Mortgage costs are a new concern, at least to buyers and sellers of homes. Mortgage closing costs in our state are higher than 42 other states, according to  Closing costs on a $200,000 home loan average $2,648, the eighth-highest in the US, and 4.1 percent higher than... Read More

Up, up and away. That’s what you might call Orlando’s rental market, long regarded as one of the U.S.’s most affordable. But no more, as viewed by a new report. Apartment renters in the area are now spending more than one third of their incomes (34.3 percent) to pay... Read More

Orlando More Than Tourism? Sometimes it is forgotten that Orlando is more than tourism: not only do people live here, but they also work here. Yes, outsiders (and even residents) think we are dominated by tourism. After all, Orlando welcomed more than 59 million visitors in 2013, is on pace... Read More

Have you heard of the newest addition to our downtown Orlando community? Thanks to Orlando’s latest innovation, the SunRail, downtown is introducing the first transit-oriented development called Crescent Central Station. This $200 million, 278-unit luxury apartment community and 15,000 square feet of retail space will be located at 400 N... Read More

Have you heard of homebuyers having “sleepovers” at a potential new home? Would you take the opportunity to sleep in a strange home, if it meant that you could experience what living there would REALLY be like? It’s like not test driving a car before you buy it! I think we can... Read More

Alright everyone, the rumors are true. Metro City is expanding to the beaches of Miami! This new and exciting adventure is bringing on new agents, new clients, and better yet …. NEW PROPERTIES. The excitement of expanding elsewhere is providing our agents the opportunities to expand their personal businesses across... Read More

The difference between a ‘good’ and a ‘bad’ credit score could cost you thousands in loan interest Your credit score comes from several pieces of information about you, including whether you make payments on time and how much you spend. Nowadays just about everyone, from landlords to lenders, judges you... Read More

Is Your Stomach Growling? Lake Eola Park’s 8th Annual Downtown Food and Wine Fest is This Weekend! Don’t eat today – you’ll want to save room for this weekend’s eighth annual Downtown Food and Wine Fest, in the heart of Downtown Orlando at Lake Eola. Thirty of Orlando’s premier restaurants, over... Read More

Looking for a new home can be a pretty exciting task. With that much money on the line, it’s worthwhile to read up on the process before you set out. Unnecessary mistakes can and should be avoided while trying to get the best deal for your money. As a first-time... Read More