5 Reasons Central Florida is the Best Place to Live in the Winter

5 Reasons Central Florida is the Best Place to Live in the Winter

There’s no doubt about it—winter in Florida is fabulous. While the rest of the country is shivering in their booties, shoveling snow, scraping windshields and traversing icy roads; we Floridians are hanging out in our corner of the country sunbathing on the beach with a cocktail, only taking out our one winter coat (let’s be […]

Practical Pot Watcher: Local beekeeper offers a sweet solution to allergies

Practical Pot Watcher: Local beekeeper offers a sweet solution to allergies

Honey is one of our oldest, most versatile and most wholesome sweeteners. It may drift out of fashion from time to time, but it’s always there, just waiting for an upsurge in popularity when the new generation puts a modern spin on knowledge held by our distant ancestors. Right now, honey is enjoying one of […]

What the Snowbirds Are Missing Out On

What the Snowbirds Are Missing Out On

We’re all familiar with the term “snowbird”—someone who comes to enjoy the warm, Florida climate during the winter months when the northern states are unbearable. We also know that the southern summer heat packs quite the punch, but as the temperature creeps up, so do the number of fun things to do around town to […]

New-home forecast: A climb to higher ground in 2017

New-home forecast: A climb to higher ground in 2017

Fueled by a growing economy, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family housing production will continue a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017, according to economists speaking at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. “While positive developments on the demand side will support solid growth in the single-family […]

Fla. has 4 of top 5 “hottest” single-family markets

Fla. has 4 of top 5 “hottest” single-family markets

Among the 50 largest U.S. markets, the top five (in order) were Orlando, Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Dallas, according to Ten-X, an online marketplace. Each metro area had “a vigorous combination of consistently strong demand, home price appreciation, and economic and demographic growth.” While Florida metros again dominated the rankings, Ten-X said […]

10 Things to Look for in a 55+ Community Social Program

There’s a lot to consider when you’re trying to choose an active-adult community for your new or vacation home. One thing you should always look closely at is their social programs. After all, you’re moving into a 55-plus community to make new friends and stay mentally and socially active. So, while whittling down your list […]