Cozy Log Home in Clermont, FL – For Sale – 21249 Country Rd. Clermont, FL, 34715

O5505714 21249 Country Rd. Clermont, FL, 34715



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 cozy two-story log home won’t last long.

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


If you’re interested in purchasing this residential home in Clermont, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at

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

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


By: SaJorden Miller/ Mike Rance Realty


5 Reasons Baldwin Park Is One of Orlando’s Best Neighborhoods

Baldwin Park is the perfect example of traditional living in the 21st century as it is known to be a very functional, sustainable and attractive neighborhood. The overall neighborhood layout has won numerous awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the National Association of Homebuilders. Five reasons this neighborhood reigns as a prime example of traditional neighborhood living is due to well-thought-out urban design planning that promotes walkability, family-friendly public spaces, close by shopping experiences, building designs that promote neighbor to neighbor engagement and its location, location, location.

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Baldwin Park was designed to be walkable, where families can enjoy the perfect morning, afternoon and/or evening stroll. One fascinating aspect of the neighborhood is that the roads were created to where the curb extends further into the street (than the average road curb), which affects traffic flow in that oncoming traffic will have to slow down tremendously, when making right turns, preventing civilian traffic deaths.

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Open Public Spaces

Open public spaces throughout the community is evidence that family life and neighborhood communing was on the hearts of the developers. Throughout the neighborhood, you will find open spaces and grassy areas created and reserved for the perfect kid-friendly play areas without the worry of traffic flow interfering with children’s playtime. There are also scenic waterway spaces like the well-known Kevin Tyjeski Memorial Bridge area, where many families gather for photo ops and the Baldwin Park Village Center, where community events from community concerts to Independence Day bashes with street vendors and a spectacular fireworks show take place.




Types of Housing Features

Baldwin Park offers a variety of housing types from single family housing to townhouses with property values ranging from $200,000 to $2 million. If you take a look at the single family homes and the townhouses in Baldwin Park, you will see many of the single family homes with front porches and many condos with balconies facing the other neighbor’s front porch and balcony. The reason this was implemented into the layout design of Baldwin Park’s housing is to create the feel of a close-knit community setting that invites neighbors to engage with each other during the time they spend outdoors.

In need of an office space at home? The townhouses located in Baldwin Park are highly functional for the working professional as the lower portion of the unit can be used as a walk-in office space (with a parking spot located in front of the property for personal or commercial client parking convenience) and the top of the unit can be used as a living quarter.



Baldwin Park features amenities ranging from shopping and dining to leisure activities galore. For instance, grocery shopping is a whole lot easier for those living in the neighborhood, as one of the largest grocery store chains in Florida, Publix Supermarket is just steps away. Shopping local is a breeze, as the Baldwin Park Village Center offers nail salon services, pet shop retail services, attorney to dental services and much more. You can also find yummy Japanese cuisine to good finger-licking American burgers and fries from local and national food chains all located in the Village Center. The neighborhood also provides over 12 parks for small to large play activities like zip-lining to fitness facilities, where residents of the neighborhood are offered a variety of classes ranging from yoga to infant swimming lessons. Dog lovers will adore Lake Baldwin Park, a 23.16 acre grassy and shaded area with a sandy beach, designated as “dog friendly”.


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Location is highly important in choosing the right neighborhood to call home with ease of access to schools, hospitals, highways and downtown. Baldwin Park happens to be conveniently located in East Orlando area, just 20 minutes away from Downtown Orlando and 12 minutes away from Interstate-4 (I-4), a main highway that connects Orlando to Tampa and Daytona Beach. Just minutes away from the neighborhood is the Florida Hospital, known as the number one hospital in Orlando. Education is key! For residents of Baldwin Park, the nearest Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), Audubon Park Elementary, Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School are just under 0.8 miles away. Degree seekers living in Baldwin Park are only 23 minutes away from the University of Central Florida, one of Florida’s 12 public universities.

If this article has interested you in purchasing a home or townhouse in Baldwin Park, be sure to click here to take a look at the properties available in the area.

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty
P: 407-571-3640

Sources: Orange County Citizen Planner – Baldwin Park Tour on March 26, 2016; Lake Baldwin Park – Dog Park

Staging Your Home To Sell

Does the thought of staging your home overwhelm you? Well, you’re not alone! Many home sellers often feel a sense of anxiety when they hear that staging their home will be a necessity in selling it. However, staging your home doesn’t have to be difficult. Depending on the state of your home will vary on how much time, effort, and money you’ll have to put into your house before you sell. You can rest assure with these tips your home will feel completely new and ready to be put on the market!

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Keep it Simple
The best-staged homes have a seamless color scheme throughout. The easiest way to determine if your house already has a color scheme that makes it feel as large as possible is by asking yourself, “can I move my furniture from one room to another and still have the colors looking like they belong?” If the answer is no, it’s time to replace your favorite colors and patterns with something more neutral and appealing to the general public.

Add a Pop of Color!
Now that you’ve neutralized your home, it’s feeling bigger, but a little boring. The best way to spice up a staged home is by adding a touch of color. Once you’ve determined your focal points of each room, adding a pop of color will enhance and bring attention to that area in each space. A great way to emphasize a fireplace is by staging the mantel with items that introduce a new color to the room. If the view is your focal point, window treatments that add color will pull the eye in that direction. However, in the bedrooms, a colorful headboard will add focus when it lacks architectural interest.


Cleanse and De-Clutter
If you are serious about staging and selling your home, clutter must go. Whether it’s your “style” or you just work better in clutter, others most likely won’t see it that way. Clearing away unnecessary objects and furniture in your house can create a more open space, giving your home a larger feeling to potential buyers. Along with creating a larger space, de-cluttering your home will also help you decide what’s moving with you once you’ve sold. This time is perfect to throw away old items you no longer want or need, giving yourself a good cleanse before moving into your new space.

A Master Suite for Two
When staging a Master Suite, one of the most important details is attracting and intriguing both sexes. Keeping neutrals in mind, this Suite should feel like an oasis for everyone as soon as they walk in. Staging a Master Suite can be as simple as removing personal items, de-cluttering, and dressing the bed in crisp clean white linens. By adding pops of color like a folded blanket, decorative pillows, or paintings will give this room an added sense of life, helping to tie everything together.


Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa
Staging your bathroom to feel like a spa is easier than you think! One of the best ways to enlarge a small bathroom is by installing pedestal sinks. These sinks take up very little room, giving you a completely new look in a small space. Another great way to give your bathroom a spa sense is by strategically placing spa like items within the space. By decorating the room with fluffy white towels, robes, and rugs you’ll give buyers a sense of serenity and tranquility that they can picture as their own reality. Giving off the illusion that your bathroom is a dream spa, will get your house sold faster than your neighbors!

Go Big or Store It
Oversized accessories are what give a space some weight and importance. The easiest way to determine what stays and what goes is as simple as one question, “does it add appeal to the room?” If the answer is yes, be honest with yourself. Will it attract potential buyers or will it deter their idea of what they could transform the room to be? If you’re having a hard time deciding what stays and what goes here are a few helpful tips. Clean up your bookshelves by removing small items and replace small wall art with larger pieces. Easily replace small lamps and other necessary furnishings with simple, larger ones and store small decorative items until you move to your next home.

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Staging your home can take it from average to outstanding with minimal effort. By implementing these tips throughout your home, you’ll find yourselves selling your house in no time! For those that are looking towards a professional service, Central Florida offers many different Staging Companies to choose from.

For more information on professional staging companies in Central Florida and putting your house on the market, contact Mike Rance of RE/MAX 200 Realty or visit his website at Central Florida Homes.

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty
P: 407-571-3640

9421 Candice Ct Orlando, FL 32832

Settled in the well sought after community of La Vina, in Orlando, lies this charming single family home. Conveniently located from the VA Hospital, Nemours Children’s Hospital, and UCF College of Medicine, this home is perfect for any type of family! Along with being only 10 minutes away from the International Airport, this home is also only a short drive to Orlando’s famous area attractions. If you’re a water enthusiast, this home offers a short drive to three different lakes in the area, Lake Nona, Buck Lake, and Red Lake.

The community of La Vina offers A-Rated schooling options for students in the Lake Nona area as well. Offering some of the finest schools in Central Florida, La Vina’s community provides an easy transition for parents. For those interested in golf, Lake Nona’s Golf and Country Club is just around the corner, making this home a perfect place to settle down.



Build in 2005, this single family home is listed at $225,000 and features 4 bedrooms, along with 2 bathrooms. This home has an open floor plan, along with a relaxing Master Suite! Featuring a garden tub, stand alone shower, and double sinks, this bathroom provides an escape from everyday life. Outside, this home includes an attached covered porch and private backyard that backs up to a conservation area, providing a nice view. Along with mature landscaping, this home also features an attached 2 car garage, great for any family! La Vina’s community offers a family-friendly environment, perfect for those looking to grow into their home.

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If you’re interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Orlando, FL or would like to see other Single-Family Homes, please contact Mike Rance at


To see more Properties and Listings in your area, please visit Central Florida Homes.


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Apopka, FL offers many family-friendly outdoor activities including local parks, walking trails, and lake access.One of the main lakes in Apopka, FL, Bear Lake, offers boating, skiing, and fishing spots for the Community to enjoy. Located only a short drive away, this property offers gorgeous lake views and sunsets you can only get in Florida!

Listed at $240,000, this charming home offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Along with a gorgeous Master suite, this property also includes an attached 2 car garage, screened in porch, and private backyard for the whole family to enjoy! This charming home comes with unique characteristics and built-ins to accommodate any family’s style.


To see more properties and listings in your area, please visits Central Florida Homes.

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Mike Rance
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Want to Find Schools?

I have gotten a lot of questions recently asking what website I would recommend to families, clients, and associates to search schools in their area, so I thought I would do a small write up on what I recommend and why!

Every time someone asks, I tell them to use

“GreatSchools is a non-profit organization with profiles of more than 200,000 preK-12 schools – public, public charter and private – and over one million reviews from parents, teachers and students sharing information about the schools they know best.”

GreatSchools has been using the power of the Internet to help parents get more informed and engaged in their children’s education for over 15 years. The minds behind this great website have a simple mission: to help millions of parents get a great education for their children. GreatSchools offers useful, relevant, and reliable information for parents to rely on for choosing the best school for their children. Users can view official school profiles with the latest information directly from principals and school leaders, read over one million community reviews and star ratings, compare schools based on test scores and other available data, and utilize special information, activities and tools provided to foster learning in the home.


I like GreatSchools because I can help my buyer clients search their prospective areas for the best schools where they plan on moving. For a lot of families, good schools are a top priority and a make-or-break factor in if and where they choose to move. It also doesn’t hurt that the site has a smooth and easy-to-use layout that is also mobile-friendly, so I or my clients can use the resource on the go when looking at houses or out of the office. You can use the search bar on the home page to search by city, zip code, address, or just by entering a school’s name to get further information. And the best thing I’ve found about the site: the information is accurate. I know when I recommend anything to either a business associate or a client, I want that thing to be reliable, and not deceive with incorrect results.

If you follow social media, their Facebook and Twitter pages both have some great articles posted every day that are great in-depth reads on commuting for education, planning for college, exposing children to foreign languages early, and much more.

So there you have it! Altogether, I would definitely recommend, but some other sites such as can offer some similar features, and resources like and are great for choosing the best colleges.

Staging your Home to SELL: 6 Ideas for the Fall Season


As we float into the fall season, thoughts of autumn leaves, comfy sweaters, pumpkins and pumpkin-flavored everything are at the forefront of peoples’ minds. And guess what – that includes buyers! Staging your home with a few seasonal decorations makes potential buyers feel cozy while daydreaming of spending the holidays in their new home. Showing off some autumn charm will help buyers picture themselves curling up with their loved ones by a fireplace, carving faces into the perfect pumpkin, and smelling hot cider or fresh apple pie cooking in the kitchen. The care and effort you place into your décor to make a homey impression will be noticed and appreciated by a prospective buyer. Take some of these tips and suggestions to get your house sold this fall!

fall decor 21. What says “fall” to you?
Fall can mean a lot of different things to different people, but some ideas are typically universal – pumpkins, of course, lots and lots of pumpkins (don’t forget those off-color white ones!); an overflowing cornucopia (that fog-horn looking wicker basket full of fruit – tip: use fresh fruit!); anything turkey (or are you more of a holiday ham person?); and arrangements of autumn leaves (perfect in vases or a cute decorative wreath). For fall-themed decorations, sticking with the basics with reach that warm, fuzzy spot in the biggest number of buyers!

2. Use your fall color palette! This one is a given. We all love when the warm tones of fall come out so take your cues from the changing of the leaves – deep reds, burgundies, caramels, goldenrods, pumpkin oranges. Used strategically, these colors can be game changers for the feel of your home. Use more muted or lighter colors for larger features like fresh painted walls, and save the bold for accent pieces, such as wall curtains or decorative pillows. Carry the theme into other rooms with decorative hand towels in the bathroom or cozy throw blankets in the bedrooms. From dull and boring to warm and colorful with just a few easy touches!

fall decor3. “This is my haunted house.” Halloween is great occasion to change up your look, but the same shouldn’t be applied to your house. When you’re selling your home, it is not key to follow the same mantra as your Halloween costume (a tacky “This is my Halloween costume” printed shirt!) Your home is not a substitute haunted house, and buyers should not be scared when they walk in (cross your fingers for those inspections!). Don’t use fake cobwebs, especially outside, as they can be difficult to remove and may make your home or property look messy. Don’t try to scare your buyers with a skeleton that screams when it senses motion nearby or a hand that pops out of a bowl of sweets. Don’t use fake caution tape or wooden boards on doors or windows, as it could give the impression that the house isn’t up-to-snuff – say NO to anything that draws attention to possible flaws or puts buyers on edge! Instead, keep your Halloween decorations to a tasteful minimum. A vase or other arrangement of bare branches as a centerpiece or mantel accessory can give the desired spooky feel. Various antiques such as an old rake or a vintage lantern can also give that eerie appeal in a refined way that will please future buyers. Even fake blackbirds or crows can be placed strategically as classy Halloween decorations!

apple cider4. Those sweet fall smells… Pumpkin spice, apple pie, cinnamon sticks. These are just a few that when asked what smell reminds you of the fall season, most people would probably answer. A nice aroma in a home during a showing is pleasant and charming. Something as easy as a scented candle or cinnamon broom (decorative and sweet!) is inviting to buyers. Other ideas (with more effort) could be leaving fresh baked gingerbread cookies or a pitcher of apple cider with cups waiting on the counter as a refreshment (kill two birds with one stone!). Side Note: Some buyers may not appreciate a certain scent the same way you do, or they may be allergic! Take these risks into account when considering staging your house with a fall aroma, and make sure if you do choose to use a scent that it is not overwhelming (a.k.a. test it out beforehand!)

5. Focus on the fireplace. This is pretty straight forward, too. Why wouldn’t you focus on a place of warmth in the face of upcoming cold weather? (Orlando does get cold, guys!) Staging furniture around the fireplace is an easy way to create a fall story with the room. While actually lighting the fireplace may be a bad idea for safety or just convenience, some fall decorations such as a cute pile of pumpkins or a fall banner can give the right attention to a fall staple.

6. Don’t overdo it. The most important advice of all. The attaché “less is more” is definitely true here. You still want your home to be remembered for its features – aka “the home with stainless steel appliances and a great porch for entertaining” and not “the house with papier-mâché pumpkins in every room!” And remember, over-decorating can also get expensive. Don’t break the bank!

3 Tips for Buying Lakefront!

Lakefront all.pngA lakefront purchase sounds like a great idea… and it is! But as a home buyer and potential homeowner, lakefront properties come with extra considerations, and any prospective buyer should be familiar. Use these helpful tips to make the most out of your lakefront purchase and enjoy the amazing perks that come with a lakefront home.

1. THINK about the LAKE more than the HOUSE. You can buy a house anywhere, right? Buying a lakefront house is a special purchase because of that very reason: it is on a lake! When considering buying lakefront property, think about the factors that make your lakefront buy worthwhile – is the lake easily accessible, or is it difficult or requires a sizable walk to reach the shore or docking area? How is the view of the lake from the house’s main features and rooms, or the property overall? Where will the sun be in morning and evening? What is the water actually like – clear and pristine, or cloudy and difficult to traverse or maneuver a boat in and out? How deep is the water? What is my level of privacy, including public lake-goers, boats, and neighbors? Is my dock or shoreline a personal or community area? Are the activities I enjoy supported by the lakefront lifestyle? Determining what about the lakefront purchase is most important to you can help you make an important decision going forward. As is often said for lakefront properties, the value is in the land – or the lake!

2. What does BUYING on a LAKE mean for the HOUSE? There are plenty of pros to living on a lake, but those pros may come with baggage, such as higher list prices, insurance considerations, and agency regulations. Let’s take these one at a time.

  • List Prices: Everyone knows that buying lakefront property means a more expensive purchase price. Aside from the land being naturally valuable, lakefront property is also a scarce resource, leaving few choices for many interested buyers which causes list price to rise even more. Although worthwhile, this kind of pricey residential venture might take more planning for loans and mortgages, so it is best to apply early. This goes for other expenses too – always consider the potential increase in taxes and other bills when upgrading!
  • Insurance: Lakefront properties may take more of a beating from the elements than a regular home, and as such need to be readily protected. Florida lakefront homeowners are responsible for a few different insurance policies than a normal homeowner – typically a wind policy, flood policy, and general hazard policy, which may need to come from separate providers. As stated before, an early move on these applications will save a homeowner from trouble and help to ensure a safe lakefront household for years to come.
  • Regulations: When considering a specific lakefront property, always find out from any governing agency what can and cannot be done with the property or on the lake itself. A home buyer should take preventative measures before he or she purchases, for instance, a lakefront property intending boat use, but is not allowed to build a personal dock, or the lake does not allow watercraft or fishing. A homeowner’s association will also make apparent what is required for upkeep and maintenance of the house and the lake – useful information for a prospective buyer and future homeowner.

3. CONSIDER the lakefront COMMUNITY. Get out there and get the inside scoop. Talking to neighbors is a great way to find out valuable information on the lakefront community you are interested in as well as the property – what are the best qualities of the community? What are the worst qualities (if any)? What are the people like? If your lakefront purchase is a year-round primary residence, the answers to these crucial questions can really make the difference between a happy move and a not-so-happy one. Your realtor is another great source for insightful knowledge about the Central Florida area you are considering.

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Overall, remember that a lakefront property is a limited and beautiful resource. Buying a lakefront home is a great way to marry a passion for the outdoors with your home or family life, and as a lakefront homeowner, YOU are responsible for a little part of the Florida environment. Your awareness of pollution, weed control, and the effects of alterations on native wildlife will protect native habitats and species, prevent erosion, and increase the aesthetic beauty of your lakefront home. For the best results in buying a lakefront property, a great realtor familiar with the area can make a huge difference, and the Mike Rance Team is ready to help!

Staying Stocked for Erika: Hurricane Tips


HURRICANE or just a tropical storm? According to experts on Tropical Storm Erika, it is still too early to tell. Although Tropical Storm Erika has lessened its intensity even in the past 24 hours, it has already done some irreversible damage in the Caribbean and as of Thursday August 27th was projected to become a category 1 hurricane by Monday.

hurricaneBe smart and stay safe this weekend when Tropical Storm Erika approaches Florida’s coast and makes its way across the peninsula.

Stay prepared with these helpful tips for enduring Florida hurricanes!

Must-haves: Stock your household with plenty of the essentials.

  • Water: The American Red Cross recommends a gallon per person per day for three days.
  • Food: especially nonperishables such as canned goods.
  • Personal Hygiene Products: toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, etc.
  • Flashlights or Candles: Don’t get stuck in the dark if the power goes out, and don’t forget the batteries if you choose flashlights!
  • First-Aid Kit: prescription medications, bandages, etc. Pre-made kits may be available at your local drug store.
  • Gasoline or Propane: fill your tanks!

Other good ideas:

  • Remove weak tree branches near your home and pick up items from floors to avoid damage to your home in event of high winds, debris, or flooding. (Permanent storm shutters for your windows are a great addition to any Florida home at risk for hurricanes!)
  • Double-check your generator
  • Secure any outdoor furniture or decorations, and if you own a boat, secure a place for it
  • Have a battery charger for your cellphone
  • Have a good book handy at all times!