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Entries from November 2007

Robert Shiller Calls for Bold Thinking on Housing

November 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Robert Shiller wrote in a recent article for the NY Times, “WE have to consider the possibility that the housing price downturn will eventually be as big as that of the last truly big decline, from 1925 to 1933, when prices fell by a total of 30 percent. This crisis should be an occasion for […]

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Tags: Market Forecast

The Withers-Maguire House

November 29th, 2007 · 9 Comments

The Withers-Maguire House located on Bluford Ave. in downtown Ocoee is one of the oldest homes in the area and on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1888 by Brigadier General William Temple Withers of the Confederate Army. The home was built in a 19th century architectural style called Gothic Stick […]

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Tags: Places in SW Orlando · SW Orlando History

Words of Inspiration from Steve Jobs

November 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I noticed this speech made by Steve Jobs at a graduation ceremony for Stanford University on the Phoenix Real Estate Guy blog and just had to share it although it’s a little on a tangent. We all get sidetracked by things that happen in our lives and at least for myself, speeches like this one […]

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Tags: Inspirations

How To Make Money in Real Estate

November 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on How To Make Money in Real Estate

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Tags: Real Estate Tips

Intermezzo at Rialto to Be Built as Apartments Instead of Condos

November 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Intermezzo at Rialto to Be Built as Apartments Instead of Condos

The Condo Metropolis blog reports that the developers of Rialto have decided not to build condos and are replacing them with apartments. On November 5, Marcus Burke wrote in a post entitled Orlando’s Buyer Market: Game Over that ” in the Dr. Phillips area, the developers much hyped Intermezzo at Rialto shut down the sales […]

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Tags: New Construction · SW Orlando Condos

PGA Q School at Orange County National

November 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on PGA Q School at Orange County National

The final stage of the 2007 PGA tour Q School gets underway at Orange County National in Winter Garden on November 28 and finishes on December 3. Both the Crooked Cat and the Panther Lake course will be utilized for the event and will provide a stern test with both courses stretching about 7,500 yards. […]

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Tags: Events in SW Orlando · Golf in SW Orlando · SW Orlando Bulletin

A Car Crashes Into a Gotha Home

November 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on A Car Crashes Into a Gotha Home

Early this afternoon, a local elderly couple lost control of their car and crashed into the front porch of a home on Hempel Ave. in Gotha belonging to Gary & Vivian Meredith. The car ruptured a natural gas line, ran through a fence, missed a maze of large oak trees, and slammed into the porch. […]

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Tags: SW Orlando Bulletin

2007 Sales Statistics for Stonebridge

November 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on 2007 Sales Statistics for Stonebridge

As of the date of this report, 23 sales have taken place in Stonebridge (Stonebridge Place, Stonebridge Lakes, Stonebridge Commons) subdivision located off Arnold Palmer Dr. in Metrowest with an averages days on market of 150 days and 145 properties currently still for sale. 10 townhouses have sold in 2007 at the Stonebridge with an […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Neighborhood

The Homes of Billionaires

November 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Homes of Billionaires

Forbes Magazine takes a look at the homes of billionaires and finds that they typically like to stay close to where they grew up. Billionaires such as Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Warren Buffet have all remained in their home towns. Microsoft’s Paul Allen still lives with his mom albeit on a gigantic estate where […]

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Tags: Luxury Homes

Remodeling Online Releases 2007 Cost vs Value Report

November 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Remodeling Online Releases 2007 Cost vs Value Report

Remodeling Online just published their Cost vs Value Report for 2007 and here are the results for the Southeast region of the country. The site is a great resource when considering remodels, replacements, or additions to a home and there’s plenty of helpful articles. Here in Central Florida, remodeled kitchens and baths tend to give […]

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Tags: Real Estate Tips