Krista Taurins's Blog Posts

Owner financing and rent to own homes in Orlando

At least once a month for as long as I’ve been a realtor, I get asked “Do you have any homes that are owner financing or rent to own?” and I find usually that if I ask a few more

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Six new home communities in Sanford, FL -- KB, Ryan Homes, Toll Brothers, Hanover Family Builders, Freedom Homes and Dr Horton

New home communities are mushrooming in Central Florida, and one area in particular that’s seeing a tremendous amount of growth is on the east side of Sanford. Today I’m going to

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Seven frequently asked questions on Moving to Florida from up north!

In this video I’m going to go over some common questions and concerns that I usually get from my northern buyers, and in particular, I’m seeing a great influx of buyers from New York and

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Inside Orlando luxury foreclosures -- $1 million foreclosure minutes from Disney

Who doesn’t want a luxury home? I’m guessing we all do, but we don’t all want to pay luxury home top dollar. I found two interesting luxury foreclosures and I spent some time this

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North Shore at Lake Hart (Lake Nona Area) Golf front pool home

North Shore at Lake Hart is a master-planned golf community that consists of nine separate gated communities. It is located just minutes from the 417, ten minutes to the Orlando airport, even closer

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Moving to Orlando: Top tips to save you money

Moving to Orlando FL? 6 tips to save you moneyHere are my top tips to help save you some money when you are moving to Orlando.Furniture. Should it stay or should it go? From my personal experience,

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Orlando area Non-HOA homes

 Almost nothing in Florida real estate elicits stronger responses than the concept of an HOA. Some people love them, some people hate them. I watched a bunch of other videos before sitting down

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Living in Oviedo, FL

Looking for a town where you can exit your posh gated community and be eating alligator bites within ten minutes? Or better yet, careening through alligator-infested waters on an airboat? Oviedo - a

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Moving to Orlando, FL - 6 steps to make it simple

If you're thinking about moving to Orlando, check out my six-step guide to making your move as smooth as possible.;

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DeLand, Florida - Is Deland FL a good place to live?

Do you like a small, college town feel, but want to be close to Orlando and still have affordable housing? DeLand might be just the place. Today I'm going to discuss my top pros and cons of living

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Pros and cons of buying a condo in Orlando

So you're thinking of buying a condo? Let's talk some pros and cons before you jump right in.First, let's discuss what a condo, or condominium, is, in Florida. Usually, although not always, a condo

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Disadvantages to living in Orlando

Orlando, FL is one of the fastest growing cities in the US, and it's not just by babies being born here. Over 80 percent of Orlando's growth is people moving here. I'm not going to try to convince

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Buying a foreclosure in Orlando

I so often get calls from clients who are interested in throwing their hat into the "fix and flip" ring. I do this myself once in a while, so today I'm going to give you some insight into how I do.

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Is Lake Mary FL really a good place to live?

It wasn't that long ago, that almost all real estate listings in Lake Mary started out with something like:Beautiful home in Lake Mary, which was voted the #4 best place to live in the US by Money

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Gated communities in Orlando -- are they worth it?

The ubiquitous gated community of Central Florida. For so many of my buyers, especially those coming in from out of state, it seems to be extremely important to be in a gated community. It seems...

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Pros and Cons of Starlight Homes

About two years ago, I sat in my hairdresser's chair, and she said, "Hey, after I finish with your hair, could you go with me to look at a new home community? I'm really interested in checking it.

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Pros and Cons of living in Deltona Florida

I sell a lot of homes in a city called Deltona, FL. It's a little north of Orlando, maybe half an hour drive. It's southwest of Daytona Beach, also maybe half an hour drive. It's pretty easy to sell

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Moving to Florida from UK or Europe

A little over 10 years ago, my husband got his Green Card. We were living in Eastern Europe at the time. A funny thing happened when he got his permanent residence card. I started to feel really.

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How can I buy a home with no money down in Orlando?

 It's true. You really can buy a home in the Orlando area with no money down. You're not going to be living in downtown Orlando with the method I propose, but it's a means to an end if you need

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