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Old 03-12-2020, 05:03 AM   #21
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And a grill. I understand why apartment buildings and condos ban bbqs and grills, but that's my preferred way to cook!
My FL lease has a stipulation of no grills or candles! even. You can probably grill in New England during the 5 minutes of summer - minimal risk.
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:05 PM   #22
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Renting a single family house is a nightmare. If owners don't use a property management company, they do repairs themselves. They take forever and replacement appliances are junk.

If the owner uses a property management company, the experience is even worse. (Except for toilet repair - they get on that right away.) PropMgmt companies want to push paper to get their fees. They know owners hate to be charged for repairs.

If you plan to rent, get a townhouse or apartment in a complex that is professionally run with management and maintenance staff on site. 55+ complexes are definitely much quieter. Top floor means less noise from above. Concrete walls, floors, and ceilings are heaven for sound quality. Rent from a complex with elevators: the cheap complexes won't spring for the cost.
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Old 04-28-2020, 12:57 PM   #23
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We rented a condo for several years. After our first few months we started looking to buy a unit in the multi complex building.

Eight months later the last place we were considering was our rental complex of buildings. We loved the unit, the location, everything. Quiet, mostly professional retired or single couples lived in the area.

Why. After getting to know several owners they mentioned to us the assessments and the upcoming assessments (big). We also noticed owners trying to sell, and then to rent. Not to mention some of the litigation against the builders/developers that had been going on for a few years.
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:45 PM   #24
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I think its a good move. We each made a list of the reasons we never wanted a house again when we sold our house many years ago. All the reasons still apply.
The beach house vacation home we had would have had a longer list if wed have thought to make one.
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