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    Material costs could push new-home prices 5% higher

    MIAMI – June 15, 2018 – The White House’s move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum come on top of a nationwide labor shortage and previous tariffs levied on Canadian lumber. As a result, the combination is ramping up costs for South Florida home builders – and homebuyers and renters may eventually feel the […]

    Orlando, now is the time to prepare for the Hurricane season

    The typical hurricane season in Orlando runs from the start of June until late November.  During this time, anyone in the Orlando area should look out for news on tropical storms forming around the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. Now is also a good time to start stocking up on hurricane related supplies.  Some of […]

    Buy flood insurance now or it may be too late

    ORLANDO, Fla. – June 1, 2018 – Hurricane season began June 1, so Florida home and business owners and renters should consider buying a National Flood Insurance policy (NFIP) before it’s too late. It takes 30 days from the date of purchase for NFIP policies to become effective. Florida is prone to hurricane-related flooding, with […]

    Which lenders dominate the mortgage market?

    NEW YORK – Oct. 19, 2017 – Quicken Loans commands the largest share of the mortgage market, according to 2016 data recently released by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council – but Wells Fargo boasts the highest origination dollar volume at $126 billion that same year, compared to Quicken Loans’ $90.6 billion. iEmergent, which compiled […]


    Hurricane Irma contributes to September drop in Orlando home sales Hurricane Irma helped drive Orlando’s home sales down by nearly 20 percent in September compared to September of last year, reports the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. In addition, sales decreased by almost 30 percent when compared to last month. “Based on our previous experience with […]

    Ready to sell a vacant home in Orlando? Consider staging it!

    Staging creates the best likelihood that a house will sell at the high end of its price range, and quickly- it’s not about creating the perfect home.  Staging allows a potential home buyer to get a feel on how to best utilize the space to best suit their lifestyle. The best spaces in a vacant […]

    The Emotional Side of Selling Your Orlando Home

    Let’s face it.  Selling a home in Orlando or anywhere where you have had many memories and reflections of your life can have significant emotional pull on your decision to sell.  This is understandable.  As an Orlando based Realtor, I see this many times when I meet with my sellers who are considering to put […]


    Welcome to the monthly housing update for the Orlando Market.  Whether you are a buyer or seller, you will find this information helpful!  This month, we feature the month of February 2017. Price *The median price of all existing homes combined sold in February 2017 — $205,000 — is a 10.8 percent increase from the […]

    Orlando has a new Sherwin Williams paint store

    Sherwin Williams just opened up a new store on Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando and they will be having a one day grand opening sale on March 11, 2017 where all paint will be 40% off. I found the store to be clean and stocked for every type of paint project.  They also had a […]

    How Long Will Your House Last?

    As a Broker, I am accustomed to Dr Phillips an Windermere buyers asking me important questions regarding the lifespan of many in a typical home.  The Florida Realtors magazine does an excellent job of pointing out the typical lifespan of these items.  Enjoy.  

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