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In My Neighborhood in West Palm Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 8, 2012
Kim Glass answered:
Hi Jacques,

You can take advantage of Trulia's new Crime heatwave map. Zoom in to your particular neighborhood and see the crimes reported in that area.

Also be to check out all the heatwave maps Trulia provides for Commute, Schools and Amenities here:

Hope that helps!
-Kim, Community Manger
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Thu Sep 20, 2012
Tom Priester answered:
Dear Leo,

Unfortunately your question was not linked to a property. The best thing you can do in today's active market is clearly define your housing objectives and determine what areas will meet your needs. Inventory levels are very low and finding homes is a much more difficult task than it was a few months ago. If you would like to further discuss your particular situation and put together a game plan to meet your goals please feel free to contact me at your convenience for a complimentary consolation. I would be honored to be on the list of Realtors® you may choose to interview to assist you and your family find the perfect Florida home.

Best of luck and if I can offer anything additional please let me know.

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Fred Yancy answered:
Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

Your neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home.

■Is it close to your favorite spots? Make a list of the activities — movies, health club, church, etc. — you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how far you would have to travel from each neighborhood you’re considering to engage in your most common activities.

■Check out the school district. This is especially important if you have children, but it also can affect resale value. The Department of Education in your town can probably provide information on test scores, class size, percentage of students who attend college, and special enrichment programs. If you have school-age children, visit schools in the neighborhoods you’re considering. Also, check out

■Find out if the neighborhood is safe. Ask the police department for neighborhood crime statistics. Consider not only the number of crimes but also the type — such as burglaries or armed robberies — and the trend of increasing or decreasing crime. Also, is crime centered in only one part of the neighborhood, such as near a retail area?

■Determine if the neighborhood is economically stable. Check with your local city economic development office to see if income and property values in the neighborhood are stable or rising. What is the percentage of homes to apartments? Apartments don’t necessarily diminish value, but do mean a more transient population. Do you see vacant businesses or homes that have been for sale for months?

■See if you’ll make money. Ask a local real estate agent to get information about price appreciation in the neighborhood. Although past performance is no guarantee of future results, this information may give you a sense of how good of an investment your home will be. A government planning agency also may be able to tell you about planned developments or other changes in the neighborhood — like a new school or highway — that might affect value.

■Make personal observations. Once you’ve narrowed your focus to two or three neighborhoods, go there and walk around. Are homes tidy and well maintained? Are streets quiet? How does it feel? Pick a warm day if you can and chat with people working or playing outside.
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Thu May 3, 2012
Terry McCarley answered:
Lots of "snowbirds" use a home watch service to check on their Florida property while they are north. Contact the local sheriff dept regarding crime statistics...real estate agents are not allowed to discuss that with you. ... more
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Visit a neighborhood several times to get a sense of belonging. Check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached. When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand.
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Mon Feb 6, 2012
Lee S. Vogel answered:
Your best bet would be an extended stay hotel/motel or go to Realtor's I don't think is your best option,
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Randy Tanner & Lindsey Racher answered:
I think Shoma is a great community and the condition of the units are great for the price. Also Shoma is very centrally located.
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Wed Jan 18, 2012
Ann Ryan answered:
Wenda, it's impossible for us to answer this question, unless you provide the address. If you like, you can e-mail it directly to me, and I'll answer you in just a few minutes. ... more
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Fri Jun 1, 2012
Anton Seiss answered:
Century Village is a large retirement community. Designed for retirement. There is lots of shopping near by. The beach is 20 minutes drive (7 miles). The community itself offers entertainment to its residents.
Below is a link to the village website with all the information you could ask for
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Gene Platt answered:
Hello Cindy.... It probably means it's a hip/modern area. It is always good to do your homework though and check with the Palm Beach County School District to be sure.

Call me to take a look at any property or we can meet at my office to talk about what you are looking for and where. I hope that this helps a little.

Gene Platt
Illustrated Properties
(561) 632-5400
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Mon Jun 13, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Umm. If you're capable of buying another house for cash, then why aren't you able to make payments on your current home? Sounds like your current lender knows that there's something fishy going on. ... more
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Wed May 18, 2011
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Mon Mar 21, 2011
Jeff Tricoli answered:
I'm not sure what your question is but if you need assistance buying or selling in West Palm Beach, please take a look at my website or email me anytime.


Jeff Tricoli
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Mon Dec 13, 2010
Mott Marvin Kornicki answered:

Its hard to say why some neighborhoods are more crime ridden then others. is a good source for crime and demographic info.

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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Maria Morton answered:
Interest rates for mortgages vary according to the type of loan you secure and your credit rating. Katerina Gassett does business in your area; Google her if you need specific info on real estate and mortgages. ... more
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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Debra B Albert PA answered:
I have friends that live there and love it! If you like city living with Kravitz center, restaurants and shopping all within walking distance you would love it as well!

Debbie Albert, PA
Coldwell Banker Residential
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Mon Jan 25, 2010
Nicole Marks Mason answered:
Hello, Barb. Bay Hill Estates offers the following for amenities: Golf, putt green, pool, clubhouse, bike and jogging paths. Currently, there are 23 homes for sale in this community and they range in price from $339,000-$1,495,000. The lots are quite big - as large as 1.2 acres! One of the characteristics that are particularly nice is that each home has its own signature. This is not a "cookie cutter" neighborhood. Not to worry though, every home is perfectly maintained are beautiful! If you are interested in seeing the homes that are for sale in Bay Hill Estate please visit my website at If you are interested in seeing any of these homes please feel free to contact me at 561-445-8743 or email me at

Thank you for your interest in Bay Hill Estate. I look forward to helping you with your home search.

Thank you,
Nicole Mason, Realtor
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Sun Jan 3, 2010
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
The first step would be to have a Realtor do a Comparative Market Analysis on your home so that you can get a ball park figure on how much you could possibly spend on your next home. Then you will need to get your home listed and under agreement before you look for your next home. However make sure your offer on the next house includes a clause that allows you to back out of the deal if your home sale falls through. ... more
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