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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Orlando #4 on "Where America Wants To Live: The Top Cities of 2012" on Realtor.com

Where America Wants To Live: The Top Cities of 2012 on Realtor.com

 
Dawn Deegan, Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. Dawn holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Noteworthy NEWS Articles


Please don't forget to read the latest infomative real estate news articles, which I post on my website at http://www.makeabrilliantmove.com/Blog_RWG7.html
        Noteworthy NEWS Articles

All posts are written by Dawn Deegan, Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Purchase v Rent

8-2-12:  according to Zillow, <<In Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, a homebuyer needs to stay less than one year and eight months to make ownership the best financial option; in Orlando, he or she needs to stay less than one year and nine months.>>
This means that it is less expensive to Purchase than to rent, if you plan on staying for close to a couple of years.  With continued record-breaking interest rates, and property values back to 2002 rates, and the income-tax deductions that ultimately come from owning your own home, this news is not too surprising!  Please feel free to contact me for your real estate questions and needs.  Thank you. 


All posts are written by Dawn Deegan, Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Forever

     and ever.

 Ginger Belle Deegan the First

July 9, 1996  -  June 14, 2012










Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SHORT SALE PROCESS GUIDELINES GO INTO EFFECT JUNE 15, 2012

by Dawn Deegan

Starting June 15, the Short-Sale Process should officially start to speed up. That is the date that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac new guidelines go into effect:  they are required to approve (or not) a Short Sale within 60 days from receipt of an Offer.  Large banks will be required to respond to a Short Sale Offer within 30 days of receipt. 
You can read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/realestate/mortgages-speeding-up-short-sales.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Here in the Greater Orlando area, Short Sales made up 29% of our overall sales last month, while 25% were REOs (Bank-Owned).  Bottom line: bank involvement in sales contribute to 54% of our Sold homes.  As banks prefer Short Sales (their costs greatly escalate to take a home into foreclosure), we can expect to see the Short Sale to REO ratio rise in the future.
I am Short Sale Foreclosure Certified, and you can contact me with any questions, and/or for a confidential discussion of your home.

All posts are written by Dawn Deegan, Broker-Associate REALTOR®. Dawn holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). Dawn also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

April 2012 Market Data

Click here to view a video on the State of the Greater Orlando area market, for April 2012.  Feel free to contact me with any questions. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=tkcFwHVTb_U

Our year in a snapshot:

ORRA sales

* Monthly revised sales. ** Includes listings with a status of "Active With Contract."
ORRA


Dawn Deegan is a Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Friday, May 11, 2012

Top Ten Turnaround Markets In U.S.

The following chart is from Realtor.com. Note that 7 of the 10 markets are in Florida, with Orlando being #3!

<< The following are the top 10 turnaround markets, according to Move Inc.’s report from May (including the year-over-year median list price increases).

1. Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz.
Median list price increase from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012: +26.94%
2. Miami
Median list price increase from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012: +24.32%
3. Orlando
Median list price increase from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012: +11.54%
4. Boise City, Idaho
Median list price increase from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012: +17.53%
5. Naples, Fla.
Median list price increase from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012: +14.34%
6. Oakland, Calif.
Median list price increase from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012: +7.07%
7. Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fla.
Median list price increase from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012: +18.27%
8. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
Median list price increase from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012: +12.95%
9. Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.
Median list price increase from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012: +12.56%
10. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.
Median list price increase from Q1 2011 to Q1 2012: +11.92% >>


Dawn Deegan is a Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty in Orlando, FL. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Skinny on Trader Joe's in Florida - update


After my visit to Trader Joe’s, I eagerly drove back to my friendly city of Orlando, a trunk full of provisions in place, with a bag of Thai Lime Chili cashews somewhere close to me.  Mmmm. 

According to my check out person, Michael, a past 10-year-resident of Orlando, Trader’s will open next in 1) Sarasota; 2) Gainesville; 3) Jacksonville; 4;) and make its way down to West Palm.  I inquired about Orlando, and he informed me that they intend to have the Distribution Center in Orlando, so no doubt, a store will be here as well (I can just imagine the Distribution Center somewhere on Orange Blossom, S of 528, visible as you trek down the Turnpike).  Well, this Trader Joe’s aficionado can hardly wait.  Until then, I will make another trip back to Naples, after all, I learned of another great Gulf beach there, then to Sarasota in September, as there are nice beaches there, too!  Until then, my pantry runneth over.


All posts are written by Dawn Deegan, Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Friday, April 27, 2012

Is it a Seller's market? Is it a Buyer's market?


Is it a Seller's market?  Is it a Buyer's market? 

If we are to go by the traditional rules of less than 6 mos. supply = Seller's market," well, then: it's a Seller's market, as we currently have a 3.72 mos. supply. 

But these are no traditional times. 

There is a tension here in the Greater Orlando Florida area, caused by 1) the high number of distressed homes on the market vs. 2) the low inventory numbers. 

Low inventory numbers cause prices to go up (the old supply and demand rule), and our overall median price is up for March by 12.5%.

The clincher:  Last month Traditional sales (Buyer/Seller, period) accounted for only 40% of the market.  And while traditional homes prices are up by 3.3%, Short Sales and Bank Owned prices are down <1% and up 5.6% respectively.  

Nevertheless, a traditional sale is RED HOT in this market, as buyers still long to side-step the often grueling what-if process of a Short Sale, and the home's conditional concerns of a Bank Owned property.

Where the Buyer's Market / Seller's Market question gets real sticky is when you look at the tremendous advantages Buyers have:  interest rates at an average of 3.99% (really!) and FHA loan limits relatively high at $353,750.

The Buyer's additional advantage is that a Buyer can still command lower prices due to the number of distressed homes on the market, which still sells for less money than a traditional home will.  

The bottom line is that if a Seller wants to sell their non-distressed home fast, now is the time to do it. You may even see multiple Offers. 

The number of Short Sales on the market is expected to increase, due to implementation of better procedures and shorter promised answer times from the banks.  This will heat up the competition for your non-distressed home. 

If you are under water, this is also the time to get out of your distressed home, before the larger surge of Short Sales and foreclosures hits.

Technically, is it a Seller's market?  Yes.  But you might be hard pressed to convince the Buyer the same.

All posts are written by Dawn Deegan, Broker-Associate REALTOR®. Dawn holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). Dawn also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Welcome Trader Joe's to Florida!





So thrilled about the new Trader Joe’s that opened a few weeks ago in Naples.  I definitely will be taking the few hours trek down there for a visit. I shopped at Trader’s for years in Los Angeles and Boston (when I visit Boston I leave extra room in my suitcase for some TJ provisions!).  Although it is speculated that West Palm will be the next FL city to have one after Sarasota, there is no plan of that on the Trader Joe’s website.  My prediction:  one day Orlando will have one.  Give it five to seven years?  If you get a chance, simply go.  Don't forget to spend some hours at Clam Pass Beach while you're down there.  A few good quality thermal bags or a cooler for the ride home is a must.  View the Orlando Sentinel article, and visit Trader Joe's on line here: 

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/fl-trader-joes-tourism-20120311,0,2919287.story

http://www.traderjoes.com
Dawn Deegan is a Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors, world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dawn’s Feb 2012 stats in a nutshell for the Greater Orlando Area


Dawn’s  Feb 2012 stats in a nutshell for the Greater Orlando Area
I've derived these numbers from ORRA (Orlando Regional Realtor Association) statistics, and they are based on Feb 2012 v Feb 2011 stats. They prove the adage, "The only constant is change." Heraclitus
  • Inventory down by 31.36%
  • 4.99 mos. Supply (6 mos. = balanced)
  • Median REO Price up 8.11%
  • Median SS Price up 5.26%
  • Median Trad Home Price down 3.23%
  • Average Int. rate paid 3.92%
  • Affordability Index 272% (over 100 = qualification for a median-priced home
  • Median income of $54,245  can buy a home for $298,770 or less.
  • First-time homebuyer affordability index 193.14
  • First-time buyers median income of $36,887 can purchase at $180,590 or less.
And with numbers like these, it begs the question:  what are you waiting for?!  Please contact me for any questions.   Dawn Deegan  407 286 5272  www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Dawn Deegan is a Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors, world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at MakeABrilliantMove.com

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

8 More Banks named as alleged foreclosure abusers

Well, you have probably been hearing that eight more banks have been named by the Federal Reserve as having improperly foreclosed on homeowners.  They will be fined and homeowners who think they may be part of that scenario have until July 31, 2012 to file a claim.  The Eight banks are:
  • EverBank
  • Goldman Sachs Group
  • HSBC Holdings PLC
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • MetLife
  • OneWest Bank
  • SunTrust Banks
  • U.S. Bancorp
Some of these banks have been and continue to be very important to the Greater Orlando Real Estate market. 

Of course, this list is added to the big FIVE which were implicated last month with similar abuses:
  • Bank of America
  • Wells Fargo
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Citigroup
  • Ally Financial
If you feel you may be a party eligible for some money allocated to be paid out to foreclosed upon homeonwers, contact your institution urgently.  To qualify, your foreclosed home must have been your primary residence.

To read a thorough article on this issue, please visit my website at  http://makeabrilliantmove.com/Blog_RWG7.html
  
Dawn Deegan is a Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors, world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Monday, March 19, 2012

Olrando in top-ten most searched cities list

Orlando once again is in the top-ten of the most searched cities on realtor.com for last month. Here is the complete list:

The following are the top 10 most searched for housing markets at Realtor.com in February:
1. Chicago
Median list price: $189,800
2. Detroit
Median list price: $84,900
3. Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif.
Median list price: $325,000
4. Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.
Median list price: $225,000
5. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.
Median list price: $144,900
6. Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz.
Median list price: $174,900
7. Atlanta
Median list price: $154,900
8. Dallas
Median list price: $194,500
9. Orlando, Fla.
Median list price: $154,500

10. Las Vegas, Nev.-Ariz.
Median list price: $122,900
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Daily News

Dawn Deegan is a Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors, world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at MakeABrilliantMove.com

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Orlando median price is up, while sales are down

Orlando's median price is up 13.8% for January, 2012, while home sales are down 17.83%. There is a shortage of homes. Have you been waiting for the right time to sell? Let's discuss if now is the right time for you. Please contact me for a complete analysis of your home.

Dawn Deegan is a Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors, world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at MakeABrilliantMove.com

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Orlando Versailles

The Orlando Versailles has had another major price reduction:  this time by $10M.  You can now purchase what is touted as the largest U.S. home under construction--it is a mind-boggling 90,000 sq ft, and is being sold unfinished--for a breezy $65,000,000.  Be prepared for full prequalification before viewing. 
    
listing and photos Florida Ranch Land

Dawn Deegan is a Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors, world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. Visit her at MakeABrilliantMove.com

Friday, February 3, 2012

Looking for Orlando, FL Buyers who want to be on House Hunters

Purchasing a house in Orlando, Windermere, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, Lake Nona or DownTown Orlando?  Want to be on House Hunters?  I am looking for qualified buyers who are willing to be on the show as part of their purchase experience.  the price range should be $250,000 minimum to $1M and up.  Relocations welcome.  Sincere and willing Buyers should contact me at 407 286 5272. 

Of course, if you’d like to buy or sell a house, and want nothing to do with the show, call me, too!

Dawn Deegan is a Broker-Associate REALTOR® with Charles Rutenberg Realty. She holds the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) and she is a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI). She also holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible skills, resources, and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, Lake Nona and Davenport. Her emphasis is on quality, value and a stress-free transaction for the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 286 5272 or at DawnDeegan@cfl.rr.com. You can also visit her at MakeABrilliantMove.com.