Jimmy Buffett Returns to Paradise with a New Palm Beach Home

King of the the Parrothead Nation Finds a New Roost Close to A1A

Jimmy Buffett, troubadour, film maker, restauranteur, and King of the Parrothead Nation apparently could not stay away from Highway A1A for long. After selling the oceanfront home he owned with his wife Jane for over 16 years back in May of last year he is back. According to a deed dated December 16th Jimmy and Jane have a new nest on the island located at 309 Garden Road.

This time instead of a 16,897 square foot home on 1.61 acres of oceanfront property they have opted for more modest digs on the north end of the island. This time they will enjoy 4,783 square feet built around a courtyard pool on an interior lot measuring 100’ x 140’. The description of the home by the listing broker was a “sophisticated island contemporary” with indoor/outdoor living benefitting a tropical resort. Natural light floods the homes’ white interior and should fit in well with Jimmy’s island lifestyle.

We had the pleasure of attending Jimmy’s show at the Cruzan Amphitheater back on April 23rd and welcome both he and Jane back as residents of our wonderful area.

2011 has been a year of tremendous recovery and a quick comparison of sales prices of both homes show he paid 189% of the current county tax valuation for the 309 Garden Road property compared to the 108% of the 2010 valuation of 540 S Ocean when he sold last year. Certainly there are many factors playing a role in valuation but no doubt the recovery in south Florida real estate is real.
Welcome back Jimmy!

We have a couple beautiful properties just down the street from Buffett’s new home for anyone looking for their own place in the sun so if you are in the market please feel free to contact me at your convenience for details.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
“Results Driven Real Estate”

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
tom@tompriester.com

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Tom Priester

After spending years among the top individual performers at one of Palm Beach County’s largest and most successful real estate brokerages, Tom Priester knew there was another way to do real estate. A better way. Real estate services focused on the customer. Like the old days when the customer truly was #1. He tired of listening to why he should be going out to have his customers sign one sided buyers’ brokerage agreements. He tired of hearing how he should be selling customers why paying higher commissions, like 7% and 8%, was to their benefit. He tired of hearing how he should sell his clients on why they should be paying hundreds of dollars in additional “transaction fees”. The business had slid way too far from being focused on the customer. His customer. So he decided the time was right to be different…..by design. To start his own unique boutique real estate firm truly focused on his customers. They will now have access to a process focused on them. Only the best marketing techniques to sell their homes. No cutting corners. Commission structures based on his clients needs not his. Paradise Sharks was born out of Tom’s passion to return this business to the customer. Where it belongs. If you want a real estate experience that benefits you, just give Tom a call at 561 308-0175 or send him an e-mail at tom@paradisesharks.com. You can always pay more and receive less but that just would not make any sense. Would it?

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