If you’re unfamiliar with Pinellas County but are interested in establishing a homestead here, the best way is a short term or annual lease, to get on the ground and give U time to look around to see which community in Pinellas County fits Ur lifestyle.
The following sites can get U in the door!
FRBO: For Rent by Owner
VRBO: Vacation Rental by Owner
The 1st three are third party sites where your rental is secure. CraigsList is excellent if Ur in town and can meet with the Owner/Landlord.
Never turn over funds to a Non-Realtor local rental service that charges U in advance, for a search on your behalf.
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