Entries by WeKnowNona

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 […]

Orlando-area home prices still on the rise

Home prices in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan statistical area increased by 6.8% in November compared with the year-ago period, a new report from CoreLogic shows. On a month-over-month basis, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 0.8% in November compared with October. Nationwide, home prices nationally year over year by 7% from November 2016 to November […]

OIA seeks south terminal eateries; shares details about new stores

#Orlando International #Airport will begin searching for the concessionaires at its new $2.15 billion south terminal, while also locking down the theme park retail stores planned to go there. The airport will release the first advertisement for food and beverage concessionaires on Dec. 28 for more than 30,000 square feet of food and beverage space. Meanwhile, […]

7 things to know today and 8 financial predictions for 2018

Good morning, #Orlando! We’re nearing the end of a very eventful 2017, and as a way to get you ready for the months to come, WalletHub surveyed more than a dozen economics experts, analyzed big-bank projections and Federal Reserve forecasts, and produced a list of financial predictions for 2018: U.S. GDP growth will remain near […]

Adventist Health System buys Lake Nona land for $9M

Adventist Health System, parent of #Florida Hospital, just bought more land in southeast #Orlando’s #Lake Nona community that potentially could be used for several medical purposes, including a freestanding emergency department and/or an outpatient surgery center. Freestanding emergency centers typically are owned and operated by licensed hospitals. The facilities are not connected to a main […]

How Much Is Your Home’s Collateral Value?

Traditional Appraisal and Automated Valuation Models Don’t Always See Eye to Eye. Recently the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced plans to waive the requirement of a professional appraisal on qualified purchase loans with a loan-to-value ratio at or below 80 percent.  For Fannie Mae, the new waiver option extends the […]

Housing Forecast 2018-2019: Declining New Demand

Take a step back from whatever #housing data you normally look at. We’ll begin big picture with how many housing units are needed to accommodate changes in the United States. By housing units, I’m including single family dwellings, apartments and condos, as well as mobile #homes. This is the key to a housing forecast, after […]

Snapshot of $172M worth of Lake Nona projects underway

The fast-growing, 13,000-resident Lake Nona community in southeast Orlando is dotted with cranes, piles of earth and the machines to push ’em around. Among developer #Tavistock Development Co.’s projects underway are three valued at  $172 million combined: The $30.2 million, 11-story Pixon apartment complex The $132 million, 2.3 million-square-foot Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center The $9 million, Lake Nona Creekside […]