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General Area in Boynton Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 25, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Keep in mind that Trulia is NOT a real estate company, an auction company or even a property management company. Trulia (and Zillow and are just marketing sites that offer info about buying, selling, and renting. The listings you see come from various sources, such as local MLSs (multiple listing services), public records, and individual properties for rent. The listings can be very outdated and have inaccurate info. If you're selling, you should address this with your Realtor. If you're just looking at the public records info...I wouldn't really worry about it too much. This site really means nothing unless you're trying to buy or sell. Even then...the info here isn't very accurate and shouldn't replace the MLS. ... more
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
JEJM answered:
We are currently building a house in Canyon Trails. Everything has been extremely smooth and GL has been wonderful. Yes, it is true what one of the comments said about the models not being what you get, but the normal buyer realizes this. We are spending about $35,000 for upgrades and that is about average. It is annoying some of the things they charge for. For example---our model has a huge loft upstairs. There is no cable outlet included in the loft---it is an extra. This outlet is $120. Why wouldn't that be included? Who doesn't put a TV in a loft???? Just little things like that are annoying. My husband said he wishes the house were about $5000 more, but had more included, so he didn't feel like they were nickel and diming us for everything.
For us, new construction was the answer. We are building brand new for the same price that we could have gotten an 8-10 year old home for in Canyon Lakes. We looked at resales but many were very overpriced for the age and condition of the house. A lot of the resales in the 400-450K range needed new kitchens, pools resurfaced, new AC units...etc, etc. It just made sense to get exactly what we wanted by building new.
Definitely do your research, but GL has been an excellent company to deal with so far.
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
Michael Schwarz answered:
Are you still looking, if you need help from a Real Estate Agent who actually lives in the Canyons please contact me at

Michael Schwarz
Real Estate Agent
Signature Residential Real Estate, LLC
Cell: 561.273.5779
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Rime60 answered:
Stay away from Hovnanian. Does not build a quality home. We just sold ours in SC and found major structural flaws from new construction. Very disappointed and costly. Home warranty is not worth the paper it is printed on. Just remember, the $100,000 homes AND the$700,000 homes are built by the same cheap labor. Everyone needs a top-notch home inspector, who is not tied to your realtor. ... more
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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Sandra Gold answered:
Dear Sir or Madam,

We as Realtors will not tell you that you should use one to get the business, however it will help you with valuable information and insights on what to do and not to do when working with a developer.

We are representing the buyers in the transaction and "watch out" for you as the buyer to ensure you have a successful transaction being informed about everything involved.

There is no fee to you to use a Realtor so I don't think you could go wrong having extra help in the process at no charge to you :)

The only negative you would have is that you have to do the research and get all the information yourself which may be a lot of work and very time consuming if you are not familiar with the housing market or the area, prices etc. Your local Realtor will already know these things and safe you a lot of time.

Sandra Gold - Realtor
Keller Williams
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Eltm181 answered:
Thanks everyone for your helpful insights. I've purchased the home at Canyon Trails and can't wait to move in!!!
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
chargermike1 answered:
My wife and I just bought a house in Boynto and we love the area. Very safe to walk around. When driving to some areas it may not be so great, but I think you can find that in any town. The area has been developing so many new comunities and that cleans up any area in time. Most of the new developments have partial or full security. ... more
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi Barry,

I see that none of my colleagues have mentioned the GL Homes communities for active adults. There are resale homes available in all these communities. There are also brand new homes for sale in the newest community Valencia Reserve. Because these communities are newer you will probably find more people in the younger age brackets. There will also be a brand new Valencia community called

The Valencia communities offer huge clubhouses with activities of every type. Want to join a New Jersey club, they probably have one, if they don't you can form one. There is soon to be a grand opening of the newest community to be called Valencia Cove.

If I can be of further service please give me a call.

Nadine Mauro
Highlight Realty
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
Tamela Staubs answered:
I have a listing in a great school district. 6365 Lansdowne
Circle listed at $1800. Contact me for some more details and photos.
Take care,
Tamela Staubs
RE/MAX Direct
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Fri Jun 22, 2012
Jan answered:
Thank you everyone for the helpful information.
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Mon Feb 14, 2011
Alma Kee answered:
Hi Meme,

Your volunteer Board of Directors have 100% control over which management company they hire.

If your Board of Directors is not acting in the best interests of the HOA you have the right to recall the entire board and elect new board members. Unforutnately some "volunteer" boards are bamboozeled by professional management firms.

Here's a great website with a lot of info about recalling board members and other info about living in an HOA or Condo:
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