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    Some Scary Scenarios
    I read this with interest today; to me it lies somewhere between best case and medium case, the real question is who is going to litigate a $100K home? Now a $5 Million home may see some litigation, but the real issue is how the title companies react if they freeze title and won’t issue [...]

    What Does This Foreclosure Mess Mean to the Orlando Market?
    I have gotten so many phone calls and emails over what this forclosure mess means to the Orlando Market, today at our sales meeting that was a large part of the discussions and there are no easy answers out there.   Currently approximately 50% of the Orlando MLS System is REO or Bank Owned properties, [...]

    Home Maintenance Tip ? Tennis Anyone?
    Do you have tennis balls just sitting around losing their bounce? Here are some creative ways to use them without ever setting foot on the court. Cut an X in a tennis ball and slip it over the end of an old broom handle. Rub the ball over scuff marks on your wood or hard [...]

    Yes it finally sells!!! Learn from your Mistakes.
    Well it took almost two years but one of my own listings (also owned the home)  is finally under contract and pending.   This is just a capsule of the current real estate market in Florida.   I purchased this home for $710,000 at the high point in the real estate market in Florida.   [...]

    Lakefront Home Seeking Offers, $5,000 Bonus Till 7/30/10
    I have a home for sale that is in need of offers.   Is a great deal for the buyer and the agent.   The agent who brings an offer prior to 7/30/10 will receive a $5,000 bonus.   So buyers call your agent and visit this remarkable home and deal.   http://properties.brokershelper.com/index.php?siteid=2574

    Lakefront Home Seeking Offers, $5,000 Bonus Till 7/30/10
    I have a home for sale that is in need of offers.   Is a great deal for the buyer and the agent.   The agent who brings an offer prior to 7/30/10 will receive a $5,000 bonus.   So buyers call your agent and visit this remarkable home and deal. http://properties.brokershelper.com/index.php?siteid=2574

    Flood of Foreign Investors to Orlando Market
    I saw this article in the Orlando Sentinel and thought it may be of interest to you: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-foreign-buyers-orlando-real-estate20100502,0,1246512.story

    Moving to Florida
    If you are moving to Florida and need any information on the area please contact me.   I have information on Orlando Area Schools I can forward to you along with many other informational items.

    Things are Not Slowing Down
    Even though the tax credit has expired now the real estate market in Central Florida is not slowing down.   That is a good thing for all of us.   The business is still very active with many buyers continuing to jump into the market. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate [...]

    A Home I Really Need Offers On ? A Great Deal at $999,999!
    I have a home in the Orlando/Clermont Area that I really need offers on – it is: Truly an extraordinary 1 acre lake front home on Johns Lake; a fantastic ski lake in the much desired gated community of Magnolia Island.     Immaculate, split plan, w/ walk-out on lower level.   This 6 bedroom/3 [...]