orlando real estate: Great Florida real estate deals we sold in December 2015 - 01/04/16 10:42 PM
The end of 2015 is behind us.  December is typically a slower month for real estate closings because of the holidays but it did not seem to slow down too much in Central Florida.  Here are a few of the deals that we sold last month.  Take a look.
       
                        Benedict                                                              Chesterfield
 
1.  Benedict Court, Casselberry, FL 32707.  4 … (7 comments)

orlando real estate: Great real estate deals we sold November 2014 - 12/09/14 03:56 AM
As the year winds down the month of November is behind us.  Here are some of the latest properties that we sold last month.  Take a look at some of these great deals.
 
    
                  Timucua                                            Ottawa                                            Errol
 
1.  Timucua Circle, Orlando, FL 32837.  Very nice 3/2/2 home in … (1 comments)

orlando real estate: Real estate deals we sold in September 2014 - 10/08/14 07:39 AM
The 3rd quarter has come and gone.  With Fall brings some slowdown in the market.  Surprisingly sales were quite brisk in September.  These are some of the latest and greatest propreties that we sold last month.  Check them out.
  
         St Andrews                                                       Duffy                                              Plaza
 
1.  St Andrews … (4 comments)

orlando real estate: Great Central Florida home deals we sold in February 2014 - 03/02/14 05:52 AM
Hard to believe that February is already behind us and we are into the 3rd month of 2014 now.  Lots of Florida real estate deals closed last month.  Here are some of the highlights of the many deals that our Realtors sold in February 2014.
 
                 Marsh                                            Sunshine                                           Gowalt
1.  Marsh Road, Deland, FL 32724.  This was a huge 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in the country on a 1-acre plot.  It did need a little TLC but sweat equity goes a long way in Florida real estate.  This sold for $119,500.
2.  Golden Sunshine Circle, Orlando, FL 32807.  … (6 comments)

orlando real estate: Orlando Florida real estate statistics for January 2011 - 02/19/11 07:39 AM
The January 2011 monthly Central Florida / Orlando real estate market statistics have been reported by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.  Here is a direct link to the full MLS statistic details. Below is a breakdown of the numbers. This covers Orange County and Seminole County Florida, including the cities of Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Windermere, Apopka, Ocoee, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Sanford, Casselberry, Oviedo, Winter Springs, and Lake Mary.
                 Inventory    New Listings    New Pendings   Under Contract     Closed    Days on Market
Jan 2010       15,911        4279                 3579                 8590                 1820           89
Oct 2010       15,441        3650                 3466                  8817                1953            91
Nov 2010       15,192        3346                 3243                 8998                 1936           96
Dec 2010       14,993        3444                 3196                 8363                 2467           97
Jan 2011       14,398        3478                 3747                 8777                 1950           96
Inventory levels continue to decrease.  Typically January shows a big increase in the number of new listings, … (2 comments)

orlando real estate: Orlando Florida real estate market statistics for April 2010 - 05/20/10 03:31 AM
The Central Florida real estate market statistics for April 2010 have been released by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.  Here is a link to the detailed report . Below is a short breakdown of these numbers. The numbers are for Orange County & Seminole County, including the cities of Apopka, Ocoee, Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Lake Mary, Sanford, Casselberry, and Oviedo.
                 Inventory    New Listings    New Pendings   Under Contract     Closed    Days on Market
Apr 2009       20,194        3715                 3412                 5818                 1854          102
Feb 2010      16,051         4586                 4043                9462                 1973           91
Mar 2010      16,223         5282                 4662               10,179                2610           91
Apr 2010       15,766        5116                 5221                10,832               2461           81
As expected in April, there was a big rush to get properties under contract before the $8000 tax credit deadline expired on … (1 comments)

orlando real estate: Great house deals we sold during July 2009 - Orlando, Apopka, Deltona, Ocala - 08/03/09 07:45 AM
The Central Florida real estate market continues its steady pace.  Our firm had 33 sales during July 2009.  Below are just a few of the sales that Realtors with our firm sold last month.
         
 11605 Thurston Way                   3208 Dudley Drive                    4113 Winterwood Court
1. 11605 Thurston Way, Orlando, FL 32837. 3 bed/2 bath/2-car garage block house in South Orlando.  This seller used our flat fee MLS listing service.  Using our advice, they listed for $114,800 and sold in 31 days for $115,000.  They also used the $250 title insurance coupon from our website which makes the total cost of our … (2 comments)

orlando real estate: Fantastic Orlando home for sale - not a short sale - 8126 Sun Vista Way, Orlando, FL 32822 - 03/12/09 12:42 PM
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orlando real estate: Market Statistics February 2009 for Orange County, FL - Orlando, Winter Park, Apopka, Ocoee, Winter Garden - 03/10/09 12:52 PM
The Orlando Regional Realtor Association ® released the market figures for Orange County and Seminole County today. For the first time in several years now, I am optimistic about where the market is headed.  We still have a long way to go by all means, but the numbers are encouraging.  Inventory continues to decrease while sales continue to remain steady.  New listings are less than there were in February 2008 and days on the market continues to decrease.  Here is a direct link to all the statistics.  Orange County market statistics.
Orange County covers Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Windermere, Apopka, Belle Isle, … (2 comments)

orlando real estate: Realtor tips - Protecting yourself when working with buyers - 08/15/08 11:18 AM
The following are some tips for Realtors® when working with buyers.  If you are a buyer, then you know you have a good Realtor® when they make you follow these steps.  If they don't make you follow these steps that tells you something about your Realtor® too.
With the high inventory of homes for sale, it has been a buyer's market for quite a while now.  Today the Realtor® who has access to a steady stream of qualified buyers is in a golden position.  The issue that most often plagues buyer agents is working with a buyer only to have them flake … (7 comments)

orlando real estate: Metro Orlando market statistics for July 2008 - 08/13/08 02:41 AM
The latest market statistics for July 2008 has been released by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.  These numbers are for Orange County and Seminole County, Florida. 
You can see the full version of the report at this website with lots of charts and graphs. 
The Orlando Sentinel and the Orlando Business Journal both have their own analysis of these figures as well.
Until this month, the numbers in 2008 have repeatedly shown a bottoming out / flattening off. The new July numbers make you wonder a little bit. Interest rates have continued to tick upwards over the last few months.  Inventory … (0 comments)

orlando real estate: Central Florida's depressed real estate areas - 08/05/08 10:26 AM
Wow!  I was out showing properties last week in South Orlando.  I typically do not get in that direction often because my office is across town a few miles north of Orlando in Altamonte Springs.  I was literally stunned at what I saw.
  
Granted, I am very aware that some areas of town are more depressed than others.  But I could not believe what is going on out there.  I drove through several gated neighborhoods with nice homes.  Homes built just 2 or 3 years ago, big, spacious, 2500 square feet+ homes with swimming pools. 
What I saw was house after house after house … (3 comments)

orlando real estate: Sell your Central Florida house today - list your house in metro Orlando the Sand Dollar way - 08/04/08 10:48 AM
Real estate sellers, this is for you.  We can market your property along with up to 10 color photographs of it (1) on the Mid Florida Multiple Listing Service (MLS) where it can be seen by over 20,000 other Realtors who may represent buyers looking for a property just like yours; (2) give you a listing on Realtor.com, Yahoo.com, MSN.com, AOL.com, and many other sites where it will get worldwide internet exposure; (3) on the Florida Living Network.com and Orlando Sentinel.com websites for local Central Florida exposure; and (4) on our company's website SDR houses.com where many potential buyers visit each and … (0 comments)

orlando real estate: 4179 Caywood Circle, Orlando, FL 32810 - This home is in great shape and absolutely gorgeous - 07/14/08 09:32 AM

This is a full service listing by me. It's a great deal, come out and take a look for yourself. Orlando house for sale, no money down. … (3 comments)

orlando real estate: Central Florida market statistics for June 2008 – Orange & Seminole Counties - 07/12/08 01:29 AM
The market statistics for June 2008 have been released for Orange County and Seminole County, Florida.  The numbers are finally showing some real change.  There is no question to me that the market bottomed out during late 2007 / early 2008.  You can see the detailed reports provided by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association at this website.
 
Existing home inventory levels are down another 440 properties to 24,575 - compared to 25,923 in June 2007.  New listings are down yet again for 6 months in a row now (not counting April) at 4,189.  New pending contracts are at the … (1 comments)

orlando real estate: Flip this house - Post #14 - 06/14/08 10:06 AM
I have good news to report.
After about 4 months of marketing, some price reductions, and some praying, we did get what appears to be a solid contract at a reasonable price on this house about a week and a half ago.  The buyer did come through the MLS via another Realtor. The buyer is obtaining a VA loan through a local bank. The inspections and appraisal were done earlier this week. Now we are in the process of making a few minor repairs that always come up as a result of the inspection. If all goes as planned the property will close during … (3 comments)

orlando real estate: Update, Florida Governor Crist signs many real estate bills into law - 06/12/08 06:34 AM
The Governor has signed several of the recent real estate bills that I had mentioned on my legislative wrap up articles. You can get the full text and description of these bills by clicking on the articles below.
 Florida legislative wrapup for the 2008 session - Part 1 
 Florida legislative wrapup for the 2008 session - Part 2 
 
SB 2860 - Regarding homeowners insurance and Citizens property insurance was signed into law.  The Governor line item vetoed a few of the provisions, but most of it is now law.  This new law goes into effect 7/1/08.
HB 643 - The controversial Foreclosure Fraud bill was … (3 comments)

orlando real estate: Market statistics for April 2008 in Orange & Seminole County FL - 05/14/08 01:51 AM
The latest monthly market statistics for Orange County and Seminole County, FL have been posted by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association for the month ending April 2008.  Link to statistics.   
The trend from previous months has continued, and that is a good thing in my opinion.  The overall listing inventory has declined for the 4th month in a row and has not increased beyond the 26,000ish mark for now 10 months in a row.  This trend of a decline is very slight, but it is a decline.  Unfortunately, the decline is mainly from listings expiring or getting withdrawn and not from properties selling.  … (2 comments)

orlando real estate: 923 Jasmine Street, Celebration, FL 34747 - Great foreclosure deal near Kissimmee -- post moved - 05/08/08 01:49 PM
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orlando real estate: Florida legislative wrapup for the 2008 session - Part 2 - 05/07/08 01:34 AM
In the first article, I discussed the law changes to property taxes and homeowners insurance.  In this article, I will go over the rest of the changes. Like I had said before, I am not going to discuss any bills that did not pass, and I am not going to discuss any bills that do not affect real estate or mortgages. So here is what else I could find that passed and his headed to the governor's desk for his signature ...
 
House Bill CS/HB 643.  This is Attorney General Bill McCollum's baby.  It is a bill to prevent foreclosure scam artists from preying on … (3 comments)

 
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