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Dominique, Home Buyer in Orlando, FL

Hello, I'm looking for a vacation home in a guarded gated community in and around the Orlando area.

Asked by Dominique, Orlando, FL Wed Nov 13, 2013

I have a 3 year old and would like a safe, family friendly area. Excellent school district in case we decide to stay for awhile. Must have our own pool (if no pool than space for a pool), modern, home. Min of 4 bedrooms, over 3000 sq ft. up to $400k.

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Hello Dominique

Pls contact me if you need financing for this vacation/second home. we can go upto 90% LTV (80 % is always better if you can put down 20%, then you do not have PMI)

I am a Mortgage Loan Specialist in the Orlando Area and know this market very well and have been in this business for over 13 yrs

We can do this purchase financing for you and close in 20 days or less

Thanks




Tom Bawany | Mortgage Loan Originator | NMLS #519971
Real Estate Mortgage Network, Inc.
500 Winderley Place, Suite 112
Maitland, FL 32751
F: 866.552.6351 | C: 407.924.2759
E: tbawany@remn.com | http://www.remn.com
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Hi Dominique:

For vacation I would say Reunion is one of the best places to be. You could purchase a home within your price range & requirements over there. The community is 24 manned gated, It has 3 golf courses, a 15-million dollar water park. 11 community pools, tennis courts, spa, restaurants,.. it is like a little city within the community gate.

Heathrow would also be a great choice. It is where I live myself. Heathrow is a manned gated, golf community within Lake Mary city limits and Lake Mary has been voted repeatedly as one of the top 10 cities to live in USA. We have great shopping, fantastic fine dining, lots of biking & walking trails it has more of a family type living vs. Reunion that is essentially a resort and you have more of that vacation feel. The homes start at around $350K and go all the way to $3M to $4M. From Lake Mary to Orlando you have only 17 miles Drive.

In Orlando I would say Lake Nona area is the best to be, Eagle Creek is a fantastic community, manned gated, with gold course, club house, ....

Below is the link to some homes in these area:

http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/listings/areas/81754…

We sell a lot of homes all over Orlando area & would be more than happy to help you find a great home for your family (feel free to review my recommendation & background by clicking on my pictures)

Have a splendid evening.

Abraham Bidhendi
Top Producer Realtor® with over 26 years of experience
Awarded as Exit's TOP Buyer side Transactions for the State of Florida
We have had 142 successful transactions during the past year alone.
Exit Realty Access, LLC
Direct: (407) 744-2533
Fax: (407) 444-9925
Email: REOsofflorida@msn.com
Website: http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com
Kissimmee Office: 391 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Altamonte Springs Office: 660 Palm Springs Dr., Suite D, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Hi Dominique:

I will be emailing some homes to you shortly.

Thanks,

Abraham
Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013
If you have any listings in mind please feel free to email them to me at daikenfernandes@hotmail.com thank you!
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Hello agine
Im actually living in Stoneybrook west and I love this place .Please view the link for list of houses at Stoneybrook west Fl 34787
http://myfloridahomesmls.com/SiteContent/PropertySearch.aspx…

For more information’s Please contact me :
Monika Scott
407-462-0254
monika@homesbuysale.com http://www.HomesBuySale.com
Terra Homes LLC
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If you have any listings in mind please feel free to email them to me at daikenfernandes@hotmail.com thank you!
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Hi Dominique,

I found Stoneybrook East, West in Orlando and Westyn Bay in Ocoee are the only guarded gated communities that have homes fit your search criteria. Below are the link to the homes. Please feel free to call me or emails if you have any question. If you want to see them from the inside, let me know so I can arrange the visits

Stoneybrooks - 5 listings.
http://mfr.mlxchange.com/DotNet/Pub/EmailView.aspx?r=1007049…

Westin Bay - 6 listings.
http://mfr.mlxchange.com/DotNet/Pub/EmailView.aspx?r=7193280…

Sincerely,

TN-Trung Nguyen
Real Estate Professional
La Rosa Realty LLC.,
Licensed in FL
tnguyen@larosarealty.com
Cell: 321.946.1403
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Hello
I will recomed Stoneybrook West is a prestigious 24 h guarded gated community located in charming Winter Garden, Florida. Nestled on the shores of Black Lake, Stoneybrook West hosts thirteen distinctive community villages tied together by a beautiful world class golf course. When not on the golf course, residents can enjoy the many unique amenities that make Stoneybrook West a place for all families to call home. This place its also close to shopping and restaurants at Winter Garden Village and other attractions .
Please visit their link : http://www.mystoneybrookwest.com/

For more information’s Please contact me :
Monika Scott
407-462-0254
monika@homesbuysale.com
http://www.HomesBuySale.com
Terra Homes LLC
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Dominique,
I have added a link below so you can search for homes that meet your needs. My First Thought would be in Stoneybrook in East Orlando or Lake Nona.
Let me know if I can help.
Your Realtor Rick.

http://www.raulaguirre.remax-florida.com/remaxflorida/index.…
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Look in Reunion and Celebration.. =o)


To check out my profile, references and the references of the other agents, just click on my picture to go to my profiles and read what our clients say about us. Pick the broker that you think is right for you. Of course I hope it’s me, but if not then best wishes!

Search on MLS here:http://www.thepremiumproperties.idxco.com/idx/3935/advancedS…

Highest and best regards.

Vincent Paige |REALTOR® | RE/MAX Showcase
Major (P), U.S. Army (Reserve)
Certified Broker Price Opinion Registered Agent (BPOR)
Florida Military Specialist (FMS)
8934 Conroy Windermere Road | Orlando, FL 32835
Direct: 407.256.8190 | Fax: 407.264.8073
E-mail: vince@thepremiumproperties.com
Search for homes here: http://www.thepremiumproperties.com
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Hi Dominique, when you get a chance send me your e mail so I can send you the information and pictures of homes available in the area, thanks.

Keller Williams Realty
Daniel Schmaltz
Cell # 407-770-4241
E mail :centralflhomes@yahoo.com
website : danielschmaltzrealtor.com
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daikenfernandes@hotmail.com
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Dominique
Not many in Central FL to match yiour requested criteria if indeed you need it zoned to allow for short-term rental?
However if you only want to use for your own personal use and you do not wish to rent out to others on a short-term rental basis, then there's many more as we can look at Residential zoning homes too!
If you send me an e-mail with your contact info and e-mail address then I can send you some available properties matching your criteria/wishes to review.
Also let me know about your intended use, and if you need now or in the future to be able to rent it out as a short-term rental?
Thanks
Chris
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 13, 2013
If you're looking for something you can use solely for you and your family, then you'll have a different set of options than you would if you're looking to also let it out as a short term rental.

Only Osceola, Lake and Polk Counties have the correct zoning for short term rental, Orange County does not.

Be careful who you work with if you decide to buy in a short term rental community, not all Realtors understand the product.

Please check my profile here on Trulia including references from past client, and review my bio on my website.

I would love the oportunity to help you find your vacation home and I welcome you to give me a call at 407-361-1694

Melissa M Gerace
Realtor/Real Estate Consultant
Prudential Results Realty
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 13, 2013
If you have any listings in mind please feel free to email them to me at daikenfernandes@hotmail.com thank you!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 20, 2013
Dominique,

Looks like you already have plenty offers for help. I'm sure 1 of the many agents who responded will be able to find the perfect home for you. All agents have access to the same database of homes for sale, therefore you only need to work with one. You should find someone that you like and is knowledgeable and trustworthy.

You should probably delete your email address from here so you're not bombarded with emails.

Good luck with your home search.

Regards,
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My email is daikenfernandes@hotmail.com
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Just to clarify, i wont be renting this out.
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Just to clarify, this is for my family & I. We will not be renting this out!
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My team can help you. Please send your information to :
albastidas@gmail.com
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daikenfernandes@hotmail.com
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As noted, it depends on what you mean by vacation home.

If you are looking for something to rent to tourists when you are not using it, then you will find it nearly impossible to fulfill your wish list. Couple reasons for this. 1) 3000 sq ft is really huge for a short term rental pool home. 2) Schools zoned for vacation land are not excellent. 3) Not all that many have guards.

On the other hand if you are looking for a true second home, then there is some selection, but probably not in the areas that are being mentioned. Gates and guards are not all that common and certainly not for $133 per square foot or less. You will either need to rethink your budget or you home size if you want to Windmere, Dr. Phillips, or Winter Garden. Celebration does not have any gates, it's totally open.

Follow Vincent's advice and click on our pictures and see what are clients say about us.
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Thank you, but this will be a second home, so we will not be renting this at all.
Flag Wed Nov 13, 2013
We will be using this as a second home, not to rent :)
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Hi Dominique -

I would be happy to help you locate a home.

You may, however, be restricted in your area search if you wanted to short-term rent the property while you're not using it.

Please feel free to contact me to better discuss specific criteria.

-patty gable
407.257.7287
pattygable@gmail.com
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Dominique, I live in Dr. Phillips, and there are many subdivisions that fit your description. I myself have 3 daughters, and the schools are excellent here. The area is very safe, close to Disney and all the attractions, very convenient commute to everything that Orlando has to offer, and I can find you a very nice house in the price range that you specified.

Please, feel free to contact me with any questions, I am always on call for my clients. Send me your email, and I will set you up for the listings to be sent directly to your email, so you can stay on top of the market and see a new property as soon as it comes on the market.

Sincerely,

Natasha Mann
Coldwell Banker Residential RE
7626 Sand Lake Rd.
Orlando, FL 32819
407-970-8245
natallia.mann@yahoo.com
http://www.natasha-realty.com
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There are many options currently available that match your criteria and your timing is excellent. Give me a call at your earliest convenience at (407) 908-2890 to discuss your needs. Thank you, Debbie Irons, Keller Williams Advantage III Realty, http://www.TheIronsTeam.com
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