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Real Estate Agent - La Rosa Realty, LLC. - SL3246400
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 When you want to own a home here in Central Florida and know you are ready for that step, don't let a rejection from one lender dash your hopes.  Different lenders have different guidelines and interpretations of guidelines. Some are willing to make exceptions that others are not. So the fact is...
05/07/2015
  Whether you're buying new appliances for the Orlando home you just purchased or buying to update your home before putting it on the market, heed this advice: Measure your space before you leave for the store. Then take both the measurements and the tape measure with you to the store. Measure th...
04/23/2015
   Looking for a Home in Central Florida? Don't Get Distracted by the Homeowner's "Stuff"Most real estate agents in Orlando will advise his or her listing clients to stage their homes. If they don't actually hire a stager, they should at least clean, de-clutter, and de-personalize their home befo...
04/16/2015
  Have you determined what features your new Orlando home absolutely must have?   Often, buyers approach the home search without a clear idea of what they're looking for. They think "they'll know it when they see it" so spend a lot of time viewing homes that just won't do. Others have a long list...
03/06/2015
   As it turns out, shoes – and whether or not they should be worn into the house - can have a significant impact. Some sellers are horrified at the idea of people coming into their home wearing shoes – others are horrified at the idea of "someone's sweaty feet" leaving prints on the hardwood or ...
02/16/2015
Winter Garden is a terrific area, it’s very popular and gaining more and more exposure.  I've lived in the area for 15 years, i loved it then and love it even more now! There are numerous reasons many people like me  love it here, but I'll only mention a few of the best:         Downtown Winter G...
02/01/2015
While the stated purchase price of a home in Central Florida is the starting point in an offer to purchase, other details of the offer determine the true costs to the buyer and the true proceeds to the seller. These details, along with the price, become points of negotiation.The most obvious, com...
01/26/2015
  Forbes.com crowned the following 10 housing markets as    2015's Best Buy Cities:   1. Austin, Texas   Average home price: $261,923 Annual price growth: 12% Population growth (2010-2013): 8.9% Annual job growth: 3.6%   2. Provo, Utah   Average home price: $211,273 Annual price growth: 6% Popula...
01/26/2015
 Median Price  *The median price of all existing homes combined sold in December 2014 — $170,000 — is a 6.25% increase from the $160,000 median price recorded in December 2013. *The median price for “normal” existing homes sold in December is $194,900, an increase of 5.35% from the median price o...
01/24/2015
Properties are moving very well in the short term rental market of Orlando/Kissimmee/Davenport, Florida.  New build resort communities are popping up in some terrific locations.  Some new communities are: Encore Club Reunion; Storey Lake; ChampionsGate (this has been a hot one for almost 2 years ...
01/20/2015
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