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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

Buying an Orlando Home Worry Free

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1. Find the right Realtor – Having an educated and established realtor by your side throughout the home buying process is invaluable. Make sure the realtor you choose knows the area, has experience working within your search criteria, and most importantly that you feel you are able to communicate with. 2. Get Pre-Approved – There is nothing […]

What NOT to do before you Close on your New Orlando Area Home

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You have your pre-approval, you have found the house of your dreams and you have a signed contract accepting your offer. Everything is looking good and you can’t wait for the closing date to arrive so you can finally move into your new pad. But before your close, read this list of what not do, […]

What NOT to do before you Close on your New Home in Orlando FL

Understanding Home Owner’s Associations

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For all of the headaches involved in dealing with Home Owners Associations they actually exist to keep your neighborhood in tip top condition and preserve your home’s value.  Most Central Florida neighborhoods have some type of association and most certainly all Condo and town home communities. Their role differs depending on the type of home […]

About Orlando's Home Owners Associations

The process continues

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It has been a week or so since my last post and things are moving forward with our house. The seller (the bank) finally signed back our contract so our lender could finally get started working on securing our loan. Even though we got pre-approved there was still a ton of paperwork we had to […]

Heather's First Time Home Buyer Diary

Types of Orlando Area Neighborhoods- Part 4

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Believe it or not there are 3 more types of neighborhoods in the Orlando area. First time home buyers can sometimes get stuck thinking about only one area or one type of neighborhood, so reading through the differences of each kind can really help you see what is out there and where you think you […]

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Types of Neighborhoods in Orlando FL – Part 3

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Have you read through the first 6 neighborhoods and still not found the one for you? Perhaps your taste is a bit more refined or you are looking for something a bit more exciting? Here are three more neighborhoods types that might suit your needs. Status/Destination – If having the best address in town is […]

Which is the right neighborhood for you in Orlando FL?

How To Choose the Right Orlando Area Neighborhood – Part 2

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Hopefully you read part one of this topic and already created your list of must have’s for your new neighborhood. After you have narrowed down what you can live without and what you really want in your new neighborhood it’s time to start narrowing down locations. If you already live in Central Florida, then you […]

How To Choose the Right Neighborhood in Orlando FL

Orlando First Time Homebuyer: Types of Ownership Part 2

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As the space for homes has diminished in Central Florida, condos have become more popular. Condos are typically attached homes, meaning each unit shares a wall or walls.  When you own a condo you own everything on the interior of that unit. The exterior walls, roof and common areas are usually maintained by the home […]

Buying Your First Home: Get Financed Faster

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So you  have done your homework and checked your credit score, fixed any problems and saved some money for a down payment. You are now ready to start mortgage shopping. Even if you have done the behind the scenes preparation, the process of obtaining financing can be a little lengthy.  But there are some ways […]