GulfPlace | 30A Community Highlight

Nestled between Dune Allen Beach and Blue Mountain Beach, is a hub of restaurants, shops and activities known as Gulf Place Town Center. Conveniently situated on the corner of County Road 30A and 393, Gulf Place offers a variety of dining options and boutiques. Satisfy your cravings! You can find everything from a delicious seafood …

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7 real estate investing lessons we can learn from Steve Jobs

I recently read the book “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson. As brilliant as Steve Jobs was, I came away from the book not with a sense of awe about the man who Steve Jobs was, but how despite his incredible success, how idiosyncratic and deeply flawed a human being he really was. Yes, he was …

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Granite tile countertops for beauty and savings

The two alternatives for homeowners who made the decision to install granite countertops are granite slabs and granite tiles. Granite slabs are just that: large objects of granite that lay on the best of cabinets, with the slab of granite comprising the countertop. Granite slab countertops are practically indestructible, as well as visually pleasing; however, …

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Anthony Bourdain talks last meal on earth, advice for restaurateurs; old-school cocktails

(BPT) – TV’s best-fed hedonist, Anthony Bourdain, is keeping busy these days with his hit travel series “Parts Unknown,” his publishing career and an upcoming appearance at this year’s National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. Love him or hate him, Bourdain is the biggest, baddest food dude on the planet. The self-proclaimed “chef …

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Change the future: How you can make a difference for a child in need

While any charity that aids children in need merits support, some do so in unique ways, or provide services that are truly critical for changing the lives of children in need. Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree Did you know that one in three prisoners is a parent, and about 75 percent of women in prison are …

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Give your home a fresh look with color

(BPT) – A fresh coat of paint can give any room an instant lift, making it a great solution for converting a space from drab to fab. Though neutrals reign as America’s most popular paint choices, the National Home Color Survey from Sherwin-Williams shows people are becoming bolder with color. Three-in-four homeowners indicate they want …

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Green living project: Revamp your kitchen pantry to avoid waste and save money

For a basic green living project with benefits to your wallet and the environment, consider revamping the kitchen pantry. The cupboard is the starting point for most kitchen activity and is more than just a storage space. Develop good buying habits and build a strong foundation and you can avoid the waste of food and …

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Renovation loans give homebuyers an edge in a competitive market

“Move-in-ready homes may be selling like hotcakes, but older homes or damaged properties are often passed over,” says Margaret Kelly, CEO with RE/MAX. “This is a big opportunity for smart buyers who are willing to overlook cosmetic or other imperfections.” If buyers can look beyond aesthetic characteristics like paint color, hardware and floor coverings, they …

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Green living plus green savings: an efficient equation for today’s homeowners

Across the world, both building professionals and consumers are embracing the idea of sustainable building practices. This practice follows a process that is environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout a building’s life cycle: from design to construction, operation to maintenance and renovation, to eventually, demolition. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns …

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The best lawn games for players of all ages

When you think of playing games on the lawn, children’s classics like tag and capture the flag might be the first activities that spring to mind but the possibilities are truly endless. Below are some of the top lawn games that are fun for all ages and can easily be adapted to fit a wide …

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