November 2015 Sales Statistics for Minneola and Lake Co. (34715)

Interested in learning what’s happening in your local market? The information below will give you a snapshot of single family housing activity in the 34715 zip code for November 2015.

Snapshot of Real Estate Activity in 34715 for November 2015

Active 49               Pending 17                 Sold 27

The average single family home that sold in 34715 in the month of November was on the market for 48 days is 1826sf, has 3/2 and sold for $190,059.

Top Selling Neighborhood:

Reserve at Minneola, Pine Buff & Quail Valley

The statistics above are based on information from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service (MFRMLS) for the period of Nov. 1-Nov. 30, 2015.

For a more in depth look at the 34715 real estate market and to compare month over month data click here to view Minneola market reports provided by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.

If you would like to learn more about your particular subdivision or your specific home, feel free to contact me. I am providing a contact sheet below for your convenience. Your privacy is very important to me. I will not add you to a mailing list, sell your information or share your information with anyone. Any information given or provided will be strictly confidential and come with no obligation or strings attached.

November 2015 Sales Statistics for Clermont (34711)

Interested in learning what’s happening in your local market? The information below will give you a snapshot of single family housing activity in the 34711 zip code for November 2015.

Snapshot of Real Estate Activity in 34711 for November 2015

Active 221                Pending 66                Sold 71

The average single family home that sold in 34711 in the month of November was on the market for 77 days is 2310sf, has 3/3 and sold for $251,433.

Top Selling Neighborhoods:

Greater Hills, Heritage Hills & Legends

The statistics above are based on information from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service (MFRMLS) for the period of Nov. 1-Nov. 30, 2015.

For a more in depth look at the 34711 real estate market and to compare month over month data click here to view Clermont market reports provided by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.

If you would like to learn more about your particular subdivision or your specific home, feel free to contact me. I am providing a contact sheet below for your convenience. Your privacy is very important to me. I will not add you to a mailing list, sell your information or share your information with anyone. Any information given or provided will be strictly confidential and come with no obligation or strings attached.

November 2015 Sales Statistics Winter Garden (34787)

Interested in learning what’s happening in your local market? The information below will give you a snapshot of single family housing activity in the 34787 zip code for November 2015.

Here’s a Snapshot of Real Estate Activity in 34787 for November 2015

SOUTH OF S.R. 50

Active 223           Pending 48            Sold 68

The average single family home that sold South of S.R. 50 in 34787 in the month of November was on the market for 82 days is 2640sf, has 4/3 and sold for $316,953

Top Selling Neighborhoods:

Alexander Ridge, Summerlake & Stoneybrook West

________________________________________

NORTH OF S.R. 50

Active 31          Pending 14           Sold 17

The average single family home that sold North of S.R. 50 in 34787 in the month of November was on the market for 70 days is 2469 sf, has 4/3 and sold for $312,514

Top Selling Neighborhood:

Oakland Park

The statistics above are based on information from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service (MFRMLS) for the period of  Nov. 1-Nov 30, 2015.

For a more in depth look at the 34787 real estate market and to compare month over month data click here to view Winter Garden market reports provided by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.

If you would like to learn more about your particular subdivision or your specific home, feel free to contact me. I am providing a contact sheet below for your convenience. Your privacy is very important to me. I will not add you to a mailing list, sell your information or share your information with anyone. Any information given or provided will be strictly confidential and come with no obligation or strings attached.

Buying New Construction? You will want to use a Realtor®

There’s a fair amount of people that believe they do not need a Realtor® when buying a new home. The thinking behind this notion being the buyer can negotiate better terms with the builder if a commission isn’t being paid to a buyer’s agent. This may be true with a small, local builder. In Central Florida, we don’t have many of those. In short, having a Realtor® represent you in a new home purchase is a smart move. It costs you nothing, provides you representation throughout the process, does not affect buying power, and has the potential to save you thousands of dollars.

Here’s why.

Names like Lennar, KB Homes, Taylor Morrison, Ashton Woods, Toll Brothers, Maronda Homes, Standard Pacific, Shea, etc. abound. These are all national builders. These national builders have 2 things in common: their sale staff works for them and commissions for buyer’s agents are not “built into the price” of a new home. Commissions for buyers’ agents are budgeted elsewhere.

If a buyer does not have agent representation when purchasing a new home, the builder is saving a few bucks and has their staff working for them. Yes, sales staff for builders are nice and make you feel warm and fuzzy. They can be an absolute pleasure to work with, but what happens if something goes wrong? Who will the builder’s sales staff be fighting for then?

This is one reason why having Realtor® representation when buying a new home is important. Your agent is your ally. If something goes wrong during the construction process, your agent can work with the builder and their employees to make it right. Your agent can make the calls, put on the pressure and work as your liaison to make it right. Your Realtor® may have several transactions with this builder in the course of neighborhood construction. Your Realtor® also talks to other Realtors® and buyers and builders…..the builder wants to ensure they have a good reputation not only with you, buying one house from them, but also the Realtor®, who has the potential of bringing several buyers to the builder’s community or communities.

Another reason to secure a Realtor® when buying a new home are incentives. Builder incentives exist. Sometimes they are promoted, other times they aren’t. Often times, builders will list their homes on the Multiple Listing Service (“MLS”). Incentives may be listed on MLS, but not on public facing sites. Sales closed out through MLS must include the dollar amount of any sales incentives provided to buyers. Your Realtor® will have that information. S/he will know what the builder has been providing as monetary incentives based on information provided in MLS.

I often see builder sales closed out where the Selling Agent was listed as “NON MFR REALTOR” (typically an unrepresented buyer) and the Seller Credit was listed at $0 or $5000 when other sales in the same community had significantly higher credits provided to the buyer.

If you are looking at new construction, get a Realtor® involved in the process early. Your Realtor will gladly join you on community visits and model home tours.  If you decide to go out on your own one day, be sure to list your Realtor’s® information along with yours on any registration card you fill out. Carry his/her business card with you.  Make sure it is included with the registration form.  If you go to a site on your own and your registration does not include your agent, you may be out of luck….many builders will not allow a Realtor® to represent you if you have registered and neglected to include your representative in the transaction.

Having a Realtor® represent you when buying a new home can save a lot of stress, get you a better deal and help ensure you are being served properly throughout the home building process.

 

October Sales Statistics for 34711 (Clermont, FL)

Interested in learning what’s happening in your local market? The information below will give you a snapshot of single family housing activity in the 34711 zip code for October 2015.

Snapshot of Real Estate Activity in 34711 for October 2015

Active 291                Pending 124                Sold 98

The average single family home that sold in 34711 in the month of October was on the market for 70 days is 2261sf, has 3/3 and sold for $240,593.

Top Selling Neighborhoods:

Heritage Hills & Legends

The statistics above are based on information from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service (MFRMLS) for the period of Oct. 1-Oct. 31, 2015.

For a more in depth look at the 34711 real estate market and to compare month over month data click here to view Clermont market reports provided by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.

If you would like to learn more about your particular subdivision or your specific home, feel free to contact me. I am providing a contact sheet below for your convenience. Your privacy is very important to me. I will not add you to a mailing list, sell your information or share your information with anyone. Any information given or provided will be strictly confidential and come with no obligation or strings attached.

October Sales Statistics for 34715 (Minneola, FL and Lake County, FL)

Interested in learning what’s happening in your local market? The information below will give you a snapshot of single family housing activity in the 34715 zip code for October 2015.

 Snapshot of Real Estate Activity in 34715 for October 2015

Active 56               Pending 41              Sold 31

The average single family home that sold in 34715 in the month of October was on the market for 54 days is 1974sf, has 3/2 and sold for $191,171

Top Selling Neighborhoods:

Quail Valley, High Pointe & Verde Ridge

The statistics above are based on information from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service (MFRMLS) for the period of Oct. 1-Oct. 31, 2015.

For a more in depth look at the 34715 real estate market and to compare month over month data click here to view Minneola market reports provided by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.

If you would like to learn more about your particular subdivision or your specific home, feel free to contact me. I am providing a contact sheet below for your convenience. Your privacy is very important to me. I will not add you to a mailing list, sell your information or share your information with anyone. Any information given or provided will be strictly confidential and come with no obligation or strings attached.

October Sales Statistics for 34787 (Winter Garden and Oakland, FL)

Interested in learning what’s happening in your local market? The information below will give you a snapshot of single family housing activity in the 34787 zip code for October 2015.

Here’s a Snapshot of Real Estate Activity in 34787 for October 2015

SOUTH OF S.R. 50

Active 287                Pending 96                Sold 72

The average single family home that sold South of S.R. 50 in 34787 in the month of October was on the market for 85 days is 2778sf, has 4/3 and sold for $350,595

Top Selling Neighborhoods:

Stoneybrook West, Alexander Ridge & Stone Creek

________________________________________

NORTH OF S.R. 50

Active 42                Pending 34                Sold 23

The average single family home that sold North of S.R. 50 in 34787 in the month of October was on the market for 55 days is 2310sf, has 4/3and sold for $279,288

Top Selling Neighborhoods:

Oakland Park & Covington Park

The statistics above are based on information from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service (MFRMLS) for the period of Oct. 1-Oct. 31, 2015.

For a more in depth look at the 34787 real estate market and to compare month over month data click here to view Winter Garden market reports provided by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.

If you would like to learn more about your particular subdivision or your specific home, feel free to contact me. I am providing a contact sheet below for your convenience. Your privacy is very important to me. I will not add you to a mailing list, sell your information or share your information with anyone. Any information given or provided will be strictly confidential and come with no obligation or strings attached.