Category Archives: Dr Phillips

Homes for sale continue to Climb

Central Florida’s inventory of available homes for sale has been steadily increasing the past 12 months tipping the real estate market from a sellers market to a buyers almost over night.

Market pulse inventory

Real estate value is still about supply and demand and with the increase of total inventory from 6,937 in March of 2013 to just over 12,000 in July of this year that’s close to double the amount of homes for sale in just 16 months.  Today’s home buyers are taking their time sifting through listings and if you include new construction they have plenty of options and are playing that card during negotiations.

The good news for Doctor Phillips real estate and other sought after communities in Metro Orland Florida is that overall averages tend to be much higher.  Real estate is local and about local cities, towns and communities.  We saw this first hand when established communities like Doctor Phillips started to stabilize in 2010, a good year before outer areas hit bottom.

Today Doctor Phillips has a modest 224 single family homes for sale and out of this only 31 are distressed bank-owned and short sales, a far cry from the bottom of the market in 2009 when markets where flooded with then.

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Work on this Number before you Purchase a Home

Are you in the early stages of purchasing a home, especially in the sought after real estate market like Dr Phillips?  There is some thing you can do now that will save you thousands of dollars in future monthly mortgage payments. . . increase your credit score!  I know many times we can’t bare to look at it, maybe we remember a missed payment or two or that once in a lifetime experience of co signing for another person on a car but take that first step and get your report.

You can now get a Free report at www.FreeCreditReport.com, a free report annually to see where your numbers are and what you can do to improve it.  The first step is looking at the good, bad and any ugly of your credit report to see if there are any blatant errors.  CBS News reported last year that 4 out of 5 credit reports had errors.  Go through your free credit report carefully to see if you have any miss information that you can correct.  It’s better to do this now than during the loan process.

How do you correct any errors?  File a dispute with the  credit reporting agency that provided the report and error(s).  There are 3 ways to dispute error(s), in writing, over the phone or online with the later being the fastest.  Include your full name and address with a statement telling the reporting agency to investigate the error(s).  Include the item in question along with account number, reason why you believe it is incorrect and provide copies of supporting documentation if you have any.

Be patient and continue to pay your bills on time and please do not try the quick fix scams that don’t work.  Doing this in advance will put you in a better position once you start your mortgage financing and then right into your dream Dr Phillips home!

Dr Phillips real estate team Growing

Dr Phillips TeamConnect and a few changesTeamConnect Realtors enjoy writing about the local real estate market in Dr Phillips with a boots on the ground flare.   We understand it’s our daily experiences working with buyers and sellers that can help consumers maneuver the ever-changing real estate market today. 

This Winter we have been busy circling the wagons and opened a second office off of Migure and Old Winter Garden.  With our Dr Phillips location and now our new office at 2704 Rew Suite 105, TeamConnect Realtors have a place to regroup with buyers, write offers or stop in with their clients for a fresh cup of coffee. 

Another exiting change was to move our Dr Phillips Real estate blog.  With systems like wordpress.org I could no longer resist staying put and moved to a cleaner faster site that will allow our buyers and sellers faster uploading of properties and new listings added throughout the day. 

Aside from these two exiting changes TeamConnect Realty is staying the course, living, working and playing in the Dr Phillips, Windermere and Winter Garden communities.   Contact us anytime with your real estate questions, no obligation, just friendly experienced Realtors at your service.