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HOUSING MARKET REPORT - MAY 2018 :: The inventory of homes available for purchase in the Orlando area dropped to its lowest point this year in May, dampening sales at the time when buyers traditionally ramp up their efforts to secure and move into a new home in time for the start of school. That demand is continuing to squeeze prices upward >>Read more
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On the great master list of American dreams, owning a home on an ocean beach tends to be near the top, wedged somewhere between "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" and finishing "Moby Dick." But to most folks, the beachy lifestyle can seem like a distant goal. After all, words such as "oceanfront real estate" and "affordable" aren't often paired together. Read more >>
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Orlando home sales and median price both rise in March


Orlando’s median home price jumped more than 10 percent in April when compared to April of last year while sales likewise saw an increase of more than 8 percent, reports the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. Inventory declined by nearly 11 percent compared to this time last year.

The overall median price of Orlando homes (all types combined) sold in April is $237,000, which is 10.3 percent above the April 2017 median price of $215,000 and 3.0 percent above the March 2018 median price of $230,000. 

Year-over-year increases in median price have been recorded for the past 82 consecutive months; as of April 2018, the overall median price is 105.19 percent higher than it was back in July 2011. >

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Realtor.com by Cody Horvaton
As we gear up for what is going to be one of the most competitive home buying seasons in history, we asked potential home buyers how they felt about the looming house hunting season.  We surveyed 1,000 active buyers in March on their views of the market this year through Toluna Research. Here are five key takeaways from the survey and tips on how you can use this information to get a leg up on the competition >>read more
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By Lance Lambert | Apr 9, 2018

 

Everyone, it seems, loves peeking inside the closed gates of exclusive abodes, or hearing of head-spinning megahome sales. But high-end real estate is much more than just sumptuous kitchens and sparkling infinity pools.

To find these big-ticket hot spots, the realtor.com data team pulled housing data for more than 600 ZIP codes. Read more >>

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By Daniel Bortz | Feb 19, 2018

 

Getting a mortgage is, by general consensus, the most treacherous part of buying a home. In a recent survey, 42% of home buyers said they found the mortgage experience “stressful,” and 32% found it “complicated.” Even lenders agree that it's often a struggle.  If you're out to buy a home, you have to be vigilant. To clue you into the pitfalls, here are six of the most common ways people mess up getting a mortgage. Read more >>

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The Orlando Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) extends over 4,012 square miles and consists of four counties: Orange County (1,004.3 sq. mi.), Seminole County (344.9 sq. mi.), Lake County (1,156.5 sq. mi) and Osceola County (1,506.5 sq. mi.). An extensive highway network weaves the four counties together. The Atlantic Ocean is approximately a one-hour drive away and the Gulf of Mexico is approximately a two-hour drive. Orlando International Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport and Port Canaveral offer global export and import possibilities for businesses involved in international trade. Proximity to local, regional, national and global markets has helped Orlando become one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic business environments. Read

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By Abigail Golder

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You only get one chance at a first impression. When selling your home, the exterior should beckon to potential buyers and make them long to see the interior. Before putting your house on the market, consider making a few touch ups to increase your curb appeal. Initially, some of these tasks may feel inconvenient, but the benefits far outweigh the costs. That said, these six improvements will increase your curb appeal without breaking the bank.

1) Power wash your siding, driveway, and deck

Power-washing is an incredibly cost-efficient way to improve the appearance of a house’s walls, driveway, and deck. If you don’t own a power washer, you can rent one from a local hardware store or hire a power house washing service. Power

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