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Home Buying in Lake Nona : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Nov 6, 2016
Richdiaz1 answered:
If that is the area next to Canvas on the north side of Tavistock Lakes it's going to be townhomes from what Ashton Woods told me. Pulte will also be building there. That section is going to be 3 story townhomes. Ashton Woods will be starting to build there next year. Currently waiting on what there offerings will be, I'm told there are going to be similar to a development they have in Lake Mary right now. ... more
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Fri Jul 1, 2016
Jmurtaugh answered:
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
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Thu Jun 30, 2016
Jmurtaugh answered:
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
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Thu Jun 30, 2016
Jmurtaugh answered:
Why David Weekly... best built! Why Randal Park... better amenities than most communities, not as pricey as Laureate Park. No brainer, in my opinion.
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Thu Jun 30, 2016
Jmurtaugh answered:
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
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Sat Jun 18, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
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.
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Fri Jun 3, 2016
Claudia Balch answered:
Check out first. Just a suggestion. Has everything you can imagine.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Pavan, I sold over a dozen homes in Village Walk and know the community very well. New construction is finished there. There are 19 on the market for resale today. Click on my picture to contact me. ... more
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Thu Dec 17, 2015
Mark LeMenager answered:
I see my 3 and half year old link no longer works. Any one who happens on this can now try here:

Do note that a new middle school will be built nearby in Storey Park. When it opens, the zoning will change dramatically in this area. ... more
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Mon Feb 9, 2015
Richard Rutledge answered:
All of my clients who have recently moved there love it. Lake Nona is a great new community to live in. When you do make the move down to Florida, do know that 80% of your life will be spent under the Sunshine! ... more
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Mon Sep 15, 2014
Alan Martin answered:
Did you find anything ? I do what you want to do and can help you do the same.
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Ray Lopez Team answered:
Hi Sam,

The retail in Lake Nona has lagged behind the construction of homes and hospitals. However, the first phase of construction at the Town Center is getting underway. See this article from the Orlando Sentinel for details:,0,960156.story

The construction only represents the first phase. It will take a few more years for additional phases to get underway. With the popularity of Lake Nona growing every year, I fully expect that the area will deliver on bringing a Town Center that meets or exceeds the size of the Waterford Lakes Town Center, which is 20 minutes north of Lake Nona.
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Trung Nguyen answered:
From investment point of view, I think they both equally the same, but personally, I like Eagle Creek. The golf course will provide more of the sceneries and you can dine and use the clubhouse freely.

TN-Trung Nguyen
Real Estate Professional
La Rosa Realty LLC.,
Licensed in FL
Cell: 321.946.1403
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Fri Dec 13, 2013
propertylocate answered:
By the way we spent the first xmas dinner with our neighbours who had a big gathering, it was like the united nations, there was chinese, belgium, my daughter who is spanish, frank our neighbour who is swiss and a scottish lady and a few americans it was great, we even rode our bikes to the beach whilst the men did the washing up,,,,oh and by the way we introduced our new american friends to yorkshire pudding,

If you have now found your location i would be doing research on the visa, we have a british friend who bought a dog kennels just east of I75 and that got them their visa and home all wrapped into one

I lived in spain previously to US and believe me I long to be back in Sarasota every day,

good luck with convincing your wife but make sure you have the visa before uprooting your daughters, be wary of the E2 visa as they may not renew if the gov don't think you have increased your turnover/profit or employment.
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Sun Dec 8, 2013
Karen Weathers answered:
You are correct! There are quite a few new construction homes to choose from in the Lake Nona area. The first step is to decide how much you want to spend and then narrow down your homes/builders from there. With the end of the year fast approaching, builders are offering different incentives to unload inventory before year end. Some builders are offering free upgrades such as granite countertops in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances and will even throw in the washer and dryer. I am very familiar with the Lake Nona area and the new homes being built. Give me a call or send me an email if you would like me to help you navigate through them!:). ... more
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Sun Oct 20, 2013
Eileen Eskew answered:
My best advice when reviewing schools is to check the State public school website and look at the test scores, student teacher ratios, and the school grades. See if it is following a trend of improvement and or is consistently doing well. New school districts that are growing rapidly are expected to have some growing pains too. Parent reviews can be helpful but, not every parent takes the time to write a review, so it's hard to tell if most are pleased with the school or not. That being said put more weight on the facts provided. Here's the link for the Orange County FL Public school grades and assessment:

You can also access my free market report by zip code:
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Thu Oct 10, 2013
Dacia Dixon answered:
Hi Darryl,
NorthLake Park at Lake Nona, it's a beautiful Community, includes both single and Multi Family Homes and many great amenities (Lake Nona YMCA outdoor Olympic pool, soccer fields, basketball and tennis court. there is so much to mention.
Lake Nona Plaza offers Publix, retail & restaurants. also The New Orlando VA Medical Center will be part of the Medical City at Lake Nona, across from the new University of Central Florida Medical School and near the Burnham Institute and Nemours Children’s Hospital.

Please feel free to call us anytime!

Have a Wonderful Day!
Thasnk you!
Dacia Dixon Real Estate Professional
La Rosa Realty
OFF FAX : 407-566-2017

We Appreciate Your Business & Referrals.
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Sun Jun 16, 2013
Bernard Scarpa answered:
Hello Sharon,

If you are still looking for an investment?

I specialize in income producing properties in the Disney area. (Central Florida short term rentals,vacation homes,second homes) I have been an investor for 17 years in this area as well as helping others invest in Florida properties. 90% of my sales in the Disney area are international buyers. I am sure I can help you find a very good vacation/income property that you can use at any time you want to use the home.You can call me at any time and we can talk in depth about how the best way for you to purchase a property, what is needed for you to start the process, managers taking care of your property and what they charge, how bookings/guests are placed in the property and the fees involved and what kind of income you will receive in all the different communities in the area. Every community close to Disney has a little different income ability. This is where I come in. You do not want to be to far from Disney. Please contact me and I will answer all your personal questions over the phone. It's best to answer all your questions before we start looking at properties. You can call me at 407-572-3022 or email me at

Thank you
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Alan Martin answered:
Hi Gary
you do not seem to get it. You can only do Short term rental in certain areas. Orange County DOES NOT ALLOW STR in single family homes (Villas to you )
you will need to stay in the Disney Vacation home area and it is unlikely that anyone will be bothered with a 3 night rental. Sorry but I an a straight from the sholder kind of guy

best of luck getting the family to move

All the best

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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Psoomekh answered:
Because you are looking at listing and not prices being sold.
If you look into it, you will see that 4 bedrooms sell on average for 180-195k. But these are new and the owner would have the advantage of moving into a brand new unit, with new refrigerator, paint,.....
So if you really want to sell, you have to be reasonable and take all of that into consideration...and if you have a real offer in 170-180, you should be strongly considering it.
Good luck
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