The Simmonds Team

A Home Owners Association, or HOA is an organization in a planned community, subdivision or condominium that implements procedures and guidelines for all the homes in that area. The main reason for a home owners association is to keep the property values high by carrying out the community’s rules and regulations and by maintaining common areas. Once you purchase a home in a community with an HOA, you automatically become a member and are required to pay HOA fees that contribute to the general upkeep and supervision of the community.

Each association is founded by the real estate developer to manage their designated communities. The HOA has the power and authority to enforce and oversee restrictions and conditions.  Most HOAs will have a document called

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Selling your home? Sticking a sign on your front lawn and hoping for a buyer to purchase your property nowadays just doesn’t work. In today’s market, there are a variety of choices and your home is competing with other properties. Price range, design, and appeal are a few of the major items that buyers are looking for.

Remember, when you want your house to sell, spruce it up! It’s important that prospective buyers have a great first impression. If you are motivated to sell your property, here are a few pointers to make buyers fall in love and purchase your home.

Empty Houses Are Unattractive

A vacant home makes it hard for buyers to picture themselves living there. Home accessories and furniture can be borrowed or leased through a staging company. In

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Everyone loves to spend their free time relaxing at parks. This is where kids enjoy playing with their siblings, friends or parents. Parks provide the perfect setting for having a wonderful picnic.  It’s a great place for everyone to bond and unwind from a stressful day at work, or a hectic school day.

Memories are made in parks. Think back to the day when you first rode a bicycle alone, or the day you met your best friend. We probably all know that, to a certain degree, that park in your neighborhood had an impact on who you are at present.

So, this blog is devoted to some of the best parks in Jupiter. Jupiter is ranked among the top towns devoted to preserving green space for protection of our wildlife and those that want to enjoy it.  This wonderful

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The Town of Jupiter is one of the most sought-after places to live in South Florida because of its beautiful beaches and intercoastal waterways, world class fairways, and easy going lifestyle. Jupiter also offers a myriad of diverse communities with distinct quality and characteristics. Among these is the seaside neighborhood known as Ocean Walk of Jupiter.

What makes Ocean Walk so special?

Top on the list is its location. Ocean Walk is conveniently located along the sandy coastline of Jupiter in between U.S highway and A1A.  It’s just a stone’s throw away from a long stretch of pristine shoreline where one can appreciate the picturesque horizon as the sky meets the sea, day in and day out. Entertainment options are limitless and convenient in location

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People from all over have made Jupiter, FL either their permanent home or their temporary refuge during winter. Jupiter is the home of celebrities like Celine Dion, Burt Reynolds and many PGA players like Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Camilio Villegas.

Still many are not aware of Jupiter and are certainly missing out on  what this awesome place can offer. The energetic town of Jupiter is nestled in the northernmost part of Palm Beach County on the East coast of Florida. It was aptly named after the Roman god Jupiter who is the god of light, sky and weather a perfect description of Jupiter’s year-round sunny, warm weather.

Residents and tourists alike get to enjoy the spectacular beaches of Jupiter with their friends,  family and yes… some beaches allow you

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Jupiter, Florida is loved by residents and tourist alike for its year-round sunny weather, spectacular beaches, gorgeous real estate, and some of the finest golf communities in the world. Professional golfers such as Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Gary Player and Tiger Woods are Jupiter property owners, truly making Jupiter a golfer’s haven.

 Jonathans Landing         Admirals Cove

Golf enthusiast can easily find their perfect home in Jupiter. If you are looking for a golf community with boat docks, Jonathan’s Landing and Admiral Cove are your best options. Jonathan’s Landing is a gated luxury community with 1200 homes. You can choose from single family homes, townhouses and condo units. It is the home of 3 golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills.  Time off the course is

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Studies show that buyers decide whether to purchase a home within 90 seconds of entering the property. So, today, we will discuss some important things sellers can do to make sure their home gives a good first impression.

We are going to look at the concept of “sold in 90 seconds.

What does this mean? Well, studies have shown that buyers make up their mind about whether to purchase your property within the first 90 seconds after stepping into your home.

Having sold hundreds upon hundreds of homes, I can tell you that I absolutely think this is true. So with as quickly as buyers make up their minds, what steps should sellers take to make sure that first impression is a good one?

First, make sure your home has strong curb appeal. Pressure washing walkways,

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When thinking about buying or selling a home, some consider taking the job into their own hands or using online services that aid sellers and homebuyers in carrying out the real estate transaction to the finish line. The main reason being – to save more money.

Doing the job on your own could potentially save you money but the truth of the matter is, you won’t be saving a lot. Worst-case scenario – you may end up losing more than the cost of a realtor’s commission. Going it on your own means that YOU must deal with all the work that comes along with your transaction. It’s important to know some of the reasons why homebuyers and sellers should care about real estate transactions being handled by the professionals.

Negotiating Should Be Handled with Care

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1744 S Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480

This Mediterranean style custom-built estate is currently listed at $61,500,000 but it was listed in February 2014 for a whopping $99,000,000, when it was newly built. 1744 S Ocean Boulevard is the epitome of elegance and affluence with its top of the line finishes polished to perfection and its glass doors extending from floor to ceiling. It provides owners the enjoyment of waterfront living at its best. Just imagine waking up and having breakfast with the blue Atlantic Ocean on one side and the intracoastal on the other.

Sitting grand on 1.86 acres of land, 1744 S Ocean Boulevard offers 23,512 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, a gourmet kitchen, home theater, 4 car garage, swimming

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Beautiful Ibis Lakes home in STUNNING Ibis Country Club

8984 Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33412

Offered at $639,000

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Large Private Office/Den
Tranquil Pool with Golf Course Views
Lushly Landscaped, Fenced Back Yard
Sports Membership of 50k Required

Enter the home to soaring ceilings and bright, immaculate living areas.

Feel at peace in the master suite that boast gorgeous pool and golf course views.

Guest rooms and office are large, bright and sunny.

The large, fully fenced backyard features lush landscaping and a beautiful, tranquil pool and spa.

Ibis residents enjoy a family, dog & butterfly park, bocce courts, 16 hard-tru tennis courts,

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