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Home Buying in West Palm Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 27, 2011
Spirit Messingham answered:
Does it have to be a REO or foreclosure? Why limit yourself? Get in touch with a local agent or Realtor and have them do a complete search of what you are looking for, price range, sq ft, your list of "must haves" and they will send you a list of properties available.

If you dont know where to start, find a local agent or Realtor who took the time to answer your question or search profiles here on or
Best of luck.
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Tue Feb 15, 2011
Lloyd Taylor answered:
One just went on the market for 21K.Not a short sale.. This should be a great deal. I do not see any restrictions regarding renting it.. Keep in mind at 21K it will not be in perfect condition even though it looks like its in decent condition, especially for 21K. It is Bank owned so they are pricing at cheap to get rid of it. If you give me your email address I will send you the link, or just go on my website and sign in for free and pull up MLS # R3174738. ... more
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Thu Jan 27, 2011
, answered:
There are a ton of properties that fit the investment criteria but finding something in a better area is the challenge. Price dictates location. I work with a ton of investors.

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Fri Jan 28, 2011
James Ryan answered:
Hi Rodney, I could find no evidence of this home being for sale, but I did find a rental listing without the unit number...apparently, A thru D are the unit numbers for this address.

Here is the link to the rental listing:,sublet,room,corporate&loan=30,0.0525,0

Best wishes, Jim
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Thu Jan 13, 2011
Tony McMahon answered:
Knowledge, availability, flexability, resourcefullness, and plenty of gas in the tank.
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Tue Feb 22, 2011
Jessica Hood & Laura Roskelly answered:
Hi Neal,

In our area $1,000 is the normal deposit but from what I've seen of the FLA market (I purchased a home there in 2005...ugh!) every home I was interested in wanted a 10% deposit or more! Ask your Realtor for the norms in your market. And the negotiate to make the situation fit your needs. It is still a strong buyers market in many areas. ... more
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
Susanna Malmgren-Grubb PA answered:
Dear Mario,
Palm Beach County is the largest county in Florida. As you can imagine, there will be areas with more and less crime. If you are considering to relocate to the West Palm Beach area for work, then you will have a many options of places to buy or rent. You need to work with an agent who will listen to your needs and help you find the best options available for you.

I cover the area between West Palm Beach and Jupiter and would be happy to help you find a property to buy or rent.
Sincerely, Susanna Grubb
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Wed Dec 18, 2013
Phil Rotondo answered:
Yes it is! But the smart money is goin' with "s'ok".
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Tue Oct 12, 2010
Ellie Drury,ABR,CDPE,CRS answered:
Hi John-

I've sold several homes Emerald Isles since January of 2008, and one of my clients is now on the condo association board. If you tell me what kind of information you are looking for, I'll be happy to research the answer for you.

Ellie Drury
Broker Associate
Home Run Real Estate
3918 Via Poinciana, Ste. 7
Lake Worth, FL 33467
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Wed Oct 6, 2010
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Hi Marsha,

Had a similar situation and browsed the FSBO websites, got lucky. Worked 1 time but the buyer loved me for it and to this day still get referrals.

Hope it works for you too, should only take a few minutes. ... more
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Sat Sep 18, 2010
Tom Priester answered:

Many times properties that are listed for sale may be open to a lease with a purchase option. It will certainly depend on the owners debt on the property and the offer you are making. As the saying goes; anything is available at the right price. Any scenario for a rental agreement with an option to purchase will involve 2 legal documents; the lease and the option.

The option to purchase should specify the length of the option (typical is anywhere between 1 and 3 years), the purchase price of the contract and the option price and how it will be paid. Many times we see the option added to the monthly rent and placed in an escrow account as the down payment towards the purchase price.

I do know of three units in St. Andrews at Polo Club where there is a realistic expectation the owner is very open to this type of transaction. Again, a lot will count on the terms of the option offer. If you would like to explore these opportunities in greater detail, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Willaims Realty
561 308-0175
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Sat Jun 9, 2012
Paul Gray answered:
I am from Palm Beach, Florida, and am a third generation real estate investor and agent. I managed, refinanced, managed remodel & capital improvements, leased up, marketed & sold my mother's office building and free-standing restaurant building in West Palm Beach from January 1998 to late in 2000. After a short time in Naples, Florida as a Realtor, my wife & I moved back to Texas, Spicewood/Austin where I am still a Realtor specializing in commercial & luxury residentail real estate. My Florida license is not active, but my mother is an active Forida real estate licenesee. One of my uncles, my mother's brother, still owns commercial real estate in downtown West Palm Beach, likely office building(s) and/or retail properties. I am most confident that you could buy one of his properties with a 25% down payment. If interested, please contact me, and I will refer you to my mother.
Best regards,
Paul Gray
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Sun Sep 5, 2010
Mott Marvin Kornicki answered:
The going price will be dictated by the closed short-sales, forecloses/REO's. A good place to start is the Palm Beach Appraisers office. Sold units within the past few months. Try to search by the exact subdivision. ... more
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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Karen Lindholm answered:
The chances are excellent! Please call me at 561-866-5743. I have 30 years experience and I specialize in waterview/front listings in the Palm Beach county area.I could get it rented for you when you're NOT there too.
Karen Lindholm
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
, answered:
Dear Ms. Kramer,
The chances are excellent and it just so happens that I have a completely remodled 2bedroom condo on Palm Beach 33480. For $137,000. This is an approved short sale. Beach rights across the street, intracoastal and ocean views. Amazing deal.
Please contact me if you are interested.

Craig Fialkowski GRI
ERA Real Estate
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Sun Aug 8, 2010
Teddy Jagessar answered:
There are still a lot of buyers the problem is finding sellable properties. Not much bank owned either
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
Marilyn Farber Jacobs answered:
Buyers ARE flocking to Florida to buy. They realize that prices are low low low and NOW IS THE BEST TIME EVERY TO BUY IN FLORIDA.

Marilyn Farber Jacobs
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Sun Aug 8, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
Chances are you are seeing an ad from Realty Trac not an actual property listing. Realty Trac does not list or sell homes, they find properties that are in foreclosure and list the information hoping you click on and subscribe to their service to find out more info. The price you see is not a price but could be what they owe or how much they are behind.

Please see my blog for more info on Realty Trac
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Thu Jul 22, 2010
Tom Priester answered:

A lot more information is needed to give you an answer to this question. If you would like to speak with a qualified mortgage professional please feel free to contact me and I will put you in touch with someone who will be a great help to you.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Sat Jun 9, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is your agent suggesting--If your are in an executed contract--signed by all parties, the seller generally cannot change his/her mind--what does the contract state regarding this situation--review the document and make a determination as the answer can be found in the document--also consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate and have all documentation reviewed--your attorney is your best source of advice. ... more
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