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Orlando First Time Home Buyers: 5 Ways to Know You are Ready

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Deflating home prices and the $8,000 tax credit have made it an ideal time for Orlando area first time home buyers to finally break in to the market.  If you think you are one of the many ready to venture out into the world of home ownership take a look at the 5 ways to […]

Orlando First Time Home Buyers - 5 Ways to know you are ready to buy

Explaining the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit for Orlando House Hunters

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Earlier this year the Federal Government passed legislation literally gifting up to $8,ooo in the form of a tax credit to first time home-buyers. Over the past year there has been a lot of confusion regarding this credit. Many people wrongly assume that this sum of money is a type of loan that must be […]

$8000 Orlando First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

The Big List of House Hunting Dont’s

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Now that you’re ready to start your house hunt, you have probably gathered your list of what areas you want to look in and what type of home you want to purchase.  So here are a few Dont’s to keep in mind while you’re out prospecting future homes. 1. Don’t rush yourself – be sure […]

The Big List of House Hunting Dont's

Energy Efficient Mortgages: They Do Exist

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Energy Efficient mortgages is a standard conventional, FHA or VA loan, but it offers additional funds as a way of financing improvements to your new home that reduce the consumption of energy. The program allows that these additional funds are not factored in when determining your down payment,  it does get a little complicated so […]

Energy Efficient Mortgages

Kays Landing Subdivision Sanford FL

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Kays Landing Sanford Community Info Kays Landing is a desirable gated community of about 146 homes built by Engle Homes between 2005 and 2008. The community features a playground and community pool (HOA fees run only around $75, that is very reasonable!) and has easy access to the Seminole Towne Center Mall, 417 and I-4. […]

Kays Landing Subdivision Sanford FL

Orlando House Hunting Tips – Home Buyer Advice

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While hunting for your first home it can be easy to get distracted by all of the amenities of the house. Fresh paint and a large room family room may seem like just what you were looking for, but it is important to keep your head on your shoulders and consider a few things before […]

Orlando House Hunting Tips

Egrets Landing Lake Mary Bank Owned Home

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There is a great real estate opportunity available in Egrets Landing, a popular gated community in Lake Mary FL. We showed this home today, shortly after it entered the market and thought it was extremely well priced at $137,800. Simply put: This is a great deal, especially if you have been looking to buy in […]

Egrets Landing Bank Owned Home

Buying an Eco-Friendly Home – Part 2

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Once you have inspected the interior of your potential new home for its eco-friendliness, it’s time to go outside and check out the exterior and landscaping. What to look for: Natural or as close to natural is what you are looking for. Check that home’s exterior was built with products containing  zero volatile organic compounds, […]

Green Homes Orlando FL

Heathrow Home Owners Associtation – HOA Fees

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Heathrow Assocations 2009 Assessments Here is a list of the current (2009) HOA fees in Heathrow. They are all sorted by subdivisions. Remember that Heathrow has a Master Association that everyone has to pay into and then separate association fees depending on your subdivision within Heathrow. We received a list of the HOA dues courtesy […]

Heathrow Home Owners Associtation - HOA Fees

New Home Owners in Heathrow FL

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Jose and I had the pleasure to help Viorica find her new home. Her daughter Carmen and Carmen’s fiance Mark found us through one of my blogs in May and contacted us about their home search. Viorica’s main concern was to be close to her family who lives in the area (her son, his wife […]

New Home Owners in Heathrow FL