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Entries from February 2011

Tips for Selling Your Home

February 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Tips for Selling Your Home

In a recent Today Show appearance, Barbara Corcoran recently gave 5 great tips for selling your home. The real estate market is sluggish until after Super Bowl Sunday, so February is a great time to put your home on the market Price your home 10% to 15% below the competition Do a home inspection and […]

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Florida Economic Forecast 2011

February 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The latest forecast for the economy in Florida shows signs of improvement, but a long ways from recovery. Sean Snaith, professor of economics at the University of Central Florida, uses the analogy of a hangover being in direct proportion to the partying the night before. He notes that a recession occurs in a typical business […]

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Has Orlando Real Estate Hit Bottom?

February 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Orlando Regional Realtor Association released their latest statistics for the housing market in Orlando this past week which shows a slight decline in market for the first month of 2011. Orlando saw 1,950 sales in January 2011 which is a marked improvement from January 2010 which saw 1,820 sales, but month to month saw […]

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Mortgage Delinquency Rates Fall

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on Mortgage Delinquency Rates Fall

Mortgage delinquency rates have fallen to it’s lowest level since early 2008, but properties in the foreclosure crisis have jumped substantially. Hopefully, these numbers are signaling a return a real estate market with less influence from bank owned properties. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Palazzo Nobiliare on the Butler Chain

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Palazzo Nobiliare on the Butler Chain

One of my favorite homes on the Butler Chain has just come on the market at $8 million. It’s not like I can afford it, but someone will end with quite a special place if they buy this masterpiece that replicates a Tuscan estate on a one of a kind peninsula on Lake Down. The […]

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Tags: Architecture · Luxury Homes

Home Sales in Ocoee for 2010

February 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on Home Sales in Ocoee for 2010

The city of Ocoee, FL, zip code 34761, has seen a pretty steady rise in the real estate market throughout 2010. The number of sales ranged from 35-70 sales a month and December 2010 resulted in 55 sales. Inventory levels have ranged from 2.7 months to 6.7 months with current inventory based on closed sales […]

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Plans for the Future from Mayor Teresa Jacobs

February 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on Plans for the Future from Mayor Teresa Jacobs

Many people may now know, but Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacob’s political career launched right here in SW Orlando between Dr. Phillips and Metrowest. When it became time to reroute one of the main arteries in the area, namely Apopka Vineland Road, she got all the homeowner’s associations to work together which resulted in one […]

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New American Home on Lake Davis

February 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on New American Home on Lake Davis

The New American Home for 2011 has just been revealed on the shores of Lake Davis near downtown Orlando. The architecture is said to be Greek Revival, but to me appears more like the 20’s period mansions found in south Florida cities like Palm Beach and Miami. I’ve seen quite a few homes in the […]

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Tags: Architecture · Green Homes · Homes of the Future · Luxury Homes

Price Reduced in Stonebridge Reserve

February 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Price Reduced in Stonebridge Reserve

This beautiful corner condo located at 3362 Robert Trent Jones Drive #303, Orlando, FL 32835 in Stonebridge Reserve has just been reduced and ready to sell so hurry. The community is also Fannie Mae approved so financing is not an issue in this building. Reduced Price: $189,900 3 bedrooms & 2 baths 2,129 square feet […]

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