Entries by WeKnowNona

Tech giant Apple corporate campus

Tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: APPL) announced on Jan. 17 that it’s seeking an American city in which to build a corporate campus that will create 20,000 jobs. Orlando’s economic development agency already is seeking a chance to submit a proposal to the iPhone maker. Apple, which has a 14,000-square-foot office at the #Orlando University Center at 11301 Corporate […]

How Will the New Tax Changes Affect You?

The first change you need to be aware of is the requirements of the sale of your principal property. The second is the reduction of the limit on mortgage interest. The third is the elimination of state and local taxes. Regarding the requirements of the sale of your principal property, the original proposal was that […]

7 things to know today and Orlando housing market

  Good morning, Orlando! It was a good year for Orlando-area Home Sales, says Allyn Maycumber of WeKnowNona, as both home sales and the median price showed increases over the year-ago period, the Orlando Regional Realtor Association reports. Home sales last year totaled 37,198, an uptick of 3.8% above 2016’s 35,829. In addition, Orlando’s annual […]

List of Central Florida’s best-performing stocks

An insulation products firm and two timeshare companies firms saw the three biggest increases in their stock prices among Central #Florida’s biggest publicly traded companies in 2017. TopBuild Corp. (NYSE: BLD), Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE: HGV) and Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (NYSE: VAC) all saw their stocks rise more than 50 percent in a […]

Niche grocer Earth Fare kicks off construction in Lake Nona area

Niche grocer Earth Fare Inc.’s first #Orlando location has broken ground in the Lake Nona area and is set to open this summer. General contractor J. Raymond #Construction Corp. began work late last year on the 70,000-square-foot Shoppes at Nona Place, which Earth Fare will anchor. Earth Fare, touted as a health and wellness supermarket, is […]

Central Florida communities are among the fastest-growing in the nation

Ten Central #Florida neighborhoods  including four in Central Florida. are among the 50 fastest-selling master-planned community in the country last year, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Collectively, the top 50 communities sold 28,311 #homes last year, up 20 percent from 2016 and representing roughly 4.5 percent of all new home sales in the nation. […]

Incentives, new jobs plan gets green light for Lake Nona’s Johnson & Johnson institute

The #Orlando City Council approved the plan by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. — a division of New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) — to create 25 positions by Dec. 31, 2020, five less than what was projected three months ago. Though it’s fewer positions, the workers will earn higher wages at an average $100,000 in annual […]

U.S. mortgage rates fell this week

U.S. mortgage rates reversed course this week, according to Freddie Mac. The 30-year fixed mortgage averaged 3.95 percent for the week ending Jan. 4, down from 3.99 percent the previous week. A year ago, mortgage rates stood at 4.2 percent. Favorable mortgage rates have helped drive U.S. home sales, as well as the refinance market. “Treasury […]