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If you’re in the market for luxury, new construction in Windermere, FL, right now is a great time to start the search. There are several fantastic areas you’ll definitely want to put at the top of your list.

Casa del Lago

One of Windermere’s most exclusive communities, Casa del Lago is filled with beautiful homes and premiere golf. The area is home to a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, where membership also affords access to everything from casual to fine dining experiences.  

Only a handful of lots remain unsold in Casa del Lago, where many of the custom built homes are being designed on waterfront lots overlooking Lake Burden. This private, gated community offers up the opportunity for social and golf memberships, along with Old World-style

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Close to the magic of Walt Disney World, Celebration, FL offers some of the region’s most charming neighborhoods, filled with extra amenities and desirable home styles. 

Artisan Park

Located on Celebration’s southwest side, the Artisan Park neighborhood mainly centers around the area’s community park, with a multi-use field and access to the Artisan Club. Exclusively for residents of Artisan Park, the clubhouse offers up a swimming pool and hot tub, outdoor grilling space, a bar and restaurant, plus a gym. 

In addition to the desirable parkland, the Artisan Park neighborhood is also surrounded by other green space, with a biking and walking trail and wildlife. This 160-acre village provides hundreds of condos and townhomes as well as

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If you had to pick just one Central Florida community that’s filled with plenty of fun things to do, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better choice than the city of Kissimmee. Perhaps best-known for its close proximity to world-famous theme parks like Disney World and Universal Studios, Kissimmee acts as both a thriving vacation destination and also a fabulous place to call home for the cold season, or even all year long.

Along with all its theme parks and world-class shopping and dining experiences, though, Kissimmee also happens to be where you’ll find some of the top golf course communities in all of Florida too—and why not given it’s one of the top retirement destinations in the country? From affordable golf course condos and villas to high-end

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With the luxury of new construction designs and numerous upscale amenities, several new construction townhouse communities are already gaining high appeal for potential buyers in Kissimmee right now.

The Terraces at Storey Lake

One of these is The Terraces at Storey Lake. This highly touted, new community is close to nearby shops, restaurants and entertainment. With the convenience of sitting next to Walt Disney World and not far from many other Orlando attractions, townhomes for sale at The Terraces at Storey Lake supply an ideal location.

Ranging in size from two- to four-bedrooms, the new homes offer between 1,100 to 2,500 square feet of living space. Added amenities include access to the Hideaway Club, with a swimming pool and splash park,

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Kissimmee FL New HomesA favorite location for families, there are many fantastic options for real estate in Kissimmee. With plentiful amenities and a convenient address, we found several top neighborhoods to search for new construction under $600,000.


The Bellavida community is guard-gated, with home designs typically ranging from three- to six-bedrooms. With Mediterranean-style architecture, the affordably priced, new construction homes allow for plenty of extras, including gourmet kitchens and high ceilings.

Only a few miles from attractions such as Disney World, the community offers up privacy and plentiful amenities. With the inclusion of a community lake, conservation areas and surrounded by nature preserves, Bellavida is a fantastic place for exploring

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Shannon Christian, a senior agent with Carlos German & Team, Inc., was recently honored by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. Shannon was chosen as a local rising star in the first annual ORRA Young Professionals Network 20 Under 40 Rising Star Awards. We have always known Shannon was a star agent, but now she has the title to prove it!

The ORRA Young Professionals Network exists to empower young real estate professionals by offering networking and offering continuing education. The organization is also involved in community service projects benefiting the Central Florida area. This is the first year that the YPN has offered the Rising Star Awards, and this honor was only given to 20 area real

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If you've considered buying property in Orlando it might have been due largely in part to being in close proximity to Disney World and other amazing theme parks as well as our warmer climate. Orlando, the City Beautiful, is a family oriented city with an abundance of entertainment and easy access to beaches on either coast. Now, Orlando is proclaimed as the #2 housing market to invest in for 2016.

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Forbes teamed up with Local Market Monitor, a North Carolina based data company to determine the 20 best housing markets to invest in this year. The characteristics used to determine the best buy cities included healthy job growth, strong population growth, and forecasted home price appreciation.

Orlando has seen a 10% home price increase year over

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CT New Homes

Carlos German & Team  announced today the expansion of its online real estate inventory, which will include new communities and building plans within the entire central Florida area through its website This website includes content sourced directly from the Builders Digital Experience (BDX) database, which assures the most up-to-date  content for new communities distributed by any competing brokers in the area.
Customers browsing now have access to over 200 communities under development with over 2,000 new homes not listed in the multiple listing service (MLS). This is in addition to the over 40,000 listings currently showcased on the website, which features resales, foreclosures, and short sales.
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Awesome Happy Holiday The holiday season is here, and people are feeling festive. It is the time of year when our hearts our hearts are just a bit larger, our smiles are just a bit wider, and our families are just a bit closer. We here at Carlos German & Team would like to take a moment to wish you and yours a healthy and happy holiday season!

As you prepare to celebrate with your family, take a moment to reflect on this year. Tell the ones you love that you appreciate them, and be thankful for all that you have. Please remember that everyone is not as fortunate as you may be. Make an effort to thank friends and family for all they do. Smile at a stranger on the street for no reason at all. If you have a spare hour this season, use it to spread good cheer. Please pause to

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Sinkhole Coverage in FloridaMost Floridians are familiar with sinkholes – those annoying holes in the ground that open up when our water table gets too high or too low for our vulnerable limestone layer to handle.  They’re not unique to Florida, but it seems we have more than our share – and they can range from a golf-ball-size hole to one large enough to swallow a neighborhood. 
A decade ago, home insurance policies routinely included coverage for sinkhole losses.   These days, that coverage is harder to find.  Florida home insurance policies still include the basic “Catastrophic Ground Cover Collapse” (CGCC), but most insurance companies have stopped offering “Sinkhole Coverage” unless the home passes a rigorous inspection.  Without “Sinkhole Coverage”, the CGCC will provide…
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