Hi - an unusual enquiry. We almost bought on Reunion just before the big crash (and are very glad we didnt!) however we are now in the market for a..

Asked by Smartloobylou, Davenport, FL Mon May 31, 2010

bargain single-family home (2500sqft plus, min 4 beds) with pool in the resort. We have already planned a trip to Orlando for 7 weeks in summer 2010 and were going to rent a home. However, we wondered if any of the vendors with furnished homes would consider a 'try before you buy' approach if we were to rent the property and see how we liked it and the resort? We would be happy to pay a good rental price subject to amenity access although would expect this discounted off the price if we made an offer! Has anyone done this before? Is it possible? Look forward to hearing from you.

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Mark LeMenag…, Agent, Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Mon May 31, 2010
Well, there are 53 houses on the market with at least 2500 Sq ft and 4 beds in Reunion, so it's worth a shot. 11 are bank owned so they're out. Three have full time occupants. I'm guessing that the 11 remaining ones priced over a million don't fit your definition of bargain. Still that leaves 29 potentials. Contact me directly if you'd like me to contact the owners and agents for their reactions.

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Anthony, , Davenport, FL
Mon Aug 23, 2010

Did you come out for the summer? Have you had a chance to look around at some homes. Happy to send you a current list if you need it.


Hope you have(had?) a great stay!

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Penny Stokes…, Agent, Celebration, FL
Thu Jun 17, 2010

If you are looking for short term rental on this home, then the bigger the home the easier it is to rent out, if you would like any advise on potential rental income, or would like a company to exclusively book your home out for you, we are the number 1 reunion short term rental company.
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Alma Kee, Agent, Tampa, FL
Tue Jun 1, 2010
Sounds too complicated and has too much liability for an owner to go along with an idea like this.

Perhaps on a short sale, an owner may allow you to rent for a short period since they're probably not paying the mortgage payment anyway. Those types of sellers have little to lose.
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