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Orlando's median home price and inventory rise while sales decline in February

The Orlando housing market saw its median price continue a years-long upward trek with an economically healthy 3 percent year-over-year increase in February. Sales again dipped a fraction and inventory increased for the fourth consecutive month, just in time for the start of Orlando's homebuying season. Read more>>

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Dan DiClerico

When real estate prices were soaring and the cost of building materials was holding steady, practically any well-planned home improvement project would add value to your home. In recent months, however, the housing market has started to soften and tariffs are driving up the cost of lumber, steel, and other construction materials. That means homeowners need to be more judicious in their choice of upgrades to get the best return on the investment. Read more>>

The just-released Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report is one of the best tools for targeting remodeling projects with maximum bang for the buck.

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Orlando inventory jumps 8 percent as sales slip 14 percent and median price hangs tight

 

The Orlando housing market in January saw its third consecutive month of year-over-year increases in the number of homes available for purchase, along with a slide in sales and a holding steady of the median price.

Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association President Jeffrey M. Fagan, Watson Realty Corp., explains that the expanded inventory is advantageous to prospective buyers, particularly those interested in purchasing condos. 

“Our condo inventory rose by 26 percent last month, and this home type is an excellent option for those seeking entry into homeownership as a relief from Orlando’s soaring rental rates,” says Fagan. “Condos also tend to be cheaper than

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White is the top pick for counters and backsplashes, and gray is the most popular color for walls, a Houzz study reveals

Erin Carlyle January 27, 2019

Many homeowners are choosing hardworking materials and neutral color palettes for their renovated kitchens, according to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. Quartz counters have overtaken natural stone as the top choice for upgraded counters, and engineered materials are now ahead of traditional hardwood for floors, the study shows. Read on>> to find out about top kitchen renovation trends for counters and backsplashes, as well as floors, appliances and walls.

 
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Orlando housing market closes out 2018 with an increase in annual median price, decrease in annual sales

Orlando’s annual median home price for 2018 ($232,500) is 5.7 percent higher than the 2017 annual median price ($220,000) thanks to another 12 consecutive months of year-over-year price increases, according to the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association’s year-end report. Read more>>

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Here's what trends are big on the home front this year—and which ones have overstayed their welcome. BY LUCIA TONELLI

 

Oh, the joys of the new year. January 1st has become our opportunity for a reboot, and arbitrary as it may be (why not July 12th?), it's an opportunity to leave behind what's bad and embrace what's new and good. When you're deciding what to overhaul, don't forget about the home front. For decor lovers looking for tips on 2019 decorating, we talked to some of our favorite designers about the home trends that are IN and OUT this year. Read more>>

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By JaneChertoff | Dec 10, 2018

 

As cheery and festive as the holiday season is, the table might just be one of the most boring things to decorate. Let's be honest—traditional tablescapes always seem to involve the same dull and stuffy look: beige tablecloths, muted candlesticks, with maybe a few token pops of red and green. Been there, done that.

Ready to shake things up? The decor trends are on your side. This year it's all about creating a holiday table that makes a statement—but still allows your friends and family to feel right at home >>READ MORE.

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