Welcome to SeyboldRealEstate.com, your online source for everything you need to know about Orlando real estate & homes for sale in Winter Park FL. Get all the information you need to be able to either buy or sell property with confidence. With over 16 years of experience, we are licensed Winter Park Realtors and experts in our local market. Our staff will provide you with our professional knowledge and expertise so you can make an informed decision.
With over 100 lakes and 176 golf courses around Orlando, there are a lot of beautiful luxury and lake homes around the Orlando Area. Winter Park, Islesworth, Windermere, Bay Hill, Lake Nona, and Heathrow communities all offer residents stunning waterfront views and a lifestyle that makes it hard to go back to work on Monday.
Relocating to a new city can be scary and stressful. Our goal is relieve the stress by shortening the length of time your home buying process takes. We understand you probably do not have the time to make multiple trips. We will provide you with all the information you need about the local areas so you can identify which Orlando community meets your requirements. Providing this criteria will allow us to search smarter and fulfill your wants and needs...therefore, getting you into your dream home faster. We also have a portfolio of local Orlando mortgage lenders who provide our clients with a wide variety of mortgage programs at competitive rates.
If you are thinking about selling your Central Florida home or other property, contact us. We are an active listing brokerage, handling all the listing referrals for several law firms and we are consistently referred by past customers. With so many Orlando and Winter Park Realtors and brokers working in this market, we understand you have many options when selling your home or commercial property. We appreciate your confidence in us, so we take selling your greater Orlando real estate as an honor. We do everything possible to get you the highest sale price and market your home like we are selling for a relative.
Why do so many attorneys and past customers trust us with their clients, friends and family? We consistently sell homes an average of 7 weeks faster than our fellow Realtors and for more money than the market average (currently approximately 101.8% of asking price). Our broker and agents have unsurpassed market knowledge and experience. This combined with the best marketing and technology in the business give us a huge edge over our competition when finding a buyer for YOUR property.
When buying a home, it is important to remember the seller has representation to protect their best interests and so should you. It's always free to be represented by a Seybold Brokers & Associates' REALTOR in your real estate purchase. We are paid by the seller's broker, who shares their commission with the buyer's broker. We understand there are a lot of real estate search websites on the internet like Trulia and Zillow; however, they do not have the most current information. Use our home search engine and sign up for free email updates to get listings as they are entered into the MLS. Unlike many of the big national firm sites, our site updates directly from the Orlando MLS several times a day. This brings in every new listing and removes all sold and pending listings from our site within hours of any change in MLS.
An Orlando short sale involves the sale of a property by the borrower for less than the amount owed to the mortgage lenders. The terms of the sale must be approved by the lender, mortgage investor, mortgage insurer and sometimes the Homeowner's Association if the HOA dues are in arrears. The short sale process can be long and involved, taking on average between 3-6 months, but sometimes lasting over a year. However, it became more commonplace in Florida since the downturn of the market. Short sales used to account for 60% of all real estate transactions in Florida, but have leveled off to around 11% currently. Short sale listings often need improvements and do not show very well so you need to be able to look past the mess, missing appliances and general disrepair. Due to property conditions, many short sales do not qualify for certain types of financing such as FHA, VA or USDA. Be advised, if you are thinking about purchasing a short sale in Orlando you need to be prepared to make a full market price offer as lenders will rarely approve low offers.
Foreclosures are a great way to go when trying to purchase a home at a discount. Orlando area foreclosure properties typically sell for about 5% below fair market value. It's not much of a discount any longer but our market has gotten pretty hot here.
Unlike a short sale which can take months, a foreclosure (bank owned) property can close in 30 days, or less if you are paying cash. It is important to keep in mind when buying a foreclosure or a short sale that you are negotiating with a bank, not a person. All transactions are subject to bank company policy and there is almost no flexibility in their standard terms. These homes come "as-is" meaning the banks will not make any improvements and be prepared to sign away any possible rights you might normally have to sue if you find problems with the property later. Even thought the price discount has dwindled considerably of late, there is still a lot of competition for bank owned homes, so if you see one you like you need to act quickly.
Condos & townhouses are a great option for both owner-occupants and investors. They provide a almost maintenance-free lifestyle compared to a regular detached single family home. Whether you want the urban and energetic vibe of downtown Orlando or the scenic relaxed lifestyle of living on a golf course, there is a condo or townhome to suit your desires. It is important to speak with a mortgage lender about purchasing a condo. Not all condos qualify for FHA or VA financing. Many banks will not lend on condominiums regardless of how high your down payment will be.
Orlando is the vacation capital of the world, with over 55 million visitors annually. Of those 55 million nearly 4 million are international tourists which makes purchasing a vacation homes near Disney a very profitable investment. We work with property management companies that will rent out your holiday home by the weekend, week, or month. Purchase an investment Disney area home and when you want to come visit you will always have a place to stay. Due to our favorable weather, thousands of people relocate or buy vacation homes in Orlando each year. Another great investment option is available, if you want something a little further from the tourist areas. With high resale values, consider homes for sale in Winter Park FL. Located 30 minutes north of Disney, it has become another prime vacation home destination.
Zach Seybold serves as the District 5 Commissioner and was confirmed as Chairman of the Orange County Board of Zoning Adjustment in January 2015. Appointed in early 2010 and again in 2013, Mr. Seybold has the honor of having been selected by Commissioner Ted Edwards, who is also a prominent local real estate attorney.
If you have land that you would like to develop, look no further. With fifteen years of experience Zach Seybold will entitle property you own or are speculating on and find you a buyer if you need. Our fees are primarily results-based and paid on the back end, as compared to land attorneys who charge by the hour and get paid whether they are successful or not. Zach specializes in making the very most of environmentally sensitive, politically sensitive and complex land deals. 1031 exchange? Not a problem. We are well versed in navigating a 1031 Exchange if you need to do one.
We also broker subdivisions, bulk lots and approved “blanks” for investors and builders. If you need to find or sell development land in any stage of entitlement or development, please call Zach. He can get you quick results at a solid value.
It's a great time to invest in Central Florida real estate. The weather, location, theme parks, beaches, and current market conditions make Orlando the perfect destination for families wanting to relocate to Florida or purchase a Florida vacation home. We work with all kinds investors, from million dollar hedge funds to international investors to individuals looking make better use of their investment capital. We know what investors want and need and we know how to get your Florida real estate deal closed.