Altamonte Springs, FL Real Estate News

By Alex and Maria Galitsky, Top Orlando Realty
(Top Orlando Realty)
Here is my first test blog. Now is the time to buy...people that buy this summer will most likely get a tax credit, which will pass this fall as part of the stimulus package. Buying now while rates are still low and adding the stimulus package is like getting an interest free loan. Very powerful tool for building wealth. Let's help the economy. Let's go buy some houses!
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
  This is a guide to a smattering of events occurring in the Orlando Central Florida area.  The sections are divided into Art, Music, Theater, Author, Etc, On-Going and Plan Ahead.  There is surely something for everyone.    ART   SUMMER FAMILY TOURS:  QUEST OF BEAUTY – LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY             What:             for elementary school children and their parents or guardians             When:            Tuesday’s in June and July – 45 min. tour             Where:          Morse Museum of American Art                                     445 N. Park Ave.                                     Winter Park             Cost:              Free             Contact:        407-645-5311 x 117   INFORMED VISIONS             What:             art of Jamie Baldridge             When:           ...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
Altamonte Springs is located in the geographic heart of Central Florida in Seminole County straddling I-4 (a major thoroughfare reaching from Tampa, on Florida's West Coast to Daytona Beach on its East Coast) and State Road 436.  Altamonte Springs is just minutes away from downtown Orlando, the Orlando Sanford Airport, Orlando International Airport and the major theme attractions.    The first settlers of Altamonte Springs, which is Spanish for ‘high hill,' were a group of businessmen who intended to create a tourist haven at Snow Junction, as it was then called.  It has evolved into a residential community with its strength lying in its many retail and office centers.  You can enjoy a wide range of shopping available to you in Altamonte Springs including the Altamonte Mall, one of the...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
  (click images to enlarge) The following are the market sales statistics for Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida for June 2008.  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, townhomes and villas.   There needs to be a disclaimer here.  These stats are only as good as telling us what it being purchased and happening at a certain period in time.  Additionally, it needs to be fully understood that not only is real estate local, but it is hyper-local.  What this means is that the trends that we hear about are overall.  Let's put it this way, what's happening in one neighborhood, may not be realized in the neighborhood next door.  It is all relative an...
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By Ruth Shipley
(Paver Performance Inc)
My name is Ruth Shipley, I am very excited about my Certification for the Notary Signing Agent. I am very people orientated and social, so with that I believe this opportunity to do signings will be fulfilling.. I take pride in my work and go beyond my duties. This is my 1st blog. So far its fun.   
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By Rick Belben, Orlando Real Estate - Belben Realty Group
(Belben Realty Group)
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
July 3, 2008 - Altamonte Springs, FL Red, Hot & Boom - 4:00 to 11:00 Crane's Roost Lake Park in Uptown Altamonte  Seminole County's Celebration (hosted by XL 106.7) is held in Uptown Altamonte on the eve of July 4th with live performances from some of today' top singers and groups and last but not least... AWESOME FIREWORKS. This event does not allow coolers or pets and is always packed.  There are many food, beverage and souvenir vendors onsite. Check out the official website here for more information. My best advice:  Go early and get a good spot, bring plenty of sunscreen and a rain jacket (afternoon showers are almost daily)... Relax and have fun! Debbie Summers, REALTOR®, ALHS, e-PRO, 407-758-1020 or Debbie@CasAndDebbie.com   Please contact Cas and Debbie for all of your real esta...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
This is a guide to a smattering of events occurring in the Orlando Central Florida area.  The sections are divided into Art, Music, Theater, Author, Etc, On-Going and Plan Ahead.  There is surely something for everyone.    ART   SUMMER FAMILY TOURS:  QUEST OF BEAUTY – LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY             What:             for elementary school children and their parents or guardians             When:            Tuesday’s in June and July – 45 min. tour             Where:          Morse Museum of American Art                                     445 N. Park Ave.                                     Winter Park             Cost:              Free             Contact:        407-645-5311 x 117   INFORMED VISIONS             What:             art of Jamie Baldridge             When:            t...
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By Rick Belben, Orlando Real Estate - Belben Realty Group
(Belben Realty Group)
Altamonte Springs Real Estate Avoid The Most Common Buyer Errors Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience. It's also time consuming and  comes with a myriad of details. Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of buying a new home tend to overlook some items. Their home purchase turns into an expensive process. These errors generally fall into three areas: Paying too much Losing a dream home to another buyer Buying the wrong home FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COMMON BUYER ERRORS click Orlando Real Estate Rick Belben Direct (407) 341-1706 Amerivest Realty of Central Florida
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
  (click on the images to enlarge) The following are the market sales statistics for Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida for April 2008.  Altamonte Springs is made up of the zip codes of 32701 & 32714.  For purposes of this analysis we are not only splitting the data according to zip codes, but also single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. 32714 – Single-Family Homes 11 homes sold during the month of April. The average sales price, which is the total sold volume divided by the number of homes sold is $289,900 with 123 days on the market. The median sales price, which means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less, is $249,900. The most expensive home sold for $595,000 and was on the market for 592 days.  It was a 4 bedroom, 3 bath...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
Cranes Roost Park may be considered the focal point of Uptown Altamonte located in the heart of Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Central Florida. Cranes Roost Lake is surrounded by a 1 mile path that many use for walking and jogging. Many use this even just to get in a lunchtime walk. There are areas for picnicking and you will almost always find someone feeding the ducks on the north shore line. Cranes Roost Park additionally includes the Eddie Rose Amphitheater with its one of a kind floating stage and stadium style seating. You will find free events large and small throughout the year at Cranes Roost Park. The park is just a peaceful place to spend some time and reflect. Cranes Roost Park is surrounded by hotels, shopping, luxury apartments & condominiums. There are offices and d...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
 The following are the market sales statistics for Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida for March 2008.  Altamonte Springs is made up of the zip codes of 32701 & 32714.  For purposes of this analysis we are not only splitting the data according to zip codes, but also single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas.32714 - Single-Family Homes4 homes sold during the month of March.The average sales price, which is the total sold volume divided by the number of homes sold is $286,250.The median sales price, which means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less, is $285,000.The most expensive home sold for $340,000 and was on the market for 112 days.  It was a 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2374sf home with a 2-car garage, a screen enclosed heated swimming ...
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By Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary, First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes
(LemonTree Realty)
I recently had a deal that is to close on Tuesday. On Friday I get a very tearful call from my buyer stating that the bank purchasing her loan is not giving the final go ahead. She is receiving down payment assistance in the tune of $72,000. The lender stated we can only allow $40,000 or else we wont sign off. Now i know others in this area have received up to $120,000 and it hasnt been an issue, so why is Wells Fargo now having an issue? So I get on the phone with my lender, not the buyers lender and ask for help. This family that I have been working with are the sweetest family ever and I completely love them, I was bound and determined to see them own their first home. So back to my lender. She immediately jumped into mode. She stated the other lender was not processing the paper wor...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida for February 2008.  Altamonte Springs is made up of the zip codes of 32701 & 32714.  For purposes of this analysis we are not only splitting the data according to zip codes, but also single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas.32714 - Single-Family Homes4 homes sold during the month of February.The average sales price, which is the total sold volume divided by the number of homes sold is $297,475 with 127 days on the market.The median sales price, which means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less, is $334,950.The most expensive home sold for $355,000 and was on the market for 184 days.  It was a 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2491sf home with a 2-car garage, a...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
The Elephant Bar Restaurant has just opened in the Altamonte Mall in Altamonte Springs.  Located in the same area as the old Ruby Tuesdays, the Elephant Bar Restaurant is a welcome addition to the mall area eateries.The menu is inspried by Pacific Rim cuisine, but has burgers and fries for the less adventurous diners.  The interior is a soothing Asian inspired theme with an open kitchen and plenty of palm trees.  The restaurant was very busy during our lunch visit and was a little loud, but still an enjoyable escape from shopping or work.  The restaurant is family friendly and had an mix of shoppers and local business folks on our visit.  The service was very efficient and our meals were great.  I really have to recommend the Pad Thai it was very good and just spicy enough.If you are lo...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida for January 2008.  Altamonte Springs is made up of the zip codes of 32701 & 32714.  For purposes of this analysis we are not only splitting the data according to zip codes, but also single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas.32714 - Single-Family Homes7 homes sold during the month of January.The average sales price, which is the total sold volume divided by the number of homes sold is $341,214.The median sales price, which means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less, is $365,000.The most expensive home sold for $512,500 and was on the market for 160 days.  It was a 5 bedroom, 3 bath 3178sf home with a 2-car garage, a screen enclosed swimming pool...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
Altamonte Springs is located in the geographic heart of Central Florida in Seminole County straddling I-4 (a major thoroughfare reaching from Tampa, on Florida's West Coast to Daytona Beach on its East Coast) and State Road 436.  Altamonte Springs is just minutes away from downtown Orlando, the Orlando Sanford Airport, Orlando International Airport and the major theme attractions.   The first settlers of Altamonte Springs, which is Spanish for ‘high hill,' were a group of businessmen who intended to create a tourist haven at Snow Junction, as it was then called.  It has evolved into a residential community with its strength lying in its many retail and office centers.  You can enjoy a wide range of shopping available to you in Altamonte Springs including the Altamonte Mall, one of the l...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Altamonte Springs has fantastic Holiday events for the entire family.Light Up the Holidays - Saturday, December 1, 5:00 - 8:00 pm     The traditional lighting of Cranes Roost Park and live entertainment.    Click here for directions. Santa Tuesdays - December 4, 11, 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm     Join Santa in Cranes Roost Park on Tuesdays in December to go over your wish list and enjoy strolling carolers, beautiful lights and surprise guests in the park.I hope that locals will have a chance to get out and enjoy these events.  Cranes Roost Park is such a great venue. Make an evening of it and enjoy a dinner in Uptown Altamonte or at one of many restaurants around the Altamonte Mall. 
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By Rick Belben, Orlando Real Estate - Belben Realty Group
(Belben Realty Group)
    Buying or Selling?  One Call Does it ALL!!        Rick Belben       Direct (407) 341-1706                        Are you looking for an experienced real estate professional who knows the Orlando Real Estate market and can get the results you desire? Let me put my knowledge, experience, and dedication to work for you. Give me a call today, and I will immediately get to work for you - satisfying your real estate needs.  Buying a Home? I'll take the time to listen to your needs and desires, and find your dream home. Your total satisfaction is my number one priority. Selling a Home? I will get your home sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. My online and offline marketing programs will give you the edge you need to sell your home. I don't want to just list your home, I want to sel...
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