Buying an Older Home and Getting Insurance

Buying an Older Home and Getting Insurance
Benefits to buying an Older Home Buying an older home in Orlando can mean touches of timeless beauty and loads of character.  Older homes usually offer larger lots,  bigger pools, and mature landscaping.  Older homes can be found in the most charming and sought-after neighborhoods in Orlando.  Many of these homes have the coveted tree-lined brick paved streets.   Home Owner Insurance Implications   For the purpose of insurance, an older home constitutes a home older th...

Date Published: January 24, 2018 | Author: Erika
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Homes Around Lake Steer

Homes Around Lake Steer
Florida, and more specifically Orlando, is known for the lakes. Where Michigan might say they are the land of 1000 lakes, I think Florida is more of the land of about 1 million lakes. Many homes feature waterfront property and a quaint little lake just off of S. Apopka Vineland Rd. is Lake Steer.   Just minutes from Highway 408 and Florida's Turnpike, this small community nestled around Lake Steer features many waterfront homes and properties ranging in price from $350,000-$550,00...

Date Published: December 27, 2017 | Author: Erika
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Homes Around Lake Marsha

Lake Marsha
Lake Marsha is located in Dr. Phillips, just south of downtown of Orlando by about 20 minutes. Lake Marsha borders Universal Studios but is primarily a residential area. Homes surround the lake offering great waterfront opportunities.   This area also has a wide range of prices. From million dollar homes to properties around $300,000, Lake Marsha offers a good selection of homes to choose from. Properties facing the water are priced higher. Although this post is about Lake Marsha...

Date Published: December 6, 2017 | Author: Erika
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Which Builder Builds a Quality Home?

 Building a Quality Home Central Florida has over 30 builders. How do you pick the best one?  Or even know who builds a quality home?  We get this question a lot and know the answers! Builders have standards by code from the municipality, segmented by regions. National builders also have their own corporate standards which they follow.  A home will be built differently if it faces earthquakes or snow vs. wind and rain, as found in Florida.  Many buyers research builders on the inte...

Date Published: December 1, 2017 | Author: Erika
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New Construction Homes in Altamonte Springs

Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs grew in the 70’s and all the land is filled up with loads of restaurants, shopping, and housing.   So it’s extremely rare to find brand new, energy efficient built homes in Altamonte Springs.  If you do not mind stairs, Ashton Woods is building 3 story townhomes, with gorgeous exterior facades.  Three spacious units offer 1718, 1904, and 1989 sq. ft. all with two car garages.     Low HOA  This is low maintenance community. The HOA is $250 per mont...

Date Published: November 30, 2017 | Author: Erika
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Christmas Estates

Christmas Estates
Located near Christmas Florida, about 25 minutes east of Orlando, is the Christmas Estates. Want to live on Reindeer Rd? Jingle Rd? or Sled Rd? You can have a little piece of Christmas right here in Florida.  Located just off of Fort Christmas road or Highway 420, this small community is a non-gated neighborhood with large lots of up to 5+ acres. Most of these homes are ranch-style or traditional single-family homes built between 1977 and 2005. Most offer 3 to 4 bedrooms and 3 to 4 bathrooms...

Date Published: October 31, 2017 | Author: Erika
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Buenaventura Lakes

Buenaventura Lakes
Buenaventura Lakes is a larger community just south of the main Orlando metro area. These homes are typically in the Kissimmee Florida area just outside of Orlando in the community covers from Highway 249 East Hwy. 530, north to the border of Orlando south to La Paz Dr. Also known as BVL, Buenaventura Lakes is home to about 27,000 residents and is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metro area.   This market residential neighborhood is a peaceful and tranquil location surrou...

Date Published: October 24, 2017 | Author: Erika
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Delaney Park

Delaney Park
Delaney Park is a small neighborhood in downtown Orlando just south of Highway 408 and east of Interstate 4. It's south of the Lake Cherokee neighborhood and north of the Wadeview Park neighborhood surrounding parts of Lake Lancaster and Lake Davis. It stretches from E. Gore St. south to E. Kaley St. and from Delaney Avenue to S. Mills Ave.   This sleepy, quiet neighborhood just south of downtown is about one-quarter square-mile and home to about 1000 residents. Delaney Park along...

Date Published: October 19, 2017 | Author: Erika
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New Construction Homes in College Park

New Construction Homes in College Park
College Park has been noted as one of Orlando's favorite neighborhoods. It gets its name from the many streets in its boundaries named after higher institutions such as Princeton, Harvard, and Yale. It's close to downtown, which makes it an excellent community for an easy commute close to shops, restaurants, markets, schools, and parks.   New construction is getting harder and harder to find downtown Orlando but College Park has some great options from time to time. College Park i...

Date Published: October 10, 2017 | Author: Erika
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Longwood Building Sites in Winter Springs

Longwood Building Sites in Winter Springs
On the shores of smaller lakes up in the Winter Springs neighborhood in a smaller community called Longwood are available building lots, some with homes some vacant land perfect for multiple homes for one large dream house. [caption id="attachment_15166" align="alignright" width="405"] Image by local MLS[/caption]   On the corner of Highway 92 and 434 up in Winter Springs are two properties currently for sale between $825,000 and $1.3 million. The border the Winter Springs Golf Clu...

Date Published: October 3, 2017 | Author: Erika
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