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Old 09-07-2008, 02:45 AM
 
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I have the opportunity to work at Tampa Hard Rock. Where is a good place to live which is close by?
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:07 AM
 
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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Talking Stop By!!!

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I have the opportunity to work at Tampa Hard Rock. Where is a good place to live which is close by?
Why don't you stop by the Hard Rock and ask your fellow future workers...perhaps one of them is looking for a room-mate...but I am sure they could direct you where to look......
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Close by Hard Rock, and of the nicer (but not the nicest) would be The Sanctuary. It's not a bad community, it's the area that is in question. All in that area of MLK isn't the greatest places to live. Might I suggest you live in Brandon? Most people who work at Hard Rock live here. Some places to try The Estates at Tuscany Ridge, Courtney Trace, The Addison, Hamlin at Lake Brandon, Asprey, and Lucerne.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:54 PM
 
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Close by Hard Rock, and of the nicer (but not the nicest) would be The Sanctuary. It's not a bad community, it's the area that is in question. All in that area of MLK isn't the greatest places to live. Might I suggest you live in Brandon? Most people who work at Hard Rock live here. Some places to try The Estates at Tuscany Ridge, Courtney Trace, The Addison, Hamlin at Lake Brandon, Asprey, and Lucerne.
I rented at Crosswynde Condos...they had a good deal and the floor plans are very atrctive...can u tell me if they are nice?
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:49 AM
 
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I have heard not too many good things about Crosswyndes, not only that I know quite a few people who have signed a lease and then have only 30 days to get out because someone bought their apartment (they are converted condos). I would look over your lease in the fine print.

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I rented at Crosswynde Condos...they had a good deal and the floor plans are very atrctive...can u tell me if they are nice?
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:03 PM
 
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I have heard not too many good things about Crosswyndes, not only that I know quite a few people who have signed a lease and then have only 30 days to get out because someone bought their apartment (they are converted condos). I would look over your lease in the fine print.
Actually, Crosswynde was originally an apartment community. I lived there in 2003/2004 and liked it just fine.

During the Florida housing boom in 2005, Crosswynde was converted into condos, and the units were ridiculously priced. I was notified by the office that I had 30 days to purchase my unit as a condo or move out. I moved out. I have one friend who purchased her unit and still lives there.

Now with the housing bust in Florida, many of the people that purchased their units at ridiculously high prices with adjustable rate mortgages are in a financial bind and are facing foreclosure. Many of these units are being rented out by their desperate owners.

If the unit goes into foreclosure and the owning bank comes to take possession, the renter is out no matter what the lease may say. The owning bank taking possession of the unit voids any lease agreement between the renter and prior owner.

Some units never sold after the condo conversion. Those units are being rented out by the management company.

If you wish to rent in Crosswynde, I suggest renting a unit direct from the management company. This will help avoid an unpleasant surprise eviction when the owning bank comes to take possession of a foreclosed unit from the individual prior owner.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:32 AM
 
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Actually, Crosswynde was originally an apartment community. I lived there in 2003/2004 and liked it just fine.

During the Florida housing boom in 2005, Crosswynde was converted into condos, and the units were ridiculously priced. I was notified by the office that I had 30 days to purchase my unit as a condo or move out. I moved out. I have one friend who purchased her unit and still lives there.

Now with the housing bust in Florida, many of the people that purchased their units at ridiculously high prices with adjustable rate mortgages are in a financial bind and are facing foreclosure. Many of these units are being rented out by their desperate owners.

If the unit goes into foreclosure and the owning bank comes to take possession, the renter is out no matter what the lease may say. The owning bank taking possession of the unit voids any lease agreement between the renter and prior owner.

Some units never sold after the condo conversion. Those units are being rented out by the management company.

If you wish to rent in Crosswynde, I suggest renting a unit direct from the management company. This will help avoid an unpleasant surprise eviction when the owning bank comes to take possession of a foreclosed unit from the individual prior owner.
This was a very helpful post. Thank you very much!
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Yes, however-they are still condo conversions. I can name every condo conversion in the area. Like I said, I am an assistant property managment and I hear all from residents and prospects. Not to mention being in the business, you worl with every property in the Tampa Bay area. Regardless of the fact though, I have rented to numerous people who have lived under the managment of Crosswyndes and said they only had 30 days to get out due to the purchase of their "condo."

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Actually, Crosswynde was originally an apartment community. I lived there in 2003/2004 and liked it just fine.

During the Florida housing boom in 2005, Crosswynde was converted into condos, and the units were ridiculously priced. I was notified by the office that I had 30 days to purchase my unit as a condo or move out. I moved out. I have one friend who purchased her unit and still lives there.

Now with the housing bust in Florida, many of the people that purchased their units at ridiculously high prices with adjustable rate mortgages are in a financial bind and are facing foreclosure. Many of these units are being rented out by their desperate owners.

If the unit goes into foreclosure and the owning bank comes to take possession, the renter is out no matter what the lease may say. The owning bank taking possession of the unit voids any lease agreement between the renter and prior owner.

Some units never sold after the condo conversion. Those units are being rented out by the management company.

If you wish to rent in Crosswynde, I suggest renting a unit direct from the management company. This will help avoid an unpleasant surprise eviction when the owning bank comes to take possession of a foreclosed unit from the individual prior owner.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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Im not sure if I'm too late..but I would highly recommend South Tampa/Channelside/downtown Tampa area depending on your price range. I definitely prefer that over Brandon, but that is just my preference. South Tampa/Channelside/downtown Tampa is in the middle of the entertainment and business industry and all you have to do is hop onto the interstate which will take you directly to the casino which is about 15 minutes away.

Last edited by Keeper; 10-05-2008 at 07:34 AM.. Reason: send them a DM regarding condo for rent/sale
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