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Old 05-17-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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The keynoter had more than I expected and I am sure I am going to have to go down there and look.

Ill probably find a month by month place and then ook for somethig more permanent once I see the neighborhoods I like.

Once again I really appreciate the help I have been giovwen on the forum
Sounds like a plan. If you need any help with specific neighborhoods, let me know.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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Default Looking for long term rental

Hi
Living in south Miami and wanting to move to a long term rental in the upper keys. I teach yoga and also work with persons challenged by Age - Illness - Injury - Inflexibility.

Looking for a 2 bdrm, unfurnished, between $1200 - $1600

Single, non-smoker, vegetarian with fish, clean and quiet...easy to be around and responsible.

Who is your realtor or friend I can contact?

David
david at yoga-heart dot net





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It all depends on how big of a place are you looking at?will you need a dock? furnished or unfurnished? how much are willing/looking to spend? I have some friends in the keys who are looking to rent (private) year round. I just bought a place(not for rent) myself in BPK last year. My realtor rents out houses she/and or the real estate company she works for own in the keys. I can't post her info here but message me if you want it. She lives in and works on BPK. Try running an ad in the local keynoter newspaper. With all the rental regulations lots of people prefer word of mouth
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:46 PM
 
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Hi
Living in south Miami and wanting to move to a long term rental in the upper keys. I teach yoga and also work with persons challenged by Age - Illness - Injury - Inflexibility.

Looking for a 2 bdrm, unfurnished, between $1200 - $1600

Single, non-smoker, vegetarian with fish, clean and quiet...easy to be around and responsible.

Who is your realtor or friend I can contact?

David
david at yoga-heart dot net
A realtor is a good person to check with, since many posts on Craigslist or vacation sites are either illegally renting, or scams. But, you might want to try one who is based further North, as bigh110 is in Big Pine, not the Upper Keys.

For year-round rental, be sure that the apartment is not on the ground floor in a below-flood area. These are not legal residences because they are very dangerous during storm season. Many people in the Keys try to rent them out against FEMA code, not caring for your safety or the well-being of your stuff if you had to evacuate, because they are desperate for cash.

If you are not familiar, there is a Yoga center in Key Largo. If you're looking for like-minded people, it's possible that if you gave them a call or visited, you might get some recommendations. Everybody knows someone who is renting. It sounds like you might be interested in a roommate, and that might be a good way to find a good match. There are yoga studios in Islamorada too, which is more trendy and would have more restaurants that might fit you, if you prefer to be further down. (Vegetarianism hasn't made great inroads into any of the Keys yet, though.) But for the most legitimate path, a realtor is best.

Please have a job or large savings secured before making the move, the Keys is not a friendly place for those who are struggling financially or who come needing employment. It chews up so many and spits them right out. Lots of dreamers here, not as many doers. Consequently, lots of homeless who came seeking the island life without having a plan first.
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: OCNJ and or lower Florida keys
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A realtor is a good person to check with, since many posts on Craigslist or vacation sites are either illegally renting, or scams. But, you might want to try one who is based further North, as bigh110 is in Big Pine, not the Upper Keys.

For year-round rental, be sure that the apartment is not on the ground floor in a below-flood area. These are not legal residences because they are very dangerous during storm season. Many people in the Keys try to rent them out against FEMA code, not caring for your safety or the well-being of your stuff if you had to evacuate, because they are desperate for cash.

If you are not familiar, there is a Yoga center in Key Largo. If you're looking for like-minded people, it's possible that if you gave them a call or visited, you might get some recommendations. Everybody knows someone who is renting. It sounds like you might be interested in a roommate, and that might be a good way to find a good match. There are yoga studios in Islamorada too, which is more trendy and would have more restaurants that might fit you, if you prefer to be further down. (Vegetarianism hasn't made great inroads into any of the Keys yet, though.) But for the most legitimate path, a realtor is best.

Please have a job or large savings secured before making the move, the Keys is not a friendly place for those who are struggling financially or who come needing employment. It chews up so many and spits them right out. Lots of dreamers here, not as many doers. Consequently, lots of homeless who came seeking the island life without having a plan first.
Ain't that the TRUTH!!! Good Answer!
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:57 AM
 
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Some quick advice for renting in the Florida Keys.

Make sure that you ask your potential landlord if the house is in foreclosure.
Talk to the neighbours about previous tenants, problems with the owner, history etc.
Find out if the house has been connected to the new sewer system.
Be very wary of landlords who live in Miami or Fort Lauderdale and not locally. You might find that they do not want to drive down to the keys to deal with any of the repairs or problems that you have with the house.
Get renters insurance, for 75 dollars a year, it is worth it.

Finding a rental in the keys is really hard. Driving around and looking for rental signs outside the homes is a good way to find a place if you can get down here in advance.

Once you actually DO find a place at a decent price, you will want to jump on it, but be VERY CAUTIOUS and ask questions first. Never get pushed to sign a lease quickly or pay in cash.

Good luck
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