November 2022

Guide to Christmas 2022 at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World officially kicked off Christmas on November 11, 2022. While there’s no official end date, the parks will continue celebrating the holidays through the first week of January. The only exception to this will be Epcot, which will almost certainly celebrate Festival of the Holidays from November 25 through December 30, 2022. Other than that, the festivities will wind down the first...

6 Ways to take Title of Florida Real Estate

Sometimes, after the closing, homeowners want to change how they took title to a property by adding a family member or spouse, or by transferring the property to a corporation or trust. Beware that such transfers likely would create unintended tax liabilities. The best time to consider how to take title to property is prior to entering into a contract. There are a number of ways to take title to...

Walt Disney World picks developer for 1,300-unit affordable housing project

Walt Disney World’s affordable 1,300-unit housing initiative is one step closer to becoming a reality. Theme park officials announced Wednesday that they’ve chosen The Michaels Organization to build, own and operate the new development, which they said will offer affordable options for qualifying applicants within certain income levels. Disney will contribute approximately 80 acres of land...

A Jewel in the crown of Ocala as “Horse Capital of the World!”

World Equestrian Center – Ocala offers a rare combination of class and capacity. The largest equestrian complex in Florida is a world-class, multi-indoor and outdoor arena facility offering state-of-the-art amenities to accommodate numerous disciplines within the equine industry and more! Keep up to date on what is happening at The World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida with their live event...

Tips on Maintaining your Short Term Rental Income While Selling your Vacation Home

Selling your short-term vacation rental home lets you reinvest in a new property or maximize the return on your investment. It doesn't have to be a problem when it comes to selling your vacation rental home when it’s occupied by short-term rental guests. You don’t want to miss out on buyers willing to pay top dollar for your vacation home., the following steps help you maintain rental income while...

Quarterly Forecast: Rapidly Rising Rates & Declining Demand Driving a Housing Market Slowdown

Mortgage interest rates have increased at the fastest rate since the early 1980s. The U.S. weekly average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 6.94% in the week of October 20, 2022, up 3.85 percentage points from a year ago according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. In the history of the Primary Mortgage Market Survey, which stretches back to April 1971, mortgage rates have only increased...

The Holidays are coming……………… Christmas at Disney World!

Christmas at Walt Disney World 2022 From captivating décor and unique character experiences to delicious treats and magical moments, there is something for everyone during Christmas at Walt Disney World. When does Christmas start at Walt Disney World? We’re lucky to get an extended holiday run here in Orlando! Christmas events at Disney start November 8th 2022 at Magic Kingdom with Mickey’s...

Do you have Sufficient Pool Liability Insurance for your Vacation Home?

Pool Safety Awareness for your Guests   With yet again another very sad story about a young child losing their life in a pool drowning this past month, it breaks my heart first and foremost to think about how it could have been prevented and the "if onlys", which I am sure her parents/family are living with every hour of the day since her death. In all the years that I have been living and working here...

Simmering down: These Florida cities among hot housing markets starting to cool

Cooling Market 2022 4 cities out of 25 are in Florida If you’ve wanted to buy a home but have been priced out of the housing market, the pendulum between a seller’s and a buyer’s market may be swinging in your favor. The real estate market has had a tumultuous few years since 2020. At the onset of the pandemic, sales plunged sharply, as COVID-19-related uncertainty scared people away. But in...

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