Merry Christmas From The Jupiter Local

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Merry Christmas Everyone!
I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for helping make 2015 a wonderful year for The Jupiter Local. I so appreciate all the comments, interviews, events and referrals that have come from this year of blogging. I feel like I’ve made some great friends and l have really loved meeting all of you! I’m signing off for the rest of the year but already have a ton of wonderful things planned for 2016.
I hope you all have a Festive and Merry Christmas and the most wonderful New Year.

With Sincere Appreciation,
Nicole Underwood Gonzalez

Meet Susie Bettenhausen – Local Artist

Today’s blog interview is with Susie Bettenhausen, a local artist in our area. I met Susie several years ago when I worked at a local Fine Art Printer. She paints gorgeous pieces with delightful colors! She was always one of our sweetest clients and so easy to work with. Luckily, I ran into her again and she agreed to do a blog interview! So, meet Susie!

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Photography Credit Shelley Megathlin

Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in Alabama and headed out to Texas for college.  After college, we moved around the South a number of times and spent a few years in the UK as well.  In 2006, we settled in Jupiter full-time.

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In the Face of Ambiguity

When did you first have an interest in art?  How did you get started in the “Art for a living” field? How long have you been in the biz?
I’ve had an interest in art ever since childhood but I never really thought I could make a career out of it.  I was the kid with the little art station in the corner of my bedroom all neatly organized.  I drew houses, fashions, etc.  My creativity is always finding an outlet and I love to experiment with new mediums all the time.  After college, I pursued art on the side initially.  I began by illustrating sketches, invitations, notecards and other stationery products.  I later branched out into giftware related items.  I love the aspect of “handmade” and the uniqueness that comes with each product.  I made the transition to fine art and have never looked back.  Each piece takes more time and had more meaning behind it.

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What do you find most challenging about running your own business?
Balancing everything – especially the aspects of the business that are not my strength areas.  As a wife and mom I have to keep everything in check and make sure my priorities stay in the right order.  Even a God given gift or talent can become and idol when it takes over your life.

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Pool On Peruvian

What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?
Hands down, the ability to work for myself under my own guidelines and timelines.

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What do you do on your days off?
Because my work schedule is so flexible, I may take time off at any given moment on a whim.  When I am feeling extra creative I work – a lot! If I’m not feeling it, I don’t stress over it! I adore spending time with my husband and kids and we usually make our way to the water somewhere.  We love to get up on Saturday mornings before the weekend crowds are out and go snorkeling in the Inlet or bike around Palm Beach Island.

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Diadeloso

How do you juggle work & family?
With a lot of help from my husband for sure!  I make an effort to start the day with a prayer and devotional time which I absolutely need in order to keep myself on track with my eyes in the right direction.  If you don’t constantly remind yourself where you’re going, it’s too easy to get lost!

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Right of Center

Where can we find You and your artwork online?
I have a website, www.susiebettenhausen.com which I try hard to keep relevant and up to date but the best way to keep up with what I’m working on is through my Instagram @susiebettenhausen.

Is there anything else you would like us to know? 
My art has been taking me all over the South recently but I do have some local events on the horizon this spring.  In February, I’m looking forward to participating in an artists event at Social House Lake Worth and in March, I will be taking part in an art event on Jupiter Island.  I am currently working on a Palm Beach series of works that will be available in the spring as well.

Thank you Susie, for sharing your story! Your work is so lovely!!

Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Please support our local business owners & entrepreneurs. They are a very important part of our little slice of South Florida. Northern Palm Beach County has many small businesses that make living here great! Know a business owner you would like to see featured. Contact me and they just may end up on the blog! – ❤️ Nicole

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!

Happy Clients Are The Best Clients!

Congratulations Kevin & Ellenie!! They closed on a beautiful house in Jupiter on Friday!

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Thank you for letting myself & the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team assist you with this purchase. It’s been wonderful getting to know you and we can’t wait to see how you make this house your home! We are so happy for you!!

For Sale: Charming Single Family Home In Jupiter Florida

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Sit back, relax, and enjoy the lifestyle of a great neighborhood at a very reasonable price. Noted as one of Jupiter’s most affordable Single Family Home communities, the Heights of Jupiter is in a class of its own. Tired of the HOA fees? If so, having no HOA fees is just the beginning of the perks to this amazing neighborhood. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2-car garage single family home is charming from its curbside appeal to its open floor plan. Built in 1999 by the renowned Mark Miller & Company, this home has all the perks. This home is CBS constructed, and has been built to the required hurricane codes.

The kitchen was recently renovated to provide maximum space for the preparation of food and the accompaniment of kitchen guests. The customized renovations include large diagonally laid tile flooring, tall espresso stained wood cabinetry, granite counter tops, a deep and oversized under mount stainless sink, a decorative glass tile backsplash, high-end GE Profile stainless appliances, stainless plumbing features, elegant light fixtures, and a long granite breakfast bar.

Need a little fresh air without the Florida heat? If so, step outside to the extra large screened lanai at the rear of the home. You can access this screened lanai from the main living area or from the master bedroom. The lanai provides a view of the entire backyard, which is surrounded by six-foot privacy fencing. Just steps from this home, there are tons of local amenities to choose from. Enjoy the park inside the community, as well as multiple public parks and recreational facilities that are scattered throughout the area. Take a short walk to the tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball courts, skateboard park, baseball park, restaurants, boutique shopping, and many other luxuries and amenities. Less than a mile away, you can take on a game of golf at Abacoa’s public course. This home and community has it all. Amazing Schools and Amazing Neighbors will keep you always wondering why other people live where they do! On top of all these great bonuses, this community is one of the very few that does not have the extra monthly or quarterly fee from an HOA. The home and location will sell itself.

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More photos available on the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team website. Want more info on this home? Contact Me!

A Meticulously Maintained Townhouse For Sale In Jupiter

This meticulously maintained townhouse sits in the heart of Jupiter. Come take a peek at this 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, and 1 Half Bath unit, which has been recently enhanced with great interior and exterior features. Enjoy the new exterior maintenance free Hardi-siding, new landscaping, new wood deck, and new backyard privacy fence that surrounds the brick paver deck. When you get inside, you’ll notice the new interior paint throughout, high baseboard molding, new light fixtures and ceiling fans, new plumbing features, and so much more. The kitchen is open to a large breakfast nook area and provides a pass-through window to the main dining area. Also, the kitchen was recently renovated with newer appliances. The great room offers ample space for large family room furnishings and a large dining table. Also, from the great room this floor plan provides under stairwell storage, a hallway with a washer and dryer laundry closet, and access to a half bathroom. With an open ambiance and multiple sliding glass doors that lead to the large screened lanai, the first level of this town home is great for entertaining. As you take a walk upstairs, a long loft-style hallway greets you. This hallway separates the master suite from the guest bedrooms, and provides access to the full guest bathroom. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, and a large bathroom with a separate vanity area. There is plenty of parking in this community with 2 assigned spaces at the front door of this unit. 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, contact me!

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V_Private-Fenced-Rear-DeckSee more photos & details on the Sean Underwood Real Estate team website, HERE.

Feeling Official

So, I’ve been at this whole Real Estate thing for awhile now. I finally got my realtor.com​ profile set up and have a few recommendations coming in from past clients. Yea!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

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Check it out here: Nicole Underwood, Agent Jupiter, FL

I have loved all the people I’ve helped so far. Real Estate really is a very rewarding profession.

Seeing happy clients at the end of a transaction is THE best feeling!!

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I am excited about the coming year and all the awesome people I’m going to help! Maybe you or one of your friends/family will be one of them! 😀

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

For Sale: Jupiter Florida Home With A Gorgeous Outdoor Space

Can we all pause for a moment to appreciate how amazing this back yard is?!

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I really love our new listing. The backyard is so amazing I’m thinking about including terms in the contract that whomever buys this home has to invite me over for parties!

The Deets: Come live in a tropical oasis home, without the high costs of an HOA. This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage single family pool home is set in a great neighborhood with plenty of perks. Inside this home you will enjoy the enhanced open feeling from the high vaulted ceilings throughout. Since there is no carpet within this home, the tile and engineered wood flooring look great and are easy to care for. As you walk through the front door, a large interior foyer hallway greets you. Just to the left is a perpendicular hallway that leads to both large guest bedrooms, and to the large updated full guest bathroom. As you proceed to the main living room area, you will immediately notice the large windows, sliding glass doors, and high ceilings that allow for ample natural light. Enjoy the kitchen, which has been recently enhanced with custom lighting, stainless appliances, and renovated cabinetry. Attached to the kitchen, and open to the entire living room, is the dining area. Looking out into the living area, this open ambiance makes this home a great place to entertain family and friends. With the master suite towards the rear of this home, you can separate yourself from your guests. The master suite is large and perfectly designed to accommodate large furnishings. The master bedroom offers a huge walk-in closet, a separate vanity area, and a water closet that accommodates the toilet and shower. If you love to spend time outdoors, this is the home for you. As you enter the backyard from the sliding glass doors of the family room, you step outside into your very own tropical retreat. Running the full length of the backyard, a new custom designed heated pool and deck make this backyard one of a kind. The custom pool provides a shallow lounge area, and a raised spa with a waterfall into the pool. The custom paver deck covers the majority of the privately fenced backyard, and is wrapped with gorgeous landscaping and landscape lighting. Also, a custom fire pit is built in the corner of the pool deck. This fire pit offers the perfect place to relax and make s’mores in the evening. This home was updated with a brand new roof in 2013, and is provided with hurricane shutters. This home is set inside a very desired, and absolutely spectacular community known as the Heights of Jupiter. Just steps from this home, there are tons of local amenities to choose from. Enjoy the park inside the community, as well as multiple public parks and recreational facilities that are scattered throughout the area. Take a short walk to the tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball courts, skateboard park, baseball park, restaurants, boutique shopping, and many other luxuries and amenities. Less than a mile away, you can take on a game of golf at Abacoa’s renowned public course. This home and community has it all. Amazing Schools and Amazing Neighbors will keep you always wondering why other people live where they do! On top of all these great bonuses, this community is one of the very few that does not have the extra monthly or quarterly fee from an HOA. Interested in viewing this beautiful, Jupiter Florida home? Let me know!

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For Sale: Gorgeous Jupiter, Florida Home Without An HOA

New Listing: This gorgeous 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2-Car Garage, Single Family Home sits inside a Non-HOA community, known as the Heights of Jupiter. As you approach the front door, a covered front porch greets you. Once inside, you will be impressed by a full view of the open floor plan that flows seamlessly throughout the home. The high vaulted ceilings also provide a smooth connection with the entire main living areas, and the large windows offer an abundance of natural light. From the front door, you enter the formal living room and dining area. The dining area is connected with the kitchen by a large arched pass through window that can be used as a breakfast bar. As you walk beyond the dining area, and into the open kitchen, you will enjoy the upgraded kitchen. This renovated kitchen includes granite-tiled countertops, updated cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, high-hat lighting, a granite-tiled island, a large pantry, and a quant breakfast nook. Open to the kitchen is the family room. This is the absolute perfect spot to watch TV and cook at the same time. A perfectly designed home for entertaining family and friends. Separate yourself from your guests with the split bedroom floor plan. The large master suite is to the rear of the home. The master bedroom provides high vaulted ceilings, a large walk-in closet, and plenty of natural lighting. The master bedroom space will easily accompany any of your oversized furnishings. The attached master bathroom offers an oversized dual sink vanity, separate roman tub, and large glass enclosed walk in shower. On the opposite side of the family room are the two large guest bedrooms. Separated by a hallway, these large guest bedrooms share a full guest bathroom with a common tub/shower. Need a little fresh air, without the Florida heat? If so, step onto the extra large screened lanai at the rear of the home. You can access the lanai from the sliding glass doors in the breakfast nook area or master bedroom. The view from the lanai is looking out towards the backyard, which is surrounded by six-foot fencing for your privacy. This home is set inside a very desired, and absolutely spectacular community known as the Heights of Jupiter. Just steps from this home, there are tons of local amenities to choose from. Enjoy the park inside the community, as well as multiple public parks and recreational facilities that are scattered throughout the area. Take a short walk to the tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball courts, skateboard park, baseball park, restaurants, boutique shopping, and many other luxuries and amenities. Less than a mile away, you can take on a game of golf at Abacoa’s renowned public course. This home and community has it all. Amazing Schools and Amazing Neighbors will keep you always wondering why other people live where they do! On top of all these great bonuses, this community is one of the very few that does not have the extra monthly or quarterly fee from an HOA. For further details, please feel free to contact me.

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Wednesday’s Motivation

It’s Wednesday friends! We’re halfway to the weekend. Yay!! It’s been a hectic week already for me. The kiddos headed back to school and our summer life is officially over (sad face). However, with every new school year comes the reminder that Fall is right around the corner. Fall is my favorite Season! Pumpkins, sweaters (sorta, it is So. Fl. after all), and selling & listing houses in my favorite town! So chin up buttercups, it’s Wednesday!

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Did you check out my New Listing post from yesterday? It’s a great little house, right here in Jupiter, Florida. Contact me if you’d like more info on this home or any others in the Northern Palm Beach County area. – Nicole