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Old 11-01-2007, 02:42 AM
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Seems like some of you are still part-timers in TV and rent until you make up your minds or sell you house. My husband and I are both still working but bought a CY villa to use whenever we can. At present we are renting it when we can't use it -- and so my question. If you rent, what are the things you look for?
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Well, I'll tell you what I'll be looking for in a rental. I'm moving to The Villages in August '08, will be renting for two to four months while I take my time shopping for a home to purchase. What I would like in my rental (in priority order): Golf cart; computer w/hi-speed internet access; at least one larger screen (minimum 32") tv w/cable and attached dvd player; cd player; bicycle; possibly a grill. I like quality linens (100% cotton of at least 400 thread count), but am prepared to bring my own linens.

While this is probably greedy, (according to the rental ads I've read), I think the rental prices for September and October should be the same as the rates for June/July/August. After all, it is still quite hot in Florida, and it's still technically hurricane season. (I'm sure I would feel differently if I was an owner wanting to rent out my home.)

I hope this helps!


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Old 11-01-2007, 12:54 PM
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Thanks, bestmickey, that does help. Seems like I've thought of most of the things on your list -- not sure about the thread count though. Guess I should list them in the web sites. We are providing hi-speed internet, but not the computer. I thought about it and decided that was more than I could support. Don't you think many people would be coming with a laptop of their own? Also, we haven't yet put a TV in the master bedroom. Do you think most people will want that?
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Linda,

I would say yes to the tv in the MB. We are in a similar situation. We will not perm reside in TV for a few years. Since our home is new we elected to go with property mgmnt in TV. They could handle it like a hotel for new B's. They give you a listing of what is required. I think some one has (caveman maybe) has posted the list on this site.

You should also check out my pole post. Do a search on poll questions and you may find mine, if not let me know I will send you a link.

I just found out that they do not recommend Internet Access due to the fact that it is not worth the trouble to them. :dontknow: If and when we take it out of Property management I will be adding it to my rental. Like you just the hookup & no computer at this point.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:39 PM
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Okay, TV Man. I give up. You'll have to send me the link to your poll. Thanks. Also, a friend who bought a new place in TV gave me the list of "must-haves" from TV Property Management. Some made sense, but some didn't.
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Default Re: What makes a good rental?

Here is one.

http://talkofthevillages.com/smf/ind....html#msg12582

Here is the other,

http://talkofthevillages.com/smf/ind...ewResults.html
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Thanks again.
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Thanks, bestmickey, that does help. Seems like I've thought of most of the things on your list -- not sure about the thread count though. Guess I should list them in the web sites. We are providing hi-speed internet, but not the computer. I thought about it and decided that was more than I could support. Don't you think many people would be coming with a laptop of their own? Also, we haven't yet put a TV in the master bedroom. Do you think most people will want that?
Re: computer, you may be right about the laptops. Personally, I've got a desktop. Again, just my personal opinion, but I don't require a TV in the bedroom. It's nice, and something most folks probably want, just not something I'd stress about.
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Default Re: What makes a good rental?

Cabel TV, phone ( long distance blocked - but calling cards ok ), fully furnished, golf cart, linens, someone nearby who is acting as a property manager in case something is needed. Most people bring their own laptop computers. If there is a desk top then one may need to be concerned with what is being downloaded - etc. So administrative rights may need to be employed. Most rentals seem to occur between December and May, having high speed internet may not be cost effective but something that is desired.
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Default Re: What makes a good rental?

That was a good point about the computer in a rental. We had planned to have a computer in our rental unit, but now will think otherwise.

Thanks for pointing that out.

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We decided to include hi-speed internet in our rental because all the people who are renting from us found us on the internet -- figured they would be the ones who would most likely want it. Comcast has a special deal now for $19.95 per month for 3 months, then it goes to the regular price ($50 maybe?). When no one is using our place, we will shut it off. If it is off for 3 months, then we are eligible for whatever special they are running at the time. I was told they usually have the $19.95 one so I could get that again.

Now, the only hitch is whether or not our place will be empty for 3 months. We keep thinking up "work" that needs to be done that requires our presence. And if we are there, we want the internet.
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