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Sebring, FL Real Estate News

By TheMillsTeam YourSebringRealtors, 863-212-5441
(Advantage Realty #1)
As mentioned in the Calendar of Events for October, the ground breaking ceremony for Majestic Cove along the shores of Lake Jackson is scheduled for October 15. Majestic Cove will feature 69 upscale waterfront residences with spectacular landscaping and first class amenities. Prices ranges from $380,300 for 1.574 lsqft to $706,400 for 2.551 lsqft. Features include: • High Ceilings • 8' high sliding glass doors to allow for natural lighting • 8' high interior doors with elegant casings and baseboards throughout • Impact glass windows • Advanced technology pre-wiring for multi-line telephone system, Cable TV and internet access • Marble window sills • Large terraces with most having magnificent water views • High efficiency air conditioning and heating system • Digital programmable thermo...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
     October 2007October 1 - Bridal Gala, vendors offer bridal-related services at Kenilworth Lodge. http://www.kenilworthlodge.com/packages/?id=148&glallery=yes For more information call 863-385-0111.  October 2 - March of Dimes Chef's Auction at Four Points By Sheraton Sebring, Chateau Élan' 6:30p.m.  Contact Erica Lavely at (863) 214-3507October 2 - HALLO BINGO FUNDRAISER, held every Tuesday Night at 6 p.m. at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse.  Great Food! Homemade Desserts!  Proceeds benefit Handicapped Americans Love of Life Org's building fund.  For more information call 385-1196October 4 - Florida Hospital presents presents Breast Cancer Awareness "Girls Night Out" 6-8 pm.  For more information call Tiffany Bender 863-386-6431 or 386-6380October 5 - Highlands Social Dance Cl...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
 Growth is booming in Highlands County. Is it too much? HIGHLANDS COUNTY FINALLY SEEING SOME MAJOR COMMERCIAL GROWTH.This brings mixed emotions to residents.  Some say they'de like to stay the way we where.  The truth is with many younger family's coming into the area we need this more then they think.  Jobs, How often do you hear the younger people saying they're having a hard time finding work, Too often.Revenue, These new stores will brng people in from other surrounding city's, towns to help our community and to help establish better pay for the area.I'm sure I'll be stirring the pot.  In all honesty We needed,this it was long in coming.  Do people really think they can stop growth?  I don't think so it inevitable we live in Florida we will always grow.  Look at the Broward County t...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
September 2007 September 1-2 "Once Upon A Mattress" at Highlands Little Theatre Call 863-385-2525 for more information or tickets.September 1-3 Tour of Sebring Bicycle Event, held each Labour Day weekend, is in its 25th year.  For ride registration, contact Linda at lindamarie7@juno.com for room reservations; contact the Kenilworth Lodge at (800) 423-5939.September 4 - HALLO BINGO FUNDRAISER, held every Tuesday Night at 6 p.m. at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse.  Great Food! Homemade Desserts!  Proceeds benefit Handicapped Americans Love of Life Org's building fund.  For more information call 385-1196September 6 - Heartland Idol & Jr. Idol qualifying on the Sebring Circle at 7 pm.  Entry form, official Rules & Procedures may be picked up at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce between ...
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By TheMillsTeam YourSebringRealtors, 863-212-5441
(Advantage Realty #1)
1. Buyer requests financing from sellerWhile seller financing can make sense in some situat9ions, it is not for everybody. You will want to be concerned with how much money the buyer will be placing as a down payment. Obviously, the more you loand them, the higher your level of risk. Consult your accountant to sxee how providing seller financing might affect you when tax season comes around. 2. Early OccupancyEach case is different,m but in general it is not wise to allow a buyer to mive into your property prior to a full closing. There are always things that the buyer might not like after moving in, and then refuse to close. If you are going to allow this, make sure you have consulted your attorney about drafting a lease prior to letting your buyer move in before closing. Otherwise, yo...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
July 19 - June 28 - Summer VERB Program at Sun N’ Lakes Golf Club 12 pm – to close, bowling at Kegel Bowling Center, Royal Palms Bowling Center, Gator Board Skate Extravaganza and Lake Placid Swimming Pool 6-8 pm $1 swim ages 9-12 yrs., (VERB cards can also be picked up at Sebring Chamber) call Derek Carlton @ 863-382-7221 for more information.   July 19 - Religious Sign Language class taught at Faith Missionary Baptist Church from 1-3 for more information call 863-471-6730 or email uphand@earthlink.net   July 20 – Summer VERB Program at Sun N’ Lakes Golf Club 12 pm – to close.  Also bowling at Kegel Bowling Center & Royal Palms Bowling Center, ages 9-12 yrs., (VERB cards can also be picked up at Sebring Chamber of Commerce 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) call Derek Carlton @ 863-382-7221 for more ...
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By Anita S. Zahn, Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!
(Advantage Realty 863-840-1420)
From its historic downtown and circle to the modern Sebring International Raceway, Sebring Florida is known around the world for its warm hospitality and welcome to all, from near and far away. Better known for its weeklong race activity in the fall and spring each year, the community offers many other activities and events for young and old to enjoy throughout the year. This charming community will capture your imagination and your affection to the point that many visitors return each year and some even return to live. Circle Park in historic downtown Sebring has been a focal point for community activities since the early 1900’s when the City was founded by George Sebring. Historic preservation and restoration efforts of recent years have turned downtown Sebring into an attraction in i...
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By Elaine Liz-Ramirez, MAI
(ERA Advantage Realty)
School Grades Report as published by the "New Sun" for Highlands County.  It appears that our elementary and junior high schools are on the mark.  High schools need to buckle down.  Overall the grades are not terrible and demonstrate some improvement for the middle schools!  This is good information for any families who want to relocate to the area.  Be aware of property location and corresponding school district.  You may find an address index and respect school district at http://www.highlands.k12.fl.us/streets.pdf!Look up street adress and get a list of corresponding elementary, middle and high school districts for the property.If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Elaine Liz-Ramirez, MAI at ERA Advantage Realty, 721 US 27 S, Sebring, FL at  (863) 381-7665 or (863) 38...
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