Sanford, FL Real Estate News

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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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
One more time in Florida...Go, Mitt, go! One more time in Florida...Go, Mitt, go! Don't have to guess where I am this morning!  We've got one last chance to see Mitt Romney before Election Day- and one last chance to rally the troops and get out the vote for him.  Our incumbent president hasn't shown that he's capable of doing much well- but even his staunchest critics will acknowledge he's one heck of a campaigner and will fight until the final poll closes.  We have to fight harder. If our current president had dedicated 1/2 the effort he spent on his campaigns toward actually leading our country, we'd surely be in better shape than we're in today.  It hasn't been the case, though- and The Wizard of Oz Ahhs has long been exposed as the fraud that he is. Polls open in less than 24 hours...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Rowlett Real Estate School is looking for a Licensed Sanford FL Real Estate Instructor to teach our live classroom courses in Sanford, Florida. We have online real estate courses to serve Sanford Florida real estate Brokers and Sales Associates with all their Real Estate Licensing requirements in Seminole County Florida. Contact Captain Wayne Rowlett for more infomation at 850-547-1333.  It has never been easier to start a new Real Estate Career in Sanford Florida with our Real Estate Career Center.  Sanford FL Real Estate School serving Seminole County Florida.
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Aurora's no Columbine, Sanford no Selma Aurora's no Columbine, Sanford no Selma Like many Americans, I was at a loss for words when I first heard the news out of Aurora, Colorado last week.  The news that the opening-night excitement of one of this year's blockbuster films had been trumped by an actual tragedy of epic proportions was (and remains) truly disturbing. We've seen what's sadly become a bit of a routine when things like this occur:  interviews with the (alleged) killer's friends and neighbors that can't imagine him doing anything of the sort, school teachers that recall the (alleged) killer as being "a bit odd, but nothing scary", and the inevitable comparisons between this current event and others. But Aurora's no Columbine, Sanford no Selma- and we do little more than kid o...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
God Bless Chief Bill Lee and the Sanford Police Department    God Bless Chief Bill Lee and the Sanford Police Department Sanford Police chief fired Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, who drew criticism for his department's actions in the Trayvon Martin case, was fired last week. Lee characterized his firing late Wednesday as "without cause."  In a statement, he said the department's work on the Trayvon case has been misrepresented, and he predicted that it would eventually be seen as "a proper effort to find the truth and follow the law." I trust this will indeed be the case- and that many will discover that the media's mere reporting of something doesn't make their reports true. Now that the City of Sanford, FL has seen fit to terminate the employment of Chief Bill Lee, I eagerly await: 1....
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
"Fleeing when you're attacked places the life of the criminal above the life of the victim"- State Sen. David Simmons Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection...pre-meetingFamily of Trayvon Martin rally with group looking to repeal "Stand Your Ground" law (officially Florida Statute 776: Justifiable Use of Force) I spent a good bit of today attending the meeting of Florida's Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection.  It was an enlightening time (to say the least).  As virtually anyone who knows me will tell you, I have long been a supporter of law enforcement- and I'm a supporter of Florida Statute 776, also known as our "Stand Your Ground" law. The committee welcomed and encouraged public comment, and I took advantage of the opportunity to speak on behalf of our law and its appli...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Where will you spend Memorial Day 2012?   Where will you spend Memorial Day 2012? Tomorrow is the day we've set aside to honor our true heroes.  That's true heroes- not Mickey Mouse, not Michael Jordan, not Lady GaGa (absolutely not Lady GaGa).  Memorial Day isn't for the famous- rather, it's a day when we look to give honor to the endless sea of crosses at Arlington and the American soldier who rests in honored glory and whose name is known but to God. As for me, I will spend the day in Sanford, Florida- a city much-maligned and wrongly-maligned in recent months.  There are a number of events here in Central Florida and a bigger one held in downtown Orlando and elsewhere- but I choose to both honor our fallen heroes and support the great city of Sanford at the same time. I encourage al...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
George Zimmerman in jail, other Trayvon thoughts Hard to live and work around here without this case taking over at least some part of your day.  Driving into Sanford this afternoon, for example, I thought "Dang.  Hope there aren't any protests today that are gonna have the roads shut down".  Might be silly, but that was a thought. As I've made a number of comments while this case progressed, I'd be remiss if I failed to comment on things as they stand now- and actually would've done so earlier today had I not had 13 showings.  So, here we go, with George Zimmerman in jail, other Trayvon case thoughts To Al Tawana Brawley Sharpton:  How dare you try to be the voice of calm here- you sorry, self-serving race-hustler?  You and your main "self-serving" competitor, Jesse Jackson, swept into...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Neighborhood Watch...or no Neighborhood Watch?Neighborhood Watch or No Neighborhood Watch?- that is the question. Or at least one of them.So where do you stand? Are you in favor of Neighborhood Watches, or against them? Do you feel the serve a purpose in the community you live and work in- or are they simply a bunch of nosy, busybody Gladys Kravitzes with nothing else to do with their lives but check for "foreign" vehicles along their beat?The simmering Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case is surely causing many to give Neighborhood Watches more consideration than ever- and I'm not yet sure whether that's a good thing.Would you want to get "Zimmerman'd"? I wouldn't, and I dare say few others would welcome such a thing. The merits of the Zimmerman case (or lack thereof) notwithstanding, ...
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
If I had a hammer....   If I had a hammer.... At first, I thought it was a bit troubling that Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis decreed that all Department of Labor buildings across the country must display these posters.  The thought that there's any type of pseudo-official endorsement of race-hustling publicity pimps Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson nearly turned my stomach. But then I remembered all of the great things Sharpton and Jesse have in store for us as Americans.  You know- "justice" and all. Here's your opportunity, Al and Jesse:  Prove to us here- and all of America- that you're truly men of your word.  You don't have to go too far, either: You can start right here by marching against these 2 young black men who (allegedly) gave the white man in the story a savage beating with a...
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