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Entries from December 2007

Inspiration From a Grocery Bagger

December 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Today is the last day of 2007. As with many years, it was filled with a lot of ups and downs. I’m a firm believer in having goals but times when things aren’t going according to plan make it difficult to keep your focus. Many of us set out on our working careers believing that […]

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Tags: Inspirations

Centerline Homes Begin Selling in Summerlake

December 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on Centerline Homes Begin Selling in Summerlake

Centerline Homes has begun the sale of homes at the Summerlake community located off Ficquette Road in Winter Garden adjacent to the Isles of Lake Hancock and Orange County National Golf Club. I noticed the community driving by the other day and they have begun construction of the roads and utilities. There will be 1,576 […]

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Tags: New Construction

The Case Shiller Index Show Record Declines in December 2007

December 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Case Shiller Index Show Record Declines in December 2007

Prices decline to record levels for the Case-Shiller Home Price Index released today. The 10 city composite index showed a decline of 6.7% which is the largest decline ever recorded. The previous record of a 6.3% decline was recorded in April of 1991. While the 20 city composite index did not show a record, all […]

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Tags: Market Statistics

Pictures from the Town of Celebration

December 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Pictures from the Town of Celebration

I finally got a little time and decided to add some photos of Celebration, Florida. It really is a picturesque little town and a great place to live and visit. The golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones is superb and there’s always wild turkeys that roam the fairways here. The downtown area offers so […]

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Tags: SW Orlando Communities

Merry Christmas SW Orlando

December 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Merry Christmas SW Orlando

Some of my favorite Christmas moments with John Denver and the Muppets.

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Tags: Uncategorized

2007 Home Sales Statistics for Summerport

December 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

The community of Summerport in Windermere had 37 sales of single family homes and 21 townhouses in 2007. The average price per square foot was $179.86 with an average sale price of $388,837 and average days on market of 180 days for the single family homes. For the townhouses, the average sale price was $252,314 […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Neighborhood

A Home With a Push of a Button

December 22nd, 2007 · Comments Off on A Home With a Push of a Button

Having a home can be as easy as a push of a button. The Illy Push Button Home designed by Adam Kalkin is a home built within a shipping container. You press a button and in 90 seconds, viola. The container transforms into a home complete with a kitchen, dining area, bedroom, living room, and […]

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Tags: Architecture · Real Estate Oddities

The House of Dreams in Windermere

December 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on The House of Dreams in Windermere

The Chateaux des Reves on Park Avenue in Windermere is the most recent addition to the architectural landscape on Lake Butler by renowned architect John Henry. The mix of Greco Roman and French Renaissance architecture was purposefully designed to contrast the bevy of Mediterranean styles that dominate the landscape along the shores of this prestigious […]

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Tags: Architecture · Luxury Homes

Orlando Price Declines One of the Worst in Nation

December 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on Orlando Price Declines One of the Worst in Nation

The First American Loan Performance Index was released yesterday with Florida and California having the most declines. The index tracks 40% of all zip codes in the United States and incorporates 30 years of repeat sales transactions. With a decline of 10.16%, Orlando experienced one of the largest declines found on the index.

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Tags: Market Statistics

How To Price Your Home To Sell

December 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on How To Price Your Home To Sell

Here’s a helpful little video on pricing a home to sell. The answer is black and white. Take your heart out of the decision and don’t overprice your home. Thanks to FOREM for the find.

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Tags: Real Estate Tips