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Entries from January 2008

Tousa Files for Chapter 11 Leaving the Future for the Community of Indpendence in Jeopardy

January 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Well folks, Tousa finally filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on January 29. I’ve been mumbling about the possibilities in the past few months with the A Questionable Future for Independence and Tousa Finally Gets Settlement Deal for Transeastern Homes posts and now it’s finally happened. Chapter 11 is a restructuring bankruptcy so the company […]

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Florida Passes the Property Tax Cut Package

January 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Woohoo! Amendment 1 for property taxes in Florida just passed with the required 60% of votes minimum. One constant with home buyers and sellers has been complaints about the property tax system and their voices were finally heard loud and clear. Hopefully this will set a precedent for more property tax reform in the future. […]

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Tags: Real Estate Tips · SW Orlando Bulletin

Dismal Real Estate Stats for SW Orlando in 2007

January 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Dismal Real Estate Stats for SW Orlando in 2007

The graphs below clearly show a deterioration of the real estate market in SW Orlando throughout 2007. The zip codes included in these statistics are as follows: 32819, 32836, 32837, 32824, 32811, 32821, 32830, 32835, 34786, 34787. These zip codes include areas commonly known as Dr. Phillips, Hunters Creek, Williamsburg, Cypress Creek, Metrowest, Windermere, and […]

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Tags: Market Statistics · Market Statistics by Zip Code

Windermere Continues Fighting Orange County Over Isleworth Annexation

January 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Windermere Continues Fighting Orange County Over Isleworth Annexation

The town of Windermere and Orange County are fighting over the the $3 million dollars of tax money that’s generated from Isleworth. Windermere is trying to annex the community but Orange County is threatening to pull fire services if the deal goes through. Orange County says if Windermere wants Orange County fire services to respond […]

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Changes in Mortgage Guidelines for Dummies

January 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Dan Green who authors The Mortgage Reports has created an informative video explaining changes in mortgage guidelines for dummies or just people who do not actively participate in real estate on a daily basis. Thanks to Drew from Geek Estate for the find. null

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Tags: Mortgages

2008 Predictions From Rich Dad Robert Kiyosaki

January 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on 2008 Predictions From Rich Dad Robert Kiyosaki

Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki and fellow advisers from his Rich Dad Franchise make predictions for 2008. Ken McElroy – Rich Dad Adviser on Real Estate   Mike Maloney – Rich Dad Adviser on Gold and Silver   Kim Kiyosaki – Rich Woman   Kelly Ritchie – Rich Dad Franchise

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Tags: Market Forecast

New on the Market in Stonefield

January 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on New on the Market in Stonefield

3244 River Branch Circle, Kissimmee, FL 34741 Sterling Park at Stonefield Offered at $225,000 Gorgeous villa built in 2,000 with 2 beds, a den, and garage in a secure gated setting with a central location near The Loop on Osceola Parkway. The spacious yard adds an element of privacy and interior features include 42″ cabinets, […]

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Tags: Featured Homes

A New Florida Insurance Guarantee Association Fee

January 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A guest post by Greg Hemming of Certified Insurance Services. He can be reached at 407-215-7318 or cheapinsurance@bellsouth.net How many of us want additional fees to be levied to our homeowner policies to pay for the failed management of other homeowner companies? Effective January 14, 2008 for most insurance companies, a third Florida Insurance Guarantee […]

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The International Housing Boom

January 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on The International Housing Boom

A guest post from Jonathan Mark of UniFersal.com While the US real estate market is recovering; many investors are looking at investing internationally. These days purchasing real estate in other countries is the new trend. Consider this: the total value of residential properties in developing economies rose by more than $30 trillion dollars. As these […]

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2007 Sales Statistics for Orange Tree in Dr Phillips

January 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on 2007 Sales Statistics for Orange Tree in Dr Phillips

The community of Orange Tree is a guard gated golf community located off Dr. Phillips Road. It features a private golf club which is considered among the locals as one of the most stern tests of golf in the area. The homes here were mostly built in late 70’s and mid 80’s with quite a […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Neighborhood