About: Beginning Of My Real Estate Career: I began my Real Estate career in September of 2003 after 27 years in the corporate world with Motorola, Inc. Awards and Achievements: Palms West Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs committee. Past President and Vice President The Acreage Landowners Associati...
About: Beginning Of My Real Estate Career: I began my Real Estate career in September of 2003 after 27 years in the corporate world with Motorola, Inc. Awards and Achievements: Palms West Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs committee. Past President and Vice President The Acreage Landowners Association. Governmental Liaison for The Acreage Landowners Association. Past President Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Society Intl. Elder and Governing Board member of the Palms West Alliance Church. Professional Memberships: BA in Business and Premier Service Certified. Member of the National Association of Realtors, Realtors Association of The Palm Beaches, Regional Multiple Listing Service, Florida Association of Realtors. Member of the Palms West Chamber of Commerce The Acreage Landowners Association Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Society Intl. Palms West Alliance Church Callery Judge Grove Neighborhood Advisory Committee, Acreage Rotary International. College Attended: I attended and graduated from Barry University. Areas Served Since 2003: Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee, Greenacres, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach and Surrounding areas.
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Winston is an excellent full-time agent in our industry. Enjoy working with him. He works with both buyers and sellers.Frances Bocksch, P.a.
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Answered: Jul 31, 2017
Hi David, There a quite a few properties that fit into your suggested price range.Because of your situation being overseas and would be coming and going you best bet would be a condominium. Condominiums do have associations which governs the subdivision; for this there is a monthly fee that can run anywhere from $150 to over $500 per month. There are usually some restrictions. Some of these restrictions can be avoided while others are in most of the associations. Restrictions such as adult 55+ and no kids can be avoided by just not choosing those. Credit score/rating is more a general restrictions with most if not all. The first step would be to have your funds for the purchase, closing cost and a few months of Association fee deposited into a US bank a few months ahead of your planned purchase. That is where I would recommend you begin. Thanks, Winston Crosbie PA.
Answered: Oct 5, 2016
Hi Jannelle, Palm Beach County does have some good, highly rated Schools and also Schools with gifted programs; again, that are highly rated. If you are looking for a specific city that has Schools that are highly rated in Elementary, Middle and High School then I would probably lean towards Wellington. However it is very important that you do your due diligent as far as Schools are concerned. Also, if you folks won't be buying with cash, then I suggest you go ahead and get pre-approved a few months before you actually begin your search. Once you have been pre-approved and have an idea of what price range you are able to purchase in, then you can contact a local Realtor, prior to coming down here and begin your search for your dream home. I do hope this helps in answering your question.
Answered: Sep 30, 2016
Hi Melody, Based on the scenario given, I do not see both of you having a problem once you are here and is working. These questions are better answered by a mortgage broker and I can gladly recommend two or three to you, who will be some of the best in the industry in this area. Do you have a timeframe for your move? Feel free to contact me for the mortgage brokers contact information. Thanks and have a great day! Winston Crosbie PA
Answered: Jun 23, 2016
Hi Cathy, You are indeed the type of Tenant many Landlords are looking for because of the length of time you are suggesting. Send us or any other Realtor of your choice, your criteria along with any specific area of West Palm Beach that you are most interested in. If you are not familiar with the areas let the Realtor know where you will be working, if you are going to be working here; just so they can pin point your commuting time and distance. Your criteria as to the type of place you are looking for along with what you are looking for as far as monthly rental cost will all play a part in where and what type of places will be available for you to choose from. Many places will not take pets; most places want three months’ rent to move in; your credit rating, etc.; all these come into making your decision and the decision of your potential Landlord. Reach out to Realtors that are familiar with the West Palm Beach area and the rental market before making your decision, then stick with the one you feel will assist you the most and that you are comfortable with.
Answered: Mar 8, 2016
Not sure which Middle School you are referring to. Also, what is your maximum price per month. Winston Crosbie PA
Answered: Jun 10, 2015
In answer to: Does my deposit get returned if my realtor has it?
The Realtor does not normally keep your deposit, the broker does, or in some situations it is held by a title company. I am not sure how far gone were you in the second contract, but in certain situation you could lose some of your escrow money. You should ask the agent directly, and if you are not satisfied then go and have a talk with the agent's broker.
Answered: Mar 26, 2015
Are you looking for a family home or a condo/townhouse? For the price and size, you may be able to get condo or townhouse. Just let me know and I'll be able to help you. Most places will want First, last and security; that is equivalent of three months rent to move in. Also, most Homeowners Association require a credit score of at least 600 to 620. Are there any pets? Let me know what is the best time to reach you by cell. Please feel free to give me a call with any questions you may have. PS! There is now fee to me from you, the landlord will pay my fee.
Answered: Mar 9, 2015
We have many cities surrounding West Palm Beach that may fit your criteria such as: Wellington, Green Acres, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Springs, etc. Any local Realtor, including myself can do a search for any of these areas in Palm Beach County and send you available homes that matches your criteria, which should include; number of bedrooms, and bath rooms; your price range and so on.
Answered: Jan 24, 2015
There are many cities surrounding West Palm Beach that are pretty safe and family friendly; just remember no area is 100% safe and you will just have to check out the police reports for any place you decide on, My recommendations would be Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Greenacres and Boynton Beach. Let me know if I can assist you in any way.
Answered: Dec 29, 2014
These are questions that your Realtor should be able to explain to you. It is difficult to explain clearly from just the figures here. The contract could and should have written explanation of what will occur if the contract does not materialize into a closing and vise versa. I am imagining the $10,000 to be your escrow/earnest money and the $65,000 would go towards the difference between the sale price and the actual loan amount, which in this case is 244,000. Nonetheless, your Realtor should be able to set your mind at ease by explaining all this to you. Good luck with your purchase!
Answered: May 21, 2014
In answer to: How can I tell if a property is pet friendly?
Usually the listing on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), should have this information; most Realtors do take the time to give as much information as the system allows. If you are in the West Palm Beach area by all means, let me know what area and subdivision you are interested in living.
Answered: May 20, 2014
In answer to: How do I list a property for sale or rent?
Contact a Realtor in your area and set up an appointment with him/her and ask for a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and also interview the Realtor to see if you'll be comfortable working with them. Make sure it is someone that is familiar with your area. This is really an interview process where you both should have questions for each other, before deciding to list your property with them.
Answered: Feb 19, 2014
Yes, it is possible to rent in the West Palm Beach area with a less than 500 score; but it all depends on the landlord. There are no known area that has an HomeOwners/Condominium Association that will accept that type of score; but there are flexible landlords that do accept those scores.
Answered: Feb 18, 2013
Yes, there are rentals available. Can you tell us what are your criteria?
Answered: Feb 18, 2013
In answer to: How much rent are they getting per door?
Hi Dwayne, The exact property address is very important for us to be able to give you accurate, up to date information. Thanks.
Answered: Feb 9, 2013
Qualifying as a first-time home buyer isn't necessarily restricted to those individuals who have never owned a home before. Individuals who have owned a home in the past but are now renting their home are often eligible. In general, prospective homeowners must not have owned property within the last three years.
Answered: Jan 24, 2013
These are most likely for Auction. If it is in fact being sold for $100 the house will probably need to be torn down, because of its state.
Answered: Dec 29, 2012
In today’s lending environment it is possible (such as in a USDA loan), but there are hoops to jump through. You mentioned decent credit score, but what is decent to you may not be to the lenders out there. A credit score of at least 620 at best and a good debt/income ratio will be some of the factors they will consider. Please feel free to contact me so I can connect you to two or three of our team members that are very versed in the different types of loans available, or visit my site for further information. Thank you and Happy New Year to you and yours.
Answered: Aug 11, 2012
Hi Michael, A lot will depend on your lifestyle, and there are some amazing communities that you can choose from to call home in Palm Beach County. If you have kids that are of School age, or you are thinking of starting a family, then schools will become important. From the brief description you have given I would highly recommend you explore the Western Palm Beach County areas of Royal Palm Beach and Wellington; if the intracoastal is very important to you and your family then Palm Beach Gardens, certain areas of West Palm Beach, to Delray Beach, and Boca Raton would have great choices. As a resident of Western Palm Beach, I have worked with clients throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Do you love equestrian friendly areas, fishing golfing these are great things to think about; by defining your goals and comparing the lifestyles and housing costs of areas/communities that you are interested in. Palm Beach County is a great choice and has some awesome communities with so many different options available because of the quality of life that you can enjoy here. I would love to hear some more detail on the lifestyle you intend to enjoy in this wonderful place we call home. This will be your piece of Paradise as most who move here call it. Please let me know if this was helpful and how I can better assist you in your decision to call Palm Beach County home. Please do not hesitate to call or email me with any additional questions, regarding your real estate needs.
Answered: Mar 3, 2012
I have contacted Robert and is now working on trying to find him a home based on his criteria. Glad to be able to help!
Answered: Dec 18, 2011
It is fairly safe to live adjacent to the canals in the Loxahatchee area. A plus would be, you could use the water from the canal for your lawn and landscape plants, instead of having to drill a well. If you are in need of any assistance in answering of any other questions or a realtor to work with, let me know. You are under no obligation! I have lived in this area for over 20 years and do know the area very well.
Answered: May 3, 2011
Most places that accept pets will have no problem with pets that are the size of the ones you mentioned. Deposits vary in price and condition; also, some places will refund your deposit at the end of the lease if there are no damages, while others are non-refundable.