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!
If you are considering buying a bank-owned property in Lake Mary, you should know: The agent who has the house for sale is the listing agent and represents the bank, not you. The bank may require that the home be on the market for a minimum number of days prior to reviewing any offers. So, even i...
As a Buyer's Agent, I can understand how exciting it is to look for homes! I'm sure there are days when you spend hours surfing the Internet looking for that "perfect" house or weekends driving up and down streets calling on signs to see how much a seller is asking for a particular house. There a...
Yes, I attended the Active Rain party at Hard Rock Live that was held the same weekend of the NAR convention. Yes, I am a Trulia advocate. No, I'm not a "paid" staff member for Trulia.   But, YES, I've gotten "paid" by being involved with Trulia. These guys really do have a great product...as you...
I received an email this evening that warned me about purchasing gift cards this holiday season and I thought you might appreciate the information. The email read: "If you tend to give gift cards around the holidays, you need to be careful that the cards will not be honored after the holidays. St...
As I mentioned in a previous post that you can read here, you CAN buy a home in Lake Mary Florida for $200,000 or less... In searching today for young couple who is hoping to buy their first home, I noted 20 homes with a MINIMUM of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1500 square feet and a two car garage th...
When buying a home in Seminole County, which is located north of Orlando in Florida, there are many options. Buyers can choose from traditional sales (being listed by a Seller who is not upside down in their mortgage), a short-sale (when a seller owes more than the property is listed for) or a fo...
For those living in Astor Farms, a community just west of I-4 in Sanford, Florida..it's time to bake a batch of cookies and head over to visit the new owners of 5060 Hawks Hammock Drive. The new owners of this fine property, Jim & Laura Tischler, hired me as their Buyer's Agent after a recommenda...
There are many misconceptions about what a short-sale actually is and what questions Buyers should be asking when considering buying a property that is being advertised as a "short sale." To clarify, a "short-sale" is what occurs when the Seller's net proceeds after payment of customary closing c...
I know, with a title like this one, how could you NOT read this post??? For those of you who appreciate a good margarita while having fish nibble at the dead skin on your feet, Bahama Nails & Spa in Altamonte Springs, Florida should be your next destination! Ok, I'll admit it, when the owner, Tri...
DISCLAIMER: I am not an attorney, nor do I play one on TV (or in my Real Estate practice.) All too often, I receive calls from Sellers who are facing a financial hardship and are considering "walking away" from their home or who request information on negotiating a short-sale with their lender. A...

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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