Wednesday, July 26, 2023

#2202 is a Bargain at $650,000 (Seller Paid $515K in 2007)

Play VisualTour

CLICK HERE to see the luxury hotel, shops and restaurants that are planned near Marina Grande.

What do Margaritaville Resorts look like?   CLICK HERE 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

View the MLS Listings of Marina Grande Condos

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Wall Street Is Moving To Downtown W. Palm Beach

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Goldman Sachs and other big firms move in, developers plan a Manhattan-style makeover to Florida’s West Palm Beach. CLICK HERE for story

10 Financial Titans Moving to W. Palm CLICK HERE

NYC Sets Record Commercial Vacancies CLICK HERE

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Miami Developers Focus on the Area around Marina Grande

Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
 Their Plan to Transform the Area

CLICK HERE for the CRA Website

Miami's billionaire developer, Jorge Perez, has 2 towers that broke ground in April 2021 and he is doing something way outside the box.  He's renting the first two towers!   Apartments will rent for ~$3 per square foot, ranging from about $2,700 for a one-bedroom unit to "well over $10,000" for a top-of-the-line, 3,000-square-foot penthouse. 

The site below is approved for 6 Towers total and you can see them from the pool deck at Marina Grande.

Related Group's New Tower ~2 Miles South of Marina Grande
CLICK HERE for the News Story
Photo dated 10/29/21

Two more towers are going up north of Marina Grande & this developer has plans to build another tower, a hotel and a dry storage marina on the adjacent property.  You can see this new building from the 2650 tower.

CLICK HERE for a Video

Thursday, February 20, 2020

How to Build a Fireplace for $2500

These are photos from my most recent fixer upper.  I do all the renovations except for tile work.
$2500 included materials and stone installation (2 guys/7 hours)

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Testimonial from a Hollywood Actress

Turn up the Volume! 
I Sold this Miami Condo via Skype

CLICK HERE for a Few More Testimonials

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Restaurant is Proposed for the Old Crab Pot Site

A Tiki Bar was Originally on this Lot

The vacant lot at the south corner of Marina Grande was previously home to the Crab Pot restaurant and it sold during the 2005 real estate boom for $3.076M.  The new owner tore the landmark restaurant down because they were planning to build a 16 story residential tower.  Unfortunately, the market crashed and the lot has been sitting vacant ever since.   The vacant parcel sold again in 2015 for $575,000 and the latest proposal is...another restaurant!

If Marina Grande residents and the new owner can work together on the design, this could turn out to be a phenomenal amenity for residents.  Imagine a mini Sailfish Marina (with boat docks) that you can walk to for dinner. 

I decided to survey realtors who have listed / sold in Marina Grande for their opinion on a restaurant / tiki bar versus building a high rise condo (would block ocean views from the pool deck).
SURVEY RESULTS: 75% prefer to see a restaurant / tiki bar and over 80% would take a prospective client there for lunch.

All of the buyers that purchased my listings in 2018 are looking forward to a tiki bar.

June 2017 Town Board Meeting Minutes CLICK HERE

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

High Speed Train Will Have a Positive Economic Impact

Palm Beach Billionaire, Jeff Greene is one of the strong supporters of the new high speed train.  Greene has been busy buying development parcels all over downtown W. Palm Beach.  Website>
  • 30 minutes from W. Palm to Ft. Lauderdale
  • 60 minutes from W. Palm to Miami
  • 2 hours from Orlando to Miami

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sea Turtle Nesting Season March 1 through October 31st

As of June 12, 2015

Turtle nesting season begins March 1 and continues through October.

A typical nest will have 80 to 120 eggs and the baby turtles will hatch in 47 to 60 days.  They typically leave the nest at night.  Only 1 out of every 1,000 turtles make it to adulthood.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Waterfront Homes: Premium Prices for Priceless Views

Excerpt from Palm Beach Post Story 12/9/14  Click Here to View Full Story
Units are priced from the $300's to $700K
Kevin Dickenson, an agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, said 95 percent of his clients want to be on the water, and agreed there is not much in the way of newly-built inventory. He said his buyers are often interested in Palm Beach, but that many of the condos on the island are decades old and have “dated designs.”
The number of Palm Beach County waterfront parcels has increased just 8 percent since 2000, while non-waterfront parcels have grown by 17 percent, according to the property appraiser.
Still, Dickenson said there is newish inventory that can be found at reasonable prices.
Dickenson represents an investor who bought multiple units at the bottom of the market in the colorful Marina Grande condominium on the Intracoastal in Riviera Beach. Built in 2007, the 349-unit development suffered with the real estate downturn, losing buyers who didn’t mind walking away from their contracts when the market crashed.
He said units can be purchased now at the Marina Grande for about $200 per square foot, $50 to $100 less than at the peak.
“That is a bargain for a building built during the boom,” Dickenson said. “My investor is starting to sell and he’ll triple his money on some units and double it on others.”