Downtown Orlando


Listing inventory has been pretty sparse over the last few years in Orlando.  The lack of inventory is what caused the prices in the Orlando real estate market to go up by about 10% since March of last year.  The increasing values have given us some new listings.  In fact, the number of listings was on the rise last year with eight consecutive months of increases in the number of homes for sale. The improving values have helped people who have been waiting to sell finally gain the equity needed.

And, the number of home sales is extremely healthy as well.  At the end of March this year, the number of homes sales was 25% higher than last year!  This healthy market absorbs the listings at a very fast pace.

Orlando real estate market update

Our main issue is we still seem to have a lack of quality listings in the Downtown Orlando area.  What I mean by quality is – well priced and in good condition.  These listings are few and far between.

When they do come available there are multiple offers and competing buyers.   What we need for this summer in Downtown Orlando are some quality listings for our buyers.  Are you considering selling?  We probably have a buyer for your home!!

Contact us today at 407-494-2820 or Info@ThinkLiveBe.com

*Stats and infographic via Orlando Regional Realtor Association – click image to see entire market infographic

Last weekend I attended the Lake Eola Heights Historic Garden tour.  I love historic homes and gardens, so it was a perfect fit for me.  It was pretty warm out, but I guess you can’t have a garden tour in the fall!

I was able to sponsor the event so it was nice to see such a great turnout!  The brick lined streets in Lake Eola Heights were filled with people walking the tour.  We got some great shots of the event, so I thought I’d share them here.  Enjoy!

Want to live in Lake Eola Heights or learn more about the area?  Search Lake Eola Heights homes for sale at our site

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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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I am currently attending our company’s annual real estate conference. Yesterday we had what is called the Vision speech. This is a look at the trends and forces that will drive the real estate market in 2015. And all of the signs point to it being an amazing time to be buying or selling. It is a balanced market – right where you want to be to make wise real estate decisions and opportunity for all. So my question is where do you want to move this year? You should love where you live and there are opportunities to break into a neighborhood you didn’t think was possible by selling and moving up!

If you could move anywhere in Orlando where would it be? I love my neighborhood but here are some of my other favorites right now and why.

Lake Formosa – (Take Our NEW Neighborhood Video Tour)  home of industrial warehouses and beautiful lake views. It’s an eclectic mix and although the landscape will be changing with the upcoming The Yard project; it provides walkability, history and views. Originally established in 1911 you can see the charming bungalows throughout and feel the history along the railroad. And the Orlando Urban Trail is literally in your back yard to take you anywhere your little bike-riding heart desires.

Lake Como – always a favorite of mine.  This neighborhood is truly a community. The location just southeast of the Central Business District of Downtown Orlando makes it convenient and the neighbors make it a perfect place to call home. The home styles are a nice mix of homes with history and charm all circling around the park and lake where walking your dog and chatting your neighbors is what makes it so special.

Lancaster Park – this neighborhood is full of huge oak trees. All of the Downtown Orlando neighborhoods are known for their oak trees and brick streets, but the main entrance to Lancaster Park is just the perfectly shaded old Florida spot! Located near the ever-growing Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) it is convenient but it feels so secluded and private – not to mention the pride in ownership is evident at every turn. And did I mention the lake views?! Walking the dog is an enjoyable task in this neighborhood!

 Do you love where you live? Find your dream home today.

Today on our Tuesday Tour we are taking you to the desirable Lake Eola Heights Neighborhood.

 

The Lake Eola Heights Neighborhood in Downtown Orlando is filled with historic homes, in fact most of the homes were built in the early 1900s. Many of which have been remodeled and restored to their original glory.  There are a mix of architectural styles to suit any historic home lovers’ needs. And with the mix of brick and paved roads, sprawling tree lined streets and just a quick walk to Lake Eola Park and all that Downtown Orlando has to offer make Lake Eola Heights a desirable area.

Thinking about moving to Lake Eola Heights Orlando, Search Lake Eola Heights Homes for Sale.

Search Downtown Orlando Neighbhorhood Homes for Sale

Need to sell your Lake Eola Heights home, call us today, 407-494-2820

Do you love where you live?   #heartorlandohome

I don’t know about you but I love living in Orlando.  There is something special about watching a city grow around you.  I love the Downtown Orlando neighborhoods that are full of history and the juxtaposition with an ever growing cityscape.  I love seeing a new coffee shop or restaurant pop up in my neighborhood making it walk-able and making that city lifestyle so accessible even a few miles from the city center.

I must not be alone in my love for homes in Downtown Orlando.  Our very own 32801 zip code topped the most searched zip code list for 2014 on Realtor.com.  This popular Orlando zip code is home to our Central Business District, Thornton Park, and a few streets South of the 408 as well.do you love where you live

Do you love where you live?  There are so many great neighborhoods surrounding Downtown Orlando and Winter Park.  If you are craving a new home in Orlando in these walk-able and eclectic neighborhoods you have come to the right spot.

We set up a simple way to get started today.  Just visit www.HeartOrlandoHome.com and either start your search for your dream home or find out how much you have in equity in your current home to put towards the move.

Don’t forget to check out our new weekly post “Tuesday Tours”. Every Tuesday we’ll post a little something about the neighborhood along with a video so you can explore and get to know the neighborhoods surrounding downtown Orlando.

So, what’s your favorite neighborhood in Downtown Orlando?

–Kathryn

Needed a photo of a bicycle lane marking for use in a SitePoint video tutorial. This is the best I could find. Took some Photoshopping to get rid of those silly extra circles.

Great things are happening locally in Downtown Orlando and the surrounding neighborhoods!  Our little city is growing up so fast, and it is so cool to watch and be a part of it.

Last week Orlando launched Orlando Bike Share and though I haven’t had a chance to use it myself I was pleasantly surprised to see them being used around town all of last weekend.  I love the idea of hopping on a bike and just riding around for the day, Florida has the best bike weather so Orlando Bike Share will definitely continue to gain popularity.

There are currently 4 hubs in the center of Downtown Orlando, with plans to add more on the Orlando MainStreets as well as I-Drive.   Imagine hopping on a bike Downtown for coffee, then pedaling on through Mills50 and Ivanhoe Village, and if you’re feeling adventurous, all the way Winter Park! Orlando is such a bikeable city!  Ride the bike lanes on the main roads or cruise through the brick paved back roads, no matter what route you take there is plenty to do along the way. They’ve made reserving bikes super easy with the use of an app, you see where bikes are available, and where you can drop them off.  You actually don’t even have to return them to a ‘hub’, for a fee you can leave it locked on any bike rack, awesome!  It is an affordable way to spend the day and an affordable cost if you’re looking for a better way to commute to and from work.  Plans start at $5/hour and go up to $99/year.  And for your businesses out there, there are a ton of sponsorship perks and even advertising opportunities.

Spend this weekend getting to know your city from a bike’s point of view!

Do you love where you live?   #heartorlandohome


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