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Rental Info

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Fact #1: Properties East of I-95, including beach-front property is what is considered "Prime Real-Estate"; Meaning The closer you are, the more expensive the asking price of these properties will be. Properties with covered parking/garages as well as pool homes are at a premium rate, if it is even available.

Fact #2: Timing and Preparation are everything in today's market. You do not want to be too late and miss the best places. The quality properties rent during the earlier part of the week (Monday - Thursday). Individuals who go and review properties on-site during lunch hours or take a day off, get the best properties at the best price available!!!

During the Later part of the week you will find an increase in individuals browsing, however most of these individuals are looking all at once and are picking from what is left over, and so you end up seeing a smaller inventory of properties.

Fact #3: Quality housing is available, however it is found in limited supply. What that means to you is that the luxury of "shopping around" will only be a detriment to you in the long run. If you see something you like something, TAKE IT!

Fact #4: Ft. Lauderdale can be a challenging town for pet owners. Many condo and townhome properties have pet restrictions. The reason for this is that the rental market is very competitive, and landlords do not need to risk damage of their property. If you have a pet, be advised there may be a high premium deposit for a unit or be ready to provide liability insurance. Again, if you find a residence that accepts pets, ACT QUICKLY before it is no longer on the market. 

Fact #5: You can typically expect to pay first month, security deposit, and possibly last month. All this will be determined on factors such as credit rating, and other factors set forth via the Owners of the properties.

REMEMBER: These are average prices. You can expect to pay more if you have pets, or want to be east of I-95. These prices do NOT include utilities.

 

Choosing a Realtor®

Of all the decisions you'll face when buying a home, there's none more important than the person you choose to represent you.

The job of your Sales Associate is to support you in finding the right home with the best possible terms, and to aid you through the entire process. Your Sales Associate will explain the process of buying a home, and familiarize you with the various activities, documents and procedures that you will experience throughout the transaction.

Tips For Selecting A Realtor®

Your Real Estate Professional should be:
  • Knowledgeable about the communities of interest to you.
  • Aware of the complicated local and state requirements affecting your transaction.
  • Effective in multi-party, face-to-face negotiations.
  • Highly-trained, with access to programs for continued learning and additional certifications.
  • Technology-focused.
  • Supported by professional legal counsel.

Financing


The Application Process

Your Sales Associate will help you to select a series of properties to review based on your needs. Once you have made your decision, these are the steps of the process:

Application - All pertinent documentation is obtained. Fees and down payments and HOA application process are discussed

You will be asked to provide certain documents to your prospective landlord and their HOA (if applicable) in order that your lease can be processed in a timely manner.

Contract Submission - Once all the necessary documentation is in, your completed proposed Control to Lease is submitted to the owner for approval.

Property - Property  approval, or underwriting, generally takes 24 to 72 hours. All parties are notified of the approval and any loan conditions that must be received before the loan can close.

Closing - Once all parties have signed the loan documents, they are returned to the lender. If all the forms have been properly executed, the lender sends the loan funds by wire transfer. At this point, the borrower finishes the loan process and actually buys the house.


Finding and Choosing the Right Home

Based on criteria that you and your Sales Associate establish together, your Associate will help you find the perfect home. There are many factors to consider in selecting a property, including location, bedroom and bath count, schools and amenities.

Your Sales Associate will apply their extensive community knowledge and professional resources to research available properties, and show you the homes that best meet your needs. If you find a property that interests you through the Internet or your own research, let your Sales Associate know so that a showing can be arranged.

As you view different properties, your criteria may change. Open and direct communication with your Sales Associate is a key element of a successful property search.


Making an Offer

Once you have found the home that you wish to purchase, your Sales Associate will apply their professional training and do all the necessary research to help you structure an effective offer.

This is where your Sales Associate's negotiation skills come into play. When an offer is made, the seller will have the option of accepting, rejecting or counter-offering. Your Sales Associate will negotiate the best possible terms for you.

Your Sales Associate will draft the Contract to Lease, advising you of protective contingencies, customary practices, and local regulations. 

Managing the Escrow

When the contract to lease agreement is accepted and signed by all parties, your Sales Associate will open escrow for you and your earnest money will be deposited. The escrow is a neutral third party that will receive, hold, and distribute all funds associated with your transaction.  Shortly after, the Sales Associate will get a signed lease from the landlord based on the offer presented in the Contract to Lease. 

Closing Escrow and Moving In!
When all of the conditions of the lease agreement have been met, you will sign your loan documents and closing papers. You will deposit the balance of your down payment and closing costs at the time of walk through.

Your Sales Associate is a valuable source of helpful tips for planning and coordinating your move.