Central Florida Real Estate~The Good, the Bad & The Ugly by LaShawn Norden, REALTOR

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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Heritage Realty
As a 35 year Seminole County Native, I provide Real Estate services to those in Lake Mary, Sanford, Winter Springs, Altamonte, Longwood, Casselberry and Oviedo. Experienced in marketing & selling homes ranging from $100K to over $2M and in assisting Buyers to find a home that meets their personal and financial needs. Accredited Luxury Home Specialist & a Certified Distressed Property Expert with ample experience with distressed property purchases & sales!

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2008 

It's sad, but it often takes a holiday or a tragedy that causes us to reflect on how thankful we are for certain people, places or "things." Generally, I am an overly positive person (even when everyone else around me is not) and try to make it a point to identify at least three things each day t...
11/25/2008
In today's market, builders who want to survive should take a few lessons from David Weekley Homes in Baldwin Park, which is a master planned community near Downtown Orlando. David Weekley Homes not only builds a great product, but they also work hard to foster relationships with local real estat...
11/25/2008
For those of us with pooches that are members of our family, finding a home near a Dog Park is not always an easy task. In Seminole County, which consists of Lake Mary, Longwood, Sanford, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Fern Park, Geneva, Chuluota and portions of Maitland,...
11/24/2008
If you are considering buying a bank-owned property in Lake Mary, you should know: The agent who has the house for sale is the listing agent and represents the bank, not you. The bank may require that the home be on the market for a minimum number of days prior to reviewing any offers. So, even i...
11/24/2008
As a Buyer's Agent, I can understand how exciting it is to look for homes! I'm sure there are days when you spend hours surfing the Internet looking for that "perfect" house or weekends driving up and down streets calling on signs to see how much a seller is asking for a particular house. There a...
11/22/2008
Yes, I attended the Active Rain party at Hard Rock Live that was held the same weekend of the NAR convention. Yes, I am a Trulia advocate. No, I'm not a "paid" staff member for Trulia.   But, YES, I've gotten "paid" by being involved with Trulia. These guys really do have a great product...as you...
11/20/2008
I received an email this evening that warned me about purchasing gift cards this holiday season and I thought you might appreciate the information. The email read: "If you tend to give gift cards around the holidays, you need to be careful that the cards will not be honored after the holidays. St...
11/18/2008
As I mentioned in a previous post that you can read here, you CAN buy a home in Lake Mary Florida for $200,000 or less... In searching today for young couple who is hoping to buy their first home, I noted 20 homes with a MINIMUM of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1500 square feet and a two car garage th...
11/18/2008
When buying a home in Seminole County, which is located north of Orlando in Florida, there are many options. Buyers can choose from traditional sales (being listed by a Seller who is not upside down in their mortgage), a short-sale (when a seller owes more than the property is listed for) or a fo...
11/18/2008
For those living in Astor Farms, a community just west of I-4 in Sanford, Florida..it's time to bake a batch of cookies and head over to visit the new owners of 5060 Hawks Hammock Drive. The new owners of this fine property, Jim & Laura Tischler, hired me as their Buyer's Agent after a recommenda...
11/15/2008
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REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL
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