Thursday, March 29, 2018

RE/MAX February 2018 Housing Report

Realtor Passionately Selling FL Beach Living!
Call for a consultation about selling your home today!
Diana Sames 
RE/MAX Preferred 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

NON USA residents and FIRPTA or F.I.R.P.T.A.

FlaBeachLiving -click Partners and Roberge

NON USA residents need to understand FI.R.P.T.A.

Understanding USA law is Key. Call Roberge.

Diana Sames said " I have has been selling REAL ESTATE with RE/MAX Preferred
Since 2001. I highly recommend".

NON USA residents and  FIRPTA or F.I.R.P.T.A.
"Roberge and now Roberge-Poskus, has been an excellent partner in referring our buyers and sellers"
 They are located in St. Petersburg Office
One Beach Drive SE Suite 220
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 822-9393
Fax: (727) 823-6781

"We team up with Title Company partners, to Help YOU get your funds safely home. Like 
Linda Esielionis she will guide you through the transaction. She is now back on St Pete Beach, too"

Licensed Title Agent | Escrow Closer

 p: (727) 614-8500 x 317 f: (727) 350-5295 
a: 7127 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 

Proud member of FLTA and ALTA. Make sure you only do business with professionals who are members of these associations and are independently certified in Best Practices.  this is a real-time light show that will only work if you have adobe flash download

 Diana Sames REMAX Preferred  

Cell 727-776-0122

Call with any questions or concerns.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Arbor Grove ground floor garden 1 bedroom For Sale

Arbor Grove Condominiums in Pinellas Point St Petersburg Florida 33711

All Arbor Grove condos have Screened Patios and also Washer and Dryers.To see a history of Sales and to see what is for sale in Arbor Grove condominiums, a Gated Community all Condos for sale include Screened Patios and Washer and Dryers  go to my website to see what is for sale now in Arbor Grove and what has sold recently in Arbor Grove condos.

Popular Gated community Arbor Grove built in the 90's on the mainland of St Pete just behind St Pete Beach's' Pass-A-Grille and near the 275 freeway to Manatee county or Downtown St Petersburg. Screened Patios and also Washer and Dryers.

Originally built as an apartment complex then sold around 2006 to a developer who turned Arbor Heights into Arbor Grove and virtually sold out before going Bankrupt and leaving the homeowners in-charge. They have done an excellent job of guiding the community in unstable times with stability and pragmatism.
See all the Condo Documents at sidebar under Documents.
Arbor Grove Homeowners hired Resource Property Management.  The Homeowners have a full-time onsite Property Manager
To see a history of Sales and to see what is for sale in Arbor Grove now go to my website

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Buying in Florida 101: What is the 50% rule? Learn more below.

What is the 50% Rule?  How does it affect me the Buyer?
  The Beaches are Barrier Island and definitely in A flood zone.
                                                        Click here to see A-zones seen here is RED.

In order to continue to secure the benefits of participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for citizens of all Pinellas County Beaches cities benefit. It is needful for each City to comply with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements for renovations and additions in “AE” and “VE” Coastal High hazard zones. FEMA requirements affect existing buildings that were not constructed at minimum flood elevation when such buildings are “substantially improved”. FEMA has defined substantial improvement; as any repair, reconstruction or improvement of a structure, the costs of which equals or exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the market value of the structure either before the improvement or repair is started, or before the damage occurred if the building has been damaged and is being restored.  
What does a Buyer Need to Know when looking at Beach property on the Barrier Islands?

So you can find out what you need to know and how you can a Savvy Beach investor or Beach buyer.
Here is one on my 

MLS #857837280
Madeira Beach FL Bungalow built 1940
  Home for Sale built 2 Beds
1 Baths
1,055 Sq.Ft
0.13 acres
Let's Look up at an example. The picture is of a small MadBeach Home Listed at 259k use this one or the one the one I chose below.

Madeira Beach
Are you looking to buy a home in Madeira Beach go to
Choose a fixer-upper home. Copy the address. Then standby.

Visit the City of Madeira Beach Website
I took this screenshot picture below from their website. Look under the 78-degree temperature far right, for heading Helpful Links.
NOTE: Left of the malware pop up X
see this link and clink

How do you find out how much the house is worth vs the land?
Go to 
Search by address
Put in an address or choose one at
Here is my example:
MADEIRA BEACHClick here to this is what you get 
Each time you may need to Accept their terms of Use.
On the same line as the date on the top far right you see this FEMA/WLM
Click on it it will tell you the valuation for FEMA Purposes.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Vina Del Mar Island Annual Rental small 2 bed 2 bath 1 car

Vina Del Mar Island Annual Rental $2100 per month Lease is going to be available for viewing and renting February 1st 2018. Your lease is with the owner but all screenings applications and Processing is with Beachside Rentals Inc. Application link Below.

                               Vina Del Mar accessed from Pass-A-Grille on St Pete Beach
Small concrete block home with 2 bed 1 bath plus another full bathroom in the garage.
The home has 1063 sq ft of lovely Terrazzo Floors. The may be small but it is light and open with lots of can - mood lighting and fans. Under-roof it has over 1800 sq ft roof and a circle driveway.

It is also only a few houses walk to the large VINA DEL MAR PARK

You can Return from the beach and ride your bicycles straight
around to the homes enormous backyard and accessed its large laundry room, awaiting your washer and dryer, with your wet beach towels, a shower and garage bathroom.
Lots to do in nearby Pass-A-Grille Beach Especially Sunset Gatherings.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Security Deposit Questions. SEASONAL Vs a SHORT term Vs a LONG Term Tenant Tenancy Deposits

Security Deposit Questions.

SEASONAL Verses SHORT term Verses LONG Term, what should be the deposit?

This is a common question when renting out your home or condo.

LONG TERM Lease. Leases are required. Reference FLORIDA Statutes Landlord Tenant Act.
Best Practice I follow recommend is $50 less than the rent held in Trust for the Tenant.
Here is an example
Beachside Rental Online Rental application 
Criteria required disclosed that needed for Long-term Renters.

SHORT TERM Tenancy is usually WEEKLY. Leases not usually required.
Most Vacation Weekly rental sites do 10% or $275- $500 a week.
Most of these special insurance policies.

SEASONAL TERM Lease is the 3rd Category.
In Florida, the Winter Season is the main season. Snowbirds come for up to 6 months.
Anything from 1to 6 months is Seasonal.
If Rent is $3,000 -5,000per month then Security Deposits are usually as low as $1000 - $2500.
These Deposit amounts are whatever a landlord descides. 
All deposits are governed by FL Law Landlord Tenant act.

Most Seasonal Rents are paid up front for the full term 60 days before the term begins.
A 13% Sales Tax is added to the Full Season Rent and Cleaning fee.
 A deposit holds it for the next year as an example.
AT BEACHSIDE RENTALS INC. these initial deposits and the full-term rents ( 1 month or 4 months ) are deposited but held in trust until after there arrival.

Diana Sames Beachside Rentals INC.  I am NOT an Attorney.
Agent and Realtor 727-776-0122
Office 727-367-3636  REMAX Preferred St Pete Beach FL 33706
Rental Criteria and application