Winter Park, FL Real Estate News

By Lynn Ganster, P.A.
(Morris Williams Realty)
We just returned from another great morning at the Market!  Worth the drive from any location in Orlando.  My favorite is the vendor who sells local nursery products, plants, trees, flowers & herbs for prices that can't be beat in any retail location.  Quality is top notch too. My husband loves the high quality selection of produce and also the gourmet products that he hasn't been able to find anywhere in Orlando.  He's a big fan of the Giardineria that's mass produced in Chicago (our hometown) and shipped to the local vendor for us to enjoy a taste of "home" whenever we choose. The dog watching can't be overlooked either.  You MUST be a doggie lover to attend, or at least a tolerator.  The Farmers Market is a Dog Parade on Saturday mornings.  Dogs wear their finest scarves, headwear, ...
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By Alex F, Central Florida, Realtor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Winter Park Florida Market Statistics September 2010   Winter Park, Florida consists of zip codes 32789 and 32792 located in Orange County. The results of this report are separated by the two area codes and by property style. The statistics do not include properties sold "For Sale Buy Owner" nor custom built new homes. These are only past month results, in order to get a better understanding of the market it is suggested to use a compilation of several months results.   Zip Code: 32789 Single Family Homes sold: 16                                                  Townhomes/Condos sold: 3 Average List Price: $567,312                                                 Average List Price: $89,000 Average Sales Price: $491,125                                              Average Sale Price: $84...
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Open House Today! 1:00-4:00 pm - 1700 Magnolia Avenue, Winter Park, Fl 32789 SHORT SALE "BANK APPROVED" PRICE!!!  PRICED FOR QUICK SALE!  Listing price may not be sufficient to pay the total of all liens and costs of sale, and Sale of property at full listing price may require approval of seller's lender(s). Lowest price per SF home, built since 2000, & w/ 3,500 +SF, in Maitland 32751, & Winter Park 32789!  2006 Custom home on a quiet street with a master BE & private home office down, gas fireplace in between the formal living & dining rooms, beautiful brazillian hardwood flrs thruout 1st floor(which have recently been refinished), kitchen opens to a spacious family room and includes a large walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, granite counters, cherry wood cabinets & separate breakfast rm. ...
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Open House Today! 1:00-4:00 pm - 1700 Magnolia Avenue, Winter Park, Fl 32789 SHORT SALE "BANK APPROVED" PRICE!!!  PRICED FOR QUICK SALE!  Listing price may not be sufficient to pay the total of all liens and costs of sale, and Sale of property at full listing price may require approval of seller's lender(s). Lowest price per SF home, built since 2000, & w/ 3,500 +SF, in Maitland 32751, & Winter Park 32789!  2006 Custom home on a quiet street with a master BE & private home office down, gas fireplace in between the formal living & dining rooms, beautiful brazillian hardwood flrs thruout 1st floor(which have recently been refinished), kitchen opens to a spacious family room and includes a large walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, granite counters, cherry wood cabinets & separate breakfast rm. ...
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By Judy Chapman
(Referral Network of Illinois LLC)
If you’ve ever been a homeseller, you know what a hassle it can be. An agent makes an appointment to see your house. Your house has been cleaned from top to bottom. The kitchen sparkles. The lights have been turned on. The blinds have been opened. The carpet has been vacuumed. The furniture is dust-free. You’ve flushed all the toilets and put all the lids down. You’ve rearranged your time to accommodate the homebuyers. You’ve forgone a meal or put it off to later. Wonder of wonder, the agent has it altogether and arrives on time. You’re already celebrating his or her efficiency and professionalism. You leave your house on an errand you didn’t plan on going on and let the agent freely show your house to strangers. A half an hour later, you return home. There’s no strange car parked in yo...
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Open House Today! 1:00-4:00 pm - 1700 Magnolia Avenue, Winter Park, Fl 32789 SHORT SALE "BANK APPROVED" PRICE!!!  PRICED FOR QUICK SALE!  Listing price may not be sufficient to pay the total of all liens and costs of sale, and Sale of property at full listing price may require approval of seller's lender(s). Lowest price per SF home, built since 2000, & w/ 3,500 +SF, in Maitland 32751, & Winter Park 32789!  2006 Custom home on a quiet street with a master BE & private home office down, gas fireplace in between the formal living & dining rooms, beautiful brazillian hardwood flrs thruout 1st floor(which have recently been refinished), kitchen opens to a spacious family room and includes a large walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, granite counters, cherry wood cabinets & separate breakfast rm. ...
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Open House this Sunday 1:00-4:00pm - 1700 Magnolia Avenue, Winter Park, Fl 32789 SHORT SALE "BANK APPROVED" PRICE!!!  PRICED FOR QUICK SALE!  Listing price may not be sufficient to pay the total of all liens and costs of sale, and Sale of property at full listing price may require approval of seller's lender(s). Lowest price per SF home, built since 2000, & w/ 3,500 +SF, in Maitland 32751, & Winter Park 32789!  2006 Custom home on a quiet street with a master BE & private home office down, gas fireplace in between the formal living & dining rooms, beautiful brazillian hardwood flrs thruout 1st floor(which have recently been refinished), kitchen opens to a spacious family room and includes a large walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, granite counters, cherry wood cabinets & separate breakfast ...
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Open House this Sunday! 1:00-4:00 pm - 1700 Magnolia Avenue, Winter Park, Fl 32789 SHORT SALE "BANK APPROVED" PRICE!!!  PRICED FOR QUICK SALE!  Listing price may not be sufficient to pay the total of all liens and costs of sale, and Sale of property at full listing price may require approval of seller's lender(s). Lowest price per SF home, built since 2000, & w/ 3,500 +SF, in Maitland 32751, & Winter Park 32789!  2006 Custom home on a quiet street with a master BE & private home office down, gas fireplace in between the formal living & dining rooms, beautiful brazillian hardwood flrs thruout 1st floor(which have recently been refinished), kitchen opens to a spacious family room and includes a large walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, granite counters, cherry wood cabinets & separate breakfas...
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By Judy Chapman
(Referral Network of Illinois LLC)
Sales of existing homes in Orlando FL continue to be strong. So don’t listen to the Bad-News Bears that the economy is failing. Or the Chicken-Little Reports that the sky is falling. Or the false warnings of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Existing home sales in Orlando FL are not going down the tubes. Actually, they’re holding steady compared to prior year. In fact, they’re ahead. Today I read the following headline: Existing Home Sales PLUNGE TO 15-Year Low.  Well, that would scare the tar balls out of everybody trying to sell their home ... or contemplating selling their home soon. But don’t be swayed by the 6-O’Clock News. Or at least, the 6-O’Clock Real Estate News for Orlando FL! In July 2010, sales of existing homes in Orlando FL — specifically in Orange and Seminole counties — were 2,11...
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Open House Today! 1:00-4:00 pm - 1700 Magnolia Avenue, Winter Park, Fl 32789 SHORT SALE "BANK APPROVED" PRICE!!!  PRICED FOR QUICK SALE!  Listing price may not be sufficient to pay the total of all liens and costs of sale, and Sale of property at full listing price may require approval of seller's lender(s). 2006 Custom home on a quiet street with a master BE & private home office down, gas fireplace in between the formal living & dining rooms, beautiful brazillian hardwood flrs thruout 1st floor(which have recently been refinished), kitchen opens to a spacious family room and includes a large walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, granite counters, cherry wood cabinets & separate breakfast rm.  Large bonus room upstairs + 3 additional bedrooms, great storage, this home also features a 3-car ga...
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By Judy Chapman
(Referral Network of Illinois LLC)
Looking for true luxury living in Orlando FL? Want a hideaway with rooms to spare? Searching for year-round sunshine in a tropical paradise without having to leave U.S. shores? Orlando Florida is the place for you if you have a spare hundred million dollars. If not, you still can get one of these luxury Orlando mansions for a mere $2 million and change. Come to Orlando FL and tour some of the finest homes available anywhere. These mansions come with boat docks, gated compounds, gourmet kitchens, disco lounges, wine cellars, fountains and waterfalls, rotundas, winding staircases, detached guest quarters, gourmet kitchens, movie theaters with balconies, koi ponds, dining halls, birdcage elevators, tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, gyms, satellite kitchens, fitness centers, In...
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By Judy Chapman
(Referral Network of Illinois LLC)
Ever since real estate began to melt down in late 2006, we’ve been digging around for the reason. Hunting for clues like detectives in a mystery novel. It would be nice, wouldn’t it, to put all the clues together and find the one culprit out of the many. Then we could say with finality, “The butler did it!” But when Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express, she turned the genre on its head with, “They all did it!” While we know that subprime loans began the something-for-nothing phase in homebuyer scams — yes, scams — it didn’t explain everything. Thus began the blame game ... Banks, or as we like to say these days, ‘banksters’ - who sold their nothing-down piggyback loans, Alt-A no-income-verification loans, and ARMs with enticing initial interest rates to homeowners who blin...
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Open House Today! 1:00-4:00 pm - 1700 Magnolia Avenue, Winter Park, Fl 32789 SHORT SALE "BANK APPROVED" PRICE!!!  PRICED FOR QUICK SALE! 2006 Custom home on a quiet street with a master BE & private home office down, gas fireplace in between the formal living & dining rooms, beautiful brazillian hardwood flrs thruout 1st floor (which have recently been refinished), kitchen opens to a spacious family room and includes a large walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, granite counters, cherry wood cabinets & separate breakfast rm.  Large bonus room upstairs + 3 additional bedrooms, great storage, this home also features a 3-car garage, fenced backyard with upgraded pool and large covered lanai area for entertaining...  Home shows like a model in "like new" condition on dbl lot 100x137.
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By Judy Chapman
(Referral Network of Illinois LLC)
Yesterday, on August 5, 2010, a Treasury spokesman refuted a rumor that plans were afoot to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive portions of underwater mortgage debt. At the same time, Fannie Mae disclosed that home prices wouldn’t stabilize until 2011. In an interview on Meet the Press last weekend, Alan Greenspan stated the economy could go into a double-dip contraction if home prices continue to decline. Back in April 2009, the Senate voted 'No' on bankruptcy cram downs that would have allowed distressed homeowners to stay in their homes at substantially lower monthly mortgage obligations. Meanwhile, banks keep dragging out Short Sale approvals. Yesterday I showed homebuyers a luxury property in Winter Park FL. The home has been on the market as a Short Sale for more than a ye...
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Open House Today! 1:00-4:00 pm - 1700 Magnolia Avenue, Winter Park, Fl 32789 2006 Custom home on a quiet street with a master bedroom suite downstairs, private home office, gas fireplace in between the formal living & dining rooms, beautiful hardwood floors on 1st floor (which have recently been refinished), kitchen opens to the spacious family room and also includes a large walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, granite counters, & cherry wood cabinets.  Large bonus room upstairs + 3 additional bedrooms, this home also features a 3 car garage, fenced backyard with pool and large patio area for entertaining (convenient location to kitchen & family room). 
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Open House Today! 2:00-4:00 pm - 1700 Magnolia Avenue, Winter Park, Fl 32789 2006 Custom home on a quiet street with a master bedroom suite downstairs, private home office, gas fireplace in between the formal living & dining rooms, beautiful hardwood floors on 1st floor (which have recently been refinished), kitchen opens to the spacious family room and also includes a large walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, granite counters, & cherry wood cabinets.  Large bonus room upstairs + 3 additional bedrooms, this home also features a 3 car garage, fenced backyard with pool and large patio area for entertaining (convenient location to kitchen & family room). 
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Winter Park, Seminole and Orange Counties, Florida for June 2010.  Winter Park is made up of the zip codes of 32789 & 32792.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order.  The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time – in other words, it’s the midpoint of sale prices.  So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it’s specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties d...
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By Judy Chapman
(Referral Network of Illinois LLC)
Located just northeast of Orlando, Winter Park is rich in culture, beautiful houses, and a spirit of community. The suburb is filled with parks, a golf course, lakes, trails, brick avenues, tree-canopied streets, and historic architecture. The Winter Park Chain of Lakes is popular for boating, fishing, and water-skiing. Winter Park is also known for its upscale shopping district along Park Avenue, where strolling along a ten-block stretch of more than 100 shops from national retailers to special boutiques, and featuring hidden courtyards and sidewalk cafés, can become an afternoon outing. Community spirit is also evident in the variety of annual festivals, including the Bach Festival and the Sidewalk Art Festival. Its eight square miles encompass lovely old homes and a prestigious liber...
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By Darryl Hill
(Coldwell Banker)
Winter Park Open House Today! 1:00-4:00pm. - 1700 Magnolia Avenue, Winter Park, Fl 32789 2006 Custom home on a quiet street with a master bedroom suite downstairs, private home office, gas fireplace in between the formal living & dining rooms, beautiful hardwood floors on 1st floor (which have recently been refinished), kitchen opens to the spacious family room and also includes a large walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, granite counters, & cherry wood cabinets.  Large bonus room upstairs + 3 additional bedrooms, this home also features a 3 car garage, fenced backyard with pool and large patio area for entertaining (convenient location to kitchen & family room). 
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By Judy Chapman
(Referral Network of Illinois LLC)
All homes in Orlando FL — including luxury and investor properties — qualify for Short Sales. Maybe you’ve never heard the term ‘Short Sale’ before. Or maybe you have, but don’t know what a Short Sale is or how it can help you get out from under the prospect of foreclosure. A Short Sale occurs when your bank lets you sell your house for less than you owe on your loan. It’s true. Banks will actually let you sell your house for less than you owe on your loan. They only do this if you have a legitimate reason for not being able to keep up with mortgage payments AND your house has dropped in value. Your bank doesn’t really want to foreclose on your house. So if you give them a good enough reason not to ... guess what ... they won’t! Address Date Sold Original List Price Sold Price Beds Bath...
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