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Orlando New Commercial Projects

Commercial Projects Growing   In just one day, on September 29th, $35 million dollars of Orlando new commercial projects construction permits where filed!   Outdated shopping centers are being remodeled. Every town and municipality is getting a face lift. New town centers are being created, with more entertainment venues being added. Much needed infrastructure is expanding or being renovated.   It simply amazes me to see the tremendous revitalization of commerci...

Date Published: May 1, 2017 | Author: Erika

A Tour of Harmony

A modern community in a rural area   Harmony is an interesting place, located in a remote section of east Highway 192. In fact, it's closer to Melbourne on the east cost of Florida than Downtown Orlando. Downtown Orlando is anywhere from a 50-60 minute drive. However, there are several routes to take to get to the heart of Orlando.   Harmony is located about 30 minutes to Disney and 30 minutes to I-95. Melbourne beaches are less than 40 minutes and only 25 minutes to Orl...

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New 55+ The Lakes at Harmony

55+ Communities are Growing   Orlando is ranked #4 for retirees. The baby boomer population is looking toward retirement. Builders are hearing this calling and quickly filling these housing needs.   The Lakes at Harmony is only of the newest 55+ communities that opened in June. 55+ Communities are designated for retirees where at least 80% of the homes have to have one person at least age 55+.   Rare Large Floors Plans Available   The Lakes at Harmony offe...

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New Construction Home Inspections

Home Inspection Can Be Done   Home buyers are not aware they can do new home inspections during the building of their home. There are very few buyers agents that will even suggest it. It's brand new what can go wrong?   Even though the national builders are professional, things can be overlooked, and problems can arise.   Even though the specific county will conduct their own inspections, often its not long enough to do thorough job and they are not always c...

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Why need Flood insurance in Orlando?

Flood insurance. The #1 disaster in the United States is flooding and Florida is no exception. Central Florida is in close proximity to waterways and yes, there are a lot of lakes. Heavy rains from Hurricanes and tropical storms are common in Central Florida.   Getting Orlando Flood Insurance when you buy a home is also a common "add on" and something that many home buyers do buy. Common misconceptions about Orlando Flood Insurance Misconception #1: Flood insurance is expensive...

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Home Buyer Negotiations

Home buyer negotiations: Can a home buyer negotiate for themselves?   Sure, but they do a lousy job negotiating for themselves. Let me tell you the 4 main reasons why...   Home buyer has no clue what to negotiate.   Absolutely true.   Where do inexperienced home buyer negotiations start? The price, the closing costs, the home inspection re-negotiations? The home buyer has no clue what to negotiate. They don't know about local real estate, what is the ...

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Orange County New Homes Soaring

New Builds Taking Off Orange County, Florida   According to the Orlando Sentinel, new home building permits have soared to the highest level in Orange County in 10 years!   Permits for single family homes are up by 3,600 over last year.   A few theories are circulating as to why. It could be the result of pent up demand, shortages on the resales market, and lower impact fees.   Regardless of the reason, new construction real estate is booming in Ora...

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Certified International Property Specialist

Certified International Property Specialist   Certified International Property Specialist is an advanced realtor designation.   These brokers have undergone specialized training for foreign investors. Commonly called CIPS. Earning this starts with a complete 5 full day of study focusing on all aspects of working with international transactions.   These Certified International Property Specialist classes include studying regional market conditions, tax issues,...

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Strategy to Build a Quality Home

New Construction Homes can have quality issues   ABC Action News in Tampa had a recent story about home buyers feeling their home complaints have been ignored.   The majority of complaints were about large home builders with homes built during a very busy time of 2004-2008.   In a recent article, Orange County New Homes Soaring published by Buyers Broker of Florida, illustrates that building again is at an all time high. Home buyers purchasing new constructio...

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Short term rentals Orlando

[caption id="attachment_12268" align="alignright" width="285"] short term rentals[/caption] What is a short term rental?   A short term rental is a property that is rented for a few days or a week, or monthly, typically to vacation visitors. A long term rental would be a rental with a lease of one year.   Where are short term rentals Orlando located?   Currently, short term rentals are allowed in certain areas of Central Florida. More specifically, Kissimmee, Davenp...

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