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Clermont Vacation Home for Sale

Clermont Vacation Home for Sale

Clermont Vacation Home for Sale

16722 Hidden Spring Dr, Clermont, FL

$379000

4bed – 2bath – 5227.2 acres lot

Currently a successful vacation rental this well maintained home would also make a beautiful primary residence or second home. Located in the popular Glenbrook community just minutes from Disney World and all the central Florida attractions the home is being sold furnished as seen (including the pool table and air hockey in the garage) and has plenty of bookings to transfer to a new owner if desired. Great split floor plan with a fully equipped kitchen at the heart of the home, the property is tiled throughout with the exception of the bedrooms. Double sliding patio doors provides access outside to the extended pool deck and the south facing pool enjoys the Florida sunshine all day long – perfect for relaxing and plenty of space for entertaining. The HOA fee includes cable, internet, phone, and lawn maintenance and the community amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, tennis court, volleyball court, pool and playground. Looking for your new home or investment property….this is it!

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The Lakes At Harmony- A Fast Selling 55+ Community

The Lakes At Harmony- A Fast Selling 55+ Community

The Lakes At Harmony- A Fast Selling 55+ Community

The Lakes at Harmony is an amenities-rich community providing a paradise designed exclusively for active adults (55+).  

Harmony encompasses 11,000 acres of which 70% will remain lakes, conservation areas and green space.  The community was carefully planned so residents can walk, jog or ride a bicycle to the beautiful lakes, play golf at the Harmony Golf Preserve and much more. 

The Lakes at Harmony is the newest and highly sought-after addition to Harmony.   

The Recreation Center is a brand-new exclusive amenity that includes a resort style zero-entry pool, community and craft rooms, fitness center and a “sunset gazebo” overlooking the 14th green of the Harmony Golf Course.  

 

Popular activities such as: tennis, pickle ball, mahjong, canasta, zumba, tai chi, yoga/piyo, bocce, book club, game night, BBQ and special seasonal events are also hosted at the Recreation Center throughout the year. 

  

And when you want to get out and enjoy the many attractions of Central Florida, everything is nearby:  for example, Orlando International Airport: 25 minutes; Disney World Resort: 30 minutes; Atlantic Beaches: 40 minutes; Sea World and Universal Studios: 45 minutes. 

  

Lakes at Harmony is a special place where you can meet new friends and enjoy the good life.  

 

Make time and visit this community. With only a dozen lots remaining, the chances of securing a home-site along the fairway of the Johnny Miller course or backing up to conservation land or overlooking a nature filled lake are dwindling.  

 

The Lakes at Harmony was recently showcased as one of the 50 best master-planned communities in the US for retirees, so don’t delay, call us today to schedule your private tour. 

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Mount Dora- The Popular Choice With US Retirees

Mount Dora- The Popular Choice With US Retirees

Mount Dora- The Popular Choice With US Retirees

It is no secret that Florida’s year-round sunshine makes for an ideal retirement destination.  

The state tax laws make it affordable, too, including no state tax. And every corner of the state offers a variety of things to do. Historical sites, hiking, boating, sports, and festivals will keep you busy during retirement.  

 Ranked as Florida’s #1 small town to retire to by USA Today, Mount Dora is known for its charming water ambiance, gracious lifestyle and friendly community. Due to its central location, retirees from Jacksonville, Tampa and other areas throughout Florida and the U.S. come to Mount Dora for its great attractions and relaxed atmosphere.  

 Located on the shores of Lake Dora and only an hour away from Orlando, this picturesque town was founded in 1880 and still maintains an old-world charm. Many refer to Mount Dora as the “Festival City”, because of the numerous festivals and fairs held throughout the year. If you enjoy participating in events, shopping for antiques in a charming downtown area, dining on a balcony overlooking Main Street, you will love Mount Dora. Theater comes to life in two theaters, alongside the numerous art galleries. Mount Dora is also known as the Bass Capital of the World and is an excellent small town to bring your fishing pole. You can walk along the lake, take up birding, biking, hiking, boating, and any other outdoor adventure your heart desires. 

 One of the best parts of retiring in Mount Dora is having extra spending power, as housing is still affordable. 

Mount Dora will win you over in a heartbeat and we, at RE/MAX Heritage, can certainly help with information on existing and upcoming retirement communities, so you can find your ideal retirement home!   

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Hammock Reserve – The Perfect Home Within Reach

Hammock Reserve – The Perfect Home Within Reach

Hammock Reserve – The Perfect Home Within Reach

Hammock Reserve is a charming new community in thriving Haines City, Florida, one of the fastest growing areas of Polk County. 

Within minutes from the I-4 and US-27, Hammock Reserve provides easy access to major employment and entertainment centers. Shopping, dining, golf is also conveniently located nearby and it’s just 18-miles from world-famous Walt Disney World® Resort.  

The community of Hammock Reserve offers a spacious resort-style pool and sundeck, serene conservation views & recreation area, tot lot, as well as a dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs. 

With three builders offering a selection of over 20 models, including one and two story single family homes, Hammock Reserve is a must see. 

Open- concept floorplans, built in groundbreaking energy efficiency and smart home technology are just a few of the perks. Add to these the flexible space and customization options featured by the community builders and you can certainly have your new home as unique as you are.  

Home prices are starting as low as $297,990, making Hammock Reserve an exceptional value for the money.  

If you are new to the area, here is what you need to know. 

Polk County is the fourth-largest county in Florida by land area and it includes desirable locations such as Lakeland, Davenport, Winter Haven, Haines City. Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the unique character of its numerous heritage sites and cultural venues, stunning natural landscapes, and many outdoor activities.  

The early settlers of Haines City, in particular, planted citrus groves, and citrus is still part of the beautiful city today. Drive through fragrant groves on the Ridge Scenic Highway, pick an orange at Ridge Island Groves, and enjoy a slice of grapefruit pie from Taste of Florida Café; at Lang Sun Country Groves. You can also take a hike at the local State Park if you’re willing to tackle one of Central Florida’s most challenging trails. Located along the beautiful Lake Wales Ridge, Catfish Creek’s landscape is unlike any other with tall, steep ridges of sugar sand, and ascents and descents so steep you’d think you were traversing ski slopes.  

Haines City is now Polk’s third largest city. Residents and visitors enjoy the local beautiful lakes, championship golf courses, sports venues, and much more.  

In Haines City, you’ll be able to experience the small-town feel while still being close to world-class attraction and theme parks like Walt Disney World and Legoland. 

So, if you are relocating to Haines City or looking for affordable new construction, don’t miss out on Hammock Reserve. Call us today at (863)424-2309 and let us schedule your community tour. With three competing builders and pre-sale pricing, the perfect home is now within reach! 

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Vacation Rental Business Booming in Kissimmee

Vacation Rental Business Booming in Kissimmee

Vacation Rental Business Booming in Kissimmee

If you consider purchasing a vacation/investment home in the Disney area, take a moment to read the 2021 vacation rental performance overview below.  

 After losing tens of millions of tourism tax dollars due to the COVID- 19 pandemic in 2020, the vacation rental industry in Osceola County was able to quickly recover and thrive. Despite being down about 10,000 homes compared to the 2019 inventory, the vacation rentals in 2021 outperformed their 2019 pre-pandemic numbers.   For seven years Aowei Yin has been managing vacation rental home properties. Five of those most recent years have been in Kissimmee. Back in November of 2021 he was managing about 100 properties at the Villas at Seven Dwarfs in Kissimmee, which from Christmas week of 2021 to April of 2022 was nearly fully booked. 

“When people realized I could not travel anymore revenues went down,” Yin said. “It reduced down to $57 million, that’s about $80 millions lost.” 

Yin is analyzing data from AIR DNA, a web site that compiles statistics from Airbnb, VRBO and other major booking sites. According to Experience Kissimmee, vacation homes have out stayed and out paid hotels throughout 2021. Vacation homes were also generating more than 50% of the tourism tax dollars month after month through the entire year. “We were 90 to 95% booked for vacation home rentals, with most of those locations being sold out,” Experience Kissimmee Chief Marketing Officer Casey Leppanen said back in November. “We are seeing the same thing for Christmas and New Year’s, so all signs are pointing too, hate to say it, best year ever.” In 2020, Yin said people who owned a vacation home in his community lost about $10,000 to $20,000. But in 2021, everyone turned out to be a winner he said. 

“Depends on the design, how many days available but if you are talking about the revenue, it’s about $30,000 to $50,000 for a four bedroom,” Yin said. The 2021 Thanksgiving week hotels in Osceola County, according to Experience Kissimmee, were at 83% occupancy. Vacation rental homes were nearly fully booked at 95%.  

“Not back to normal, better than normal,” Yin said. It is no news that Central Florida has also seen a boom in the real estate market. Therefore, if you consider purchasing your very own vacation/investment home, talk to us today and let us guide you through the process. Act now, while interest rates are still historically low and save big on 2022 projected home price increase. 

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Market in a Min November

Market in a Min November

Market in a Min November

WASHINGTON (November 22, 2021) – Existing-home sales increased in October, marking two straight months of growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Two of the four major U.S. regions saw month-over-month sales climb, one region reported a drop and the fourth area held steady in October. On a year-over-year basis, each region witnessed sales decrease.

Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 0.8% from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.34 million in October. Sales fell 5.8% from a year ago (6.73 million in October 2020).

“Home sales remain resilient, despite low inventory and increasing affordability challenges,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “Inflationary pressures, such as fast-rising rents and increasing consumer prices, may have some prospective buyers seeking the protection of a fixed, consistent mortgage payment.”

Total housing inventory2 at the end of October amounted to 1.25 million units, down 0.8% from September and down 12.0% from one year ago (1.42 million). Unsold inventory sits at a 2.4-month supply at the current sales pace, equal to September’s supply, and down from 2.5 months in October 2020.

The median existing-home price3 for all housing types in October was $353,900, up 13.1% from October 2020 ($313,000), as prices climbed in each region. This marks 116 straight months of year-over-year increases, the longest-running streak on record.

“Among some of the workforce, there is an ongoing trend of flexibility to work anywhere, and this has contributed to an increase in sales in some parts of the country,” said Yun. “Record-high stock markets and all-time high home prices have worked to significantly raise total consumer wealth and, when coupled with extended remote work flexibility, elevated housing demand in vacation regions.”

Properties typically remained on the market for 18 days in October, up from 17 days in September and down from 21 days in October 2020. Eighty-two percent of homes sold in October 2021 were on the market for less than a month.

In October, first-time buyers were responsible for 29% of sales, up from 28% in September and down from 32% in October 2020. NAR’s 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers – released earlier this month4 – reported that the annual share of first-time buyers was 34%.

Individual investors or second-home buyers, who make up many cash sales, purchased 17% of homes in October, up from both 13% in September and from 14% in October 2020. All-cash sales accounted for 24% of transactions in October, up from both 23% in September and from 19% in October 2020.

Distressed sales5 – foreclosures and short sales – represented less than 1% of sales in October, equal to the percentage seen a month prior and equal to October 2020.

According to Freddie Mac, the average commitment rate(link is external) for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage was 3.07 in October, up from 2.90% in September. The average commitment rate across all of 2020 was 3.11%.

Single-family and Condo/Co-op Sales

Single-family home sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.66 million in October, up 1.3% from 5.59 million in September and down 5.8% from one year ago. The median existing single-family home price was $360,800 in October, up 13.5% from October 2020.

Existing condominium and co-op sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 680,000 units in October, down 2.9% from 700,000 in September and down 5.6% from one year ago. The median existing condo price was $296,700 in October, an annual increase of 8.7%.

“At a time when mortgage rates are still low, buying and securing a home is a wise investment,” said NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith, a Realtor® from Plano, Texas, and a broker associate at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate in Dallas. “NAR will strive to make homeownership obtainable for all who want to pursue one of the key components of the American Dream.”

Regional Breakdown

Existing-home sales in the Northeast fell 2.6% in October, registering an annual rate of 750,000, a 13.8% decline from October 2020. The median price in the Northeast was $379,100, up 6.4% from one year ago.

Existing-home sales in the Midwest rose 4.2% to an annual rate of 1,500,000 in October, a 6.3% decrease from a year ago. The median price in the Midwest was $259,800, a 7.8% jump from October 2020.

Existing-home sales in the South increased 0.4% in October, posting an annual rate of 2,780,000, a 3.5% drop from one year ago. The median price in the South was $315,500, a 16.1% climb from one year prior.

Existing-home sales in the West neither rose nor fell from the prior month’s level, registering an annual rate of 1,310,000 in October, down 5.1% from one year ago. The median price in the West was $507,200, up 7.7% from October 2020.

The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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