Kara has a passion for people and family which has driven her to become an expert in the local neighborhoods, schools and amenities. In addition to her experience owning and managing beach vacation rentals, Kara has successfully identified, renovated and sold investment properties both in Canada and Central Florida. She is dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for both buyers and sellers seeking sound real estate advice in the Central Florida area. Her goal as a real estate professional is to always bring enthusiasm, integrity, and diligence to every negotiation to provide her clients with successful real estate experience. Kara, a graduate of the University of Ottawa in Canada, spent 11 years pursuing a career as an elementary educator. During her career as an educator Kara learned the value of patience, listening, communication and professional development. Since 2012, Kara has embraced the community by taking leadership roles in local associations and the PTA. Kara is an active member of the Orlando Regional Realtors Association. Kara's children attend Seminole County Public Schools and are involved in many local community activities and organizations
Elegance exudes in this updated golf front Dave Brewer custom home. The home is perfectly sited on over an acre on a quiet cul-de-sac in the guard gated Alaqua golf community. A dramatic entrance will have your guests in awe with a circular driveway and an impressive porte-cochere. This immaculate home is perfect for multi-generational family living and entertaining with over 7600 square feet of flexible living space that includes two potential in-law/additional living spaces. Upon entering the home, your eyes are drawn to the beautiful panoramic pool and golf course views. In the center of the home, the kitchen is a chef's dream featuring top of the line appliances, gas stove-top, working island and exotic granite. The kitchen opens naturally to the family gathering areas featuring exposed wood beamed high ceilings and magnificent views of the beautifully landscaped grounds. The spacious master suite features a fireplace, high ceilings, and a luxurious spa-style bathroom complete with stand alone soaker bathtub. The guest beds and baths are located off of the family room area and an adjacent large main floor bonus room with two en-suite bedrooms can be closed off to create a separate guest/in-law suite. The 2nd level features a huge bonus/flex living area with full kitchen, bathroom and balcony. Enjoy FL living by the resort style pool and spa with plenty of covered lanai space, outdoor gas fire pit and cabana featuring a summer kitchen and bar area. Reminiscent of a fine hotel, this home is a must see!
New Price! BOM due to buyer finances! One of the newest homes in Heathrow's Coventry Community. This tastefully designed home has over 3200 square feet of living mostly on the first level with a second floor bonus room and bathroom. Potential buyers will appreciate the privacy that this home is afforded, it is located on the quiet end of the street with tons of privacy landscaping. Enjoy beautiful views of mature trees from screened lanai behind the home. Upon entering the home there is a office/den to the left that can be closed off with double French doors. There is a formal dining that features tray ceilings with easy access to the kitchen. There is a large great room at the back of the home that is open to the kitchen. The large kitchen features a large center island with granite counter tops, dark espresso 42" upper cabinets with built in refrigerator, stainless steel gas stove, dishwasher, microwave and oven. There is a large eat in nook in addition to the breakfast bar for casual bites. Coventry is a natural gas community. The split bedroom floor plan allows everyone privacy with the master at the rear right of the home and the 3 secondary bedrooms along the left side of the home. The 2nd and 3rd bedroom share a Jack and Jill bath and the 4th bedroom has access to the back bathroom. The back bathroom has access to the outdoor lanai. Enjoy all of Heathrowâ€™s amenities including two playgrounds , basketball courts, soccer fields, pavilion, a club house and much more. A rated schools!
Welcome to guard-gated Magnolia Plantation. Stunning water, golf course and conservation views greet you as you enter this beautiful home sited on a quiet street. Enjoy privacy rarely found on the backyard pool lanai or on the 2nd story screen-enclosed balcony! Gleaming solid wood floors flow through the entire main floor and second story. This home offers flexible living space and includes formal living room and dining rooms, kitchen, family room, 5 true bedrooms as well as a huge bonus room with its own full bath. The kitchen space is an entertainer's dream with a large center island perfect for food preparation or gathering around with friends and family. Stainless-steel appliances, a breakfast nook, tons of cabinet space and a built-in desk make this kitchen ideal for all needs. The kitchen is open to the family room which features soaring two-story ceilings and ample room for gathering. The main floor master retreat features double his and her walk-in closets and beautiful views of the pool and lake. The master bathroom has space to spare and includes dual vanities, a garden tub and a walk in shower. Residents of Magnolia Plantation enjoy use of tennis courts, a playground and a 24 hour guard gate with security patrols. The community enjoys Seminole County's "A" rated schools and proximity to several shops and restaurants as well as easy access to the I4, 417 and 429. Located between the theme parks and ocean, Lake Mary has something for everyone!
Unpack and relax in this turn key home, located on an over-sized corner lot in the sought after community of Manderley. No expense has be spared by the owner while updating this home. The new owners will be the first to enjoy the newly resurfaced wet edge pebble tech, 12x37 foot in-ground pool. Newer roof (2012), AC and Hot Water Tank updated by current owner. The pool has stacked stone detail, 2 waterfalls and fiber optic lights for those late nights out by the pool. The formal living and dining room has vaulted ceilings, a two sided wood-burning fireplace and plenty of space to entertain. Custom plantation shutters finish off every room and add to the charm of this home. The kitchen is open to the family room and located at the back of the home. Enjoy an abundance of natural light, lush greenery and pool views from the family room. The kitchen has been updated with light maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a tile mosaic backsplash. The split floor plan has the master bedroom at the back right of the home and the 2 guest bedrooms together at the front right. The master bedroom has high ceilings, access to the lanai, large walk in closet and an ensuite bathroom. The master bath has dual vanities, granite counter tops, a walk-in shower as well as a garden soaker tub. The pool area has a screen enclosure to add to your comfort. Manderley is centrally located to shops, groceries and restaurants. Residents enjoy Seminole County's A rated schools. Close to I-4 and 417
Seller entertaining all offers! Guard Gated Heathrow Golf Community-New Roof 2015 - 3 Car Garage- Sited on a maturely landscaped corner lot on a cul de sac and only a short walk to the park, this beautifully remodeled home is a must see! Soaring ceilings greet you when you enter this former model home and continue from the formal living/dining area into the kitchen and great room. This floor plan offers plenty of space for entertaining friends and family. The kitchen has been masterfully updated with Cambria quartz counters, a travertine backsplash and GE stainless appliances. Your eye is drawn out the many windows toward the pool area which features ample covered and screened in lanai space as well as lush landscaping. The bedrooms are split plan with the master and one additional bedroom on the right hand side of the home as well as two additional bedrooms on the left hand side of the home. The full guest bath and laundry room have been tastefully appointed with updated flooring, Cambria quartz counter tops and gleaming finishes. There is an open loft bonus room located on the 2nd level. The loft has a closet and there is potential to create a 5th bedroom. The pool area has a half bath for the convenience of owners and their guests. Enjoy all of Heathrowâ€™s amenities including two playgrounds , basketball courts, soccer fields, pavilion, a club house and much more. Seminole County is home to A rated schools! The Heathrow Community is close to shopping and restaurants. Easy access to I4 and 417
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