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!
Well, it's time to face my fears. In just two days, I'll be face-to-face with 160+ Lake Mary High School alumni from the Class of 1988. Yikes!! Do I have time to lose 15 pounds, workout so that my FLAB turns to "FAB" or better yet, how about a total body makeover? You know, the hair, the makeup,...
I've got GREAT news to share! The first speculative home in Washington Estates, a custom home community in Lake Mary, Florida, has power as of today! It's been nearly a year since construction began, but the wait is finally over! Estate 3 was smartly designed to fit perfectly on the 19,457 square...
Feeling guilty that I hadn't written a post since last Tuesday as I was mouring the loss of my grandmother and spending time with family as we rejoiced about her life (you can read the post here), I finally decided to jump back in... Much to my dismay though, my computer wasn't cooperating. I tri...
I've started writing this post at least three times over the last two days. Each time I start typing, I write a line and then hit the delete button...not all that sure of what I should write or how I can possibly say all that I want (or need to) about my grandmother, Ruth Estelle, who lost her ba...
Recently, I had the pleasure of taking a tour at the new Eden, the Spa for Image Discovery, which is the only spa in Central Florida that specializes in providing services to cancer patients. Even though Eden is open to the public for every day spa services such as manicures, pedicures, hair styl...
Sometimes, when you love your house...the location, the floorplan, the lot, the neighborhood, the schools, etc, it's worth it to spend a few thousand dollars to remodel the kitchen, update the bathrooms or change up the flooring, paint, fixures and paint rather than buy a new home. Yes, you heard...
Simply put, the answer is YES! Even if you do not live in a "designated flood plain," you should strongly consider having flood insurance for your property. As a Seminole County resident for more than 35 years, after Tropical Storm Fay, I have witnessed flooding in areas that have never flooded b...
  How's Your Golf Swing?  If you'd like to see your swing in action on video in the "About Golf Simulator," mark your calendars for the Florida Hospital Foundation & Edwin Watts Golf  "Fore!" event held this Wednesday, September 10th from 5:30pm until 8pm at the Edwin Watts Golf store in Casselbe...
Just because the bank agrees to the short-sale, it doesn't mean that the deal is agreed upon by all parties, especially if there is a HELOC involved. I'll share an example: I am currently working with a Buyer who is under contract for a house in Longwood, Florida. The Sellers, who have owned the ...
 If you're not hungry yet, you will be after reading this post!If you like to eat (and really, who doesn't?), there are several fine establishments in Lake Mary that recently won "Best of Seminole" Restaurant Awards and were featured in the Fall 2008 edition of the Seminole Magazine.Considering I...

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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