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West Palm Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 26, 2017
Danahall04 asked:
Does each owner pay that large assessment or is it divided between all of the homeowners. Was this a rare occurrence or assessments every year. Looking at buying a unit there.
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Thu May 25, 2017
Sherm1944 asked:
Sun May 7, 2017
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Wed Apr 26, 2017
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Hi Barbara,

The property in lakeside green is not active on the market yet.
Looks like the lender has been working on foreclosing for some time now.
There are many reasons why this occurs. I have sold and listed many homes in
Lakeside Green and know the area well. Currently there are 5 homes for sale in Lakeside Green, Fl 33417. Price ranges from $200,000 to $335,000 in today market. They have a nice clubhouse with pool, kids play area, game room, exercise room, party room. Lots of nice walking paths throughout the lakes in the community. Lakeside green also has villas

If you would like to discuss further please give me a call

Jacquie Yekmalian
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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Jskidgell answered:
Quicken loans. Give them a call /email them. It's all that easy

they are super fast. Not just quick
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Sat Apr 8, 2017
Diana.barrows asked:
Does anyone know if the complex in Pembroke Pines can be rented?
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Babettescott asked:
Sun Mar 5, 2017
Cglake answered:
Century village, west palm beach, fl
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Thu Mar 2, 2017
Cwalle2014 answered:
None of the people that are suggesting getting a Realtors license are mentioning the costs involved with it. First, you have to pay at least $200-500 to take the courses that will allow you to take the Realtor Exam, which also costs at least $100, depending on where you live. Then, once you get your license, you HAVE to work for a broker - you cannot just go out on your own and sell houses unless you have a Brokers License, which will cost you more money for additional classes, and another exam. Most companies that you work as an agent for are going to charge you a desk fee per month - where I worked, it was around $70 a month, no matter if you made any money that month or not. Once you sign on with them, they give you a desk, a phone, and then you're on your own. Also, nothing is free with most real estate offices. They will charge you fees to use their software to look up lists of potential sellers, printing your cards or any kind of promotional items, etc. You will have to pay for your own signs, flags for open houses, access to the MLS system, etc. Aside from all those monthly fees, you will also have to renew your license on a yearly basis, which is fairly costly especially in the first year, when most agents struggle. There will also be continuing education courses that you will be required to take, which cost money as well. You will have to pay for Errors and Omissions insurance on your own, and of course there is no health insurance coverage, since you're basically working for yourself. In the first year I worked for the largest real estate company in the state in which I live, it actually cost me money...I didn't even break even. I left and went with a smaller company that did not gouge me for all the little fees, which was nice, and I did much better the following 4 years, but had to leave when I found myself in need of health insurance.

I don't doubt that many, many people start making money right off the bat, but in talking to a number of people both still in practice, and that have left the real estate business, I have found that a large number of people struggle, and that the things I have listed are things that seem to get glossed over or not mentioned at all when they are considering entering the industry.
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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Cafiacontreras asked:
I need help finding a rental in west palm beach or surrounding areas. I have an eviction on my credit from 2015. I have a full time job and looking to rent a 1 or two bedroom apt or home…
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Tue Feb 21, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld, Esq. answered:
What trulia agent? No realtor is going to help you on a $600 rental, this is just realty. Realtors get half a month of commission, which is $300. Then have to pay their broker the broker/brokerage's split which can be 30-40%. It is just unlikely to find a realtor wiling to take on that much time for $200. ... more
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Mon Feb 13, 2017
Taintedlove6769 answered:
Im buying a mobil home in statesboro ga and i agreed to buy 1,500 for it and now the Land Lord wants me to pay the three years of back taxes
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Sun Feb 12, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld, Esq. answered:
No. It is fairly common for cash offers to be accompanied by proof of funds. No one wants to do all the leg work to find out the buyer doesnt have the cash ready to close. If you have the cash it should take you all of 15 minutes at your bank to get this. ... more
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Sun Jan 29, 2017
Alysse Musgrave answered:
I doubt you would get an approval without at least 2-years of verifiable income.

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Thu Jan 19, 2017
UpNest answered:
The average rate for a commission can vary. Have you tried searching on You can compare West Palm Beach realtor fees, rebates and services in your local area until you find the right match for your budget. ... more
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Sun Jan 15, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld, Esq. answered:
That will be extremely difficult absent renting a room in a house from someone with rents in the West Palm area. Even 1 bedroom units are averaging nearly doubt that.

Further, to be totally frank, it is unlikely a realtor is going to get involved as even if the landlord offers commission to a realtor, it will be 1/2 month or $350. After splitting that with the broker (broker takes 10-40%) it is simply a losing proposition for that realtor to even get involved with the time required.

He may want to try rental websites like zillow, truila, hotpads,, etc. and enter his search criteria. I just dont think he will find anything in that price range. I just did a quick search for $700 max rent on from north up to Juno and south down to Delray and 2 units came up; one a studio and one a 1 bed 1 bath. Rent values are just not that low around here.
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Sat Jan 7, 2017
Celiasandport answered:
Applied for and never received a loan modification. Making the payments than the mortgage company would not accept anymore payment. The mortgage was not behind. Consulted an attorney who spoke with a rep from the mortgage company who stated we never made or was late on the mortgage. Was able to prove we were not. The mortgage company went silent. We were under the belief that we were being represented by an attorney( which we did sign a contract with) about a month or so later a realtor knocks at the door who was surprised that we were still in the house since he was told the property was vacant. Was told our home had been floreclosed. We never received any notication from the mortgage company or the attorney we hired. Please tell me how is this even legal??? ... more
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