in my web references I put a link to all the listings in Fox Run that are on the MLS. As you can see the prices run from $330K (likely a short sale) to $529K. Given the market you have to figure 10-15% inflation on the "right priced" listings...and unless the $529K is spectacular and the owner reasonable, it may be overpriced....
Plantation is a good area - conventient to Sawgrass Mills Outlet Malls which includes the new IKEA and the BankAtlantic Center where the Florida Panthers play as well as home to many concerts. It is a little North of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. It is just North of I-595 an East West highway to get you to the Airport...and in between The Florida Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway to the extreme West.
when you look at listings online, be careful when you look at homes in South Florida in judging their square footage... we measure 2 types of square footage - total and a/c... a/c is what you want to go by because the un-air-conditioned spaces such as garage, covered patio, etc are not living areas and are quite hot in the summer.
Alternatively to Plantation, I would suggest coming North to Palm Beach County - why?? because for the same money you will get newer. You could buy in Boynton Beach or Delray Beach 20-30 minutes North on the Turnpike and get a newer build than Fox Run / Jacaranda and even new construction with the Diamond Condition and Pool you want.
Also, newer means lower insurance... and Palm Beach County has a lower tax rate than Broward. Since you'll be a non-Homestead owner, your taxes will play a big role in your budgeting. In Broward County you'll calculate your taxes over 2.1%!!! In Western, Unincorporated Palm Beach County which is further EAST than West Broward you will pay in most areas 1.7-1.85%... a big difference... and without the $50K homestead tax exemption it will be important to calculate taxes in your cost of maintenance.
In Boynton Beach you could consider a few new commuities:
Greystone - which would be less expensive than Fox Run
Canyon Springs - which would be on par but you could buy a brand new, never lived in property there
In Boca Raton for similar dollar amounts but much better schools and surroundings than Fox Run I would look at Boca Isles, the Shores and Mission Bay
Boca Isles http://www.bocaexecutiverealty.com/real_estate/Boca_Raton/Bo
The Shores http://www.bocaexecutiverealty.com/real_estate/Boca_Raton/Bo
Mission Bay http://www.bocaexecutiverealty.com/real_estate/Boca_Raton/Bo
and some of the fantastic listings in Saturnia would more than fit the bill http://www.bocaexecutiverealty.com/real_estate/Boca_Raton/Sa
In Delray Beach
Saturnia Isles (same builder as Saturnia, newer properties) - http://www.bocaexecutiverealty.com/real_estate/Delray_Beach/
As far as convenience to the beach, things to do, movies, culture, etc... I personally feel that Palm Beach County is superior....
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