Today on our Tuesday Tour we are taking you to the lovely College Park Neighborhood.

College Park is a lovely, highly desirable historic neighborhood near Downtown Orlando whose name stems from the fact that many of the neighborhood streets are named after universities, such as Harvard and Yale.  Home styles vary from quaint well-kept bungalows to gorgeous lakefront mansions.  At the center of College Park is Edgewater Drive which is lined with local shops and eateries, and hosts many of the area’s most well known events, such as the annual College Park Jazzfest!

Thinking about moving to College Park Orlando, Search College Park Homes for Sale.

Search Downtown Orlando Neighbhorhood Homes for Sale

Need to sell your College Park home, call us today, 407-494-2820

Do you love where you live?   #heartorlandohome

1230MountVernonSoldAre you preparing to list your home this spring and move to another city or buy another home?   Maybe you want to move this summer while the kids are out of school.  If any of this sounds familiar, this article is for you!

Before planning a move you need to understand the time constraints to sell your home.  If you need to be in a new city or in a new home by a specific time, it will affect how we need to market your home.  Any delay in the home sale or lag in time on the market can really disrupt your plans.

As of our last market update from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, the average days on the market in Orlando are about 82 days.  It has been creeping up for the last 5 months.  It takes on average about 10 days longer to sell a home this year than it did last year.

The market is shifting back into what we call a balanced market.  This occurs when there is a balance between buyers and sellers and we have about 5-7 months of inventory available for sale.  In some parts of town it could take you a little longer to get moving.

Real estate is a very local industry; so in your neighborhood the average days on the market could be 15 or even 120!

  • If homes sell more quickly in your neighborhood, you may need to wait to list until you have your next home selected and under contract before you list.  Timing a simultaneous move can be tricky – call us immediately if you need to buy and sell at the same time (407-494-2820).
  • Or if your average days on the market in your area are much longer than normal, then perhaps you need to plan to list sooner rather than later.

As always, the first step to any move is selecting a real estate professional.  We can help you understand the market in your neighborhood and time things properly for your move.   If it takes 60 days to get your home under contract, it may take another 30-45 to close.  So if you want to be moving this summer, you may actually want to get started preparing today!  Contact us to learn more Kathryn@ThinkLiveBe.com or 407-494-2820

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Tomorrow night is Virginia Drive Live in Ivanhoe Village.  Spend the evening strolling along Virginia Drive while shopping local vendors and dining from some of the best Orlando food trucks.  Do you prefer to drink while you stroll?  If you do you can purchase a $15 wrist band that will allow you to taste 10 different wines located along Virginia Drive.  If you prefer to sit and relax while you drink then you can stroll over to the beer garden and enjoy live entertainment and beer!

It starts at 6pm and goes until 10pm, so take your time, chat with the locals and enjoy this amazing weather!

What: Virginia Drive Live

When: Saturday March 14th between 6 and 10pm

On Virginia Drive between Orange Ave and Mills Ave.

The event is free but you can purchase your wrist bands here

Who doesn’t love this time of year?!  Sitting on your patio eating dinner, walking around one of Orlando’s many lakes or catching a FREE outdoor movie on the lawn at Enzian are a few of the best ways to enjoy these Spring evenings!   On select Wednesday nights the Enzian has their ‘Wednesday Night Pitcher Show’ outside on their lawn. Classic movies, beers, munchies and trivia…pretty much the perfect evening to hang with friends.

March 11th (tonight) is Rollerball

March 25th is The Usual Suspects

April 1st is Reservoir Dogs

The show starts at 8pm but come early for a game of Jell-O shot movie trivia!  Wednesday Night Pitcher Show is popular so to help with parking the Enzian will now offer a valet service for $3 and if you valet you will get free popcorn so it totally pays for itself!   If you’d rather park yourself you will find free parking across the street at First Watch and State Farm.

Enzian is a staple in Orlando and provides so much entertainment for the community, if you’d like to make a donation to help continue their support please do so here.  It is a tax deductible donation too! Help support the small guy if you can, show some local love!

 

I don’t know whether to be amazed or terrified.  THIS is happening, cats with acrobatic capabilities, cats in a band, cats holding Guinness Book of World Record titles, cats, cats and more cats.

People love cats, just like people love dogs. But I think cat love is a different kind of love, it’s deeper, and weirder and that’s okay because the weirder the better. Don’t you agree?  And it really doesn’t get much weirder then this.  One full hour of former orphan, rescues and stray cats performing for your pleasure.  This show is a must for any self proclaimed cat person. It’s been featured on all different media outlets from TV to popular blogs and commercials. There are some seriously famous cats out there and Tuna, one of the top performers, is one of them!  Follow her, and the other cats,  on twitter for a behind the scenes look at their performances.

Go get your weird on at The Venue and check out The Acro Cats now through March 15th.

Oh, and of course a portion of every show’s ticket sales go towards cat rescue!

Where: The Venue in Ivanhoe Village

When: Now through March 15th, dates and times, here

Tickets: $20, here

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Mills 50 truly is ‘The Intersection of Creativity and Culture’ . Over the past few years this area has really started to express its personality with the help of some really great local artists. Between the Dumpster Art Project, Murals and Art Box Project there is always something new popping up to catch your eye!

There are two new art projects in the works and both could use your contribution.  First is Bottle Cap Murals.   Eric Rollings, Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor, has secured an artist who will create a mural from bottle caps.  Your contribution would be the bottle caps! If you’d like to help out you can contact Eric by phone: 407-256-2470 or you can also email the main street director for more details:  director@mills50.org.

Next is Operation Put a Bird On It!  Local artist Brendan O’Connor will create a bird house, using ceramic birds out of a now defunct traffic light located at the corner of Amelia and Mills.  Your contribution would be the birds, if you happen to have a ceramic bird or two lying around that you’d like to donate, please drop them off at Great Escape Frame & Art, 1207 N. Mills.

Everyone should love where they live! 

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Have you checked out our Tuesday Tours!  Get a glimpse of Downtown Orlando area neighborhoods from the comfort of your own home!  Check out our previous posts and stay tuned for more tours.

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