Explore Winter Garden, FL

By Darrel Davis, Southern Heritage Realty
(Winter Garden, Florida)
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The City of Winter Garden will be sponsoring a Pre-Foreclosure workshop to educate the public on this serious subject. There will be an informative presentation by one of the nation's leading speakers on foreclosure prevention, as well as a panel of professionals with experiance and training in t...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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The Orlando Real Estate Voice is happy to offer a great article on jumbo loans from David Reed - the author of Mortgage 101 and Mortgage Confidential: Everyone knows the jumbo loan market has been out of whack for nearly 18 months. "jumbo" loans, those amounting to more than $417,000, took it on ...

By Rick Belben, Orlando Real Estate - Belben Realty Group
(Belben Realty Group)
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Buying or Selling? One Call Does it ALL!! Rick Belben Direct (407) 341-1706 Are you looking for an experienced real estate professional who knows the Orlando Real Estate market and can get the results you desire? Let me put my knowledge, experience, and dedication to work for you. Give me a call ...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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The Federal Housing Administration shook up Washington's mortgage and real estate leaders last week by announcing that it's shifting its entire production line to risk-based pricing -- starting this summer. FHA plans to abandon its 74-year policy of charging all borrowers the same insurance premi...

By Rick Belben, Orlando Real Estate - Belben Realty Group
(Belben Realty Group)
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Looking for a Good Deal NEW HOMES is the way to go!!! If you are looking to purchase a new home in any Central Florida New Home Community NOW is a excellent time to do so. New Home builders in the Orlando, Apopka and Central Florida area have dropped the prices and are offering great incentives. ...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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I just don't understand the course we're on. Since when is it OK to just walk away from your responsibilities when things don't work out the way you wanted them to? Many people treated their homes like a day-trade on the stock market. Now that their ‘gamble' isn't working out, they seek governme...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Will you wear blue?International Picture of the Year Here are two very touching photos honored this year. First Place: First PlaceTodd Heisler The Rocky Mountain NewsWhen 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport , Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the fla...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Have you been feeling frustrated at clients who don't seem to be able to make a decision? At the beginning they seem interested in buying, either they've contacted you or you contacted them. Then as they see some homes and may begin listening to the news about today's marketplace, they start to ...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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You might not hear much about them on TV or in the papers, but there are some economic signs popping up right now that are -- at the VERY least -- encouraging for housing and real estate. Take the gold standard of all forward indicators for the U.S. economy -- the Conference Board's "Index of Le...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Orlando's housing marketing experienced a month-over-month increase in the number of home sales, an increase in the number of pending sales contracts, and a decrease in the amount of inventory - all baby steps toward a market balanced between buyers and sellers. The monthly statistical reports r...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Homeowners reluctant to sell because prices have fallen should do the math and realize that the market downturn could work in their favor."People are finding houses at prices they thought they'd never see again," I would like to point out that to potential sellers that if the house a buyer covet...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Basic Information on the Stimulus PaymentsYou've heard about it. Now find out how to get yours.What is it? It's an economic stimulus payment that more than 130 million households will receive starting in May. It's not taxable, and it won't reduce your 2007 or 2008 refund or increase the amount yo...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Just a note on perspective for some of the foreclosure news you are seeing. Is it rough out there? Well consider this, in a news article today (see below) there are apparently frightening numbers on forclosure rates - " U.S. Foreclosures Jump 57%" . Awful state of affairs - right? How about this...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Is there a difference between a Mortgage Pre-Qualification letter and a Mortgage Pre-Approval letter?The reality is that most all buyers need to obtain a mortgage loan to purchase a home. Since mortgage approval is such an integral aspect of a home purchase, wouldn't it make sense that REALTORS®...

By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
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  What's up with the photo?This timeless neighborhood could have been built 60 years ago when black and white photography was all that there was, but these homes are brand new. We've just returned from our first look at Oakland Park in West Orange County in Winter Garden, Florida.I have to tell y...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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"2008-the Best Year to Buy a Home in 35 Years!" In April of 1973, mortgage rates were about the same as they are today. Since that time, we have only had mortgage rates this low during 2001 and 2002, the height of the seller's markets where there was little inventory. In the last two major buyer'...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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It's no secret... KITCHENS SELL HOUSES. The kitchen is one of the most, if not THE most, popular rooms in a home... at least for most people. When I take buyers out to look at homes, the first place they tend to focus on is the kitchen. The kitchen is a central part of every home and buyers want...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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If you’re facing Foreclosure….. 1. Do not pay doctor bills or credit card debt ahead of the mortgage. Keep mortgage payments current as possible.2. Negotiate with your lender to restructure your mortgage. If the loan is guaranteed by a federal or state agency, the lender may be required to grant...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Are you self-employed or a partner in a small professional practice? If so, you're probably very familiar with all the different challenges of running a business. Ultimately, you're responsible for attracting and retaining customers, providing them with quality services or products, getting paid...

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Top Ten Short Sale Questions AnsweredNumber 10I can't make my house payments, but I do have an ability to pay back all or part of the negative equity. Also, I want to preserve my credit score...is a short sale right for me?Probably, not. In cases where the seller can pay back all or part of the n...

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