in Juno Beach and monthly volunteers scour the beach for debris so the beach is very clean.

If you love walking the beach at dawn and are looking for a condo right on the ocean in a quiet town, Juno Beach is the place to start. Juno Beach Oceanfront Living is where the fun is!

Trump Fights Airport!!!

December 29th, 2010

Fly the friendly skies…just not over Donald Trump’s club. Since Trump bought the Mar-a-Lago beachfront mansion of Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune, he has battled the City of West Palm Beach over the flight routes of Palm Beach International Airport.

Mar-a-Lago, which means Ocean to Lake, with its 9-hole golf course in the backyard, sits on the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Southern Boulevard on Palm Beach. The trouble is the Palm Beach International Airport also sits on Southern Boulevard, and with our prevailing ocean winds, jets take off and land into the wind, or right over Trump’s place.

Although planes had used this route for decades before Trump showed up with his checkbook, he has used the continuing threat of lawsuits to his advantage.

The Trump International Golf Course sits just south of the airport on reclaimed land once owned by PBIA. So Trump made the pitch, he would drop the lawsuit if they would sell or give him that land. They did and he built his famous golf club there. The club hosted the Tyco/ADT Classic for the LPGA for several years before Dennis Kozlowski raided Tyco for personal gain (remember the famous $15,000 shower curtain) by paying himself $81 million in bonuses and paying another Palm Beach resident, Jimmy Buffett, $250,000 to play for his wife’s birthday party. (On a side note, I guess the rate for wedding’s has gone up, since Rush Limbaugh just paid Elton John $1 million to play at his third wedding. His last wife, the lovely and gracious Marta, ex-aerobics instructor, moved to Jupiter Island to heal her wedding wounds). After Tyco went under and Kozlowski went to prison, the name was changed to the ADT Classic.

So the latest lawsuit once again pits Trump against the Airport Authority, who want to expand the runway….. you guessed it, right toward his place. Even though the last lawsuit was dismissed, with endlessly deep pockets, Trump can continue to refile lawsuits as needed to help his causes. So Trump Fights Airport!!!