The tax assessed value of a property is not current home value or asset value. It's a tax value as of January 1st. Tax assessed value are almost always less than market value usually around 10 to 15%. The sale of a property without a homestead will have no impact on it's tax assessed value. It's really the neighborhood that counts.... more
Not wanting a big yard will not be any problem here in the Orlando area. It covers a lot of territory, so it will depend on where he is working. Happy to help you out, I cover the southern half of greater Orlando. Click on my photo or visit my website for more. and welcome to Orlando.... more
The value in Randal Park (homes similar to Laureate Park... upgrade from other neighborhoods) is the best. I live in Randal Park. Great community, pool, clubhouse (with numerous activities), etc.... more
Randal Park is wonderful and a great bargain over Laureate Park. Don't get me wrong, Laureate Park is lovely, but Randal Park is established and has great community functions. I am not sure how many David Weekly homes remain, but I am sure there are a couple and, additionally, a couple for resale. Randal Park and David Weekly are the best choice in Lake Nona.... more
Randal Park, in my opinion, is best. All the homes, especially the David Weekly, are great. Not as high priced as Laureate Park and better location (close to 417 and 528). There are some great deals, there. Especially resales that I have observed.... more
Hi Rich, do click on my picture and review my expertise in the area. Both Randal Park and Storey Park are good choices. In the longer term, Randal Park is going to be a nice community with a clubhouse and pool complex, while Storey Park is aiming for a bit more than that mixing in eventual commercial. In terms of the builders, Mattamy at Randal Park does have a lot more design options for the interior than does Lennar in Storey Park. So if that is a goal you have then it's Randal Park.
Interesting comment about Starwood (I assume you mean Starwood Land ventures). They don't build, just develop land for all the production builders. They do use CDD's, which does add to the real cost so keep an eye on that. The info I have been told is that Lennar will be doing a lot of building on the southern part of Innovation Way. Enough land for 7,000 homes was the number I was told.
Sounds like you are leaning towards new construction. Do take your own agent with you. The sales people at the builders are nice folks and I know a lot of them well. But, they do represent the builder, not you. None of the big production builders will give you a better deal because you deal directly with them, so keep that in mind.... more
I am not one to normally leave reviews but so far this place RP Funding deserves only 1 star. After having a bad experience with a small mortgage company I was referred to RP Funding (now I know probably because of some referral). I was put in contact with a loan officer named John and I explained to him very upfront that since I am self employed and paid from my 3 small business' and that I wanted their underwriting team to take a look at all of my documents to make sure we had all of our corners covered. I did not want any problems or questions arising after we were already in contract. I was assured by John that he understood and that they could perform a pre validation on my income to make sure there were no issues.
After agreeing and submitting everything I heard nothing for several days and called John to find out the status. He told me on the phone that he was pulling up my file and that yes it came out of underwriting pre validation and that everything was good to go. He even gave me a more accurate preapproval amount for us to shop for. Well with this information we went ahead and were able to put a offer down on a home that was accepted with certain conditions (mostly deadlines to be met).
I informed John that we found our home and sent over the needed paperwork. He said everything looked good and that the conditions could be met. With this news we went ahead and ordered a inspection and RP Funding ordered the appraisal. All of the results came back but they had some conditions to fix a window and some small repairs. At this point my realtor and I had some questions so we called and emailed John to get more insight and answers on the conditions. Well both my realtor and I called John for 3 days straight and never got one email or phone call back. The following week my Realtor recommended I try to get a hold of his manager because we had deadlines and John from RP Funding was nowhere to be found.
Well after calling and asking to speak to his manager I got somebody on the phone who I explained my situation to. This so called manager seemed like he could not care less about my situation and told me that he didn't understand my file and was going to transfer me to John. WHAT A SURPRISE.... he transfers me and John picks up. So after 3 days of calling and no answers, he all of a sudden picks up when his manager transfers me.
So now that I have John on the phone he pulls up my file as if he had not even looked at it in days. He now tells me underwriting has some questions and concerns about my paperwork and needed more documents (some of which I had already submitted). I asked John why were there these concerns now if we had our income prevalidated to avoid this same exact problem. He pretty much never answers the question and tells me he needs the documents.
Well now here we are a week later and we have submitted what was requested and they continue to ask for more information. Our deadline for closing is coming soon and it looks like this will not be closing for us. We have already paid for inspection and apprasial and RPFunding seems like they could care less.
I called John today to follow up on what is going on with a email he was supposed to send my account the previous day. He does not respond to my email but only CC's me in on a new email that was supposed to be sent a whole day prior. So here we are a whole day has gone by and nothing gets done unless I email him. This has been the story for the past 2 weeks. If I do not call to get a update nobody calls me and nothing seems to get done. I have never had such a bad experience with communication and lack for concern of clients. I also emailed these same concerns to the vice president of sales, the customer service forum, and one of their account executives. I asked for one of them to contact me so I can speak to a manager and nobody ever even returned my email or call.
Stay away from these people. They do not care about customer service and you are just another number to them.... more