New SW Fla. Home Comes with Alligator in the Bedroom

A new Babcock Ranch home came with an alligator squatter in the main bedroom. The reptile was quickly evicted. BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. – In a scene straight out of a horror movie, an 11- to 12-foot alligator was found hanging out in the master bedroom of a newly built southwest Florida home. The bizarre discovery was made this month in Babcock Ranch, where homes sell for as much as $1.5 million. The...

DeSantis: We Need to ‘Do More’ on Insurance

More needs done to fix Fla.’s property insurance market, and the governor expects the Legislature to “have another bite of the apple very, very shortly.” Gov. Ron DeSantis expects lawmakers to make changes in Florida’s troubled property-insurance system sometime this year, at the latest after the November elections. DeSantis did not include property insurance issues as part of a special...

SeaWorld Orlando: Mako roller coaster topped out

SeaWorld Orlando: Mako roller coaster topped out Mako, the upcoming shark-inspired roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando, has reached a construction milestone. The thrill ride was topped out Wednesday. Workers moved the uppermost part of the attraction -- the peak of its 200-foot lift hill -- into place. When complete, will be the tallest roller coaster in Central Florida. Other Mako numbers: It will go...

moana

The First Footage from Disney’s ‘Moana’ Is Here!

The First Footage from Disney's 'Moana' Is Here! Disney's next big animated feature will take us to the Pacific Islands where we'll be introduced to Moana, an all-new princess who takes to the sea to complete a quest for her family. We've been following the movie's development for a while now, and can't wait to see what it looks like, which is why we wish the first footage for the movie lasted a little...

The 12 Places You Absolutely Must Visit in Florida This Spring

Is there anything better than springtime in Florida? The sun is shining, beautiful flowers are blooming, and an adventure is waiting around every corner. Try one of these unique adventures and take in all that springtime in the Sunshine State has to offer. Kings Bay Lodge, Crystal River If you've been hoping to get up close with Florida's favorite gentle giants, now is the time to do it. Crystal...

Prices No Longer Increasing by Double Digits

For over two years, monthly stats on home-price increases have reported something over 10%, but in Oct., Case-Shiller found 9.2% and FHFA reported 9.8%. Annual price growth in the increasingly fragile U.S. housing market slid into the single digits in October for the first time in about two years when mortgage rates that month surged above 7% and further stifled demand, a pair of closely watched...

THESE ORLANDO ECO-ADVENTURES WILL DRIVE YOU WILD

Spring head at Rainbow River Orlando offers a ton of unforgettable eco-friendly adventures — and the cooler winter and spring months are the perfect time to immerse yourself in our greater outdoors. Spotlighting airboat rides, zip-lining, hang-gliding, off-roading, kayaking, hiking, birdwatching and more, here’s your guide to Orlando ecotourism experiences you won’t want to...

When is the Prime Property Selling Season in Florida?

Over the past few months the Market has started to make a small correction within the short term rental areas and month on month the sold prices are coming in lower, albeit, only slightly. We do get asked this question all the time, when is the right time to sell a vacation home in Central Florida? Our typical busy selling season here in Florida is between January - June! This is the time when buyers...

Breaking: Universal Orlando Resort Announces Plans for SunRail Station Near Epic Universe

Universal Orlando Resort has officially announced their plans to finance, construct, and operate a SunRail station at the Orange County Convention Center, very near the site of Universal’s upcoming Epic Universe park. Through the creation of the new Shingle Creek Transit Utility Community Development District, Universal Orlando Resort will join with Orlando’s Right Rail Coalition to plan,...

Higher Share of Sellers Give Concessions to Buyers

Real Estate Market Snapshot Study: The percent of sellers who agreed to a buyer concession rose 11 points year-to-year to 41.9% in 4Q. It was lower in Miami, higher in Orlando and Tampa. Home sellers gave concessions to two out of five buyers (41.9%) in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to Redfin. It’s an increase from over 30% in 3Q and the previous high of 40.8% in 3Q 2020, the early days...

5 Major Changes Coming to Disney World in January 2023

The Disney parks are constantly changing and evolving to add new attractions or restaurants like TRON Lightcycle Run in Magic Kingdom and Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Disney's Hollywood Studios.   So what changes can you expect if you’re visiting Disney World in January 2023? These may be a bigger deal than you think! Splash Mountain Will Close Permanently One of the biggest changes in Magic...

How your Property is photographed and presented can make or break a sale!

Whether it's a sellers market or a buyers market, it is still an important element when it come to selling your home.  Dressing up your  home to look as presentable as possible and to  photograph your home with high quality pictures from a professional photographer for all the marketing so that it looks and stands out  over and above other properties on the market. Statistic show...

How to Maintain 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...

Compare listings

Compare