Central Florida

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers

One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for sale. As a seller, you’ve likely heard that low supply is good news for you. It means your house will get more attention, and likely, more offers. But as life begins to return to normal, you may be...

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some options you should consider if you want to take advantage of today’s current low rates before they rise. Sell and...

Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a Home

You may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of your budget so you stand out to sellers as a serious homebuyer. Being...

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to wait until they retired to make a move to the beach, the golf course, or the senior living community they were looking to settle into for their later years in life. This year, however, the game changed. Many of today’s workers who are nearing the end of their...

Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It?

Some Highlights In today’s hyper-competitive market, buyers are often willing to overlook cosmetic or minor repair needs if it means snagging a home in their price range. With so few houses available for sale today, you may be able to skip the bigger renovations before you sell and cash in on the current demand for your house. If you’re ready to move, let’s connect to determine...

Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?

In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren’t enough homes available to buy to meet that growing need. This means now is the time to make a move so you can close the deal on your ideal terms. Even in today’s strong sellers’ market, there are homeowners who are choosing not to sell due to ongoing...

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A Look at Our Central Florida Real Estate Market

The Central Florida 55+ market continues to be a seller’s market, specifically in our local communities in Leesburg and Clermont. Our communities are seeing a climb, based on average sales prices and the prices per square footage of sold homes (see charts below). Although we can’t predict what 2020 will bring, we know that the 55+ demographic tends to slow during election months. If...

Central Florida Winter Living – Here’s Why!

5 Reasons Central Florida is the Best Place to Live in the Winter There’s no doubt about it—winter in Florida is fabulous. While the rest of the country is shivering in their boots, shoveling snow, scraping windshields and traversing icy roads, we Floridians are hanging out in our corner of the country sunbathing with a cocktail, only taking out our one winter coat (let’s be honest,...

Florida Wine Country

When my wife and I decided to visit Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards in Clermont, Florida, we weren’t expecting much in the way of a typical winery experience. Not that we have much experience, but we have been in wine country in other states. When I think of wine country, I think of gently rolling hills and well-dressed warehouses encompassed by outstretched vineyards that seem to invite you to...

Clermont voted “Best Local City To Live In” 2016

In 2016, the readers of the Orlando Business Journal voted Clermont the "Best Local City To Live In"! It doesn't surprise us to hear that news though, as Florida Plus Realty & Central Florida 55 Plus are lucky enough to call Clermont our home. This city is filled with places to go and things to do. One of our favorite things about our hometown is the beautiful Lake Minneola. It features canoe...

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