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Home Buying in 34787 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 18, 2015
Tara Moore answered:
Winter Garden is a beautiful place to live and raise a family. Of all the places to settle in central Florida, my husband and I chose to plant our roots in Winter Garden for many reasons, including the feeling of safety. Like any area, some parts are better than others...and that's where a local/knowledgable expert comes in handy during the real estate search. Let me know if I can help you in any way. Tara Moore - ... more
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
John Lazenby answered:
A nearby school that hosts the Magnet Program for Performing Atrs is Dr. Phillips High School [DPHS] located in S/W Orlando. A student may gain admission to the Performing Arts Magnet Program at DPHS by application. There are private instructions available for younger students.

Parts of Winter Garden are really an easy commute to DPHS, especially the Avenue of the Rushes /
Wild Blackberry Trail areas on Lake Hancock. You may review listings in this area by visiting .
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Sat Jun 30, 2012
Alan Martin answered:
It is a Condo hotel HOA fees are high, between 500 and 600 per monthe depending on the sq footage. YOu can live there but no one does. IT is a Hotel for short vacation

let me know what it is yuo are looking for and I will spring into action for you !!

Alan 407 832 4888
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Sun Dec 7, 2014
Devi Pokhoy answered:
The city of Winter Garden is utility company. There address is City of Winter Garden, 300 W. Plant St, Winter Garden, Fl 34787. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Devi Pokhoy
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
Alan Martin answered:
I live close by but have not heard of any complaints
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Sat Jun 30, 2012
Mark LeMenager answered:
Solivita on the border of Polk and Osceola Counties.
Celebration next to Disney.
Harmony east of St. Cloud.
VillageWalk in Lake Nona.
The Villages if you want to live with 70,000 other old folks. ... more
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Thu Feb 16, 2012
John Bennett answered:
I hope to be your guy.
You will find me to be a great tour guide. I first went to Winter Garden in 1950, been coming back ever since, now living about 10 minutes away.

Area has many great areas.

Please go to my site at:

and look around.

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Sun Oct 27, 2013
Terri Vellios answered:
You will need to talk with your lender and get pre approved for a loan. Down payment and closing cost, along with reserves (savings) are usually required in the financing. If you are that tight on money you may want to wait until you are in a better position to buy.

If you have a down and reserves but just need help with closing cost, you can ask the seller to assist. Also, find a local Broker familiar with any special assistance available.

All the best to you.
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Tue May 10, 2011
Lisa Hill answered:
Hi, There is currently one property available in Lighthouse Keys Resort and it is a short sale. I have found other beautiful units that I would like to email to you. Can you provide me with an email address and I will forward these properties to you.

Lisa Hill, GRI
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Sun Oct 27, 2013
Carolyn Vidler answered:
Good morning Jeanette,
I just received a partial message from you thru trulia real estate search. I have a listing in Johns Landing that you might be interested in and I could send you a search of everything available from our MLS system so you would have the latest and greatest information. You can email me at and give me your criteria and I will forward that to you today.
I look forward to hearing from you and have a great day.
Carolyn Vidler
Broker / Owner
Clermont: 352-536-9888
Leesburg: 352-365-2211
Ocala: 352-854-5755
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Wed Apr 27, 2011
KIM SETZER answered:
Hi Tjcarey,

I am a Realtor w/ CENTURY 21 Elite Home Finders and just recently relocated to Winter Garden from MetroWest and I LOVE it here! Southerm Pines is minutes from my house, located in the Black Lake Park subdivision off of 535, so I personally don't feel it is in a bad location and the complex is gated for an added sense of security. It is off of Daniels Rd. minutes from Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves which has enhanced living in Winter Garden and has lots of great shops and dining. ( You should google search it) The ASKING prices are random in Southern Pines depending on type of sale (REO/Bank Owned or Short Sale), general condition of the property and days on market, but an average list price is: 1-bedroom/$35K,
2-bedroom $45K and 3-bedroom b/t $60-$65K. The condos were built in 2005 and and when they were new sold for appoximately $200K + or -. They are spacious floor plans and some added features in some units are a detached garage, granite, crown molding, porches, etc. The overall Orlando condo market is saturated, condo financing options are limited and monthly condo association dues are generally high, therefore purchase prices are at an all time low and you should take advantage of it while it lasts. Community features at Southern Pines offer the following amenities: tennis courts, pool with jacuzzi, sun deck, outdoor party kitchen & barbecue area, indoor air conditioned basketball & racquetball courts and more!!! Please feel free to contact me directly to have me send you available inventory, additional information or alternative condo/townhouses in the vicinity. I look forward to hearing from you and becoming your Realtor.
Have a GREAT weekend. Thanks, Kim
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Wed Apr 7, 2010
Maureen Cody answered:
Dear Florida Home Buyer,

This situation should be treated as any "For Sale By Owner" that you might see while driving down the street.
You should have representation from a Realtor in order to make sure the contract and terms are upholding your rights as a buyer - to ensure your interests are being looked out for.

Your Realtor will communicate with the owner, do a market analysis to determine what the home is worth. With that information you'll be able to decide whether to pursue or walk away.

Your Realtor will advise you to get the home inspected prior to purchasing to look for any structural and major issues.

Bottom line - you need representation - my advice is to connect with a local Realtor.

Best of luck,
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Sat Jan 16, 2010
Aaron Mighty answered:
Hi Victor,

This term is a bit tricky. It really depends on who said it.

Normally this term is used by investors who buy loans from financial institutions either at a discount or a premium. In this market most investors buy at a discount millions worth of assets (loans). Some will even buy just a few good ones from one bank after the borrower has closed on the loan with the bank. The most popular loans bought are either non-performing (mostly bad loans) or seasoned performing loans (mostly A+ loans).

But this is probably not what you were looking for. Many homeowners use this term when they want a buyer to take over their loan. What they really mean is for you to assume their current loan or pay them what they paid for the home they are trying to sell.

In this market most sellers are selling homes at a discount to their mortgage either as a short sale or at a loss of existing equity. You probably shouldn’t be buying any home at what the homeowner paid for it two or three years ago in this market.

Hopefully I have answered your question correctly. If you need a current valuation on any home, please feel free to let me know and I will be more than glad to assist.

Thank you,

Aaron Mighty
Mighty Realty Inc.
C: (407) 914-7799
F: (877) 657-4373
"As Seen on HGTV's House Hunters!" - 12/27/2009
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Thu Sep 23, 2010
Cathy Cataletto answered:
Every bank is different, every short sale is never the same so it is almost impossible to answer your question with a direct answer.

If the bank feels that they can do better with a foreclosure/bank owned/or even a sherif's sale, then they won't accept an offer.

I would put it in, and have a good agent guide you through.

Good luck
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Thu Feb 18, 2010
Marty Kaiser answered:
Hi Sam,

Great question, we work with a lot of overseas customers seeking the best values, the resort type of feeling you identify and being in close proximity to the theme parks etc. The two general areas that most meet your requirements and budget would be near Lake Buena Vista/Sea World, the 32821 zip code and West Kissimmee 34747 zip codes. I would definitely recommend a 2 bedroom over a 1 bedroom for various reasons.

If you would like my assistance, please contact me either via phone or E-mail, and I would be glad to send you a current list of the best available properties closest to the criteria you have identified.


Marty Kaiser
Accredited Buyer's Representative(ABR)
Keller Williams Realty
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