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Entries from May 2008

The Rialto & Dellagio Nearing Completion

May 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Dellagio and Rialto are two of the most anticipated projects under construction on Sand Lake Road in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando. Dellagio, projected to for completion in October 2008, will feature a man made lake that will be surrounded by themed restaurants and boutiques. Some residential townhouses are also included in the […]

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Tags: New Construction · Places in SW Orlando · Real Estate Photogrpahy · SW Orlando Bulletin

Celebration Real Estate Market Update for 2008

May 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Celebration Real Estate Market Update for 2008

The real estate market in zip code 34747 commonly known as Celebration, FL seems to be mirroring the trends throughout Central Florida with the number of sales steadily increasing. In fact, the number of sales in Celebration has increased for 5 straight month and 20 more sales took place than this time last year. The […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Zip Code

Wood Frame vs Concrete Block Construction Part I

May 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Homes in SW Orlando are either built with concrete block construction or wood frame construction. Many buyers prefer concrete block construction but is this preference valid? Actually, wood frame construction is more labor intensive and requires more skill with framing and trim work. It also provides better insulation and you don’t get those pesky settlement […]

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The Case Shiller Index Shows The Worst Price Declines Ever Recorded

May 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Case Shiller Index Shows The Worst Price Declines Ever Recorded

The S&P Case Shiller Index numbers were released today and it shows home prices across the country fell 14% which is the largest decline ever recorded. The index tracks 20 metropolitan areas to gain perspective on the housing market as a whole in the United States. The Tampa metropolitan area represents Orlando and it showed […]

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Don’t Hide Your Home

May 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Don’t Hide Your Home

This episode of Secrets That Sell illustrates a few key things to keep in mind when preparing to put your home on the market. The biggest point of the video is not to hide your home with clutter and personal items. You want potential buyers walking through to be able to imagine their stuff in […]

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Tags: Home Staging

Real Estate Market in Ocoee Making Headway Towards a Balanced Market

May 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Real Estate Market in Ocoee Making Headway Towards a Balanced Market

The real estate market for 2008 in the zip code 34761 commonly known as the city of Ocoee looks to be coming into a balance with the average price of homes sold which stands at $277,000 and average price of homes for sale currently standing at $280,000 nearly identical. Sellers are becoming realistic about expectations […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Zip Code

Pearlman Gets 25 Years in Prison

May 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Pearlman Gets 25 Years in Prison

photo courtesy of the Chicago Tribune Local celebrity/con man, Lou Pearlman, received the maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison today for scamming banks and investors out of $300 million. He’s most famous for creating The Backstreet Boys and N Sync out of his home in Windermere but now he’s more known for his […]

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Vizcaya Lakefront Home Plans

May 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Vizcaya Lakefront Home Plans

Here’s a few floor plans of the Estate Homes on Big Sand Lake at Vizcaya. It’s one of the newest and sought after communities in the Dr. Phillips area. Quite a few of the properties are 3 stories which is a rarity in these parts. They all have stunning Mediterranean flair but I still haven’t […]

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Tags: SW Orlando Floor Plans

Literally Living in a Shell

May 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Literally Living in a Shell

If you’re one of those people who’d like to consider your house a work of art, you may be interested in the Nautilus House created by bioarchitect Javier Senosiain in 2006. It truly is a work of art, although you may want to make a little less of a statement. It’s definitely not gonna go […]

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Tags: Architecture · Real Estate Oddities

Real Estate Market Looking Up in Winter Garden

May 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Real Estate Market Looking Up in Winter Garden

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but as these numbers indicate, things are busier for the real estate market here. The city of Winter Garden, zip code 34787, is seeing a nice improvement. The number of sales have increased for 5 straight months and definitely showing a steady trend up. The average price per […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Zip Code