Clermont, FL Real Estate News

By Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla
(Keller Williams Classic Group)
   MLS# O5020907                 15621 AUTUMN GLEN AVE, CLERMONT FL 34714   $$$ 82,900 $$$ Exterior Front Living Room Kitchen Eating Space in Kitchen Master Bedroom Master Bath Bedroom 2 Bath2 Bedroom 3 Lanai Other   Wow! Charming 3 bedroom/2 bath home with close to 1500 square feet heated living area. The spacious, open floor plan, large covered lanai and upgraded flooring throughout make it the perfect choice for entertaining family and friends. The beautiful, gated community of Weston Hills is all about family! What a great place to create memories and enjoy the fruits of living in central florida. In addition, Weston Hills is located just minutes from great dining and shopping options, and a short drive to disney and all the theme parks, downtown orlando, major employers, etc. Don't...
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By Olympus Executive Realty Inc., Home Of The Top Producers
(Olympus Executive Realty INC.)
Welcome to Heritage Hills Estates, Clermont, FL 34711   USE YOUR OWN REALTOR WHEN BUYING NEW CONSTRUCTION! Dealing directly with a salesperson at the model home will not get you the best deal or get you the best advice. Your own REALTOR can negotiate incentives you may not be aware of. Your Realtor works in your interest and is your representative. Your Realtor also helps you get through the endless paperwork! It is a common misconception not using a Realtor will save you money! NOT TRUE! Your own REALTOR costs you nothing. Your own REALTOR has your best interest. Sales agent for a builder is only looking out for the builder not you! My Team and I are prepared to be your BUYER AGENTS to get you the best deal. We have the best New Construction Negotiator's in the business. You will not b...
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By Olympus Executive Realty Inc., Home Of The Top Producers
(Olympus Executive Realty INC.)
Welcome to Terrace Grove, Clermont, FL 34711 Community Quick Facts! From $161,990 - $215,990 From 1443 - 3187 sq.ft 2 models and 10 floor plans 1- and 2-story homes Schools for this Community: Plug in your address and you will get the latest school zone update!
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By Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla
(Keller Williams Classic Group)
   MLS# O5010582               14350 SANHATCHEE ST, CLERMONT fL 34711    $$$ 134,900 $$$ Exterior Front Entrance Dining Room Living Room Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen Den/Family/Great Room Master Bedroom Bedroom 2 Patio/Deck Exterior Back Start packing because this spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home will not wait!  Enter through the double doors to find your formal living room straight ahead with a view to the backyard.  To your right is the formal dining room, and beyond is a kitchen that any cook will fall in love with!  Can you believe the counter and cabinet space here?  Don't miss that family room with the built-in shelves ready for your own home theater!  Extended covered patio, oversize garage, and large lot are just the beginning of the extras this home offers, but don't take our word for...
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By Cheryl S . Glover, CIPS, CRS, Green, GRI, SFR, TRC,
(Keller Williams Classic III Realty)
South Lake school information, Clermont, Minneola, Groveland, Mascotte & more!  With school in full swing school information needed by the community is essential.  I have posted the websites for your convenience. Hope it helps you! East Ridge High School South Lake High School Windy Hill Middle School Clermont Middle School Minneola Elementary School Other Lake County Schools   Have a Happy School Year!
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By Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla
(Keller Williams Classic Group)
   MLS# G4664702       14622 PEPPERMILL TRL, CLERMONT FL 34711    $$$ 134,900 $$$ Exterior Front Living Room Kitchen Kitchen Dining Room Master Bedroom Master Bath Den/Family/Great Room Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bath2 Swimming Pool/Hot Tub/Sauna Short Sale. Splash into this lovely 3/2 Pool home, with open split floor plan, office/den and large screened in heated pool/spa and fenced back yard. Enjoy tile floors throughout main living areas and wood laminate in bedrooms and den. Master bath features dual vanities and garden tub with separate walk-in shower. All kitchen appliances are included. You will love the convenient location, close to Turnpike, shopping, schools, hospital and more. This house is move in ready and priced to sell quickly. For the latest status on this property and many more...
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By Pamela Tarver, Real Estate Done Right
(Keller Williams)
Now is the time.  Buyers are King (Queen).  At rates of 4.25% and better, how can one afford not to take advantage of these times.  Even when it looks like doom and gloom, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  We as Realtors must adjust with the market.  Only the strong survive.  Are you weak or strong?
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By Richard D. Ferris, Florida State Certified (FHA) Appraiser
(AmcAppraisalsinc.com)
In a recent Fannie Mae Selling Guide update – the GSE addressed this issue of lenders who have been reducing opinions of market value: In the past, Fannie Mae did not provide requirements concerning lenders making changes to the opinion of market value reflected in the appraisal report. During Fannie Mae’s post-purchase reviews, cases were identified where the lender had reduced the opinion of market value in the appraisal report based upon underwriter judgment, automated valuation models, or other methodology. Therefore, Fannie Mae has updated its appraisal policies to address the practice of lenders changing the appraiser’s opinion of market value and also to provide specific guidance when an appraisal is considered deficient.  Now instead of just making these based on the underwriter...
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By Steve Lightcap Jr.
(HouseMaster Home Inspections)
While fires themselves may not always be foreseeable or preventable, in many cases the injuries they cause can be prevented with a family escape plan. Of course, one of the important steps in fire prevention is to install smoke detectors and check them monthly. But having these safety devices is not enough. According to fire experts, once a smoke detector sounds, you and other member of your household may have less than three minutes to escape. It’s critical to have an emergency escape plan and rehearse it regularly: Chart the Plan: Draw a floor plan of your home, one for each level of the house. Label bedrooms, staircases, hallways, and roofs that could be used as fire escapes. Survey Your Home: Check each bedroom for two possible escape routes. If you live in an apartment building, do...
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By Steve Lightcap Jr.
(HouseMaster Home Inspections)
This information has been compiled to assist homebuyers and home owners in their understanding of the issues common to residential electric systems. All electric work should be performed by a qualified licensed electrician. In some cases, the presence of electric defects, problematic components, or antiquated systems may be an issue in obtaining homeowner insurance. Electrical Service IssuesThe use of electric appliances and devices has increased substantially since the first homes were wired for electricity. For the typical size home, 100 amps is generally considered the minimum acceptable electric capacity. For large homes or homes occupied by the typically modern family making use of many of the electric devices now available, at least 150 ampere would be more appropriate. All elect...
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By Steve Lightcap Jr.
(HouseMaster Home Inspections)
There is a right way, and a wrong way to board up your windows when high winds are headed your way. The wrong method provides high winds with the ability to get behind the wood panels and pull them off, exposing your home to major damage. The right method recesses the wood panels into the windowsills and secures the plywood panels with bolts. Remember to secure all windows and doors, including sliding glass doors. And reinforce the inside of your garage as well. Securing Plywood ShuttersPlywood shutters are a low-cost alternative to expensive commercial shutters. You can also hire a carpenter or handyman to make custom plywood shutters for your house. Ideally windows need to be inset at least two inches from the exterior wall since the plywood will be mounted inside this recess. Each w...
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By Steve Lightcap Jr.
(HouseMaster Home Inspections)
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used type of roof covering for pitched roofs on homes. The overlapping design of the installed shingles provides a double layer of protection as the water flows down the roof slope to the roof edge. Asphalt shingles, also known as composition shingles, are so widely used because of their moderate cost, light weight (compared to many other roofing products), durability, and ease of installation. Asphalt shingles are surfaced on the top side with mineral granules to provide protection from the elements and a level of fire resistance. Asphalt shingles are available in a variety of colors, weights and patterns. Regular weight asphalt shingles generally have an economic life span of 16-20 years; heavyweight shingles are sold as 30-40 year shingles. Roo...
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By Steve Lightcap Jr.
(HouseMaster Home Inspections)
Heat pumps make use of the same basic technology utilized in air conditioning systems to provide for both the heating and cooling needs of a house. In cold weather, a heat pump uses the heat present in outdoor air or stored in the earth to provide heat to the inside of a house. In warm weather, the same equipment works in a reverse manner, removing heat from indoors and transferring it to the outdoors. For this reason, heat pumps are sometimes referred to as reverse-cycle air conditioners. Heat pumps are very energy-efficient heating systems. Since they do not generate heat like conventional fuel-burning systems, but only transfer it from one location to another, they require much less energy to produce the same amount of heat as other heating systems. While it may be hard to comprehen...
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By Richard D. Ferris, Florida State Certified (FHA) Appraiser
(AmcAppraisalsinc.com)
I came across this at one of my inspections the other day for a recent foreclosure.  The home wasn't SO bad...but the pool.....can you say "yiiiccckkk!!"  ? What impact on value does a pool in this condition have for prospective buyers?  Would the site of this turn off a buyer beyond the "how much to repair" question?!  Mental images play a big part in purchases! Suggestion for the bank - pay the money to drain, clean and treat this sucker!  You will reap HUGE payback in this market for a clean, blue pool as compared to ......."Yiiiicccckkkkk!!!"
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By Richard D. Ferris, Florida State Certified (FHA) Appraiser
(AmcAppraisalsinc.com)
I recently appraised a home for foreclosure.  It was a really cute house, remodeled with Ikea style cabinets,  granite counters, premium light fixtures, etc. Like many foreclosures in my market, the appliances were removed, many of the custom ceiling fans now gone, and the space over the fireplace was noted to once house a 50+ " plasma TV. One bedroom though, had some painting which caught my eye and just compelled me to take a photograph of the wall.  While I am sure this was profound to the former occupant of this bedroom - NOW - it took on a whole new meaning as I walked through this empty home:    
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By DEBRA PAYNE
(RE/MAX NAVIGATOR)
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By Richard D. Ferris, Florida State Certified (FHA) Appraiser
(AmcAppraisalsinc.com)
I read a really interesting article today from www.AppraisalLawBlog.com   You can read the whole article at http://www.appraiserlawblog.com/2010/04/single-biggest-threat-to-appraisers.html - but here are the highlights:   The single biggest liability threat to both residential and commercial appraisers is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  The FDIC held a conference last week in Chicago for law firms interested in representing the FDIC.  What came out of that conference made me very anxious for appraisers, but it's much more than just a threat to individual appraisers.  What the FDIC is doing hampers the ability of the appraisal profession to deliver accurate valuations going forward.  The reason is: if you're an appraiser doing work for a lender (which may or may not be one o...
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By Erelopro Out of Business, Relocation Professionals are out of business
(erelopro)
Clermont, Florida Realtor Leads - (800) 900-2807 Even through this Real Estate downward spin, we are still seeing an increased number of families relocating to cities such as: San Diego, Austin, Clermont, etc… Still the #1 drive is jobs, and that cannot be disputed. Although another big reason for relocation that started in 2008, was due to great foreclosure prices. Cities such as Scottsdale, and Clermont have both seem dramatic drops in real estate prices, which is driving the people to purchase real etate in those cities. If you are not working with families whom want to purchase foreclosed homes, you are leaving a huge chunk of money on the table. One of the top discussions right now on RealTown and ActiveRain is in regards to boosting your business with foreclosures. Call us at (800...
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