Stuart, FL Real Estate News

A Treasure Coast Breaking News Event . . .  QUIET ON THE SET ... LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Are You Ready for the Next Act?  Welcome to Localism and Community Awareness Are you ready for the next act?  What Character are you playing? Did you know the month of October is "Arts & Culture" Month?  I didn't give it a second thought until recently. You may ask what's this have to do with Real Estate?  As part of my commitment to my community, along with promoting the lifestyle, cultural & art events, 365 things to do on the treasure coast, and as part of the curriculum for the Martin County, Florida LEADERship Program, I had the opportunity to not only visit one of Martin County's oldest non-profit community theatres, but partake in a theatrical experience.  I had to present a character from "S...
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Market Report: Stuart, Florida Real Estate Sales Zip Code 34996, Residential Sales for the Past 60 days For the past 60 days, 7 homes have sold in the 34996 zip code area of Stuart, Florida. There are currently 105 active listings. 15 Single family homes are pending and awaiting close.     Search here for Stuart Florida Homes for Sale   Market Report: Stuart, Florida Real Estate Sales Zip Code 34996, Residential Sales for the Past 60 days          
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By Susan Gaieski, Director for Social Media & Technology
(Water Pointe Realty Group)
Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart Florida - Marketing Trends & Updates Willoughby Golf Club, one of Martin County's premier private golf communities sits on 403 acres, consisting of Estate and Neighborhood homes, totalling 375 single family homes. Willoughby Golf Club's lifestyle offers a beautiful golf course, tennis courts, lap-lane pool and fitness center. Its spacious clubhouse has several dining venues, hosts many charitable events and offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and 24 hour security. All this combined with a community of energetic caring members has made Willoughby "one of the best places to live in Florida" according to Links Magazine. In 2008, the average sale price to original list price was 76%. The average sale price to modified list price was 86%.  Eighteen ...
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By Susan Gaieski, Director for Social Media & Technology
(Water Pointe Realty Group)
Community Localism Continues - An Unexpected History Lesson  ActiveRain defines Localism "as the valued point of connection, it's where neighbors and local merchants share what's happening in the community". In 1991, the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce created the LEADERship Program.  This program provided education and networking opportunities for its members, enhanced community (localism) awareness by providing opportunities to evaluate and act on issues affecting the Community.  As of August 2010, twenty classes of approximately 30 members per class have graduated from the LEADERship Martin County program.   September 2010, I'm excited to be included in the next graduating class, the 21st Class of Leaders in Martin County. My first project assignment was to visit one of the ...
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By Susan Gaieski, Director for Social Media & Technology
(Water Pointe Realty Group)
Stuart, Florida Treasure Coast Golf Communities - Willoughby Golf Club Treasure Coast, Stuart, FL It's almost that time of year, when snowbirds, family, friends and visitors flock to Florida in search of warm weather, a vacation, or a smooth relaxing lifestyle.  Maybe you've been asking yourself some questions, is now the time to retire and settle down in Florida because your retirement is just around the corner?  Or is NOW the right time to buy a home?  Or maybe you're looking for a second home that you can visit from time to time to get away from the busy life you lead. Whatever your plan, don't miss the opportunity to visit Willoughby Golf Club.  This centrally located premier golf community offers discovery packages.  The package includes a round of golf, an enjoyable dinner at the ...
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By Paul Kitchen Group, Vero Beach Real Estate
(Starfish Real Estate)
Find SAILFISH POINT Homes For Sale and SAILFISH POINT Home Values. We also have information on mortgages, insurance, movers and other Stuart Real Estate Services for anyone looking to sell or buy a home in beautiful Martin COUNTY Florida. Stuart Real Estate Paul Kitchen and Starfish Real Estate provide clients, family and close friends with professional, honest and dependable service. A resident of the Treasure Coast, Paul is extremely familiar with the local neighborhoods including SAILFISH POINT, school districts and the Stuart Real Estate market in this beautiful Martin County town. Paul Kitchen Broker-Owner Starfish Real Estate 416 SE Cortez Ave Stuart, FL 34994 (772) 539-8380 (800) 793-7304 toll free Stuart Real Estate Stuart Real Estate Blog
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
 Historic Downtown Stuart, Florida Located adjacent to the beautiful Saint Lucie River, Historic Downtown Stuart is a gorgeous image to behold filled with an array of entertainment for either a romantic evening out or a day filled with excitement! Spend a night downtown with your family enjoying plays, musicals, and famous entertainers at the historic Lyric Theater, dinner at one of the many unique restaurants, and then top the night off with fresh ice cream at Kilwin’s! Attend your pick of the many events Downtown Stuart offers during the year and dance to live music, grab your pole and go fishing, then have lunch at Duffy’s! Want some culture? Step back in time at the Stuart Heritage Museum and then enjoy the different styles of art shops!  Whether you come by car or boat, make sure y...
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By Susan Gaieski, Director for Social Media & Technology
(Water Pointe Realty Group)
Snowbirds - Is it Seasonal Human Migration? Did you know that some researchers suggest that "snowbirds" who travel to warmer climates during the winter, display patterns of seasonal human migration?  This practice can be traced back to colonial times, when "Bostonians" would travel by sea to South Caroline, Georgia and Florida. The word "Snowbird" offers many definitions.  For instance, Snowbird is a Ski Resort in Canyon, Utah.  It can be associated with travelers visiting from the north to soak up the sun in the south.  Full time residents often view snowbirds as an annoyance because they're perceived as driving like maniacs when they arrive.  They clog up the roads and highways, especially during the holiday season. The word Snowbird reminds me of a song made popular by Anne Murray.  ...
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Beau Rivage Estates Nestled along the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Beau Rivage Estates feature beautiful family homes, many with waterfront and ocean access! Imagine being able to walk out of your back door and have your 20' weekend escape sitting in the water waiting for you! The  neighborhood features homes with spacious yards and gorgeous  landscaping. The homes have large bedrooms, family and Florida  rooms. Most homes even have pools! As if Beau Rivage Estates didn't  sound great already, it is also minutes away from Stuart and Jensen  Beach's hot spots such as the Treasure Coast Square Mall, along  with many shopping centers, and great chain and local restaurants.  'A' rated schools; Jensen Beach High School, Jensen Beach  Elementary chool and Felix A. Williams are all fantastic sch...
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Suntide Condo on Hutchinson Island, Stuart Oceanfront Suntide Condo for Sale On Hutchinson Island 1359 NE Ocean Blvd, Suite 205, Stuart, FL 34996 View Map Fully furnished and immaculate one owner ocean front condo in one of Martin County's premiere buildings. Spacious 2 Bedroom split plan with everything one needs for a full time home or that special Florida tropical retreat. Suntide includes private beach access, heated pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard, wash area, newly renovated clubhouse with billiards, card table, fully equipped kitchen, bar, library and entertaining area as well as a professional fitness center. Under building secured parking. This one owner unit has never been rented and is ready for immediate occupancy. Details Asking Price: $245,000 MLS: 349568 Sq. Feet: 1400 B...
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By Susan Gaieski, Director for Social Media & Technology
(Water Pointe Realty Group)
Audubon International Awards Certification to Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart FL. Willoughby Golf Club has been awarded its certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP).  General Manager for Willoughby Golf Club, Michelle Riley, commented that "Willoughby Golf Club and the management team remain fully committed to improving and maintaining the golf course in a manner that is beneficial to the environment and our treasured wildlife".  In collaboration with ACSP, Willoughby Golf Club will work on projects that will maintain the habitat for Florida's wildlife and work towards improving the natural resources for it's members and residents of Martin County.  Some future projects that are being considered are nesting boxes, pest m...
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Waterfront Homes for Sale on Hutchinson Island, Florida Here's a recap of waterfront homes sold on Hutchinson Island in Martin County, Florida in the past 90 days.  There were 5 sales of waterfront homes on Hutchinson Island in Martin County.  The charts below summarizes the market activity of these sales:       Currently there are 0 sales pending.There are 35 active waterfront homes for sale on the MLS with prices ranging from $425,000 to $6.2 Million for a Sailfish Point home.     Search here for Hutchinson Island Waterfront Homes for Sale   Waterfront Homes for Sale on Hutchinson Island, Florida        
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Summerfield Golf Club Homes for Sale in Stuart, Florida Stuart Golf Course Homes for Sale 2594 SE Stonebriar Way, Stuart, FL 34997 View Map Stuart Florida Golf Course Homes for Sale:Wonderful opportunity to own a 3 BR plus den home in Summerfield. Located on a private dead end cul-de-sac street for privacy with lush landscaped views and peaks at the 16th fairway of the Champions Golf Course. This Rosewood model features 16’ ceilings, with many designer touches. A chef’s kitchen with granite counters and dining nook. A large master suite with his and hers bathrooms. There’s a side entry 2 car garage with paver driveway. Summerfield boasts on site management with low fees, an active club house with fitness room, 6 tennis courts and a large heated community pool. All of this available at ...
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By Susan Gaieski, Director for Social Media & Technology
(Water Pointe Realty Group)
Stuart, FL - History of Willoughby Golf Club, A Looking Glass into the Private Gated Golf Communities on the Treasure Coast -Part 3. One early resident of Martin County was a prominent sportsman, adventurer, and member of the New York Yacht Club, Captain Hugh de Laussat Willoughby, for whom Willoughby Golf Club was named.  He explored the Everglades assisted by Orville Wright in his first flight and discovered Stuart and Martin County's lifestyle back in 1908. The Willoughby property had been owned by The Sewall's Point Land Company formed by Henry Sewall and Hugh Willoughby.  In the mid 1980's the Willoughby property was now owned by the Florida Real Estate subsidiary of Bessemer Securities.  In February of 1988, construction of Willoughby Golf Club began.  Developed by E. Speer & Asso...
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Here's a recap of waterfront homes sold in Stuart, Florida in the past 90 days.  This market report includes areas in the unincorporated portions of Stuart as well as the city of Stuart, excluding Hutchinson Island and Sewalls Point. Currently there are 15 sales pending and awaiting closings. There are 83 active waterfront homes for sale on the MLS with prices ranging from $50,000 to over $8 Million.  Search here for Stuart Waterfront Homes for Sale              
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Stuart Florida Homes for Sale In Town Home on 2 Acres 5689 SE Ault Ave, Stuart, FL 34997 View Map 3, possible 4 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch home on 2 acres zoned for agriculture use to keep your taxes low. Solar hot water heater to keep utility bills low also. This unique and secluded property sits at end of private driveway with a lake that surrounds two sides of the property. Along with the spacious home and land is a detached air conditioned workshop/garage and an air conditioned kennel. A professional vegetable garden set up with underground sprinklers. Lots of room for what ever you may need for a home based business or for raising and taking care of animals. Horses permitted. A tranquil setting but still in the heart of Stuart, only minutes to schools, shopping, restaurants and the bea...
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Mariner Cay Yacht Club Homes and Condos in Stuart, Florida Located on the shores of the Manatee Pocket in Stuart Florida, Mariner Cay is a true boaters paradise.  This gated community has 67 private waterfront homes and 89 Condos of various sizes ranging from 2 bedroom units of about 1200 square feet to spacious 3 bedrooms of approximately 2400 sq. ft.  All homes and condos in Mariner Cay have waterfront locations with most having deep water docks only minutes to the blue waters of the Atlantic ocean through the Saint Lucie inlet.  Some homes overlook the wider aters of the Manatee Pocket with incredible views of the local pleasure and fishing fleet as they make their way to and from the Ocean.   Mariner Cay boasts a fabulously equipped club house with heated pool and fitness center th...
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By Waterfront Properties
(Waterfront Properties & Club Communities)
Located east of the Indian River and west of the Atlantic Ocean on Hutchinson Island is Sailfish Point, a wonderful gated community surrounded by water. Sailfish Point is considered some of the most desirable Real Estate in Stuart with its high end appeal and true south Florida style. Comprised of 532 acres, Sailfish Point is actually an island with 520 homes atop it. Sailfish Point Homes range in a variety of styles and designs from stunning beachfront estates to waterfront condos and beachfront villas. This community is one of the most exclusive communities in Stuart and is known for its luxury amenities and gorgeous homes. Sailfish Point offers some of the finest oceanfront property and features fabulous amenities for its residents to enjoy. Some of the amenities include beach acces...
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By Susan Gaieski, Director for Social Media & Technology
(Water Pointe Realty Group)
Are you looking for some great "App"etizers to go along with that cocktail with great conversation? Last week, I attended the Florida Realtor Conference in Orlando.  As a member for the Business Trends & Technology Committee, this year's theme for the Technology Forum focused on "smart" phone technology and the apps to support the IPHONE, DROID, Blackberry and other smart phones. Some important stats I wanted to share with our ActiveRain contributors: In the next 2 years, mobile apps downloads will reach around 7 billion mark According to a Juniper Research Report, the mobile app market will be worth $32B by 2015 The wave of developers will be concentrating on developing apps for this environment Platforms will concentrate on "cloud" computing vs Web "Cloud" computing is a "paradigm" sh...
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
 Single Women Home Buying Tips  Buying an Existing home: When buying an existing home, some people, both men and women, wonder if they know enough about matters such as plumbing, heating and electricity. A real estate agent is helpful in giving preliminary advice, but the buyer has an even better authority to back her up. Home inspections today are thorough and done by certified inspectors. If there is a problem with any aspect of the home, it must be corrected before the sale. If the home is a foreclosure, it may be sold in as-is condition and at a bargain price, but the inspector will still provide information on all systems. Buying a New home: Home builders will be eager to talk with you. Women are getting the royal treatment from builders. Housing market watchers say single women ha...
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