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New Construction Homes

Are you considering buying a new construction custom home?  Maybe your looking to buy a new Spec home?  Here are some things to consider... For many buyers searching for the right home, building a home is a great opportunity to design their dream home and at the same time save money on repairs and having to replace old appliances.  New construction allows you to design your new home from top to bottom....

If You Build It, They Will Come

“If you build it, they will come.” Central Florida built it, and became one of the top tourism destinations of the world. The people came. Orlando grew and the housing market boomed, but in 2007, Real Estate and Tourism lost the wind in their sails. The theme parks, hotels, and other attractions scrambled to keep drawing visitors to the area through discounts and promotions. In a recent article...

Aloft Hotel opens in Downtown Orlando this month

The old OUC building, built in 1967, sat vacant for a few years and avoided demolition when New York-based GDC properties LLC purchased the building. With an $18-million dollar investment, the building is being repurposed as the chic boutique hotel, Aloft. Those that travel Orange Avenue have seen the Aloft construction walls for months. While the exterior remains seemingly unchanged, the interior and the...

Realtors and the Paper-Free Fail

The concept of a paper-free business has been around for several years and really gained traction with the launch of the first iPad in 2010. Why then is the real estate industry is so far behind the curve with paper-free technology? The forms and contracts available to Realtors in Florida are controlled by the Florida Association of Realtors (FAR). The systems for using those forms are created by people...

It’s as easy as A – B – E

ABE?  It is the Automated Back End system at Mainframe Real Estate. ABE was created as part of the paper-free systems at Mainframe. It uses transaction data to organize and automate processes that can otherwise become a burden to a real estate agent. It also reduces liability, by creating checks-and-balances throughout the real estate process.ABE is a program that is constantly in evolution as...

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