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2009 

I have to say that today was a little exhausting. We started at 9:00 this morning in Baldwin Park, and finished in downtown Orlando around 7:00 this evening. It is a lot of fun for me, but really hard work for the director, the camera and sound guys. They all did a great job though, and I felt li...
07/31/2009
I wrote a little while ago about the state of Florida making it possible for first time buyers to be able to use the tax credit up front. There are couple of issues that seem to be holding this up. First, the state and county governments seem to be a little at odds as to how to administrate and e...
07/30/2009
My dad used to say figures lie and liars figure. I don't know that he made that up, and I don't mean to call anyone a liar. I do want to point out how the same numbers can be used two different ways to make very different points. DISCLAIMER: My blog is RealEstateOptimist.com, so I tend to see the...
07/28/2009
I have been a full time agent in the Orlando real estate market since 1997. Around 2000 I began to see a real change in our marketplace here, with sales picking up faster and prices going up more quickly than historical averages. Our systems were not as good as they are today, and our association...
07/27/2009
Let me first start by saying that I have nothing against the cash for clunkers program. In fact, I think this may be one of the most effective and innovative aspects of the stimulus package. Anyone can walk into a car dealership, and receive a $3,500 to $4,500 voucher to trade in their gas guzzle...
07/25/2009
If you are a first time home buyer, you may have looked into Orange county down payment assistance. Just checking the county website, you may believe that you might qualify for $20,000, $30,000 or even $35,000. Beginning back on June 23rd those numbers have been revised down to $5,000, $17,500 an...
07/23/2009
Blog daily, but make it relavent. People are looking for information about their market. Whether they are buying or selling, more and more people are doing their research on the internet. Another person contacted me today with a home they would like to sell in the College Park area near downtown ...
07/20/2009
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There are over 9,000 Realtor members of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, and every one of us should support RPAC. Everybody complains about their elected officials, but what do you really do about it? RPAC supports Realtor issues which are our customers' issues too. We are the biggest pr...
07/15/2009
Banks could make my life so much easier as a Realtor, if they would just make up their minds about what they are going to do with: short sales, REO's and loans. Right now in Orlando there are over 7,200 pending contracts, around 6,000 short sales and 1,000 REO's. Over 4,000 of the pending contrac...
07/15/2009
ATTENTION: First time home buyers in Florida. The state of Florida has come up with a plan to make the first time home buyer tax credit available at closing. My understanding is that not every lender is participating in this program, so check with your lender to see if they do before you write an...
07/14/2009
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