At The Juno Beach Pier

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve been to the Juno Beach Pier. I forgot how amazing the view of our gorgeous Atlantic Ocean is from there! I took a leisurely, evening stroll down the pier with my husband last weekend, and it did not disappoint!

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Located just off from the Ocean Rescue Headquarters at 14776 Highway A1A, Juno Beach, Florida 33408. The pier is the perfect spot for anglers, beach goers and spectators. Admission fees are $4.00 for anglers and $1.00 for spectators. If you’re fishing off the pier, they have a a small bait shop located right at the admission gate. Need an ice cream on a hot day? They have that too!

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Admittedly, I’m not a very good fisherlady. Honestly I don’t have the patience for it and watching the caught fish flop around out of the water, breaks my heart every time! However, it was quite humorous to walk down the pier and see the fish out smarting the fisherman the whole time! There were HUGE fish below the pier, probably close to 50 anglers all up and down the pier and not one of them were catching anything!

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Check out the size of those bad boys!

 

It was awesome to watch the giant bait balls swim in formation, making perfect circles around the larger fish. The perspective from the pier is really cool!

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If you look close, you can see the stingray that swam by.

 

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You just can’t help but feel yourself relax looking at the view from the pier! Not only are the views spectacular, the pier also plays an important role with keeping our local marinelife safe and the environment healthy. You can learn more about the Responsible Pier Initiative on the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s website here.

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This is just one of the MANY reasons I love working & living in Jupiter, Florida. If you live in the Jupiter area, be sure and take a some time to enjoy the pier from time to time. It really is quite lovely.

Would you love to live in Jupiter, Florida? Check out our current, local listings, available through the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team. Contact me if you’d to chat about Jupiter’s real estate market.

Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Until next time, keep supporting each other.   –Nicole

Weekly Wrap Up For July 18th, 2015

Happy Saturday to all you beautiful blog readers! I hope your week was splendid! I’ve been straight up, crazy busy…and I loved EVERY second of it! Real Estate is really busy this time of year, and when I’m busy I’m happy. This post kind of sums up my week, in iPhone photos. Hope you like it!

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Can we all just pause for a minute to appreciate my Dad’s green thumb. Wow!

I really loved this past week’s interview with Bianca, from Bianca’s Brazilian Bites.. If you missed it, you can catch up here: Meet Bianca.

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Found a Mermaid at an open house.

 

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Only had one taker on the cookies at my Open House. But we did get an contract! SCORE!!

 

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This is what happens when my husband gets creative in the kitchen! So good!!

 

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I showed property in a monsoon this week. It was not my favorite!!

 

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Saw this at a property I viewed this week and really wanted to take it home!!

 

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Watching my 15 year old daughter with my 4 month old niece melts my heart. Every time!

 

I’d love to hear how your week was. Leave me a comment with all the juicy details!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this great local event.  Saturday, July 18th: Live Music at Harbourside Place. A family friendly, free event!

Have an event you’d like me to share? Email me the info and I just may include it in the next Weekly Wrap Up Post!

As always, thanks for reading. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!  – Nicole

Meet Bianca, of Bianca’s Brazilian Bites

For the first interview on the newly updated blog I’m featuring Bianca. I haven’t met Bianca in real life, but I see her Brazilian Bites everywhere I go, in Jupiter!! Everyone I know that’s tried them, LOVES them! Her Peanut Butter Protein Balls are amazing! I just had to ask her to do an interview. She was so nice and agreed. So without further ado…Meet Bianca!

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1. Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Bianca Silveira and I am originally from Brazil. I have lived in So. Fla since May 2000 and I became an American Citizen in 2009 – biggest accomplishment of my life!!!!!! I don’t have any babies myself, but I do have an adorable nephew Gabriel and a niece Bella-Claire. They are 3 and absolutely amazing!! I get to play cool auntie B so we love to spend time together. I was just recently adopted by my boyfriend’s 10 year old beagle. Bailey is such a nice and easy-going dog, although I don’t think there is enough food on Earth to feed her as she is always looking for more, beagles…love them!

2. When did you start the Bianca’s Brazilian Bites brand?
Bianca’s Brazilian Bites has been around since 2010. I always loved to bake with mom when I was a kid growing up in Brazil. I always like to experiment and change recipes (mom didn’t like that so much LOL). As the very active and healthy lifestyle lover that I am, I believed cookies and treats should taste great and not make us feel guilty. I turned my passion into a business and created Bianca’s Brazilian Bites. All natural, gluten-free and non-GMO cookies and treats.

3. Who makes up the Bianca’s Brazilian Bites crew?
We are a local small family business so everyone in the family helps and is part of The BBB Team!

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4. What do you find most challenging about running your own business?
Running my own business is not a “piece-of-cookie” The most challenging part is making sure I can run the business while I focus on my full-time job and still devote time to my family, friends & my hobbies.

5. What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?
Seeing its success and how fast we are growing. Seeing people faces and smiles when they see me and my products. Hearing a stranger say “I LOVE YOUR COOKIES” touches my heart and brings me such a rewarding feeling!

6. What do you do on your days off?
Awwwwwww…days off! I sleep in!!!!! Well, I mean, I don’t get up until 7:30 AM or 8:00 AM. I love the outdoors so on my days off you will find me boating, swimming, walking…on a rainy day I head to the movie theaters. I spend quality time with my boyfriend, family & friends, dinning out, having good coffee and great conversation.

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7. How do you juggle work & family?
I prioritize my priorities. It may sound silly, but a lot of times I stop and take a deep breath and I and I ask myself “Is this really that important right now”? If the answer is no, I move to more important things. I always remind myself “family comes first”, no matter what.
8. Who is your favorite Superhero and why?
Wolverine 100%!!!!!! He is tough (with a soft side), protects his loved ones and he never dies!!!! (I haven’t seen the last one, hope he is still alive) Plus, he is so attractive!!!

9. Where can we find Bianca’s Brazilian Bites?

We have an online store: www.biancasbrazilianbites.com. Like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Bianca’s Brazilian Bites are also sold at 11 different local locations:
Tri Bike Run Sports – Juno Beach
3 Natives – Tequesta
Oceana Coffee (3 locations) – Tequesta & Stuart
Modern Juice – Jupiter
Tequesta Fitness – Tequesta
Loggerhead Fitness – Juno Beach
Breath, Salt Yoga – Jupiter
The Brewhouse Gallery – Lake Park
Fresca Juices & Smoothies – Northlake

10. Is there anything else you would like is to know?
We will be at the Loggerhead Triathlon Expo – Jupiter Beach Resort on July 31st. Stop by our booth to check us out and try some bites!!!

Thank you for sharing with us, Bianca! We love hearing about women business owners in our area!

Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Please support our local entrepreneurs. They are a very important part of our beautiful little town. Jupiter, Florida has many small businesses that make living here great!

Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Interested in how much your current home is worth? Just let me know, I’m happy to help, just contact me! Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you!

Cheers, Nicole

Open House – Heights of Jupiter

I’m having an Open House today! Featuring this great home in Jupiter, Florida. Such a perfect opportunity, at a very affordable price! This CBS constructed, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2-car garage Single Family Home sits inside the very desirable Non-HOA community of the Heights of Jupiter. With grade “A” schools and multiple amenities to choose from, this home is great for any family. Such amenities and luxuries include a community park, town basketball courts, local golf course, local restaurants and boutiques, and being only seconds from the beach or shopping. On top of all the amenities, this community is one of the very few that does not have the extra monthly or quarterly fee of an HOA. Without a doubt, this home is a great deal. This home hasn’t even gone on the MLS yet! Stop by & see it (and me) today, from 12-3PM. Plus…I’ll have cookies!

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Questions? Call the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team at: (561) 312-7790 or email us!

What’s So Great About Jupiter, Florida – II

This post originally posted HERE on June 2, 2015

The start of summer is upon us! If you’re a regular reader of this blog you know I’m kind of obsessed with my home town Jupiter, Florida. Living and working in this town is really great! However, sometimes I forget to take time to actually enjoy all the wonderful things and places our little town has to offer. So for the last couple of weeks, I’ve made a point to enjoy a little bit of our local flavor!

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The juices at 3 Natives are so yummy! My favorite is the “Lean & Green”.

 

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We caught The Helmsman at Harbourside Place the other night. It was quite lovely!

 

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I’ve enjoyed several classes lately at Kula Yoga Shala. It’s an awesome studio here in Jupiter!

 

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We celebrated my Dad’s birthday at U-Tiki Beach. Gotta love that view!

 

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Not in Jupiter, but just a short drive away, we enjoyed lunch at Sailfish Marina.

 

Other local favorites that I don’t currently have photos of (gasp!):
Places on my “To Do” list that I haven’t visited yet:
I’m just realizing now that all my places have to do with eating & drinking! Ha! Well, I guess I have my priorities straight! Let me know if you have a favorite place not on my list. I’m always up for trying new spots!
Tequesta and Jupiter both have many small businesses that make living here great! If you’d like to know more info on how you can move to our area, contact me! Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you find the perfect home in Jupiter or Tequesta!
Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Interested in how much your current home is worth? Just let me know, I’m happy to help!Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Until next time, keep supporting each other.

Cheers,
Nicole

Meet Carin – Artist at Carin Wagner Fine Art

This post was originally posted HERE on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

 

Today’s blog interview is with Carin Wagner, a local artist in our area. I met Carin several years ago when I worked at a local Fine Art Printer. She paints really beautiful, really big landscape pieces that will take your breath away! She was always one of our sweetest clients and so easy to work with. I contacted her a few weeks ago and she generously agreed to give me an interview. So, meet Carin!

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1. Tell us a little about yourself.

South Florida has been my home since I was 11 years old. I am lucky enough to have a husband, 3 children, aged 14, 15 and 18 and 3 pets. Two cats chose us to be their caregivers and a bunny rabbit hopped into our hearts 10 years ago.

2. When did you first have an interest in art?

When I was in kindergarten our teacher assigned us a self portrait. When it was complete, she took mine and showed it to the other teachers and gave it high praise. Being one of six children, praise was rare- so I was thrilled to be noticed!

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3. How did you get started in the “Art for a living” field? How long have you been in the biz?

After a childhood spent dreaming of paintings, I went to school for advertising design, hoping for a stable source of income. After a few years in the field, I was offered a mural job at what was then Pier 66 hotel and Marina. From there, a yacht brokerage firm commissioned me. In excitement, I quit my day job! There have been some awesome ups and downs( not just on ladders and scaffolds). I have been painting for a living since 1988.

4. What do you find most challenging about running your own business?

The most challenging part of the business for me is the marketing component. Most artists just want to create, and I am no exception. If you don’t attend to the sales aspect, you end up with a lot of art to dust and very little to eat!

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5. What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

There are at least two incredibly rewarding things about my work. The first is the sense of accomplishment when I have turned a visual dream into an actual piece of art- some of my paintings take 6 months to complete. The second is when someone who has purchased my work or viewed it, tells me that it evoked a particular emotion, or reminds them of a lovely place. When someone who has purchased my work sends me a photo of the art, in a place of pride in their home and then tells me how peaceful it makes them feel, it makes me incredibly glad!


6. What do you do on your days off?

As a mom, you rarely get a full day off, but I love to get out in nature, gardening, hiking, biking, and kayaking all make me very happy.


7. How do you juggle work & family?

Juggling a family and a career is a challenge. There is a certain level of guilt- no matter which one you are attending to-you worry about neglecting the other! Our time with our children is really short though, so I am just happy to be in this crazy, busy time!

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8. Who is your favorite Superhero and why?

My favorite superhero is Elastigirl (The Incredibles). I would love to be able to stretch that far and turn myself into a living parachute that holds my family and keeps them from harm!

9. Where can we find You and your artwork online? 

You can find me at Carin Wagner Gallery or on Facebook. My work is at RosettaStone Gallery and M&M Studios in Jupiter and will be at the Cultural Council in Lake Worth over the summer.

Thank you for sharing with us, Carin! Your work is lovely!! 

Tequesta and Jupiter both have many small businesses that make living here great! If you’d like to know more info on how you can move to our area, contact me! Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you find the perfect home in Jupiter or Tequesta!

Thanks for reading the blog, friends!! Let me know how you like the interviews and if you have any suggestions on who to interview next, please feel free to nominate them!

Cheers, Nicole

Perfectly Priced Single Family Home In Jupiter

A_Front-Ext-ViewAnother Phenomenal Home listed by the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team – This beautifully designed CBS constructed, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1-Car Garage (converted to 3rd Bonus Room) detached Single Family Home is the perfect retreat. With renovations throughout, this gorgeous home provides the open ambiance that everyone desires. The large kitchen is open to the dining area and the great room. This spacious and open living area provides the picture perfect setting for socializing with family and entertaining with friends. Every room in this home has been upgraded with high-hat lighting. Plus, the entire living area, dining area, and kitchen have been tastefully decorated with large tile floors and beveled crown molding. The large kitchen offers ample cabinetry and updated appliances, and is open to the large dining area. The 1-Car Garage is currently used as a very large air-conditioned bonus room, but can very easily be converted back to a garage, if desired. The large utility room is separated from the bonus room, and provides plenty of area to comfortably do your laundry. The master suite is very spacious. Provided with ample closet space and large widows for natural lighting, the master suite is exactly what all homeowners? desire. The master bathroom has been renovated with new tile flooring and a custom tiled shower. The guest bedroom and guest bathroom have been tastefully renovated, as well. Beyond the kitchen and dining area is a large screened-in patio. It is a nice shaded place to enjoy a cup of coffee without the bugs. Beyond the screened-in patio, come enjoy the perfect backyard. This oversized and fully fenced backyard provides plenty of space to park a boat or install a pool. This home had a new roof installed in 2006, and was painted on the interior and exterior in 2012. The Jupiter Village subdivision offers a community pool, sidewalks throughout, street lighting, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a fitness trail, and a playground. All of these amazing recreational amenities are walking distance from your front door. On top of all these splendors, this community is noted as the urban/suburban wonder. Only walking distance to the grocery store, great restaurants, wonderful shopping, and so much more. This community is a perfect gem. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity at such an amazing price. This home will not last. For further details, please contact the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team here.

More photos and virtual tour can be found on www.seanunderwood.com

Meet Jeni, of Doulas of the Palm Beaches

I’m really excited to introduce you all to Jeni Johnson. I met Jeni through The Jupiter Dragons Swim Team, where both our daughters swim. I didn’t realize until very recently what Jeni did for a living. So, I contacted her about doing a blog interview and she agreed. Read on to see what’s she has been up to!

1. Tell us a little about yourself: I grew up on Virginia and moved to Florida in High School. I graduated from The University of Florida with a degree in Elementary Education. After graduation I became a flight attendant for American Airlines. I was a flight attendant for 18 years and then became a birth doula.

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2. What is a Doula? A birth doula is someone who offers professional support to women during pregnancy, labor and postpartum.

3. How did you get started in the Doula field? How long have you been in the biz? I became a certified birth doula from DONA International in 2004. My doula partner and I started our company, Doulas of the Palm Beaches, LLC in 2005.

4. What do you find most challenging about running your own business? Trusting others to do a job. Tina (my business partner) and I have to trust the people that work for us completely. Our business is a very personal business and we want only the very best for our clients.

5. What is the most rewarding thing about running your company? Our business is full of rewards. The best, seeing a mom hold her baby for the very first time.

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6. What do you do on your days off? I love to go to the beach, see a movie or find a new wonderful restaurant.

7. How do you juggle work & family? Fortunately my children are in high school and college so they completely understand if I’m at a birth. I really try to schedule everything work related around their schedules. A birth is one thing I can’t schedule, that’s why I try and limit the number of births each month to 3.

8. Who is your favorite Superhero and why? All of my clients in labor are my superheroes. Women are so strong, emotionally and physically.

9. Where can we find Duolas of The Palm Beaches online? Visit Doulas of The Palm Beaches online. Please also “like” us on Facebook and “follow” us on Instagram. Both under Doulas of the Palm Beaches

10. Is there anything else you would like is to know? Upcoming events, etc. We have so many events happening at DOTPB. Please visit or website for all events

Thank you, Jeni, for sharing with us! We love seeing small business owners doing well in Jupiter, Florida! 

Just listed: I love this tri-level townhouse in Greenwich, Jupiter, within walking distance of Doulas of The Palm Beaches’ office, currently available through the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team. Contact me if you’d like to see it.

Meet Caitlin, of Maggie & Mae Boutique

I am super excited to introduce you all to Caitlin Farrelly Bartlett, owner of Maggie & Mae!

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I contacted Caitlin about doing the interview, because my daughter & I LOVE her shop! We’ve purchase a few little goodies there and love her selection of beautiful things. She kindly agreed to answer some questions for the blog, so without further adieu, meet Caitlin!

1. Tell us a little about yourself: Caitlin Farrelly Bartlett, from Jupiter, Fl…Lived here since the 4th grade, split my time between Jupiter and Nantucket Island, MA after college. Moved to Jupiter permanently about one year ago. I’ve recruited my husband to be a Jupiter boy, he’s originally from North Conway New Hampshire.

My husband Justin and I have been married four years, we hope to start a family soon.

I have a dog, a Chihuahua, Mr. Patches. He is 11 years old, and is my most loyal companion. He comes to M&M every day, and hangs out in a dog bed made from a vintage suitcase. Wherever I am, he is, and vice versa.

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2. When did you start the Maggie & Mae brand? Maggie & Mae has been an “idea” for many years. I got my start at a small boutique on Nantucket, where I was the manager/buyer for about 10 years. We started the process in October of 2013, and officially opened for business in August of 2014.


3. Who are Maggie & Mae?
Maggie was my beloved Golden Retriever, I got her ask a gift from my dad when I was 8.  She passed away when I was a senior in high school. Mae is for Asha Mae, my littlest sister. I am the oldest of three girls; Asha Mae is in the first grade at Jerry Thomas Elementary. We are the luckiest people on the planet to get to share our lives with her.



4. What do you find most challenging about running your own business?
  The most challenging thing about running my own business is that I am my own boss, on any given day I can choose to be lazy or productive; and I’m the only person that I have to answer to. Can be a double-edged sword at times.

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5. What is the most rewarding thing about running your company? To me, I find the most reward in empowering women through their style and wardrobe. I like the feeling of helping someone feel pretty and dressing for their personal style and body types. We as women are naturally super hard on ourselves, so it is nice to be able to help someone calm that down a bit.


6. What do you do on your days off? 
Well, as a new business owner, days off are few and far between; but when we do get them, my husband Justin and I enjoy taking my parents boat out, or going to the beach. We love just the act of sitting and relaxing.  Jupiter has so much to offer in such a little area, we try to take advantage of our little slice of paradise.


7. How do you juggle work & family? 
The juggle of work and family is always tough, for anyone and everyone. I think for me, I have to remind myself of the importance of taking a step back and remembering that we only get this one life; don’t let it pass you by.


8. Who is your favorite Superhero and why? 
My favorite super hero is hands down, my mother. She is more than the hardest working person I know. It was always her dream to see my sister and I go off to college and do great things. Not only was it her dream to see it, but also she is always there to help us get it. Without sounding like a spoiled brat, my mom’s never wanted to tell us “no.” If there was something we wanted or needed, she’d work extra hard just for us. It’s pretty cool to have a mother that has your back no matter what; not everyone will have the blessing of experiencing that.

9. Where can we find Maggie & Mae online? Maggie & Mae is super into the social media train, you can always find us on Facebook and Instagram. I’m constantly posting about new arrivals, specials, and everything in between!

Thank you, Caitlin, for sharing with us! We love seeing small business owners doing well in Jupiter, Florida! 

Just listed: I love this Spacious & Bright Jupiter Townhome, within walking distance of Maggie & Mae, currently available through the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team. Contact me if you’d like to see it.

What’s So Great About Jupiter Florida

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If you live in Jupiter, Florida, like me, you know what a fantastic slice of paradise we have here. If you don’t live here, let me share a little bit about this beautiful, beach side community with you!

Jupiter, Florida is known for it’s quiet, small town feel. Over the last 15 years, our little town has really blossomed. We host a variety of residents, from families in their forever homes, to snowbirds here for the season…and everything in between!

Want to learn more about the history of Jupiter? Visit the Town Website, for in-depth info.

Today, like most days around here, was a perfect beach day! I took a few minutes between work and picking up the kiddos, and took in some of the ocean air. Nothing helps get your brain working at full capacity like a little sand, sun & surf!

On my way back to the office, I stopped off at Sawfish Bay Park. It’s just south of the A1A bridge and has a perfect view of the Jupiter Lighthouse & Intracoastal Waterway.

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The water was gorgeous today!

This is just one of the MANY reasons I love working & living in Jupiter, Florida. I’m planning a lot of Jupiter features blog posts. So check back often!

Would you love to live in Jupiter, Florida? Check out this amazing condo, steps from the ocean, currently available through the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team. Contact me if you’d like to see it.