Most of us who relocated here from somewhere else have been attracted to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! It is certainly why I chose the Gulf coast of Florida.
I do not do rentals, my focus is on home buying and home selling but I have referred several of my clients to Tom & Kathy Gaspari, property managers that work in my office. My parents use them to rent out their vacation property. I would be glad to give you their contact information.
In the mean time if you would like me to set you up in Listingbook to be able to browse on line you can look at both rentals and homes for sale. It is a free service I provide for my clients. It is like a back door into the MLS, which updates daily: new listings, price changes, solds & withdrawn listings, allowing you to really be able to follow and learn the market. I set up a basic search according to your guidelines. Once you are in, you can change the parameters as you need. If this is something you would be interested in let me know & I would be glad to set up your free Listingbook Account.
Since you live in the Tampa Bay area, I also have a free automated service called CITY (Curbside Info to You) available 24/7. I issue you a number you can call on ANY Real Estate For Sale sign and a computer reads the MLS information to you from the street address for all ACTIVE MLS listings. If this would be helpful let me know. I just need your cell phone and an email to register it. Once it is registered you won't get annoying follow up calls. If you want to talk to me there is a prompt or you can call me on my cell. If you want to put it on multiple phones, I can put up to three numbers on one user name. Just send the numbers you want added. I will email you the number you call in on and get the information. Put it in your favorites for quick access when you are driving around. I use it all the time.
I feel an informed client makes the best decisions regarding their real estate needs. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
Broker Associate, GRI, SFR, NHS
Real Estate Consulting, Marketing & Sales
Prudential Tropical Realty
2539 Countryside Blvd #3 Clearwater, FL 33761
Even though Seminole is a very nice area, if you will be working in Bradenton then that would be a very long and inconvenient commute. Bradenton is on the south side of the Skyway Bridge between St Petersburg and Sarasota. It really will come down to your price point and size of home to determine the best area for you and your family. There are many cute communities and very nice homes however until I have some more details it would be very difficult to pin any area down as ideal.
Bradenton is a very mixed area because if you go east of the highway (away from the beach) you will find newer, affordable, planned communities. If you go west of the city of Bradenton then there is Holmes Beach & Anna Maria Island which are very quaint weekend get aways but very expensive to own.
Let me know if I can help further. Thanks
The search for a home near the beaches in your area of interest is very viable. Of course it would depend on your budget and time frame. I have helped many families who home school and there is a large commiunity who get together and do field trips and study dates on a regular basis throughout Pinellas County. There is just so much to offer from museums, aquariums, sporting events not to mention festivals, fresh markets and many music venues. Then we have our wonderful beaches filled with great family restaurants and fun things to do.
The rental market is ever changing and is not very lucrative to realtors. However if you are just looking for a short term rental while you find a home it may be possible to find a vaction rental on or close to the beach that you could rent short term.
Please contact me so we can review the details of your search and get you set up to find the home of your dreams in sunny Florida.
You are having a hard time finding a rental Realtor because rentals don't pay much, anywhere from $50 to $200. I have two contacts of Realtors that deal exclusively in rentals.
I would certainly encourage you to drive around and get the feel for the area and see which area appeals to you. Where you end up looking will definitely depend on your budget. If you want to live on the barrier island of Pinellas county, it will be more expensive than just over the bridges on the mainland. Seminole has great schools so it is a more child friendly area. It is also very close to the beach and has a wide range of house prices. Old North East neighborhood just north of downtown St Petersburg is a great neighborhood and allows you to walk to all the festivals that are held in Vinoy Park. If you like a historic neighborhood with northern architecture, then Old Northeast would be the ticket. Since you home school, that does allow you a lot of flexibility of where you live and that's great.
You will notice a link about home schooling for Pinellas County. Hope this helps.
Excellent Service Realty
Keller Williams Realty
Along the coastline, I work from Pinellas County to Sarasota County.
Terry A Yimin
USAA Preferred Agent
Century 21 Shaw Realty Group