Questions? Call or text us anytime at 407-340-6458 (Jose Rodriguez, Charles Rutenberg Realty Orlando) - Se habla español!

Front Porches: Orlando area Front Porch Communities

Sanford Front Porch Fest

It seems Central Florida has developed a major crush on front porches lately and honestly with beautiful weather nearly year round, what’s not to love? Although Americans have always had a love affair with their front porches, the last few years have seen new home builders embracing the nearly lost style and home buyers can’t […]

Urban Living In Orlando


Orlando has a reputation for being a suburban mecca. But over the past few years more and more people have grown tired of their long commutes and been returning to live in the downtown Orlando area to be closer to jobs, unique restaurants, and entertainment. If you are one of those people who want to […]

Orlando Downtown Real Estate - Urban Living

Would you live in a Haunted House?

ghost house

It’s that time of year when the air begins to feel a little cooler, kids are back in school and ghosts and goblins start wondering the streets. Halloween is creeping up across the USA and what better way to start the ghoulish season than with a look at five real haunted houses! Here’s our top […]

Would you live in a Haunted House?

Scariest Places in Orlando

little econ

October is synonymous with Halloween and that means it’s time to get scared! If you are ready to get your scream on, then the Orlando area will not disappoint. Aside from all of the fantastic haunted houses put together each year, Orlando and its neighboring communities are also home to an eerily large number of […]

Scariest Haunted Places in Orlando

Top 5 Haunted Houses in Orlando for Halloween 2012

Best Haunted Houses in Orlando 2012

The day time temperatures may not have changed much and the trees still have all of their leaves, but it is October in Central Florida and that means, haunted houses, pumpkin patches and other ghostly events! If you are looking for a fantastic way to spend an evening, then the Orlando area hosts several spine […]

Top 5 Haunted Houses in Orlando for Halloween 2012

Just Listed!! Retreat at Wekiva Home for Sale

4920 Rock Rose Loop Retreat at Wekiva Sanford FL

This is home is HOT! This is your chance to preview this home before it has even been listed in the MLS!! This is an absolutely gorgeous 3/2/2  PLUS office/den/ or bonus room in the highly desirable gated community of Retreat at Wekiva in Sanford FL.  It offers more than you could imagine in upgrades and openness. The brick […]

Retreat at Wekiva Home for Sale - 4920 Rock Rose Loop Sanford FL

FHA Loans Just Became More Expensive

Dollar House

The FHA, one of the country’s leading mortgage insurers has announced that it will be increasing fees, down payments, and restricting the amount a buyer can expect contributed by the seller at closing. What this means for the average buyer is that obtaining an FHA loan may be both more difficult and more expensive. Over […]

Important FHA Loan Changes for Home Buyers

How Do Orlando Home Sellers Price their Home?

happy family at home

If you are currently one of the many buyers looking to snatch up a good deal in the Orlando real estate market, then you might be wondering about the pricing of these properties. Thanks in large part to the mortgage crisis, prices are no longer based just on comparable sales (although, they do mostly start […]

How Do Orlando Home Sellers Price their Home?

Orlando Home Buyers: Tax Credit Extended and Expanded

Dollar House

Quick Note: As of this afternoon (11/05/09) it is official! The House has passed the bill and now only the president has to sign off on it! Congratulations to all you first time home buyers and “move up” buyers Take advantage of this HUGE benefit soon! There is great news on the horizon for almost […]

Tax Credit Extension

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Extension

Dollar House

The first time home buyer tax credit, which equals up to $8,000, is set to expire on November 30, 2009. This is bad news for many who are either waiting on a short sale to be accepted or have not yet decided to purchase their first home. While there has been some talk in Washington […]

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Extension