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New Construction Homes

Are you considering buying a new construction custom home?  Maybe your looking to buy a new Spec home?  Here are some things to consider... For many buyers searching for the right home, building a home is a great opportunity to design their dream home and at the same time save money on repairs and having to replace old appliances.  New construction allows you to design your new home from top to bottom....

If You Build It, They Will Come

“If you build it, they will come.” Central Florida built it, and became one of the top tourism destinations of the world. The people came. Orlando grew and the housing market boomed, but in 2007, Real Estate and Tourism lost the wind in their sails. The theme parks, hotels, and other attractions scrambled to keep drawing visitors to the area through discounts and promotions. In a recent article...

Aloft Hotel opens in Downtown Orlando this month

The old OUC building, built in 1967, sat vacant for a few years and avoided demolition when New York-based GDC properties LLC purchased the building. With an $18-million dollar investment, the building is being repurposed as the chic boutique hotel, Aloft. Those that travel Orange Avenue have seen the Aloft construction walls for months. While the exterior remains seemingly unchanged, the interior and the...

Envision 2040 – Orlando’s future

The City of Orlando is currently developing the first Green Works Orlando Community Action Plan. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has challenged the community to develop a plan that would transform Orlando, within a generation, into one of the most environmentally-friendly, economically and socially vibrant communities in the nation. In conjunction with the Plan, the City is introducing a competition, titled...

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