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Joe, Renter in Tampa, FL
Joe answered:
looking for a 3/2 townhouse or condo in 33647 budget of $1100 max.
I know of this great realtor that can help you out, she has an article that may help you decide what part of town your looking for. https://www.facebook.com/GloriasRealEstateCorner/post ... more
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venturadowns, Renter in Saint Pete Beach, FL
venturadowns answered:
Hi Iim looking for rent in a short term (3 months) and fully furnished, somebody can help me ?
I have an apt. for rent in St. Pete Beach. 2 bedrooms 1 bath, walking distance from the beach, furnished. Available from May to Sept. 2015 $1900 per month More information go to vrbo.c ... more
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LeeAnna Pham, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
LeeAnna Pham answered:
What's up with the fluctuating rental prices?
Rentals are in high demand right now due to more people waiting to buy, repairing their credit due to short sales and foreclosures, etc. The fluctuating prices you are encountering are ... more
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Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
Am I held liable for my lease term if the apt complex was sold?
Depends on your lease agreement. Normally on a the sale of a rental property the new owner will become your new landlord.

The State of Florida has up to $10k for First Time Homebu ... more
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George J Leo…, Real Estate Pro in Lutz, FL
George J Leone answered:
Is it better to be upfront about a bankruptcy/foreclose to a leasing agent or wait to see if they accept us?
Alwayus be as HONEST as possible
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Rental Basics in Tampa
Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
i want to move to tampa. how can i determine how much i should pay for rent?
Mary, take your monthly income x 31%. That is what you can afford to pay in rent.

FYI, that is also the front end or housing ratio allowed for FHA loans.

Now you have a valu ... more
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Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
I live in Florida and looking to buy a few houses to rent out for my "retirement" money.
Trever89, if you are paying cash No limit.

If you'd like to use your IRA money The real estate you buy must be a business property, not a personal residence, second home or occasi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 9, 2013 Rental Basics in Sun Bay South
Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
Culbreath Condo Association
Cathy, some association restrict the % of units available for rent while others eliminate rentals completely. These decisions seem to be instituted by a small group of homeowners/board ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 27, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Andi Simmons, Real Estate Pro in Apollo Beach, FL
Andi Simmons answered:
I am looking for a 3 or more bedroom home for rent in the Tampa/Brandon area. My credit is not the best and I would like to stay under $1000 a month.
Hi Collins, you may need to give a higher deposit if you are going to rent from a private owner, but your best bet will be an apartment complex until you are able to improve your credit ... more
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Lisa Reeves, Real Estate Pro in 33606
Lisa Reeves answered:
can i fine a nice home. that would take sec.8 in very nice location
Section 8 doesn't have any boundary requirements. Any landlord can technically allow section 8. However, I don't know if Section 8 is currently accepting new landlords. Try the online ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 10, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Carsmiley, Both Buyer and Seller in Tampa, FL
Carsmiley answered:
Relocating from NY, we want to Rent a Home not apartment or condo, how hard is it really to get into a house rental??
No hard at all if you know were to look :)
Please contact me at carmen@kirstenrealty.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 Rental Basics in 33647
Carsmiley, Both Buyer and Seller in Tampa, FL
Carsmiley answered:
Are there any renters willing to rent to someone that has an eviction on their background? Eviction is 4 years old.
YES, Please contact me at Carmen@KirstenRealty.com. We will help you find something.
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Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
Property manager
I would certainly contact her broker and back it up in writing as well. Changing locks would probably be a good idea at this point. And you might even make an informational report wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 7, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33160
Irina Karan answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Agree with Lisa, and also reading the FL Tenant/Landlord Act.

Irina Karan
CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert
IrinaKaran@gmail.com
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33160
Irina Karan answered:
My boyfriend and I are graduating college in May and are planning on moving to Tampa from Maine to continue more schooling. Where to rent?
Not local, but had a lot of good things said from a friend - realtor in Tampa - he said New Tampa was the best.

Irina Karan
CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert
IrinaKaran@g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33160
Irina Karan answered:
There are so many scams on Craigslist and some other sites, how can you verify that it's really the owner of a house or if it's for rent?
You can check the county website - clerk of courts for Lis Pendens, and assessor's office on the ownership of the property. Also, you can address these concerns with your realtor - plus ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Rental Basics in Tampa
Lisa Reeves, Real Estate Pro in 33606
Lisa Reeves answered:
How many of you have rented properties through the section 8 program? How has it worked for you?
I have used section 8. Its relatively easy if your property is good. There is an annual check and I believe landlords must take an eduction course now too. You have to be very particu ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Nov 2, 2011 Rental Basics in 33611
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Should i rent my own property or hire a property manager?
As an absentee owner, many elect to use a management company for convenience.

However, in the event, as an owner you are in the local area, handy, and don't mind tending to thi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Nov 2, 2011 Rental Basics in Tampa
Matt Andrews…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Matt Andrews - Real Estate Investor answered:
do you know anyone take section 8 in south tampa areas?
I do. email me. matt@zmainvestments.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 1, 2011 Rental Basics in 33611
A+ Electric, Other/Just Looking in Tampa, FL
A+ Electric answered:
I am an investor buying foreclosure properties in low income neighborhoods. What kind of rental returns can I expect in Tampa FL?
Not related to Q: but I am a local electrical contractor. Work is slow so I'm approaching house flippers to offer them awesome deals to do their electrical work. Andy 813-312-2764
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 9, 2011 Rental Basics in Tampa
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