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Entries from June 2008

Buy a House Including the Wife or Is It Buy a Wife Including the House?

June 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I can’t figure out if this is a clever marketing scheme or a wacky idea. A real estate agent named Deven Trabosh is including herself in the sale price of her home in Palm Beach Gardens on Ebay and Craigslist. The headline on the ad reads “Mary a Princess Lost in America”. Bidding starts at […]

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Tags: Real Estate Oddities

Case-Shiller Shows Necessary Price Declines

June 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Case-Shiller Index numbers were released yesterday and the 20 city index showed record declines again. The 15.3% change is the fifth largest ever recorded. The 10 city index showed an ever bigger decline of 16.3% and worst decline was in Miami with 26.7%. The metropolitan area of Tampa represents Orlando and the rest of […]

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Tags: Market Statistics

Home Sales Stats for Bristol Park in Dr. Phillips

June 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Home Sales Stats for Bristol Park in Dr. Phillips

Bristol Park is one of the most popular communities in Dr. Phillips. It’s one of those neighborhoods everyone asks about when they start looking for homes in the area. The convenient location, spacious lots, and the mix of beautiful custom homes appeal to a lot of buyers in the $500,000 price range. There’s been 7 […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Neighborhood

The Henry Nehrling Society

June 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

A Wisconsin schoolteacher named Henry Nehrling purchased 40 acres of land in the Town of Gotha in 1885 to grow tropical and sub-tropical plants outside year round. He was also a horticulturalist, an ornithologist, and his Palm Cottage Gardens on Hempel Avenue was a popular tourist destination at the turn of the century which had […]

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Tags: Places in SW Orlando · SW Orlando History

Google Maps Street View Now Available for Much of SW Orlando

June 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Google Maps Street View Now Available for Much of SW Orlando

It looks like the Dr. Phillips and Windermere areas are finally gaining some prominence on Google Maps. They’ve recently added the super cool Street View feature for much of SW Orlando. It seems like they’ve covered most of the area, but the gated communities are excluded. You can virtually walk through any street with this […]

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Tags: Real Estate Technology · Real Estate Tips · SW Orlando Bulletin

Congratulations on Your First Home

June 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Congratulations to Nick and Christina Lepp on their first home ever in Rose Hill Groves. It was wonderful working with you guys and I hope to assist you in the future. Nick is a die hard Boston Red Sox fan and I’ve never seen him without his favorite hat on. Christina is a New York […]

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New Property for Sale in Stonebridge Commons

June 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

6453 Alcalde Ct. #108, Orlando, FL 32835 Stonebridge Commons/Metrowest Priced to sell at $199,000 Features Include: 2 Bedrooms + Den 2 Full Baths 1,857 Square Feet Year Built: 2005 by Pulte Homes 1 Car Garage Vaulted Ceilings Spacious Living Spaces Formal Dining Room Security System Surround Sound Prewire Solid Surface Countertops Raise Panel Cherry Wood […]

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Tags: Featured Homes

Brentwood Club Sales Stats

June 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Brentwood Club Sales Stats

Brentwood Club is a quaint community of custom homes with tile roofs and more spacious lots located south of Sand Lake Rd. on Apopka Vineland Rd. in the Dr. Phillips area. Most of the homes here were built in the early to mid 90’s and feature quite a variety of floor plans. All I know […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Neighborhood

Whole Foods on Sand Lake Opens June 25

June 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

All of us in Dr. Phillips and Windermere have been awaiting the opening of Whole Foods on Sand Lake Rd. and Turkey Lake Rd.. I noticed this sign driving by this weekend and it looks like the grand opening is June 25, 2008. I love this place. There’s a Whole Foods within walking distance from […]

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Tennis Anyone?

June 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Tennis Anyone?

There’s a new club in town called Southwest Orlando Tennis (SWOT) that meets Monday nights at the Lake Cane Tennis Center on Turkey Lake Road. It looks like a good way to find someone that can play on your skill level which makes the game that much more fun. I’ve played tennis competitively from my […]

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