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Jay, Home Buyer in South Miami, FL

We are looking to buy a house for the 1st time. Below are some of the criteria we have come up with. Can we please get some guidance.?

Asked by Jay, South Miami, FL Tue Feb 12, 2013

1. Good School district. Close to A Public schools
2. Good Neighborhood
3. 3 Bed
4. 1700 Sq Ft
5. Budget - upto $200K
6. Easy commute to Airport (within 30 mins)
7. Ft Lauderdale or nearby areas
8. Daily commute to Downtown Miami

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Dear Jay,

$200,000 in the Pines area is at the moment according to the market going to place you closer into a town home, than a home. Fort Lauderdale Airport or Miam Airport are both approximately 30 minutes away. Miami is one of Florida's most expensive counties out of the 67 and Broward is next in line. Call me and I will place you on a daily search.

Susan Penn, PA, SFR
Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Inc
2000 Main Street
Weston, FL 33326
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 13, 2013
Hey, You definitely have the right idea, Pembroke Pines and Davie are great locations. My office is actually located in Pembroke Pines (Pines and 75)and the schools are excellent. I actually teach at Silver Trail (in Pembroke Pines) and I could offer you expert advice about the schools. Call me if you want to talk about the schools and the area. I happen to live in chapel trail off of pines and 184th. Don't feel pressured to use me as an agent, I love to talk education and real estate! 954-394-7185 Andrew
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2013
Any Ft Lauderdale, Davie, Pembroke Pines or nearby area Realtor here?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2013
Find a Realtor you can work with, that is easy to get hold of, returns your calls and has EXPERIENCE. That is the best advice you can get. Also speak to a lender to be sure you can get a loan and for how much. Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2013
That is great work.
Interview a couple of realtors who work in the area of your choice.
Than get pre approved for a mortgage an see if you are qualified for 200K.
See these video links to help you better.
Good Luck.
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