Orlando Real Estate is Hotter than ever right now
As of a year ago in August asking prices are up 8.6% which means that we are actually eighth in the nation, tied with San Jose California. This is good news for Orlando homeowners who elected to ride the storm out since the crash in[...]
Scam Artist Targets Orlando Realty
Last week I picked up a beautiful $300,000.00 listing in Winter Springs. Less then a week later a man calling himself Dr. Andrew Cowley contacts me through my Orlando Realty Consultants website regarding this listing, it went something like this.. I am [...]
More and more sellers are insisting on staying in their Orlando property after deal closes.
As an Orlando Realtor since 2005, I've seen it all. Some people need more time to find a new place while others just want to stay to finish out the school year. In some cases the sellers will make a deal [...]
"Florida Hardest Hit" program is helping Orlando homeowners in a big way.
Florida Hardest Hit is part of a federal initiative to help states devastated by the housing crash. Last week state housing officials announced changes to a $1 billion foreclosure prevention program that will make it [...]
HOA foreclosures are becoming more and more common these days. Tired of putting up with late dues and mounting maintenance bills, some homeowner associations are motivated by spite and revenge, instead of sound business sense, to foreclose on delinquent owners. I believe that taking title to a [...]
Will 2012 be the Year of the Orlando Short Sale?
Since mid-2006, residential values in Florida have declined by 51 percent. Hundreds of thousands of properties have been, or are, in foreclosure and huge numbers of homes have been repossessed. Check out these numbers for the state [...]
The market is seeing a remarkable spike in Orlando short sales, an increase in overall median sales price for existing homes and increases in median sales prices for foreclosed properties. The Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) reported that in November 2011, short sales jumped 39.38 [...]