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Home Buying in Boynton Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 5, 2011
Boris Russanov answered:
Fri Jan 28, 2011
Tracie Copeland answered:
Yes, it's a very active community. It's a gated community and a few of the amenities include a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts & gym. It's located by Westchester County Club also, which is a great golf course.

If you have more questions about this community or would like me to send your some properties currently on the market, feel free to call or email me, I would be glad to help!

Tracie Whillock

Phone: 561-376-0985
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Mon Mar 2, 2015
Susanna Malmgren-Grubb PA answered:
I think a May-June trip sounds great. If you buy now & furnish it you can rent it out. We are very short of rentals -seasonal and annual. It's a great time to buy -now!! Prices are very local.

I cover West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Tequesta.
Happy to help!!

Susanna Grubb
Illustrated Properties
(561) 827-2952
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Sat Jan 8, 2011
Todd Rettkowski answered:
Hi Steve,

Below is a link to all of the inventory for sale in Platina. Please feel free to contact me for additional information.

Best Regards,

Todd Rettkowski, P.A., e-PRO®
Certified New Home Specialist
Residential Construction Certified
Certified Distressed Property Expert

Keller Williams Realty
Direct Line: 561-735-7993
Mobile: 561-891-1621
Fax: 561-736-6252
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Elyse Berman answered:
Hi David,

Equus is a great community. It is an equestrian community originally built with stables. Many of the lots are 250' deep. The stables are no longer part of the community but open to the public now. If you have a horse, you can still board it there. The community has corrected as far as pricing.

If you need further information on Equus, please feel free to email or call me anytime.

Good Luck!

Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, e-Pro
Realty Associates Florida Properties
9174 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33434

(561) 716-7824
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Wed Dec 1, 2010
Tim Moore answered:
I can't think of any reason to buy and sell at or around the same price in a short period of time. Unless there is some sort of price increase or gain there seems to be no reason to do it. The expense of closing costs, attorney fees, surveys, inspections and recording fees makes reselling at the same price a loss. There was a time when many bought and tried to "flip a house" but the market is not conducive to that these days without doing expensive upgrades.
The only reason I can think of to do what you are saying is to launder money.
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Susan Krause answered:
If the mobile home has a foundation it is treated like any other property.
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Don Tepper answered:

There's a Chabad Lubavitch synagogue in Boynton Beach:

Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Boynton Beach
10655 El Clair Ranch Road
Boynton Beach 33437

Considering that its members do not drive on the Sabbath, they will live close to the synagogue. And, in fact, the Chabad web site lists nearby communities. See

That's where to look.

Hope that helps.
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Sat Sep 29, 2012
Beatriz M. Borges answered:
Well, it will depend on your personal situation. Purchase is most definately the best way to go. You are paying into the equity of your home and not to someone else. You will received homestead exemption if it is your primary residence. On your taxes you can get write off depreciation on the home. The interest that you pay on the loan is also an advantage on your taxes.

Please advise on what you are looking for and we can talk some more.
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Thu Sep 30, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
Anita there is no link to any property to know what house you are inquiring on. In brief i can tell you the best way to make an offer on any house is to assess what its value is in todays market. base your offer on what it is worth. A good buyer broker can assist you in finding the value and making the best offer.

good luck with your search
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Thu Sep 30, 2010
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hello Leslie and thanks for your email.

If you are referring to age limitations within a certified senior community, then the answer is "yes" the owner of the condominium unit must be 55 years of age or older in order to purchase and live within a senior community. The senior community is one of the only forms of housing that permits purposeful age discrimination. In addition to age restrictions, senior communities often also require health checks and doctor's letters/reviews prior to allowing a senior to purchase within the community.

If you are not a qualifying senior, then buying a foreclosure in 55+ age restricted community can be problematic. You can buy the home, but likely you will be forced by the community to sell the property within a specified period of time, even if the sale results in a financial loss to you. This specified period can be very short--less than 30 days to correct the problem of your owning the home without being qualified to do so. Check with the community to find out what the CC&Rs say regarding this problem.

Before you do anything, however, talk to the senior housing community director. You may find that they are receptive to having another senior purchase the home in foreclosure, and they can "fast track" your admission into the community.

Finally, and I probably don't need to really remind you of this since you list yourself as an "agent", remember that buying at a trustee sale (at the courthouse steps) requires payment of the full amount of the purchase in CASH or cash equivalents (cashier's checks, wire transfers), so this type of transaction is not for those without the disposable income to buy a home or suffer the loss from having to sell.

Good luck!!

Grace Morioka
Area Pro Realty
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Desari Jabbar answered:
Most lenders follow similar guidelines when it comes to your debt and income. Especially in this economic climate. But, you can try. Another option would be to rent your townhouse. Then, your loan officer can use a portion of the rental amount as income. I would speak to another loan officer to find out what you can do to resolve this.

Best of luck to you.
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Thu Sep 30, 2010
Nadine Mauro answered:
Ponte Veccio is a nice, clean and safe community as are the Valencia's. Ponte Vecchio is in a convenient location, as are the Valencia's. Maintenance fees at Ponte Vecchio are about $360 per month. All have nice clubhouses and amenities.

Ponte Vecchio currently has 24 houses listed for sale at prices ranging from $225,000 - $412,000. The Valencias (all included) have 107 houses listed for sale with prices ranging from $255,000 - $835,000.

Much will depend on the size of the home and the upgrades you are looking for. All are beautiful and friendly communities. With Valencia Reserve you can get a brand new, never lived in home. So much depends on what your desires are.

If you can let me know the size of home and price range you are looking for I will be happy to help.

Nadine Mauro
Realty Hub, Inc.
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Sat Aug 28, 2010
Todd Kevitch answered:
This is not a short sale. Home was purchased on 01/20/06 for $284,900 with a mortgage of $100,000.
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Tue Sep 14, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no local answers yet--contact a few different realty offices and interview a couple of agents, then choose the one you like best--or-- contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and inquire--choose your agent with care. ... more
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Sun May 23, 2010
Kent Gagon answered:
No, referral fees must be paid from broker to broker any payment of a referral fee to a non licensed party is considered a finders fee and is illegal.
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Tue Jun 8, 2010
Todd Rettkowski answered:
Good Evening Amit,

I'm assuming you are looking at the Gabriella model....Great floorplan. When negotiating with a builder or any home you need the data to back up your offer, such as current listings, current pendings, expired listings and most important recent solds. This data will give you a true idea of what market value is and what you should spend. GL homes is a great builder in the area and their homes will sell, however if you have the numbers to back up your offer you may be able to save. If you need assistance, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Todd Rettkowski
Keller Williams Realty
Direct Line: 561-891-1621
Office: 561-735-7993
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Sun Jul 6, 2014
Joan Lorberbaum Moore answered:
Yes, membership is manditory in Hunters Run. There are many other fine, gated, communities that may be to your liking. There are also many public and semi-private golf courses/club that are available. ... more
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Thu Sep 30, 2010
Melissa Antenucci answered:
Hi Ann,
If you are looking to buy I would suggest meeting with the realtor you want to work with and establishing a relationship, see what they are willing to do for you and what the company fee's are. This is going to be one of the largest investments you will ever make so your realtor needs to be on the same page. If you were looking to list I would suggest a bit more due diligence about the company but when you are buying it is all about you and the realtor.

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Wed Feb 3, 2010
You do not need to have cash in order to purchase a short sale. There are plenty of loan programs out there that we can qualify you for.
If you give us a call 800-801-6080 or shoot a quick email I can tell you if you qualify for 100% loan or FHA or a conventional loan.
My husband and I are realtors and we also own a mortgage brokerage and have closed hundreds of loans. Our usual turn around time is 2 weeks.

Alternatively, you can fill out a pre-qualification form on our website:

Elena Ollick
Amerivest Realty
Faith Home Loans
skype: napleshomes
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