Central Florida Real Estate~The Good, the Bad & The Ugly by LaShawn Norden, REALTOR

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Heritage Realty
As a 35 year Seminole County Native, I provide Real Estate services to those in Lake Mary, Sanford, Winter Springs, Altamonte, Longwood, Casselberry and Oviedo. Experienced in marketing & selling homes ranging from $100K to over $2M and in assisting Buyers to find a home that meets their personal and financial needs. Accredited Luxury Home Specialist & a Certified Distressed Property Expert with ample experience with distressed property purchases & sales!



And no, I'm not exaggerating! Yesterday, my son Nickolas, celebrated his 13th birthday. Yes, I know, I look too young to have a 13 year-old...:)...thanks for the compliment!! As tradition would have it, my dad asked if Nick could spend the day with him yesterday. Over the years, he and Nick have ...
If you are a Buyer, or even a Buyer's Agent, who is dealing with short-sales in your marketplace, you might be wondering the same thing. Of the thousands of homes listed for sale in your local Multiple Listing Service, how of them are being marketed as a short-sale? And of those, how many of them...
Many times, Buyers think that they don't need a REALTOR when buying a new home directly from a builder. This thought process can often lead to a Buyer paying more for a home, or worse yet, it can mean that the Buyer's interests are not as well protected as they would be if they had their own advo...
You may have read in my previous posts about Washington Estates, a custom home community of only five lots...if not, you can read them here and here . I am pleased to announce that the first estate is now complete! The good news is, the home has been finished (minus the pool, which can be built p...
I've worked in or near the Lake Mary, Florida area for more than 35 years. Over the course of my time here, I've witnessed "firsts" on several occasions. One of those "firsts" was when Lake Mary Blvd was expanded to four roads, the cow fields were converted to grocery stores & restaurants and th...
I don't know about you, but I love communities that have a vacation "feel" to them...not a cheesy, tourist-like vacation "feel"...(and trust me, we do have those here in Florida too!)...but one that comes over you when you pull in and you automatically relax... You know, that peace that washes ov...
Knock on wood, I've never been a victim of credit card fraud or anything like it...until today. About an hour ago, I received a call from Intelligent E Commerce, which is a company that does "people searches." The nice young girl who called said that she was calling to thank me for my recent "mem...
Florida Hospital Altamonte is hosting HEALTHY BODY & HEALTHY SPIRIT events that are FREE to the public. Upcoming FREE Events include: GOODBYE, ACHES AND PAINS Stiffness or swelling in your joints may be arthritis. Join Ayman Daouk, MD, orthopedic surgeon, as he discusses how to prevent, detect an...
A few weeks back, I wrote a post about Eden, The Spa for Image Discovery, which is a spa in the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Orlando, Florida that specializes in providing services to cancer patients. If you didn't get a chance to read that post, you can here. Thankfully, I was introduced...
This week was an exciting one for RE/MAX agents and their clients! On Wednesday, it was announced that RE/MAX Central Realty (the brokerage firm I work for) and RE/MAX Realty Resources (the "other" RE/MAX firm in Lake Mary) have merged and are now operating as one new firm under the RE/MAX Centra...

LaShawn Norden

REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL
local_phone(407) 862-9700
smartphone(321) 377-0157
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Selling or purchasing a home can be exciting and scary at the same time! The goal of my blog is to educate Central Florida Buyers & Sellers about the Good, the Bad & the Ugly things that can happen in a real estate transaction! As an advocate for consumers in Orange, Seminole and Volusia County, I especially enjoy working with first-time home buyers, relocation buyers, sellers of distressed property and luxury home sellers. Native to Central Florida, I'd welcome the opportunity to be your advocate too!

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