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Entries from June 2009

2009 ICAST Coming to Orlando

June 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on 2009 ICAST Coming to Orlando

One of the cool things about living in SW Orlando is that you’re near the convention center which plays host to a myriad of industries. A convention that I’m looking forward to is ICAST 2009 on July 15-17. If you’re into fishing, then it’ll be like going through a candy store with the latest gadgets […]

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Tags: Events in SW Orlando

More on the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

June 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on More on the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

Tax economist for the National Association of Home Builders, Robert Deitz, explains the ins and out of the first time home buyer credit for 2009. The biggest revelation of this interview is that the 2009 tax credit does not have to be repaid as it was in 2008. The 2009 tax credit is also refundable […]

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Tags: Real Estate Tips

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Expiring Soon

June 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Expiring Soon

If you’re a first time home buyer and you’re a procrastinator like me, then you’ve been putting off buying a first time this year when interests rates have been the lowest in history, home prices are half of what they were a few years ago, and the government’s teasing you with an $8,000 tax credit. […]

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Tags: Real Estate Tips

Web Appeal is Today’s Curb Appeal

June 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Web Appeal is Today’s Curb Appeal

These days, home buyers are spending more time on the internet to search for properties making web appeal as important if not more important than curb appeal. A post on the Zillow blog, Web Appeal-It’s the New Curb Appeal, got me thinking about how important web appeal is becoming. The majority of home shopping begins […]

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Tags: Real Estate Technology · Real Estate Tips

Special Warranty Deed vs General Warranty Deed

June 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Special Warranty Deed vs General Warranty Deed

I’ve been selling a lot of foreclosures lately and noticed that most of the banks are conveying the property with a special warranty deed like builders often do. It’s odd because most people convey title to their property with a general warranty deed. They’re both warranty deeds, so what the hecks the difference? It sounds […]

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Not Too Far from the Bottom

June 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Not Too Far from the Bottom

The real estate market is heating up… literally. With the blazing summer heat, the real estate market in Orlando traditionally heats up alongside the rising temperatures. Really, there’s no correlation between temperature and the real estate market. It’s actually because the summer is the easiest time to move for people with kids in school. If […]

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Tags: Market Forecast

A Great Place for Sunsets

June 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The latest installment of the diners and dives series is another little secret place in SW Orlando that’s perfect for beautiful sunsets. It’s a thatch roof bar along the shores of Lake Minneola in Clermont called the Tiki Bar. You can get there by boat or car and anyone who’s been there will tell you […]

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Tags: Diners and Dives · Places in SW Orlando

Short Sales Explained from the Lender Perspective

June 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

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The Market Really is Picking Up

June 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Market Really is Picking Up

The latest statistics for the Orlando real estate market were released by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association yesterday and the best news of all is that the inventory is down to 10 months. We’re not that far off from the signal of market stabilization at the 6 month inventory level. The number of sales remained […]

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Tags: Market Statistics

Winter Garden Soul Food

June 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Winter Garden Soul Food

I keep stumbling onto these dives around town that really do have mouth watering morsels so I decided to do a series of posts about diners and dives in SW Orlando so stay tuned if you like being surprised by the food in the most surprising of atmospheres. It’s all about the food here and […]

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Tags: Diners and Dives · Places in SW Orlando