Assisted Living coming to Celebration

May 17, 2017

Celebration will welcome assisted living in March 2018.

Windsor at Celebration is the Assisted Living Community currently under construction on Celebration Blvd. in Celebration Florida.

See the model photos to get an idea.

Call Imagination Realty for more information, 321-939-1300.

 


New Luxury Enclave

April 18, 2017

The first two model show-homes are complete! Central Florida’s newest enclave featuring in-home spa services and extra kitchens geared for catering is a reality through the Four Seasons Resort.

These are the country’s first single family homes affiliated with Four Seasons, according to Walt Disney World.

Buyers in the new neighborhood may use the resort’s golf course, clay tennis courts, adult-only and family pools, lazy river, water slides and weekly “dive-in” movies. They may dine at the resort’s six restaurants or book in-home catering and spa services.

Like other residents of Golden Oak, Four Seasons home buyers also can use the Summerhouse club with its concierge services, lounge, fitness center, restaurant and entertainment rooms.

All buyers become club members and the annual dues are $16,889. Homeowner association dues cost $24,514 for Four Seasons Residences, compared to $5,735 in most neighborhoods within Golden Oak.

 


Forbes lists top investment cities – 7 are in Fla.

February 5, 2016

NEW YORK – Feb. 3, 2016 – Where should real estate investors put their money in 2016? Forbes teamed up with North Carolina-based data company Local Market Monitor to produce its list of 2016 Best Buy Cities – the top 20 housing markets to invest in this year – and Florida dominates the list.

According to Forbes, Florida offers good values “where investors get the best bang for their housing buck, and where aspiring homeowners have the best prospects of making an economically sound purchase.”

Orlando took second place and was followed by six other Sunshine State cities. Among them, average home prices are highest in West Palm Beach (No. 19) at $285,000 and lowest in Tampa (No. 14) at $193,000. The averages, though, have been accelerating at a rate of 9 percent to 14 percent in all the Florida cities.

Florida’s domination of the list makes a lot of sense in light of the national economic recovery, says Ingo Winzer, founder and president of Local Market Monitor. “Since the national economy has stabilized and is growing again, the factors that prompt people to go to Florida have recovered,” he reasons.

“Best-buy” markets for 2016 housing

1. Grand Rapids

2. Orlando, Florida

3. San Antonio, Texas

4. Charlotte, North Carolina

5. Salt Lake City

6. Dallas

7. Austin, Texas

8. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

9. Seattle

10. Cape Coral, Florida

11. Indianapolis

12. North Port, Florida

13. Nashville, Tennessee

14. Tampa, Florida

15. Charleston, South Carolina

16. Denver, Colorado

17. Madison, Wisconsin

18. Jacksonville, Florida

19. West Palm Beach, Florida

20. Boise, Idaho

Forbes’ full list is also posted online.

Source: Forbes (01/27/16) Carlyle, Erin

© Copyright 2016 INFORMATION, INC. Bethesda, MD


With Gratitude!

September 22, 2015

Kathy, Bruce, Ann and Sheila!

What an amazing team you are that truly makes dreams come true! We are so incredibly grateful for your support, love and ABOVE-AND-BEYOND help in making our dream of owning a home in Celebration possible!

You make magic happen – in homes and hearts!

Thank you! Julie & Bill


Aug. U.S. homebuilder optimism hits 2005 levels

August 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) – Aug. 17, 2015 – U.S. homebuilders grew slightly more optimistic about the housing market in August, putting their confidence at levels last seen a decade ago during the debt-fueled housing boom.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday rose this month to 61, the highest level since November 2005. The reading was 60 in both June and July. Any reading above 50 indicates more builders view sales conditions as good, rather than poor.

“The fact the builder confidence has been in the low 60s for three straight months shows that single-family housing is making slow but steady progress,” said Tom Woods, a Missouri-based builder and chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.

Through the first half of 2015, the government reported that new-home purchases shot up 21.2 percent to 274,000.

This comes as employers have added 2.9 million workers over the past year and the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.3 percent from 6.2 percent. The hiring has infused the economy with new paychecks that have supported the spending on housing and autos, among other expenses.

And average mortgage rates remain under 4 percent, putting them about two percentage points below this historical average.

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.94 percent last week.

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Thank You!

August 12, 2015

Kathy and Bruce….

We got to our room tonight to a wonderful and thoughtful gift from you and Bruce….Thank You doesn’t go far enough in letting you know how much both Lorri and I appreciate your time, advice and your friendship through this whirlwind of a process…..

From the minute we stumbled in to your office Friday evening, you both took so much interest in us, our lives and our lifestyle, that it comes as no surprise why you are the top real estate producer in the area….It’s funny how some things just work out.

Lorri and I both felt in “good hands” with both you and Bruce …..In you and Bruce, Lorri and I found people that define how things should be done in the real estate industry.  Though Lorri and I are a bit “brain dead” after these last three days of decision making, you have been truly a pleasure and a blessing to work with.

We consider you as much more that real estate brokers…..We consider you as friends!

Please accept our sincere thanks for you considerate gift, but even more importantly, thank you for your information, your effort, your patience and your integrity through this process….

You define exactly what Walt Disney would have imagined for Celebration, Florida and the name Imagination Realty certainly couldn’t be more fitting …..

You are more than welcome to use both Lorri and I as a reference, not that you would ever need it….

With Our Most Sincere Respect and Appreciation,

PS…..I thought the horse for our anniversary was a good idea, but, who would have dreamed (besides Walt Disney) that a house would complete our day…..Wow!

Dan Cheresh


Celebration Real Estate Sales Totals – July 2015

August 1, 2015
Imagination Realty is pleased to provide the Celebration Real Estate Sales Totals for July 2015.

Please click the two links below to review the SOLD/CLOSED Single Family and Multifamily (condos, townhouses, villas) properties in Celebration as reported on the MLS.

Click the link below to see details of the 12 Single Family homes reported as SOLD/CLOSED.

http://mfr.mlsmatrix.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=3658417X8M08&p=DE-51341073-811

Click the link below to see details of the 12 Multi Family homes reported as SOLD/CLOSED.

http://mfr.mlsmatrix.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=3658417X8M08&p=DE-51341215-116

Looking Back – MLS Closed Statistics……..

July 2014: 10 Single Family – 16 Multi Family
August 2014: 14 Single Family – 12 Multi Family
September 2014: 16 Single Family – 20 Multi Family
October 2014: 14 Single Family – 9 Multi Family
November 2014: 14 Single Family – 22 Multi Family
December 2014: 12 Single Family – 17 Multi Family
January 2015: 3 Single Family – 15 Multi Family
February 2015: 12 Single Family – 5 Multi Family
March 2015: 14 Single Family – 9 Multi Family
April 2015: 22 Single Family – 8 Multi Family
May 2015: 14 Single Family – 15 Multi Family
June 2015: 19 Single Family – 17 Multi Family
July 2015: 12 Single Family – 12 Multi Family

If you would like us to research other parameters (time periods, specific price ranges, other areas),
please call or email Kathy Carlson at:
Kathy@ImaginationRealty.net
Courtesy of Imagination Realty
617 Celebration Ave
Direct # 407-361-7653

Visit us on our website at http://www.imaginationrealty.net/