Monday Market Report – What’s all the Buzz about?

Being in the real estate industry everyone always asks the questions “How are things in the Real Estate Business?”  Recently I’ve been getting a lot more of these questions.  My answer has changed over the last few years.  In the past less people asked the question or if they did they did so with a decidedly more sympathetic tone.  It felt as if the person asking the question felt bad for me for being a real estate agent in Orlando during these “tough times”.

My view of the last few years is one of opportunity for first time home buyers and investors; but nonetheless most people felt bad that I had to work in such hard conditions.  Don’t get me wrong…there were some challenging times but all in all this was a course correction that needed to happen.

It is nice to finally have positive news across the board to share with people.  And it seems as if a buzz of positive energy is spreading across the real estate industry and is being felt across the country!  The inventory is at 6 year lows, the interest rates continue to remain at historically low levels (under 4%!), and sales prices are creeping up finally!  Nationally, the sales from May 2012 are up 10% from the year before at that time and builders have started building again.(1)

So my question to you is have you felt the buzz?  If you or anyone you know needs real estate assistance in Orlando we’re here to help guide you through the good times and the bad!  Email us at or call us at 1-800-859-5714 ext. 0


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(1) Wall Street Journal Online


About Kathryn Stelljes PA

I am a Realtor in the Downtown Orlando area. I have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and a degree in Residential Planning. My background in these design fields has advanced my ability to sell in the realm of residential real estate. As a native Floridian and resident of Downtown Orlando I understand the growing needs for homeowners in the Central Florida home market and specifically the Downtown market. I enjoy sharing information about businesses, fun events, and the historic homes and neighborhoods that make Downtown Orlando such a unique and vibrant place to live. I love Italian Greyhounds, old houses, interior design and design blogs, social media networking, and anything marketing related.
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