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Which area is good for family with kid in Orlando.. ?

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Dave,  I agree the South Winter Garden area might be great area because of the "Horizons West" which will be built over the next decade.  Take a drive through a few of those communities around dusk  and you will see many are ghost towns.   Some of them were heavily speculated and have some of the highest % of Lis filings anywhere in Orlando ( aside from poinciana and vista lakes ).  FYI The city of Orlando has a complete proposed zoning map of the horizons west area.  After rubbing my crystal ball  I am going to guess that within 3-5 years ( depending on speed of growth)  that  Horizons West will be rezoned away from Winter Garden to become it's own city/ township.

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Which area is good for family with kid in Orlando.. ?

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Lake Nona will be up an coming for years to come.  It's a nice area but there just isnt alot there.  Hunters Creek went through the same growing pains years ago  and has finally become a place that you dont have to leave whenever you want to go shopping etc. I have lived in all 3 areas. I lived in  Lake Nona  ( North Shore at Lake Hart) to be exact  and I prefer Windermere MUCH more. Windermere has much more entertainment close by. Disney, Attractions area is close by, and Traffic is SOOO much better on the west side.  Lake Mary is nice but the traffic on i-4 is too much for me. It's 40 minutes to the beach but also 40 minutes down to the attractions area. Seminole County does have some of the best schools in central Florida. I'm not knocking Lake Nona  because it is a nice area. but I have concern with the schools and hospitals coming  how it will change the area with the dynamic of people that move to the area.  Also if you are considering moving to Lake Nona  I would suggest that you drive downtown one morning during rush hour prior to signing on the house. It will take you 30 plus minutes any route you choose. For the price range you are looking  I would go with Lake Nona or Windermere.  Both have great schools just depends on preference. FYI... You will probably get a bit more house for your money in Lake Nona.

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Off Topic-- ACLU vs a Small Town

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ok  so after further reading it seems that the ACLU does not recieve any funds from the govt from what I can find.   so I will admit I was being wrongly biased.  But that being said I cant agree with an organization who's purpose is to be sure that people who show ill intent towards this country be treated farily and with dignity even though these same people would gladly drive more planes into US buildings given the chance.    I also cant side with an organization who opposes the identification/ registration of    s e x offenders.There are a chosen few stances that the ACLU has taken that I actually do agree with but not many.  then again the majority of the organization is made up of  liberals..... is that a suprise. LOL

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Off Topic-- ACLU vs a Small Town

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BMF  are you going to tell me the ACLU does not recieve any money from the govt in the form of grants?  nor is  the ACLU an agency who's primary function is legislative lobbying?

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Off Topic-- ACLU vs a Small Town

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The ACLU is much like the unions and should be just about wiped off the map.  Both served their purpose at on point in time  but now are more of a nusance than anything else. Historically regardless of how well intentioned an organization may have been founded it inevitably becomes diluted by policy and procedure which requires business minded individuals to run it. At what point do "we the people"  stop  allowing the govt. to form organizations funded by the people to make sure that everyone gets a fair shake no matter how miniscule the issue?  We have allowed govt to step in and create an organization whenever they feel like it.  In theory  this is the way it should be  but when you have crooked govt officials and lobbists  who will create a need  in order to collect a salary  the "for the good of the people" position ceases to exist in the equation.   

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When a home is in short sale, can the owner remove the appliances in Florida?

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if you have already signed a contract with a buyer then you must uphold the contract ( the items that convey) Commonly by default in a FARBAR  the dishwasher and stove convey but the Fridge, Washer and dryer do not. FYI if left blank  your window converings, installed shelving, and light fixtures convey by default.   If you have not signed a contract then I would bet the answer to your question is yes. However,  It might get sketchy if you purchased the appliances with the home ..i.e. from the builder and had them rolled into the financing.   but I really cant see any bank going after you IMO I would consult a RE attorny to discuss the terms if your appliances are really worth it to you.

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Home Value in Florida

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actually John,  youre not even close. http://www.orlandosentinel2.com/data/crime/browse/neighborhood2.phpbut will agree the semoran area seems to have more than it's share of problems.

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