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Orlando Home Prices Expected to See Slower Growth in 2014

Orlando Home Prices Expected to See Slower Growth in 2014

Real estate experts have predicted that home values will continue to increase this year– at a significantly slower pace compared to 2013. The 28 percent jump in home prices last year looks like it is going to be a tough act to follow. Economists forecast a 4 to 6 percent […]

 

Distressed Orlando Housing Markets Make Big Comeback in 2013

Distressed Orlando Housing Markets Make Big Comeback in 2013

2013 has been a record setting year for Orlando home prices, but you’d still be quite surprised by the Orlando-area neighborhoods that saw the biggest gains: Pine Hills Maitland Oviedo Bithlo All of these communities had been wracked with short sales and foreclosures that hurt nearby property values. With the […]

 

Foreign Buyers Show Interest in Orlando Condo Conversions

Foreign Buyers Show Interest in Orlando Condo Conversions

The recent trends in the Florida housing market mean less foreclosed homes and foreign investors have begun to look at other options. A new Orlando market report shows that condominium conversions drew the most foreign investment during the third quarter of 2013. According to the “Emerging Market Conditions” report, half […]

 

4 Secrets to Avoiding Bad Home Investments

4 Secrets to Avoiding Bad Home Investments

Real estate investment has been popular in the last 6 years. Housing market trends show that short sales for cash have played a very pivotal role in Florida this last year. This could be the perfect time to get involved in this positive trend. There are a few things you’ll want […]

 

5 Advantages to Buying Over Renting

5 Advantages to Buying Over Renting

Making the switch from renting to buying a home can be daunting. First time buyers are faced with several new financial considerations when owning a home, including: Paying a mortgage Property taxes Home maintenance costs Yard/pool upkeep Though homeownership might seem expensive, it can make financial sense down the road. […]