Central Florida Real Estate and Community News

Well, here goes...Jim and I thought this weekend on the 2nd year anniversary of our move to this beautiful portion of the Sunshine State would be a fitting date to begin our new blog.Linda & Jim, Lake Eustis  We envision this blog to become a platform for community resources, news and events for the surrounding areas of Central Florida including the cities of Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares, Apopka and vicinity.  Our blog and website can be utilized to assist you in finding your forever home, winter retreat or at the very least research Real Estate Investment opportunities in our area.  We have grown to love this most alluring part of Florida and wish to share our passion for it with all of you.~Linda & Jim Reynolds

May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

During this Memory Day let us take a moment to honor all of those that made the ultimate sacrifice for us...

Memorial Day Message

Posted in Inspiration
May 4, 2020

Thank You

We would like to take a moment to salute all our healthcare and essential workers that have cared for us and kept us safe throughout this pandemic.  You all have shown true grit, heroism and perseverance throughout these past several months. From the bottom of our hearts "THANK YOU!".

Posted in Inspiration
April 27, 2020

Monday Morning Coffee

     It has been extremely inspirational over these past several weeks to see the members of our communities support each other.  We have watched everything from Drive-by Birthday Celebrations to our neighbors shopping for our frail elderly that cannot risk going to the grocery store on their own.  Central Florida has appeared to turn the corner on this virus and is now going to begin opening up businesses.   However, we must and will continue to remember as our days return to the normal hustle and bustle that our elderly continue to be at risk.  It is our goal to continue to support those that are elderly or that have weak immune systems by maintain distancing and wearing masks until a vaccine is developed.  I'm sure our world has changed but, for the better, as we are now more aware of how fragile life is and how we must treasure every moment and care for our neighbors by doing our part.....always. Monday Morning Coffee

Posted in Inspiration
April 20, 2020

On The Lighter Side

In times of trial it helps to keep your sense of humor....Enjoy!Some Observations

Posted in Humor
April 13, 2020

Lakeshore Drive

Some of the beautiful picturesque views you will see driving down our beloved Lakeshore DriveLakeshore Drive, Mount Dora, FL from Mount Dora into Lakeshore Lake View, Mount Dora, FLTavares, FL to brighten your day.   

Love Florida Living.

April 6, 2020

Inspirational Message

Dear All,

Jim has been sending inspirational emails to our customers for some time now.  We have decided to include some of those messages to our posts here every Monday.  Sometimes a positive message no matter how simple can make your day a little brighter.  Take care and be safe.Monday Morning Coffee

Posted in Inspiration
Jan. 20, 2020

Florida Living

Central Florida Living!

One of the wonderful perks of Florida Living: Flowers All Year! Angel's Trumpet TreeWe love living here in Central Florida as we get to enjoy the perks of seasonal weather with some cool down in the winter but still get to enjoy abundant flowers all year long.  This is a beautiful Angel's Trumpet Tree blooming in my side yard right now. Look at those blossoms! They are bigger than my hand!! Come visit and let us show you the fantastic benefits of Florida Living!

Jan. 13, 2020

Barberville Yard Art Emporium

If you are looking for a quick day trip from Lake County and surrounding areas, take a drive up to the Barberville Yard Art Emporium.  You could lose yourself for hours among all the interesting finds from unique yard furniture to lawn statues to indoor/outdoor wall art.  In the photo below, Jim is looking at a unique outdoor grill made to look like a pistol!  We had a wonderful afternoon enjoying ourselves during this beautiful Florida winter weather walking among all these special finds.

Posted in Community News
Jan. 19, 2018

Selling Your Home in Mount Dora, Florida

Is it possible we are heading for a real estate shift?  Have you been waiting until this shift occurs so you can sell your home for that higher price you have been waiting for?  My question to you, is what happens if you wait too long? What if you miss it, or jump in too late? Here are some of my thoughts on why you should not wait to sell.  If you wait for proof that a shift is taking place before you act, you might wind up losing money.  By the time the proof is there, the market has changed and everyone else may have beat you to the market, causing you to possibly sell for less than you could get right now.  The real estate market is hot right now, homes that are priced and marketed correctly can sell within days or hours right now and prices continue to rise.  This might convince you to wait to put your home on the market in hopes of more profit.  Interest rates sitting at all time lows appear to be changing.  They have just passed 4% for a fixed 30 year mortgage and all signs say they are going to continue to rise.  Sure, there are a lot of buyers that were sitting on that fence that will now buy for fear of higher rates but that will only last so long if rates jump sharply.  So if everyone catches on all at once, and they always do, especially when the media projects the rate hikes and the fall to come, hundreds of homeowners can wind up listing their homes all at once.  Now that higher price you were waiting for is probably gone, in fact now you will probably need to sell for less than what you could have received before the shift took place. It is always my goal to help you sell your property for the most amount of money in the shortest time possible. See what homes have SOLD for in your area. 

Jan. 9, 2018

Blue Springs

Did you know that there are many many natural springs located within 1 hour driving time or less of Mount Dora, FL?  Jim and I just spent some time this weekend at Blue Springs.  We love taking time out to enjoy the beauty of nature and Blue Springs, located in Orange City, is a wonderful place to do so! We were able to view the many manatees (441 to be exact) keeping warm in the springs from the cold St. Johns River and coastal waterways.  We also saw other wildlife as well including turtles, alligators and many birds and fish.  Blue Springs stays at at constant 73 degrees year round offering a warm sanctuary for these creatures in the cold winter months and refreshing cooler waters during the hot summer months.  Manatee season lasts from approximately the middle of November through March.  Although the waters are off limits to swim in during manatee season, during the summer months this park offers swimming, snorkeling and diving to enjoy the crystal clear waters and explore the wondrous cavern containing the boil from the spring. Blue Springs is a fantastic Florida State Park to visit year round!   

Posted in Day Trip