Orlando, FL Real Estate News

By David Welch, #OrlandoRealEstate Optimist
(Remax 200 Realty)
Take a moment to watch this brief, video breakdown of the #OrlandoRealEstate market results for November 2018.
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By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(John Roberts Realty)
6373 PECOS CT ORLANDO, FL 32807This UPDATED, move in ready 4BR/2BA home w/covered back patio is waiting for its new owner!! You get the best of both worlds with this house – it offers solid construction as with homes built in this era, yet updated with modern touches. The kitchen boasts granite counters, tiled back splash, modern wood cabinets, a pantry, and lots of storage space. The home features remodeled main bath, newer exterior & interior paint, and carpet. New Roof shingles and garage door in 2018’. The A/C and hot water heater have both been replaced. This backyard was designed for entertaining with a nice covered patio that looks out to the play area. The large and spacious back yard is completely fenced, it has been beautifully manicured with landscaping, all this on over ¼ of...
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By Olympus Executive Realty Inc., Home Of The Top Producers
(Olympus Executive Realty INC.)
Marbella Woods Condo Orlando Real EstateMarbella Woods is nestled in the broader area of Southwest Orlando, Near Dr. Phillips which is best known for all the unique featured communities that have ultra prime real estate. Dr. Phillips has many subdivisions to choose from with an extreme spectrum in pricing from the low 150k to 100 million dollar homes. It has the best in golf courses and country clubs. Dr. Phillips also has one on the lowest crime rates in Orlando, followed by having the best elementary, middle & high school. Let's get started today and find the real estate that you have been waiting for. Marbella Woods is located near Universal Studios Resorts. Marbella offers a community pool and all exterior maintenance covered by the homeowners.Buying or selling your condo in Marbell...
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By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Another year closer to when the day will be the most GLORIOUS DAY when i can meet my lord and savior and see my GRANDDADDY once again!  My granddaddy was the only father that I ever had in my life and I have memories of fishing with him as young as 3 in our little 14 foot boat Starcraft Boat with a 9.9 Johnson outboard on Lake Okeechobee. Him telling me stories about dropping the latern overboard and hooked it weeks later and it still burning. I believed at 3. Him teaching me to cut grass when the 2nd bar of the lawn mower was taller than me, of him buying my first bike and teaching me to ride, of the stories he told and the buildings he shared that he worked on on Miami Beach like the 4 ambassadors, the first 40 story bldg in Miami.My granddaddy was a man of honor and integrity and th...
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By David Welch, #OrlandoRealEstate Optimist
(Remax 200 Realty)
Please take a moment to view this brief video with the October 2018 #OrlandoRealEstate market results.
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By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
19452 QUINELLA STREET, ORLANDO, FL 4.77 acres  For Sale Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Print Brochure Follow This Property! Homes Close to Where You Work Search Homes for Sale in Laureate Park CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS Free Home Values Orlando Florida Vacant Land Lots for Sale in Poinciana Presented By: The Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage III Realty 772-834-0099 Licensed In: FL License #: 276512930   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price Here is an amazing opportunity in Wedgefield/Rocket City area. Here is nearly 5 acres of land ready for your dream home and plenty of room for your horses, or play area or anything you would like to do. There are wetlands on the property that you cannot build a structure upon and that is the phot...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
#1 Misconception: The New Construction Builders Agent is there to “help” you, the buyer.  Not so.  The New construction agent only works for the builder and their primary job is to “sell” you on the the community so you fall in love and want to buy in that community. Their loyalty, and confidentiality is only to the builder, never the buyer. Whatever you tell the builders representative will be passed along to the builder.  It is never their duty to give you “freebies” or lower the price. They will never disclose the negative facts in the contract or tell you that there is a landfill near by.  Despite the fact that they look professional, smile nicely and act like your best friend, their legal and ethical obligation is ONLY to the builder/seller. Buyer Beware.  #2 Misconception: The ins...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
# 1 Know what the property is worth Every property on the market has a value...yet most home buyers start making offers without knowing much about the property value.  You should know that plus more... Is the property fairly priced at market value? Is it priced low to generate multiple offers?   Is it overpriced because inventory is short? Does the seller just want top dollar?   Did the listing agent skew the seller on a higher value to get the listing?   Did the agent price it too low in order to look good by selling it quickly?   Yes, for sure all those are possibles...and the negotiations will be different. A good buyers agent should be able to answer those questions for you before you start writing offers. In fact, they should tell you what the surrounding properties sold for and w...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
There are almost 500 Orlando Lakefront homes for sale in Orange county. Add to that the the surrounding counties of Seminole, Lake, Osceola, Polk and there are about 700 more lake homes to choose from. Lake county was named as such because it has over 1,200 lakes. There are all kinds of lakefront homes, some are desirable and bring top dollar while other lake homes may appear like are bargain, but are not in demand. It is my opinion that a quality lakefront home brings the highest price tag, are most desirable, supply is limited and they appreciate about 3x faster that of a dry lot property. What determines the cost of Lakefront in central Florida?  Quality of water Size of lake Clarity of lake water Sand bottom Running feet on the water Spring fed Unobstructed view of water Ability to ...
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By David Welch, #OrlandoRealEstate Optimist
(Remax 200 Realty)
Sales and prices continue to rise, but lower inventory puts a drag on the pace. I am starting to see the month over month inventory climbing though, so there may be a little better selection of #OrlandoRealEstate now, than a few months ago. Check out this short video with the September monthly market information.
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Do you need a pre-approval to “get” the house Remember that a pre-approval when getting a home loan makes you a quality home buyer. Most home buyers think that all they need is a pre-qualification (PQ) letter.  Not so.  PQ letters you can find online and fill them out yourself.  Most lenders freely hand out a PQ without doing a diligent check.  A pre-approval confirms that the lender did check your ability to buy and is willing to lend you the money, a strong statement when there are other offers. If you are a serious buyer, prove it…get Pre-approved for a home loan. A Pre-approval is an in-depth analysis of your ability to qualify for a home loan.  The lender will analyze all of your documentation including assets, debt, and credit.  The lender will also discuss any concerns with the u...
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By David Welch, #OrlandoRealEstate Optimist
(Remax 200 Realty)
Sales are down along with inventory compared with a year ago. Prices continue to trend up compared to 2017, but appreciation is slowing. Inventory is up month over month for the second month in a row, so we may be starting to see some changes coming to the #OrlandoRealEstate market.
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
There are more than 500 Orlando FL Million Dollar Homes for Sale currently just in Orange and Seminole County. These homes start at $1 Million Dollars and go all the way up to $28 Million. Add the surrounding counties in which to explore the Million Dollar market and it quickly becomes too confusing for any buyer to handle alone... If you are thinking about buying a Florida Million Dollar Home, you need an Orlando FL Luxury Buyers Agent   to guide you to the best buys. Call us for a no pressure chat about your needs and the best options available:  407-539-1053. There are various home styles and lifestyles to choose from.  Single family, condominiums, townhomes, waterfront, golf front, estate homes, vacation homes, and luxury homes with land.  Not to mention, that about one half of the...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
 If you need to stop foreclosure in Orlando and sell your house fast, look no further.  Our firm buys houses directly from sellers who are facing foreclosure.  Below is not to be considered legal advice.  If you are served a summons in a foreclosure lawsuit, you need to respond in writing as directed in the paperwork you receive.  If you do not respond within the allotted time (which is typically 20 days), you may forfeit your rights to defend yourself.  Defintely respond!Also the time to act is sooner rather than later.  The longer you wait, the closer the foreclosure sale looms and the harder it is to stop the foreclosure on your home.  Additionally fees, interest, and penalties will continue to add up thus making a short sale or other action improbable.  Do not let the bank win.  Put...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
If you are thinking about Luxury New Construction in the Orlando area, please put your seat belt on now. I am going to take you on a ride behind the scenes of buying a new construction home and it is not what you think. Here is a true new construction luxury buyer story: this one I call “bait and switch”. Buyer went to contract with a closing date of about 8 months out.  The buyer was promised several “bonus” upgrades, but when I read the contract, only one “bonus upgrade”  is mentioned...the builders representative forgot to include everything she promised. I remembered and made sure that it was added to the contract. During the signing of the contract, the buyer was given a “feature” sheet which shows the selected elevation (how the exterior will look)  and lists all the features that...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Orlando FL Luxury Buyers Agent is a necessity for any homebuyer seeking to purchase a luxury home.  Buying a Luxury home in Orlando is not a simple cookie cutter transaction. Not only is there is a lot more money at stake, there are also more components that can go wrong.  Keep reading and you will understand. 3 facts about Florida representation that buyers don’t know1.    Florida is a “Buyer Beware” state the does not have mandatory agency disclosures.  This is the only state that I know of where the broker does not have to tell you, the buyer, that they work for the best interest of the seller...  A scary thought for sure….and yes, that means you are on your own, unless you hire a Luxury Buyers Agent to guide you around potential problems. Not that everything is a problem, but there ...
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By David Welch, #OrlandoRealEstate Optimist
(Remax 200 Realty)
Sales were basically flat compared to a year ago, but the severe lack of available homes for sale pushed prices up. Check out this brief video with a summary of the #OrlandoRealEstate market results for July 2018.
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By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
In today's series brought to you by  The Florida Tolbert Team at Keller Williams Realty of Lake Nona "Faith or fear: You choose," the question we continue to ask is, "are we heading for another "Shift"" in the Real Estate market, and the attached article again shows more signs and more evidence that this is becoming reality in some of America's hottest real estate markets. This new story and the sources behind it are from some of the leading economic minds of the past years in real estate and they predicted the housing bubble using the same indicators that we are now starting to see once again pointing towards a peek in the selling price, a peek in the buyers looking, and a peek in affordability, which is when we experience a "Shift"  When you couple these factors all together, you star...
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By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Today in our series titled "Faith or fear: You Choose is now the best time to sell your house?"  The Florida Tolbert Team at Keller Williams Realty of Lake Nona are going to address the rising prices of both homeowners and house renters and share with you the facts that prove now is the BEST TIME to PURCHASE a  New Home Construction Homes For Sale.As you can see from this article, renting costs are rising faster than housing prices and when you consider that the cost of home ownership has increased at a pace of 4% annually and you are building equity and ownership versus rents are rising 4% to 7%  with each annual renewal, you must realize now is the time to become an owner instead of a renter.And why NOW versus LATER?  Because with each 1% interest rate increase, your purchase power go...
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By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Today in our series titled "Faith or fear: You Choose is now the best time to sell your house?"  The Florida Tolbert Team at Keller Williams Realty of Lake Nona are going to address and define a shifting market. In the real estate industry what’s considered a balanced market is when there are six months of inventory of actively listed houses on the market for sale. When it is over 6 months available, it is a BUYER market, and when less than 6 months, a seller controlled market.As we’ve been having extremely low on available houses for the last 7+ years, this means that the available houses supply has been very low or less than six months sometimes as low as under 30 days. When the inventory is less than six months on the market this is what we call a sellers market and this means that s...
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