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Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
Are there companies in Boca Raton which specialize in rentals only?
Dear Corinne,

Like any specialty, yes, there are companies in Boca Raton which specialize just in rentals. Are you looking for somebody to represent your properties?

Best,

J ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Rental Basics in Boca Raton
Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
Do you think it is ok to use the sellers attorney for closing?
Dear Steve,

In Palm Beach County, the Seller chooses the closing agent. The Seller may choose to use their attorney for closing. If you feel more comfortable, having an attorney repr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Buying in 33432
Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
What do you look for in a buyers agent?
Dear Jan,

A couple things people look for in buyers agents are:

1. Educate Buyers' on current market conditions
2. Help buyers in narrowing down specific areas and communities ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Buying in 33432
James Gardner, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
James Gardner answered:
i need more info on the yarmouth e apartment that is bank owned
Hello, please contact me directly and I'll check on it and provide you info.

James Gardner
Certified Relocation Specialist & Top Producing Realtor
Castelli Real Estate/Leading RE ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2014 Foreclosure in Boca Raton
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
I'm a buyer and I didn't apply to the condo assn in time (unintentionally). Now the seller wants to keep my deposit?
In my opinion, it would be unreasonable to have a condo association application deadline within the contract defined inspection period. This just doesn't seem right....this is an issue ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 Home Buying in Boca Raton
John Perkins, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
John Perkins answered:
I'm wanting to cancel a contract based on inspection. Can I request cancellation ONLY if the seller agrees to release the deposit?
Is there a Realtor representing you in this transaction? There is no reason that you shouldn't have one as it doesn't cost you a dime to be working with one. If you are within the ins ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2014 Home Buying in Boca Raton
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can the seller cancel a contract AND take the buyer's earnest money if the buyer doesn't close by the specified date?
Jju,
Your contract says you will do X and the seller will do Y and there are dates attached. If you don't complete your end of the deal the consequences are spelled out in the contra ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in Boca Raton
Stephanie Le…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Lakes, FL
Stephanie Leon PA 786-574-3928 answered:
I'm looking to purchase a small condo on the intracoastal. My bank says I could do 10% down. Does that mean I can?
When financing in a condo association your lender will require a condo questionnaire based on this document your lender will make the decision to finance you.

10% down is only what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in Boca Raton
Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
Is there a membership fee or anything like that??
Dear John,

This property is a community call Polo Club. Here are the annual fees...

Social membership
-55k initiation fee
• Annual social dues are $13,000++
Monthly reserve A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Market Conditions in Boca Raton
Stephanie Le…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Lakes, FL
Stephanie Leon PA 786-574-3928 answered:
The seller accepted my offer after the acceptance date specified in the contract. Can I be sued for my deposit?
First did you have a realtor?

Now, if you were in contract and you could not qualify or obtain the loan commitment then you had to state so during the time frame for commitment typ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 25, 2014 Home Buying in Boca Raton
Kevin Richey, Real Estate Pro in Saint George, UT
Kevin Richey answered:
How can I find the most recent home sales in my zip?
That is a very easy search for an agent to help you with. Zillow and Trulia can also provide that info. The information from the agent will be more up to date, as Zillow and Trulia, are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 25, 2014 Home Selling in 33428
Kevin Richey, Real Estate Pro in Saint George, UT
Kevin Richey answered:
Listing Agreement Question
Like anything, the agreement between you and the Broker is negotiable. The contract is binding, so make sure you understand it before you sign. You may even want to involve your attorne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 25, 2014 Home Selling in Boca Raton
Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
Just got a job offer and we are moving to the Boca Raton. What areas should we consider safe, family friendly,and a good school district.?
Jennifer Susanne Sommers, Agent, 33432
Hello, Jaime!

Congratulations on your job offer here in Boca Raton, Florida! famly communities. Boca Raton is a perfect option for you and you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 General Area in Boca Raton
Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
What do you think is the number one mistake seller's make when they try to sell their own home?
Dear Joseph,

Seller's think that they will save money when selling their own home. It's been proven that Realtors will get them more money for their home..that is including paying a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 Home Selling in Boca Raton
Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
Wood Frame or Concrete Block? Which is better and what are most homes built out of in Boca Raton?
Dera Jju877,

If it's 2 stories, the first one is best CBS and wood frame is OK for the second story.

If you do fall in love with a wood frame house, just have it inspected for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 Home Buying in Boca Raton
Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
Can I do a short sale on a house the I own and rebuy it after it goes into foreclosure in Florida?
Dear Southportlinda,

You should discuss your options with an Attorney.

When you sell your home in a short sale, the bank makes you sign an arms length agreement. Part of the ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 Home Buying in 33432
Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
How many people know about the Mizner Park - Friday evening FREE "Tribute" Bands? Pretty awesome way to relax on Friday's - an early evening...
Thank you for sharing!

They also have concert series on Sunday as well....I believe it's just for the summer...Boca Raton and Delray beach has many complimentary events that appeal t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 33432
Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
As an investor do you think this market right now is better to flip properties or buy and hold?
Dear Joseph,

It's a case by case basis. It really depends on the price the property was purchased for, location, etc

Best,

Jennifer Susanne Sommers
Luxury Real Estate Special ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 Investment Properties in 33432
Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
I need to sell an apartment in East Boca. Besides pricing it lower, what other incentives work to attact
Dear Julia,

Here are a few ideas for you...

1. Price it Right
2. How are the pictures?
3. Brokers Open
4. Advertisements
5. List it with a trusted local Broker if you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 Home Selling in 33432
Jennifer Sus…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
What are the most younger family friendly communities and country clubs in Boca? We are relocating with two toddlers, up to 500K
Dear AJQ28,

Woodfield Country Club may be a good option for you and your family. If you want a family community and not a country club, consider the Canyons in Boynton.
Available Wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 General Area in Boca Raton
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