Rentcafe report: Orlando tops Florida for rising apartment rates – Orlando Business Journal

Apartment renters may be seeing sticker shock when they see the rates in Orlando compared to a year ago. That’s according to RENTCafe’s February 2018 Apartment Market Report, which showed the Orlando region saw the highest year-over-year increase in average rental rates among Florida metro areas, as well as the 11th highest increase among the… Read more Rentcafe report: Orlando tops Florida for rising apartment rates – Orlando Business Journal

Florida’s Tampa and Orlando Housing Markets Ranked First and Fourth Best U.S. Cities for First-time Buyers

According to Zillow’s 2018 Best Markets for First-Time Buyers Analysis, first-time buyers in the U.S. looking for an affordable home without much competition may have the best luck in the State of Florida, with both Tampa and Orlando ranked high in the Top 10 best cities for first-time home buyers in 2018. Texas also had… Read more Florida’s Tampa and Orlando Housing Markets Ranked First and Fourth Best U.S. Cities for First-time Buyers

A Bad Obama Labor Rule, Resurrected

The National Labor Relations Board dealt small businesses a blow on Monday when it brought back an Obama -era definition of what constitutes an employer. The reversal means that more companies will be classified as “joint employers” of their franchisees’ workers and contract staff, subjecting these businesses to greater risk and stricter regulations. Congress should… Read more A Bad Obama Labor Rule, Resurrected