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Property Q&A in Victoria Park : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Mar 21, 2014
georgemia asked:
This is a three bedroom home with 2.5 baths and a guest house with it's own kitchen and bath. It is NOT a 2/1 as Trulia describes. What gives? All additions have been legit/code compliant

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Wed Feb 19, 2014
Claire & Tanya answered:
Good evening,

Yes the home is still available, but does not have central air, only wall units. We are almost finished with the kitchen. It is in a quiet neighborhood & nice neighbors. Please let me know if you are still interested. I am the owner of this home. Thanks for your interest!
Please contact me using the link below.
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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Rhonda Kramer answered:
not in the first year. I will have it open tomorrow (Saturday) from 1-4:00 if you want to stop by.

Rhonda Kramer
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Wed Jan 1, 2014
Chester Freels answered:
Happy New Year to you. Yes, you can rent it after a year and if you really like this location you can try to negotiate up front a good price so that it includes at least a year maintenance and possibly some of the yearly taxes. Please give me a call for some other possible savings on your new, to you, property at 1-954-540-7118....Thanks...Chester

Chester D. Freels, Realtor
Charles Rutenberg Realty
Direct: 954-540-7118
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Wed Dec 18, 2013
John Bourassa answered:

The answer to the question you posed today, in addition to not be rentable on the first year owned, the Condo monthly association fee is $430 which includes $240 for the maintenance plus $190 for recreation lease. A recreation lease is quite common on old buildings but no longer popular on newer buildings: builders, when building old buildings sold only the condo units but kept ownership of the recreational elements (pool, clubhouse or clubroom, storage areas and even parking garage) and leased them out to the association for long term monthly revenue...some recreation leases could be anywhere from 10 years to 99 years. However, some builders (not all) would allow for some condo owners to purchase their recreation lease in one lump anytime during one condo owner's timeline. This buy-out is somehow prorated based on the apportion value of the unit in the condo and its total lease term amount and recreation leases differ between buildings. Some builders, shortly after they have completely sold out every unit in a condominium may have sold their recreation leases to other independent investment entities who will collect from condo owners the recreation lease. Naturally that purchase is recorded and deeded so when an owner sells his condo, the new owner will not be subject to pay the recreation lease anymore.

If you entertain to purchase this unit in the Victoria Park Tower, make sure you call the condo association management to get an explanation of whether you can buy out that recreation lease or not. But, despite all that, even if you can not lease it immediately, it is a great, unpretentious building, in a most convenient location with superb views. Some condominiums who have no-lease-first-year may allow someone who is not an owner to move in immediately as a "permanent resident". A clever title/closing attorney can find the proper way to handle that.

Moreover, you've been posting several questions hereon Trulia, so far, spinning your wheels helplessly. In your last question, you stated you want to buy something for your friend to live in. It's time for you to save yourself some time - and ours - and work with one real estate agent who will help you find that right condo that you can buy and rent immediately.

Good luck
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Ryan Hanrahan answered:
Hi Anna,

This particular building does allow rentals, but until after one year of ownership. If that doesn't work for you I would be glad to send you some other options that might work. Please feel free to contact me to discuss.


Ryan Hanrahan, PA
Christopher White Group
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Laurie Caluwaert answered:
Hi, Sorry for the delayed response. Please call me. I have some important information to share with you. I looked up the maintenance for this building and it ranges depending on the unit but it is approximately $267. I would be more than happy to show you the units in there if you like. You can e-mail me directly at or call me at 754-214-4806.

Kind Regards,

Laurie Caluwaert
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Thu Sep 12, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!

Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager
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Thu Sep 12, 2013
Kate Stout answered:
Good morning,

This property was rented in March 2013. I am very familiar with the area and would be happy to do a search for you of similar properties that are available for rent.

I hope you're having a great day!


Kate Stout

Castelli Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Services
3908 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Sat May 12, 2012
Kate Stout answered:
Hi Assi,

This property is indeed in Pine Crest Village. It already has an offer on it but is listed as taking backup offers in case the first one doesn't work out. There are currently no other 1 bedroom condos in this complex actively listed. I would be happy to monitor this for you and let you know if any become available so that you can see it right away.

I would love to speak with you about what you are looking for you and send you properties that match your criteria. When you decide which ones you like, I will make arrangements for you to see them at your convenience.

Kate Stout

Castelli Real Estate Services
3908 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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