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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Mark LeMenager answered:
Per the MLS, 121 Longview is available for $1,800 a month. It's a 3/2 SFH. 907 Yew Ct. is on the market for $2,300 a month. It's a 4/2.
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Broker Dave answered:

This is a first floor unit in one of the top communities in Celebration.

Unit has a 1 car garage.

Unit is about 1 to 2 miles from downtown.

Click link to complete details,

Taxes are $2,904.00 yearly
HOA fees are $227.85 quarterly
Condo fees are $987 quarterly

Let me know if I can show you the property or send to you others in the community.

Dave &Patty Lowe
Real Estate Broker

I offer buyer rebates to help with your closing cost.
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
JaredRuggieri answered:
Hi Rob,

Give me a call I can help you find what you are looking for 352-502-5859.

I look forward to speaking with you.

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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Larry,

I have a blog on exactly this topic, as Celebration can get pretty complicated.

I own a townhome in Artiisan Park just 4 doors down from the clubhouse. My wife and I plan on selling it this year. Feel free to contact me if you would like to know more.

Regards, Mark
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Fri Jan 11, 2013
Mark LeMenager answered:
Not sure what you mean by near Celebration since the Celebration Community School (K to 8) and Celebration High School are IN Celebration. The Community School is outstanding. The High School is good. It's really pretty simple. If your kids are motivated and in advanced placement classes, then they will get a fine education here. If they are not , then you may wish to consider alternatives. Good schools really come down to parents who push their kids and put a high value on education. ... more
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Mark LeMenager answered:

Start by reading my blog on this topic:

I've done 20 REO's in the past couple years.

Click on the pictures of everyone who answers and read what their clients say about them. You can read more about what my clients say about me over on Zillow as well.

There is actually one one REO on the market in Celebration today, a 2/2 condo on Water Street. That the one you are looking at?

Good luck, Mark
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Fri Oct 28, 2011
Melissa A. Scire answered:
Hi Michael,
Glad to see you on trulia. I work with lot of clients looking for the wow factor after all your home is a reflection of you and your family and life. If you are looking for impressive areas in Central Florida you have an abundance of options which everyone will share but one thing to consider is your monthly taxes, HOA fees, and CDD fees if any. In terms of finding a large impressive home, Windermere has great lake front villa style Mediterranean single family homes with the privacy you are looking for as most neighborhoods are gated. Reunion has gated communities with very impressive homes however even if you go with a home and have no mortgage because you are paying cash, you are still looking at about $15-20K in annual taxes and CDD fees in addition to your monthly obligations for HOA (home owner association) fees which are about $550.00. If you don’t mind spending the money in addition to the mortgage than Reunion is a third consideration. Depending on your price range you can buy homes that were once listed from $2-3M in 2007 from $500K - $1M and up in Reunion, Windermere, and Celebration and you get a lot of impressive house for your money.
Reunion does have very high taxes which are a big hit to any budget thus the lowering of prices recently. Windermere’s taxes are significantly less with gated communities in abundance and a lot of the neighborhoods don’t have CDD fees so it is less money for you to have to pay in addition to your property’s mortgage. Celebration also has great options but the yards are a bit smaller and right on the main street for many of the listings and not tucked behind a subdivision infrastructure so the homes are not as private but have a great community feel. Feel free to browse listings on my website at in all three areas when you are ready to review listings. In the meantime if you have any questions on homes you find on your own, feel free to contact me and I’d love to help.
Melissa A. Scire
Luxury Property Expert
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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Wed May 5, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
Check out my website for my neighborhood by neighborhood breakdown of what's in Celebration.

Feel free to contract me for my totally frank comments on what's terrific and what's junk. Celebration has both.

Good luck,
Mark LeMenager
Find your next house with the click of a mouse.
Search the MLS without obligation or registration from my website.
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Thu Feb 4, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Joey,

This question also demonstrates that you're not familiar with the area. Construction in Celebration finished several years ago. There's no new construction, it's done.

Contact me and I'll give you the low down on the entire area.

Good luck,
Mark LeMenager
Find your next house with the click of a mouse.
Search the MLS without obligation or registration from my website.
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Fri Feb 26, 2010
Brent Ferry answered:
Hi Mickry,

Happy New Year.

Just over 20 townhome units changed hands in Terra Verde in 2009. The prices ranged from $83,000 - $152,500 - so yes, some great deals if you ask me...especially considering previous prices and that the neighborhood has pretty decent name recognition as a rental community. The majority of the closed transactions were bank owned properties and went in all cash. Here are the current listings:

If I can help further, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Brent Ferry
International Drive Realty Orlando
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Sun May 30, 2010
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Sun Dec 27, 2009
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:

I was showing properties this past Wednesday to some out of state buyers, and was actually surprised by the amount of children out and playing at the community park/pool located in the intersection of Celebration Avenue and Spring Park St. I commented to the buyers that I had never seen so many parents with their toddlers, young kids and even a few older teenagers parked at the edge of the park bragging to each other about their new fancy rims and sound systems.

You are correct that is not often seem. Also I usually see younger people playing in the large open lawn across from the Artisan Club house.

Tony Vega
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Fri Jun 17, 2016
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:

The basic HOA for all residents averages $900 per year. But each subsection has other HOA's specific to the subdivision, condo, townhouse, etc. On the low end expect something over $3000 per year.

Taxes for most of Osceola County are 15 mill or ($0.015). I am not aware of a higher tax for Celebration, but there could be CDD fees.

Use these link to check the information directly with the county appraiser:

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Tony Vega
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
John Bennett answered:
if you are talking about the Reality Trac the answer is NO! Has no - 0- relationship to market. What they are lisiting is some number - who knows were they get it.

Thomas what you need is a Realtor to help you.

Lets say you were going to climb a mountain and you have no idea how to do. Might you want to buddy up with a climber with a lot of knowledge and experience? Sure you might fall, but odds are the experience guy would have a rope on you fanny to save you.

I a good clue what the market prices are, I do BPOs EVERY day for the BANKS!!! EVERYDAY two to 5 of them every day in Lake Orange, Seminole and Sumter counties.

If I can help please call, you will hear from several other local Realtors, Most great people who can really help you.

And here is the best part, you have have a head start - --- woops thats a old song,

your cost to "hire" a experienced Realtor that has a clue . . . . $0.

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Mon Dec 14, 2009
Kevin Cloutier answered:

I would suggest Juan Piles, Esq. 239-443-5900 and please use my name.

Good Luck

Kevin Cloutier
Southern Premier Realty
Cape Coral, FL 33914
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Sat Dec 5, 2009
Nadine Mauro answered:

Basically a very fancy way of saying it's a regular short sale. Be prepared to sit around and wait for the seller's bank to make up their mind about what they will or will not do.

The current owner may owe more than just the balance of the mortgage. There may be mechanic's liens, IRS liens, HOA liens, etc.

Good luck with your potential move to Florida.

Nadine Mauro
Realty Hub, Inc
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Tue Dec 22, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:

What you have experienced is unfortunately a direct result of the economic downturn and housing market difficulties.

What some people view as disappointing and unaccepable others see as opportunity....Today's buyer's that wish to take advantage of some of the many great values in the current RE market need to be selective....not only by identifying that perfect home but researching a community's stability and desirability.

The opportunity may still be there but proceed with caution.

Best wishes,
The Eckler Team
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Tue Jul 14, 2009
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Wed Aug 5, 2009
Kevin Viars answered:
Hi Mark,

In Florida we are now "presumed" to be Transaction Brokers, meaning we can work with both buyer and seller in the same transaction. By working as a Transaction Broker we cannot work to the detriment of either party. If you want strictly a buyer's agent all you have to do is sign a Single Agent form provided by the REALTOR you are working with. By working as a Single Agent the REALTOR cannot sell an in-house listing unless you first sign a "Consent to Transition to Transaction Broker" form.

I know this is confusing, and to be honest many REALTORS get baffled by it as well. I can be reached at 321-624-6486 or via email at if you need more information.
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