5 Things to L-O-V-E About Your Home Before Committing

#homeiswheretheheartisYou gaze longingly at the curb appeal and your heart flutters at the open kitchen, but is the home you're considering buying really The One?
There is more to consider than just the price.....

Before you make an offer on an Orlando property, be sure you love these five, hard-to-change traits about your potential new place. (or atleast consider them)

  1. Square Footage ~ Too small and you may quickly outgrow your new space. Too big can mean unnecessary energy bills and money spent furnishing space you never use. Aim for "just right" and consider life events for the next 10 years.
  2. Drive time ~ Be sure your daily commute won't leave you sitting in traffic, rethinking your relationship with your house. Consider driving to work from your potential home a couple times during AM & PM rush hour to know what you're getting into. (I often suggest buyers perform this task as part of their inspection period, after an offer has been accepted)
  3. Walkability ~ Being able to stroll to shops, restaurants, parks and public transportation can really boost your quality of life.  Also consider safety for children who may walk or bike to school. In Downtown Orlando, there are still some streets lacking sidewalks, and sometimes it can be hit or miss from one street to another.
  4. Community ~ Does the neighborhood include features that are critical to your particular lifestyle, like yoga studios, late night takeout options or a safe playground for your kids (or pups)? Check out the City of Orlando site for information on parks, and don't be afraid or to proud to visit the neighborhood on weekends and after hours to get a feel for the neighbors and neighborhood. A typical 10 day inspection associated with a purchase should give you a few opportunities.... you are not stalking a house, you are commiting to a purchase and it's suggested..
  5. Planes, Trains and Automobiles ~ If you travel frequently, consider how close your potential new home is to the airport, main highways or public transportation. Not a fan of planes flying overhead – or the noise of late-night trains passing by? Keep that in mind when scoping out areas as well, and keep in mind train schedules change. 


A lot goes into making that perfect connection with a new home and theory has it, that you know if the home is right for you within the first 30 seconds... Give me a call, and we can talk about finding your Downtown Orlando home.

Brady Pevehouse
 specializing in Downtown Orlando Homes For Sale

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108 Kennison Drive
Orlando, FL 32801
Sold
108 Kennison Drive Orlando, FL 32801
 
$395,000
Subdivision: Lawsona Park
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
1,215
BUILT
1925
SOLD ON
6/18/18
MLS
O5573888
Charming, 2 Bed | 1 Bath home nestled in on a quiet, brick street in the Historical Lake Lawsona District. Built in 1925, this Elegant Bungalow portrays warmth and authenticity. Upon entering the...
701 S Hyer Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
Sold
701 S Hyer Avenue Orlando, FL 32801
 
$537,000
Subdivision: Gwynne Sub
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,756
BUILT
1925
SOLD ON
6/18/18
MLS
O5558278
Beautifully updated, well-maintained piece of downtown Orlando history with views of Lake Davis! This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom one-of-a-kind charmer features gorgeous original hardwood floors, beautiful...
1401 Heron Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
Sold
1401 Heron Drive Orlando, FL 32803
 
$345,000
Subdivision: Audubon Park Tanager Sec
BEDS
3
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,826
BUILT
1957
SOLD ON
6/18/18
MLS
O5705195
Welcome home to this charming mid-century ranch home, located in the desirable & thriving Audubon Park neighborhood of Orlando. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sits on a large lot, with refreshed...
1216 Lark Place
Orlando, FL 32803
1216 Lark Place Orlando, FL 32803
1 of 21
$345,000
Subdivision: Audubon Park
BEDS
3
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,382
BUILT
1956
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
O5713171
Absolutely charming updated Mid-Century beauty in highly sought-after Audubon Park. Impeccably maintained with an open floor plan. Both baths have been updated. The Master bath features a curbless...
1008 Mount Vernon Street #4
Orlando, FL 32803
1008 Mount Vernon Street #4 Orlando, FL 32803
1 of 25
$230,000
Subdivision: Mount Vernon Condo Or 6178 2555
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
858
BUILT
2001
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
O5714721
Follow the red brick road! Located in the very desirable Eola Heights District right near Downtown Orlando, this 2 bed/2 bath fully renovated condo is just waiting for you. Whether you are looking to...
202 E South Street #4041
Orlando, FL 32801
202 E South Street #4041 Orlando, FL 32801
1 of 15
$198,900
Subdivision: Grande Downtown Orlando
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,223
BUILT
2002
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
O5714605
Beautiful pool view condo with luxury upgrades; granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and durable laminate flooring. Master includes large walk-in closet with adjustable shelving. Two...
1418 Illinois Street #A
Orlando, FL 32803
1418 Illinois Street #A Orlando, FL 32803
1 of 14
$459,900
Subdivision: Highland Grove 2Nd Add
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,403
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
O5714304
BRAND NEW TOWNHOUSE MOVE-IN READY! Major price drop currently listed below $200 per Sq foot! This 3 Bed 2.1 Bath modern luxury home is ideally located for access to the Mills-District, a growing...
1418 Illinois Street #B
Orlando, FL 32803
1418 Illinois Street #B Orlando, FL 32803
1 of 15
$359,900
Subdivision: Colonialtown North
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,845
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
O5714388
BRAND NEW TOWNHOUSE MOVE-IN READY! This 3 Bed 2.1 Bath modern luxury home is ideally located for access to the Mills-District, a growing hotspot with great food and easy accessibility to Downtown....
1400 Montana Street
Orlando, FL 32803
1400 Montana Street Orlando, FL 32803
1 of 25
$299,000
Subdivision: Mt Vernon Hgts 1St Add
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
1,190
BUILT
1925
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
O5714974
Built in 1925, this charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow in Colonialtown retains its original charm with all the appurtenances one would expect in a modern-day home. From the second you walk inside...
400 E Colonial Drive #1610
Orlando, FL 32803
400 E Colonial Drive #1610 Orlando, FL 32803
1 of 22
$195,000
Subdivision: Park Lake Towers
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
799
BUILT
1975
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
O5702277
Stunning Lake Eola/Downtown Orlando and pool view from this clean and open 16th floor unit. Experience luxury living in this highly desirable community of Park Lake Towers which offers 24 hour...
636 Hillcrest Street
Orlando, FL 32803
636 Hillcrest Street Orlando, FL 32803
1 of 23
$750,000
Subdivision: Rogue Jessica Place
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,954
BUILT
2013
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
O5715105
WINNER of the prestigious 2013 Fall Parade of Homes Grand Award for Design Specialty, and voted Runner Up for Kitchen of the year by Orlando Life Magazine! The charm of a turn-of the-century...
3052 Plaza Terrace Drive #3052
Orlando, FL 32803
3052 Plaza Terrace Drive #3052 Orlando, FL 32803
1 of 12
$135,000
Subdivision: Audubon Place City Condo
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
663
BUILT
1972
ON SITE
3Days
MLS
O5714919
Beautiful and updated condo in Audubon Place! This 1/1 condo has wood-look tile, granite counter tops, crown moulding and its own laundry room. This property has a covered front porch with room for...

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