Welcome to Colonialtown North!  This is a charming neighborhood just North East of Downtown Orlando.  Colonialtown North is filled with 1920s and 1940s bungalows, some 1950s ranch homes, and also home to some new construction.  It is not a historic district although it is filled with historic charm.

The neighborhood is located within walking distance to Mills50 Main Street district, a thriving business district with shops and restaurants and biking distance to Downtown, Thornton Park, and Audubon Park. The proximity to the Orlando Urban Trail makes it a very bike friendly neighborhood.  You’ll find charming bungalows priced in the low $200,000s all the way up to large two – story homes near $400,000.  There is a voluntary neighborhood association, a community garden, and community pool and rec center.  If walk-ability is in your must have list, this neighborhood should top your list.

Thinking about moving to Colonialtown North?  Search Colonialtown North Homes for Sale

Need to sell your Colonialtown North home, call us today 407-494-2820.  We can help you find a buyer that enjoys this neighborhood as much as we do!

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Many people ask what time of year is the best time to sell a home.  That answers depends on what part of the country you are located and the general market in your neighborhood.  Here is Orlando, our busiest seasons for home sales are spring and summer.  But if that’s when the buyers are closing on a home in Orlando, that means they started searching for a home a few months earlier.  It typically takes about 30-45 days to close on a home that is being financed.  A buyer usually takes a little time to view homes before making a decision, so you want to be “on the market” when the most buyers are searching for homes…not when they’re closing on them!

Last year the most Orlando homes went under contract in April and May.   Listing during the months where the most pending activity takes place ensures you’ll have the maximum buyers searching and therefore obtain your highest offer for this market.

So why list now?

1.  Home Values are Up
The median sales price took a dip in January, but it’s back on the rise and so are the number of sales. Last month there were 12% more sales than January and 19% more than that time in 2014.

2.  Competition is still relatively low
The more listings that are for sale the more competition you have when trying to sell. The number of listings was increasing pretty quickly last year but it seems to have slowed just a bit in the new year.  Take advantage of this sooner rather than later!

3.  Get on the market before everyone else does!
As the market improves, inevitability more people will attempt to sell their home.  Don’t wait for everyone else to jump on board (see #2).  List now to attract the buyers in these busy months.  Other sellers will wait to sell during the summer because its more convenient for moving or they have heard it’s the busiest time of year.  Don’t wait and risk your chances of selling while the buyers are searching!

Thinking of selling your Downtown Orlando, College Park, or Winter Park home?
Contact us today to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar

407-494-2820 Office line – ask for Kathryn or fill out this form and we’ll be in touch shortly!

What’s Up Downtown.  An opportunity for local residents, businesses, employees, educators and pretty much anyone else who wants to network and learn more about developments and initiatives taking place in Downtown Orlando.  It happens the first Thursday of every month and in the past there have been some really cool settings and awesome information shared.

Next Thursday, April 2nd,  What’s Up Downtown will be a 45 minute Historic Walking Tour around Downtown Orlando.  You’ll hear from multiple speakers, see character appearances and even be welcomed into the History Center for a complimentary visit!

The tour starts at 8:30am at the Downtown Orlando Information Center and will end at the 1927 Historic Orange County Courtroom which is located within the Orange County Regional History Center.

I love little neighborhood cafés and restaurants that are nestled between residential homes. We are lucky have a few of them to choose from in Downtown Orlando neighborhoods,  and one of my favorites is 903 Mills Market.  It may not really be a hidden gem because it is so well known and so popular and for good reason! The menu is awesome, the staff is great but the ambience is what really makes it special.  It is super chill, relaxed and easy going, most of the seating is outside but they have a few tables inside as well.  During the day you can relax under the shade of the umbrellas and at night under the string lights and night sky.  It is located on the corner of Gore and South Mills, just a few steps from Lake Davis.  A great place to have a bite and a drink and then meander around the lake and catch a beautiful view of Downtown Orlando skyline!

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Today on our Tuesday Tour we are taking you on a tour of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival!

We went to the 56th Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival this past weekend!  It was quite warm but there was a beautiful breeze and when you caught some shade the temperature was just perfect.  There was a ton of amazing art, great food, and vendors.

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor art festivals.  This year over 1,100 artists from around the world applied for entry!  It has been named the best juried fine art fair by Art Fair Calendar (2013,2014).  It is ranked #1 best fine art and design show in the Southeast and #5 in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine (2014).  Two-hundred and twenty five artists were selected to exhibit their work the weekend.  This is just one of the many reasons Winter Park is such a desirable place to live!

Thinking about moving to Winter Park?  Search Winter Park Homes for Sale

Need to sell your Winter Park home, call us today 407-494-2820.  We can help you find a buyer that will appreciate these finer things in life!

WP Art

This weekend is the 56th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.   It is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious juried outdoor art festivals.  The very first festival was held on Park Avenue in 1960 by a handful of local art enthusiasts and featured 90 exhibiting artists.   Over the years the festival has grown so much and currently features 225 artists and is held on Park Avenue and in Central Park.

It is a great way to spend the weekend; Winter Park already has so much to offer, this just adds to it!  But let’s be honest,  Winter Park doesn’t really have the best parking availability on a non-festival weekend so you can only imagine what it will be like with an event that has over 350,000 attendees!  So this year SunRail has stepped in and is offering FREE service into Winter Park!  They have a set schedule for the festival here, take advantage, and make a day of it!

What:  Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

When:  March 20th and 21st from 9am-6pm and March 22nd from 9am-5pm

Where:  On Park Avenue between Canton and New England and in Central Park

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Whether you are a local business owner or a local resident who likes to stay involved you should definitely come to the Mills 50 Business After Hours next Wednesday, March 25th.  The Business After Hours will be held at Bart. on Mills Ave from 5:30 – 7pm.  It’s a casual atmosphere and all are welcome,  go hang, drink a beer, play some classic arcade games and get to know your neighbors and local business owners!  If you are a Mills 50 member it is free, for non-members it is $5.  Please RSVP to director@mills50.org

Where: Bart.

When: Wednesday March 25th @ 5:30pm

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