Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Short Sale Listings

I have just taken three more short sale listings. You have to see the deals on these homes. The banks are ready to sell these homes!

Looking for a home with lots of square footage? Check out 2675 Aloma Oaks Drive, Oviedo. This home is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with a separate study/office plus a large bonus room, screened pool, big patio and 3-car garage.

Check out 200 Sandhill Crane Run in Orlando. This home is located in popular Eastwood. Located closely to lots of shops, restuarants and highways. The Eastwood community has great amenities such as a community pool, tennis and raquetball courts, playgrounds and much more. This home is move in ready. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with 1,601 square feet. It has been freshly painted on the interior and has newer flooring.

10716 Whisperwood Lane in Orlando. This is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath pool home. It has formal areas, spacious kitchen and is near all major attractions. This home needs a little TLC.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Check out this Short Sale Listing

I have just taken a listing in Autumn Glen, Winter Park, FL. This home is a short sale listing. You could get more than $30K in equity with this home. Listed at $170,000, this 3 bedroom 2 bath home has a open floorplan with a large eat-in kitchen, great room with sliding glass doors that open onto the screened patio. Just beyond the patio is a huge swimming pool. Lots of room to put a grill and chairs to take in the Florida sun. Don't miss out!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Major Price Changes

I am pleased to announce a few of the recent price reductions I have received.

4081 Corrine Drive in Popular Baldwin Park has just had a major price reduction. The sellers are now asking $419,500 for their 3 bedroom, 3.5 baths home.

1453 Canterbury Circle in lovely Casselberry has had a recent price reduction. The sellers are now asking $199,900. This 4 bedroom, 2 baths has beautiful views of the lake and park.

Just yesterday the sellers at 417 Hawthorn Circle in desirable Winter Springs, just reduced their asking price to $141,000. This 3 bedroom, 2 baths has a big fenced backyard.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Huge Price Reduced for a 4 Bedroom Home in Casselberry

My listing at 1453 Canterbury Circle has been reduced to 199,900. This is a steal for this 4 bedrooms, 2 bath home with spectacular views. Go to www.julieboydelrod.com to view this home as well as other good deals.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Check Out Two of My Newest Listings

I have been asked by the owners to market their home located at 417 N Hawthorn Circle, Winter Springs, Fl 32708. This home is an investor's dream. It is 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage, 1,288 square feet of living area, and big fenced backyard with no rear neighbors. The sellers are wanting to move back up North to be closer to family. The asking price of their home is only $149,900. Awesome deal!!!

Another seller has been transferred. She wants to sell her condo in Maitland quickly. The condo is located at 1375 Lake Shadow Circle, #11202. This condo is priced to sell and close quickly at $110,000. The unit is a 2/1 with 898 square feet of living area, has a modern kitchen complete with SS appliances, big screened patio overlooking the pond.

Contact me for more information either of these homes at julie@moving2orlando.com.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Selling Your Home in this Real Estate Market?

Thinking of selling your home? Click the link below and check the “Listing” button:


In today’s market, it takes much more than a sign in your yard and putting your home in the Multiple Listing Service. The National Association of Realtors has reported that more than 80% of all Buyers start their search on the Internet. Wouldn’t you agree then that technology in our marketing of real estate is extremely important? So, if a real estate specialist doesn’t know how to properly market themselves, how will they be able to successfully market YOUR HOME and get it sold?

If I may be of service to you, please contact me directly at 407-257-3433 or email me at Julie@julieboydelrod.com.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Price Reductions and Rentals

The sellers of this great home in charming Altamonte Springs have decided to lower their asking price on their updated home to be $269,000.
Check it out at: http://www.postlets.com/res/1068767

The sellers of this next home will rent or sell their Winter Park home. Contact me if you are interested in either. Check it out at : http://www.postlets.com/res/903194

I have some great homes if neither of these will work for you. Plus, I can get you signed up on my Exclusive Buyer's VIP Program.

Don't miss out on a GREAT Deal.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Check out my New Real Estate Websites

I have just joined Craig Proctor's Quantum Leap program. This program is designed for Realtors and helps them give their clients better customer service.

Over my 20+ years in Real Estate, the one thing I have learned is that people, buyers and sellers, don't want to be sold. Our homes are, typically, the most expensive item we purchased. Most of us don't want a pushy Realtor telling us what we should buy. This is the very reason, I have a new website. I want to be able to provide past, present and current clients of mine a place where they can get the information they need regarding buying or selling their homes. I refuse to be that "pushy" realtor constantly calling or emailing. I want you to go to my website get the information you need without fear of me hounding you everyday or week. I will be spending my time with my current clients who need my immediate help. Then, when you are ready to buy or sell, you can feel confident that you will have my full attention to focus on your needs.

Check out www.julieboydelrod.com. Let me know what you think.

Of course, if you need to reach me you can call me at 407-420-9004 or email me at julie@moving2orlando.com.

Friday, September 5, 2008

WARNING: Extra Costs to Budget for when Buying a Home

Orlando-Whether you're looking to buy your first
home, or trading up to a larger one, there are many
costs - on top of the purchase price - that you must
figure into your calculation of affordability. These
extra fees, such as taxes and other additional costs,
could surprise you with an unwanted financial
nightmare on closing day if you're not informed and

Some of these costs are one-time fixed payments,
while others represent an ongoing monthly or yearly
commitment. While not all of these costs will apply in
every situation, it's better to know about them ahead
of time so you can budget properly.
Remember, buying a home is a major milestone,
and whether it's your first, second or tenth, there are
many small but important details, not to mention
stress and excitement, to deal with during the
process. The last thing you need are unbudgeted
financial obligations in the hours before you take
possession of your new home.

To help homebuyers understand what these extra
costs are, and in what situations they may apply, a
free industry report has been prepared called "13
Extra Costs to Be Aware of Before Buying a Home."
To hear a brief pre-recorded message about
how to order your free copy of this report, call
800-381-3306 and enter 1014. You can call any
time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call now to
make sure you're budgeting properly for your
next move.

This report is courtesy of (Julie Boyd-Elrod, Exit Realty Central). Not intended to solicit
properties currently listed for sales. Copyright © 2008.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cutting Household Expenses

Everyone knows that the economy is just a bit jittery at this time. I won’t tell you the economy will improve this month or even this year. However, I will share with you some things that my family and I have done to cut some household expenses and it can be fun.

Track your Expenses- Keep a journal or spreadsheet of everything you spend. I keep a spreadsheet of all my household expenses. I can tell you what I spend monthly to the penny. Find your money leaks and close them. We all have them and it can be exciting when you find them and get rid of them.
Use coupons. Use coupons on everything you buy from groceries to electronics to household goods, etc. If you can’t find the coupons you need in your local Sunday paper, then Google “coupons” and find them that way. Go to the grocery store on the days they pay double for your coupons. Make a list before you go to the grocery store and only buy what you have on your list and the items you need. If you are accustomed to popping into the grocery store several times a week, cut it back to only once a week. Try using www.grocerylists.org.
Cut your grocery bill by getting your fruits and vegetables from your local farmers market. I have saved about 20% each month.
Call your credit card companies and speak with them about getting a lower interest rate. Good rule of thumb, pay off your credit card with the highest interest rate first. Also, review your monthly statement and question every charge. I found three charges last month whereby I cancelled the subscription and they decided to charge me anyway. That was a savings of about $250.
Start or join a carpool. It can be with your work mates or help with your children’s after school activities.
Call your power company and get an energy miser audit. These audits are usually free and will give you good ideas on how your home can be more energy efficient, thus, lowering your monthly utility bill.
Call your insurance company. Discuss your homeowners’ and auto policies. There might have been some add-ons to your policies you aren’t using or don’t need. Perhaps you could stand to increase the deductibles on each as well.
Sell extra or unused stuff. If you have items around your home, try selling them on Craig’s List. This could bring in a few extra dollars.

If you would like further cost saving tips or know of anyone in need of a professional Real Estate Specialist, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 407-257-3433 or Julie@moving2orlando.com.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Major Price Reduction in Baldwin Park

The Sellers of my listing in Baldwin Park have just reduced their asking price from $445,000 to $435,900 for their 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. This home is stunning inside with beautiful hardwood floors, delightful kitchen with upgraded cabinets, solid surface countertops and all appliances. Each bedroom has its’ own full luxurious bath. This features a large open balcony and 2-car garage. For its’ size, the home is priced to sell quickly. Check out the virtual tour of this home on my website at www.moving2orlando.com and go to “Featured Properties”.

Baldwin Park is a beautiful neighborhood with lots of shops, restaurants, parks, pools, fitness center, and clubhouse. Go to www.baldwinpark.com to see all the amenities this great area has to offer.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Brokers' Open House nets great activity in Winter Park, FL

I have a gorgeous 5 bedroom, 5 bath, estate home with outstanding pool and patio listed in Windsong in Winter Park, FL . I held it open for brokers and agents to tour on Tuesday of this week. The turnout was well more than expected. Over 25 real estate professionals came through and gave rave reviews on color selection, layout of this spacious Winter Park home, the amount of closet and storage areas, refreshing travertine pool deck, oversized 3-car garage and the list goes on. And, of course, one of the other appealing attributes of this Winter Park home is its close proximity, actually within walking distance, to the shops and restaurants on Park Avenue. Needless to say, the Sellers of this gracious home were ecstatic.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Just Sold

I am pleased to announce that I have helped my client sell their home in Rybolt Reserve, Orlando, FL. This sale has been the only sale in that neighborhood since March, 2008. This home was great home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1800+ square feet of living area, 2-car garage, beautiful hardwood flooring, formal areas and a large open kitchen.

Also, I am so excited because I sold a home in Davenport Glen in Tuscawilla, Winter Springs, FL. This home was so well maintained. This home features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2400+ square feet of living area, formal areas, huge patio with screened pool and sits on a large corner lot.

The trick about selling your home is to consistantly run the numbers. I will pull the comparables in that particular area every week. You can price your home well at the beginning of the listing period but due to the increase in foreclosures and short sales, your home may not be priced correctly after 30 days or 60 days. At this point, the Real Estate market in Central Florida is a numbers game.

If you want to know how much you could get for your home today, email me at julie@moving2orlando.com or visit www.moving2orlando.com.