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hurtbs
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Question  Posted: 7:49 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Still struggling to find a place that will take my big dog. What's the best way to find privately owned properties? I've got a realtor and even she thinks that I have slim chances.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 7:54 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Do a search for property on the usual real estate sites but put in "Rent" instead.

That's how I found my condo that I rented in 2009.

Or you can search for property management places in the area that you're moving too.


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hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 7:55 PM, April 29th (Monday)

jrc I'm doing that but it just pulls up rental companies and such managed by big companies. I'm thinking I need to find a place that is owner managed.

[This message edited by hurtbs at 7:57 PM, April 29th (Monday)]


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:00 PM, April 29th (Monday)

I was afraid you were going to say that...

Have you considered buying instead?


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hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 8:00 PM, April 29th (Monday)

I really don't want to buy until I've been there for a year.


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Default  Posted: 8:14 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Craigslist.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:14 PM, April 29th (Monday)

I get that too...

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Sorry....


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Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, April 29th (Monday)

My house rental was was through a rental site, was property-managed and allowed any size dog--it was , however, in what was considered 'the hood'. I felt reasonably safe there--the police station was less than a mile away and it was mostly families, but I suspect that's why they allowed any size dog.


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hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 8:22 PM, April 29th (Monday)

I'm moving to Miami, so the getto is REALLY bad.


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Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, April 29th (Monday)

And you'd have to speak Spanish.


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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Since you're moving to a metropolitan area, it will be much easier to find a privately owned rental...like jrc said, many places will list on realtor sites. We live in Middle O' Nowhere, IN and we don't have anything like that so we have to check the paper and drive around town to look for them


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Default  Posted: 8:31 PM, April 29th (Monday)

I drove around as well. Up and down the streets, we were in a motel at this point. The guy was leary of my cat so I offered him $50.00 more a month and he took me. I guess money talks.

Good luck, I know it's frustrating.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:31 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Hurt... are you moving to Miami proper or one of the outlying areas?

Can you live in Broward Co. and commute to wherever you're working?

When I lived down there I lived in Pembroke Pines and commuted north to Plantation to work and my then H commuted south to Homestead for work.

This was in 1993-1995... So in 20 years I'm sure the area has changed beyond recognition for me... but at the time Pembroke Pines was nice and not too expensive.


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Default  Posted: 9:01 PM, April 29th (Monday)

I am moving to Miami proper. A commute from Broward would easily be 1-2 hours each way. My job is in Coconut Grove.

ETA: I've offered double deposit and pet rent.

[This message edited by hurtbs at 9:05 PM, April 29th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:27 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Have you tried rent.com?

Also, a friend recommended contacting real estate agents; they may have listings that have been sitting for some time and the sellers may be interested in renting.

[This message edited by Sad in AZ at 9:30 PM, April 29th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:30 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Have you looked at these?

http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Miami,FL/lg_dogs_pets/SINGLE-FAMILY_HOME_type/


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hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 9:58 PM, April 29th (Monday)

I've got a realtor. I've tried trulia, zillow, rent.com, apartment.cm, CL etc. even places that say "yes" to dogs have a weight limit usually 30lbs. Highest I've seen is 50


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Default  Posted: 10:02 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Newspaper listings and word of mouth is how it's done where I live. Know anybody at colleges or hospitals in your area? Seems like there's always someone looking for renters. Maybe consider a "housing wanted" ad on Craigslist and in the paper?


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Default  Posted: 7:10 AM, April 30th (Tuesday)

Why don't you try calling some veterinarians
in the area. They may know where their "clients" live which, obviously, is pet friendly. Or maybe they have a bulletin board and could post a request for you.

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Default  Posted: 7:56 AM, April 30th (Tuesday)

http://miamipetrentals.com

http://www.miamicondolifestyle.com/pet-friendly.php


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Default  Posted: 7:57 AM, April 30th (Tuesday)

I have two big dogs. I have had really good luck with craigslist. Realtors and property management companies tend to be way less flexible.


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Default  Posted: 10:27 AM, April 30th (Tuesday)

militarybyowner.com saved my hide. it's awesome! miami has military bases and personnel. i found the greatest lady, explained my credit/bankruptcy situation and even let her in on some of my drama and need to start over. i had a 105lb dog, two cats, a toddler, and freshly discharged bankruptcy that included me giving up my house. my credit was shit but my job history and references were good. she decided to help me on purpose....because she was an actual person, not a company with a form.

militarybyowner.com is a listing service for all kinds of military folks selling and renting their properties as they move about from station to station. some of them still use property managers but most of them manage their own. they are good about listing pet limitations, etc. and a lot of them have small single-family homes or townhouses instead of true condos.


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Default  Posted: 2:19 PM, April 30th (Tuesday)

Hurt... would you consider living in Homestead, Leisure City, Naranja, Princeton or Goulds? Kendall and Kendall Lakes were nice when I lived down there...

The Hammocks is new and might be a bit of a haul to Cocoanut Grove.


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Default  Posted: 2:35 PM, April 30th (Tuesday)

http://rent1sale1.idxco.com/idx/2301/details.php?idxID=001&listingID=A1776230

Here's one


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hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 4:33 PM, April 30th (Tuesday)

@jrc - those are very, very far away. I really do not want to spend 2-3 hours a day commuting. I lived in Miami in the 90's and those commutes would be brutal. If I had to spend 8-9 hours at work plus an additional 3-4 hours in a car, the dogs would be better off rehomed.

@stretch I'll check out militarybyowner. Thanks!


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hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 5:04 PM, April 30th (Tuesday)

Nothing on militarybyowner :/

Called several vet offices and left my phone number and name. I also contacted the humane society of Miami but they just told me to check off "takes dogs" on apartment services and to talk to my realtor.

I cannot believe how difficult this is. I've never had such a problem finding a place.


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