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A Renter's Guide to St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Friday, February 21, 2020
  Florida   Tampa   Community   Renter Guides   Renter   St. Petersburg     Ashley Orlowski

Whether you’re new to the state of Florida or just new to St. Petersburg, making the decision to move to St. Petersburg, Florida is an excellent decision for many reasons. Check out this guide for everything you need to know about renting in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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7 Things to Know about Florida Landlord-Tenant Laws

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  Legal   Florida     Matt Angerer

As a landlord, you have a responsibility to both your tenants and your company. One of your responsibilities is to be aware of your state's landlord-tenant laws, and to retain a lawyer when needed to ensure that you have the specific advice you need.

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Renting vs. Owning in Fort Lauderdale Florida

  • Monday, January 13, 2020
  Roommate Finder   Florida   Community     Matt Angerer

You’re ready to relocate to Fort Lauderdale, but you’re a little overwhelmed. After doing some research, you discovered that there are dozens of neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale. Which one should you choose?

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Inside Downtown Miami: A Real Estate Agent’s Guide

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  Florida   Real Estate     Matt Angerer

The Miami real estate market is currently one of the most popular and profitable markets in the United States. Investors moving their business into Miami-Dade County are set up to be part of a booming property market, particularly in the coming decades. Throughout the last century, Miami has been a prime vacation spot as well as a strong residential and commercial sector.

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Relocating to Jacksonville, FL? Discover the Best Places for Renters

  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  Florida   Roommate Finder   Community     Matt Angerer

With an abundance of waterways, delicious eateries, and ample green spaces, you know that Jacksonville, Florida, is a wonderful place to live. You want to relocate to Jacksonville, but first, you need to choose a neighborhood. The bustling city is full of neighborhoods that are perfect for renters. Get the details on the top places to rent in the city.

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The Ultimate Guide for Renting in Orlando, Florida

  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
  Florida   Community   Roommate Finder     Matt Angerer

Orlando has more to offer than theme parks and wildlife. It’s also an excellent place to call home. As one of the largest cities in Florida, more than 1.5 million people live here, and you want to join the crowd. First, though, you have to decide where you want to live. Orlando has tons of neighborhoods that attract renters, but which one is right for you? Check out the top neighborhoods for renters, so you can get the best bang for your buck.

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Inside Miami Beach’s Luxury Real Estate Circle

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019
  Florida     Matt Angerer

Miami Beach enjoys a reputation as a popular social, economic, and recreational hub. This is true not only in southern Florida and the United States but also the world. It is also for good reason. The city’s unique culture makes it stand out from other cities in many ways. These factors make it a decisively attractive spot for tourists and vacationers, high-end luxury living, and real estate agents.

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Moving to Tampa, FL? Follow Our Renting Guide

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
  Florida     Matt Angerer

Many people consider Tampa to be one of the best places to live in the United States. It manages to have both an urban and suburban feel, so everyone can happily make a home in Tampa. When you live here, you can expect easy access to parks, restaurants, bars, shopping, and schools, and many neighborhoods boast low crime rates. That makes Tampa a fun and safe place to live in.

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Where Should I Live in Miami?

  • Monday, November 25, 2019
  Florida   Roommate Finder     Matt Angerer

At VerticalRent, we often get this question: “Where Should I Live in Miami?” You know you want to live in Miami, but where? That is the ultimate question. You have so many options that it can be difficult to narrow it down. It’s important to look at what the top neighborhoods have to offer and then make your selection.

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21 Reasons to Rent an Apartment on Miami Beach in 2020

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  Florida   Miami     Matt Angerer

The city of Miami has so much to offer that it's a little challenging to make a list of the particular characteristics of this beautiful, active, fun fest of a city. But that's what we are doing to help you can get a feel for the city's neighborhoods, nightlife, and much more. The water is sparkling, the weather is excellent, and there's pretty much something for everyone in gorgeous, sun-drenched southern Florida.

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Top 5 Fort Myers, Florida Apartment Buildings

  • Monday, June 3, 2019
  Florida     Matt Angerer

Located along Southwestern Florida's Gulf Coast, Fort Myers is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. Along with its white sand beaches and plethora of attractions, Fort Myers also has a number of deluxe apartment communities. These communities are ideal for anyone who leads an active lifestyle, as well as those who desire more casual living. Here are just five we thought were worth mentioning.

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Becoming A Landlord In Florida: The Ultimate Guide

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  Florida     Matt Angerer

Are you thinking about making your first property investment? If so, you might want to consider buying real estate In Florida. The state provides a wealth of opportunity for those eager to make their mark in this industry. Profits could be substantial and you may find the process is easier than you would perhaps first assume. As well as this, the state is ideally managed for landlords and in many cases puts the needs and requests of the landlord before that of the tenant.

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Florida Laws Favor Landlords, According to Survey

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019
  Florida     Matt Angerer

If you are a landlord in Florida, you likely spend most of your days filling vacancies, engaging in tenant screening, and collecting rent. What you might not realize is that the law is on your side in the Sunshine State, according to a recent survey. The survey had respondents answer questions related to rent increases, eviction notices, security deposits, and more, and it’s clear that it’s easier to rent property out in Florida than in many other states in the union.

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How to Find the Best Roommate

  • Monday, November 26, 2018
  California   Florida   renter-newsletter   Renter     Matt Angerer

Are you tired of living alone? Or maybe you’re tired of being solely responsible for the rent and utilities. If so, you’re not alone. Many Americans not only feel the psychological effects of living alone but are also facing a growing financial responsibility that falls squarely on their shoulders. It’s a hard road when your hell bent on living alone, especially in more expensive American cities like Miami, FL, Los Angeles, CA, or New York.

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Rental Property Investments in Brickell Miami - An Insider's Guide

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  Florida     Matt Angerer

Brickell is an urban neighborhood in Greater Downtown Miami, as rich in history as it is in contemporary success. Located directly south of Miami’s historic Central Business District in Downtown proper, south of the Miami River, Brickell is South Florida’s major financial district and one of the most important business sectors in the continental United States.

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Inside Downtown Miami: A Real Estate Agent’s Guide

  • Monday, October 8, 2018
  Advertising & Marketing   Florida     Matt Angerer

The Miami real estate market is currently one of the most popular and profitable markets in the United States. Investors moving their business into Miami-Dade County are set up to be part of a booming property market, particularly in the coming decades. Throughout the last century, Miami has been a prime vacation spot as well as a strong residential and commercial sector. The city has continued to grow exponentially in the past decade, strengthening its economy and making a prime name for itself

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Motivate Tenants to Pay Online

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018
  Florida   Rental Market     Matt Angerer

Online bill pay allows renters to pay quickly, easily and conveniently without all the stamps and envelopes of the past. In addition, online bill pay can greatly increase landlord efficiency and streamline all of your tenant operations. It’s easy to see why 61% of millennials and 42% of older generations choose to pay their rent online rather than send a check.

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Top Tips for Boosting Rental Property Photos in Florida

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  Florida   Tenant Screening   

When investing in a real estate rental property, one of the most important marketing tools is photography. You must have quality photographs of your property when listing a home or building for rent. The photos must catch the eye of potential tenants so that you have a large pool of individuals to choose from.

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Two Top Florida Cities for Rental Property Investment

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  Florida   

When it comes to rental property investments, one state that often comes to mind is Florida. Known as a top vacation destination state, Florida provides investors with ample opportunity to purchase vacation rental homes, condos and other property to generate income.

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Aftermath: Irma Hits Orlando Real Estate Market Hard

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  Florida     Matt Angerer

When you think of Hurricane Irma, you think of devastation. You picture debris sitting on roadsides and people displaced from their homes. The hurricane also had a devastating effect on the real estate market. Counties in Central Florida reported over $100 million in damages from the hurricane, with $60 million of those damages in Osceola County. This damage caused the Orlando area real estate market to take quite a hit. Buying and selling hit a standstill while people tried to rebuild their liv

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The Feds Crack Down on Dirty Money in Miami Real Estate

  • Monday, September 4, 2017
  Florida   Tenant Credit Checks   Tips     Matt Angerer

If you work in real estate, you know the importance of tenant screening and rental credit checks. What you might not realize is there is another issue in real estate, and it’s a big one. It’s money laundering, and it’s hit Miami in a big way.

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Florida Eviction Notice: A Landlord's Quick Guide on Three-Day Notices

  • Monday, February 27, 2017
  General   Legal   Florida   Eviction Guide   

While you may cater to wealthier renter clientele in Florida, it doesn't mean they'll always live within your agreement guidelines. Evicting a tenant in Florida needs careful application of the laws.

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9 Top Florida HOA Guidelines to Follow

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  General   Tips   Florida   

Homeowner Associations (HOAs) in Florida must comply with Federal and State laws, and local (city or county, etc) ordinances and regulations. These laws and regulations apply, as appropriate, to all common interest communities.

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Miami Rental Market Continues to Sizzle

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Florida   

In South Florida, the rental market remains strong. This is particularly true in Miami, where the rental market has experienced a tremendous increase in rental prices over the last five years.

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Fewer Available Rental Properties in Fort Lauderdale Underscores Need for Tenant Screening

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Florida   

Tenants searching for available rental properties in Fort Lauderdale will have an increasingly difficult time in finding them, reports the Sun Sentinel.

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Short Term Rentals are Hot in South Florida

  • Thursday, January 8, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Florida   

According to CBS Miami, the state of Florida has benefitted from three consecutive years of ground-breaking tourism numbers, which is due in part to allowing homeowners to rent their properties seasonally.

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Protect Your Property with a Background Check

  • Monday, October 20, 2014
  General   Criminal & Eviction Checks   Florida   

With so many outdoor activities and natural beauty to offer, it is no wonder that Florida is such a popular getaway destination.

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