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April 15, 2020

Cornovirus Test Facilities In Seminole County

Cornovirus Test Facilities In Seminole County

Update: Altamonte Springs Mall Drive Thru Testing | Monday, April 27th By Appointment

 

 

 

Coronavirus Test Facilities: Name, Location & Link

AdventHealth Altamonte Spring

601 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
+1 407-303-2200
AdventHealth Centra Care Altamonte Springs
440 W, FL-436, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
+1 407-788-2000
AdventHealth Centra Care Longwood
855 S US Hwy 17 92, Longwood, FL 32750
+1 407-699-8400
Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
555 W FL-434, Longwood, FL 32750
+1 407-767-1200
Urgent Care of Longwood
450 W State Rd 434 #1010, Longwood, FL 32750
+1 407-212-3000
AdventHealth Lake Mary ER
950 Rinehart Rd, Lake Mary, FL 32746
+1 321-363-0400
Orlando Health Emergency Room - Lake Mary
380 Rinehart Rd, Lake Mary, FL 32746
+1 321-842-0550
AdventHealth Centra Care Kids Lake Mary
105 S Country Club Rd, Lake Mary, FL 32746
+1 321-363-4927
AdventHealth Centra Care Lake Mary
2948 W Lake Mary Blvd, Lake Mary, FL 32746
+1 407-732-7478
CareNow Urgent Care - Lake Mary
901 Currency Cir Unit 1001, Lake Mary, FL 32746
+1 407-410-8951
CareSpot Urgent Care of Lake Mary
136 Parliament Loop STE 1020, Lake Mary, FL 32746
+1 407-333-0160
AdventHealth Oviedo ER
8100 Red Bug Lake Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765
+1 407-977-2320
AdventHealth Centra Care Oviedo
8010 Red Bug Lake Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765
+1 407-200-2512
CareSpot Urgent Care of Oviedo
968 W Mitchell Hammock Rd #1050, Oviedo, FL 32765
+1 407-890-1890
First Choice Urgent Care
9558, 1945 County Rd 419 #1101, Oviedo, FL 32766
+1 407-366-2890
Oviedo Medical Center
1000 W Broadway St, Oviedo, FL 32765
AdventHealth Centra Care Sanford
4451 W 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771
+1 407-330-3412
CareNow Urgent Care - Sanford
5102 W State Rd 46, Sanford, FL 32771
+1 407-410-8670
Central Florida Regional Hospital
1401 W Seminole Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771
+1 407-321-4500
Nemours Children's Primary Care, Sanford
1149 Rinehart Rd, Sanford, FL 32771
+1 407-915-6150
CareNow Urgent Care - Winter Park
7460 University Blvd Suite 110, Winter Park, FL 32792
+1 407-410-8945
Florida Department of Health in Seminole County - Sanford Location
400 W Airport Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773
+1 407-665-3000
Please contact each first to confirm all information.
If you know of any additional sites, please let us know so that we may keep this list as up to date as possible.

 

April 4, 2020

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans ( EIDL) And Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Overview

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans ( EIDL) And Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Overview

 

Highlights:

00:17:52 Vicky Kustov: Could we get a copy of this presentation?

00:18:18 demet: yes

00:25:19 Hal Cone: are you recommending that you defer loan and mortgage payments, in my instance i am a solo agent, even if i have "enough" reserves in the bank to stay on track for a few months?

00:26:00 Hal Cone: got it, thank you very much...

00:26:38 Hal Cone: 10-4 Todd, appreciate it

00:27:37 Ward: Thanks for doing this Vicki & Demet! This is awesome! 

00:28:02 Kinsley Mickle: I love that idea

00:28:24 TerryBickmore: What is the negative of waiting to contact mortgage companies? If I can cover things for say 10 months, should I wait until month 6 or 7 to reach out?

00:28:35 demet: Ward your welcome - our pleasure

00:28:59 demet: Terry - I will jump on that answer at the end of the presentation

00:30:50 Matt Farnes: will deferring these loans have a negative affect when applying for new loans or stimulus

00:31:36 TerryBickmore: Yes. Thanks!

00:31:54 CRAIG SCHNEIDER: CAN YOU ADD MORE ABOUT THE PHASE 3 WITH BANKS BEING READY…. I CONTACTED A FEW BANKS THIS MORNING ABOUT PPP AND NONE OF THEM ARE READY YET, IS THAT WHAT YOUR SEEING ACROSS THE NATION?

00:32:17 Julie Ohmann: deferring mortgage- ask about how this would also impact your escrow for the states have home insurance and county/school taxes.

00:35:08 mariadicarlo: will deferring pmts hurt me if I want to refi in the future?

00:35:27 CRAIG SCHNEIDER: AND I SPELLED YOU’RE WRONG

00:35:46 demet: craig - we all mis-spel :)

00:36:08 mariadicarlo: thank u!

00:38:08 Regina Drury: Having your 2019 tax return done is a big help with getting the information you need fast.

00:38:41 Vicky Kustov: DO we need to have our 2019 tax return done to qualify?

00:39:07 Jeffrey Lyons: Ditto. I have same question as Vicky.

00:40:34 Al Lewis: How do those of that are s-corp and pay ourselves a salary fit into this? Loan? Foregiveness?

00:40:37 Barrett England: Regarding PPP, so this might come up when we get to that section. If you run your income thru an s-corp with a salary and distribution to you, can you include the distribution in the salary calculation?

00:43:00 Vicky Kustov: I am probably jumping ahead but are there loan programs for individual agents?

00:43:04 bob: For PPP, when considering average monthly payroll, are they looking at the past 12 months, or 2019 only?

00:46:49 Todd Tramonte: Keep questions coming, but we will get to PPP and other things as the presentation gets there.

00:48:21 Jeremy: Is this where landlords would go to cover notes

 

00:48:49 Hal Cone: great insight everyone...highly valuable to consider

00:49:00 Ward: had no idea this was avaiable. 

00:49:02 gina: ---I have already applied for it 

00:49:23 Jason Crawford: Qualifications? Income and expense? What are the submission requirements?

00:49:46 Hal Cone: EIDL, was not sure about this, did you say this is your default recommendation for everyone now?

00:49:55 Vicky Kustov: what expenses would this allow for individual agent?

00:51:46 Jim: What can you use EIDL for as an independent contractor? MLS dues, advertising???

00:52:16 Ward: Do you know what the interests rates are on the EIDL loan? 

00:52:39 Hal Cone: awesome, super information

00:53:14 Regina Drury: I applied for PPP today and was told to apply for EIDL after affroval.  This is what the lender said.

00:53:52 Jeffrey Lyons: I am an independent RE Agent. I don't need a loan but I have monthly expenses. Can I apply for EIDL and just seek the $10K grant?

00:55:27 James’s iPhone: Would commission splits be considered a cost of goods sold?

00:57:33 Ward: Everyone I've reached out to is saying next week. 

00:58:47 bob: Is the average monthly payroll expense over the past 12 months, or just for 2019?

00:58:47 Jeff Marek: What if you are a pass through LLC? Can I apply today for PPP?

00:58:49 James’s iPhone: So will there be a different application process for the 1099 self employed independent contractors?

00:59:15 CRAIG SCHNEIDER: DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT DOCUMENTS THEY ARE USING FOR PROOF? IS IT YOUR PRIOR YEARS TAXES?

00:59:28 gina: What if you were at 785K last year I am capped at 100K ? 

01:00:03 CRAIG SCHNEIDER: AND ASSUMING YOU HAVE NOT FILED WOULD THEY JUST LOOK AT YOUR BOOKS OR WOULD THEY USE 2018 TAXES?

01:01:20 Jeremy: As a landlord "Loss Rents Due to Disaster" would I calculate that for 6 months?  Haven't had any loss yet. but its coming

01:04:12 Regina Drury: The money is excluded but people should know the expenses that it offset will probably be excluded from your write off too.  

01:04:31 demet: Gina - yes

01:05:33 demet: https://www.facebook.com/groups/survivethrivetriumph/

01:09:01 Regina Drury: Unemployment rules are if you don't have any closings.  It stops when you have a closing.

01:11:25 Toby Stephens: can you reapply for unemployment in between closings ?

01:12:16 Regina Drury: Yes in North Carolina you can reapply between closings.  That's the update as of now.  Of course, it can change.

01:12:27 CRAIG SCHNEIDER: ALSO JUST SHARING, THERE WAS A NEW VERSION OF THE PPP APPLICATION FORM POSTED ON SBA THIS MORNING.

01:13:19 CRAIG SCHNEIDER: YES I AM

01:14:17 Jeffrey Lyons: Thank you!

01:14:23 Ward: do you know what the interests rates are on the loans? 

01:14:49 ERV: What is the fee associated with applying for the EIDL

01:16:00 Regina Drury: The form I filled out this morning for Aquesta Bank had me fill out 2019.

01:16:18 RE/MAX Alliance: What if an individual agent was a 1099 last year but this year is a LLC?  

01:17:44 James’s iPhone: Are commission splits considered a cost of goods sold?

01:18:39 Regina Drury: WIll marketing costs, monthly software, or coaching expenses get covered in any of these programs?

01:18:59 Jeremy: that was a question on the form you sent us to

01:19:41 iPhone: so it’s 2.5x monthly. so 100k/12 x2.5?  so max would be 20,800? for PPP.  1099 borrower

01:20:32 TerryBickmore: If you have w2 income above 100K are you ineligible for any help? Or do they still give you payroll help up to the 100K but not on income above that?

01:20:32 Ward: Then I'm going to apply for as much as possible!!! 

01:20:45 Ward: 1%!!! ???

01:21:38 Al Lewis: Munchin said 5 pts to lenders for originating loans.

01:22:31 Jim: I'm a multi member LLC so I get a K1, not a Schedule C.

01:22:33 James’s iPhone: 👍

01:22:48 James’s iPhone: Thank you for clarifying!

01:22:55 Barrett England: If you run your income thru an s-corp with a salary and distribution to you, can you include the distribution in the salary calculation?

 

01:23:20 bob: How is the loan amount cap determined on an EIDL Loan? Not PPP, but EIDL Loan.

01:24:57 iPhone: good job

01:24:59 iPhone: lol

01:25:59 gina: Ok I am 1099 but I have an employee I pay 48K a year on a 1099 can I apply on any of these platforms to cover her cost since I am still paying her .

01:26:12 Dan: I am an individual broker .  Gross Revenues is Gross income and Cost of Goods sold is What?  all my expenses?

01:26:44 Al Lewis: Saw him say it last night on News conference

01:27:32 steverakhshani: I heard that Munchin today upped the pts to lenders, to add incentive to participate

01:29:51 Al Lewis: Thanks! Great info!

01:30:13 Ashley: so if I am a 1099 thru a brokerage but I also run an annual payroll on myself for my corp, is it best to aply for both 

01:31:19 steverakhshani: I’m also interested in the answer to Barrett England’s question re S-Corp that pays salary PLUS shareholder distribution.

01:31:59 bob: How is the max loan amount determined for an EIDL Loan (not PPP, the EIDL). Thanks!

01:33:07 CRAIG SCHNEIDER: IF YOU ARE GETTING THE PPP AS A 1099 HOW ARE YOU SHOWING THAT YOU ARE USING THE AMOUNT TOWARDS YOUR PAYROLL?

01:33:26 CRAIG SCHNEIDER: THAT QUESTION IS FOR MY AGENTS

01:34:40 mariadicarlo: i am a Real estate agent and I missed the part about the 10K grant, how can I take advantage of this

01:35:21 Barrett England:

Give it to us Demet, I will pay extra.....

01:38:38 gina: Again now this brings up my prior question. I am a 1099 agent but I have a admin that I pay on 1099 as well. How am I going to apply for this ? I am lost  

01:40:56 gina: Got it !

01:41:53 Al Lewis: How soon will replay be out?

01:42:09 Ashley: the income is based on 2018 if you already filed taxes?

01:42:39 Ashley: I meant 19 lol

01:42:59 Vicki: yes, 2019 income!

01:43:16 Vicky Kustov: THank you for a great presentation!

01:43:41 steverakhshani: Yes, thank-you!  Great info as we navigate through all this.

01:43:44 Verenice White: Yes!! Love this and how will you send this to us..do you have our emails?

01:43:52 TerryBickmore: You guys are Awesome! Thanks for all of your help!

01:44:48 Todd Tramonte: If you want the recording and have not signed up, go to www.RealtorStimulus.com and we'll have an email to send it to.

01:45:14 Sara Romvari: You said you’d share the slides…. how will you share those? or where can they be found

01:45:32 Verenice White: THANK YOU!! Smiles from California! 

01:45:56 Barrett England: Thanks so much, amazing presentation! 

01:46:38 demet: our pleasure everyone-be well, stay safe!

01:47:51 chandler crouch: prechiatchall

For additional information talk directly to your CPA or Bank.  

Additional Information May Be Found At www.sba.gov

March 26, 2020

Seminole County Government March 25 COVID-19 Update

Seminole County Goverment COVID-19 Update

March 25

 

Seminole County Goverment COVID-19 Update

♻️ TEMPORARY RECYCLING PROCEDURAL CHANGE

 Seminole County residents should sort recyclables before placing curbside. Seminole County Solid Waste generally offers curbside sorting, but for the safety of collection crews, asks customers to self-sort. 

 

Tissues and paper towels should be placed with regular household garbage. 

 

Fibers should be sorted together. This includes:

• Pasteboard (i.e., cereal boxes, empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls, soda boxes, beer boxes, tissue boxes, gift boxes, pizza boxes and shoe boxes)

• Brown paper grocery bags (no wax, no wet strength material, no liners)

• Corrugated cardboard (flattened and cut down to fit inside the recycle bin)

• Newspaper, supplements, magazines and catalogs

• Box board, carrier stock, white and colored paper

• Telephone Books

 

Co-mingled containers should be sorted together. This includes:

• Plastic Containers #1-7 (#'s on bottom of containers) Remove all lids

• Glass bottles and jars (clear, green and brown) Remove all lids

• Aluminum cans

• Steel cans and tin household containers, such as food cans

 

This does not include residents in the City of Oviedo or Lake Mary; Oviedo and Lake Mary as they are single-stream.

 

For additional information, please contact Seminole County Solid Waste Customer Service by calling 407-665-2260 or via email swcustomerservice@seminolecountyfl.gov.

 

💵 REPORT BUSINESS LOSSES

 Governor Ron DeSantis announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations. The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin. 

 

The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online at https://floridadisaster.biz/. Results from this survey will be shared with state agencies and local partners. Surveys submitted by small businesses can be used to access the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan, made available for COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. 

 

Once businesses complete the survey, they will be contacted with information upon availability of applicable assistance programs. To date, 147 Seminole County businesses have self-reported $39 million in estimated costs of damages, 940 temporary layoffs and 136 permanent layoffs. Most businesses reporting have requested Emergency Bridge Loans.

 

🍽 DCF WAIVING WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR SNAP PROGRAM

 At the request of Governor DeSantis, and in accordance with the federal Families First Coronavirus Act, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will waive work requirements for individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program.

 

DCF and the Department of Economic Opportunity have partnered to apply good cause statewide for TANF and SNAP recipients normally subject to participate in mandatory work requirements as a condition to receive program benefits effective immediately. The temporary relief of mandatory work requirements will alleviate any undue burden during this public health emergency on individuals normally required to participate in these programs with no disruptions to the receipt of cash and/or food assistance benefits.

 

To check the status of your benefits, report changes, receive information faster by opting in to receive electronic notifications, and upload documents 24 hours a day 7 days a week, log into your MyACCESS account here: https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

 

If you have questions about your benefits and the temporary relief of work requirements during this time, please contact the Department of Children and Families customer center at 850 300 4DCF or visit the website at https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

 

👉🏻STAY INFORMED

 Seminole County Office of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health-Seminole personnel are available daily from 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. by phone to answer non-emergency questions related to COVID-19 at 407-665-0000. Today, this Citizens Information Line reached 1,000 calls.

 

March 18, 2020

Fannie Mae’s Response to COVID-19

FANNIE MAE'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

In a statement released earlier today, Fannie Mae stated that they continue to be fully operational and will continue to provide liquidity to the market to minimize risk.

 

Full Statement Below:

Fannie Mae’s Response to COVID-19

 

This statement should help to answer questions many current buyers and homeowners had about the ability to close on the purchase of their home under contract or to refinance their current home in this favorable rate martket.

Fannie Mae's Risk Management Plan

Jan. 6, 2020

Freddie Mac Annouces New Online Homebuyer Education Course

CreditSmart Homebuyer U- With Certificate

Freddie Mac | CreditSmart Homebuyer U- With Certificate

Freddie Mac Announces New Homebuyer Education Course

Freddie Mac introduced it's new tutorial, CreditSmart Homebuyer U, designed to offer comprehensive homeownership education with inproved content and user experience.

CreditSmart Homebuyer U, is comprised of 6 modules, each focusing on key principles of homebuyer preparedness and financial management.

  • Module 1: Overview & Introduction of the Homebuying Process
  • Module 2: Managing Your Money
  • Module 3: Your Credit and Why It Is Important
  • Module 4: Getting a Mortgage
  • Module 5: Finding a Home and Closing on a Loan
  • Module 6: Preserving Homeownership

Watch this introductory video on CreditSmart Homebuyer U to learn more.

"Becoming a homeowner is an important responsibility and Freddie Mac is committed to providing the tools and resources to ensure a successful path toward sustainable homeownership," said Danny Gardner, Senior Vice President, Single-Family Affordable Lending and Access to Credit at Freddie Mac. "The goal of this exceptional program is to empower those who are pursuing the dream of homeownership with knowledge to make informed, responsible decisions."Highlights of Creditsmart Homebuyer U

  • Self-paced, online platform
  • Successful completion of this tutorial satisfies HomeOne or Home Possible mortgage education requirements.  A printable certificate of completion is provide.


Posted in Mortgage News
Aug. 30, 2019

Hurricane Dorian - National Hurricane Center Tracking

 

HURRICANE DORIAN

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER TRACKING

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian looks to be a very strong and potentially devistating storm for the central Florida area.  We have put this page together as a resource for our fellow residents, and hope you find it useful.  Prepare and be safe.


THE WEATHER CHANNEL UP TO THE MINUTE WEATHER

 

 

 

Resources

Tracking The Storm

NOAA National Hurricane Center

Orlando Sentinel Hurricane Center

Spectrum News 13

 

Getting Ready

Florida Realtors® Essential Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

National Association of REALTORS® House Logic Emergency Survival Kit Guide

American Red Cross

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Ready.gov

FloridaDisaster.org

City of Orlando

Orlando Utility Company

Orange County

Seminole County

 

Recovering

Florida Realtors® Disaster Relief Fund

American Red Cross

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Duke Energy

Florida Power and Light

Orlando Utility Company

 

July 19, 2019

Back To School Sales Tax Holiday [2019]

 

Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday 2019

Back-To-School

As August approaches, we are reminded that school in Central Florida is right around the corner.   This year both Seminole and Orange County start on August 12, 2019

Orange County School Calender                          

Seminole County School District 2019-2020 School Calender

  

 

Seminole County School Calender

Seminole County School District 2019-2020 Calander

 

Florida Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

To help off set the cost of school supplies Florida designates a tax holiday period.  This year, from August 2nd thru August 6th, you can purchase all your back-to-school supplies without paying the state sales tax.

During the sales tax holiday period the following are exempt:

  • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item
  • Certain schol supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and
  • Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories selling for $1000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

This sales tax holiday does not apply to:

  • Any item of clothing selling for more than $60;
  • Any school supply item selling for more than $15;
  • Books that are other wise exempt
  • Repairs or alterations of any eligible items; or
  • Sales of any eligible itmes in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport

Click Here For A Complete List Of Items

Or

List Of Frequently Asked Questions For The Sales Tax Holiday

Supply List For Each School District

Seminole County Pulbic Schools Elementary Supply List

Seminole County Pulbic Schools Elementary Supply List

Orange County Public Schools Elementary Supply List

K thru 3rd Grades

K thru 3rd grades

4th and 5th Grades

4th and 5th Grades

 

Back-To-School Events

Back 2 School Bash

Saturday, August 3, 10am – 2pm

Orlando Fashion Square Mall

This free event supplies many of the items and services you need to get ready for another year including free back packs, dental & health screenings, haircuts and school supplies.

 

Back to School Fest

Saturday, August 3, 10am – 3pm

Seminole Towne Center

Free event while you shop during the tax-free weekend. Enjoy games and fun activities for the kids. Special visitors include representatives from Orlando Magic, Orlando City, and animals from the Central Florida Zoo.

 

Back 2 School

Saturday, August 3, 10am – 4pm

Oviedo Mall

 

Avalon Back to School Bash

Saturday, August 3, 10am – noon

Avalon Park Foundation

Free backpacks and supplies will be distributed to the community.

 

Back to School Expo Community Expo

Saturday, August 10, 10am – 2pm

Florida Technical College

Free event featuring live music, fun activities, free medical check-ups, and free backpacks (limited quantities).

 

Florida Kids & Family Expo

Saturday, August 17, 10am – 5pm

Orange County Convention Center

$6 tickets for a full-day of indoor fun discovering family-friendly products, vendors, and entertainment.

Additional Fuctions And Free Back To School Events Click Here

Posted in Topic Of Interest
July 18, 2019

Orlando Housing Market Report [June 2019]

Orlando Housing Market Report [June 2019]

 

 

 

Orlando's sales stumble a bit during peak homebuying months

 

Orlando home sales took a tiny tumble in June, slipping 2% compared to June 2018 during what is traditionally near the peak of our homebuying season.

“We are expecting June’s sales decline to reverse itself in the coming months as families seek to close on their new homes before the start of the school year,” says ORRA President Jeffrey M. Fagan. “In addition, we anticipate an eagerness to take advantage of favorable conditions such as small-but-steady increases in the inventory of homes available for purchase in the Orlando area and falling mortgage rates.”

According to the latest monthly report from ORRA, Orlando area homebuyers secured an average interest rate of 3.93% in June. That’s down from 4.15% in May and a high this year in February of 4.34%.

ORRA members were involved in 3,399 property transactions during June. Sales of townhomes dropped by a whopping 22%, which was enough to drag the overall sales comparison down by 2 percent. Sales of single-family homes actually improved by about half a percent over last year, while condos rose by more than 3 percent.

Speaking of condos, this home type is leading Orlando’s eight-month string of inventory increases. The number of condos available for purchase in June expanded by 24%, to 1,135. Single-family homes had 5% more availability than in June 2018, bringing our overall inventory up by 7 percent.

Despite inventory gains, Orlando is still clearly a seller’s market as it has only 2.37 months of supply (six months is considered by economists to indicate a market that is balanced between buyers and sellers). However, the balance shifts when you consider price categories for single-family homes, with the lower price categories firmly favoring sellers and the higher price categories ($700,000 and above) favoring buyers. Those in the market for a home priced between $2 million and $5 million currently enjoy 26 months of supply. FYI, there is a 15-month supply of home priced above $5 million.

ORRA’s report also shows that the overall median price is securely back its years-long upward track. After a brief derailment into the red in April, the Orlando median price — the figure at which half of the homes sold for more and half sold for less — rose 5 percent in June to $250,000.

 

June Market Indicator Comparison

Orlando June Market Indicator Comparison

Single-family Home Update

Single-family home sales bumped up 0.5% in June, with 2,685 units sold throughout the Orlando area versus 2,673 a year earlier. Compared to last month, single-family sales are down 11 percent.

The median price for single-family homes increased by 3% to $270,000 in June. The inventory of this home type improved by 5% over June 2018, and there are currently 6,289 single-family homes available for purchase through the multiple listing service.

Condo Update

Condo sales are up by 3% (406); condo inventory is up by 24% (1,135), and condo median price is up by 7% ($134,350,500).

MSA Numbers 

Sales of existing homes within the entire Orlando MSA (Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties) in June were down by 2.7% when compared to June of 2018. To date, sales are down 6.9%. 

Each individual county’s sales comparisons are as follows: 

*Lake: 8.3% above June 2018; 

*Orange: 2.8% below June 2018; 

*Osceola: 8.5% below June 2018; and 

*Seminole: 5.9% below June 2018.

This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association and the My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service. Neither the association nor MFRMLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the association or MFRMLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Due to late closings, an adjustment is necessary to record those closings posted after our reporting date.

ORRA REALTOR® sales represent sales involving Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association members, who are primarily – but not exclusively - located in Orange and Seminole counties. Note that statistics released each month may be revised in the future as new data is received. 

Orlando MSA numbers reflect sales of homes located in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake counties by members of any REALTOR® association, not just members of ORRA.Orlando Area Market 10-year History (Orlando 10-Year History) (link to pdf) interest rate, sales, median price, average price, list/sell difference, pending, days on market, inventory, and months of supply for each of the last 10 years.

June 29, 2019

4th Of July Orlando Events 2019

4th Of July Orlando Events 2019

4th Of July Orlando Events 2019

Without spending a lot of money you can enjoy 4th of July events and shows in Orlando and the surrounding area.

Besides the amazing fireworks shows that will be exploding all around the Orlando area, many Central Florida communities will be hosting afternoons filled with games, food, music. 

Plan ahead and bring chairs, blankets, bug spray, and sprarklers.  And leave time for traffic and crowds.  Most fireworks shows will be starting just after sundown (roughly 9pm)

July 2nd

Light Up The Lake

Tuesday, July 2 starting at 5pm (fireworks at 9:15pm)

Grills Lakeside: 4315 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando

Get the party started early at this popular lakeside restaurant with live music, activities for the entire family, and kayak or paddle board rentals available. Bonus for the little ones: there’s a playground on property.

JULY 3

Red Hot & Boom

Wednesday, July 3, 4pm – 11pm

Cranes Roost in Altamonte Springs

The City of Altamonte Springs always blows it out of the park to celebrate our nation’s independence. Enjoy a free day of music from the hottest artists, family fun, and of course, one of the best firework displays. This is a very popular event. You can find adequate viewing spots on the opposite side of the water/amphitheater. 

Freedom on the Waterfront

Wednesday, July 3, 5pm – 9:30pm

Downtown Mount Dora, Elizabeth Evans Park

Join us at 5 p.m. for live music and a spectacular fireworks show after sun down.  Event Cost: Free

Baldwin Park Independence Bash

Wednesday, July 3, 6pm – 11pm (fireworks at 9:15pm)

4801 New Broad Street

This FREE event will kick off with a festival in the Village Center of Baldwin Park hosted by Baldwin Park Joint Committee and Presented by Advent Health. At 9:15pm*, view a spectacular choreographed fireworks show over Lake Baldwin.   

The Village center will come alive with nearly 100 participants and sponsors of all kinds offering lots of fun including; shopping, a showcase of artisans and craftsman with works for sale, festival snacks/food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, balloon art, interactive activities, and more. 

Walt Disney World 4th Of July 

Wednesday, July 3, 9:15 pm

The Magic Kingdom celebrates the 4th of July with a fireworks show on both July 3rd and July 4th. Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom begin at 9:15 pm with patriotic music. Epcot add’s a special 4th of July tribute to Illuminations at 9pm.

 

JULY 4

Fireworks at the Fountain

Thursday, July 4, 4pm – 10pm

Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando

Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer, invites the community to celebrate our nation’s freedom with a spectacular fireworks show, free entertainment, a kids’ play area, live music, and beverages for purchase. The City recommends finding alternative modes of transportation because of street closures and limited on-street parking.

 

Star Spangled Sanford

Thursday, July 4, 4pm – 10pm

Fort Mellon Park on Sanford Riverwalk

Star Spangled Sanford is Central Florida’s premier summer celebration and the best value for vending anywhere. With over fifty thousand spectators expected to file in for the great concert and fireworks, your business can be front and center for the show. This fun, family celebration brings in visitors from around the Central Florida to enjoy the beautiful lakefront setting on Lake Monroe.

 

Winter Springs Celebration of Freedom

Thursday, July 4, 5pm – 9:30pm

Central Winds Park

Wear your red, white and blue because this city hosts an evening filled with fun: live entertainment, kid’s area and a variety of vendors. As the night wraps up the sky will fill with world-class fireworks.

The City of Oviedo 4th Of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 5pm – 9pm (fireworks at 9pm)

Oviedo Mall

Enjoy live music, carnival rides and games. Entry is free but there is an extra charge for a wristband ($5 in advance or $7 day of) for unlimited inflatables. There’s a cash bar too.

4th of July Celebration at Avalon Park

Thursday, July 4, 5pm – 9pm (fireworks 9pm)

Downtown Avalon Park

Celebrate with an apple pie bake-off, bike parade, bounce park, vendors, live performances and music.

Party In The Park | Winter Garden

Thursday, July 4, 6pm – 9:30pm (fireworks 9:15pm)

Newton Park, Winter Garden

Bring a chair, blanket or have a seat in the grass for this annual Winter Garden tradition! Keep your eyes on the sky for one of the best firework displays in West Orange County. Live music, family activities, food and more keep the evening fun for all ages! Festivities begin at 6:00 pm. Fireworks show at 9:15 pm.

Red, White and Boom | Clearmont

Waterfront Park in Clermont

4th of July celebration at Waterfront Park filled with traditional Americana-type activities for all ages and ending with fireworks over Lake Minneola.

SeaWorld 4th Of July

Thursday, July 4th (fireworks 9:15pm)

This 4th of July, families and friends can enjoy one of Orlando’s most magnificent fireworks displays.

The night sky will light up with fireworks, pyrotechnics and lasers during a one-of-a-kind, patriotic finale to “Ignite,” SeaWorld’s new end-of-day spectacle.

Fireworks are included with park admission and can best be viewed from Bayside Stadium.

Parades And Community Events

Celebration Independence Day Parade

Wednesday, July 4 at 9 a.m.

This year’s Star Spangled Spectacular Independence Day parade will kick-off at 9 a.m. from Town Hall, following a route along Celebration Avenue to Market Street and eventually concluding at the entrance to Lakeside Park

Mount Dora's 4th Of July Parade

Thursday, July 4 at 10am

Donnelly Street in downtown Mt. Dora. Free traditional parade throughout the streets of the quaint town.

Winter Park’s 24th Annual 4th of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 9am – noon

Central Park, Winter Park

Free hot dogs, watermelon and water (while supplies last). Live music, kids’ zone with carnival games, train rides and slides. Bicycle parade at 11:30am. Children can bring their bicycles already decorated or decorate them at the old bus stop on the corner of Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard.

Free Museum admission on July 4th

Winter Park

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will celebrate 24 years on Park Avenue with its Independence Day Open House. The museum, which is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, will provide FREE admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Also, in downtown Winter Park, The Winter Park History Museum, located at 200 W. New England Ave. (north end of the Farmers’ Market building), will be open with FREE admission, as always, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you know of any other events please let us know.

Posted in Family Fun
May 20, 2019

Seminole County Housing Update | Week Of May 20, 2019

Seminole County Housing Update

Seminole County Housing Update

There are 701 new properties, 524 price changes, 520 under contract and 443 sold properties in Seminole County for the week of May 20, 2019

New Active Listings:
Saved Search: Seminole High School - 53 new properties 
Saved Search: Oviedo High School - 12 new properties 
Saved Search: Lyman High School - 37 new properties 
Saved Search: Lake Mary High School - 30 new properties 
Saved Search: Lake Howell High School - 34 new properties 
Saved Search: lake brantley high school - 24 new properties 
Saved Search: Hagerty High School - 18 new properties 
Saved Search: Volusia County All Condos For Sale | Newest Search - 20 new properties 
Saved Search: Volusia County Map Search | Newest Listings - 208 new properties 
Saved Search: Volusia County All Homes For Sale | Newest Search - 188 new properties 
Saved Search: Volusia County All Townhomes For Sale | Newest Search - 3 new properties 
Saved Search: Deltona Map Search - 65 new properties 
Saved Search: Deltona All Condos Search - 1 new property 
Saved Search: Condo in Altamonte Springs Under $150,000 - 8 new properties 

Price Changes:
Saved Search: Seminole High School - 40 price changes 
Saved Search: Oviedo High School - 14 price changes 
Saved Search: Lyman High School - 26 price changes 
Saved Search: Lake Mary High School - 14 price changes 
Saved Search: Lake Howell High School - 26 price changes 
Saved Search: lake brantley high school - 21 price changes 
Saved Search: Hagerty High School - 13 price changes 
Saved Search: Volusia County All Condos For Sale | Newest Search - 21 price changes 
Saved Search: Volusia County Map Search | Newest Listings - 158 price changes 
Saved Search: Volusia County All Homes For Sale | Newest Search - 137 price changes 
Saved Search: Volusia County All Townhomes For Sale | Newest Search - 2 price changes 
Saved Search: Deltona Map Search - 45 price changes 
Saved Search: Deltona All Condos Search - 1 price change 
Saved Search: Condo in Altamonte Springs Under $150,000 - 6 price changes 

Under Contract Listings:
Saved Search: Seminole High School - 36 new under contract properties 
Saved Search: Oviedo High School - 19 new under contract properties 
Saved Search: Lyman High School - 35 new under contract properties 
Saved Search: Lake Mary High School - 19 new under contract properties 
Saved Search: Lake Howell High School - 29 new under contract properties 
Saved Search: lake brantley high school - 17 new under contract properties 
Saved Search: Hagerty High School - 7 new under contract properties 
Saved Search: Volusia County All Condos For Sale | Newest Search - 7 new under contract properties 
Saved Search: Volusia County Map Search | Newest Listings - 147 new under contract properties 
Saved Search: Volusia County All Homes For Sale | Newest Search - 140 new under contract properties 
Saved Search: Deltona Map Search - 49 new under contract properties 
Saved Search: Deltona All Condos Search - 1 new under contract property 
Saved Search: Condo in Altamonte Springs Under $150,000 - 14 new under contract properties 

Sold Listings:
Saved Search: Seminole High School - 33 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Oviedo High School - 14 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Lyman High School - 16 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Lake Mary High School - 17 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Lake Howell High School - 23 new sold properties 
Saved Search: lake brantley high school - 20 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Hagerty High School - 9 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Volusia County All Condos For Sale | Newest Search - 11 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Volusia County Map Search | Newest Listings - 130 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Volusia County All Homes For Sale | Newest Search - 119 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Volusia County All Townhomes For Sale | Newest Search - 3 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Deltona Map Search - 39 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Deltona All Condos Search - 2 new sold properties 
Saved Search: Condo in Altamonte Springs Under $150,000 - 7 new sold properties