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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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Tags: Short Sales

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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Tags: Market Statistics

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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Tags: Architecture · Green Homes · Places in SW Orlando

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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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

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

Lakeside Village in Windermere

January 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I’ve been hearing talk about this retail area in Windermere for a few years now and it appears that construction will begin some time soon by Boyd Development. It’s the area directly across the street from the Lakeside Condominiums on Winter Garden Vineland Road. It will be called Lakeside Village and anchored by Publix. Communities […]

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Tags: Places in SW Orlando

2010 Lakes of Windermere Home Sales

January 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Lakes of Windermere community located off of Winter Garden-Vineland Road has seen 29 sales since May 1, 2010 to present with an average price of $203,000 and median sale price of $196,000. Sale prices ranged from $169,800 to $325,000. The average square footage of homes sold was 2,468 sq. ft. and average price per […]

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Tags: Market Statistics by Neighborhood

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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New Homes in Windermere

December 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on New Homes in Windermere

It appears Toll Brothers is making their way into the semi custom home market in SW Orlando through their 2 new communities in Windermere. They’ve started construction of model homes at Bellaria and Waterstone and the pictures of the facade looks quite nice with tile roof and lots of architectural detail. I can’t wait to […]

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Tags: New Construction