Winter Garden, FL Real Estate News

By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
New Lake and Golf Homes in Winter Garden Florida being offered by D.H.HORTON American Builder.  This new community is called Summerlake and offers 3 to 6 bedroom homes starting at $244,990 to $342,900.  Both on or off the Golf Course or Lake.    This community is situated oin the banks of Lake Hancock and offers  A Natural Gas Community for Cooking, Water Heater and Home Dryer A Life.Style Community offering an Impressive Amenity Package The Clubhouse includes furnished Community Room and Catering Kitchen, Plus a Activity Counselor A Resort Style Pool overlooking Summer Lake that  features a Zero Entry End with Children Water Works like the Mushroom Water Fall and Sprayer Tubes A Dog Park offering both a fenced area and a Free Roaming area with Benches, Trees, Water Views, Courtesy Clea...
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By Vanessa Franz Barnes, With us its Simply All About You!
(Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes)
The charming city of Winter Garden, Florida is located 14 miles West of Downtown Orlando and boarders Windermere, Ocoee and Lake Apopka to the North. Enjoy strolling down the brick paved streets in the Historic Downtown District and witness the renaissance of a vibrant community. Art studios and live theatre, bicycle stores and flower shops, and a wide range of restaurants flank the West Orange Trail. With numerous residential communities to select from including: Stoneybrook West, Independence, Johns Lake Pointe, Belle Meade and many more you are certain to make yourself at home. Enjoy the open air shopping center at the Winter Garden Village. Winter Garden Village offers shopping and gathering opportunities to fit everyone's needs. From department stores to electronics to a health clu...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Winter Garden is a great place to begin a career selling real estate and Rowlett Real Estate School can help you get there.  If you have been looking for a Winter Garden Real Estate School with online real estate courses, we have them.  Our Online Florida real estate courses are state approved and fully accredited to meet all your Winter Garden Real Estate License requirements.  We have online courses for Sales Associates and Brokers in Winter Garden at www.rowlettrealestateschoo.com Check out our website!  We have the Florida Real Estate Principals Practices and Law 36th Edition at the best price found anywhere.  Click on our catalog order button and you will find a full line up of real estate course books for sale for sales associates and brokers.  We have low shipping prices too! For...
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By Thomas Staples, (407) 476-4993
(La Rosa Realty)
Winter Garden Open Houses (and Losing All That Junk)! Why so many open houses in Winter Garden? The reason is because they are so effective -- not only by instantly spreading notice that a property is seriously entering the market, but also by creating a firm target date - a day when all concerned agree that the property will be in peak 'showability' condition. Open houses are like showings on steroids. With dozens of visitors in the offing, there's little doubt that every effort will go into preparing for them. Along those lines, every agent will tell you that a tidy home is far more tempting than one that looks too lived-in.  The New York Times recently offered the assessment that decluttering is vital because "most real estate is aspirational, and buyers want to see themselves in som...
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By Vanessa Franz Barnes, With us its Simply All About You!
(Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes)
Winter Garden is ranked as one of the fasted growing suburbs by Forbes.com, Winter Garden is a place for growing families and businesses.   With numerous residential communities to select from including: Stoneybrook West, Independence, Johns Lake Pointe, Belle Meade and many more you are certain to make yourself at home. Enjoy the open air shopping center at the Winter Garden Village. Winter Garden Village offers shopping and gathering opportunities to fit everyone's needs. From department stores to electronics to a health club and specialty retailers, along with the wide array of restaurants and eateries, visitors can enjoy a variety of experiences here.   We have created these Real Estate Statistics in Winter Garden Florida to provide you a snapshot of active and sold inventory on a ...
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By Thomas Staples, (407) 476-4993
(La Rosa Realty)
Winter Garden Property Owners Finalize Remodel Plans “What doesn't bankrupt us makes us stronger,” writes Josh Garskof, a serial remodeler and contributing writer and/or editor for Money magazine, “This Old House,” and Martha Stewart Living.  Winter Garden property owners who have attempted a remodel anytime recently are likely to find the humor - and the truth - in his wisecrack.  With the spring selling season just over the horizon, this would be about the right time for Winter Garden homeowners who are considering bringing their property to market to finalize plans and firm up any remodeling arrangements.  Whether the project is just to freshen up a bathroom or re-landscape a whole backyard, Garskof offers the following tips: Plan to Overspend - Yes, we all hate to acknowledge it, bu...
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By Thomas Staples, (407) 476-4993
(La Rosa Realty)
Winter Garden Investors Buy Foreclosed Homes - Sometimes! With the Fed having announced its intention to hold interest rates near 0% until at least mid-2015, even very cautious investors are recognizing that this provides a rare opening. If ever there were a time to start a real estate portfolio, it's hard to imagine a better one. For many, the first question is whether there is still an opportunity to buy foreclosed homes in Winter Garden. That answer is yes, for sure - but that is not always the only strategy that will get you to your goal. It all depends on you. Before we can develop your strategy, you first need to decide which type of real estate investor you wish to be:   The Fix-and-Flip Investor - This type of investor is handy (or has a lot of contacts who are), and is familiar...
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By Thomas Staples, (407) 476-4993
(La Rosa Realty)
Longevity Factors into Winter Garden Home Sale Decisions “Longevity planning” is not something most youthful or middle-aged Winter Garden residents spend a lot of time thinking about. “Getting old?” Who wants to dwell on that? Joseph Coughlin, the director of the AgeLab at MIT, pushes for changing that attitude when it comes to home sale decisions. He points out that a 65-year-old woman today can plan to live past 85 -- far longer than her parents did. If her budget plans match theirs, the result will be a serious shortfall in later years. It may be more doable than you'd think. The Brooking Institution recently reported that a home sale in a good school district totals (on average) 2.4 times more than one in a less child-focused district. Once schooling is no longer at issue, being wil...
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By Thomas Staples, (407) 476-4993
(La Rosa Realty)
Seamless Winter Garden Relocation Takes Focused Preparation As soon as you are offered a great new job or promotion - even if it's in a new town -- your natural response is, “Absolutely, yes!” After all, you landed the opportunity because you are a go-getter -- someone who solves problems! Experience teaches that seamless relocation to Winter Garden (or anywhere) takes some determined preparation. Even after you've identified your new house, there are a few significant hurdles to clear before happily settling into a new community. Here are four common mistakes new buyers in Winter Garden have made in the past…and how you can avoid them: Not Getting Loan Pre-Approval - Once you pack the cartons and load the truck, locating all those documents the bank requests can become next to impossib...
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By Vanessa Franz Barnes, With us its Simply All About You!
(Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes)
We have created these Real Estate Statistics in Winter Garden Florida to provide you a snapshot of active and sold inventory on a monthly basis. If you would like a list of Homes for Sale in Winter Garden Florida  please visit: www.centralfloridapropertyvalues.com Homes for Sale in Winter Garden Florida - December 1, 2012 There are currently 128 Homes for Sale in Winter Garden Florida up to $3.99 Million for a 6 bedroom/7bathroom home in Deer Island. There are 30 Condominiums and Townhomes for sale in Winter Garden Florida up to $248,000 for a 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom condo in Independence ACTIVE: HOMES 128 Total: 40 are pre-foreclosure/short sales/bank-owned (making up 31% of the inventory). Average Sales Price = $447K and Average Days on the Market - 167ACTIVE: CONDOMINIUMS/TOWNHOMES 30...
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Home Values 34787: Residential Real Estate Statistics by Francisco Orchilles Analyzing the average sold price of homes in the 34787 zip code will help a home seller understand where their home should be priced.  Other factors such as quality of the home, upgrades, and location will heavily influence the final sale price of a home in Winter Garden.  Here are the August 2012 real estate statistics for 34787: Sold Price Statistics Average Sold Price of Homes: $174,428, down 3.5% from August 2011 Closed Sales: 63 units, down 7.35% from August 2011 Average Days on the Market: 67 days, down 37.5% from August 2011 Total Sold Dollar Volume: $$10,988,979 down 10.6% from August 2011 Inventory Statistics Active Listings: 158 units, down 51% from August 2011 New Listings: 108 units, up 15% from Aug...
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Home Values 34787: Residential Real Estate Statistics by Francisco Orchilles The average home value in the 34787 neighborhood will tell you what your home is worth in Winter Garden.  These home values have been steadily rising in the past year.  Sold prices are creeping up as the housing inventory diminishes.  There has been much recent building activity in Winter Garden as well.  Many new home builders are developing nice communities to accommodate the growing Orlando population.  Here are the statistics: Sold Price Statistics Average Sold Price of Homes: $195,158, up 1.8% from July 2011 Closed Sales: 74 units, up 30% from July 2011 Average Days on the Market: 69 days, down 18.8% from July 2011 Total Sold Dollar Volume: $14,441,663 up 32.15% from July 2011 Inventory Statistics Active L...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Biggest Mistake a Home Buyer can make. The biggest mistake that a home buyer can make is not having an open mind. A buyer with a pre-conceived picture of what a house in their budget should look like will only end in disappointment.  Regardless if a home buyer is spending $100,000 or $1,000,000 no house will be perfect...not even a brand new house.  The biggest mistake that a home buyer can make is to only look for and only see the the flaws on each property.  I am not saying to ignore the flaw, but rather see if the flaws are something that you can either live with or change later. The happiest home buyers are those that view each house with an optomistic eye and open mind to see if that house may work for them.  With a new attitude, the home buyer will not make the Biggest Mistake a H...
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By John deRozieres
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Winter Garden Foreclosures   Winter Garden is located to the west of Orlando and just south of Lake Apopka.  You can find Winter Garden Foreclosures from entry level condos all the way up to million dollar luxury homes.  Values have been in decline due meltdown in the real estate market.  Declining levels of bank owned homes have started to stabilize the market.  Bank Owned Homes in Winter Garden   You may have the opportunity to buy a Winter Garden Bank Owned Home at below market prices.  To see the latest Foreclosures on the market check out our website.  Below is an interactive map of Winter Garden where you can see the surrounding areas.   View Larger Map     Connect with me           
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By Vanessa Franz Barnes, With us its Simply All About You!
(Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes)
                NEW CONSTRUCTION in Independence in Winter Garden Florida!! Email (Vanessa@simplyfloridarealestate.com) or call us at 407-973-2414 today to make an appointment to view one of these wonderful inventory homes 40 Ft. Rear Load Homes with Luxury Features Home site 1009       Rio-A                          2603 sq ft                  $267,990 Home site 1010      Delray-C                   2447 sq ft                  $251,990 Home site 1014       Delray-B                    2447 sq ft                  $251,990 Home site 1266       Rio-B                          2603 sq ft                  $267,990 Home site 1268       Solana-A                  2186 sq ft                  $226,990 Home site 1269       Rio-C                         2603 sq ft                  $269,990 Home site...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Perfect Winter Garden Florida Home Buyers Wish I could clone my Winter Garden Home Buyers...they were every Buyer Agents dream Winter Garden Home Buyer.  Here is what made them so special:     Informed:  the Winter Garden Home Buyers made an effort to get educated about what is going on in Winter Garden Real Estate Market and after analyzing the homes on the internet they wisely bumped their budget up a bit. Qualified: the Winter Garden home buyers got pre-approved for financing and started their loan application and provided me with a strong pre-approval letter. Focused: The home buyers decided to view only what they really wanted even though it limited their choices. Realistic: The home buyers looked at every home with the idea of making it work, instead of looking for flaws. Decisive...
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By Vanessa Franz Barnes, With us its Simply All About You!
(Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes)
 We have created these Real Estate Statistics in Winter Garden FL to provide you a snapshot of active and sold inventory on a monthly basis. If you would like Real Estate Statistics for your home, please visit: www.centralfloridapropertyvalues.com As of June 1, 2012 here are the current Real Estate Statistics in Winter Garden Florida There are currently 108 HOMES for Sale listed in our MLS up to $4.95 Million for a 6 bedroom/7bathroom home in Deer Island. There are 24 Condominiums/Townhomes for Sale in the MLS up to $198,000 for a 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom condo in Stoneybrook ACTIVE: HOMES 108 Total: 28 are pre-foreclosure/short sales/bank-owned (making up 26% of the inventory). Average Sales Price = $479K and Average Days on the Market - 200ACTIVE: CONDOMINIUMS/TOWNHOMES 24 Total: 11 are...
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By Vanessa Franz Barnes, With us its Simply All About You!
(Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes)
  We have created these Real Estate Statistics in Winter Garden FL to provide you a snapshot of active and sold inventory on a monthly basis.The charming city of Winter Garden, Florida is located 14 miles West of Downtown Orlando and boarders Windermere, Ocoee and Lake Apopka to the North. Enjoy strolling down the brick paved streets in the Historic Downtown District and witness the renaissance of a vibrant community. Art studios and live theatre, bicycle stores and flower shops, and a wide range of restaurants flank the West Orange Trail.With numerous residential communities to select from including: Stoneybrook West, Independence, Johns Lake Pointe, Belle Meade and many more you are certain to make yourself at home. Enjoy the open air shopping center at the Winter Garden Village. Wint...
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By Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla
(Keller Williams Classic Group)
12511 DALLINGTON TER, WINTER GARDEN FL 34787                                                      $$$ 319,500 $$$ Exterior Front Foyer Den/Family/Great Room Dining Room Living Room Living Room Breakfast Nook Game Room Master Bedroom Patio/Deck Exterior Back Yard/Garden Check out this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home!  Your foliage lined front walk leads to a columned front porch and your french doors.  Step into your foyer to discover your den to your left, and your formal dining room to your right, overlooking your living room.  Architectural details including tray ceilings, art niches and archways abound throughout, adding an air of elegance.  Imagine your spacious great room and kitchen complete with your personal touch to truly transform this space.  Spend quiet mornings in your picture windo...
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By Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla
(Keller Williams Classic Group)
17721 DEER ISLE CIR, WINTER GARDEN FL 34787                                                           $$$ 650,000 $$$ Exterior Front Entrance Kitchen Living Room Dining Room Bedroom 1: Main Level Bedroom - 2 bedrooms on main level Master Bath/Spa Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bath2 View Patio/Deck Look no further, you have found your very own lake front oasis!  Located in the quaint Deer Island subdivision-this gated tree lined community gives you the feel of old world charm but still close to major roadways so you can be nearly anywhere in Central FL in less than 30 minutes.  Interior upgrades include black granite throughout your kitchen & all baths with rich cherry wood cabinetry. Crown molding throughout the first story which includes 10ft ceilings.  New windows on SW side of home (lake view)...
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