Orlando area residential real estate specialists, covering Orlando, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Lake Mary, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Winter Park, Casselberry, Geneva, Chuluota, Sanford, Apopka, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Lake Nona.

We want to wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.  We hope 2015 will be the year that you achieve significant landmarks in your life.  May you reap the full benefit of the optimism and momentum that comes with the beginning of a new year to fuel your drive towards all your chosen goals.

The Yao Team is preparing for a great year ahead in the real estate market.  We expect 2015 to be a year marked by a return to normalcy and balance.  We’ve been watching the various market forces interact with one another throughout 2014.  The housing supply and demand should balance each other out sometime in 2015 (see the Three-year History-Inventory chart below).

In a stable and balanced market without high appreciation potential, we expect investors will be a small segment of the market.  Although, foreign buyers who worry about currency fluctuation or restrictions in their own countries still may want to invest in the more stable U.S. to preserve capital and they may still play a significant part in our market here.  Otherwise, the majority of the market activity will be homeowner purchases. Generation Y buyers may start to overtake Generation X buyers as the largest group of homebuyers in 2015.  Baby Boomers may start to downsize this year.  We are already seeing a lot of first time homebuyers as well as lateral movers (selling a home and moving to another larger/smaller home).

Generally speaking, both buyers and sellers will be evenly leveraged.   Sellers will be competing with others sellers on the price, quality, and desirability of their homes for sale.  Buyers may not have more choices of homes per se (the inventory level may have reached a peak), but consistent influx of new listings gives the sense that “another home will come on the market soon”.

Speaking of homes coming on the market, now that we are in January, there is another interesting phenomenon on new listings I dubbed the “January Effect”.  Take a look at the chart below.  You can see there is a spike of new listings hitting the market in January from the low in December, year after year.  We will be seeing this again this coming month.

Okay, I will stop here.  As always, contact us if you have any real estate related questions.  Each real estate situation is unique and we enjoy providing consultation with customized analysis and personalized plan.  We look forward to chatting with you in 2015!

Yien & The Yao Team



*Finding Your Next Home or Next Investment*

Take advantage of a professional buyer consultation. The Home finding process is not just a database search. Nothing replaces the value of working with an experienced buyer representative. Have a conversation about what you want, and we will work together and guide you towards your dream home.


*Selling a Home*

To maximize your chance for selling and at the top possible price, you truly need an exceptional team that has the means and systems to give your home the maximum exposure, a seasoned negotiator that has the skills to represent your interest, and an experienced guide to navigate pass the many pitfalls of a real estate transaction. If you are thinking about selling your home, please give The Yao Team the opportunity to show you how it does pay to hire a specialist.

The Market is Always Changing!
Market Trend Knowledge is Paramount!

In the last 13 years, Orlando’s real estate market went through an unprecedented upheaval, on a scale much more exaggerated than what the nation experienced as a whole. In early 2000’s, Orlando enjoyed aggressive home price appreciation. This attracted investors & speculators from around the country & even internationally.  This in turn drove the demand to a fevered peak up until early-mid 2005.  We now understand this was driven by unsustainable lending of easy money. The market started turning in late 2005 and spent 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 in decline. In 2011 the market found “saw-tooth bottom”, driven by a different kind of investor demand.  Home prices are have been rebounding since 2012.  We will discuss the current market condition with you in depth.  You need the up-to-date market information to help you make the right decisions.



To sell a home in a shifting market, you must market your home expertly & price your home competitively. Your home must be staged & show-ready in order to capture the buyers that do come through your home. To maximize your chance for selling and at the top possible price, you truly need an exceptional team. We have the means and systems to give your home the maximum exposure. We are seasoned negotiators that have the skills to represent your interests and help you navigate pass the many pitfalls of a real estate transaction. If you are thinking about selling your home, please give The Yao Team the opportunity to show you how it does pay to hire a specialist.  

We Can Make the Difference
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make. A professional who is understanding and dedicated to your needs is an invaluable partner in achieving your goals. As full-time agents, we are  committed to helping you through the entire process, making your real estate transaction a positive and rewarding experience.

  • Your best interests are our top priority.
  • Our focus is on giving you personal attention and the best service.
  • We know the local neighborhoods, schools, market conditions and more.
  • We will make your transaction as smooth as possible.


Get the advice you deserve
The Internet is a great place to find information. But it can't give you the in depth local knowledge and personal service of a local real estate agent. The challenges are getting more complex every day.   Finding the right home for the buyer or bringing the right buyer for the seller is only half the process.  Managing the whole transaction from the skillful negotiation of a contract to finally bringing it to a successful closing takes a full blend of contractual knowledge, transactional experience, patience, diligence, and creativity. You need a professional that is on top of the market who will protect your interests and guide you through the transaction step by step.

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