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Rental Basics in Miami Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 9, 2014
Jaime Arana answered:
Yes if you are renting in a community you have to go through the association, there is usually an application fee which is non refundable and process takes about 2 weeks more or less.
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Tue May 28, 2013
William McClain answered:
Here are a few good tips:

1. Make sure you have an assigned parking space. (your vehicle will get destroyed parking on the street in Miami Beach)

2. Go with renters insurance (it is very inexpensive and worth it in case of emergencies)

3. Work with a Realtor- as a renter, any and all fees are paid by the unit owner- so the expertise comes at no cost to you.

4. Do your research on the areas within Miami Beach so you get exactly what you are looking for.... OCean Drive is very different to live than West Ave. as well as South Point, Flamingo Park and Millionaires Row. They all have advantages and disadvantages based on your lifestyle and an open conversation with your realtor will make sure you end up in the right place!

Feel free to call or email me with any further questions:

William McClain, REALTOR
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
FSBOsuccess answered:
For a renting tenant? Absolutely. It is dirt cheap, but comes in VERY handy if you have a claim. My rental home broken into almost 14 years ago. Insurance company covered everything. Well worth it! ... more
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Leticia Nassif answered:
The most important: Check with your realtor if the apartment is in foreclosure. Second: Rules and regulations for the association and third, before signing a lease make sure you will check the area you're going to leave, spend some time at the neighborhood, make sure is safe ultimately make sure you will like the area.

Best of Luck!!!
Leticia Nassif
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Tue May 8, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
Hello Nilda,

If the maintenance person was invited into your condo to repair interior on their own time - it's between you and the maintenance person, usually, has nothing to do with the condo.

If the management office sent someone upon your request, and your condo management is responsible in fixing interior of the units, according to your condo docs (which it's rather uncommon for the condo managemetn to be responsible for interior repairs), - then you need to speak to the condo management. If the condo management is not finishing what they started (and they are supposed to by condo docs), then you should call in reinforcement (a real estate attorney familiar with the condominiums - and not all real estate attorneys are familiar).

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Olga C Suarez GRI TRC SRS answered:
Fri Dec 9, 2011
Bryan Sereny, Pa answered:

Simply put, given your criteria your best bet will be a condo hotel property. There are a variety of options available in Miami Beach. To name a few, you may own a condo hotel at One Bal Harbour, Canyon Ranch, Fontainebleau, W Hotel and Setai. This is a very hands off investment with the hotel managing the rental. It is typical for the hotel to split the income 50:50 and send you quarterly payments.

Feel free to contact me to learn more about these properties.


Bryan Sereny
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Wed Sep 7, 2011
Roy Barker Jr, P.A. answered:
get an attorney and start eviction process. you should not be held hostage like this and as far as I am concerned it is blackmail so to speak. dont let them hold you hostage. they signed and agreement and you have rights, just as they do.

Just my thoughts. It annoys the fool out of me when I hear tenants doing these things.
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Thu May 19, 2011
Shirley Pardon answered:
I use an agency who does short term rentals on Miami Beach - I can put you in touch and they will take care of them.
Shirley Pardon
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Mon Nov 22, 2010
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Fri Aug 14, 2009
Beth Jenkins answered:
Hi Af,
If you signed a listing agreement and that section of the agreement states that you do that, yes that is the procedure becasue we do not write 2 year leases in Florida.
If you were to have one month vacancy you would loose at least one month, and have to make any repairs, clean carpet, etc.

Beth Jenkins
South Florida Brokers
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Sat May 9, 2009
Beth Jenkins answered:
Hi Andrew,
It can be from 1000-10,000 depending on what you get! I would really need more information, and my company has a rental web-site that may give you a better idea.
Take a look and ifyou see something you like I would be gald to set up the appointments for you.

Bes Regards,
Beth Jenins
South Florda Brokers
786-374-4778 (direct)
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