The best thing is for you to hook up with a professional realtor, who knows the areas/buildings/school systems and can customize your search. I just closed on a very nice Fannie Mae REO in Pembroke Pines, 2br/2bth, where the maintenance fee was $240/mo; however, we picked it up fo $75,000, and it was in a security-gated development in a nice area.
Let me know if I can find you a similar deal. FNMA's Homepath sometimes offers $3500 twd closing costs.
Take these guys and gals up on their offers! There certainly are condominiums with lower association dues in all parts of Florida. Typically the communities with low monthly fees- have limited to no amenities, such as pools, gyms, clubhouses, etc.
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