Mount Dora, FL Real Estate News

By Bill Deese, GRI, SFR
(ERA Grizzard Real Estate)
  Born in Aruba, Antilles, West Indies in the Caribbean, I grew up on a tropical island paradise until I was 10 yearsold before my family moved to Maitland, Florida (Orlando). I have been in the Central Florida area since then except for a three year stint overseas in the U. S. Air Force. I currently reside in Mount Dora, Florida, which is about 30 minutes Northwest of Orlando, FL. Mount Dora is a quaint New England style town nestled on the shore of Lake Dora part of the Harris Chain of Lakes. It is located in Lake County, so named for having over 1400 named lakes here. That means a lot of lake front property. Mount Dora is also known as the Festival City where 285,000 people visit annually each February to attend the Annual Mount Dora Art Festival with 350 artists and crafters who set...
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By Mike Norvell Sr, Norvell Consulting Group
(Morris Williams Realty)
 I picked this graphic to represent our market. Beautiful but slow.. The listing agreement just came off the  laser printer. Its still hot, feels good in my hands. Its an agreement to do a retail listing of a foreclosure home for 90 days and if not sold, we will agree to buy it for a set price. I cannot believe this deal is coming to us. I am bidding, according to our formula, quite a few homes a week. Today the long distance voice said the send the package, get it done today.I know this subdivision. There are no signs in here. Its all big time Attorneys and Cardiologists in this place. Even in this palisade of homes, there is trouble in Paradise. The research shows the home was sold in foreclosure in 2005 and was picked up for 150,000 under market at that time... The home was never mov...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Me and my wife have visited the Crafts Fair in 2005. On Saturday on the way to our frined in Ocala we decided to visit Mount Dora on our way. We did not check the schedule, just drove there and ... bingo, we got right at the Fair. This was a very nice and welcome surprise. We enjoy the architecture, the lake, nice quaint streets lined with mature trees, rolling hills. Dora Craft Fair took place Ocober 27-28 in downtown Mount Dora on the backdrop of a beautiful Lake Dora. The weather was on a cooler side with no sunshine, but this didn;t deter huge crowds coming to this annual event. This was te biggest event ever with 350 booths with crafts form all across the nation. I have uploaded quite a number of phots from tis year event on Localism, which can give you the idea of this must see ev...
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By Jason Price, The Mortgage Rider
(Mortgage Financial Group, Inc (NMLS 219650))
This past weekend, I got the chance to step back in time and enjoy a pleasant day at the lakeside.  You see Mt. Dora held its 20th Annual Antique Boat Festival at Lake Dora.  With over 300 antique boats, there was plenty to see and enjoy.  This year's feature boats were the Garr Woods... enjoy the showHitching up a boat not your thing... then just drive right on in.For a couple bucks, the captains of these fine vessels will take you for a cruise on the lake.  But, if your sea legs aren't up for the affair, then you could spend some time in historic downtown Mt. Dora.  The atiques spilled over into the main street offering vintage items for antique collectors of all types.I know you will enjoy it.  Madison did!
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By Rick Belben, Orlando Real Estate - Belben Realty Group
(Belben Realty Group)
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By Jason Price, The Mortgage Rider
(Mortgage Financial Group, Inc (NMLS 219650))
Last month, I wrote a post about how to use Localism to get a free round of golf and free publicity.Well, as they say the proof is in the pudding.  Two weeks ago, I met an editor-in-chief at one of my networking groups that expressed interest in my concept.  After expressing interest about the paper she works for, she asked me to forward one of my reviews.  The paper that she works for is called the "Homesteader".  It is a direct mail newsletter that is sent out monthly to all new homeowners in the Lake County area.Perfect plug for me... especially if someone just got their home and went to the closing with a bait and switch broker/lender.  In fact, I am also the only one in the mortgage industry in the newsletter.  Just because they bought a house and have a new mortgage does not make ...
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By Jason Price, The Mortgage Rider
(Mortgage Financial Group, Inc (NMLS 219650))
This weekend in Mt. Dora, Florida, located in Lake County not too far away from where Friday's deadly tornadoes ravaged parts of Lake County, life goes on with a couple festivities.  Turn out to these events may be at an all time low because of Friday's events, but people are still expected to turn out.In historic downtown Mt. Dora, art is the talk of the town.  The 32nd annual, nationally ranked Art Festival has yet again arrived.  This year with over 285 artists from all over the world are expected to converge into the narrow streets of old town Mt. Dora to show off their newest works of art.  People from all across the state of Florida are expected to show up in the thousands to enjoy this treasured event by the community.While you are meandering through the tents, you may hear the o...
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By Teri Isner, GRI, CRS, CIPS
(Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes)
Sullivan Ranch Estate Homes is located at Sullivan Ranch in northwest Orlando, in Mount Dora Florida.  These are single family estate homes with lots for the homes starting at $99,000 up to $200,000.  Most lots are 95' x 130' and some are a half acre. There will be stunning oak vista views, a Jr. olympic size pool, a large childrens park and interactive water fountains.If you are interested in this development details upon request.
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By Jason Price, The Mortgage Rider
(Mortgage Financial Group, Inc (NMLS 219650))
This is the second installment of 2 Average Joes trying out a golf course.  Unfortunately, Mr. Blasi had more important things to do today, than to drive up to Lake County (3 hour drive) to play a round of golf.  (Don't worry, I found a substitute to cover for you, Marc.  Oh, and Madison will forgive you for not coming to her Birthday party.  But she did say you better be there for her 2 year party.)Well, I would start this off with all the technical stuff like course par, yardage, slope, grass types, and such, but I am not a pro and neither is Rob (Marc's stand in.)  We are just 2 Average Joes wanting to spend a little time on the golf course and have fun doing so.  What was the course par, though? 70 if you are hitting from the back or middle tees (front tees were 72.)  Don't ask the ...
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