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!
WOW! is about all I can say! Everything from the party venue (Hard Rock Live) to the hospitality of the hosts, was awesome! Debbie Summers and I arrived from Lake Mary (which is about 20 miles north of Downtown Orlando) right at 8:00PM for fear of being late and missing out on securing one of the...
Each day when I drive by the new Star Child Academy in Lake Mary, I notice the full parking lot, the brightly colored playground equipment and the abundance of "classrooms" with their own private view to the outdoors. Today, I decided to stop in for some information so that I could have it availa...
Just a few short years ago, there wasn't one home available for sale at $200,000 or less...but today, there are 17 homes with a MINIMUM of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1500 square feet and a two car garage that are listed in the Multiple Listing Services within this price range. Here is a breakdown o...
OK, maybe it's just my 7 year-old and those in his Second Grade class at Choices in Learning, which is a Charter School in Seminole County who have an opinion on who should be our next President. Beginning last week, my son's class began a unit on the government & the electoral process. Each Pres...
WOW!! What an incredible opportunity to own a piece of heaven in this unspoiled & natural setting along the Wekvia River in a secluded area within the city limits of Altamonte Springs. Just south of 436 is Spring Knoll, a 9+ acre parcel which encompasses two single family homes and a 10-stall hor...
With all of the foreclosures and short-sales taking place in the real estate market today, this might be one of the most important (yet unanswered) questions one can and should ask. According to an article given to me today by Patricia Marbes and Amy Dunn of Wells Fargo Mortgage, the impact on cr...
And no, I'm not exaggerating! Yesterday, my son Nickolas, celebrated his 13th birthday. Yes, I know, I look too young to have a 13 year-old...:)...thanks for the compliment!! As tradition would have it, my dad asked if Nick could spend the day with him yesterday. Over the years, he and Nick have ...
If you are a Buyer, or even a Buyer's Agent, who is dealing with short-sales in your marketplace, you might be wondering the same thing. Of the thousands of homes listed for sale in your local Multiple Listing Service, how of them are being marketed as a short-sale? And of those, how many of them...
Many times, Buyers think that they don't need a REALTOR when buying a new home directly from a builder. This thought process can often lead to a Buyer paying more for a home, or worse yet, it can mean that the Buyer's interests are not as well protected as they would be if they had their own advo...
You may have read in my previous posts about Washington Estates, a custom home community of only five lots...if not, you can read them here and here . I am pleased to announce that the first estate is now complete! The good news is, the home has been finished (minus the pool, which can be built p...

LaShawn Norden

REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL
local_phone(407) 862-9700
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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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