| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:58 AM
The holidays are fast approaching, the malls are packed and so many artists, art groups, galleries and museums are hosting special events with a focus on handmade original gifts. Buy local and support area artists. Here's this week's selection of art-...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 9:17 AM
StaySky Vacations, a vacation booking company, took the remainder of office space at one of the few Orlando-office buildings constructed during the real estate downturn.
StaySky took about 13,000 square feet at Kirkman Point Office Park. Todd Davis,...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Celebration is slated to get its first development targeting aging residents — a $60 million community with independent- and assisted-living facilities and memory care.
"Disney never planned for senior housing in the 1990s," said Richard Ackerman,...
| Nov 13, 2014
The year after Walt Disney World opened, Trevor Hall Sr. sold his engineering business in Detroit and moved to the Orlando area with the hopes of getting into real estate.
For most of the next three decades, Hall helped shape much of Central Florida...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Almost four years after Orlando-area home prices hit bottom, the region still ranks among the hottest markets nationally for institutional investors purchasing houses, a new report shows.
Orlando ranks fifth among the top 100 metro areas for its share...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Florida's leader, by far, for home-price gains during the third quarter was Volusia County, which includes Deltona, DeBary and Daytona Beach, a new study shows.
The median price for homes in the coastal county, northeast of Metropolitan Orlando, was...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:20 PM
MONTVERDE — Construction crews have returned for the first time in seven years to Bella Collina, the country-club community that owners describe as the face of both the real-estate boom and bust.
Builders at the 1,800-acre development have started...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Facing criminal charges of fraud and a $72 million lawsuit, Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel has agreed to sell five hotels, two multimillion-dollar homes, several luxury brand watches, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, and gold coins.
But Patel hasn’...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 10:27 AM
McCraney Property Co. signed a lease with FedEx Ground to occupy 60 percent of its John Young Business Park's Building 3, which includes 142,638 square feet.
FedEx, which as expanded with the growth of online commerce, will use the space as a package...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:55 AM
A South Florida real-estate firm has signed a letter of intent to purchase five hotels owned by embattled Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel.
No sale has occurred yet, and a sale price was not disclosed. But Coral Gables-based Continental Properties...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:22 PM
For some people, shopping for Christmas decorations is a year-round thing.
"It's a magical place," said Gail Dembkoski, who was at Marge's Specialties in Orlando this week. "They do amazing stuff."
Christmas is always in season at Marge's and a...