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Sat Sep 15, 2012
Jack Liebsch II answered:
For Palm Beach County, you would look up the owner information at the Property Appraiser's web site, then go to the County Clerks's web site see if any lis pendens may have been filed. The real estate agent you are working with should also be able to assist you! ... more
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Craig Fialkowski answered:
It's not rent skimming.

When an investor purchases the HOA or Condo association lien, they get a certificate of title, which means they control the property as if they owned it. It will still be subject to all other secured liens (1st mortgage etc..) that can foreclose on the Cert owner.

The new owner does not have to pay the mortgage since they are not the party that is liable on the NOTE.

They can rent for years before the bank forecloses and keep the money. It would be wise for them to pay the Association in order to keep getting the rent.

There is a law in FL where the association can demand the rent for deliquent owners.
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Sat Sep 15, 2012
Terry McCarley answered:
Trulia does not allow for sale by owner listings to be listed on this site. You can list it for sale by owner on sites such as Craigslist. You may want to give serious consideration you listing with a professional real estate agent as studies have proven that homes sold thru real estate agents sell for a higher price than those sold by owner. Best of luck. ... more
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Teddy Jagessar answered:
Hi you can first research by going to If you wish you can contact me as the contact info will be on the website. Good Luck
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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Diana De Paola Nardy answered:
You can call my office or send me an email we have an agent in that area to assist you. Kind regards,
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Sandra Gold answered:

Try contacting the banks who own the properties or the associations which have to maintain the vacant homes......

Sandra Gold - Realtor
The Infiniti Group International ... more
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Fred Yancy answered:
Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

Your neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home.

■Is it close to your favorite spots? Make a list of the activities — movies, health club, church, etc. — you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how far you would have to travel from each neighborhood you’re considering to engage in your most common activities.

■Check out the school district. This is especially important if you have children, but it also can affect resale value. The Department of Education in your town can probably provide information on test scores, class size, percentage of students who attend college, and special enrichment programs. If you have school-age children, visit schools in the neighborhoods you’re considering. Also, check out

■Find out if the neighborhood is safe. Ask the police department for neighborhood crime statistics. Consider not only the number of crimes but also the type — such as burglaries or armed robberies — and the trend of increasing or decreasing crime. Also, is crime centered in only one part of the neighborhood, such as near a retail area?

■Determine if the neighborhood is economically stable. Check with your local city economic development office to see if income and property values in the neighborhood are stable or rising. What is the percentage of homes to apartments? Apartments don’t necessarily diminish value, but do mean a more transient population. Do you see vacant businesses or homes that have been for sale for months?

■See if you’ll make money. Ask a local real estate agent to get information about price appreciation in the neighborhood. Although past performance is no guarantee of future results, this information may give you a sense of how good of an investment your home will be. A government planning agency also may be able to tell you about planned developments or other changes in the neighborhood — like a new school or highway — that might affect value.

■Make personal observations. Once you’ve narrowed your focus to two or three neighborhoods, go there and walk around. Are homes tidy and well maintained? Are streets quiet? How does it feel? Pick a warm day if you can and chat with people working or playing outside.
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Wed Sep 6, 2017
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Ron Maynard answered:
Location Location Location, Actually it's priced to sell because of personal reasons. Otherwise this would not be happening. Cash is good. You can buy there its a 50+ year old building. Lee it's a must see. Thanks Ron ... more
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
What it meens is that the property is not for sale. You may want to contact a Realtor® in your area to find out about a certain property.
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Danielle Sharp answered:
It's a short sale and takes time. There is no way to time these out or gauge when you will receive an approval. If HAFA was denied that means WF is just now reviewing the file. My experience with shorts sales there has been positive most of the time and usually take less than 90 days. Recently had a buyer submit an offer and we received approval around 45 days later. ... more
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Tue Aug 21, 2012
Tom Priester answered:
Dear Milton,

The town home you in inquired about at 2505 Shoma was a great buy and like the entire south Florida real estate market sold fast as it was priced right. Shoma enjoys a favorable location west of Highway 7 just south of Southern Boulevard and while it has a west Palm Beach address is really in the Royal Palm Beach/Wellington corridor that people flock to for the high quality of life.

Sales in the community are brisk with 9 homes sold over the past 90 days, another 14 under contract and only 5 available listings as of this morning. with under two months of inventory it is a sellers market and prices are finally on the rise after 7 years. And to top it off the inventory is over priced as the highest priced sale in the community over the past 3 months was at $98,000 and three of the 5 available properties are priced above that threshold; one asking an amazing $160,000.

The best thing you can do is clearly define your housing objectives and determine what areas will meet your needs. Inventory levels are very low and finding homes is a much more difficult task than it was a few month ago. If you would like to further discuss your particular situation and put together a game plan to meet your goals please feel free to contact me at your convenience for a complimentary consolation.

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

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Robert Reich answered:
Shoot me an email and I will send you everything I can find that fits your criteria. I live near West Palm Beach and I work all over Palm Beach County.
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Mon Sep 29, 2014
Walter Remaley answered:
Moved to West Palm Beach over 25 years ago from Greenburg PA. About 4 years ago tought I would move back to Pittsburh and after about a year I was back in FL. It will definitly be harder to rent with 4 dogs than it woul be to buy. I recently found a house to rent for a client with 3 big dogs for about 1250 a month. If you would like I have a vast knowledge of the area here in West Palm and there are definitly some areas to stay away from if you are buying. Give me a call and I would be happy to help you understand the area better.

United Realty Group
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Renepurple answered:
There are tons of great places. Goddard school, The Village over in Wellington. If you are interested I am a stay at home who would love to help you out until you find the perfect place. I have 3 kiddos myself. ... more
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Possibly you could pull yourself away from your computer and try walking yourself:
It might accomplish several things.
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Venus Diaz answered:
Hi Elizabeth,

Yes there are quite a few depending on the needs of your child. If you child has multiple disabilities then your choices will be more limited and depend on whether or not the school will provide for ALL of their needs, because a lot of them don't. My neighbor is in the process of starting a private school in palm beach county that is specifically designed for children that have multiple disabilities because a lot of programs exclude children that do. I'd be happy to connect you with her, as she is very involved in the community and in tune with ALL the programs out there. Her son is autistic and deaf, so it has been something she is very familiar with and can point you in the right direction.

Warm regards,

Venus D.
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Judighedini asked:
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Sun Jul 29, 2012
Sally Grenier answered:
Agents can't comment about safety or crime in a particular area. However, the internet is a wonderful thing. Try the town's website for crime statistics.
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Joan Lorberbaum Moore answered:
I believe the number of units within Century Village WPB are around 7800 - - give or take a couple of hundred.
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