Lakefront Living for Everyone

Lakefront living is a dream for many people . The tranquility of being on the water and the opportunity to enjoy water sports on a daily basis are very appealing amenities for some buyers. The problem is that lifestyle is often out of their budget.

In Central Florida, we have several lakes to chose from when buyers say that lakefront is the way they want to go. What those same buyers don’t often realize is that lakefront real estate is very expensive not only to purchase but often to carry on a monthly basis. The annual flood insurance, home owners insurance and dock maintenance can really add up. Over the course of my career, I’ve sold lakefront property all the way up to $3,500,000. That’s not a realistic price range for most buyers especially ones planning to use the property as a vacation or seasonal home.

Communities like Bellalago situated on Lake Tohopekaliga in Kissimmee, FL are a perfect match for buyers who want lakefront amenities at a lower purchase price. Buyers can purchase a home with a dock or save the extra monthly carrying costs and purchase a home without one and use the private community boat launch. Bellalago offers residents a ton of amenities: a manned guard gate, boat launch, fishing pier, cable included, resort style pool with water slide & spa, fitness center, tennis courts, dog park and 24 hour security.

3553 Sunset Isles is a fantastic option for buyers. Its custom upgrades make it move in ready, the 3 car garage is perfect for storing water toys, and its list price of $299,000 make it an affordable option.   You can stop by this weekend and see Keith Renner during the Open House on Saturday (April 27th) & Sunday (April 28th) from 1-4 PM or call 321-697-8230 for more details.

Sweet Escape Bakery Newest Additon to Celebration

This past Thursday, Sweet Escape Bakery had its soft opening. This much-anticpated new eatery was very busy on its first day, even at 8pm when I stopped by to sample the menu.

Located at the top of Market Street next to the post office, Sweet Escape is sure to get noticed. They are filling the much needed void in the restaurant scene here in Celebration, which is a quick-stop casual dining option. They have tables inside and out, great for all seasons here in FL.

Everything off the menu is easy to eat-in or take with you depending on your preference. They have lots of baked goods, flavored coffees, and deli sandwiches featuring Boar’s Head meat. The reasonable prices, convenient location, and tasty food are sure to make this place a hit.

Stop by for a chocolate chip scone. They are yummy!

New Year, New Real Estate Solutions

What the New Year can mean for the Real Estate Market, as proven by the sale of houses that remained previously unsold.

Homes by Nector welcomes in 2011At the beginning of every year, we always find ourselves contemplating all of the things that we could have done differently last year.  Some of us also plan goals for the New Year and project how we are going to accomplish new feats in the year to come.  For the majority of us, these goals have a financial focus; save more money, cut back on unnecessary expenses, and plan for retirement, etc.

Realtors are Also Financial Advisors

When you ask most people who they would turn to for financial advice, most people would say their financial planner, banker, and maybe even a family member or friend.

I would be very surprised if the answer was ever ‘a Realtor’.  Why would a Realtor have any knowledge of how to help you achieve your financial goals?  The answer is simple, your house.

For the majority of people, their home is their largest asset.  That wonderful place that we call home is not just a roof over our heads, but a sizable financial investment on our part.

Many homeowners have tried to sell their current home in today’s market, but they have unfortunately been unsuccessful.  The market is a difficult place to navigate right now, but it is not without potential and opportunities on both sides of the closing table.  As a homeowner and Realtor, I have been doubly affected by the drop in housing prices, but I have seen signs of improvement in the Central Florida market, especially Celebration homes, over the past 12 months, and the inventory of homes on the market has shrunk dramatically.

Nectar Real Estate’s Secret to Selling Success

Nectar Real Estate’s Secret to Selling SuccessThere have been several times over the past year where I have sold homes that other companies could not, for example 529 Greenbrier Avenue & 719 Eastlawn Drive in Celebration.  The reason that I was successful in the face of a down market is simple ‐ personalized attention.

As a boutique real estate firm, we offer a level of customer service that I truly believe is unique and, as the track record shows, effective.  In a competitive market like this, it is extremely important to have an agent who has their finger on the pulse of the market.  I should also note that three of the homes I sold this year were record high prices for their neighborhoods, Bellalago and Celebration. You can also move to the place that is right for you now thanks to the affordability in the market and the low interest rates.

New Year, New Opportunities

The moral of the story is, these goals are not out of your reach, and I can help you achieve them.  Whether you want to downsize to reduce costs, purchase a retirement home while prices are low, sell your home to relocate out of the area, or buy the vacation place that you and your family have always wanted, I want to be your Realtor.

We have a wonderfully effective marketing plan that we cater to each property that we list, and we can be reached any time to set up an appointment to interview us.

The New Year, 2011, is here.  Let’s make it great!