Maitland, FL Real Estate News

By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Six qualities of a GOOD Buyers Agent 1.  Knows the Real Estate Market:  A Good Buyers Agent can discuss intelligently the market values in target area and surrounding cities and counties. A Good Buyers Agent  knows where the buyer client needs will be best served and who is building what and where.  2.  Competent and educated:  A Good Buyers Agent takes the time for advanced classes to learn about all the facets related to the real estate industry; contract law, buyers rights, foreign  investors,  financing, appraisals, taxes, 1031 Exchanges, insurance, short sales, foreclosures and more. 3.  Does not worry about being popular:  A Good Buyers Agent is not concerned about what the seller will think, or if the listing agent will like them.  They only care about serving the buyers best int...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
My Florida Regional MLS New Office At the end of February this year, My Florida Regional MLS moved to it new office at 555 Winderley PL, Maitland, FL 32751.     The CEO of My Florida Regional MLS is Merri Jo Cowen.  There are about 50 helpful and friendly staff members who work in the office. I am not savvy, so when I have an issue with the MLS (Multiple Listing System) I will call them for help. Yesterday my husband and I decided to hit the road and stop by to visit the new office.  It is a very bright and nice office, with a view of trees, fountain and a lake.   We met those who are in the office. The office is open 7 days a week.  Week day hours are from 7:30am to 8:00pm, and weekend hours from 8:00am to 6:00pm Senior Technical Support Representative - Sue Queen helps me a lot when I...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Can a bank withold a Florida home buyers keys after closing? Not in my book...UNLESS the buyer agreed to allow the bank to withhold keys IN THE CONTRACT!  Yet, most Central Florida Real Estate Agents still think that the bank is the  "almighty powerful" forever and ever... even after the closing and funding. Who cares what the bank or the listing agent WANTS OR THINKS after the buyer closes and funds?  I don't, because it is now the buyers property.  Typically keys are given to buyer at closing table. Analyze this Home Buying Scenario: Buyer buys a foreclosure and the deal is closed but the listing agent is still holding the keys and telling the buyer that they cannot move in until some clerk at the bank says it is OK to move in.  (This happens all the time in Central Florida) Meanwhile...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
 Butt out Maitland Florida Realtor and give me the @#$%&*  house keys!! TRUE MAITLAND REAL ESTATE STORY : Maitland Listing Agent,  Maitland Buyers Agent, Maitland Cash Buyer, and a Maitland "fixer" Bank Owned property.  Buyer closes with his title company on a Thursday and pays CASH (money already wired in). The keys are still in the lockbox hanging on the Maitland house. Immediately upon closing, the Maitland listing agent sends me an e-mail saying "Do not give out the keys until the bank authorizes me to release the keys to you".  I did not respond...no need to because the buyer planned to secure HIS property and change the locks on HIS OWN house.  (Don't forget the Maitland real estate story...the buyer just paid cash for the house and the closing is over). The following Tuesday (yes...
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By Torey Eisenman, Realtor Luxury Marketing Orlando Real Estate
(Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc.)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Short Sale Homes For Sale Maitland Homes for Sale Search the MLS for Available Homes Winter Park Homes for Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure What is your home worth?   Torey Eisenman Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc 321-422-4729 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:Florida License #:BK0544770 Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. Minehaha CircleMaitland, FlScan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Maps & Local Schools SOLD     Maitland Florida Real Estate For Sale $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS2 BATHROOMS (2 full) 3119 Square Feet Maitland is known for its natural beauty, crystal lakes, fine museums, art c...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Localism:  Roach Family Chiropractic, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701, 407-647-2009 Phone, 407-660-2009 Fax Roach Family Chiropractic is a physical rehabilitation and wellness center owned and operated by Dr. Erik Roach. This family practice treats individuals of all ages (including newborn babies and the elderly) with specific chiropractic care, non-surgical spinal decompression, nutrition, and massage therapy. They not only offer great pain relief services, but they also provide valuable information and education to help prevent future problems. Their patients come from all parts of Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park, Apopka, Sanford, Casselberry, Longwood and Lake Mary, Florida. I've started going to see Dr. Roach following a car wreck I had on 12/7, and I can already see ...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Orangewood Christian (Maitland, FL)'s Diane Langmo gets 500th win (HS volleyball) Orangewood's Diane Langmo notched her 500th victory with a win over Trinity Prep in a district semifinal Tuesday. I've known Coach Langmo for 5 years now, as my step-daughter's played for her on both Orangewood teams and YMCA summer league teams. What have I seen from Diane Langmo? A class act. Orangewood Christian (Maitland, FL)'s Diane Langmo gets 500th win (HS volleyball) Coach Diane Langmo is an encourager, an instructor and her teams' biggest supporter and defender. It was great to see her get her 500th match win over Trinity last night. Win #501 comes tomorrow night- as the Orangewood Rams look to be District Champions once again by beating The First Academy Royals. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/spo...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Localism Challenge, Day #19:  2011 Orangewood Community Family Fun Day It's hard to believe it's time for Orangewood's Community Family Fun Day again... Last school year flew by, as did the one before and the one before- summer's done and school's rockin' and rollin' Orangewood's Community Family Fun Day is great in a number of ways: - It's fun - It raises money for the school, which means less money in direct payments from parents.  When a quality Christian education is costing you an easy $10,000/year these days, every little bit helps. - It provides service opportunities for students that gain valuable life lessons from working hard- as well as giving back to their school and the community - It's open to the public.  This provides both Orangewood students and parents alike with an op...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
  Box Tops For Education It's that time of year again.  Some schools in our area started this week, most will have started by the middle of next week. Whether your child attends a public school or a private one, one thing they share is the chance to benefit from the continuing Box Tops For Education program. Participating in this program is great for a number of reasons: 1) Schools receive financial benefits.  Though seemingly small, they do add up.  For smaller schools or those in less fortunate communities, the benefits may very well mean more than you realize. 2) It's easy and doesn't take much time. 3) It doesn't require you to run out and purchase stuff you wouldn't usually buy- it only means saving a little piece of the box that you'd otherwise toss. 4) It can be fun.  You can enc...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
No Money Down Rural Housing USDA Loans in Maitland Florida are back and fully funded. The new sub-prime loans of today are the government backed or sponsored loans. The FHA Loan is one we are all familiar with but how many of you know about the USDA Rural Housing Loan.  Here's how it works 100% financing on homes located in certain geographical area's with borrower's who are in certain income ranges. That's it! Use this link to see if the property qualifies by falling into one of the designated geographical area's http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do Remember when income qualifying to use the income of the ENTIRE family. Seller can pay up to 6% of buyers closing cost The 3.5% Guarantee Fee is included (Financed) in with the loan amount 100% of borrowers cash...
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By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
Look at every part of your life and business as little pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Most people have those big puzzle pieces that fit together so easily a 3 year-old can manage it on the kitchen floor. Realtors... hahaha! We have a whole 'nother kinda puzzle don't we? Ours is more like those 1,000-piece jobs that are so tiny we can barely see what's pictured on them and it takes weeks (or even months with our schedules) to get it finished. With our lives, we have no problem identifying the pieces... we even know very well which pieces are corners and which form the edges. All those middle ones though... we tend to lose sight of them and sometimes... some of them even fall behind the table and get stuck where we can't see them. As crazy chaotic Realtors, it seems one of the hardest things ...
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By Alex F, Central Florida, Realtor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
  Stonewood Maitland Florida Homes in StoneWood Subdivision, Maitland Florida leave you minutes away from the Altamonte Mall, beautiful Crane's Roost and Lake Lily parks. Crane's Roost hosts the annual Fourth of July fireworks in the park. Guests numbering in the thousands at the event.  During the nightime at Crane's Roost Park make sure to check out the laser light fountain show or one of the numerous outdoor concerts. Lake Lily is located less than one mile from Stonewood and is home to the Maitland Farmers Market and annual Maitland Arts Festival. Lake Lily is where on any given day you can find individuals exercising or feeding the ducks around the mile long well mainicured lakefront. Maitland Florida offers many restaurants, shopping areas and beautiful homes. Interstate 4 is less...
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By Gitta Sells and Associates, Where home sellers and buyers always come first.
(Gitta Sells & Associates at Keller Williams Heritage Realty)
By definition luxury real estate in the greater Maitland area is any home above the $500,000 price range, this is based on guidelines from the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing where I am a member of and also hold the Guild designation. Click here for the Gitta's Institute Website. Luxury real estate in Maitland includes such luxury subdivisions as:   • Adams Grove • Baldwins Grove • Cove Colony • Delroy Park • Dommerich Estates • Florida Haven • Hollieanna Shores • Kings Row • Lake Colony Estates • Lake Maitland Manor • Lake Sybelia Cove • Maddon Cove • Maitland Club • Maitland Forest • Maitland Isle • Northshore Estates • Packwood • Stonehill • Sybelia Shores • Terra Place • Versailles • Wellington   These are not so good real estate news coming out of the Maitland luxury real estate...
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By Alex F, Central Florida, Realtor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Dommerich Estates Maitland Dommerich Maitland, Florida is located north of Horatio/Howell Branch Rd, between Lake Minnehaha and Lake Howell Rd. From 17-92 go east on Horatio then left on Arapaho trail. From Lake Howell turn west on Tuscarora Trail. This highly desirable community is just minutes from Winter Park. Dommerich Maitland has a couple of communities within it such as; Dommerich Hills, Dommerich Woods and Dommerich Estates. Homes in this single family community enjoy a variety styles. There are homes with large lots and lush landscaping as well as desirable waterfront and/or water access. The majority of the homes in the area were built in the 1960's. Many of the homes have already been renovated and remodeled. Prices range anywhere from $250,000- 1,000,000+. Dommerich resident...
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By Olympus Executive Realty Inc., Home Of The Top Producers
(Olympus Executive Realty INC.)
WELCOME TO Maitland Village Townhomes, Maitland, FL 32751 *** 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. Yo...
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By Alex F, Central Florida, Realtor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Maitland Arts Festival Maitland Florida Friday evening as I am driving down Maitland Avenue,which is my usual route to Winter Park, I am suddenly blocked by a series of barricades at 8pm. The 35th annual Maitland Arts Festival is taking place. This year the festival is open for nightime hours. This gave us a friendly reminder that some of the more attractive paintings, crafts and others may be gone before we are set to attend on Sunday. Sunday arrived and the weather was beautiful. If you live in Central Florida or ever plan on visiting. October is one of the most magnificient times to be in town. The weather was a sunny, cool, pleasant 84 degrees. The Maitland Arts Festival was in full swing. There were over 150 exhibitors showing their artistic creations. Advertiser were in full forc...
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By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
Okay so for those of you with teams... buyer's agents, listing agents, admins, transaction coordinators, short-sale negotiators, and more... this is the blog post you've been waiting for. I have GREAT NEWS for you... keep reading and no this isn't a sales pitch... what I'm about to teach you is totally free. I found the coolest thing EVER today and I can't wait to tell you all about it! Team Leaders always struggle with holding their team agents accountable. You hand them leads but what happens after that?? How many are taking those leads and running with them the way they should? Are they really following up with them? Another issue with teams is keeping up with all the details of the many transactions, ensuring all the details are being attended to and nothing gets lost or missed alon...
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By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
Life in the real estate industry, for better or worse, equals a life filled with chaos. Now for most of us, that's what attracted us to the business in the first place and why we thrive in the midst of it. However, it CAN take a toll if you aren't staying balanced with your life. Think about how moving through your day at such a frantic pace, running from one meeting to the next, can even prevent you from eating properly. You'll skip breakfast as you run out the door, grab something at a drive through then starve through lunch because you never get another opportuity to eat and then by the time you hit dinner, you gorge on whatever you can get in front of you and may end up with a nasty case of heartburn. Sooo... for those of you dealing with this on a regular basis... here's a few food...
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By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
When is it time to switch brokerages? If you've been with your company for a long time or have been unhappy with the ways things are going, you may be wondering what else is out there. What things should you look for in a new company and why should you really make a switch? These are questions I get from agents. The truth is... not every agent found the right office to join to begin with. They didn't ask the right questions, take their own needs into consideration, or sufficiently shop around to see what's out there. So let's assume you have your license with a brokerage and you are "curious" for whatever reason. Here's what you need to look for: What kind of support will you get? I'm not talking admin and marketing here... I'm talking coaching and training. One thing the top producers ...
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By Alex F, Central Florida, Realtor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
    Homes in Maitland Club Subdivision Maitland FL This is a centrally located community. You are minutes away from the Altamonte Mall, beautiful Crane's Roost and Lake Lily parks. Crane's Roost hosts the annual Fourth of July fireworks in the park with guests numbering in the thousands. On any given day you can find individuals exercising or feeding the ducks around the mile long well manicured lakefront. At nighttime make sure to check out the Laser Light Fountain show or one of the numerous outdoor concerts. Lake Lily located less than one mile from Maitland Club is home to the Sunday Farmers market and the annual Maitland Arts Festival. Maitland Florida offers many restaurants, shopping areas and beautiful homes. Interstate 4 is less than 1/10 of mile from this Maitland Club subdivi...
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