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Market Conditions in 33432 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi Julia,

First thing you may want to know is that this community has a mandatory membership fee of about $50,000.

The maintenance fee is quoted at $1,347 per month.

If I can be of further service please contact me directly.

Nadine Mauro
Highlight Realty
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Aj Zaki answered:
It is 55 and older .
Feel free to contact me with your citeria and I will help you find what you are looking for.
AJ Zaki
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
marc jablon answered:
Does this home in Boca Raton require equity? Yes, it does. This Boca Raton country club home is located in Boca Grove, a superbly maintained country club in Boca Raton, just off of Florida's Turnpike.

Equity is $70,000, but there is a golf special until the end of this month of $55,000. So if you are looking for a country club lifestyle in Boca Raton, you will be very happy in Boca Grove.

If, however, you are looking for a Boca Raton home in the under $200,000 range that is not in a country club community, you are probably in for a struggle, even if you are a cash buyer.

There is a shortage of homes on the market in general, and a desperate lack of homes in that particular price range. We have at least half a dozen cash buyers for everBoca home in that range, many of them sending in contracts with numbers above asking price.

People using mortgages have no choice but to offer to bring money to the closing table beyond appraisal rates if they want to purchase these homes. If they don't have the extra cash, they don't stand a chance. It's 2005 all over again.

Country clubs are suffering. Fewer and fewer people can afford to pay the up front equity, along with the annual club dues. As a result, prices for absolutely gorgeous homes in these Boca Raton country clubs are falling faster than you can say pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanaconiosis.

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Howard Suppo answered:
Tue Feb 12, 2013
Vicki Hulsman answered:
The MLS listing shows the following as being covered by the HOA fee:


Let me know if you would like any additional information. Send me a quick email and I'll send you the MLS sheet and take you to see the property at your convenience.

Vicki Hulsman - Realtor®
Keyes Realtors
610 E Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483
Phone: 561.523.2293
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Daniel Dohrn answered:
There is a mandatory membership for Stonebridge Country Club:
Golf Equity membership - $40,000 plus $20,000 inititation & $16,545 annual dues
Social Equity Membership - $15,000 plus $20,000 initiation & $12,125 annual dues
These are the latest numbers that I could find. If interested you should call them directly to verify.
There are many home options in Boca Raton. I live and work in Boca and will be pleased to help you find the "perfect" one for you.
Call or email me at:
561-212-5373 or
Dan Dohrn, Realtor
Keyes Real Estate
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Audrey Viola answered:
Absolutely ! Prices are up from last year and sellers are waiting it out to get more more for their places next year , so listings are fewer and selling quickly .
One of my friends had her house listed for one day . It was shown to three people and had two contracts on it before the end of the day .
Even short sales and foreclosures are being listed for more than last year .
Buyers are now in a hurry to find something because of rising prices and smaller inventory ...Looks like it's once again a seller's market .
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Scott Miller answered:
Hi I,

The fees listed are quarterly.

This property is no longer available. If you would like something similar, we can find it for you quickly.

Scott Miller
Realty Associates
Boca Raton-Miami Beach, FL
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
marni zuckerman answered:
This home is located in Boca Woods Country Club. The HOA fee is $738 per quarter. There is also a $30,000 Equity + $25,000 initiation + annual dues $12,435 + tax.

Marni Zuckerman, Realtor
Signature International Real Estate
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Phil Rotondo answered:
You may be right; but if you wait until next year, the proprety could go up to $55k.
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Eva Aliaga answered:

This property is already under contract, below is a link of similar homes for sale in the area.

Eva Aliaga
Keller Williams Realty
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Tue Nov 6, 2012
Russ Greenberg answered:
Hi doc,
I cant tell you what not to buy but if you can afford $150K theres some communities in West boca with a great A rated high school and some have low homeowner association fees or none at all. Some are remodeled or well maintained that might be suitable for you. Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs and i will assist you.
Best Regards,

Russ Greenberg, Realtor RELO "Experience Counts"
Florida's Real Estate Leader since 1926, 30 offices serving South FL
(561) 445-8782 -direct
Keyes Real Estate, Mortgage, Title, & Insurance
Boca Blue Lake Office
1200 Yamato Rd Suite B-1
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Richard Bass answered:
Not to be flippant, but it's really way a big a question without asking a whole lot more questions... most relating to what it is specifically you're looking for. Do you want a family community, an active adult one, one that's held if values better than others, one that's single family homes or townhouses...
you get my point. There are no bad neighborhoods in Boca Raton. Only ones that suit your needs.
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Hanan "Hank" Peleg answered:
Hello Dave,

Sounds like what you need is a real estate professional in your life!

Keep in mind that by utilizing a buyers agents services, you are not paying any more than what you would be paying otherwise - the commission agreement has been negotiated prior to you walking in the door.

Basically, to answer your question, your real estate professional will be happy to answer your question but he or she will likely want to make sure you are a ready, willing and able buyer (but this doesn't necessarily mean you have to be ready to buy tomorrow, but even 6 or so months out can be acceptable) before doing any in depth research on your behalf.

Hanan "Hank" Peleg
Peleg Properties, LLC
9825 Marina Blvd. Suite 100-G
Boca Raton, FL 33428
(954) 588-5992 Office
(954) 557-1954 Cellular
(888) 594-0081 Fax
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Sat May 12, 2012
Nitza Ramos answered:
I don't have a detailed price analysis from 2005 to 2012, but you can find usefull information on the real estate market which compares 2011 with 2012, in my monthly newsletter link at

Best regards,

Nitza Ramos
East Coast Realty
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Howard Vogin answered:
The Boca Market and surrounding area are doing quite well. Inventory is down and sales are brisk. Two recent examples:
I took a client to see a beach front condo that had been added to the market a few days back. We looked at 10 AM. When we finished at 2 PM looking at various properties she asked to go back and walk the property from 10 AM as she wanted to make an offer. I called to schedule and found that an offer had been made and accepted already.
I recently visited a new home community just over the border in Delray that has been open 10 weeks and has sold over 100 homes with a range from 500,000 to 1,500,000.

It seems now that the market in the Boca area has emerged from the downturn as is the case in most of South Florida. The inventory of quality homes is quite low and prices are stable.

If you would to search Boca Communities and Homes, here is a link:


Howard Vogin
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
George Khoury answered:
I would like to assist you finding the best deal possible. Please give me a call at 561-674-6168 or email me at
Looking forward to speaking with you.
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Fri Oct 1, 2010
Maggie Hawk answered:
They are two different things.

To do a loan modification, you would work with your current lender to lower your monthly payments so that you can continue to stay in your home and pay your mortgage each month. Homeowners often need to do this if they have had unexpected expenses due to illness, for example, or a loss of income that now affects how much they can pay on their mortgage each month.

When you refinance, you work with a new lender to qualify for a new mortgage and pay off your old one. This would not be possible if your home's current market value is now lower than the amount of your existing mortgage, and the home does not appraise for the amount you need to borrow.

If neither of these is a possibility, a homeowner could try to qualify to sell the home in a short sale. If you're in one of these situations, you may want to consult with an attorney.

Warm regards,
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
Watson Realty Corp.
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Sun Jun 21, 2009
Jodi Rabinowitz answered:
Denise -

Please do not be offended, but as an agent in Boca Raton you should be able to find out this information on your own by accessing your local MLS or getting on to the Property Appraiser's web site.

If you do not know how to do this, then you need to sit with your Broker who should be able to assist in ascertaining this information.

Your fellow agents will gladly assist you with working a deal, but in essence we are your competiton and we are not going to do your work for you. This really is a question that you need to learn how to figure out on your own or once again with the assistance of somebody from your own office/agency.

Good luck.
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Thu Jun 4, 2009
Melissa Antenucci answered:
I see you are a home buyer and I wish you the best of luck searching as there are many deals out there. Please feel free to contact me to price out rates and current loan programs for you.

Melissa Antenucci
Ameritrust Mortgage Assocites, LLC
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