Monday, July 5, 2010

Jupiter, Florida - Affordable paradise


By Jane Feehan

Jupiter, Florida, known to many over the years as the “beach town” is a city of about 50,000 tucked into the northeast corner of Palm Beach County.  Celebs know about this beautiful spot; the area is home to Celine Dion, Jack Hanna, Bryant Gumble, Michael Jordan and a long list of others.

Notables live here but Jupiter is becoming a mecca for those seeking to leave the crowds of Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

“It’s an ordeal to drive a mile or two in Fort Lauderdale – anywhere down there,”  said Pam McDonald who recently moved from Deerfield to Jupiter with husband, Tom. “Great shopping and fine restaurants are all within a five mile radius of here and the traffic is minimal. We love this area.”

You don’t have to be a millionaire to live in this beach town. Jupiter real estate expert, Bridget Yeakle, says now may be the time to consider buying.

“Prices remain in a favorable range that makes buying hard to resist,” said Yeakle, who has lived in the area since 1981.  “How can you beat a single family home in the $300,000 to $400,000 range with three bedrooms, two baths and a two car garage within walking distance to the beach - not to mention an A-rated school district and low Homeowner’s Association dues?”

Yeakle says though inventory is down from last year along US Highway One near the beach, there’s plenty to consider, especially since interest rates remain historically low.

“It’s hard to beat 4.58 percent on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage,” Yeakle said.  “Even though the $8,000 tax credit expired on April 30th, there are still many good options to explore and reasons to buy. Now may be the time to buy a piece of paradise.”     
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Bridget Yeakle has lived in the UK, Belgium, and Mexico. She and partner Bonnie Peters bring over 50 years  experience to their Jupiter real estate business at Bluffs Realty: Cell: 561-818-5893; Office: 561-775-3000;    

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