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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