June 2019

There are 2 blog entries for June 2019.

Published Thursday, June 27, 2019

Folks with an entrepreneurial streak will be pleased to learn that Orlando has been named country's #1 best large city to start a business by WalletHub.

The study compared the relative startup opportunities that exist in 100 U.S. cities using 19 key metrics, ranging from five-year business-survival rate to office-space affordability, across three categories:

Business environment; Access to resources; and Business cost.

Our City Beautiful scored #6 for business environment; #17 for business costs; and #50 for access to resources to earn it the #1 overall rank over second and third place finishers Oklahoma City and Miami, respectively. Read more>>

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Orlando's sales head up as summer homebuying season kicks in!

Encouraged by continued low interest rates and a favorable economy that is drawing droves of new residents to Orlando, area homebuyers pushed sales into positive territory for the month of May. Home sales jumped by nearly 11 percent compared to May 2018, which is the first year-over-year increase in 2019.

The improvement can be attributed to factors such as the slower rate of price increases and mortgage rates that are not only holding steady but even dropping a bit.

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