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Sorrento

Sorrento and Mount Plymouth are rich in history and local character. The area is the heart of Central Florida and just fifteen minutes from everything you need. Access to downtown Orlando, the theme parks and the beaches will be quick and efficient with the new extension of Wekiva Parkway.

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Tavares

Travel by car, boat or plane to discover “America’s Seaplane City.” Located on the shores of Lake Dora, Tavaras boasts an entertainment district, splash pad and park, and the Orange Blossom Cannonball, an original 1907 steam engine. Tavares is also home to the Dora Canal, known as one of the most beautiful waterways in the world.

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Mount Dora

Family-friendly, scenic, and old-fashioned in just the right way, Mount Dora is, without a doubt, a great place to live in Central Florida. It features many historic buildings, large canopy oak trees, antique shops, and art studios. The social calendar is always filled with events, so much so that Mount Dora has been labeled as the “Festival City.”

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Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc. has been guiding buyers and sellers for close to 30 years. Family owned and operated, our agency leads a team of dedicated real estate professionals who are here to assist you every step of the way. We love living in Central Florida, and we think you will too.

We know you have many options when choosing a real estate agency, but when it comes to local insight, the best choice is Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc. After all, we’ve been in the industry in Lake County, Florida for nearly 30 years. We have deep roots in Central Florida, giving us the ideal combination of community knowledge and real estate skills to help guide our customers in making the best decisions that will lead to a successful purchase or home sale.

Each agent is highly qualified, specializing in residential, property management, vacant lands or commercial transactions. Whether buying or selling a home, you can rest assured that we would be with you through every step of the process, from start to finish.

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Client Testimonials

"They have been around for a long time. And they are honest and great people!"

- Chester Palacios

"Not sure we would have made it through a home sale and purchase the same month as Hurricane IRMA if it weren't for Leslie Rotarius and Catherine Hanson Real Estate!"

- Bryan Nipe

"Leslie Rotarius was great to work with! She was always available when we needed her. Even on evenings and weekends. My wife and I highly recommend Leslie and Catherine Hanson Real Estate!"

- Steven Ferrell

"I would like to say "Thank you" to Misti Winters for helping us find our new home!! She was very professional and accommodating. We highly recommend her!!"

- Monica Anderson-Debora

"Catherine Hanson Real Estate exceeded all of my expectations. Leslie came to our first meeting enthusiastic and well prepared, and every interaction I had with her after that was the same. She proposed an efficient sale process, arranged for the staging and photographs, gave me good and thoughtfully critical advice on finishing the house. The sale went very well-she brought in multiple offers within the first week. You will not find a more professional hard working broker then Leslie. Can't wait to work with her again."

- Jamie Quinn Powell

"Misti is a very professional realtor and goes the extra mile to make the house hunting process fun and as easy as possible. She stays on top of things and reacts quickly to ever changing scenarios as they arise. My wife and I will use her again in the future."

- Larry Hendricks

"I had the pleasure of working with Leslie for my first home buying experience. She was wonderful! She was available 24/7, always worked her schedule for my convenience, and truly made me feel important! She was very knowledgeable and helpful when I needed an answer quickly. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in the central Florida area. 2 thumbs up!"

- Ashley Woods

Living Outside Orlando

Sometimes city life can be exhausting. If you would like to maintain a slower pace of life, consider living in the greater Orlando area featuring communities that are tucked away from the city with an abundance of forests and rolling pastures. Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc. specializes in Lake County, Seminole County, and West Volusia County real estate.

Communities on the outskirts of Orlando offer a balanced and relaxed lifestyle while still located just a short drive to the city. Central Florida is a nature’s haven, an oasis of unspoiled beauty with natural springs and rivers including the St. Johns River and Wekiva River Basin. Those who choose to live here enjoy the amenities of the historic communities of Sanford, Deland, Astor, Leesburg, Eustis, and Mount Dora, as well as the excellence of nearby hospitals, schools and shopping.

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Homes for Sale in Lake County, FL

The land of the lakes, Lake County is all rolling hills, lush terrain, and yes, lakes. Cities in Lake County enjoy a rural lifestyle compared to Orlando, and the real estate is a diverse market that can satisfy any type of homebuyer. Golf courses and horse ranches abound in Lake County, so you will find single-family homes, luxury residences, and waterfront properties in the area.

Communities in Lake County include Sorrento, Mouth Plymouth, Eustis, and Mount Dora.

Homes for Sale in Seminole County, FL

Seminole County is called Florida’s Natural Choice because it boasts beautiful trails, parks, natural springs and more than 2,000 lakes and waterways for canoeing, fishing and boating. Just a 20-minute drive of downtown Orlando, Seminole County offers immediate access to theme parks, exciting entertainment and thrilling nightlife. Single-family homes, waterfront properties, townhomes, and apartments are some of the real estate options you will find in the local real estate market.

Seminole County communities include Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Oviedo, Casselberry, and Winter Springs

Homes for Sale in Orange County, FL

Orange County is the home of Orlando and is the region’s most populous county. It’s world famous for attractions, the nation’s second largest convention center and year-round sunshine. The county has a rich cultural side with many art galleries, museums and popular annual festivals. It also features 100 parks, trails and facilities. There’s something for everyone in Orange County.

Orange County also has a real estate market as diverse as its local population. Aside from comfortable single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments, the county's real estate is also home to condominiums and other types of housing options.
Orange County communities include Orlando, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Windermere, Ocoee, Maitland, and Lake Buena Vista.

If you are searching for the quieter side of Orlando, search in Lake County for peaceful and family-friendly communities.

Homes for Sale in Volusia County, FL

Volusia County is known for its world-class beaches and quiet towns — the ideal location for a vacation home in Central Florida. Volusia County real estate is wide-ranging, offering housing options such as condos, townhomes, single-family residences, luxury properties, and waterfront homes.

Communities in Volusia County include Daytona Beach, Deltona, and DeLand.

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