| Jan 27, 2015
| 4:15 PM
Seven years after the housing crash, Orlando has been dubbed a "boomerang market" as former homeowners begin to restore their credit enough to purchase another house.
More than almost anywhere in the country, Metro Orlando has the makings of a housing...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:57 AM
With education on their minds and an eye for detail, increased numbers of buyers from China have been purchasing in the Orlando market, developers say.
At Encore Club at Reunion, more than a third of the community's 124 sales during the past 10 months...
| Jan 18, 2015
Real estate agents in Orlando, a market reliant on long-distance buyers, are paying close attention to recent shakeups among leading house-hunting search engines.
The fallout from Rupert Murdoch's recent acquisition of industry-favorite Realtor.com...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:00 PM
Perfume, luggage and selfie sticks — nothing was off limits to shoppers at Brazil Center on International Drive.
The bright, clean showroom, less than 2 miles from Orlando International Premium Outlets, has a loyal Brazilian tourist customer base,...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 9:00 PM
About a half century after Interstate 4 reshaped the way Orlando does business, real estate experts say the highway's upcoming seven-year redo will drive another round of logistics changes.
Staging work has started for the $2.3 billion makeover, which...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 3:42 PM
Just as Orlando's housing market had neared the tipping point of becoming a buyers' market, low interest rates helped boost sales and cut into what had been a mounting inventory of listings, a new report shows.
Median sales prices rose from $165,000 in...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Investors beat homebuyers to snap up cheap homes in Orlando in recent years, but new mortgage options might open a few doors, particularly for first-time buyers.
During the past month, mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac detailed plans...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida environmentalists want lawmakers to steer $80 million a year into protecting Florida’s springs and $150 million into buying new environmentally threatened landscapes.
But dividing $757.7 million next year between...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Here are your stories for Wednesday: SeaWorld lays off mimes; Darden posts 32.8 million loss; Former Fla Gov. Jeb Bush eyes presidential run; and more.
1. SeaWorld announced layoffs last week. Yesterday the ax fell on three mimes that performed with the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Orlando is primed to see an exodus of investors who bought thousands of houses in the area during the downturn, a new report shows.
Investors have purchased more than 4,000 houses in the four-county Orlando area since January 2012, and those...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:03 PM
As a drug dealer, Garry Wiggins lived in a home fortified with rebar and cement posts.
Now, the 48-year-old Orlando man will be surrounded by prison bars for the next 15 years for his role in a cocaine-trafficking ring.
He must forfeit his South Buena...