michael kara: RE/MAX Exclusive Collection Directs Huge Buyer Initiative - 10/21/12 11:41 PM
Michael Kara Selected to be Buying Broker for a Large Investment Fund
ORLANDO, Florida - October 19, 2012 - RE/MAX Exclusive Collection announced that it is leading a brand new buyer campaign of single family homes throughout Central Florida at the behest of a private investment fund looking for properties in the region. RE/MAX Exclusive Collection CEO Michael Kara was selected to be the buying broker for the investment fund, which has so far raised over $300 million.“This is an incredible opportunity for sellers, and really for all of Central Florida,” said Kara. “The amount of homes we are looking to … (0 comments)

michael kara: Short Sale Success Story! - 10/05/11 08:38 AM
Short Sale Success Story:Save your credit, short sale your property, and get paid to do it!
Many people feel trapped by their home because they know the value has dropped below the mortgage amount, but they don't want to miss a payment for fear of credit damage.  Most homeowners feel that since they are able to make their payments, they wouldn't qualify for a short sale, nor government incentives.
Recently, a family in the 32828 zip code reached out to us because I helped a friend of theirs and they wanted my opinion on selling their home, due to the fact that relocating … (2 comments)

michael kara: 401 Krueger Street in Orlando ~ Custom Upgrades that will Knock Your Socks Off! - 09/20/11 08:31 AM
401 Krueger Street, Orlando FL3 Bedrooms, 2 BathroomsOversized 2-car GarageDesigner Pool & Custom Upgrades!- $155,000 -
This is a truly beautiful home with scores of updates and custom upgrades.  Located close to downtown and the Conway chain of lakes, this home is also just a short drive from dining, shopping, entertainment and the airport.
Some of the upgrades, renovations and improvements far exceed even that of newer homes, and there are so many bonuses such as the seperate storage workshop in the already oversized garage, the custom bonus room that makes an ideal studio/man cave/family room and the detailed interior … (7 comments)

michael kara: HAFA Short Sale Approved in 23 Days - WHOA! - 08/30/11 10:09 AM
I'm holding the approval letter in my hand!
Typically, a short sale approval takes anywhere from 45 to 60 days, and when the file has to go through the rigerous HAFA portion of the process, it can take an ADDITIONAL 30 to 45 days.  However, the HAFA program is such a great thing for our sellers that it's worth the extra time.
My short sale team just got a Bank United short sale approved - WITH HAFA - in 23 days.  We will be closing at the end of September and the sellers will get $3000 at closing for moving expenses.  Don't … (3 comments)

michael kara: 8494 Ridgewood Avenue #4302 in Cape Canaveral - Ocean View Condo! - 08/24/11 04:23 AM
8494 Ridgewood Avenue #4302Cape Canaveral ~ Canaveral Sands CondoOcean View * Granite Countertops * 1316 Sq. Ft$184,900

This is a truly beautiful third floor condo unit with an awesome South side view of the ocean from the balcony.

The interior of the unit has several upgrades and both bathrooms have been updated.  The unit features granite countertops, porcelain tile, hurricane proof sliding glass doors, all new kitchen appliances, a new washer and dryer, the works!

The condominium complex has great ammenities also such as a heated pool, ocean views and close proximity to shopping, dining, and beachfront activities.

michael kara: New Listing! - 7655 Debeaubien Drive, Orlando Florida - Granite, Pool, Theater and More - Metrowest Orlando Short Sale - 08/03/11 05:18 AM
Introducing 7655 Debeaubien Drive in Orlando Florida!Orlando Short SaleProfessionally Negotiated by Kara Homes & Associates Short Sale Experts
It really doesn't get any better than this luxurious home in the Metrowest community in beautiful Orlando Florida.  If you're not familiar with the Metrowest area of Orlando, you should really take a drive through the winding roads, beautiful homes and peaceful golf courses.  Be close to it all in this central location!  Just a mile or so away from theme parks, dining and shopping.  Close to major highways for an easy commute to downtown Orlando, the airports, and all that Orlando has … (0 comments)

michael kara: What is HAFA and Why Should You Care? - 07/20/11 09:38 AM
I've been getting a lot of questions lately about the HAFA Program and how it related to short sales, and why people should pay attention to it if they have been thinking of selling their home.  There are loads of other websites out there that explain and define the HAFA short sale program, but this is my attempt at a very clear and concise explanation. 
What is the HAFA Program?
HAFA stands for Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives, and it is a short sale program that the federal government has put into action to help homeowners who want to avoid foreclosure.  It helps them by offering financial … (2 comments)

michael kara: Michael Kara, Kara Homes and Associates - 05/27/11 04:14 AM
Kara Homes Short Sale Team - Conway Lake Front
The purchase price of this home in 2007 was $1.5 million. Michael Kara, Kara Homes and Associates, was able to complete a short sale on the property for $700,000 and the seller only paid $1,000 to settle $800,000 in debt.
With the help of Michael Kara, the seller was given full release and satisfaction of both the loans.
Visit KaraHomesOrlando.com for more information on Orlando Short Sales. 

Let Kara Homes & Associates help you short sale your home!

michael kara: Orlando Short Sales- Kara Homes and Associates - 05/05/11 12:36 AM
Federal HAFA Program Helps Short Sale Sellers
Michael Kara was able to find a buyer for this property in less than ONE HOUR due to his familiarity with the Orlando market. Michael helped the seller of this home apply for the federal government HAFA program and the seller received a check of $3,000 at closing, just for short selling their home. They were forgiven over $200,000 in mortgage debt. For more information on Orlando short sales, visit KaraHomesOrlando.com!


michael kara: Michael Kara- Orlando Short Sales - 05/05/11 12:33 AM
Full Release of All Mortgage Debt at NO COST to Homeowner!
Michael Kara sold this property in 2005 for $1.1 Million and in 2009 he helped the same person short sale it for $520,000! $19,000 was paid by the new buyers towards the seller’s liens. The seller was able to get a full release of all debt at no cost to them. Michael Kara, Orlando Short Sale expert, helped this particular buyer in closing 5 short sales and the seller has NEVER had to bring any money to closing. If you’d like more information on Orlando short sales, contact us at 407-447-2829 … (0 comments)

michael kara: Michael Kara, Kara Homes and Associates - 05/05/11 12:29 AM
Orlando Short Sale Specialist
Michael Kara, Kara Homes and Associates helped this seller to save $25,000 in the amount of cash that was needed to close on the home. The seller purchased this property for $1.1 Million and Kara Homes completed the short sale for $625,000 and the buyer had to pay an additional amount of $25,000 of the seller’s outstanding liens at closing. Michael Kara helped by utilizing his negotiating experience and it was a win-win for both the buyer and the seller. The seller sold the property without paying any money out of pocket at closing. Visit KaraHomesOrlando.com for … (0 comments)

michael kara: Michael Kara- Specialized in short sales and negotiations - 04/20/11 05:25 AM
Free Short Sale Help from Orlando Specialist
Michael Kara, Orlando short sale professional, has vast experience in processing and negotiating short sales. This is another great example of Michael Kara’s short sale expertise in the Orlando market. With the help of Kara Homes & Associates, the home owner was able to short sale this Altamonte Springs home in only 67 days. The seller was glad that he didn’t have to bring any money to close the deal and he was released from the loan in full. Visit KaraHomesOrlando.com for more information on Orlando Short Sales.

For detailed short sale facts, … (0 comments)

michael kara: Michael Kara- Kara Homes & Associates in Orlando, Florida - 04/13/11 11:35 PM
Michael Kara: Orlando Short Sale Specialist
Michael Kara, Kara Homes & Associates in Orlando, Florida has extensive experience in assisting property investors during property purchases through foreclosure auctions. Michael Kara was able to help an investor purchase this property from the Orange County Foreclosure Auction at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando Florida. Kara Construction, a partner company of Kara Homes and Associates, renovated and remodeled this property for the buyer and it was listed on the real estate market shortly thereafter. The original price of this property was $259,900; Michael Kara was able to negotiate the price up higher, resulting … (0 comments)

michael kara: Michael Kara- Specialist in Short Sales - 04/11/11 07:19 AM
Kara Homes & Associates - Orlando's Premier Short Sale Specialists
Michael Kara, who specializes in short sales and short sale negotiation, was able to get the seller of this home a full release and satisfaction from the lender. The seller never missed a payment, so their credit was spared. The seller purchased another home within 30 days of closing on this short sale. If you’d like more information on Orlando short sales, contact us at 407-447-2829 or visit KaraHomesOrlando.com

Michael Kara, Central Florida Short Sale Expert (RE/MAX Exclusive Collection)

Michael Kara

Central Florida Short Sale Expert

Orlando, FL

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RE/MAX Exclusive Collection

Address: 3107 Edgewater Drive #1, Orlando, FL, 32804

Office: (407) 447-2829

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RE/MAX Exclusive Collection is a boutique real estate office located in College Park in Orlando Florida. Michael Kara, broker, has over 15 years of experience and closes more pro-consumer short sales than any other Realtor in Orlando.



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