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Row, Row, Row Your Dragon Boat

Clermont Dragon Boat FestivalBack for the third year, the annual South Lake County Dragon Boat festival is coming to Lake Minneola’s Waterfront Park in Clermont, FL on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 9am-4pm.

Regional and local teams will come together to compete against each other in a series of vigorous races. Spectators are encouraged to come out to the event and enjoy Florida weather, music, and food throughout the day – don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

The South Lake County Dragon Boating festival focuses on community involvement and charitable giving through fundraising and is managed by High Five Dragon Boat, LLC. All proceeds from the festival will be used to help the local homeless through New Beginnings, a 501(c)(3) not for profit that plans to build 100 affordable rental apartments to meet the growing need for the local hard working families.

A bit on history

With a history of more than 2,500 years, the sport of dragon boating originated in ancient China. The legends of warring states, radical politics, fierce loyalty and passion written poetically by one man – Qu Yuan.

However, very few elements remain about this ancient tale in modern day dragon boating. It has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport, bringing millions together across the globe annually.

Festivals with traditional Asian flare and culture are commonplace alongside a dragon boat race and has become an extremely popular vehicle for fundraising and a tool for corporate team-building, bringing life to local communities and their waterfront areas.

How does it work?

Teams are formed with 18-25 people from all walks of life, consisting of paddlers, a drummer, and a steersperson.

20 paddlers are seated in 10 rows of 2 with a drummer sitting in the bow, facing the paddlers and a steersperson (provided by the festival) stands in the stern of the boat, keeping the team and boat on a straight path with a 9-foot oar. The paddler’s job is to paddle in unison with the entire team following the beat of the drum, white the drummer’s job is to keep that steady beat going while motivating their team to the finish line.

Clermont Dragon Boat TeamInterested in registering your own team? Click here.
There are multiple registration categories and racing classes. All necessary equipment is provided for during the event to race.

Interested in participating but can’t find enough people to form a full team? No worries. You can individually register and you’ll be grouped together with other solo paddlers to form a team, or you’ll join an existing team that needs an extra paddler or two to compete.

With that being said, come out on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 9am-4pm for some fun in the sun.


We’re not your typical Clermont Realtor. We’re a real estate team consisting of different talents, strengths, and backgrounds. Coming together to achieve a common goal. Helping you.

Contact:
Tania Matthews Team
info@TaniaMatthewsTeam.com
1200 Oakley Seaver Rd. Suite 109
Clermont, FL 34711
407.917.7190

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Townhouse Listed | 13803 Beringer St. Windermere, FL 34786

13803 Beringer St Windermere FL 34786

Real estate team, Tania Matthews Team with Keller Williams Classic III Realty has recently listed a townhouse for sale in Windermere, FL 34786.

Located in the Vineyards of Horizons West subdivision of Windermere, FL 34786; 13803 Beringer St. is a loved, 2,091 square foot corner townhouse built in 2014. As soon as you step into the front door, you’ll be amazed by the open living area and the amount of natural light that the windows provide. 

Opening to the dining and living areas, the kitchen has plenty of cabinet space and boasts granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and provides a perfect setup for entertaining guests with a complete island. As you move upstairs, you’ll find three great sized bedrooms and an additional area perfect for a den, office, second family room, or play area. Additionally, the bathrooms have been updated with higher cabinets and cultured marble vanities. Truly gorgeous.

Outside is just as great, enjoy Florida’s weather with a screened in patio that is private and the perfect spot for outdoor activities.

The home’s interior also features a separate breakfast room and formal dining room, while the master suite includes walk-in closets, dual sinks, and a garden bathtub.

Exterior features of this lakefront home for sale includes an attached two car garage and a hot tub/spa inside of its screened in lanai. And with a total lot size of more than half an acre (about 25,000 square feet) there’s plenty of space for just about anything.

This gorgeous townhouse in Windermere, FL 34786 is currently listed at $275,000.

If you’re interested in seeing this gorgeous townhouse for sale, or if you’re interested in buying a home in Windermere or selling a property in Windermere, please feel free to get in touch.

Windermere, FL Real Estate


We’re not your typical Windermere Realtor. We’re a real estate team consisting of different talents, strengths, and backgrounds. Coming together to achieve a common goal. Helping you.

Contact:
Tania Matthews Team
info@TaniaMatthewsTeam.com
1200 Oakley Seaver Rd. Suite 109
Clermont, FL 34711
407.917.7190

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TechOTG and a 24-Year-Old Entrepreneur

TechOTG iPhone Repair ClermontYour iPhone has missed your pocket and went crashing down to the concrete floor. You cringe. Pick up your phone of the ground and the screen is completely shattered. You’re not alone.

TechOTG is everything you want in a phone repair service. TechOTG currently serves the greater Orlando area with a strong focus in Clermont, Winter Garden, Windermere and other parts of West Orlando. What’s great is that this repair service comes directly to you.

Yes. That’s right. You don’t have to go anywhere, drop off your device, and come back two hours later or the next day. An experienced technician comes directly to your doorstep, office, or their techs can even meet you at a public venue if you’d prefer and performs the repair on-site in front of your eyes.

What’s great is that this repair service comes directly to you. Yes. That’s right. You don’t have to go anywhere, drop off your device, and come back two hours later or the next day. An experienced technician comes directly to your doorstep, office, or their techs can even meet you at a public venue if you’d prefer. They’ll also perform the repair on-site in front of your eyes. Incredibly convenient.

You get to get to see the technician take apart your device (we know, a little scary) and replace your screen or battery. And you can be absolutely sure that your private information will stay safe.

What do they repair?

Glad you asked.

TechOTG does it all:

Need a screen replaced because you’re about to cut your finger open? Check. Need a battery replaced because you can’t get through a song without your phone dying? Double check. Dropped your phone in the toilet and need to see if it’s salvageable? Checkity-check-check. Their prices are competitive and their techs are highly trained professionals with years of experiences. Check them out.

Who’s behind TechOTG?

AJ, a 24-year-old entrepreneurial spirit, tired of seeing subpar workmanship, he’s looking to introduce true customer service and quality in the mobile device repair industry. Originally from Miami and a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida, this young entrepreneur is making moves. AJ is currently engaged and they currently have two, furry four-legged additions to the family; Arwen, a gorgeous Siberian Husky with an attitude of a teenage girl and Remington, an old soul reincarnated into a Chihuahua – both are rescues. He and his finacé recently purchased a home in the sought after Magnolia Pointe community in Clermont, FL and love the community.

So, if you’ve cracked the screen on your iPhone and need it replaced, give AJ and the TechOTG team a call – you won’t be disappointed.


We’re not your typical Clermont Realtor. We’re a real estate team consisting of different talents, strengths, and backgrounds. Coming together to achieve a common goal. Helping you.

Contact:
Tania Matthews Team
info@TaniaMatthewsTeam.com
1200 Oakley Seaver Rd. Suite 109
Clermont, FL 34711
407.917.7190

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Survey Says… it’s a hot commodity

What in the world is a smart home? Wait, wasn’t that a 1999 Disney movie?

What exactly is smart home technology or home automation? It’s when you have the ability to monitor and control your lights, appliances, and other homes devices (like your TV or thermostat) straight from your smartphone. Neat, right?

Home automation isn’t so sci-fi-esque anymore. With more and more devices being labeled as having “smart home technology,” the question that is on everyone’s mind is: just how interested are new home shoppers in this technology and would they actually use it in their new homes?

New Home Source did exactly that and conducted a survey with a panel of new home buyers from varying demographics and at different stages in their home search. The goal was to see what home buyers had to think about this kind of tech.

Apparently, smart home technology is a hot commodity and it’s here to stay.

The panelists were asked a series of questions regarding smart home technology. When asked, in general, are you interested in smart home technology, 91 percent of panelists said yes and only 9 percent said no. 

For the purpose of the survey, smart home technology was broken into seven categories:

  • Temperature (thermostats and other temperature-monitoring devices)
  • Entertainment (TVs, music systems, etc.)
  • Security (door locks, alarm systems, etc.)
  • Safety (smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and other safety devices)
  • Lighting (lightbulbs, control systems, etc.)
  • Appliances (refrigerators, ovens, etc.)
  • Other

With that being said, here are the results of the survey:

Smart Home Technology

Would you be more inclined to buy a home with smart home technology? Let us know in the comments.


We’re not your typical Orlando Realtor. We’re a real estate team consisting of different talents, strengths, and backgrounds. Coming together to achieve a common goal. Helping you.

Contact:
Tania Matthews Team
info@TaniaMatthewsTeam.com
1200 Oakley Seaver Rd. Suite 109
Clermont, FL 34711
407.917.7190