The Orlando Condo Blog by Condo Metropolis

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Real Estate Agent - Condo Metropolis LLC
Commentary (often satirical) on the real estate market, with particular attention to the condo market in Orlando, Florida.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
According to the latest Realty Trac report, the Orlando market ranked 10th among the nation's largest metro areas with the highest foreclosure levels. The Orlando metropolitan statistical area posted a total of over 7,000 foreclosure filings, or one in every 122 households, in October of this...
11/11/2010
After what seems like forever, the Vue Condos downtown Orlando are finally selling again and it looks like FHA approval could be right around the corner. The only other FHA approved condo for the last year or two has been 101 Eola condos. The Vue was working on FHA underwriting last week and fina...
10/26/2010
A week or two ago, the nation's banks put America on notice that they intended to put their foreclosure inventory on hold while they sorted out their latest mess. Yesterday, amidst fears that their first round of news was about the cause a further decline in house values, the banks announced ...
10/23/2010
The MetroWest subdivision of Orlando (32835), got a new site this month as the Orlando Real Estate Pros launched a new site aimed at helping buyers of MetroWest real estate.  The site focuses on Metro West single family homes but also has a condo section. The site's developer, Marcus Burke is...
09/13/2010
Are You A Patsy For Your Buyers? As real estate agent, there’s a chance you may have discovered that everyone wants a piece of you. Buyers in particular want your knowledge of the market place, your experience and advice, and allowed to run amok unchecked, they will bleed you dry without a second...
09/08/2010
As you might imagine, I take a lot of calls as an Orlando Realtor. I get a few thousand emails a month and a lot of phone calls. Many of those calls and emails end a little like this: "So yeah,  I'm looking for an Orlando condo deal - let me know if you come across any good steals, OK? C...
07/22/2010
55 West condos downtown Orlando, now essentially apartments, are continuing their efforts to rent the entire condominium ASAP. They will be downtown rentals for the forseeable future until they can be resold as condos. Fifty-Five West condos have some great deals at the moment including free give...
03/11/2010
Fannie Mae's new REO program may finally give primary home owners the break they've been looking for on the foreclosure front. Until now, 'real' home buyers have been beaten out of most foreclosed home sales by bidding wars that favor investors with cash, a practise which fails to...
12/05/2009
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), recently set up a Web site to keep consumers, drywall manufacturers, builders and others up to date with its investigation into Drywall imported from China, blamed for rotten egg smells along with fast metal corrosion and miscellaneious health proble...
08/20/2009
A 3-community Orlando condo auction is scheduled for Sat August 29th 2009. Communites are: Audubon Villas condos at Hunter’s Creek The Cascades condos at Kissimmee Oxford Square condos in Casselberry 179 condos in total will go under the auction hammer. First 20 will be absolute. For more info vi...
07/26/2009
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