Protecting your Packages this Holiday Season

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If you’re anything like me, you worry about having packages delivered to your home when you’re not there especially during the holiday season. So how can you ensure that your package will be delivered to you?

1. Install Security Cameras:

When looking at security cameras try to get one that is motion censored and Wi-Fi capable so that you can receive alerts to your smartphone when you’re not there or the police will be alerted. Important security camera features are; motion detection, field of view, night vision, movement, Wi-Fi capability, cost, sound, and resolution. security cameras can be a double task not only can they alert you when there is a trespasser but they can also get a facial reaction if the thief or intruder gets away. Security Cameras are always good to have around your home just to help keep your home secure at all times.

2.  Get to Know your Delivery People

Being friendly is always a great option. When you know your delivery people you can let them know if you will not be home or if you prefer an alternate delivery time. Also if there seems to be a suspicious activity or it does not seem safe to leave your package they can let you know that they did not leave it and an alternate way to receive your package.

3. Team up with Neighbors

Teaming up with your neighbors is another good practice, you can help them and they can help you. You could send packages to their home if you’re not going to be home but they will, or you can ask them to grab your packages for you, or just to help keep an eye on your home. Keeping your neighborhood safe and friendly should be in the best interest of all who lives there.

4. Change your Mailbox

There are package mailboxes that you could get, you just need to make sure it is USPS-approved before purchasing. This is a great idea because your packages will always be secure.

5. Require Signature or Pick up in Person

Requiring a signature is an option that can help secure you are the person receiving the package and if no one is home then the package will not be left. Picking up in person is a great idea especially if you know you will not be home for a few days or are in and out. Picking up in person is the most secure method.

6. Package Guard

Package Guard is a frisbee-sized disc that is Wi-Fi capable sending an alert to your phone when your package is placed on from the disc. This is a great way to ensure that your package is arriving.

7. Reroute the Delivery

If you know that you will not be home for the delivery time you could reroute it to your workplace or a family or friends home. This is a secure way to ensure safe delivery.

8. Request Vacation Hold

If you’re going away for the holidays then you can request a vacation hold until you return. Most places offer free holding of packages, you will just need to check before making the request.

Sending packages can be just as stressful as receiving. You do not want to send a package that gets lost or broken. Check out these tips to help avoid an upsetting holiday package arrival.

1. Remove Old Shipping Labels

Reusing old shipping boxes is financially smart, but if you leave those labels on the box it could make for a stressful time. If you leave the old shipping labels on the box it could go to the wrong location or at the very least make the job more difficult for the delivery person. Plus, leaving those labels on makes it looks like you do not care or did not take your time with this package.

2. Use H-Tape Method

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H Taping

H Taping is the correct way to tape packages, this method secures the package from opening. When using the H taping method be sure to use packaging tape which is 2 inches thick and can withstand 60lbs. If you have an irregular shaped box just be sure to tape along all the open seams when you seal it. Do not use duct tape.

3. Box-in-a-Box

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Box-in-a-Box

If you have a very fragile item it can be unnerving to send, especially if you’re like me and have had a bad experience of someone receiving a broken present. It’s not always the deliveries person fault, the holidays are very stressful time for them. Help make their jobs easier by doing everything you can to ensure the safety of your package, box-in-a-box is a great method, while it may cost a little more due to weight it is better than the receiver receiving a broken package. First, this is first sure your item is securely cushioned about 2 inches thick, then place your item inside your smaller box filling all open space with loosefill peanuts minimum of 2″ thick, then place the small box in the outer sturdy box filling the excess space minimum of 3″ thick with loosefill peanuts. Now you have yourself a securely packaged item.

4. Sending Baked Goods

Who doesn’t love receiving homemade cookies, especially ones that you used to make with your grandma or mom for holidays? The perfect gift for college students who won’t be going home for the holidays are their favorite baked goods. However, packaging these baked goods can be worrisome because what if they receive them and they are no longer good? Domino Sugar has a set of instructions to follow to help ensure a yummy received treat.

5. Provide an Internal Shipping Label

If your package got damaged and the delivery service needs to repackage make their jobs a little easier by providing information of where to ship to. This could include providing a business card with name, phone number, and address or just a piece of paper written on eligible with that information. It is safer to make sure you are doing everything you can to make the deliveries job easier so that you do not have to work harder if something were to happen to your package.

Do not get caught up in the stressfulness of sending packages this holiday season, just be prepared, plan ahead, and have a wonderful holiday season! Happy Holidays!

If you’re interested in purchasing a residential home in Central Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see residential home listings in Central Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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

By: SaJorden Miller/ Mike Rance Team

 

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Your Guide to having the Perfect Thanksgiving

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The Holidays are fun but can be stressful especially if you are the host. But they do not need to be stressful, a host should have a good time as well. Check out all of these great ideas for you and your guest to have the best Thanksgiving.

 

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First thing first the decorations. Decorations do not need to be expensive. DIY decorations are cheap and look amazing! Also get the kids to help. For the kid’s table, a roll of kraft paper and crayons in terra-cotta pots are great to entertain the children during dinner. Are give them cute placemats with their names, so no one is fighting over seats. Get the kids to help, have them put fun thanksgiving stamps on cocktail napkins, or have them paint mason jars or wine bottles which then could be used as vases or candle holders. Go to the dollar tree, you can find cheap fall decorations that can quickly be transformed into your beautiful masterpiece. Take large felt leaves and convert them into a door greeting. Or use artificial fall leaves to frame your door. Remind people what Thanksgiving is all about with a thankful tree that your guest writes what they are grateful for. You could have a family tree perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving banners are always an excellent addition to the fireplace. Find more great decorating ideas at Country Living.

 

 

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Can’t forget about the food, there would be no Thanksgiving without a Thanksgiving feast. Part of being the perfect host is to have food for everyone. With these 20 great menu ideas from Country Living you can! You can mix and match or pick your favorite. These are all simple ideas, and there’s enough to go around.

 

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With all the delicious food, we cannot forget the drinks. Get your guest in the spirits with these 19 delightful thanksgiving cocktails from Country Living.

 

 

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Thanksgiving should be a time for everyone to enjoy a sweet drink. Check out these 7 delicious and somewhat unusual non-acholic beverage ideas from Serious Eats.

 

 

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Cannot forget about the best part dessert! Try these 45 sweet and satisfying from Country Living to make the perfect ending to your delicious feast.

 

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What would Thanksgiving be without any traditions? If you do not have any yet that is ok, you can start this year!

Thanksgiving traditions:

  • After the meal lay out a white cloth tablecloth and everyone write what they are thankful for this year with a sharpie, don’t forget to put the date and their name. Then wash it on gentle cycle then put it up until next year.
  • Create a chain of things that everyone is thankful for. Everyone will get a strip of colored paper write what they are grateful for then go around reading what everyone writes down later for a paper chain.
  • Feeding the homeless this is a great way to help others and share the love of Thanksgiving.
  • Spreading some love at your local nursing home, by taking the family with leftovers and listen to the stories of the people who may not have a family.
  • Is there someone in your community without a family? Invite them over to enjoy Thanksgiving with you and your family, take a picture of your “new” new family then send that person home with leftovers and everlasting memories.
  • Thanksgiving Olympics you can do this with just your guest, or you can make it a community event. Have different activities for everyone like basketball, flag football, frisbee, scramble, hangman, or whatever you can imagine. Then there will be prizes afterward, for example, a tin of popcorn, a box of chocolate. Or get competitive and great a Thanksgiving Olympic trophy the winner takes it home then brings it with them the following year to either compete to keep their place as the champion of a new champion will be crowned.
  • Watching Thanksgiving day football.
  • Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Living in Florida take your feast outside and turn it into a picnic.
  • Children help set the table.
  • Children serve dessert.
  • Break the wishbone.
  • If you have a large family and it would be too difficult to host everyone on Thanksgiving. Have a Thanksgiving leftover day, this would be the day after Thanksgiving eating leftovers and planning for Christmas.

Whatever you do this Thanksgiving just remember it is a time to be thankful and remember all of the blessings you have in this world. Share the love and give thanks, this Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

If you’re interested in purchasing a residential home in Central Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see residential home listings in Central Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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

 

By: SaJorden Miller/ Mike Rance Team

Country Comfort with City Convenience

Have you always dreamed of living in a log home but they are always too far away from everything? Well you’re in luck I have several beautiful log homes are that gives you that country style living with the convenience of the city.

21249 COUNTY ROAD 455 Clermont, FL 34715 MLS O5505714

This beautiful two story three bedrooms and two bathrooms home are on 3 acres of land. This home lets you enjoy country living with the city convenience. Comfortably located are at least 50 schools, PK-05 is Astatula Elementary School being just 3.28 miles and 3.46 miles away would be a PK-12 Lake Hills School. Also conveniently located is Florida’s Turnpike giving an easy commute to downtown and attractions. This home comes with a cozy wood burning fireplace to make you feel right at home. There is also an eat-in kitchen, loft, and wood flooring. This home was built in 1988 with 1,138 square feet of living, renovations have been made such as a new roof which was put on in July of 2017. Fuel- electric and central heating comes equipped with the home as well as central air conditioning. Appliances of the home include; built-in oven, range, and refrigerator. The interior of the house is log with vinyl and carpet flooring. This home is priced at $254, 900

14704 OLD HWY 50 Clermont, FL 34711 MLS G4846221

Courtesy Of Watson Realty Corp

This one of kind log homes is the perfect location for country peace and tranquility but city convenience with easy access to Dowton Clermont or Winter Gardens. This property is almost 30 acres. This open floor bedroom contains a beautiful wood burning fireplace, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. Along with this home, there are 2 parcels included with the property. If you’re looking to make some money off the land the one side could be sold to investors as it is a prime location close to the turnpike and schools.  You could keep this land the beautiful agricultural land and have animals grazing the property is fully fenced as you look out to God’s beauty. This property is priced at $1,400,000.

17090 55TH PL McAlpin, FL 32062 MLS G4846230

Courtesy Of CHAMPION REAL ESTATE GROUP INC

This beautiful 1999 two-story spacious log home is the perfect place to relax and entertain guest. As we walk inside we will find a great spacious room with vaulted ceiling and a wood burning fireplace which includes a ventilation system making it easy to warm up the entire home during those chilly evenings. The open dining room is perfect for entertaining as it leads straight into an open kitchen which features stainless appliances, beautiful cabinets. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet as you go to the master bathroom you will see a large garden tub with jest as well a sperate shower stall. Next, we will head upstairs where there are two spacious bedrooms. Now for the beautiful exterior of the home, there is a full wraparound porch which is the perfect place to enjoy the sunrise or sunset. Other areas to note of the home, the roof and floors are less than 4 years old. The Florida Breezway barn features 11 12×12 stalls and 1 that had been converted to feed and storage room with raised concrete flooring. The stalls are rear and front entry of the barn and utilize Dutch doors. The second barn has 4 12×12 stalls with front entry Dutch doors. ther amenities on the property include: 2 grooming racks, 1 full-size dressage arena clay base, 1 breeding and treatment stock, 1 large storage shed and two smaller storage sheds, full RV hookup 30 amp and sewage, and a separate interconnected well. This property is priced at $455,000.

44500 CROSS COUNTRY BLVD Altoona, FL 32702 MLS G4847008

Courtesy Of Watson Realty Corp

This beautiful contemporary southland built log home is on 3 majestic acres located on Lake Door and right behind this home is the famous Rocking Horse Ranch which is a 150-acre equestrian training facility. As you find your way down the winding driveway you’ll find yourself at one of the most beautiful 4 bed 3.5 bath log homes in the area. As you walk through the front door you are captivated by the see-through view of 193′ of lake frontage. Directly across the lake is Ocala Nation Forest so there is not another house in site, you get to enjoy all the wonders of nature. This is the entertainer’s dream with a large open floor plan and large kitchen with granite and wood cabinets. on the first floor, you can find a bedroom en-suite, family room, dining room, formal living room, eat-in kitchen and a half bath. As we make out way upstairs you with see a loft which overlooks the formal living room and out to the lake. There is the master bedroom which also overlooks Lake Door. Also upstairs there are 2 other bedrooms, one of which is being used as an office. You can also find another full bath. This luxury log home is priced at $685,000.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these residential log homes in Central Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more residential log home listings in Central Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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

By: SaJorden Miller/ Mike Rance Realty

 

20th Anniversy of America Recycles Day

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Today is America Recycles Day, but why? On November 15th 1997the National Recycling Coalition started this day and it is declared yearly by the Presidential Proclamation. 

This day encourages Americans to commit to recycling, this had been a program of Keep America Beautiful since 2009. To raise awareness there are thousands of events across the United States to raise awareness about the importance of recycling. As a commitment to recycling and buying products made from recycled materials, you can take a pledge.

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There are events all the time here in Orlando that is focused on recycling. Come out meet new people and help save the world. Here are some events that are happening:

KSC’s America Recycles Day (ARD) Events– November 14-15th at Kennedy Space Center

NBC Tower Plastic Bag Collection– November 15th on Howell Branch Rd.

Electronic Waste Collection Event– November 15th at Recycle all Electronic

Any H&M– November 16th

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PRIVATE EVENT FOR WINTER PARK RESIDENTS: Electronics Recycling Event– November 18th

Orange County Recycles Day 2017– November 18th at Orange County Landfill

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Downtown Orlando is keeping our city beautiful with newly installed solar-powered recycling and waste units. For more information on Keep Orlando Beautiful (KOB).  If none of these interest you there is much more all year long, just keep an eye out for events in your area.

Do you need some ideas on how you can keep America clean? Check out these awesome 10 ideas from Harmony Enterprises, INC. 

  1. “Find out if carton recycling is available in your area.  If it’s not, talk to your local recycling center about recycling cartons. The Carton Council has some great resources.
  2. Stop throwing away clothing and household textiles. Find a local clothing recycler or contact Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) to find out where to donate.
  3. Encourage your kids to recycle at school. If recycling is not widely available at your school, talk to the principal, superintendent, or PTO about it.
  4. Avoid plastic bags by bringing your own bag, or simply declining the bag when you can.  When you have excess plastic bags, dry cleaner bags, or newspaper bags, bring them to your local retailer to recycle.
  5. Take the “I Recycle” pledge, and invite your friends to do the same. Businesses can also pledge to recycle more.
  6. Talk to your kids about recycling.  Beyond the typical paper, plastic, and aluminum, how can they recycle their clothes, toys, or electronics? How can they use recycled items into art projects or gifts?
  7. Find or host a recycling event in your area and take part! There are thousands of America Recycles Day events being held around the country.
  8. Get familiar with what you CAN and CAN’T recycle.  Here is a great refrigerator list, and a few more items you probably forgot.  Recyclable items can also vary by where you live, so check with your local recycling center too.
  9. Get inspired!  Go to the America Recycles Day website to find out what other communities and companies are doing. You may also be inspired by Sweden’s 99% recycling rate or what recycling centers like Winneshiek County are doing.
  10. Buy recycled when you can! When you purchase items that are made from recycled materials, you help eliminate the need for virgin materials. Buying art made of recycled materials can be even more meaningful.

Keep Orlando beautiful, keep America beautiful, keep the world beautiful. Get out in your community find out ways you can help fight the war on waste.

 

Tildens Grove of Windermere

Tildens Grove is a luxury waterfront gated community in Windermere Florida. Tildens Grove is on the shores of Lake Davis, this community was established in 2001, with 140 homes. There are waterfront and interior homes available. Tildens Grove has been designed by eight of Central Florida’s top builders, having Spanish tile roofing and brick paver driveways. Some of the amenities include children’s playground, tennis courts, and waterfront. The tropical landscaping throughout the neighborhood is sure to give you that tropical feeling. Most of the homes are 3 to 7 bedroom with 3 to eight bathrooms, ranging from 3,220 to 7,130 square footage the minimum amount of land is half an acre. These homes range from $814,000 to $859,000.

Let’s take a look at some of the listings available n Tildens grove.

5245 TILDENS GROVE BLVD Windermere, FL 34786 MLS O5386884

Courtesy Of RE/MAX Properties SW Inc.

This magnificent 5 bedrooms 4.5 bathroom estate is a premier 2/3 acre waterfront located in Tildens Grove a gated community in Windermere. Throughout the home, you are welcomed with an open floor plan. Throughout the living, dining, family room and kitchen you enjoy beautiful 24×24 travertine flooring. Your dream kitchen is awaiting with 42″ antique white cabinets, granite counters, huge center island, 5 burner gas range with copper vent hood complimented by GE stainless steel appliances and walk-in pantry. Mitered glass surrounds a spacious nook which overlooks the patio. The comfortable family room offers custom built cabinetry with centerpiece flat screen television & gas fireplace perfect for entertaining the family. The three-way split floor plans provide a Jack & Jill style bath. As we go to the romantic master suite offering an extended sitting area, crown molding along with coffered ceilings, his & her walk-in closets with custom shelving. As you walk into the master bathroom, you are greeted with the centerpiece a Roman tub, walk-in shower with dual heads, double vanities, granite counters, and travertine flooring. As we move upstairs, there is a 5th bedroom which is pre-wired and ready conversion to a home theater there is also a full-size bonus room which can be used for your creativity. You can also find a wet bar with a built-in wine rack and wine cooler with granite counters in the home. The exterior is just as luxury as the interior featuring brick paver driveway with side entry three car garage and custom flagstone elevation. The back patio is the perfect place to entertain as it offers a covered area with a built-in television plus summer kitchen all overlooking the rock waterfall spa and sparkling pool.

5027 TILDENS GROVE BLVD Windermere, FL 34786 MLS O5545033 

Courtesy Of Stockworth Realty Group

If you’re someone who enjoys your peace, quiet and privacy then this is the perfect home for you, there are no rear neighbors! This home offers a beautiful natural setting and oversize backyard with water view. Beautiful 1 story 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathroom provides an open floors plan and soaring ceiling heights. There is an office and a bonus room which can be transformed into whatever you desire. There have been several upgrades including landscaping and interior painting to compliment the already light and bright rooms that are flooded with natural light from the large picture windows. The back of the house is the perfect place to entertain your friends and family with a lanai featuring summer kitchen, oversized pool and a large fenced in grass area ideal for pets and young children.

5246 TILDENS GROVE BLVDWindermere, FL 34786 MLS O5453368

Courtesy Of Charles Rutenberg Rlty Orlando

If you’re the buyer who wants it all, I have the home for you! This luxury estate is packed with full of options with rooms that are either lofty or intimate, easy-going or elegant, it’s here and it could be all yours. To start we have high ceilings that create sense hight and space. Are you a reader, writer, blogger, or an at home entrepreneur, this home has the perfect place for you in the front den, or are you looking for a 6th bedroom, the den can be transformed leaving it up to your creativity. Occupying the side of this home is the master bedroom which provides a grand sitting room overlooking the sparkling pool and greenbelt. A large family room is inviting with a built-in gated wine storage for the connoisseur. The three-way split bedroom plan includes 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. There is also an attached 2 bedrooms 2 bathroom en-suite guest house with a private side door entry or direct access from the house. Almost an acre there is a large three car garage. This home is perfect for the savvy decorators.

If you’re interested in purchasing a residential home in Tildens Grove in Windemere, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more residential home listings in Windemere, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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

By: SaJorden Miller/ Mike Rance Realty Team

 

Old World Charm in a New World City

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At Bellaria of Windermere, you are guaranteed the homes to be architectural pleasing because only Florida’s finest Master Builders were consulted for home construction and the scrutiny.  Bellaria is home to some of the most breathtaking homes in the state of Florida. These homes range from 4 to 6 bedrooms and 4 to 7 bathrooms being built between 2009-2016 being one of the newest luxury communities in Central Florida. The homes are between 3,803 and 11,214 square foot, ranging from $1,200,000 to $1,749,000 .

When you first enter the complex you are welcomed by an elegant garden gate with a beautiful Tuscan fountain then you being your drive through some of Central Florida’s most beautiful 65 houses all being close to an acre in size. Bellaria is surrounded by Butler Chain of Lakes.

13113 BELLARIA CIR Windermere, FL 34786 MLS Number O5498116

Courtesy Of RE/MAX Town Centre

This 3,803 square foot  4 bedroom 4 1/2 bathroom home welcomes you with majestic iron doors, where you are greeted by towering ceilings in the open foyer with a bright and spacious single-story luxurious split floor plan with grand portrait windows. Thanks to the magnificent portrait windows you are astounded with a breathtaking view of the expansive grounds and pool area. Come into the family room, and you can enjoy the holidays or just a nice evening with family and friends by the gorgeous stone surround fireplace. My personal favorite the gourmet kitchen which includes a separate pantry, five burner gas cook-top, S/S package appliances, granite with under mount sink, a center island, abundant cabinetry finished with crown molding, and a raised bar that overlooks a sunlit lanai. Throughout the house, you can see custom details such as crown molding, custom door, and trim finishes, custom draperies, and lovely architectural touches. The master suite one fit for a king and queen features patio access, wooden shutters, large walk-in closet with custom shelves, and an elegant bath retreat with a glass enclosed shower, garden tub, and double vanities. It is Florida, so you need to have a place to entertain outside, so there is a beautiful pool complete with stone waterfall features, solar and gas heating system, spacious summer kitchen with bar, and plenty of room for outdoor furnishing to host all of your summertime fun no matter the season. This home is priced at $699,900.

13124 BELLARIA CIR Windermere, FL 34786 MLS O5516837

Courtesy Of Stockworth Realty Group

Welcome to “Alessandria,” a custom Waston-built 5 bedroom five full bathrooms and two half bathrooms estate. Alessandria will be one of the first houses you see as you pass through elegant guarded gates of Bellaria. Alessandria has classic Old World features, bountiful spaces, and exquisite craftsmanship. You’ll make your entrance through stately wood and iron double doors into a formal setting of travertine flooring, precast stone fireplace, and large windows overlooking the pool and covered patio. The kitchen is a masterpiece of its own with enticing granite, furniture-style cabinetry, majestic exposed wood beams, grac\vitating tiled backsplash, and a Spanish tile roof faced over a walk-in pantry. Appliances are top of the link including; a Wolf six burner range, double ovens, and fridge with matching cabinet fronts. The welcoming and spacious family and game rooms hold elegant touches including a stone fireplace in the family room and in the game room a full bar making it the perfect place to have over your buddies for the big game or your lady’s over for a ladies night in; plus rich wood tongue and groove ceiling keeping the elegant theme of the home. The master room is like luxurious retreat every evening it offers a sanctuary of tranquility including a master spa with onyx counter tops and floors inlays, Venetian plaster walls, a walk-in shower, and oversized Jacuzzi tub making it irresistible to leave. All on the first floor you have four additional oversized ensuite bedrooms with Venetian plastered walls and a study. With an ample bonus space upstairs that can be transformed into an extra bedroom, playroom, or theatre. A home is not complete without a spectacular backyard this one is your private oasis with a sparkling salt water pool, and spa, brick paver decking, lush landscaping with premium LED lighting, and an outdoor family room with fireplace, TV, and summer kitchen. This home is going for $1,749,000.

13136 BELLARIA CIR Windermere, FL 34786 MLS O5490142

Courtesy Of Keller Williams Advantage Rlty

Elegant Mediterranean 5 bedrooms six full bathrooms and one half bathroom estate offers a spectacular full-acre, two-story foyer with double grand staircase, dramatic soaring ceilings & panoramic windows allow a plethora of light from all directions. Downstairs you have a gourmet kitchen adjacent to the sizable family room; the kitchen features granite countertops & backsplash, radiant center-island, and state of the art stainless steel appliances. As we travel up the grand staircase, we find the Master suite that features a private covered balcony overlooking the fabulous pool and spa. Inside we have the extravagance master bathroom featuring a massive double-entry shower with custom tile, roman tub, dual vanities & private water closet. Bliss details include coffered ceilings, crown molding, unique chandelier, top of the line water softener system, and nano-ceramic window tint blocks UV-Rays. Now as we venture outside we will see a breathtaking salt water swimming pool/spa & oversized covered lanai area is the perfect place to relax after a hard day work or to have friends and family over for a lovely warm evening at the pool. A little surprise this estate comes with a rare 4-car garage with expansive storage area, circular paver driveway, tile roof, exterior lighting package, manicured grounds complete this exquisite home. This home is selling for $1,199,999.

13448 BELLARIA CIR Windermere, FL 34786 MLS O5497122

Courtesy Of Premier Realty Partners Inc

This extensive Florida 6 bedroom 6 full bathroom and 2 half bathroom home is well sited on an acre. As you enter the home you are greeted with natural light from the broad front windows that are visually linked the formal areas to showcase a graceful handcrafted staircase in the foyer. Gas fireplace, wet bar, access to the stunning vistas of the beautiful sparkling pool and two-story covered porch add sophistication and comfort. That is not it on the ground floor, just off the entry there sits a library/office, featuring porcelain flooring, offering an intimate space for conversation, meetings or just a quiet place to work, providing naural light and a sense of the outdoors are clerestory windows. With a wall of glass doors,  the open arrangement of the family room and kitchen take in natural light. In the gourmet kitchen, we have well equipped stainless appliances, tile flooring, exotic granite, custom cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry. As we move up the graceful handcrafted staircase we come to a lounge area that would be perfect for a game room. Then we’ll move into two bonus rooms and ensuite bedrooms making this home perfect for growing families. Tucked away for privacy we have the spacious master suite embellished with paneled cabinetry, exotic granite, a rainforest shower, and soaking tub the master bath is beautiful yet functional with an expansive closet area. This home will be sure to give you the true Florida living and entertaining place. This home is priced at $1,399,000.

13244 BELLARIA CIR Windermere, FL 34786 MLS O5515981

Courtesy Of RE/MAX Town Centre

Castleworks custom built home is modern and stunning with 5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms 2 half bathrooms having custom touches in every room! There is a family room and another lounge room which can be used as a game room or another family room, there are two eating areas a small area large enough for a 4 chair table and a large dining room. Architectural details can be found throughout the custom build home such as a one of a kind lighting package. Exquisite woodwork enhances this home. Giving the ultimate privacy and luxury outside is the courtyard with a screened-in pool, spa, summer kitchen and seating area. There is a nice sized back-yard. This modern home is priced at $1,599,999.

13155 BELLARIA CIR Windermere, FL 34786 MLS O5539714

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This Bellaria estate is on Bellaria’s largest lots being 1.3 acres, the home features 6 bedrooms, 4.2 baths, 5617 square foot and a $300,000 dream pool. Before you enter the home you drive in a 200-ft paved drive lined with Italian Cypress driveway. As you enter the home you enter a two-story entry foyer with double curved staircase and Chihuly style light fixture. Continue in and you’ll see a formal living and dining areas containing coffered ceilings, crown molding, and rich walnut-stained wood flooring. Perfect for a home theater, game room, playroom or in-law suite is a flex space configured for the floor plan. Come into the gourmet kitchen which offers natural gas cooking, walk-in pantry, stainless steel appliances including beverage cooler, ample cabinet storage, and island with seating. Open the double French doors to the family room which is attached to the breakfast area. To the covered lanai with a copper paneled ceiling, stamped concrete floor, detached guest quarters with 1/2 bath, and amazing pool/spa with grotto and water slide. Moving upstairs, we have the master suite with dual walk-in closets, private bath with two vanities, and shower with separate Roman tub. Also upstairs there are three additional bedrooms suites each with private bath access. This beautiful property has been recently updated with new carpets throughout, fresh paint inside and out. Other amenities include dual two-car garages, a double Frigidaire A/C system, lush landscaping for privacy, and playground and in-ground trampoline with astroturf. This home is perfect for a family. This home is selling for $1,375,000.

If you’re interested in purchasing a residential home in Bellaria in Windemere, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more residential home listings in Windemere, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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

By: SaJorden Miller/ Mike Rance Realty Team

Neighbors at Bear Gully Pointe Winter Park, FL

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Bear Gully Pointe is a neighborhood right on Bear Gully Lake being one of the most sought out areas in Winter Park Florida. This neighborhood is a beautiful gated lakefront residential community. Most of the homes have been built between 1991 and 2015; the houses tend to range from 4 to 6 bedroom and 3 to 6 bathroom. The current homes for sale are priced around $468,00, and the average square footage is 5,362. Bear Gully Pointe is a reasonably small neighborhood with only 66 homes.

 

 

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The community features a children’s playground, community docks on Bear Gully Lake and tennis courts. Why is this one of the most sought out neighborhoods in Winter Park? It is simple; the neighbors are welcoming, it is a secure location with plenty of privacy, convenient and well maintained. Also the impressive amenities one of the communities favorites are the tennis courts and of course the private skiable lake.

 

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Who lives in the neighborhood and what are their interests? Your neighbors seem to enjoy exercise such as running, biking, swimming and walking. Your neighbors also enjoy food, wine, family and relaxing. What better of a place to surround yourself with good company than lakefront with good food, sports and wine than Bear Gully Pointe?

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It sounds like a beautiful place to live doesn’t it? Contact me today to view some of the great homes available! If you’re interested in purchasing this residential home in Winter Park, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more residential home listings in Winter Park, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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

Neighbors

By: SaJorden Miller/ Mike Rance Realty Team

Two Story Home In Clermont, Florida – For Sale – 1045 Woodflower Way, Clermont, FL 34714

O5534366    1045 Woodflower Way, Clermont, FL 34714     $239,900

 

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This beautiful two story three bedrooms and two bathrooms home is located in the charming Woodridge community, which is a great location as this home is conveniently located near major highways, 192-27, shopping, restaurants, and area attractions. This home comes with a two car garage, detached from the home. This home was built in 2001 and boast 2,027 square feet of living space. Central A/C and heat come equipped in this home along with carpet, ceramic tile, laminate, and wood flooring. Kitchen appliances that come with the purchase of this home include a built-in oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, and an oven/range.

The exterior of this home was constructed with concrete block, stucco, and a wood frame. This home does come with a fenced in yard for much privacy. An in-ground pool also comes with this home and features a child safety fence around it. The pool is also enclosed by a screened-in porch.

This beautiful two story home won’t last long.

Take a look at the pictures below to see more details of this home:

To see more residential home listings in Clermont, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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

Cozy Home in Apopka – For Sale – 600 E 1ST ST

O5535406     600 E 1st St, Apopka, FL 32703     $184,900

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This great three bedroom and two bathroom home in located in the Williams subdivision. A new roof has been installed on this home. Currently, a tenant is occupying the home until November 30, 2017.

This home sits on a lot size of 0.17 acres which is approximately 7,553 square feet of land. It is zoned for R-1A. Central A/C and heat come equipped in the home. Cable is available and city water/public sewage is available. Kitchen appliances that come with this home include a built-in oven, a dishwasher, a microwave, and an oven. Six rooms make up this home, they are the living room (15×15), the kitchen (13×13), a second bedroom (10×10), a dining room (10×10), the master bedroom (15×12), and a third bedroom (10×10). The exterior of this home is made of stucco and concrete block. Carpet and ceramic tile are installed through out this home. This home does come with a fenced in yard for privacy.

This cozy home won’t last long.

Take a look at the pictures below to see more details of this home:

 

 

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If you’re interested in purchasing this residential home in Apopka, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more residential home listings in Apopka, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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

Oak Hammock Preserve – Two Story Home In Kissimmee, Florida – For Sale – 2751 Rambling Oaks Way, Kissimmee, FL 34746

O5529367 2751 Rambling Oaks Way, Kissimmee, FL 34746 $254,900 4Bed/3Bath

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This home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Eight rooms make up the interior of this home. The eight rooms include the living room, dining room, master bedroom, bedroom one, bedroom two, bedroom three, a family room, and a kitchen area. This home was built in 2005 and offers 2,749 square feet of living space. As an added bonus, this home’s kitchen comes with an array of appliances from a built-in oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, a range hood, and a refrigerator. Throughout this home carpet, laminate, and ceramic tile are installed.

Enjoy 10,149 square feet or 0.23-acres, which this home sits on.

The community of Oak Hammock Preserve offers a community pool, clubhouse, trails, and so much more.

If you’re interested in purchasing this home in Kissimmee, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more homes available in Kissimmee, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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