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Home prices in the core Orlando market took a seasonal dip in August, dropping from a midpoint of $170,950 in July to $165,000 last month, according to a report by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. Prices typically soften after the peak of the summer buying season, but association officials said... Read More

For the past four consecutive months, existing home sales are continuing to improve! The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that existing home sales increased 2.4% in July “to their highest annual pace of the year”, and the distressed sales share fell below 10% for the first time since NAR... Read More

Land sales are heating up in Metro Orlando! We all know about the area’s rise in residential activity, but commercial real estate is not being left behind. So far this year,”There has been more commercial real estate activity than has been seen for years,” reported the Orlando Business Journal. Prominent... Read More

Mortgage costs are a new concern, at least to buyers and sellers of homes. Mortgage closing costs in our state are higher than 42 other states, according to Bankrate.com.  Closing costs on a $200,000 home loan average $2,648, the eighth-highest in the US, and 4.1 percent higher than... Read More

Up, up and away. That’s what you might call Orlando’s rental market, long regarded as one of the U.S.’s most affordable. But no more, as viewed by a new report. Apartment renters in the area are now spending more than one third of their incomes (34.3 percent) to pay... Read More

Orlando More Than Tourism? Sometimes it is forgotten that Orlando is more than tourism: not only do people live here, but they also work here. Yes, outsiders (and even residents) think we are dominated by tourism. After all, Orlando welcomed more than 59 million visitors in 2013, is on pace... Read More

Have you heard of the newest addition to our downtown Orlando community? Thanks to Orlando’s latest innovation, the SunRail, downtown is introducing the first transit-oriented development called Crescent Central Station. This $200 million, 278-unit luxury apartment community and 15,000 square feet of retail space will be located at 400 N... Read More

Have you heard of homebuyers having “sleepovers” at a potential new home? Would you take the opportunity to sleep in a strange home, if it meant that you could experience what living there would REALLY be like? It’s like not test driving a car before you buy it! I think we can... Read More

Alright everyone, the rumors are true. Metro City is expanding to the beaches of Miami! This new and exciting adventure is bringing on new agents, new clients, and better yet …. NEW PROPERTIES. The excitement of expanding elsewhere is providing our agents the opportunities to expand their personal businesses across... Read More