Sanford, FL Real Estate News

By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Welcome back to the Sanford Florida Real Estate Market Update for September 2008.  The home sales information for Sanford Florida includes the zip codes of 32771 & 32773.  Sanford Florida is located less than 30 minutes North of Downtown Orlando and within a 45 minute drive of the beaches and theme parks.  Sanford Florida offers a diverse selection of housing opportunities from New Luxury Condos on Lake Monroe to homes in the Historic District with tree lined brick streets.  While reporting the weekly sales for Sanford this month, I new that they were strong...  I'm happy to report that Sales soared in Sanford Florida during the month of September!  Sales were even higher than during the Summer Buying Season!  That's great news for Sanford Home Sellers...  buyers are looking for their n...
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Welcome back to the weekly Sanford Florida Market Update...  This weekly market snapshot provides you with the most current information about homes, townhomes and condominiums that have sold in Sanford Florida.  This week, even though it was not "technically" the end of the month, showed a strong number of closings.  The last Friday of the month typically has the largest number of closings and this week there were 13 single family home sales and 2 townhome/condominium sales in Sanford, Florida.  Just Sold in Sanford Florida - Single Family Homes Sold Neighborhood Street Address Living Area Bed & Bath Pool $ 565,000 Lake Forest 5486 Whispering Meadows Ct. 3,466 5 / 4 Y $ 384,450 Lake Forest 5355 Deepwoods Court 2,561 4 / 3 Y $ 370,000 Glades on Sylvan Lake 6851 Hidden Glade Place 2,809 4...
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There were 8 single family home sales and 1 townhome/condominium sale during the third week of September in Sanford Florida. I said it last week, but at least Sanford Home Sales are consistent.  Again there were no upper end home sales in Sanford, Florida this past week... but, we are seeing sales.  That is good news!  Just Sold in Sanford Florida - Single Family Homes Sold Neighborhood Street Address Living Area Bed/Bath Pool $ 390,000 Lake Markham Estates 8045 Via Hermosa St. 2,534 3 / 2 N $ 369,000 Glades on Sylvan Lake 593 Walden View Dr. 2,806 4 / 3 Y $ 236,000 Sanford 7950 Lake Ross Lane 1,651 3 / 2 N $ 200,000 Country Club Park 106 Sandpebble Pl. 1,462 3 / 2 N $ 200,000 Celery Key 408 Casa Marina Pl. 1,955 4 / 2 C $ 85,000 Dreamworld 2609 Iroquois Ave. 820 2 / 1 N $ 74,000 Bungal...
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There were 9 home sales and 1 townhome/condominium sale during the second week of September in Sanford Florida. Another consistent week of closings in Sanford, Florida.  Although there were no "high dollar" home sales this week a wide variety of homes sold including a couple short-sales and foreclosures.   Just Sold in Sanford Florida - Single Family Homes  Sold Neighborhood Street Address Living Area Bed/Bath Pool $ 350,000 Kays Landing 104 Kays Landing Dr. 3,367 5 / 3 Y $337,000 Dawn Estates 8431 Murray Ct. 2,346 3 / 2 N $ 240,000 Retreat at Wekiva 1492 Stargazer Ter. 2,016 3 / 2 Y $ 199,900 Grove Hollow 123 Grove Hollow Ct. 1,393 3 / 2 N $ 187,000 Celery Estates 116 Bella Rosa Circle 1,950 4 / 2 N $ 155,000 Town of Sanford 810 s. Myrtle Ave 2,028 4 / 2 N $ 140,000 Ramblewood 204 Ramb...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
(click to enlarge) The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for August 2008.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas.   There needs to be a disclaimer here.  These stats are only as good as telling us what it being purchased and happening at a certain period in time.  Additionally, it needs to be fully understood that not only is real estate local, but it is hyper-local.  What this means is that the trends that we hear about are overall.  Let's put it this way, what's happening in one neighborhood may not be realized in the neighborhood next door.    Additionally, these are only monthly statistics...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
There were 10 home sales and 3 towhomone/conodminium sales during the first week of September in Sanford Florida. The most expensive home sale this week was in the prestigious community of Lake Forest.  Lake Forest is a guard gated community built around a lake system with homes ranging in price from $295,000 for a 4 Bedroom / 3 bath home with a pool to over $1.7 million for a 5 Bedroom / 4.5 bath NEW luxury custom home with over 5,650 square feet a beautiful pool, on a canal...  Please call me for more information.  Just Sold in Sanford Florida - Single Family Homes  Sold Neighborhood Street Address Living Area Bed/Bath Pool $ 610,000 Lake Forest 5032 Shoreline Circle 3,281 4 / 3.5 C $ 395,000 Astor Farms 1699 Swallowtail Lane 2,851 5 / 2.5 Y $ 351,280 Lake Forest 839 Coach Lamp Court...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Welcome back to the Sanford Florida Real Estate Market Update for August 2008.  The home sales information for Sanford Florida includes the zip codes of 32771 & 32773.  Just like Lake Mary, Sanford's neighbor just to the south, Sanford Florida is a popular place for Orlando area residents to call home, just a short 30 minute commute to downtown Orlando, Sanford is a top choice to become your Seminole County home. Sanford's selection of housings opportunities include riverfront condominiums, historic homes on brick streets or luxury estate homes in some of the most exclusive Seminole County communities.  You can buy a home in Sanford for under $100,000 to over $3 Million... and everything in between.  August 2008 Sanford Market Snapshot      For Sale Under Contract Sold August 2008 838 1...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
The end of August brought 7 sales to Sanford!  There were 5 single family homes sales in Sanford, Florida last week and 2 townhome/condominium sales. The most expensive home sale last week was in Wilson Park a newer gated community just North of Heathrow built by MI Homes.  5694 Basset Place, Sanford was listed for $649,990 and was on the market over 10 months and sold for $565,000, yes you see that right... almost a $100K difference.   Sanford, Florida Single Family Homes Sales  Sold Neighborhood Street Address Living Area Bed/Bath Pool $ 565,000 Wilson Park 5694 Bassett Place 3,833 5  / 4 Y $ 299,900 Retreat at Wekiva 1571 Stargazer Terrace 2,770 4  /  2.5 N $ 239,000 Bakers Crossing 278 Clydesdale Circle 2,321 4  /  2.5 N $ 229,900 Monterey Oaks 111 Carmel Bay Drive 2,170 4  /  2.5 Y...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Sanford, the historic lakefront community that is the Seminole County seat is selling!  There were six single family home sales in Sanford, Florida last week and two condo/townhome sales.  The Estates at Wekiva Park is home to the most expensive home sale this week.  The Estates at Wekiva Park is a gated community just East of the Wekiva River, located off of SR 46.  This luxury neighborhood features homes priced from $599,900 to over $1 million. Single Family Home Sales in Sanford, Florida Sold Neighborhood Street Address Living Area Bed/Bath Pool $ 975,000 Estates at Wekiva Park 8613 Bear Haven Court 3,840 SF 4 / 3.5 Y $ 570,000 Lake Sylvan Cove 626 Grand Cypress Point 2,567 SF 5 / 3 N $ 375,000 Wayside Estates 220 Juniper Ridge Court 2,531 SF 4 / 3 Y $ 143,900 Phillips Terrace 2437 P...
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By LaShawn Norden, REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL
(Keller Williams Heritage Realty)
You'd think that most banks would try to keep critters out of their lobbies...but not Fifth Third Bank! As one of the "Preferred Realtors" for Fifth Third Bank, I was invited to the Grand Opening of their new Lake Forest Branch in Sanford last weekend. When I got there, I was shocked to see that the conference room was full of snakes, big lizards, raccoons and even a skunk!! To make the most of their celebration of the opening of the new location, Fifth Third invited local vendors such as Critter Encounters (and yes, there really were a few "encounters"), Platinum Gym, Firehouse Subs, Wekiva Falls Resort, Schwan's and others to connect with local residents. Brian Panzella, Branch Manager for the Lake Forest location and Amy Carlson, Regional Vice President for Seminole and Volusia Count...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Sanford is Selling! 12 Homes Sold Last Week  (August 10 - 16, 2008) in Sanford, Florida Sanford is the one the oldest city in Seminole County and the least expensive home in Sanford that sold last week was $44,000...  A one bedroom, one bath home built in 1928 stripped down to the studs, ready for drywall...  Sanford also has a luxury side... Lake Markham Preserveis a guard gated private community with estate properties and is home to the most expensive home that sold this week. Listed at $1,196,000, 7713 Flemingwood Court is a gorgeous estate home that sold for $985,000.  Florida Living at It's Best!       Sold Neighborhood Street Address Living Area Beds/Baths Pool $985,000 Lake Markham Preserve 7713 Flemingwood Court 3,973 5 / 5 Y $ 319,900 Kays Landing 249 Porchester Drive 2,969 5 ...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Welcome to the Sanford Market Update for July 2008.  The statistics for Sanford include the zip codes of 32771 & 32773.  Like Lake Mary, Sanford is a popular "bedroom community" 25 miles North of Orlandoand is home to the County Seat and Sanford's Historic District.  Seminole County's highly rated school system is also another reason that Sanford is a highly sought after community.  Sanford's housing options consist of condominiums to luxury estate properties.  Sanford has a bustling Historic District with homes built in the early 1900's and a new waterfront Condominium Development on the shores of Lake Monroe.  Sanford has homes from under a $100,000 to over $3 million and everything in between.  Market Snapshot:    For Sale Under Contract Sold July ‘08 932 95 54 June ‘08 910 94 59 May...
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By Laura Forty-Garcia, Your Central Florida Connection to Real Estate
(RE/MAX CENTRAL REALTY - GRI, CDPE, SFR, CREO)
Laura Forty-Garcia | RE/MAX Realty Resources | (386) 801-0878 315 Wilton Circle, Sanford, FL 2BR/2BA Townhouse offered at $115,000 Year Built 2003 Sq Footage 1,056 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking None Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $90 per month DESCRIPTION BEAUTIFUL UNIT MANY UPGRADES THROUGHOUT HOME. MOVE IN READY - EZ SHOWING - EXCELLENT LOCATION!!WITH EASY ACCESS TO MAJOR ROADS. UNIT IS IN COMMUNITY THAT OVER LOOKS TO A BEAUTIFUL POOL W/FOUNTAIN THAT LIGHTS IN THE EVENING. BUYERS WILL BE IMPRESSED WITH THE GREAT CONDITIONS THIS NICE COMFORTABLE TOWNHOME.LISTING PRICE MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENT TO COVER ALL ENCUMBRANCE, CLOSING COSTS, OR OTHER SELLER CHARGES AND SALE OF PROPERTY AT FULL LISTING PRICE MAY BE CONDITIONED UPON APPROVAL OF THIRD PARTIES. CALL FOR DETA...
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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 ...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Sanford is one of Central Florida's oldest cities and has a variety of housing options available, from the homes of the historic district with brick streets that date back to the late 1800's to modern lakefront urban condos to Lake Forest a large gated community with multi-million dollar luxury homes, Sanford continues to grow and develop as a modern city and the county seat. There are currently 910 homes on the market, only a small increase over the 872 homes that were currently active in May.  There are 94 homes under contract.  58 homes sold in Sanford in June, which means that for every 100 homes that are listed in Sanford 6 sold last month. If you are considering selling your Sanford home think about offering seller concessions... Closing cost and down payment assistance could mean...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
  (click images to enlarge) The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for June 2008.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. There needs to be a disclaimer here.  These stats are only as good as telling us what it being purchased and happening at a certain period in time.  Additionally, it needs to be fully understood that not only is real estate local, but it is hyper-local.  What this means is that the trends that we hear about are overall.  Let's put it this way, what's happening in one neighborhood may not be realized in the neighborhood next door.  It is all relative and this has to be underst...
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By Laura Forty-Garcia, Your Central Florida Connection to Real Estate
(RE/MAX CENTRAL REALTY - GRI, CDPE, SFR, CREO)
Laura Forty-Garcia | RE/MAX Realty Resources | (386) 801-0878 315 Wilton Circle, Sanford, FL 2BR/2BA Townhouse offered at $130,000 Year Built 2003 Sq Footage 1,056 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking None Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $90 per month DESCRIPTION BEAUTIFUL UNIT MANY UPGRADES THROUGHOUT HOME. MOVE IN READY - EZ SHOWING - EXCELLENT LOCATION!!WITH EASY ACCESS TO MAJOR ROADS. UNIT IS IN COMMUNITY THAT OVER LOOKS TO A BEAUTIFUL POOL W/FOUNTAIN THAT LIGHTS IN THE EVENING. BUYERS WILL BE IMPRESSED WITH THE GREAT CONDITIONS THIS NICE COMFORTABLE TOWNHOME.LISTING PRICE MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENT TO COVER ALL ENCUMBRANCE, CLOSING COSTS, OR OTHER SELLER CHARGES AND SALE OF PROPERTY AT FULL LISTING PRICE MAY BE CONDITIONED UPON APPROVAL OF THIRD PARTIES. CALL FOR DETA...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Sanford's downtown Wi-Fi is a success!  Sanford is the second Central Florida City to introduce free wireless internet access for it's residents and businesses. The system covers most of the downtown area from the waterfront to 9th Street and from 17-92 to Mellonville Avenue. Sanford is actively working to enhance it's reputation and encourage more businesses to make Sanford their home.  Sanford is one of Seminole County's oldests cities and is home to a thriving historic community.  Many of the homes in Sanford have been restored to their original grandeur and there are new projects on the waterfront including The Gateway at Riverwalk, luxury condominiums overlooking Lake Monroe, Sanford is fast becoming the "hot" place to live too. If you would like more information about Sanford's h...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
  (click images to enlarge) The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for May 2008.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. There needs to be a disclaimer here.  These stats are only as good as telling us what it being purchased and happening at a certain period in time.  Additionally, it needs to be fully understood that not only is real estate local, but it is hyper-local.  What this means is that the trends that we hear about are overall.  Let's put it this way, what's happening in one neighborhood, may not be realized in the neighborhood next door.  It is all relative and this has to be underst...
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