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Quality of Life in Palm Beach County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Leslie Hamilton answered:
It is the owner's responsibility to disclose this if they are aware of them. there is a disclosure form that the listing agent should be providing to the sellers agent that asks a number of questions and this should come up there.

Hope this is of some help. If you are in need to selling agent or a buyers agent I am a llicensed Realtor andknow the Boynton beach Dleray area very well. I( would be happy to help you find whatever you are looking for. Contact me as follows:

Leslie Hamilton
keller Williams Realty
Boynton Beach Fl
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Fri Jun 20, 2014
Maria Ahmad answered:
Hello Timo,

The Oaks of Boca Raton is a luxury, gated community in West Boca Raton. This beautiful resort inspired community features well crafted Mediterranean inspired homes that range in size from 3,000 to over 7,000 square feet. The Oaks of Boca Raton is located at 9554 Clint Moore Road, between the Florida's Turnpike and Highway 441 in Boca Raton, Florida. Real estate for sale in The Oaks of Boca Raton ranges from $700,000 to over $3,000,000.

Built in 1990's, The Preserve’s 102 homes ranges from $800,000 to over $1.2 million and residences range in size from 3,500 square feet to just over 5,000 square feet. Residents in The Preserve enjoy the service of a 24 hour manned gate on Yamato Road in addition to the unmanned gate used by residents only on Military Trail. Mediterranean details and designer touches are found around every corner of these luxurious estate homes. The Preserve is located in an A-rated school district featuring Calusa Elementary School, Onmi Middle School, and Spanish River High School. There are also superb private schools nearby including Pine Crest Preparatory School, American Heritage, St. Andrew’s School, Donna Klein Jewish Academy, Spanish River Christian, Pop John Paul II High School, and the Morikami Charter School.

The best bet would be to see the communities for yourself , once you drive through and see the homes
yoi would have already made up your mind as to which one you would like to live in.

Let me know if I can help,

Lang Realty - 9858 Clint Moore Rd C - 124
Boca Raton, FL - 33496
Cell: 561-445-3818, Office: 561-989-2100
Fax: 561-989-2101, Home Fax: 561-483-4251
SL 3162682
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Wed Jul 16, 2014
Tom Priester answered:

Like many communities in the area the community of Riviera Beach is sought after for those shopping in the area. In fact over the past 12 months there have been 47 sales in the community ranging from $25,000 up to $57,000 with a median price of $40,000. Mainly three bedroom townhomes you will find some with two bedrooms and some have garages while others do not.

There are another 18 units under contract in the community; many of these are short sales waiting for short sale approval. As of this morning there are only 7 active listings so in essence there is less than a 2 month inventory which is very, very, very low. So to answer your question based on these numbers the community of Sonoma Bay is highly valued in todays market.

Buyers in todays market must be prepared to move quickly and make aggressive offers or they will be left on the outside looking in as the market continues to recover. Any buyer should by working with a professional Realtor® who can not only identify properties that match the clients goals but also know how to get an offer accepted.

I work almost entirely as a buyers agent throughour Palm Beach and Martin Counties and certainly would be honored to be on the list of Realtors® you interview if your search is in this area and am happy to be of assistance in any way that I can. 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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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Alma Kee answered:
Google demographics and you'll find tons of info on what you're seeking.

Or find a Realtor and stay loyal to that Realtor and she'll share her access to that data.
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Joan Lorberbaum Moore answered:
Off the top of my head one need not be a resident of Boca Lago or Boca Pointe to become a social member of their clubs. Same with Polo Trace in Delray although I don't exactly know the extent of what they offer to non-golfing members. There are several country clubs in Boynton Beach wherein you don't need to be a resident to join. If you would like information on those please let me know and I'll send you info. ... more
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Sat Jan 24, 2009
Ted Guarnero P.A. answered:
My option is that it's great for college kids or watching the game but currently not much more.
Most of us are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping Scripps will provide the traffic to support a more diverse group of consumers. The Abacoa town center needs more than sandwich shops and bars.
Someone in leasing/ownership is going to have to dig deep and give a great deal to a few anchor tenants and hope this brings a more diverse base of comsumers. I feel completely safe there but not enough shops for me to go there.
Currently the 3 or 4 bars seem to overwhelm the town center and are keeping empty nesters and others from enjoying whats left.
I do think that living in Abacoa is a great option and all with in 5 minutes of Legacy Place, Gardens Malls, and Downtown at The Gardens

Sorry forgot to Mention the Movie theater is still Closed

Just my option
Ted Guarnero p.a.
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Fri Jan 13, 2012
David A Podgursky PA answered:
The price, location and floorplan of the CODA development look good, but will the place ever be finished?

** It will be finished but in this market downturn the builders nor the banks are in any hurry to get more construction funding out there to build units that will just sit. So the remaining units will likely not start construction until some of the current units are sold.

The dusty lot street view photo is concerning and with the downturn it'll be even more difficult to find those who are within the income restrictions and able to buy.

** Don't use Google Earth to judge the area - they don't update often enough. Delray is a great place to be and so there are a few projects like Coda and Cannery Row that will survive - just sell slowly.

'We're above the income level and looking to relocate to an area where we can walk to places but we have a young child so heavy construction areas are out.

** in Florida, I don't know that you can have it both ways. Right now the "walk to fun" areas are mostly new construction. The family friendly communities that are located in a more suburban setting are obviously not walk to the beach/stores etc... plus the "walk to..." areas are often supported by the nightlife - bars and restaurants that cater to locals and tourists alike.

Income levels... not all of Coda is income restricted...just the units held by the Delray Land Trust...which begs to question why would you want to spend more on a similar unit just because your income is higher? I would suggest contacting me regarding your budget and perhaps somewhere like Cannery Row or Mallory Square would be more suitable for your needs but still walking distance since they don't have income restrictions.

On the West side of town, if you're looking for similar prices you could get a great house or townhome in an area like Greystone or Drexel Park.

With a young child you might also want to pay attention to where the schools are and which one your child will attend depending on the community.

David Podgursky
Broker Associate
Boca Executive Realty
561-504-6949 cell
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Thu Nov 6, 2008
Joan Lorberbaum Moore answered:
For some reason the particular property you inquired about did not appear so I cannot answer you fully about that association Generally, most condo associations have some sort of reserves. You are definitely entitled to receive condo documents including the latest financials, frequently asked questions, etc. as part of your due diligence in purchasing a property. They also carry insurance against hurricanes, etc. Also, as a condo owner you should also be carrying your own insurance against damages to your personal unit and insurance that will pick up after your deductable should you be assessed by the association for damages occuring after a disaster -- such as a hurricane.

That being said, I suggest you contact an insurance professional to more fully explain this to you.

Please let me know if I can help you further in your possible purchase of a property in wonderful South Florida!
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Fri Jul 25, 2008
Joan Lorberbaum Moore answered:
There are condo communities in South Florida that, besides being within walking distance to shopping, etc, also provide bus service to same..The communities I am thinking of also have large active and vibrant clubhouses with gyms, card and art rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, and Broadway style theatres with live shows and movies.
I'd be happy to provide you with more information on those communities if you wish. I specialize in active adult communities in Boca, Delray, and Boynton.
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Fri Jul 11, 2008
Ann Angotti answered:
I have lived in Palm Beach County for 16 years and In Palm Beach for 5 1/2 years. Its a great place to live. Your close to the beach, all shopping and major highways. You are centrally located which is why I like it. 30 minutes from Jupiter, 30 minutes from Boca Raton, 50 minutes to Ft Lauderdale and 1 hour to Miami. Your close to the airports. If you like water sports or the beach its only minutes away. Also you can't beat the weather. ... more
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Thu Mar 27, 2008
Marilyn Farber Jacobs answered:
Oaks East is a gated community with 3 bedroom houses, pets allowed. Tot lot is not mentioned, but there is a community pool. Best way to find out is to go there, look at the 5 houses available today, have your Realtor drive you around to observe. Do it on a weekend when children are home from school. If you would like to do that, I'd be happy to meet you and show you this community. Email or call 561-988-0070. - Marilyn Farber Jacobs ... more
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Sat Apr 21, 2012
Marilyn Farber Jacobs answered:
1. Get a house sitter for when you are away. Most communities have a resident in that business. They can let in a pest inspector, check things for you (give them a list including checking all ceilings for leaks or signs of mold, including garage), and take care of any deliveries.

2. Is there a nearby airline that flies direct to the city that your main home is in, or to the nearest airport? Check out PBI, FLL, MIA.

3. Check with your pool company. I doubt that you should drain the pool, but they will know and advise you .
4. You may want to leave on the a/c.

Marilyn Jacobs
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Sat Aug 16, 2008
Marilyn Farber Jacobs answered:
Technology provides air condition, pest sprays, and just about anything conceivable to deal with tropical conditions. When you buy a house, you get an inspector (I can recommend one) and he sees if everything is okay - plumbing, electrical work, roof, is there mold, etc. Re types of flooring, many people use tile, carpeting or wood. My preference is all tile because it is non-allergenic and easy to clean. The warm, tropical climate is one of the biggest draws to move here as opposed to tough winters up north. Regards, Marilyn Jacobs,, 561-988-0070 ... more
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Fri Jul 11, 2008
Steven P Wood answered:
Hi Annie,

I tell my clients to fo to and select the different cities at the bottom to help them gather informtion on crime statistics by cities. Of course these are indicative of the past and in no way indicates what will happen in the future.

The web site described in the previous paragaph also has satistics for other states as well.

I am right happy with the satistics in Jupiter, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Tequesta. The police are quite active in the locations and kudos to them for a job well-done!

To really answer your question, one would need to know more of your likes and dislikes, your lifestyle, and what things are important to you, for example do you want to live out of the cold or close to family and the like.

Happy Hunting!
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Thu Dec 6, 2007
Manny Reynaldo answered:
Hi Diane,
Cimarron is a subdivision of Loggers Run in West Boca Raton with single family homes priced from the low $300,000 to $400,000. I have sold several homes there in the last few years. Let me know if you would like more specific information.
Manny Reynaldo,PA,CIPS,TRC
Prudential Florida WCI Realty
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Gary Vonk answered:
There is a multitude of parks and recreation areas that cultivate the family atmosphere in palm Beach Gardens.
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Sat Jun 14, 2008
Leigh Mattern answered:
It is a great city for families with children. The schools are terrific. There are all kinds of nature and after school type programs at the various parks - Gumbo Limbo, Sugar Sand, etc. It is the perfect community for family activities such as boating, tennis, golf, etc. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Molly Douglas answered:
Due to the exceptional climate, West Palm Beach makes an outstanding, family friendly place to live. The new library, many family oriented activities at the Meyers Amphitheatre downtown (with the Mayor handing out cookies), the new waterfront park (under construction), plus the exceptional zoo in Dreyer Park, the summer program at the Armory Art Center and Howard Park Tennis Cener, the Science Museum, a huge variety of family events on a regular basis will make any family feel at home. ... more
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Bonnie Clark & Kim Hoss answered:
Jupiter is a great place to raise children. The schools are excellent. There are several private schools as well. There is a great new Community Center and Jupiter Community Park with a variety of activities for all ages. There are several parks and receation facilities around the town. Of course, I would remiss not to mention the gorgeous beaches in Jupiter. There is more than sufficient public parking with restrooms and showers to service the beaches, playgrounds and parks. ... more
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