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Entries from March 2009

Are Gators a Threat to Swimmers?

March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on Are Gators a Threat to Swimmers?

I’ve worked with quite a few buyers for lakefront properties over the years and invariably the question about the alligator population comes up, especially from those coming from up north. The answer is that there are alligators in every body of water in Central Florida, but populations vary quite a bit. Here in SW Orlando, […]

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Tags: Places in SW Orlando · SW Orlando Bulletin

Congratulations Judy

March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Congratulations Judy

Congratulations to Judy Zarnik on the purchase of her new home in Carter Glen which we got for about half the price the developer is currently selling them for…  so I think we got a good deal. Judy worked in the airline industry, so we found a place that’s close to her heart. It was […]

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Call Before You Dig

March 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Call Before You Dig

I had to locate some underground utilities at my home this past week and a little banging around on the internet showed there’s a free service to locate them. All you have to do is dial 811. Well, I dialed the number and it didn’t work. I had to dial 800-638-4097 instead, but they came […]

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Tags: Real Estate Tips

Pricing Becoming More Realistic in Winter Garden for 2009

March 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Pricing Becoming More Realistic in Winter Garden for 2009

The real estate numbers for zip code 34787 known as Winter Garden and Oakland show prices becoming more realistic in the past 12 months. As of the end of February 2009, there’s still 23.3 months of inventory on the market which is a disappointment because the number has been dropping for a while. As we […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Zip Code

Bernake Predicts the Economy Recovers in 2009

March 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Bernake Predicts the Economy Recovers in 2009

Part 1 Watch CBS Videos Online Part 2 Watch CBS Videos Online People ask me all the time when this market will turn around as if I had some crystal ball. I never answer the question, because I honestly have no clue. Any real estate professional who answers otherwise is totally full of it and […]

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Tags: Market Forecast

How Do You Qualify for an FHA Loan?

March 17th, 2009 · 5 Comments

A Guest Post by Betty Parker of Your Ultimate Finance Destination blog FHA loans or Federal Housing Administration loans are the simplest forms of mortgage loans for buying real properties. Among all mortgage loans, the eligibility criteria for an FHA loan are the easiest and necessitate lower than 5% down payment. The FHA loans are […]

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Tags: Mortgages · Real Estate Tips

Battle Between East and West at Lake Nona

March 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Orlando’s version of the East Coast West Coast battle known as the Tavistock Cup is underway today. Two of the area’s best country clubs battle it out at Lake Nona for the next two days. It’s flat out hard to get into this club tournament. If you wanna represent SW Orlando’s Isleworth, you gotta beat […]

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Tags: Events in SW Orlando · Golf in SW Orlando

Good News Bad News

March 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Good News Bad News

The Orlando Regional Realtor Association just released their latest stats for the real estate market in Orlando and 2009 seems to show a bit of an improvement from 2008 if that seems at all possible with all the stuff going on in the economy. First off, the inventory of homes on the market has dropped […]

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Reality of Virtual Worlds

March 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Reality of Virtual Worlds

I love the direction the Future of Real Estate Marketing blog is taking these days. The short film featured on the last post, Virtual Tours and Virtual Worlds, seems far fetched at first… but this presentation at the TED conference shows that it’s actually quite close to becoming a reality. The simple device featured in […]

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Virtual Tours and Virtual Worlds

March 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on Virtual Tours and Virtual Worlds

World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo. I noticed this short film on Future of Real Estate Marketing about a man who builds an idyllic virtual world for the woman he loves. It’s reported that it took film maker Bruce Branit over two years to create all the visual effect for this piece. Like any […]

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Tags: Real Estate Technology