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Did you buy a home in the Orlando area last year?

Now is the time for all buyers who bought a home in Florida last year to apply for the Homestead Exemption to help reduce the amount you pay on your property taxes.

If you purchased your primary residence in 2014, you are eligible for the exemption which can
reduce your taxable value on your home as much as $50,000, saving you approximately $750, annually in property taxes! You may also qualify for additional homestead exemptions if you are over 65 years old or have a disability.

The assessed value of your homestead property cannot increase more than 3% per year or the percent change in the Consumer Price Index. Often, this tax savings can now be transferred to a new Florida residence should you move.

In Florida
you need only apply for the exemption one time, and it will automatically renew each year thereafter as long as the home remains your primary residence. Depending on which county you reside in, you can file online, via fax, regular mail or in person at the Tax Appraiser’s office.

You may file for homestead exemption year round, but the deadline is March 1 to receive the exemption in the same tax year of your filing. Applications received after the deadline will be processed the following year.

To learn more about the Florida Homestead Exemption, Save Our Homes, and other property exemptions, call or visit your local county property appraiser or
see the links to property appraiser’s offices listed below by county.

Orange County

Seminole County

Osceola County

Lake County

Polk County

Volusia County

Posted by Frank Ferrell on January 28th, 2015 10:36 PM


With low interest rates and improving job market, buyers aren’t waiting until the spring. They’re buying right now.


If you’ve considered selling your home this year, waiting until the spring to list your home means you’ll face the most competition for a prospective buyer.

Home inventories are currently low, so now is the time to beat the spring rush of housing inventory to the market and list your home today.

Find out how the market is doing right in your neighborhood by clicking on
My Neighborhood Report.
 

Posted by Frank Ferrell on January 27th, 2015 11:27 AM
The overall median price in December 2014 was $170,000, a 6.25% increase over the $160,000 median price in December 2013 and 3% over last month’s median price of $165,000. Orlando’s 2014 annual median home price of $164,000 finished 9.5% higher than 2013's median price of $149,627, thanks to 12 consecutive months of price increases.

Posted by Frank Ferrell on January 22nd, 2015 11:06 PM
Posted by Frank Ferrell on January 20th, 2015 8:32 PM
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$350,000.00
834 Shriver Circle

Lake Mary, FL 32746



Beds: 5 Rooms: 10
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 2523
Garage: 2 Built: 1987
 

Lake Mary: Renovated move-in-ready 5/3 pool home
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Frank Ferrell
Ferrell Realty, Inc.
4076283200
www.ferrellrealtyinc.com



 
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Posted by Frank Ferrell on January 20th, 2015 8:21 PM

GARY HUNT, a former IT Specialist with Insurance Professionals of Central Florida, has joined Ferrell Realty, Inc. as a licensed sales associate.

A native of Florida, Gary has excellent insight into the loc
al market and has formed many valuable contacts from his extensive work in IT, online product marketing and social networking, and Hospitality Administration studies at the University of Central Florida.

His strong professional skill set, local roots, and entrepreneurial experience make him the perfect addition to the Ferrell Realty team. 

Welcome, Gary!
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Posted by Frank Ferrell on January 12th, 2015 9:00 PM

Declining interest rates and swelling inventory have contributed to another month of increased home sales in the Orlando area. The overall median price for November is $165,000, a 6.5% increase over last November, and a 3% increase over last month. Orlando’s overall median price now has 41 consecutive months of year-to-year gains, rising 43% since July 2011.

 

Posted by Frank Ferrell on December 15th, 2014 4:43 PM
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Posted by Frank Ferrell on December 15th, 2014 4:19 PM

Orlando's growing inventory of homes is helping meet ongoing demand, resulting in a 18% increase in sales in October according to the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. Additionally, Orlando's median sold home price of $160,000 rose 4% over October 2013, continuing year-to-year gains for 40 consecutive months.

Posted by Frank Ferrell on November 17th, 2014 3:15 PM
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$135,000.00
499 CLUB DR

Winter Springs, FL 32708



Beds: 2 Rooms: 5
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1280
Garage: 0 Built: 1987
 

Beautiful Remodled Townhome in Quiet Secluded Community in Winter Springs
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Ferrell Realty, Inc.
4076283200
www.ferrellrealtyinc.com



 
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Posted by Frank Ferrell on November 17th, 2014 2:59 PM
Posted by Frank Ferrell on November 17th, 2014 2:53 PM
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$130,000.00
896 Claydon Way

Altamonte Springs, FL 32701



Beds: 3 Rooms: 6
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1431
Garage: 2 Built: 1974
 

3-Bed/2.5-Bath remodled Townhome in quiet private community
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Ferrell Realty, Inc.
4076283200
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Posted by Frank Ferrell on November 3rd, 2014 9:46 PM
Posted by Frank Ferrell on October 30th, 2014 10:34 AM
The Orlando housing market overall median price for September was $167,500 (7.4% over September 2013) and a 2.3% increase over last month. Orlando’s overall median price has now recorded year-to-year gains for 39 consecutive months.


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Posted by Frank Ferrell on October 16th, 2014 10:03 AM
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5555 Canteen Court

Oviedo, FL 32765



Beds: 3 Rooms: 7
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 2036
Garage: 2 Built: 2001
 

For Rent: Aloma Woods in Oviedo, 3/2, 2036 sq.ft. home on cul-de-sac with pond frontage.
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4076283200
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Posted by Frank Ferrell on October 5th, 2014 8:07 AM
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$275,000.00
818 Wessex Place

Orlando, FL 32803



Beds: 4 Rooms: 8
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1536
Garage: 1 Built: 1949
 

Remodeled and move-in ready 4/2, 1,536 sq.ft. home in Orlando Highlands/Lake Como neighborhood, situated on 1/4+ acre lot.
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Ferrell Realty, Inc.
4076283200
www.ferrellrealtyinc.com



 
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Posted by Frank Ferrell on September 26th, 2014 10:03 AM
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1854 GRINNELL TER

Winter Park, FL 32789



Beds: 4 Rooms: 8
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1556
Garage: 1 Built: 1955
 

For Rent. Heart of Winter Park and one block from Windsong! 4-Bed/1.5 Bath 1,556 SF. Great Winter Park neighborhood and school district. Available July 15.
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Frank Ferrell
Ferrell Realty, Inc.
4076283200
www.ferrellrealtyinc.com



 
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Posted by Frank Ferrell on September 21st, 2014 10:36 PM
The Orlando housing market overall median price for August was $165,000 (6.5% over August 2013) but a 3.5% decrease from last month. Orlando’s overall median price has now recorded year-to-year gains for 38 consecutive months.

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Posted by Frank Ferrell on September 15th, 2014 5:26 PM
The latest Orlando housing market activity shows fewer homes selling at higher prices. Although number of sales in July decreased by nearly 14% compared to June, the market continues with increases in median prices. The overall median price for July was $165,000 (9% over July 2013) and 1.5% over last month, continuing 35 consecutive months of year-to-year gains.

Find out how the market is doing in
your neighborhood!


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Posted by Frank Ferrell on August 18th, 2014 7:02 AM
Staged homes sell 78 percent faster than non-staged homes. Check out the tips in the infographic below for great home staging ideas. To find out more of what we do to get homes for the market, click HousePrep.

 
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Posted by Frank Ferrell on August 4th, 2014 10:40 AM

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