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JL2078, Home Buyer in Orlando, FL

looking to buy up to 300k

Asked by JL2078, Orlando, FL Thu Apr 24, 2014

I am looking for a colonial style house. Something with some southern charm that doesn't necessarily scream FLORIDA, and is not a new spec home.

Has anyone seen anything good out there?

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There are many homes that fit these criteria! Are you familiar with Thornton Park, Colonial Town, College Park, or Delaney Park areas?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 6, 2014
Yes, there are homes like that out there. How far would you want to be outside of Orlando? Mt Dora, Lake Mary, Winter Park, parts of Orlando and many others come to mind. Quite honestly, if you are looking for something in a plantation style, with porches and and old town feel, there are many places that could fill that need.

I would be happy to talk with you about your list of wants and needs and we could take it from there.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 4, 2014
You bet! Orlando has a lot to offer.
However, since you imposed requirements, such as no screaming, no McMansions but charming, you should accept a few requirements also.

For instance the real estate fire sale in Florida ended 3 years ago. You can not buy are 400K home for 300K. For the charming home you seek, you just may need to offer over list price. Are you willing to do what is required to be a competitive buyer?

Are you willing to:
1. Define what you will BUY.
2. When you will buy it.
3. Follow your agents recommendation regarding lenders.
4. Obtain a 'Cash-to-Close" from your lender to make your offer equivalent to a cash offer.
5. do what you actually say you will do.

Fives yes' means there will be no shortage of motivated REALTORS willing to beat the bushes to flush out the home that will be calling your name.

Best of success in your home purchase.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 3, 2014
The communities Ray mentioned are good and there are many others too. It really depends are where you want to be, Location !!! And what other specifics are important to you. A good buyer's rep will help build a plan to find what you are looking for.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 3, 2014
Hi JL,

It sounds like you are looking to stay away from the cookie cutter types of new construction homes. I would recommend looking in the more historic areas of Orlando to find homes with charm: Thornton Park, Audubon Park, College Park, and Delaney Park. These areas have the styles of homes that you are looking for.

Give me a call if you would like to start searching for the right home for you.

Ray Lopez
Keller Williams Advantage 2
12301 Lake Underhill Rd Suite 111
Orlando Fl 32828
Cell 407-697-8298
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 29, 2014
Hi JL,

There are many Colonial style homes in Orlando area. Not knowing what part of Orlando are you considering of moving to, so here are few locations on top of my head that have Colonial style homes:
* Celebration FL - many beautiful Colonial style homes. The price may be a bit higher though
* Baldwin Park - not I'd consider it a mixed Colonial style - I personally like those homes a lot though
* Winter Garden - Independence - much to choose from
* Windermere - (less availability to to price point)
* North of Orlando - Leesburg, Mount Dora, Tavares - a lot of selection for Colonial Style. Also price would work

These are just few places on top of my head. I'd gladly setup setup a search and send you everything I can find. Simply call or email me: 321-388-6856 or margus@jcpennyrealty.com


Margus Mahar, RealtorĀ®
Specializing in Luxury and Investment Properties
- Certified 203K Renovation Specialist
- Advanced Construction Expert (ACE)
- Dream Team Professional TM
J.C. Penny Realty, LLC.
8701 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Suite 200
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Phone: 321-388-6856
Email: margus@jcpennyrealty.com
Skype: margus.mahar
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 28, 2014
Hi JL,

Im sure we can find a style that is appealing to you!! Orlando does offer different architectural styles for a wide range of tastes.

Please feel free to reach out to me, I would be happy to assist you with your search. 407-435-0217
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 27, 2014
Not sure what screams Florida. You can always take the pink flamingos out of the garden. :) Seriously, that's not a lot to go on.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 26, 2014
Do you have a particular area in mind? Please give me a call at 407-325-7864 and we'll discuss in greater detail. Have a great day! Thank you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 24, 2014
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