The real estate environment in Pinellas County favors the seller at this time. The Florida real estate fire sale ended 18 months ago..
PLEASE read the Q&A found in the link Elaine provided in her response.
You may have more options than you realize. You woulld be well served to actually have a chat with a Pinellas County Realtor(r) to review your situation, requirements and needs. Very often the solution to your situation requires connections and resources you will not find on aggregate websites but within the comunity of real estate professionals.
If you are seriously looking to acquire a condo in Pinellas county you will need to pick up the phone and give a Realtor(r) a call.
By the way, the weathers exceptional. Yesterday, August 15, 2013, during my Honeymoon Island ten mile run, I was accompanied by 7 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolfins. It's amazing how everything one frets about fades away when such priviledge materializes.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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The image shown in my profile was taken at Honeymoon Island
Assuming you mean lease with option to purchase, that really is a rarity here. Beware of any advertisements that say otherwise.
The subject has been addressed recently at length:
Sell your home in Michigan. Come down and buy a home outright.
Let me know if I can help!