Lake Mary, FL Real Estate News

By Gitta Sells and Associates, Where home sellers and buyers always come first.
(Gitta Sells & Associates at Keller Williams Heritage Realty)
Timacuan home sales during the month of October were active. 2 homes sold in Timacuan and both sales were non distressed properties. One home, 734 Powderhorn Circle, Lake Mary was a 3 bedroom 2.1 baths, 2399 sq. ft. pool home located on the golf course and it was sold by Keller Williams Advantage Realty for $315,000 or 90% of asking price. Of course golf course properties achieve a higher per sq. ft. asking price compared to non golf course properties, and this property sold for $131.30 per sq. ft. The other property located at 421 Thomez Ct., Lake Mary sold by Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2665 sq. ft. home and it sold at 92% of asking price at $370,000 and it was listed at $400,000 reduced from the initial list price of $425,000. The per sq. ft. price w...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Greenwood Lakes & The Crossings Home Sales in Lake Mary, FL Information and see photos of the neighborhood of  The Crossings See all the homes for sale in The Crossings Homes Selling in The Crossings 508 Queensbridge Dr., Lake Mary, Florida 3 Bed/ 2.5 Bath – 1,772 sf Original list price:  $175,000 List price at time of sale: $169,000 Sales price:  $156,500 Price Per Square Foot:  $88.32 Days on the market:  109 349 Buttonwood Way, Lake Mary, Florida 3 Bed/ 2 Bath – 1,758 sf Original list price:  $155,000 List price at time of sale: $155,000 Sales price:  $155,000 Price Per Square Foot:  $88.17 Days on the market:  102 499 N. Sundance Dr., Lake Mary, Florida Short Sale 3 Bed/ 2.5 Bath – 1,556 sf Pool Original list price:  $179,400 List price at time of sale: $155,000 Sales price:  $150,...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Home Sales in Huntington Pointe – Lake Mary, Florida Huntington Pointe has homes starting in the high 100’s Information, interactive area map and photos of the neighborhood of Huntington Pointe. 1793 Pine Bay Drive, Lake Mary, Florida BANK OWNED / FORECLOSURE 3 Bed/2.5 Bath – 1,825 sf Original list price:  $190,080 List price at time of sale: $171,548 Sales price:  $160,000 Price Per Square Foot:  $87.67 Days on the market: 104 Huntington Pointe Related Posts: Huntington Pointe Home Sales: October 1 – 31, 2010 What’s your home worth? Get your FREE Huntington Pointe Home Evaluation  
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
The Weather Outside is Frightful... I love living in Central Florida... I wouldn't live anywhere else.  But, when I sometimes complain mention during the summer I'm tired of the heat and I can't wait until it cools off, this isn't what I had in mind. Our average temperature this time of year is 73 degrees, we're not even going to break into the 50's today... THE 50'S!!!! Note to self... Enjoy the hot Florida Summer! Stay Warm out there!   Is anyone else experiencing unseasonably cold weather?  
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Danny's Broasted Chicken - Lake Mary, FLorida Since Opening in September, there hasn't been a week go by that we haven't visited Danny's Broasted Chicken. Dan grew up in the Orlando area and graduated from Lake Howell High School, but moved to New Jersey 20 years ago. We're so glad he's back and opened his new restaurant in Lake Mary. If you are in Lake Mary and find yourself hungry, stop by and see Dan... He also serves up some scrumpsious wings [anyway you like them] and his 'Disco Fries' - cheese fries with a side of gravy for dipping are really a treat. Danny's Broasted Chicken is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Location: 3002 Lake Mary Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746 [by Planet Fitness] Phone: 407-878-6655 If you have questions about Broasted Chicken, visit the Official Broasti...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Home Sales in Timacuan – Lake Mary, Florida Why do Lake Mary homebuyers choose Timacuan? Desirable location off Rinehart Road Minutes to Lake Mary Boulevard and Interstate 4 5 Minutes to Colonial TownPark 18 Hole Golf Cours The Bender Golf School Neighborhood Publix and Restaurants Seminole County Schools The Timacuan townhouses starting in the high 100’s & homes starting in the 200’s Visit the Move To Lake Mary Blog for details about the homes sold in Magnolia Plantation last month.   
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Magnolia Plantation – Lake Mary, Florida Pass through the gates of Magnolia Plantation and you enter a sanctuary just minutes from the best shopping and restaurants that Lake Mary has to offer.Quick drive from Lake Mary Blvd., Markham Woods Road and I-4… Magnolia Plantation is a top choice for Orlando Execs and those looking to live the good life in one of Seminole County’s most popular guard gated, golf communities – want a personal tour? Contact me to start looking for your Magnolia Plantation Dream Home. See all the homes for sale in Magnolia Plantation in Lake Mary, Florida Info & photos of the neighborhood of Magnolia Plantation, in Lake Mary, Florida To see detailed information about November's Magnolia Plantation Home Sales - Please visit the Move To Lake Mary   
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Santa’s Lake Mary Parade Route Saturday December 11, 2010   Santa is wrapping up his tour of Lake Mary neighborhoods on December 11, 2010.  Santa and his helpers will be following the schedule below as they make their way through Lake Mary spreading Christmas cheer along their way… Morning Schedule Begins @ 8:30   Downtown Lake Mary Ridge Road Channel Drive Lake Shore Drive Almyra Drive Ridge Road Crystal Ridge Way Please visit the Move To Lake Mary Blog for the entire schedule...  
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Heathrow is the top selling neighborhood in Lake Mary! Why do Lake Mary Homebuyer’s choose Heathrow? Location, Location, Location Manned Gate Access Golf Course & Country Club Private Park Soccer Fields Playground Natural Surroundings More information and see photos of the neighborhood of Heathrow Homes for sale in Heathrow Golf & Country Club What’s Selling in Heathrow? Read the rest of the article at Move To Lake Mary.com  
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
The inventory of homes for sale in Lake Mary, Florida continues to remain stable with little change in the median list price...  Better days are ahead if we continue to see inventory and sales prices hold on through the traditional slower months of December and January. Check back next month to see where we stand... Read the full report at Move To Lake Mary.com  
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Do you like getting a good deal? I know I do. Some of the best deals available in the current housing market can be found when you buy a distressed property. If you’re patient you can buy a short sale home [often found in move-in condition] or if you have a specific timeline and don’t want the uncertainty of a short sale, you can make an offer on a bank owned home. A foreclosure has already been repossessed by the bank who held the note at the time the homeowner defaulted and is now being offered for sale by the bank in an attempt to recoup some of it’s investment. Purchasing a bank owned home typically requires a 30 to 45 day escrow timeline with the buyer agreeing to pay per-diem penalty to extend the closing beyond the agreed upon closing time frame. If you have questions about buyi...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Santa’s Lake Mary Parade Route – Saturday December 4, 2010   The annual Santa Tour is back in Lake Mary and will begin at 8:30am in the morning. Check the schedule to see when Santa and his elves will be spreading joy and holiday cheer to your Lake Mary neighborhood.    Morning Schedule Begins @ 8:30 The Hills of Lake Mary Bright Meadow Drive Country Wood Circle Lake Como Drive Pine Shadow Lane Silver Pine Drive Bent Way Lane Tuscany at Lake Mary Via Tuscany Loop The Reserve at Lake Mary Rantoul Lane Arbormoor Place Blairmont Lane Baymoor Way Rantoul Lane Shealey Road Please visit Move To Lake Mary for the complete Parade Route...  
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Santa Claus is Coming To Town – Lake Mary Holiday in the Park – December 3, 2010     The City of Lake Mary presents their annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall/Central Park. The City of Lake Mary does a fantastic job of decorating the park area with thousands of lights and creating a winter wonderland in the middle of Florida. The FREE EVENT begins at 6pm and includes live entertainment and games for the children. Don't miss the tree lighting at 6:30. Everyone will love to see Santa and Mrs. Clause arrive via police escort via fire truck at 6:45. People who bring an unwrapped gift for donations will receive free cookies. Visit Move To Lake Mary.com for a map to the event.    
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
We have a NEW offer for Seminole County and Lake Mary homebuyers, become exclusively represented by Debbie Summers, REALTOR and receive Cash Back at closing.   Cash Back Rewards at Closing are based upon...   Purchase a resale property with a purchase price at or under $100,000 and receive a $250 Cash Rebate at closing. Purchase a resale property with a purchase price above $100,000 and receive a $500 Cash Rebate at closing. Purchase a NEW Builder Inventory Home with a purchase price over $100,000 and receive $1000 Cash Rebate at closing. For program details, terms and conditions - Please visit Move To Lake Mary.com  
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
  Lake Mary New Home Communities Lake Mary Landings - New Townhome Community  - link to community details and inventory townhomes available Builder Close-Out in this popular Lake Mary townhome community Gated Community, Pool & Playground Within walking distance to Seminole State Colleg Walking Distance to Publix and Restaurants Zoned for Lake Mary Schools Convenient location with easy access to Lake Mary Blvd., Interstate 4 and The 417 Greenway Island Club Lake Mary - New Single Family Home Community - link to community details and inventory New Single Family Homes Gated Community Waterfront & Conservation Lots Available Less than 5 minutes to Colonial Town Park Seminole County Schools Convenient location 5 minutes to Interstate 4, SR 46A and The 417 Greenway
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
  What's Selling in Magnolia Plantation? Magnolia Plantation is a guard gated, golf community in the Markham Woods corridor of Lake Mary just north of Lake Mary Boulevard... For more information about Magnolia Plantation, please click this link...   Magnolia Plantation Home Sales: 1101 Shadowmoss Circle, Lake Mary 4 Bed/3 Bath - 3,038 SF Pool Original list price: $545,000 List price at time of sale: $545,000 Sales Price: $505,000 Price per square foot: $166.32 Days on market: 89 To see the rest of the home sales in Magnolia Plantation, please click this link... Click here to see all homes for sale in Magnolia Plantation, Lake Mary...
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By Olympus Executive Realty Inc., Home Of The Top Producers
(Olympus Executive Realty INC.)
WELCOME TO Grande Oaks at Heathrow, Lake Mary, FL 32746 *** USE YOUR OWN REALTOR WHEN BUYING NEW CONSTRUCTION! *** Dealing directly with a salesperson at the model home will not get you the best deal or get you the best advice. Your own REALTOR can negotiate incentives you may not be aware of. Your Realtor works in your interest and is your representative. Your Realtor also helps you get through the endless paperwork! It is a common misconception not using a Realtor will save you money! NOT TRUE! Your own REALTOR costs you nothing. Your own REALTOR has your best interest. Sales agent for a builder is only looking out for the builder not you!   My Team and I are prepared to be your BUYER AGENTS to get you the best deal. We have the best New Construction Negotiator's in the business. You ...
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By Olympus Executive Realty Inc., Home Of The Top Producers
(Olympus Executive Realty INC.)
Welcome to Grande Oaks at Heathrow, Lake Mary, FL 32746   USE YOUR OWN REALTOR WHEN BUYING NEW CONSTRUCTION! Dealing directly with a salesperson at the model home will not get you the best deal or get you the best advice. Your own REALTOR can negotiate incentives you may not be aware of. Your Realtor works in your interest and is your representative. Your Realtor also helps you get through the endless paperwork! It is a common misconception not using a Realtor will save you money! NOT TRUE! Your own REALTOR costs you nothing. Your own REALTOR has your best interest. Sales agent for a builder is only looking out for the builder not you! My Team and I are prepared to be your BUYER AGENTS to get you the best deal. We have the best New Construction Negotiator's in the business. You will not...
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By Gitta Sells and Associates, Where home sellers and buyers always come first.
(Gitta Sells & Associates at Keller Williams Heritage Realty)
Timacuan home sales over the prior year have increased by 111% as of September 2010 which is actually great news. There were 9 home sales in 2009 in Timacuan and there were 19 sales so far in 2010, time to celebrate. Well, not so fast, yes the home sale numbers are great, however the increases in sales were generated by the reduction in prices. The median home sale price in 2009 for the first 10 months period was $395,000 or $131.50 per sqf. This year the median price is $310,000 and $123.70 per sqf. So the median price per home in Timacuan went down by 21.7% compared to last year and the price per sqf. declined by 6%. So sale increases were compensated by price reductions and I do not believe we have seen the end of it. The median price of all the 26 listed homes in Timacuan is $337,00...
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By Gary Berkson, ABR, CRS & CDPE
(RE/MAX Central Realty)
Lake Mary Florida is a great place to live, work and play.  There are many benefits of being a resident in Lake Mary Florida including the police department and services they provide for the community, one which is utmost importance and give a homeowner away on vacation peace of mind. Protect Your Home - Lake Mary Florida Vacant Home Watch Did you know that if you are a resident in Lake Mary and are uncomfortable with leaving your home while you are on vacation that the Lake Mary Police Department will check your residence at least two times a day while you are away.  You'll select a responder, someone you trust with a set of keys and alarm code and they will meet the police in case of emergency while your home is vacant. Vacant Home Watch In Lake Mary Florida Fill out a vacant house wa...
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