Celebration’s 15th Annual Holiday Home Tour & Gingerbread Contest

There is no better way to kickstart your holiday season that to come and tour several beautifully decorated homes in Celebration.  It is a fun to see how others decorate their homes for the holidays and enjoy seeing the different layouts in Celebration.  This is truly one of the best times of year to visit our small town. There is snow falling nightly in the downtown area, carriage rides, and you can meet Santa. This weekend only though is the Women’s Club of Celebration‘s Annual Fundraiser, the Holiday Home Tour & Gingerbread Contest.

We have 8 homes to walk through spread out all over our quaint little town, and this year for the very first time, you can participate in judging our inaugural Gingerbread Creations. Participants of all ages will be bringing their edible masterpieces to 851 Celebration Avenue for you to see and vote on.  Our 8 homes include a wide variety of sizes and styles.  We have large estate homes, a home with a separate guest house, a home modeled after a famous movie, and some great Disney will be displayed in some of the homes.  So much to see!

The profits from this annual fundraiser go to support local charities including the Osceola County Help NOw! (a battered women’s and children’s shelter), HOME (Helping Others Make The Effort), Celebration Special Olympics & Challenger Little League, and the Adoption of Families for the Holidays.

Come and out and see all of the holiday fun while helping support those less fortunate. Since I am the co-chair of this event, you can expect to see me there. Tickets can be purchased in downtown Celebration or on the club’s website at www.womensclubofcelebration.com.

Happy Holidays!

Build Your Dream Home, Real or Fantasy

Whether you own a home now or plan to in the future, I have a great idea for you. Use Pinterest!

As a real estate professional, of course I love to look at home pictures. Well I have noticed that Pinterest is not only a great  place to get ideas for your home projects, but it is also a great place to organize those ideas. You can use different boards to organize those ideas by room, style, or feature. I have showed many homes during the course of my real estate career, and often times buyers have a hard time envisioning how they would use certain areas. Well if you have been looking at interior ideas and projects that fit your needs and personal taste, you will be better able to take advantage of certain spaces.

If you have already entered the market and have started looking at homes, you can organize the homes you like or have seen on Pinterest. They even have private boards now if you would not like friends to see some of your information. The home search can be a little confusing, but Pinterest can help you keep tack of ideas, homes, and areas. Plus you cause use it on your smartphone as well.

You can see our Pinterest page here.

Martha Stewart Comes to Central Florida

Have you ever wondered what Martha Stewart’s home looks like? Or what she could do with your home? Well now you can purchase a home with an interior designed by her, and it costs way less than her home, I’m sure.

KB Homes, a large nationwide builder, has partnered with Martha Stewart to offer an array of 4 beautifully designed home floorplans here in Central Florida. Mabel Bridge located in Orlando right next to Walt Disney World is a gorgeous community featuring a prime location near wonderful Windermere schools & only a couple of minutes from Walt Disney World, high-end finishes at reasonable prices, and a hassle free build process.

The community offers buyers 4 Martha Stewart Collection floor plans that range in size from 2294 to 3277 square feet, and those comprise 3 single story choices and and one two story. You then have so many finishes to chose from as far as flooring, counter tops, paint colors, and cabinets go, so you can get exactly what you want. These homes range in price from $279,000 to $323,000.

If you have been thinking about the Central Florida area, you NEED to give Mabel Bridge a long, hard look. For the price, location, amenities, and finishes, it’s tough to beat. We have now assisted several clients through the new home process at Mabel Bridge, so please feel free to call or email us for more information or to schedule a tour.  We can’t wait to show it you!

This is the 2517 square foot floor plan.

Spotlight on Celebration’s Main Village

Celebration’s Main Village, or Downtown Celebration as it is also known, is the hub of our little town here. It where all of our wonderful festivals and events, like the Exotic Car Show & the Nightly Snowing, take place. It is where all of our many restaurants; such as The Market Street Cafe, Town Tavern, Seito’s and Thai Thani to name a few; are located. It is also home to all the quaint boutiques and shops that we have to chose from.

The Main Village though is not just a commercial section of Celebration. There also many types of dwelling units available as well. There are gorgeous estate homes that line Longmeadow Street and Golfpark Drive. You can live a stone’s throw away from Starbucks and Stetson University at the Carlyle condominiums. The Celebration K-8 School is also in the Main Village and situated just across the street from the Campus Street Townhomes.

The Main Village is home to the only heated pool in Celebration. It is part of the Lakeside park complex that also includes a loverly ampitheater and children’s playground. There are also brand new courts and basketball courts just next door.

Many people love the convenience of living in the Main Village. You can walk to EVERYTHING! So whether you want to enjoy your coffee lakeside or do some window shopping, all you have to do is step outside your front door.

Picnic Time is Here

So since the weather has decided to finally break here in Central Florida, I thought I would share some pictures of all of the beautiful places that you can hang out outside here in Celebration.

Celebration Alfa Romeo Car Show

In keeping with the “season of events” here, this weekend Celebration welcomes the Alfa Romeo car show.  The Mid Florida Alfa Romeo Owners Club, Inc is excited to host its 10th annual show in Celebration’s downtown on Saturday, November 3rd.

This year’s event is expected to have roughly 60 cars. Many rare Alfa Romeo’s will be on display including a 1961 Vignale, a 1959 Julietta and a ’61 Sprint. Also on display will be the official Pace Car for the Sebring Raceway. The car show takes place from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, November 3rd.

The weather is supposed to be wonderful, so come and take a stroll through downtown Celebration. Enjoy cars, food, and a family-friendly atmosphere.