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Rental Basics in Fort Myers : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 14, 2016
Debora Fortunato answered:
Hi Eric,
It sounds like this realtor is very anxious! You can establish the time, and the realtor should be more considerate and specify on the listing 24hrs notice. You are being very understanding, but there's no reason to have people in your house at all hours. ... more
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Mon Jun 13, 2016
Jmattras asked:
how do i delete a listing
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Thu Aug 14, 2014
Susan Granger answered:
Sail Harbour is a great community. For the most part the units with defective drywall have been remediated. Where will you be working?
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Thu Aug 14, 2014
Susan Granger answered:
February and March are very busy months in this area. "Season". What are you looking to rent?
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Clay Bresnan answered:
Ashley, it is most common for agents/landlords to recommend up to a 30 day max (give or take a few days) hold with any unit vacant and available now. Most communities require up to 20 days for occupancy approval so waiting a few extra to seal the deal is typical. It is a very dry and very competitive rental market right now however, so anything more will be extremely unlikely but not impossible. I'm local if you care for some help! ... more
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Chris Adamski answered:
Sounds like you need to hire an attorney. I would recommend criminal attorney Robert Burandt (239-542-4733). He has worked in this area for over 20 years. I have a close relationship with him and I know he would take care of you in the best way possible. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. Good luck!

Chris Adamski

Century 21 Sunbelt Realty, Inc.
Steve Koffman & Associates
#1 Team in Florida 2003-2011
#3 Team in Nation 2011
506 SW 47th Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33914
Direct: 239-357-7952
Office: 239-443-2459
Fax: 239-443-2486
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Tue May 1, 2012
Patti North answered:
I have a one bedroom condo available fully furnished! It's in a great location near Summerlin and Gladiolus. Great location for the islands. Call me for all the details. Thanks.

Best wishes,

Patti North
Broker Associate
Property Manager
Alliance Realty Group
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Pam Wittenauer answered:
Hello, I work in the McGregor Boulevard area near the river so I will be happy to keep a look out for you. Please call me at 239-989-7077.

Pam Wittenauer
Creative Realty Team
Krise Commercial Group
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Sun Mar 18, 2012
Kristian Alekov answered:
Is the property on city water and sewer or Well and Septic? Like everyone here said, it depends on your use, but it's usually pretty low compared to the electric... If you are on Well and Septic you don't have any cost besides maintaining the system, since you are not really paying for city water and sewer so it saves you some money. ... more
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Susan Callahan answered:
Find out if the property is in foreclosure!
Check local clerk of courts for Lis Pendens!
Interview the landlord !
Check the property for defects have them fixed before moving in or make sure defects are noted in lease.
Take photos of the whole unit vacant or prior to moving with landlord present if possible or a witness.

Warmest regards ,
Susan Callahan, ABR, CNS
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC
CELL: 239-896-6342 FAX: 800-217-6506
7205 Estero Blvd # 724 Fort Myers Beach, FL. 33931
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Thu Mar 25, 2010
Murray Balkcom answered:
Each condo association is unique, and to learn the correct answer to your question, you should refer to your condo docs.
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Thu Feb 18, 2010
Sarah Garrett answered:
Hello Martines3kids,
Welcome to the world of HOA's. Your first sentence is the clincher here, "I am renting my condo..." First of all most Associations are very specific when it comes to the manner in which you may or may not have anyone besides you the legal owner use the condo. This will be in the docs which you "by law" had to have prior to closing. Some allow one lease per year and some up to 12 leases per year. Each time the new occupant (regardless of relation to you) must fill out an application for a fee (usually $100.00 for the time it takes to do a background check for anyone applying for a lease regardless of the term now).
Your only recourse will be in the terminology within your condo docs, the way you use your own terminology with respect to the people using the condo, and/or the length of time they use it. Most HOA's view terms less than 30 days as non-lease usage. However, please understand these rules are for your protection and for the full protection of others rights within the community.
If I were you, I would play the safe card of "sweet and unaware" as opposed to the "you'll be hearing from my attorney". HOA's can be pretty tough with fines and fees if they want to be. Hope this helps a little bit. I guess you need to increase the "usage for the summer to cover my utilities fee" in order to cover the "we can charge you as much as we can whenever our bylaws tell us we can" lease fee as well.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2009"
by Gulfshore Life Magazine
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Sarah Garrett answered:
Hi Valerie,
The answer depends on whether you are looking for a home or a condo to rent and what area of the city you are working in. There are a few thriving communities for condo's in the 33908, 33919, 33912 and 33967 zips. I have seen homes for rent in these areas too. If you need a property management company to refer to then give me a call and I will give you several to choose from. There are some great condo buys right now that could end up being less than the monthly rental. Happy to help.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2009"
By Gulfshore Life Magazine
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