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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 […]

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

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, […]

Orlando House Hunting Tips – Home Buyer Advice

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 […]

Understanding Home Owner’s Associations

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 […]

The process continues

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 […]

Types of Orlando Area Neighborhoods- Part 4

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 […]

Types of Neighborhoods in Orlando FL – Part 2

In part one, we went over the first three types of Orlando area neighborhoods.  Continuing on our journey of the 12 types of Orlando neighborhoods we will look at more options in the city, suburbs and historic districts. Cul-de-sacs & Kids (Bedroom) – These types of neighborhoods are very popular with families.  Moms and Dads […]

Offer Accepted!

So much can happen in one week! The bank countered our last offer and after a little more negotiation we all agreed to the terms. (yay!) The only problem is that the bank would only give us a verbal commitment. Apparently this is very common from the bank owned homes, so we readily accepted. After […]

Orlando First Time Homebuyer: Types of Ownership Part 2

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 our First Home: Getting Started

I have been a renter for the last 4 years, my husband is a lifer. He is from France and has a very European idea about home ownership, in other words, it is just not that important to him. After years of going back and forth about what we should do, we have finally decided […]