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Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County located just 25 minutes outside of Orlando, Florida. It is most famous for being home to many hotels in the Central Florida area, most of which cater to tourists visiting the famous Walt Disney World. While Kissimmee does see a lot of year-round traffic from travelers, it is an extremely charming and lively city with much to offer to its residents. Kissimmee, besides being the hotel haven for visiting tourists, also has many alternative attractions and entertainment options for locals and visitors alike. Notable places like Medieval Times, Capone's Dinner and Show and (0 comments)
Winter Park is a charming and endearingly antiquated town located just 15 minutes from downtown Orlando Florida. The city, which is situated in Orange County, is known best for its historical buildings, architecture and cultured past. An ideal place to call home, Winter Park is only a short drive to Orlando's downtown nightlife and sporting events. However, many people choose to stay within Winter Park and enjoy all that the city has to offer. The town has numerous lavishly-landscaped parks, and holds several popular festivals each year such as the Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival, the Bach Festival and Winter (1 comments)
Celebration real estate is a broad mix of residential offerings including condominiums and townhomes, as well as terrace, bungalow, garden, cottage, village manor and estate homes. The architecture blends traditional, Southeastern exteriors with floor plans and interiors that are designed for modern lifestyles and tastes. Homes, most with welcoming front porches, encourage activity in the front yard. Most residences have rear access to the garage by means of a service alley. Community and architectural guidelines were developed by Urban Design Associates, in conjunction with Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Cooper. Celebration has won many awards in 1996 won the development (1 comments)
Reunion Resort Real Estate is a gated, ultra luxurious vacation home and gold community located in lively Florida. If you are looking for a deluxe holiday home complete with ritzy surroundings and extravagant amenities, Reunion Resort is for you! This highly-sought after location features majestic accommodations, spectacular views of the golf course, and immaculate landscaping. The neighborhood sits among the greens of the prominent Ginn Reunion Golf Course. Experience true resort-style living beginning with your chic, stylish residence finished with Mediterranean accents. Each home comes with plush bedding, state-of-the-art kitchens, daily maid service and high speed wireless internet. Outside the (1 comments)
Lake Mary is an enchanting small town located in Seminole County in Central Florida. Only 30 minutes away from downtown Orlando, Lake Mary offers its residents an array of delightful restaurants, unique and upscale shopping as well as a wide variety of recreational areas such as lakes and golf courses. Many people in the area enjoy boating and fishing on the larger bodies of water, such as Lake Mary and Crystal Lake, and golf enthusiasts will love the Timacuan golf course, which wraps through the middle of the town. Lake Mary was ranked number four on the Money Magazine's 2007 (0 comments)
Windermere is a delightful small town in Orange County, Florida. Known for its deep-rooted traditions and focus on family, the area still features hand-painted street signs and white picket fences. Windermere strives hard to retain their small-town feel and keep many roadways, schools, and town center shops unchanged through the years. Frowning on commercial development, the area's charm comes from the local stores and venues and the people that run them. Windermere is truly a place where the neighbors know each other's names and the children in town ride their bikes and play in each other's backyards. Many wealthy subdivisions (0 comments)
Orlando, Florida, one of the most-visited cities on the globe, is the theme park capital of the world. Attractions such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are responsible for the 50 million tourists that vacation in the area each year. As a result of heavy tourism, Orlando is an ever-changing town that evolves along with the city's rapid development and constant progression. Orlando, which is located in the middle of the Sunshine State, is Florida's 5th largest city and remains one of the major access and transportation hubs in the southeastern United States. Famous for a plethora of entertainment (0 comments)
American homes are now being planned and constructed to help the owners save money and reduce waste. What is considered as waste or wasteful? Well, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and grills are some design elements being cut. Bathroom features such as dual showerheads are being replaced with single ones, and these new homes are focusing on natural light, energy efficient appliances and extra storage. Better Homes and Gardens conducted a survey that was released at this week's National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Show in Las Vegas. The results showed that home owners are building smaller properties and ditching the (0 comments)
The Oaks Real Estate is Golf and Lake Front Community located approximately 3.5 miles South of Highway 192 in Osceola County, Florida. Just south of historic downtown Kissimmee, it is surrounded by acres of natural wooded conservation areas and multiple ponds. It features single-family homes and unique floor plans to suit everyone's needs. Conveniently located near Shingle Creek and Lake Toho, this community offers a wide price range of homes and up-graded appliances. This quiet community offers many homes with heated pools and large tree-shaded lots. Bring your suitcase and move in! You are just minutes away from all local (0 comments)
Windsor Landing is an upscale, gated community with lake access located in beautiful Ocoee, Florida. These fantastic single-family homes have prominent windows, and are painted in Tuscan-style colors with grand entrances and meticulously maintained gardens. In addition to housing splendid and elaborate homes, Windsor Landing has a wonderful community park and man-made lake with its own dock that can be used for catch-and-release fishing. This is exceptional Florida living at its best! The Schools zoned for Windsor Landing are Thornebrooke Elementary School, Gotha Middle School, and West Orange High School. Windsor Landing is conveniently located off Maguire Road and Thornebrooke (1 comments)
Ventura Reserve is a guard-gated golf community with lake access located in Orlando, Florida. All the single-family homes have beautifully manicured lawns, with many offering panoramic views of the stunning golf course. With direct access to the notable Ventura Country Club, Ventura Reserve is the perfect home location for delightful and intimate country club living in a remarkable location. The community features a distinguished clubhouse, a sparkling Olympic-size swimming pool, a swanky restaurant and bar, tennis and basketball courts, a fitness area with shuffleboard, and lovely biking and walking paths. In addition, Lake Fredrica, which is just minutes away, is (0 comments)
Out of the almost 100,000 Florida loans that are trial modifications under President Obama's foreclosure curbing program, only 8,405 have received permanent amendments. Unfortunately, the program has not been running as smoothly as originally thought. The aim was to help the country's 3 million-plus home loans that have been defaulted on by their borrowers. According to the Treasury Department, the program was marketed as a support solution for millions, but the success of the plan is taking a lot longer, with enormous amounts of red tape and complicated logistics involved. Florida has reported lower than expected numbers, especially since the (1 comments)
Much of the recent increase in Florida home sales can be attributed to foreign buyers. These investors are cash buyers and can usually only purchase homes because of this; otherwise they are excluded from financing because of their nationality. "Sixty percent of our buyers are foreign," said Joe Milton, president and chief executive of J. Milton & Associates in Coral Gables. Milton wants to see more financing options for foreigners, as he predicts that real estate investment will increase even more if this happens. "International buyers are activating this market and reactivating sales," said Jenny Huertas, the international sales director (3 comments)
As the world watches the devastation that is occurring in Haiti in the aftermath of the hurricane, many individuals and companies are coming together in an effort to help and provide aid to those in need. One such partnership includes Florida Realtors and the National Association of Realtors making a contribution in collecting donations to send to Haiti. "We have all been deeply touched by the horrific damage and loss of life caused by the earthquake in Haiti. It is truly incomprehensible how the Haitian people are suffering," says Florida Realtors President Wendell Davis. The leadership team in Florida, which is (0 comments)
StoneyBrook is a Golf and Gated community located in east Orlando, Florida. Known as one of the premier golf course communities in East Orlando, StoneyBrook is a community all to its own. As one of the only 24 hour guard gated communities in East Orlando, StoneyBrook provides features and amenities that are second-to-none. With its award winning 72 par 18 hole golf course, the golfer in the family is sure to enjoy sunny afternoons on the fairway Nestled among fairways and greens, homes run the gamut from modest prices to the deluxe of the deluxe. Not into playing golf? No (0 comments)
Rocket City AKA Cape Orlando Real Estate is a cheerful East Orlando Golf community. Because of its idyllic, semi-rural location, most of the homes sit on oversize lots with plenty of surrounding space and privacy. Go ahead and plant a vegetable garden or go pond-fishing in this picturesque and enchanting neighborhood. For the golf enthusiasts, nearby Wedgewood Golf Club is just a few minutes away, providing a wide stretch of lush green golf courses. Enjoy living in a peaceful community with scenic country views and handsome, charming homes, all of which are different so that you may choose a style (0 comments)
Rio Pinar Real Estate is an exclusive Golf and Gated community of different subdivisions located in and around the prestigious Rio Pinar Golf and Country Club in southeast Orlando, Florida. From the luxurious Brighton Woods neighborhood, with its unbelievable homes and gorgeous landscaping to the Villages of Rio Pinar with its Mediterranean masterpieces, to the charming homes of the Deerwood community. Each subdivision has its own character, and you are sure to find one that matches yours. All of these remarkable homes surround the esteemed Rio Pinar Golf and Country Club which features a comprehensive list of golf and recreational (0 comments)
Palma Vista is a collection of beautiful Mediterranean-style homes in a highly sought-after gated, golf community. In the impressive Metrowest development complex, Palma Vista has gorgeous houses, many of which are located on the Metrowest Country Club and Ponds. The area is known for its trendy golf-themed restaurants, Veranda Park, shopping centers, and recreation centers. Enjoy the stunning architecture and breathtaking views at Palma Vista, the best in Florida living. The schools zoned for Palma Vista are Metrowest Elementary School, Gotha Middle School, and Olympia High School. Palma Vista is conveniently located off Hiawassee Blvd and Westpointe Blvd ., 3 (0 comments)
Eastwood is a golf and gated community located in east Orlando. This community is a golfer's delight. Built on 190 acres of beautiful Central Florida land, Eastwood features lush rolling fairways that are bordered by numerous gleaming lakes. Although the course is 7,100 yards in length, three sets of tees allows golfers of all levels to enjoy Eastwood's charm. The manicured greens at Eastwood are considered to be among the best in the Orlando area - good enough, in fact, to attract numerous Mini Tour events to the course each year. Eastwood will definitely be the place to be if (0 comments)
Hunters Creek is a collection of more than 15 different subdivisions located in the southeast section of Orange County, Florida. Lays between Highway 417 and the West Osceola Parkway. Hunters Creek encompasses an area of approximately 4.3 square miles. There are eight Churches in the Hunters Creek area, including United Methodist, First Christian and Community Churches. There are a variety of stores in the area, including a large Publix Supermarket and shopping plazas. There are also many fine dining restaurants in the local area as well as specialty food shops. There is a Hunter's Creek Golf Club, located on Sports (1 comments)
Errol Estates is a beautiful, upscale golf and country club community located in Apopka, Florida. The community, with varying styles and floor plans available, also has new home sites nestled amongst the rolling hills and lush greenery. You can take your pick from attractive single-family homes, smart patio homes, or stylish condominiums and townhouses. The adjacent country club features a 27-hole golf course along with tennis courts, a swimming pool, elegant club house and dining room. You can host your own clubhouse party or set up for tee time anytime! As Errol Estates is made up of several separate subdivisions, (0 comments)
Heritage Crossing is an upscale, gated, and golf community in wonderful Reunion, Florida. Located on the prestigious Ginn Reunion Resort, these deluxe condominiums have richly-appointed furnishings and include all the golf club amenities which include extraordinary golf courses designed by celebrity golfers Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, a spectacular water park, several community pools, horse stables, tennis courts, biking and jogging trails, delicious restaurants, a spa and fitness center, and much more. Your enriching and busy life will never become boring at Heritage Crossing! The schools zoned for Heritage Crossing are Four Corners Charter Elementary School, Four Corners Charter Middle (0 comments)
Villa Siena, located in the prestigious Winter Park neighborhood, features luxurious two, three and four bedroom condominiums. Winner of few awards of the 2008 Mid-Florida parade of homes, Best award for best community, people's choice award for best community, first place for communities under 100 units, outstanding feature award for attention to detail, and the outstanding feature award for overall concept. The beautifully appointed community, which is reminiscent of an old world European town, includes a lavishly decorated lobby, rooftop terrace, equipped with a grill, state-of-the-art workout facilities, business center, conference area, underground parking and large individual balconies. You can (0 comments)
Sweetwater Country Club Real Estate is an upscale, gated golf community located in Apopka, Florida. There are a variety of subdivisions within Sweetwater Country Club, all with exceptionally-designed single family homes and villas. All the homes are original and different, from classic Southern-style houses to elaborate Victorian homes. You can take a walk and enjoy the scenic beauty of your surroundings, go on a trip to nearby Wekiva Springs State Park Pond, or take up a game of golf amongst the rolling green hills of the Country Club. Its proximity to the Sweetwater Golf and Country Club, just right around (1 comments)
Top Questions to Ask Your Home Inspection Specialist - 01/13/10 06:01 PM
Home inspections can be slightly intimidating, if you don't know the right questions to ask. Roadhouse Realty has come up with some key questions that you should ask your home inspector so that you can feel comfortable with the entire process.
1. Do you have the appropriate license? This may seem like a petty question to ask, but it is necessary that they have a license to operate in the Central Florida real estate area. 2. How long have you been in business? Remember, not all reputable companies are the ones that have been in business longer, but it is (0 comments)
The Residences Condo is an upscale condominium community in affluent Winter Park. The luxury one, two, and three bedroom residences have functional, state-of-the-art floor plans so that you may decorate any way you see fit. Residences Condo features many amenities such as complete gym facilities with an indoor racquetball court, a childrens playground, 3 beautifully landscaped swimming pools, complete with a dramatic waterfall, and stunning landscaped walkways and picnic areas. Each condominium is outfitted with striking interior finishes, including large private patios and balconies, granite countertops, fireplaces and a stylish serving bar. The ultra-chic units also boast a cutting-edge security (1 comments)
Phillips Landing Real Estate is a Luxury, Gated and Lake Front Community located next to the city of Windermere. This very exclusive and up-scale community it has exquisite estates homes designed by some of the best architects in the State. Situated on the Butler Chain of Lakes, it affords the residents easy access to boating and fishing .Dr. Phillips is located in the Bay Hill area of Orange County, south of Apopka-Vineland Road and only minutes away from Disney World. Home to Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club and Lounge, this is a golfer's paradise. There are many stores, shops and (0 comments)
Kensington Park is a luxury, gated community situated between lovely Windermere and the prestigious Dr. Phillips area. The 129 highly sought-after homes in this neighborhood are placed on oversized lots, have immaculately manicured lawns, and gorgeous landscaping. Community amenities feature 3 man-made ponds, complete with fountains, a park, tennis courts, a basketball court, and a children's playground. Nearby Sand Lake Road and Dr. Phillips provide upscale, esteemed dining establishments and prominent shopping and lounging options for you or the entire family. Kensington Park is the ultimate Central Florida living destination. The schools zoned for Kensington Park are Palm Lake Elementary, (0 comments)
Almost one out of four members of the National Association of Realtors stated that their clients have lost sales as a result of skewed appraisals. On the other hand, the National Association of Home Builders said low appraisals are sinking one quarter of all new homes sales. They say it's unfair to compare homes in default to those that are brand new. Out of all the home sales this past year, approximately 40 percent were short sales or foreclosures. This basically infers that the home sold for less than the mortgage. In markets with a high percentage of foreclosures, like (1 comments)
The Estates at Phillips Landing is an upscale, luxury guard-gated community with lake access to scenic and tranquil Lake Serene. The neighborhood features tennis courts, a playground and a basketball court. The spectacular homes at the Estates are surrounded by abundant greenery, huge Californian palm trees, and colorful blooming flowers. Enjoy walking between the two other neighboring Phillips Landing communities: Heritage Bay and Bay Harbor, or take your boat out on Big Sand Lake for a day of fun in the sun. Phillips Landing is minutes from prime dining and shopping outlets on Sand Lake Road and International Drive. The (0 comments)
Comstock Park is an upscale, waterfront community located in the chic town of Winter Park, Florida. Most of these magnificent homes have remarkable waterfront views of Lake Osceola. You are sure to find a home-style to match your taste. Comstock Park has an outstanding collection, from elegant all-brick houses to Mediterranean to Old-World European styles. Amenities included with the neighborhood are: immaculately landscaped biking and jogging paths and lighted tennis courts. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll amongst nature, or walk to the ritzy Park Avenue boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly abode or something (0 comments)
Bellaria Real Estate is an excellent, guard-gated community located in the family-friendly town of Windermere, Florida. The 64 homes are surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns and immaculate landscaping. As you arrive at the grand entrance, you are greeted by a spectacular Tuscan fountain. The homes are just as spectacular, with gorgeous palm trees and sun-drenched custom driveways. Bellaria includes a children's play pavilion with gazebo, and more amenities are being added in the newly constructed neighborhood. Enjoy sunsets in your backyard, or travel to the nearby Butler Chain of Lakes and go boating on Florida's most famous lakes. The schools (0 comments)
Sweetwater Club Real Estate is an upscale, guard-gated, golf community with lake access located in Longwood, Florida. The neighborhood's 176 luxurious single-family homes sit on extra large lots, with the minimum size being 1 acre and with estate homes having up to 13 acres. This is a distinguished equestrian community, so horses are permitted, with many homes having on-site stables. The neighborhood has convenient access to shining Lake Brantley, where fishing and boating are popular pastimes. Also the exciting and beautiful Wekiva State Park is just across the road. The Sweetwater Club's amenities include a clubhouse and lighted tennis courts, (0 comments)
Magnolia Plantation Real Estate is an upscale, guard-gated, golf community located is gorgeous Lake Mary, Florida. The magnificent homes in Magnolia Plantation have considered every architectural detail, and the end result is beautifully-designed homes in an outstanding neighborhood. Magnolia Plantation offers the best in amenities, with their championship golf course weaving in and out of the community's 23 ponds and five acre park, the neighborhood features tennis and basketball courts, a soccer field and a community pool. The prestigious Magnolia Plantation Golf Club has been voted by Golf Digest as one the best places to play. This is as close (0 comments)
Lake Markham Preserve is an upscale, guard-gated and waterfront and golf community with lake access located in Sanford, Florida. The affluent assortment of luxury Mediterranean and Spanish-style estates are all situated on the immaculate Lake Markham, featuring lush landscaping and a handsome, solid brick perimeter. Each of the 61 elegant homes sits on oversize lots of 1-2 acres, 19 of which are on the water's edge. The backdrop of Lake Markham, combined with the extravagant houses and chic neighboring stores, make it the perfect Florida home destination. A few minutes away, you can take advantage of richly appointed golf courses (1 comments)
Lake Forest is an upscale, guard-gated community with waterfront homes and lake access in charming Sanford, Florida. This collection of extravagant, Mediterranean-style homes boast amazing waterfront views setting an immediate tone of tranquility and peace. The houses, which are all extremely some of the luxurious in Central Florida, have elaborate landscaping and sparkling driveways. The neighborhood includes an entrance to the Lake Forest Swim and Tennis Club, which features 6 lighted tennis courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, large clubhouse, cutting-edge fitness center, volleyball court, and a children's playground. In addition you can visit the 65-acre sun-kissed lake where fishing docks (2 comments)
On January 6th, Fannie May stated that it would begin to start to thoroughly review hundreds of Florida condo projects for a new "special approval" label. The reason? Fannie Mae wants to restructure mortgage approvals for certain projects that do not fall into the company guidelines. Many Florida realtors have been pushing Fannie Mae to review its condo lending program, and as a result, Fannie Mae actually used a number of realtors as consultants on the program. One realtor, Summer Grenne, vice president and regional manager with Prudential Florida 1st Realty in Ft. Lauderdale, said "This is good new for (1 comments)
Looking ahead during 2010, home prices are expected to continue their downslide. Sellers wanting to "hold on" to their properties may be "holding out" false hope of increasing their profits, even slightly. However, demand will be strong during the first quarter as those looking to take advantage of tax credits. Chris Lafakis, an economist for Moody's Economy.com said, "If I had a home that I wanted to get as much money for as I could, I'd sell it as soon as possible." Many industry experts say that the housing prices in Florida (one of the worst hit states) don't have (0 comments)
Home owner scams have been around for ages, but with the recent tanking of the housing market, and the subprime crisis, fraud is more prevalent than ever. Road House Realty has come up with a few scams that you should be aware of. 1. THOSE PESKY PHONE CALLSWhile the majority of people do not fall for telemarketing home scams, other demographic groups are more susceptible to phone calls. Among those groups are the elderly, and telemarketers are taking full advantage of them. Phone calls from "fake" telemarketers posing as representatives from companies such as Fannie Mae are offering home owners (0 comments)
Orlando, Florida has been riddled with heaps of foreclosure sales, short sales, and buyers profiting from the default of other people's loans. Now, the city is seeing a new trend: sales of unfinished homes. As more builders and construction companies left homes in mid-build due to the housing economy, these houses seemed to be nothing but a huge eyesore for neighbours and passers by. However, new life is being breathed into these homes as they are settling themselves into the market. Although buying a half-built home is nothing new, the circumstances that surround the unfinished homes during the housing boom (1 comments)
The Estates at Wekiva Park is an upscale gated, waterfront community grazing the shores of the Wekiva River in lovely Sanford, Florida. The neighborhood, featuring gorgeous, majestic homes with Mediterranean architecture, includes a spectacular grand entrance, impressive picnic area, children's playground, tennis courts, and convenient fishing docks set up all along the bank of the famous Wekiva River. Enjoy fishing in the backyard of your grand Floridian home. All the homes sit on oversize lots, and when the development is completed, there will be only 85 exclusive homes in the subdivision. If you want to explore outside the neighborhood, try (0 comments)
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