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Moving in Orlando : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 5, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
Check out rentals in St. Cloud. Should be close enough and your dogs are less likely to be a problem there.
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Wed Jul 26, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
Orlando is inland. It's not near the ocean or the gulf. You'll need to drive an hour to get to the beach.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
I have pretty extensive knowledge of the southern half of greater Orlando and would be happy to help you out. Click on my picture, read my reviews, and contact me.
I live in Harmony and it's a great place to raise a family with good schools at a reasonable price. ... more
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Sat Feb 25, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Sonja, Anything zoned for Lake Nona schools will be a nice area that you will be happy with. I know the area extremely well and have sold in just about every neighborhood here. if you need some help just click on my picture, read my reviews, and contact me. ... more
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Mon Oct 3, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
Do check out Lake Nona as well. It's definitely the up and coming neighborhood in Orlando.
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Fri Aug 26, 2016
Maritza Santiago asked:
I'm looking for a 3 bedroom town house or apt in the 32828 area,my credit score is not to good but I don't have any rent depts.This house would be for me and my 19 year old son and his girlfriend…
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Wed Jul 13, 2016
You will have no problem obtaining financing with that midscore.
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Sat Jun 11, 2016
Alicia Spears answered:
I know that it is very hard to find affordable rentals in Orlando. Maybe this website will help you.
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Fri Apr 22, 2016
Alicia hurd asked:
My husband been on his job 10 years but they don't have a terminal in Florida.
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Sat Apr 9, 2016
kimkesia answered:
You mentioned you already have the school in mind for your children. That's great! That will help narrow your search. There are are many schools in the Maitland area for children with autism. In order to avoid the hustle and bustle of I4, the area I would suggest is the Altamonte Springs area. It's along the I4 corridor, but you could avoid I4 if you lived closer to the school of your choice, and that area will put you in the closest proximity to the schools in and around Maitland. ... more
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Wed Dec 23, 2015
Reggina Samuels-Mckoy answered:
looking to move to olando for northport fl would like to know good area to move with family and good job
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Thu Dec 17, 2015
Mark LeMenager answered:
Well, your job is in the middle of the "tourist areas" so being near work and away from tourists may be problematic. You won't find much in the Windermere/Dr. Phillips area to the west in your budget range. My suggestion would be to look to the south and east. Hunter's Creek would be a nice place to try and find something. ... more
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Mon Jun 8, 2015
Jennifer Sabattini answered:
Hello, there are definitely good options as mentioned by fellow Realtors here. I work with many relocation families and would be happy to assist you. My office is centrally located in Dr Phillips.

Jennifer Sabattini
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Direct: 407-202-9204
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
Ramon Morales answered:
Hi Brittany,

I only recommend about half of what is said below. I have years of experience in property management, both in managing communities for some of the country's largest property management companies, and also single family homes. Under no circumstance whatsoever do I suggest withholding rent. You would put yourself in a situation where you would be looking at late fees, possible eviction/court battles...more headaches than what its worth. The correct way to resolve a non-responsive landlord is to get the authorities involved, in the right way. All of this though is most likely for naught, however, because you probably already made your last rent payment anyway.

Although your lease states very clearly that it is a 60 day notice that's required, Florida Housing Laws and the Courts will usually only recognize 30 days. Since the lease says 60 days, and that's what you're "supposed" to do, my best idea is to call the landlord, inform them of your intent to leave, as well as the poor service. The reason I say this is because it will give you the opportunity to work the issues out, and possibly settle on an agreement which is amicable, instead of them just withholding your deposit and you having to fight them on it.

If you are in a position to buy, or have never thought of it, call me asap...I have a great mortgage guy that will work with you, show you some numbers, and, if you can afford it, then we will work that out. It may actually work in your favor if you worked out with your landlord to go month to month for a month, till you find and buy. Call me and lets work through the exact details. 407.517.8693.


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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Chris Sheedy answered:
My office is located in Waterford Lakes. I would be glad to assist you in your home search. Please let me know if I can help you out.

Chris Sheedy, MSRE
Christopher Sheedy, P.A.
Realtor, Keller Williams Advantage II Realty
12301 Lake Underhill Rd., Suite 111 Orlando FL, 32828
cell: 407.375.0456
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Ramon Morales answered:
Hello SN,

I hope you are well. If you are still looking for tips, I feel like I may have the perfect solution for you. Look up Hunter's Creek. It is an absolutely wonderful area...actually ranked the 21st best place to live in America...a claim that Dr Phillips or Windermere cannot make. Don't get me wrong, both of those areas are fantastic as well, but they are farther out of the way. Hunter's Creek would be much closer to you, as it is right off of the 417(highway), and would put you no further than 10-15 minutes. If you ask me, I firmly believe that would be a better option than looking at Lake Nona, because as many other Agents have noted, Lake Nona is still developing, and will take years before you're not dealing with constant construction/neighborhood booming on a daily basis. If you're not too excited by that, Hunter's Creek has already gone through all the growth, is more well established, and has a variety of fantastic homes for you to see. Give me a call at 407.517.8693 or feel free to email me at I'd love to help you out some more!


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Wed Oct 15, 2014
Jonathan Nakhnoukh answered:
There are many different areas, public transportation is not how it is up north but is improving very much. I think to property give you an area that is best suited for you we would need more details as to what you are looking for specifically and price wise to give an accurate answer to your question. Please feel free to contact me. ... more
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Thu Sep 11, 2014
evanssuza answered:
You want to start looking about a 15 mile radius out from central Orlando for safety reasons and better schools. Then make a priority list as to what is most important to you and your family. Is it safety, best schools, if so, what kind of schools, public, charter, college, etc, are you renting or buying, what is your budget, is square footage more important than location, do you own a pet, do you need a fence or garage, do you ever use public transportation.... There are many things to consider when you relocate to a new area. I've done it many times and I know how I balance all that out. My advice is don't sign more than a 1 yr lease when you move to a new area AND when you get there, ASK the locals in different areas you are considering, especially any police you see in the area. JUST ask. People will tell you straight up. "Oh, you are thinking of moving THERE? You may want to consider......instead." ... more
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