Homeless commission unveils campaign to keep spotlight on need in Central Florida

This LYNX bus wrap is part of a new awareness campaign by the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. (Matt Good / MattShootsforGood.com) As Central Florida leaders celebrate what they see as “incredible success” in housing homeless people with mental and physical disabilities, they worry the issue has slipped from the public’s radar — threatening future… Read more Homeless commission unveils campaign to keep spotlight on need in Central Florida

Orlando housing market heats as home prices outpace wages

Orlando housing market heats as home prices outpace wages

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons By MARY SHANKLIN Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ With Orlando home prices rising six times faster than wages in the last year, competition has revved up for condos and townhouses, a new report shows. The smaller, more affordable residential options represented just 12 percent of the 3,508 home sales… Read more Orlando housing market heats as home prices outpace wages

Orlando, FL, USA for Use These Packing and Planning Tips to Maximize Your Fun at Orlando’s Water Parks

Orlando, FL, USA for Use These Packing and Planning Tips to Maximize Your Fun at Orlando’s Water Parks

–Good weather reigns year-round in Orlando, Florida, but summertime is the best season to splash around in the many epic water parks around town. From enormous water slides to incredibly relaxing lazy rivers, you can test the waters of a different park each day for a week and still not get through them all! Orlando… Read more Orlando, FL, USA for Use These Packing and Planning Tips to Maximize Your Fun at Orlando’s Water Parks

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