Finding Rental Property for the Handicap

Real Estate Agent with Terra Firma Realty Group 3127547

Finding Rental Property for the Handicap

I recently had an experience of trying to find a rental property for a paraplegic in a wheelchair. He was on a fixed income and Had an Organization helping him with first and last. I was amazed at the Home Owners lack of caring. They did everything they could not to rent to this man and his 72 year old mother, who takes care of him. The Owners would not let him bring his working dogs, or let him , at his own expense, make a ramp to get in the door. I searched for handicap rentals and there were none in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. I can not stress enough to agents and Owners Please try to think "if that were you". I took other clients out the next day that were not handicap and the Owners were even going down on the listed price.. You would think it would be the opposite way around. This is not the way Real Estate is suppose to be. I read a prayer in my grandfathers prayer book, that was many years old and tattered. In it the Prayer went

"Cities are for needs and wants, that can not be met in isolation. Have we expected from them too much? Spur us to renew our cities as the earth is renewed in the spring, that families may have decent living space, that the poor may have hope fulfilled, that the sick and aged may be treated like persons. May our cities be filled with love, truly homes and not mearly structures."

The Christophers wrote this. The prayers were sanctioned by the Vatican, and copyrighted and edited by Rev Maurus Fitzgarald O.F.M.

It is amazing that you can read something old that fits in modern day so well.


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  • Has over 10 years experience in the Treasure Coast residential real estate market.
  • Has earned an E-Pro designation making her an expert with the latest fast-paced technology of today’s Real Estate market.
  • Melissa has a consistent track record of deal execution and closings no matter if you are buying or selling.
  • A tireless and dedicated REALTOR who can get results on all various types of deals and stages of the real estate market, and is knowledgeable in traditional transactions as well as short sale and REO properties.
  • Has an Associates Degree in business law which gives her a good understanding of the closing process and how to make sure her clients are getting the best possible real estate advice.
  • Has a significant amount of experience in rehab and construction having been involved in property management and the rebuilding of Port St Lucie after the hurricanes of 2004.
  • Living within two miles of the Atlantic Ocean has given Melissa a keen understanding of Florida Living.

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