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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
We service Boca, please give us a call or email and we can see what we can find for you in your price range and narrow down the community. 561-771-4457 or info@hkrealtyfl.com

A year ahead of time is very tough though; inventory sells quickly in South FL. What you see now may not be here a year from now. ... more
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Fri Jan 27, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
You have to pay it whether you play golf or not, you are buying into the club. This is plus $14k per year. All 3 fees are mandatory if you want to purchase there, $30k refundable, $30k of it is nonrefundable, and $14k per year dues. That's a large financial commitment.

There are plenty of properties in Boca without equity membership in nice gated or ungated communities.

If you need assistance purchasing in Boca we work out of Boca. Please contact us at 561-771-4457 or info@hkrealtyfl.com

Disclaimer: I am a Florida attorney and licensed Realtor. Information posted or made available on or through this site is not intended as legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney/our firm until officially retained. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and not all information is relayed in an online question.
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Fri Jan 27, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
Gated for safety and equity is you are buying into the country club and get to use the facilities/course. You are buying a piece of the club, hence equity. You sometimes get some or all of it back when you sell the property, depending on community. There are typically also HOA monthly assessments, and sometimes a yearly fee for a social or golf membership.

There are also plenty of properties in Boca without equity membership in nice gated or ungated communities.

If you need assistance purchasing in Boca we work out of Boca. Please contact us at 561-771-4457 or info@hkrealtyfl.com
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Fri Jan 27, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
Gated for safety and equity is you are buying into the country club and get to use the facilities/course. You are buying a piece of the club, hence equity. You sometimes get some or all of it back when you sell the property, depending on community. There are typically also HOA monthly assessments, and sometimes a yearly fee for a social or golf membership.

There are also plenty of properties in Boca without equity membership in nice gated or ungated communities.

If you need assistance purchasing in Boca we work out of Boca. Please contact us at 561-771-4457 or info@hkrealtyfl.com
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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Hello,

There are many Communities in Boca Raton that are not equity membership and/or have low HOA fees. If you are looking for Country Club style communities in Boca Raton your best bet is to talk to a Realtor who knows the area and Communities.

I have a Country Club page on my Website that you can look at.
I service the Palm Beach County, feel free to contact me

Jacquie Yekmalian
Realtor
Blue to Green Realty
www.isellflahomes.com
561-868-0591
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Sun Jan 15, 2017
Scogrady11 answered:
So the lowest amount you can pay monthly is about 1500 dollars. Also If I only wanted to use the home four 6 weeks for myself. Do you know if you are allowed to use a home in a private community like this to rent out week to week? are there any rules prohibiting you from renting it out on home away or other vacation sites- obviously I know they would not have access to the club. ... more
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Sun Dec 18, 2016
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
Your contract governs, generally Section 9, as whatever you signed states the terms you agreed to. The settlement fee is split between buyer and seller in some ratio, whatever you agreed you; absent you having your own settlement agent, ie. attorney.

$1050 overall sounds reasonable though; they run from $500 to $1200 in our area. Losing the deal over a few hundred bucks doesn't sounds like a good proposition at this point.

You also need to get yourself a lawyer as these are legal issues with the contract and not anything a realtor can answer. And start with one next time, not at the end after there are issues that likely cannot be fixed now due to contractual terms.

Disclaimer: I am a Florida attorney and licensed Realtor. Information posted or made available on or through this site is not intended as legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney/our firm until officially retained. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and not all information is relayed in an online question.
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Sun Dec 11, 2016
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
Have to agree. Zillow and Trulia are simply general public tools and NOT a replacement for a realtor and MLS no matter what anyone says about agents and paying commissions. "Cheaping out" on professionals with experience is rarely the best way to go (trust me I am a real estate attorney as well and see it all the time people trying to play lawyer for themselves); and it makes no sense for buyers anyway as seller pays the full commission to both agents.

If you need any specific assistance looking to purchase you can feel free to contact me.
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Thu Dec 1, 2016
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
You will need an attorney to review your contract and if there is some deadline or some other item not meant whereby the contract is possibly void where a cash buyer can now come in. If not, then you can certainly force seller to close if you have executed the contract to purchase.

Disclaimer: I am a Florida attorney and licensed Realtor. Information posted or made available on or through this site is not intended as legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney/our firm until officially retained. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and not all information is relayed in an online question.
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Thu Dec 1, 2016
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
In Trulia/Zillow no. A licensed Realtor can in the MLS though as it must be entered there. If you are looking to buy in the Boca area feel free to contact us at 561-771-4457 or at info@hkrealtyfl.com and we can help you find something without equity or annual memberships. Having a realtor cannot hurt as the seller pays both realtors' commissions anyway, it cost you nothing out of pocket to have a realtor. ... more
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Mon Nov 7, 2016
Brendaburrows9012 answered:
My home is paid off . Just received the year end form. Do I pay this amount directly since there is no mortgage
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Wed Nov 2, 2016
Alexandra Moises answered:
Good morning,

Some gated communities in Boca have a mandatory social membership fee when you purchase.
Examples of this will be Broken Sound or Woodfield C.C. Golf membership is optional and not mandatory. There are a few communities that do not required membership of any type, and you can purchase a membership if you like.
You can contact me for details

Alexandra Moises
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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Andrew Simmons answered:
Hi,
I didnt know about your area what material used for building homes but I prefer for Concrete blocks because they are cemented blocks and could not be destroyed in normal hazards also but wooden material can be. ... more
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Wed Aug 24, 2016
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Tue Aug 16, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

If you want to know more information about the foreclosure property, you may check the county record where the property is part of or you may also contact a foreclosure specialist near your area for assistance.

You can take advantage of our vast network of agents here on Trulia. You may found the link below.

To search for a foreclosure specialist using our site:

1. Go to the link that I provided, enter the location where you're at and click enter.
2. Click the 'More filters' button and choose 'Foreclosure' under specialties.
3. Click the 'Search' button.

We hope your experience with Trulia is memorable and thank you for using Trulia for all your real estate needs.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Houseoffeathers answered:
What is the cost of a social membership? I don't play golf.
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Marsha Umansky answered:
Hi Mygangof7, as far as sale you need to discuss it with HOA. As far as getting a mortgage, you may need to secure a private loan.
Good Luck
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Marsha Umansky answered:
Hi Jessaca, if you have not found someone to help you, please, feel free to contact me. I know how frustrating it is for animal lovers to find a pet friendly home in Florida and I will do my best to help if I can.
All the best.
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Sun Jul 24, 2016
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