Lake Nona Area Continues to See Rapid Growth

The Lake Nona area of Orlando has been experiencing rapid growth across the board over the last 2 years. The job market, real estate market, and economy of this area has changed drastically in this time period, and there is even more potential on the horizon.

With the opening of the multiple facilities that make up Medical City, more and more businesses have come to the area to service these new employees and residents. And even more shops and restaurants are slated to be open early in 2014 at the Town Center. With 2 wonderful golf courses, over 40 miles of walking trails, A rated schools, multiple parks, Valencia Community College, and so many other amenities, it’s no wonder people want to LIVE & WORK here.

Like anything in high demand, prices keep rising, and they will continue to do so as more and more amenities come to the area.  If this is an area you think you would like move to in a few years or that you would like to invest in, I suggest you get moving now.  You could purchase a property now and rent it out until you are ready to make your move.  The rental market is extremely hot in this area as well as medical professionals are moving into the area for new positions.  They often still have a property from their previous area and will rent the first year while they sell that residence.

Here is a an example of what you can get in Eagle Creek, a beautiful guard-gated golf community in Lake Nona.

4/3 3.042 Square Feet Pool Home
13221 Bramhall Run Orlando, FL32732  – 4/3 3.042 Square Feet Pool Home

Pool Rear ViewThis 4 bedroom 3 bathroom has over 3,000 square feet, a pool overlooking a beautiful pond, a large lot, granite counters, new appliances, new carpet and paint, a large master suite with spacious walk-in closet, large secondary bedrooms, a guest suite downstairs, and no rear neighbors.  It is move-in ready and listed for $375,000.  A savvy buyer could purchase this property now and rent it out for approximately $2100-$2300 per month and continue to gain equity while they are earning rental income.  The time to invest in the Lake Nona real estate market is now.

If you have any questions about this or any other Lake Nona property, please feel free to call or email me any time – or 321-697-8230.  I would also be happy to schedule a showing for you.

There is no time like the present!

Can I Still Get a Great Deal on a Foreclosure?

I am often asked this question. Of course as the market has shifted and inventory has shrunk significantly, the foreclosure deals have been fewer and farther between. Buyers, of course, still want to get a good a deal on their property purchase, and while that is possible, it is not as easy.

Recently I had clients looking for a foreclosure condo here in Celebration. It took us approximately 6 months to find what they were looking for. They were not local buyers, so they only came in to town twice during the course of our search. We were unable to find exactly what they were looking for either time, but I was able to garner a lot of feedback from them regarding their preferences and needs. I then watched the properties coming on the market every day until I found exactly what they were looking for. I then went to the property myself to take extra pictures for them and quickly assess the unit’s condition. Because we had established such a wonderful rapport during this process, they made an offer on the property sight unseen based on my recommendation the first day the property was on the market. I was able to secure this property for my clients by moving very quickly. They came down prior to closing for the inspection and fell in love. They now live in their gorgeous 3 bedroom bedroom condo right here in Celebration and are very happy with their purchase.

With good deals on foreclosures becoming more and more rare, buyers need to be ready to move fast. That is where a good Realtor, Me

229 Longview Avenue
229 Longview Avenue Celebration, FL

, comes in to play. I keep track of everything that comes on the market every day in the multiple areas that I cover, so I can be sure to match my waiting clients with their perfect property ASAP. Not only have foreclosures been coming on the market at higher prices but they also attract a lot of buyer competition. Purchasing foreclosures requires a lot of extra paperwork from the bank, and if that paperwork is not submitted correctly the first time, the bank will not even consider that offer. Over the past several years, I have helped lots of clients purchase foreclosed properties, and my clients beat out the other buyers 9 times out of 10, if not more, because I properly educate them on the value of the property in order to make a competitive offer, I make sure that the offer package is complete prior to submission, and I move as soon as the property hits the market.

If a good deal is what you seek, having an agent who can be your eyes and ears for you is key.  Right now we have a wonderful bank-owned opportunity on the market here in Celebration that is certainly worth a look.  This is a large 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo that features a lovely balcony and is located on the first floor.  You can see more pictures and information here.  If you have any questions regarding this or any other property, please feel free to contact me any time – or 321-697-8230.

New School Coming to Celebration

Rapid progress is being made at the construction site on Celebration Place located next to the Fire Station. Creation Kids Village, a Child Care and Developmental Center, is slated to be open August 2013 and will have the capacity to teach and care for 177 kids. Their early childhood education program will be based on Christian values and focused on health. This new school gives area residents yet another wonderful educational opportunity for their children to explore.

For more information on their construction schedule and their mission, click here.

Celebration’s ‘Sci-Fi’ 4th of July Celebration

The 4th of July celebration always draws a large crowd here in Celebration,FL,  and I am sure this year will be no different. In past years, we have seen a myriad of different themes and decorations. Well this year Celebration Town Center has decided to go other-worldly!

Celebration Town Center joined forces with MegaCon to bring this year’s celebration to life. There will be a movie-themed costume contest, a fireworks display with synchronized sc-fi music soundtrack, bounce house for the kids, live music from Oliver’s Queen, Jordyn Kane, DJ Tami, Gina Marie Incandela, and a wonderful tribute to our veterans. There is always something for people and kids of all ages and admission is free.

Schedule of Events for Thursday July 4th, 2013

5:00pm Free Park and Ride Shuttle Service Begins

5:30pm Event Opens & DJ Tami begins

6:00pm Jordyn Kane performs

6:30-7:30pm Oliver’s Queen performs

7:30pm Costume Contest (come dressed as your favorite Sci-Fi or super hero character)

7:50-9:00pm Oliver’s Queen performs

9:00-9:25pm A Special Salute to Veteran featuring The Seeds with special guest Lightning Luke

9:25pm National Anthem – Gina Marie Incandela

9:30-10:00pm Fireworks

10:00-11:00pm Oliver’s Queen performs

11:00pm Event Closes

We hope to see you all there. For more information, click here.