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List of Downtown West Palm Beach Condos

Here’s a list of all the condominium buildings in the downtown West Palm Beach Area

  • 101 Lofts
  • 610 Clematis
  • The Bristol
  • City Palms
  • CityPlace Courtyards
  • CityPlace South Tower
  • The Edge
  • Esplanade Grande
  • Flagler Pointe
  • The Metropolitan
  • The Montecito
  • One City Plaza
  • The Prado
  • The Slade
  • The Strand
  • Trump Plaza
  • Two City Plaza
  • Waterview Tower
  • The Whitney
  • Villa Lofts

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List of Broward County Golf Course Communities

Weston Golf Course Communities

  • Weston Hills Country Club (Weston Hills Country Club)
  • Windmill Ranch Estates (Weston Hills Country Club)

Parkland Golf Course Communities

  • Bella Flor (Adios Golf Club)
  • Heron Bay (TPC at Heron Bay)
  • Parkland Golf and Country Club (Adios Golf Club/PGCC)

Plantation Golf Course Communities

  • Jacaranda (Jacaranda Golf Club)
  • Lago Mar (Lago Mar Country Club)
  • Davie Golf Course Homes for Sale
  • Rolling Hills Golf & Tennis Club (RHTC)

Other Broward County Golf Course Communities

  • Coral Ridge Country Club (Coral Ridge Country Club)
  • Diplomat Golf Estates (Diplomat Country Club)
  • Emerald Hills Estates (Club @ Emerald Hills)
  • Grand Palms – The Enclave (Grand Palms Golf & Country Club)
  • Greens of Eagle Trace (TPC @ Eagle Trace)
  • Harbor Village (Pompano Beach Golf Course)
  • Hollywood Lakes (Hollywood Beach Golf & Country Club)
  • Woodlands (Woodlands Country Club)
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List of Palm Beach County Golf Course Communities

Boca Raton Golf Course Communities

  • Boca Grove
  • Boca West
  • Bocaire
  • Broken Sound
  • Polo Club
  • Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club
  • St. Andrews
  • Woodfield Country Club

Boynton Beach Golf Course Communities

  • Aberdeen Golf & Country Club
  • Delray Dunes
  • Hunters Run
  • Quail Ridge

Delray Beach Golf Course Communities

  • Addison Reserve
  • Delaire Country Club
  • The Hamlet
  • Mizne Country Club

Jupiter Golf Course Communities

  • Admirals Cove
  • Bears Club
  • Jupiter Country Club
  • Ritz Carlton

Palm Beach Gardens Golf Course Communities

  • BallenIsle
  • Frenchman’s Creek
  • Frenchman’s Reserve
  • Loxahatchee Club
  • Mirasol
  • Old Marsh
  • Old Palm

West Palm Beach Golf Course Communities

  • Ibis
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Is A Real Estate Career Right For You?

Starting a Real Estate Career is Quick and Painless

There is an investment in time, money, and effort required. Also, it comes with no guarantees. Passing the state real estate licensing exam is difficult and demands an understanding of complex topics and a varied skill set. In Florida, you can complete the required training online, become a licensed real estate agent, and start a real estate career in just a matter of weeks or months.

Be Your Own Boss

You’re an independent contractor, and are on your own to learn the market and the business.  You are in charge of building your lead list, maintaining your client’s needs, networking relationships, marketing your real estate business, and managing the day-to-day office needs. It’s all in your hands. Many new agents fail to recognize how much work it takes to become a successful real estate agent. You’re an independent contractor and control your own book of business. You make the decisions. Couple together a good attitude and solid work ethic, and there are virtually no limits for the growth of your real estate business.

Real Estate Agents Make a Good Income

Most new real estate agents need a nest egg to begin their careers. Getting your first sales to come in will take some time, and it will likely be a couple months or more before you cash your first check. Depending on the market you cover and existing relationships you can farm, it can be a feast or famine situation. Your income isn’t limited by an hourly wage or a corporate-dictated salary range. As a real estate salesperson, your income is largely dictated by the time you invest and. Grow your real estate business by adding an assistant or get the appropriate license that lets you build your own brokerage. The growth potential is huge. We recommend joining Calusa for the best real estate commission split.

After You Pass the Real Estate Test

Calusa is a real estate company dedicated to real estate agent support & promoting your real estate career. Calusa Real Estate Co. was founded by J. Garrison, the same person behind Live Florida Property Group. We recommend you join Calusa.

 

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Downtown West Palm Beach Condos

Your guide to the 19 Condominium buildings of Downtown West Palm Beach.

  1. 101 Lofts

    101 Lofts the most pet friendly building downtown and allows 2 pets of any size. The condo has frontdoor access to downtown events like Clematis by Night, WPB Greenmarket, SunFest, and Palm Beach Boat Show.

  2. 610 Clematis

    610 Clematis has an over sized Tropical Courtyard with Salt-Water infinity pool, in-ground Jacuzzi, BBQ area and plenty of room to separate yourself and relax in the sun and features a Fitness center complete with multiple cardio machines, weight lifting machines, free weights, ping pong, Sauna and Steam Room. 610 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
  3. City Palms

    City Palms is tropical inspired retreat directly across the street from CityPlace, with easy access to closer than the actual CityPlace residences. Condominium also has corporately owned units available for Lease.

  4. CityPlace Courtyards

    CityPlace Courtyards one of very few buildings to offer exterior hallways and is attached to CityPlace offers . The condo has no rental restrictions make life easy for investors offering weekly, monthly or annual rentals.

  5. CityPlace South Tower

    CityPlace South Tower is the most accessible building when entering downtown due to it’s location just off of Okeechobee Blvd. This building features some of the finest amenities of all the buildings in downtown.

  6. The Edge

    The Edge is located just East of Clear Lake and has the only true sunset views in downtown West Palm Beach. This modern condominium is ideal for commuters with it’s locattion just off of Okeechobee and Australian. It’s also extremely pet friendly and allows 2 pets of any size.

  7. Esplanade Grande

    Esplanade Grande is located directly over the Meyer Amphitheater. This opulent building features a true rooftop pool terrace with sweeping views of everything between downtown and the Atlantic Ocean.

  8. Flagler Pointe

    Flagler Pointe is just off the beaten path and a quick jog to the heart of downtown. This building ground floor pool is surrounded by amenities like the fitness room, putting green, social room, BBQ bar area.

  9. The Metropolitan

    The Metropolitan sits on the edge of downtown and is separated from the hustle and bustle that is the center of downtown. The building has a rooftop pool terrace with sweeping views in every direction.

  10. The Montecito

    The Montecito is one of the most affordable buildings in downtown for buying or renting. The condo’s location is great for beautiful sunset views over Clear Lake for the units that are West facing and access Tri-Rail for commuters traveling south for work or to the southern airports.

  11. One City Plaza

    One City Plaza has first class amenities like valet, concierge, manned parking garage, true rooftop pool and more. This Condominium has panoramic views from the rooftop oasis – the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and firework shows throughout the year.

  12. The Prado

    The Prado offers more inexpensive units for sale or for rent. The building sorrunds a courtyard area with a large pool, jacuzzi, sizable fitness room and social room.

  13. The Slade

    The Slade offers direct Intracoastal views and access. This building boast 2 pools – the east side infinity pool & jacuzzi that overlook the Intracoastal and west side pool & zen garden that is great for watching the sunset.

  14. The Strand

    The Strand has many corporate owned units which are available to lease and managed by in house company. With the Meyer Amphitheater located at the foot of The Strand, you can enjoy all that the WPB Waterfront and the Meyer Amphitheater have to offer with year round events.

  15. Trump Plaza

    Trump Plaza is not currently owned by Donald Trump, but it clearly once was. Every unit has sunrise and sunset views – every unit stretches from the East side of the building to the West side. This building is the tallest condo in downtown WPB has some of the largest and highest priced units.

  16. Two City Plaza

    Two City Plaza has the most dramatic rooftop oasis in downtown with a resort style pool is surrounded by a zen garden, private sitting areas, covered entertainment area, moonlight bar & theatre, sauna and steam room and most importandly, the panoramic views in every direction. Aanother floor offers amenities that resemble those of a high end hotel – fitness center, locker rooms, private movie theater, club/entertainment room, massage room, outdoor fountains and garden offer an escape from reality without leaving the building.

  17. Waterview Tower

    Waterview Tower units stretche from east facing balconies for views Intracoastal Waterway to west with views of Palm Beach. If you need a slip for your boat, the Palm Harbor Marina sits at you door, this is the only building with this unique feature.

  18. The Whitney

    The Whitney features unique 1st and 8th floor units. The first floor has Live/Work lofts offer a unique residence or business experience and 8th floor units have private terraces to the rooftop. The Blind Monk is located in one of the ground floor spaces to start or end your night without leaving the block.

  19. Villa Lofts

    Villa Lofts most prominent feature is the 36 units floorplan with only 4 per floor – no long hallways, no issues with parking and more opportunities to find solace within the building. Each unit has exceptionally long balconies and the building features 2 pools, hot tub, an outdoor covered kitchen, BBQ &dining area and the Intracoastal Waterway is just across the street.

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Property Management Emergency Planning

It’s 3 AM and your phone starts ringing. Who could it be? Reality snaps in and you remember you are a property manager. It’s one of your tenants, or worse, the fire department. This is not how you planned on starting to your day.

This is the nightmare of every landlord and property manager. That emergency phone call could be anything from anything — fire, pipe that burst, or a meteorite came through the roof. Every possibility will happen eventually. Luckily, I haven’t had that last one happen… yet.

Type of plans
Every property should have a fire escape plan. Depending on your region, you may want to consider including plans for natural disasters. In California, that may include an earthquake plan. In Florida, hurricanes.

What Information should I have in my Plan?
Organizing your plan will depend on the properties size, layout, location and other external conditions. Every good plan at it’s core will have at least:

  • Escape route
  • Utility shut-off
  • Dealing with pets
  • Special needs — for the elderly, handicap, etc.
  • Communications
  • Safety resources

Distribute the Information
No matter how well you have planned for an emergency, it will not do any good unless others know about the plans. If the property is multi-unit or multi-level, you should consider posting building evacuation routes in various public places, like near stairwells and elevators. Providing printouts of maps and emergency procedures in a tenants move in package is another way to be proactive. Updating and redistributing emergency information annually or at move-in/renewal is a good way to ensure that tenants review the information and give you a chance to update any information, like phone numbers, that may have changed.

Protect the Property
The top priority in the case of emergency is to remove the tenant from harm’s way. In certain instances, you cannot always protect the property from damage or destruction. That’s when insurance comes in to play. Some insurance policies cover all risk and other may only cover named perils. FEMA recommends that all property owners carefully research the Insurance Information Institute to determine what kinds of insurance will offer the most protection. Many tenants may not realize that their belongings are probably not covered in the owners insurance. Make sure to strongly recommend that all tenants carry renters insurance. Many property managers, like Captiva Management, require both landlords and tenants to carry insurance as a way to protect everyone.

Conclusion
No one schedules an emergency. Drafting a emergency plan and getting into the hands of residents is key. Having a plan in place can reduce harm to tenants, minimize damage to a property, expedite recovery, and keep a property generating income. As the Boy Scouts say, “always be prepared.”

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Property Owner: Active vs. Passive

The core of property management is people. If you own and manage your property, you’re working with potential tenants, tenants, real estate agents, and contractors. If you manage someone else property, you are dealing the property owner in addition to the others.

People and properties come with a wide range of characteristics and demands that make them unique. Often the expectations are left unspoken which leaves you in a position to figure out what that didn’t actually say.

Tenant Screening and Selection

Carefully selecting a tenant is the most important decision you’ll face when managing a property. The job is much easier in the long run by putting in the effort to qualify tenants.
 
With an active property owner, the process begins before applications start coming in. They  will want know where you are advertising and what response you are getting. After enough applications have arrived, it’s important to involve them with selection and review the pros and cons of each applicant. An active property owner may make the final decision.
 
The passive property owner will have one concern — finding a reliable tenant for the vacancy. The property manage will do their due diligence. Having predefined selection criteria is essential. See the criteria Captiva Management uses to select quality tenants.

Maintenance and Repairs

For tenants, rapid response to maintenance issues keep them happy. With both the active and passive owners, they may have “a guy” who can handle the repair, depending on the technical requirements, this may be a bad idea. All repairs should be done by someone who is licensed and insured.
Present active owners with a detailed explanation of the problem and available options for resolving the issue. Make sure to include any technical details, time estimates and quotes. An active owner may want to make the final decision.

Passive owners may have a pre-authorized expense amount which you are able to spend on repairs. If you exceed that amount, make sure you give your owner a heads-up and how you would like to handle the situation and the final decision will likely be up to you, the property manager.

Conclusion

There is no right or wrong level of involvement from a property . Active property owners will want to be involved with most aspects of their business and make decisions. Passive property owners will want little to do with the process and property and ultimately let the property manager make decisions on their behalf. In all likelihood, property owners will be a hybrid and the amount of involvement will depend on the situation.

 

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IRS Benefits for Small Residential Rental Properties

The IRS has issued the final version of its complex regulations explaining how to deduct repairs and improvements to business property, which includes commercial buildings and residential rentals. The final regulations take effect January 1, of 2014.

One of these is the benefits for small taxpayers is IRS Reg. 1.263(a)-3h. Taxpayers are able to bypass the new complex regulations for year for repairs, maintenance, improvements and similar expenses if the expenses are less than 2% of the unadjusted basis of building (usually the purchase price), or $10,000, whichever is less. One caveat,

Using the “safe harbor for small taxpayers,” the taxpayer may deduct the expense rather than depreciating them over many years. No amount may be deducted if the expenses exceed the annual limit. The limit and safe harbor are applied on a building by building basis.The safe harbor may used on for buildings, condominiums and cooperatives included, where the unadjust basis is $1 million or less. If the taxpayer is leasing the building, the unadjusted basis is equal to total amount of undiscounted rent expected  to be paid over the entire lease term, including any renewals.

Going forward, the safe harbor can be used for the tax year beginning January 1, 2014. Taxpayers may seek to retroactively apply this option to their 2012 and 2013 tax years by filing amended returns for each of those years.

To take advantage of this safe harbor the taxpayer; building owner or lessee, should be keeping track of all their annual expense for improvements, maintenance, repairs and similar items, every year. IRS regulations contain other special rule which may be of value to you.