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Entries from April 2009

Get an Ivey League Education for Free

April 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

There’s always been a strong correlation between price appreciation for residential real estate and quality of the school district, but perhaps this relationship will weaken in the future. Why do you say that you ask…. I say this because I ran across this new site called YouTube EDU where you can watch lectures from schools […]

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Tags: Market Statistics · Schools

Housing Market in Orlando to Hit Bottom in 2009

April 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economice Competitiveness recently released their quarterly forecast which surprisingly reveals some promising facts about the housing market. They predict a bottom to the housing market in the second quarter of 2009. Amazingly, housing starts are 87% below the peak levels we experienced just a few years ago. They […]

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Tags: Market Forecast · Market Statistics · Mortgages · Places in SW Orlando

Stunning Windsor Landing Pool Home

April 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here’s a new pool home for sale that’s sure to impress at $379,990. It’s located at 238 Sagecrest Drive, Ocoee, FL  34761 in gated Windsor Landing. It’s got Mediterranean flair with tile roof and it’s impeccably maintained. This Sandestin model by Beazer Homes has 4 beds, 3 baths, 2,513 square feet, formal living/dining, exquisite master […]

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Tags: Featured Homes

Surprise, Chinese Drywall Stinks

April 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I got an email about Chinese drywall from my boss today and at first, I deleted it thinking the Chinese are making everything these days. It seems like everything I own from the cheap tools I got at Wal Mart to my Nike shoes seems to be coming out of this place. So when I […]

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Tags: Luxury Homes · Mortgages · New Construction · Real Estate Oddities · Real Estate Tips · SW Orlando Bulletin

Inventory Now Below 12 Months in Orange County

April 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on Inventory Now Below 12 Months in Orange County

The real estate market in Orange County mirrors the improvements shown in the Orlando MSA with the number of sales increasing and declining inventory. It’s just what the doctor ordered. I sure hope this trend continues. Probably the best news is that the inventory is less than a year now and currently stands at 11.9 […]

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Tags: Market Statistics

Homes Sales on the Rise in Orlando

April 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Homes Sales on the Rise in Orlando

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to write about some improvements in the real estate market here in Orlando and it’s finally time. The Orlando Regional Realtor Association just released their stats for the first quarter of 2009 and shows a healthy boost in home sales. 1,653 homes sold in March 2009 […]

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Tags: Market Statistics


April 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Easter bunny will be hard at work this week hiding those treasured decorated eggs for all the good kids in SW Orlando. One of the stops will be at the Dr. Phillips Community Park on Saturday, April 11th at 1:00 pm with Big Sand Lake providing the perfect backdrop to a fun family afternoon. […]

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Tags: Events in SW Orlando

Beauty in Vizcaya

April 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Hey guys, I’ve just listed a knock out town house in guard gated Via Bella Notte at Vizcaya for $342,000 at 8314 Via Verona, Orlando, FL  32836. It’s 3 beds and 2.5 baths with 2,060 square feet and pretty nice open views out da back. On top of that, beautiful window treatments, crown molding, wainscoting, […]

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Tags: Featured Homes

Coldwell Banker Home Search on Microsoft Surface

April 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Coldwell Banker Home Search on Microsoft Surface

Coldwell Banker just developed a new home search app for the Microsoft Surface which is not available yet, but hopefully there’s a release in the near future. This technology is right around the corner and you’ll be able to harness the power of your PC on everyday appliances like coffee tables, refrigerators, etc. Being a […]

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Tags: Real Estate Technology