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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2009 

Earlier this year, the Economic Stimulus Plan, that included a $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers, was approved. Below is what Central Florida first-time home buyers who are considering purchasing a home need to know about the 2009 Tax Credit: The approved amount is $8,000, or 10% of th...
Posted about 5 years ago
In the Fall of 2008, the Florida Association of REALTORS® published the Short Sale Addendum to Purchase and Sale Contract (aka SSA-2), which further clarifies the contingency for the approval by the seller's lender(s), the time period allowed for that approval and options for when all other time ...
Posted about 5 years ago
Earlier this week, I posted a Blog about this very same issue. You can read it here. If passed, this proposed change could SIGNIFICANTLY impact the value and desireablity of homes within the Wekiva River Basin Study Area. The Department of Government Affairs for the Orlando Regional Realtor Assoc...
Posted about 5 years ago
The City of Sanford will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, February 26th, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at the Sanford City Hall building to hear from citizens and organizations about proposed changes to the City's code. Should the proposed ordinace changes be approved, it could cost homeowners...
Posted about 5 years ago
The City of Lake Mary is hosting a Festival of Arts & Crafts on Saturday, March 7th from 10:00am until 3:00pm and you are invited! The event is sponsored by the Lake Mary Historical Society and will be held at Lake Mary Central Park at City Hall, which is at the corner of Lake Mary Blvd. and Coun...
Posted about 5 years ago
After five years of negotiation between the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), a settlement has been reached that has resulted in the requirement of new listing agreements that provide more options for Sellers, who can now elect what marketing efforts thei...
Posted about 5 years ago
In an effort to limit potentially hazardous nitrogen seepage from septic systems, the Florida Department of Health could require homeowners who have properties within the Wekiva Study Area (WSA) to install a new septic system when they sell their home...at a cost estimated to be as high as $10,00...
Posted about 5 years ago
WOW!! Now you can own a CUSTOM HOMEin Lake Mary, Florida at a 40% DISCOUNT! The BUILDER'S LOSS is YOUR GAIN! APPROVED BY LOCAL LENDER at this price as a short sale. Response to all offers within days rather than months. Make your offer today on the estate at 170 Rolex Point, listed at $650,000 or...
Posted about 5 years ago
...Everybody has one. Yes, even the teenage cashier at the local grocery store has an opinion about the real estate market, how you could market your home for sale or how you should handle the negotiations of your short sale or loan modification. If you think about it, there's probably at least o...
Posted about 5 years ago
Buyers have a lot of choices these days. If your home is one of the ones they want to see, be thankful...and be prepared for the showing. To make the most of your "first impression," follow these 10 Simple Suggestions: Mow the lawn & the pull the weeds. Put all lawn equipment, toys, balls, bikes ...
Posted about 5 years ago
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LaShawn Norden

REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL
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Selling or purchasing a home can be exciting and scary at the same time! The goal of my blog is to educate Central Florida Buyers & Sellers about the Good, the Bad & the Ugly things that can happen in a real estate transaction! As an advocate for consumers in Orange, Seminole and Volusia County, I especially enjoy working with first-time home buyers, relocation buyers, sellers of distressed property and luxury home sellers. Native to Central Florida, I'd welcome the opportunity to be your advocate too!

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