Brightline rail service bonds get noninvestment grade

11th Dec, 2017

Brightline rail service bonds get noninvestment grade

 

http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2017/12/05/brightline-rail-service-bonds-get-noninvestment-grade/

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JOIN US FOR STARGAZING!

5th Dec, 2017

JOIN US FOR STARGAZING!

 

Night Explorers

Fridays ~ December 22nd, January 25th, February 23rd ~ 6:30 to 8:30 p.m

Join the Nature Center for some nighttime stargazing at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. Following a brief classroom orientation, naturalist Kim Mohlenhoff will lead the group outside along the nature trail to look at the nighttime sky through telescopes. This free program and all ages are welcomed.

Learn about wildlife at night and how artificial lighting impacts some plant and animal at night. If weather conditions are not conducive to viewing planets, stars, and constellations, the program will be limited classroom activities only.

Reservations are required. For further call the Nature Center at (772) 546 -2067.

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Hobe Sound 32nd Annual Christmas Parade

1st Dec, 2017

Hobe Sound 32nd Annual Christmas Parade

 

Saturday, December 02, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Downtown Hobe Sound Dixie Highway north to Bridge Road, Bridge Road west to Hercules ending in Zeus Park Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Come and join your neighbors and friends as the 32nd Annual Hobe Sound Christmas Parade steps off at 1:00 PM with 80+ entries and over 1,000 participating adults and children. There will be cars, floats, trucks, marchers, bands and surprises - fun for all ages as we welcome in the holiday season. Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus will be there as well as Ronald McDonald, the sheriff's contingent and much more. Start off the season with a joyful celebration!

The Parade is proudly sponsored by Treasure Coast Irrigation/Rood Landscape and Bridge Boat & RV Storage.

From 10am until 3pm enjoy the annual Art and Crafts Stroll along Dixie Highway just south of Bridge Road. A great opportunity to do a little Holiday shopping for unique and handcrafted gifts.

FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON JUPITER ISLAND. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS IN HOBE SOUND, JUPITER ISLAND, STUART AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS. CALL US AT 772-546-2381 OR 772-546-4466.


Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi makes auction history

16th Nov, 2017

Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi makes auction history

 

The last Leonardo da Vinci painting in private hands sold for $450m on Wednesday evening after a fevered, 19-minute round of bidding at Christie’s in Manhattan, shattering the record for the most expensive piece of art ever sold. “Salvator Mundi”, Latin for “savior of the world”, is one of roughly 15 surviving works by Da Vinci and depicts Jesus Christ in a flowing robe, holding a crystal orb and raising his right hand in benediction. The 67.5cm tall portrait, painted around 1500 and once owned by King Charles I of England, was presumed lost until its rediscovery in 2005. It was publicly unveiled at the Da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery in London in 2011 following extensive restoration to fix years of over painting and neglect. Jussi Pylkkanen, auctioneer for the evening, opened bidding at $70m. There were gasps throughout the saleroom in the Rockefeller Center when it hit $200m.Bidders interested in the Da Vinci — Lot 9 of the evening’s sale — were given special red paddles, a move the auction house attributed to the work’s high worth, although much of the action was fuelled by phone bidders. The undisclosed buyer was represented on the phone by Alex Rotter, Christie’s co-chairman of postwar and contemporary art. “It was wild,” Mr. Rotter told the Financial Times about representing the buyer over the phone. “It was one of the experiences of a lifetime. ”The $450m figure includes $50.3m of premiums paid by the buyer to Christie’s for its services. Following its sale for $127.5m in 2013, the painting was at the center of a legal feud between then buyer Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian billionaire and owner of Monaco football club, and seller Yves Bouvier, owner of Natural Le Coultre, one of the largest fine-art storage and shipping specialists. A small group of critics have even questioned the painting’s authenticity. Other paintings on offer on Wednesday evening included works by Mark Rothko, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol. The inclusion of the 32ft Warhol painting “Sixty Last Suppers”, which riffed on Da Vinci’s famed “The Last Supper”, was part of the reason Christie’s persuaded the seller to put “Salvator Mundi” up for auction. “Sixty Last Suppers” features a black-and-white silkscreen grid of 60 prints of “The Last Supper” and was among the last works created by Warhol before his death in 1987. FENTON AND LANG IS THE LEADING BROKER ON JUPITER ISLAND SERVING ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS FOR OVER 47 YEARS. CALL US AT 772-546-2381.


Blue Water Garden Center Art Fest

10th Nov, 2017

Blue Water Garden Center Art Fest

 

Date: 11/11/2017 Time: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

11110 SE FEDERAL HIGHWAY HOBE SOUND, FL33455 Phone: 772-546-2676 Call for a reservation


Event Description: ART FEST featuring local artists, live music, and a garden center filled with seasonal flowers and plants. Please join us for a day of fun and community. Saturday November 11, 2017 @ 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Refreshments will be served!! Directions: Federal Highway, take right or left @ Lakeside Village, first left and look for our orange dancin'man!! Blue Water Garden Center is tucked away among the many quaint destinations of Hobe Sound, FL. Come visit our team and enjoy the sea breeze, the swaying palm fronds, and the interesting pathways. We have experienced Florida gardeners that can guide you through our vast selection and help you turn your back yard into a dream garden!

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Disposing of Investment Property

8th Nov, 2017

Disposing of Investment Property

 

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http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/sellersadvice/item/1006533-20171101-disposinig-of-investment-property?rtmpage=


Shortage Of Accessible Housing Creates Opportunity For Investors

31st Oct, 2017

Shortage Of Accessible Housing Creates Opportunity For Investors

 

http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice/item/1006502-20171031-shortage-of-accessible-housing-creates-opportunity-for-investors?rtmpage=

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Home Sales hit high...

26th Oct, 2017

 

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2017/10/25/new-home-sales-hit-10-year-high

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Selling: Half the Winning Real Estate Strategy

25th Oct, 2017

Selling:  Half the Winning Real Estate Strategy

 

Let's zero in on the family home to reveal room for improvement in ways this investment can be put to work when owners are intent on living full, active lives.

Traditionally, when the children were grown and gone, "empty-nester" homeowners/sellers were faced with two options regarding the family home:

Option #1. Sellers who did not intend to re-enter the real estate market put their profit to work in other investments or projects that meant a lot to them, or they lived off the proceeds. Historically, homeowners who sold the large family home slipped into a quieter, cheaper lifestyle, often dramatically downsizing to move into a smaller space. They either rented, entered a retirement home, or moved in with family. These alternatives provided housing without the benefits and control of ownership and essentially took sellers out of the mainstream.

Option #2. Sellers who used the proceeds of their sale — "cashed in their nest egg" — to purchase a smaller home remained in control of their lives and finances. The ideal downsizing scenario involved selling the large family home and buying a bungalow or condominium unit using less than half the proceeds of the home sale. The left-over capital was used to finance years of quiet, comfortable living on the edge of the mainstream or not — sellers' choice.

Currently, many seasoned homeowners are not interested in selling their family home only to settle for a lower standard of living, less control of their homes and lives, or disappearing from the mainstream. When traditional options are unattractive or unavailable, sellers often stay in homes and communities that no longer suit them and wait to see what will happen next: ◦When faced with the prospect of selling without netting the funds for their ideal next stage, many homeowners hunker down to wait out the real estate market. In many markets, this reaction accounts for lower numbers of available listings. ◦In hot sellers' markets, sellers may be discouraged from cashing in their now-higher-priced homes because they would still not be able to afford their preference — a smaller property in the same or a better area which is significantly less expensive, so there's a nest-egg leftover. The problem for many seasoned sellers is that competition with first-time buyers and builders drives up prices for smaller homes and this, in turn, stalls seller moves.

The full return from real estate ownership — on top of the benefits gained by living in the property or renting it out — comes from buying smart in the first place, selling smart, and putting the earned profit to work either to purchase more real estate or other investments. Long-time owners are usually able to sell for more than the original purchase price. However, sellers who invest time and effort only in selling, may miss out on earning even greater profits and returns by wisely using the proceeds of the sale.

In many markets, rising residential prices have meant bonuses for sellers and frustration for buyers. Since many sellers become buyers, sellers become winners and losers as described above.

It's way past time to step outside the box of traditional options. Even in tough markets, a range of housing alternatives should be explored. Imaginative approaches allow sellers to win on the sale of the family home and on the purchase of their next home.

In many real estate markets, sales are not equally brisk throughout the entire area nor through the entire price spectrum. For instance, homes in neighborhoods with popular schools may sell more quickly and at higher prices. Homes listed under $500,000 and over one million may be selling well while the middle market is stalled. Sellers in hot areas will do well when they sell. Those who buy in a stalled market may also gain on their purchase. However, sellers who buy a smaller home in a hot market may pay more than they wish for a lesser property since they are competing with first-time buyers and builders.

Different Seller Strategies Will Earn Different Rewards

Strategy #1. If they can't find a desirable lower-priced bungalow, sellers could spend more and buy a duplex, triplex, multiple-unit apartment building, or mixed-use commercial/residential building which would provide living space equivalent to a bungalow in the desired neighborhood plus income from the other units, tax deductions, and other financial benefits. An experienced real estate and financing professional will explain how to finance this transaction using the existing real estate and the income history of the revenue property, while keeping the potential for increased appreciation in mind.

Strategy #2: Sellers could explore the full range of community choices open to them beyond what they know about. With the help of an experienced real estate professional, they could search out a variety of locations where the type of housing they want to buy as their next step is available at the price they'd like to pay. The adventure involves expanding beyond what sellers have experienced so far. This is a big country. And then there's the world..

Strategy #3: Sellers could shift from passively waiting to see what's next to creating more value in their real estate that could also increase their flexibility with the next step. For instance, adding a self-contained rental suite or apartment — if it is done correctly and to zoning bylaws — can achieve four key results at once: Increase property value Attract more buyers Provide extra income and tax advantages until it's time to sell Provide choice — the seller could move into the smaller secondary unit and rent out the rest of the house for even more income and flexibility until a move makes sense.

Local municipalities and experienced real estate professionals know how adding a rental unit must be done. Armed with the correct information, sellers can engage the right contractor, with relevant experience and a solid reputation, to make this transformation as cost effective as possible.

Consciously shift from traditional, last-century thinking about your real estate. Design the 21st-Century Selling Strategy that works for you and your property.Winning Real Estate Strategy

Written by PJ Wade Posted On Monday, 23 October 2017

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Living in a post-Harvey world.....

30th Aug, 2017

Living in a post-Harvey world.....

 

http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/homeownersadvice/item/1004979-20170831-living-in-a-post-harvey-houston-lessons-we-can-learn?rtmpage= FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING BROKER ON JUPITER ISLAND. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS. 772-546-2381 OR 772-546-4466


Join the Chamber for Groundbreaking

22nd Aug, 2017

Join the Chamber for Groundbreaking

 

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James Gibson, legendary ‘Highwayman’ Florida artist dies....

18th Aug, 2017

James Gibson, legendary ‘Highwayman’ Florida artist dies....

 

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local/latest-james-gibson-legendary-highwayman-florida-artist-dies/eEU5Qi4PKZM2hWnEfqXU0K/

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Demand for Real Estate and M&A Lawyers Strong in Florida Legal Market

16th Aug, 2017

 

http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202795662797/Demand-for-Real-Estate-and-MampA-Lawyers-Strong-in-Florida-Legal-Market?slreturn=20170716163402

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Tuning up your media room

11th Aug, 2017

Tuning up your media room

 

http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/homeownersadvice/item/1004467-20170809-how-to-tune-up-your-media-room?rtmpage= FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING AGENCY ON JUPITER ISLAND. WE ARE HERE TO MEET ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS. PLEASE CALL US FOR HELP ON JUPITER ISLAND, IN HOBE SOUND, STUART OR THE TREASURE COAST. 772-546-2381.


Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze and Sewall's Point eye bigger budgets in fiscal year 2017-18

4th Aug, 2017

Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze and Sewall's Point eye bigger budgets in fiscal year 2017-18

 

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/shaping-our-future/growth/2017/08/03/jupiter-island-ocean-breeze-and-sewalls-point-eye-bigger-budgets-fiscal-year-2017-18/533991001/

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