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Chad Gray, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wed Jan 23, 2013
Chad Gray answered:

Here's my list of areas in Greater Fort Lauderdale where you can have a decent amount of land, close to good schools and not be too far from conveniences:

- Davie
- Parkland
- Plantation Acres
- Southwest Ranches

A great resource for school ratings is They are so good, and our clients appreciate the information they provide so much, that we included their school rankings on every listing on our website. So when you find a home you like on our website, there is a tab about schools in the area with rankings from

Let me know if you have questions or need help finding your new home!

Chad Gray PA, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

100% of clients rated our service as "EXCELLENT"!

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Shai Mashiach, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sat Oct 13, 2012
Shai Mashiach answered:
Hi Scott,

The first thing you need to do is ask the building if they have any special assessments and how much money is in reserves.
If they don’t have any money and something happens in your building they will ask you for more money and raise your HOA fee.
Waverly, Las Olas by the River and Strada are three completely different buildings. If you have any questions on the buildings please let me know because if you like the Waverly you will not like the Strada.


Shai Mashiach
Prudential Florida Realty
Fort Lauderdale luxury real estate/ Miami luxury Real Estate
Phone: 954.816.7070
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Chad Gray, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fri Aug 17, 2012
Chad Gray answered:

Following are links to a couple of dog-friendly resources:

1. City of Fort Lauderdale Doggie Guide:

2. Broward County Dog Parks:

I hope the links are helpful!

Chad Gray | PA, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

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Chad Gray, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mon May 21, 2012
Chad Gray answered:
David, is the leading source of information on school performance. They are so good that we have incorporated their data into our real estate website for home search results, so you can view school information alongside a home you might be interested in buying. If you haven't already found a home in Victoria Park, please feel free to use our robust Property Search feature:

If you already have a home and are only interested in middle and high school information for the Victoria Park area, here's a direct link to the information on,political&normalizedAddress=Victoria+Park,+Fort+Lauderdale,+FL&totalResults=2&searchString=victoria+park+fl&distance=25&gradeLevels=m&gradeLevels=h&st=public&st=charter&st=private&sortBy=DISTANCE

Another resource for school information is this US News & World Report high school ranking report:

Let me know if you have questions about Victoria Park!

Chad Gray, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
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Arsgabriela, Home Buyer in Lauderhill, FL
Tue Apr 24, 2012
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Chris Greenw…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wed Mar 28, 2012
Chris Greenwood answered:
Victoria Park is a favorite area for your young professionals, gay, traditional couples and familes as well who enjoy the easy access to Las Olas. Victoria Park has its charm that many of the houses are old Florida style single family homes that have been decorated by the owners, yet also has a mix of high end single family homes, townhomes and some condominium complexes for locals. Like one of the other writers indicated Fort Lauderdale has several entertainment destinations, like A1A, both south by Las Olas and up by Oakland Park and Commercial Blvd each having their own community feel and different rstauanters and nightlife. The city continues to grow with The Flagler Street development with loft and office spaces and the main Downtown Development Authority that is redoing Andrews for both the south and North sides of the river bringing more small businesses and the city recovers from the past recession.

I'm happy to share trends in the market and help with any local housing needs.

Chris Greenwood
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Darren  Nels…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fri Feb 24, 2012
Darren Nelson answered:
Call me I am available 24/7


Darren Nelson
Foreclosure Expert
Coral Shores Realty
1119 E Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Office: (954) 568-9698 x255
Cell: (954) 881-8800
Fax: (954) 944-3178
Home Search:
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Rob Weber, Real Estate Pro in Plainfield, IL
Thu Nov 17, 2011
Rob Weber answered:

This post is quite old but I thought I should point out to anyone reading this that these days, lenders do the paper pushing. If you live in a condo project that needs to be FHA approved, they will either need to consult with an outside company if they want it done or a lender (this option will be free) to get their project FHA approved. Most lenders (and loan officers heading the efforts) will want something in return. I.E. If I'm expending time and energy to help a condo association get approved, I want to be relatively sure that I'm getting something out of it (typically some type of free marketing or plug from the association). The mortgage company will foot the bill/time but that will only get you so far...

The most important piece of this equation is the association's willingness to COOPERATE with the lender to provide and if necessary, make modifications to the way they run the association to satisfy a lender. Sometimes the changes are subtle but must be done inorder to obtain the approval ultimately, other changes are difficult/impossible to accomplish. It's important to speak with a knowledgeable loan officer about the requirements and the apaperwork involved.

Lastly, the questionnaire below is quite old by now but that's generally the information being sought to determine eligibility for FHA approval.
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Lynne Hale, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Thu Jul 14, 2011
Lynne Hale answered:
No you do not need a real estate license to sell holidays online. The only time you would need that is if you were actually selling property.
Good Luck,

Lynne Hale, Broker-Associate, CRS, e-Pro, CIPS
Century 21 Hansen Realty Inc
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Misty Beier,  in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wed Apr 13, 2011
Misty Beier answered:
Try the New Homebuyer's Tax Estimator from the Broward County Property Appraiser's Network:
Put in your purchase price and then check off what applies to you. It will calculate your estimated Ad Valorem Tax Amount. ... more
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Boris  Russa…, Real Estate Pro in Weston, FL
Thu Feb 17, 2011
Boris Russanov answered:
Hello George,

not necessarily. It depends on what coverage you will chose.
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Emily Erekuff, Home Owner in Menifee, CA
Thu Sep 23, 2010
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Mike,

Your question was duplicated on our site. You can thus find some additional answers to your inquiry at the links below.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Jeff Holloway, Real Estate Pro in Sebastian, FL
Tue Mar 23, 2010
Jeff Holloway answered:
There are many different services you can subscribe to that will furnish that information. It sounds as if you have a product to sell a new home buyer.
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Pennie Arnes…, Real Estate Pro in Davie, FL
Thu Feb 25, 2010
Pennie Arneson answered:
The Villa Medici townhouses are located in an area of great restaurants, close to the Galleria Mall, beaches, and many other attractions. As far as the neighborhood, that is subjective. I would suggest driving it during the day and again at night. The local police department would also be able to tell you of any widespread problems in the area.

If you are going to rent there, I would highly recommend you check to make sure the unit is not for sale and not in pre or full foreclosure.
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Lynne Hale, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Tue Aug 11, 2009
Lynne Hale answered:
Hi Snudo:
Rio Vista is more family orientated and a much more desired location. As others have said, if the price is not an issue, I would not hesitate to recommend Rio Vista. Victoria Park is a very quaint, nice area and quite safe, but I do not think the two compare. I have lived here for 28 years and know the market well. If I can help you in any way, please call or email me. Thanks,
Kind Regards,
Lynne Hale, Broker-Associate
Century 21 Hansen Realty, Inc.
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Nadine Mauro, Real Estate Pro in Lake Worth, FL
Thu Jun 25, 2009
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi Mary,

You can get some nice sized two bedroom two bath condos in Deerfield Beach at reasonable prices. Guard Gated communities with pools, tennis, clubhouse, etc.

Give me a call and I will be happy to tell you more.

Nadine Mauro
Regency Realty Services
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Jason Herten…,  in Champaign, IL
Mon Jun 1, 2009
Jason Hertenstein answered:
You check out Cazoodle Apartment Search for rental ideas. There is 10,154 Listings for Fort Lauderdale alone.
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Ellen Taraci…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fri May 22, 2009
Ellen Taracido, PA answered:
Dear Snudo,

Victoria Park is a very sought after area to live and fantastic place to raise any child or teenager. Furthermore, St. Thomas Aquinas has been named one of the best 50 Catholic high schools in the United States four years in a row.

You should definatly more here and you should definately use me to help you find a home!! :-)

Best regards,
Ellen Taracido
EWM Realtor
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Paul_loefler,  in San Francisco County,...
Wed May 6, 2009
Paul_loefler asked:
I work on behalf of Trulia and I'm interested to know if anyone who is retired has been especially effected by the housing crisis. How has gone/about to go into foreclosure? Difficulties…
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Angela Schra…, Real Estate Pro in Pembroke Pines, FL
Tue Feb 3, 2009
Angela Schrager answered:

Both Jose and Judy are absolutely right. As Judy said, because east Fort Lauderdale is so sought after, there is very little vacant land and therefore most of the established homes tend to have been built in the 60s and 70s. However, the wonderful thing about this is the there are so very many properties that have been completely renovated and upgraded, that the moment you step inside, you would never know you're in an older home. This is why I love selling on the east side so much. You have the benefit of the charm of the older properties coupled with all the advantages of renovated kitchens, bathrooms, floors, windows etc. etc., depending on the property.

If you want a condo or townhouse, then you'll be able to find new construction but you'll find the townhomes will have been built in small pockets of what was vacant land, As Jose said, there are many 3 story townhomes.

Feel free to contact me if you would like more information - I'd be delighted to work with you. You've certainly made a great decision about location and timing, that's for sure!

Best regards and best of luck.

Villa G Realty

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