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Old 08-20-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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Hi everyone. We are looking at a house in that area, near forest hills and jog. Is it a safe area? Thanks.

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Old 08-20-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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all the homes in Victoria Woods are wooden doll houses, shoved one ontop of the other. I would not buy there if you paid me too. I know it's probably cheaper but the houses will blow over on the first tropical storm that hits there, NOT too mention Terrell's 9 kids swimming in your Vinyl liner pool while you pick-up doggy doodo in your 50 sq/ft yard.
If you're on a budget try Palm Beach national(Pinecrest/10th ave) and Florida Gardens(Lake worth Rd/Ohio/Nassau St). These areas are more neighbourhood friendly(golf carts permitted too) and you should be able to get a good deal in theses areas right now.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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Thanks Surfalot. We are actually looking to rent first. Starting to look more towards Wellington. It seems nicer over that way?
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: south Florida
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all the homes in Victoria Woods are wooden doll houses, shoved one ontop of the other. I would not buy there if you paid me too. I know it's probably cheaper but the houses will blow over on the first tropical storm that hits there, NOT too mention Terrell's 9 kids...
First of all, we survived ALL the hurricanes with minimal damage. Secondly, there are two phases to VW; the older homes built in the 1980's have vinyl siding, and the second phase homes, built 2003 - 2006, which are CBS homes. It is quiet around here both day and night and there have been no major crimes. Most people pick up after their pooches and most people are friendly.

Lastly, your reference to "Terrell's 9 kids..." is offensive. There is no-one that lives here that has 9 kids. The pool is hardly used and for the most part, the kids around here are all very good kids. Obviously, you're going to have the odd "hooligan", but that's par for the course in any community.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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Hi everyone. We are looking at a house in that area, near forest hills and jog. Is it a safe area? Thanks.
It's quite an old neighborhood. Highly recommend if you must live there, do NOT buy the home if it's one of the all-wood ones...like someone said, it'll be gone with the first small hurricane, stronger tropical storm.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: northeast indiana
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It's quite an old neighborhood. Highly recommend if you must live there, do NOT buy the home if it's one of the all-wood ones...like someone said, it'll be gone with the first small hurricane, stronger tropical storm.
wouldn't it already be gone then? i mean there's been quite a few tropical storms down that way since those older houses have been built and they're still standing right??.... i'm not from florida at all so i really don't have room to say anything but i'm just sayin...
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:12 AM
 
Location: istanbul
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all the homes in Victoria Woods are wooden doll houses, shoved one ontop of the other. I would not buy there if you paid me too. I know it's probably cheaper but the houses will blow over on the first tropical storm that hits there, NOT too mention Terrell's 9 kids swimming in your Vinyl liner pool while you pick-up doggy doodo in your 50 sq/ft yard.
If you're on a budget try Palm Beach national(Pinecrest/10th ave) and Florida Gardens(Lake worth Rd/Ohio/Nassau St). These areas are more neighbourhood friendly(golf carts permitted too) and you should be able to get a good deal in theses areas right now.
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First of all, we survived ALL the hurricanes with minimal damage. Secondly, there are two phases to VW; the older homes built in the 1980's have vinyl siding, and the second phase homes, built 2003 - 2006, which are CBS homes. It is quiet around here both day and night and there have been no major crimes. Most people pick up after their pooches and most people are friendly.
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It's quite an old neighborhood. Highly recommend if you must live there, do NOT buy the home if it's one of the all-wood ones...like someone said, it'll be gone with the first small hurricane, stronger tropical storm.
i'm sorry for this old topic, but i want to learn how the hurricane effect the wooden houses.

Will the insurance company pay whole market value of the house if they are gone with the first hurricane?

Those houses were built in 1985 . how they survive hurricanes during 2004-2005?
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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i'm sorry for this old topic, but i want to learn how the hurricane effect the wooden houses.

Will the insurance company pay whole market value of the house if they are gone with the first hurricane?

Those houses were built in 1985 . how they survive hurricanes during 2004-2005?


What your insurance pays or does not pay is dependent on the policy you obtain with them.... up to policy limits. Usually, though, yes. If a house is a complete loss they will pay policy limits.

Wooden houses get mixed reviews for strength in hurricanes. My house is wood frame with hardiplank siding, a couple miles from the ocean. Been standing since 1945! Houses don't just "blow over"... the most important part of a house in a storm is the roof.
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