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Real Estate News for Dr. Phillips, Windermere, Gotha, Celebration, Winter Garden, Ocoee, Clermont, Metrowest

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Entries from August 2009

11 Most Expensive Homes in 2009

August 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on 11 Most Expensive Homes in 2009

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Tags: Luxury Homes

2009 Sales Stats for Orange Tree

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on 2009 Sales Stats for Orange Tree

View Orange Tree in a larger map Orange Tree is a guard gated private golf community in the heart of Dr. Phillips. It’s a wonderful neighborhood and golf club. There’s been 10 sales so far in 2009 with prices ranging from $253,000 to $453,000. The average selling price was $339,544 with the average square footage […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Neighborhood

Back to School

August 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Back to School

School starts in SW Orlando today, so I’ll share one of my favorite back to school moves… the Triple Lindy.

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Update on Glenmuir

August 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Update on Glenmuir

View Glenmuir in a larger map There’s been decent activity in the community of Glenmuir located between C.R. 535 and Chase Rd. in Windermere with 8 sales in past 4 months ranging from $183,500 to $405,000 and it’s been taking an average of 107 days on the market. The ever popular price per square foot […]

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Shadow Inventory

August 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Shadow Inventory

The statistics for real estate in Orlando has been showing steady signs of improvment, but is this improvement for real? One of the most promising statistics is the reduction in inventory to near stable levels at just over 8 months. There’s been a lot of talk of a shadow inventory that’s been created by the […]

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Tags: Market Forecast · Market Statistics

Real Estate Stats for Orange County

August 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Real Estate Stats for Orange County

Trendgraphix just released their latest number for Orange County Florida and their numbers tell a similar story of improvement like the numbers recently released by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. While prices are still declining, they’re falling at a slower rate. The number of sales on the other hand have risen 66% compared to the […]

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Far Out Film Festival in Winter Garden

August 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Far Out Film Festival in Winter Garden

Far out man. The Global Peace Film Festival is returning to Orlando for the 7th time on September 22-27 spreading the message of peace through international films striving to make a difference in the world. The event kicks off with a peace street parade as well as a pet parade in Baldwin Park. The historic […]

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Improvement Continues

August 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Improvement Continues

The Orlando Regional Realtor Association released their numbers for the Orlando real estate market today which confirms the trend toward stabilization with the inventory hovering around 8 months and about 30% more sales than the same time last year. The most active price range was between $100,000 and $250,000 which raises the question of how […]

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Congratulations to Justin and Laura

August 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Congratulations to Justin and Laura Smith on their first home. Their mortgage payment is less than what they were paying for in a 700 square foot apartment and they get $8,000 from the government. On top of that, they get to write off all the interest and closing costs. Any way you slice it, it’s […]

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The Golf Channel and New York Times Comments on Ginn

August 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

One of the most commented posts on this blog has been about the lawsuit against Bobby Ginn, the developer of Reunion Resort and Bella Collina. All I did was summarize an article in the local newspaper, but I get calls to remove that post from other Realtors and consumers constantly. I always reply by asking […]

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