orlando: Orlando's Church Street Station status in limbo - 04/05/08 02:08 AM
I remember growing up in Orlando with Church Street Station as a local hotspot.  In the 1970's the skywriting planes would fly out every weekend and write "Rosies" in the sky (for Rosie O'Grady's club) to invite everyone down to the establishment. 
    
In the 1980's the Church Street Market opened up with lots of restaurants, stores, and attractions.  Horse carriage rides were common throughout downtown Orlando.  You could see the beacon lights shining up in the clouds from Church Street all over town.  I remember in high school going down to Church Street many times on weekends. Downtown Orlando even became a cruising spot to drive around … (0 comments)

orlando: Another MLS Expansion into Southwest Florida - flat fee listing service expands - 03/26/08 01:47 AM
I have stated many times just how powerful the MLS has become as a marketing tool.  The MLS is used by all Realtors in a local area to locate properties for their customers.  The MLS powers major websites like Realtor.com, Florida Living Network, Cyberhomes, Google Base, Yahoo, the local newspaper's sites, and hundreds of others.  The Mid-Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service which our firm is a member of is expanding some more.  5 Realtor Associations in Southwest Florida have joined the Mid Florida MLS. 
   
The Venice association came online March 1.  The Englewood association is coming online next week.  The 3 others are … (0 comments)

orlando: The finest in MLS listing services in Orlando, Kissimmee, Apopka, Deltona, and Central & South Florida - For Sale By Owner FSBO services - 02/19/08 09:28 AM
Locally owned and operated in Altamonte Springs, Florida.  We currently service 22 counties in Florida, but we are not a giant listing factory.  We are more like a mom & pop establishment using 21st century technology and experience.
We offer flat fee MLS listings and discount real estate brokerage services in addition to the traditional full service available to our customers.  If you are a For Sale By Owner a/k/a FSBO in Orlando, Kissimmee, Apopka, Altamonte Springs, Deltona, or anywhere around Central Florida please consider our firm before you go the traditional Realtor route.
         These are just 2 of the MLS's that we … (0 comments)

orlando: 4512 Flintlock Drive, Orlando, FL 32808 - 3/2/2 house, no money down, creative financing -- lease optioned - 02/12/08 06:45 AM
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Rob Arnold, ABR, CPL, CRB, GRI, Managing real estate broker, Licensed mortgage broker, Notary Public
407-389-7318 www.SDRhouses.com/
Your full service and investor friendly Realtor in Orlando. Learn to invest in Central Florida real estate and Orlando real estate. Investor mentoring and counseling available. I also provide flat fee MLS listings, For Sale By Owner, and menu-based services in Florida.
We buy houses cash, sell properties, and list properties in Central Florida including Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, College Park, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Apopka, Pine Hills, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Longwood, Winter Springs, Oviedo, … (0 comments)

orlando: Some new affordable housing options in the City of Orlando - 02/07/08 08:48 AM
The City of Orlando has come up with another bright idea.  Let's use our tax dollars to buy workforce housing.  You can read a detailed article about this in yesterday's Orlando Sentinel. The city is considering charging devleopers a linkage fee to help pay for this. 
I always find it amusing that every statement or article on this subject describes the workforce as firefighters, teachers, and policemen.  On top of all these professions already being government employees (which makes the government look pretty pathetic), many of these people work additional jobs on the side at great pay anyway. Teachers only work 9 months a year.  Many … (1 comments)

orlando: 4404 Saddle Creek Place, Orlando, Florida 32829 - no money down / creative financing - off market - 01/30/08 03:52 AM
This house has been rented out, but is still available for you to purchase. Or we have other properties you can buy. We specialize in first time homebuyers, creative financing, and investment properties. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Rob Arnold, ABR, CPL, CRB, GRI, Managing real estate broker, Licensed mortgage broker, Notary Public
407-389-7318 www.SDRhouses.com/
Your full service and investor friendly Realtor in Orlando. Learn to invest in Central Florida real estate and Orlando real estate. Investor mentoring and counseling available. I also provide flat fee MLS listings, For Sale By Owner, and menu-based services in … (3 comments)

orlando: East Orlando newer home in golf community -- off market for now - 01/15/08 09:12 AM
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(Copyright © 2008. Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. All rights reserved.)
Rob Arnold, ABR, CPL, CRB, GRI, Managing real estate broker, Licensed mortgage broker, Notary Public
407-389-7318 www.SDRhouses.com/
Your full service and investor friendly Realtor in Orlando. Learn to invest in Central Florida real estate and Orlando real estate. Investor mentoring and counseling available. I also provide flat fee MLS listings, For Sale By Owner, and menu-based services in Florida.
We buy houses cash in Central Florida including Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Ocoee, Apopka, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Longwood, Winter Springs, Lake Mary, Sanford, … (1 comments)

orlando: East Orlando newer home in golf community -- off market for now - 01/15/08 09:12 AM
THIS PROPERTY IS RENTED OUT, BUT WE HAVE OTHERS. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(Copyright © 2008. Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. All rights reserved.)
Rob Arnold, ABR, CPL, CRB, GRI, Managing real estate broker, Licensed mortgage broker, Notary Public
407-389-7318 www.SDRhouses.com/
Your full service and investor friendly Realtor in Orlando. Learn to invest in Central Florida real estate and Orlando real estate. Investor mentoring and counseling available. I also provide flat fee MLS listings, For Sale By Owner, and menu-based services in Florida.
We buy houses cash in Central Florida including Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Ocoee, Apopka, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Longwood, Winter Springs, Lake Mary, Sanford, … (1 comments)

orlando: Southeast Orlando beautiful home for sale - off market - 01/15/08 08:55 AM
This house is no longer available for sale. We have plenty of other properties that are. Call us to make a great deal! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(Copyright © 2008. Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. All rights reserved.)
Rob Arnold, ABR, CPL, CRB, GRI, Managing real estate broker, Licensed mortgage broker, Notary Public
407-389-7318 www.SDRhouses.com/
Your full service and investor friendly Realtor in Orlando. Learn to invest in Central Florida real estate and Orlando real estate. Investor mentoring and counseling available. I also provide flat fee MLS listings, For Sale By Owner, and menu-based services in Florida.
We buy houses cash in Central Florida including Orlando, … (0 comments)

orlando: MLS listing service expansion - announcement - 01/08/08 08:25 AM
We have expanded our flat fee MLS listing service yet again.  With the additions of Alachua County (metro Gainesville area), Citrus County (Inverness/Crystal River), and Nassau County (just north of Jax) that gives us a total of 22 Florida counties that we can list properties in the local MLS for you. 
The counties we now service are: Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lake, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, East & Central Pasco, Palm Beach, Polk, Seminole, Saint Lucie, Sumter, and Volusia (West, Daytona, and New Smyrna).
I expect even more counties to be added as 2008 progresses. So stay tuned. 
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orlando: Properties available in Central Florida - 12/20/07 02:56 AM
Here are our featured properties for sale this week.  Some are full service listings and some are flat fee MLS listings. Please call us for a private showing or to make an offer. 
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1. 1010 Winderley Place #133, Maitland, FL 32751.  3 bed/2.5 bath/1-car garage 2-story townhouse.  Great location close to Maitland Center and easy access to Interstate-4. Walking distance to restaurants, offices, and RDV Sportsplex.  Shows beautifully.  Gated community with lake access.  Bring your ski boat. Best price in the area. MLS# o4808403. -- OFF THE MARKET
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2. 862 Kensington Drive, Orlando, FL 32808. 3 bed/1 bath block house. Ready for you … (0 comments)

orlando: More opportunities abound - deals are everywhere - 12/15/07 10:28 AM
I talk to so many people that just aren't sure where this market is headed.  I don't have a crystal ball, so I don't know either.  However I do know a deal when I see it.  And there are deals everywhere to be had.  I have never seen so many good deals in the last 11 years of being a broker as I am seeing right now.
We just picked up another deal for one of our customers in South Orlando.  This bank foreclosure is a 3/2/2 block house for $109,000.  The lowest retail sale in the neighborhood in the last year was for 175K.  There … (7 comments)

orlando: Commercial property Orlando - price drastically reduced -- INFO MOVED - 12/10/07 07:27 AM
listing moved to another blog post.  This property is still available though if you know a commercial land buyers.  Property has C-1 zoning in Orange County, Florida and is located along a busy 4-lane road. Possible seller financing.
 
   
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orlando: College Park property for sale - Orlando, Florida - 11/27/07 08:18 AM
This is one of the properties mentioned in a previous posting (#2 on the list).  We sold this one to an investor for dirt cheap from a motivated seller.  The rehab has been completed and it is ready for an end user.
211 W. King Street, Orlando, Florida 32804.  3 bed / 1 bath / 1-car garage block house on big corner lot.  MLS # o4814553. 
BEST DEAL IN COLLEGE PARK. POSSIBLE SELLER FINANCING. DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE $$$ AVAILABLE FROM CITY. PRICED $25,000 UNDER MARKET VALUE FOR QUICK SALE.       
Virtual Tour: http://www.tourthisplace.com/41011901
Beautifully remodeled home on big corner lot.  New kitchen & bath, … (2 comments)

orlando: New property listing -- seller financing in Orlando -- OFF MARKET - 11/19/07 05:06 AM
Here is the latest listing for sale.  This one is a flat fee MLS listing that we listed last week.  I have a few more coming online shortly, but they came in over the weekend and we are still working on them.  If you would like to show this property or see inside, just call me.

909 Vista Palma Way, Orlando, Florida 32825. 4 bed/2 bath/1-car garage block house. Located in Southeast Orlando. BIG 5% COMMISSION to cooperating brokerages. MLS# o4813777 .
Come see this comfortable 4 bedroom house, centrally located, and walking distance to the local college, with ceramic floor, fenced backyard, and … (0 comments)

orlando: One more new listing -- OFF MARKET, RENTED - 11/13/07 11:33 AM
Just listed this one on Monday. I am co-brokering this property with another broker.  If you want to show it or see inside, let me know.
1814 Grasmere Drive, Apopka, Florida 32703. 3 bed/2 bath/2-car garage block house.  Move-in condition, clean clean clean.  Great location with easy access to shopping, restaurants, 429 expressway, and major highways.  This is an estate sale, so a good deal might be possible. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac.
MLS# o4812585 .   

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orlando: Latest property listings - 11/13/07 06:35 AM
I have 2 new listings this week.  Both of these are flat fee MLS listings .  If you want to see inside any of these properties, just give me a call.
 

1. 4710 Sutton Terrace #112, Orlando, FL 32811.  This is a 2 bed/2 bath condo near the Mall at Millenia off of Conroy Road in Southwest Orlando. Seller is a mortgage broker and will fund a 2% below market interest rate. The unit is on the 1st floor and is in great condition.  Seller is flexible on terms and wants to make a deal happen fast.  A big 5% Realtor commission … (0 comments)

orlando: Seminole County Florida property taxes - 11/12/07 03:14 AM
Tomorrow I have my first ever hearing before the Seminole County value adjustment board.  I am contesting the assessed value of one of my rental properties. 
I have contested values in the past in Orange County, Florida and have been successful many times.  In Orange County I have always been able to work it out with the property appraiser's office prior to a hearing.  I did contest one of my Orange County rentals this year and was able to get the value reduced by almost $21,000.  This is a follow up from a prior blog, Central Florida property taxes, when I contested the … (0 comments)

orlando: Local investment club spotlight - Lighthouse Landlords Association - 11/10/07 10:09 AM
The Lighthouse, an Association of Landlords was founded in 2005 as a non-profit trade association to assist landlords in their real estate investing activities.  The group has a monthly meeting on the 2nd Monday of every month at the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland, Florida. At the monthly meeting landlords and landlords-to-be get to meet and network with each other and discuss various ideas regarding the current real estate market, dealing with tenants and rental properties, and other real estate related topics.  Most months there is a speaker that speaks for about an hour regarding a specific area of real estate. 
I am in charge of the legislative issues and get … (0 comments)

orlando: October 2007 MLS Statistics for Orange & Seminole County Florida - 11/09/07 02:02 AM
The latest MLS statistics for Orange & Seminole County Florida are out for the month ending October 2007.  Here is a direct link to the statistics.
The inventory statistics continue to show a flattening off trend. Inventory has continued to hover around 26,000 listings now for the 5th month in a row.  This is a good sign.  Just about everybody that bought during the run-up of 2004 and 2005 that wanted to sell has either sold, rented, or made some sort of decision regarding their property by now.  Of course they also might also be in foreclosure right now :-(  .
Closed … (2 comments)

 
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