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Home Sales in Marblehead for 2011

June 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Home Sales in Marblehead for 2011

The community of Marblehead located off Edgewood Ranch Road near the Metrowest area offers spacious lots, modern floor plans, and convenient living. I’ve always thought of this community as a place where you get a lot for your money. So far in 2011, there’s been 6 sales in Marblehead with an average price $218,500 and […]

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Congratulations to Bill & Reema

June 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Congratulations to Bill & Reema

Congrats to Bill & Reema H. on their new home in Dr. Phillips. They’re one of my favorite customers although they’re quite demanding. One of the most satisfying things about real estate is helping people change their lives no matter how much work it takes. Many well wishes in your new home and I’m sure […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

June 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Watch CBS News Videos Online A lot of homeowners here in Dr. Phillips and Windermere as well as the rest of the nation who bought their home during the boom years have quite a bit of negative equity in their home. The options are to ride it out until we see 2007 prices, or just […]

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Inventory Drops for the 10th Straight Month in Orlando

June 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments

The big story lately in the real estate market here in Orlando is the downward trend for inventory levels. For the 10th straight month, the number of homes for sale has dropped yet again. The number of homes for sale stood at 15,963 in May 2010 and now stands at 10,969 which represents at 31% […]

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The Original Green Builder

May 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Making a living doing real estate usually means you have some appreciation for the art and beauty in architecture. I’ve gotta admit there’s always been a fascination with the emotions that architecture can pull out of ya. It just occurred to me that the largest collection of arguably the best architect of all time, Frank […]

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Golf in SW Orlando

March 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on Golf in SW Orlando

One of the perks of living in SW Orlando is the vast choices of world class golf in the area. I’ve been playing golf for quite some time and still haven’t played all of them although I’ve been giving it a good effort. There’s so many course that I’ve never really joined a club because […]

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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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Dr. Phillips Mansion of Frank Viola For Sale

January 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Dr. Phillips Mansion of Frank Viola For Sale

The Dr. Phillips mansion on the Butler Chain of Lakes owned by the former Cy Young award winning pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, Frank Viola, has recently come on the market and the price has been reduced to a cool $12,900,000. It features a maze of equestrian complexes, 6 Bedrooms, 6.5 Bathrooms, 11,443 square feet […]

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Best of SW Orlando 2011

January 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on Best of SW Orlando 2011

The Southwest Orlando Bulletin recently released their Best of Southwest list for 2011 and Windermere was voted a better place to live than Dr. Phillips. I’m sure the residents of Dr. Phillips has something to say about that. I’d say they’re both great places and can’t say which one is better. For a more urban […]

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Real Estate Statistics for Dr. Phillips

January 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The 2010 real estate sales numbers for the 32819 zip code in Dr. Phillips are unfortunately a little worse. Home sales are down 30% with only 47 sales in December 2010  compared to 68 sales in December 2009. Popular communities in this zip code in Dr. Phillips include: Bay Hill, Orange Tree, Torey Pines, Kensington […]

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