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Pictures of 2015 Lake Worth Street Painting Art Festival

Blue Jellyfish at Lake Worth Street Painting by SimplyWaterfront.com

There are plenty of outdoor activities from street festivals, music venues, equestrian events and boat shows to keep yourself busy during the mild winter months here in South Florida. Check out these pictures of the 2015 Lake Worth Street Painting Art Festival where all of the paintings were completed using chalk.  These pictures were taken February 22, 2015. Thank you for visiting www.SimplyWaterfront.com … [Read more...]

February in South Florida

Ocean Ridge Sunrise by SimplyWaterfront.com

February in South Florida...  These pictures were taken just after sunrise on February 11, 2015 in Ocean Ridge, Florida located just north of Delray Beach in South Palm Beach County.  There is little argument that anywhere else in the United States has as picture perfect weather conditions this time of year. Today’s forecast is 74 degrees, sunny, with zero percent chance of rain. Tomorrow’s forecast is 79 and sunny as well. Beachgoers will need to take caution as a strong northeast swell fills in today. Waves … [Read more...]

FHA cuts mortgage insurance rates

www.SimplyWaterfront.com by Randall Regnier

For those getting a mortgage with less than 20% down, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) cut mortgage insurance (MI) from 1.35% on loans with less than 5% down payment to 0.85% and cut MI from 1.30% to 0.80% on loans with more than 5% down payment.  This rate decrease is effective January 26, 2015. With FHA loans, it is important to know that effective 2013, borrowers are no longer allowed to drop MI upon 20% loan payoff.  With historic low interest rates now well below 4% and property values on the rise, … [Read more...]

Historic Low Interest Rates

There is little secret that interest rates are lower now than they were just a few years back.  Did you know that mortgage interest rates are lower now than they were in the later half of 2013 through all of 2014?  In fact, three quarter of a percentage points lower today than just a few months ago. Great news, Right?  Indeed.  The average USA mortgage rates on a 30 year mortgage has fallen to 3.66% as of Mid January 2015 and the average 15 year mortgage has fallen below 3% for the first time since May … [Read more...]

Property Taxes and Discounts For Early Payment

Provided by Simply Waterfront - Property taxes are calculated to be paid in the Rears (at end of the year). Taxes are released by November 1 and become delinquent April 1 the following year with a discount to those that pay early. If you purchased a property this year, you likely received a credit on the closing statement from the seller for unpaid property taxes from January 1 through the closing date, whereas you become responsible for payment of the full year of taxes. Depending on whether you paid cash or … [Read more...]

Simply Waterfront’s August 2014 Newsletter

It’s such a great time of year to get caught up in various outdoor activities, and to make unhurried plans for the future. If you happen to be with a friend, relative or neighbor, and start chatting about the current or future housing market, I would appreciate you mentioning me as a source for information. In the meantime, I hope you make the most of your time this season, whether it’s to get some things done, or to do as little as possible! Video of the month: http://youtu.be/9W72aWdh1ps - Member of 'Leading … [Read more...]

Fireworks and Activities of Palm Beaches

Simply Waterfront Fireworks in Palm Beach

Feel welcomed to resend as an email or share by clicking on the share Click Here to Give Referrals Local Activities and Places to View Fireworks on July 4, 2014 West Palm Beach: The 4th on Flagler celebration will be from 5 to 10 p.m. at the West Palm Beach waterfront. Enjoy performances from the Lost Trailers and Ryan Star, look out onto the view from the lawn, and try out the mini-golf course. There will be food and drink vendors, but if you want a more luxurious experience, you can purchase a VIP ticket … [Read more...]

Referrals are my Business

Simply Waterfront Horn

This picture sums up who I am, where I grew up and what I enjoy in life. While some of you are digging yourself from snow drifts 6 months out of the year. Florida will only shut down from snow once every 100 years and never here in South Florida. See, here in South Florida, it's summer year round. You can explore the beach in late November on a brisk 75 degree morning. Be reminded each day how precious life truly is.  For peace of mind, you deserve this. I am a full … [Read more...]

Recent Sales – 2014

$520,000 - Versailles   $310,000 - Sunrise Harbor   $550,000 - Barr Terrace   $1,700 - Las Ventanas   $735,000 - Boise $4,900 - Court of Delray   … [Read more...]

Barr Terrace Condominium

Provided by Simply Waterfront - The Barr Terrace Condominium Downtown Delray Beach is located on the beach side of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Avenue drawbridge.  The Barrr Terrace is a popular building being located directly off vibrant Atlantic Avenue and walking distance to the beach and shops of Historic Downtown Delray Beach.  Condo owners can enjoy views of either the waterway, of town or ocean. Barr Terrace includes gated covered and uncovered parking, a community pool, bike room, exercise … [Read more...]