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Entries from May 2009

Windermere Wakefest 2009

May 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Windermere Wakefest 2009

The annual Windermere Wake Fest took place last month on April 4th and 5th at Camp Down as part of the Festival Among the Lakes celebration. It’s considered to be the first pro level wakeboard contest of the year and the pros brought their sickest bag of tricks for this event. The week long festival […]

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Tags: Events in SW Orlando

Closing Escrow

May 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

I guess I’m on a comedy kick lately. I just came across this funny parody of real estate agents on my facebook page called Closing Escrow and couldn’t stop laughing.

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Tags: Real Estate Oddities · Videos About Real Estate

A Free Lamp for Scoop Readers

May 20th, 2009 · 8 Comments

I want to thank everyone for checking out the Scoop the past couple of years, so I teamed up with CSN Lighting to give away this gorgeous lamp designed by Carolyn Kinder for free. It’s beautiful with it’s light bronze finish, black matte accents, and Sienna crackle fabric bell shade. It’s been crafted by the […]

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Tags: Home Staging

Torey Pines Market Analysis

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Torey Pines Market Analysis

The community of Torey Pines in Dr. Phillips has seen 5 sales in the past 12 months with an average price of $541,200. The average size of homes solds was 3,470 square feet and it took an average of 194 days on market to sell. The average price per square foot was $161. Currently, there’s […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Neighborhood

Play at Grand Cypress for Only $69

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Play at Grand Cypress for Only $69

One of the most fantastic places in SW Orlando that gets forgotten about is the Grand Cypress Resort with 45 beautifully designed holes by the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus. I’ve played golf all over the world and it’s one of my favorite courses. Typically, you have to be a guest at the resort and pay […]

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Tags: Golf in SW Orlando

The Joys of Being a Landlord

May 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Joys of Being a Landlord

Being a landlord can be a glorious experience at times. I manage 3 retail centers and let me know tell you, there’s always something broken and rent that’s past due. Every once in a while you need to make light of the situation and this little video put me on the ground laughing. The Landlord […]

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Tags: Real Estate Oddities · Videos About Real Estate

Real Estate in Orlando Continues Improvement

May 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Orlando Regional Realtor Association released their latest stats for the real estate market here in Orlando today and this past month shows a continuation of the improvement that we’ve been seeing throughout 2009. The number of sales have been on the rise with inventory levels dropping which is what I’ve been looking for a […]

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Tags: Market Statistics

Update for Reunion and Bella Collina

May 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

One of the most popular posts on this blog has been about the lawsuit against Bobby Ginn, the developer of Reunion Resort and Bella Collina in Central Florida. I noticed a blog that started in late 2008 focused mainly on the Ginn lawsuit called the Ginn Investor News and Litigation and thought I’d share with […]

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Tags: Golf in SW Orlando · SW Orlando Bulletin

Thrilling Rides in SW Orlando

May 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I was out showing some properties to Joshua & Danielle Rouse this week and they told me they were off to SeaWorld to check out some new roller coaster called Manta. Apparently, you ride this sucker horizontally and not in a seat like traditional coasters so you really feel like you’re flying like Superman or […]

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Tags: Events in SW Orlando · New Construction · Places in SW Orlando · SW Orlando Bulletin

Fewer Entries for the Parade in 2009

May 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Fewer Entries for the Parade in 2009

The 2009 Parade of Homes got underway yesterday here in Orlando and it’s not much of a surprise that this year’s parade has a lot less homes and communities participating especially here in Dr. Phillips and Windermere. After all, home prices are now below replacement cost so there’s not much incentive to build these days. […]

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Tags: Events in SW Orlando · New Construction