Celebration, FL is Great for Kids, Too!

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Of course, Celebration is located only a few miles from Walt Disney World and approximately 20 minutes from Universal Studios, but I am talking about the actual town. Celebration was built with the idea of being a walking/biking-friendly community. It is extremely common to see kids in the mornings and afternoons using the nature trails to bike or walk to school. Every Village features a park or playground area and  some feature both. There are also the tennis courts, baseball fields, and soccer fields that are used for daily pick-­up games and league play.

One of the greatest assets we have for children in Celebration FL real estate area the schools. The Celebration K­‐8 School consistently receives an “A” rating year after year. That is the highest rate awarded to schools in Florida. Their curriculum and teachers do a wonderful job of providing a positive learning environment. Celebration High School also received an “A” rating for the 2009/2010 school year. They are an International Baccalaureate School, where students are required to complete community service hours and get to explore different
career paths.

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The town also hosts several fun outings a year that are geared towards children and families, such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Father-Daughter Dance, Pie Festival, and multiple parades and festivals.  Check back for information on more upcoming events or email me at: jana@homesbynectar.com

Nectar Real Estate is the Best!

As a reader, I am sure you feel that my opinion is biased. I, of course, work for Nectar Real Estate and write all of our blogs. I can assure you that this excerpt is not just propaganda, and I can prove it!

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Over the course of the past several years, the real estate market has been on a roller coaster ride -­ huge highs, huge lows, and everything in between.  Many real estate brokerages and agents have gone out of business.  At Nectar Real Estate, we have done a mixture of staying the course and making great strides to become more innovative.  We have never changed our approach to our clients, no matter the market situation.  Each client is given the utmost personal attention and customer service, and they always get to speak to their Realtor, noassistants.

As for progression, we have implemented a new website with intuitive search tools and reached out to prospective buyers and sellers around through social networking like LinkedIn and Facebook and through our blog.  Last week the New York Times published an article titled, “Assent of the Little Guys”, in which many big names in real estate talk about how smaller boutique firms are the future.

Ms. Corcoran, who sold her firm The Corcoran Group in 2001, said, “On the internet everyone is equal.  The small agent can look as classy as the big agent.”  She added, “Ten years ago if you wanted your property noticed, you were better off with a large brokerage firms because they were the big buyers of print ads.  That’s out the window now.”

The overall sentiment behind the article was that smaller forms are more nimble and often offer clients a more personalized, hands-on experience.  This is not to say that all firms have perfected this yet, but we have.  See what some of our clients have to say just in the last couple of months:

“My wife and I were introduced to Jana Renner and Nectar Real Estate through a trusted friend who also lives in Celebration, FL.  Jana went above and beyond in helping us to find the perfect property, dedicating several days to our search.  She was extremely patient and explained details through multiple calls and emails.  Her thorough knowledge of the Kissimmee area helped us make an informed decision about which property to buy. 

When a home inspection for one property uncovered a problem Jana quickly identified our Orlando homes options and helped us find an even better property.  Keith Renner also pitched in by taking photos and a video, giving us the opportunity to walk through the property several times before making a final decision, then meeting me late at night to deliver the keys.  Nectar Real Estate exceeded our expectations in helping us realize our dream of having a vacation property in Orlando.”  ‐ Tom & Kim Fowler (Closed February 2011)

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“Jana did a great job of guiding me through the buying process. As a first time homebuyer, I had a lot of questions and she carefully answered every one.” -­ Amanda Dailey (Closed January 2011)

“Keith, after two weeks of extensive negotiations involving both the buyer and their agent, you achieved the first resale on Eastlawn Drive in over 4 years and the highest price per square foot on Eastlawn Drive ever.  The sale closed in under three weeks.  Throughout the time, you conducted yourself to the highest standards of professionalism and we want to thank you for selling our home.” ‐ Phil & Kay Wigglesworth (Closed in October 2010)

We can provide you and your property this same great service and dedication.  Contact us today!

Celebration FL Bank-­Owned Home with Garage Apartment

So I try not to use the “deal” too often when I blog about real estate on our site. I have always found that it has a cheesy undertone that makes many people cringe. I often like to say things like, “good value” or “great opportunity”. In this rear case, I am going to use all three.

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1011 Oak Pond Drive Celebration, FL came on the market today, and it is all of those terms rolled into 1. This property has 4 bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms in the main house, and then it has a 1bedroom/1 bathroom garage apartment over a large 3 car garage. The architecture of this house is the epitome of everything that Celebration FL real estate stands for. It has a huge front porch, perfect for engaging neighbors in friendly conversations. It has a downstairs master bedroom that is separate from the secondary bedrooms and it has a garage apartment.

These are important features, because if you live this close to Walt Disney World, they will come! Having the separation between living areas makes the home perfect for guest, extended family, or grown children to co-habitate peacefully. Granite counter tops, a fireplace, and cherry cabinets are just some of the upgraded touches on this home.

As I said before, I hate to say “deal”, but this home truly is. Listed at $499,900, this Celebration FL home will not last long, and it is a great opportunity to call Celebration FL “home”.

Watch the video tour of this Celebration property on the Nectar Real Estate YouTube Page. If you’d like to schedule a showing of the Celebration FL home, contact Nectar Real Estate today!

Disney Vacation Club Owners Make the Shift to Own in Central Florida

Over the course of the past couple of years, I have noticed a similarity amongst many of my clients. Many of them are Disney Vacation Club owners! When they come into the area to view Celebration FL real estate property, many of them are using their points to stay here. At first this didn’t seem to make any sense to me, but look at it from their perspective.

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For those of you who are not familiar with the Disney Vacation Club. It is Disney’s version of timeshare. The owner purchases a fractional ownership in a Disney Vacation Club Resort and then choses how many points they would like to purchase. The points can then be used for hotels, resorts, adventure trips, and cruises according to the schedule. In recent years, Disney has expanded their offerings to include cruises to Alaska, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and northern Europe. The owner can also travel to other Disney resorts around the world, such as Tokyo, Paris, and California. They also added a partnership with RCI that offers and resort around the country and around the world.

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With all of this now being offered as part of the Disney Vacation Club, many regular Florida visitors have turned towards purchasing a vacation home in Central Florida and using those points towards other trips. They have realized that their money now goes further here then it used to, and they have become attached to the area after spending so many fun-­‐filled family trips here. Disney Vacation Club was their first step towards owning a little part of Central Florida, but many are making the move towards something a little more permanent.

Many have bought Celebration FL homes and condos, and others have purchased nearby Kissimmee, FL homes. It has been fun to work with these clients. They love Disney and they want to stay near it, and we have that in common!

Contact a Nectar Real Estate agent today if you are looking to stay near the magic in a Celebration FL home!