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Home Buying in 33444 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Jeremy Olsher answered:
This particular property you are inquiring about is in The Estuary in East Delray Beach.

HOA fees are $1425 a quarter (or $475 a month)

This fee includes:

24 hour manned guard gate
Roaming security on the property grounds.
Common area lawn care.
Maintenance of the association pool.

You will have to get your own insurance policy for the townhome.

To get a full report on exactly what the fee covers, you will need to see the 2013 annual association budget, and speaking to a current board member is also helpful. The above is fairly accurate. :)

HOA fees vary from association to association, and so does what the fee covers.
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Tom Priester answered:
Dear Wandeltj,

So much depends on your requirements but there are certainly opportunities under $250,000 in Delray Beach that may work for you. Distance to the Avenue, what type of property you are looking for (single family, town home, condominium), the number of bedrooms and baths required, type of parking required, acceptable monthly fees, whether or not you have pets; the list goes on. If you are not tied into Delray you might also consider Singer Island and the Jupiter/Juno Beach areas. While the market has rebounded strongly there are still opportunities but you have to be prepared to move fast with a strong offer.

Whether you are looking solely in Delray Beach or just your perfect home in the Florida sun you are best suited to be working with a Realtor® who is looking out for your best interests in this constantly changing market. 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.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Marilyn Farber Jacobs answered:
I live in Floral Lakes. FPL for electric; I use comcast for cable.

If you would like to see available homes in Floral Lakes, call me at 561-638-9818. Happy to show you around and tell you about the community.

Marilyn Jacobs
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
millie larsen answered:
Unfortunately, none of the IDX providers (3rd party internet providers) provide the option to select my map location.
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Stephen McRory answered:
Get away fform the FHA loan as it restricts options and is a very costly loan as well...and even getting WORSE very soon too!

See program(s) #4 nad #5 below, then contact me to talk about how to minimize payments and reduce out of pocket costs.

1) 100% LTV- VA / (VA Jumbo @ lower ltv)
2) 100% LTV- USDA/12 mo. into Chapter 13 BK…OK Too
3) 99% LTV- FHA / (FHA to 580 score @ lower ltv)

4) 97% LTV- No monthly MI-No FHA 1.75% Fee
5) 95% LTV- CONDO
6) 90% LTV- No PMI -2nd Home
7) 90% LTV- JUMBO w/cc
8) 85% LTV- No PMI - Super Jumbo
9) 80% LTV- Invest./Rental
10) 75% LTV- Foreign Nationals

--------STATED INCOME ALT up to Super Jumbo-----------
11) 80% LTV- FIX n’ FLIP Invest. Prop.
12) 75% LTV- Foreign Nationals
13) 75% CLTV- Short Sale, BK, Foreclosure Forgiveness
14) 70% LTV- Soft and Hard Money
16) COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS-available nationwide

Go to: WWW.PRO-OPTION-COM or call 888-662-4404

Steve McRory
Pro Option Mortgage/ Florida

Prior Service U.S. Marine Corps
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi Duwayne,

Alot will depend on the individual communities.

Some are considered "active adult" communities that will allow you to purchase and live there, with the stipulation that they don't already have 20% of the houses owned by people under 55.

Some won't sell you the house until you turn 55. Some will allow you to purchase, but not allow you to live there until you turn 55.

What type of price range are you looking for?
What type of house are you looking for?
How many bedrooms and baths do you need?
Do you have any pets? Some neighborhoods strictly forbid animals.

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

Nadine Mauro
Highlight Realty
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Neil Blair-Bennett answered:
Since Realtors all belong to a local association and work off of the MLS of that association, in theory all would be coming up with the same results. Good manners would dictate picking the one who comes across as the most informed and most professional and with whom you feel most comfortable working with. Otherwise no, it's not good to string people along. ... more
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Russ Greenberg answered:
Hi RR Rubins,
What is your idea of modest price? if you can afford over $100K you will start finding some nice units that do not have age restrictions. If 200k is modest to you there are some properties starting on the Intercoastal. feel free to contact to discuss your needs and put me to work for you to help assist your Real Estate purchase to best suit you. Remember i don't get paid until we close.
Best Regards,
Russ Greenberg, RELO "Experience Counts"

Florida's Real Estate Leader since 1926, 30 offices serving South FL
Keyes Real Estate, Mortgage, Title, & Insurance
Boca Blue Lake Office
1200 Yamato Rd Suite B-1
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Marilyn Farber Jacobs answered:
Have a real estate agent locate available units for you. See and look for NON-MANDATORY MEMBERSHIP. Available properties will come up, but with properties selling so quickly right now, one that you pick could become contingent or pending overnight so hopefully you will find more than one.

Happy to find you "the home of your dreams." Looking forward to working with you.

Jeffrey Ray & Associates
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Wayne Collier answered:
You should have an inspection that will address all of your concerns. Complete home inspection,termite,mold,water quality,lead paint,septic and radon. This way you will have more piece of mind. Reduce the chances you will have something appear later. ... more
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Pat Palmer answered:
Hi Asett,

In the link below, you will find all the 2/2 villas that might interest you. If you would like any more information, don't hesitate to contact me.

I hope this helps.

Pat Palmer-Realtor
Boca's Best Broker
Certified Relocation Specialist
Member-Institute For Luxury Home Marketing

Direct 786-286-6557

Keller Williams
2424 N. Federal Hwy #318
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Violetta Polyakov answered:
The Gleneagles community is comprised of 1082 residences – including 220 Single fairway homes, 826 garden apartments and 36 units in the midrise building. Pets are allowed with restrictions. HOA is netween $800 and $1400 a quarter. Purchase of Country Club Membership is Mandatory


Violetta Polyakov
Florida Home Consulting, Inc
Member of NAR, FAR and MLS
Realtor, SFR, SRES, CDPE
Phone: 561-706-7220
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Tue Dec 29, 2015
Jeremy Olsher answered:
Nice community, 55+, on Villa Delray Golf Course (Public course).
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
Peter Cavanagh answered:
Las Verses is a nice community consisting of both 55+ and all age Condominium buildings and single story villas.

If you would like specific information about the community please feel free to call me at your convenience 561 330-3600.

Peter Cavanagh CIAS
Certified Investor Agent Specialist
Broker / Realtor
Realty Emporium
561 330-3600

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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Peter Cavanagh answered:
There are a couple of Condo's in Boynton Beach area in your price range that do allow pets. Please contact me if you would like to arrange a convenient day and time to see them.

Peter Cavanagh CIAS
Certified Investor Agent Specialist
Broker Realtor
Realty Emporium
561 330-3600

Sales * Leasing * Rental Property Management
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Jill Tarlow answered:
There are several condos for sale that fit your needs. They are listed between $100,000 - $150,000. Palm Chase is one very active community that has shows, clubs, activities, pool, tennis, etc. It is in Boynton Beach, right next to Delray Beach. If you're in town, I can bring you to see some condos in person. Otherwise, I can send you listings. Please let me know how I can help.


Jill Tarlow | Realtor | Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
1185 E. Atlantic Ave. | Delray Beach, FL 33483
C. 561-797-5362 | O. 561-278-0300 | F. 561-243-3811
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Leslie Hamilton answered:

The property that you are looking at is west of 95. What price range can you look at and what size of unit do you want? Also are you looking specifically for Downtown Delray or can it be Boynton Beach or other areas?

With that information I can certainly identify places that might be suitable so please contact me.

Leslie Hamilton
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Stephen McRory answered:
Yes, see program #6 for condos at

Tehn contact me this morning please

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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Joan Lorberbaum Moore answered:
I can think of several over 55 single family home communities in the Boca-Delray-Boynton area where the HOA is quite reasonable compared to others.

Please contact me if you would like more information. It would be my pleasure to assist you in finding the perfect home.

Broker Associate, GRI
Lang Realty
9858 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Jill Tarlow answered:
The property you are inquiring about is in the community of Casa Bella, which overlooks Glen Eagles Country Club. No country club membership is required to purchase a home in Casa Bella, however the specific property at 15580 Glencrest Ave. is already under contract with another buyer and in contingency status. Please let me know if I can help you find another home in that community or another. Realtors have up-to-the-minute information on what is available in the market, and I'd love to help you find something ideal for you.

Jill Tarlow
Coldwell Banker
1185 E. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483
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