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!
a Duck. With that being said, I am personally challenged by the fact that listing agents do not truthfully market the condition of the property in the Multiple Listing Services (MLS). Don't get me wrong, I'm not asking agents to "hurt" their sellers by revealing less than desireable qualities abo...
The Orlando Regional Realtor Association produces a trade publication for it's members that is often filled with statistics related to the local real estate market. Here are a few that every Central Floridian needs to know about Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County and Seminole County: Year...
Especially when compared to this property! In all of Seminole County, Florida, there is nothing that compares to this property! This one-of-a-kind showplace boasts more 135+ feet of direct frontage on Lake Monroe, which is the 8th largest lake in the Orlando area and is part of the St. Johns Rive...
Regardless of whether you purchase a brand new home from a builder, a re-sale home from a traditional seller, a short sale or a bank-owned property (a foreclosure), one of the most important steps in the buying process is to have the property inspected by a certified, licensed and insured Home/Bu...
I've seen a lot of crazy marketing antics over the years, but this one beats them all! Recently, a local Seminole County "For Sale By Owner" ran an ad on Craig's List and found a few talented people who would be willing to "market" their home for sale for five hours (they were each paid $10/hour)...
When selling a Central Florida home, it's important for Sellers and their listing agents to have knowledge of what potential "black eyes" the property may have so that it can be priced accordingly. Just a couple of years ago, Buyers had fewer choices which made them more willing to accept a prope...
  LaShawn Norden | RE/MAX Central Realty | (321) 377-0157 424 Sand Pebble Cove, Longwood, FL Well maintained single family home on a culdesac zoned for great Lake Mary schools. Not a short-sale or foreclosure! 3BR/2BA Single Family House   offered at $200,000 Year Built 1992 Sq Footage 1,644 Bed...
The City of Lake Mary and Be a Trailblazer Inc., a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for area citizens, will be hosting a 5K in Lake Mary, Florida on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 8:00AM. The event will be held at the Timacuan Country Club and will ...
Earlier this year, the Economic Stimulus Plan, that included a $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers, was approved. Below is what Central Florida first-time home buyers who are considering purchasing a home need to know about the 2009 Tax Credit: The approved amount is $8,000, or 10% of th...
In the Fall of 2008, the Florida Association of REALTORS® published the Short Sale Addendum to Purchase and Sale Contract (aka SSA-2), which further clarifies the contingency for the approval by the seller's lender(s), the time period allowed for that approval and options for when all other time ...

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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