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Home Buying in Villages of Palm Beach Lakes : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jul 22, 2015
Ashley Chase answered:

The HOA fee for this property ? It would be nice if HOA fee's were posted along with property info .. :) ... more
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Mary Ngati answered: or call for a list of new construction 561-863-5546
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
marc jablon answered:
Auction properties often have some fix-up problems attached to them, so it is a very good idea to inspect such properties thoroughly before bidding.

Short sales may or may not save you money; however, they move off the market quickly if they're appealing, so it's a good idea to take a look at them as soon as they hit the market.

What you may find, in terms of short sales and auction properties, is that they may --or may not -- save you money on the purchase.

Short sales typically take a very long time and sell fairly close to market price. That's because banks have become much better at determining home values. Also, because there is a shortage of home inventory, banks have learned that they do not necessarily need to discount short sales.

Short sales mean the seller is short of cash and is unable to pay the mortgage, but these homes do not sell at large discounts.

Auction properties may sell at discounts, but they may also sell at inflated rates because of the excitement that the atmosphere creates.

You may find that dealing with an owner who controls his or her property is equally worthwhile.

Marc Jablon, the Jablon Team
Re/Max Complete Solutions
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Sat Jun 30, 2012
Marsha Mayer answered:
I am a full-time professional Realtor and I lived in the Village of Palm Beach Lakes a while back. I am familiar with the communities there from $23,900 government owned FHA condos to million dollar homes and I would be pleased to assist you in finding a quality 'deal' priced property.

Please feel free to contact me for assistance in purchasing.

Marsha Montoya Mayer- Realtor
Paradise Properties of Florida, Inc website:
Email: Direct Cell: 561-329-0428
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Sat Jun 30, 2012
Tom Priester answered:

The rental market in The Sterling, like in many Palm Beach County developments is very strong and you should have no problem finding a tenant. In fact over the past 90 days there have been five 2 bedroom units rented at prices ranging from $900 to $995 and you should expect to find a tenant in that price range. As of today there are only two 2 bedroom units available and both are being offered as furnished only.

If your unit is in rentable condition you should have a quality tenant in place in no time. In this market you should be able to get first and last months rent as well as a security deposit. Make sure you run a credit check and have an application filled out and check references. If you need someone to market your property please feel free to contact me as I would be very happy to be of service.

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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Sat Jun 30, 2012
Bob Brubaker answered:
My Time- In looking over your prospects for an" FHA Loan "you might want to look at.
what is really behind products branded as such. Different lenders have
different standards and requirements for their FHA " insured " Loan Product.
In theory FHA can insure Loans to borrowers with considerably less than 600. FHA
criteria for the issuance of their insurance is not "credit score driven" They allow
a number of compensating factors to be considerered in evaluating "credit worthyness".
Credit Score issues surface with individual lender's company "overlays".
In selecting a lender make sure they are approved to originate FHA Loans and have
the underwriting experience and willingness to lend effectively with added flexibility.
The lender you are looking for will want to examine a number of factors in addition
to a credit score to support your application. Get an "approved lender " they can
they can help! Ssee what FHA says too! at Much success!

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Mon Feb 27, 2012
Annette Levinson answered:
Go to your local non profit housing group for credit counseling. The counselor will go over your credit report with you. They will tell you what you are doing wrong and what you should be doing. Listen to them and when your score is 640+ you can think of buying. ... more
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Fri Mar 25, 2011
Michael Rivieccio, PA. answered:
There are awesome condos at a similar price in the Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter areas. Please call me to discuss.


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Tue Feb 15, 2011
Lloyd Taylor answered:
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