Selling Poinciana One Property at a Time.: Looking For A Lakefront Home In Central Florida?

Looking For A Lakefront Home In Central Florida?

You is HARD to find good lakefront homes for sale in Orlando Florida. I've been searching for several days now for relatively new homes with lakefront and a pool. It also must have a dock for a boat and be a good lake for skiing.

My search encompassed Orange, Osceola and Polk counties for lakefront houses with at least 3,000 sq ft, 4 bedrooms up to $750,000. I figured there would be more than 2 that were suitable to my Buyer!!

Here are some interesting facts on lakes in Florida.

  • There are an estimated 7,800 lakes in Florida that are greater than 1 acre in surface area. Of these, 35 percent are located in just four counties: Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Polk.
  • Larger retention ponds sometimes are used by residents for boating and fishing and are considered by some to be lakes. (Not by me!)
  • The classification of some water bodies as lakes is highly subjective. What one individual considers a “lake” another might consider a “pond.” Generally, any water-filled depression or group of depressions in the land surface could be considered a lake.
  • Many lakes in Florida were formed by sinkhole activity and thus are called sinkhole lakes.
  • Most Florida lakes are seepage lakes—nearly 70 percent of the lakes in Florida have no surface water streams flowing into or out of them.

So....if you are looking to purchase or sell a Lakefront Home in Central Florida you best give me a call. If not you could end up with one of these.

Golk course pond

  Retention pond

                    Golf Course Pond                                                       Retention Pond

Instead of this......................

Fishing and skiing lake

Fishing and skiing lake

Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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Comment balloon 11 commentsBryant Tutas • August 24 2009 03:58PM


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Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Bryant -  What interesting facts.  When I moved to FL from Connecticut I was shocked at what is called a lake down here!  More like ponds to me... or puddles!

Posted by Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!" (Rulnick Realty, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Yep there is a big difference between some of those things people call lakes and a true "ski lake".  A lot of them just look like holes in the ground until we get a good rain.

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

I have been searching for a lakefront property as well but in slightly lower price range- I have a few suggestions.



Posted by Allison Stewart, St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904 (St.Cloud Homes ) almost 10 years ago

LOL Hun...

I told you it was a post waiting to happen :)

Did you forget about the cement pool pond lake? :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Funny.  There's a community in Bowie that was built on swamp land.  Most of the basements that are dry have 2 or 3 sump pumps.  It took 2 years for the country to approve the first building permits.  Eventually, because of continuing wet basements, the county installed a sediment control retention pond on the edge of the property.  The drainage was so intense, the "pond" eventually took over about 4 acres. 

Some agents who list properties in that community will occassionally advertise that the community has a "lake". 

Sometimes you just have to laugh.


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Hmmm, would I venture to summize a shift in niches beginning to form? Or am I reading too much into your post:) Need to talk too.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) almost 10 years ago

BB - Kat here thinks that anything big enough to hold one of your gators is big enough!  (she hates 'em, if you couldn't tell).  I like the ones at least big enough to make Mr. Bass get nice and big.  Thanks!  John

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) almost 10 years ago


Found this one interesting and amusing. Btw, all of those would probably be consider lakes in my neck-of-the-woods. Developers create small "ponds" and build around them, and yes what call lakes, I'm sure others would laugh at.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) almost 10 years ago

Bryant, as the inventory continues to decline, some buyers with specific criteria need to be prepared to either wait, compromise or build, as it's not quite the Wal-Mart of homes that some perceive.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 10 years ago

Amazing how "desirable" those pond/drainage ditch homes were a few years ago. Yep, definitely worth the "water front premium!"

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 9 years ago

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