Sanford, FL Real Estate News

By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
  One of the great things about living in Central Florida is that there is always something to do.  The Central Florida Zoo in Sanford is offering an Alligator Awareness Program to the community on June 3rd from 7 - 9PM.   You will learn a lot about our Alligator neighbors during this informative and education program. To make reservations, please call 407/323-4450, ext. 123. Registration required: Members: $10.00Non-members: $15.00Must be 12 years or older. This photo was taken about 2 years ago on Lake Jessup in Seminole County, the gator (about a 12 footer) was sleeping in the grass until we drifted in on the airboat we were riding on.  He came out of the water for a second and looked like he was going to jump in the boat, but quickly submerged into the water.  We saw hundreds of ga...
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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 sell it! Fast! Relocating to the Orlando Flor...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
  If you haven't been to Live After Five in Historic Sanford on the second Tuesday of the month you are really missing out. On June 12th come to downtown Sanford for Blues and Bar-B-Que.  Each month the street festival features great wine, food, live entertainment. June's southern summer Barbeque theme is sure to please... $5 donation are accepted. 5-9 PM on 1st Street & Palmetto Avenue www.sanfordinfo.com or 407-302-2586 1st Street, from Park to Palmetto Avenue and Palmetto and Park Avenues, from 1st Street to 2nd Street, will be closed from 3-10 PM. If you enjoy Live after Five in Historic Sanford and would like information about moving to Historic Sanford please call me for a personal tour.  Sanford has one of the most affordable historic districts in the area, with the look of Old ...
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By Rick Belben, Orlando Real Estate - Belben Realty Group
(Belben Realty Group)
  Looking for a Good Deal NEW HOMES is the way to go!!! If you are looking to purchase a new home in any Central Florida New Home Community NOW is a excellent time to do so. New Home builders in the Orlando, Apopka and Central Florida area have dropped the prices and are offering great incentives. Do you need a REALTOR® when buying a brand new home from a builder? ABSOLUTELY!!! When you walk into a Model home and you're greeted by the salesperson, remember they work for the Builder and have the Builders best interest in mind NOT YOURS! Thinking of Buying a NEW home in the Orlando, Apopka and Central Florida area? Don't BUY WITHOUT Representation. Call Rick Belben BEFORE YOU VISIT the sales center as I must accompany you on your 1st visit. Let me represent you and Save thousands on new ...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for April 2008.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  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. 32773 - Single-Family Homes 10 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 $180,495 with 132 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 $185,500. The most expensive home sold for $225,450 after 139 days on the market.  It was a 4 bedroom, 2½ bath, 2-car garage home in 2321sf built in 2002 in a gated comm...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
 The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for March 2008.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  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.32773 - Single-Family Homes6 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 $194,783 with 159 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 $190,750.The most expensive home sold for $252,200 and was on the market for 209 days.  It was a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-car garage home in 1955sf built in 2004 on .15 acre in a...
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 Bubba Baker is an artist in many ways...He did his first tattoo in 1976 but he didn't really get into that art until 1982. He bought himself a motor home and started hitting bike events and such around the country tattooing on the road. That quickly grew old for him though and he came back home to Florida.   Bubba once told me if he had to do one more Harley Davidson shield he was going to go nuts. It got to the point where he could do a shield without a stencil he had done so many.  Bubba had an urge to work in film behind the camera and went to film school, graduating in 1989. Instead of being behind the lens though, Bubba ended up in front of it working with people such as Charlize Theron in the Academy Award winning film Monster, Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura, Pet Detective and Will Sm...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
 The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for February 2008.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  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.32773 - Single-Family Homes6 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 $224,498 with 136 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 $217,500.The most expensive home was brand new and sold for $285,990.  It was a 2 bedroom, 2½ bath, 2-car garage home in 2270sf.  Unfortunately, no other information is...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
 We were out yesterday and decided to catch some lunch before we headed back to the home office...  We both love pizza and wings.... they are so good and yet so bad.  I talked Cas into stopping in at the American Pie Pizza Company, I have heard a good buzz about the restaurant and figured we would give it a shot.  The restaurant is alive... streaming music videos on televisions and wireless Playstations in all of the booths (great restaurant for kids too)...  We ordered at the counter and took our place in one of the booths...  I was tempted to play the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007, but I was afraid that an 8 year old would beat me.  The service was great!  Our waiter was courteous and timely with fresh drinks and plenty of napkins...  The wings and pizza were both very good... hot out of ...
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By Christopher Myers, Greater Orlando and Central Florida Real Estate
(Orlando Property Group)
by: Christopher Sanford & Orlando Florida Real Estate - Homes, Townhomes & Condos Sanford Florida Real Estate Market Update - November, 2007Specializing in Sanford Real Estate, Orlando Real Estate, Orange County Real Estate and Seminole County Real Estate in FloridaThe current real estate market in Sanford, just like the rest of Orlando and Central Florida, is favoring buyers.  Inventory is at all time highs and the number of sales each month is way down.  Prices have adjusted, time on market is up and sellers & home builders alike are offering great incentives to buy their homes.  Distressed properties, such as short-sales and foreclosures are becoming very common.  If you're currently in the market for a new home or investment property, now is the perfect time.  We're seeing many inve...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Sanford, the county seat of Seminole County has long been our Historic Waterfront Gateway.  The city of Sanford was incorporated back in 1877 and has been at the heart of Seminole County ever since.Sanford is home to all of the county services of Seminole County. Downtown Sanford is being revitalized with a multi-million dollar waterfront walking trail, the business district and the restoration of historic homes set among ancient oaks and beautiful parks.There are a wide variety of housing options from apartments, historic homes, new planned subdivisions to luxury gated communities in Sanford to fit any Florida lifestyle.The Orlando Sanford International Airport continues to grow and Allegiant Air even offers domestic flights to many airports across the country.  The Orlando Sanford Int...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Seminole County is a great place to live and The Historic City of Sanford is ready to get you in the Holiday Spirit!  Sanford is presenting their Christmas in the Square this Friday, November 30 at 6:00 pm.  The event features live entertainment, face painters, balloon artists and the official tree-lighting ceremony.  Santa will be arriving in Magnolia Square at 6:00 pm.Click here for a map to downtown Sanford
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By Christopher Myers, Greater Orlando and Central Florida Real Estate
(Orlando Property Group)
Enter the fascinating natural world of the Central Florida Zoo!A trek through the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens can be an unforgettable experience! The Central Florida Zoo is located in Sanford, Florida, just North of Lake Mary and Orlando. Enjoy viewing some of the most rare and elusive species of wildlife from all over the world, including Amur Leopards, Elephants, Cheetahs, Spider Monkeys, Hyacinth Macaws, Alligators and Crocodiles, King Cobras, and even the Kookaburra!The zoo recently introduced an alligator and crocodile viewing deck, with a new exhibit -- a rare black caiman. Visitors are also introduced to spiny plant sculptures, and educated about how plants protect themselves in the wild.There is something for everyone in the family!The Central Florida Zoo is a great ...
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By Christopher Myers, Greater Orlando and Central Florida Real Estate
(Orlando Property Group)
Paw Park of Historic Sanford Florida...One of the best dog parks in the United States!Dog lovers, you may not be aware, but Sanford Florida in Seminole County is just a short commute to Orlando and boasts one of the country's best dog parks according to Dog Fancy Magazine.  Read The Full Article HerePaw Park is a great place for both humans and their K-9 companions to escape the "dog days" of Florida's hot summers.  This place is amazing...with climbing trees and obstacle courses on which your pets can play, to misty cooling towers, meant for both dogs and their owners to cool off.  If you're curious about other off the beaten path type of places to enjoy Central Florida, please don't hesitate to contact us!  We'll be happy to give you the lowdown of our beautiful city!  We'll also be a...
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By Christopher Myers, Greater Orlando and Central Florida Real Estate
(Orlando Property Group)
Avoid the crowds: Fly from Orlando Sanford Airport!More and more people are choosing to fly from Orlando Sanford Airport for two simple reasons; its easily accessible and offers non-stop flights, with lower fares. Who wouldn't prefer to fly from smaller airports, located close to big cities, to avoid the traffic jams and congestion.  Orlando Sanford Airport is just off 417 and Lake Mary Blvd., in Sanford...just a short commute from Orlando and all of the area's parks and attractions, as well as many of Central Florida's beautiful beaches. At present, Allegiant Air, Icelandair and Flyglobespan are flying passengers to 35 destinations around the world, non-stop, from Orlando Sanford Airport. What passenger facilities does the airport offer?Orlando Sanford Airport offers high-tech faciliti...
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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 sell...
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By Teri Isner, GRI, CRS, CIPS
(Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes)
Sterling Meadows is a Centex community in Sanford Florida.  There will be 209 single family homes with base prices starting at the $220K range up to $352K.Fox and Jacobs builders for Centex homes pay attention to detail.  The community will be located 8 miles from the Orlando International Business Center the regions largest employer, as well as Colonial Town Park Retail Center and Seminole Town Center Mall.
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