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First Orlando Real Estate Show – Orlandology

Orlando Real Estate Show

Hooray! After months of work (including scripting, directing, filming, editing and lots of revising) we were finally ready to launch Orlando’s first ever real estate show “Orlandology”. WATCH THE ENTIRE EPISODE HERE The show is my brain child and I have been wanting to produce it for a while now. While participating in a fashion […]

Orlando Sun Rail Sneak Peek Ride

Inside the Amtrak train

Several weeks ago I had the honor to take the SunRail Sneak Peek Ride, a very exclusive event mainly attended by city officials, developers, city planners and some local Realtors including yours truly. The event consisted in a train ride (on an Amtrak train) down the same path the SunRail train will use (all the […]

Orlando Sun Rail Sneak Peek Ride

Sunrail Update

Sun Rail Train Stops Orlando

This post is part of our “Mel’s Favorite Neighborhoods” series. Having lived in Central Florida for over 13 years, Melanie got to explore many of Orlando’s most popular areas. Mel is the perfect match for as she can give our readers valuable insight into how it really is to live in a particular neighborhood […]

Sun Rail Train Stops Orlando

Winter Park Sip & Stroll

Winter Park Sip and Stroll September 2011

For both Central Florida residents and visitors alike, Winter Park’s “Park Ave” is famous in its own right, with high-end shopping, fine-dining options, world-renowned art collections and beautiful parks, canopied by historic oak trees for all to enjoy. You likely won’t experience “the Ave” without spotting a top-notch, luxury automobile, a Maltese in a doggie […]

Winter Park Sip and Stroll

The New Winter Park Community Center

Winter Park FL New Community Center

Whether you are new to the city of Winter Park or not, it is easy to see why this town is well known for its historic charm, A-rated public schools, top-notch private college and of course, Park Avenue. But you may not know yet about the city’s smart green initiatives and clever city planning. One […]

The New Winter Park Community Center

Home Buyer Tax Credit Extended

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Good news: The Home Buyer Tax Credit has been extended!! If you are among the 14,000 people in Florida who thought your chance at the $8,000 first time home buyer or $6,500 move up tax credit had expired, you are in luck! Congress just passed the final bill that will extend the tax credit until […]

Home Buyer Tax Credit Extended to September 30

FHA Loans Just Became More Expensive

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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

Orlando Real Estate Market Update Video


This short video is provided by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) and talks a bit about the current Orlando real estate market. According to ORRA, 2009 was the year the market took some healing steps towards a balanced, normal market. The combination of low interest rates, pent up demand, historic affordability and the federal […]

Orlando Real Estate Market Video

Orlando Home Buyers: Tax Credit Extended and Expanded

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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

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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