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With July now officially in the rearview mirror, numbers for how the local housing market fared last month have been released from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.

According to the data, home prices in Metro Orlando actually dropped 1.3 percent in July, falling $3,000 to a median sale price of $235,000.

July represents the second time in three months in which Orlando area home prices fell month-to-month, with the last time being April to May’s decline of roughly $4,000.

July’s median home price is still well below the pre-recession peak of $264,436, but prices have still been steadily on the rise overall. Compared to July of 2017, the Metro Orlando median price is actually up from $220,000, which represents about a 6.8 percent spike.

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Central Florida Retirement CommunitiesThe 55+ housing market seems to still be trending upward, according to the latest 55+ Housing Market Index that was recently released from the National Association of Home Builders. According to the results, which are broken down into both single-family homes and condos, builders and developers are continuing to see strong demand for 55 and over housing, and so much so that increasing costs of building materials are making it challenging to meet current demand.

Since HMI tracking started in 2008, 55+ condos received the second highest reading, even despite a drop in points to 57.  Present sales, sales expected in the next six months, and traffic of prospective buyers all dropped for both single-family homes and condos, but just about every category for

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Kissimmee Homes For Sale Mother In-Law SuiteMultigenerational living is on the rise and some statistics are showing that 20 percent of the U.S. population is currently living with multiple generations under one roof. Along with the benefit of having extra living space, buying a Kissimmee home with an in-law suite could also be a savvy long-term investment as multigenerational living continues to trend upward, and if you're in the market for such a home, here are just a few great places you should begin your search...

Happy Trails

Known for its exquisite homes and a large amount of acreage, Happy Trails offers its residents an array of desirable options. This includes room for en-suites and even some detached guesthouses, ideal for the in-laws or other frequent visitors.

Orange Blossom

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Kissimmee Real EstateA Kissimmee townhouse is a great option for a wide-range of home buyers to consider. Along with providing more living space than a typical condo, townhouse communities also afford owners with the comfort of convenience of being maintenance free as well. And if you're looking for a townhome with a budget somewhere under the half million dollar threshold, we know just where you need to be begin your search...

Magic Village

Just minutes from Disney, Magic Village provides for a resort-style experience with two-story townhomes. It’s entirely possible to find even one of the largest townhomes on the property priced well below $500,000, providing four-bedrooms and at least four-baths. Many of the townhomes also include lake or pool views.


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Windermere FL Real EstateWindermere is a place where quaint and charming homes are plentiful. But if you're truly looking for something that's both cozy and affordable, several neighborhoods come to mind that offer exactly that. We explore each below...

Preston Square

One particular neighborhood you’ll definitely want to consider is Preston Square. Filled with townhomes and single-family homes, residents also enjoy a community swimming pool and playground. Delightful additions include wide front porches and well-landscaped yards.


Other charming options exist within Summerport. This family-friendly community boasts a number of newly updated homes and townhomes, complimented by a fitness center, tennis court, park and a swimming pool.

Windermere Isle

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Kissimmee FL New HomesNewly built homes offer buyers plenty of advantages, like the ability to customize options, being able to enjoy all the latest and greatest energy efficiency innovations, and sometimes even an extended home warranty that covers the cost of any issues or breakdowns just to name a few. If you're in the market for new construction in Kissimmee, options and opportunities can be plentiful. So if you're also looking for a way to narrow down your search, here are several neighborhoods we recommened that may just be the perfect fit.

Magnolia at Westside

Priced mostly starting in the mid $200,000s, the new homes of Magnolia at Westside come in both single- and two-story designs. With a variety of different floor plans to choose from, future homebuyers will

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The official first day of summer is right around the corner, which means there's no better time to buy a Windermere home witha swimming pool than now. So if you're planning to be in the market for a fabulous new place to live this summer and a home with a swimming pool is non-negotiable, here's a quick look at where you might some affordable options currently available...

Silver Woods

Summer is a great time to cool off in your own private swimming pool, with some of the hottest options for buyers right now in Silver Woods. This neighborhood includes a number of three- and four-bedroom homes in the $300,000 range, some with the added advantage of a backyard swimming pool. 

Windermere Chase 

The gated community of Windermere Chase, meanwhile,

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Vacation Homes Near DisneySummer vacation season is offically here, and if you're planning to make an annual trip to Disney each and every year, why not invest in a vacation home or condo you can call your own? Regardless of your needs, wants, or your budget, plenty of great options are available right now, starting with that you'll find in these top communities.

Paradise Palms in Kissimmee, FL

With its own Tiki bar, spas and a large swimming pool, Paradise Palms also enjoys the luxury of tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts and a fitness center. Just a few minutes from Disney, Paradise Palms allows for your choice of single-family vacation home or townhome.

Encantada Resort in Kissimmee, FL

Also close to the theme parks, Encantada Resort presents swimming

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Luxury Homes Windermere FLLooking for luxury in beautiful Windermere, FL? While the luxury real estate market here goes far beyond just a few communities, here's a closer look at where you'll find some of the most impressive properties currently listed on the MLS...


Easily one of the most prominent golf communities in Central Florida, Isleworth enjoys a wealth of extraordinary amenities, complimented by some sensational estate homes. It’s common to find large homes and large lots in the multi-million dollar price range, with incredible views overlooking the golf course and the lakefront.

Green Isle

Exclusivity abounds in the new community of Green Isle. With just ten home sites to choose from, this gated community enjoys exceptional lake views and the option

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Central Florida Real EstateNew housing data from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association was recently released, revealing that Orlando area home prices spiked more than 10 percent in April year-over-year. Sales last month also saw an 8 percent increase compared to last year while inventory dropped by almost 11 percent. 

Combining all housing types, the overall median home price in Orlando in April was $237,000, up from $215,000 in April of 2017. The upward trend is certainly nothing new, however, as year-over-year increases have now been registered for 82 consecutive months. Compared to July of 2011, the Orlando area median home price is up a whopping 105.19 percent. 

When broken down, the median condo price saw a much bigger spike, increasing by just over 20 percent to

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