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!
This series is being written as a result of not only my experiences, but those of other Real Estate agents, Sellers and Buyers who have recently been party to a real estate transaction involving a new breed of company that promised one thing, and yet delivered something much different. Your comme...
As a mother of two boys who attend Seminole County Public Schools in Central Florida, I too am concerned about how budget cuts in the County will effect the level of service and education that my children will receive. In talking with another parent, I was told about this very important rally, wh...
  Welcome to 3414 Cocard Court....a recently remodeled custom home in Windermere's famous Chaine du Lac community, which is located in Central Florida. Chaine du Lac is an enclave of exceptional homes on the shores of Lake Butler, which is part of the Butler Chain of Lakes.          Crafted with...
According to recent statistics shared by David Johnson, Property Appraiser for Seminole County, Florida, Sellers need to know that their property may no longer be worth what they were hoping. After reviewing values for all residential properties within the County, Mr. Johnson has revealed that ho...
Over the last year or more, the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for Central Florida has seen a rise in short-sale properties that are being marketed at a price that has not been approved by the Seller's lender. The explanation for this is quite simple as lenders have been unwilling to commun...
In years past, when an appraiser in Central Florida determined the value of a property that was under contract by a Buyer, they did so by using closed sales.  Of course, consideration was always taken when the appraiser selected the comparables used to make sure that they truly were comparable, b...
Like most full-time professional Real Estate agents who have embraced social networking as a means to stay in touch with current, past & future clients while developing relationships with other professionals within the industry, I too understand the importance of mediums such as Twitter. What I h...
Although written disclosures are not required by Florida Law, those Sellers who are being represented by a Real Estate broker will most likely be asked to complete a thorough document that addresses issues such as title defects, code violations, water intrusion, evidence of termites, personal pro...
In today's market, having a well written letter of loan approval from a recognized mortgage lender is crucial! As a matter of fact, if you are planning to buy a home in Central Florida, it's becoming more and more common for listing agents and Sellers to require that the Buyer be pre-approved for...
While the title of this Blog post may have a different "meaning" to you, for me...it only seemed appropriate after reviewing some recent "invitations" I've received from clients who have become friends over the years. As a full-time Real Estate agent who has been in the business for seven years n...

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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