| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:11 AM
As the economy improves and the unemployment rate in the Orlando metropolitan area keeps dropping, a question that often comes up in good times is making a comeback, Mary Hurley noted.
Should you rent when you could buy?
Area residents in apartment...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 9:56 AM
A new Trader Joe's distribution center planned for Daytona Beach is expected to receive about $6.6 million in economic incentives from governments and private entities.
Volusia County agreed to contribute $4.67 million of incentives for a warehouse that...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:59 AM
When it comes to securing housing, it’s been said that a key factor is location, location, location.
But these days, builders and housing advocates agree, there’s another issue that’s also become appealing to those seeking a place to...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The buyer who purchased Dwight Howard's estate in Seminole County last month wasn't the Orlando market's only luxury seeker to come with cash in hand.
The NBA star had three cash offers on his lakefront mansion, which sold last month for $3.4 million...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Orlando landlord Brian Lunsford needed $40,000 to renovate a house that a college student almost burned down, so he turned to an online crowdfunding site.
Within two days, more than a dozen investors had each agreed to loan him an average of $2,800...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 11:22 AM
The once-sizzling home-sales market has cooled off this summer in the Orlando area as sellers face increasing competition and buyers no longer have to wait in line with investors to buy houses.
The days of prices rising as much as 2 percent or 3 percent...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The buying spree has continued for Jim Gissy, longtime right-hand man for time-share magnate David Siegel.
The vice president of sales and marketing at Westgate Resorts recently purchased the Golden Eagle Village shopping center at 2430 U.S. Highway...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Orlando remains one of the nation's more affordable housing markets, but the pinch of rising home prices on incomes is evident in a new study released Thursday.
Orlando-area home buyers in May spent 17 to 20 percent of their earnings on house payments,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:22 AM
CNL Commercial Real Estate said Tuesday it will expand its commercial property portfolio through an alliance with Charlotte, N.C.-based Crescent Communities.
As a result, 10 to 20 Crescent employees will become employees of CNL, said Ken Loeber,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Orlando-based CNL Commercial Real Estate is moving ahead with a plan to make $300 milllion in acquisitions over the next 18 months.
In April, CNL closed on the first acquisition for its CCRE Sponsor Equity Fund I – a $45 million purchase of the...
| May 7, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Single-family residential markets are likely to be depressed by economic trends for the near future, said James Seneff, executive chairman of CNL Financial, at a conference in Orlando on Wednesday.
“Fewer people are buying homes… But...