If you have traveled through Downtown Orlando I’m sure you’ve noticed the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.  Maybe it was only concrete and steel when you first saw it but it is now a building of pure wonderment.  33,000 square feet, it spans two blocks and takes up almost nine acres of downtown. And now is your chance to step inside and experience it all for yourself.  Saturday November 8th starts their community open house.  Guests can meander through the Della Phillips Grand Lobby, the Walt Disney Theater, the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater and the Seneff Arts Plaza. Along the way be sure to stop for photo ops and pick up tickets to upcoming shows and events!  This is a family friendly event so bring everyone out to take in the beauty of this new building!

The community open house is from noon until 6pm but you don’t want to go too far afterwards because at 8pm there is a free concert.  The concert is celebrating the opening of the Dr. Phillips Center and the Seneff Arts Plaza and it is starring Cheryl Crow!  Can you believe it?!  A free Cheryl Crow concert right in Downtown Orlando, how cool is that?!  And if you aren’t able to make it out to Saturday’s community open house don’t worry, they’re doing it again on Sunday.  But on Sunday you’ll have the option to upgrade to a $30 ticket that will get you access to a private facility with high top tables and chairs, lunch from Bubbalou’s Bodacious BBQ and three drink tickets.  Sunday hours are noon to 4pm, exploring on your own is still free!

 

 Websites:

https://www.facebook.com/DrPhillipsCenter

http://www.drphillipscenter.org/

 

Interested in buying or selling a home in one of the Downtown Orlando area neighborhoods?  Visit our website or contact us today,  (407) 494-2820!

 

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This past weekend I, along with others volunteered to help Green Up Mills50. It was a chilly morning, and by chilly I mean COLD, 53 degrees!   But I bundled up, grabbed my bag of mulch and got to work with the other volunteers.  We spent a few hours trimming back palms, weeding and replanting planters along Mills Avenue, a little bit of work that made a lot of difference.  It is amazing how a few hours of volunteer work can really put a little pep in your step for the rest of the day!

Main Street Neighborhoods rely on volunteers, whether it be for beautifying the neighborhood,  running local events or even just getting the word out about other ways to help.   Below we’ve linked to each district website that has a volunteer section or we’ve listed their email so you can find out more about their volunteer opportunities.  Volunteering is the best way to give back to the community, it doesn’t cost you anything yet it makes a huge impact.

Have you volunteered recently?  Do you know of other ways to volunteer for the community?  Let us know!

Audubon Park Garden District : AudubonParkGardenDistrict@gmail.com

Church Street District:  info@churchstreetdistrict.com

Mills50 District:  director@mills50.org

College Park Partnership

Downtown South District

Ivanhoe Village District

Thornton Park District

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Have you been thinking about buying or selling you home in one of the Main Street Neighborhoods?  Give us a call, (407) 494-2820.

holiday sale imageMany people think the holiday season is not a good time to sell a home. That is a myth.

In fact, almost every year there is a slight up-tick in the number of homes sold in December.  Right now, many Orlando home sellers are withdrawing their listings or deciding to wait until January to list.  They are hesitating because of this Myth and the idea that it might be inconvenient to sell over the holidays.  But that opens up great opportunities for the serious sellers and serious buyers out there!

Why Is there an increase in sales in December?

Well, there are many reasons that buyers try to close by the end of the year

-  a variety of tax purposes
– being relocated from one place to another
– they want to move while kids are out of school on a holiday break
– lease expiring at the end of the year
– have some vacation time left and it’s a good time to move
– etc

So why List your Orlando Home Right NOW?

  1. Buyers who are moving in the holiday months are usually very motivated by the above reasons.  And these serious buyers are looking for homes right now.  It takes approximately 30-45 days to close a loan.  Therefore, most buyers are searching for that special home starting now.
  2. Because many sellers think it is too inconvenient or have heard that it’s a bad time to sell; some are beginning to withdraw their listings and “take a break” from selling. That means less competition during the next few months.  Less competition means a quicker sale and more negotiating power for the smart sellers!

So what are you waiting for?  Take advantage of the opportunities this holiday season.  Whether you are moving up, downsizing, or just trying to unload some investment property – this is the time!  If your are interested in selling a home in Orlando give us a call at 407-494-2820 or contact us below.

We love that Orlando is recognizing itself as a creative city, and it is events like Creative City Project that really prove that to be true.

On Saturday, November 1st, you can walk around Downtown Orlando and experience dozens of performances from artists like The Cook Trio to professional organizations like Cirque du Soleil.  These artists, and many more,  will be scattered throughout the city performing in public spaces like Orange County History Center, Chase Plaza, multiple art galleries, Orange Ave, Pine St. and more.

All different artists coming together to promote creativity and share their love for their art is truly an amazing thing and should not be missed.

They’ve made it easy,  maps are being handed out that list the time and place of each performance, hours are 7-11pm and it is FREE. Yes, you read that correctly, FREE.  So grab your family and friends and see what Orlando creatives have to offer,  you will not be disappointed!

 

Saturday November 1st

7-11pm

Free!

 

 

Spend this weekend getting a head start on your holiday shopping by buying local, handmade goods from vendors at Fall Fiesta in the Park!  For two days 600+ vendors span the entire walkway around Lake Eola, all to sell their handmade goods. There is food,  live entertainment and plenty of kids activities for the little ones.

We love Fall Fiesta, each year we spend all weekend roaming around, taking our time picking out the perfect gifts for friends and family…and maybe a little something for ourselves too.  It is a day you can take nice and slow.  There will be plenty of food and drink vendors so after you are done shopping go grab a bite and lounge around beautiful Lake Eola for a while, the weather is perfect for it!

Fall Fiesta is a great way to support  our local community, local artists and local crafters.

 

Fall Fiesta in the Park

Saturday 11/1 from 10am – 5pm

Sunday 11/2 from 12pm – 5pm

 

 

 

Interested in purchasing a home around Downtown Orlando, we just listed this property in Lake Como!  Call today to schedule a private showing!

Magic, it always irritated me more than it impressed me.  I could never understand why people found it so amazing when you knew it was all just an illusion. But this isn’t about me; it’s about you and finding unique things to do in our wonderful city!  How about this one, Magic Mansion, intrigued? I thought you would be and I must admit that I am as well.  Being able to walk through a historic mansion and seeing up close magic does sound kind of…well…magical.

For 4 nights only the Historic Dr. Phillips House will be hosting Magic Mansion: An Interactive Close-Up Magic Experience.   Featuring the Official Magicians of the Orlando Magic as well as other performers, all that were personally selected by Kostya Kimlat.  Kimlat is a world renowned entertainer and magician who founded SeeMagicLive, which creates customized magic presentations around the world.

The Mansion will be open from 6-10pm, you can come as you please but allow yourself a few hours to explore the mansion and experience all of the wonderment that these magicians have to offer.  Complimentary parking upon arrival and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

211 N. Lurcerne Cir. E

October 27-30; 6-10pm

Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Looking to buy or sell a home in the downtown area?  Visit our website to start  today or give us a call, we’d love to help!

 

Let’s talk breakfast for a moment.   The most important meal of the day.  The most diverse meal of the day.  Have it savory or sweet, heavy or light, you can even have it for dinner! The options are endless so it makes perfect sense that one of our absolute favorite food trucks is local yolk’l.

A husband and wife team who cook up a most delicious breakfast, a lot of it sourced locally!  Local cage free eggs from Lake Meadow Naturals in Ocoee, breads from Old Hearth Bread Company in Casselberry and bagels from Bagel King in Orlando.  They have a diverse menu, from savory breakfast sandwiches like The Glitzy which is a bagel with scrambled egg, American cheese, and bacon (comes with home fries) to items a little more on the sweet side like Red Velvet Pancakes with cream cheese icing or Stuffed French Toast stuffed with Nutella, strawberry or peanut butter & jelly.  How can you go wrong? Well, you can’t really.

local yolk’l is an incredibly popular food truck so their schedule is all over the place, you can usually find them at the major events around town and always at The Food Truck Bazaars.  You absolutely have to try them.  Follow them on Twitter or Facebook to find out where they are going next and what their monthly special is. Right now it is the Twisted Elvis, look at this thing…yummmmmmm!

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