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!



With the ever changing real estate market and the number of foreclosures growing minute by minute, Buyers and their agents should be aware that there have been several instances in Central Florida where the lender has not filed the foreclosure properly; and as a result, are not truly able to sell...
Not all communities in Seminole County have Home Owner Associations, but, there are a good portion that do. When I work with a client who is ready to buy a home, it's important to know if they want to live in a "deed" restricted community or not. If they want a community with a Home Owners Associ...
OK, I'll admit it. I'm a freak for details. As a Buyer's Agent, I find that I often spend endless hours educating Buyers on what they SHOULD DO to insure that their home buying process is a success, as well as what they should AVOID DOING so that it doesn't blow up somewhere along the way. One of...
According to the City of Lake Mary, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting several Lake Mary neighborhoods within the city limits on Saturday, December 13th as they ride on the top of one of the City's fire trucks! The morning tour begins at 8:30AM and will begin at Ridge Road and follow the below...
Annual Home Owner Association fees are often calculated by dividing the income needed to pay the expenses for the community by the total number of homes in that community. Let's use my community as an example. Our annual budget is $30,000, which covers the management fee, water, power, printing, ...
As a full-time Real Estate agent who specializes in representing Buyers who want to buy a home in Seminole or Orange County, I often have the opportunity to work with and advocate for homebuyers who begin their hunt for a new home on the Internet....specifically, REALTOR.com. One of my most recen...
On Saturday, December 13th, the YMCA in Lake Mary, Florida will host a Pancake Breakfast with Santa from 8:30am-10:30am. In addition to having their picture taken with Santa and his Elves, visitors will enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast and holiday arts & crafts. Admission is $10.00 per person for ...
Disclaimer: I am an active, full-time Real Estate agent in Seminole County, Florida. I am not an attorney. The Blog post below is not intended to be a substitution for competent legal advice. If you need an attorney, I'd be happy to provide you with referrals or you can find one via the Florida B...
No one likes personal property disputes. I mean really, closing days are meant to be "happy days" when everyone celebrates, not when you yell or scream because the surround-sound speakers are "missing" or worse...the flat screen TV is no longer mounted on the bedroom wall! All kidding aside...if ...
The City of Winter Springs will be hosting the 27th Annual Holiday Parade this Saturday, December 6th beginning at 4:00PM. The parade route will begin at Trotwood Blvd. and will end on Tuskawilla Road at the Winter Springs Town Center. After the parade, the City will also have a Holiday Tree Ligh...

LaShawn Norden

REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL
local_phone(407) 862-9700
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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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