Dana Vander Meer, REALTORĀ® - BLOG

The Season of Thanks

I am eternally grateful for all of my clients this time of year and always.
Posted by Dana Vander Meer on November 22, 2022 in  uncategorized
While I am thankful year round for all the blessings in my life it’s that time of year to really remember what all we have to be thankful for.   With the real estate market getting more and more saturated with agents the greatest form of success is my client’s referral. It has been such a blessing to have over 90% of my business in 2022 based on client referrals. I cannot express my gratitude enough to each of you who tagged me on a Facebook thread, gave someone my card or shared my contact with so... read more

How to Enjoy the Holiday Season with a Listed Home

Everyone deserves to relax, get away and spend time with those they love this Season.
Posted by Dana Vander Meer on November 17, 2022 in  uncategorized
With the chaos of the holidays it can be daunting to figure out how to navigate your schedule & traditions while your house is on the market. Whether it’s long term travel, quick trips or house guests it can seem difficult to manage while trying to get your home sold.If you’re planning on traveling long term while your house in Central Florida is on the market I would suggest packing ahead… the house that is. While the market is easing certain deals can still move FAST.  If you’re ... read more

Housing Market Confidence: What's Happening Now

We are looking at a buyer's confidence issue, not a market issue.
Posted by Dana Vander Meer on October 27, 2022 in  uncategorized
What's the current status with the market in Clermont, FL and greater Central Florida? THE MARKET IS STABLE.  Yes, you read that right. Despite news media and whispers of a crash our housing market in Central Florida is currently stable. It's consumer confidence causing the stand still and uneasiness in today's housing market. What is CONSUMER CONFIDENCE? Consumer Confidence "is how consumers view the overall economy, business conditions, and labor market presently and over the next six mon... read more

Flood Insurance 101 - Florida Real Estate

Have questions about flooding in Central Florida, let's break it down.
Posted by Dana Vander Meer on September 29, 2022 in  Flood Insurance  Flood Zones  Flooding  Florida  Homeowners Insurance  Homeownership  Hurricane
With the anxiety and uncertainty of hurricane season always comes the question of flood zones and flood insurance when buying a home in Central Florida. From Clermont, FL you can get to beaches on the east or west coast of Florida within a hour and a half to two and half hour drive. The closest beach, being Clearwater Beach, is 75.35 miles away. While this may be a decent trip for a family outing it's not a far stretch of land for a hurricane or tropical storm to cause a bit of chaos for those of us in the cen... read more

Fall May be Close, But It's Not Quite Cooling Down

What you need to know when buying a home and HVAC systems.
Posted by Dana Vander Meer on August 31, 2022 in  Air Conditioning  Florida  Florida Homes  Home Buying  Home Buying Process  Homeowner  Homeownership
Whether you’re local or moving to Central Florida from another city or state there is no arguing that the Spring and Summer temps are BRUTAL (especially to some of our elder Northern transplants). Air conditioning is a MUST and it’s important to know what to ask and look for when you’re buying a new home in any part of Florida in regards to HVAC units. No one wants to be stuck in the heat without Air Conditioning OR have to move in and replace a whole unit. How Old Is the System? The average HVA... read more