Archive for January 2015

Orlando Homes Expert: US Home Sales Rise in December

An Flamand | January 29, 2015


“Sales will increase throughout 2015 as potential buyers feel more comfortable about the economic outlook and lenders are willing to make loans,” said Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services.

Median home prices increased 6 percent over the past 12 months to $209,500.

There were relatively few listings in December, as the supply of homes on the market dropped to 4.4 months from 5.1 months in November, the Realtors said. The supply was the lowest in two years.

Much of the gains in sales came from the West, with additional growth in the South. Sales slumped in the Northeast and Midwest. Home-buying appears poised to improve, however.
“There are good supporting factors behind the housing market,” said Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.
Strong job growth over the previous year has added nearly 3 million new paychecks to the economy. Mortgage rates have fallen sharply, and home values are rising at a slower clip, giving prospective buyers some financial leeway. To read the entire article, see wftv/business.

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A beautiful lake view home in Formosa Gardens Estates

An Flamand | January 28, 2015

OrlandoHomeRealtyHouseFormosa Gardens Estates is the most exclusive Gated Community on the Orlando vacation home area, just 3 miles from Walt Disney World Main Gate.  Formosa Gardens Estates boasts the largest vacation homes in Kissimmee.  Formosa Gardens Estates is within walking distance to shopping and great restaurants.  The exclusive development of Formosa Gardens Estates features extra-large 4, 5, 6 and 7 bedroom vacation homes with pools, all surrounded by extra-large lots, wide boulevards and palm fringed streets. Formosa Gardens Estates also has spectacular lake views from many of the homes. This executive community is an ideal vacation location stay for families.

Here is a beautiful lake view home! This home comes with a calendar full off high end bookings and has already build a set clientele. Gorgeous fully furnished professionally decorated 7 bedroom 6 bathroom home on one of the few lake front lots at the high end gated community. Location, location, location, this home is it, you cannot be any closer to the attraction parks, restaurants, sport bars and shopping. This home is one of the few custom build homes in the vacation home area and on a lake. Very luxurious and perfect large floor plan with nice staircase, French doors to the large pool deck overlooking the lake. Talking about a sunset view on the lake!

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Orlando home values rise

An Flamand | January 27, 2015

OrlandoOrlando Homes Expert: Orlando home values rise as more millennials enter the market.

“In many ways, for the housing market to fully normalize, it has to start at the bottom,” said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries, in a prepared statement. “More lower-end home sellers will help meet demand from entry-level buyers, and these sellers in turn will re-enter the market in search of a slightly pricier home, which will entice more middle- and upper-tier sellers to list their homes. As the economy gets stronger, we expect more young adults to strike out on their own, moving out of friends’ and parents’ homes. This will create strong demand in coming months, especially for less expensive homes.”

To read the article in its entirety, visit Orlando Business Journal.

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Gorgeous 5 bedroom 3 bathroom residential home

An Flamand | January 26, 2015


The Town of Poinciana is located on the northwest corridor of Osceola County, with parts of the community extending into neighboring Polk County. Poinciana is one of the county’s fastest growing and most diverse communities.

This home is energy saving with its solar panels to save electric, fans in the attic etc. What a deal!! OWNER IS VERY MOTIVATED! FREE HOMEWARRANTY! Home needs to sell fast as owner is moving! Gorgeous 5 bedroom 3 bathroom residential home in great beautiful community, perfect for a family or investor. This home is very light and spacious with its open split floor plan, inviting open kitchen area and great family room as well as a large laundry room. Home is also wired for surround sound. Luxurious master bedroom with large master bathroom suite. This home offers a solar water heater which saves monthly on electric. You will love this home located in Oak Hammock Preserve, with its aged Oak trees, playground, just a few minutes’ walk to the community pool & walking trails.

For more information on this home, contact us at (407)800-0888.


An Flamand | January 22, 2015

PhillipI met An through her vacation property management company, when I bought my first Orlando home in 2003. The service provided by An and her team has been excellent. Since I live in the UK it was very important for me to finds a trustworthy management company which was able to respond to my concerns and to those of my guests in an efficient manner. As the burden of taking care of my home was greatly reduced by An’s work, I was able to add other quality homes to my portfolio in Florida, again with An and her team’s help. I cannot speak highly enough of the service and commitment shown by An in relation to buying, selling and managing my properties in the Orlando area.

Home Owner of 13 upscale homes in the Disney Orlando area

Len Oxman

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Lenny OxmanI have had the pleasure to do business with An Flamand for over 10 years and was excited to learn that she has recently become the president of the CFVRMA, an organization that I have been a member of for years. Her contributions to the organization have been readily evident. Meetings have been well run and programs have been of even greater interest than they had been previously. I was particularly impressed with her presentation on the value of marketing. I wish An good luck in her future endeavors, but she hardly needs it…An makes her own good luck.

– Len Oxman
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Kirsten Charanian

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KristenI have had the pleasure of working with An for over 5 years now. I would describe her as a real expert in her industry! She is innovative, energetic, effective, knowledgeable, fair and, most importantly, fun to work with. Her involvement with the CFVRMA has helped that organization grow to new heights. She is always exploring new ideas on how to stay ahead of others in her area. From what I can see, she is very well respected in the industry as well as by her staff. Thank you An, for being such a good partner.

– Kirsten Charanian
Area Relationship Manager

Tim Justynski

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TimAn is one of the most professional people I know. I have known her for many years, and I can always count on her for professional and personal advice. Her expertise in Guest Services, Property Management and Real Estate are Top Notch! She is extremely knowledgeable of the Central Florida area, and a great advocate in the Vacation Home Rental Industry. There would be no hesitation in recommending An as a great person to work with, and as one of the best Vacation Rental Home Managers in the Central Florida Area.

– Tim Justynski
Client Relationship Manager, Kissimmee Guest Services

Andrea Gentry

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AndreaI have had the honor in working with An Flamand in the hospitality industry for several years. In that time, I have developed an admiration for her as she exudes professionalism, strength and a determined interest in seeing the hospitality industry grow. An has always made herself available to me whether I was calling with questions or visiting the office with ideas on how our two companies could grow together. Even during a busy season, this was always done with smile on her face. An Flamand understands that to be successful you have to nourish the skills of your team, remain active in the industry and foster loyal relationships with clients. She is the type of woman you are happy to have as a client and honored to have as a friend.

– Andrea Gentry, RN
Sales Manager | The Medical Concierge®