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Entries from April 2008

Foreclosures Affecting Everyone in Orlando

April 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I don’t want to report this, but I think it’s pretty important. Orlando ranks 13th in the nation for foreclosure filings according to a report released on Tuesday by Realtytrac. Foreclosures increased by 250% in the first quarter of 2008 meaning 1 out of every 88 households were facing losing their home. There was an […]

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Tags: Market Statistics · Real Estate Tips

Hunters Creek Showing Steady Increase in Sales

April 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Hunters Creek Showing Steady Increase in Sales

The real estate market statistics through March 2008 for the 32837 zip code which encompasses the Hunters Creek and Southchase areas show some signs of improvement with the steady increase in number of sales the past 4 months. I know you’ve been hearing the market sucks, but the numbers don’t lie. We’re not in a […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Zip Code

Former Dr. Phillips Home of AJ McLean in Phillips Landing

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Former Dr. Phillips Home of AJ McLean in Phillips Landing

Here’s a video of the former Orlando home of AJ McLean who is most known for his membership in the pop band The Backstreet Boys. The home featured in this video is located on a street called Southern Breeze in the Estates at Phillips Landing which is an upscale community in the Dr. Phillips area. […]

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Tags: Luxury Homes · SW Orlando Celebrity Homes

Stats Improve for the 32836 Zip Code in Dr. Phillips

April 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The real estate market statistics for the 32836 zip code in Dr. Phillips have been on a steady march towards stabilization. Inventory levels have remained virtually unchanged and the number of sales have been increasing every month in 2008. Sellers have been coming off their asking price about 8% which means they’re becoming realistic and […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Zip Code

Windermere Showing Signs of Improvement

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Windermere Showing Signs of Improvement

The real estate market statistics in Windermere (zip code 34786) shows some signs of improvement in recent months. While the inventory is still growing, the fact that the number of sales has been steadily increasing for the past six months is promising. We still have nearly a 2 years supply of homes on the market, […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Zip Code

Palazzo del Lago on Lake Butler

April 25th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The construction of Palazzo del Lago located at 9602 Chase Road in Windermere was commissioned by Bettie Whitaker who is the divorced wife of local time share tycoon David Siegel. This property built in 1994 along the shores of Lake Butler encompasses 3 stories, 20,639 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a heliport, a lavish […]

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Tags: Architecture · Luxury Homes · Places in SW Orlando

The O-Town Crib in Phillips Landing

April 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is an MTV Cribs episode featuring the humble abode of an obscure music group called O-Town who was managed by the recently imprisoned con man Lou Pearlman. The formation of the band was chronicled on the reality show Making the Band which aired on ABC. I admit I watched a few episodes simply because […]

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Tags: SW Orlando Celebrity Homes

Backyards That Add Value

April 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Backyards That Add Value

Barbara Corcoran has been showing up quite a bit lately on the Today Show with some great tips for real estate. In this segment, Corcoran suggests that a beautiful backyard can add 11% to a home’s value. I wish I agreed with her on this one, but I think she’s exaggerating here. Sure a nice […]

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Tags: Home Staging · Real Estate Tips

A Few Lists for Home

April 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on A Few Lists for Home

The List Maven Blog has lists for just about everything you can think of. It makes David Letterman’s Top 10 look like a joke. I believe lists help us make decisions. I often suggest home buyers rank properties they’ve seen and creating a list to aid in the decision process of buying a home. Here’s […]

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Tags: Real Estate Tips

Friends of Lake Apopka

April 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Friends of Lake Apopka

Friends of Lake Apopka (FOLA) has been working fastidiously to restore Lake Apopka from its pollution since the signing of the Lake Apopka Restoration Act in 1996. The groups was formed with the guidance an environmental biologist, owner of Biosphere in Winter Garden, and former president of the Friends of Wekiva named Jim Thomas and […]

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