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The 5 most affordable homes in each of the 5 wealthiest Zip Codes of Central Florida

While the Orlando area is usually known for its affordable housing, population growth as well as job creation has pushed certain zip codes out of reach for many buyers. Winter Park, Bay Lake, and Windermere are well known for their great locations, palatial homes and extremely high price tags. But that doesn’t mean affordable homes […]

Don’t miss these homes at the Orlando Parade of Homes 2017

Last weekend was the first weekend of the annual Parade of Homes in Orlando. As local Realtor, you might think I could get tired of touring (new) homes – well, I truly don’t. Ever. And since we are currently remodeling our own home (long story) this event couldn’t have come at a better time. I […]

Amazing Central Florida Backyard Pools

What’s Florida living without a pool? There might be a chill in the air right now, but Floridians know that true Florida living involves more than just a swim. Whether its the middle of summer or the first chill of winter, our lives revolve around our pool, sipping an evening drink, weekend BBq’s, and late night […]

Best Christmas Lights in Orlando’s Neighborhoods

Jingle bells and halls of holly, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! We might not have snow in Central Florida but we do have some amazingly decked out homes and fantastic Christmas light shows. Below is a list of what we consider some of the best Christmas Lights in and around  Orlando. Best […]

Orlando Home Styles and Architecture

Orlando has many different styles of homes and neighborhoods. We put together this home style/neighborhood guide to help you get an overview of the many types of homes Orlando has to offer. There is definitely a home that will fit your taste, wallet and lifestyle… Click here for our “work in progress” Orlando Neighborhood Guide […]

Finding a Home for College – UCF and Valencia Homes for Sale

Inside UCF

Are you or your child getting ready to attend college in Orlando? Congratulations! You have made an excellent choice – now be sure to also make a great choice about how and where you will live for the next 2-4 years. Many students decide to rent and that is definitely an option. In our opinion […]

Should I buy a home behind a train track?

Should I buy a home behind the train tracks in Orlando?

When it comes to buying a home you are often faced with difficult decisions. One of our Sanford buyers is currently wondering: should I buy a home behind a train track? It truly is a tricky question: most people will stay away from even looking at a home that has a train virtually running through […]

Lake Forest Sanford FL – Community Info

One of the most desirable and unique subdivisions in Sanford FL is Lake Forest. This guard gated planned community has approximately 800 homes, ranging in prices from $250,000 to millions. In fact, in the first half of 2009 10 homes sold in Lake Forest for final sales prices between $275,000 and $1,040,000. Please contact us […]

Best Christmas Lights in Orlando and Seminole County FL

House hunting this time of year is always a treat for home buyers because they get to see some of the best hidden displays of holiday cheer in the area. But shouldn’t everybody be privy to this information? Grab a coat and a cup of hot cocoa because here is a list of some of […]

Orlandology 101 – Sanford – Webisode 5

Sanford Luxury Home Video

It’s Orlandology Thursdays here at As we explained in our Orlandology intro post, we chopped up the 26 minute long first episode, Orlandology 101 – Sanford, into 5 smaller webisodes to make them easier to digest for you! Here is webisode 5 and short synopsis… Webisode 5: 5:26 Jose takes you out to tour a […]