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Do Solar Roof Panels add Value to a Home?

Harnessing Energy from the Sun   Did you know that the Orlando area receives 5.5-5.0 KW of natural sun light?  Instead of having a roof reflect the sunlight to keep your home cool, solar panels harness the suns energy through Photovoltaic (PV) systems.  These solar roof panels convert direct sunlight to energy for your home. Your home can use this energy, store this energy, or sell this energy back to the electric company.   Cost of Solar   Solar panels can be an exp...

Date Published: November 11, 2019 | Author: Erika

Osceola County 55+ Adult Communities

Do retirees going to the Orlando area find themselves retiring in an Osceola County 55+ community?  You better believe it!  There are some excellent choices for the young at heart adults.  Orlando has a growing population of people coming to retire and the market is listening. Osceola County is one of the largest counties in Central Florida located just south of Orlando and home to many new adult communities.   Due to Osceola county's growth, each area has its own niche.  For ...

Date Published: October 31, 2019 | Author: Erika

Legado Homes Windermere, FL

Legado is the newest community to be built in Windermere, Florida.  Legado actually means "Legacy" in Spanish and it is claiming a piece of well known Windermere.  Windermere is known for its quaint town, but also for their exquisite multi-million dollar luxury homes.  This location is actually west Windermere, right next to Winter Garden.  Winter Garden and this part of Windermere is the fastest growing area for new construction in a master planned community called Horizons West.   ...

Date Published: September 9, 2019 | Author: Erika

The Grove Resort Newest Condo Hotel

Orlando is the top spot for a vacation home The Grove Resort is Orlando's newest condo-hotel.   Wanna own a vacation home?  Orlando's vacation market is in high demand with 72 million tourists traveling to Orlando annually.  With an enormous amount of world-class attractions and restaurants, It is an ideal place to own a second home.  Second home ownership is up and rising since 1999.   Those second homeowners can even rent their home to vacationers to offset their expenses wh...

Date Published: August 22, 2019 | Author: Erika

Affordable New Construction in Orlando

Many times when you are looking for a new home, your budget dictates what and where you can buy. Affordable new construction homes can be hard to find on your own.  This article will focus on where you can find the best deals in Central Florida right now.   We are experienced buyers agent who know where you can find these hidden gems. Call us at 407-539-1053 and lets talk about affordable new construction.   Brand new homes gives the buyer piece of mind that there will be no immedi...

Date Published: August 8, 2019 | Author: Erika

Pre-approval for a Home Loan Makes You a Quality Home Buyer

being pre-approved
Do you need a pre-approval to "get" the house   Remember that a pre-approval when getting a home loan makes you a quality home buyer. Most home buyers think that all they need is a pre-qualification (PQ) letter.  Not so.  PQ letters you can find online and fill them out yourself.  Most lenders freely hand out a PQ without doing a diligent check.  A pre-approval confirms that the lender did check your ability to buy and is willing to lend you the money, a strong statement when there a...

Date Published: September 19, 2018 | Author: Erika

New Construction Homes and BUYER mistakes

New Construction Homes and BUYER mistakes
New construction homes are everywhere. Orlando is exploding with new construction in every city.  All the growth and road expansion is clearing the way for more brand new homes.    New construction homes are definitely filling in the gap of the shortage of resale homes.   Do you need a Buyers agent to buy new construction?   Absolutely.  Don't kid yourself, there are too many things involved with buying new construction that you will not understand.  A good buyers agent wi...

Date Published: July 20, 2018 | Author: Erika

What Buyers Do that Builders Hate

What buyers do that builders hate? Orlando production home builders control their business by having a strong interconnected process.  Their goal is to keep the building and buying process moving forward in order to complete home in a timely manner and make the biggest profit.   Buyers do have choices, but the builders do not always like what buyers choose.  As an Orlando Buyers Agent, we recommend home buyers to do what is in their own best interests and not necessarily what th...

Date Published: July 11, 2018 | Author: Erika

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

New Construction Homes in Altamonte Springs

Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs grew in the 70’s and all the land is filled up with loads of restaurants, shopping, and housing.   So it’s extremely rare to find brand new, energy efficient built homes in Altamonte Springs.  If you do not mind stairs, Ashton Woods is building 3 story townhomes, with gorgeous exterior facades.  Three spacious units offer 1718, 1904, and 1989 sq. ft. all with two car garages.     Low HOA  This is low maintenance community. The HOA is $250 per mont...

Date Published: November 30, 2017 | Author: Erika