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Sept. 20, 2020

Orlando History

We love History! And if you're like us, you'll love this segment on Orlando - The City Beautiful.


June 25, 2020

Home Maintenance Contractors in Lake Nona

Almost daily, social media feeds show a need for the best Home Maintenance and Repair Contractors in Lake Nona.

We're compiling a list of contractors to build a database of all the great contractors in Lake Nona.

How to qualify?

  1. Send us your Company Name, Website, and Facebook/Instagram Page
  2. Provide 3 Testimonials within the last 6 months
  3. Send us a short "About You" and what makes your company unique

Please respond below or email us at Info@NonaHomeGuide.com with "Lake Nona Contractor" in the subject line.

May 2, 2020

Best Power Tools for DIYers

Now more than ever, DIY projects are everywhere you look. It seems like everyone is trying to be productive with the little extra free time on their hands, and hardware stores still have lines out the door. If you are just getting into the DIY world and are realizing some of the basic hand tools just aren’t cutting it anymore, it may be time to invest in some smaller power tools that work best for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. 


nona home guide diy1. 10” Sliding Miter Saw

With this tool, you can cut baseboards, frame out a door, and even more. Getting the saw with the slide allows you to cut more significant pieces.




diy nona home guide2. Nail Gun

While a hammer and nail approach can work for most DIY projects, you will save yourself time and energy when you invest in a nail gun and air compressor. If you are into reupholstering, you may also want to consider a staple gun.



nona home guide diy3. Rotary Sander

If you plan to strip any word surface, invest in a rotary sander. There are plenty of models available under $50 that will save you more time than you could have imagined. 


If you love making or updating wood furniture, a jigsaw may be a great addition to your tool bag.The jigsaw allows for cutting various shapes and detailed cutting.





The cordless drill should be one of your very first DIY tool purchases. You can use the drill for just about everything, from hanging shelves to drilling holes. 





If you need a fast and efficient way to make straight and bevel cuts, you will want to add the circular saw to your list of tools. They can be used by hand or mounted.




Is DIY not for you? We can also point you in the right direction for contractors that can do the job. 



Posted in DIY
May 1, 2020

Home Loan or a Mortgage

Sophia Rogers Lake Nona

Did you know that a home loan and mortgage aren’t the same thing? Though often used as interchangeable terms, the two actually work together to finance a home. Many first-time buyers are unaware of this before entering the process. Knowing the difference ahead of time can help you to have a better understanding of the home buying process.


A home loan is the actual money that is taken out to buy a new home. Home loans typically are only used for residential properties and can be received through a financing company. There are different types of home loans and they can have either an adjustable or fixed interest rate.


A mortgage is all about legality. It is the legal documents that you sign that indicates how you will repay that home loan. A mortgage is a legal verification of your obligation to pay back your home loan in full to your lender. Your new home is the collateral and can therefore be repossessed by your lender when payments are not made. Because of this, a mortgage will always mean the same thing. While that is the case for mortgages, there are several different types of home loans. Here are those types:



Conforming loans will either be lower than or equal to the loan limit set. These loans conform to the basic standards of Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae. 



Jumbo loans are usually only used to purchase high end real estate and exceed basic loan limits. These loans do not conform the basic standards.



Backed by the federal government, the guidelines for these loans are often quite strict. They can be harder to obtain but usually have lower interest rates.



Backed by mortgage companies, conventional loans are what most think of when they hear about home loans. These loans usually have higher interest rates to make up for the risk taken by lenders.


For more information, give us a call and we'll put you in touch with our preferred lending partners. 



Posted in Home Loan Info
March 27, 2020

Solar Powered Home near Lake Nona

This is one you don't want to miss!

Located in the EXCLUSIVE GATED section of Storey Park, this ENERGY EFFICIENT home with SOLAR PANELS comes complete with radiant barrier roof sheathing, double pane low-e windows and a hybrid water heater.


No longer offered by the builder, take advantage of this MOVE IN READY home and make it yours! This light and bright open floorplan offers 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a detached 2 car garage and paver COURTYARD.


As you enter the home, you are greeted with a large front porch, perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Low maintenance landscaping and mature trees offer you beautiful curb appeal. Inside just passed the foyer, you’ll find the DINING ROOM is currently used as library, making for an impressive FLEX SPACE. The Kitchen is accessible from the Dining Room making for lots of room to easily entertain. The kitchen boasts a large GRANITE island, 42” upper cabinets, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, glass tile backsplash, pendant lighting and overlooks another dining area adjacent to the living room. The upstairs master suite offers more natural light, granite countertops, comfort height cabinets, a large walk-in shower with garden tub and double sinks. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are just down the hall past the upstairs TECH AREA.


Living in Storey Park you’ll enjoy lots of amenities such as a resort style pool with lap lanes and zero entry for the little ones, a jacuzzi, cabanas, and onsite food service. Tennis courts, a 24 hour 1400sf fitness center, clubhouse, playgrounds, dog park, and plenty of natural walking trails make for a community filled with things to do. Zoned for A-rated schools. HOA includes high speed internet and cable. Located conveniently off of Dowden and 417; connectivity to 528 makes any route to work a breeze. Lake Nona Town Center and Lake Nona’s Medical City are just minutes away. 


Call us today for a Virtual Tour! 407-676-4377


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Feb. 23, 2020

Curious About Local Real Estate?

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Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

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You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.

We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Reports