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Entries from September 2007

Disney’s Not So Scary Halloween

September 30th, 2007 · 3 Comments

There are some scary things to do in Orlando around Halloween but Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween event at Walt Disney World offers a toned down and more family friendly alternative. The event begins at 7:oo PM at the Magic Kingdom from September 30th through November 2nd. The event features a trick or treat trail […]

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Tags: Events in SW Orlando · SW Orlando Bulletin

Former Home of Payne Stewart & Tracy McGrady

September 30th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Nestled along the shores of Lake Pocket on the Butler Chain of Lakes, the “Villa Serena” designed by renowned architect John Henry is probably one of the most famous homes in SW Orlando. The late Payne Stewart and Tracy McGrady have called this masterpiece on Charles E Limpus Rd. their home throughout the years. This […]

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Tags: Luxury Homes · SW Orlando Celebrity Homes

Shaquille O’Neal Home

September 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Shaquille O’neal is no longer the star center for the Orlando Magic but he still resides in SW Orlando at Isleworth. The distinctive blue tile roof can be spotted pretty easily from the crop of mega mansions along the shores of Lake Butler. It’s located right next to the canal leading to Lake Tibet. There […]

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Tags: Luxury Homes · SW Orlando Celebrity Homes · Videos About Real Estate

Spooky October in Orlando

September 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Spooky October in Orlando

Things get creepy and crawly in Orlando around October. There are some really spooky and not so spooky experiences. One of the spookiest is a visit to the so called “Psychic Center of the World” in Cassadaga just 30 minutes from Orlando near Deland. The town is filled with psychics, gurus, and wizards. All the […]

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Epcot Food & Wine Festival Kicks Off

September 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The 12th annual Epcot Food and Wine Festival begins September 28 and ends November 11th. You can experience flavors from all over the world to beat of the Beach Boys, Little Richard, David Sanborn, David Cassidy, and the Village People (Y-M-C-A). Kids also have programs just for them at this event. Admission to this event […]

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Slideshows That Make Your Home Stand Out

September 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on Slideshows That Make Your Home Stand Out

I recently discovered some cool slide shows that could be used in marketing homes or any product and best of all they are totally free. They also provide an embed code so you can show them off on your website, myspace, facebook, etc. I find them to be a great alternative to get your home […]

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Tags: Real Estate Tips

Chic Commodes

September 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I noticed this post on the Realestatebloggers site about all the options in commodes these days. It’s a crappy subject (can’t resist) that doesn’t come up too often in conversations about real estate but after seeing this video I may have to begin taking commodes into consideration when assessing a home’s value.

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Tags: Luxury Products · Real Estate Oddities

To Stage or Not to Stage, That is the Question.

September 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on To Stage or Not to Stage, That is the Question.

Is staging worth the money? According to a recent post by Gitta Urbainczyk on her blog, homes that are staged get 6.9% more. She recommends staging for all price ranges. Here is the link to her post if you’d like to read further.

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Tags: Home Staging

Real Estate Scam Spotlight

September 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Robbery rings of open houses have always been around but now more elaborate scams are on the rise with this declining market. Mortgage fraud, title fraud, and foreclosure scams are becoming more common and that’s not cool. The Mortgage Bankers Association cites that the number of suspicious activity involving mortgage fraud rose from 3,515 in […]

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Coldwell Banker Index of Most Expensive & Affordable Markets

September 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Coldwell Banker Index of Most Expensive & Affordable Markets

The 2007 Coldwell Banker Home Price Comparison Index was just released yesterday and Beverly Hill, CA repeats as the most expensive market while Killeen, TX regains the most affordable spot. 8 of the top 10 most expensive markets were located in California and the only other cities that made the top 10 were Greenwich, CT […]

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Tags: Market Statistics