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!
My husband often questions the real reason I work. I say it's because I love what I do and he says it's so that I can book more massages. Honestly, I do love what I do....but I love my massages too! Some might call me a "massage" snob, as anytime I get a massage from anyone other than my favorite...
A few nights ago, I was visiting one of my clients in their new Heathrow home. About an hour into the visit, the owner came to me with a look of despair on her face and pieces of metal in her hand. With a tone of sadness in her voice she said "LaShawn, Trouble ate your Blackberry!" Oh my. Trouble...
Master Planned Communities such as Lake Mary's "Heathrow" have plenty of options for housing. Heathrow is considered one of the most desirable communities to live, work and play! Situated just west of I-4 off of Lake Mary Blvd. is the 2000+ acre community. Developed in the 1990's and later, Heath...
Attention all Lake Mary and Seminole County residents: Colonial Town Park in Lake Mary is the place to be...and not just on Friday nights! Now, I'll admit, I'm a little biased...my RE/MAX Central Realty office is located in Colonial Town Park and I've had the opportunity to experience first-hand ...
I was thinking I would be funny and title this post, "Who Let the Dogs Out," but then realized that this is an issue that could pertain to cats, fish, gerbils, hamsters, birds, turtles and other household pets. So, I decided not to discriminate against those ball chasing, tail wagging four legged...
Well, today my Flip Video camcorder arrived in the mail. I was so excited that you would have thought someone delivered a 5-carat diamond ring! My family thinks that I'm already too "techie" for them...I say that I love being connected to those I work with and those who value my ability to provid...
Congratulations to Jon & Christine Gillen, Buyers from New York who successfully closed on their Heathrow home in Lake Mary, Florida yesterday! I had the pleasure of working with Jon & Christine in their search for a new home and after a few days of marathon "house-hunting", they found their drea...
Dear Seller, Yesterday, when I arrived to show your home, I found the combination lockbox (similar to the one on the right) WIDE OPEN with no key inside. It was obvious that the last person who opened the lockbox had not ensured that the key was returned and secured before leaving. For your prote...
I just couldn't resist that title considering my Buyers have a dog named Trouble! After a two-day trek from Long Beach, New York, Jon and Christine arrived in Lake Mary this afternoon for their anticipated closing on Monday with their two dogs, Trouble and Bessie. It's my understanding that Troub...
If you've ever looked for a home in historic College Park, which is a suburb of Orlando, you'd agree that the Buyer of this home was one lucky lady as she closed on this beauty today! Located within walking distance to the newly redesigned Dubsdread Golf Course and Clubhouse, this remodeled home ...

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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