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Live large for less by house sitting million-dollar homes

September 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Florida man is living the high life by renting million-dollar homes on the market for a fraction of the regular cost.

Alan Shuminer has been a home manager for two years. In that time, he has rented four or five homes, and every home has been worth more than $1 million.

However, his rent is much lower.

For instance, for a $1.85 million home in Coral Gables, a home manager pays less than $3,000 per month.

All that person has to do is keep the house in show condition, neat and clean, just in case prospective buyers come by to look at the home.

Realtors say occupied homes sell 78 percent faster than vacant houses, and they also sell for 5 to 15 percent more.