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Entries from July 2009

Congratulations Josh and Danielle

July 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Congratulations to Josh & Danielle Rouse on their new home at Lake Olympia Club in Ocoee. Besides their last name rhyming with “house”, they were wonderful work with and I’m glad we found just the right home. This job is always rewarding when you work with people you like. I wish you lots of happy […]

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Case Shiller Points To A Turnaround

July 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Case Shiller Points To A Turnaround

The S&P Case Shiller Index numbers released today surprisingly reveals improvement in the housing market. The index is typically the most bearish of all the real estate indices, yet the numbers show prices increases in the past month. Keep in mind prices are still down year over year by 17.1%, but the numbers have improved […]

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The Joey Fatone Butler Chain Estate in Dr. Phillips

July 23rd, 2009 · 5 Comments

The Joey Fatone estate in Dr. Phillips that was featured on MTV Cribs just came up for sale today. The benihana grill with a picture of K.I.T. from Knight Rider gave it away. The tax records say it belongs to some trust but I remember watching the episode and this has got be the same […]

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Coldwell Banker Goes Techie

July 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Coldwell Banker Goes Techie

As part of Coldwell Banker’s new ad campaign On Location, the company aims to project more of an updated tech image with a new 3D logo, listing syndication, and video tours of local areas. Coldwell Banker now syndicates their listings to over 350 sites. I didn’t even know that many real estate sites existed. Now […]

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Yellow Dog Back Open

July 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

If you haven’t noticed, one of the coolest little diners in the town of Gotha, Yellow Doge Eats, is now open again. It’s been shut down for a while due to a kitchen fire but now is back up and running. I’ve been fond of this place since it was the corner country store called […]

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Braddock Park Now Open for Play

July 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I knew I’ve been noticing something different lately when driving on Winter Garden-Vineland Rd. and finally realized that there’s some new athletic fields at 13460 Lake Butler Blvd called Braddock Park. There’s something beautiful about a brand new baseball or soccer field. The red clay is still a perfectly smooth surface and the grass is […]

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Stabilization in Progress

July 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Stabilization in Progress

It appears the Orlando real estate market is stabilizing according to the numbers released this week by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. The inventory currently sits at 8 months and the number of sales have doubled since January of this year. I’m still trying to ignore the stats for the new contracts and under contract […]

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A Stable Market in SW Orlando Real Estate?

July 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on A Stable Market in SW Orlando Real Estate?

Things are looking up in the SW Orlando real estate market comprised of the following zip codes: 32819 (Dr. Phillips), 32811, 32821, 32824, 32830, 32835 (Metrowest), 32836 (Dr. Phillips), 32837(Hunters Creek), 32834, 34786(Windermere), and 34787 (Winter Garden) . There’s more sales with less time on the market and a much lower supply meaning we’re at […]

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Google Real Estate Search

July 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Google Real Estate Search

Google is becoming a part of our lives more and more. Google Docs and Calendar has made spending hundreds of dollars on Microsoft Office appalling and Google Maps makes it easier to get place. I find myself checking directions to place I’ve been going to for years and the Google directions are usually quicker. Google […]

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