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As some of you may know, the National Training Center here in Clermont Florida is a pretty big deal. Some people may not know it, but people from all over the world come to Clermont Florida to train at the National Training Center. In fact, the following medalists from the past Summer Olympics train at the NTC: Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Kellie Wells, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Keston Bledman and Samantha Henry-Robinson. The National Training Center is conducting another event on January 26, 2013 that could showcase some of college football's future stars. The event is the Central Florida High School Football Combine.    Just another reason why Clermont Florida is THE place to live and train. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Clermont Florida, I would love to assist you. Feel fre...
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314 Bloxam Ave. Clermont, Florida 34711 Platinum International Realty Group LLC has just listed the following property:         This is a cute 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with 1328 square feet. Fenced Yard. Formal Dining Room. New Air Conditioner and Air Conditioner Duct Work in 2010. New Electrical Work in 2010. If you are looking for a great priced home with NO HOA, this is the home for you. You will be hard pressed to find another home like this in Clermont Florirda under $100,000. Call today for your appointment.   
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By Johnny Davis, Where SOLD Happens!
Arrowtree Reserve Clermont Florida Why Do People Live Here? Arrowtree Reserve is a beautiful community of custom built homes located on the outskirts of Clermont Florida. If Arrowtree Reserve doesn't look like your average Clermont, Florida neighborhood, it's because it isn't. The homes in this neighborhood are single family homes and are typically on 1+ acres lots. With this kind of acreage, it will seem like you are in the country, but realistically, you are only minutes from shopping, restaurants, movie theater, parks and trails. Arrowtree Reserve is also conveniently located to the Florida Turnpike.     Looking For A Home In Arrowtree Reserve? Interested in homes for sale in Arrowtree Reserve? Click that link to see all of the available homes in this part of Clermont.   What's The N...
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By Johnny Davis, Where SOLD Happens!
  There were 86 Single Family Homes Sold in Clermont Florida (Zip Code 34711) in December 2012. Another good month for traditional sales. The non distressed sale continues to dominate the Clermont Florida Real Estate Market. If you look at the stats below, traditinal sales also went up in price as well. The market is continuing to move to a sellers market. REO/Bank Owned sales continues a downward trend, which is very good for the traditional seller. Closed Short Sales stayed pretty steady. With the Debt Forgiveness Act Extended, I look for short sales to slow down a bit due to lenders not being under pressure now to close them as fast. Below are the average statistics: REO/Bank Owned:  $141,744.00 or $62.15 per sq. ft. Short Sale: $175,117.00 or $74.60 per sq. ft. Traditional Sale: $2...
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By Johnny Davis, Where SOLD Happens!
Crescent Lake Club is a community of 145 homesites located off of Lakeshore Drive in Clermont Florida. Crescent Lake Club is located close to HWY 27, which gives residents easy access to restaurants, shopping and the movie theater. The first homes built in Crescent Lake Club were built in 1997. The newest house built in Crescent Lake Club was in 2005. Home square footage in this community can range from 1688 to 3579. Homes in this community are typically over $200,000. Many homes in this community have a lake view.  Crest Lake Club has a very affordable HOA of only $381.00 per year. All residents of Crescent Lake Club have access to the community boat ramp as well as lake access. You can enjoy the lifestyle of lake front living without having to pay the premium for lake frontage.  There...
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By Johnny Davis, Where SOLD Happens!
Susan's Landing is an exclusive, gated community in Clermont Florida. Susan's Landing is located off of Lakeshore Drive. The price range for Susan's Landing is the mid to low $200,000's.   Susan's Landing has a HOA Fee of $318.25 per quarter. This HOA Fee includes the following: Community Boat Ramp, Dock, Gated Community, Storage and Lake Access.  There were 6 houses sold in Susan's Landing in 2012. The lowest was one of the smaller models, a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, 1995 square foot home with no pool. This home sold for $203,000. The highest was a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2183 square foot home with no pool. This home sold for $254,899. It is good to note that this house was built in 2012. The majority of houses in Susan's Landing were built in 1999-early 2000's.This is a very sought after c...
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By Michael Kara, Central Florida Short Sale Expert
(RE/MAX Exclusive Collection)
To See Available Listings in Clermont, Please Visit Our Site! Over the past decade, Clermont has become a real presence within the Florida real estate market. Aside from offering countless highly desirable luxury homes and having undergone huge commercial growth, a lot of the extra attention on this area can be attributed to its unbeatable location, sitting at the entrance to three of Florida’s most convenient highways: US 27, the Florida Turnpike and Highway 50. What residents also rave about in the Clermont area is the the luscious rolling hills, the historic and scenic Downtown Clermont, the beautiful spring fed Clermont Chain of Lakes, and the distinguished local golf courses at the King’s Ridge Golf Club and the Legends Golf and Country Club.The Clermont Chain of Lakes measures in ...
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By Johnny Davis, Where SOLD Happens!
Today was kind of a slow day, so I decided to just drive around Clermont Florida and enjoy the winter (well I say winter, I was actually in jeans and a tshirt) weather. I took a few pictures while I was out. Hope you enjoy them.   This is Lake Minneola. One of several lakes in the Clermont Chain of Lakes. The tall white thing you see sticking up is the Citrus Tower. It was one of Lake County's first "attraction". The white sandy area to the right is Jaycee Beach. There they have grills for cooking out, playground, volleyball nets and a covered pavilion. The Clermont Trail, which has 26 miles and runs to Apopka, starts right around here.   This picture just makes me smile. I love Clermont and the lakes we get to enjoy. So peaceful. There is so much blue in this picture that it almost doe...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
 The smallest Grinches can be the Grinchiest   How The Grinch Stole Clermont's Gifts The smallest Grinches can be the Grinchiest   As many of you might have already heard...or seen, folks here in the Clermont area have fallen victim to a real-life Grinch. This is no sympathetic, Seussian-type Grinch, either- rather a neighborhood kid heading down thuggery's road unless someone steps in to keep things in check.   Note to you, Clermont Police and Lake County Sheriff's Department: all of our "big" thieves got their start somewhere, too.   On a side note: Can we get rid of the ridiculous "alleged"? If I see a little Grinch of a kid stealing packages, I'm calling her a little Grinchy kid that steals packages- no "alleged" to it! The smallest Grinches can be the Grinchiest
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If you are like most people, you want to lose a few pounds, but you have a hard time getting motivated to actually do something. Well, here is your motivation:   $5,000 to lose some weight? How is that for motivation? If you are in the Clermont or Minneola area, this is a GREAT opportunity for you to get started being healthy and getting in shape. Find a friend or family member and get signed up. Enjoy your holiday's and spend the rest of December working on your BEFORE picture!! Good luck Clermont!!   If you are looking to BUY OR SELL you South Lake County home, please contact me or visit my website: Platinum International Realty Group LLC.
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By Johnny Davis, Where SOLD Happens!
Is Clermont Florida a safe area? I hear it all the time. I also hear "is this place a safe area". "Is that place a safe area". I understand your concerns. If I was moving to a new area, I would want to know those answers as well. However, I can't tell you if an area is safe or not. Even if I could, I probably wouldn't. Some things, you just have to do the research yourself. What is safe to me, might not be safe to you. Also, I might think an area is safe one day and then something happens the next day.  So, what can YOU do to find out if an area is safe. RESEARCH. Simple as that. Here are a few ways to help you with your research.   1.) Clermont Florida Crime Map- Click this link and put in the address of the house your are interested in. (I don't guarantee the accuracy of this website,...
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By Johnny Davis, Where SOLD Happens!
The South Lake Historical Society will be giving lantern tours of the decorated houses of the Historic Village in Clermont. Let me try and read your mind. First, you probably thought, "We have a Historic Village In Clermont?". Secondly, you probably heard "lantern tour" and thought of this:   Come on people, it's Christmas, don't think like that. Well, I guess this could be the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present or Future. Nevertheless, I can assure you...well, almost assure you that the lantern tours will not have a ghost. Anyways, let's get back on track. This post is going nowhere...FAST!! The South Lake Historical Society runs the Historic Village in Clermont. The Historic Village consists of the train depot (built in 1925), Kern House, Townsend House, Cooper Library and the Quonset H...
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By Johnny Davis, Where SOLD Happens!
Nice picture right? Wouldn't it be nicer if this was your back yard? With your boat or sea doo? Can you imagine all of the great family activities that you would enjoy out on the water? One of the great things about living in Clermont is that we have a ton of lakes. What does a ton of lakes mean for you? It means that we have a lot of homes that are on lakes. What lake do you want to live on? Lake Minneola? Lake Susan? Lake Louisa? Lake Minnehaha? Lake Winona? Lake Hiawatha? Lake Palatlakaha? In some communities, where they have one or two lakes, lakefront homes are extremely expensive. Here in Clermont, they are a little bit more affordable. If you can't find a lakefront home in Clermont that you like, try the surrounding areas: Minneola, Groveland or maybe even Leesburg. Bottom line,...
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By Johnny Davis, Where SOLD Happens!
  Congratulations are in order for Charles Broadway, who will be officially sworn in tonight as the Clermont Police Department Police Chief.  Chief Broadway started his career with the New York City Police Deparment and was one of the officers assigned to go through the debris of the World Trade Center. If you would like to learn more about Chief Broadway, the South Lake Press had a nice little write up on him earlier. Click here. Prayers are with you Chief Broadway as you take on this large task.
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Legends Golf And Country Club in Clermont Florida is one of the most sought after communities in all of Lake County.  This GATED community has 867 total homes spread out over 5 neighborhoods: Nottingham at Legends, Beacon Ridge at Legends, Bridgestone at Legends, Carrington at Legends and Dearcroft at Legends.  The Master Dues for Legends Golf And Country Club is $199.00 per month. Each neighborhood has additional monthly dues: Nottingham- $23.00  Beacon Ridge- $19.75 Bridgestone- $25.00 Carrington- $62.59 Dearcroft- $23.00 Cable T.V., Internet and Phone are included with these monthly dues. Residents of Legends Golf And Country Club also get to enjoy an onsite restaurant, fitness center, spa, outdoor pool, tennis courts, basketball courts and a 10,000 square foot community center. Last...
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I'm sure by now, most cities have one. That one guy who is extremely talented in making Christmas lights. Here is Clermont Florida, we have Jay. You've seen people who light up their houses and make them dance, but this guy lights up Clermont's Citrus Tower. Yeah, I said it, a tower. 226 feet high. This tower:   I would encourage you to check this out. The lights dance to Christmas music. After you're done watching, buy a ticket and ride to the top of the tower and take a look. It's breathtaking. The show starts every night during the holiday's at 6:00PM and ends at 9:00PM. If I haven't convinced you yet to go see this show. Take a look at this video I did from last year.    
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By Johnny Davis, Where SOLD Happens!
I have decided to do a series of low cost things you can do to "spruce up your home". In order to get top dollar for your home, you don't always have to do a huge renovation or even spend a ton of money. Sometimes, just doing a few minor things can make a world of difference in your home.     Low Cost Ways To Spruce Up Your Home: #2 Renuzit How many of you have walked into a house or had a client walk into a house, take a quick sniff and immediately walk out without even seeing what else the house has to offer?   I've had clients do that. Quite honestly, I don't blame them. Smell can easily make or break a deal. You can have the greatest house in the world, but if it flat out stinks, you may not get the price you want for it. On the flip side, you might have the ugliest house in the wor...
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By Johnny Davis, Where SOLD Happens!
      There were 93 Single Family Homes Sold in Clermont Florida (Zip Code 34711) in November 2012. If you take a look at my Clermont Florida Market Report For October 2012, you will notice that closed Short Sales went up quite a bit. I attribute this to lenders working a little faster to get these short sales closed before the Debt Forgiveness Act expires on December 31, 2012. The good thing about this market report, is that traditional, non distressed homes are still the majority of the sales. Below are the average statistics: REO/Bank Owned:  $143,886.00 or $78.99 per sq. ft. Short Sale: $148,900.00 or $65.20 per sq. ft. Traditional Sale: $191,357.00 or $90.90 per sq. ft.   If you would like a market report for your particular neighborhood, please contact me and I will create one for...
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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to do something for the first time in my life. I am 36 years old and have lived in  Clermont Florida for most of my life. The Lakeridge Winery has been opened in Clermont since 1989. I have driven by this place thousands of times and never stopped to check it out. A large part of the reason, is that I am not a wine drinker and never really had a desire to go. However, I wanted to educate myself and try something in Clermont that I have never done before. There aren't many things here that I haven't "been there done that", but this was one and I decided to change that.     Tours are FREE, which is a good thing if you have some family down and you want to take them to do something different. The tour starts out with a 15 minute video that tells the history...
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