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Osceola Commits $20M Of Tourist Tax Funding For New W192 Sports Complex

Osceola Commits $20M Of Tourist Tax Funding For New W192 Sports Complex

Commissioners are scheduled to vote Monday on a Development Agreement with LifeSports USA to build and operate a 60-acre sports complex at the southwest quadrant of W192 and the S.R. 429 interchange. The complex would anchor a 23-acre town center on W192 with up to 81,000 square feet of commercial space, including a 128-room hotel, and a 300-unit apartment complex.

Orlando Median Home Continues Upward Trend With 10 Percent Increase In February

Orlando Median Home Continues Upward Trend With 10 Percent Increase In February

Year-over-year increases in median price have been recorded for the past 80 consecutive months; as of February 2018, the overall median price is 97.4 percent higher than it was back in July 2011. The median price for single-family homes that changed hands in February increased 11.3 percent over February 2017 and is now $249,250. The median price for condos increased 22.2 percent to $120,950.

2018 Real Estate Trends: Expect Growth in Employment, Population and Visitors

2018 Real Estate Trends: Expect Growth in Employment, Population and Visitors

Florida is growing faster in terms of employment growth than the rest of the U.S., which is good for Florida real estate. The three major drivers of the state’s economy are 1) Florida’s business climate, including real estate sales; 2) the U.S. economy and financial market trends; and 3) the global economy.

Tavistock Files New Plans For Dense, Urban Mixed-Use District In Lake Nona

Tavistock Files New Plans For Dense, Urban Mixed-Use District In Lake Nona

Development will be market-driven, with a mix of boutique homes, apartments, condominiums, office and retail. A few specific uses listed on the SPMP map forecast a medical theme across the commercial, but those are only examples, and Tavistock will have flexibility to adapt the plan.

Osceola Considers School Impact Hikes While Exempting Vacation Homes

Osceola Considers School Impact Hikes While Exempting Vacation Homes

New multifamily developments would be hit hardest under the staff recommendation. Their fees would nearly double from $6,088 per unit to $11,362. Multifamily developers are also facing a potential doubling of mobility fees in 2018, and the combination of the two could kill some projects that are currently in permitting.

Orlando Is No. 1 City For Recreation For Second Year In A Row

Orlando Is No. 1 City For Recreation For Second Year In A Row

With a bounty of performance arts centers, theatres and festivals, a rising foodie scene, a plethora of public parks as well as world-class teams and athletes, Orlando’s latest ranking comes as no surprise to its many residents. In fact, in the heart of downtown Orlando resides one of the most iconic parks in the state: Lake Eola Park.

K. Hovnanian Buys Phase 2 Of Subdivision On Osceola's Westside Corridor

K. Hovnanian Buys Phase 2 Of Subdivision On Osceola's Westside Corridor

The New Jersey-based homebuilder paid $4.9 million for Phase 2 of Magnolia at Westside, a 246-home subdivision in Four Corners near the intersection of Westside Boulevard and Florence Villa Grove Road.

What attracted us to the project was to be able to deliver relatively affordable single-family homes in a market that's close to the attractions and is in an exemplary school district, with the neighborhood being zoned for the Westside K-8 school and Celebration High School. 

Park Square Homes Changing Course On Vacation Home Resorts

Park Square Homes Changing Course On Vacation Home Resorts

Following through with a strategic phaseout of its vacation home business, Park Square Homes is looking to split off the undeveloped phases in its Veranda Palms resort in Osceola County, and launch them as a primary residential neighborhood.

The approved site plan divided Veranda Palms into two phases, with entitlements for 323 single family homes and a third phase with 74 vacation rental townhomes.