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Ways To Have A Stressfree Moving Experience How To Move Without Stress By Diane Schmidt Updated 0

While most people agree that moving is stressful, there are ways to ensure you have a much less stressful move than you thought possible. There are lots of ways to reduce the stress of moving so you

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45 Beautiful Ideas To Pay It Forward

45 Beautiful Ideas to Pay It Forward8BySteve MuellerLast edit:February 12th, 2017HappinessBy paying it forward, you can make quite an important difference in this world. Not only will you brighten

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Housing Market 2019 OutlookThe Housing Market Predictions for 2019? The US economy is predicted to grow 3 to 5% (now 4.2%), and with house construction intact, and employment strong, and

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Rents Still Rising In Central Florida

Study: Rents still rising but not as fastHOLLYWOOD, Fla. – May 31, 2018 – RentCafe creates a monthly rent report with data compiled from actual rents charged in the 250 largest U.S. cities. In

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Shaq ONeals Former Central Florida Estate Is For Sale And Its Super Amazing

EXQUISITE 12 beds, 11 baths, 31,000 sq. feet - SHAQUILLE O'NEAL'S Former Private Grandeur Isleworth Estate - Situated on 3 acres overlooking tranquil panoramic Lake Butler sunset views. This

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Getting Your Professional Team Together When Selling

When preparing to sell your home, you may need to hire several professionals in addition to your REALTOR®. You may consider a plumber to fix a dripping bathroom shower, a home inspector to make

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Luxurious And Lucrative Furnished Vacation Investment Home Near Disney

YOU'VE FOUND A GORGEOUS, HIGH PERFORMING PROPERTY!!  Located in the prestigious Legends Corner section of Reunion Resort this five bedroom four and a half bath offers a wonderful turn key/

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How To Know When Its Time For A New Roof

   It’s easy to tell when you need to replace your carpet or repaint the walls; you see them every day and when they look old or dingy, it’s easy to notice. The wear and

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JUST LISTED IN STEVENS PLANTATION SAINT CLOUD FL

There’s been some good inventory come into the market this week in Stevens Plantation Saint Cloud FL. Some fresh listings were posted in MFRMLS this week, while 8 homes went under contract,

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BUY Vs RENT

According to the New York TimesIf you were to purchase a home for $250,000 with 5% down, and home prices were to increase only 2% per year, you would be financially ahead after just the second year

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What To Know About Adding A Deck

Want to increase your living space outside? Learn the requirements, costs and other considerations for building a deckOutdoor living is seeing a bit of an explosion lately:Adding a deck is one of

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STUNNING VACATION HOME OPEN HOUSE In PRIME LOCATION NEAR DISNEY WORLD IN LEGACY PARK

Stunning 4 bedroom, 3 Bath Vacation Home will be open to view on Wednesday, April 4th from 3pm until 6pm EST at 246 Waltham Court, Davenport, FL 33897. Everyone’s welcome to stop by and you can

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Myths About Real Estate Agents

Top Myths About Real Estate AgentsWhat's True and What's NoJust when you think you've found out everything you need to know about the"dirty, little secrets agents don't want you to know" from

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25K In Savings Is A Sweet Deal For You And Your Valentine

Take advantage of this sweet deal TODAY!  HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!Treat yourself and your sweetheart today with $25,000 in savingsand a new luxurious home!  Call me (Paula Mitchell 321

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Buying Your First House Starter Home Or Forever Home

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you may be wondering: Should you purchase a small starter home to get into the market now, knowing you may grow out of it in a few years? Or, should you stretch

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10 Ways To Prep Your Home For Sale

With the high inventory of homes on the market today, homebuyers can afford to be choosy. Buyers are looking for the best, so a home for sale can easily slip through the cracks if it's not

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Best Place To Be A Snowbird The Villages Near Ocala Florida

Best Place To Be A Snowbird The Villages Near Ocala FloridaAfter a quick online search, I found a fully furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a garage for only $1200 a month in The Villages

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The Bears Den Is Nestled Among World Class Golf Courses Within Reunion Resort

This month I had the honor and privilege of visiting The Bear's Den, located within Reunion Resort.  A  grand sense of arrival sets an expectation of unusual elegance. And, indeed,

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SPECIAL PRICING Currently On Inventory In One Of The Disney Areas Newest Vacation Resort Communities

SPECIAL PRICING currently on inventory in one of the Disney areas newest Vacation Resort communities, Festival. Designed and priced to make your dreams of owning the ideal Florida vacation home come

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Things To Consider Before Buying A Vacation Home

Points to Ponder Before Buying a Vacation HomeOver the years, you’ve spent many happy summers at that lake, beach, or mountain resort. The kids think of it as a second home. Maybe it’s time to

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Millennials Myths And The Truth On Home Buying

Home buying can be an overwhelming and complicated process for baby boomers through millennials.  I constantly hear that millennials don't want to buy their own home, mainly due to high

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Add Value to your Home with.. ... LANDSCAPING:   Any time a homeowner decides to put their property on the market, they of course want to get the maximum value for their home.  Most

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Lease With A Right To Purchase A Home

Make the American dream a reality, even if you haven't saved up a down payment for your new home, yet! Tuesday I spoke with Christine Gabriel of Stuart Title about this great program

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Prices Are UP But The DEALS Are HOT

Nationwide, house prices have went up an average of 6.5 % over the last year. Central Florida's housing market is at the top of the list as the nations fastest growing development.Although prices

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Vacation Home Open House Near Disney Friday October 13th

Open House onFriday, October 13th4pm-7pm at468 Pinewood DriveDavenport, FL 33896Friends, vacationers, Realtors come view this gorgeous 7 bedroom, 5.5 bath vacation/holiday home near DISNEY!! 

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50 Grand For A Down Payment Plus Passive Income

Saving for a down payment is generally the toughest part of buying a home.  This new startup, which is now only in Seattle, will help significantly with the down payment.  Hopefully,

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Staging A Home To Sell Faster

It's no doubt, when you put your home on the market, you want to sell it as soon as possible.  Staging a home is a marketing technique that makes your home more appealing to a greater number of

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Hurricane Harvey has devastated a big portion of Southern Texas. But it will also cause many more problems in Texas and surrounding states before it is finished. Again we are reminded that we are

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The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest

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WHY BUY A NEWLY BUILT HOME

WHY BUY A NEWLY BUILT HOME?There are many reasons!In a recent article about the pros and cons of buying a new home in Forbes magazine (Jun 20, 2014) the author reports that 41% of the population (2

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Central Florida More Than Just Theme Parks

There are so many reasons why Central Florida is one of the fastest growing regions of the US. Besides the amazing theme parks that offer year round family fun, Central Florida has something

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INCREASE YOUR HOMES VALUE UP TO 28 WITH THESE 5 TIPSGreat curb appeal not only makes your home the star of the neighborhood, it can also improve its value and help you sell it for more. Whether’

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Home Inspections

Home inspection reports sometimes may lead to a delay in the home buying process. Buyers need to understand that sellers are not obligated to take care of every issue. It is important for the

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Old Town, Kissimmee is located on West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (US 192). Keep an eye out for the giant ferris wheel! You can enjoy many amusement rides, Ferris Wheels, Laser Tag, Go,

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To Be Or Not To AirBNB

I was just reading an article about a woman that was unable to buy her dream wedding dress due to a scam perpetrated by an "AirBNB" advertiser. She had travelled all the way from Barbados to New

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Summer Heats Up And So Does The Market In Central Florida

But we have some fantastic bargains!I want to highlight this AWESOME luxury home.... at 4100 sq feet there is room for anything you need or want!Located in the exclusive gated community of,

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WHY RENT IF YOU CAN BUY

Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports

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Sales Agent Or Marriage Counselor

I am sure many Agents have had this happen to them when showing couples property listings.One of them will like the property and the other doesn't even want to see the rest of the home after 

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Central Florida Rental Market Too Hot To Handle On Your Own

So your looking for a rental home.... you go to craigslist, realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, etc... you make the calls only to get the same answer... RENTED!  What most people don't realize is the

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6 REASONS YOUR HOME WONT SELL

Are you ready to sell your home and make sure it has a great first impression on the market? Below are the top 6 reasons your home may not make a good impression and end up stagnant.1. IT

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A Real Estate Agent Can Save You From Sinking Wetlands

I went recently to list a lovely house that had a private back yard with no neighbors and access to a large lake through a walkway.  The house was about twenty years old and had been

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Mortgage Alternatives

Recently there has been a lot of "Doom and Gloom" speculation as to where the Mortgage business is heading as far as interest rates. It reminded me of an article I read last year in Huffpost, okay

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Central Florida Has BEAUTIFUL Homes In All Budgets

With our OUTSTANDING climate, central location and low cost of living, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?!Check out two of our offices listings:LIsted well under 500K, 314 Chadwick located

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DOs And DONTs For First Time Home Buyers

Buying a home is a monumental purchase. It might seem intimidating to take the first step, but following a few easy DO’s and DON’Ts will make sure you’re on the right track!A couple of  '

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Investment Vacation Homes Near Disney

LOOKING FOR AN INVESTMENT HOME NEAR DISNEY??....Now is the time to seriously think about it!!Investment homes are selling quick, so quick in fact that the local home builders are finding it hard to

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Settle Or Fix Up A Question For Prospective Buyers

I am sure that most all Agents out there have asked this question of their buyers in recent times.  Most of the buyers out there right now are aged 36 and younger, according to surveys the last

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More Dining Options At Champions Gate As Tijuana Flats Is Now Open

Tijuana Flats at Champions Gate is now open! This is just one of many restaurants that are under way in the Champions Gate area. Red Robin & The Ale House recently opened as well.  Soon to

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Brand New 8 Bed 7 Bath Luxury Vacation Home Under 500k In Reunion Resort

Located in Reunion Resort, a premier golf course community just minutes to Disney World, this brand new vacation home offers 8 beds and 7 baths and sits on a large corner lot! Price was just reduced

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Work Hard Play Hard In Central Florida

Did you love the last vacation you took to Florida? Could you see yourself living there?If you're looking for answers as to why moving to central Florida might be the best decision you've ever

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Orlando Area Is In The GROW Business

CNN Money has named Orlando as one of the 10 fastest growing cities in the US!  Tourism is obviously a big leader in jobs and growth but surprisingly tech industries are also finding a home.

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314 CHADWICK DR DAVENPORT FL 33837

This gorgeous custom built home is located in the beautiful 24 hr man guarded community of Providence Golf & Country Club.   Look no further, Providence Golf and Country Club has

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CENTRAL FLORIDA STILL THE PLACE TO BE!Our area is in the BOOM business!  New housing developments on every corner, an economy that only knows how to grow, and some of the best weather anywhere

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Florida Tops Nation In Home Price Gains For The Year

Florida led the Nation in home price gains for the year coming in at a whopping 10.7% increase according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Over the past five years, Florida ranks

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Selling The Holiday Season

For most of us in this line of work, our Holiday Season is directly related to our sales throughout the year. But  our commodity at this time of year isn't the highest priority for most

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Looking For A Disney Vacation Home Or To Live The Resort Lifestyle Check This Out

Solterra Resort is the beautiful, gated short term rental community you have been looking for! This brand new community is just minutes to Disney World, shopping and dining, and packed with Resort

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3245 Calabria Avenue Davenport Fl 33897

This gorgeous, completely upgraded townhome with 4 bed/3 bath, 2 story, stainless steel appliances, bamboo flooring, new carpet and much more.  Approximately located 15 miles from Walt Disney

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Champions Gate Vacation Home Holiday Inventory Blowout

Champions Gate is having a Holiday inventory blowout special! Check out these crazy reduced prices on inventory homes in the vacation home section, Retreat. Brand new 6-8 bed homes from $485,900!

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Should We Be Worried

We have just been through what I would have to call, the strangest political experience of my lifetime. That includes any of the really strange political experiences in the "Magic City of Miami"

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More Ramblings Of A Real Estate Agent

As the election of our new President gets ever nearer I want to make an appeal to all that may read this. It does not matter to me if you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent or Green party

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The Future Of Coastal Construction

I read a very interesting short article today from one of the Realtor publications. It stated that there has been approximately 6 Billion Dollars in insurance claims from the swatting of the Florida

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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION 6 BED 4 BATH FURNISHED DISNEY VACATION HOME

PRICE REDUCED!! 6 BED 4 BATH, 2812 SF, POOL & SPA, FULLY FURNISHED VACATION HOME IN KISSIMMEE'S PREMIER RESORT COMMUNITY WINDSOR HILLS! HOME IS IN A VACATION RENTAL PROGRAM AVERAGING

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Oct 10 2016 First Time

Finally time for my first blog. As a recently new home owner for the first time myself (and by the way, a new realtor), I have experienced the pain and the glory of house hunting and what it is

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Selecting Your Agent: Listing your homeYour current home is probably your largest investment, and you probably love it dearly.  I caution people constantly about choosing an agent to list their

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222 Granada Blvd Davenport FL

This gorgeous 4 bed/3 bath pool home, fully furnished and zoned for short term rental, large covered lanai, fenced back yard for added privacy, extended pool deck to enjoy the beautiful Florida

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS NEAR DISNEY WORLD

Why purchase new? Some of the benefits include, a home warranty, warranty on all appliances (including AC), and builder incentives which include paying a part of your closing cost. Enlisting the

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN AMAZING INVESTMENT PROPERTY CLOSE TO DISNEY

LOOK NO FURTHER! Model Home With Lease Back Available Now! Details of Leaseback: ·        Coconut Palm Model – Elevation A·   

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THE BEARS DEN CLUB AT REUNION NEW HOME SITES AVAILABLE NOW

Welcome to the next level of luxury from Encore and City Homes. A privately gated enclave of custom and semi -custom homes nestled around the 17th and 18th holes of the Jack

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Did You Know You Can Live At Disney World

That's right, at Disney World! Golden Oak is a Luxury residential community actually located on Disney property, the only one of its kind! You can walk to the Parks, sit back and enjoy the

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Wind Mitigation

We have just had a possible disastrous event skirt by us in the form of Hurricane Hermine.  Luckily where we are located in the Four Corners area we hopefully won't see the type of

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AMAZING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MODEL HOME FOR SALE WITH LEASE BACK SOLTERRA RESORT

Absolutely Stunning model home for sale in Solterra Resort, next to Champions Gate and minutes to Disney World!  NO EXPENSE SPARED in this FULLY upgraded 9 bedroom 7 bathroom with pool & spa.

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Golf Course Homes Near Disney World For Sale

            Love To Golf? Looking To Purchase A Home Near Disney? Vacation Homes, Investment Or Residential You Can Have It All In These Golf Course

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Reduced Price Vacation Homes Close To Disney World

REDUCED PRICE VACATION HOMES FOR SALE CLOSE TO DISNEY WORLD CLICK HERE FOR LIST                            ; &

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Aug 9 2016 Why Davenport

I moved to the Davenport area in 2013, after spending almost 60 years of my life in Miami-Dade County. My first 27 years of life was in the same home that my Grandparents had built by hand

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UNDER 200K FOR A BRAND NEW 4 BED HOME IN DAVENPORT

Royal Oak Homes Is Offering Two Quick Move In Homes in Davenport Estates Available Now! Price Reduced to $195,727 That's UNDER 200K For a Brand New Home, CRAZY!  These

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HOW TO GET FIXER UPPER FINANCING IN POLK OR OSCEOLA COUNTY

CLICK HERE TO SEE A CURRENT LIST OF OSCEOLA/POLK COUNTY FIXER UPPER PROPERTIES NOW!CALL/EMAIL TO DISCUSS PROPERTIES OR FINANCING OPTIONS. JILL TEBEAU PA, REALTOR @ 407-301-5845 OR

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Selecting A Buyers Agent

In the first article I went over some background on what it takes to be an agent and some very general information.  Now I would like to get into the nuts and bolts of selecting a buyers agent

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Selecting Your Agent

In my experience, people just don't know enough about the real estate business. They might know what to look for in terms of pricing, quality, and location.... but generally they don't have a clue

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NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES NEAR DISNEY WORLD AVAILABLE NOW

LOOKING FOR A NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME NEAR DISNEY? LOOK NO FURTHER! ALL THESE HOMES ARE WITHIN MINUTES TO DISNEY WORLD, AND ARE AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW! CURRENT BUILDER INCENTIVES INCLUDING CLOSING COST

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Tips For Preparing Your Home For Sale

In today's competitive market, it isn't enough to just find a qualified real estate agent to the list the property. Preparing your home for pictures and showings can add value to your home and put

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VACATION HOMES FOR SALE WITHIN 5 MILES TO DISNEY

LOOKING FOR A VACATION HOME CLOSE TO DISNEY WORLD? LOOK NO FURTHER, ALL THESE HOMES ARE WITHIN 5 MILES TO DISNEY, MOST ARE SOLD FULLY FURNISHED AND SHORT TERM RENTAL APPROVED! CLICK THIS LINK

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Are You Ready To Purchase Your Disney Area Vacation Home

Have you come to the decision your ready to move forward and purchase the Disney area Vacation home you've always dreamed of? If so, congratulations! And, I am here to help you. As an

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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION WINDSOR HILLS TURN KEY INVESTMENT

Dont Miss Out On This Turn-Key Investment Property! 6/4, Large Pool Home Is Booked An Average of 75%!! Newly Upgraded Flooring, Furniture, Appliances, Pool Pump & Paint! HUGE Price Reduction For

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THE CENTRAL FLORIDA LIFESTYLE:   I deal  with a lot of out of state relocation clients, and I have many friends and family who also talk/think about relocating here. My answer to all

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Red Tag Sales Event At Solterra Resort Going On Now

Hurry! Solterra Resort is having a red tag sales event on their last few inventory homes! Now is your chance to purchase a Brand New Vacation Home in Solterra Resort, these homes are decked out with

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Learn More About West Lucaya Village Brand New Town Homes Near Disney

West Lucaya Village consists of 3 & 4 bedroom luxury Town-Homes starting at ONLY $204K! This Resort community is only 7 minutes to Disney World, and minutes to Interstate-4, making it a great

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Why To Consider Champions Gate For Your Next Purchase

Whether your looking to purchase a Vacation Home or live as a full time resident, Champions Gate has you covered. With its convenient location to Interstate-4 and close proximity to shopping,

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Renting Vs. Buying in Central Florida:  There are many reasons to buy a home  rather than rent, not the least of which is the tax advantage, which is probably the one tax deduction that

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Jun 8 2016 22426 1

The Paradise that is Florida!  What a place to live!  Besides AMAZING sunny weather virtually all the time ( Central Florida averages 236 days of sunshine), the most amazing theme parks in

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About Reunion Resort

Reunion Resort consists of high end Villas, Condos and Townhomes, and is home to 3 Championship Golf courses: Tom Watson Course, Arnold Palmer Course & the Jack Nickalus Course. The Reunion

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Ramblings Of A Real Estate Agent

As I sit and contemplate writing a blog for the month, I am thinking about homes that I have shown to people and the difference in many of the homes. Several of the homes

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If Youve Been Waiting For The Perfect Time To Sell Its Now

If you've been waiting for the perfect time to place your home on the market, the time is now! Currently demand is exceeding supply, this means its a perfect time to sell your property for top

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15842 MERCOTT CT CLERMONT FL 34714

15842 MERCOTT CT, CLERMONT, FL 34714This spacious family home has been completely remodeled from TOP to BOTTOM. New roof, new paint both in and out, new carpets, newly tiled bathrooms, and new

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5 tips for first-time homebuyersBySheyna Steiner• Bankrate.comMortgage »© wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.comYou've decided to go for it. Buying a home can be thrilling and nerve-wracking at

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Purchasing Your Primary Residence In A Vacation Community

What is a Vacation Community?  Here in the surrounding areas of Disney World, you will find communities labeled as " Vacation Home Community" or "Short Term Rental Approved" this simply

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101 topic ideas for your real estate blogsReal estate blogs are more popular than ever, here's how to separate from the packbyTeresa Boardman I have been a real estate blogger for almost eight

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What You Need To Know If Your Thinking About Purchasing A Vacation Home

There are many things to take into consideration when searching for your "Home away from Home". First, it is crucial you use a local Realtor in the area your purchasing in, who specializes in

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5 Tax Mistakes New Homeowners Make ByAngela Colley 3:44 pm ETFebruary 13, 2015 Few people look forward to tax season, and when you’re a new homeowner, filing can be even more

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Feb 1 2016 16518 1

Should I List My Home in January or Wait Until SpringJanuary 11, 2016 by Bill Gassett Leave a Comment467inShare130Is January A Good Time to List My Home For Sale130One of the

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468 Pinewood Drive Davenport Fl 33896

 Elegantly decorated. A one of a kind 7 bedroom, 5.5 bath absolutely unique floor plan with HUGE patio and screened in pool - not your typical short term rental! This house must be seen to

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242 Lake Davenport Estates Drive Davenport Fl 33897

Come and see! This beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a wonderful open floor plan, comes with a large living room, a spacious family room, an open kitchen and a screened in private pool. If

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Bridgeford Crossing

Bridgeford Crossing is a well maintained, quiet, gated neighborhood outside of the Walt Disney World Resort area. This town of Davenport Florida is located by almost everything on a large and small

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USDA How To Buy A Home With No Money

The first thing many people think of when it comes time to purchase a home is the down payment. Traditionally 10-20% of the purchase price of the home is required for a conventional loan. This can

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First Home What I Wish I Knew

First Home. What I Wish I Knew.Moving into a new home can be very exciting. However once everything has been moved into the new home the overwhelming to do list starts to kick in.  Recently I

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How Locals Enjoy Disney Food

Most people are aware of the common reasons why Florida is such a wonderful place to reside and vacation. For those lucky enough to live here can even have a stay-cation. What are some of the

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