Leading Luxury Real Estate Company in Orlando and Central Florida Communities

ORLANDO, FL – February 23, 2017 – Nestled along the banks of the Wekiva River and nature preserve, you will find the tranquil enclave community of Acuera. Why wait for new construction when you can have this move-in ready, highly upgraded home!!

Sprawling over 4300 square feet, this 5 bedroom, 5 bath home, plus office and theater room, offers open concept and spacious living areas accented by a gourmet kitchen. The seller spared no expense during construction by removing walls and reinforcing for an even more open feeling. Additional costly upgrades include rare, hand-scraped amish wood flooring which is featured throughout the main level, and ultra purifying iq air filter systems that are also found in hospitals. The main floor master suite is generous in size and private with access to the home office and the backyard lanai. Also on the main floor, you will find a guest bedroom suite with bathroom. Upstairs features 3 bedrooms, one of which is full suite and a state-of-the-art theater room for the ultimate cinema experience. The backyard offers captivating sunset and conservation views, just past the oversized, resort style pool and spa. e

Enjoy fun in the sun or relax in the large covered outdoor living areas. There is plenty of yard space on this over half-acre lot, and the backyard is fenced in. The gated community features private access to Wekiva River, and kayak and paddle board storage along with nature trails and a truly peaceful setting. Make your appointment today to view this stunning home. It will not last!

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Contact Julie Bettosini, 321-689-9594 or Erin Wanner at 407-595-5055 for a private tour.

 

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About Stockworth Realty Group

Stockworth Realty Group is a concierge real estate brokerage serving the Orlando area.  Created by Tavistock Group, Stockworth has a successful track record in Central Florida and averages more than four closings per week with a dedicated, select group of experts.

As the preferred referral company for Tavistock Development, Stockworth has the privilege of serving as the official relocation company for Lake Nona’s Medical City, the United States Tennis Association and many other major employers in Central Florida. Nobody knows the Orlando real estate market better than our team who has been entrusted for years to relocate some of Central Florida’s most exciting new companies.

With experience in the fast-growing and dynamic marketplace of Central Florida, Stockworth Realty has a very experienced and sophisticated team to assist you in finding creative ways to get you the highest price and the quickest sale.

Media Contact: Sara Cohen; 407-909-9936; scohen@stockworth.com

 

 

Leading Luxury Real Estate Company in Orlando and Luxury Central Florida Communities l Orlando Property Management Services

ORLANDO, FL – February 23, 2017 – Stockworth Management is pleased to offer concierge property management services. Our clients trust us to find and screen only the best tenants, supervise the proper caring and management for their homes and serve as their ongoing tenant liaison. In essence, you place your home in our hands and we will care for it like it is our own. And, when you are ready to sell, you will have access to our world-class team of agents. Mark Hayes, Stockworth’s President and Broker, has been selling, managing and renting properties since 1985. Under his leadership, Stockworth Realty has the experience, the team and the systems in place to care for your property the way you would. Now you can hand over all the stressful and time-consuming responsibilities that come with being a landlord. We will handle everything while your property generates income. Most importantly, you can be confident that your property is in good hands. We look forward to serving you.

Karen Thigpen leads Stockworth’s Property Management division with more than 20 years experience in sales, marketing and management. Known for her energetic, relatable and focused work-style, Karen is passionate about helping her clients monetize and protect their real estate investments. Her career has spanned multiple industries, from earning a Pink Cadillac as one of Mary Kay Cosmetics’ top producers to working on Wall Street for JP Morgan. A resident of Central Florida for more than 17 years, Karen is a graduate of the University of Michigan and lives in Winter Park with her husband and their four children.

EMAIL KAREN NOW

352-361-5920

 

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About Stockworth Realty Group

Stockworth Realty Group is a concierge real estate brokerage serving the Orlando area.  Created by Tavistock Group, Stockworth has a successful track record in Central Florida and averages more than four closings per week with a dedicated, select group of experts.

As the preferred referral company for Tavistock Development, Stockworth has the privilege of serving as the official relocation company for Lake Nona’s Medical City, the United States Tennis Association and many other major employers in Central Florida. Nobody knows the Orlando real estate market better than our team who has been entrusted for years to relocate some of Central Florida’s most exciting new companies.

With experience in the fast-growing and dynamic marketplace of Central Florida, Stockworth Realty has a very experienced and sophisticated team to assist you in finding creative ways to get you the highest price and the quickest sale.

Media Contact: Sara Cohen; 407-909-9936; scohen@stockworth.com

Leading Luxury Real Estate Company in Orlando and Central Florida Communities l Luxury Homes For Sale in Windermere

PRIVATE WINDERMERE LAKEFRONT ESTATE, FL – February 15, 2017 – Just Featured on LuxuryRealEstate.com, the premiere luxury home search site known for providing access to fine international estates and property listings. The Luxury Real Estate brand is recognized worldwide by industry leaders and media with unique properties from across the globe.

This private Windermere, lakefront compound with 18 acres on Lake Down on the Butler Chain offers an unparalleled presence and prestige in Central Florida’s most desirable location. This walled and gated compound boasts a 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art family residence, a 5,600-square-foot grand lodge with catering kitchen and large entertainment hall, a 4,000-square-foot paneled garage with 20-foot ceilings for car collectors, a separate office with guest apartment, a 3,800-square-foot storage building with 20-foot ceilings, staff quarters, and massive 50-meter pool.

The residence combines the warmth of classic Georgian architecture with modern comfort. The grand entry invites guests with a floating mahogany staircase, paneled walls, and distinctive murano chandeliers. Generous art gallery leads to a grand living room with furniture quality mahogany walls and expansive lake views. The enormous kitchen and family room is perfect for gatherings within its warm cypress walls and honey-onyx floors. The chef’s dream kitchen with all amenities including a salamander for warming and broiling, a double convection oven, an extra stand-alone double convection oven, and a 72 cubic-foot refrigerator and 72 cubic-foot freezer. Two staircases or fully paneled ada commercial elevator access the second floor featuring 4 bedroom suites, an 85′ grand parlor with 20 ft. ceilings, and a screened porch with southern lakefront views and disney fireworks nightly. An exceptional compound for the most discriminating buyer. Includes sale of 9520 Windy Ridge.

If you would like to schedule a private tour of this iconic estate, please contact us today at rrahter@stockworth.com or 407-909-5900.

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About Stockworth Realty Group

Stockworth Realty Group is a concierge real estate brokerage serving the Orlando area.  Created by Tavistock Group, Stockworth has a successful track record in Central Florida and averages more than four closings per week with a dedicated, select group of experts.

As the preferred referral company for Tavistock Development, Stockworth has the privilege of serving as the official relocation company for Lake Nona’s Medical City, the United States Tennis Association and many other major employers in Central Florida. Nobody knows the Orlando real estate market better than our team who has been entrusted for years to relocate some of Central Florida’s most exciting new companies.

With experience in the fast-growing and dynamic marketplace of Central Florida, Stockworth Realty has a very experienced and sophisticated team to assist you in finding creative ways to get you the highest price and the quickest sale.

Media Contact: Sara Cohen; 407-909-9936; scohen@stockworth.com

Leading Luxury Real Estate Company in Orlando and Central Florida Communities l Luxury Homes For Sale in Winter Park

WINTER PARK ICONIC ESTATE, FL – February 6, 2017 – Now offering a brand-new price, The Winter Park Lakeview Estate, located at 161 Palmer Avenue is on the market for $8,490,000.

A two-acre, contemporary paradise with panoramic views of Lake Maitland on the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Designed by NBA star Horace Grant, expanded by Alan Ginsburg, and featured in the Wall Street Journal, this iconic estate is just a short walk to trendy park avenue bistros and shops.

Glass walls span the rear of the home overlooking the pool’s waterfall and sweeping lake views, sitting on 140-feet of lake frontage. a grand entrance greets you with a dramatic marble foyer, a beautiful Chihuly chandelier and a curved open staircase. Designed for entertaining, the first floor includes a gourmet kitchen, game room with bar, theater, gym, detached guest suite, and family room with fireplace, bar and sliding glass walls, which open to a screened lanai offering summer kitchen with grill, wet bar and bath. Nearby, a newly added expansive ballroom accommodates 200 guests with wet bar and service kitchen. An elevator showcasing original Chihuly glass grants access to the second level with five bedrooms and the master retreat. A private balcony and staircase provides ultimate privacy for the owner’s quarters. The pool deck was designed for large gatherings and features terraced gardens, spa, heated infinity-edge pool and a summer kitchen. Marble steps lead to a boathouse, covered dock and lift, and sitting areas overlooking Lake Maitland. This beautiful estate was built in 2000 and maintained to perfection by four full-time house and maintenance managers.

This lakefront contemporary paradise with panoramic lake views of Lake Maitland is a must-see for aficionado’s of Winter Park.

The City of Winter Park is one of Florida’s finest cities, famous for its stately trees, abundant parks, brick-lined streets, spectacular homes, museums, vibrant lakes and fine shops along the world-renowned Park Avenue. Located within Winter Park is the gorgeous Rollins College, the innovative Full Sail University, as well as many museums and gardens.

If you would like to schedule a private tour of Winter Park’s iconic estate, please contact us today at jbettosini@stockworth.com or 407-909-5900.

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About Stockworth Realty Group

Stockworth Realty Group is a concierge real estate brokerage serving the Orlando area.  Created by Tavistock Group, Stockworth has a successful track record in Central Florida and averages more than four closings per week with a dedicated, select group of experts.

As the preferred referral company for Tavistock Development, Stockworth has the privilege of serving as the official relocation company for Lake Nona’s Medical City, the United States Tennis Association and many other major employers in Central Florida. Nobody knows the Orlando real estate market better than our team who has been entrusted for years to relocate some of Central Florida’s most exciting new companies.

With experience in the fast-growing and dynamic marketplace of Central Florida, Stockworth Realty has a very experienced and sophisticated team to assist you in finding creative ways to get you the most money and the quickest sale.

Media Contact: Sara Cohen; 407-909-9936; scohen@stockworth.com

Leading Luxury Real Estate Company in Orlando and Central Florida Communities l Luxury Homes For Sale in Windermere

Educational preschool focused on innovative STEAM learning and preparing students for digital future
Kids Take Over Ceremonial Groundbreaking with “Move the Dirt” Event

Orlando, Florida (December 8, 2016)Amazing Explorers Academy®, the Central Florida based educational preschool, together with Tavistock Development Co., has announced its first franchise, located in the center of innovation, Lake Nona’s Laureate Park Village Center.

Amazing Explorers Academy®, a school focused on inspiring, connecting and engaging the youngest great minds of the 21st century, announced the franchise with a kid-focused, hands-on event, in the heart of Lake Nona’s Laureate Park community. The “Move the Dirt” event led by current Amazing Explorers Academy® students and youngest residents of Lake Nona, helped move the dirt just steps from where the school will be constructed in the Laureate Park Village Center along Tavistock Lakes Boulevard. The IMG_04191school, expected to open in the summer of 2017, will be able to accommodate 230 students from infancy through through pre-kindergarten, as well as a before and after school program for elementary students. It is the first expansion of the company, which prides itself on its engagement with children and their families to prepare them for the 21st and 22nd century.

“To expand here to Lake Nona, a community that is committed and focused on innovation and collaboration is a perfect fit for Amazing Explorers Academy®,” said Marnie Forestieri, Chief Learning Officer and Owner, Amazing Explorers Academy®. “This is a place where teachers value the child, promote group learning and exploration and engage the future minds of our community. This generation is going to lead us through the 21st century and it is our job as educators to cultivate creativity, critical thinking skills and collaboration. We couldn’t imagine a more ideal partner in Tavistock and place for theAmazing Explorers Academy® vision to grow than right here in the heart of Lake Nona.”

Amazing Explorers Academy® is the first tenant in the third phase of Lake Nona’s Laureate Park Village Center. The franchisee for the center, AEA Southeast Orlando, LLC will be led by partners Marnie Forestieri, Fabrizio Spinelli and Ray Veloso. The 12,000-square-foot facility, and additional 4,500 square feet of exterior playground space, will sit on approximately one acre of land that will be purchased from Tavistock. The site will be developed by Yellow Rock Construction of Orlando. Yellow Rock is led by Brazilian contractor and real estate investor Ray Veloso and CEO of Yellow Rock Construction.

In addition to Yellow Rock Construction, the development team will be led by Alex Stone’s architectural firm Stonebridge Contracting and and Farid Twill from CGC Twill Engineering, Inc.

The Amazing Explorers Academy® project is being financed by First Colony Bank headquartered in Maitland, Florida. First Colony Bank, founded in 2008 is solely-owned by Central Florida business leaders and focuses exclusively on meeting financial needs in the Central Florida community.

Amazing Explorers Academy® came on the educational preschool scene in 2015 with the launch of its first school in the popular Orlando suburb of Oviedo. The school quickly filled to capacity with 250 students. The school’s concept began with the assembly of a task force, leading thinkers including university professors, entrepreneurs, technology experts and community leaders from around Central Florida and beyond who helped identify the new challenges facing the early childhood industry. Working closely with University of Central Florida professors and researchers the school developed a new education approach to redefine the next generation.

As with Amazing Explorers Academy Oviedo®, the Lake Nona location will include innovative, handson, learning environments including a fully digital L’Atelier, a technology & art studio, inspired by the Reggio Schools in Italy. Modeled after 21st century collaborative spaces, such as Apple, Google and Pixar companies, where real employees innovate, design and engage, preschoolers will do the same, creating projects using multimedia, early programming, robotics and early coding skills.

IMG_0389Amazing Explorers Academy® is the future of early childhood education, here in Central Florida and beyond,” says Carol Ann Dykes, President, Central Florida STEM Council. “The vision of introducing STEAM in early childhood education was nurtured through interactions with the STEM SQUAD, a group of University of Central Florida professors and community leaders involved in the development of the curriculum. The success and continued growth of Amazing Explorers Academy® represents the tremendous benefit of community collaboration and partnership.”

Amazing Explorers Academy® plans to expand its reach with the building of additional franchises throughout the region over the next five years. Franchises are available throughout the state of Florida in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and south Florida.

For franchising questions contact Fabrizio Spinelli, 0407-922-5337, fs@aexplorers.com.

 

Media Contact: Katie Dagenais with JoLu Communications, katie@jolucommunications.com 407.803.2499.

Leading Luxury Real Estate Company in Orlando and Central Florida Communities l Luxury Homes For Sale in Winter Park l Winter Park Real Estate

WINTER PARK, FL – December 1, 2016 – Now offering a brand-new price, The Winter Park Lakeview Estate, located at 161 Palmer Avenue is on the market for $8,490,000.

Spanning over two acres and 140-feet of lake frontage on the largest lake of the Winter Park Chain, the modern masterpiece designed by NBA Star Horace Grant, offers 17,649 square feet of luxury living space. Now for sale at a reduced price, this lakefront contemporary paradise with panoramic lake views of Lake Maitland is a must-see for aficionado’s of Winter Park.

The City of Winter Park is one of Florida’s finest cities, famous for its stately trees, abundant parks, brick-lined streets, spectacular homes, museums, vibrant lakes and fine shops along the world-renowned Park Avenue. Located within Winter Park is the gorgeous Rollins College, the innovative Full Sail University, as well as many museums and gardens.

Another sought-after property for those who want to build the home of their dreams, is a gorgeous lakefront lot.  The 2.25-acre lakefront crown jewel is a once-in-a-lifetime offering of one of old Winter Park’s most prestigious estate lots. Situated high above expansive Lake Osceola and only a short walk from famed Park Avenue, this lot, with its prevailing breezes, towering cypress trees and breathtaking lake view will inspire visions of the most elegant of estate homes.

If you would like to schedule a private tour of Winter Park’s iconic estate or prestigious estate lot, please contact us today at jbettosini@stockworth.com or 407-909-5900.

 

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About Stockworth Realty Group

Stockworth Realty Group is a concierge real estate brokerage serving the Orlando area.  Created by Tavistock Group, Stockworth has a successful track record in Central Florida and averages more than four closings per week with a dedicated, select group of experts.

As the preferred referral company for Tavistock Development, Stockworth has the privilege of serving as the official relocation company for Lake Nona’s Medical City, the United States Tennis Association and many other major employers in Central Florida. Nobody knows the Orlando real estate market better than our team who has been entrusted for years to relocate some of Central Florida’s most exciting new companies.

With experience in the fast-growing and dynamic marketplace of Central Florida, Stockworth Realty has a very experienced and sophisticated team to assist you in finding creative ways to get you the most money and the quickest sale.

Media Contact: Sara Cohen; 407-909-9936; scohen@stockworth.com

By: Jason Schmidt, CCIM

Senior Market Analyst

Stockworth Realty Group

Updated: October 10, 2016

 

The analyst in me, that side of my personality that loves pouring over mountains of data to find that glimmering and shiny key to unlock all of our investment potential really, and I mean REALLY, wants to write a lengthy dissertation tying in the trajectory of rates and associated values with economic policy overlaid with historic market performance and trends, all sprinkled with that bit of magic pixy dust outlining and defending my position on where we are in real estate markets and where I think they will go….but, I’m not going to do that…very simply I’m going to tell you why I feel that now is the time to both buy and sell.

Why buy?

Buyers are able to capitalize on low interest rates and mitigate risk against future downturns.

Why sell?

Sellers are in a position to maximize disposition value.

What are the Details?

Real estate is a funny thing. In a way it is like food. We need it. We cannot survive without it. As you read this, unless you are on a plane, you are somehow on or in real estate. Whether you are at home, in a classroom, at your office, in a warehouse, in a hospital or even driving, you are on real estate. As a species we have always intuitively understood its value. As the old mantra goes, “location, location, location.” To this very day, wars are fought over who controls various areas of the world and countries lay claim on pieces of dirt to which they feel they are entitled to ownership.

In our everyday context, for a large portion of the U.S. population, real estate is something used as merely a physical space to live or work; somewhere to raise our families, operate our business and/or house all of our stuff. If we start to scratch the surface and look at the make up of existing real estate types, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, of the combined +/- 120 million housing units and commercial buildings in the U.S., only +/-5% of that portfolio is represented by commercial buildings (excluding manufacturing, industrial or agricultural facilities), with the +/- 95% balance being residential units. However, according to the National Association of Realtors in its 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, less than 20% of residential purchases in 2015 were for the purpose of investment.

Personally, I view real estate as an asset, something far more powerful than simply where we live or work. Think about it, there is a very simple and quantifiable reason behind why a bank will lend money to buy real estate and why it will not lend money to buy a stock. Real estate is a tangible and, historically, appreciating asset that serves as its own collateral, whereas a stock is a gamble against corporate performance, something that has little to no actual value. This is something on which we all have a basic grasp, but what many people do not consider is how one can use real estate as a major income and revenue stream-producing asset to amass a portfolio and acquire real and measurable wealth.

On the highest level, when we consider where to invest money, we will often ask three basic questions, in no particular order: 1) What is my return? 2) When will I receive my return? and 3) What is my risk? There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of companies, industries, markets and indices to invest your money; and knowing where to start can be overwhelming.

In a basic sense, there are three tiers of risk to consider, all with corresponding returns, low risk, moderate risk and high risk:

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Your returns, though, are matched with the potential for loss:

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Considering historic performance, real estate, within the risk vs. return spectrum, has consistently presented itself in the middle of what we think of as the two extremes in today’s market, the stock market (high risk, high reward) and the bond market (low risk, low reward). Real estate though is something quite unique when compared to common investment alternatives…you hold actual physical ownership of the asset. If you lose $100 in the stock market, it’s gone. If you lose $100 on a real estate deal, but own the real estate, you still retain the asset to later monetize and recover your loss, even having potential to capitalize on future performance and profits.

Now, let’s take a quick look at the market today. We have all seen that values have been consistently climbing for the past several years. Though there are many more moving parts to this equation, simple supply and demand theory tells us that since our supply is low and demand is high, values are and will continue to rise, at least for a period of time. If you’re in the real estate industry, you’ve seen this first hand.

Not adjusting for inflation, national median home value (MHV) is near its highest peak, and in commercial real estate markets, to me, it feels like with each passing week cap rates are being driven lower and lower. That then begs the question, if values are so high and, by all appearances, it is a “seller’s market” from a value perspective, and if history repeats itself with a correction of these high values, what is different and compelling about real estate purchasing today as compared to previous peaks in the market?

Let’s look at 2005, arguably the peak of residential markets in the U.S. At the beginning of Q4 2005, MHV was +/-$244,000 and a 30-year FRM was trading at +/-6%. Today, MHV is +/-$293,000 (20% increase in value) and that same FRM rate is hovering around 3.4% (43% reduction in borrowing cost). For a residential property, a $250,000 mortgage at 2005 rate levels, equates to roughly $1,500 in monthly principal and interest payments. At today’s rate, that same static payment will provide you with a loan of almost $340,000; a $90,000 or 36% increase in your borrowing capacity; or, on a $250,000 purchase, a +/-$400 (26%) payment reduction.

$250,000 30 YR FRM COMPARISON:

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These historically low borrowing rates are driving both residential and commercial users and investors to capitalize on the use of leverage. According to a recent report from CoreLogic, over 70% of residential buyers (personal and investment use) financed their purchase, levels we have not seen since 2007; and when considering the declines and equity corrections following the 2008 recession, we are at a very interesting place in the market in comparison to the previous 2005-2006 residential market peak.

Post 2008, some investors and homeowners experienced portfolio value declines reaching or exceeding 30%, and although a devaluation of this magnitude would again be devastating, current leveraged purchasing power and the relative low cost of debt service provides a borrower a much greater hedge against a repeat of extreme value correction.

Blended average cap rates for single family and multi-family properties in the U.S. are currently in the 6.5%-7.5% range depending on your market, and, saving the discussion of return on equity and levered returns vs. non-levered returns, even factoring premium interest rates for investment property as opposed to private use, the return vs. cost of capital debate leans heavily in the direction of leverage. With borrowing cost for investment real estate sitting in the 4.5% range, considerable margin for profit after debt service remains; and considering a worst case scenario with large scale devaluation, rental markets generally perform well in those conditions, further bolstering the return position of the investor.

Comparing the cost of capital today as outlined above with that of 2005, an investor is able to sustain a much greater devaluation than in previous market cycles. We all know that as rates tick up, and they eventually will, value will commensurately decline. The conditions surrounding the decline in value and increase in overall borrowing rates are not entirely known and can be the topic of much longer writings, but today’s market conditions, despite high value levels, remain supportive of both selling and purchasing real estate.

Those looking to sell are in a position to either maximize value from a long-term hold or recapture potential losses sustained had they purchased in previous market peaks. Alternatively, investors are now in a position where refinancing and maximizing current leverage potential can allow for more favorable performance considering future long-term holding and declines in value.

In today’s market, when leverage is deployed, an equilibrium exists amongst the parties to a transaction. Sellers are maximizing their value potential and buyers are maximizing their leverage potential. In the history of real estate and finance, we have not ever seen this particular set of market conditions co-exist. Today is truly the day where everyone is able to grab a piece of the pie and carve a path for their future success in the market.

 

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Why Buy Real Estate – October 2016

WINTER PARK, FL – June 30, 2016 – The City of Winter Park is one of Florida’s finest cities, famous for its stately trees, abundant parks, brick-lined streets, spectacular homes, museums, vibrant lakes and fine shops along the world-renowned Park Avenue. Located within Winter Park is the gorgeous Rollins College, the innovative Full Sail University, as well as many museums and gardens.

Now available for sale, two iconic properties were launched on the market at a big event hosted on Tuesday, June 28th. With approximately 70 total invitation-only guests, the VIP event was held at The Winter Park Lakeview Estate located at 161 Palmer Avenue.

Spanning over two acres and 140-feet of lake frontage on the largest lake of the Winter Park Chain, the modern masterpiece designed by NBA Star Horace Grant, offers 17,649 square feet of luxury living space. Now exclusively for sale, this lakefront contemporary paradise with panoramic lake views of Lake Maitland is a must-see for aficionado’s of Winter Park.

Another sought-after property for those who want to build the home of their dreams, is a gorgeous lakefront lot which just announced at the event, you can get a free Nautique boat with the lot purchase!

The 2.25-acre lakefront crown jewel is a once-in-a-lifetime offering of one of old Winter Park’s most prestigious estate lots. Situated high above expansive Lake Osceola and only a short walk from famed Park Avenue, this lot, with its prevailing breezes, towering cypress trees and breathtaking lake view will inspire visions of the most elegant of estate homes.

Attendees of the Winter Park event were top area selling brokers and VIPs, including NBA players, and business influencers around Orlando. The real estate companies represented were Fannie Hillman, Coldwell Banker, Regal Realty, Suzi Karr Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, Florida One Real Estate and Palmano Group. Local media outlets also made an appearance.

The exclusive tour event included test drives by Ferrari and Maserati of Central Florida, personal chef service by Elijah of Elemental Chef, art displayed by Baterby’s Art Gallery, a Bald Eagle and Screech Owl on display by Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, boat tours by Nautique of Orlando, Bay Hill Jewelers and models by Sultre Boutique on Park Ave.

If you would like to schedule a private tour of Winter Park’s iconic estate or prestigious estate lot, please contact us today at jbettosini@stockworth.com or 407-909-5900.

 

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About Stockworth Realty Group

Stockworth Realty Group is a concierge real estate brokerage serving the Orlando area.  Created by Tavistock Group, Stockworth has a successful track record in Central Florida and averages more than four closings per week with a dedicated, select group of experts.

As the preferred referral company for Tavistock Development, Stockworth has the privilege of serving as the official relocation company for Lake Nona’s Medical City, the United States Tennis Association and many other major employers in Central Florida. Nobody knows the Orlando real estate market better than our team who has been entrusted for years to relocate some of Central Florida’s most exciting new companies.

With experience in the fast-growing and dynamic marketplace of Central Florida, Stockworth Realty has a very experienced and sophisticated team to assist you in finding creative ways to get you the most money and the quickest sale.

Media Contact: Sara Cohen; 407-909-9936; scohen@stockworth.com

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Wall Street Journal-featured and largest home in Winter Park now available

WINTER PARK, FL – May 2, 2016 – Spanning over two acres and 140-feet of lake frontage on the largest lake of the Winter Park Chain, a modern masterpiece, dubbed as The Winter Park Lakeview Estate, offers 17,649 square feet of luxury living space. Now exclusively for sale, this lakefront contemporary paradise with panoramic lake views of Lake Maitland is a must-see for aficionado’s of Winter Park.

Located at 161 Palmer Avenue, the privately gated estate is a short walk to trendy Park Avenue bistros, shops and entertainment options. The Wall Street Journal described this home as being in one of Central Florida’s prettiest and oldest residential areas.

When Horace Grant built the home in 2000, the Orlando Sentinel published the average lakefront lot size and home for that area was about 10,000 square feet on about one-and-a-half acres.

As Winter Park’s most luxurious and exclusive estate for sale, the contemporary paradise includes exquisite details throughout, including gorgeous Chihuly art pieces, curved open staircase, an elevator and master suite with private lakefront balcony, just to name a few.

The home was designed for entertaining, with the first floor including a gourmet kitchen, grand game room with bar, state-of-the-art theater with surround sound, gym, detached guest suite, and family room with fireplace, bar and sliding glass walls, which open to a screened lanai offering a complete summer kitchen with grill, wet bar and bath.

Nearby, a newly added expansive ballroom by Alan Ginsburg accommodates 200 guests with wet bar and service kitchen. A true philanthropist at heart, Alan has hosted many significant and exclusive events here for top dignitaries.

The stunning outdoor retreat is designed for large gatherings and features an infinity-edge heated pool with waterfall, spa, terraced gardens and decking. Marble steps lead to a boathouse, covered dock and lift, and sitting areas overlooking Lake Maitland.

This beautiful estate has been maintained to perfection by four full-time house and maintenance managers. Stockworth Realty Group, one of the top luxury real estate firms in Central Florida featured on FOX national news, was selected to represent the largest home for sale in Winter Park.

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About Stockworth Realty Group

Stockworth Realty Group is a concierge real estate brokerage serving the Orlando area.  Created by Tavistock Group, Stockworth has a successful track record in Central Florida and averages more than three closings per week with a dedicated, select group of experts.

As the preferred referral company for Tavistock Development, Stockworth has the privilege of serving as the official relocation company for Lake Nona’s Medical City, the United States Tennis Association and many other major employers in Central Florida. Nobody knows the Orlando real estate market better than our team who has been entrusted for years to relocate some of Central Florida’s most exciting new companies.

With experience in the fast-growing and dynamic marketplace of Central Florida, Stockworth Realty has a very experienced and sophisticated team to assist you in finding creative ways to get you the most money and the quickest sale.

Media Contact: Sara Cohen; 407-909-9936; scohen@stockworth.com

Blog by Michele Ronsisvalle

You’ve jumped through all the hoops and submitted every document your lender has requested, sometimes even more than once. Now you’re in the home stretch and it’s finally closing day!

It’s not unusual for a mortgage company to check your credit just one more time the morning of closing, just to make sure nothing has changed significantly. So keep in mind that from the moment you have initially applied for your real estate loan, breaking even just one of the following Ten Commandments could result in the loss of the loan, your new home, and very likely your earnest money as well.

Of course, once you sign the documents and you’re closed these commandments no longer apply. But you just bought a house so maybe wait a day or two before you go on that crazy spending spree.

1.  Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed, or quit your job.

2.  Thou shalt not buy a car, truck, motorcycle, or van (or you may find yourself living in it!)

3.  Thou shalt not use credit cards excessively or let your accounts fall behind.

4.  Thou shalt not spend the money you have set aside for closing.

5.  Thou shalt not omit debts or liabilities from your loan application.

6.  Thou shalt not buy furniture, televisions, or any other “big ticket” items.

7.  Thou shalt not originate any inquiries into your credit, or open new line of credit.

8.  Thou shalt not make large deposits without first checking with your loan officer.

9.  Thou shalt not change bank accounts.

10.  Thou shalt not co-sign a loan for anyone.

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