Foreign National Investing in Clearwater Florida

Clearwater Beach Florida – With the value of the dollar, the current Clearwater real estate buyer’s market and our great winter weather we are receiving calls daily from people in Canada, Britian and even from Russia asking us about investing now in Clearwater Florida Real Estate.

So if you’re someone who’s thinking of buying a Clearwater home or a Clearwater beach condo this winter we thought you’d enjoy this recent article from one of Florida’s Leading Mortgage Brokers, David A. Podgursky on planning for your Foreign real estate investment.

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“Foreign Nationals looking to purchase 2nd home and investment properties in Florida need to look no further than the availability for Short Term Rental Permits if they want to have the ability to rent out their   condominium, single family  house, or townhouse when they are not using it much like they would find in a Condo-Hotel/Condotel.

Many cities have created a licensure process for property owners and developers that will allow a property to be rented more than once within a year and with rental commitments/leases as short as a few days to a few months.

For instance, in Clearwater Florida, all short term rentals must be registered and licensed with the city.  The purpose of licensure is to ensure a safe community and to enforce minimum housing and development standards.  The property is also required to maintain an occupational license, thus paying additional taxes to the city.

The information about the Clearwater Florida code is available at or directly by following this link -o-> LINK.

For more information about Foreign National Investments in Florida follow this link -o-> Florida Foreign National Investors | Short Term Rental Permits are Key “ expert from the above mentioned article by David A. Podgursky, MBA . 

Clearwater Florida Real Estate in the Sun

Are you looking to buy a Winter home in Clearwater on the water or a Clearwater Florida vacation condo / home away from home in the Tampa Bay area we can help. We can help you find the perfect Clearwater second home or condo.  In addition we can help you find a Clearwater area bargain: distressed, pre-forclosure, foreclosures and short sales for waterfront homes and condos. Here’s what some of our past clients have to say about how we helped them….


Buyers tell us that selecting the best Realtor in Clearwater Beach Florida especially online or from a distance, can be a challenge. Some of our past clients agreed to share their experiences and tell you why they think you should work with us.

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  1. Hi Cyndee, with the dollar the way it will continue to help real estate AND exports in major port cities. This is an excellent post! I know I would refer everyone to you!!

  2. Cyndee – Providing such valuable information is what makes you an easy choice for those looking to invest in Clearwater real estate.

  3. Stephanie – We are actually working with several Canadians to help them buy a Clearwater | Clearwater Beach Condos – and now is the time of year to actually get to enjoy it too!

    Paula – thanks for your kind words. 🙂

  4. It’s clear! You guys are the Clearwater Beach real estate pros! Thanks for the tip on the Short Term Rental permit- and the falling dollar is a big help to anyone holding assets in another currency. Lets all learn to say “Eh” properly now…

  5. Cyndee:

    Clearwater, like San Diego, is a prime market for short term vacation rentals. They are also fine real estate investments, given the owner’s ability to use the property for a limited period–and of course, the tax advantages that can potentially flow with furnished rentals.

    –Roberta Murphy

  6. Solid information on Foreign National Investments in Florida- the Haydon’s are the obvious resource to call for Beach Real Estate.

  7. Cyndee this is something that could easily be overlooked and cause problems down the road. – Ashley

  8. Cyndee, Great information. I didn’t know about those kind of permits to rent Clearwater condos. It makes sense though, both from a tax perspective and from the perspective of keeping investment properties upscale.

  9. Roberta – and bonus is that they both have views to die for!

    Sandi – We have had the pleasure of helping many foreign investors – thanks for your kind words

    Ashley – I also have to explain to Condo buyers on Clearwater Beach not all rentals have the same rules – some can be rented weekly, some monthly, some only for longer terms like 3 months or annuals and some can’t be leased out at all.

    Karl – it’s only one of the things we educate all our buyers and investors on. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Always good to learn more about how Canadians can invest down south, the Canadian Dollar has fallen to parity last few days, but still a good time to invest in Florida real estate. Clearwater Real Estate experts like the Haydens can point the way! Good talking to you the other day Cyndee! Hiary

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