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Tue Jun 22, 2010
David Dorman answered:
It really depends on when you bought the home and how much you have into it. Is it "ideal time"? Hard to say without an address and knowing all the facts. In some areas, things are picking up. If you would like me to evaluate it, please feel free to call or email me. ... more
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Sun Jan 9, 2011
Broker Dave answered:
Without knowing your price point or your preference of single family vs. condo/townhome the top of my list would be Lake Mary, UCF area, Dr Phillips, Lake Nona.

Hope this helps,

Broker Dave
GRI, ePRO, RE Broker & Realtor

Community and Family Values
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Fri May 21, 2010
James Pruett answered:
What price range are you qualified for in regards to a mortgage/loan? Always first factor. Pine Hills is on the west side of Orlando, opposite side of UCF which is on the east side, fyi. ... more
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Tue May 4, 2010
Idarousse Charif answered:
Hi werner
There are numerous condos you can purchase for that amount, that can be rented. I can email you some properties if you would like.
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
The realttor you're working with should be able to help

Elena Ollick
Amerivest Realty
Faith Home Loans
skype: napleshomes
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Fri Jul 1, 2016
Tom Phillips answered:

There are a number of new develpoements on Narcoossee Rd and Moss Park Road that would work for you.


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Wed Mar 3, 2010
Tom Phillips answered:
To me it looks like a toss up between the Lake Nona area and the Fairway Area, just keep in mind that some rentals are slow right now in the Orlando area while other areas are still doing well.

If i can help at all please let me know.

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Mon Dec 21, 2009
Lisa Foster answered:
There are many good areas in Orlando, what really matters is what is important to you. A good agent will listen to you , what your needs and desires are, and then will be able to make recommendations based on your lifestyle!!

Feel free to contact me any time, I'm sure I would be able to assist you in your search.

Lisa Foster, Realtor
GMAC Real Property Group
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Tue Mar 23, 2010
Juliana answered:
(not an answer - just the rest of my 'question')

So, I don't really know if I want to ask anything other than these questions, but I'd like to learn as much as I can about the real estate market in the US.
Anyway, sorry for anything (namely for not knowing you language all that well!), and to anyone who is willing to help - thank you!!
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Sun Aug 23, 2009
Karen Wantuck answered:
BEST is really determined by what you like, need in a location, a community, a home. I picked Sarasota FL when I left Atlanta, GA because Sarasota offered more cultural activities and in a smallish town where traffic and crime would be minimal.

Sarasota has a real Opera house, a Symphony Hall, lots of theater from Broadway to small local groups and it has water water everywhere.

The downtown area is really just a few long blocks, all walkable, and all end up at the water. Weather is great year round and yet there are seasons (we actually had a hard freeze last Winter).

The majority of folks in Sarasota come from the mid-West and Europe, places where it gets drastically cold for months on end and therefore Sarasota is called Paradise by these people. And so it is.

According to US News & World Report recently, Sarasota ranked in the top 10 cities called "under valued" meaning you can still buy in here for less. Therefore one assumes in a few years whatever you buy would be worth more.

Waterfront is still pricey...but down a bit from what it was by about $200,000 per unit; the real deals are 15 minutes from the water, small homes (say 1700 sq. ft.) that people no longer can afford due to the mortgage mess.

Compared to California, though, everything is a deal. I have clients from there who think $500,000 for a 2/2 on the water (condo) is a steal, so it is all relative. You can even buy a 50s ranch 3/2 on a canal with a boat lift, a pool, and walk across the road to the Gulf and sandy beach for under $700,000. Californians are buying these and tearing them down and building multi-million $ is that a good ROI? You tell me.

I've sold a home a month in this "weak" market, my office a home a day for the past few months so investors have caught on already to how undervalued we are.

So if you are interested in Sarasota, I would love to help you. I'm an investor myself: I own three single family homes; a quadroplex and through the years I've owned two 12-unit bldgs and a half dozen duplexes.

I hope you pick Sarasota, FL...and me to help you make a good buy.
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Sat Aug 15, 2009
John Bennett answered:
Great Question.

We, or at least this Economist, Realtor does not have a answer.

We can talk about all the Micro and in this time the Macro forces at hand.

What are your other reasons to buy- because they may be the real driver here.

Tax issues may be down on the list when compared to other life style issues and economic issues.
Up and ready to talk.


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Sun Jul 19, 2009
Dp2 answered:
I understand your situation intimately, because I basically do the same thing.

There are quite a few opportunies availabe there in Orlando and Tampa (aka the I-4 Corridore) area. I used to live in Orlando back in 2001, and I still have some friends down there who keep me up on what's going on down there.

PM me, and we can chat in more detail on what you're trying to do.
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
Louise Warring answered:
Hi Trueblue -- I just closed a buyer on a home in Avalon Park and they're very happy there. Here is a link that will take you to quite a few two story homes under $200,000 in very nice communities.
Let me know if you'd like to see any of these.

Happy House Hunting!

Louise Warring, e-PRO, CSP, CNS
Certified Short Sale Professional
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
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Mon Aug 15, 2011
Debbie Irons answered:
We have A-rated Odyssey Middle School and the new Odyssey Relief Middle School that will be held in the new Lake Nona High School. I am an agent specializing in the Lake Nona area. Give me a call at (407) 908-2890 for details on the new relief school or anything related to Lake Nona. Please visit or ... more
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
Judy answered:
Once farmland given over to celery and citrus crops, the city of Oviedo, located northeast of Orlando in Seminole County, is now a thriving bedroom community where residents enjoy a wealth of recreational pastimes including nature walks, bird watching, butterfly spotting, hiking, fishing, biking, airboat rides, and horseback riding. Rounding out the available activities are an 18-hole golf course, 3 aquatic facilities, an outdoor skate park, and concerts and football games at the nearby UCF Arena. Add one of the best school systems in Central Florida, easy access to 2 international airports, quick drives to the beaches and theme parks, and Oviedo makes for the coolest hot spot to live, work, and play.

Judy Chapman
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
521 E Mitchell Hammock Rd
Oviedo, FL 32765
(407) 227-7763
Specializing in Oviedo, East Orlando, Winter Springs, Chuluota, Lake Mary, Maitland & Winter Park
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Wed May 6, 2009
Dp2 answered:
So, basically you intend to buy, rehab, rent, and refinance this property. Am I right?

Some areas that you might want to check out are Conway (I used to live here), and the area around UCF. I also like properties around the intersection of E Colonial Dr and Mills Ave, but you'll want to check it out for yourself to see if it's OK for you and your needs.

Some areas around Orange Blossom Trail are pretty good, and other areas you might want to stay away from.
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Mon Apr 20, 2009
Condo Metropolis answered:
Hi Riaz, one of the best places for a condo right now is MetroWest, where there is an abundance of good deals. Rents go from about $650 per month to $1100 depending on the size and number of bedrooms. Monthly HOA fees also vary, but on average, perhaps around $250-300 per month. For rentals, you'll need to find a local management company, which I can recommend. In the under $50K bracket, most of these deals are CASH only because mortgages are hard to come by. Let me know if you can spend more than that and your options will increase.
Kind regards,

Marcus Burke PhD, GRI
Broker: Orlando Real Estate Pros
Condo Metropolis LLC
Licensed Real Estate Brokerage

Condo Website:

Homes Website:

Telephone / Fax: 407-290-3408.
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Sat Mar 21, 2009
Gay Middleton answered:
Hi Alex
It is a great time to move to Florida. It is absolutely beautiful weather here today. Mid to high 70's and sunny and breezy.
Please brace yourself for many responses. I have been here on Trulia answering Real Estate questions for a while and buyers like you attract a lot of attention. So, I suggest you concentrate on choosing a Realtor to represent you here in Orlando. Take your time and ask a lot of questions!

I know you asked about neighborhoods and there are so many. A good place to start is with Realtors here on Trulia. I would suggest contacting a few and email and/or speak with them directly and talk about areas, schools, neighborhoods. Each Realtor will have an opinion and will specialize in an area. When you see a trend, perhaps that is a good sign. Choose a Realtor you are comfortable with and one that will listen to your needs. That is step one. Incidently, if you choose a Realtor and then find out that Realtor is not meeting your expectations you can choose another. We are a plentiful group of professionals and willing to work for you!

As for my specialization, I work all of Central Florida but specialize in Downtown to the East. East Orange county and Seminole county including areas known as Oviedo, Winter Springs, Tuscawilla. Seminole is highly regarding for it's schools. The Lake Nona area is growing by leaps and fueled by our new Medical City Center opening very soon. There is so much to learn about Orlando. I personally love to get to know my buyer and their life styles to guide them. Your likes, dislikes, work. I am relocation certified and have worked with many relocation companies to place families moving her to Orlando. I can provide you with a complete relocation package via mail by request as well. Just ask!

I invite you to visit my website to learn more. I have packed it full of information on Orlando and Central Florida. I have highlighted some neighborhoods, listings, information, links and more! I think you will get to know the area better starting there. Please feel free to sign up as a VIP member and we can communicate if you would like. I am happy to on your list of Buyer Agents to interview. Click on my name above or use the link below to go directly to the information you request. Welcome to Orlando and congratulations on your first step to a great move.

Gay Middleton
Realtor/Sales Specialist
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
Louise Warring answered:
Hi Lynae--To help you choose an area, we'll need to know your price range or monthly lease budget.

You can look in and try zip codes 32837, 34741, 32824, 32832 (these surround the airport) and see if anything looks appealing.

Give me a call if I can show you any properties, or help you in your internet searches.

Happy House Hunting!

Louise Warring
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
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Sun Sep 25, 2016
James Pruett answered:
Baldwin Park has homes with apartments above the garages, and there are some other areas that have inlaw quarters around the downtown area of Orlando in Winter Park and College Park for example. All dependent on what you are willing to pay. ... more
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