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Entries from January 2009

Average Temperatures in Paradise

January 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Average Temperatures in Paradise

One of the biggest attractions to the City Beautiful besides Walt Disney World is the great weather. Every winter, I run into snowbirds on the golf course saying it’s just another day in paradise. Orlando is a place where they can escape the cloudy weather and harsh temperatures up north except for a day like […]

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A New Way of Selling Homes in a Depressed Market

January 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Here’s a new and innovative way to sell a home. A homeowner in Edgewater, Maryland was having trouble selling his million dollar home. The depressed real estate market and shrinking paycheck created a necessity to sell, but there were not takers. So they […]

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New Listing in Sand Lake Hills

January 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on New Listing in Sand Lake Hills

I just got a new listing priced at $249,900 in the ever popular Sand Lake Hills community in Dr. Phillips. It’s quite a nice pool home located at 6210 Orange Cove Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819 with 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, and 1,833 square feet built in 1985. Wide open spaces flowing from room to room, […]

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2008 Stats for Dr. Phillips

January 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on 2008 Stats for Dr. Phillips

The 2008 statistics for the real estate market for the 32836 zip code in Dr. Phillips show some signs of improvement, but the acceleration in price declines do cause some concern about the market here. This area has always been a popular because of communities like Phillips Landing, Cypress Point, Turtle Creek, Bristol Park, Brentwood […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Zip Code

A Dark Day in the History of Ocoee

January 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

In honor of Martin Luther King day, we take a look back at a dark day in history for the city of Ocoee. It occurred on election day, 1920, when Mose Norman, a black guy attempted to vote. He wasn’t allowed, so he decided to return later that day armed with a shot gun. Mose’s […]

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Tags: Events in SW Orlando · SW Orlando Communities · SW Orlando History

Zestimate of the White House

January 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Obamas will soon be moving into their fancy new digs at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW in Washington D.C. and it’s probably one of the few homes I have zero chance of selling. The Zestimate on Zillow values the White House at a whopping $303,362,000. I’m not sure, but it’s gotta be the highest price […]

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Central Florida Commuter Rail Gets a Name

January 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Afters years of we’re gonna build it and we’re not gonna build it, the Central Florida Commuter Rail is gonna get built with the first phase connecting Debary to Sand Lake Road right here in SW Orlando. They’ve even decided on a name and a logo so there’s no turning back now. It’ll be called […]

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Stabilization for Real Estate in Orlando

January 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Orlando Regional Realtor Association just released the latest statistics for the real estate market in Orlando and they look a little better. The number of sales increased from 1,110 sales in November 2008 to 1,305 sales in December 2008 and the inventory dropped from 24,408 to 22,524. Not bad, but we’re still looking at […]

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Tags: Market Forecast · Market Statistics

Winter Garden Real Estate Stats in 2008

January 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Winter Garden Real Estate Stats in 2008

The real estate market in zip code 34787 which encompasses Winter Garden and Oakland has been showing signs of steady improvement. The number of homes for sale has dropped from 716 a year ago and 764 15 months ago to 663 homes as of November 2008 with the number of homes sold steadily increasing from […]

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A Goodbye to a Dear Old Friend

January 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

My heart’s been heavy this past week because many of us lost a dear old friend this past week. I feel so fortunate to have known Barbara Brady. She’s the original Southwest Orlando specialist and an guardian angel to me. She’s been my mentor into the real estate business, but most of all one of […]

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