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Old 03-22-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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In my looking there were only about 12 homes that fell under the 1000 mark then when you ad the other criteria seems there are but a handful... but it only takes one.

So you can find what you want. many of the rentals here will exceed 1200 so don't be surprised
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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After reading all the posts I have read, I am scared to ask this question, but I must. I have fallen in love with a 1915 historical home in Sanford. Am I crazy? It is not in the city, kinda east, and looks on Google as if there are very few neighbors. We are moving from Oklahoma. We are very nice, family oriented country folk (our nearest town is 18 miles away and only has pop. 283). We are not rich, but comfortable. We are attracted to this particular home because it appears to be in the rural area, but close enough to Disney, lol! We are really researching the schools and have a phone interview tomorrow. Our children will be in 4th, 6th and 10th grades. Any suggestions? This house is close to 4000 sq. ft. with a pool and spa for $1600. I am skeptical about the area, but excited at the same time. Any input is welcome!

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Old 03-23-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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Call a home insurance agent first and see how much it will cost to insure or if they will even insure it. I would think a home that old, in Florida, no, but that is me. Also, your children will most likely attend UCF and that is a bit of a commute for them. Then what about your job commute? Plus, property taxes? Utilities? that is a much larger home to cool and heat. (It does get cold here during Dec, not like up North, but cold).
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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We would like to rent a house with 4bedrooms and have a pool.

My sister relocated to Kissimmee and she said she likes it alot. So we were thinking about moving to this area. However I would like to keep our options open based on children activities because we do not want the children to be bored.

We currently pay 2,000.00 a month here to rent a 3bedroom apartment. We would like 4bedrooms for no more then 1200 a month to be able to save and buy a house in a year.

Also the long winters are too much
Have you considered Bellalago in Kissimmee? You can rent a nice home in a gated community for $1,200 with a beautiful clubhouse/pool. Residents send their children to Bellalago Academy. I've heard it is a good school. We're from Connecticut and are done with the long winters too! We just bought a foreclosure down there.
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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Have you considered Bellalago in Kissimmee? You can rent a nice home in a gated community for $1,200 with a beautiful clubhouse/pool. Residents send their children to Bellalago Academy. I've heard it is a good school. We're from Connecticut and are done with the long winters too! We just bought a foreclosure down there.
Great info. Was it a hard, long process to buy a foreclosure??? Also did you stay somewhere and rent during the process?
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:54 AM
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After reading all the posts I have read, I am scared to ask this question, but I must. I have fallen in love with a 1915 historical home in Sanford. Am I crazy? It is not in the city, kinda east, and looks on Google as if there are very few neighbors. We are moving from Oklahoma. We are very nice, family oriented country folk (our nearest town is 18 miles away and only has pop. 283). We are not rich, but comfortable. We are attracted to this particular home because it appears to be in the rural area, but close enough to Disney, lol! We are really researching the schools and have a phone interview tomorrow. Our children will be in 4th, 6th and 10th grades. Any suggestions? This house is close to 4000 sq. ft. with a pool and spa for $1600. I am skeptical about the area, but excited at the same time. Any input is welcome!
It depends on where it is in Sanford. Where is it located?
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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Great info. Was it a hard, long process to buy a foreclosure??? Also did you stay somewhere and rent during the process?
No, we made a good offer and it just took about 2 months to close. We had a full inspection done and since there weren't any major problems, we were able to close. Foreclosures are quicker than short sales, but there are more short sales available. One of the keys is finding a good real estae agent that specializes in foreclosures/short sales. We haven't moved yet; we are splitting our time between Florida and CT.
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