February 17, 2015
Today on our Tuesday Tour we are taking you to the gorgeous Lawsona/Fern Creek Neighborhood.
Lawsona/Fern Creek is truly one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Downtown Orlando. From the historic homes to the charming Washington St. bridge, you will not be disappointed.
The Lawsona/Fern Creek neighborhood is located between Thornton Park and the Milk District so you will never run out of places to eat, drink or shop. It is very well known for one of the most beautiful parks in Downtown Orlando, Dickson-Azalea Park. Located just beneath the historic Washington St. bridge, the park is shaded by sprawling oak trees, nature trails, and lined with azaleas in the Spring. Across the street the park setting continues at Langford Park with more trails, playgrounds, and pavilions. The Florida landscape is picturesque in this neighborhood that is just blocks from Lake Eola and Downtown Orlando.
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February 16, 2015
The Orlando real estate market median price is 4% higher than it was this time last year! All of this positive real estate news may have you con considering selling your home in Orlando. And the first thing you probably want to know is how much it is worth. The main questions when selling a house are:
- Does it make sense to sell now?
- Will I make a profit or will I be under water?
- Will I be able to use my proceeds to buy the next house that I need or want?
All of these are excellent questions and can be answered by truly understanding the value of your home. The problem is that many of the computer generated home values are inaccurate and can really throw your plans off track if you need or want to sell.
If a third party site tells you your home is worth 30% more or less, that could mean you are either jumping into the market too soon or you are missing out on a great opportunity to sell.
So how does one avoid this?
Get a valuation from me… someone who actually works in your market daily and understands the difference between original oak floors and laminate….someone who understands what value original molding adds in your 1920s Downtown Orlando bungalow.
The market is expected to improve another 3-5% according to all major real estate industry news across the country. This will likely be the case in the desirable Downtown Orlando neighborhoods as well; and that means more people will continue to list their homes as they realize they have equity to move on to the next house. So do the right thing, hire a local real estate professional like myself to represent you and help you determine the proper price.
Do you love where you live? If you don’t, learn more about how 3rd party sites get it wrong and how I can help at my website RealOrlandoHomeValue.com
February 13, 2015
Valentine’s weekend is here, by now most of you lovebirds have booked a table at your favorite restaurant, scheduled some spa treatments, booked a night at a hotel or have set whatever other romantic plans you had in mind…fancy stuff! But for those of you who keep it low key, like I do, then I have the perfect way for you to spend your day.
We at the ThinkLiveBe Property Team are dog people, we all have dogs and love them to pieces. Show your love for your pets by going to this year’s annual Paws in the Park at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando. There are lots of great activities planned for both pets and families, there will be pet training demonstrations by Animal Planet star Victoria Stilwell. There will be dock diving competitions and a Canine Sports arena that will feature agility competitions. And if you don’t have a pet just yet this is a great opportunity to adopt one in need!
This event is all for a great cause, it is to help raise funds to support the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Please take a minute to visit their website and read more about them, they are a really great agency and are entirely supported by donations from the local community. They are not funded by national organizations so any support you can give truly does make a difference. You can donate as an individual, sponsor the event or even set up a team to raise funds, visit their fundraising page here. And there are some really cool fundraising incentives, the more you raise the more prizes you earn!
No one ever said that Valentine’s Day was only meant to be celebrated by humans, what about the pets that we love and that reciprocate that love back to us even more?
Paws in the Park
Saturday February 14ths from 9am-3pm
Yet another reason to love where you live!
February 11, 2015
Orlando is a melting pot of culture. One of the largest Asian communities in Florida is right here in our very own Mills 50 District. A variety of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese restaurants and shops line Colonial Avenue and Mills Avenue, some of the best Asian cuisine I’ve ever eaten is located right in my backyard!
You can learn a lot about culture through food but you can learn even more by getting out and spending the day at a cultural festival and parade. And that is why this year I’m going to spend the day celebrating the Lunar New Year at the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival. Did you know that the Lunar New Year is the most important festival celebrated in Asia? 2015 is the Year of the Goat (or Sheep, depending on who you ask), it is said that people born under this sign are the most creative, delicate, well mannered and quite charming…hmm, that sounds like me! Just kidding, I’m a Rooster, practical, observant, loyal…spot on, what are you? Okay, back to the Dragon Parade, this year Asia Trend Magazine, Mills 50 Main Street District, REACH of Central Florida and Y.E.S.S. have come together to organize the parade. It is expected to be so large that it was moved to The Fashion Square Mall! The festival starts with a parade in the parking lot and is followed by 5 hours of cultural performances, food, arts and crafts, exhibitions and more.
Admission is free so there is no reason to miss this awesome event! I can not help but love where I live! Tell me, do you love where you live?
Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival
Fashion Square Mall
February 22 @ 11am
February 10, 2015
Don’t forget our Tuesday Tours! It is a really cool way to take a sneak peak into the Downtown Orlando area neighborhoods but in the comfort of your own home! Check out our previous posts and stay tuned for more tours.
Previous Tuesday Tours
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February 9, 2015
Posted by Kathryn Stelljes PA under Downtown Orlando
, Monday Market Report
, Real Estate
, Real Estate Market
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, Downtown Orlando
, Downtown Orlando Real Estate
, Lake Como
, Lake Formosa
, Lancaster Park
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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!
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February 6, 2015
Posted by JessRuth under Who Says There's Nothing to Do in Orlando?
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, Downtown Orlando
, Garage Sale
, Mills 50 District
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Valentine’s Day is next weekend, have you picked up a gift for your sweetheart? This weekend is the annual Vintage Valentine, presented by Dear Prudence Shop, Park Ave CDs, The Lovely Boutique Market and Audubon Park Garden District, an awesome little event for Valentine’s Day shopping!
Come shop from a handful of vintage vendors, grab a bite from one of the food trucks, maybe even grab a beer from Redlight Redlight. And be sure to bring your vinyl and vintage because this year you can trade it in or just sell it outright!
Sunday February 8th from 1-6pm
2916 Corrine Dr.
Or if you need to do Valentine’s Day on the cheap you should swing the 3rd Annual Community Garage Sale in the Mills 50 District. You’re sure to find some awesome treasures that can be brought back to life for your boo.
Community Garage Sale
Saturday February 7th from 8am-3pm
1300 Brookhaven Dr (Off Virginia, behind Edward Jones Financial)
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