Neighbors at Bear Gully Pointe Winter Park, FL

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Courtesy Of Prime Realty Professionals of Central Florida LLC

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.



Courtesy Of Prime Realty Professionals of Central Florida LLC
Courtesy Of Prime Realty Professionals of Central Florida LLC
Courtesy Of Prime Realty Professionals of Central Florida LLC
Courtesy Of Prime Realty Professionals of Central Florida LLC

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.



Courtesy Of Fannie Hillman & Associates

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?


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

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
P: 407-629-6330 ext. 255


By: SaJorden Miller/ Mike Rance Realty Team


Located within Orlando’s highly sought after community of Westmoor, rests this alluring single family home. Westmoor’s community is a convenient 20-minute drive to Orlando’s famous attractions, giving you a sense of seclusion from the fast-paced Orlando environment. Westmoor’s subdivision is conveniently located near Rose Park and Florida’s Turnpike, making it easy to access. For those who enjoy an afternoon on the lake, Lake Herrick, and Lake Sherwood is only a short drive away! Young residents within Westmoor’s community have multiple public and private schools to attend, giving parents different options to choose from. The community of Westmoor in Orlando is a great place to put down roots in Central Florida.


Built in 1990, this charming home is listed at $184,900 and features 3 bedrooms, along with 2 bathrooms. Inside, this home has a separate dining room and formal living room, as well as an eat-in kitchen space, bonus room, and private master bathroom. Along with a den, this home also features a split bedroom plan. Outside, this home has an attached patio and private yard with mature landscaping, perfect for any family! Living in Westmoor’s community will feel like home the minute you walk through the door!

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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


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RE/MAX 200 Realty
Mike Rance
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Happy Holidays: A RE/MAX Christmas!

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Christmas was a success here at the Winter Park branch with our Christmas breakfast and white elephant gift exchange, decorating our office Christmas tree, and the annual Christmas dinner at Winter Park Farmers Market featuring office skits, music and dancing, and amazing people!

From our family to yours, REMax and the Mike Rance Team wishes you a very Merry Christmas!

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!

Announcing Our New Website!


If you have not yet explored the new Mike Rance Team website, seen the beautiful new layout, stumbled through pages and pages of the latest and best MLS imported listings, seen our specially-tailored Featured Searches, or gotten started on the hunt for your Central Florida dream home, you are missing out!

The CentralFlorida-Homes website from the Mike Rance Team at Re/MAX 200 Realty of Winter Park is the same ol’ website you know, but with a stellar new layout that is clean and easy to navigate, and some added features that will surely make your home search fast, easy, and informed!

Here is a quick mini-tutorial to highlight some of the new features and navigation of the site to get you acquainted with the experience!

website front page1. THE HOME PAGE. The home page has a new clean and easy layout, featuring scrolling Central Florida images and a quick search bar. Click the “Home” button at any time to return back to this page of the site, or use any of the selections in the navigation bar to get more information fast.

website resources2. DROP DOWN BARS. From the nav bar, many of the selections have drop down lists that appear when you hover your mouse over the text. You can quick link to any of these specific pages – the ones shown here are some great resources for the prospective home buyer! – or click the main text for a general overview.

website drop down search3. THE QUICK SEARCH BAR. With the quick search bar, you can either type your desired search Area, Zip, or Address, OR click inside and this helpful little menu will appear, allowing you to further refine your criteria to the results you most want to see! Click the “More Options” button in the bottom left corner to allow even more criteria to be entered, or use the “Advanced Search” drop down option in the “Property Search” section of the nav bar to open the search form on its own page.

website scroll bar4. THE SCROLLING INFO TAB. So by now you must have noticed that big blue bar at the bottom of the page with the big white arrow, right? That is our scrolling information tab. Just hover over it and bam! You get everything you need including contact phone numbers, the Re/MAX 200 address, and links to all of my social media pages (Follow me!). The scroll tab is actually accessible from every page of our website, giving you the quickest way to reach the Mike Rance Team!

website community info5. COMMUNITY INFORMATION. If you scroll down on the home page, you will see a quick access menu of communities arranged by county – how neat! With original content from Re/MAX 200 and the Mike Rance Team, each page tells you important information such as neighborhoods, public transportation and services, schools, unique features, and more! The “Communities” tab on the nav bar will link you to the full list.

website about mike6. ABOUT MIKE RANCE. A mini-bio, information about Re/MAX 200 Realty, and a list of testimonials from satisfied clients can all be found under the “About” tab in the nav bar. Familiarizing yourself with your realtor and brokerage makes for a more confident home buyer.

website featured searches7. FEATURED SEARCHES. Another awesome drop down from the “Property Search” tab in the nav bar is this Featured Searches page. The Featured Searches page is a great place to start your house hunt, with pre-tailored searches based on popular criteria such as specific cities, new construction, waterfront homes, equestrian properties, and more. Select one of these broad parameters to narrow down your search from the start!

There are many more features on the new site for your utmost convenience. Just a little playing around and you can find some great resources such as a Mike Rance Team-approved list of home, septic, and pest inspectors, a special page where you can see just my listings, helpful articles for both buyers and sellers, the latest of Orlando’s housing market reports, and a link directly to the Mike Rance Team blog!

Don’t hesitate, check out the new amazing website today!


Warm Wishes on Yom Kippur

The Mike Rance Team wishes you an Easy Fast and a Great Feast this Yom Kippur…

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…and a Happy Jewish New Year!

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!