Compared to Orlando as a whole, Zillow considers the buyer's market in Winter Park to currently be more powerful than the seller's market, ranking the city as "cold." A buyer's market is one where supply outnumbers demand, meaning overpriced property is less likely to sell and buyers are more likely to get a discount on homes.

Set just miles away from the mega-malls and theme parks of Orlando, Winter Park couldn’t feel farther from the tourist-filled home of Disney World. Historic hotels, charming shops and Spanish moss–covered oak trees line the Downtown streets.

Every quarter, the U.S. Federal Reserve releases its report regarding the financial accounts of the United States. Although this is a very lengthy and detailed analysis, it does contain some interesting statistics on housing. The particular “nuggets” that I look for relate to the total value of residential real estate, mortgage debt and, rather importantly, details regarding homeowner equity.