612 Nicole Marie St For Sale

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This beautiful Clayton Estates home built in 2009 is a 4 bedroom 2.5 bath with two thousand four hundred and one square feet of living space. This home is perfect for entertaining as it has large formal living and dining room areas. The kitchen has plenty of cabinet space, a walk-in pantry, and a breakfast bar that flows into the nook area and family room. The family room has a lot of room for a large entertainment center, a couple of sofas, and has a sliding glass door that leads out to the covered patio and large back yard. The floors in the living areas are large ceramic tile and laminate. The master bedroom is oversized with a large walk-in closet and the master bath has double sinks, a garden bath tub, and a shower. The 3 other bedrooms are all spacious and have plenty of closet space. In addition the home has a sprinkler system, an alarm system, and all the appliances are included with the purchase. The community has a park in it with a playground, basketball court, and picnic tables. Look no further, you’re home!

5051 Pineland Lane For Sale

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This beautiful 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home situated in the highly sought after Camden Club subdivision is perfect for family living. The inside of this home is spacious with cathedral ceilings and an open layout which is ideal for entertaining. If you’re the entertaining type, the homes custom built bonus and theater rooms complete with TV, Projector, and Surround Sound connections is sure to be a hit. If you simply want to relax, you can do so in the custom built sunroom that features tinted removable windows, shatter alarm, and is rated for 120+ mph winds. The downstairs master bedroom is spacious and features hardwood floors as well as a master bath complete with dual vanities, shower, and garden tub. Camden Club is a gated community which maintains all the yards as well as the community pool and playground. Look no further, you’re home!

3932 Gourock Court For Sale

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This elegantly appointed 3/3 home in Rock Springs Ridge would rival most model
homes. As you pull into the cul-de-sac, you’ll see the home boasts custom stone
columns, a brick pavered driveway, and beautiful mature landscaping. As you
enter this 2,457 square foot home you’ll immediately be impressed with the more
than $70,000 in custom upgrades throughout the home. Some of those upgrades are
the cathedral ceilings, crown molding, custom woodwork, upgraded ceramic tile,
plantation shutters, custom curtains and valances, and that’s just the
beginning. The home features formal living and dining room areas complete with
custom paint and Venetian plaster, which provide an elegant feel. As you enter
the family room area you’ll immediately see that it’s a great space to entertain
with its open design, custom-built cherry wood entertainment center, and
pre-wired surround sound system. The family room opens into the kitchen, which
has matching custom cherry wood 48″ cabinets, newer appliances, walk-in pantry,
and a breakfast nook perfect for those family meals. Just off the kitchen is the
spacious master suite, which has a sitting area in addition to his and hers walk
in closets. The master bath has a walk in shower; separate garden tub, dual
sinks, and custom mirrors, which compliment the custom lighting. The floor plan
is a 3 split and all the bedrooms are spacious with upgraded carpeting, fans,
and lighting. If you find yourself wanting a home loaded with upgrades, then
look no further.

Are Mortgage Rates Going To Pass 5% Soon?

Recently the Federal Reserve announced that it’s continuing to buy mortgage backed securities and treasury bonds. This is great news as this helps keep the rising interest rates from spiking. In fact Freddie Mac reports that the day after the Feds announcement rates dropped from 4.57% to 4.5%. The question though is how long will the Fed continue to do this and how long will it continue to be effective. According to an article posted on CNN, the fear is that should the economy gain more momentum that the Fed might reduce its purchases causing rates to move higher. CNN.com went on to write “Nothaft expects rates to hit about 5% by mid 2014. That’s an increase of less than $24 a month for every $100,000 borrowed–enough to weed out borrowers who are struggling to afford homes but not enough to impact overall demand.”

So what does all this mean. In our opinion, it means that we’re headed in the right direction but it’s still looking like a long road ahead before we find ourselves in the type of market that many current homeowners wish we were in. Rates are going to rise but many experts don’t think that it will stop the housing recovery and neither do we.

2450 Canterclub Trail For Sale!

2450 Canterclub Trail
Apopka, FL 32712
Beautifully Upgraded Wekiva Home
Price : $195,000.00
Bedrooms : 3
Bathrooms : 2.00
Square Foot : 1,711
Lot Size : 10,889 sq.ft.
Community : Wekiva
County : Orange
Property Type : Single Family
Year Built : 1980

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Property Description
If you’re looking for a home in Wekiva and you want lots of upgrades, then you’ve come to the right place. In addition to having formal living and dining room areas, the kitchen boasts granite countertops, all new 36 inch Timberlake real wood cabinets, stone accented backsplash, and new Whirlpool appliances. However, the upgrades do not stop there, the home also has a custom Therma-Tru fiberglass front door, all new Low-E Energy Star windows, french doors, and Armstrong 12mm laminate wood flooring. You can rest easy knowing the roof was replaced in 2012 along with the A/C being replaced in 2008. The front walkway and patio of the home feature all new Temron Old Towne stone pavers. If you’re looking for a home that has it all, then look no further, you’re home!

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Features List
• New Roof in 2012 • New A/C in 2008 • 3 New French Doors
• New Front Door • Low-E Star Windows • Tremron Pavers
• Timberlake Cabinets • Granite Counters • New Kitchen Plumbing
• New Kitchen Sink • Recessed Lighting • Under Cabinet Lights
• Whirlpool Appliances • Guest Bath Remodel • Armstrong Laminate
• Re-Insulated in 2008 • Stone Fireplace • Rainbird Sprinklers
• Custom Closets • Kitchen Replumbed
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3872 Caledonia Ave For Sale!

3872 Caledonia Ave
Apopka, FL 32712
Beautiful Rock Springs Ridge Home
Price : $279,000.00
Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 3.00
Square Foot : 2,455
County : Orange
Property Type : Single Family
Year Built : 2002
MLS Number : O5182027

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Property Description
This beautiful Rock Springs Ridge home built in 2002 is a 4 bedroom 3 bath with two thousand four hundred and fifty five square feet of living space. This home is perfect for entertaining as it boasts large formal living and dining room areas. The kitchen has plenty of cabinet space, tiled backsplash, and the corian counters are perfect for the serious chef. The open kitchen design flows into the breakfast bar and nook area in addition the family room. The family room has plenty of room for several sofas and a large entertainment center with French doors that lead to the patio. The master bedroom is oversized and has his and her closet, double vanity, garden bath tub and a walk in shower. The remaining three bedrooms are all spacious with plenty of closet space. The custom pavered patio and pool area is also a focal point of the home sure to be a place to unwind or entertain guests. The pool and stone accented spa are an inviting place to spend a hot summer day. Just beyond the pool area is the backyard which has plenty of room for all your family entertainment needs while boasting a beautiful view of the Rock Springs Ridge golf course. Look no further, you’re home.
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The Value of Real Estate Appraisals

769 SilversmithThe Clark Team just sold 769 Silversmith Circle in Lake Mary, Florida and we wanted to share with you how this sale is an example of how important appraisals are. In this instance, we listed the property and marketed it as we always do and found a buyer very quickly. The buyer conducted inspections and then came the appraisal. The appraiser in this instance did what’s referred to as a “drive by” appraisal where they basically relied on local comparable sales and didn’t bother to enter the home to determine if there were other factors that could affect the homes value. As a result of this “drive by” approach, the appraisal came in below what the executed contract price was causing the contract to become null and void. We couldn’t arrive at viable solution so the buyers decided to walk away from the home after spending $700-$800 dollars for inspections and appraisals. Our clients were concerned but they had faith in the system and we relisted the property and found another buyer in just a couple weeks. This buyer went through the same steps but the appraiser in this instance actually took the time to enter the home and observed the added value within the home like granite counters, custom cabinetry, completely renovated bathrooms and more. As a result, the appraisal came in where we needed it to and the sale was completed. It’s concerning to see that two different appraisers within just a few short weeks or months of each other came come to very different opinions on value. The moral of the story hear is to make sure and communicate with the appraiser. In our experience, most appraisers appreciate hearing from Realtors who can provide more in depth insight into the homes value. Every deal is unique and presents its own challenges and everyone sellers, buyers, and Realtors simply need to work together to find a solution that’s a win for everyone involved.

Two Camden Club Homes Sold


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The Clark team is proud to announce that it’s sold two homes this month in the beautiful Camden Club community located in Altamonte Springs. The first property which was sold in 17 days was a short sale that other local agents refused to take on because of the difficulty in getting bank approval in this particular case. We welcomed the challenge and marketed the property heavily to get a buyer in virtually two weeks and then worked diligently to get bank approval quickly which we did. The second home in Camden Club was a traditional sale that we were able to sell in 7 days. We’ve been able to sell homes very quickly lately not only because the market is doing better but because we’re putting a great emphasis in how the property is marketed online. The results from our online marketing efforts with Coldwell Banker has been phenomenal. If you need to sell your Altamonte Springs home, please give us a call because we’re selling them fast and for top dollar.

Florida Housing Market On Fire

According to Bloomberg TV, the Florida real estate market is on fire and primed to see prices rise dramatically in the near future.

769 Silversmith Cirlce Lake Mary Listing

This is a beautiful 4/2.5 in the Silver Lakes subdivision located in the Crossings Community in Lake Mary.

769 Silversmith Cir
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Beautiful Lake Mary home in the Crossings
Price : $275,000
Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 3
Square Foot : 2,191
Community : Silver Lakes at the Crossings
County : Seminole
Property Type : Detached
Year Built : 1989
MLS Number : O5148670

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Property Description
If you’re looking for an immaculate 4/3 home in Lake Mary that comes with all the bells and whistles then look no more. This virtual showcase home boasts formal living and dining rooms as well as a family room complete with a well-appointed fireplace. Whether you’re a cook or simply like to eat, you’ll enjoy the kitchen which comes with upgraded cabinets, granite countertops, tiled backsplash, mosaic range hood, lots of counter space, and a breakfast nook. The master suite is the perfect retreat with an oversized walk-in closet, double vanities, garden tub and separate shower. All the other bedrooms are large and the secondary bathrooms were upgraded to include items like a pedestal sink, new cabinetry, custom lighting, as well as a custom shower enclosure. The screened in patio is also a great place to escape from the daily grind and if you’re really stressed then you can relax in your gas powered in ground spa. The pavered outdoor patio is also a great place to have a cup of coffee, read a book, or simply unwind. If location is your thing then you’re going to love being within walking distance to several parks, library, several restaurants, a local YMCA and two excellent Seminole County Schools. If you’re looking for a home that has it all, then look no further, you’re home!

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