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!
  As you might recall, I listed a home in St. Johns Landing in Winter Springs, Florida earlier this year for $750,000. This custom home featured five bedrooms, four and one-half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, stunning hardwood floors and a salt-water pool that was showcased in a local pool builder...
 10 Reasons Why I am Celebrating Today!Often times, I find that most people tend to focus on the negatives in life...what they didn't get, what they don't have and what they missed out on...instead of, what they did get, what they do have and what they've been blessed with each day. Even though I...
If all goes well and Tropical Storm Fay stays away, a listing I have in St. Johns Landing in Winter Springs, Florida, will close this Friday. The Buyers have had inspections, the home has appraised, the package has been delivered to the title company and one of the family pets has been given up f...
You'd think that most banks would try to keep critters out of their lobbies...but not Fifth Third Bank! As one of the "Preferred Realtors" for Fifth Third Bank, I was invited to the Grand Opening of their new Lake Forest Branch in Sanford last weekend. When I got there, I was shocked to see that ...
NVU My Kids May Not Be In School Today...(Thanks to Tropical Storm Kay)... but I am!   (Active Rain School, that is!) I joined Active Rain about four months ago. In that time, I've read a lot of great posts filled with tons of ideas on how to better my writing, make my posts more "eye" catching,...
Now that I've gotten your attention, put down your boxing gloves and your weapons...my title line is NOT seriously intended to start a real fight or encourage such between us or our children. The real purpose of this post is to congratulate my youngest son, Konnor, who tested for and earned his y...
At the end of the month, the Albertsons in the Colonial Town Park plaza (just outside the North gate of Heathrow) will be closing it's doors. As I was leaving the office tonight, I stopped by to pick up a coffee from the Starbuck's inside the grocery store and found every wall and ceiling plaster...
There is no denying it. It's hot in Lake Mary, Florida...and not just figuratively...but literally too! Today, it was 96 degrees when I left the office for a noon appointment. As I was climbing into my car and cranking the air conditioning down to 68 degrees just so I wouldn't melt like the bad w...
Risk of enjoying excellent Tex-Mex food and an abundance of hot sauces, that is.... Even though I am a life-long Central Florida resident, I often wonder if I have some Texan or Mexican blood in my body, because every so often, I get a craving for Tex-Mex food that just won't relent until I visit...
I'm so excited. Today, I received my first email that specifically cited my A|R site: "LaShawn,I just had to drop a quick note to say hello. While looking for a fresh image to use as my desktop wallpaper the other day I came across a Smurfs background. It wasn't a great picture, but it made me no...

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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