A South Lake Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting was recently held to celebrate the relocation of Arellano Realty & Investments to 17533 County Road 455, Montverde.

The newly renovated office

Karen Arellano, owner of Arellano Realty and Investments, has been selling real estate since 2001. She also has her general contractor’s license and used it to plan, renovate and decorate the 100+-year-old, lakefront structure to the present home of her real estate and investment firm.

Karen was born in the Chicago area and raised on the Mississippi River in Hannibal, MO.  She moved to Florida when she was 18 years old and settled in Montverde with her husband John in 1993 to raise their two children, Kaleb and Kelsey.

After 24 years in the area, she is still active in the community, in real estate/investments, and in charitable organizations.  In addition, she finds time for family, horseback riding, kayaking and animal rescue.