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You’ll be surprised to learn that many times when a homeowner is in distress they give up, without ever seeking an alternative to foreclosure. Perhaps they don’t understand the process or feel like they no longer care, help is out there, all you have to do is ask. I’m sure that it doesn’t feel like it now, but there will come a time when these current financially challenging times will be in the past and because a homeowner chose an alternative to foreclosure, they will be positioned to move on in the (2 comments)
Cars for the Cure 2011 Do you feel the need… The need for speed? If so, you need to visit Lake Mary on Saturday for ‘Cars for the Cure’. Come see all the powerful and highly-tuned cars from around the world that will be on display at this charitable event for the American Lunch Association of Florida. 10am to 4pm Sports Cars, Luxury Cars, Foreign Exotics, Motorcycles and more Colonial TownPark in Lake Mary – Shopping, Restaurants & Entertainment Make any donation to the American Lung Association to receive a wristband for free beer, wine, soda, and merchant perks all (1 comments)
Lake Mary Home Sales Report January 2011 Lake Mary is one of the top bedroom communities of Orlando, Florida... Just 20 minutes North of downtown, 45 minutes to the Theme Parks and Beaches, Lake Mary is the choice of many families who live in Central Florida. Check out the latest home sales in these popular Lake Mary Neighborhoods...
Lake Mary, Florida Neighborhoods Heathrow Home Sales / Homes for sale in Heathrow Huntington Pointe Home Sales / Homes for sale in Huntington Pointe Chase Groves Home Sales / Homes for sale in Chase Groves The Crossings & Greenwood (0 comments)
florida: Longing for the Dog Days of Summer... - 12/14/10 02:59 PM
The Weather Outside is Frightful... I love living in Central Florida... I wouldn't live anywhere else. But, when I sometimes complain mention during the summer I'm tired of the heat and I can't wait until it cools off, this isn't what I had in mind. Our average temperature this time of year is 73 degrees, we're not even going to break into the 50's today... THE 50'S!!!! Note to self... Enjoy the hot Florida Summer! Stay Warm out there!
Is anyone else experiencing unseasonably cold weather? (6 comments)
Riverview by M.I. Homes See more neighborhood Photos... Gated community with Craftsman and Tuscan inspired townhomes, spacious floorplans, 1 and 2 car front entry garages. There are still pond front homesites available by M.I. Homes. Located close to The Sanford Zoo, Sanford Riverwalk and Historic Sanford in Seminole County. New Townhomes Available Now: For more information about the Sanford neighborhood of Riverview please visit Move To Lake Mary... (2 comments)
florida: Lake Mary Market Statistics - 09/23/10 07:35 AM
What's Selling in Lake Mary, Florida? Frames not supported There are currently 281 homes for sale in Lake Mary [15 Bank Owned/REO Properties & 69 Short Sales] 30% of the homes for sale in Lake Mary are distressed properties. Please click here to see the entire article about Lake Mary home sales... (1 comments)
Selling your home in this market can be a challenge, but it is possible and can be profitable if you know The Secrets That Sell.
Capturing buyers interest is just one of the reasons that you should hire a REALTOR, they have the knowledge and experience to know what works and what doesn't. Quality PHOTOGRAPHY is a vital component of selling your Lake Mary home, or any selling any home for that matter. Did you know that over 85% of home buyers start their home search online? No longer are buyers driving around neighborhoods hunting for the elusive "For (14 comments)
While sitting outside the condo in Boca Grande, FL over the Memorial Day weekend, I found the greatest shells and a sea urchin for my collection. This photo, now my desktop background, makes me relaxed and happy. It's sooooo hot out, I wish I was there now. (14 comments)
florida: Why I Love Living in the Orlando Area: #3 The Beaches - 02/21/09 04:58 PM
Yes, you're right, Orlando is not on the coastline - I noticed. But, in less than an hour you can be on my favorite Florida beaches in your chair soaking up the sun and listening to the waves crashing on the shore. The best of both worlds, yes... you just might be onto something. My Top Five Florida Beaches New Smyrna Beach Panama City Beach St. Augustine Beach Boca Grande/Sanibel Island Islamorada/The Florida Keys The sand and the surf are two of the reasons that I moved to Florida over 20 years ago. Why I Love Living in the Orlando Area: #2 Kennedy Space Center #1 The Weather
I know, everyone thought I was going to the beach or Disney next... but, I had to make a quick stop at Kennedy Space Center. Goose Bumps... That's what you get when you watch the Space Shuttle launch at Kennedy Space Center. I've been inside the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) and been up close to the Shuttle and it's simply amazing. A real life Space Ship encounter right here in Central Florida. There is always a feeling of excitement on launch day as you can see the glow of the engine thrusters all the way to Orlando. I'll never forget the (6 comments)
florida: Why I Love Living In The Orlando Area: #1 - The Weather - 01/11/09 12:08 PM
Welcome to my new series of posts about "Why I Love Living in Orlando Area"- I moved to Florida in 1986 from Whidbey Island, WA and have never looked back. What keeps me here? Subscribe to my blog to find out... You might even start thinking that you want to move to Florida too. I know it's just not fair to write about the weather at the beginning of January when much of the country is wearing jackets and thermal underwear, but there is something to be said for Florida in the wintertime, it's amazing. Low Humidity, sunshine and 70 degree temperatures make me happy. Winter really (11 comments)
florida: First-Time Home Buyers Ask: Which Comes First... The Chicken or The Egg? - 12/20/08 06:05 PM
I received a referral this week from a first time home buyer I'm currently working with and some very good questions... Who should her friend contact first - Me or the loan officer that I referred her to? This first time home buyer already knew from working with me that her friend shouldn't actually look at homes until she finds out what her buying power is and what type of loan she qualifies for first. You see I ask all Lake Mary home buyers to get Pre-Qualified for a mortgage before we actually go out to look for a home. Getting pre-qualified for a mortgage is the first step down the road to home ownership and it shouldn't be past by just to see (3 comments)
Yes, this picture is worth a thousand words... "God Bless Garden Hoses" I know it's a few days after mother's Day... but this story in the Orlando Sentinel brought me to tears this morning. A heroic young man who risked his life to save his mother's home from raging wildfires in Palm Bay, FL. In an era of foreclosures and the stories of people just walking away from their homes due to a loss in value, I'm reminded that some people will do whatever it takes to save something that they love. A home is so much more than just four walls, it (10 comments)
It seems to be that everyone is asking the same question... Have we hit the bottom of the market? It appears that we may have reached the bottom back in January and are hita plateau. Am I sure that we have hit the bottom and that the market is stabilizing? No one will know when we have reached the bottom until we are on our way back up, but last months sales do look promising... Click here to see the results...
Considering a Move to Central Florida? Do you want to Buy or Sell a home? Contact Debbie Summers, REALTOR®, ALHS, e-PRO, RE/MAX Central Realty Please contact Cas and Debbie for all of your real (0 comments)
florida: Positive Housing News in The Orlando Sentinel: Housing Slump Near Bottom - 03/04/08 08:30 AM
Yes, you read that right... I was surprised to read a positive article this morning in The Orlando Sentinel. I've seen more articles on the flip side than I care to think about. Central Florida residents are sure to recognize the name, Arthur Rutenberg of Rutenberg Homes, a custom home builder who has building in the area since the 50's. Mr. Rutenberg was interviewed and talks about the housing market and equates the long awaited turn-around to the stock market and the fact that no one can call the bottom, you can only see it on the way up. Mr. Rutenberg (12 comments)
florida: OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, February 9th From 3 - 5 PM @ 239 S. Country Club Rd., Lake Mary - 02/08/08 12:47 PM
Quality Buit In The Heart of Lake Mary-239 S. Counrty Club Rd. 239 S. Country Club Rd., Lake Mary, FL 32746 View Map They don't build them like this anymore. Well built 3 bedroom / 2 bath home on large corner lot in the heart of Lake Mary. Fantastic home in great condition. It may have been built in the 50's but it is ready to accommodate the lifestyle of today's buyer. Clean, light and bright... This home sits on over 1/3 acre in one of the best school districts in Central Florida. Located within walking distance to Lake Mary Elementary (0 comments)
We were out yesterday and decided to catch some lunch before we headed back to the home office... We both love pizza and wings.... they are so good and yet so bad. I talked Cas into stopping in at the American Pie Pizza Company, I have heard a good buzz about the restaurant and figured we would give it a shot. The restaurant is alive... streaming music videos on televisions and wireless Playstations in all of the booths (great restaurant for kids too)... We ordered at the counter and took our place in one of the booths... I was tempted to play the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007, but I was afraid that an 8 year old would beat me. The service was (2 comments)
florida: Living in Seminole County Florida (Part Three - Sanford) - 12/12/07 04:45 PM
Sanford, the county seat of Seminole County has long been our Historic Waterfront Gateway. The city of Sanford was incorporated back in 1877 and has been at the heart of Seminole County ever since. Sanford is home to all of the county services of Seminole County. Downtown Sanford is being revitalized with a multi-million dollar waterfront walking trail, the business district and the restoration of historic homes set among ancient oaks and beautiful parks. There are a wide variety of housing options from apartments, historic homes, new planned subdivisions to luxury gated communities in Sanford to fit any Florida lifestyle. The Orlando Sanford International Airport continues to grow and Allegiant Air even offers domestic flights (0 comments)
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