Winter Garden, FL Real Estate News

By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
How do you quickly and easily prepare a home to sell without breaking the bank? Let's jump see... 1. Remember the Masses - Rule # 1 and # 2, I consider the Golden Rules of home staging because this is what separates "home staging" from interior decorating. Interior decorating takes into consideration the personal tastes, personality and preferences of the home owner whereas "home staging" focuses on creating a valuable marketing commodity so that it appeals to the general home buyer who is trying to visualize themselves in the home. Unlike the home seller who is emotionally invested in the home, a Professional Home Stager is trained to see the home is an objective and critical buyer would so that they can position it to the best of it's ability by focusing on rule #2 2. Keep to the Cos...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Orlando, Lake Nona, East Orlando Area Home SOLD Today. Jerry LaRose | Keller Williams Classic Realty | jerry@jerrylarose.com | 407-580-7011 5011 Coveview Dr., Saint Cloud, FL PRE-FORECLOSURE, PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE and/or SELLER WILL CONSIDER LEASE PURCHASE. Never occupied. Like-New in Gated community. Engle Home King 4 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $499,900 Year Built 2005 Sq Footage 3,310 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 3 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $58 per month DESCRIPTION PRE-FORECLOSURE, PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE and/or SELLER WILL CONSIDER LEASE PURCHASE. Never occupied. Like-New in Gated community. Engle Home Kingston Plus Model. Granite counters, Stainless Steel upgraded appliances, 18x18 tile, downstairs Mastersuite, premium...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Orlando Bankruptcy - About the author: Jerry LaRose is an Orlando Area Residential Real Estate Expert, who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Orlando, Windermere, Winter Garden Florida or any place in the country. Jerry has created a team of professionals throughout Orlando and the country to ensure that you enjoy a smooth transition to your new area. Please visit www.JerrySellsOrlando.com for your real estate needs. Please give me a call if you have questions about the Orlando and Central Florida real estate market. Jerry LaRose, P.A., ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS, REALTOR® 407-580-7011 (Copyright © 2008 By Jerry LaRose, P.A. All Rights Reserved.)
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Mortgage Fraud - What is it? View the video below to view a short clip from Freddie Mac on Mortgage Fraud. If you're having mortgage problems and can't pay your mortgage, talk to your lender. There are many mortgage fraud predators out there. Be Aware.  Of course, feel free to give me a call if you have any questions. Jerry at  407-580-7011 About the author: Jerry LaRose is an Orlando Area Residential Real Estate Expert, who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Orlando, Florida or any place in the country. Jerry has created a team of professionals throughout Orlando and the country to ensure that you enjoy a smooth transition to your new area. Please visit www.JerrySellsOrlando.com for your real estate needs. Please give me a call if you have questions about th...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964, and who count more than 76 million, are getting near to retirement but are most definitely not ready for a retirement  home!  Whether they are selling their homes and heading to Florida or  remodeling to accommodate their retired lifestyle, boomers are making an impact on new housing trends.  Some features that Orlando builders and remodelers are seeing as they begin to  cater to the boomer generation include the following:   Home Offices-  As life spans continue to increase, many are choosing to work past the age of 65.  However, they want home offices for flexibility. This can also eliminate the hassle of commuting while keeping them active and adding supplemental income.   Tech/Media Centers-  The tech-savy boomer generation w...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Do In-ground Pools Add Value To Real Estate in Florida?The answer may surprise you!For many, many years REALTORS have given the standard answer to their customers that in-ground pools add little value to real estate in Orlando Florida.  I have even heard agents reason with their clients that many families do not want pools due to safety issues with small children. They reason that a large number of buyers do not want pools, therefore the value of a home with a pool is not increased. This is interesting logic, but false! In recent years my clients have been getting huge returns of up to and even more than 80% of the pools cost. Unfortunately most REALTORS do not know the value of an in-ground pool and are still relying on old data and false perceptions!  This error is perpetuated because...
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14730 Masthead Landing Cir., Winter Garden, FLsend this to a friend Great Price under $150 per sq.ft. Want it for Less? Make an Offer. Big House with a Heated Pool for a small price. You've waited long enough, Here'sprint this page 4 Bdrm Single Family Houseoffered at $425,000Year Built2004 Sq Footage2,835 Bedrooms4 Bathrooms3 full, 0 partial Floors2 Parking2 Car garage Lot SizeUnspecified HOA/Maint$144 per monthDESCRIPTION Great Price under $150 per sq.ft. Want it for Less? Make an Offer. Big House with a Heated Pool for a small price. You've waited long enough, Here's the deal! Wonderful Golf community of Stoneybrook West, features a 24 hour Guard Gated community. Beautiful patio extra large deck and heated pool is perfect for Entertaining! Stoneybrook West community offers Resort-Sty...
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By Darrel Davis, Southern Heritage Realty
(Winter Garden, Florida)
 There are currently 566 active Single Family Home listings in Winter Garden. The bulk of the inventory is in the $200k to $300k range. A huge part of these listings are in the newer South Winter Garden. There are currently 45 Pending Sales with 26 of them being under $300k. Our overall local inventory has been shrinking and the recent activities (site traffic, click traffic, calls) since about Mid-January has been steadily increasing. Our market outlook is good with most new listings being appropriately priced and the majority of the older listings having made their corrections. Sellers are now giving concessions where they were reluctant to in the past, and general cooperation by the seller has improved.  There are also another 124 active Townhome and Condo listings. 86 of these prope...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
 The question beckons - How Low Can You Go?How much lower can this crazy Orlando Real Estate market go. Well, Here's my thoughts and one way to look at it.When a renter can pay only approx. 20-30% more in their rent payment and own a home, They'll Buy!OK, what does that mean?Right now a 3/2 home at $200,000 would cost approx. $1600 Principle Interest Taxes & Insurance (PITI). A 3/2 Home to rent in general is renting for $1200-$1300, meaning that when that average 3/2 home comes down to $200,000 that renter would rather buy instead of rent.Right now that 3/2 Home is costing approx. $240,000. That means that that average home still has to come down $40,000 or 16% for that average renter to BUY. OK, that's my opinion and we know what they're like!
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
 No one knows. What's clear, however, is that a seller's disaster may be a buyer's opportunity. A Florida retirement may now represent an opportunity to exchange a high-priced home elsewhere for a bargain-priced home in sunny Florida. However universal the decline, this isn't bad news for everyone. It means a half-empty glass for sellers. But it may also mean a half-full glass for buyers. An opportunity checklist Here is a precautionary list for bargain hunters.A bargain is about more than price. If the property is an ugly dog, it doesn't matter how low the price is, don't buy it. Remember, many of these houses and condos were built by brainless builders funded by nitwit lenders. Avoid developments that are not yet complete. You don't know how, when or if the project will be finished. E...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
 Though the national index figures reflect the illusion we most favor -- a steady and virtually guaranteed rise in home prices -- a very different picture emerges when you examine price indexes by state or metropolitan area. Here are some examples.In Houston, the first Texas city to fall in the oil bust, the home-price index peaked at 108.5 in 1983. It also bottomed early, hitting 81.5 in 1987. But it was a long bottom: The index didn't recover to its 1983 level until 1997. So recovery from the market top took a full 14 years. San Antonio peaked in 1984 at 109.7, didn't bottom out until it hit 82.5 in 1990 and didn't recover to its old high until 1995, a period of 11 years. Austin peaked in 1986 at 100.1, falling to 72.7 in 1991 and reaching recovery in 1994, about eight years. Dallas a...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
As you may know, the January 29th 2008 Presidential Primary election Voters said ‘Yes on 1' Property Tax Amendment 1,  Which lowers property taxes statewide. The property tax amendment  allows buyers to take their Save Our Homes tax savings with them when they move. One of these changes allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead. What is Portability?Portability             The ability to transfer the benefit of the homestead property assessment limitation (defined in FS 193.155) described as the dollar value difference between market value and assessed value, or a percentage thereof, from an existing homestead to a newly homesteaded property.               MARKET VALUE(MINUS) ASSESSED VALUE               =   PORTA...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Are you in the market for a Central Florida home for sale? Or are you looking for a Central Florida real estate agent, Orlando Realtor to sell your home?Central Florida Real Estate Specialist and sell 1 home every 3 weeks. Will yours be next?Buyers - Free MLS Search and Area InformationSellers - Free Home Value Report and Marketing ProposalPlease Visit Our WebsiteJerrySellsOrlando.com Or call us  407-580-7011We sell Single Family Homes, Holiday Vacation Villas, Luxury Estates, Land, Commercial Property, Hotels, Condominiums, Retail Sites, Office Buildings, New Home Construction, Lofts, Retirement Communities, Executive homes, Custom Home Builders, Master Planned Developments, Gated Community Residences, Golf Course Resort Homes, Re-sales, and Investment Properties.We serve Buyers, Selle...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
 Until l993, mortgage lenders had traditionally relied on underwriters to determine if a borrower was worthy of a mortgage loan. The underwriter would mail out employment and bank verifications, order a credit report and review each piece of information when it was received. The underwriter or loan committee would meet to determine if the borrower met the guidelines established for the type of loan he was applying for. This process would often take weeks or even months to gather the information and make an underwriting decision. In today's fast paced market, lenders want to be able to make decisions within 24 hours, if possible. So lenders have had to change the way mortgage loans are underwritten. One of the first changes made to speed up the underwriting process was to accept verifica...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
13924 Fox Glove St., Winter Garden, FLsend this to a friend WOW!..... Golf Couse Frontage at this Price? Yes, Don't Walk, Run to get this fabulous Deal. Guard Gated community. Enjoy your morning coffee or youprint this page 4 Bdrm Single Family Houseoffered at $325,000Year Built2003 Sq Footage2,475 Bedrooms4 Bathrooms2 full, 0 partial Floors1 Parking2 Car garage Lot SizeUnspecified HOA/Maint$144 per monthDESCRIPTION WOW!..... Golf Couse Frontage at this Price? Yes, Don't Walk, Run to get this fabulous Deal. Guard Gated community. Enjoy your morning coffee or your evenings favorite beverage on the screened enclosed patio overlooking this spectacular Arthur Hills design 18 hole golf course. Garage extended by 4 feet & currently set up for an office, can easily be converted back to full 2 ...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Voters say ‘Yes on 1' PROPERTY TAX AMENDMENT!  As you may know, the January 29th 2008 Presidential Primary election Voters said‘Yes on 1' Property Tax Amendment 1, Which lowers property taxes statewide. The property tax amendment allows buyers to take their Save Our Homes tax savings with them when they move. One of these changes allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead. You can visit the Orange County Property Appraiser Website at: http://www.ocpafl.org/to view a powerpoint presentation on the Portability and click on the Portability Calculator to determine your portability and tax amount.  To view full story CLICK HERE
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Are you in the market for a Central Florida home for sale? Or are you looking for a Central Florida real estate agent, Orlando Realtor to sell your home?Central Florida Real Estate Specialist and sell 1 home every 3 weeks. Will yours be next?Buyers - Free MLS Search and Area InformationSellers - Free Home Value Report and Marketing ProposalPlease Visit Our WebsiteJerrySellsOrlando.com Or call us 407-580-7011We sell Single Family Homes, Holiday Vacation Villas, Luxury Estates, Land, Commercial Property, Hotels, Condominiums, Retail Sites, Office Buildings, New Home Construction, Lofts, Retirement Communities, Executive homes, Custom Home Builders, Master Planned Developments, Gated Community Residences, Golf Course Resort Homes, Re-sales, and Investment Properties.We serve Buyers, Seller...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Are you in the market for a Central Florida home for sale? Or are you looking for a Central Florida real estate agent, Orlando Realtor to sell your home?Central Florida Real Estate Specialist and sell 1 home every 3 weeks. Will yours be next?Buyers - Free MLS Search and Area InformationSellers - Free Home Value Report and Marketing ProposalPlease Visit Our WebsiteJerrySellsOrlando.com Or call us  407-580-7011We sell Single Family Homes, Holiday Vacation Villas, Luxury Estates, Land, Commercial Property, Hotels, Condominiums, Retail Sites, Office Buildings, New Home Construction, Lofts, Retirement Communities, Executive homes, Custom Home Builders, Master Planned Developments, Gated Community Residences, Golf Course Resort Homes, Re-sales, and Investment Properties.We serve Buyers, Selle...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
$359,000.0012749 Holdenbury Ln.Windermere, FL 34786Beds: 4.0Rooms: 4Baths: 3.00Sq. Ft.: 2960.00Garage: 2.0Built: 2004 FANTASTIC DEAL in highly sought after Windermere. Owner Re-Locating MUST SELL! Impressive kitchen - family room: 42" cabinets, granite counter top work island, glass top range, side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator, separate butler pantry plus walk-in pantry. Formal Living and Formal Dining Rooms . 2nd floor loft Bonus Room. Master suite features tray ceiling, oversized bath with garden tub, separate shower, his and her vanities. Master and 2 guest rooms offer walk-in closets. Rear entThis is a new listing thatI thought you might beinterested in. Visit thislisting online to see morephotos of the property,Google Earth satelliteimages, and much more. If you have any qu...
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By Jerry LaRose, ABR, GRI, e-PRO, CLHMS
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
$425,000.0014730 Masthead Landing Cir.Winter Garden, FL 34787Beds: 4.0Rooms: 4Baths: 3.00Sq. Ft.: 2835.00Garage: 2.0Built: 2004 Great Price under $150 per sq.ft. Want it for Less? Make an Offer. Big House with a Heated Pool for a small price. You've waited long enough, Here's the deal! Wonderful Golf community of Stoneybrook West, features a 24 hour Guard Gated community. Beautiful patio extra large deck and heated pool is perfect for Entertaining! Stoneybrook West community offers Resort-Style Amenities - Guard Gated, Basketball & Tennis Courts, Lakefront Community & Fitness Center, Playground, Inline Skating Rink,This is a new listing thatI thought you might beinterested in. Visit thislisting online to see morephotos of the property,Google Earth satelliteimages, and much more. If you ...
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