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What the Heck are Closing Costs?

We’re about to dive deep into closing costs, so buckle up and get ready for some knowledge! Closing costs are a question the Magical Moves team and I receive on a daily basis. What are closing costs? How much can I expect to pay? Who am I paying this money to? All excellent and important questions.

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What its Like Growing Up in Kissimmee, Fl

I did the math, and I’ve moved 11 times in my life. My parents exited the Air Force when I was a kid, and we moved to Kissimmee, Fl when I was 9 years old. I lived there for 13 years, and I proudly proclaim that I’m from Kissimmee. I’ve lived there longer than any…

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Buying a Taylor Morrison Home During Covid Wasn’t Great

I sell homes for a living. I almost exclusively work with Buyers, so I know what to expect at the Builder’s sales center. Looking back on it, I wish things would’ve been different.

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Suburbs of Orlando with the Most Permanent Residents

As we all know, Orlando, FL is a huge vacation destination for many. In fact, 74 million people visited Orlando last year, keeping its place as the top U.S. destination. Orlando is an awesome place to visit for so many reasons, the sunny weather, proximity to beaches, cruise ports, SeaWorld, Universal Studios Orlando, and most…

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Moving to Clermont, Florida: 1 Month Later

Three weeks ago I closed on my new-build home and moved to Clermont from Lake Nona. Could two neighborhoods be more different? Lake Nona is known for its futurism: Think self-driving shuttles, a shipping-container food court, and a 100-court tennis association. Lake Nona is unique beyond all means. The suburb was designed with health and…

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Condo Fees vs. HOA Fees

Condo Fees vs. HOA Fees  “What is the difference between Condominium Fees and Homeowners Association Fees?” is a common question we receive from our buyers, especially those who have maybe never resided in areas that are subjected to such fees. Here is everything you need to know:  In order to provide the absolute best explanation…

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Orlando Local Favorite: Gideon’s Bakehouse

ORLANDO LOCAL FAVORITE: Gideon’s Bakehouse  I am superrrr excited to share today’s local favorite. A place adored by Orlando’s residents and visitors alike-Gideons Bakehouse! Gideon’s Bakehouse is located within an exciting string of small, local businesses at Eastend Market. In their 286 Square Foot bakery, they are serving up probably the BEST cookies and baked…

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Why you Want an As-Is Contract

Why you Want an As-Is Contract

Our main goal at Magical Moves is to help people moving to Orlando, Florida, feel confident they’re making the right choice. Most of our customers are from out of state, so it’s absolutely imperative that we look out for the Buyer’s best interest. In order to have their best interest at heart, we need a…

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Best Places To Rent In Orlando

Where are the Best Places to Rent in Orlando?

Finding the perfect rental can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking remotely or aren’t completely familiar with the suburbs of Orlando. So where is the BEST place to rent? Well, I always say the best place is wherever works best for you and your needs in a home! I personally love scouting for a…

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We don't Have Basements in Florida (Guide to Storing Things)

We don’t Have Basements in Florida (Guide to Storing Things)

Working mostly with out-of-state Buyers, I get asked questions I never previously considered. Since we’ve all grown up differently, we’re accustomed to different ways of living. One of the most usual questions I receive is, “How do we store things without a basement?!”  Full disclosure, I grew up in Kissimmee, about 10 minutes from the…

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Renting with Your Pet 🐾

Renting with Your Pet 🐾

We all know that our pets easily become members of our families, which is why it’s so important  for us to know what renting in Orlando looks like when making the magical move with our special friends. Below are some FAQs on renting with pets.  Is there a restriction on what type of pet is…

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Rentals with Disney Firework Views

Rentals with Disney Firework Views

Places to Rent with Disney Firework Views Whether you’re buying or renting in Orlando, the ultimate dream is to have the magic of Walt Disney World right in your backyard-and that dream can be a total reality! We’ve listed all neighborhoods here in Orlando where you can get a great view of those Disney Fireworks….

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Orlando: Toll Road City, USA

Orlando: Toll Road City, USA

If you’ve ever vacationed in Orlando, and I’m guessing you have because you found this article, you know our highway infrastructure is a little bit different than most cities.  Orlando is different from other cities because we have two cities in one: Orlando & Disney (Disney is definitely its own city: they have their own…

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Local Favorite: Canvas Restaurant & Market

Local Favorite: Canvas Restaurant & Market

Canvas Restaurant and Market, the place I have deemed my favorite place for Sunday brunch and weeknight dinners. Once you pay them a visit, I’m sure it will be yours too. The restaurant is nestled in a beautiful Lake Nona neighborhood, Laureate Park. When you enter through their massive, bright yellow double doors, you are…

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Hurricanes In Florida

Hurricanes

Hurricanes in Florida: What to Expect & How to Prepare One of the top concerns for future Floridians is hurricane season, especially if you’ve never experienced one first-hand! We’re here to break down everything you need to know. The most important thing to remember when you’re expecting a hurricane is preparation not panic. As a…

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How We Show Homes

How We Show Homes

Let’s go see some homes!  Exploring different homes and discovering all of your options is one of the most exciting parts of the home buying process. You’ve created a list of your ideal floor plans, your dream kitchen, and in your mind you already know the exact vibe you’re looking to create in your future…

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How to Sell & Buy a home at the same time

How to Sell & Buy a home at the same time

“How do we sell our current home and use the proceeds on our new home?” is a question I get quite often. It’s a tricky one, since there are so many moving parts. Luckily, we at the Magical Moves Team work mostly with buyers from around the country, so helping you plan the tricky stuff…

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Orlando Florida Renter's Requirements

Homeowners Associations: The Good and the Bad

Homes in Florida might be a little bit different than in other parts of the country. Orlando Is a relatively new city, with the large majority of  homes built within the last 40-50 years. Because our homes are newer, developers choose to build homes in Planned Unit Developments. Also known as PUD’s, these communities allow…

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Windermere

Getting your offer accepted

Buying a home is no small feat.  It takes months of searching, scheduling and compromising to even find “the one”.  But how do you make sure you are the one who ends up with your dream home in the end? It’s one of the toughest topics that buyers and their real estate agents have to…

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Orlando Florida Renter's Requirements

Florida Homes are Different

My business is made up of 99% Buyers – I love working with buyers because showing homes is always fun, and I think Realtors add more value to Buyers rather than with Sellers. When I work with Buyers, I get to flex my knowledge of the area and dig deep with the questions I ask…

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Walt Disney World Castle

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