Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Villa Belmont in Palm Beach’s El Cid was built in 1925 and is open for tours until December 19th with 15 different designers presenting very interesting decorations.
Don't miss seeing this article from the Shiny Sheet and photos of these innovative ideas.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Emeraude Condo in Palm Beach with ICW and Ocean views. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2145 living sq ft. $1,075,000. Come and take a look. Penthouse (5th Floor). Call or text 561-302-3388~Marilyn Jacobs with Donohue Real Estate in Palm Beach. RX-10383764. Furnished Cabana included. Fitness center, Library, High Security, Doorman, 27 units in the building. Best unit available on the beach. HOA is $1100/month.
Doorman, 1 space in building Garage
Walk to Lake Worth Beach and Pier
with Stores and Casino
Cross Lake Worth Bridge for
Downtown Lake Worth
with antique shops, art galleries
eateries, Museum, lots of people-watching spots
SO MUCH TO DO!
Call Marilyn at 561-302-3388 for showing or more details
Would you like to get a copy of the listing on email?
Friday, November 10, 2017
Currently, Lake Worth has issues re hurricane protection for historic homes. Not a new issue for Lake Worth, the owners of designated historic homes have been complaining to city officials. There are problems replacing doors, roofs and windows relating to application approvals taking a long time.
This past week, the city commissioners unanimously passed an updated an ordinance relaxing the rules and making it easier to get hurricane protection but design guidelines will need to be put in place. The Historic Resources Preservation Board has expressed fears that these changes could jeopardize the city’s program and possibly its state certification. Rules are set by the state’s Department of Interior.
At the second reading a Commissioner stated, “I’m very excited about the design guidelines, but I’m also very concerned about the design guidelines.” “I’m concerned they’re not here. And why are we going out to get someone else to write our design guidelines? We have all this staff on board.”
Yesterday The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach presented an interesting Historic Properties Workshop on, “Redevelopment in Historic Neighborhoods”. One Palm Beach resident, whose family owned a 1939 north end cottage for many years, went through the history of the property since it was built with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, showing photos of various stages of development with additions and changes.
Examples of traditional and big box homes:
The Big Box designs vs traditional styles was discussed regarding St. Petersburg on Florida’s west coast. Photos were shown illustrating the traditional styles clashing with big box styles in predominately traditional neighborhoods, disturbing the homogeneous appearances. Some were next door to each other or across the street.
The benefits of the historic tax credit were also discussed. Giving tax abatements for ten years when changes are approved, illustrates a reason a buyer might consider purchasing a historic home and doing renovations that are paid for by tax abatements.
Historic preservation is a subject dear to many residents’ hearts in various early-settled cities.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
2 BEDROOMS, 2 ½ BATHS, 1686 LIVING SQ FT. $1500/month
• Ceramic tiles thruout
• New appliances, storm shutters
• Fully renovated
• Terrace and private landscaped fenced patio
• Light and bright – sliders and windows thruout
• Water, basic cable included in rent
• Easy access to 2 assigned parking spaces
• Community pool
• Palm Beach Outlets, restaurants, Whole Foods
• Near beaches, I95, Airport, downtown West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, City Place
• Near new Nicklaus signature
• golf course and Noble House hotel-outside memberships OK
CALL MARILYN JACOBS, 561-302-3388 (text ok), firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 23, 2017
In a quiet corner of West Palm Beach's Presidential Estates, where luxury homes abound, some on the waterfront, you will find WHITEHALL CONDOS. There are sparkling white buildings with catwalk designs that bring N'Awlins to mind. Beautiful gardens, flowering bushes, and palm trees are meticulously cared for. It is quiet, peaceful, and there are a beautiful Olympic-size pool and a small clubhouse on the grounds. Meandering paths have pretty views and an occasional bench to sit on and rake in the colorful pastoral views.
The new Banyan Cay Country Club is being built next door with a Nicklaus golf course, hotel, and clubhouse, and they accept outside members. Guard gated at the north and south ends, this is a safe secure community.
All units have 1385 living sq ft. They are spacious with a huge walk-in master closet, two bedrooms, two full baths, laundry room with storage space and a bonus room for storage or other usages. There is a wall of windows at the end of the living room. Some overlook water views, some overlook the golf course. Others overlook gardens. Kitchens have all the "usual" appliances and a small area for a snack. Some kitchens are updated, some are not. There is a pass-thru window from the kitchen to the dining area.
A property manager can handle "fix-up" that renters request and collect
the rent for you.
If you are a large investor, this could be a way to start off younger members of your family learning about real estate investments "as they go."
Some of the Whitehall condo owners have two, three or four units that are rented out. Priced at market value, they sell and rent quickly. The units can cost from $114,000 to $140,000, and with many upgrades can cost more.
If you like this idea, give me a call or text me at 561-302-3388 and let me show you some units and the grounds.
Marilyn Jacobs, Realtor
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Take me out to the ballgame…. At THE BALLPARK OF THE PALM BEACHES.
Take your pick: Watch the NY Mets, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers or Minnesota Twins.
Located at 5444 Haverhill Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Google Ballpark of the Palm Beaches or call 800-840-9227.
Have a great day!
Friday, August 11, 2017
You spend a lot of time focusing on what you eat and how it impacts your health. But there’s more to being healthy than what we put into our stomachs.
Here are just a few of the essentials:
· You need to give your body the right amount of rest.
· You need to stimulate your mind and expose yourself to beauty.
· You need to make sure that the air that you breathe is healthy and clean.
Did you know that there are house plants that can meet all those needs? It’s true!
No matter how well you clean your home or how organic the products you buy, toxins in the air are hard to wipe away.
Some can cause allergic reactions and illness. But there are houseplants that remove impurities from the air while they help add to the warmth and serenity of your environment.
They’re easy to find and inexpensive too!
By adding any of these green beauties to your home you can give yourself greater peace of mind and cleaner air to breathe.
1. Boston Fern
Boston Ferns are the most efficient air filtering plant you can buy.
They’re also available for purchase everywhere… chances are good that if your supermarket sells plants, they will sell Boston Ferns.
Keeping a Boston Fern healthy is pretty simple. Give it a dose of plant food once a month and water it regularly. If you live in a dry area, you should mist it once a day too.
2. Palm Trees
These tropical beauties are very good at removing toxins like formaldehyde from the air.
The Dwarf Date is best of all, but other good choices include the Parlor Palm, a Bamboo Palm or a Lady Palm. Palm Trees will flourish in a sunny spot in your home.
3. Rubber Plant
If you think your home doesn’t get enough light to sustain a plant, try a Rubber Plant or a
They don’t need much sun and they do a great job of cleaning the air.
4. English Ivy
This is another plant that is sold just about everywhere.
Though most people think of English Ivy as a climbing plant that lives outdoors, if you keep it inside it will stay pretty compact.
It needs very little care – just water and mist once a week or so – and it will keep your air free of toxins and mold.
In fact, a study showed that it cuts airborne mold by 94%.
5. Peace Lily
There are a lot of good reasons for choosing a Peace Lily for your home.
This beautiful plant needs very little light and will bloom all year long. It is good at removing all types of harsh gases, and even adds humidity to the air.
6. Aloe Vera
This spiky succulent is not only good at improving your air quality: you can also use the gel that flows through its leaves to help speed healing.
It’s an especially good plant to keep in the kitchen to quickly soothe the pain from burns.
Yours in health and happiness,
America’s Leading Healthy Lifestyle Expert
America’s Leading Healthy Lifestyle Expert
Monday, July 24, 2017
Express trains may soon be running between West Palm, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. They have not yet started on the Orlando destination, but expect that to be serviceable in 2020. Passengers are expected to be mainly business people, and there will be tourists too. With theme parks, conventions, hotels and other venues to explore it will be a popular run.
Friday, July 21, 2017
...an exclusive community with social membership for $1000 initiation fee, $829 annual dues and $550 min dining & bar fees, pretty clubhouse, pool? Breakers West & Mayacoo Golf Club in West Palm Beach FL. 561-302-3388 for details.
COME AND SEE... YOU WILL WANT TO STAY!
Monday, May 29, 2017
It's the time of year when the days are longer and outdoor furniture comes out of storage. Whether you lounge in handcrafted teak Adirondack chairs or pull up your favorite metal frame seat to your vintage glass-top table, patio furniture requires some necessary maintenance. Read on for our seven tips for maintaining your patio furniture.
Many homeowners love hardwood floors not only for their look and durability, but also because they're simple to clean—at least relative to carpeting, tile, and many other surfaces. But maintaining spick-and-span hardwood floors isn't quite as simple as it may seem, which leaves many homeowners wondering: What's the best way to clean hardwood floors, anyway?
“There’s a responsibility that comes with owning a wood floor,” says Brett Miller, vice president of education and certification for the National Wood Flooring Association in St. Louis. “People who haven’t had a wood floor before don’t always consider the importance of properly maintaining those floor coverings.”
If you want to keep your hardwood floors looking their best, here are the steps to take.
Remove debris regularly
Your first line of defense is to remove dirt and debris as quickly and often as possible. Even the smallest specks of dirt act like sandpaper, and can scratch the floor's surface and make it look dull. So make sure to vacuum or sweep regularly—ideally once every two to three days, or more for high-traffic areas, says Miller. If you vacuum, use the hard surface setting on your machine, which turns off the beater bar and lowers the vacuum to the floor for better suction power.
Wipe spills immediately
Hardwood floors may look impervious to spills compared with carpet, but certain substances can actually eat away at the top coat of polish on your floor. Some common offenders include milk, mustard, and pet urine. So if Fido or Fluffy isn't fully house trained, make sure to pick up after accidents pronto.
Mop the right way
A damp (but not sopping) mop can also help keep a hardwood floor clean, provided you use the right cleaner (more on what not to use next). Most wood floor installers or manufacturers recommend cleaners that contain isopropyl alcohol, which dries quickly, and are available at home supply stores.
To make your own solution for a monthly clean, add a capful of white vinegar to a gallon of water, which will help dissolve grease and grime on the floor, but not strip the finish. To remove shoe scuffs, rub marks with a tennis ball, which cleans without scratching the finish.
Whatever you do, do not clean wood floors with a steam mop, Miller says. “Steam is horrible for wood floors. It opens the pores in woods and damages the finish, causing irreversible damage to any wood floor.”
Use the right cleaning products
“Wood is probably the easiest floor covering to keep clean, but you have to use the right cleaning products,” says Miller. In fact, contrary to what you might think, he adds, “anything that says ‘polish’ or ‘shine’ indicates you’re adding a layer of something to the floor, and it’s not a protective coating.”
The result? Your floor might look shiny right after you're done, but it will quickly smear and look dull (prompting you to clean your floors again). So when in doubt, stick with cleaning solutions recommended by a hardwood floor specialist rather than what's being hawked at your average grocery store.
And if it still doesn't look clean...
If vacuuming and mopping don’t restore the luster to your hardwood floors, it may not be due to lack of elbow grease. Eventually, wood floors withstand enough damage that they should be refinished—meaning the top layer of wood is sanded down to remove marks, then covered with sealant. Hardwood floors should be resealed about once every 10 years, or every two to five years if they get substantial traffic from kids or pets.