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Thursday, October 5, 2017

The FLORIDA Orange. On the Verge of Extinction?

So many areas here in Central Florida were once lush and profitable Citrus Groves. Yet, they began declining, brought on by a period of ruthless freezes from 1977-1989.

Unfortunately, the citrus decline continues throughout the state.  The past 5 years has shown a 53% decline in grove output. A lot of this is due to the citrus disease known as Greening (think of it as a hardening of the arteries process, in a tree), brought on by an insect: the Asian citrus psyllid. But other environmental factors such as hurricanes, have had some impact, as well.

Meanwhile, Brazil's citrus output is up 55% this year alone.

Scientists are busy trying to create the perfect genetically engineered orange, perhaps ready as early as 2022.

This year's crop will be the lowest output since the 1940s – when a major freeze happened.

This year, Greening can be blamed.

All things change, undoubtedly.  After all, some our most beautiful Greater Orlando communities and areas, Dr. Phillips, Winter Park, and Clermont, for example, were once chiefly citrus groves.

But for anyone who relishes the beautiful scent of the orange blossoms that occurs every April, not to mention the usual dip in prices on the new annual crop, it does leave one to wonder where this may end up.  After all, the orange is the emblem of our state license plate. 

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This post was Written by Dawn Deegan, Broker/Owner of Make A Brilliant Move Realty. Dawn holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor® Institute), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). She is Quality Service Certified (QSC), holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), and is Gold Key Certified. Dawn is devoted to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This area includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Dawn’s emphasis is on achieving the best possible prices through thorough market knowledge, communications, and transactional expertise, resulting in a quality experience for the Buyer or Seller of Real Estate. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 488 8074 or at DawnDeegan@gmail.com Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Friday, September 15, 2017

More than just a place to waste away, Margaritaville is going to be HUGE

More than just a place to waste away, Margaritaville is going to be HUGE: With billions in new investment currently under construction or planned, Highway 192 in Kissimmee is going through one of the biggest transformations ever. One of...


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Presented by Dawn Deegan, Broker/Owner of Make A Brilliant Move Realty. Dawn holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor® Institute), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). She is Quality Service Certified (QSC), holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), and is Gold Key Certified. Dawn is devoted to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This area includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Dawn’s emphasis is on achieving the best possible prices through thorough market knowledge, communications, and transactional expertise, resulting in a quality experience for the Buyer or Seller of Real Estate. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 488 8074 or at DawnDeegan@gmail.com Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Monday, May 29, 2017

MEMORIAL DAY

We honor the fallen, on this MEMORIAL DAY. Their Service and Sacrifice is never forgotten. 

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Dawn Deegan, Broker/Owner of Make A Brilliant Move Realty. Dawn holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor® Institute), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). She is Quality Service Certified (QSC), holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), and is Gold Key Certified. Dawn is devoted to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This area includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Dawn’s emphasis is on achieving the best possible prices through thorough market knowledge, communications, and transactional expertise, resulting in a quality experience for the Buyer or Seller of Real Estate. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 488 8074 or at DawnDeegan@gmail.com Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Common Homebuying Disagreements in Couples, Broken Down

Expecting your relationship with your significant other to go smoothly during the home buying process? See what issues couples disagree with the most. According to our REALTOR® Magazine, "Couples who have been together a longer time tend to be more harmonious in the home-buying process, according to the survey. Those who had been together five or more years disagreed frequently only 14 percent of the time when searching for a home. On the other hand, couples who have been together for four years or less disagreed twice as much, with nearly 30 percent disagreeing frequently or more often.
"So, what are couples disagreeing about? Their top disagreements were the level of debt to take on (49 percent); the style of home to purchase (46 percent); size of house (45 percent); and whether or not to buy a house in need of renovation (43 percent), according to the survey. "
Here's the Pictogram, to help.
Remember: Choose your battles wisely! And hire a trusted REALTOR® to assist you with the process. She will be able to guide you to keep the squabbles down to a minimum! DawnDeegan@gmail.com
http://www.greaterorlandorealestate.com/first-time-home-buyers/ 
Dawn Deegan, Broker/Owner of Make A Brilliant Move Realty. Dawn holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor® Institute), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). She is Quality Service Certified (QSC), holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), and is Gold Key Certified. Dawn is devoted to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This area includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Dawn’s emphasis is on achieving the best possible prices through thorough market knowledge, communications, and transactional expertise, resulting in a quality experience for the Buyer or Seller of Real Estate. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 488 8074 or at DawnDeegan@gmail.com Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Orlando #1 in US Tourism

Orlando Business Journal says, "Orlando remains the undisputed champion of U.S. tourism, welcoming more than 68 million visitors in 2016."
  
Big news as this is 2M more than the year prior.   

In addition, BizJournals states, "That's great news for the region as more visitors tend (to) support the need for more.... in addition to encouraging real estate investors to snap up property here."    http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2017/05/11/orlando-sets-another-visitation-record-still.html

And that is news this REALTOR® especially likes!  Parts of the Kissimmee and Davenport areas are particularly known for their Vacation / Investment type of ownership, where the Buyer purchases a fully furnished home for Vacation purposes, utilizing the property for themselves, family and friends for a few short weeks of the year, while otherwise short-term renting the home to vacationers, both domestic and from abroad. This has the effect of carrying the expenses of the home, while accruing equity.  

For more information on Vacation Properties, and especially for the International Customer, please visit me at greaterorlandorealestate.com 

Contact me for assistance on your Vacation and International Real Estate Transaction. 
More Skill. More Care. 
http://www.greaterorlandorealestate.com/international/


Dawn Deegan, Broker/Owner of Make A Brilliant Move Realty. Dawn holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor® Institute), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). She is Quality Service Certified (QSC), holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), and is Gold Key Certified. Dawn is devoted to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This area includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Dawn’s emphasis is on achieving the best possible prices through thorough market knowledge, communications, and transactional expertise, resulting in a quality experience for the Buyer or Seller of Real Estate. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 488 8074 or at DawnDeegan@gmail.com Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Orlando #2 in Nation for Best City for Job Seekers

http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/news-wire/2017/05/01/looking-for-a-job-go-west-and-south-says-a-new.html

Are you considering a move to the Orlando area, or preparing a new home for your new promotion? Visit me at GreaterOrlandoRealEstate.com to search up to the minute listings. 

Presented by Dawn Deegan, Broker/Owner of Make A Brilliant Move Realty. Dawn holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor® Institute), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). She is Quality Service Certified (QSC), holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), and is Gold Key Certified. Dawn is devoted to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This area includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Dawn’s emphasis is on achieving the best possible prices through thorough market knowledge, communications, and transactional expertise, resulting in a quality experience for the Buyer or Seller of Real Estate. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 488 8074 or at DawnDeegan@gmail.com . Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fla. has 4 of top 5 ‘hottest’ single-family markets





IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2017 – Among the 50 largest U.S. markets, the top five (in order) were Orlando, Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Dallas, according to Ten-X, an online marketplace. Each metro area had "a vigorous combination of consistently strong demand, home price appreciation, and economic and demographic growth."
While Florida metros again dominated the rankings, Ten-X said there was movement within the top five slots: Orlando jumped from fourth to first to overtake Fort Lauderdale; Fort Lauderdale dropped to third; Palm Beach County remained unchanged in second; and Tampa slipped from third place to fourth.
"While most of the cities at the top of the list share common traits like job growth, population growth and economic expansion, many of the cities showing the greatest potential were among those hardest hit during the Great Recession," says Ten-X Executive Vice President Rick Sharga. "The top 20 cities in our report include many that were devastated during the foreclosure crisis – especially in states like Florida – and as home prices continue to recover, they still represent buying opportunities for homeowners and investors alike."
Healthy economic and demographic trends are fueling demand throughout much of the Sunshine State, keeping sales elevated and enabling significant price growth. Dallas, for its part, is benefiting from a more diversified economy than most other Texas metros, allowing it to withstand pressures from low oil prices. Las Vegas, still a leader in terms of housing demand, sales and job growth, now ranks ninth.
"The recovery – and future outlook – continue to be very regional. Like Florida, the Southwest, Coastal California and Pacific Northwest are all showing great promise, while the Midwest and Northeast are still struggling," Sharga says.
Top five markets at a glance
Market – home price growth year over year – home sales growth year over year
  • Orlando – 11.2% – 0.2%
  • Palm Beach County – 12.1% – -0.6%
  • Fort Lauderdale – 8.8% – -0.9%
  • Tampa – 10.7% – -0.4%
  • Dallas – 9.9% – -0.3%
Ten-X analysis of the top five markets
Orlando
The Orlando housing market continues to make substantial strides in its recovery. Metro employment is up 4.1 percent year-over-year, supported in large part by its booming leisure/hospitality sector that comprises over 21 percent of local employment. Payrolls are at an all-time high, some 27 percent above their prior peak. Home prices jumped 4.4 percent this past quarter, eclipsing $200,000 for the first time since 2008. Up 11.2 percent year-over-year, home prices have outpaced US annual growth for 20 straight quarters, with room for additional growth as prices remain 17.3 percent below their prior peak. Population growth has exceeded two percent for four consecutive years, and Orlando's economic outlook is among the best in the nation.
Palm Beach County
Palm Beach is seeing healthy progress in its housing recovery, though economic growth has markedly decelerated in 2016. Year-over-year employment growth is at 1.5 percent, the lowest annual rate since 2011 and down from the three to five percent growth the metro has enjoyed for most of the recovery. Home sales are at a high level, however, some 24 percent below their bubble peak, indicating plenty of room for further growth. Seasonally adjusted prices are approaching $270,000 and are at their highest level since 2007, though they remain 11.6 percent below their prior peak. This suggests room for further growth. Single-family homes in the metro offer great affordability and are cheaper than local apartment rentals, which should preserve demand for buying and allow for additional price gains. With permit activity still hovering at a low level, overbuilding is far from a concern and Palm Beach's housing market remains solid.
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale's housing market continues to thrive in its lengthy recovery from the housing bust. With metro employment up 3.4 percent year-over-year, the local manufacturing and transportation/utilities sectors sustained vigorous growth throughout 2016. Leisure/hospitality jobs, a mainstay of the local economy, continue to reach new heights. Home sales are still some 26 percent below their pre-bust peak, largely seeing choppy progress despite contracting this past quarter, and home prices have risen 8.8 percent over the past year to a cyclical high of nearly $245,000. Though annual home price growth has outpaced the US since 2011, prices remain 16.2 percent below their prior peak, leaving additional room for gains. Fort Lauderdale's population growth doubled that of the U.S. at 1.4 percent in 2015, and continued growth should support the housing market's ongoing recovery.
Tampa
Tampa's housing market is marching ahead on its road to recovery, thanks to an economy that continues to enjoy strong job growth and strengthening demographics. Despite cooling over the past few months, total employment stands 2.6 percent higher than its year-ago level, with job gains in 32 of the past 34 months. Tampa's largest sector, professional/business services, has seen its explosive growth slow in the past year, though payrolls are up 4.6 percent year-over-year. Home prices reached a cyclical high of almost $180,000 and are up 10.7 percent year-over-year, continuing the torrid pace that has outstripped US annual growth since late 2011. Meanwhile, prices are very affordable in the metro at 12.3 percent below their prior peak, suggesting further room for gains. Accelerating population growth combined with a robust economy should fuel Tampa's housing market going forward.
Dallas
Dallas continues to see vigorous growth, notwithstanding the drop in oil prices that are threatening some other Texas metros. Driven largely by the professional/business services sector, payrolls are up 3.8 percent from last year and the city has added jobs in 44 of the last 45 months. Recent job losses in the manufacturing sector have been slight compared to the rest of the state, keeping unemployment at a low 3.6 percent. Single-family prices are up 9.9 percent from a year ago, reaching an all-time high of more than $215,000. Though prices have risen for 19 consecutive quarters and are well above their prior peak, single-family homes remain affordable in the metro, indicating that further price gains are sustainable. Dallas' population growth in 2015 was almost triple the U.S. average, which bodes well for the future.
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Presented by Dawn Deegan, Broker/Owner of Make A Brilliant Move Realty. Dawn holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor® Institute), Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). She is Quality Service Certified (QSC), holds the Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), and is Gold Key Certified. Dawn is devoted to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This area includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Dawn’s emphasis is on achieving the best possible prices through thorough market knowledge, communications, and transactional expertise, resulting in a quality experience for the Buyer or Seller of Real Estate. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 488 8074 or at DawnDeegan@gmail.com Visit her at www.MakeABrilliantMove.com