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!
According to a recent press release by the Florida Association of Realtors, Orlando and Phoenix have been selected to be part of a pilot project launched by Fannie Mae in hopes of reducing foreclosures by pre-approving short-sales. As many homeowners and their Real Estate agents have discovered, ...
Now, now...stop thinking naughty. This is a Real Estate blog post that is rated G. I promise. As a full-time Real Estate agent who has represented many Buyers in the past several years, I've come to realize that you must KISS them sometime during the buying process. What, you say?? KISS? Yes. KIS...
Harmoni Market, a Artisan Meal Market, is celebrating the opening of a new location in Longwood, Florida by hosting an event on January 19th from 6:00PM-8:00PM in support of the Florida Hospital Altamonte Foundation. Harmoni's newest location is in The Springs Plaza, which is conveniently located...
As of January 1, 2009, all Buyers who are purchasing condos in Florida should be provided with a new disclosure that communicates the roles and responsibilities of the both the condo Board and individual unit owners. This disclosure, called the "Condominium Governance Form" includes information r...
Dear Active Rain Family, Friends and Followers, Happy New Year! Yes, I know, it's January 6th and I'm a few days late...but, as they say, "better late than never!" I would have written sooner, but since I gave up coffee as a New Year's "Resolution" (more like a New Years lesson in torture!), I am...
With the ever changing real estate market and the number of foreclosures growing minute by minute, Buyers and their agents should be aware that there have been several instances in Central Florida where the lender has not filed the foreclosure properly; and as a result, are not truly able to sell...
Not all communities in Seminole County have Home Owner Associations, but, there are a good portion that do. When I work with a client who is ready to buy a home, it's important to know if they want to live in a "deed" restricted community or not. If they want a community with a Home Owners Associ...
OK, I'll admit it. I'm a freak for details. As a Buyer's Agent, I find that I often spend endless hours educating Buyers on what they SHOULD DO to insure that their home buying process is a success, as well as what they should AVOID DOING so that it doesn't blow up somewhere along the way. One of...
According to the City of Lake Mary, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting several Lake Mary neighborhoods within the city limits on Saturday, December 13th as they ride on the top of one of the City's fire trucks! The morning tour begins at 8:30AM and will begin at Ridge Road and follow the below...
Annual Home Owner Association fees are often calculated by dividing the income needed to pay the expenses for the community by the total number of homes in that community. Let's use my community as an example. Our annual budget is $30,000, which covers the management fee, water, power, printing, ...

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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