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Would You Like To Promote Your Business Or Your Community?

November 30th, 2016

Showcase Your Business or Community with JeffRealty!

Do you have a business you would like to promote to our 85,000 base?  The Chocolate Spectrum, in Jupiter, helping cure autism one truffle at a time.

Maybe a great story about why your community is special?  BallenIsles Is Going to the Dogs!

Or someone in your community doing something and beyond the call of duty?  Check out the executive chef at Ibis making customary soups as a call of duty. 

If so, feel free to email me and we will promote your business or why your community is special.  (See the examples above for promotional work we do to serve our areas).

We would love to highlight you and your subdivision.

Thank you,

JEFF LICHTENSTEIN
jeff@JeffRealty.com
561.346.8383

JEFF & CARY LICHTENSTEIN
We Make Your Home Our Business

7100 FAIRWAY DRIVE, SUITE 44
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33418
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Sophie’s Spotlight on Indian Creek Residents

November 28th, 2016

Meet Chuck and Betty!

In doing real estate business in Jupiter’s Indian Creek, I’ve managed to make friends with residents in each neighborhood – an easy task to do when the neighbors of each subdivision are so friendly and welcoming!

When my business brought me to Wandering Trail, I came across Chuck and Betty, 89 and 88 years old, and I was instantly drawn in.  Not just by their inviting nature, but by their 66 years of marriage, which a newly married woman such as myself can only find inspiring! Before I knew it, I was sitting at their kitchen table with a Pepsi in my hand and their stories filling the room, like the many photos of kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids filled the walls. A lifetime of milestones they shared, and I knew my latest article headline would have to read: Betty & Chuck – Wandering Trails Longest Marriage!

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Their story started in the city of Pittsburgh, just a couple of teenagers at a weekly dance at the Veteran’s Club.  Betty remembers the four-piece band playing “Twilight Time” and Chuck’s buddies had already found themselves girls to dance with. Naturally, Chuck found Betty.

He admitted he didn’t know how to dance, so Betty taught him a simple 2-step. This was actually to be their only personal interaction for a while, as Chuck was off to basic training for the U.S. Army.

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So Betty wrote to Chuck while he was away, as she did with several service men. Keeping up the men’s morale was a lady’s duty in those days, but Chuck’s responses were short, so Betty thought she’d stop writing him.

Until Chuck came home on leave and finally took Betty on their first date to see a show. He wasn’t home 3 days before he felt the moment was right and asked Betty to marry him! Her response? “I’d like that, and don’t worry about my Protestant religion, I’ll switch for you, I always wanted to be Catholic!”

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The wedding plans commenced, but the engagement was short-lived as only days later Chuck received a knock on the door…

It was Uncle Sam with a telegram. War had broken out in Korea, and Chuck was to report for duty the very next day.

Change of plans.

The marriage was made official at 6:30am the next morning, July11th, 1950. With a borrowed veil on Betty’s head and bouquet of lilies of the valley thrown together, at the ages of 22 and 21, it was done.

Chuck was on a train not an hour later, not to return again for 10 months. The local paper announced their marriage; “Lovely Betty beats Uncle Sam in getting her man!

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The whole event happened in such haste that Chuck only finally received Betty’s photograph in the mail after he had left!

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After his time in the Army, Chuck returned to a 40-year career of working in ventilation and A/C. They were blessed with their son Louis, and Betty took up cooking for the sisters at her son’s Catholic school for 10 years.

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Betty enjoyed sewing and embroidery in her free time, but Chuck’s hobbies however were a bit more involved. You’ll see Charles Manz in the Hall of Fame for racing pigeons, a pastime Chuck picked up from his father who kept a pigeon coop out back throughout his childhood.

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Chuck now has talent for intricate woodcrafts, and as time passes and his eyes grow tired, he’s taught Betty how to hold wood pieces and work the machines so he can continue to create decorative pieces. Good thing, because recently Chuck broke one of Betty’s glass cookie jar lids, and crafting a wooden replacement is what kept him out of the doghouse for it!

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So what brought Chuck and Betty to move all the way to Florida in their late 80’s? To be closer to their son Louis of course, who’s been a Palm Beach County resident now for decades. Louis gave Chuck and Betty 4 grandchildren, who in turn then gave them 7 great-grandchildren! And though their descendants are spread across the country from Wisconsin to North Carolina, they love that some of the family is right here in Jupiter, FL.

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When I asked them what they like about living in Florida, I got the obvious response: “NO SNOW!” I couldn’t agree more as a former Bostonian, that’s a no-brainer if you ask me!

Wandering Trail in Indian Creek has been Chuck and Betty’s home now for 2 years, and they settled in quickly. After a period of illness, with Betty by his side, Chuck took to taking regular walks around the neighborhood to regain his strength. They like Wandering Trail because of its tranquility and the friendly neighbors.

Betty points out the volunteer fireman down the street, and a young member from the Sherriff’s Department just the other way. She tells me about the sweet young lady next door with her dogs, and she runs into a few of the neighbors sometimes at Sunday Mass over at St. Peter’s around the corner.

And what do Betty and Chuck like to do on the occasional evening out? Well, the very evening of this interview Chuck and Betty were headed out to see America’s Got Talent contestant Sal Valentinetti perform live at the Feast of Little Italy here in Jupiter, a singer they love due to an uncanny vocal resemblance to Frank Sinatra.

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At the end of my afternoon with Chuck and Betty, after going through photo albums and hearing their life’s story, I felt I couldn’t leave without asking them how they managed 66 years of marriage, and what advice they may have to younger married couples. I had to giggle when Chuck answered, “Bite your tongue!” without hesitation.  Had my husband been there, I know he would have agreed.

Betty shared 2 pieces of advice: First, her momma always said never to go to bed angry, a recommendation that Betty took seriously throughout their marriage, always asking for a kiss from Chuck before going to sleep after an argument. Secondly, “Those that pray together, stay together”, a token of how their faith has guided their journey together.

 

Sophie Schneeberger is available to handle all your questions and real estate needs. Give her a call at (561) 808-4114 or email her at Sophie@JeffRealty.com.

Thank you,


SOPHIE SCHNEEBERGER
sophie@JeffRealty.com
561.808.4114

JEFF & CARY LICHTENSTEIN
We Make Your Home Our Business

7100 FAIRWAY DRIVE, SUITE 44
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33418
F: 561.277.2500

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Sophie’s Spotlight on Chasewood Condos

November 28th, 2016

Easy Affordable Living in the Town of Jupiter

The Town of Jupiter is arguably one of the most desirable places to live in Palm Beach County. With public schools known for being some of the best in the state, easy access to I-95, Florida Turnpike, and US-1, close proximity to the beach, Palm Beach International airport, The Gardens Mall, dining, shopping, and entertainment, it’s obvious why. Jupiter is the complete package, and many want be in this town that has it all.

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And in a town that’s in such high-demand, it’s great to know there are still easy, affordable places to live, without having to give up the peacefulness that Jupiter has to offer. Chasewood Condos is one of those places. With 2 bedroom condos currently going for around $150k, these condos are a great option for people of all ages, families, singles, and snow birds alike!

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At first entry into Chasewood, the tranquility instantly consumes you. With the only sound being the chirping birds, someone looking for quiet would be a happy resident here. But they wouldn’t be giving up the sense of community, as property management tells me. In fact they have a Snow Bird Welcome BBQ planned for the end of the month, and a development Christmas party shortly after.

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But even without planned events, there are many opportunities to gather friends and neighbors together. Three community swimming pools and activity centers, tennis courts, and even grills and picnic tables located in centralized areas give you plenty of reason to call your friends and get together.

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Displayed proudly on the wall in the activity room is a tribute to Chasewood volunteers who plan events and organize services to keep the area in tip-top shape.

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With the condos now under new management with Campbell Property, they’re anticipating quite a few upgrades. New paving will be under way in December as will new roofing. Conveniences are everywhere within the subdivision: bike racks along the walk ways make it easy to visit the pools. A few car washing stations dot the parking lots and have trash bins and hoses hooked up and ready go.  Each building has plenty of assigned and guest parking, and the school bus stop is right at the entrance to the community, making life a little easier for parents.

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Living in a condo doesn’t mean you have to give up having your own outdoor space, either. Each unit has a private screened-in porch, and as I walk by a house, a cat stares at me from the other side of the screen. Owners walk their small dogs along the walkways under the huge pines, and large open grassy spaces between buildings make you feel more like you’re at a park than a residential subdivision.

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Chasewood is adjacent to some Jupiter gems, like the Busch Wildlife Center, where kids can have animal encounters, feed snakes and gators, and learn about wildlife conservation.  Just a mile down the road is Indian Creek Park, 11 acres of walking trails, with a picnic area, playground, work out stations, volleyball courts, and scenery. With a trip to the park you can feed the many birds that populate the area, take a stroll over the bridge to see fish and turtles in the lake, or work on your fitness under the shady trees.

To sum it up, Chasewood is an affordable yet desirable option for all people to live, with all the benefits that Jupiter has to offer!

Sophie Schneeberger is available to handle all your questions and real estate needs. Give her a call at (561) 808-4114 or email her at Sophie@JeffRealty.com.

Thank you,


SOPHIE SCHNEEBERGER
sophie@JeffRealty.com
561.808.4114

JEFF & CARY LICHTENSTEIN
We Make Your Home Our Business

7100 FAIRWAY DRIVE, SUITE 44
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33418
F: 561.277.2500

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BallenIsles is Going to the Dogs!

November 28th, 2016

Penny’s Spotlight on the BallenIsles Dog Park

 
There are two lush gated dog parks in BallenIsles where your four legged family members can play off-leash. The parks are next to each other but provide residents comfort that their smaller dog will not be chased by a 50 lb large dog!

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When I visited the park I saw a 5 lb cutey running in the larger dog park and his owner told me that he cries when he goes into the smaller side.

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BallenIsles residents look forward to the socializing and friendly aspect of the dog park as much as their pets do! While many residents like to go to the park first thing in the morning, 3:15pm seems to be the most popular time to be at the park. If you want to know what is going on in the community, this is the place to be.

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While many BallenIsles residents use their golf-carts for the traditional purpose – many residents use them to socialize in the neighborhood. You never know who they will have with them either. Check out this picture of Cindy and her two beloved dogs Lucky and Princess.  When I asked her if they try to jump off the golf cart she said ”no they’ve been riding around with me for years – they love it”.

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Penny Burke is available to handle all your questions and real estate needs. Give her a call at (561) 320-2567 or email her at Penny@JeffRealty.com.

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PENNY BURKE
penny@JeffRealty.com
561.320.2567

JEFF & CARY LICHTENSTEIN
We Make Your Home Our Business

7100 FAIRWAY DRIVE, SUITE 44
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33418
F: 561.277.2500

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Indian Creek – The Top Choice for Families, Seniors, and Everyone in Between

October 28th, 2016

Anyone can guess why Palm Beach County’s population grows by thousands every year – For those that are more practical thinkers, like my husband, there are benefits to living in Florida for you – no state taxes, low cost of living, and the state provides incentives for home ownership.

For a former Bostonian like me, dreaming of the daily warm sunshine, beaches, paddleboards, and endless seasons of sundresses and flip-flops made it an easy decision to move to Florida, but it was the year-round tranquil atmosphere, pristine towns and vacation-like lifestyle that made me choose northern Palm Beach County over nearby cities such as Miami.

Browsing the Internet you’ll find everything from waterfront condos and townhouses to multi-million dollar golf-view homes. There are membership equities and HOA fees. With all the confusion how do you choose the right fit for you?

Answer: Indian Creek in Jupiter, FL. Whatever the reason you’re moving, you’ll find what you need here.

First, why Jupiter? Before you narrow down which community is best for you, why go for the city of Jupiter? First, Jupiter’s public schools are known for being some of the best in the state, rated 9 out of 10 on Greatschools.com. Easy access to I-95, Florida Turnpike, and US-1 puts you in close proximity to the beach, Palm Beach International airport, Palm Beach Gardens Mall, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Jupiter’s central location provides a tranquil place to live just minutes from all the conveniences of Palm Beach County.

Why Indian Creek?

Are you just starting a family? The Eagle Ridge, Greenbrier, Raintree, and Wandering Trail subdivisions are for you. These 2 – 3 bedroom single-family homes have all the space you need.

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You get the value and esthetic appeal of well-manicured lawns and maintained houses, but each home has its own personal touch – Holiday decorations are proudly displayed about the front alongside the perfectly trimmed hedges.

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It’s easy to see that pets are loved here, as you’re greeted by the well-known neighborhood Chihuahua, and Golden Retriever.

Though these communities are not gated, their Neighborhood Watch is conspicuous, and it’s clear that everyone keeps an eye out for each other.

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Screened-in porches will allow your family to enjoy the outdoors and stay protected, while the short walk to the pool and tennis courts can keep the family active during the day.

Gotta have your own pool? Then try the community of Arrowhead, with all the same benefits but many homes have the added bonus of a private pool.

Are you single or downsizing from a large home? Augusta, Harvest Moon, Bent Arrow & Doe Trail have the villas and townhouses that are the perfect size for comfortable living.

The friendly nature of the neighbors is obvious, as they wave to you when you drive by, or even offer you a beverage and a chat while sitting out front of their home.

If relaxing with friends while taking a dip in the pool is what you’re looking forward to in your new home, then you might enjoy Keystone, Muirfield, or Pinecrest’s vibe.

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These homes welcome you to Florida, as they boast golf and lake views, tennis courts, and of course, the communal hang out is at the pool where you can find neighbors at any time of day.

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Are you retiring? Wingfoot is the place to settle. Condos that really put the word “community” into 55+ community. The pool and clubhouse are well populated here, with events throughout week to keep you entertained, involved, and part of the Wingfoot family.

What’s to do in the area? Just walking distance is Indian Creek Park, 11 acres, of walking trails, picnic area, playground, workout stations, volleyball courts and scenery.

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With a trip to the park you can feed the many birds that populate the area, take a stroll over the bridge to see fish and turtles in the lake, or work on your fitness under the shady trees.

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Golfing is one of the most popular past-times here in Florida, and Indian Creek is no different. Just 2 minutes up the road is the Golf Club of Jupiter. Whether you’re a member or not, you’re welcome to come and play! With the most affordable fees in the area you absolutely have to try a round. Bobby Dobson, golf pro at Golf Club of Jupiter for 33 years, argues they have the most challenging course in the county, so try your skills! And don’t leave without getting a burger and a drink at the clubhouse. The family atmosphere will be the best way to finish your day of golf.

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For those of faith, Temple Beth Am is walking distance from most homes, as is St. Peter Catholic Church, and Jupiter First Church.

Sophie Schneeberger is available to handle all your questions and real estate needs. Give her a call at (561) 808-4114 or email her at Sophie@JeffRealty.com.

Thank you,


SOPHIE SCHNEEBERGER
sophie@JeffRealty.com
561.808.4114

JEFF & CARY LICHTENSTEIN
We Make Your Home Our Business

7100 FAIRWAY DRIVE, SUITE 44
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33418
F: 561.277.2500

JEFFREALTY.COM
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