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Rental Basics in Sarasota : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 22, 2016
Phyllis Bazin asked:
Would you please put an option on your site where we could DELETE a home that we don't like? It's very time consuming because when you cannot remember why you didn't like…
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Tue Sep 15, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Are you within the city or the county? Both have regulations about subletting, the county is more lenient than the city. You can probably get answers to your questions by contacting Code Enforcement in your jurisdiction. ... more
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Tue Sep 15, 2015
Joan Winters answered:
I don't see how this affects the cost of aging; typically that refers to financial burdens which occur directly as a result of aging. Travel and vacations occur as a result of affluence actually.

At any rate, I would assume you are only interested in over 55 communities. Since I don't know your parameters.. ie. on the beach, allows pets, allows children and so forth, I suggest you try
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Janet S asked:
I am having a very difficult time renting an apartment due to my credit score. It was over 650, however, this past year I lost a job in addition to being very ill, so some bills did not…
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
Diane Christner answered:
The state of FL gives consumers access to the entire set of statutes regarding landlord - tenant relationships and leases at the following link:

You should be able to find the specific answer to your question there. The state of FL also provides contact info should you wish to ask a question or questions.

All tenants in FL should make themselves aware of these statutes so that landlords do not take advantage of the situation. Knowledge is power.


Diane Christner, Realtor, GRI, SFR
Bright Realty
Sarasota, FL
cell: (941) 726-7109
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Terry McCarley answered:
Prices won't vary much regardless but lots of sellers list this time of year due to the large number of buyers who come to Florida during the winter months so you will have more to choose from this time of year. ... more
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
Maria Cipollone answered:
It is crucial that you contact a real estate agent that can assist you with this situation. It is very risky to do seasonal rentals with furniture and other belongings included, without some extra conditions and deposits.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone
Century 21 Tenace
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Sun Jun 24, 2012
Lynn Brock answered:
Cjhsiii, There are rentals in Parrish Ellenton area that meet your criteria. They do not have a MIL quarters. They are annual rentals. Some are furnished and some not, some allow pets others do not. To move in, be prepared with first, last and security. If you have pets, then add a pet security deposit.

The rental market is very active and properties move quickly.

Good luck with your search.

Lynn Brock
Brock Realty
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
Hello Matt,

My clients also used - with positive results. is very popular. is yet another one. Didn't use that one, but got their promotion.

In addition to that, we do have seasonal rentals with private owners - in condotels.
These are advertised on in rentals.

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
We just had a little scare here in Miami - an agent with expired license pocketed over caught and the tenant is ok now, but...

Beward of scams - on Cragslist and meet in the agent's office.
Read FL Landlord & Tenant Act to know your rights.
Put in writing all repairs you need to be done before move in, and do a thorough
walk through before the move in.
Check all appliances and curtains.
Take pictures of the apartment.
If furnished, sign the inventory list - to avoid problems.

When negotiating a lease, ask for anything that you want (don't be shy - you may not get something but it's always worth trying) and choose to work with an experienced agent.

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Vicki Webb answered:
I have several vacation rentals on Lido Key. Please give me a call if you would like me to give you some options on what I have available.
Thank you
Vicki Webb
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Mon Jan 2, 2012
Radinka Ilsink answered:
You can do an easy search for rentals on my website if you like:
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Wed Mar 23, 2011
Alden Frostad answered:
There are a lot of variables when deciding to rent furnished vs. unfurnished as well as seasonally vs. annually. Generally annual rentals will do better financially than seasonal rentals; however, there are instances where seasonal/vacation is the way to go if your condo is in the right location (golf, beach, etc.) and the condo association allows for short term rentals. If your better off as an annual the quality of the furnishings will have a lot to do with whether they are helpful or hurting. I've recommended many times to remove the furnishings as they were better off donating them rather than trying to find the "perfect" situation (i.e. extending vacancy time = losing money). ... more
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