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Author: Rebecca Giacobba

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The insiders guide to moving and living in Palm Beach County, Florida! Palm Beach has a misconception that it lacks depth, history and character. This is so far from true and this podcast explores the special qualities that Palm Beach County offer. You will hear most residents say their only regret is that they did not move here sooner. As residents from the Northern states are looking for options to save on taxes their number one choice is Florida. Even former President Trump has declared Palm Beach Florida his permanent residence! If you are one of these possible transplants or you just love Palm Beach follow along to learn more about what it is like to live and play in this amazing place. Look for our " in quest" of episodes where we search for the best of: pizza, hoagies, bagels....or you might like our local heroes stories or just want to learn about unique facts in purchasing your Florida home or moving your business...either way we hope you enjoy and learn to fall in love with Palm Beach. www.giaelite.com/ 410-320-4868
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Prepare to be whisked away to the cultural heart of Palm Beach as we sit down with the Kravitz Center's dynamic marketing duo, Meredyth and Dana, to explore a spectacular lineup that promises to dazzle and inspire. Their passion for the arts is palpable as they unveil the much-anticipated Broadway smashes Sixth the Musical and Hamilton's encore, alongside a ground-breaking exhibition set for summer 2024, Space Explorers: The Infinite. Imagine strapping on VR goggles to float alongside astrona...
Discover the extraordinary journey of women's empowerment with our special guest, Joanne Fletcher of Dress for Success, an organization that's been fueling the economic independence of women for over two decades. Imagine a world where every woman has the tools to unlock her career potential—this episode brings that world one step closer. We unwrap the story of how a modest inheritance sparked a global movement, now touching lives from New York to Nairobi. Joanne shares the nuts and bolts of D...
Imagine collapsing during a quick lunch run, your heart suddenly betraying you. That's exactly what happened to Ed Kosiec, whose story of survival is nothing short of miraculous, thanks to the quick actions of a CPR-trained high school student. Ed joins us to recount his life-altering experience and how it led him to launch Every Second Counts CPR, his non-profit aimed at spreading the gospel of this essential skill. He breaks down CPR myths with the finesse of a seasoned educator and passion...
Unlock the transformative power of generosity with Bob Burg, co-author of "The Go-Giver," as we explore a radical approach to prosperity that's all about giving. Imagine a world where your success isn't measured by what you acquire, but by what you contribute. This episode takes you on a journey through the five laws of stratospheric success, where Bob and I dissect how these principles aren't just good karma—they're a business strategy with proven financial merit.Engage with the profound sto...
When tragedy struck Ana and Martin DeGrossi with the loss of their son Diego, they faced a decision that would transform their pain into hope for others. Our latest episode welcomes these courageous parents who share their journey through grief and the poignant legacy left by their son. After Diego's life was tragically cut short by a drowning accident, Anna and Martin chose to donate his organs, a selfless act that rippled into a lifesaving miracle for individuals in dire need. Their s...
Have you ever wondered how you can make a real difference in the lives of children in foster care? Join me for an enlightening conversation with Jane Richardson from Friends of Foster Children and discover how this extraordinary organization has been enhancing the lives of foster children and their caregivers since 1985. Jane introduces us to their range of programs, from Foster Navigators who offer invaluable resources and support, to the Clothing Closet initiative that meets basic needs wit...
Imagine, 40 years ago, three women, a mission and a donated van - that's where it all began. Today, that vision has transformed into a dedicated soup kitchen that served over half a million people last year. Our esteemed guests Marlene Mejia and Dmitri Virenci, CEO and COO of this amazing organization, join us to share their personal journey, the ups, the downs, and the immense satisfaction derived from good deeds. From Marlene’s heartfelt stories to Dmitri’s unwavering dedication, their tale...
What happens when a group of women decide to make a difference in their local community? We invite you to discover the inspiring journey of Jill Sheridas, the founder of Fab and Fun Friends, and learn about the power of community spirit and the joy of giving back. Starting from a humble gathering of women enjoying late lunches, this social group has evolved into a philanthropic powerhouse in Palm Beach, pushing boundaries and changing lives.Jill shares riveting stories of how the group has pr...
Ever fancied sipping on a glass of crisp champagne or sultry wine, while engrossed in a captivating story? This episode has it all, as we get up close and personal with Diana Boga, the creator of Duas Champagne and Wine Lounge in Lantana, Florida. Diana graces us with her inspiring tale, starting with her move from the hustling streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, her charming side gig crafting charcuterie boards, and then her grand leap into pairing her love for wine with her ...
Say goodbye to misconceptions about reverse mortgages as we welcome Mike Rabon, an expert who knows this financial instrument like the back of his hand. Our conversation with Mike promises to clear the fog around reverse mortgages, especially for those over the age of 62, while also shedding light on the mortgage insurance policy that it involves. We also delve into the specifics of reverse mortgages, including how an amortization table can answer crucial questions for homeowners. Ever w...
Ready to navigate the labyrinth of real estate appraisals? We guarantee, by the end of this episode, you'll understand what goes into an appraisal and how to approach it if it comes in lower than expected. We kick things off discussing the nuances of real estate appraisals, emphasizing its necessity when buying property with a loan. We unravel how it involves a comparative analysis of at least three recently sold properties in the area. We also examine the influence of past trends on the real...
Get ready for a deep dive into the flourishing real estate market of Palm Beach County with our esteemed guest, Dorothy Jacks, the county's Property Appraiser. Dorothy's intriguing insights into the market's performance, even amidst a global pandemic, are set to challenge the status quo. Brace yourself as we follow the market's unexpected journey, fueled by the rise of remote work, which continues to keep property values high even with decreased transactions. In the second part of our di...
Brace yourselves as we unpack the bounty of resources offered by the My Safe Florida Home program to fortify your homes against hurricanes. We're thrilled to have Mark Wahl from Waypoint Home Inspections on board to illuminate how this Florida Governor-funded initiative extends free wind mitigation inspections and grants up to $10,000 to homeowners. Mark will decode the application process, the selection of proficient vendors, and the expected timeline for this safety-enhancing endeavor. He a...
Sometimes, life presents us with opportunities to make a difference, to change a life, and to bring joy to those who need it most. We were fortunate to have one such opportunity when we met Thomas LoBianco and Aurora Lewis from the outstanding organization, Tender Care. Tender Care, located in the Lake Park area, is more than just a facility; it's a haven for children with special medical needs, offering skilled nursing care, therapies, and even transportation. Thomas shares a touching person...
Have you ever wondered how a humble food truck in Puerto Rico could transform into a blossoming restaurant chain with five locations worldwide? Meet Jacqueline Guzman, the dynamic General Manager of Burrito Social, a buzzing new restaurant in Jupiter, FL, who shares her captivating journey of how she navigated from the Tequesta Country Club to Burrito Social, all while being 8 and a half months pregnant! Don't miss her riveting tale of passion, resilience, and her vision that helped transform...
Prepare to embark on a vibrant journey through the life and artwork of Cherie Blickenstaff, a cherished local artist from Palm Beach County. I promise you'll find inspiration as she shares her transition from a child artist to an advertising professional, and eventually, a full-time painter. Cherie didn't let the pandemic stop her passion, as she adapted to teaching art classes over Zoom, opening up a world of creativity for many. Savour the warmth of her favorite tropical themes as she guide...
Ready to embark on the exciting journey of homeownership, but need a little extra support with down payment and closing costs? Dive into this episode, where we unveil the Florida Hometown Heroes program, designed specifically to assist Florida residents like you. You might be surprised to learn that you qualify for this fantastic opportunity! Discover how this program offers no payment, interest-free money that you only need to repay when selling or refinancing your home, allowing you to be m...
Ready to dive into the captivating world of South Florida real estate? Join us, Rebecca Giacobba and Stephanie Coe, as we reveal the perks of living in this tropical paradise, from the luxurious lifestyle to the unbeatable benefit of no state income tax. Hear from our expert guest, Stephanie, as she shares her insights on whether now is the best time to buy in South Florida, while discussing the intense competition and rising prices in this highly sought-after market.As we explore Florida's g...
Meet Keith Lorigan who can help Florida companies see if they qualify! This is found money with very little effort!!!! (klorigan@erchelpdesk.com | Direct: 561-756-2008)Most companies are owed money in the CARES ACT from the ERC (Employee Retention Credit). There are multiple ways to qualify other than just a reduction in revenue. Businesses can capture up to $26,000 per W2 employee, based on certain quarters in 2020 & 2021. The IRS code and guidelines are com...
Learn about Christian Penner's journey to Florida and how he built one of the most successful mortgage teams in Palm Beach County...hear about the future of the lending business. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.
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