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Entries from September 2009

Westover Reserve Floor Plans

September 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Westover Reserve Floor Plans

The gated community of Westover Reserve in Windermere offers custom homes starting in the low $500’s in today’s market. It’s one of the only communities in this price range where all the homes are custom because it was built before it became popular for national builders to turn out a semi custom product. With this […]

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Monsters and Golf?

September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Monsters and Golf?

There’s a new attraction here in Winter Garden that combines monsters and miniature golf apply named Monster Mini Golf. It’s a certainly a new twist on golf that makes the game fun for the entire family. It’s been open at the 1297 Winter Garden Vineland Road location since June and sure to be hit among […]

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2009 Sales in Phillips Landing

September 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

View Phillips Landing in a larger map Phillips Landing is the closest guard gated community to Restaruant Row besides Vizcaya. While Vizcaya is closer, Phillips Landing offers homes on lots larger than Vizcaya. Phillips Landing has 3 distinct villages with the most affordable in Heritage Bay with homes built by Park Square Homes, slightly higher […]

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Southwest Fall Festival Set for October

September 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Southwest Fall Festival Set for October

The annual Southwest Fall Festival returns in 2009 at the Holy Family Catholic Church on October 15-18 bringing the carnival atmosphere to residents of SW Orlando. It brings in an estimated 10,000 people each year to raise money for the church. It’s a great night out for the entire family right here in our back […]

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FHA Approved Condos in SW Orlando

September 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

There’s been a big push among lenders for the FHA home loan. The advantage of this product is that it allows a buyer to get into a home with as little as 3% down. It’s really a nice choice for a loan, but it can be difficult to obtain if you’re looking for a condo. […]

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September 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Stabilization

The Orlando Regional Realtor Association just released the latest figures for the Orlando real estate market and things are looking up. The inventory of homes on the market dropped again to 16,361 from the 17,231 in the previous month meaning there’s just shy of 8 months of supply. A stable market typically has 7 to […]

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What The Heck is a Short Sale?

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on What The Heck is a Short Sale?

One misconception I’ve been running into with the public is what the heck a “short sale” really is. They’re a part of the real estate landscape these days and there’s plenty of them for sale in SW Orlando. When a listing mentions a short sale, it means the seller owes more than the asking price. […]

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