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Old 03-07-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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Hello all,


I'm a young, 25 year old engineer looking to move back to South Florida with my soon to be wife (financial analyst). We are originally from the Palm Beach Area, ended up in Orlando after college. Long story short, we dislike it here for multiple reasons and we're looking to move back down south. We're looking for some decent areas to live in out in the Broward county area. Currently looking at homes between 200k and 300k out west in areas like Plantation. Preferably something without HOA although I know that may not be realistic.


We're looking at moving mid 2018, but I can't help but to start doing my research now! I'm not exactly sure where we will be working since it's so far out. I imagine there will be somewhat of a commute living that far out west.

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Old 03-07-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Are you open to a townhouse option? Because in this price range you will find nicer townhomes than single family homes.
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:22 PM
 
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Are you open to a townhouse option? Because in this price range you will find nicer townhomes than single family homes.
It's a possibility. I'm also looking to get into real estate investing and my wife would love to rent that out.
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Old 03-07-2017, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Davie, FL
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It really depends on what your "decent" tolerance is. Many people buy $250k single family homes in say, Sunrise, and it's their dream home and they couldn't be happier. A block away from Plantation, you can certainly find something under $300k, single family, no HOA. Just north of Sunrise Blvd, west of University. You can buy a totally decent/nice home with a pool for under $300k. Plantation doesn't really have this.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:30 AM
 
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It really depends on what your "decent" tolerance is. Many people buy $250k single family homes in say, Sunrise, and it's their dream home and they couldn't be happier. A block away from Plantation, you can certainly find something under $300k, single family, no HOA. Just north of Sunrise Blvd, west of University. You can buy a totally decent/nice home with a pool for under $300k. Plantation doesn't really have this.
Long as it isn't East Broward...When I was much younger, I lived off of Broward Blvd over by Stranahan(sp?) I think it was....Don't want to re-live that again.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Long as it isn't East Broward...When I was much younger, I lived off of Broward Blvd over by Stranahan(sp?) I think it was....Don't want to re-live that again.
Do you mean Stranahan house in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, by the river? It is a nice area with high end condos coming up.

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Old 03-08-2017, 11:09 AM
 
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Do you mean Stranahan house in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, by the river? It is a nice area with high end condos coming up.
High school. Right off of 95
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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It's a possibility. I'm also looking to get into real estate investing and my wife would love to rent that out.
What do you mean by investing? The days of successful flipping are long gone unless you are in the high end area.

You are better off investing up in Orlando.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:17 PM
 
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What do you mean by investing? The days of successful flipping are long gone unless you are in the high end area.

You are better off investing up in Orlando.
A home can be a good investment without flipping it. If he collects rental income while values continue to appreciate, it can be rewarding.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Florida
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A home can be a good investment without flipping it. If he collects rental income while values continue to appreciate, it can be rewarding.

^This...


Also, you can still flip and make money in S Florida, you just have to put the time in to rehab them. However, these days it makes more sense to buy and hold IMO. You don't have the huge gains of flipping, but it's steady income and the property will appreciate over time.


However, Orlando is a good place to invest, it is a rapidly growing area and the prices are still catching up.
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