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Housing market stats were just recently released for the month of January by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, and overall, we didn’t see anything too out of the ordinary.

Total sales only jumped by 0.5% compared to January 2017, while the overall median price of sold homes in Orlando increased by 12.6% from $199,900 to $225,000 year-over-year.

Compared to December, sales did drop by almost 27%, although with many buyers rushing to close in December in order to take advantage of tax benefits for the year, the month-to-month decline from December to January is historically quite common.

Inventory remains to be a challenge facing the Central Florida market heading into the busy spring season, especially given that pending sales in January increased

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More and more people are moving to Florida these days, and many of those transplants are opting for Central Florida over any other part of the state. Back in 2016, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau revealed more than 73,000 people moved into the Central Florida region, and steady population growth in our area is a trend that doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. 

Fittingly, John Burns Real Estate Consulting just recently devised a list of the 50 fastest-selling master planned communities in the country, and of course several are located right here in Central Florida. 

Collectively, the 50 communities mentioned saw over 28,300 home sales last year alone, which believe it or not is up a whopping 20% from 2016, and a number that

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Orlando Area Real Estate MarketAlthough limited inventory has continued to drive Orlando area home prices up in recent months, some economists and mortgage analysts say a slowdown in price gains could be on the way in 2018.

Since the last half of 2011, home price growth has been strong in Orlando, and the area’s equally strong job market has also contributed to substantial increases in home prices over the last five to six years.

But according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors, Orlando is only projected to see around a 3 percent increase in home prices in 2018 after double-digit gains in each of the last several years.

One reason for this year's outlook is that investors could start selling off distressed sales they purchased and transformed into

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Much like it was for most of 2017, limited inventory is unquestionably the biggest concern for the Orlando area housing market heading into the new year. According to a recently released report by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, the Orlando area market, which of course includes most of Orange and Seminole Counties, had the lowest year-end inventory in more than 10 years, which was an on-going trend that allowed home prices to spike 10.7% over the last 12 months.

Affordable price ranges are where supply shortages are most prominent, and that’s an issue the many industry pros are worried about as we dive deeper into 2018.

Believe it or not, around 17% of all Metro Orlando homes sold for over asking price in 2017, which averaged out to be an extra

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With Davenport being one of the fastest growing communities in all of Central Florida, there’s no better place to buy a condo right now, especially if you’re looking to be situated relatively close to Disney. As you’ll quickly notice, condos occupy a significant portion of the Davenport real estate market, and regardless of whether you’re looking to buy a vacation property or a beautiful new condo residence you can call home all year long, options and opportunities are plentiful in Davenport right now.
So to help get your new Davenport condo search started off in the right direction, we thought we’d narrow down your choices a bit and invite you to take a closer look at a few of our favorite condo communities in town that are always worth strong

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ChampionsGate is one of the premier residential communities in all of Central Florida. As a golfing community that offers both attached condos and townhouses and detached single-family residences, there’s pretty much something for everyone in ChampionsGate, regardless of budget or lifestyle preferences. 

The other advantage to ChampionsGate is its supremely convenient location, which sits just minutes from Interstate 4 and all the world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment the Orlando area as a whole has to offer. 

But given ChampionsGate encompasses around 1,500 acres and has quite the selection of housing options and opportunities, just where should active home buyers today begin their search? 

A few places that might not be a bad place to

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Although the town of Windermere is small and only has a population of around 3,400 people, it’s also where you’ll find some of the most expensive real estate in all of central Florida. From sprawling mega-mansions that sit along the shores of one of the area’s many lakes to custom-built estate-style homes with all the bells and whistles, Windermere is almost like a playground for luxury home buyers, especially if you start your search in a few of the town’s most sought-after communities. 

Isleworth 

Isleworth is one of Windermere’s largest communities, encompassing 600 acres surrounding the Butler Chain of Lakes. In addition, it’s also one of the top private golf course communities in the entire country, making it the perfect choice for anyone who

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Thanks to its location, its long list of resort-style lifestyle amenities, and of course the wide-range of housing styles you’ll find, ChampionsGate has certainly established itself as being one of the top resort-style communities in the entire Orlando area. 

If you’ve already taken a look at what’s currently on the market at ChampionsGate, there’s no doubt you’re already familiar with all the amazingly-built single-family residences in the community that, in most instances, offer everything you could want in a new place to call home. 

But for buyers who prefer the comfort and convenience of maintenance-free, however, ChampionsGate is also where you’ll find some of the nicest newly-built townhouses anywhere on the Orlando area real estate market.

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Central Florida may not traditionally look like a winter wonderland, but that’s not stopping the holiday season from hitting the area at full speed this year. You’ll find plenty of seasonal events happening in and around Kissimmee and Celebration.

Tree Lighting Celebration- December 1

The holiday season officially kicks off in Orlando with the city’s annual Tree Lighting Celebration. Live holiday entertainment and food trucks will be on hand as the six-story tree is lit at Lake Eola Park on December 1st. Be sure to come back for a synchronized music and light show each evening at the Walt Disney Amphitheater.

Scrooge The Musical- December 1-17

Fun for the entire family, Scrooge The Musical hits the stage at Osceola Arts, also starting December

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Those in search of a condo in Celebration, FL certainly won’t want to miss out on the private residences of Mirasol. The condos definitely provide some must-see options to prospective buyers.

The luxury complex supplies residents with access to a resort-style lifestyle, including a private day spa, swimming pool and a full-time concierge. As well, residents also enjoy nearby tennis courts, bike storage, a bocce ball court and a clubhouse. Other extras include the fully equipped fitness center, available personal trainers, and the nearby walking trails, along with direct access leading to Lakeside Park and convenient access for additional outdoor recreation at Celebration Golf Club.

With many of the one-bedroom, one-bath units priced from the low-to-mid

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