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Entries from October 2007

Today is Halloween

October 31st, 2007 · Comments Off on Today is Halloween

It’s Halloween today but I bet this one will still be difficult to sell. Perhaps with the right price and marketing? Or…. maybe not.

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Tags: Architecture · Real Estate Oddities

The Property Tax Cut Package that Will Be on the Ballot in January

October 30th, 2007 · 2 Comments

If the new property tax cut package passes on January 29, here’s what it could mean. Homeowners in Central Florida will save an additional $226 from a higher homestead exemption, homeowners will be able to take their accumulated Save Our Homes tax break to their new home, and increases on taxes for owners of second […]

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Tags: Real Estate Tips

Views of SW Orlando from a Helicopter

October 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Views of SW Orlando from a Helicopter

Ever wonder how SW Orlando looks from a helicopter? Ed Fink of Big Eye in the Sky has been flying around cities in a helicopter shooting stunning virtual tours so there’s no need to go rent one anymore. Here are some of his full screen tours of SW Orlando: Butler Chain of Lakes in Windermere […]

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Tags: SW Orlando Communities

Golf Communities in Windermere

October 29th, 2007 · 5 Comments

The town of Windermere offers some of the finest golf communities in the world with Isleworth, Keene’s Pointe, and Windermere Club. Isleworth is a world renowned golf club originally designed by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay with Tiger Woods, Mark O’Meara, and Stuart Appleby as members. Keene’s Pointe is the newest golf community and a […]

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Tags: Golf in SW Orlando · Luxury Homes · SW Orlando Communities

Luxury Home Buyers Will Soon Expect Automation Technology in their Homes

October 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments

One of the biggest trends in luxury homes these days is home automation and Crestron is the leader in this technology. Home automation systems allow home owners to control the lighting, climate, audio distribution, home theater, security, and intercoms from a single touch pad or from a remote location. Imagine unlocking your front door for […]

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Tags: Homes of the Future · Luxury Products

Home Sales in 2007 at the Reserve at Belmere

October 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The Reserve at Belmere, a community that made Orlando Magazine’s list of best gated communities, has seen 22 sales in 2007 so far with sale prices ranging from $448,000 to $2,750,000 with a median price of $835,000. Click this link to download a detailed list of all 22 properties that have Sold in the Reserve […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Neighborhood

Panasonic House of the Future

October 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Panasonic has decided to go beyond building consumer electronics and is now building a house to be completed by 2010 called Eco and UD House. A major feature of the house is achieving a Factor 5 energy efficiency without sacrificing quality of living through the use of technology. Panasonic is addressing the issue of global […]

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Tags: Green Homes · Homes of the Future

Golf Communities in Dr. Phillips

October 26th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Golf community offerings in Dr. Phillips include Bay Hill and Orange Tree. Bay Hill offers a PGA tour quality course with lots of amenities where the “king” Arnold Palmer reigns, while Orange Tree offers the most difficult course in Central Florida with a low number of members. Homes in both communities will require some updating, […]

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Tags: Golf in SW Orlando · Luxury Homes · SW Orlando Communities

New Home Sales Rise in September

October 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Finally some good news about housing. The Commerce Department said today that new single family home sales rose 4.8% from August. Sales rose from 735,000 in August to 770,000 in September. This by no means says the bust years are over but it is a step in the right direction

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Tags: Market Statistics

Property Managers for Vacation Homes in Florida Do Not Need a Real Estate License

October 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Southwest Orlando is located close to attractions such as Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World, so visitors often search for a vacation home here. Central Florida can be a wonderful place to buy a vacation home but local laws prohibit rentals of less than 6 months. The exceptions are some designated areas closer to […]

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Tags: Real Estate Tips