The first step is two-fold:
1) get a good local realtor to discuss these neighborhoods
2) get pre-approved to see what type of property you have the ability to purchase.
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Pretty nice list! I would be more than glad to provide you with a list of properties which take into consideration all or most of your criteria. Have you been pre-approved by a lender? If not, I would be able to suggest some lenders who will tell you how much you qualify for and the type of financing you may get. These will help us find you the best matches.
Please feel free to give me a call or email me and I will help you with your home search and/or any other real estate needs or questions you might have.
The Keyes Company, Realtors
You definitely have the right idea, Pembroke Pines and Davie are great locations. My office is actually located in Pembroke Pines (Pines and 75)and the schools are excellent. I actually teach at Silver Trail (in Pembroke Pines) and I could offer you expert advice about the schools. Call me if you want to talk about the schools and the area. I happen to live in chapel trail off of pines and 184th. Don't feel pressured to use me as an agent, I love to talk education and real estate! 954-394-7185 Andrew
I certainly know the areas you're looking at extremely well. I cover all of South Broward and we've lived and worked in Pembroke Pines for the past 15 years. My husband and I run our own boutique brokerage, Villa G Realty, and we specialize in first time buyers. We're extremely knowledgable, experienced and highly professional but we like to think we're pretty nice to work with! I make sure we're as accessible to our clients and fellow Realtors as possible - a key, but often missing compenent of our profession.
Feel free to call or email me and we can get the process started. If you don't already have a mortgage lender, I'd be happy to suggest some excellent people to you.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Villa G Realty, Inc.
The Andre Shambley Group
Also, FIU is giving a free online course in applied real estate. If you have the time, it might make sense for you to take it. You can find the details in my blog.