Kissimmee, FL Real Estate News

By James Mitchell
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Except this.  In between my client showings I contact several realtors I know.  I like to stay in tune with the economy and our business in the Orlando, Central Florida area.  Everyone is busy, even my friend that does not sell that many homes. Orlando relocation is good and the 2nd home and holiday, vacation home business is well too. Everyone else around the U.S. will have to tell me how their city and business is. The economy seems to be stable and everyone that can afford to buy are. Interest rates are good. We are just here to help.  www.Orlando-Homes-4-Sale.com
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By James Mitchell
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Even after the media has twisted the news to be bad, confusing and scarry, this past 30 days my clients purchased there nice relocation and holiday homes. We now have over 5,000 homes pending in Central Florida, Orlando, Kissimmee.  It is time to take a beautiful day off.  www.Orlando-Homes-4-Sale.com
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By James Mitchell
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
We visitedseveral pre-foreclosures and bank owned properties today.  After adding up the new items that are needed and the remodeling, my clients decided to buy a new home.  This is a new vacation home 5 minutes from Disney World.  They will use it for the next 15 years visiting the attractions with the kids.  This home was very affordable.  www.Orlando-Homes-4-Sale.com 
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By James Mitchell
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Knowledge is the key to earning the respect and loyalty of your client. Product knowledge condos, purpose built and conversions, townhomes and single family homes.  All areas of town, not just in a few mile radius. My clients arrive from all over the world and interests vary. Holiday, vacation or 2nd home, relocation where, what part of town? Can your client save a lot of money by moving across town and is it worth it to them? That is another option. My clients always appreciate it because you never know what and where their final purchase will be. www.Orlando-Homes-4-Sale.com
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By James Mitchell
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
 I spent the afternoon with my client that wished to purchase a second property in the Disney World area.  He purchased a vacation home a year ago so he did't know today what he wanted. We started out the adventure in a New gated townhome community where a 4 bedroom unit was $224,900, he loved it. The next stop was a new gated condo community on the 4th floor priced $199,900, he liked it. The third stop was a single home community prices ranged from 219,900 to $299,900 pool incluede.  Loved it but a little large.  I saved the best for last, a new gated townhome community, 4 miles from Disney World, 2,300 sq.ft. 2 car garage with custom features. Prices ranged from $267,900 - $325,900. This is the unit he is purchasing.
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By Richard Carpentieri, GRI, ABR, PRM, e-PRO
(Keller Williams Realty)
Turnberry Reserve is located in north east section of the Kissimmee real estate market.  There has been 3 single family houses sold in the 1st quarter of 2008.  They ranged in price from $185,400 to $224,000 with an average of $202,466 and the sizes of these houses ranged from 1,673 to 2,909 square feet with 1 of them having a pool.  They took an average of 90 days to sell.There are presently 8 houses that are pending closing with an asking price range from $149,900 to $219,900 with $205,325 being the average.  These houses range in size from 1,654 to 3,023 square feet.  The average time on the market is currently 42 days.  Remember these properties have not closed yet so the average time to close will rise.There are a total of 19 houses on the market ranging in size from 1,654 to 3,897...
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By Richard Carpentieri, GRI, ABR, PRM, e-PRO
(Keller Williams Realty)
The sub division of Remington, located on the north-eastern side of Kissimmee near the heart of the Orlando real estate market, has had 9 houses closed in the 1st quarter of 2008.  The price range for the 9 houses sold was between $159,900 and $351,000 with the average price being $240,589 and 3 of them had pools.  They ranged in size from 1,424 to 2,743 square feet.  The average time it took to sell these houses was 123 days.There are presently 18 houses that are pending closing with asking prices of $139,000 and $388,800.  They range in size from 1,506 to 4,147 square feet with 6 of them having pools.  The average time for these houses on the market is 160 days.  Remember that these houses have not yet closed so the average time to close will be higher.There are a total of 143 houses ...
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By Netta Blackwood, REO/BPO Expert
(La Rosa Realty)
Sometime ago, the local government tried to take over this piece of property for the purpose of road expansion.  The owner was determined to sit is ground and felt he had a right to his property.  Stating he went out and serve his country and deserve to retire on his land in peace.  He received many support from those around him and the local government decided to back off - so it appears.Recently a new stop light was put in place.  Where you might wonder?  Right smack in the middle of the owner's garage and driveway.  The local government might argue that they have a right to put it there but seriously, was that the only place that they could put this stop light?As I take my son to school in the morning and look across to this property, I can't help but wonder who wins? And who loses? ...
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By Netta Blackwood, REO/BPO Expert
(La Rosa Realty)
As a thirteen year resident of Poinciana, I've seen dramatic changes taken place right before my eyes.  At one point, one of the biggest complaints for us, was a lack of commercial properties for us to do our shopping and dining.  Now, Poinciana has an influx of new commercial businesses that is just popping up all over the place.  With these news business, comes new jobs which is a strong boost for many of the homeowners here.Despite the large increase of foreclosure in the area, Poinciana has now seen a steady increase in the residental real estate and of course, the commercial real estate.So this dramatic change to the landscape is quite a welcome and positive change.Our next major concern is lack of roads and we know that is also in the works!So when you are ready to buy and sell in...
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By Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC &
(Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC)
We are pleased to announce a new feature included in our ResidentTeam website. The application eRealAnalyzerTM has been added to all listings being exported to eRealInvestor.com!"Analyze" buttons have been added to listings that are being exported to eRealInvestor.com, just below the "Tell Me More" button on the listing detail page. Learn more below... eRealInvestor's "one click away" financial analysis solution, eRealAnalyzerTM, enables prospective buyers to perform financial analysis without having to create a spreadsheet. eRealAnalyzerTM provides an intuitive, graphical interface that enables buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals to easily view different ownership scenarios, such as "live in," "rent," or "re-sell," with assumptions for down payment, interest rate, property t...
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By Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC &
(Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC)
Closing Day of a Real Estate Transaction, is it a good day for surprises? How can surprises be eliminated. Simply with communication. Communication with the lender, the title company, the Realtors, and the buyer and seller. I have a closing in 11 hours. The surprises were yesterday, not today. I was on the phone all day. First with the lender and title company to get the settlement amount that the buyers needed to have in a bank check at closing. It turns out that the buyer's funds were in an out of state bank, no they can't write a check. The funds needed to be wired to their local bank account. One bullet dodged.Next, while reviewing the HUD 1, there were two sellers' names? This was a sale after probate. The estates executor has been signing everything up to this point. I questioned ...
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By Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC &
(Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC)
I was recently asked to market a home that had been neglected for years. I did the owner a great service by neglecting to list the home before it was ready. The interior was filthy and needed cleaning. The home owners past tenants were not good house keepers. We waited 3 weeks for the work to be completed. I feel that this is the best policy when it comes to marketing a home. The home deserves to shown looking its best. Most everything was done with sweat equity and a few gallons of paint. Time will tell, but I believe that this old house has a chance. Cut the grass, paint the exterior trim if needed, give the interior a good cleaning, and paint the walls with neutral colors. If the budget allows, replace carpeting and appliances.         Ratty tree gone,pine tree trimmed, grass cut, an...
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By Mike Norvell Sr, Norvell Consulting Group
(Morris Williams Realty)
 What a wonderful way to end the day...sitting here in my office listening to Debbie Andersohn, yes thats Brads wife, singing her song on the video he put out on todays blog.I was listening to it about 5:30 AM this morning, and somehow this afternoon I liked it better. I think its great to get to "meet" some of our Active Rain family this way.CONGRATS TO BRAD & DEBBIE FOR THIS VERY NICELY DONE VIDEO!!Speaking of Active Rain family, I got to meet Broker Bryant in person today!! We were both a bit pressed for time, but we made time to meet at one of the subdivisions my client is buying. It is in Broker Bryant's area, and who else should we call to give us insight about the demographics? So far, Broker Brant has sent sales reports, subdivision reports, and overall provided local insight as...
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By Richard Carpentieri, GRI, ABR, PRM, e-PRO
(Keller Williams Realty)
Lakeside is comprised of 15 smaller sub divisions within the larger community located in northeast section of Kissimmee.  There have been 8 single family houses sold in the 1st quarter of 2008.  The houses ranged in price from $154,900 to $245,000 with an average price of $195,110.  The sizes of the houses ranged from 1,235 to 2,468 square feet with 3 of them having pools and took an average of 71 days to sell.There are presently 15 houses that are pending closing with an asking prices from $105,000 to $235,000 with 6 of them having pools and the average being $166,226.  The houses range in size from 1,003 square feet to 1,972 square feet.  They have been on the market for an average of 69 days.  Remember this property has not closed yet so the time to close will rise.There are a total ...
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By Juan Munoz
(Watson Realty Corp)
This Excellent maintained 3 bd/ 2 bath pool home with vaulted ceiling located in desirable sky lake south community, closed to all major highways, airport, theme parks & schools. Pride of ownership shows... resurface swimming pool with all new equipment, new fence on backyard for privacy, new roof, new water heater, new microwave, new A/C system & more... $195,000 GORGEOUS! COZY! This Beautiful 2 Bdrms, 2 Baths, Villa located in Lake Marion Resort ,Fully furnished, Gated Community, Security, Community Pool, tennis courts, Boat Ramp, Lake Access, Zoned for short term rental, Seller very motivated bring reasonable offers ! Condo 2nd floor unit with vaulted ceiling like new 3 bedroom 2 bath, new kitchen cabinets and all appliances including washer and dryer, large custom tile through- out ...
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By Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC &
(Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC)
Who do you have representing you in a home buying transaction? The most common situation is the home buyer using the listing agent's services.This is known as a transaction broker. In this representation the agent can assists both the seller and buyer. It is also possible for the buyer to ask another agent to assist in the purchase and represent their interests exclusively. This agency of a buyers agent is available at no cost to the home buyer.Any Real Estate agent can act as a buyer agent to help you find a home with your criteria in your price range. When a potential home is listed with the same brokerage as the buyers agent, duel agency applies. The buyer's agent will advise how to handle termite damage or significant material defects that have been uncovered in a home inspection. I...
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By Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC &
(Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC)
Why do people such as yourself, surf the web for Real Estate sites. To get information!!! You maybe just inquiring for a future move. That is great! Or you are ready and getting started. Our site is free! everyone loves free. We, The Resident Team are also Free. You see, the sellers pay the commission to sell their home and the listing agent splits it with the selling agent. The selling agent represents the buyer.The Resident Team has done Millions in sales and we will help you, the buyer, and our fees are paid buy the seller. So in effect, we are free to you, the buyer of a home.The Resident Team has access to the Multiple Listing Service. All Realtors Have this data base access. So if you ask 5 Realtors to find you a 4 bedroom house with a pool for instance in a certain area code. All...
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By Netta Blackwood, REO/BPO Expert
(La Rosa Realty)
As of 4/18/08, the City of Kissimmee has the following openings:personnel :: Employment Opportunities TitleSalaryDepartmentClosing Date Police Officer$17.87/Hr.Kissimmee Police Department Call Taker (Questionnaire required) $11.35/hrKissimmee Police Department  Fitness Specialist (Part-Time)$9.00 -$12.00/HrParks & Recreation - Civic Center Facility Attendant (Part-Time)$7.50/HRParks and Recreation Aquatic Center Facility Attendant (Part Time)$7.00/hr - $10.00/hr (DOQ)Parks and Recreation Civic Center Traffic Technician I$13.80/hr Public Works & Engineering Traffic Division  Construction Inspector (Full-Time/Temporary)$35,039/$44,675/Yr. (DOQ)Toho Water Authority GIS Analyst$40,168-51,716/Yr (DOQ)Toho Water Authority Engineering Assistant/Plans Examiner$36,434/$46,908/Yr. (DOQ)TOHO Water...
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By Netta Blackwood, REO/BPO Expert
(La Rosa Realty)
Historic Downtown Kissimmee is the heart of the Community Redevelopment Agency and provides residents and visitors with a variety of shops and dining experiences. In an effort to promote reinvestment in downtown the CRA has completed two major streetscapes on Main Street and Broadway and upgrades to the Pleasant Street parking lot including Toho Square pedestrian plaza and stage where monthly events are hosted by the Kissimmee Main Street Association. The CRA has also restored the Key's Service Station on the corner of Broadway and Drury Avenues with grant assistance from the state and county and in-kind services from the City of Kissimmee, Gateway High School, and Hanson Walter & Associates. The building was remodeled with furnishings including a 1926 gas pump replica. The Key's Welcom...
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By Netta Blackwood, REO/BPO Expert
(La Rosa Realty)
CITY OF KISSIMMEE INVITES CITIZENS TO PARTICIPATE IN BUILDING SAFETY WEEK KISSIMMEE, Fla. (April 17, 2008)-The City of Kissimmee is helping to raise awareness about building safety by recognizing Building Safety Week from Monday, May 5 through Sunday, May 11. The theme is: Building Safety- Where You Live, Work and Play.Communities across the nation will promote the use and understanding of building safety and fire prevention codes to protect lives and property. These are issues most people do not think about on a daily basis. "The important work we do is often overlooked, until a catastrophic tragedy occurs," said Norman R. Smith, building official with the City of Kissimmee. "When building safety and fire prevention experts inspect buildings during and after construction, we help to en...
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