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Rent vs Buy in Broward County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Hello Leon, a 2 bedroom not too far from the beach is nearly impossible to find at that rate. Also, the beach extends for miles, are you looking for the south or north portion of Miami Beach? ... more
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
Victor Patane answered:
Feel free to contact me to better help you I need the full address of the property. If it doesn't have an MLS number then the property may not be available. Just tell me what you're looking for and what area and I will forward the information.
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Sun Jul 1, 2012
Jaime Charouf answered:
Hi Hamid,

My name is Jaime Charouf and will be more than happy to answer all your questions on how to qualify for a home loan in this country, I do both home mortgage and real estate! Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss further...

Jaime Charouf
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
If you are interested in Del Rey and Boynton Beach areas, check out Find a Pro tool.
You can learn more about these agents by reviewing their profiles and activity on

Best of luck,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Thu May 19, 2011
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Wed Mar 23, 2011
Erich Whiteman answered:
Hi, Miro.

If you are wondering if such properties exist, then yes. The first community that comes to mind in that are the Courts of Oakland Park at Andrews Ave and NW 41st ST. There are 4 in the multiple listing service this morning from $21,500 to $27, 999. These are 2 bed 1 bath and 2 bed 2 bath units.

Feel free to email if you'd like more information on these properties or help finding similar listings in other areas.


Erich Whiteman, GRI
Castelli Real Estate Services
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Fri Dec 10, 2010
Jeff Holloway answered:
What is most important to you? Resale value? Quality of other homeowners? Ammenities? Foreclosure rate? Owner occupancy vs rental rate? Plenty of questions to narrow it down.
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Thu Nov 11, 2010
Andre Shambley answered:
Hello Marcel,

Closing do vary. However as a general rule of thumb closing cost are usually between 4-6% of the purchase price.

Andre Shambley
Residential Home Specialist

Office: (786) 704-8482
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Wed Nov 10, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Without many details--consider asking your loan officer and or agent the question--much will depend on on the type of loan, amount down, lender fees, recording fees, insurance, etc.
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Mon Sep 13, 2010
Margaret Goldberg answered:
Hi Laurie,

Are you wishing a home to have studio space also or a Home & a Studio location. $1200 to $1800 is possible, but I need to have an idea of the location you desire.

Hope to hear form you,
Margaret Goldberg
Keyes Company
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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Terri Decubas answered:
Hello Chicapee,

If your husband and you are relocating it is a temporary or permanent move? Also, will your husband's job being paying for the move or the monthly rental? Our Real Estate company has association with rental communities that do corporate housing and can fully furnish apartment homes if needed or you can rent them unfurnished. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom garden style apartment homes or townhomes from Boyton beach to South Miami.

Contact me for more information.

Warm regards.
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Fri Mar 27, 2009
Rich answered:
Ishana, I have a 4-2-2 with a screened pool and fenced rear yard in Coral Springs for lease for $ 2300.00. If you are instrested call my Rich, 954 675-4564. Good luck on your move to S Fla. ... more
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Sat Feb 7, 2009
Ishana answered:

Thanks for the listings.
They are beautiful and the one with 3 bedrooms would be perfect if it were for rent.
We will rent for the first year we live in the area so that we can get to know the area before we buy anything.

Let me know if any of your buyers are willing to rent while this year of the market is slow.

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Fri Jan 2, 2009
Attila Laczko answered:
Hi Joyce,

Fort Lauderdale is certainly in a unique position with the housing market as it is - some have said that in 10 years, people will look back at this time as point it out as an incredible time to have bought/ or when they should have bought.

The Las Olas area is a great location, and many options are available to you. First decision would be the water - ocean views will put you on AIA - many excellent hotels are opening in the near future and bringing restaurants with them. The river will put you closer to the pedestrian area of Las Olas with its current offerings of restaurants, shops and amenities.

In the late 1990's through to the mid-2000's, the skyline of Fort Lauderdale was transformed with a large selection of condos. The only limit here is price - and you will get more for your money today than at any time before. Some buildings will look better on paper than they are - so some caution is necessary if the price seems to good to be true.

Hendricks Isle is a good go-between - midway through to the ocean from the Las Olas Shoppes district. If you have a boat, then the length of your boat and its ability to get under a fixed bridge is a determining factor to where you will be.

Its a good time to look - prices have dropped greatly, interest rates are at historical lows (try to lock in at the high fours to low fives), and the inventory is new or only a few years old.

I understand the sensibility with which you are approaching this purchase - my out-of-town buyers/clients depend on an objective eye and an ability to really look properties over closely. If I can help you in any way, let me know. The links below are Las Olas area related, and contacting me is as easy as following the Web Reference link.
Las Olas Shoppes

Fort Lauderdale Beach

Good luck with this and a Happy New Year!

Attila Laczko
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Sun Dec 28, 2008
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi Joyce,

I know you're not yet ready to rent, but I've included a link below that will give you an idea of what is currently available in your price range. Hopefully this will give you an idea of what you might be able to find when the time is right. Please give me a call or email when you are ready to begin you're search in earnest and we will find you a lovely place to live.

Nadine Mauro
Regency Realty Services
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