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By Holley Long

Kissimmee home in the Sonoma Resort sells after several months on the market at $680,000.

The Home

Built in 2018, the single family home has 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. An open floor plan downstairs provides a ton of space for the whole family when traveling to Florida on vacation, as does a spacious loft upstairs. There are also two sets of washer/dryers in the home, with a full set upstairs and a stacking set downstairs. The backyard features an in-ground pool and spa, enclosed by a covered lanai that also offers protection for the back porch. 

The home is located in the Sonoma Resort, a gated short-term vacation rental resort with a pool and fitness center for residents’ use. It is fully furnished, and is perfect for a…

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By Kismet Kohn

Casselberry is a city located in the northern part of Orlando in Seminole County. It's just close enough to the heart of Orlando, without being near the busy tourist areas. But what does this area offer to its residents? Let's take a deep dive and find out!

Where is it?

When looking at Central Florida, this city is definitely more on the North side. stretching from Winter Park to Winter Springs. Casselberry is a bit more remote and home-y, with it being a fair distance from most of the popular spots in Orlando. This area is very close to major highways, making it easy to travel to the theme parks and downtown in 30-60 mins, depending on traffic.

Since Casselberry is located so close to Winter Park, it’s also just a short drive…

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By Jessica LaVigne

Home in the Orchard Valley community in Winter Garden sells after 20 days on the market at $590,000.

The Home

Built in 2018, this home is located in the Orchard Park community in Winter Garden. The spacious layout includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, large kitchen with plenty of cabinetry, and a substantial lanai with stone-laid extension and fire pit for entertaining. An added bonus to this home are the paid-off solar panels, which will save the owner heavily on utility costs. If you have kids or just enjoy taking in the Florida sun, there’s also a soccer and baseball field, clubhouse with pool, and park directly across the street from the home. 


This home was originally listed for $599,000, but…

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By Jessica LaVigne

We’ve covered a lot of different areas around Central Florida, but some have been asking - what’s the difference between East and West Orlando? Let’s dive in!

What’s Considered East and West?

The heart of Orlando is located downtown, with the West and East on each side of this. East Orlando is located from 417 all the way up to where it meets 408. This includes Oviedo, Winter Springs, Alafaya, and Waterford Lakes, with some also considering Winter Park to be part of this area. West Orlando includes areas such as Dr Phillips, Bay Hill, Windermere, Winter Garden, Horizon West, and (what we would also consider on the West side) Clermont.

Things To Do

East Orlando

If you live over on the East side of Orlando, you…

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By Holley Long

Horizon West home sells after less than a week on the market at $820,000.

The Home

Built in 2016, this 4,000+ square foot single family home is located in the Summerlake Community, offering 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The open floor plan combines the kitchen and family room, with a cozy breakfast nook overlooking the fenced backyard and trees. Upstairs is a spacious loft, as well as the owner’s suite, complete with a bathroom with a separate tub and shower and a large walk-in closet. 

The home also offers a nicely shaded front porch with a view of the neighborhood pond, and a two-car garage that includes an electric car charger. 


This home sold for $820,000 after only 4 days on the market! Since…

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By Kismet Kohn

Oviedo is located in East Orlando, officially incorporated as a city in 1925. This area offers affordable housing and luxury options, as well as great entertainment and dining options, all within a 20-30 minute drive.

Where is it?

Oviedo is conveniently located within thirty minutes of every major city in or near Orlando. Downtown Orlando is only a twenty-minute drive since all of the major highways have entrances in Oviedo. Although this area is in East Orlando, the theme parks are only about 30-40 minutes on average. If traffic allows, sometimes you can make it to the beach in under an hour!

Pricing and History

Oviedo homes include a wide range for all budgets, and can be as low as the high $100’s for a manufactured…

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By Holley Long

Oviedo home sells at $485,000 after 6 days on the market.

The Home

Located in the Stillwater Community, the single family, two-story home includes 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Built in 1988, the home features an original wood burning fireplace in the main living room, and a second living space located off the front entry can be used as a dining room, office, or even a fifth bedroom. The kitchen includes plenty of cabinet and counter space, with new stainless steel appliances.

Upstairs, you’ll find spacious bedrooms and a full bathroom with a tub/shower combo. Large windows throughout the home let in lots of natural light and overlook a large fenced-in backyard, where there is plenty of space to add in a pool, fire pit, or…

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By Kismet Kohn

Home in Horizon West sells after only 6 days on the market at $485K.

The Home

This end-unit townhome is located in the Hawksmoor community within Horizon West, built just a few years ago in 2020! It offers three bedrooms and two and a half baths, and features an open floor plan. 

Upon entering, you’re greeted by a room that could serve multiple functions, such as an office space or dining room. Continuing through the home, the kitchen has plenty of counter and island space, with a beautiful custom backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The bedrooms are all upstairs serving as an efficient floor plan for the owners. This rare find also includes a two car garage and quaint courtyard!


This home just…

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By Yasmene Warren

Home in south Winter Park sells after 26 days on the market at $899K.

The Home

This four bedroom, three bathroom single family home was built in 1957 and was updated and remodeled in 2018. As you enter the front door, you're greeted with a wide open space that can used as a play area or sitting room. Continuing throughout the home, you’ll find real hardwood flooring, a kitchen with marble countertops and backsplash, double oven, separate beverage refrigerator and stainless steel appliances. The secluded primary bedroom comes with an updated bathroom and a closet with built-in shelving. The other bedrooms also have plenty of closet space and share an updated bathroom.

There’s more than 500 square feet of backyard space in…

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By Kismet Kohn

Maitland is an up-and-coming city located near Winter Park, featuring small businesses and good schools. Being pretty close to downtown Orlando and Baldwin Park as well,  Maitland has something for everyone!


Maitland is located just north of Downtown Orlando, making it the center of Florida. It’s about an hour's drive to any of the east coast beaches, such as New Smyrna or Cocoa Beach. Disney World and Universal Studios are just thirty minutes away so you can just hop on I-4 and drive to a theme park on a whim if you wanted to! The art museums are located just fifteen minutes away making it a great location if you like the arts. There are so many hidden gems located within a thirty-minute radius of Maitland, it’s…

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