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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
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The following are the market sales statistics for Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida for March 2010.  Altamonte Springs is made up of the zip codes of 32701 & 32714.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhome...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Taxes are due April 15 and if you're among the millions of Americans who wait until the last week to file, here's a video interview that could help you reduce your federal tax liability.  Originally broadcast by NBC's The Today Show, the 4-minute piece reviews various tax credits and deductions,...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Mortgage markets improved yesterday after the Federal Reserve released its March 16, 2010 meeting minutes. It's good news for in Orlando home buyers and rate shoppers -- rates could have just as easily gone the other way. The Fed Minutes is a detailed recap of the debate and discussion that shape...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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As expected, the Pending Home Sales shot higher in February, boosted by the federal home buyer tax credit's April 30 deadline. Versus the month prior, February's index rose 8 percent but remains well off the highs set last October. For today's home buyers and seller, the Pending Home Sales Index ...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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    Baja California was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake Sunday, a tremor felt as far away as Yuma, Arizona. Rhode Island dealing with massive flooding. Winter storms are pounding the Rockies. It all reminds us that natural disaster can strike anywhere, at anytime.  You can't stop Mother Nature,...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Standard & Poors released its Case-Shiller Index Wednesday. The report shows that, on a seasonally-adjusted basis, between December and January, home prices rose in more than half of the index's tracked markets. The strength of this month's Case-Shiller report, however, should be put in context....

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Starting Monday, April 5, 2010, getting an FHA mortgage in Longwood and nationwide will be more expensive for borrowers. In new guidelines set forth earlier this year, the FHA announced plans to raise additional revenue and reduce the overall risk of its mortgage portfolio.  The changes include.....

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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For fans of "edge" pieces, this brownie pan from Baker's Edge is a cookware best-seller and for good reason. It's built strong and bakes double-edged, extra chewy brownies to perfection inside and out. Made from heavy-gauge cast aluminum, the Brownie Edge Pan is a continuous baking chamber that c...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Home values fell again in January, according to the Federal Home Finance Agency's Home Price Index. Values were reported down 0.6 percent, on average. We say "on average" because the Home Price Index is a national report. It doesn't capture the essence of a local market like Markham Woods Road ,...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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  April 15 is Tax Day and the IRS estimates that the average U.S. household will receive a $2,800 tax refund this year.  If you're among the Americans expecting a refund, this 4-minute piece from NBC's The Today Show may be helpful. It's a talk about how to........   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST H...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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As expected, Existing Home Sales fell in February, slipping 30,000 units versus January's numbers. It's the 4th straight month in which Existing Home Sales were lower, month-over-month. An "existing" home is one that is previously owned and lived-in (i.e. not new construction). Existing Home Sale...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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CNNMoney.com recently published its 2010 forecast and projections for home prices in the country's largest metro markets.  Listed as "Top 25" and also comprehensively by state, CNNMoney.com's home price forecasts puts Santa Rosa, California at the top of 2010's home appreciation list and............

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Spring is here and Lake Mary homeowners are starting their respective Spring Cleaning rituals. In some households, Spring Cleaning is best tackled in a single weekend filled with rubber gloves, ratty clothes, and sweat. In other homes, it's a less serious undertaking.  Either way, to clean a home...

By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
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The housing statistics for February 2010 have been released by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.  Here is a link to the detailed numbers. Below is the breakdown. The stats are for Orange County & Seminole County, including the cities of Apopka, Ocoee, Maitland, Winter Park, Orlando, Altam...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Homes are more affordable in Heathrow and across the nation as the housing market emerges from a slow winter season with mortgage rates still near 5 percent. Soft housing and low rates are an excellent combination for home buyers but whereas home values rise with a gradual pace, mortgage rates ch...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Single-family Housing Starts idled last month, dropping just 3,000 units from the month prior, or 0.2%. According to the Commerce Department's report, February marked the 8th straight month in which Housing Starts straddled the half-million marker, dating back to June 2009. This is a different sl...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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Today, the Federal Open Market Committee voted 9-to-1 to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged, in its target range of 0.000-0.250 percent. In its press release, the FOMC noted that the U.S. economy "has continued to strengthen" and that the jobs markets "is stabilizing".  It also said that business...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
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The Federal Open Market Committee adjourns from a scheduled 1-day meeting today, its second of the year.  The FOMC has held the Fed Funds Rate in a target range of 0.000-0.250 percent since December 16, 2008, and the voting members of the Fed are expected to vote "no change" again today. However,...

By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
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The following are the market sales statistics for Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida for February 2010.  Altamonte Springs is made up of the zip codes of 32701 & 32714.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townh...

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