Orlando Real Estate

November 20th, 2014 11:41 AM

There are 12,861 homes for sale listed by Orlando Realtors® and 7,183 homes listed as contract pending. Of the homes still available for sale, 2,254 are foreclosures and 1,022 are short sales. Of the homes with contracts pending, 1,826 are foreclosures and 2,325 are short sales.

Way too early Orlando real estate sales statistics for November: 1,337 closed sales with a median sales price of $160,000. If the sales pace and price hold they will mark impressive increases from a year ago when we posted 2,158 sales at $150,000.

David Welch Real Estate Optimist, Orlando Real Estate,


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November 17th, 2014 11:38 AM
The newest attraction coming to Orlando's I-Drive entertainment area.

Warning! Not for the faint of heart.

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November 12th, 2014 12:48 PM

There are 12,892 homes for sale listed by Orlando Realtors® and 7,187 homes listed as contract pending. Of the homes still available for sale, 2,299 are foreclosures and 1,006 are short sales. Of the homes with contracts pending, 1,771 are foreclosures and 2,402 are short sales.

Way too early Orlando real estate sales statistics for November: 606 closed sales with a median sales price of $163,000. Sales are rolling on, and the median price appears to have rebounded from last month's drop.

David Welch Real Estate Optimist, Orlando Real Estate,


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I came across this article on Twitter (@RealtyOptimist) this morning. I really like #3. I think it is the most critical to having an effective relationship with your agent.
 

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November 8th, 2014 10:38 AM
Last week I filled in for Hazel Hissam. I am on her team working on REO properties in addition to my regular real estate practice. There seem to be a lot of folks (buyers and agents) out there who are unfamiliar with REO sales, so here are a few things you need to know.

The first important thing you need to understand is that REO sellers are a bit different than traditional sellers. They are dealing with thousands of properties across the country. They do intend to sell their inventory, but they really do not care if it is the property you are trying to buy or one of the hundreds of others they are negotiating on at any given time. So, when you start to think "don't they want to sell this property", the answer is yes, but that does not mean they are going to give you what you want. The longer it is on the market, the more negotiable you may find them to be, but if you play the waiting game you may miss out on the property too.

The second important thing you need to understand about REO sales is that each lender, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has their own process. You are not going to go around that process, and there are no short cuts to that process. These processes do not need to make sense to you, because they won't. You don't even need to fully understand the process. You do need to understand that when they give you a time frame, you need to meet it. If you do not meet their time frame, they will cancel your offer, and you will go back to square one. Pay attention to the instructions you are given, and follow those instructions. If they say wire the deposit - wire the deposit.

Finally, in Florida if you are purchasing an REO, it will come with a title insurance policy and a marketable title. Liens, home owners association (HOA) fees, taxes, etc., will be settled by the seller at closing. Do not write in extra verbiage on the contract or the sellers addendum stating "seller to provide clear title" or some other language about this. The seller will not sign "written in" terms or addenda with additional terms. I am not a lawyer, your agent is probably not a lawyer either, so if you have concerns about this speak to a real estate lawyer in your state to see how this works where you live. You should do this before signing a contract. You can also have a real estate attorney review the title evidence prior to closing.

Auction - The rules are different for auction properties. Most auctions I am aware of here in The Sunshine State only provide a quit claim deed, and do not warrant anything about the property. You should have your own title search and lien searches performed, before bidding on an auction property. Also, you will likely pay an "auction premium" of 5% of the sales price on top of your offer.

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November 8th, 2014 10:01 AM

There are 12,912 homes for sale listed by Orlando Realtors® and 7,136 homes listed as contract pending. Of the homes still available for sale, 2,315 are foreclosures and 1,013 are short sales. Of the homes with contracts pending, 1,769 are foreclosures and 2,401 are short sales.

Early Orlando real estate sales statistics for October: 3,242 closed sales with a median sales price of $155,000. Really strong sales, but a pretty steep drop in prices from September, and about even compared to a year ago.

David Welch Real Estate Optimist, Orlando Real Estate,


November 4th, 2014 7:06 AM
I am on my soapbox today, because I believe voting is more than just our right as American citizens. It is our responsibility and our duty to all those who have fought and died for our liberty. It is not about the government, it is about the country and the people. When you don't vote "they" gain a little more power and the people lose. If you don't vote, then don't be surprised by what goes on at city hall, at the state capital or in Washington DC.

Today is election day across America, and only a small percentage of people will exercise this all important right to choose. With early voting, and absentee ballots there is no excuse not to cast our vote. Everyone seems fed up, many have given up and 70% of Americans see the nation going in the wrong direction. Our government is supposed to work for us, not the other way around. Voting is our chance to take back the reigns and get ourselves headed down the right path. A path free of government roadblocks and tolls; a path we choose for ourselves, not pre-determined for us. We all need to go to the polls and cast our ballot for ourselves, our families, our heritage and our legacy. A better tomorrow begins today.

Let's go vote!

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October 23rd, 2014 9:44 AM

There are 13,045 homes for sale listed by Orlando Realtors® and 7,370 homes listed as contract pending. Of the homes still available for sale, 2,356 are foreclosures and 1,046 are short sales. Of the homes with contracts pending, 1,781 are foreclosures and 2,463 are short sales.

Too early Orlando real estate sales statistics for October: 1,714 closed sales with a median sales price of $155,000. Year over year prices are up slightly, but the median is down about $10,000 from September.

David Welch Real Estate Optimist, Orlando Real Estate


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