Central Florida Real Estate~The Good, the Bad & The Ugly by LaShawn Norden, REALTOR

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Heritage Realty
As a 35 year Seminole County Native, I provide Real Estate services to those in Lake Mary, Sanford, Winter Springs, Altamonte, Longwood, Casselberry and Oviedo. Experienced in marketing & selling homes ranging from $100K to over $2M and in assisting Buyers to find a home that meets their personal and financial needs. Accredited Luxury Home Specialist & a Certified Distressed Property Expert with ample experience with distressed property purchases & sales!
According to Realty Trac, there is an estimated 368,000 backlogged foreclosure cases in Florida.  On Monday, February 27, 2012 there was a 6-4 vote in a meeting held of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on a proposal commonly known as SB1890, which is a bill that was designed to shorten ...
In Central Florida, there are nearly 10,000 properties under contract each month. While some might say those are “good” numbers to have, in order to get a true picture of the real estate market, it’s best to look at how many closed sales there are each month as well.   The Orlando Regional REALTO...
When a home is listed, Sellers often ask if they should leave the home when a Buyer is scheduled for a showing. As an experienced REALTOR in Central Florida who has represented hundreds of clients, my answer is always the same...YES!   Sellers often feel the need to stick around to tell the Buyer...
As a listing agent for home sellers in Central Florida, I’m often asked how to best prepare for a showing. Below are the Top 8 things I suggest to our sellers: Cut the grass & pull the weeds: When buyers pull up to a home and get out of their car, the lawn is one of the first things they notice. ...
  Chances are, if you are a buyer and are interested in purchasing a home in Central Florida, you will likely encounter more short sales than traditional or foreclosure listings in your search. When considering writing an offer on a listing that is a short sale, make sure that your buyer’s agent ...
In early May 2011, the Mid Florida Regional MLS (the source where all homes in Central Florida are listed for sale), changed their rules to allow for homes that are under contract to remain on the market using a new status called “Active with Contract.” According to the MFRMLS, the definition of ...
Earlier this month, Wachovia/Wells Fargo bank released a program in Central Florida called “Fast Track.” The “Fast Track” program was designed for mortgage holders with loans from Wachoiva, Wells Fargo and World Savings Bank in order to streamline the short sale process. “Fast Track” homes are th...
  Wells Fargo/Wachovia/World Savings Bank recently unveiled a new short sale program in Central Florida that was developed for homeowners holding loans by one of the three entities. The "Fast Track" program is one in which the short sale process has been streamlined, cutting out most of the munda...
  Believe it or not, there is a lending institution that recognizes the need to be proactive rather than reactive to the growing number of short sales in Central Florida. As many sellers, buyers and real estate agents know, the short sale approval process at most banks takes months (if not longer...
  Wachovia Bank recently unveiled this new program developed for homeowners holding loans with Wachovia, Wells Fargo and World Savings banks. The “Fast Track” program offers many advantages as compared to a normal short sale or foreclosure, as follows: No income, employment or other financial doc...

LaShawn Norden

REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL
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Selling or purchasing a home can be exciting and scary at the same time! The goal of my blog is to educate Central Florida Buyers & Sellers about the Good, the Bad & the Ugly things that can happen in a real estate transaction! As an advocate for consumers in Orange, Seminole and Volusia County, I especially enjoy working with first-time home buyers, relocation buyers, sellers of distressed property and luxury home sellers. Native to Central Florida, I'd welcome the opportunity to be your advocate too!

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