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Luxury home in Winter Park sells after 114 days on the market at $1,745,500.

The Home

Located in the heart of Winter Park, this two-story home was built in 2018 by David Weekley Homes. It offers a stylish front exterior, and features 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Included in its modern design are large picture windows, frosted garage doors, and a stunning mix of brick and paneling. The open floor plan offers a seamless transition from one room to the next, with high ceilings and lots of natural light throughout. There is also a wrap-around porch that leads to the heated pool and spa, and private garden in the back of the home.


Since the seller’s purchase in 2018, this luxury home has gone up in value by over…

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Luxury home in Championsgate sells after 75 days on the market at $785,000.

Championsgate Home - 1425 Thunderbird Dr

The Home

This two-story Maui Model by Lennar was built in 2014, and serves as the perfect investment property in the Orlando area. This home features 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, all fully furnished and themed around Star Wars, Disney, and Harry Potter. The open layout includes a spacious kitchen and living space, with an additional loft upstairs. In addition this, there is also a garage converted game room, with pool, tennis, and air hockey table. Off the back of the home, there is also a large lanai with a pool and jacuzzi for entertaining outside.


This home was recently sold to a buyer looking for an investment property in this area…

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When you don’t live somewhere, it’s hard to imagine exactly what it will be like when you get there. There have been a lot of new residents in Orlando and its surrounding areas, with so many that came here with many unanswered questions that only an Orlando resident would know after living here for some time. We polled quite a few people over the past month, so here’s a list of what residents wish they knew before moving to Orlando.

1. Weather

Also known as the Sunshine State, Florida is known for sunny days all throughout the year. The weather is one of the top things that individuals wish they knew more about before moving to Orlando. There are an estimated 240 days of sunshine annually, with intermittent rain in the Summer. Surprisingly,…

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by Jessica LaVigne

Lake Nona townhome in Eagle Creek sells after only 10 days on the market at $558,000.

The Home

Built just this year by Jones Homes, this Wentworth model townhome is located in the Eagle Creek community on the edge of Lake Nona. This townhome contains 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with contemporary features and plenty of space to entertain. At three stories high, there are two oversized balconies, a two-car garage off of the back of the home, and an open concept throughout.


This new build sold and closed in August for $479,000. Just one month later, the owner decided to sell due to a delay in the build time, and it sold for almost $100,000 more at $558,000 in just a little over a week.


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by Jessica LaVigne

Lake Nona is very popular and the most asked about area in Central Florida, with many questioning if they can afford it. If you’re looking at Lake Nona as a whole, the lowest prices can range around the $400’s, then go all the way up to $8-9 Million. This includes the master-planned community Laureate Park, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, and more! Let’s dive into all of the neighborhoods in Lake Nona, and talk about prices and what they offer.

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

This club in Lake Nona is one of the most exclusive in all of Central Florida, which is where the most expensive homes live in this area. The Lake Nona Golf & Country Club includes a lot of amenities for its residents including golf (of course),…

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Waterford Lakes home in East Orlando sells after only 9 days on the market at $525,000.

The Home

Built in 1999, this two-story home is located in one of the most desirable communities in East Orlando – Waterford Lakes. This upgraded single family home features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with vaulted ceilings and an open layout throughout. The main floor offers a large sitting area upon entry, beautiful granite countertops and white cabinetry in the kitchen, and picture molding in the living room. A loft then welcomes you to the second floor, perfect for a home office or lounge area. There is also an enclosed lanai with a pool, with plenty of room for company during the hot summer months.


The home went under…

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Winter Garden home in Winding Bay sells after 22 days on the market at $800,000.

Winding Bay Home - front

The Home

This two-story, Thompkins II model was built in 2021 by K. Hovnanian Homes, located in the Winding Bay community. As one of the most popular models in the community, it includes 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms with a very spacious layout. It also features a large private office space, walk-in pantry with lots of kitchen counter space, screened-in lanai, and all on a large corner lot.


This home was sold for $800,000 just last week, over $250,000 more than what it was sold for last year. This highly sought after area has seen a lot of homes’ value increase in a short period of time.

Our team had the opportunity to…

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When it comes to the market, anyone can tell you that it’s not the same as it was one or two years ago. At its peak, there was a period that felt like forever where the market was on fire and there was such urgency to buy now. Now however, we see a lot of decreases in the market due to the pullback in stocks and bitcoin, and home buyers are essentially disappearing. Let’s discuss some of the facts and why people may not be interested in purchasing a home at this time, and some info if you’re buying or selling a house.

1. Interest Rates

Back in January of this year, the market was very hot, with interest rates as low as 4%. Since then, these interest rates have risen to 5.5%, which is pretty high compared to what we’ve seen…

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Orlando home in Doctor Phillips area sells after only 4 days on the market at $525,000.

8308 Granada Blvd - Doctor Phillips Home

The Home

This home is nestled in the Bay Lakes at Granada community, right off of South Apopka Vineland Road. Built in 1982 with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, it includes a 14’ high, beamed ceiling and fireplace in the spacious living area. In addition to this, the newly finished kitchen offers plenty of counter space, and a view of the pool; with the master bedroom providing a large walk-in closet. The back lanai and patio also has a spa and fire pit, with plenty of space for entertaining friends and family.


In this highly sought after area, a listed home in Doctor Phillips is usually in multiple offer situations. This was…

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With so many neighborhoods and areas around Orlando, each has its own demographic and some may cater more to certain age groups. Whether you’re young or young at heart, check out these “cool” neighborhoods in Orlando. These include areas that are up and coming, have a wide range of housing options, and varying options for all types of food and entertainment.

College Park

Neighborhoods - College Park

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This area is essentially a combination of Downtown Orlando and Winter Park, both trendy and community-centric. College Park is perfect for those who can’t afford the pricey homes in Winter Park, but still want to be surrounded by restaurants and things to do. Some of our favorites…

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