Real Estate Blog

December 4, 2017 - Abigail Golder

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Orlando is a popular place to visit at any time of the year, but it’s never as beloved by visitors as it is during the holiday season. No one knows this better than your resident Realtors at SKR and Keene’s Pointe Realty.  The Realtors at SKR and Keene's Pointe Realty are both residents and community experts of the Windermere and Greater Orlando area.

The comparatively warm weather pairs well with Orlando’s numerous attractions, sightseeing-friendly environment, and weeks of thematic events including concerts, parades, and festivals to appease even the staunchest of Grinches. Follow along with us in this guide to find out all of our favorite places you’ll need to take your out-of-town guests to amaze and

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Orlando home sales bounce back one month after Hurricane Irma

Sales of Orlando homes posted positive increases in October, just one month after Hurricane Irma hit the pause button on housing transactions. Sales increased by 7 percent in October when compared to October of last year, and increased by 14 percent when compared to last month. The median price rose in October as well, by 6 percent year-over-year. >>Read more.

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Celebrate the season with potted displays rich in color and texture.

Embrace the bold tones of autumn with containers filled with eye-catching foliage in brilliant gold, fiery orange and deep burgundy. By choosing plants based on your climate, you can create dramatic displays that will last well into the holidays. >>Read more

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By Clare Trapasso | Sep 25, 2017

 

"Over the generations, real estate has proven itself to be a pretty good, time-tested investment," says Eric Tyson, who co-authored "Real Estate Investing for Dummies." "Like investing in the stock market, people who follow some basic principles and buy and hold over long periods of time should do fairly well. >>Read more

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Orlando home sales, median price both rise in August 
Reminder: This report reflects Orlando's housing market activity during the month of August, prior to Hurricane Irma's landfall on September 10. The market report to be released in October will reflect Orlando’s housing market activity for the month of September along with the impact of Hurricane Irma. 

The median price of Orlando homes sold during the month of August increased nearly 10 percent while sales increased almost 3 percent compared to August 2016, reports the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. Inventory continued its year-over-year slide and dropped about 16 percent. >>Read more.

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By Jennifer Geddes | Jul 13, 2017

 

In many households the kitchen is the center of the home—and more and more, the natural gathering place in the kitchen is around the island. Kitchen island ideas can show you that these useful features come in a variety of sizes and materials to accommodate your floor plan. >>Read more

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By Yuqing Pan | May 31, 2017

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It's the American summertime real estate fantasy.

When the mercury starts rising again from coast to coast, we start dreaming about having a home right by the beach—close enough to enjoy a morning walk by the water and to hear the waves crashing at night. Epic sandcastles. Cookouts on the beach. Second-degree sunburn. What's not to love? >>Read more
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Orlando median home price continues upward climb as sales and inventory dip

Orlando home sales declined 4 percent in April compared to April of 2016, in large part the result of sustained declines in the number of homes available for purchase. Orlando’s skimpy inventory also continued to push prices upwards, with the area’s year-over-year median home price again hitting a double-digit increase. Read more »

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Egret on peaceful Lake Eola "High job growth in markets such as Orlando, Seattle, and Miami, and the power of affordability in places like Albany and Buffalo are making these markets magnets for millennials," says Javier Vivas, manager of economic research for Realtor.com®. "But what really stands out is that all these markets already have large numbers of millennials, which translates into strong populations of millennial homebuyers." >>Read more.
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