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Rental Basics in 34231 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Nov 16, 2017
Teresa M. Fellows answered:
Hi Bakhroms,

I'm not sure why any particular time would be better than another to buy property in Florida. Some folks want to buy before their children start school so they are not disrupting their classes at one school before moving to another school system and some folks might want to close before the end of the year for tax reasons but with inventory flying of the shelf and price increases on the rise, NOW would be the best time to buy in Florida. If you are looking to buy something on the Keys, you may find a lot of condo units occupied by vacationoal renters and that could prevent you from getting in to see them but I wouldn't let it stop me from starting the process of looking.

My advice is, find yourself a good realtor and get to work.

My best,

Teresa M. Fellows
ERA Waterside Realty
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Thu Jun 14, 2012
cjhsiii asked:
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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Sun Jan 6, 2013
Brian McGreevy answered:

Anything is possible. Since it is a short term rental I am assuming it is furnished? If you would like to discuss, just give me a call.

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Five Star Award Winner- Best in Client Satisfaction
Sarasota Home Realty
2100 Constitution Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34231

Phone: (941) 544-6763 FAX: (941) 866-7588
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Try some of these rental ad sites:
Ebay Classifieds –
Florida Rental Ads –
Real Rentals – –
Rent Range –
Vactional Rentals by Owner –
Sarasota Herald Tribune -
Sun Herald –

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Florida Landlord and Tenant Laws

Who should be aware of the Florida Landlord and Tenant Laws?
1. A person looking to purchase a home that already has a tenant in place.
2. A homeowner that wants to rent a property and therefore becomes a landlord.
3. A person that wants to rent from a landlord.
4. A Rental Specialist.
5. A Real Estate Agent or Realtor dealing with properties for rent or already rented.

This web site from the Florida Division of Consumer Services gives helpful information on Before you Rent, Oral and Written Rental Agreements, Deposit and Rent Requirements, Who is Responsible, Access to the Premises, Failure to Meet Obligations, When You Decide to Move, Military Service, and Additional Resources. You can download the brochure or order a free copy.

If you are a do it yourself landlord, here is another web site that will be helpful to you from Florida Landlord. It covers Rental Statues, Tenant Screening, Rental Agreements, Security Deposits, Rent Collection, Tenant Evictions, Tenant Safety, Record Keeping, Property Maintenance, and Landlord Resources.

If you are looking for the 2010 Florida Statutes you can go to and select Title VI - Civil Practice and Procedure, Chapter 83 - Landlord and Tenant.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Wed Mar 23, 2011
Gerard Dunn answered:
Sometimes you can get a higher price for a furnished condo. It appeals to shorter term rentors who are willing to pay a premium for a furnished place.

Research on Craigs List the amount of rent that can be charged - and add 15-20% premium for furnished!

Good luck!

Gerry Dunn
Associate Broker

Serving Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. for 28 years
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Matt answered:
There are lots of choices. A new start up site that is getting alot of attention is They offer tonnes of features and unlimited pictures, web link, etc...

Even better though, is they are offering FREE 12 month listings to the first 500 property owners who sign up. The site is impressive. It is

Others are and These are about $225 to $329 a year with a limited number of pics.

Web Reference:
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