Real Estate Blog

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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By Clare Trapasso | Jan 9, 2018

 

Home buyers have heard it all before: There aren't enough homes on the market, prices are rising rapidly, and builders aren't putting up enough new abodes. Sorry, buyers. It's not likely to get better in 2018.

The new home market varies widely by location and price; contact an SKR associate to get an understanding of the local market in your price range. >>Read more.

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Each week Mansion Global tackles an interior design topic with an elite group of designers from around the world who work on luxury properties. This week we look at incorporating ultra violet, Pantone’s color of the year into home decor.

“Because it’s such a lush, deeply saturated hue, ultra violet has a large impact even in small doses,” says Houzz contributor Jennifer Ott of Jennifer Ott Design in San Francisco. Read more >>

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On behalf of all of us at SKR Real Estate I would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. We are thankful to all of our clients and customers for your faith in us; this marks seven consecutive years of double digit growth for SKR.  The global support of Castle & Cooke coupled with the local knowledge of our experienced associates continues to be a winning formula. We look forward to serving your real estate needs in 2018. 

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year! 

~ Bob Hennen and the entire SKR Team

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By Lisa Johnson Mandell | Dec 6, 2017

 

Few homes get decked out for the Christmas season quite like the White House, and few know more about it than Laura Dowling—who, from 2009 to 2015, served as the White House's chief floral designer.

Here are some of her top holiday decor tips and hacks in case you'd like to steal a few >>Read more.

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