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Changing Latitudes Real Estate & Property Management

By Carrie and Dave Courtney | Agent in Orlando, FL
  • Cowboy Howl Down adoption event! As part of the ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, this Saturday, July 13th

    Posted Under: General Area in Osceola County, Quality of Life in Osceola County, In My Neighborhood in Osceola County  |  July 10, 2013 7:01 PM  |  453 views  |  No comments

    Cowboy Howl DownHowdy y'all! It's time to make plans to mozy on down to the Osceola County Animal Shelter for the Cowboy Howl Down adoption event! As part of the ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, this Saturday, July 13th, the Shelter will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. so that you can come down and pick out your favorite critter. Come in and spin the Cowboy Wagon Wheel of Savings and find out if you can get your next pet at a discounted price, or maybe even for FREE! Come down dressed in western wear and you get another $5 off the adoption fee. Also, you'll have the opportunity to take a photo with your newly adopted forever friend! Come to the Shelter this Saturday from 9-5, it's guaranteed to be a howlin' good time!

    Speaking of howling, won't you consider adopting our featured Pet of the Week, "Pearl?" She is a 4 year old black and tan hound dog. "Pearl" was surrendered by her owner and she needs a forever home right away. You can take Pearl hunting and not worry about losing her, because she even has a microchip. Her ID # is Dog A164578. The Shelter also has guinea pigs, dogs and plenty of kittens and cats who are looking for homes.

    If you are ready to share your heart with a new family member in the form of a pet, please come in and visit as soon as possible. Save a life and help the Shelter win the $100K Challenge. Remember that the animals' stay at the Shelter is EXTREMELY limited, and they may or may not be available when you arrive. The Shelter is located at 3910 Old Canoe Creek Road in St. Cloud, or to find out what animals are available, check the adoptable pets on the Osceola County Animal Services website athttp://www.osceola.org/go/pets. You can also find Osceola County Animal Services on FACEBOOK athttp://www.facebook.com/OsceolaCountyAnimalServices.

    Feel free to contact me at your convenience for a no obligation conversation about your real estate needs!

    Carrie Courtney, Accredited Buyer Representative
    Changing Latitudes Real Estate
    407-922-9767
    CarrieCLPM@gmail.com
    www.CLREflorida.com
    Changing Latitudes Real Estate

  • Osceola Co. Kissimmee Home Prices Skyrocket 32% Above Other Counties

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Osceola County, Home Buying in Osceola County, Home Selling in Osceola County  |  June 28, 2013 7:19 AM  |  406 views  |  No comments

    Watch News ClipKISSIMMEE, Fla. — CLICK HERE TO WATCH WFTV, Channel 9 News Video

    People moving to Kissimmee will probably have to pay more to buy a new home.

    In the past year, Kissimmee had the biggest increase in home prices in all of central Florida, rising 32 percent from last year.

    The increase in Osceola, Orange, Seminole and Lake counties combined was around 20 percent.

    Homebuyer Takara Pate knows she has to act fast if she sees a home she likes.

    "We want to buy as soon as possible, because we see the prices rise," Pate said.

    Buyers will have to pay more while sellers look to make more.

    One of the biggest reasons behind the jump is not enough available homes.

    At the height of the housing collapse, Kissimmee had enough homes to sell over three years.

    Now, sellers only have a three-month supply.

    "The challenge that I face is trying to find the right home, in the right community, at the right price for the right buyer that I'm working with," said Tim Weisheyer of Dreams Builder Realty.

    Realtors hope the upward trend in prices is just the beginning of a result from the city pouring $25 million into its waterfront property over the last two years.

    Even so, Kissimmee's housing market still isn't on solid ground.

    "How long will this jump last?" asked Channel 9's Racquel Asa.

    "I think what we are seeing now is a pattern of steady growth," said Carol Platt of Osceola County.

    Pate hopes that doesn't limit her chances to find a new home soon.

    Just this week, the Wall Street Journal ranked Kissimmee as the third best place to buy a vacation home in the country based on prices and location.

    We would love to show you around and help you with your Osceola County Real Estate.  We have been residents of the area for over 20 years and have sold hundreds of homes in Osceola County! Contact us today!
    Carrie Courtney, Accredited Buyer Representative
    Changing Latitudes Real Estate & Property Management
    407-922-9767  
    CarrieCLPM@gmail.com  www.CLREflorida.com 

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