There are always options available to an individual willing to go after what they want and need.
Get online to different realtors in the communities in which you feel you will be happy living. Let them know your situation, Humans love dogs, you just need to find a human lover of dogs that wishes to rent to you, and your twelve other paws. It can happen, just give it a go.
As much as I am an advocate of home purchasing, ideally you should experience a neighborhood first hand before buying.
Good luck! Florida is a treasure.
Ana Barlow, Coldwell Banker Preferred, Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia
I am a fellow Canadian who is fortunate enough to live and work here in South Florida. I wouldn't worry too much about the 3 dogs. Here is why: where there is a will there is a way! If you are looking for a condo, we may be limited on where we look but we may have other options. A single familly home or town home may be a better suited option. Contact me if you are looking anywhere in the Ft. Lauderdale area. By the way, Hallandale Beach and Hollywood Beach are extremely popular with the Canadian crowd. Other fellow agents already mentioned what a great time it is to buy. The Canadian dollar is strong and the market here is ripe for buyers - enough said ;)
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I think you are on the right trackâ€¦ to find a rental where they would accept 3 dogs will be like finding a needle in a haystack .You would probably need to purchase a single family home as most condos have petâ€™s limits usually no more than 2 pets.
If you wanted you could set some off some of the expenses by renting out the home to Europeans during the summer months but make sure the home has a pool.
I have worked with Canadians and many other people looking for a winter retreatsâ€¦. feel free to contact me so we can come up with a plan of action to acquire the perfect investment for you that meets your needs
As an investor with rental property, I prefer tenants who do NOT have dogs. And that is due to past experience where I allowed one older dog and unbeknowst to me they brought in a puppy who chewed up all the woodwork including the edges of the stair treads. Kinda put me off tenants with dogs.
If you can afford to buy, that is the best way to go not only because very few landlords allow pets, but because prices for homes are so low now which may not be the case by the time you decide to buy again. In Sarasota we have gone from a high of 17,000 homes for sale in 2007 to below 6000 in 2011. And in certain price range it is almost impossible to find anything that doesn't need work.
If you are not locked into Ft. Myers, consider Sarasota in your search. Lovely small city (50,000) with better beaches, restaurants, entertainment (in my opinion). Lots of choices including villas, townhomes, single family homes and varied price range.
And closer to Tampa, Atlanta and points north should you want to drive back to your old stomping grounds.
Best Wishes - SEAN
I have recently been assisting 2 canadian buyers in the past couple weeks & they agree also that this is the time to buy! With prices as low as they are (although we are actually starting to see slight increases in some pockets) and the Canadian dollar so strong there has never been a better time to buy here :)!
SW Florida is a winter paradise with beautiful beaches, first class arts & entertainment, wonderful shopping & restaurants and close proximity to the SW FL Int'l airport.
With 3 dogs your best bet is to buy a home in a pet friendly development rather than trying to rent. Besides a great place to winter it will be a great investment for the future. Inventory has already shrunk 50% and sales have been booming since Jan. Even this summer has been busy (usually our slow season!)
Feel free to call me or Email 239-839-6577 or WentRealty@aol.com. I have been a broker here for 14 years & know the market well!
Thank you for your question.
As a mutual dog lover, I would love to help you with your questions.
Please feel free to contact me, I have some properties in mind for you.
I am here to help.....Call or email me anytime.
Check my website for information on Cape Coral and Fort Myers.
I have free valuable home buying reports for you to help educate you and save you money.
Don't forget to visit my website. You can search for homes on the MLS.
I will also be happy to email you a brochure I have that explains everything non US citizens should know when purchasing property in the US. Feel free to email me at email@example.com or call me at 239-707-4575.
Terry McCarley, RealtorÂ®, CDPE
Jones & Co Realty
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thank you again.
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Most rentals (if they allow pets!) have weight and number limitations. This is even true for some communities with regards to purchasing.
Having been a Broker here in Southwest Florida for 14+ years I am very familiar with the neighborhoods that allow pets so feel free to contact me at 239-839-6577 or Email WentRealty@aol.com.
Look forward to working with you!
Dorenda Wentworth, Broker
Not only is it almost impossible to rent with dogs some restrictions are also breed and number specific .
That said, you are definately moving in the right direction. If you could furnish some additional information ie, Bedrooms, garage, square footage, amenities and housing budget etc. I can begin to bring information to narrow the search. There is an excellent chance that you could close on a property in time to enjoy our beautiful weather this winter
Have some very well priced new construction opportunities that you might find interesting.
If you have never been to Naples Florida you are in for quite a treat, so much to do and you will meet friendly folks from all over the world. Plus we recently completed a new dog park.
You may contact me directly by clicking my profile.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Agnes Tabor, REALTOR
ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative
Terry McCarley / Jones & Co Realty
If you are interested in renting in Sarasota, in a house with a pool and 3 bedrooms, 2 baths With a Pond view, please contact me right away as I am just beginning to help them find a yearly renter. $1900 and you can bring the dogs as the last yearly tenant had dogs as well.
Yes, of course, buying would be much better for your situation.
In order to help you best, it would be good to know more about what you prefer in a home. The most popular home for retirees is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool home. Buyers from Canada and UK often like the area around Rotonda West because it is very close to gulf beaches, there are many golf courses, it is convenient to shopping, restaurants and entertainment, has low traffic and most importantly, the prices are great.
On our website I have several reports of homes in and around Rotonda. Please visit this page where you can easily search for properties: http://www.suncoasteam.com/articles/122.html
Feel free to call me anytime if you wish to discuss properties in the area.
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It is possible to rent or lease a single family home. Many property owners are Dog Lover's too and appreciate the FACT, that Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fish ARE part of one's family.
I'm not familiar with the Fort Myers market, but I am sure that there are several options open to rent and or buy a home with a yard.
Yes with three dogs renting would be tough. Lots of Canadians are buying winter retreats here. I have helped many Canadians buy here. I would be happy to help you figure out how to start the process. My clients from Canada have also spoke with some of my future clients to give them advice. They would be happy to do the same for you. My clients become life long friends and I look over many of there homes in there absence. If I can help you in any way please feel free to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-209-2237 If you look on my profile you see my recommendations and under testimonials you can read some of my reviews.
Have a wonderful day,
Call me at 239 292 1350. I have been helping buyers like yourself find the right home for many years. As a RE/MAX agent you can trust my experience.
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Prices have never been as low in the Fort Myers/ Cape Coral area as now.
The time is right to buy in Southwest Florida.
Important to know would be: are you looking for a waterfront home, Dry lot home, how many Bedrooms and Bath and I'm certain that you would like to have a fenced yard for your Dogs. Also a price range would be of big help.
I would like to do a custom search for you or you can search for your self on my website at http://www.Lilosellscapecoral.com
Good luck , looking forward to your reply,
I have worked with many Canadians who have purchased in SouthWest Florida, in the area of Naples up to Cape Coral/Fort Myers and there is a reason why. Most analysists agree that we may have bottomed down in Southwest Florida and if you are serious about purchasing you may want to make your move before the winter when you will have more competition and often multiple offers on Real Estate deals.
We also have a lot of foreclosures still in the area and of course deals but on the other side we are selling a lot every day, so you have to be prepared and ready to make an offer fast when a property fits your needs with all your documents ready. Florida is large and you have to see what works for you. I believe that for example Cape Coral will offer the most for your buck if you want to be near beaches, waterfront or near or on a canal and want also a pool for example. I own one dog so I understand about these hairy family member.
Of course, Fort Myers Beach with its island charm, 7 mile beach and canals and South Fort Myers may also work very well for you. Here is a short video: http://youtu.be/5dMXjoygVSU
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1.) Many folks do not consider renting vs purchasing based on their four legged family. I can tell you most properties that are listed for seasonal rentals do not accept pets or charge heafty fees for each pet you have.
2.) Property vaules are increasing in the Lee County area however you can still purchase a home less than the reproduction value, in most cases you are basicly paying for just the sticks and bricks. This provides you with an opportunity to get more bang for your buck.
3.) If you plan to finace you are choosing a great time. Interest rates are still at an all time low.
Please check out our website and see if there are any homes that interest you in our area or call me directly and I will create a search for exactly what you are looking for.
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