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If you purchased a home as your primary residence in 2018, then you have between January 1st and March 1st to file your residential homestead exemption. It saves you money, so take a few minutes to file! Learn More



Posted by Frank Ferrell on January 21st, 2019 11:52 AM

Beautifully updated move-in ready 2-story 4-bed/2.5-bath home with plenty of space for all your needs!   Learn More



Posted by Frank Ferrell on December 9th, 2018 3:13 PM

OPEN HOUSE at 6525 Moore Street Orlando FL 32818 Saturday, December 1 from 12:00 to 4:00. Even if you’re not looking to buy right now, perhaps you know someone who might like to stop by and see what this great home is all about. CLICK HERE for more information.


Posted by Frank Ferrell on November 30th, 2018 10:57 PM

Buying or Selling a home should be simple. Visit us online today for a FREE home evaluation and a list of recent home sales in your area. Click here to view homes for sale like this one in Winder Garden FL.



Posted in:Just Sold and tagged: JustSoldinWinterGardenFL
Posted by Frank Ferrell on November 17th, 2018 3:51 PM

Magnificent waterfront pool home in quiet country setting. Rare find nestled among beautiful Oaks on private 2/3-acre site, offering 2,576 sq.ft. living space & 229 ft of lake frontage. Enjoy a unique combination of tranquility & convenience to everything, plus a quaint tree-lined neighborhood with no HOA.


Posted by Frank Ferrell on November 11th, 2018 4:18 PM

The men and women who have served our country in the armed forces deserve praise.


Posted by Frank Ferrell on November 11th, 2018 3:57 PM
Posted by Frank Ferrell on November 2nd, 2018 5:49 AM

We hope you'll join us for a tour of this lovely home!  You're invited to experience for yourself the tranquil water views offered at
510 Sunrise Avenue.  You won't want to miss this opportunity! 
If you have any questions, please feel free to text Frank Ferrell at 407-227-2753. We look forward to seeing you at the Open House this Sunday!


Posted by Frank Ferrell on October 24th, 2018 9:40 PM



Posted in:Flyer and tagged: 510SunriseAvenue
Posted by Frank Ferrell on October 14th, 2018 1:19 PM

Mid-Century Modern home for sale in Orlando. For details and photos CLICK HERE.


Posted by Frank Ferrell on July 9th, 2018 7:47 AM



I'm helping a listing client with a renovation project on a budget. We decided to try countertop refinishing rather than replacing. The advantage of refinishing is about a 50% savings over replacement, plus there's no demolition mess nor lengthy waiting period for new countertop installation.

Going this route was also more affordable for our client than replacing since the countertops in this home are larger with unique angles. We were offered about 40 different colors of granite-like designs to choose from, and went with the gray and black multi-stone look which has turned out to be a very nice contrast to the white cabinetry.

This home will be on the market very soon so I'll have additional photos of the finished kitchen to share. You can learn about other home improvements that pay on our website.


Posted by Frank Ferrell on June 27th, 2018 11:50 AM

Gated Community in Aloma Woods. Move-in ready, light and airy open floor plan. 4-bed, 2-bath Aloma Woods Oviedo Home on a Cul-de-sac with new AC, split-bedroom layout, vaulted ceilings, wood, tile and carpet flooring. Breakfast bar overlooking family room and dining area with views of Lanai and backyard. The master bedroom has double vanities, separate shower, garden tub and walk in closet. Convenient indoor Laundry with washer/dryer included. Large screened Lanai under roof. Lawn service included. Seminole County schools. Easy access to 417 and 408, UCF, FullSail University, Valencia State College, shopping, dining, entertainment, airport, downtown.




Posted by Frank Ferrell on June 4th, 2018 4:37 AM

It's a great time to be a Seller! Orlando's median home price jumped more than 10 percent when compared to April of last year while sales saw an increase of more than 8 percent. Inventory declined by nearly 11 percent compared to this time last year according to Orlando Regional Realtor Association.


Posted by Frank Ferrell on May 16th, 2018 1:24 PM
Posted by Frank Ferrell on May 3rd, 2018 10:28 AM

Open Sunday, January 14.  View details and more photos HERE.

Posted by Frank Ferrell on January 13th, 2018 9:01 PM

This week much of the Southeast is expected to experience freezing temperatures, which can cause severe damage to lawns, trees and shrubs. Below are a few tips to take when a freeze is in the forecast:

 
1.  Irrigate before a frost or freeze to ensure there is proper moisture in the soil root zone, however make sure irrigation is stopped early enough to allow time for leaves to dry to avoid ice forming on them.

2.  Cover cold-sensitive plants with blankets or boxes, but not plastic. Be sure to remove the covering as soon as the temperatures begin to warm up.

3.  Do not mow turf that is frozen, and keep the lawn mowed high. This can reduce cold injury in two ways. First, it will promote a deeper root system that will provide greater stress tolerance. Second, it will create a warmer micro-environment within the lawn.

4.  Avoid foot traffic and vehicular traffic on frozen turf, as it can increase damage.

For more information, visit our preferred lawn service provider Massey Services Freeze Information Page.


Posted by Frank Ferrell on January 2nd, 2018 11:52 PM

May the coming year bring more happiness to you than last year! Let your New Year's happiness begin by following the safety tips below . . .




Whether you plan to ring in 2018 with a New Year’s Eve celebration in an intimate setting or at a public event, please be mindful of these tips so you can enjoy the revelry safely and securely.

1. Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately, if you plan to attend an outdoor public event.

2. Charge your cell phone before leaving home or in the car so that you can stay in touch should you lose contact with family or friends in your travel circle.

3. Take precautions when traveling: never accept packages from strangers or leave luggage unattended.

4. Be aware of your surroundings, especially amid large crowds. Take note of emergency exits and staircases, and any fire extinguishers or safety equipment in buildings or public venues such as hotels or nightclubs. Stay close to your friends and family members.

5. If You See Something, Say Something. Report any unusual behavior to law enforcement or security personnel at public settings. Leave an area if you feel uncomfortable.

6. Be fireworks friendly by attending a professional show. If you choose to use fireworks at home, check to see that they are legal in your community and use them outdoors only with adult supervision. Keep water on hand in case of an accidental fire.

7. Consider alternate routes, if you are driving in the vicinity of a large-scale public event as streets may be blocked off for festivities.

8. Assign a designated driver or travel to and from destinations by a taxi service. If you decide to drive, be aware of DUI checkpoints and other drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol.

9. Check the schedules of public transit beforehand to ensure you are not stranded.

10. Remind guests to plan ahead to ensure they have a safe way home, if you’re the party host. Provide non-alcoholic beverages on your menu to have options for everyone.

11. Protect your pets from loud noises by keeping them confined and comfortable during the evening.

12. Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Ensure that they work at optimal level, especially if you plan to cook, burn candles, light your fireplace or if you live in a complex with others who also may be hosting a party.

Ferrell Realty wishes you a safe, secure and Happy New Year!
Posted in:New Year and tagged: Happy New Year 2018
Posted by Frank Ferrell on December 31st, 2017 5:01 PM


Many homes will be filled with family, friends, and loved ones tomorrow. Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings us together and makes us stop and count our blessings. As you prepare your feast and your home for the holiday keep these safety tips in mind.

T – Thawing your turkey on the counter is not a good idea. Plan ahead to allow plenty of time for it to thaw in the refrigerator below 40 degrees.

U- Under no circumstances should you fry a turkey indoors. Frying turkey has become an extremely popular trend and for good reason – it’s delicious! Just use caution when you do, outdoors for frying turkeys is the way to go.

R- Remember to clean cooking surfaces regularly. With so many ingredients crossing over your countertop it’s easy to forget to wipe them down. Have spray or wipes on hand that kill germs and clean the countertop frequently when preparing your holiday meal.

K- Keep the kids and pets away from hot surfaces. The kitchen is a busy and popular place during Thanksgiving. It’s easy for little hands or paws to get burned. Ask a family member or guest to keep them entertained and away from hot surfaces while you cook.

E- Ensure the inner temperature of your turkey reaches 165 degrees. Raw turkey is not something anyone wants on the menu. We all want to have the perfect bird even if it’s a little overcooked that’s better than undercooked!

Y- Your smoke detectors need to be in working order. If you didn’t just test them when we rolled our clocks back be sure to do it before you start cooking for the holiday.



Republished Article Original Source: By A.S. Davidsen, Activerain.com published on November 22, 2017.
Posted in:Thanksgiving
Posted by Frank Ferrell on November 22nd, 2017 12:17 PM

With aggressive marketing that began prior to going on the market, we sold this home for over market price! If you’re looking to sell your home for Top Dollar, choose a real estate company proven to do it.  Give us a call!


Posted by Frank Ferrell on November 13th, 2017 10:33 AM

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Posted by Frank Ferrell on October 24th, 2017 9:26 PM

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