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Home Buying in Juno Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 8, 2017
Tom Priester answered:

There is a lot of misinformation out there in the Internet. Some real estate sites put it out there on purpose to attract attention for "prospects" who are happy to give out their phone number and email that is then sold to Realtors who pay a lot of money for a zip code and these "hot leads".

Do not worry as the information and estimated price you see are not truly affecting the true value of your home.

Tom Priester
Principal Broker
Paradise Sharks
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 answered:
I have an opposite situation. My agent doesnt want to submit the offer because he thinks I am paying too much for that house. I told him that my own business and then he told me that the property is pending already and he was glad we didnt send out the offer. I was really upset and I do not even know if he is BSting me. ... more
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Mon May 9, 2016
Suemessin01 answered:
The developer is Larry Wright, and the builder is Affinity Builders. Both are local and have a history of great builds in the area.
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Tom Priester answered:

Much more to determining prices especially when it comes to condos where square foot prices tell only a very small part of the story. Height in an building, size of the unit, location in any building (the stack), condition and features of the unit, owner motivation, proximity to the water, current inventory and a whole host of other factors will need to be considered.

As you know, the market in Juno Beach is dominated by condominiums with far fewer single family and town home units located there. Over the past year we have had a total of 24 condo units sell in Juno Beach with prices between $300,000 and $500,000. Below those figures we have had 38 sales and above those numbers we have had 22 sales. As of this morning we have a total of 40 units available so inventory is running just under 6 months.

Overall the real estate market in the north county region is having some growing pains with inventory levels climbing and sales slowing considerably as we switch back to a buyer's market in many developments. A very clear description of your specific requirements is the best place to start and if I can be of service to you and your family I would appreciate the opportunity to be one of the buyers agents you may choose to interview. We cover all of Palm Beach and Martin Counties and are experts in finding our clients that "needle in the haystack.

Best of luck and if I can offer anything additional please let me know.

Fins up........

Tom Priester
Principal Broker

Paradise Sharks Real Estate
Direct Line 561 308-0175
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Sharon Lewis answered:
Talk to Agent A's broker in charge Show the letters you received to the broker in charge and ask for help .
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Sandra Adams answered:
Depends on the price range your looking in. Juno Beach has a medium price to high end condos available. Call me to discuss your needs.
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
peter just answered:
Hi again,
I will just repeat my former answer to this question. It holds water big time.
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Donna Fischer answered:
Your best bet would be to consult with a qualified mortgage broker. The mortgage broker could also guide you in ways to increase your credit score. Putting 25% down is a great start and will also help the loan for which you may qualify. Donna Fischer, Realtor, GRI,CRS,SFR, 561-767-5205,,, 9123 N. Military Trail, Suite 104, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. ... more
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Sun Mar 20, 2011
Tom Priester answered:
House Boat,

Please be aware that the valuation attributed to a property by the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser for property tax purposes is not the same as market value. Some like to say the "rule of thumb" is the county valuation is about 80% of market value but the numbers are actually all over the board and each property needs to be evaluated by its own set of data. The information you should be looking at is the most recent sales of units in that development and do a direct comparison of the unit your are interested in with those sales. I am assuming you are working with a qualified Realtor® but if not and you need help from someone who can help you evaluate the right opportunities in the area and negotiate the best pricing and terms please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

I live in Jupiter work almost entirely as a buyers agent throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties and would be honored to be on your interview list if you are interested in locating a true pro to make your housing dreams come true. I hope this information is helpful but if you need anything additional please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Fri Feb 25, 2011
Alma Kee answered:
Hi Again,

Also did the other buyer pay "ALL CASH"? Was your offer also ALL CASH?

If you are going FHA with only 3.5% down it may be more risky for a seller to accept an offer from you because the house needs to be in fairly good condition to pass the FHA appraiser's inspection. For example the roof must have at least 2 years of life on it, no peeling paint, no rotted wood on eaves, no exposed electrical wiring.

The only case you may have against this realtor is if he DID NOT present your offer to the Seller. If the Seller chose to go with a different buyer well there is nothing you can do about that. Also have you considered the listing agent was offer "additional" commission by the buyer that ultimately got the house? I have seen this happen when there is a spectacular bargain priced house.

That's another problem, if this was a "regular" sale (not a short sale or bank owned) then it appears the Seller may have sold too low based on the fact that multiple buyers were clammoring for the property. He may have done his seller a serious injustice! You may even want to try to contact the previous owner to see if he was ever presented with your offer. If he wasn't that seller may be furious and take legal action against the listing broker. Then you may have a case against this Realtor! You wouldn't be able to reverse the sale but you may be able to inflict some pain on him with the formal complaint process.

Hope this helps and immediately go find a Realtor you and your husband are comfortable with. As you can see you had no advantage by going through the listing agent directly! has Endorsed Local Providers in Real Estate so you may try there for an agent.

Good luck on your nome search!

All my best,
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Thu Dec 9, 2010
peter just answered:
Daisy gave you the correct answer. Find a good Mortgage person that can give you a preliminary
pre-approval. That will give you the price range you should look at.
Next step would be to contact a Buyer Specialist, such as myself!
Check out my Perks for buyers on my web site.
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Tue Jun 3, 2008
Herman Chang answered:
Hello Sara & Ted,

Here is a link to some properties that fall within your requirements. We look forward to helping you find the right property.

Let me know if you would like more info. in regards to our relocation services. ... more
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