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Old 01-02-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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So a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1 car garage condo won't cut it?

Also it is possible to find a small single family house in Weston for around $300 K
Really need a private fenced yard.....😊
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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Have you been able to find something in Forest Ridge for your price? I would think that would be very difficult. I think the Forest Ridge area also is very nice -- it's in one of the most beautiful areas of West Broward, IMHO, since you're on The Ridge, the highest natural point in Broward County (which is what, a few inches above sea level? but still so pretty with the oak trees and nature grounds). I thought you could hear the air planes a bit too much, but I've spoken to people who live there and they haven't noticed it. I used to live nearby, in the Pine Island Ridge development. You might want to see about any listings in "Oak Knoll" in Pine Island Ridge. It is the only single-family development in that community and the homes are not as expensive as Forest Ridge (which is all single-family homes) because in Pine Island Ridge you have mostly condos, villas and townhomes. When I lived there, the Board made sure everything was very well - kept, and well run. I just did a check on Zillow and saw there is a 3/2 listed for $295k.

I live in Weston and I think if you look at certain sections -- Bonaventure and San Remo, for example, you will be able to find a small home (around 1600 sq) for under $300k. I live close to San Remo, and I also saw on Zillow there is a 3/2 for $298k. I would budget around $4500 or so each for property taxes and insurance (so about $9 grand or so -- I am estimating on the high(er) side but this will give you a general idea). Did you also look in Rock Creek in Cooper City?
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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Taxes will be roughly 1.5% of purchase price.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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Have you been able to find something in Forest Ridge for your price? I would think that would be very difficult. I think the Forest Ridge area also is very nice -- it's in one of the most beautiful areas of West Broward, IMHO, since you're on The Ridge, the highest natural point in Broward County (which is what, a few inches above sea level? but still so pretty with the oak trees and nature grounds). I thought you could hear the air planes a bit too much, but I've spoken to people who live there and they haven't noticed it. I used to live nearby, in the Pine Island Ridge development. You might want to see about any listings in "Oak Knoll" in Pine Island Ridge. It is the only single-family development in that community and the homes are not as expensive as Forest Ridge (which is all single-family homes) because in Pine Island Ridge you have mostly condos, villas and townhomes. When I lived there, the Board made sure everything was very well - kept, and well run. I just did a check on Zillow and saw there is a 3/2 listed for $295k.

I live in Weston and I think if you look at certain sections -- Bonaventure and San Remo, for example, you will be able to find a small home (around 1600 sq) for under $300k. I live close to San Remo, and I also saw on Zillow there is a 3/2 for $298k. I would budget around $4500 or so each for property taxes and insurance (so about $9 grand or so -- I am estimating on the high(er) side but this will give you a general idea). Did you also look in Rock Creek in Cooper City?
Awesome reply!

We had one slip away in Forest Ridge. Beautiful 3/2 with awesome new kitchen sold in 48 hours after being listed. Asking was $275K. Still a couple under $300K. We are going to see one on Saturday. We did look in Rock Creek and only saw one house under $300K and it needed major updating. Most places around $380K. Nice neighborhood though, looked very friendly!

I will definitely check out Pine Island Ridge!

Anyone have any real reason Walnut Creek should not be considered? Looking for some more info on that place! Taxes at 1.5% is doable but insurance that high seems crazy, especially if the home is post Andrew construction and has had wind mitigation. I was thinking about $2400 max on insurance on a smaller home and lot.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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Not all the single family homes will have a fence. But you can always add it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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Awesome reply!

We had one slip away in Forest Ridge. Beautiful 3/2 with awesome new kitchen sold in 48 hours after being listed. Asking was $275K. Still a couple under $300K. We are going to see one on Saturday. We did look in Rock Creek and only saw one house under $300K and it needed major updating. Most places around $380K. Nice neighborhood though, looked very friendly!

I will definitely check out Pine Island Ridge!

Anyone have any real reason Walnut Creek should not be considered? Looking for some more info on that place! Taxes at 1.5% is doable but insurance that high seems crazy, especially if the home is post Andrew construction and has had wind mitigation. I was thinking about $2400 max on insurance on a smaller home and lot.

Thanks everyone!
Wind insurance is a fortune.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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Sorry, don't know anything about Walnut Creek. I live in Forest Ridge in Davie and it's a great location and close to 595.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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Sorry, don't know anything about Walnut Creek. I live in Forest Ridge in Davie and it's a great location and close to 595.
What do you think the commute would be from Forest Ridge to the turnpike to 12th street in Doral if I leave around 7? Likewise how about the commute from a forest Ridge to West Cypress Creek road in FTL.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:25 PM
 
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Not sure about Forest Ridge to Doral, but Forest Ridge to Cypress Creek shouldn't be too long - I commute all the way from Weston to Cypress Creek and I-95, and it normally takes me 35 minutes.

Now where on West Cypress Creek is your destination?
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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What do you think the commute would be from Forest Ridge to the turnpike to 12th street in Doral if I leave around 7? Likewise how about the commute from a forest Ridge to West Cypress Creek road in FTL.
From Forest Ridge to Doral, I would recommend taking I-595 to I-75 down south. Currently, there is a lot of construction that is going on with I-595 and the connector between I-75 and the Palmetto. I'd say it is somewhat variable in time -- on a good day, it could take 30-45 min and on a bad day, it can take 1-1 hr and 30 min. There is almost always an accident and traffic so just be warned. Once the construction is offer, the trip might be a little better.
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