Mount Dora, FL Real Estate News

By Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty, Homes for Sale Mount Dora Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
The Florida Realtors will be sponsoring a statewide open house April 10th and 11th.  There will be a great deal of advertising and press releases throughout the state of Florida. As the chairman for the local Realtor Awareness Committee here in Lake County I wanted to make sure all of our local Realtors are aware of the event. Excerpt from press release: The Florida Open House Weekend comes just before the April 30, 2010, deadline for the federal homebuyer tax credit. Homes need to be under contract by April 30, 2010, and closed by June 30, 2010, to take advantage of up to $8,000 in tax credits.   "This event offers people a convenient way to see as many homes as they wish in one weekend and gives our members a chance to be part of this massive effort to match buyers to their sellers Th...
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
  The Whistle Stop Restaurant and Lounge in Zellwood, Florida located inside Zellwood Station on Zellwood Golf Course. Chef James (James Todaro) and his wife Falen Todaro are the owners of this fabulous restaurant in Central Florida. Spend a relaxing day with 18 holes of golf at the award winning golf course in Zellwood Station.  Have lunch and ice cold beer delivered to you on the green or stop into the Restaurant for lunch before you finish the last 9 holes. Friday evenings are a special night at the Whistle Stop with fish and chips that feature Icelandic cod flown in fresh every week from Massachusetts.  Chef James will prepare that fish fried or baked.  For more information about banquets and monthly events, please visit www.WhistleStopLounge.com  or call 407-889-5131.
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
The Whistle Stop Restaurant and Lounge in Zellwood Florida is located inside Zellwood Station on the golf course. Spend a relaxing day playing 18 holes of golf.  After the first nine, stop by The Whistle Stop Restaurant for lunch and a cold beer, or have that lunch and a cold beer delivered to you on the golf course. Then finish your last nine holes and indulge in a Wednesday evening buffet or a Friday evening fish and chips night, featuring Icelandic cod flown in fresh every week from Massachusetts.  Chef James will prepare that fish fried or baked. For more information about banquets and monthly events, please visit www.WhistleStopLounge.com or call 407-889-5131.
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $249,000 FIZBER.com ID 14167863 Commercial with in Old HWY 441 Mount dora, FL, 32756 http://www.fizber.com/14167863/ Old HWY 441 - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Commercial Address: Old HWY 441, Mount dora, FL, 32756 Sq footage: 0.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 0.0 Bedrooms: 0 Year built: 0 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Florida homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: These lots at about 2600 W Old Us Hwy 441 are a total of .89 Acres of commercial property located in Mt Dora, Florida. These lot have several neighbors, including Dairy Queen, Super Buffet, Mt Dora Pizza and subs, Spring Garden chinese resturant and Shea's. These properties are available now with a warranty / special warranty deed. Ask about Ez term, by owner financin...
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By Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty, Homes for Sale Mount Dora Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
"Existing Homeowners Taking Advantage of $6,500 Tax Credit" Many Existing Homeowners are eligible for a credit up to $6,500 when they purchase a home.     It's no secret that Florida is a great place to live and for a short time you may receive a $6500 gift when you purchase a home! One fact that surprises many purchasers is that they do not have to sell their currenthome to receive the credit. Of course, the home must become their primary residence. Qualifi ed first time purchasers still receive a credit of up to $8000. Purchase agreements must be signed by April 30, 2010, and closings must be fi nal by June 30th. The best way to learn how to take advantage of this historic tax credit is to contact any Realtor.  Here is just one example of how this credit is stimulating the economy. On...
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By Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty, Homes for Sale Mount Dora Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
  "Existing Homeowners Taking Advantage of $6,500 Tax Credit" Many Existing Homeowners are eligible for a credit up to $6,500 when they purchase a home.         It's no secret that Florida is a great place to live and for a short time you may receive a $6500 gift when you purchase a home! One fact that surprises many purchasers is that they do not have to sell their currenthome to receive the credit. Of course, the home must become their primary residence. Qualifi ed first time purchasers still receive a credit of up to $8000. Purchase agreements must be signed by April 30, 2010, and closings must be fi nal by June 30th.  The best way to learn how to take advantage of this historic tax credit is to contact any Realtor.  Here is just one example of how this credit is stimulating the eco...
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Mount Dora Arts Festival | February 6-7, 2010 (First Weekend in February) This nationally ranked fine arts festival attracts 285 artists from all over the world. Free to the public, Mount Dora magically transforms into one gigantic art museum with more than 300 artists, performers, temporary shops, and games, sponsored by the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. Call (352) 383-0880 for more information. Location: Downtown Streets of Mount DoraTimes: 10AM-5PMContact: Mount Dora Center for the ArtsPhone: 352-383-0880
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Mount Dora Arts Festival | February 6-7, 2010 (First Weekend in February) This nationally ranked fine arts festival attracts 285 artists from all over the world. Free to the public, Mount Dora magically transforms into one gigantic art museum with more than 300 artists, performers, temporary shops, and games, sponsored by the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. Call (352) 383-0880 for more information. Location: Downtown Streets of Mount DoraTimes: 10AM-5PMContact: Mount Dora Center for the ArtsPhone: 352-383-0880
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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By Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty, Homes for Sale Mount Dora Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
It's time to Light Up Mount Dora on November 28th from 5 to 9 PM.  Lights come on at 6:15PM. Best of all it's free to attend members of the Ballet, Soloists and a special visit from Santa Too!Come Down to Donnellly Park and be sure to bring your camera. This is a Country Christmas themed lighting of Donnelly Park and Downtown Mount Dora with close to 2 million sparkling lights!  For Details: Call Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce 352-383-2165.   If you are interested in re locating to our special area please visit: www.lakecountyhomepros.com or Call Ray Levy at 352-978-8551  
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A day of Remembrance, A day to be Thankful, A day to be Proud and A day to Honor.   Almost anyone you ask either has a relative in the service, has had a relative in the service or knows of a family with someone in the service.  Whether you personally agree with the ways of the military and the wars we have fought, there is one thing you have to give credit for.  These men and women are putting aside the fear of dying so that we can sleep safe and sound in our comfy beds at night.  I just happened to be at an awesome "Motivational" Seminar yesterday and there were quite a few military guys and gals there.  It was great listening to the guest speakers, such as Rudy Guliani, Sen. Colin Powel, Laura Bush, Zig Ziglar and many others talk.  I would have to say the most inspiring of their tal...
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By Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty, Homes for Sale Mount Dora Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
An estimated 250,000 attended this years Mount Dora Craft Fair.  I spoke to several vendors on Sunday that told me they sales were brisk on Saturday. From my viewpoint the fair was a success for a number of important reasons.  We noticed that the parking fees were lower than previous years and many of the vendors seemed to have made adjustments in their pricing. The event was well marketed through multiple media outlets. Mother nature cooperated with sunny weather too. Here is a creative piece of artwork I felt was quite appropriate for the times and location of the event. It's no secret that families are looking for economical activities and that is a major reason for attending.  I did make note of an increased number of visitos carrying their purchased treasures as compared to last ye...
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By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
  Welcome to my website. My name is Katina Hargrove, and I am a  Real Estate Broker/Owner of Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. serving  Mt.Dora, Florida. I am dedicated to providing my customers with the finest  service available and hope I can help you buy or sell real estate. I pride myself on being an expert in bringing home buyers and home sellers together throughout the Metro area. With my years of experience in customer service, no one can serve you better. My web site has been designed to provide you with the information you need to make the right real estate decisions. Thank you for visiting !    
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By Tina Allen
(Exit Realty Tri-County)
More exciting news in Real Estate!                                         Don't believe all the negativity! June Sales for Lake at 250 up 22.55% from May and 33.69% from last year. July sales at 283, up 13.20% from June and 45.13% from last year. It's a great time to find a good deal. Call your favorite Realtor today!!  
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By Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty, Homes for Sale Mount Dora Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
THESE ARE THE NEW FREDDIE MAC FORECLOSURES FOR OUR LOCAL AREA AS OF August 13th, 2009. I WOULD BE VERY HAPPY TO HELP YOU NEGOTIATE ON ANY HOME IN OUR AREA. Ray LevyCB Camelot Realty www.lakecountyhomepros.com 352-978-8551   Report Date: 8/13/2009Property Status: LISTED (available for sale now)Zip Code: 32726Loan: 403963893 Address: 111 DOUGLAS DRIVE, EUSTIS, FLRooms: 5 Bed: 2 Bath: 2.0 Price: 82,500.00Zip Code: 32735Loan: 295482745 Address: 36534 SUNDANCE DRIVE, GRAND ISLAND, FLRooms: 9 Bed: 4 Bath: 2.0 Price: 125,000.00Zip Code: 32736Loan: 328773417 Address: 26042 LEEWARD STREET, EUSTIS, FLRooms: 5 Bed: 2 Bath: 1.0 Price: 79,900.00Zip Code: 32757Loan: 465911846 Address: 5330 RISHLEY RUN WAY, MOUNT DORA, FLRooms: 8 Bed: 4 Bath: 3.0 Price: 155,000.00Zip Code: 34788Loan: 320495663 Address...
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Get your cameras and binoculars ready.  This 2 hour Dora Canal cruise will be an experience you won't soon forget.  The beautiful lake views as well as the chance to see nature at its best.  Just relax and enjoy the tranquil sounds all around you.   Boat Tours When: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - Friday, July 31, 2009 11 a.m. 1:30 & 4 p.m. Where: City of Mount Dora Docks400 W. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora Cost: $20 adult; $15 age 6-12 Description: Enjoy a relaxing two-hour narrated Dora Canal cruise. Guests may see gators, birds, turtles, otters and more. Contact: Call Tim Coates at (352) 383-3933. Categories: Nature ActivitiesWebsite: http://lakecountywaterways.com  
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Join us in downtown Mt. Dora for an Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.  Great Family Fun awaits you in this quaint little historic town.  I will see you there! Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration Dates: July 4, 2009Join us for an old fashioned celebration of our Independence Day with a parade at 10am, DJ & live music in Gilbert park starting at 5PM, and fireworks at dusk! Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mount Dora. Location: Downtown     For more information-  Contact: Lori     Phone: 352-383-2165  * No pets/animals are permitted inside a special event area, per City Code of Ordinances, Section 18.070, Ordinance Num. 634. Also, visit us at the Lakeside Inn for great food and entertainment. Saturday, July 4, 2008126th Independence Day CelebrationJoin us for the great American c...
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By Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty, Homes for Sale Mount Dora Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
OVER 4 MILLION CLOSED AND ANOTHER 5.1 MILLION UNDER CONTRACT DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE AT COLDWELL BANKER CAMELOT REALTY. OUR AVERAGE SALE PRICE HAS INCREASED WITH SEVERAL SALES OVER $200,000 Homes below $150,000 are still a the most active parts of the market.  We are seeing an increase in the over $200,000 price point also.  Sales above 300k indicate an increased amount of activity. Interest rates around 5% the $8,000 tax credit, and increased affordability seem to be the key market factors at this time. Later in the month we will receive the county wide number from the Mid-Florida Regional MLS.  The sentiment among buyers has moved from wait and see to a state of action. Local builders are approaching the deadline to start a new home and still qualify for the $8,000 Tax credit by Dece...
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By Bill Deese, GRI, SFR
(ERA Grizzard Real Estate)
It was just announced that first time homebuyers in the State of Florida are now elgible to receive up to $8000 upfront towards downpayment on a home purchased and closed by November 30, 2009. This is free money that you have 18 months to pay back from your $8000 tax credit when you file your 2009 Federal Tax return. What an incredible opportunity for first time homebuyers! Home prices are at the lowest level in six years, Interest Rates are at historical lows and now you can get afree $8000 downpayment! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!! Call me for all the details!
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By Tina Allen
(Exit Realty Tri-County)
It seems as though the time just flies by.  Where have all the years gone?  And most importantly, how is it possible that my children keep getting older and I don't?   Hahahaha, just kidding, I wish.  My son, Jeffrey, just graduated from 8th grade.  That means he will be in high school next year.....what??? I made Jeffrey a special graduation card.  My little note to him was a remembrance of the days I rocked him in my arms and sang "You are my Sunshine."  I am sure he does not remember those days, but, I know I will never forget.  It is a proud moment when Jeffrey holds his Certificate and grins from ear to ear.  I am excited and also a little sad.  Sad to know that I just can't make these special moments freeze in time.  I try to take lots of pictures these days, knowing, that is what...
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