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Entries from November 2008

A Grinch Dressed in Drag Tries to Rob the Metrowest Walmart

November 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A weirdo grinch dressed in drag wearing a white dress with a floral pattern and a gray wig reportedly fired two shots at the Kirkman Road Walmart near Metrowest today in an apparent attempt to the rob the money center leaving holiday shoppers scrambling for cover. I’m just glad no one got hurt. The store […]

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Tags: SW Orlando Bulletin

Fannie and Freddie Suspend Foreclosure Sales

November 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Those of you waiting for new foreclosures coming on the market may be interested in the announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be suspending foreclosure sales and evictions from the day after Thanksgiving through January of 2009. At least those unfortunate will have some relief until after the holidays. Perhaps it will spur […]

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Tags: Foreclosures

No Pools Allowed at Meadow Ridge?

November 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I ran into another local agent, Jason from Remax, and he said that there’s no pools allowed in the new Pulte development off Maguire Road in Ocoee called Meadow Ridge. I don’t know if there’s any truth to this, but if anyone knows about this, please make a comment on this post. Besides the obvious […]

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Tags: New Construction

Things to Consider Before Buying a Residential Rental Property in Today’s Market

November 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’m getting a lot of calls these days from bottom feeders looking to cash in on the declining market and I think it’s a great strategy provided they have a long enough time horizon. Many of them plan on renting the properties out until the market starts to improve, and usually shocked at the negative […]

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Tags: Real Estate Tips

November 2008 Stats for Orlando Real Estate

November 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on November 2008 Stats for Orlando Real Estate

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but I’ve been sitting in a classroom from 8 am to 6 pm this week fulfilling my continuing education requirements for my Florida real estate brokers license. I really didn’t feel like doing any posts after frying my brain for that long. I promise there will be […]

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Tags: Market Statistics

Money Magazine Predicts Another Down Year in Housing for 2009

November 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Money Magazine’s Forecast 2009: Year of the Thaw predicts another year of declining prices for housing across the country. Stephen Gandel, the author of the article, rebukes the old adage that real estate is all local and points out that the cause of the decline in housing is mainly due to the national credit crisis. […]

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Tags: Market Forecast

Floorplans for Golf Ridge, Crestivew, and Horizons at Stonebridge Place Condominiums

November 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on Floorplans for Golf Ridge, Crestivew, and Horizons at Stonebridge Place Condominiums

Pulte Homes has built these floor plans in 3 communities in Metrowest. Golf Ridge, Crestview, and Horizons and Stonebridge Place are where these floor plans can be found. The square footage on these units are 1,050 sq ft for a 2 bedroom plan and 1,206 and 1,408 for the 3 bedroom plans. They’ve been hugely […]

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Tags: SW Orlando Floor Plans