Longwood, FL Real Estate News

By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Longwood, Seminole County, Florida for December 2008.  Longwood is made up of the zip codes of 32779 & 32750.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time - in other words, it's the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it's specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the num...
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By LaShawn Norden, REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL
(Keller Williams Heritage Realty)
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 off of I-4 approximately 10 miles north of Downtown Orlando and is certain to be a frequented spot by those who live in Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Wekiva, Lake Mary and Apopka. According to April McCoy, a representative with the Florida Hospital Foundation, Harmoni Market is "the tasty fusion of urban life and Mediterranean style, a veritable playground for food lovers!" Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP by January 16th to April McCoy ...
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By Hunter Paschall
(Consulting Group INC/ Short Sale Negotiation Company)
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
Alaqua Lakes is an upscale community located in Longwood, Seminole County Florida 32779. Alaqua Lakes is a 24/7 manned security community made up of homes priced from the $600K range up to over several million and built in the late 90’s through mid 2000’s. Alaqua Lakes is home to The Legacy at Alaqua Lakes, a Tom Fazio designed private golf course which is also an Audubon International Signature Certified Sanctuary. The amenities at Alaqua Lakes include tennis courts, swimming pool, soccer/baseball field, volleyball court, playgrounds, etc. Alaqua Lakes is a great place to live! For information on Longwood and Seminole County real estate and Longwood and Seminole County homes for sale in addition to Longwood and Seminole County relocation contact Marc Grossman, your Longwood and Semino...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
Alaqua is an upscale prestigious golf and country club community located in Longwood, Seminole County Florida 32779. Alaqua is 24/7 manned security community made up of custom homes with the majority in the $1M - $2M+ range and built in the late 80’s through mid 90’s with some built as late as 2003. Alaqua is home of the Alaqua County Club which is a private golf course designed by Gary Player. Alaqua is an absolutely fabulous place to live! For information on Longwood and Seminole County real estate and Longwood and Seminole County homes for sale in addition to Longwood and Seminole County relocation contact Marc Grossman, your Longwood and Seminole County Realtor @ 407-463-1034. Additional information is available for Seminole County real estate, Orange County real estate, West Volus...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
Shadowbay is a small but lovely community of homes and townhomes built in the 80’s located in the Northwest area of Longwood, Seminole County, Florida. The community is located right off of Wekiva Springs Road with some of the homes having frontage on Lake Brantley. Shadowbay amenities include a community pool, tennis courts, Lake Brantley access and a boat ramp. Shadowbay is a great place to live! For information on Longwood and Seminole County real estate and Longwood and Seminole County homes for sale in addition to Longwood and Seminole County relocation contact Marc Grossman, your Longwood and Seminole County Realtor @ 407-463-1034. Additional information is available for Seminole County real estate, Orange County real estate, West Volusia County and South Lake County. To learn mo...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
Sweetwater Club in located in Longwood in the unincorporated NorthWest corner of Seminole County and is comprised of 176 single family homes on a minimum of 1 acre lot with estates ranging upwards of 13 acres each with its own distinct character. Sweetwater Club has a 24/7 manned security. The community was built starting in the late 70’s through the 80’s. Amenities include lighted tennis courts, access to Lake Brantley and Wekiva State Park is just across the road. Sweetwater Club is a great place to call home! For information on Longwood and Seminole County real estate and Longwood and Seminole County homes for sale in addition to Longwood and Seminole County relocation contact Marc Grossman, your Longwood and Seminole County Realtor @ 407-463-1034. Additional information is availabl...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
Sabal Point in located in Longwood in the unincorporated NorthWest corner of Seminole County and is comprised of 14 villages, each with its own distinct character. Sabal Point was built from the mid 70's through the late 80's. It was designed with wide thoroughfares and sidewalks offering bike trails and room for walking and running/jogging. The community also offers a baseball field, basketball court & tot lot. It used to be the home of the Sabal Point Country Club & Golf Course. At the present time there are plans for redevelopment of that area. Many of the homes in Sabal Point offer water and conservation views. Sabal Point is a great place to call home!   For information on Longwood and Seminole County real estate and Longwood and Seminole County homes for sale in addition to Longw...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
Sweetwater Oaks is located in Longwood in the unincorporated NorthWest corner of Seminole County, Florida and comprises of approximately 1400 single family homes with some properties having frontage on Lake Brantley. Sweetwater Oaks was a vision that began in the late 60's on what was formerly orange groves and forest. Sweetwater Oaks offers amenities that include Sweetwater Beach with its sandy beach on Lake  Brantley with a community boat ramp. Additionally, there is also volleyball and a picnic area. Riverbend Park offers tennis courts, basketball court, covered pavilion and nature trails. There is also the Community Center which has lighted tennis courts as well as some meeting space. Sweewater Oaks is a great place to live with Wekiva Springs Road as its major artery.   For inform...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Longwood, Seminole County, Florida for November 2008.  Longwood is made up of the zip codes of 32779 & 32750.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time - in other words, it's the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it's specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the num...
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By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
So you wanna deal on Longwood Real Estate. I completely understand... I do to, in fact with the gloom they are painting for retail this Christmas [and Yes, iI am one of the ones still willing to CALL it Christmas] I have thought about scooping up a deal on one of those super-duper flat-screens... but I digress. Back to your needs... not mine. =0) When it comes to housing info, there are always 2 questions to think about: How does this impact Longwood real estate buyers? How does this impact Longwood real estate sellers? Since these are commonly on opposite sides of the see-saw, housing data is rarely negative or positive on a universal level -- one group of us is going to see a benefit. Today, it's home sellers. [Sorry buyers, the longer you sit on the sidelines, the greater the chances...
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(The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts)
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By Hunter Paschall
(Consulting Group INC/ Short Sale Negotiation Company)
What is going to happen with the $700 billion dollar bail-out? No one knows because like the 643 bill, that was passed with a lot of unanswered and misleading clauses and questionable results. Whom is it for, Who will it help, Is there enough Money to go around???  It has left us Investors and Realtors  who are still in the game confused.  I am talking about the pre-foreclosure game. Consulting with people about their properties and negotiating with banks to make a profit after getting a huge discount or just a discount low enough to help all that is involved. I have been working in the pre-foreclosure industry for over 9 years now. This new bail out will just help us savvy Realtors and  Investors to make even more money. Help the values of homes start making its turn from a  downward s...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Longwood, Seminole County, Florida for October 2008.  Longwood is made up of the zip codes of 32779 & 32750.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time - in other words, it's the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it's specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the numb...
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By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
Conforming mortgage guidelines are the Home Loan Rule Book for Longwood real estate, Lake Mary real estate... and well... pretty much anywhere these days. This Orlando Home Loan 'Rule Book' helps in delineating between applicants that get approved for an Orlando mortgage and those that do not. Well, the rule book just got a little bit tougher.  According to Fannie Mae... Blog Post Continues: Buying Longwood Real Estate buttt... 'renting' the current residence huh?
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By Hunter Paschall
(Consulting Group INC/ Short Sale Negotiation Company)
HUNTERS TRANSFORMATION AS A REAL ESTATE ENTREPRENEUR In the early 1980’s I read three books by Robert Allen. (Creating Wealth, Nothing Down and The Challenge) After reading those the seed had been planted for my future career. I was working in the family business from the time I graduated high school in 1978. For 20 years I stumbled along selling auto parts to other mom & pop automotive shops and I thought it was great. I bought my first house in the early 1980’s from a motivated seller. I got the antique furniture and lots of other stuff left on the property. I negotiated a lower down payment as well as a lower monthly payment. I thought my greatest accomplishment from this deal is that I owned my home and that I would never have to pay rent again. Little did I know that this house wa...
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Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard recently bought this house in Longwood Florida. 5 bedrooms, 5+ baths, wine cellar, lazy river, 3500 square foot patio, etc... Congratulations to Chocky Burks for getting this home sold!!!   Johnny Davis Davis Signature Realty LLC www.davissignaturerealty.com  
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By David Welch, #OrlandoRealEstate Optimist
(Remax 200 Realty)
Apparently, someone forgot to tell Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic that the economy is shaky, and that Orlando real estate is a questionable investment. He just paid a record $8 million for a new home in Longwood. You can read all about it in the Orlando Sentinel. There is even a short video showing off the home. By the way the Magic lost their first game last night. If only real estate agents made that kind of money without closing the deal. On to banking. The Treasury has pumped billions into the banking industry, and the Fed has dropped the Fed funds rate by a point in the last three weeks to 1%. In a nutshell, money is cheap and there is plenty of it, so banks should start lending. Wake up guys, if you don't lend you can't make any money. The White House actually had to tell bank...
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By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
ARMs have been strained, ARMs have been twisted. Since Lehman failed you may find that... your ARM as around your own neck?. Ugh... for current home owners with soon-to-adjust adjustable rate mortgages [ARM], the recent financial market upheaval worldwide may lead to a personal catch-22. This is mainly because most conforming ARMs made after 2003 are based on an index called "LIBOR" [London Interbank Offered Rate... this is the rate that banks charge one another] and LIBOR is up an uncharacteristic 2 percent since September. Ooof. Historically, LIBOR has tracked the U.S. treasury market, plus about 1/2-percent. This suggests that banks are only slightly less likely to default versus the U.S. government. That communicated that banks, at the time were only fractionally less likely to defa...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Longwood, Seminole County, Florida for September 2008.  Longwood is made up of the zip codes of 32779 & 32750.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time – in other words, it’s the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it’s specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the nu...
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