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Entries from March 2008

Homes For Sale in SW Orlando Golf Communities

March 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

There’s plenty of choices in all price ranges for golf communities in SW Orlando so I’ve decided to put together a list for download. The most affordable is Stoneybrook West and the most exclusive is undoubtedly Isleworth. Stoneybrook West is the only community with a public golf course while all the other golf community offerings […]

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Tags: Golf in SW Orlando

Disney Planning New Luxury Home Community

March 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Disney is planning a new gated luxury home community on the property adjacent to the Eagle Creek and Osprey Ridge golf course. It was rumored that a Four Seasons resort was to be built on the site, but now rezoning plans for a single family development are floating around the offices of Orange County Planning. […]

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Tags: New Construction

Isleworth Dominates the 2008 Tavistock Cup

March 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Isleworth Dominates the 2008 Tavistock Cup

It’s that time of the year again when the two best country clubs just about anywhere duel it out at the 2008 Tavistock Cup. Isleworth and Lake Nona fight to see which club has the best golfers as its members. With the impressive list of players at these two club, it might as well be […]

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Tags: Events in SW Orlando · Golf in SW Orlando

My Trip to Mexico

March 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Many apologies for the lack of new posts this past week. I just returned from Mexico without cell phone service or internet. It was a relaxing time but I have to admit it’s nice having my comforts of civilization. Here’s a few photos I managed to get in my time at the Yucatan.

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Tradewinds Condos Auction Set for March 29

March 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The condo craze in SW Orlando has officially fizzled and bargains are becoming available for the taking. The Tradewinds Condos in Metrowest still has 200 units available for sale and 100 of them will be up for auction with no minimum bid or reserve price. Now it’s not exactly like Ebay. The the seller still […]

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Tags: SW Orlando Bulletin · SW Orlando Condos

Latest Housing Numbers for Orlando

March 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Latest Housing Numbers for Orlando

Real estate market statistics from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association through February 2008. So far things are remaining pretty steady in the real estate market for Orlando. I put the inventory numbers up first because I personally feel it is the key to market stabilization. There’s an awful lot of homes for sale out there […]

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Tags: Market Statistics

Cal Palmer Memorial in Downtown Windermere

March 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Cal Palmer Memorial Building located at 502 Main Street in downtown Windermere at the intersection of Main Street and Fifth Avenue was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Originally, this building was the postmaster and town development center for Cal Palmer. A shuffleboard court was built behind the building in […]

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Tags: Places in SW Orlando · SW Orlando History

Windermere Among the Lakes by Carl Patterson

March 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ve recently been doing some research about the history of Windermere and began running across articles about the most comprehensive book about this topic written by Carl Patterson Jr entitled Windermere Among the Lakes. Carl was a former Realtor at Suzi Karr, mayor, town planner, and head of the historic preservation board. He also had […]

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Tags: SW Orlando History

Bike Week in Full Swing for Central Florida

March 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bike Week in Full Swing for Central Florida

A long standing tradition that’s commonly known as Bike Week is in full force this week in Central Florida. Normally, I know this carnival has arrived when I begin hearing the rumblings of motorcycle packs more frequently on local roadways. Most of the wacky activities take place in nearby Daytona Beach but you see plenty […]

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Tags: Events in SW Orlando

Ignore the Headlines and Get Away From the Herd

March 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ignore the Headlines and Get Away From the Herd

Today we had a bunch of bad news and at least one good news come out about the housing market. The good news was that the FHA loan limit has been increased to $327,750 for Orange County. The doom and gloom news was the Mortgage Bankers Association reporting that foreclosures hit an all time high […]

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Tags: Market Statistics · Real Estate Tips