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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
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Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #71 Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #71   http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/fhp-dui-crash-killed-pedestrian-lake-county/ngpPq/   This one's a bit interesting- as a guy who shouldn't have been drinking and driving hit and killed a guy who shouldn't have been standing in the middle of the road. It's also interesting- in that when pedestrians are killed around here, the pedestrian is intoxicated twice as often as the driver involved.   This is a death falling under the watch of Lake County Sheriff Gary Borders.   FHP: Man arrested in DUI crash that killed pedestrian in Lake County   A DeBary man is facing charges after investigators said he was drunk when he struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday night.   Florida Highway Patrol...
By Five Stars Mortgage
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Seminole County homebuyer can still purchase a home today with minimal down payment. In fact the 2014 FHA loans still permits up to 96.5 percent financing in Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Geneva, Lake Mary, Lake Monroe, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford, Winter Springs.  FHA continues to adjusting their mortgage guidelines for Seminole County First Time Home Buyers as well as FHA Refinance borrowers. Listed below are a few things to help make sense of the application process and loan requirements for 2014:   Documentation Needed for FHA Application 2014 / 2015 – Primary and Co-Borrower’s income, current and full two year job history with W2 and/or tax returns. Asset account balances including checking, savings and retirement accounts like 401K, etc. Location and property type (single family h...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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Another month has passed.  The summer real estate season has finished off as schools started back up again.  Lots of sales in August 2014.  Take a look at a sample of some of the properties we sold last month.                      Simpson                                              Bryn Mawr                          Snow Goose   1.  Simpson St, Mount Dora, FL 32757.  3 bed, 1 bath frame home on corner lot.  It is going to make a savvy investor and inexpensive rental home.  Sold for $24,000 with seller financing. 2. Bryn Mawr, Orlando, FL 32804.  This was a nice 3/2 home in a prime location in College Park.  House was in great condition.  Sold for $392,500. 3.  Snow Goose Lane, Lake Mary, FL 32746.  4 bed, 2.5 bath home in Egrets Landing in Oviedo.  Fantastic Seminole County schools.  O...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
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Gerber Collision & Glass- They’re a chain? Gerber Collision & Glass- They’re a chain?   I could probably end my post here and it’d be a fairly good commentary on my recent experience with Gerber Collision & Glass- and more specifically, with their location at 1040 Sunshine Ln., Altamonte Springs, FL  32714.  It’d hardly do them any real justice, though.   A month or so ago, I was rear-ended and needed to get my mom-mobile fixed.  For purposes of this discussion, the mom-mobile is also known as a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan.  It wasn’t in pitiful shape, mind you- but a lady hit me, banged up my van a bit and I could get it fixed for free- so I figured I might as well do it and schedule the repair.   I had my oil changed at the only place I go for regular service (Olympic Auto in Altamonte S...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
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4th 3rd of July Orlando: Red, Hot and Boom!           4th 3rd of July Orlando: Red, Hot and Boom!   Not much time left to post today!  I'm getting ready to head down the road just a bit to Crane's Roost Park in Altamonte Springs- home to a quaint little fireworks spectacular known as Red, Hot and Boom!   Start with a waterfront park that looks a like the first photo above, add in over 300,000 of your closest friends- and you've got your Red, Hot and Boom goin' on!   Not able to make it here in time for the celebration, 9:30 fireworks and 10:00 concert?  Don't fret!  Join in by following the Orlando Sentinel's live feed from the park:   http://live.orlandosentinel.com/Event/Red_Hot_and_Boom_2014   We're not done with the tonight's fireworks, either!  The Orlando area has a jam-packed sch...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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The Orlando Florida real estate housing statistics for May 2014 have been released by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.  Here is a direct link to the full MLS statistics details. These numbers are for Orange County and Seminole County in Florida and show properties sold via the MLS.  They do not include for sale by owner FSBO, courthouse auction, builder sales, or other non-MLS sales. Month            Inventory          New Listings       New Pendings      Closed Sales    Median Price May 2013            7272                    3841                      3519                       2984                $145,100 March 2014      10,343                   4406                      3659                       2435                 $160,000 April 2014         10,647                   4401 ...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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Spring is winding down and lots of deals are selling.  Here are the latest great homes that we sold during May 2014.  Check them out.                         Grant                                      Grove                                         Baskin 1.  Grant Ave, Mount Dora, FL 32757.  This was a small 2/1 frame house but it had a great bonus - seller financing.  We sold this for over full price with seller financing.  Still a bargain at $20,000. 2.  Grove Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792.  3 bed, 2 bath, 2-car garage inexpensive house in the Seminole County side of Winter Park.  Sold for $99,900 to a cash buyer.   3.  Baskin St, Orlando, FL 32814. 3 bed, 2.5 bath home in Baldwin Park.  Great house in a great neighborhood. Amazingly this house also sold to a cash buyer but for $448,000. ...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
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Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #64 Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #64   http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/10/8/altamonte_springs_gi.html   It's a bit surprising that it's been so long since my last "Pedestrian Tales..." post (back in May or so)- but I can assure folks the reason behind that lies in my being busy doing other things rather than any lack of pedestrians illegally crossing the road.   There's been an increase in these jaywalking incidents over the last week or so- awesome in a bad way and devastating to far too many families.  I'll document these in this post and the following ones.  I find no joy in the loss of life involved in these incidents- I simply hope to shed light on two big p...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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The Orlando Florida real estate housing statistics for March 2014 have been released by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.  Here is a direct link to the full MLS statistics details. These numbers are for Orange County and Seminole County in Florida and show properties sold via the MLS.  They do not include for sale by owner FSBO, courthouse auction, builder sales, or other non-MLS sales. Month            Inventory          New Listings       New Pendings      Closed Sales    Median Price March 2013        6937                    3446                      3455                       2710                $140,000 Jan 2014              9927                    3931                      3089                       1889                $149,500 Feb 2014            10,184                   ...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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It seems like 2014 just started and already the first month is behind us.  January is often the slowest month of the year for closings because of the low activity during the holidays.  Here are a bunch that we did get sold last month.  Lots of opportunities out there.                Cedarglen                            Birchwood                              Duchessoak 1.  Cedar Glen Drive, Apopka, FL 32712.  Located in beautiful Wekiva Glen gated community. Big 4 bed, 2 bath home with screened swimming pool and large backyard.  This home sold to an FHA buyer for $215,000.    2.  Birchwood Circle, Leesburg, FL 34788.  REO bank owned duplex.  This property was in rough shape but a savvy investor saw the potential.  Sold for only $18,500. Will be a cash cow once it is fixed. 3.  Duchessoak...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
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Worth another mention...Olympic Auto, 1161 W. State Road 436, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407) 774-4504 Worth another mention...Olympic Auto, 1161 W. State Road 436, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407) 774-4504   I knew I'd written about Olympic Auto a while back, but I was a bit surprised when I looked back through my old posts and discovered that it was nearly 2 and 1/2 years ago that I wrote that last post.  I'd say a new Olympic Auto post is long overdue. Anyone that's spent some time in the property management business will tell you that finding great vendors and contractors can be one heck of a challenge.  Lawn guys will start off like gangbusters, only to get comfortable after a short time and let their 2-week cutting interval become 3.  You have to stay on top of things with ever...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
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Robbing the post office?  That's just practicing... Robbing the post office?  That's just practicing...   True story:  I got a money order in the mail, and made a trip to my local post office to cash it.  It's pictured above- Altamonte Springs, FL just outside of Orlando. The clerk behind the counter took a quick look at the money order, and said "We don't have that much money". I thought to myself "Yeah, I remember seeing that story just yesterday about how broke the postal service is".   (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57603667/postal-service-may-need-emergency-rate-hike-postmaster-says/)   But not enough money to cover my money order?  I thought that was a bit crazy.  The clerk was polite and told me they'd have more money in the afternoon and to check back then, but I went to w...
By Paul & Lyn Henderson, Team Henderson
(Keller Williams Winter Park)
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  Altamonte Springs Home for Sale  Paul Henderson 407-617-6615Lyn Henderson 407-617-6612       Altamonte Springs FL, is located in the heart of Central Florida could be just the right place for you to call home! Altamonte Springs Home for Sale is in a suburban city in Seminole County at the crossroads of Interstate 4 and State Road 436. Being in Altamonte Springs you are only minutes away from lively Downtown Orlando, Orlando International Airport, Cranes Roost Park, and so much more!  Search all of Altamonte Springs Homes For Sale  Uptown Altamonte Altamonte Springs FL features a truly unique outdoor destination of Uptown Altamonte. Visible from I-4 it's positioned on 25 acres that ecompasses the scenic waterfront of Cranes Roost Lake, Uptown Altamonte offers carefree living, convenien...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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We buy houses Altamonte Springs for cash. If you have a house for sale that you need to get moved quickly and do not want to go through the process of listing it, dealing with showings, keeping it nice and pretty while people parade through your home, then worry about inspections, appraisals, and mortgage underwriting, PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL AT 407-739-5773 or www.WeBuyHousesFlorida.com . I have been buying property in the Altamonte Springs FL and Seminole County area for nearly 15 years. We pay cash or use creative terms depending on your situation to get you the best deal. No high pressure sales tactics. No 3 or 6 months contracts. No closing costs or commissions either. And I buy them in as-is condition. I buy homes all over Central Florida from Orlando to Kissimmee to Sanford, Delton...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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The Orlando Florida June 2013 real estate statistics have been published by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. Here is a direct link to the full MLS statistics details. These numbers are for Orange County and Seminole County in Florida and show properties sold via the MLS.  They do not include for sale by owner, courthouse auction, builder sales, or other non-MLS sales. Month            Inventory          New Listings       New Pendings      Closed Sales    Median Price June 2012          8136              3214                    3289                   2614              $125,000 Mar 2013            6937              3446                    3455                   2710              $140,000 Apr 2013            7202              3852                    3435                   2768   ...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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The year 2013 is half way over.  The summer sales season is going strong.  Lots of great new deals closed in June.  Check out some of the latest sales that sold in the Orlando area last month.                  Palmstone                                          Kentucky                                      Bocana 1.  Chillingham Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34758. 3 bed, 2 bath block home in the Poinciana neighborhood of Osceola County. Beautifully remodeled.  Sold with multiple offers to a cash buyer for $110,500. 2.  Palmstone Drive, Apopka, FL 32703.  3 bed, 2 bath newer home in the Meadow Oaks subdivision.  Was in great condition and sold with multiple offers to a new FHA buyer for $95,000. 3.  Yale Street, Orlando, FL 32804.  3 bed, 2.5 bath home in College Park.  This house was completely r...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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Central Florida is full of vacant houses.  Most are bank owned foreclosures or short sales.  But many have other issues like probate or people problems.  The photos featured here are both from the same bank REO listing in Lake Mary Florida.  I visited this house about a week ago.  Apparently the listing agent and the bank that owns it have abandoned it.  400+ days on the market and the property is at least $40,000 overpriced.  House needs a ton of work with everything from roof and electrical issues, green pool turned into a swamp, unpermitted additions.  A bank's worst nightmare.  Anyway, enjoy the photos. In case you wonder what you are looking at, the house had a neglected swimming pool.  Apparently this pool has been green for many months.  Nature decided to take advantage of that. ...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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Great place to live! Close Quick! OverviewMapsPhotosNeighborhood $73,000 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,252 sqft Location 536 Orange Dr22Altamonte Springs, FL 32751USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Dee Toohey Innovative Realty Solutions Group(407) 421-7915deetoohey@aol.comhttp://www.innovativeregroup.com   Listed by: Innovative Realty Solutions Group Inc Our recent listings Great place to live! Close Quick!Move right in! Close fast!Custom Home For SaleSingle Family Residential for $260,000 in Oviedo, FLCustom Executive Home! Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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Great place to live! Close Quick!   OverviewMapsPhotosNeighborhood $73,000 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,252 sqft New A/C, carpeting and freshly painted! Location 536 Orange Dr22Altamonte Springs, FL 32751USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Dee Toohey Innovative Realty Solutions Group(407) 421-7915deetoohey@aol.comhttp://www.innovativeregroup.com   Listed by: Innovative Realty Solutions Group Inc Our recent listings Great place to live! Close Quick!Custom Home For SaleFOR RENT!Single Family Residential for $260,000 in Oviedo, FLCustom Executive Home! Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale  
By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
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Rowlett Real Estate School has the best online price on our Pre Sales Associate Licensing course.  We are proud to serve Altamonte Springs Florida with the best Online Real Estate Courses for Sales Associates and Brokers available.  Check out Rowlett Real Estate School at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com .   If you have been looking for Altamonte Springs Online Real Estate Schools in Seminole County, check us out before you make your choice.  We have the best prices and courses offered.  All our real estate courses are state approved and fully accredited.  If you would like to get a Altamonte Springs Real Estate License with a Altamonte Springs Real Estate School online courses and begin selling real estate in Seminole County in just a few short weeks, Rowlett Real Estate School is numbe...

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