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RIDA to enter tight 1-bedroom market

Orlando’s preliminary approval of apartments as part of RIDA Development’s as-yet-undeveloped Central Station project will add m

Orlando’s $4M Parramore land buy could host soccer stadium

There’s no agreement to build a Major League Soccer stadium in Orlando, but city officials don’t seem to be waiting.

On Monday

Orlando quietly buys up even more Parramore land

Orlando’s purchase of $4 million worth of Parramore property last week wasn’t the full extent of the city’s land grab in the nei

03/18: Progressions

Architecture

Lilian M. Sherrard has joined SchenkelShultz Architecture as an architect in the firm’s Orlando office

Banking

Orlando single-family sales outperform, but condo market lags rest of state

Metro Orlando’s residential real estate recovery has outperformed that of Florida’s other metropolitan areas when it comes to si

Orlando home prices up 22 percent in a year

The Orlando area’s 2-year-old climb up from the depths of the nationwide housing slump has been accelerating lately, with the me

Magic to lift curtain on entertainment complex

Orlando Magic executives are expected Monday to offer the first glimpse of their plan to convert a block of city-owned real esta

HUD closing two Fla. field offices

The Orlando and Tampa offices will close as part of a national realignment. Nationwide, HUD will shut down 16 out of 80 offices

Orlando is best U.S. city to flip homes for profit

In which U.S. cities is a home flip – bought and resold in 90 days or less – most profitable? A RealtyTrac analysis determines t

Orlando tops in profit from house flipping

Orlando led the nation last year as the most profitable housing market for property flippers, according to a report released Thu

More than quarter of Orlando home resales top asking price

Demand for resale homes in the Orlando area outstripped the supply so much in April that more than a quarter of the properties s

Orlando’s priciest community expands

Central Florida’s most-expensive new residential development, Golden Oak at Walt Disney World, has nearly sold out its first fou

05/27: Progressions

Banking

Michael Ison has joined Seaside National Bank & Trust, Orlando, as a client advisor.

Boards of Directors

Carol A.

Apartments.com: “Top 10 best cities for recent college grads”

Apartments.com’s top 10 list ranks Orlando at No. 2, behind Phoenix, Ariz. Criteria included affordability vs. just median incom

Equity funds fuel flippers’ profits in Central Florida

A sixth-generation Orlando resident and a Kissimmee real-estate agent are among those profiting — sometimes handsomely &md

CNL contracts to buy Mt. Vernon Inn

A unit of Orlando-based CNL Financial Group Inc. has a contract to purchase the Best Western/Mt. Vernon Inn, home of the long-ru

Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this weekend in Orlando

Here’s what’s free this week:

Easy Beauty & Barber School, 5040 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, is offering free haircuts to men a

Orlando’s existing-home price breaks $150K for 1st time since 2008

Orlando’s housing recovery stayed on a roll in June, a new report shows.

The median sale price of existing homes for the month

In College Park, housing prices soar above the city’s median

The story of Orlando’s housing market today is pretty straightforward: the inventory of available homes is thin, while pri

College Park housing market soars

COLLEGE PARK – The story of Orlando’s housing market today is pretty straightforward: the inventory of available homes is

Turner wins airport intermodal project

Turner Construction won the contract to manage construction of a $150 million intermodal terminal at Orlando International Airpo

Orlando home prices soaring

Spurred by rising demand, Orlando’s housing-market recovery took a big step forward last month as resale prices rose at their fa

City, Magic working on $12.7 million deal for entertainment complex

The Orlando Magic will pay the city as much as $12.7 million for Orlando Police Headquarters and a public parking garage to make

Orlando condo prices double in 3 years

Orlando-area condo prices have more than doubled in less than three years, a new report shows.

The median price for a condomin

‘King of Parramore’ was one of Orlando’s biggest property owners

Mohammed Lutfi grew from a boy in Jerusalem, who at age 10 had to help support his family, into one of the biggest property owne

Orlando home prices dip as summer ends

Orlando-area home prices took their typical end-of-the-summer dip during August, though sellers continued to dominate the housin

Orlando’s home-price recovery outpaces state’s

Prices paid for resale homes continued to recover faster in Metro Orlando last month than in the state as a whole, according to

Club drug Molly emerges as threat in Orlando

Pop icon Rihanna sings about Molly and moonshine.

Rappers Lil Durk and Wiz Khalifa named one of their collaborations “Molly Gi

Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

Below is a list of active discounts at Orlando theme parks and attractions including Disney, Universal, SeaWorld and smaller Orl

Orlando’s SoDo: ‘It’s getting there’

The emerging real estate projects touted by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer in his 2006 “state of the city” address included Premiere T

Habitat for Humanity celebrates subdivision, announces another in Orlando

Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the completion of its first multifamily development in Orlando this evening by announcing th

Apartments double building pace of 2012

One of the most marked differences in the Orlando area’s apartment sector from a year ago is the amount of construction.

Durin

NorthMarq Orlando Secures Refinancing for Coventry Park at Southpoint

NorthMarq’s Orlando regional office secured refinancing of $32.37 million for Epoch Properties’ multifamily property located at

Website offers outlet for unwanted rings, dresses after divorce

Fresh off a divorce, Orlando stay-at-home mom Tiffany Beverlin had a dream one night about unsuccessfully trying to sell her 2.5

Profits down for Orlando house flippers

The lure of buying a bargain-priced house, fixing it up, and selling it within a few months is not what it used to be in Metro O

Home flipping down 13%, but high-end flipping up 34%

RealtyTrac: Some hot cities for home flips, including Tampa and Orlando, saw a drop in 2013’s third quarter. Overall, Fla. secon

Apartments fill up, with more on way

Apartment-occupancy rates in the Orlando area edged up to 94.5 percent from 93.9 percent a year ago, according to a new report.

Hit pause button on law to protect Florida’s economy

Editorial: Florida Realtors’ President Dean Asher tells Orlando Sentinel readers why U.S. should delay new flood insurance rules

Magic set to move on $100M downtown entertainment center

If the deal goes down as expected Monday, the Orlando Magic will buy the city’s police headquarters and a public parking garage

Orlando Health chooses two team finalists for Lucerne site makeover

Orlando Health has pre-qualified and shortlisted two development teams for the redevelopment of the Lucerne Pavilion site, offic

Rental-home business moves to Wall Street

Instead of just phoning a local landlord, house renters in Orlando may soon be dealing with call centers and centralized mainten

Doctor charged with selling drugs to local DEA agents via Silk Road

Federal drug agents in Orlando spent the summer buying painkillers, sedatives and other drugs from the underground — and n

Office vacancy rate down for 3rd quarter

Asking rents for office space declined slightly despite increased leasing throughout the Orlando area during the third quarter c

Bargain-hungry shoppers invade Orlando stores on Thanksgiving

Central Florida die-hard deal seekers cut short Thanksgiving Day gatherings to begin their Christmas shopping earlier than ever

Black Friday Orlando draws deal-seekers

The poinsettias at Home Depot were a good bargain this year, at 99 cents a piece.  Jim Hurlburt had a minivan full of the fresh

Foreclosures down – but not for high-end homes

RealtyTrac: Foreclosure activity on homes valued at $5 million-plus is up 61% compared to 2012, with South Fla. and Orlando two

Home prices swing back in areas hit hard by foreclosures

In one of the hottest years on record for Orlando-area home prices, an unlikely mix of communities — Maitland, Pine Hills,

Condo conversions draw foreign buyers

The slice of Orlando-area commercial real estate that drew the most foreign investment during the third quarter was condominium

Soaring Orlando home values will slow in 2014, real estate experts predict

For homeowners throughout Florida, the year 2013 will be a tough act to follow.

Economists at a real estate summit in Orlando T

Orlando ranks 6th in nation for foreclosures, report finds

Orlando had the sixth highest foreclosure rate in the nation during November – edging up from seventh place the month befo

CoreLogic: 791K homes get positive equity in 3Q

Fla. No. 2 after Nevada, however, with 28.8% of mortgaged homes still in negative equity. By metros, Orlando (32.3%) and Tampa (

Summit Church sells $1.5M retail center

Summit Church, a megachurch east of downtown Orlando, recently sold a $1.5 million retail center next to its main church facilit

Parkway Properties Pays $52.5M for Orlando Office

Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) has acquired its co-investor’s 70 percent interest in the Bank of America Center at 390 N.

Parkway poised for office acquisitions

Orlando-based Parkway Properties real-estate investment trust has about $100 million left from funds raised in its most recent c

Governor: Reduce commercial lease tax by $100M

Rick Scott joined commercial Realtors in Orlando today to announce that his proposed state budget includes a reduction of sales

Tight inventory? U.S. still has lots of vacant homes

2.1% U.S. family homes were vacant in 2013’s fourth quarter. In Fla., 2.4% were vacant, ranging from 4.1% in Orlando to 0.7% in

Freddie Mac: Fla. most-improved state in past year

It’s also the most-improved state month-to-month in January. Miami, Orlando and Tampa are cited in the index’s top-five for impr

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