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Entries from August 2008

Case Shiller Shows Hints of Stabilization

August 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Case Shiller Shows Hints of Stabilization

David Blitzer of Standard and Poors commented that he sees hints of a bottom in the real estate market from the latest Case Shiller Index numbers released yesterday. By that he means there’s no longer an acceleration in price declines. After all, home prices are still declining. Month to month, the Tampa area which represents […]

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Tags: Market Forecast · Market Statistics

Definitions of FEMA Flood Zone Designations

August 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

A major side effect of Tropical Storm Fay to homeowners in Central Florida is flooding. Many of the homes that face flooding should have had an idea that it was possible if they simply checked the FEMA flood zones prior to purchasing their home. Flood zones are geographic areas that the FEMA has defined according […]

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First Look: Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center

August 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Mayor Buddy Dyer just revealed the first renderings of the $400 million Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center scheduled to be completed in 2012. It’ll house a 2,800 seat theater and a 1,700 seat music hall. I’m not sure if it’s worth all the tax dollars, but every big city has a nice art center. I […]

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Tropical Storm Fay Expected to Bring Much Needed Rain to Orlando

August 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Tropical Storm Fay Expected to Bring Much Needed Rain to Orlando

All of us in Orlando are preparing for the arrival of tropical storm Fay. Believe it not, I’m heading out to show homes today. It’s gonna be a bad hair day for sure. The good news is that the storm doesn’t look real intense and it’s just gonna bring some much needed rain. The Butler […]

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Communities in Dr. Phillips with Homes in the $500,000 to $900,000 Price Range

August 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Communities in Dr. Phillips with Homes in the $500,000 to $900,000 Price Range

View Larger Map The Dr. Phillips area offers plenty of choices in the $500,000 to $900,000 range. If you’re looking for larger lots Bay Hill, South Bay, North Bay, Bay Hill Cove, Torey Pines, Brentwood Club, Bristol Park, Turnberry Woods, Kilgore and Charles E Limpus Rd., Windermere Heights, and Courtleigh Park. are great choices. Bay […]

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Tags: SW Orlando Communities

Help U Sell Files for Bankruptcy

August 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Help U Sell franchise filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday according to Inman News, but the chief operating officer Ash Asensio claims the brand will survive. Asensio blames the recent downturn in the market as the culprit for the demise of the fee for service real estate company. Throughout my real estate career, I’ve […]

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Tags: Market Forecast · SW Orlando Bulletin

The Finest Homes in Dr. Phillips

August 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

View Larger Map I’ve worked with lots of buyers in the Dr. Phillips area and also encountered lots of confusion on which areas are considered to be the Dr. Phillips area and which are not, so I created this map so people can figure it out. The zip codes that make up the area are […]

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Tags: Luxury Homes · Places in SW Orlando · SW Orlando Communities

Random Thoughts on Million Dollar Listing

August 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Random Thoughts on Million Dollar Listing

I ran across an episode of Million Dollar Listing on Bravo flipping through channels the other night and of course being a real estate agent, I had to tune in. While there’s an interesting cast of characters on the show, I’ve got to say I’ve never come across any agents like these guys. Most real […]

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Secrets to an Awesome Surround Sound System

August 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Secrets to an Awesome Surround Sound System

One of the things most guys can’t wait to do after buying a new home is setting up the plasma TV and surround sound system for the home theater to watch their games and war movies. That’s what I did. CNET has this fantastic video revealing three secrets to an awesome surround sound system in […]

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Tags: Real Estate Technology

August 2008 Sales Stats for Orlando Housing

August 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on August 2008 Sales Stats for Orlando Housing

The Orlando Regional Realtor Association released the latest statistics for the real estate market in Orlando today and not a whole lot has changed. The number of closed sales and properties under contract actually dipped a little in July 2008 and the dag gone inventory saw a little tick up. The inventory is such a […]

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Tags: Market Statistics