Archive for July, 2016

Key points in buying short term rentals

ORLANDO — Owning a home in Central Florida, and marketing it as a short-term rental or vacation home, has been a profitable investment for many European buyers over the years. The Orlando area is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, with theme parks, beaches and outdoor activities that attract millions of visitors each year. [...]

Assistance center set up for victims of Pulse attack

ORLANDO – The Orlando United Assistance Center, designed to provide long-term assistance to people impacted by the Pulse shootings, opens today. The center located at 507 E. Michigan St. will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s located at the corner of Osceola Avenue and East Michigan Street. Created by [...]

Thales expanding operations in Central Florida

ORLANDO – Further cementing this region’s ties to European businesses, a global technology leader based in Paris just announced they will expand operations in Central Florida, creating hundreds of jobs here, while investing more than $20 million in the region. The office of Gov. Rick Scott announced on Monday that Thales Group, a leader in [...]

U.S. politics, not Brexit, expected to impact foreign investments in Orlando’s housing market

ORLANDO – Despite the uncertainty created by the Brexit vote, residents of Britain are unlikely to lose interest in the value of a second home in the Orlando area, said the director of one of the top real estate associations in London. Nick Churton, the managing director of Mayfair International Realty, said Brexit won’t alter [...]

Take the dark, ominous journey with “Bloody Rabbit”

“It was pouring out when R.T. Robeson jumped on the bus that would carry him from downtown Orlando to the building in an older, somewhat less fashionable section of the city. He had never visited the building before, but a Miss Gardenia was expecting him …” ORLANDO — So begins author Michael W. Freeman’s disturbing [...]

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