Orlando Sentinel Quoted Karen Arbutine on Dwight Howards Home -
August 14th 2012 - Former Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard may keep a little something behind as he heads to Los Angeles to work for the Lakers.
“In my opinion, he’ll keep the house,” said Karen Arbutine, Re/Max Central Realty agent. She represented Howard when he purchased the $7.8 million Seminole County show home, filled with designer furnishings, at the peak of the market four years ago. “It’s just that special of a house.” READ MORE
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Due to the influx of major corporations calling the Greater Orlando area home, the Orlando real estate market has exploded with new areas of Florida luxury real estate and will continue to grow on a regular basis.
One of the largest growths in recent decades has been the vacation home market in Florida. As baby boomers retire and look for homes to avoid the cold months in the northern U.S, the snowbird population gets larger every year. Whether a buyer or an investor, vacation homes in Orlando area are a popular favorite, gaining more popularity every year as ‘the boomers’ age.
Unlike in years past where luxury homes were built only on the coasts, Orlando’s luxury real estate market has grown as captains of industry continue to make their way to the Orlando area. Today Orlando is one of the premiere markets you’ll find for luxury homes and lavish condo in Florida.
With the continuous growth in Orlando including the influx of all those who were a part of the entertainment world and other industries, it is only logical that the need to provide them goods and services has expanded. With that realization came a boom in the Orlando commercial real estate market, which continues to grow today. Whether its shopping centers, restaurants, doctor’s offices or a host of other commercial real estate in Orlando, the need for places to house goods and services is endless. Be it pre-built business complexes or land to house a new business, Orlando commercial real estate continues to be in strong demand.
Thanks to the warm climate other businesses, many in the technological field, took Disney’s lead and began to build in the area too. Orlando’s surrounding cities are home to a host of businesses and companies that employ thousands of people on a permanent basis. The real estate in the Orlando area - such as homes, condos and commercial property - continues to expand.
The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) started construction of Phase II of State Road 414 (John Land Apopka Expressway) in June 2010. It is scheduled to be completed in summer 2012. The first phase of the expressway project opened to all motorists in May 2009.
Surrounding Areas of Orlando Real Estate
In southwest Orlando sits Metrowest, a family-oriented golfers dream on 1,800 acres. Filled with single-family homes, condos, apartment complexes and commercial properties, Metrowest real estate is a popular favorite since it's close to the resorts and theme parks, yet at a comfortable distance from the excitement.
Just eight miles north of Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary is known as Florida's Tech Corridor. U.S. government agencies and industries are linked closely and many companies call it home in fields such as telecommunications, medical technology and microelectronics. Although business is its backbone, real estate in Lake Mary is popular with many families as well thanks to its amenities of parks, private lakes, bicycle trails and tennis courts. Featured Community: Heathrow Homes For Sale
Sitting north of downtown Orlando is the premium, luxury home market of Winter Park. The center of Winter Park is host to 100 shops, be it national chains or unique boutiques. Bricked streets, vibrant parks and special festivals throughout the year make Winter Park real estate one of the most favorite, and sought after, areas near Orlando.
Another area for luxury real estate in Orlando is Windermere near the Disney World Resort. Many celebrities call Windermere home and residents enjoy the ‘back to nature’ feel of the area with it’s unpaved roads and sand bottom lakes. Anyone looking for waterfront living need look no further than Windermere real estate with seven miles of lakefront property spread out over 800-acres.
One of the most opulent homes in the entire Orlando area is in Winderemere, David Siegel's Versailles Mansion in The Sanctuary at Lake Butler Sound is considered the largest single family homne in America under one roof with 90,000 square feet on ten beautiful lakefront acres!
Charting an Orlando Real Estate Course
With so much the area has to offer it is important to have a real estate agent in Orlando who understands the principals of listing or showing houses, condos or commercial property. Whether it’s luxury homes or modest living areas, having an agent you can trust is important. Let Karen Arbutine, a RE/MAX Realtor® with RE/MAX Central in Orlando show you why having the right agent is so important. Call her today at 1-888-727-7778 to find out all there is to know about Orlando Real Estate and the surrounding areas.