My Home Planet - An ORLANDO LIFESTYLE Blog

How to Undo Someone Else’s Redo

Congratulations, you have purchased your new-to-you, mid-century modern, home!  But there’s a problem. Over the course of the past 50 years, people have fiddled with, and “updated” some elements of the home and you, in all of your infinite design wisdom, cannot stand these abominations that were touted in the listing as being “new” and […]

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Understanding the Intended Use and Intended User of an Appraisal Report

While the intention of an appraisal report is to clearly and concisely outline the support for an estimate of fair market value, very few appraisal reports are actually easy to read and understand.  This is usually because an appraisal report is written to meet the very specific needs of a particular Intended User for a […]

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4 Tips to Decorating Your Mid Century Modern Space on a Budget

We have had some really big events and opportunities over at Metropolis Real Estate Solutions lately. We are beyond excited to have opened our brick and mortar office at 610 Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32803. The location is absolutely ideal for us! It is located on the borders of some of our favorite mid century neighborhoods: Audubon Park, Colonial Town, the […]

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What Is the Appraiser Looking For When Performing the Inspection?

There is a lot of anxiety generated when you know that the appraiser is coming. Often times, we are scheduled in the early part of the week when the homeowners have had the weekend to “spruce” things up. Sometimes we are even asked, “what can I do to improve the value?” Ultimately, the market dictates […]

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What Constitutes Living Area?

I am often asked to clarify this by both homeowners and sales agents alike. Understanding what is and isn’t living area can be key in determining the fair market value of a property and should be especially accurate if an agent is using the oversimplified “price per square foot” method of estimating value.    

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May is National Foster Care Month

One of the benefits to having lived in Central Florida for my whole life is that I still have the blessing of being friends with my childhood friends. My best buddies in High School are still some of my favorite regular partners in crime and we all still live in the Central Orlando area. One […]

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You Got the Chops?

  I am often asked if we are training appraisers. While we have done it in the past, we are not currently. As a result of the market crash in the late 2000’s, restrictions have been placed and per Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, a Registered Trainee Appraiser must work under DIRECT supervision of their supervisor […]

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The Psychology of Real Estate

What makes a house “sellable” or “unsellable” ? What makes some buyers swoon and makes others turn and run? We’ll tell you, and it may not be what you think. We’ve all heard the phrase “location, location, location” and to a large degree, it is location that is the prime factor in how buyers make decisions. […]

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It’s All About the Get

I thank the gods of reproduction every day that my kids are dorks. In a rare moment not spent in front of a computer or gaming system, my husband took them to an outdoor sporting shop and snapped this pic of them several years ago. Here, they are pretending to be bad asses but they are […]

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Bringing Modern Back to Mid-Century Pt-4: The Big REVEAL

We are so proud of this project and have actually had a few showings before even being able to list it as the interest has been high. Noteworthy updates include a dramatic addition of new and expanded storage space, updated plumbing and electrical components, a remodeled kitchen and bathrooms to include converting the original half bath […]

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Adam Judd

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Megan Judd

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