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Central Florida Real Estate Market Recap

July 2021 Recap State of the Market Orlando’s median home price reached $320,000 in July 2021, continuing a six-month trend of record-setting prices. The increase is 18.5% from July 2020, when the median home price was $270,000.Sales fell 5.2% in July 2021 compared to the previous month; however, they have spiked 13.7% from July 2020.The time homes are spending on the market has reached a...

The Best Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Disney World

Walt Disney World has long been a place to have fun, enjoy cutting-edge, attractions, and believe in magic (no matter your age). But no matter how much we love what we see in these carefully cultivated Parks, there’s always more below the surface. Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom Let’s check out some of the things Disney has been doing behind the scenes when we weren’t looking! Disney College...

Disney 50th Anniversary Features

Disney Enchantment to Feature Characters from Soul, Luca, Onward, and More Disney has released more information about what to expect from its Disney Enchantment 50th anniversary show, and has been the trend from other recent Disney nighttime spectaculars, this upcoming new show will have a heavy feature on Disney movies, with beloved characters from Princess and the Frog, Coco, Luca, Wreck-It...

Disney After Hours Boo Bash Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom: Dates, Hours, Prices & Info

Disney After Hours Boo Bash is the Halloween party at Magic Kingdom in August, September & October 2021. This info guide covers Walt Disney World’s new fall event, with dates, hours, ticket prices & discounts, entertainment. Plus, comparisons to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Villains After Hours. (Updated August 10, 2021.) Next, here are the “frightfully fun details” on...

More Fla. Insurers Dropping Homeowners with Older Roofs

Insurance reform president say insurers aren’t worried about old roofs leaking – they think they’re most likely to be targeted by shady contractors drumming up business. An increasing number of Florida insurers are refusing to cover homes with roofs over 10 years old as the state continues to deal with increasing weather damage claims and rampant fraud. Florida’s top 44 insurers face an...

Mayor Demings issues an Emergency Executive Order for Orange County

Today, July 28, 2021, under the Orange County Charter, as acting Director of Emergency Management, I announced and signed Executive Order 2021-24, declaring a State of Local Emergency for Orange County. The Executive Order strongly considers the data from Orange County health care providers that have experienced an increase in emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths related to COVID-19...

Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Price, More Rise in June

Florida’s housing market continued the same trends as previous months with more closed sales, higher median prices and more new listings compared to a year ago, according to Florida Realtors® latest housing data. MARKET STAYS HOT IN JUNE — PLUS, INVENTORY ON THE RISE Home sales in Florida were still up significantly year-over-year, but the numbers are starting to even out a bit when compared...

United States Will Not Lift International Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19 Delta Variant Concerns

The White House confirmed today that the United States will not be lifting any travel restrictions “at this point” due to concerns about the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant. “Given where we are today … with the Delta variant, we will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “Driven by the Delta variant, cases are rising here at home,...

Condo Owners Now Wondering: “What Does My Insurance Cover?

It’s complicated. A condo dweller could be covered by three separate types of policies. Who pays – and how much – may take time to sort out. The disastrous collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside has panicked condo owners across Florida who fear their insurance policies wouldn’t protect them against a financial catastrophe. In many cases, their fears are...

Orlando’s Average Home Values Surpass Pre-Housing Bust High – So What Next?

If you keep saying "it's not a bubble" to yourself, eventually it has to be true, right? In a sign that's either troubling or amazing depending on how much property you currently own and your long-term memory, the average value of a house in Orlando just passed its previous high set in 2006. According to the Zillow Home Value Index shared in their recent market report the average home in...

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