central florida short sale: If you are a home buyer, it is the most most wonderful time of the year - 12/02/09 02:08 AM
For years, I've been telling potential home buyers and real estate investors that November and December is absolutely the best time of year to be buying properties. 
There are actually 3 reasons why the end of the year is such a great time to buy:
(1) There is less competition.  Fewer people buy homes during November and December because they are thinking more about the holidays.  With Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and other religious holidays upon us many would be buyers are thinking more about shopping, traveling, holiday parties, school plays, and religious events than they are about buying a home. 
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central florida short sale: Central Florida homes are selling briskly with the $8000 tax credit deadline looming - 10/11/09 02:44 AM
Interesting story in today's Orlando Sentinel.  It goes into depth of one man's saga to try and buy a decent home before the $8000 tax credit runs out.  After 4 months of looking, the would be buyer gave up because everything he liked either sold with multiple offers or else could not pass FHA financing standards. Now that we are in mid-October, anybody that doesn't put a house under contract immediately is going to struggle to meet the deadline if they are trying to obtain conventional or FHA financing. 
The story points out that nearly all of the decent affordable Orlando homes for sale are … (2 comments)

central florida short sale: Short sales and double closings - the good, the bad, and the ugly - Part 1 - 08/30/09 04:29 AM
Short sales and double closings - a controversial subject to sale the least. Many Realtors have never even heard of this type of transaction while many real estate investors have done dozens of these transactions successfully.  There are even some very highly respected real estate "gurus" out there teaching how to do these.  Just do a quick Google search and you will find several people selling courses and trainings on how to make giant profits by doing these type of transactions.
 
Basically the short sale double closing concept comes in 2 forms.  Both transactions involve a homeowner being upside down with … (20 comments)

central florida short sale: Foreclosure and short sale homes are selling in Orlando - 03/27/09 12:02 PM
I can't say for sure if it because it is officially Spring time which begins our busy season or if something has turned in the marketplace.  What I can say for sure is that properties are selling.  Sales are up and things are busy.  Our foreclosures and bank REO listings are often getting offers within just a few days and some are going with multiple offers.  Our short sale listings are getting approved reasonably quickly compared to what they were even just a few months ago.  The contract assignment deals are moving too - investors are buying in droves.
Granted the … (2 comments)

central florida short sale: We sell foreclosure homes in Orlando Florida - 11/23/08 01:59 PM
Our office sells foreclosure properties in metro Orlando and the Central Florida area.  Every week we have new foreclosure, bank owned REO, and short sale properties coming online as new listings in Central Florida.  We handle full service listings in some 7 counties from Orlando to Kissimmee to Daytona Beach to Lakeland.
  
If you are looking for a great deal on a home, you have come to the right place.  Stop by our website at www.SDRhouses.com/properties.html and take a look at our inventory.  We have something for everyone.  With some 50+ real estate agents selling properties in Central Florida, we have what you are looking for and if … (0 comments)

central florida short sale: New short sale certification obtained - 10/03/08 04:03 AM
I am proud to announce that both myself and my lead Realtor, Sylvia Carraway, just recently obtained a new certification from Realty U .  We recently obtained the Certified Short-Sale Professional certification a/k/a CSP. 
   
Even though I have been doing short sales for nearly 10 years now, with so many listings and closings on both buyer and seller side being short sales at the present time I thought it was important to get more training on these types of transactions.  The classwork involves proper pricing techniques, determining which short sales are most likely or least likely to get accepted from the outset, a … (6 comments)

central florida short sale: Foreclosure & short sale homes for sale in Central Florida & Orlando - 09/22/08 10:31 AM
I sell foreclosure homes in the Central Florida and metro Orlando.  Our office currently has over 100 houses and properties for sale that are either short sales, in foreclosure at some stage, or bank owned REO.  I am also on a first name basis with many of the other short sale and bank REO listing Realtors in Central Florida, so I can get you an upper edge on many of those property listings as well.
   My lead Realtor, Sylvia, and I know the Orlando market quite well and can help get you a fantastic deal on your next home purchase.  Whether you are a home buyer or an … (0 comments)

central florida short sale: We sell Central Florida foreclosure houses - 08/30/08 12:52 AM
That's right.  Our firm sells houses and other real estate involved in foreclosure.  That includes pre-foreclosure, short sales, and bank owned properties from both institutional banks and private mortgage lenders.
Not only that, we are on a first name basis with many of the listing agents who represent bank owned properties around the metro Orlando area.  With 12 years+ in business and hundreds of successful foreclosure transactions under our belt, we can help find a great deal just for you.
Currently our firm has over 100 foreclosure properties listed for sale.  We can also represent you on the thousands of other foreclosure deals available in the Central … (0 comments)

central florida short sale: Florida foreclosure fraud law update FS 501.1377 - meeting with the Attorney General - 08/19/08 03:04 AM
Last Friday a group of several people involved with the Central Florida Realty Investors (CFRI) legislative committee (including myself) got to sit down Florida's Attorney General Bill McCollum and candidly discuss various issues regarding the real estate industry including the new Florida foreclosure fraud law, FS 501.1377 a/k/a HB 643. We expressed many of our concerns about the new law and General McCollum was listening to what we had to say.  
  
General McCollum is also looking for input regarding ideas to lower the cost of Florida windstorm insurance and to combat mortgage fraud. If you have any ideas regarding any of these topics, please post them here or contact me … (4 comments)

central florida short sale: Central Florida short sales and foreclosure houses for sale - 07/05/08 03:21 PM
Our firm currently has over 100 properties for sale that are either short sales, bank owned REOs, in some stage of foreclosure, or are ripe for an investor or a homebuyer looking to pick up a steal of a deal.  These properties are located all across Central Florida from Orlando to Apopka, from Kissimmee to Clermont, from Davenport to Deltona, and from Daytona Beach to Melbourne to name a few places.  We cover the entire Central Florida and Space Coast region and several other counties scattered around the area.
Before you make an offer to buy a foreclosure deal, you owe it to yourself to contact our office and … (1 comments)

central florida short sale: Foreclosure, REO, and short sale real estate opportunities in Central Florida & metro Orlando - 06/13/08 05:24 AM
Below is a sample of the free list of foreclosure properties that we can provide to you.  Our firm specializes in foreclosures, short sales, and investment opportunities in real estate. 
If you are interested in buying a new home in Central Florida in any price range, foreclosure or not, give me a call. 
List of short sale homes for sale.
List of bank owned foreclosed homes for sale.
This list is just a sampling of some of the properties available.  If you do not see anything you like on this list, just give me a call or email and I will see what else I … (0 comments)

central florida short sale: Florida's Foreclosure Fraud law HB 643, confusing to say the least - 06/09/08 02:27 PM
I have read through this foreclosure fraud law about 5 times now and discussed this at length with several knowledgeable people including attorneys, Realtors, a mortgage broker, and an investor that is a "short sale specialist."  Here is a link to the new law. I am glad for the lievely discussion in my previous post.  It helps me to better interpret the law for myself.  It seems this law provides far more questions than answers.  The definitions are screwy and the exemptions are even screwier.  Are attorneys exempt or aren't they? Are Realtors and appraisers exempt or aren't they? Are buyers exempt in a … (7 comments)

central florida short sale: Free list of bank owned homes, foreclosure and short sales in Central Florida / metro Orlando - 05/31/08 12:08 PM
I can provide you a free list of bank owned REO properties, foreclosure and short sale houses, fixer-upper deals, probate deals, and other real estate opportunities in the Central Florida area.  Myself and my lead sales associate Sylvia Carraway provide full service real estate in 6 Central Florida counties including Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Polk, Lake, and Volusia County.  We cover anywhere in the metro Orlando area from Deland to Davenport and everywhere inbetween. If you want to pick up a good deal, just give one of us a call or send us an email. 
Now is the time to buy.  Between myself and my customers, we have purchased … (0 comments)

 
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