Monthly Archives: May 2017
Monthly Archives: May 2017
Welcome to your dream home in the lavish gated community of Ibis in West Palm Beach Florida! This stunning waterfront home boasts of gorgeous wraparound lakeviews which you can enjoy while relaxing by your swimming pool and spa, or while entertaining guests at your expansive outdoor patio. Luxury resort-style amenities await at the clubhouse located just seconds away from your home! Aside from three Nicklaus-family designed golf courses, Ibis features sixteen Har-Tru hydrogrid tennis courts, four pickleball courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a resort-style pool and lap pool, a relaxing full-service spa, as well as four fine-dining and casual restaurants!
Stepping into this immaculately maintained home, one of the first things you’ll notice is the marble entry foyer which opens up to the formal living room. This room has sliding glass doors which not only expands your entertainment space out to the screened patio and pool area, but it also allows a lot of natural light to flow beautifully into space.
The family room of this home is perfect for spending time with your loved ones while enjoying a beautiful view of the lake. It features a built-in entertainment center, crown molding, panel shutters, and sliding glass doors with access to the pool and patio.
Adjacent to the family room is the spacious kitchen which also has a beautiful view of the lake. It’s a gorgeous dream kitchen featuring granite countertops, granite and stone backsplash, breakfast bar, French door stainless steel refrigerator, undermount stainless steel sink, double ovens, a gas cook top, plenty of cabinets for storage, Moreno glass inserts, and electric shutters.
The formal dining room is beautifully decorated with crown molding and is spacious enough for a bigger dining table for eight to ten guests. A contemporary china cabinet or buffet table would be wonderful additions as well. This is truly a great space to enjoy hearty meals with your loved ones or host intimate dinner parties with your closest friends. Just bring out the wine, and you’re all set!
The expansive screened patio with the serene lake view, swimming pool and spa serves as great space for outdoor entertaining and has an overall fun and relaxing ambiance. This is definitely going to be your favorite place in the house especially during the weekends.
Whether you’ve spent a fun day playing golf, lounging around the pool, or having a productive day at work, this master bedroom will be your perfect retreat. Imagine waking up the next day and walking out to your very own entrance to the patio where a beautiful view awaits. With tray ceilings, double doors, a walk-in closet, and elegant interiors, the master bedroom is truly fit for a king.
The master bathroom has a separate shower with clear glass enclosure, a double vanity, a private water closet, and an over sized linen closet.
The two spare guest suites also feature crown molding and walk-in closets. Thanks to the split bedroom floor plan, each member of the household can enjoy peaceful slumber in the privacy of their bedrooms away from any disturbances.
Living in the beautiful community of Ibis will allow you to truly indulge in an unsurpassed lifestyle. Did you know that Ibis is the only community in the world to have three separate golf courses designed by three different members of the renowned Nicklaus family?
Golf enthusiasts are bound to fall in love with the three Nicklaus-family designed golf courses. The Legend Course, which you’ll find challenging yet very much enjoyable, was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Golfweek magazine also named this course as one of the “Most Distinctive Courses” in the country. The fun Heritage course was designed by Jack Nicklaus II and although it’s a friendlier course compared to the Legend, it promises to give you a fair test of your skills despite your level of expertise. The Tradition Course, designed by Steve Nicklaus, will give you the old-world charm of the link-style courses in the British Isles with its open fairways and smaller greens.
For those who love to play tennis, Ibis boasts of sixteen Har-Tru hydrogrid tennis courts where you can find regular games and weekly drill clinics personalized to your skill level arranged by the staff. Make it a family affair by signing up the kids to the Junior Program or perhaps the Summer camp. It’s sure to be a fun time! Why not try out the four new pickleball courts, too!
You can also head on over to the community’s state-of-the-art fitness center where it has all the equipment you’ll need to keep up with your workout routine. With a wide variety of fitness classes as well as strength machines, cardio equipment, a new Yoga wall, not to mention the support of the in-house personal trainers, achieving your dream physique has never been this easy.
Picture yourself getting a beautiful tan while lounging around the community’s resort-style swimming pool or having a nice afternoon swimming class with neighbors and friends at the 25-meter lap pool. You can also help your little ones make friends of their own at the kiddie splash zone.
In Ibis, one of the best ways you’ll find to socialize and spend time with the family is by bonding over delicious meals. Visit The Bistro for a poolside dining experience or head on over to The Pub for the ultimate sports bar ambiance.
Enjoy a table-side dinner show at The Chef’s Table and watch your meals being prepared right before your eyes! For a formal and intimate dinner, fine dining restaurants like The Panache and The Atrium are definitely the best choices.
Cap off your day by relaxing at the Ibis Spa. Whether your craving for a hot stone massage, a rejuvenating facial, aromatherapy, or manicures and pedicures, the Ibis spa has you covered.
With its’ world-class amenities and services which has earned the honor of being awarded as a Distinguished Emerald Club, The Club at Ibis will allow you to truly indulge in an unsurpassed lifestyle.
Are you ready to make this beautiful dream property yours and come home to your very own paradise in Ibis? To schedule a viewing and for more information, call Nestor Gasset and Katerina Gasset at 561-753-0135!
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April 28, 2017 was a big day to celebrate for Florida Realtors and home sellers as it marked the passage of HB 483/SB 398, a bill that limits the fees charged by community association management companies for estoppel certificates.
When buying a property that is managed by a community association, it is considered a must that the buyers know whether or not the seller is current in their dues, fees and assessments. This information is disclosed by the community association management company to the closing agent in the form of an estoppel certificate. More often than not, sellers don’t know how much they would need to pay for the estoppel certificate until they receive the closing documents.
Prior to HB 483/SB 398, Florida law allowed association management companies to charge a “reasonable” fee for the preparation of an estoppel certificate as they deemed necessary. However, without specifying how “reasonable” the fees should be, there were companies using the vagueness of the term to charge exorbitant fees of over $1,000 to prepare this document. There was instance that a company that charged the home seller an estoppel certificate fee of $1,610 for his home that was sold for $190,000.
With the passage of HB 483/SB 398 there will now be set fees that these community association management companies are able to charge for issuance of estoppel certificates. It also requires that the certificates be valid for 30 days and that a standard estoppel certificate form must be used throughout the state to ensure that same information is provided to each property owner.
Here are the allowed Estoppel Certificate Fees according to HB 483/SB 398:
This means if a property owner is delinquent in his dues, fees, and assessments, and he wants to expedite the processing of the estoppel certificate, the maximum he can be charged is $500.
This has been a multi-year effort by Florida Realtors. Carrie O’Rourke, vice president of public policy for Florida Realtors, shares “After several years of educating legislators and building support in both legislative chambers on the issue of estoppel certificate fees, we brought home a huge victory for home sellers. Congratulations to all of our members who have contributed their time and energy trying to fix this problem.”
Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Naples) sponsored HB 483 and Sen. Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) sponsored SB 398.
This bill is now headed to Gov. Scott for his signature and once signed into law, it is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2017.