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!



According to recent statistics shared by David Johnson, Property Appraiser for Seminole County, Florida, Sellers need to know that their property may no longer be worth what they were hoping. After reviewing values for all residential properties within the County, Mr. Johnson has revealed that ho...
Over the last year or more, the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for Central Florida has seen a rise in short-sale properties that are being marketed at a price that has not been approved by the Seller's lender. The explanation for this is quite simple as lenders have been unwilling to commun...
In years past, when an appraiser in Central Florida determined the value of a property that was under contract by a Buyer, they did so by using closed sales.  Of course, consideration was always taken when the appraiser selected the comparables used to make sure that they truly were comparable, b...
Like most full-time professional Real Estate agents who have embraced social networking as a means to stay in touch with current, past & future clients while developing relationships with other professionals within the industry, I too understand the importance of mediums such as Twitter. What I h...
Although written disclosures are not required by Florida Law, those Sellers who are being represented by a Real Estate broker will most likely be asked to complete a thorough document that addresses issues such as title defects, code violations, water intrusion, evidence of termites, personal pro...
In today's market, having a well written letter of loan approval from a recognized mortgage lender is crucial! As a matter of fact, if you are planning to buy a home in Central Florida, it's becoming more and more common for listing agents and Sellers to require that the Buyer be pre-approved for...
While the title of this Blog post may have a different "meaning" to you, for me...it only seemed appropriate after reviewing some recent "invitations" I've received from clients who have become friends over the years. As a full-time Real Estate agent who has been in the business for seven years n...
According to a recent press release by the Florida Association of Realtors, Orlando and Phoenix have been selected to be part of a pilot project launched by Fannie Mae in hopes of reducing foreclosures by pre-approving short-sales. As many homeowners and their Real Estate agents have discovered, ...
Now, now...stop thinking naughty. This is a Real Estate blog post that is rated G. I promise. As a full-time Real Estate agent who has represented many Buyers in the past several years, I've come to realize that you must KISS them sometime during the buying process. What, you say?? KISS? Yes. KIS...
Harmoni Market, a Artisan Meal Market, is celebrating the opening of a new location in Longwood, Florida by hosting an event on January 19th from 6:00PM-8:00PM in support of the Florida Hospital Altamonte Foundation. Harmoni's newest location is in The Springs Plaza, which is conveniently located...

LaShawn Norden

REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL
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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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