Good Things, Bad Things About Buying A New Home


The Good Of Buying A New Home

Fresh construction means that you can enjoy not having to worry about making repairs nor maintaining the home as soon as you move-in.

A new home is great for those who would like their dream home built to their desire.

Warranty and new appliances come with a new home.

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New homes being built now are being built in neighborhoods with community amenities, so no need to expend extra funds on a private home gym or pool.Pool

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New homes come with extensive space, unlike older homes. New homes have larger closet space, bigger kitchens, and more.

The Bad Of Buying A New Home

New homes do come at a higher price than older homes due to markups in price by builders due to certain home upgrades.

New homes lack originality in design, unlike older homes.

Locations may be further from Downtown.

Building a new home can take up to six months. Most builders are not building spec homes, you will have to wait for the house to be built.

Tips when buying a new home:

You should always have a home inspection for a new house.

You should always work with a realtor (as the buyer’s agent) when buying a new home. The realtor will be able to show you good things and bad things about different builders and help you negotiate with the builders.

Everyone will be very nice with the builders but they don’t work for you, they work with the builder. The realtor’s job is to help compare different builders.

Contact Mike Rance if you need help buying a home in the Greater Orlando area.

How to Find Out the Value of My Orlando, Florida Home? Things That Affect The Resale Value

Finding out the value of your home depends on a variety of factors:

Does your home have a one or two car garage? More space, more value.

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Is there a pool on the property or not?

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What is the value of other homes in your subdivision?

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What is the home’s condition? The more the buyer has to repair equals a lesser selling value.

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Does your home have curb appeal? Does it show attractive from a street corner?

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Tip: If you are thinking about selling your home be sure to understand that staging your home for showings and photos is important. You want the buyer to easily be able to envision living in the home, therefore, not leaving a mess about the home matters.

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Looking for a realtor in the Greater Orlando area? My name is Mike Rance. I work seven counties in Central Florida. A few of them are as follows, Seminole County, Orange County, Volusia County, Lake County, and Osceola County.

I’d be more than happy to assist you with finding out the value of your home and helping you sell your property if you are located in Central Florida. Call me at 407-629-6330 ext. 255 or email me at

Construction Update: I-4 Ultimate Project Improvements – Westbound And Eastbound Orlando Commute

The 21-miles highway expansion in Orlando between I-4 and 408 is underway with its share of ups and downs between citizens and government. For instance, earth friendly citizens were highly disturbed with all the trees that were being or will be cut down for the expansion. The highway construction committee decided to provide relief to this group of citizens by planning to plant 40,000 trees to bring back up the tree population around the construction areas. Not just that, the commute has been an issue for those using the highways of 408 and I-4 as lanes and ramps closed causing traffic to shift increasing the likelihood of traffic jams. The I-4 Improvement Committee decided to remedy these traffic flow setbacks, by putting together email & text alert communications that inform travelers on newly closed roads and traffic shifts due to construction, so drivers can plan ahead. Visit to sign up for these alerts in real time.

Some of the goals of this construction project are to enhance driver’s experience by easing traffic congestion and maximizing accessibility between communities, therefore, promoting more community engagement.

The redesign plans for the improvement project extend from Altamonte Springs to International Drive/Sand Lake area, which is approximately 21 miles in construction improvements. westbound I-4 improvements include a new ramp that will be built from the westbound I-4 general use lane to eastbound or westbound 408 and will begin before Anderson Street exit. There will be a direct connect exit ramp from westbound express lanes to eastbound or westbound 408 and more. If you head eastbound on I-4 on the regular expect the following changes such as a new two-lane ramp, from eastbound I-4 general use lanes to eastbound or westbound 408 and more.

A fact that should be spotlighted more is that 74 bridges will be replaced in this construction process and the use of recycled material like existing concrete and limerock will be used to build these bridges.

On June 21, 2017, there was a project management and communications meeting. Released were the upcoming schedule of road closures. The road closures taking place in July are as follows: Dade Avenue/Bay Run will be closed for drainage from June 26th through July 10th, from July 5th through July 12th, the westbound I-4 ramp from Orange Blossom Trail will be closed nightly, on July 5th, there will be a permanent road closure of Concord Street at Garland Avenue and from July 9th to 10th, there will be a nightly road closure eastbound 408 to westbound I-4 at night.

The next I-4 Ultimate Public Information meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

If you’d like to give your “two cents” on this project from a citizens perspective or are just interested in finding out the latest updates asap, feel free to attend the next public meeting and be a part of just one of many major changes taking place in Orlando.

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty in Winter Park, Florida
P: 407-629-6330 ext.255

Metrowest Home With Pool – For Sale – 1414 Countryridge PL, Orlando, FL 32835  

O5520227   1414 Countryridge PL, Orlando, FL 32835   $320,000   4Bed/3Bath


This great four bedroom and three bathroom home is located in the Ridgemoor subdivision in Metrowest. This home is conveniently located near schools, shopping, restaurants, the Millenia Mall, Universal Studios, Volcano Bay, major highways like I-4, the 408, and the Florida Turnpike. This home was built in 1991 with 2,235 square feet of living space on 0.23 acres of land. 

The interior of this home comes with an array of features such as a laundry room with large cabinets and storage space, a two car garage with a door opener, plantation shutters, plant shelves, lots of windows, a cathedral ceiling and a newly remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and quiet-close wood cabinets. Throughout this home carpet and ceramic tile has been installed. It also comes with a great split floor plan with the master suite on one side and a mother-in-law suite on the opposite side.

Live large in this Metrowest beauty as it comes with an in-ground, gunite pool with a security fence. Added privacy is available as a fence is installed around the rear of the home with an entry gate on both sides of the house. 

If you love additional yard space this is the home for you, as you will find it has a large front yard and an extra long driveway.

Top schools can be found nearby like Metrowest Elementary School, Gotha Middle School, and Olympia High School.


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Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty in Winter Park, Florida
P: 407-629-6330 ext.255