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FOR SALE – 7 Bed Vacation Home near Disney World

Pool Photo at 8313 La Isla in Emerald Island Resort

Gorgeous 7 bedroom 5.1/2 bathroom two-story Furnished Vacation home! Nice pool design features with a spacious deck for entertaining with a huge eating area. There are no rear neighbors and it has an amazing conservation view. The home contains 3 Master Bedroom suites, and four additional bedrooms with Jack and Jill bathrooms. See the floor-plan layout photo. The game room is another over-the-top feature of this home with added games and a quad TV monitors. However, what really tips the scale on choosing this home over any other is the super high-end furnishings. There was no expense spared in making the room furnishings classy and elegant. From the beautiful exotic wood-bedposts and dressers, to the fascinating art and decor. Every room feels like you are in 5 star hotel. This home will comfortably sleep 15 guests or more! TONS OF ROOM. Only minutes from Disney. Convenient to the airport, highways, shopping, malls, and other theme parks such as SeaWorld and Universal. You can keep this home as your private residence, vacation home, or choose to use it as an Investment property with nightly rentals here in the #2 Vacation Destination of the USA. There is so much to LOVE about this home! The Emerald Island Resort itself has all the features you would expect to support a high-end property like this. Including 24 hour gate guard for the ultimate in safety and privacy. It doesn’t get any easier than this to own a 7 bedroom home. See more here: Call Michael Today!

2019 Epcot Food and Wine Concert Schedule

Boy to Men at Epcot Food and Wine

General Event Details

  • Where: America Gardens Theatre at World Showcase, Epcot
  • When: Daily from August 29 through November 19, 2019
  • Showtimes – Sundays to Thursdays: 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Showtimes – Fridays and Saturdays: 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM and 9:00 PM

Valid Epcot admission is required. All entertainment and artist appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Our 2019 Schedule

Make a date to catch one or more of our big-name artists live in concert! Check back for schedule updates as additional performers are added.

  • Plain White T’s
    August 29 through 31 

  • Sawyer Brown – NEW!
    September 1 through 2 

  • MercyMe
    September 3 through 4 

  • Grace Kelly – NEW!
    September 5 through 6 

  • Zach Williams – NEW!
    September 7 through 8 

  • Lauren Daigle – NEW!
    September 9 through 10 

  • Jimmie Allen – NEW!
    September 11 through 12 

  • Tiffany
    September 13 through 15 

  • The Allman Betts Band
    September 16 through 17 

  • Everclear
    September 18 through 19 

  • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
    September 20 through 22 

  • Postmodern Jukebox
    September 23 through 24 

  • Blue October
    September 25 through 26 

  • Mark Wills
    September 27 through 29 

  • Sugar Ray
    September 30 through October 2 

  • Taylor Dayne
    October 3 through 4 

  • INDIA – NEW!
    October 5 through 6 

  • 98°
    October 7 through 9 

  • Boyce Avenue – NEW!
    October 10 through 11 

  • Southern Avenue – NEW!
    October 12 through 13 

  • Kenny G
    October 14 through 15 

  • 38 Special
    October 16 through 17 

  • Baha Men
    October 18 through 20 

  • Billy Ocean
    October 21 through 22 

  • Sheila E.
    October 23 through 25 

  • High Valley
    October 26 through 27 

  • Hanson
    October 28 through 30 

  • Sheena Easton
    October 31 through November 1 

  • Kris Allen – NEW!
    November 2 through 3 

  • Boyz II Men
    November 4 through 6 

  • The Hooters
    November 7 through 8 

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    November 9 through 11 

  • TBD
    November 12 through 14 

  • BBMak – NEW!
    November 15 through 16 

  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra – NEW!
    November 17 through 18 

  • DCappella – NEW!
    November 19

FOR SALE – Kissimmee Home on 1/2 Acre Lot

Home for Sale offered by Showplace Realty Inc

Beautiful home with all the features you could want. A refreshing change from the typical Florida home. Also, this is considered is a PRE-CERTIFIED HOME. Just like a pre-certified car, this home has ALREADY been inspected and APPRAISED. This means you can purchase this home knowing that all your concerns have already been met. Buy Smart! Need a home loan? No problem, cause buying at the appraised price will make your loan SO much easier. Home and Termite Inspection: Done. All repairs from the inspection report: Done. The home features a huge Florida room under air. Wow! Talk about roomy. There is a den or study upon entry into the house. The 4th bedroom above the garage can also be used as a private office or studio. Your guests will love it. Lots of flexibility with this home. The AC system is only 3 years old. The roof is two years old. The interior and the exterior have been freshly painted. The kitchen has a new dishwasher and a new microwave. The HOA dues are only $197 per year. PLUS…Boats and RV’s are permitted. Truly…you can’t beat this house for the lot size, which is over a half acre. The features and all the possibilities with this floor plan can be all yours! For its size and the price, this property is your best choice BY FAR! Bottom line….there is nothing to do here but move in and enjoy! Learn more here Contact the Michael today!

Closing Congrats

Thanks to my client for allowing me to find him a great home for his in-laws.
I just met Mark who came to me after a year of having no success with previous realtors.
But really I’m honored to work with such a great guy!

What you should expect from a Title Company

Recently I (we) experienced terrible service from a local title company. I nor my buyer had nothing to do with the sellers choice in using La Rosa Title of Celebration Florida, but as a refresher course, I thought I would educate future home-sellers and remind La Rosa with answers to the question:

What should you expect when working with a title company?

Article by Joanne Cassidy for Samuel Mills, Attorney Counselor at Law

1. Contract Signed by Buyer and Seller

When the contract for purchase and sale has been signed by both buyer and seller, the real estate agent, or one of the parties if no agent is involved, submits the contract and earnest money check to a title company.

2. Title Company Reciept

The title company issues a receipt and sends a copy of the contract and the check to each party. The company will typically include a cover letter showing the name of the closing agent, his contact information and GF number. The GF number (for guaranty file) is used to identify the file and should be used whenever you communicate with the closer. The process of setting up a working file for the transaction is often called “opening title” and is the first step in the title company’s work to close the sale and issue a policy.

3. Closer

The closer communicates with the buyer, seller and lender, requests a survey if one is required, requests tax statements, gathers the required documents, prepares a settlement statement and conducts the closing. The closing is simply the meeting where the transfer and loan documents are signed by each party.

4. Title Insurance Commitment

Soon after the title company opens title, it will conduct a title search and will issue a title insurance commitment that is sent to both buyer and seller. It is extremely important for the buyer to carefully review the title commitment because the commitment will disclose any defects in title. For instance, it will show if there are any easements, deed restrictions or liens on the property and whether there are other people who have an interest in the property. Typically, if the buyer objects to any entry on the commitment, he must state his objection within a certain period of time. If he does not timely object, the defect is waived. It is essential that the buyer act promptly to review the commitment and raise any objections he may have.

5. Closing Documents

Typically, the closing documents, which include the settlement statement, the deed and all loan documents, are not prepared until immediately before the closing. It is very important that you review all closing documents before the closing. Don’t expect to get copies of the documents a week before closing, but do ask to receive them by at least the day before closing.

6. Settlement Statement

Review the settlement statement in detail to be sure you get all the credits you are entitled to. Check the addition. Check to make sure taxes are properly allocated. If you are the buyer, review the deed to make sure your name is correct and the property description is correct. Review the loan documents and all the other closing documents in the same way you would review any contract. Pay attention to the details and be sure you understand what you will be asked to sign.

7. Take Your Time

The closing will typically take place at the title company offices. The closing agent will present one document at a time for signature. If there is anything you do not understand or if any of the documents have changed since you reviewed them, ask for clarification. Take your time. You may even want to schedule your closing for early or mid month because often the end of the month is the busiest for closers.

8. Disbursement

Remember that the title company does not represent the buyer or seller, but rather acts as an escrow agent, holding the earnest money and documents in escrow until it is required to disburse the funds according to the terms of the contract. For instance, under some sale contracts the earnest money will be disbursed to the buyer if (1) buyer terminates the contract at any time during the option period or (2) if the contract is subject to lender financing and the buyer can not get the financing described in the contract or (3) if the contract is dependent on seller making certain repairs and seller fails to do so or (4) if seller otherwise defaults on the contract. The earnest money will be disbursed to the seller if (1) buyer terminates the contract after the option period and the termination is not excused by the terms of the contract or (2) otherwise defaults on the contract. If neither buyer or seller requests disbursement of the earnest money prior to closing, it will be disbursed at closing according to the terms of the contract, usually as a credit to the buyer.

9. Earnest Money Prior to Closing

If either the buyer or seller thinks he is entitled to the earnest money prior to closing, he may send a request for release of the earnest money to the other party. If the other party signs the request, the title company will send the earnest money to the party requesting it. Some contracts, such as the Texas Real Estate Commission contract for the purchase of resale residential property, provide that if the party being asked to sign the release fails to do so, then the requesting party may make a written demand to the escrow agent for release of the earnest money. The escrow agent sends the demand to the other party and if there is no written objection within 15 days of the demand, then the escrow agent may distribute the earnest money to the party making the demand minus the cost of unpaid expenses.

10. Working Out a Compromise

If you and the other party to the contract each think you are entitled to the escrow money, consider working out a compromise. As a practical matter, the title company will not get involved with any dispute over the earnest money. As escrow agent, it is bound by the terms of the contract and will go to great lengths to avoid any potential liability for releasing the escrow money to someone who may not be entitled to it.

Thoroughly Review the Title Commitment

This article suggests only some of the issues to consider when working with a title company. Remember, the title company is a neutral party. You must look out after your own interests. Thoroughly review the title commitment and all closing documents. Get answers to any questions you may have before closing. After closing, when all documents have been signed and funds have been transferred, the deal is done.

Unfortunately, steps 3,4,5,6,7,and 8 were grossly mishandled and even omitted to the detriment of the home seller, the sellers agent, the buyers, the buyers agent, and the buyers lender. In fact, all involved would say La Rosa Title of Celebration Florida has given a black eye to the Orlando area title companies. Interestingly, I have learned that MANY other Central Florida realtors have also experienced the same type of frustration and misery brought about by La Rosa Title of Celebration Florida.


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Another Successful Closing


Congratulations to Tim and Leila on their real estate purchase.

They took advantage of the 1031 Exchange Tax Deferment to obtain another investment property in Florida. If you need assistance buying or selling please contact me. If selling, I would love the opportunity to help you save thousands of dollars in selling costs. If purchasing, we offer incentives and services that will impress the most discerning home shoppers!

Why a 1031 Exchange is the Smart Way to Sell

Lately I’ve been providing assistance to home sellers wanting to prevent paying capitol gains taxes through the 1031 Exchange program. Boy do they love it!

Here’s my questions for you:

Are you going to make a profit when selling your real estate?

Do you want to reinvest in another real estate property using the previous sales profit without paying taxes on your earnings?

If you answered YES to both questions, we should definitely talk!

Tax-deferred exchanges allow investors to defer capital gain taxes as well as facilitate significant portfolio growth and increased return on investment. In order to access the full potential of these benefits, it is crucial to have a comprehensive knowledge of the exchange process and the Section 1031 code. For instance, an accurate understanding of the key term like-kind – often mistakenly thought to mean the same exact types of property – can reveal possibilities that might have been dismissed or overlooked.

Think about it. You’ll be glad you did!

Want to know more? Contact Michael

Closing Congrats

Congrats to  Delilah Caballero and Anthony Velazquez, the proud owners of a home I sold them in Melbourne Florida.

Showplace Realty Inc
1101 Miranda Lane, Suite #131
Kissimmee FL, 34741
Main: 321-624-2222
Mobile: 407-301-4400 (Michael)


Christine and Michael are the most professional and knowledgeable Realtors you could ever wish to work with. Their experience and approachability are a real asset and they know all there is to know about buying and selling to international clients. In my experience of working with them, they will always go the extra mile to ensure a successful and stress free transaction.

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