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Moving in Orange County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Dec 23, 2015
Bill Whiteside answered:
Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary... there are a lot of great spots. I grew up in Orlando and have lived here about 35 years. Be glad to help you find a spot that works for you.
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Fri May 24, 2013
Alexander Grethe answered:
Hello Spachick;

There are quite a few good school districts in the area. Dr. Phillips is recommendable. But there are other aspects to consider.

Please give me a call at your convenience and I can explain the are to you better.

You can reach me any time at 407-929-9674

Thank you.

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Mon Oct 14, 2013
Carl Head answered:
Dr. Phillips is a great area, with highly rated schools. E-mail me directly if I can help you find a rental home. Thanks,
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
John Abbott answered:
Were exactly are yo going to be working as those areas are really a hike from the Orlando city limits. I would be happy to help you find a new home.
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Mon Mar 19, 2012
Ann Ryan answered:
Florida is a very, very big state. You really should figure out where you can get a job, and then figure out where to live from there. The cheapest places to live are likely in the middle of the State, far from everything. Miami is expensive, but has everything. ... more
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Thu Sep 19, 2013
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Broker Dave answered:
Check out the back side of Disney around Windermere / Winter Garden areas, also Dr. Phillips and Lake Mary areas, this should get you started.

Hope this helps,

Dave Lowe, Broker / Owner
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Sun Oct 2, 2011
Michael Emery answered:
This is not legal advice, but my guess is you would have to allow them to remedy the problems before you could get out of your lease. And they may not be required to replace the carpeting unless it presents a safety or health hazard. As for the roaches, under Florida law, they are required to make an effort at exterminating critters. (see web references for Florida statute). ... more
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Patty Meschuk answered:
Unfortunately for sellers, but fortunate for buyers, foreclosures and short sales are a real part of the comparables in a neighborhood just as much as the non-foreclosures. As an investor you want to watch out for too high of a foreclosure ratio vs. non. Too many in a neighborhood could be an indication of an undesirable neighborhood that's loosing it's value. The average price per square foot is calculated to include all sales regardless of the reason for the sale. But if there's a home you want and think a good investment, these distressed home sales give you great bargaining power! ... more
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Tue Mar 1, 2011
Carl Head answered:
Hi Gina,

There are approx. 50 homes available in this area that meet your criteria, ranging from $135,000 to over $400,000. Have you been pre-approved by a lender or do you have a preferred price range?
I can help you with this, if you'd like. All agents have access to the same inventory of homes for sale (the MLS), you need to find someone that you feel comfortable with and can trust to help you with this very important process.Whoever you chose, good luck with your home search.

Carl Head
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Realty Center
407-832-4650 (cell)
407-608-6900 (office)
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Sat Sep 25, 2010
Carl Head answered:
Hi Madeline, Davenport is just southwest of Orlando. Its very close to the attractions, and is near I-4, making a commute anywhere very easy.
Homes cost less there than in Orlando/Orange County. If you don't mind the drive, you can get something very reasonable.
I would stay away from communities that allow "short term rentals", you'll have a different neighbor every week.

Here is a link to the Polk County Public Schools web site:

There are other areas just outside of Orlando where the homes are reasonably priced too. The closer you get to Orlando, the more the price goes up.

I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any other questions.


Carl Head
Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
Century 21 Elite Home Finders
5401 South Kirkman Road #725
Orlando, FL 32819
Office (407) 982-8005 ext. 3019
Cell (407) 832-4650
Fax (407) 374-1762
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Mon Sep 6, 2010
Debbie Irons answered:
You may have a litte more trouble finding a place to rent with the low credit but gathering references, positive letters from your employer, previous rental and/or mortgage history (if positive) and of course cash up front make a difference. I am a realtor in the Lake Nona area and I couple be helpful in your search for a rental and a home. Feel free to visit my website at or give me a call at (407) 908-2890. Good luck in your move! Debbie Irons, Orlando Classic Homes ... 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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