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Rentals in 33626 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 22, 2013
Kim Glass answered:
Hi Valencia,

Not sure where exactly you want to find a rental, but I ran a search in Tampa using the parameters you provided. Check out the current results here:,FL/2p_baths/2p_beds/0-800_price/

Hope that helps get you started!
-Kim, Community Manager
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
There are lots of Hud programs available, hire a Realtor and they will be able to help you find what you need.
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
George Leone answered:
According to what I see on the description, Yes, it is pet friendly
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Thu Jun 4, 2015
Alma Kee answered:
You absolutely should only consider renting in an apartment complex unless the property was just purchased or there is no outstanding mortgage. Many unscrupulous owners are renting out preforeclosure properties and then requiring the tenant to allow showings for a short sale. Would not be fun and also it may be difficult to get the deposit back, too. Also the Sheriff may show up and serve your daughter as the "tenant" in a foreclosure... also not fun.

I'm sure an apartment complex would take the risk on your daughter if you plan to co-sign.
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Bill Szydlowski answered:

you need to talk with a real estate attorney to see if you have any options. He will need to know if you have a long term lease or a month to month? I am assuming you have a month to month lease because they are giving you only one week to move, but the attorney is still your best option.

Good Luck!

Bill Szydlowski
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Marie Barakat answered:
It is difficult to find short term rentals, but not impossible. I can perform a search and see what I can find for you, but anything that is available now will most likely not be available by the time you come down in August, but you will at least have an idea of what you can find for that price range that does accept your pets. If you would like my assistance, please email me with a bit more detail. Where exactly in Tampa are you looking? Are you trying to be close to a specific location? Any information will help, and I will do my best to find you a place.

Marie Barakat
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Lisa Reeves answered:
Property in older sections of town are constantly being switched from different uses. Unfortunately there really isnt a specific way to tell from search functions that commercial wa converted to residential. The description may say converted warehouse etc. or pictures may show the old commercial styling present. The easiest starting point will be older areas and older buildings. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Dan Turner answered:
I would be happy to help you. Given the time constraints you are working with you will need to move quickly. I am not sure what areas you are looking in, but feel free to check my rental site and let me know when you have isolated a few properties you are interested in. I do need to know a few things regarding your situation so please contact me as soon as you can.
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Lynn Brock answered:
Juaquin Garcia,

The rental market is much faster than the sales market and the inventory changes quickly. In addition, there appear to be few homes listed on MLS that are 4/2 rentals in the 33615 zip code.

To know where you are willing to live within a 5 mile radius of this zip code is difficult to determine through Trulia. Best suggestion to find a property manager that specializes in single family homes leased annually.

Good luck.

Lynn Brock
Brock Realty Inc
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Fri Oct 12, 2012
Marie Barakat answered:
I would love to assist you in your search. I do need a bit more information though. How much are you looking to spend monthly? What area specifically are you looking for? Do you have any location you want to be close to? Please feel free to send me an email about what you are looking for.

Since you are looking to move at the end of October, it is a bit early to start looking for rentals, as they do have a pretty quick turnover. However, you can at least take a look at some places and get an idea of what you are looking for.

Thanks and I hope to work with you soon.
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Wed Aug 1, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
Dear Elamin,

Be careful if renting from an individual owner because many are in foreclosure.

Delinquent Landlords may not have the money to fix an a/c or leaky roof or other problems.

Also if the seller decides to do a Short Sale you must allow Realtors in to show with minimal notice.

If your credit is the reason why you're not able to buy at these low prices, you might try:

Also credit unions will not require minimum credit scores and if you are good risk they may take a chance with you. Try

All the best,
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
Erek Kirsten answered:
Hi Carol,

We'd be happy to assist you. Go to our web site and send an information request.
We'll need some particulars from you.
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Tom Lifrieri answered:
try my website to search. Go to and select the search rentals logo

Tom Lifrieri
Future Home Realty
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Robert Wilson answered:
The unit on Edison is in Hyde Park proper and just a bit above 1800, there are three other options in surrounding neighborhoods. Just click the link below. ... more
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Nadine Mauro answered:
Are you an individual owner, or a Realtor? If you're a Realtor, ask your broker. If you are an individual and not using an agent, you can find leases at Office Depot.

Nadine Mauro

Highlight Realty
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
If you are really don't have a US phone number, I would suggest you hire a realtor to represent you. There are so many scams these days involving overseas 'landlords' who are trying to rent property I doubt you would be taken seriously. These scam artists find a home for sale on a Multiple Listing Service, 'steal' the photos, then list the home for rent on other sites, such as Craig's lsit saying they have had to move out of the country for their job or whatever, and to ignore the 'for sale' sign because they have decided to rent instead, and to send the rent and security deposit to an overseas bank.

In order to be viewed as legitimate I would suggest you either get a US telephone, or hire a realtor.
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Wed May 30, 2012
Lynn Brock answered:
Julie Mirskaya, you realize that you will be moving at peak demand for short term rentals due to the Republican Convention in Tampa? You realize that you will be paying seasonal rates?

It is too difficult to suggest a location or place as rentals move very quickly. Also you have not indicated your price point.

Frankly, your information is just too vague to provide adequate suggestions, especially given the extremely high demand for housing in August this summer.

Best regards,

Lynn Brock
Brock Realty
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Tue May 29, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
Be sure to investigate to be sure the landlord is current with their mortgage or he may decide to do a pre-foreclosure, Short Sale and you may be required to allow showings with minimal notice. Also if your air conditioner breaks he may not have the money to repair it! There are also some scammers advertising rentals and are not the owner and collecting money so go on public records to verify who the owner is, too!

Better to rent in a rental apartment complex or do a lot of homework investigating the owner before handing over any money.

If your credit is sufficient but you lack the downpayment money to be an owner, the State of Florida has up to $7,500 in the first time homebuyer bond program. Go here and select a lender on the approved list and they can reserve the money for you if your income is not too high (I think about $71k for a single person is max):

Other lenders may not want to even tell you about this program because it does limit the profit the lender can make on your mortgage because the State of Florida will not allow a lender to overcharge you on the rate or fees. You must also have a 640 Fico and be able to qualify for an FHA, USDA, VA or conventional mortgage. You cannot buy a "fixer upper" property, it has to be in good functional condition (it can still be ugly, by the way... lol)

If your credit is preventing you from getting a mortgage you may be able to find a credit union to take the risk with you. You will probably need 20% down and a stable job history and not too much debt. A bankruptcy is okay and even a short sale. They will not have to "fit" you into the exact guidelines that the typical bank or mortgage lender will require.

Lastly you might try the NACA program. You will need to plan on renting for a while but it may help you to eventually be able to buy. Just make sure to select your Realtor "first" and have her/him sign you up on the program or she may have to give a large fee to NACA. Here's info:

Also your Realtor can give you a Listingbook account to search for rentals. If you're not yet working with a Realtor, you're welcome to sign up for a free Listingbook account on my website:

All the best,
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty
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Wed May 16, 2012
Pamela Guertin answered:
Rent-to-own typically increases your rent payment over a specified number of years to create a down payment with a date to purchase whereas a lease with an option allows you more flexibility by having a CHOICE to purchase it at a later time at a predetermined price. ... more
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