Entries by WeKnowNona

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 […]

Tavistock’s Jim Zboril shares what’s ahead for innovative developer

Jim Zboril for 13 years has overseen cow pastures transformed into #homes, offices, eateries and more in the 11,000-acre Lake Nona community. And the president of #Tavistock Development Co. LLC still is leading the charge in developing one of Central Florida’s hottest communities. This year, Zboril is managing development of $3 billion worth of projects in […]