Abacoa homes close to Inlet Kayaking

Abacoa is a planned community designed with work, live and play in mind.  It's location, near Donald Ross Road and just a short drive from Indiantown Road, means that the fun we enjoy at the Jupiter beaches is just around the corner.

Yesterday, we were over at the Jupiter Inlet in the shadow of the Lighthouse on a rising tide. As the cool and clear ocean water came in and the breezes blew from the southeast, this couple arrived for a twilight kayak trip in the inlet.
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So off they go.

Kayaking, along with kiteboarding and surf fishing are just a couple of the outdoor sports you can enjoy from  Abacoa.  There are currently 15 communities within Abacoa and DiVosta Homes is building new homes at  Windsor Park.

You can see all Abacoa homes for sale at Coastal Florida Real Estate.  But there are some differences in these neighborhoods you might want to be aware of.  If you need some guidance or are looking for the right agent you can contact me at 561-762-4073 or send me an email.





Jupiter Farms homes & real estate from Richard Sites

Jupiter Farms homes for sale offer something for everyone.  Right now there are 91 homes on the market in the zip code 33478.  This includes Jupiter Farms, Ranch Colony and Jupiter Country Club.

Jupiter Farms real estate

Jupiter Farms homes are typically built on 1.25 acre sites.  Some of the older homes may be woodside but there are plenty of CBS homes and some that are new and have never had residents in them.

http://coastalflrealestate.com/jupiter-farms.html


Ranch Colony offers 5 different communities each with it's own distinct flavor and personality.  Homes here can run into the millions and the most expensive is currently $ 9.8 million and they can upwards of 20 acres.

Jupiter Country Club by Toll Brothers

Just east of the Farms is the Toll Brothers community of Jupiter Country Club.  Here, new estate homes and coach homes are going up along the Greg Norman designed golf course.

So if you are looking for the right agent to show you what Jupiter Farms has to offer, you can contact me at 561-762-4073 or send me an email.  I have lived here for 12 years and can show you the best locations and values.

IDX for your Admirals Cove home? It's like Bottleneck Pass


In the westerns we all watched as kids, whenever there was a chase, (good guys going after bad guys), the good guys would often yell, "We'll head them off at Bottleneck Pass!".
Apparently, all canyons out west have both large end and a small ends, like a funnel. And much like a roach motel, bad guys go in but they can't get out...except through Bottleneck Pass, the small end of the funnel.

Admirals Cove homes for sale
Captains Way in Admirals Cove

Today's Bottleneck Pass is called IDX, or Internet Data Exchange and here's why it's important.

1. About 85% of buyers start their home buying search on the Internet.
2. You cannot advertise other people's listings in print media without permission. But you can on the Internet through IDX. All agents and companies have IDX set up on their websites and show all the homes offered for sale. This is no different than what Realtor.com or the MLS itself provides, but it looks better.
So, every buyer looking for a home will go through Bottleneck Pass and that's where your presentation comes into play. It doesn't matter if you are selling an estate on Jupiter Island or in Admirals Cove, IDX is the only game in town.

Make sure you choose an agent who will get your home situated perfectly on the Internet to capture the buyers as they come by. This may be the only chance you get to gain their attention.

If you have been trying to sell without success, maybe it would make sense to have a conversation.  I have helped many sellers move forward in their lives, often with just days, by improving their value proposition just  1%.  We can do the same for your house.

You can reach me at 561-762-4073 or send me an email.  If you want to search the MLS yourself, you can see all at Coastal Florida Real Estate.
Admirals Cove homes for sale

Selling? Use your imagination

Jupiter real estate is some of the finest in the world!  We have fabulous weather, gorgeous beaches, county parks, golf course homes, waterfront properties, equestrian properties, ranches...and the list goes on.

Jonathan's Landing homes for sale
Jonathan's Island in Jonathan's Landing, Jupiter
So when putting your Jupiter home on the market, what are you or your agent doing to improve your value proposition?  Anything?  Or is your agent doing what every other agent does.  Use your imagination!

Disney made a vast empire out of his imagination.  In fact the people that design things at his parks are called 'Imagineers".  And often it only takes a 1% improvement in your value proposition to get your house sold.  I know, I've sold plenty of homes when other agents couldn't by making minor changes to the way the property was being perceived.

Have you checked your house online?  If not, hop over to my You Tube Channel and view my thoughts.

Jupiter Country Club
Jupiter Country Club  by Toll Brothers
What adjectives are being used to describe your house?  The same ones everyone else is using?  Things like "spectacular views", "lush landscaping", "a must see" or other tired phrases?  If you can't think up anything new, use a dictionary to find synonyms.

If you have been trying to sell without success, maybe it would make sense to talk.  You could join the list of happy customers I have moved forward in their lives, sometimes in just days.  In IBIS country club, I took over a listing after three other agents could not sell it.  I fixed the one issue keeping it from selling and sold it in 8 days.  Your house could be next.

You can reach me at 561-762-4073 or send me an email.

Jonathan's Landing hosts Showcase Weekend

Jonathan's Landing Golf Club in Jupiter is hosting a Showcase Weekend this Friday through Sunday.  The Club is opening it's doors to prospective members to come enjoy the food, golf and fitness facilities.  After tasting the Jonathan's Landing lifestyle, the Club hopes to attract members.

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One of the things that makes Jonathan's Landing unique is the non-mandatory membership status.  If you move into a club community like Admirals Cove, Mirasol or Frenchman's Creek, club membership is mandatory to the tune of around $ 150,000.  And non-resident membership is not an option.

JL offers a non-resident membership and the option of joining the club at your leisure not as the club dictates.

Casseekey Island


Jonathan's Landing Realty is the exclusive, on-site office for the community of over 1,200 homes and represents both buyers and sellers.  Right now there are about 77 homes on the market with nearly half of those being waterfront properties with prices starting in the mid-$200's.

Jonathan's Landing


If you are interested in Jonathan's Landing real estate, you can contact me in the clubhouse office at 561-762-4073.  Or use email at richard @coastalflrealestate.com or if you want to search the MLS for a home yourself you can use the fastest search tool available at Coastal Florida Real Estate.


The secret to getting "the big check"

When selling a home, people often think that asking a high price, with the caveat "we can always come down later" is the best ticket to the 'big check" at the closing table.  Well, it ain't!  For two reasons.


















First, there are buyers actively looking for homes in your price range right now.  This minute.  On computers all across the country.  Others are going out tomorrow in this area, with agents, to look at homes in your price range.  If you house is priced correctly, they will come see it.  They know what your home should be priced at since they are paying for it.  Find them and you can sell.

And it can be statistically proven that reducing the price of your house over time will mean to have to take a lower price than you would if initially priced correctly.

Second, nobody ever considers the hidden cost of carrying a home.  Add it up yourself:
First mortgage, second mortgage, contractors, maintenance, insurance, etc. and you will see that keeping your house on the market month after month is eroding any extra profit you hope to make.

Need help selling? I have helped plenty of people sell and move on with their lives, big check in hand.  You can reach me at 561-762-4073 or richard@coastalflrealestate.com.  Or Coastal Florida Real Estate.

Should you use an agent for new construction? It might cost you not to!

New construction is still alive in Jupiter and the surrounding areas.  You can find new homes for sale at Jupiter Country Club, Rialto, Frenchman's Harbor and Windsor Park.

The question people often ask is whether they should use an agent when buying new construction.  The truth is you will never pay more by using an agent but it might cost you a bundle.



If you are considering a new Jupiter home for sale, let me show you the best deals.  You can reach me at 561-762-4073 or by email at richard@coastalflrealestate.  If you want to see the homes currently on the market, visit Coastal Florida Real Estate.
Richard Sites


Jonathan's Landing Realty, only on-site agents

Jonathan's Landing real estate is comprised on over 1,200 condos, townhouses and single family homes. However, there is only one exclusive, on-site company.

That is Jonathan's Landing Realty managed by The Keyes Company.

 

If you are considering Jonathan's Landing homes for sale, contact Richard Sites at 561-762-4073 or visit me in the clubhouse office. You can also view real estate for sale in Jonathan's Landing at Coastal Florida Real Estate.

Richard Sites, Jonathan's Landing Realty

How to fire your real estate agent, nicely.

OK, you made a choice of Realtor.  But now, for whatever reason, things are not working out.  So what should you do?

Treat them exactly as you would like to be treated.  Here are my thoughts:

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If you are looking for the right agent, you can reach me at 561-762-4073 or by email at richard@coastalflrealestate.com. Want to search for a home yourself? Try visiting Coastal Florida Real Estate. All the data is there in real time.

Jupiter's only club with 3 golf courses gets ready for Saturday action

Jonathan's Landing is a unique Jupiter club because it offers 3 golf courses. One is located in town and the other two about 10 minutes west in Old Trail.

November is here and the weather is beautiful! I shot this short video from the 2nd floor of the main clubhouse in JL, where our office is located on Saturday as golfers were heading out.

 

Jonathan's Landing Realty is the only on-site office and represents both buyers and sellers. You can reach me in the office on my phone at 561-762-4073 or by email at richard@coastalflrealestate.com. If you want to search Jonthan's Landing homes for sale yourself, you can visit Coastal Florida Real Estate.

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Jupiter Farms and other communities explained by Richard Sites

Sure Jupiter is a coastal town famous for it's beaches and parks. But there is another side to it. That is, Jupiter Farms and our other western communities.

Here, I explain them for you.

 

So when looking at Jupiter Farms homes for sale, be sure to use a resident Realtor. If you are trying to find the right agent, you can reach me at 561-762-4073. I have lived in the Farms for 12 years and can show you the best values and locations. Or, you can search Jupiter Farms real estate on Coastal Florida Real Estate where I have set up quick links to help you find a home quickly.
Richard Sites

Waterfront properties, Jonathan's Landing is your best choice

As your exclusive, on-site agent for Jonathan's Landing Realty, I keep a close eye on the market here.  One thing that make JL unique among clubs is the variety of waterfront properties that are for sale.

Jonathan's Landing Realty


As of Nov. 2, there are 36 waterfront listings including condos, townhouses, single family homes and estates.  But the remarkable thing is the price range.  The prices start in the mid-$200's and go to over $ 4 million.



To see all Jonathan's Landing homes for sale contact me, Richard Sites, at 561-762-4073 or visit me in the main clubhouse office on Saturday mornings.  If you prefer email, send a short one by using this link.
Richard Sites, Jonathan's Landing Realty



Jonathan's Landing waterfront condos from the $ 200's


Jonathan's Landing is a waterfront country club located about a mile from the ocean in Jupiter.  Here, 1,227 homes, condos and townhouse overlook lakes and salt water frontage with access to the Intracoastal Waterway.  The Jupiter Inlet is only about 10 minutes north via the Intracoastal Waterway.

http://www.coastalflrealestate.com/jonathans-landing-real-estate.html


Jonathan's Landing is the only Jupiter club with 3 golf courses and an active tennis program, Jonathan's Landing real estate for sale  currently offers 16 waterfront condos and townhouses located in communities like West Bay and Traders Crossing.  These are priced from the mid-$200's to the mid-$ 400's.



You can see all Jonathan's Landing waterfront condos for sale at Coastal Florida Real Estate.  Or if you prefer personal service, contact me in the only, exclusive on-site office for Jonathan's Landing, Jonathan's Landing Realty located in the main clubhouse.  You can reach me at 561-762-4073 or by sending an email to me.
Richard Sites Jonathan's Landing Realty

Jonathan's Landing waterfront estates from $ 1 million

Jonathan's Landing is a waterfront country club located about a mile from the ocean in Jupiter.  Here, 1,227 homes enjoy lakes and salt water frontage with access to the Intracoastal Waterway.  From here you can head north about 10 minutes to the Jupiter Inlet and out into the sparkling Atlantic ocean.

Jonathan's Landing homes for sale



Ign addition to 3 golf courses and an active tennis program, Jonathan's Landing real estate for sale currently offers 13 waterfront estates from $ 1,000,000 to over $ 4 million.  These are located in communities like Passage Islands, Barrow Island, Casseekey Island and Southern Cay.

http://www.coastalflrealestate.com/jonathans-landing-real-estate.html


You can see all Jonathan's Landing waterfront homes for sale at Coastal Florida Real Estate.  Or if you prefer personal service, contact me in the only, exclusive on-site office for Jonathan's Landing, Jonathan's Landing Realty located in the main clubhouse.  You can reach me at 561-762-4073 or by sending an email to me.
Richard Sites Jonathan's Landing Realty

Surfing the big waves from hurricane Sandy

Hurricanes are an exciting time here along the coast and everyone heads to the beach. This video was shot Sunday at Jupiter Beach after the storm had passed.



 If you are looking for a home in this area, visit Coastal Florida Real Estate to search all Jupiter homes for sale or contact Richard Sites at 561-762-4073 for the best deals.

Everybody's got the data, you need information

Every real estate website on the Internet has all the MLS data. But when looking for a home, you don't need data, you need information. Here are my thoughts on this.

   

 So find the right agent and they can give you the information you need. You can get that information by contacting me at 561-762-4073 or by email. If you still want to go search for a home you can do it at Coastal Florida Real Estate.

October fun at Jupiter beach Jupiter real estate

Here in Jupiter we are famous for our beaches. Take a look at this October fun.

 

Looking for a home in this area?  You can see them all at Coastal Florida Real Estate or for personal service contact Richard Sites at 561-762-4073.

Flooring, they love it or they hate it Jupiter real estate

People often overlook the importance the flooring plays in getting their house sold quickly and smoothly.  Here are my thoughts on the subject.




Trying to sell your home or thinking of selling? I have sold many properties quickly where other agents were unable. Call me to find out if your home might be one that can sell quickly.
Remember: HOPE IS NOT A SUCCESSFUL SELLING STRATEGY!

You can reach me at 561-762-4073 or by email.

Sugar Cane Island Bistro Jupiter Florida

Here is Jupiter we have some great, tropical style restuarants. One of the best is the Sugar Cane Island Bistro located about a half a mile from the ocean near the Jupiter Yacht Club and the Dive Bar.

                         Sugar Cane Island Bistro Jupiter real estate from Richard Sites on Vimeo.

Looking for a home in Jupiter? You can contact me, Richard Sites, at 561-762-4073 or search all Jupiter homes for sale at Coastal Florida Real Estate.

Jupiter beaches host offshore racing

Jupiter is famous for its beaches and oceanfront condos.  This past weekend the beach was alive with the sounds of offshore powerboat racing with speeds approaching 170 mph.

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I was over there Friday and Sunday and caught the action.  This was the first year the event was help here but it certainly was a great hit and I know it won't be the last.

We're having a great time down here in Jupiter and Tequesta.  So come join us.

Richard Sites, Realtor
You can see all the homes for sale at Coastal Florida Real Estate or contact me, Richard Sites, in the Jonathan's Landing Realty office at 561-762-4073.

Inbound Marketing in today's real estate market

How the Jupiter real estate market, and everything else, has changed with the Internet or as it is called Web 2.0.  In the "old days" real estate offices had books with all MLS listings in them which were updated once a week.  There was also newspaper advertising, but there has always been a prohibition against advertising another agent's listings without their permission.  And the famous "Just Listed" and "Just Sold" postcards were mailed to an agent's farm area to encourage people to pick up the phone and call.

Jonathan's Landing homes for sale

And then came the Internet and mobile devices.  With these changes came the ability for agents to cross list each others listings and all MLS data.  This data feed is called IDX or Internet Data Exchange.  And statistics show that 84% of buyers start their search on the Internet.  So now the game of finding buyers has changed from holding "floor time" and being open when buyers are out prowling around hoping to snare one to dangling enticing phrases on the search engines hoping to get those prowling the web.

Jonathan's Landing homes for sale

Many potential buyers reluctantly sign in to websites in order to view more comprehensive reports or photos.        
This sign in process results in people having their Inboxes stuffed with the same listings over and over.  Now, everyone has the data what you need is information.  So how do you get that?

Find the right agent.  The right agent can make sense of the mountains of data out there.  I strongly believe the best course is to find the right agent not the right data.

If you are looking for a home in this area you can see every home listed for sale on my website (where you are not required to sign in) or any other site.  Or maybe you are looking for the right agent.   Give me a try.  I have lived here 22 years and will be happy to answer your questions when you call 561-762-4073.
Richard Sites
Jonathan's Landing Realty
Jupiter, FL


Save a million in Captains Key

Our area is blessed with miles of waterfront locations stretching from Boca Raton to Stuart along the Atlantic Coast and the Intracoastal Waterway.  Some of the waterfront properties for sale are the original homes built 30 or more years ago.

While often dated inside and without the high ceilings sought by today's buyer, they usually offer larger than normal lots which means fabulous waterfront locations.  Often these homes are sold for the land value only as was the case with the ex-Mrs. Tiger Woods when she bought and oceanfront estate for $ 12 million and tore it down.

Actually, the value was in the land, the house was full of insects and she donated about $ 300,000 worth of furnishings to a charity.  You can see pictures of her on the beach with friends by searching her name, Elin Nordegren, on this blog.

One of our choice locations is called Captains Key situated between North Palm Beach and Juno Beach.  This gated community is near the famous Seminole Golf Club.  These waterfront homes offer very large lots yet the community is very small.  Here is a great opportunity for you.


This is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath pool home of CBS construction with a dock and boat lift.  It has about 2,700 feet of living space.  The price was recently reduced $ 500,000 and is now nearly a million lower than where it was originally priced and is a great buy.

If you would like to know about more the great opportunities in our real estate market, just send a short email or call me, Richard Sites, at 561-762-4073.  Interest rates are at historic levels and there are fewer homes on the market so this may be the perfect time for you to act on a new property.




Jonathan's Landing, just sold in West Bay

Jonathan's Landing offers homes to match any lifestyle from 2/2 condos priced near $ 200,000 to waterfront properties over $ 4 million.  One of the largest neighborhoods is West Bay with lake views.

This 1,700 square foot unit with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths just sold for $ 310,000 after 552 days.

Jonathan's Landing

Jonathan's Landing homes for sale are unique among other clubs because there are so many waterfront properties available.  Here is the view from the back of this unit.

The Club is also unique since it is one of only two clubs where membership is optional.  Many other clubs like Admirals Cove and Frenchman's Creek require memberships in the $ 150,000 range.


Jonathan's Landing


Right now there are over 60 homes on the market here.  You can see any home for sale in Jonathan's Landing by contacting me, Richard Sites, in the Jonathan's Landing Realty office.  Call me at 561-762-4073 or send me an email.  We are the exclusive on-site agents for the Club and are located inside the main clubhouse.  Or if you are in the area stop by, we would love to show you JL.

Maybe you prefer to search homes yourself.  You can visit me on the web and see all homes listed for sale.


Just Sold on the Loxahatchee River

Our scenic Loxahatchee River offers uncompromising views of the River and direct ocean access through the Jupiter Inlet.  Riverfront homes for sale are located along the main river or the several smaller sections that branch off the main body of water.

This house, a classic Florida charmer under live oaks, just sold after 216 days on the market.


It offered over 2,500 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a pool.  Originally offered on the market at
$ 1,250,000 it sold for a price of $ 1,075,000.

Looking for a home in one of our many watefront locations?  Contact me, Richard Sites, 561-762-4073 to see the best locations for the lifestyle you have in mind.  Or if you prefer, send me an email.

Just Sold in Jonathan's Landing

Jonathan's Landing in Jupiter offers some excellent waterfront properties along the Intracoastal Waterway.  Here on Casseekey Island, residents have unobstructed water views and ocean access via the Jupiter Inlet about 10 minutes to the north.

This house just sold after only 47 days on the market.

Jonathan's Landing home
It has just over 4,000 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.  It was originally listed       at $ 2,195,000 and sold for $ 1,750,000 in a cash transaction.

If this looks like a home you might be interested in, we have others in Jonathan's Landing.  You can see them all by contacting me, Richard Sites, at 561-762-4073 or send me an email.  If you are in the area, stop by.  Jonathan's Landing Realty is the exclusive, on-site agent for the Club and our office is located in the main clubhouse.

Sea Turtle release into the ocean this Thursday

Juno Beach is home to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center where sea turtles are rehabilitated and returned to the wild.  Each release is a big event with hundreds of people showing up.  The next one is scheduled for this Thursday and they are sending Haymitch back to the wild.  This copy is from their Facebook post:

Haymitch, a sub adult loggerhead, was originally found at FPL's St. Lucie power plant intake canal. The turtle was covered in barnacles, lethargic, and underweight. After four months of rehabilitation at LMC, we are proud to announce that he is cleared for release. Share this with your friends & family and help us cheer Haymitch on for the journey back home!


If you can't make it, you will be able to see it on my You Tube Channel.

This is a great place to live!  Come join us here along the coast.
You can contact me, Richard Sites at 561-762-4073 or by email.  I'll show you the best locations and all homes listed for sale that might meet you needs.