Sanford, FL Real Estate News

By Monika Depalo, REAL ESTATE Agent/Stager
(GAFF'S REFERRAL'S INC.)
Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, Florida is neighbor to DeBary and Sanford, Florida and Sylvan Lake. It is an easy drive from either area and there are trails and wildlife and springs.  There is a manatee on the park entrance sign. There is lush tropical foliage as shown here that is not as common anymore.  The road to the State Park is paved and smooth for easy bicycle riding, running or walking.  Some of the dwellers have horses and many acres of land.  There is also Valentine Park to enjoy a few sports.  This is a beautiful, serene hidaway where one can get exercise, bird watch, or enjoy nature and get some R & R. If you are just passing thru, it can be a great place for a pitstop to enjoy a picnic lunch. Bring your camera! I have a 2.5 acre land listing here if you want to bu...
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By Monika Depalo, REAL ESTATE Agent/Stager
(GAFF'S REFERRAL'S INC.)
Even Dophins Need Sleep  Even dophins need sleep, they shut off half their brain to sleep.  This allows them to be aware of enemies like sharks.  Then. they play dead because sharks only like fresh meat.  Most dolphins only live 20 years so be glad you are human! If you live in Sanford, Florida you can easily travel to see dophins and even swim with them in Orlando.  It is only 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic. Enjoy the dophins while they are still here and not endangered!  
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for April 2009.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time - in other words, it's the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it's specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the number o...
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By Monika Depalo, REAL ESTATE Agent/Stager
(GAFF'S REFERRAL'S INC.)
Relocating?  To FLORIDA? Let me introduce myself, I have lived in 5 counties in Florida for over 25 years.  I'm a licensed FLORIDA REALTOR My attributes include int Let me assist you buy or sell properties (Residential or Commercial) and/or land. If you are relocating to Florida, please e-mail me to send you property searches via e-mail to monikadepalo@adamscameron.com SEARCH FOR PROPERTIES NOW: http://search.relocate.mfr.mlxchange.com/ SANFORD HEATHROW LAKE MARY ORLANDO DEBARY DELAND ORANGE CITY DELTONA ORMOND BEACH DAYTONA BEACH    
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Seminole County, Florida for March 2009.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time - in other words, it's the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it's specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the number of properties sold. The sales to list price ratio is just that, y...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for March 2009.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time - in other words, it's the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it's specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the number o...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for February 2009.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time - in other words, it's the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it's specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the numbe...
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By LaShawn Norden, REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL
(Keller Williams Heritage Realty)
The City of Sanford will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, February 26th, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at the Sanford City Hall building to hear from citizens and organizations about proposed changes to the City's code. Should the proposed ordinace changes be approved, it could cost homeowners and commerical property owners thousands of dollars. A detailed summary of the proposed changes can be found here. As you can see, these proposed changes could significantly impact thousands of properties and further impact property values. As a REALTOR who services Seminole County and City of Sanford residents, I plan to attend this hearing so that my voice can be heard. If you can't attend and would like me to share your concerns as well, call or text me at (321) 377-0157 or email me at LaSha...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Seminole County, Florida for January 2009.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time - in other words, it's the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it's specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the number of properties sold. The sales to list price ratio is just that,...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for January 2009.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time - in other words, it's the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it's specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the number...
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By Andrea "Andy" Tolbert, Broker, Safety Expert, Instructor
(HD Realty)
Tonight at 7pm the City of Sanford will hold a first reading and initial vote for a whole slew of new ordinances that will affect ALL property owners in Sanford AND EVERYWHERE ELSE IN FLORIDA! What we've seen in the past is that when one city passes things like this, other cities just follow (like lemmings!)  In fact, Sanford's is based partly on one enacted in Palm Coast in Flagler County. Here are a few of the things they are proposing: 1.  Install the 2006 International Housing Maintenance Code.  This will affect ALL homeowners, not just investors.  All homeowners will need to bring their homes up to 2006 codes, and they are NOT proposing any kind of a "grandfather clause" if you have an older home.  This will cause many homeowners to "walk away" because they don't have the money to ...
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By Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary, First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes
(LemonTree Realty)
This is a story of a Sanford area Short Sale that went arye. I have been working with a great couple. They are newly weds and newly expecting. This couple found their dream home in downtown Sanford historic district. A stunning 3 story home full of charm and history built in 1901. At the time the list price was $165,000 and had been on the market almost a year. It needs work but has huge potential. Buyer's just because the house is listed at one price and you offer full price this means absolutely nothing. The bank did not set the price and rarely ever do in the short sale process. We made a full price offer on this Sanford Short Sale and willing to wait the long haul, unfortunately the agent doesnt have the buyers sign the contract which means the house remains on the market to amass m...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
This post is an update of a similar blog post I wrote a couple of weeks ago. The City of Sanford is strongly considering putting some major cumbersome burdens on property owners.  Some of the proposals include new stringent property codes, registration of all rental properties, designating a local resident as an agent for out of town owners, new rental property business taxes, registration of all vacant and foreclosure properties, and new code enforcement fines and penalties.  Not pretty stuff.    And all this is on the table at a time when the economy is already in trouble, and the Central Florida real estate market is hurting badly.  What the heck why not throw even more burdens on the backs of struggling property owners??? Sanford is having a public hearing to address these proposals...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for December 2008.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time - in other words, it's the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it's specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the numbe...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
Sanford is the latest city in Central Florida to propose this.  The Cities of Deltona and Belle Isle passed similar ordinances in 2008.        Here is a link to the Sanford City Commission hearing info - it is listed on page 3 as ordinance # 4154.  The info on this page doesn't go into detail. But typically these type of proposals require that the property owner have a person located in the county designated as the "local representative" which means that a property owner that lives outside the county may have to hire a property manager - good thing for us Realtors(R), but just another burden on already struggling landlords.  Then they typically require an annual fee just like an occupational license.  Sometimes this fee is required every time a new lease agreement is signed.  Sometimes ...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
Lake Forest is an upscale community located in Sanford, Seminole County Florida 32771. Lake Forest is a 24/7 manned security complex made up of several distinct and unique communities on 538 acres. Lake Forest is home to the Lake Forest Swim & Tennis Club with its 6 lighted courts, junior Olympic pool & spa. There is also a large clubhouse, fitness center, volleyball court and playground. There is a fishing dock & canoeing is allowed on the 55 acre lake. Lake Forest is a great place to live! For information on Sanford and Seminole County real estate and Sanford and Seminole County homes for sale in addition to Sanford and Seminole County relocation contact Marc Grossman, your Sanford and Seminole County Realtor @ 407-463-1034. Additional information is available for Seminole County rea...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Welcome back to the weekly Sanford, Florida homes sales update.  This update includes single family, townhomes and condominiums sold in Sanford, Florida.  The "Just Sold" Sanford Update includes the zip codes of 32771 & 32773.  Historic Sanford, Florida is located just 20 minutes north of Downtown Orlando on the shores of Lake Monroe. Sanford Florida Home Sales! Sold Price Neighborhood Original Price Days On Market Living Area Beds / Baths Pool $599,000 Buckingham Estates $839,500 140 4,198 4 / 4 Y $355,000 Buckingham Estates $349,900 55 3,028 4 / 3 Y $40,000 Eldorado $128,000 425 1,150 4 / 1.5 N $22,000 Ginderville Heights $23,500 28 972 3 / 1 N   Condos & Townhomes Sales Sanford Florida!   Sold Price Neighborhood Original Price Days On Market Living Area Beds / Baths Pool $125,000 Re...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
.style1 {color: #FF0000} Price: $389,900 FIZBER.com ID 8823710 Single Family with 5 bed, 2.5 bath, in 1711 Swallaowtail Ln SANFORD, FL, 32771 http://www.fizber.com/8823710/ 1711 Swallaowtail Ln - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 1711 Swallaowtail Ln, SANFORD, FL, 32771 Sq footage: 3163.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 2.5 Bedrooms: 5 Year built: 2006 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Florida homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: VERY MOTIVATED SELLER! ALL OFFERS WIL BE CONSIDERED! This excellent condition, home is like new, very well kept 5 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home ready to be moved in immediately. New landscaping, this home has it all and was lived only 7 months. Pond frontage. An oversized BONUS ROOM, Wine Rack and Butl...
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By Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
(Marc It Sold!)
The following are the market sales statistics for Sanford, Seminole County, Florida for November 2008.  Sanford is made up of the zip codes of 32773 & 32771.  For purposes of this analysis we are only splitting the data according to single-family homes vs, condominiums, townhomes and villas. A couple of definitions are in order. The median sales price means that 50% of the homes sold for more and 50% of the homes sold for less during a certain period of time - in other words, it's the midpoint of sale prices. So basically what this means, is that the median sales price is showing market activity in that it's specifically indicating which price range is more active. The average sales price, as opposed to the median sales price, is the total volume of sold properties divided by the numbe...
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By Debbie Summers
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Hi My Name is Stella Summers! I'm an 11 year old Tabby/Calico Cat... I sleep about 20.5 hours per day, I know... it takes a lot of discipline to sleep that much, but I'm a hard working house cat and I need my beauty sleep. When I'm not sleeping I like to play with string, watch the birds & squirrels, lick myself and help my mom blog... Many of the posts you read here on Active Rain were written with my help, I'm never far from her and even while I'm sleeping I inspire greatness.  That dog park blog she just wrote... that was my idea. Everyone is thinking about Christmas and what would make the perfect gift. Well, I'm here to help - there are plenty of cats and dogs that need a good home.  My mom and dad found me at the Seminole County Humane Society in Sanford.  It was love at first sig...
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