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General Area in Kissimmee : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 27, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
This zip code is in Osceola County.
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Sat Jan 23, 2016
Secondhandsorcery answered:
About $200K!


No, seriously, the houses on the Bellalago side can be more expensive because you are closer to Lake Toho and the larger club house. There are also bigger houses on that side of the development.

HOWEVER- living on the Isles side, I can tell you that our pool is NEVER as busy as the main one. That is a big plus for me because I want to be able to sit by the pool and write (book 5 comes out soon!) or relax in the hot tub without having to deal with heaps of little kids.

Also, it is nice to have direct access to both Pleasant Hill Drive, and Poincianna Road (front and back gates).

AND- almost all the classes offered by the HOA take place over on our Isles side so I can walk to Zoomba, Water Aerobics, or Cross Fit. Which is really nice.
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Mon Apr 27, 2015
Ramon Morales answered:
Have you had a conversation with your Agent? I would first contact their broker, and see what they had to say. If you honestly think the agent did do something wrong or illegal, then I would consult with a Real Estate Attorney. I hope it all works out! ... more
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
Ramon Morales answered:
Couple questions...what part of Kissimmee? What kind of store? What's your budget? I'll be more than happy to help. Gimme a shout and I'll see what I can do. 407.517.8693


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Sun Dec 21, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
Sun Dec 21, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
OK, from your extra answers we seem to have the full picture now. You are buying a short sale that is taking forever to get done and your agent and his broker are pressuring you to close on the house you currently live in despite having a contingency in your contract that says you do not need to close until your new house is available for you to move in to it. That about right? You need to contact a real estate attorney. ... more
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Sat May 18, 2013
Yaneri Piovanetti answered:
Hi Kelly,
Have you heard about the new community in Celebration that is under construction now by David Weekly? It is called Spring Lake at Celebration. I am registered with the builder to receive VIP information on it and I can keep you posted on its development. In fact, I just received their initial pricing sheet they have just released about 2 days ago. Let me know if you would like for me to send that over to you so you can take a look at what will be available with prices, starting closings in third quarter of 2013. My email is Talk to you soon! ... more
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Fri May 17, 2013
Alan Martin answered:
please contact Sueellen She lives there (407) 873-5276
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Maryrose Bianchi answered:
You may visit the Osceola County School website at; if you don't findl the information there, I'm sure a phone number is provided that you may call.

MaryRose Bianchi - Prudential Results Reaslty - 206 W. Oak St., Suite B Kissimmee, FL 34741
407-343-8137 Office Phone Email address
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Wed Jul 4, 2012
Brooklyn1 answered:
Very rural. It is quiet. Everyone knows every one. My brother lives there. He describes it as cows and trees. Downtown is nice. Lovely lake area.
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Thu May 24, 2012
Melissa Gerace answered:
Speaking as a resident of Kissimmee FL, with kids in the Osceola County school system, I can tell you our personal experience has been great. I was told not to expect as much from Florida school as I was used to in Connecticut, but what I found was quite to the contrary. I like the system her much better.

Melissa M. Gerace
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Tina Herrmann answered:
There are several of my clients with children in Windermere Prep & Bishop Moore. WP just had pajama day & anti bullying day. They love the programs they include in the school & make it fun. There are many communities to live close to the school, this area of Orlando & Winter Garden is the most central location to the parks & perfect to downtown & shopping. There are older parts to Windermere or new communities that are up & coming. A very booming & growing area. Let me know if I can help in any way.

Tina Herrmann
Exit Realty Cozy Homes
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Sun Jan 23, 2011
Bill Carey answered:

Great question.
We don't use "Merchant Accounts" our tenants pay directly to our bank accounts. We have a separate bank account for each property the tenants make automatic deposits, some do bank transfers other deposit at a local branch. The accounts are setup so that mortgage payments are automatically withdrawn all other payments are done online. We have extra funds in one account with all accounts tied to our business so we don't have any bank charges of monthly fees. Check out Bank of America I don't always like the bank but in this case it works great for us.

Best of Luck...

Thank you,
Bill Carey, Broker/Realtor
Certified Short Sale Specialists
Cell 704-905-0740
Fax 866-343-5945
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Sun Nov 28, 2010
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:

Not sure what you are comparing them too, but according to all my clients from New York and New Jersey both taxes and insurance in Kissimmee are less than half what they pay now.

When it comes to Hurricanes our policies have a special deductible of 3% of the value of the home, other none Hurricane coverage still has the typical 500 per incident deductible.

Taxes in Osceola county are in the range of .016 per $100. That will be about 1,600. for a $100,000. home.

Tony Vega
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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Mon Jul 5, 2010
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:

Aqui esta el link para el Osceola Coutny Sheriff:

Ellos tienen la mejor informacion, pero te van a pedir el area especifica que estas buscando.

Tony Vega
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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Mon Jul 5, 2010
Cynthia White answered:

I am East of Kissimmee about 1 hour on the Space Coast. We have so many golf communities and we are near the beach also. We have lots of Canadians that have moved here fulltime and some many visit us as winter residents. If you would like to explore this area please email me and I will be glad to send more infomation. We have great prices right now for so many homes. Good Luck ... more
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Thu May 13, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Linda,

I got a private reply from a Canadian reader who has purchased at BellaVida and found my comments here a bit harsh. Here was my response to her:

"Thank you for the feedback. As you probably know, BellaVida (2007), Terra Verde (2004), and Lake Berkley (2001) were all built by Park Square to essentially the same plans. All three resorts border each other. BellaVida units don't look any cleaner but they certainly do look newer. If you want to see how they will age just visit the other two resorts.

In terms of a resort experience, as you say, you enjoyed staying in BellaVida and I hear the same thing all the time about the other two as well.

In terms of an investment, BellaVida is clearly the riskiest of the three for two reasons - first, who's knows when and how it will ever be finished and second, it costs at least $20,000 to $30,000 more there for exactly the same thing you can buy at the other 2. People are still paying a new premium at BellaVida. There have been numerous resales in the $80's and $90's in Lake Berkley and Terra Verde. There has been only one resale below $110,000 in BellaVida. 5 to 10 years from now people will not notice the age differences. What they will see is townhomes crowded together with no views in BellaVida versus the same townhomes much less packed together most with very pelasant views in Terra Verde and Lake Berkley.

So if you bought your townhome mainly to enjoy it yourself, then have fun. If you bought it as an investment, you could have done much better."

Regards, Mark
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Sun Apr 18, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Kevin,

Well, that's an awfully open question. I assume that since you are asking here on Trulia that you are looking to buy there. The prices are attractive, less than 25% of what these places sold for at the peak of the "madness". But of course a drop that huge does bring up plenty of questions in and of itself. It's no where close to Orlando and the attractions, which is either a minus or a plus depending on your view. Despite the name there is no on site golf. The few amenities are shared by an a lot of units.

If you are looking to buy here, I'd suggested you take a look yourself.

If you like to be closer to Orlando and the attractions there are a lot of better choices. If you want to be in the middle of rural sprawl, then this place is as good as any.

Good luck,
Mark LeMenager
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