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Old 08-05-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Windy --that's great! We've been talking about JCC all morning! I've read that the club/golf fees are only 7k, is that right? Do you know what the HOA fees are?

How did the facility look for kids? And did you like The Benjamin School? My husband is a golf fanatic and thinks our son will be the next tiger woods so he is excited that school's team won the state championship a few times and play at the Bear's Club.

Also did it feel far away from the rest of Jupiter being on the west side of 95?

Thanks so much for answering with our questions!

I'm expecting baby #2 on new years, so we are prop going to wait till March to come down and check everything out.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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Just an FYI for the CC buyers: 30 sold homes is not actually 30 sold/built/delivered homes but rather 30 deposits taken....a lot can happen before the moving vans arrive to furnish the homes (financing failures, buyers don't want to wait/want deposits back, etc).

For 2012 there have been 6 total sales: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/papa/...&salefilter=AS

3 were resales (in which previous owners lost 1/4+ of what they paid)
3 were new sales (new homes delivered by Toll), 499K, 599K and 624K

2nd huge misconception is that low club dues/fees will stay that way forever. In many cases the club is heavily subsidized by the developer to present something as cheaper than surrounding clubs (benefit to boost sales). However when the developer pulls out the club is fully paid for by the members and it simply becomes a math exercise: costs/members = new membership costs vs the prior costs- developer contribution/members = low original dues.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:48 AM
 
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We are here for the long- haul, no flipping for us! A 4k sq foot new house w pool and golf is a steal for the price, in chicago we would get a 1500 sq ft condo no pool in a meciocre nieghborhood for the same price. Our objective is to move to a nice community where we can stay and be able to live outdoors play golf & tennis. We realize when the developer moves out maybe in 5-7 years the hoa & dues may go up. Right now it's about $475/mo this includes security, lawn care maintenance, etc. Annual dues $5k this includes your family golf & social membership. We put a deposit down and plan to move in 11 months, no backing out for us.

We didn't go inside the schools bc it was on a Sat,we plan to do this in Nov w our son. We stayed at the Jupiter Reort there are the cutest beaches around there (DuBoise Beach) looks like a movie set and the best beach breakfast joint (Lazy loggerhead). I like that we are west of 95 it doesn't feel congested and easy ride to both schools and close enough to all the restaurants (w no lights it's about 10 min). If you live closer in to everything it seems to get congested and long lights
going out west to 95 (if your going that way to school and or WPB).

Our son is 10 so didn't ask about a lot of kids activities, they do have a nice kids pool. We plan to put a slide in our pool to
make it more kid friendly. It's a new community so i think it's up to the parents to push this initiative or talk to Carrie in
the sales center to see if they plan to do anything for the kids. They are building another club house which will be nice!
Again best thing to do is to spend a week or min few days here and do your research meanwhile check out the pics online,
not the best pictures. You can PM me and i'll send some to you. Best of luck w your new born

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Old 08-06-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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Ny - btw you just missed out on the sales incentives which ended July 29th, ( apx $35k, we used towards upgrades). I've heard they usually do something once/quarter so they may have another one end of this qtr or end of year..
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Thanks Windy. We are pretty serious about buying, but as we are nervous about putting so much money down in a new part of the country, we are still going to rent for 6 months to a year to make sure it's the right fit or us.

However, that being said, I see they've had that initiative /sale more than once this year. Hopefully it will be the same when we decide to commit the following year.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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Ny - btw you just missed out on the sales incentives which ended July 29th, ( apx $35k, we used towards upgrades). I've heard they usually do something once/quarter so they may have another one end of this qtr or end of year..
I heard there's another incentive coming soon.

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2nd huge misconception is that low club dues/fees will stay that way forever. In many cases the club is heavily subsidized by the developer to present something as cheaper than surrounding clubs (benefit to boost sales). However when the developer pulls out the club is fully paid for by the members and it simply becomes a math exercise: costs/members = new membership costs vs the prior costs- developer contribution/members = low original dues.
I think everyone who has ever lived in a planned community with an HOA understands that fees can go up over time. I've reviewed the budget and it doesn't appear to be anything out of the ordinary. As far as the builder "subsidizing" the club, the builder has to pay the fees for every lot it still owns. That's the way it works. And the builder can't "pull out" until a majority of the lots are sold and homes are built.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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I just went back and looked at the link for the home on Elena. It's too bad the seller had to sell when they did, based on what the current Zillow estimate is showing. Seems to me that things are picking back up.

I also heard that a lot of the initial planning for the community had to do with the Scripps Institute's plans to move out to that area a number of years ago, and those plans (with the associated number of anticipated new homeowners) did not come to fruition. That, combined with the recession, certainly did nothing to expedite sales in the new community.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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Back to the original subject re: restaurants, etc. I like Guanabana, the Square Grouper, the Dive Bar, Food Shack, Leftovers,Tomato Pie, and Rancho Chicos - and a bunch of others. There's certainly no shortage of restaurants in the area!
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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Back to the original subject re: restaurants, etc. I like Guanabana, the Square Grouper, the Dive Bar, Food Shack, Leftovers,Tomato Pie, and Rancho Chicos - and a bunch of others. There's certainly no shortage of restaurants in the area!
Try Coolinary Cafe on Donald Ross, fried chicken and waffles are great! Everything else was really good too for that matter.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:47 AM
 
Location: PSL
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In the last 8 weeks we have been to Divebar(great),leftovers(very much enjoyed it) and coolinary where I had the fried chicken ( honestly have had better from KFC for a fraction of the price). I was served a plate of fried fat at coolinary .

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