Stirling Sotheby's International Realty is Leading Revival of Luxury Home Sales at Bella Collina

ORLANDO – Bella Collina, the exclusive ultra-luxury community that started development overlooking Lake Apopka in Monteverde just before the housing market collapsed, is experiencing a revival.

Part of the reason is bargain pricing — golf course home sites that were priced from $490,000 to $935,000 at the height of the real estate boom are now selling for under $50,000.

Just two months ago, the LR team at Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty announced an international marketing campaign to spur sales in the luxury neighborhood.

Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner at Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty in Orlando, said through May of this year two luxury homes have sold at Bella Collina and six luxury home sales are currently pending. Twelve luxury homes are currently listed for sale at Bella Collina with the average list price of $3.3 million.

“Home sites at Bella Collina are a bargain right now,” said Dan Natoli, a partner with the LR Team. “Golfside home sites on the market right now are priced from $2,900 to $80,000 and they were originally priced from $490,000 to $935,000,” he said.

Luxury homes for sale at Bella Collina today range in price from $900,000 to $7.9 million. However, Natoli foresees new homes priced in the $400-500,000 range in some neighborhoods in the coming year.  Those prices will be driven by very affordable lot pries and new consumer buying trends.

Stirling Sotheby’s LR Team, Natoli, Carolyn Burgiel, and Darren Iozia of the firm’s Windermere/Dr. Phillips office, said that buyer interest is growing everyday.

“Buyer interest at Bella Collina has been extremely strong in 2010, the strongest we have seen in three years,” Burgiel said. "We’re talking with traveling professionals, couples downsizing, pre-retireds and professionals from the Orlando area looking for a high-quality lifestyle and attractive pricing,”

 

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