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Fun Activity for the Entire Family!

27th Apr, 2017

Fun Activity for the Entire Family!

 

LIGHTHOUSE COVE ADVENTURE GOLF in Jupiter has done a $1 million expansion of its mini-golf course and restaurant.

One of the most highly anticipated changes to the 36-hole mini golf course is the experience at the 13th hole. Golfers will experience underwater sea sounds and find themselves immersed in a cave, which will lead them to a tank filled with tropical fish and a coral reef. Grouper and other new fish will be added in the coming weeks. There is now also a playground and pavilion on the course.

The new additions to the restaurant include more seating for up to 82 customers, a stylish bar with 15 TVs, and the 3,500-gallon saltwater fish tank. The menu also received an upgrade and now offers burgers, ice cream, beer, and wine . These new improvements are impressive for all ages. Great family fun with the kids or grandkids!

FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING BROKER ON JUPITER ISLAND. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU ON JUPITER ISLAND, IN HOBE SOUND, STUART AND ON THE TREASURE COAST. PLEASE CALL US AT 772-546-2381 OR 772-546-4466.


"WE NEED A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL AWAKENING"

24th Apr, 2017

"WE NEED A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL AWAKENING"

 

When he was a boy, Nathaniel Reed's father would sometimes wake him and his brothers at dawn. Gripping long-handled blades, the Reeds would walk their property in Greenwich, Connecticut, scything the bridle paths — an ancient form of mowing.

It's one of Reed's early memories of feeling deeply connected to the natural world.

“My father had a love affair with the woods," Reed, now 83, recalled during a recent interview at his home on Jupiter Island, the town in south Martin County his parents founded eight decades ago.

Those Connecticut fields were often thick with butterflies; so were the hammocks of Jupiter Island he roamed as a child. "It was before DDT and before all the other insecticides that have really reduced the population of butterflies across the world," Reed said. He would go on to play a key role in the federal government's banning of DDT in 1972. It's one bullet point on a long list of environmental accomplishments he recently documented in his new book, "Travels on the Green Highway: An Environmentalist's Journey."

Reed served two presidents (Nixon and Ford) and advised six Florida governors.

He helped craft some of the country's most important conservation laws, including the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. Reed worked to save and expand Redwoods National Park in California and Big Cypress Preserve in Florida's Everglades.

Yet, for all the environmental gains he's had a hand in, Reed laments how much we've lost in recent years — particularly under Gov. Rick Scott's watch in Florida.

“It’s a changed world," he said, "no question about that.”

Advice for Trump Reed arrived in Washington when he was in his 30s, as the country was in the midst of what he calls a "national awakening." It was 1971, the year after the first Earth Day and the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Public consciousness about air and water pollution was elevated.

"Everybody forgets the incredible power of the millions of young people, old people, middle-aged people who turned out on Earth Day — who were dissatisfied with rivers that caught on fire, who were dissatisfied by the smokestacks, who were dissatisfied by the incredibly toxic chemicals that both the federal Naval and Air Forces bases were discharging ... and the chemical companies that were discharging untreated, deadly chemicals into waters of the United States," Reed said. Congress and Reed's boss, President Richard Nixon, could not ignore public demands for better protection. As Nixon's assistant secretary of the Department of the Interior for fish, wildlife and parks, Reed quickly learned Nixon was more political pragmatist than environmentalist.

Nixon told him: "I don't give a darn about environmental issues. I've got too many things on my plate — but what I want from you ... is the best environmental record, a better environmental record than Jack Kennedy had. And don't get me in too much trouble," Reed recalled.

Reed played to those instincts. He crafted a DDT ban that would hold up in court. He worked to outlaw 1080, a poison used to kill coyotes across the West.

"The marvelous thing — the thing that will probably never happen again — is the Congress was so keen to get our input," Reed said. The legislation he worked on gave the federal government powers of enforcement where it lacked them before. It's something Reed sees slipping today.

If he were advising President Donald Trump, he would offer this guidance: "America does not want to go back to an era of dirty water and dirty air." To avoid that, he said, the federal government must have laws with teeth. "Enforcement is a tool that must be in the presidential quiver," Reed said. "You have to enforce environmental laws, you have to — or they're negated, ignored.

Florida's rise and fall In 1969, Reed became the first environmental adviser to any governor in the history of Florida. His appointment by Republican Claude Kirk was heralded by the Miami News as "Gov. Kirk's smartest move." Working with state leaders, Reed cracked down on the practice of discharging raw sewage into Florida's waters.

Later, he would advise Governors Reubin Askew and Bob Graham, both Democrats. Reed praised them for their willingness to temper Florida's growth with commonsense environmental policies. Reed believes no modern Florida governor has done more to erode environmental protections in Florida than Scott, who severely cut funding from the state's five water management districts — including the South Florida Water Management District, the state's lead agency in Everglades restoration.

"It's petty nonsense, and the Legislature allowed it to happen," said Reed, who supports plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee that would store, treat and move water to the Everglades.

Florida once stood as a model for managing water needs to balance environmental and economic concerns. "Now we're pathetic," Reed said.

He's hopeful, however, that Florida lawmakers will embrace Senate President Joe Negron's proposal to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area. If connected with cleansing marshes, it would alleviate harmful releases of Lake Okeechobee water to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. "It's going to go down to the very last day of the Legislature," Reed predicted.

His political instincts still look shrewd. With about two weeks left in the legislative session, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is holding back on an endorsement of Negron's plan.

Reed will be 84 in July. Yet he's still calling out politicians for reneging on environmental protections Florida voters have demanded. Asked if the country needs another environmental awakening, Reed does not hesitate: "Absolutely." His voice takes on a romantic lilt as he describes a large, new colony of wood storks in the Everglades. "Magical," Reed said of the birds. "That's why I get out of bed."

His advice for this generation's aspiring crop of activists: Be knowledgeable. Be accurate." And be excited about what can be done.

Treasure Cost Newspaper Sunday Edition April 23, 2017, Eve Samples , eve.samples@tcpalm.com Published 2:01 p.m. ET April 20, 2017 |Updated 5:25 p.m. ET April 20, 2017. FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING BROKER ON JUPITER ISLAND. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE ALL YOUR NEEDS ON JUPITER ISLAND, HOBE SOUND, STUART AND THE TREASURE COAST. CALL US AT 772-546-2381 OR 772-546-4466.


Earth Day at the Hobe Sound Nature Center

21st Apr, 2017

Earth Day at the Hobe Sound Nature Center

 

Come out and celebrate the Earth, our home, on Saturday April 22nd at Hobe Sound Nature Center. Scheduled activities include our annual "Hook Kids on fishing Clinic" from 9-11am. The clinic is open to all kids ages 6-12 with a parent. Students receive fishing poles, tackle and attend mini-sessions to learn fishing basics.

FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING BROKER ON JUPITER ISLAND. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOUR NEEDS ON JUPITER ISLAND, IN HOBE SOUND, STUART AND THE ON THE TREASURE COAST. PLEASE CALL US AT 772-546-2381 OR 772-546-4466.


GO GREEN AT THE FAIRGROUNDS!

19th Apr, 2017

GO GREEN AT THE FAIRGROUNDS!

 

GO GREEN EARTH DAY PLANT SALE MARTIN COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2017 FROM 9AM TO NOON

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA /IFAS MARTIN COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS ANNUAL SALE WILL OFFER AFFORDABLE ORCHIDS, NATIVES AND ORNAMENTALS.

FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING BROKER ON JUPITER ISLAND. PLEASE CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS ON JUPITER ISLAND, AND IN STUART, MARTIN COUNTY AND THE TREASURE COAST. 772-546-2381 OR 772-546-4466.


GOING GREEN......

17th Apr, 2017

GOING GREEN......

 

Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the using of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. In other words, green building design involves finding the balance between homebuilding and the sustainable environment. This requires close cooperation of the design team, the architects, the engineers, and the client at all project stages.The Green Building practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings which was Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Other certificates system that confirms the sustainability of buildings is the British BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) for buildings and large scale developments. Currently, World Green Building Council is conducting research on the effects of green buildings on the health and productivity of their users and is working with World Bank to promote Green Buildings in Emerging Markets through EDGE Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies Market Transformation Program and certification.[4] Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structures, the common objective of green buildings is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by: • Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources • Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity • Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation A similar concept is natural building, which is usually on a smaller scale and tends to focus on the use of natural materials that are available locally. Other related topics include sustainable design and green architecture. Sustainability may be defined as meeting the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.[6] Although some green building programs don't address the issue of the retrofitting existing homes, others do, especially through public schemes for energy efficient refurbishment. Green construction principles can easily be applied to retrofit work as well as new construction. Reducing environmental impact Globally buildings are responsible for a huge share of energy, electricity, water and materials consumption. The building sector has the greatest potential to deliver significant cuts in emissions at little or no cost. Buildings account for 18% [8] of global emissions today, or the equivalent of 9 billion tons of CO2 annually. If new technologies in construction are not adopted during this time of rapid growth, emissions could double by 2050, according to the United Nations Environment Program Green building practices aim to reduce the environmental impact of building. Since construction almost always degrades a building site, not building at all is preferable to green building, in terms of reducing environmental impact. The second rule is that every building should be as small as possible. The third rule is not to contribute to sprawl, even if the most energy-efficient, environmentally sound methods are used in design and construction. Buildings account for a large amount of land. According to the National Resources Inventory, approximately 107 million acres (430,000 km2) of land in the United States are developed. The International Energy Agency released a publication that estimated that existing buildings are responsible for more than 40% of the world’s total primary energy consumption and for 24% of global carbon dioxide emissions. The concept of sustainable development can be traced to the energy (especially fossil oil) crisis and environmental pollution concerns of the 1960s and 1970s. The Rachel Carson book, “Silent Spring”, published in 1962, is considered to be one of the first initial efforts to describe sustainable development as related to green building. The green building movement in the U.S. originated from the need and desire for more energy efficient and environmentally friendly construction practices. There are a number of motives for building green, including environmental, economic, and social benefits. However, modern sustainability initiatives call for an integrated and synergistic design to both new construction and in the retrofitting of existing structures. Also known as sustainable design, this approach integrates the building life-cycle with each green practice employed with a design-purpose to create a synergy among the practices used. Green building brings together a vast array of practices, techniques, and skills to reduce and ultimately eliminate the impacts of buildings on the environment and human health. It often emphasizes taking advantage of renewable resources, e.g., using sunlight through passive solar, active solar, and photovoltaic equipment, and using plants and trees through green roofs, rain gardens, and reduction of rainwater run-off. Many other techniques are used, such as using low-impact building materials or using packed gravel or permeable concrete instead of conventional concrete or asphalt to enhance replenishment of ground water. While the practices or technologies employed in green building are constantly evolving and may differ from region to region, fundamental principles persist from which the method is derived: siting and structure design efficiency, energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency, indoor environmental quality enhancement, operations and maintenance optimization and waste and toxics reduction. The essence of green building is an optimization of one or more of these principles. Also, with the proper synergistic design, individual green building technologies may work together to produce a greater cumulative effect. On the aesthetic side of green architecture or sustainable design is the philosophy of designing a building that is in harmony with the natural features and resources surrounding the site. There are several key steps in designing sustainable buildings: specify 'green' building materials from local sources, reduce loads, optimize systems, and generate on-site renewable energy.

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EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES

14th Apr, 2017

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES

 

Hobe Sound Bible College Sunrise Service 6:30 am at the Hobe Sound Beach pavilion

First Baptist Church 10:30 service at the church

St Christopher's Catholic Church Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 Masses at 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and 12:00 noon

United Methodist 6:30am - Community Sunrise Service - Courtyard 9:00am, 11:00am - Easter Cantata – Sanctuary

Christ Memorial Chapel 6:30 a.m. - Sunrise Service (Beach Club) 8:30 a.m. - Holy Communion


Christie's International Real Estate

13th Apr, 2017

 

Christie's International Real Estate

Christie's clients who buy and sell works of art often request real estate services. To satisfy this demand, Great Estates, founded in 1987, was acquired by the auction house in 1995. Christie's International Real Estate is a wholly owned subsidiary of Christie's, and is the leading international network of real estate brokers dedicated to the marketing and sale of luxury properties. The network spans more than 40 countries worldwide, with 9,500 offices and approximately 27,500 sales associates. Christie's International Real Estate have been involved with some of the world's most high-profile residential property transactions including a New York penthouse on Central Park West for a reported US$88 million as well as the sale of Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut, for US$120 million.

Blending Art and Property - Knowledge & Local Expertise

Buying or selling your high-value home can be a complex process. Let our prime property specialists guide you with the tailored, trusted level of service that discerning Christie's clients have depended on for 250 years.

Why Christie's? No other luxury real estate business shares common ownership with a fine art auction house. Christie’s International Real Estate has the unique ability to extend to buyers and sellers of real estate the expert service that Christie’s art clients have trusted for centuries. Through this powerful connection, we open the door to an extraordinary global audience of high-net-worth individuals.

The World's Top Brokers The successful sale of a luxury property begins with the right broker. Christie's International Real Estate has made that selection process easier for you. Firms invited to our exclusive network must exceed our stringent standards based on trust, discretion, and excellence, and demonstrate continued success in luxury property sales.

Global Access. Local Expertise. With more than 32,000 professionals working from 1,200 offices in 45 countries, and a presence at many of Christie's 53 offices and showrooms worldwide, we offer an incomparable level of tailored service and global visibility. Our unparalleled reach—and our established connections with affluent individuals—can help find the right buyer for your property, whether they are halfway around the world or living right next-door.

Specializing in Luxury We focus exclusively on luxury residential real estate. With more than US$118 billion of residential real estate sales in 2015, our Affiliates hold numerous records for top property sales worldwide. By choosing one of our Affiliates for your real estate needs, you can be confident that you have chosen a brokerage that has earned its place in the luxury real estate arena locally, as well as internationally.

A World-Class Platform For Your Distinguished Home A distinguished home deserves a distinctive showcase. The Christie's brand is instantly recognizable to buyers and will differentiate your property from others. When you select a Christie's International Real Estate Affiliate to sell your home, your residence will be targeted to an audience of high-net-worth homebuyers through cutting-edge, proven marketing strategies on a local, national, and international scale.

Your property may be showcased in:

• Christie's International Real Estate's website and more than 100 websites of our affiliated brokerages, with a combined 70 million annual visitors, and syndication to major global publications including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The New York Times • Christie's International Real Estate magazine, a compelling quarterly publication showcasing fine properties around the world. • Real estate promotions on christies.com • Advertisements in leading international publications, both in print and online • Brochures displayed in over 1,000 Christie's auction house venues and Affiliate offices • High-profile event promotions at such venues as art fairs, Concours d'Elegance Pebble Beach, as well at Christie's auctions and sale previews • Editorial features in important media outlets • LuxuryDefined.com, our luxury lifestyle blog, and our social media campaigns with over 100,000 followers • Targeted email campaigns to Christie's clients and affluent real estate prospects globally

For exceptional estates that demand enhanced worldwide exposure, we also offer two enhanced marketing programs. To find out more explore our enhanced marketing programs here.

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Some Fun Real Estate Facts.......

11th Apr, 2017

Some Fun Real Estate Facts.......

 

http://www.inman.com/next/11-amazing-real-estate-facts-to-entertain-your-brain/

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The storm forecast........

7th Apr, 2017

The storm forecast........

 

CSU released its annual hurricane season forecast this morning during the National Tropical Weather Conference in San Antonio.

The forecast, written by storm experts Phil Klotzbach and Michael Bell, calls for a slightly below average season in the Atlantic basin as the possibility of weak to moderate El Nino conditions build. With that climate pattern in mind, CSU is forecasting 11 named storms, 4 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher. Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November.

“As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them,” the report notes. “They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.”

In 2016, CSU’s April forecast called for 13 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes with sustained winds of 111 mph or more. By the end of November, there were 15 named storms, and seven hurricanes. A normal hurricane season has 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes. The report also outlines the chances that at least one major hurricane will make landfall in the U.S.

• For the entire U.S. coastline, the chances of a Category 3, 4 or 5 storm making landfall are 42 percent. The average for the past century was 52 percent.

• For the U.S. East Coast, including the Florida peninsula, the chances of a major hurricane landfall are 24 percent. The average for the past century is 31 percent.

• For the Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle to Brownsville, the chances are 24 percent. The average for the past century is 30 percent.

“Everyone should realize that it is impossible to precisely predict this season’s hurricane activity in early April,” the CSU report says. “There is, however, much curiosity as to how global ocean and atmosphere features are presently arranged as regards to the probability of an active or inactive hurricane season for the coming year.”

AccuWeather released its 2017 hurricane forecast Wednesday, also predicting a below average season based on the El Nino prediction. The company is forecasting 10 named storms, including five hurricanes and three major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher.

TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EL NINO 1. El Niño is part of an important climate phenomena called ENSO, or the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. ENSO includes the climate patterns of El Niño, La Niña and when the atmosphere is in a neutral state. 2. El Niño, which translates to “the little one” or “the child” in Spanish, was named by fisherman off the coast of South America who recognized the shifts in water temperatures. 3. An El Niño occurs when there is a warming of the central and equatorial Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures (SSTs) to above average. When the waters warm, it disrupts rainfall patterns, reducing showers over Indonesia and increasing them over the Pacific Ocean. 4. The change in rainfall affects air flow so that winds that traditionally blow east to west, start blowing west to east. The traditional easterly wind pattern is also referred to as the trade winds. 5. An El Niño occurs about every three to seven years. 6. Hurricane seasons in the Atlantic are usually less active during El Niño years because the change in wind pattern works to cut down growing tropical cyclones with wind shear – winds moving in different directions with height. Hurricanes in the Pacific are typically more active during El Niño years. 7. During winter, an El Niño means a wetter, stormier season for the southeastern U.S., including Florida. Florida can experience damaging tornado outbreaks during El Niño years. 8. Some El Niño events are stronger than others. One of the strongest El Niño was measured during 1997-1998. The 2015-2016 El Niño was also exceptionally strong, earning the nickname “Godzilla.” 9. A La Niña climate pattern usually follows El Niño as the warm water piling up in the Pacific sloshes back toward Indonesia. 10. El Niño events can last from several months to more than a year depending on their strength.

FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING BROKER ON JUPITER ISLAND. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE ALL YOUR NEEDS FOR JUPITER ISLAND, HOBE SOUND, STUART AND THE TREASURE COAST. PLEASE CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION 772-546-2381 OR 772-546-4466.


SAVING OUR MANATEES!

5th Apr, 2017

SAVING OUR MANATEES!

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the West Indian manatee is now considered "threatened," not "endangered," but it also says the gentle giant could be in danger of extinction in the future without continued protections. The agency said in a news release Thursday that challenges remain to ensuring the species' long-term future, even though the manatee population has increased over the years. The new status won't diminish existing federal protections and the manatee will continue to be protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. There's an estimated population of 6,620 manatees in Florida. That species of manatee is found mostly in the southeastern United States.

FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE ON JUPITER ISLAND. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE ALL YOUR NEEDS ON JUPITER ISLAND, HOBE SOUND, STUART AND THE TREASURE COAST. 772-546-2381 OR 772-546-4466.


Landscaping + Hardscaping Topics

3rd Apr, 2017

Landscaping + Hardscaping Topics

 

HGTV shares a few of their ideas for your outside oasis.....http://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/landscaping-and-hardscaping

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Come visit the museum on Hutchinson Island, Florida!

31st Mar, 2017

Come visit the museum on Hutchinson Island, Florida!

 

The Elliott and a car show! What a combination!. When you are finished, take a drive down beautiful Jupiter Island and call us, Fenton Lang Bruner and Associates, to see some of our beautiful listings for sale!


Highlights of the February 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report

28th Mar, 2017

Highlights of the February 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report

 

Posted in Economist Commentaries March 27, 2017 While local conditions vary, the REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index and the REALTORS® Confidence Index—Current Conditions for single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums remained above 50 in February 2017, indicating that more respondents reported “strong” than “weak” conditions. Both indices were higher than their levels one year ago and in the previous month.[1] The REALTORS® Seller Traffic Index decreased slightly from its levels one year ago and was unchanged from its level in the previous month. It has remained below 50 since January 2008, indicating that seller activity is still “weak,” according to the February 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[2] In February 2017, first-time homebuyers accounted for 32 percent of sales.[3] Amid solid job creation, the share of first-time homebuyers has been on a modest rise, up from 29 percent in 2014. With fewer new foreclosures, distressed properties accounted for seven percent of sales, purchases for investment purposes made up 17 percent of sales, and cash sales accounted for 27 percent of sales. Amid tight supply, half of properties that sold in February 2017 were on the market for 45 days or less compared to 59 days in February 2016. Lack of supply and appraisal-related problems were the main issues reported by REALTORS®. Respondents also expressed concern about the impact of rising mortgage rates and economic policy changes under the Trump Administration on the recovery of the housing market. Overall, respondents remained confident about the outlook over the next six months for the single-family homes, townhomes, and condominium markets, with the six-month outlook confidence indices for each of these markets registering above 50. FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING BROKER ON JUPITER ISLAND. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS ON JUPITER ISLAND, HOBE SOUND, STUART AND THE TREASURE COAST. YOU CAN REACH US AT 772-546-2381 OR 772-546-4466.


What Might Happen To Florida Housing After China's Xi Jinping Visits Mar-a-Lago

27th Mar, 2017

What Might Happen To Florida Housing After China's Xi Jinping Visits Mar-a-Lago

 

China's president Xi Jinping visited Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. For millions in the world's No. 2 economy, the visit will put Florida on their mental map of places to buy real estate. If there is one thing the Chinese investor loves, it's housing. And so Xi's visit to Florida is about to give the Sunshine State its biggest curtain call yet. Not to mention Trump's golf club, which will now be on radar of status seeking Chinese living in south Florida. "There are many individual and corporate investors buying in Florida, but Chinese developers are also exploring the state looking for good opportunities to build," says Charles Pittar, CEO of Juwai.com, a Chinese real estate services firm. "Florida is an attractive market." Prices in Florida are a fraction of what they are for comparable properties in other Chinese investment hot spots like Hong Kong, London, Sydney and New York. Average home prices in Shanghai are now around $750,000, or five million yuan. Investors can find that easily in Miami. And those with deeper pockets believe long-term value, and lifestyle quality is worth the extra money in Florida. There is a growing number of Chinese students at the University of Florida, and their parents are often putting them up in their own apartments instead of in the dorms, or buying real estate nearby for family visits. Roughly thirty-two percent of international students at the university are from China. The most popular Florida destinations in 2016 for Chinese investors were Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. Chinese-American Caroline Griffith's mother is a Miami fan. She spent over a million dollars on an apartment project called the Paramount, going up now at Worldcenter downtown. Her mom, a Shanghai businesswoman, and is not a U.S. citizen. "She is just buying it as an investment," Griffith says. "She'll rent it and maybe use it sometimes for vacation but she is not moving here. It's not her first property either," she says. "She has six homes in Miami." Miami Worldcenter is a modern, glass and steel superstructure currently under construction. They're onto the fourth or fifth floor now and have 60 floors to complete. It's supposed to be done by 2019. According to the exclusive broker, OneWorld Properties, most people are settling in cash. And guess how many are foreigners? Peggy Fucci, One World's CEO says 70% are international, coming to from 38 different countries. FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING BROKER ON JUPITER ISLAND. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS ON JUPITER ISLAND, HOBE SOUND, STUART AND THE TREASURE COAST. YOU CAN REACH US AT 772-546-2381 OR 772-546-4466.


WELCOME TO OUR TEAM LEILA KALLOP!

24th Mar, 2017

WELCOME TO OUR TEAM LEILA KALLOP!

 

Leila Tauil Kallop was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She went to college in France, where she studied Art History. Her interest in photography brought her to New York City, where she met her husband. After several years in Peru and Houston, Texas, Leila and her family settled down on Jupiter Island. She is a proud mother of three children attending The Benjamin School.

As a result of her studies and love of travel, Leila is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English. For several years, she ran a high-end Brazilian boutique online, importing and selling designer clothing and accessories. She is an active member at the Jupiter Island Club, where she enjoys playing tennis during the winter. She spends her summers in Brazil, Peru and East Hampton, New York.

Leila is also involved in several charities focused on children's education and health. She is on the board of directors and is the co-chairwoman at Bart's Blue Star Foundation.

Leila's business acumen and artistic eye have transferred well into the world of real estate. Her outgoing yet gentle manner, complimented by her honest and trustworthy character, have brought her much professional success.

Leila Kallop 9095 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound 772-546-4466/800-587-4753

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