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The Ultimate Vacation Home: Condo, Townhouse or Single Family Home?

October 30th, 2014 by

Family In PoolIf you are interested in buying a vacation home in a top destination that boasts warm weather, endless attractions and plenty of income potential if you want to rent your property to others when you aren’t using it yourself, there is no question that the winner is Central Florida. Within the region, there are a number of exceptional neighborhoods as well as countless different properties that potential buyers can choose from. Ultimately, most buyers will have to decide between three types of Central Florida homes: the condo, the townhouse and the single family home. [...] Read More

Top 5 Questions to Answer Before Purchasing a Vacation Home

October 28th, 2014 by

Two story houseWhen purchasing a vacation home in Central Florida, there are a lot of options for you to choose from. You can find a golf course home suitable for a retired couple, a big single-family home with a pool or a townhome or condo minutes from major Orlando attractions. It’s all up to you! To help you narrow down your options, these five questions can help you determine what property and location will be best for your Central Florida vacation home. [...] Read More

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Realtor When Buying a Vacation Home in Central Florida

October 24th, 2014 by

Couple Sitting PoolsideWhether you are purchasing a home to use as a full-time vacation rental or you are planning to rent it out short-term to bring in an income, buying a home in Central Florida can be an exciting prospect. [...] Read More

How To Purchase a Central Florida Vacation Home as an International Buyer

October 22nd, 2014 by

Vacation HOmeAs an international buyer, you’ll be faced with a unique set of challenges when it comes to purchasing a vacation home in Central Florida. While local buyers might be familiar with the area, investors from overseas may have only visited the area once before or even be completely new to all that Central Florida has to offer. [...] Read More

2908 ASHLAND LN S, KISSIMMEE

October 7th, 2014 by

exterior frontThis beautiful townhouse has 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom and a one car attached garage. The downstairs features a 2 story foyer with hanging chandelier and tile floors. [...] Read More

5006 Mangrove #201 in Runaway Beach in Kissimmee FL

October 7th, 2014 by

5006 Mangrove #201 Runaway BeachThis listing is a fully furnished 1 bedroom/1 bathroom condominium in Kissimmee Florida located in Runaway Beach Club. As an owner or guest at Runaway Beach Club you can enjoy all the amenities of the resort including: fitness center, indoor basketball court, poolside tiki bar, heated pool and kid splash pad area. [...] Read More

Pros of Fresh Paint

October 3rd, 2014 by

ID-10070149Whether you’re selling your house to move up or scale down, your home will need some sprucing up before you begin to let strangers through the front door. Many experts suggest painting to help sell your house, especially if the paint currently on your walls is dark or personalized to go with your own tastes. You might think that this is a lot of work to do just so you can sell your house, but there is more than just the esthetic reasons for painting, there is also the psychological impact that colors have on people. [...] Read More

Fixer Upper or Lost Cause

September 26th, 2014 by

ID-100230454Amazing transformations can take place when a couple buy an older home and pour their heart and soul into renovating it and turning it into a gem. If you want to try your hand at fixing up an older property that you believe is a diamond in the rough, how do you know that the property you’re buying isn’t going to cause more headaches than it’s worth? The fastest way to get all the information about what your fixer upper needs is a home inspection. Home inspections will inform you about the structures pitfalls and bonuses. But when should you walk away? Here are some tips to help you decide whether you’re ready for the financial dedication it will take to remodel and renovate a fixer upper, or whether the home is truly a lost cause. Before purchasing a home, always discuss with your realtor your intentions of fixing up the house, that way he or she can help you find the perfect house. A home inspection can only take you so far, but your realtor can help you the rest of the way. [...] Read More

How to Declutter Before Showing Your Home

September 19th, 2014 by

ID-10036003You’ve listed your house and now you’ve got to get ready to show it off in pictures, tours and an open house. If your house is less than tidy, you need to do some serious house cleaning, an unclean house can be a deal breaker for prospective buyers. Don’t start panicking we’ve got some tips to help you tidy your house and prepare to move all at the same time. [...] Read More

Closing Last Home in Emerson Park, Apopka FL

September 17th, 2014 by

BrentwoodThere is one last home built by Lennar Homes that needs an owner in Emerson Park, Apopka FL. The model is a Brentwood bungalow, 3 bed, 2 bath , 2 car garage / 1817 sq. ft going for only $205,990. [...] Read More