Frugal Family Fun in Orlando

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Around the country, and even around the world, Orlando is known for the many fun and expensive attractions and theme parks. From Disney to SeaWorld to Gatorland, theme parks surround Orlando and provide plenty of expensive family fun for special days. But in our home (due to Vicki’s creativity), Orlando is known to have just […]

Simple Hurricane Checklist

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Did you know that hurricane season is upon us? After living through multiple hurricanes in Central Florida, I have come up with my own “Essentials List” for Florida residents. Although there are longer, more extensive lists out there, these are the absolute basics any Floridian needs when heading into hurricane season: Batteries for Flashlights (and […]

Inventory declines drive Orlando home sales down

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The median price of Orlando homes sold in January increased nearly 14 percent amid an inventory level that has seen year-over-year decreases for the last seven months. The overall median price (all sales types and all home types combined) for the month of January. 2016 is $176,500, a 13.87 percent jump compared to the $155,000 […]

4 Easy Ways to Save Money on Vacation

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As many of you know, Vicki and I recently celebrated 10 wonderful years of marriage. We went to the Hard Rock All-Inclusive Resort.on the Mayan Riviera As the parents of three children, we did not want to waste our vacation time on the airplane, so we chose a resort close to home and we stuck […]

Top Dollar in 10 Days

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The Taulbee Team was proud to represent a beautiful Lake Bosse Oaks home, and we were not surprised when it sold for top dollar in ten days. Why? Because we worked with the seller to give it every opportunity to do so. What are some factors that increase a home’s ability to sell well? 1.) […]

Orlando Home Sales Soar 26% in March

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Existing homes for sale in the Orlando area flew off the shelves in March, which saw a more than 25 percent increase in the number of transactions compared to March of 2014. The area’s overall median price (all sales types and all home types combined) increased more than 10 percent in that same March-to-March comparison. […]

2014 Orlando Housing Market Ends with Price Up, Sales Steady

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Orlando’s 2014 annual median home price ($164,000) finished a healthy 9.61 percent higher than the 2013 annual median price ($149,627), thanks to a full 12 months of price increases. Sales for 2014 (30,281) finished 1.40 percent below the cumulative total sales for 2013 (30,712), the result of monthly sales comparisons that see-sawed dramatically between positive […]

Orlando Home Price Rise As Interest Rates Decline

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Declining interest rates and swelling inventory have contributed to another month of increased home sales in the Orlando area, reports the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. “Buyers who are inclined to put their home search on hold during the traditionally slow real estate months may want to rethink their strategy,” says ORRA Chairman Zola Szerencses, Keller […]

Orlando Home Sales Leap 18%

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Orlando’s swelling inventory of homes available for purchase is helping meet pent-up demand and spurred a whopping 18 percent jump in sales in October, reports the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. In addition to the jump in sales, the median price of Orlando homes sold in October rose nearly 4 percent compared to October 2013. The […]

Positive Gains in Sales and Median Price For September!

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The Orlando housing market has posted positive year-over-year gains in both sales and median price for September, reports the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. The overall median price for September is $167,500, a 7.37 percent increase over September 2013 and a 2.23 percent increase compared to last month. Orlando’s overall median price has now recorded year-to-year […]