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Rental Basics in Lee County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 14, 2016
William Houser asked:
I just posted a room rental ad and i can't figure out how to edit it.
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Tue Jun 21, 2016
Va39developmentgroup answered:
Hi try using It is very fast and easy to use. Just encode the area where you are in right now and place the preferences you are looking for like number of beds,baths,rooms etc. Then instantly the rates of rentals % will have its result. ... more
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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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Wed Jan 13, 2016
Robert Guth answered:
I wouldn't do it. The seller benefits much more than you. The bottom line is they will ask for a large deposit, and you will have to qualify for mortgage financing within 1-2 years. It will hit you then: "ok, so now we are qualified buyers, so that means we could buy ANY home in our qualifying price range, but now rather than having the entire market to choose from, we HAVE to buy this home or lose our deposit". In a rent to own situation, you will be renting until that time occurs anyways. It may feel better or sound better to say you are renting to own, but really, you are just renting with a bigger deposit. A deposit that will be at risk the entire time if you default. Miss a payment? They may keep your deposit. It is safer and more economically sensible to just rent, let the seller shoulder the responsibility of upkeep and liability, work on your credit, and when ready, I'll walk you through how to get qualified, and how to buy a home with little down and an affordable payment. That is what sets me apart, I have 15 years of mortgage lending experience. And then we take you shopping where you will have dozens of homes to choose from. We'll put YOU in the driver's seat.

If you'd like my help, you can check me out at: It would be my pleasure to help you, as I have done with so many other buyers.

One more item...I have been working with zillow and trulia to remove and prevent "rent to own" scams. These sites are littered with them. Scammers using homes that don't belong to them, or in some cases, don't exist. So be very careful, and call me if you are unsure.

Robert Guth, Alliance Realty Group
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Wed Sep 2, 2015
Angel Caso answered:
i live in cape and in the area of sw / se near cape coral pwky where many condos and smaller duplex units are located. please reach out to me and i will be happy to help and as you are limited and only need 1/2 bdr it can be found but hurry....unless you already found one
angel caso 305 794-0241
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Sat Jul 18, 2015
Jason Lipsher answered:
$750 will be a hard find. The average 2BR apartment is going to cost $950, If you are looking for a single family home be prepared to spend $1,100+/Month. Our local market is in high demand. Good Luck in your search, hope this is helpful info? ... more
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Sun Apr 5, 2015
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Mon Sep 15, 2014
Birgit Moenkemoeller answered:
Hi it truly depends on location as well if it is furnished or not and of course short term vacation rental or long term.Please contact me direct so I can get the right information and help you to make the best decision with your investment. ... more
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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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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Fred Newman answered:
Hi Dale:
Sanibel and Captiva have condominiums available that rent by the week or nightly. There are several important questions: Price range, are you financing, how often do you want to use the condo, do you want a sunset? These answers will help guide you to the right property for you. I have been helping people make there island dreams come true for over 26 years. I have an office on Sanibel, Captiva and at Sundial Resort. Contact me with any questions you may have.

Fred Newman, Realtor, ePro, SCIS
Royal Shell Real Estate
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Sat Feb 22, 2014
Dirk Fischer answered:
I would love to help you.
But with this kind of income you will have a hard time getting approved for any kind of rentals.
Knowing that you're pregnant and that this kind of income will fall apart the only way to solve your situation is your boyfriend needs to take a job - any kind of job - asap.
I wish I had better news for you, sorry.
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Sat Oct 26, 2013
Ronald Wolchesky answered:

You best thing you can do for yourself is hire a Realtor, then look for property. You will find your life being less stressful

Good Luck

Till Next time, hope you find your place in the Sunshine State,

Ronald (RealtorRonW) Wolchesky
Cell: 239-209-1923
Home: 239-349-4684
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Thu Sep 5, 2013
Harvest.sultry answered:
I am in the process of renting to own a home in Maryland,should I give the realtor the first month's rent prior to my signing a lease?
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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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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Nadine Mauro answered:

I would suggest that you ask your agent for a definition of exactly what is covered.

Nadine Mauro
Highlight Realty
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