Sanford, FL Real Estate News

By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
I joined this Twitter thing- don't shoot!                             I joined this Twitter thing- don't shoot!   Anyone who knows me fairly well has known of my long-held aversion to Twitter.  I remember when it went live years ago- and my thinking how absolutely ridiculous it seemed.  "What am I doing?"  None of your dang business, Twitter.   I can't recall who I was speaking with when I first said it, but my canned response whenever folks have asked me about Twitter over the past few years has been that I didn't have account or interest in one- and that folks could feel free to shoot me in the head if I ever got one of the dang things.   Don't have any kind of solid count of how many folks could be out to get me once they get wind of my entry into the Twittersphere with my @orlrental...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
How I Show Houses How I Show Houses     One of the greatest aspects of our profession is that so much of it is flexible. As long as our laws and Code of Ethics are abided by, virtually every other facet of our daily Realtor lives is conducted however we see fit. Indeed, it's at the end of the law and following the Code's final Article where we're set free from "right" and "wrong"/"ethical" and "unethical" and left to conduct ourselves in whichever manner we've deemed successful.  That said, I've used today's post and video to discuss how I show houses to prospective tenants.  Hope folks find a bit of value here.  Remember….. Feel free to suggest a video topic!  Have a Property Management question?  Let me know, and I’ll answer it and make a video from it.  Chances are pretty good that I...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Your local property manager: Sanford local expert Your local property manager: Sanford local expert   Video production continues… with this one in which I discuss both theimportance of employing the services of a local or “neighborhood expert“- as well as how I can be your Sanford neighborhood expert.    Whether it’s Lake Forest, Terracina at Lake Forest, Dunwoody Commons, Buckingham Estates, Preserve at Astor Farms, Regency Oaks, Greystone, Retreat at Twin Lakes, Flagship Park or elsewhere in Sanford- let’s discuss how I can help you!    Hope folks find a bit of value here.   Remember- Feel free to suggest a video topic!  Have a Property Management question?  Let me know, and I’ll answer it and make a video from it.  Chances are pretty good that I’ll have an answer for you- and you’ll ...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
FAQ Series: Orlando Property Manager Discusses Security Deposits     FAQ Series: Orlando Property Manager Discusses Security DepositsMy video series continues- with a new video today in which I discuss an issue that generates questions from both tenants AND owner/clients: security deposits.   Hope folks find a bit of value here.   Remember….. Feel free to suggest a video topic!  Have a Property Management question?  Let me know, and I’ll answer it and make a video from it.  Chances are pretty good that I’ll have an answer for you- and you’ll likely be able to help others who might also find value in the question and its answer!   FAQ Series: Orlando Property Manager Discusses Security Deposits
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
FAQ Series, Owner question:  Should I be present for showings?   FAQ Series, Owner question:  Should I be present for showings? My video series continues- with a new video today in which I discuss whether owners should be present when their rental properties are shown to prospective tenants.   Hope folks find a bit of value here.   Remember….. Feel free to suggest a video topic!  Have a Property Management question?  Let me know, and I’ll answer it and make a video from it.  Chances are pretty good that I’ll have an answer for you- and you’ll likely be able to help others who might also find value in the question and its answer!   FAQ Series, Owner question:  Should I be present for showings?
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Walk-in traffic magic.... walk-in traffic?                                 Walk-in traffic magic.... walk-in traffic?   I guess I've just never given a whole lot of thought to the walk-in traffic concept.  Literally every other place I've worked has been located in a business/office park of some sort- a situation which simply never allowed for thoughts of walk-in traffic to enter into the ol' consciousness.   That's changed with my recent move to Total Realty Corp- where our Deland, FL office is in a shopping center that allows for a good bit of traffic.  Today's the day for our Open House at our new Sanford, FL location- and as you can see, this one is also in a small shopping center.   With a fairly large Publix grocery store a few doors to the right and a nail/hair salon, Pizza Hut, ...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Above and Beyond... My first code enforcement hearing   CE.0.092..527 509 Queens Mirror Cir Harris/ownerUnlicensed/inoperable vehicle(s) 3-10. 9 1) 4. B. Luis Rivera, Code Enforcement Officer gave testimony for theabove case. Dennis Burgess, property manager, 4501 35th Street #200 Orlando, FL 32811 gave testimony for the above case. Robert Flint to find Respondents in CEB Case 09-02527 were in violation of City Code, Section 3-10.9 1)4.B., that the violation was corrected and recurred; and that any violation of the same code by Respondents within FIVE (5) years from the date of this Order shall be treated as a repeat violation, for which a fine of up to $500.00 per day may be imposed.   Above and Beyond... My first code enforcement hearing   I've always had mixed feelings about municipa...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Total Realty Corp, Sanford Open House 10/16/14                                                                       Total Realty Corp, Sanford Open House 10/16/14   You guessed it!  Celebrating our 10th year in business, Total Realty Corp opens a new Sanford, FL office to go along with existing offices in Deland, DeBary and Naples.   You're invited to out Open House this Thursday, October 16th- from 4pm- 7pm in the Sanford office.   We're hoping a number of our fellow Realtors, Property Managers, Affiliates and others who may be interested are able to drop by and see the new office- and enjoy some great refreshments.   This Thursday afternoon in Sanford...be there or be disappointed!   Total Realty Corp, Sanford Open House 10/16/14  
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Celebrate Sanford continues... with Total Realty Corp.                                               Celebrate Sanford continues... with Total Realty Corp.   http://www.celebratesanford.com/   As the title indicates, Celebrate Sanford continues this weekend along the river- and from all indications, we're going to have a dry Saturday!   This weekend's events include an air show, car show and food, fun and entertainment for the entire family!   Total Realty Corp is opening our new office in Sanford (Open House next week), so a few of our agents will also be on hand and manning our booth in the vendor area this Saturday.   I've got the 1-5 pm shift!  If you're in the area, drop by and visit to discuss any of your real estate or property management needs.  Looking to buy?  Stop by!  Lookin...
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By Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time
(Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC)
    Sanford Florida Short Sale Specialist Bryant Tutas and Tutas Towne Realty, Inc   just had another successful Sanford Florida Short Sale closing with Ocwen. The property: Primary Residence. 4 bedroom 2 bath home located at Celery Lakes in Sanford Florida. This Sanford Florida Short Sale has 2,021 sq ft of living area and was built in 2004. It was purchased in 2007 for $253,000. It Sold 05/6/2014 for $127,500!!! That’s a decline in value of 50% in 7 years.  It sold for $147,000 when new in 2004. Liens:  1st Mortgage with Ocwen for $244,000 Hardship: Job relocation of more than 50 miles Financial Summary: The property was placed on the market October 7th 2013 for $125,000. It went under contract on October 25th at $120,000. The short sale was rejected by the lender over price.  We plac...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
November was a great month in Central Florida real estate.  Despite the government shut down the previous month, plenty of properties still sold in November 2013.  Look at these latest deals.              Sybelia                                  Coquina                             Swansneck 1.  Tramells Trail, Kissimmee, FL 34744.  4 bed, 2 bath, 2198sf gorgeous home.  Home was in pristine condition and located in the Remington subdivision.  Sold for $189,900 with new financing. 2.  Sybelia Ave, Maitland, FL 32751.  Big 4 bed, 3 bath home just up the street from Lake Lily. Great location at the end of a cul de sac.  Sold for $302,000. 3.  Coquina Lane, Sanford, FL 32771.  Large townhome 3 bed, 2 bath near the Seminole Towne Center.  A beautiful place.  Sold for $159,000. 4.  Mustang Way...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
We buy houses Sanford 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 Sandord 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, Deltona, Altamonte Springs...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Justice came to Sanford last night…whether you agree with it or not Justice came to Sanford last night…whether you agree with it or not A funny thing happened while some folks slept last night:  justice came to Sanford, Florida in the form of George Zimmerman being found NOT GUILTY by a jury of his peers.  To be sure, that is NOT GUILTY of 2nd-degree murder and NOT GUILTY of manslaughter. While “happy” might not be an appropriate word here, I can surely understand that the verdict at the end of Zimmerman’s trial might bring relief to some and grief to others.  I can understand that as it pertains to the well-intentioned among us- and I can understand how Trayvon Martin’s family and their cast of attorneys don’t quite see the NOT GUILTY verdict in the same light as I do. I’d like to know...
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By Christopher Myers, Greater Orlando and Central Florida Real Estate
(Orlando Property Group)
  Single Family Home - SANFORD, FL Schedule a Showing Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Homes Close to Where You Work What is Your Home Worth?   See Property Details   Call 407-538-0127 for more information on this or any other property.     Visit Property Website       Courtesy: Christopher MyersEmail Me Now407-538-0127 107 Willowbay Ridge StreetSanford, FL 32771Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2 fullList Price: $Get Current PriceLiving Area Approx: 1934   Single Family Home - SANFORD, FL 107 Willowbay Ridge St MLS# O5160291 Call Listing Agent Chris Myers for up to date info at 407-602-7759. 24 Hour Recorded Info: 800-705-8441 x2005. This immaculate 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, located in the Preserve at Lake Monroe, is the popular Intrepid floor plan ...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Lights, cameras…and justice for George Zimmerman?   Lights, cameras…and justice for George Zimmerman?   Everyone’s seen something about, read something about, or seen something and read something about it- the case against George Zimmerman following the death of Trayvon Martin here last year.  And here we go- call it “Trial of the Century, Part II”, “Casey Anthony, Part II” or whatever you will:  George Zimmerman’s day in court has finally arrived.   I’m simply hoping the trial’s over quickly- and that the post-acquittal riots won’t last too long or do too much damage.   Merriam-Webster defines justice as (among other things) “the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Real Estate Sales are up and Sanford Florida is a great place to start a new Real Estate Career.  Maybe you are just looking for some part time work.  Real Estate Sales can be a full time or part time duty depending on what you want to make of it.  In any case, if you are a people person, have good ethics, and enjoy working with the public, a career in Real Estate may be just the thing for you.  Rowlett Real Estate School offers online Real Estate Courses for Pre Sales Associate license at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com Our prices are unbeatable.  If you are looking for a Sanford Real Estate School with a high passing rate for the Florida State Exam, Rowlett Real Estate School is the leading Florida Real Estate School with a passing rate for the Pre Sales Associate State License Exam t...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
One year later: Trayvon Martin still gone, Sanford marches on... http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/24/year-after-fatal-shooting-trayvon-martin-small-fla-city-sanford-is-healing/ One year later: Trayvon Martin still gone, Sanford marches on... Hard to believe it's already been a year. I've lived here in Apopka for 5 and 1/2 years now, and I've managed properties over a wide portion of Central Florida since I arrived here. The Retreat at Twin Lakes was just another of this area's endless number of townhome communities for a long time- nice places, but nothing special. For the past year, though, The Retreat at Twin Lakes has simply been known as "that gated community in Sanford where Trayvon Martin was killed"- and I doubt many folks could've predicted how the last year was going to play o...
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By Marnetta Arnett
(Keller Williams Realty)
Estates at Wekiva Park is located just east of the Wekiva River in Sanford, just off of State Road 46. Estates at Wekiva Park is a luxurious gated community comprised of 107 custom built homes featuring tile barrel roofs and side entry garages. Most of the Estates at Wekiva Park homes have a Mediteranian feel and sit on spacious 1/2 to one acre wooded lots. Residents of the Estates at Wekiva Park can expect to enjoy many amenities including tennis courts, picnic area, and an immaculately kept children's playground. There is even fishing docks set up all along the bank of the Wekiva River for residents!   Estates at Wekiva Park is conveniently located to the Seminole Town Centre Mall, I-4, and Lake Mary business parks. It also gives residents easy access to Wilson Park and the Wekiva Riv...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Shakin' hands with Mitt Romney, Sanford, FL 11/5/12   http://youtu.be/yENodIS7MPc   Shakin' hands with Mitt Romney, Sanford, FL 11/5/12   Mitt Romney shakes hands along the "rope line" (or metal barricade in this case) in Sanford, Florida 11/5/12.  An enthusiastic crowd heard him speak of how he'll get to work on repairing America 11/7/12.   For those who have never experienced a presidential "rope line", these 2 short videos will give you a glimpse into the excitement and chaos that ensues...   http://youtu.be/dtWfrDtZ0h4   Shakin' hands with Mitt Romney, Sanford, FL 11/5/12  
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Mitt Romney- Sanford, FL 11/5/12   Mitt Romney made one last trip to Central Florida this morning- stopping to address an energetic crowd at the Orlando Sanford International Airport.  Folks began arriving at 4:00 am for this event- with yours truly playing slacker and not getting there until 5!  The event was a "who's who" of Florida Republican politics both past and present- with Mel Martinez, Jeb Bush, Connie Mack, Rick Scott, John Mica, Jennifer Carroll and others there to welcome Governor Romney and send him off on his last day of campaigning for The White House. The following videos are the first batch I took from this morning- with a few others to be added as I process them.  Please forgive any audio/video problems- I did my best, but acoustics were terrible with the thing being ...
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