| Apr 14, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Properties purchased through Orange County Clerk of Courts foreclosure sales at one price are appearing in the county Property Appraiser's Office records at a higher price, often tens of thousands of dollars more, according to an Orlando Sentinel review...
| Jan 26, 2010
| 8:37 PM
The Legacy Grand Hotel, an eyesore for years in the heart of Orlando's tourist corridor, is finally getting a face-lift.
The 393-room hotel at 7400 International Drive will become CoCo Key Water Resort, an island-themed water-park hotel catering to young...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 5:11 PM
Looking for value? Our wine expert offers 11 wines with great taste and value. Here's a list of wines that are all under $15 a bottle with a few lessons on how to find foods to enjoy with them.
2010 Schild Estate GMS Old Bush Vine, Barossa,...
| Feb 28, 2010
Racing through a Panamanian archipelago by sport boat, I couldn't help but feel like James Bond. It was just me and a mustachioed driver, speeding toward a remote island where I would spend a few decadent days at an eco-resort, hiking the rain forest,...
| Feb 11, 2010
On a recent, chilly evening, I looked up and saw more stars than I ever had in the Florida sky. I was 45 feet above the ground and my heart was racing. Then, I stepped off my platform into an inky abyss. I could barely see the glimmer of a swamp below....
| Jul 8, 2008
| 10:53 AM
Owners of the massive Deseret Ranch pulled their request to get a portion of their Orange County property rezoned for development.
County Commissioner Linda Stewart said the decision was made because "there were too many questions" about the proposal....
| Dec 5, 2007
The congregation of one of Orlando's oldest churches voted Tuesday to sell some of its land so the new performing-arts center can be built downtown, clearing a major hurdle for the project's future.
The decision by First United Methodist Church of...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 5:36 PM
The Orange County school district is suing two engineering companies that gave the green light to build a middle school on part of a former World War II-era bombing range.
Tons of bomb debris and hundreds of unexploded bombs and rockets have been...
| Jul 19, 2009
Two years ago this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced cleanup of a middle school and southeast Orlando community built on a former World War II-era bombing range. The corps' search of the tranquil neighborhood uncovered decades-old bombs,...
| Aug 24, 2009
Peter K. Murphy, 30, is the founder of Home Encounter LLC, a Tampa-based real estate brokerage and research firm, and the author of the monthly Home Encounter's Residential Real Estate Report. His firm sometimes analyzes the Orlando market. He spoke...
| Sep 29, 2009
| 5:51 PM
Taxpayer protests kept city and county leaders from enacting some of their severest threats for the coming budget year, instead cutting many government jobs and benefits.
Only a third of the 31 governments surveyed by the Orlando Sentinel raised...