Founders Day Weekend

October 24, 2013

“Imagination Realty is thrilled to sponsor Ghaleb on Market Street!!” 

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See a video of the 2012 Concert by clicking here Celebration Loves Ghaleb!!!

Friday, November 8
Founders Day Concert
6-9 p.m. – Downtown Celebration, Market St.

Ghaleb returns to Celebration for a special one-night performance. Free to attend, enjoy an evening of South Beach style Latin music. Premium reserved seating is available for purchase for $25 per table of four or $35 per table of six people. All proceeds will benefit select Celebration Civic and Service Groups.

Saturday, November 9
Veterans Day Parade
 9 a.m. – Downtown Celebration
Come out and support the troops and our Veterans by waving the red, white and blue! Participants may register to march in the parade here.

Veterans Ceremony
10 a.m. – Veterans Memorial at Founders Park
Join us in honoring our very own heroes at Founders Park for the changing of our flag.

Town Photo
Noon – Lakeside Park
Make your mark in history. Join your neighbors for the Town Photo and strike a pose for posterity.

Town Picnic
12:30 p.m. – Lakeside Park
Resident-Only Event- CROA ID Required
Residents are invited to bring their current CROA issued residents IDs to Lakeside Park to enjoy a delicious hotdog cookout.


Orlando Housing Market

October 22, 2013

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The median price of existing homes sold in the Orlando area during September rose nearly 25 percent over the median price in September of 2012, marking the 11th consecutive month of double-digit increases.

Single-family home sales increased 7.59 percent in September 2013 compared to September 2012, while condo sales decreased 15.60 percent.

Compared to September of 2012, the number of short sales (424) decreased 34.87 percent and the number of foreclosures (437) decreased 19.82 percent. The number of completed traditional sales (1,543), however, is a 40.27 percent increase compared to last year.

Current inventory combined with the current pace of sales created a 3.80-month supply of homes in Orlando for September. There was a 3.52-month supply in September 2012 and a 2.96-month supply last month.

MSA Numbers[Metro Orlando Area:Osceola,Orange,Lake & Seminole

Sales of existing homes within the entire Orlando MSA (Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties) in September were up by 4.27 percent when compared to September of 2012. Throughout the MSA, 2,832 homes were sold in September 2013 compared with 2,716 in September 2012. To date, sales throughout the MSA are 8.56 percent above this time last year.

 


Zombies and Vampires, Oh My!

October 7, 2013

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Halloween is quickly approaching and many of us are not aware that our Central Florida neighborhoods are full of vampires and zombies.  Where can you find these scary creatures?  They might be right next door!

These vampires and zombies come in the form of REO’s, which are “Real Estate Owned” properties that are owned by a lender after a repossession or auction process.  “Vampire homes” (as wittingly dubbed by RealtyTrac) are still occupied by the owners who lost the homes, while “Zombie homes” have not yet foreclosed, but are vacant.  Of the bank-owned homes across the nation, a staggering 47% fall under the “Zombie” category.  You can often spot them by their unsightly yards or maintenance issues that impact the overall well-being of the neighborhood.

Do you have a vampire or zombie in your neighborhood?  Click here for more information about the presence of these monsters in our Orlando real estate market.


Art & Wine Stroll of Celebration

October 2, 2013

Art & Wine Stroll of Celebration

Wine and Art Stroll

Saturday, Oct 6th ~  6 pm – 10pm in Downtown Celebration. Come on down to Market Street to listen to live music, sip some wine, and stroll down the street looking at the 50 artists while they work on their art.

Please come and shop for original and creative pieces for your home or your friends and family!