So, you've decided to purchase a new home. You've started looking on Realtor.com and have been saving properties that peak your interest. It's all fun and games, right? Yes AND no. Buying a house is very fun, we admit it, we love our job, but it's a jungle out there. Prepare to compete with a stampede … Continue reading BUYER AGENTS – WHAT CAN THEY DO FOR ME?
Central Florida has been expanding at an exciting rate for a while now, with year on year statistics supporting a real estate market that is on the up - so there is little surprise that existing and emerging markets are going from strength to strength! Winter Garden, in particular, has experienced some of the most … Continue reading WINTER GARDEN – WELCOME TO ONE OF THE HOTTEST REAL ESTATE MARKETS IN THE COUNTRY
Core Logic released its National Homeowner Equity Insights Report for 2018 and the good news is that most homeowners are emerging from the negative equity trap! What's going on? Over the last year alone, homeowners with mortgages (63%) have seen their equity increase by 12.3%. This equates to a gain of nearly $981 billion since … Continue reading EQUITY INCREASE IS GOING THROUGH THE ROOF!
What is your favorite color and how does it make you feel? Did you know that there is a whole sub-section of psychology dedicated to the study of color and how it affects our mood.? When decorating your home it is important that your living space is reflective of what you would like to manifest. … Continue reading COLOR PSYCHOLOGY – HOW TO SET THE TONE IN YOUR HOME
In this installment of the Orlando market update we finally have some good news for home buyers (besides the low interest rates!) The summer months have reported a stabilization in the median home price across Orange County. This is wonderful news for prospective home buyers and also for the affordability of Orlando, as noted … Continue reading ORLANDO MARKET UPDATE – AUGUST 2018
When we happened upon Quantum Leap Winery we couldn't believe our luck. We had ambled over from Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa in Mills 50 (spotlight coming soon!) with a curiosity that needed quenching, metaphorically & physically, with great wine. Owners Jill Ramsier, a former CMO for Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc, and David Forrester, who previously … Continue reading BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT SERIES – QUANTUM LEAP WINERY
New data from the Urban Institute shows that millennial's are waiting longer to purchase their first home than past generations. This study shows that the homeownership rate for millennial's was 37 percent in 2015, or about eight percentage points lower than that of the two previous generations (Gen X and Baby boomers) at the same age … Continue reading MILLENNIAL HOME OWNERSHIP – WHY IS IT SO LOW?
This installment of our 'Neighborhood Spotlight Series' shines a light on the wonderful and eclectic Orwin Manor. Established in 1924 by Walter Rose, Orwin Manor is one of the many housing developments that was birthed during the Florida Land Boom. The first neat fact about Orwin Manor? The name 'Orwin' is a mash of both … Continue reading NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT SERIES – ORWIN MANOR