8,000 inquire about 201 apartments as Central Florida officials seek affordable housing options

Orlando’s Pendana at West Lakes mixed-income apartments have debuted with 8,000 prospective tenants inquiring about 201 units, some of which rent for less than half of the going market rate. The number of applicants for the new development near Camping World Stadium underscores Orlando’s ranking as one of the country’s toughest housing markets for the… Read more 8,000 inquire about 201 apartments as Central Florida officials seek affordable housing options

Millennials a surging part of U.S. real estate market, but not in Florida

Millennials a surging part of U.S. real estate market, but not in Florida

Millennials a surging part of U.S. real estate market, but not in Florida Adults under the age of 35 are beginning to buy homes at an increasing clip but Florida is struggling to attract younger homeowners. Florida cities are not in the top 50 for popularity with millennials. In fact, cities in the Sunshine State… Read more Millennials a surging part of U.S. real estate market, but not in Florida

Widow of Orlando nightclub shooter acquitted on all charges in 2016 attack

Widow of Orlando nightclub shooter acquitted on all charges in 2016 attack

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub was acquitted Friday on charges of lying to the FBI and helping her husband in the 2016 attack. Noor Salman, 31, began sobbing with joy when she was found not guilty of charges of obstruction and providing… Read more Widow of Orlando nightclub shooter acquitted on all charges in 2016 attack

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

Orlando International Airport Considers Replacing TSA with Privatized Airport Security

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ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) – The fight over airport security is heating up at the Orlando International Airport. The Orange County government is looking to get rid of the TSA and hire private contractors to operate the airport’s security measures. The TSA will still oversee the security of the airport, but the actual agents… Read more Orlando International Airport Considers Replacing TSA with Privatized Airport Security

The first housing complex for adults with developmental disabilities opens in Orlando

The first housing complex for adults with developmental disabilities opens in Orlando

Designed specifically for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, Quest Village gives its tenants a chance at autonomy. The brainchild of Quest Inc., a nonprofit that provides aide to those with developmental or intellectual disabilities, the 40-unit housing complex is the first of its kind in Central Florida. Rents are on a fixed scale and… Read more The first housing complex for adults with developmental disabilities opens in Orlando

These Are the Best Places to Get Married in 2018 by State

Urbanites rejoice: Your big city wedding dream might not be as unrealistic as you’d think. Though planning a wedding is incredibly challenging and costly—couples shell out an average of $35,000 for their wedding day!—picking your favorite city venue might not be out of the question. Finance website WalletHub compared over 180 of the biggest cities… Read more These Are the Best Places to Get Married in 2018 by State