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Banks Refuse to Lend Money on Orlando Condos

March 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

With the overhaul of lending requirements in recent years, it’s become nearly impossible to obtain financing on a condo in Orlando. The new guidelines outlined by Fannie Mae for 2010 eliminates virtually all condo developments in the area. Among the impossible requirements are less than 10% delinquency rates, a 51% occupancy rate (I’ve heard from […]

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Beware of Phillips Bay in Dr. Phillips

September 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Homeowners in the townhouse community of Phillips Bay in Dr. Phillips filed a lawsuit against the builder, Deluca Homes, in 2007 due to mold, missing stucco, and patios that are not structurally sound. The civil case is scheduled to be heard October 12. Deluca Homes has also built the same style of townhouses in Carriage […]

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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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$2.5 Million Renovations Underway at Windhover Condominiums

September 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

The Windhover Condomiums across the street from Universal Studios is in the middle of a $2.5 million dollar renovation. The association is making some nice improvements to the community which includes a new 5 foot wide walking area around the pond that’s been cleaned up, new pavers, new exterior paint, new screened in areas, repairs […]

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Berkshire Place Townhomes

September 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off

I just took some customers to see the townhomes at Pulte’s Berkshire Place community and I’ve got to say I was impressed. They have nice floor plans and many common upgrades such as granite counter tops, ceramic tile, designer light fixtures instead of the cheapo brass, and maple cabinets are already included. We went though […]

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A Peculiar Time for Palazzo del Lago

May 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

There’s an awfully ambitious $800 million hotel and condo project underway on a stretch of 42 acres along the shores of Lake Bryan called Palazzo del Lago. It will encompass a mix of 1,260 hotel and hotel condo units ranging from 724 sq. ft. to 1,154 sq. ft priced in the $400′s. In addition, 994 […]

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Tradewinds Condos Auction Set for March 29

March 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The condo craze in SW Orlando has officially fizzled and bargains are becoming available for the taking. The Tradewinds Condos in Metrowest still has 200 units available for sale and 100 of them will be up for auction with no minimum bid or reserve price. Now it’s not exactly like Ebay. The the seller still […]

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Intermezzo at Rialto to Be Built as Apartments Instead of Condos

November 27th, 2007 · Comments Off

The Condo Metropolis blog reports that the developers of Rialto have decided not to build condos and are replacing them with apartments. On November 5, Marcus Burke wrote in a post entitled Orlando’s Buyer Market: Game Over that ” in the Dr. Phillips area, the developers much hyped Intermezzo at Rialto shut down the sales […]

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The Rialto on Sand Lake Road Finally Begins Construction

September 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The construction of Rialto, a mixed use development of retail, office, and condominiums, is finally underway at the site of the old Days Inn on Sand Lake Rd. between Turkey Lake Rd. and Dr. Phillips Blvd.. There’s also been rumors floating around that it may include a movie theater that hasn’t been confirmed yet. The […]

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4 Homes Available in Point Cypress by Park Square Homes on Apopka Vineland

September 19th, 2007 · Comments Off

Park Square Homes has 4 inventory homes available in Point Cypress located on Apopka Vineland Rd. across from Phillips Landing at the site of the old Rinker concrete plant that was such an eye sore for a long time. This community is now on its third developer and finally something is being built here. Unicorp […]

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