Lake Mary, FL Real Estate News

By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Check out the walking video tour of my listing at 298 Hanging Moss Circle, Lake Mary, FL! http://houselens.tv/realtor/site.aspx?videoid=12235&brand=1&displaymode=1 All listing photos are also available through the link. If you are in the area today, 11am - 2pm, stop by!  Enter our drawing for a $25 gift card!  Call me (407.421.7915) for directions. Agents, I will protect your commission.  Call me and let me know to expect your buyer!          Terrific 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with a living room, dining room, eat-in-kitchen, family room has porcelain tile with granite inlays downstairs and Brazilian cherry wood floors on the staircase and upstairs. The laundry room is on the second floor! Master bedroom suite has a large master bathroom with separate shower and tub, a walk in closet ...
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By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
  Lovely Lake Mary Pool Home!   $299,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,142 sqft Location 298 Hanging MossLake Mary, FL 34746USA       Dee Toohey Innovative Realty Solutions Group(407) 421-7915deetoohey@aol.comhttp://www.innovativeregroup.com"   Listed by: Innovative Realty Solutions Group       Nearby  properties for sale
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
No, the price is NOT negotiable No, the price is NOT negotiable   ...or at least not yet.  Times are tough.  Money's tight.  It's smart and prudent to try and get the best deals one can.  I get all of that.  But the ol' Econ 101 "supply and demand" thing comes into play in our chosen profession just as it does in other ones. That said.... If it's the last day in October, a place has been on the market for a while, and a prospect finds you've slipped up and left the "Available 7/1/13" line in your ad... you have nothing to gripe about when said prospect tries to bargain with you and get your place on the cheap. On the other hand... If it's that same last day in October and a place in a high-demand area such as... I don't know, Lake Mary, FL?... has been on the market for about 16 hours, ...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Seminole County, FL watering restrictions Seminole County, FL watering restrictions   Hard to believe we've already arrived at the end of Daylight Savings Time this weekend.  Around here, the end of Daylight Savings Time also signals the beginning of our stricter watering rules for the year. Information follows, but the simplest explanation is that odd-numbered homes water on Saturdays and even-numbered ones on Sundays.  Tuesdays are set aside for non-residential properties. Water's a resource that's becoming scarcer and scarcer- and folks around here take these watering rules seriously!  Violate these at your peril, for a neighbor might very well rat you out if you're watering on the wrong day- and the fines for off-day watering aren't a joke...   http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/envsrv...
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By Marie Fox, Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer
(Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida)
Decor Ideas for High Ceilings in Lake Mary Florida As a professional home stager and home stylist, I often get asked questions that stump people when creating a plan for their home interiors.  I’ve been asked multiple times about ideas for homes with ceilings that are taller than 12’.  The most often asked is, “How do I hang pictures?”  There is one simple easy answer:  at eye level.  A large picture hung in any other fashion; for example, centered on the wall simply won’t work.  Here’s why – how can your guests view the beautiful picture when it is so high; they can’t really see it.  So “at eye level” will always be your answer. While we’re on the topic of hanging pictures, there are many other types of arrangements as well.  I did want to point out the staircase landing.  This is a gr...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
We buy houses Lake Mary for cash. If you have a house for sale that you need to get moved quickly and do not want to go through the process of listing it, dealing with showings, keeping it nice and pretty while people parade through your home, then worry about inspections, appraisals, and mortgage underwriting, PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL AT 407-739-5773 or www.WeBuyHousesFlorida.com . I have been buying property in the Lake Mary FL and Seminole County area for nearly 15 years. We pay cash or use creative terms depending on your situation to get you the best deal. No high pressure sales tactics. No 3 or 6 months contracts. No closing costs or commissions either. And I buy them in as-is condition. I buy homes all over Central Florida from Orlando to Kissimmee to Sanford, Deltona, Altamonte Spr...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Lake Mary Florida has more than 100 single family homes for sale with a median price of about $400,000.   Search Lake Mary Homes Here Home buyers that are considering a home purchase in Lake Mary need to start their home search by first choosing a Buyers Agent that will benefit them in finding, negotiating, and representing only them (the home buyer) without a conflict of interest. It is your money, you have worked hard... to spend your home buying money wisely, choose your Lake Mary home buying agent carefully...       “How to protect your biggest investment”…more and more buyers have been asking for a “Buyers Agent” that works exclusively for them, not sellers. You can’t have partial loyalty; an agent either works for you or works for someone."    How an Exclusive Buyers Agent gets pa...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
The lockbox goes on the door knob...and the door knob goes where? The lockbox goes on the door knob...and the door knob goes where?   OK... How many of you answered "On the ground"?  I can't imagine that many of my fellow Active Rainer's offering that reply/suggestion- but if you happen to be one who's inclined to believe that a lockbox's proper place is on the ground... Congratulations!  You're in fine company with the listing agent whose property I showed the other day.  It's great that their folks (apparently) replaced the door knob and deadbolt lock at this property- yet I don't quite share their belief that simply leaving this lockbox attached to the old door knob and leaving said door knob on the ground is anything close to prudent. Can't help but call this one whacked!   The lock...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Property Manager's Tip:  Ensuring a deadbolt is really locked     Property Manager's Tip:  Ensuring a deadbolt is really locked   All locks aren't the same.  It's always good to know that a lock you believe to be locked really is locked- and here's a way of making doubly sure that's the case. I hope folks find this helpful.   Property Manager's Tip:  Ensuring a deadbolt is really locked
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Funny Friday post...lost dog with hump?     Funny Friday post...lost dog with hump?   This was posted on the side of a mailbox in our office park.  I do hope whomever has lost their old, humpy dog will have it returned to 'em (or that it will find its own way home)- but I can't help but think this sign could be just a tad bit more descriptive! If you're here in the Lake Mary, FL area and happen to stumble across this humpy dog, please call the number on the sign...   Funny Friday post...lost dog with hump?  
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
In Lake Mary Florida, choosing a Real Estate School to take your Florida Pre Sales Associate Class with is easy.  Rowlett Real Estate School has online Florida Real Estate Courses for Pre Sales Associates and Broker License.  If you are looking for the best Lake Mary Florida Real Estate School to take your online real estate license course, you have come to the right place.  Go to our website at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com  We are a full service Florida Real Estate School dedicated to serving Seminole County Florida with the finest in Real Estate Education at the best prices. It will only take a few short weeks to get your Florida Real Estate License with Rowlett Real Estate School Online 63 hour Pre Sales Course.  Check out our website at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com For more in...
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By Marnetta Arnett
(Keller Williams Realty)
Lake Mary WineArt Wednesdays - Downtown Lake Mary Free Event    Friday never comes fast enough! So why not start a little earlier in the week?   Escape to downtown Lake Mary for WineArt Wednesday which is held on the first Wednesday of every month.    Lake Mary WineArt Wednesday features local artists, food trucks, and a beer & wine garden. Stroll along the sidewalk lined with local artists displays while you sip on delicious wine and listen to live music in Central Park!        When: First Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.Where: Downtown Lake MaryLake Mary Boulevard and 4th Street next to Lake Mary City Hall407-585-1428Cost: Free entry    Lake Mary is a beautiful town to live in, and continues to rank in as the #1 small town to live in! Lake Mary is known for its well planned residentia...
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By Marnetta Arnett
(Keller Williams Realty)
Lake Mary Family Fun Day - Free Event in Lake Mary, Florida The City of Lake Mary presents The 4th Annual Family Fun Day!    Lake Mary Family Fun Day Event Details: When: Saturday, April 6th 2013 from 11:00am-4:00pm Where: Downtown Lake Mary - City Hall    There's always something to do in Lake Mary, the city of Lake Mary Downtown Merchants Associations is hosting another community event with fun for adults and children alike!    Bring the family for a FREE day of fun and entertainment at the Lake Mary Family Fun Day! There will be food, kids games, rock climbing wall, bounce house, sticky wall, obstacle court, dunk tank, game truck, and SO MUCH MORE! Bring your blanket and chairs to enjoy the live music. Pets are welcome, but please keep on leashes.    Lake Mary is continuously voted t...
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By Marnetta Arnett
(Keller Williams Realty)
Taste of Lake Mary - Lake Mary, Florida          Taste of Lake Mary Event Details:  April 15, 2013  5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Courtyard between the Lake Mary Marriott and the Park Place at Heathrow    Enjoy tasting an assortment of gourmet dishes served by Lake Mary's finest dining establishments. There will be wine and beer  provided with your ticket purchase.   All tickets include admission, complimentary beverages, gourmet food tasting, and live entertainment. Purchase tickets by calling,  407-995-7013.   Per Person: $40 Per Couple: $75 All proceeds from this event will go to support local charities.  The Taste of  Lake Mary event is organized by the Rotary Club of Lake Mary.    Lake Mary is a beautiful town to live in, and continues to rank in as the #1 small town to live in! Lake Mary is ...
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By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
Would you like to know the value of your home in an easy format, please click on the follow: http://myfloridahomesmls.com/SiteContent/ValueYourHome.aspx You simply place your address, number of rooms and approximately square footage of your home, press the update tab and you will see the results.
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
Lake Mary Home For Sale if proud to offer this lovely home priced at $189,900! Named after the wife of a minister who settled on the northern shores of the lake, Lake Mary started as a village of two tiny settlements called Bent's Station and Belle Fontaine. They were located along the railroad that ran between Sanford and Orlando. The City began primarily as a citrus-based agricultural community. In the early seventies, as the Disney development surge pushed northward, Lake Mary began to transform into a semi-rural bedroom community serving Orlando. During the late eighties and early nineties the City experienced tremendous growth in residential development as well as an economic development center with hundreds of thousands of square feet of office, retail and industrial uses. Lake Ma...
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By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
Dreaming of owning some land, dream no more, click on the picture for easy search. Have questions? Do not hesitate to call me at 352-551-0308 or send me an email at katina@stakeyourland.com Lake Mary, Sorrento, Mount Plymouth, Deland, Eustis, Mount Dora, and much more...
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By Marie Fox, Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer
(Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida)
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED SERVING CENTRAL FLORIDA HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION I remember when my son was young reading and hearing many articles which stated “it takes a village”.  Could you imagine if we all acted independently of each other?  We wouldn’t get very far, now would we?  It really does take a village to make it all happen. The same is true of selling a home:  It takes a team of people to make it all happen -- all the way from preparing the home for sale to the closing.  So who all is “in the village” and on the team? Preparation:   The homeowner may do the preparation or enlist a series of hired help to get it done.  This may include a painter, electrician, plumber, landscaper, handyman, window washer and a home stager who helps you coordinate these contractors an...
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By Marie Fox, Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer
(Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida)
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED SERVING CENTRAL FLORIDA HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION Eye Candy!  Eye Candy!  I want eye candy when I look at homes for sale.  And who doesn’t love candy?  When I look at homes for sale though, I want eye candy.  I want to look at a move-in ready home, one that is very appeasing to my eyes.  For the money I’m about to spend as a potential home buyer, I want the view to be the best possible.  Please give me eye candy! I just got ear candy as I just listened to my husband play guitar.  He’s a fabulous musician and has practiced and practiced to hone his musical skills.  Jim has played in multiple bands and is pretty darn good at his craft.  He did not get this way overnight.  The video at a band practice below is raw video; and Jim, the other half of Foxy ...
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By Marie Fox, Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer
(Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida)
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED SERVING CENTRAL FLORIDA HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION Lake Mary Heathrow Florida is located in beautiful Seminole County where it’s known as a great place to live, work and play.  There are multiple reasons:   You can enjoy bike riding, skating, or walking on the many paved trails.  The natural habitat of the Wekiva River has been preserved.  Here you can enjoy canoeing, fishing, Wekiva Falls, and camping. There are three primary shopping malls:  Seminole Town Centre, Oviedo Marketplace, and the Altamonte Mall.  Along I-4 are many flourishing industries such as Synergy and Fi-Serv.  There are 31 companies that make up the high-tech industry along the I-4 corridor in Lake Mary.  The American Automobile Association (AAA) calls Lake Mary its home.  Seminole...
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