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Do Walkable Neighborhoods Matter?

Do Walkable Neighborhoods Matter?
Walkable Neighborhoods: Fad or Here to Stay? Walkable neighborhoods mean that you can walk or bike to restaurants and retail.   I can honestly say more buyers are asking for homes within walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, and Orlando trails.  Studies show that a walkable neighborhood is more than just a trend.  I believe that they are becoming more popular.   A National Association of Realtors survey found that 60 percent of owners favor walkable.  They are looking...

Date Published: May 31, 2018 | Author: Erika
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Bella Trae New Homes Better Deal Than Resale

Bella Trae New Homes Better Deal Than Resale
Del Webb is building out its last remaining brand new townhomes in Davenport.  The brand new townhomes are in Champions Gate and priced better than the existing resale home.  Usually, the re-sales are the better deal, but not always. In this case, the Bella Trae townhomes can't be beaten. Townhome New Construction: The two Townhome Floor Plans   Sophia is 2,010 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, interior units.  Spacious and very open plan. - View Plan   Mirella is 2,369...

Date Published: November 20, 2017 | Author: Erika
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Delaney Park

Delaney Park
Delaney Park is a small neighborhood in downtown Orlando just south of Highway 408 and east of Interstate 4. It's south of the Lake Cherokee neighborhood and north of the Wadeview Park neighborhood surrounding parts of Lake Lancaster and Lake Davis. It stretches from E. Gore St. south to E. Kaley St. and from Delaney Avenue to S. Mills Ave.   This sleepy, quiet neighborhood just south of downtown is about one-quarter square-mile and home to about 1000 residents. Delaney Park along...

Date Published: October 19, 2017 | Author: Erika
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New Construction Homes in College Park

New Construction Homes in College Park
College Park has been noted as one of Orlando's favorite neighborhoods. It gets its name from the many streets in its boundaries named after higher institutions such as Princeton, Harvard, and Yale. It's close to downtown, which makes it an excellent community for an easy commute close to shops, restaurants, markets, schools, and parks.   New construction is getting harder and harder to find downtown Orlando but College Park has some great options from time to time. College Park i...

Date Published: October 10, 2017 | Author: Erika
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Why We Love Lake Mary Florida

Why We Love Lake Mary Florida
Lake Mary Florida is located about 25 minutes north of downtown Orlando and is considered one of the more popular places to live. It is been voted #73 as one of the best places to live in the entire state of Florida. Why do we love it so much? Well, whether you are a retiree, family with school age children, single professional, newly married couple, or the business type, there's something for everyone that's appealing about Lake Mary. In several websites across the Inter-web, Lake Mar...

Date Published: August 31, 2017 | Author: Erika
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The Best Orlando Neighborhood for Millennials

The Best Orlando Neighborhood for Millennials
Where are the young folks living? You might not think millennial's when you think of Orlando but rather retirees or smaller children and those families with young kids. But according to Niche.com after some research about the millennial age group, they came up with the best Orlando neighborhood or Central Florida neighborhood for millennial's. They looked at 11 different statistics including the percentage of residents between 25 and 34, the close proximity to bars and similar establishments, th...

Date Published: August 3, 2017 | Author: Erika
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Oviedo – 2017’s Hottest Orlando Neighborhood

Oviedo may be one of the Orlando area's best-kept secrets. Many people don't know about this suburb located northeast of downtown Orlando along Highway 417 but it's actually home to about 34,000 residents. It's part of the Orlando – Kissimmee – Stanford Metro area and it is known for historical homes and buildings as well as a plethora of chickens that seem to own the downtown area. This a rural area has seen an influx in developments over the last 10 years and because it's close to the...

Date Published: July 27, 2017 | Author: Erika
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The Amazing Millenia Neighborhood of Orlando

The Amazing Millenia Neighborhood of Orlando
You might know where this place is but may not have known what it's called. Millenia is a neighborhood in South Orlando just off of Interstate 4 between Highway 259 and the Lakeshore Landings or the intersection of Interstate 4 and John Young the Parkway. It's south of Catalina and bordered by Holden Heights, Florida center, and Southwest Orlando. It's just a couple minutes into downtown and is completely surrounded by shops, restaurants, malls, outlet centers, entertainment and lots more. T...

Date Published: July 20, 2017 | Author: Erika
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SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean

If you've never see SeaWorld's Electric Ocean, this is something that will take your breath away. Only available in the summer and select dates through Sept. 3, the Electric Ocean is an entertainment like no other - and that's saying something for the Orlando area.   If SeaWorld and Las Vegas had a love child, the Electric Ocean would be it. It's a combination of Cirque du Soleil, Fourth of July fireworks, music, dance and the excitement that is only SeaWorld. It's hard to describe bu...

Date Published: July 14, 2017 | Author: Erika
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Lazy Listing agents Orlando

Lazy Listing agents are not OK by me. Sure, I should not care, except that they do effect my real estate transaction.   Real estate is a business where a good agent makes all the difference in the world to another agent. Or a buyer or seller. A knowledgeable and competent agent can save a home buyer time, money and effort.   Here are my 3 pet peeves for lazy listing agents:   Lazy listing agents that do not return calls, e-mails or texts.   Recently, I ...

Date Published: May 1, 2017 | Author: Erika
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