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March 30th, 2009 8:51 AM by David W. Welch
Orange County Public Schools are on Easter Break this week. It is nearly perfect weather for it. I believe we are expected to have highs in the eighties with just a slight chance of rain later in the week. We spent some time with some good friends of ours yesterday after church hanging out by the pool. Then we had dinner together last night out at Universal City Walk at the Hard Rock Cafe. It was one of the most relaxing days I have had in a while.
It is back to work for me today though. I have updated information I have to send into the Countrywide short sale department. Make sure if you are working a short sale that you have the most recent two years tax returns, the most recent two months bank statements and pay stubs. Each month as the process progresses get update bank statements and pay stubs, and since April 15 is rapidly approaching don't forget to get the latest tax returns as well. Keep your short sale packages updated. Overall sales in Orlando for March are looking really good. As of this morning nearly 1,200 have already closed. We will almost certainly finish the month over 1,400 and it is only March. It looks like we may have a very active summer if this keeps up. Last June and July were the last times we closed over 1,400 sales in a month, and we are already over the 1,120 closed sales from last March. Inventory is also down 385 from February's 22,168 to 21,783 so is the median price at about $139,500.
Finally, Twitter. I am the first to admit that I don't completely get it, but my pastor David Loveless is doing it to keep people tuned into what he is doing throughout the week at Discovery Church. You can follow him or follow me at Twitter, just search by name. Or you can check out my twitter page at www.davidwelch.com/realtyoptimist.
David Welch, Real Estate Optimist