Florida’s Choice Realty Celebrates Grand Opening of Real Estate Company Serving Ocala, Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida – Press Release

Buying or selling a home in Northeast and Central Florida just became much more simple. Florida’s Choice Realty is answering the call with a deeply experienced, knowledgeable, and motivated team of real estate professionals.

Northeast and Central Florida are prime places to buy and sell real estate. Of course, trying to navigate the local real estate scene without professional assistance can be a huge challenge. Fortunately, there’s a new option available in the area both ready and willing to help. In exciting news, Florida’s Choice Realty recently announced the grand opening of its office, with a dedicated team who are helping clients both buy and sell homes. Florida’s Choice Realty are serving the Ocala, Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida communities. The new real estate company has been met with enthusiasm.

“Our team of agents team of agents bring a combined 25+ years of experience in the residential real estate industry,” commented

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South Florida’s luxury market is rebounding. The majority of buyers are paying cash

Lockdown paralysis ended with a roar as luxury home buyers fled taxes elsewhere, creating a third-quarter surge in South Florida.

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After a whopping 55.6% drop in year-over-year luxury sales in the second quarter, third-quarter sales of existing homes skyrocketed by 65.2% for single-family houses and by 18.2% for condos when compared with the same period in 2020, according to the latest Keyes Luxury South Florida Market report. The firm based its findings on data from the Multiple Listing Service for residential sales priced over $1 million across Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Martin counties.

“The opening after the shutdown created a surge of pent-up demand that exploded the luxury market. What happened is that the shutdown accelerated the decision-making of everyone that was thinking that they wanted a bigger home or a Florida home. When they were given the chance, they jumped on it,” said Mike Pappas, the

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South Florida’s luxury market is rebounding. Some pay in cash

Lockdown paralysis ended with a roar as luxury home buyers fled taxes elsewhere, creating a third-quarter surge in South Florida.

After a whopping 55.6% drop in year-over-year luxury sales in the second quarter, third-quarter sales of existing homes skyrocketed by 65.2% for single-family houses and by 18.2% for condos when compared with the same period in 2020, according to the latest Keyes Luxury South Florida Market report. The firm based its findings on data from the Multiple Listing Service for residential sales priced over $1 million across Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Martin counties.

“The opening after the shutdown created a surge of pent-up demand that exploded the luxury market. What happened is that the shutdown accelerated the decision-making of everyone that was thinking that they wanted a bigger home or a Florida home. When they were given the chance, they jumped on it,” said Mike Pappas, the CEO and

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Central Florida’s first property designed with Covid-19 in mind

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

Lake Mary Corporate Center
Lake Mary Corporate Center

LAKE MARY, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2020) – Chesterfield, a developer of office and industrial properties throughout the Southeast, is bringing Central Florida a first-of-its-kind office property to the market. Lake Mary Corporate Center will feature the latest design and technology for a post- Covid-19 world, from de-densification of workspaces to touchless bathroom utilities.

With visibility from Interstate 4, the Class A office park will be built on Century Point in Lake Mary. The project offers the flexibility of two to three buildings with entitlements totaling up to 300,000 square feet, and the property is now available for pre-leasing.

Richard Solik, MCR, and Matthew McKeever, CCIM, SIOR, of Colliers International are the exclusive leasing agents on the project.

“This build-to-suit opportunity is completely designed to meet the current and future

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Lakeland, Florida’s ‘iconic’ swans for sale for safety reasons, reducing costs

Later this month, around 30 of the beloved swans at Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida, will be for sale to the public.

“The magic number that we try to keep our swans around is about 65, and we’re suspecting that we have got well over 80 right now,” said Kevin Cook, director of communications for the city of Lakeland.

Cook said swans have inhabited the lake since about 1923. However, after the last remaining swan had a run-in with an alligator in 1954, the lake was left swanless — until a concerned resident wrote to Queen Elizabeth II of Britain asking for a donation of two of her swans.

The queen agreed to donate a pair of her mute swans, which arrived at Lake Morton in 1957.

Today, at least 80 mute swans reside on the densely populated lake, raising concerns about safety. In the last two years, Cook

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Gov. Ron Desantis lets Florida’s COVID-19 eviction moratorium expire

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCJB) -Governor Ron Desantis permitted his executive order banning evictions and foreclosures on those experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic to expire, Wednesday.

In a press release, the governor’s office said the expiration allows eviction protections to be handled by the Centers for Disease Control. At the federal level, there is currently a ban on evictions and foreclosures for those who fit particular criteria.

To be protected from losing their homes people must apply through the CDC. Under penalty of perjury, residents must assert the following points:

I certify under penalty of perjury, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746, that the foregoing are true and correct:

• I have used best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing;1

• I either expect to earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for Calendar Year 2020 (or

no more than $198,000 if filing a

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DeSantis will let Florida’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium expire

For the first time since Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a moratorium in April, Florida will be without its own statewide protections against evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus pandemic.

DeSantis announced Wednesday evening that he would be allowing the state moratorium to expire at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. In a news release, his office cited the federal order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that freezes some evictions. For that order to apply, tenants must submit a specific declaration form to their landlords, saying, among other things, that they have experienced a “substantial loss of household income” and have made best efforts to seek government assistance.

In the release, DeSantis spokesman Fred Piccolo said the governor was allowing the moratorium to expire “to avoid any confusion over whether the CDC’s evictions order should apply in a particular circumstance.” Since the federal order was announced, lawyers and court staff

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Florida’s Venezuelan Diaspora Sees Trump as Best, Flawed Hope

(Bloomberg) — They left a divided and broken nation for one that’s divided and breaking.

Venezuelans came to South Florida to put the troubled nation behind them. Preparing to cast the first votes of their new lives as American citizens, they’re faced with a wrenching decision: whether to support Donald Trump, the U.S. president who has been the most vocal against their former tormentors, despite having strongman qualities of his own. Many of them are.

Maria Paulina Camejo, a 29-year-old film student, emigrated to Miami in 2012 after the government of Hugo Chavez, the bombastic leader who began Venezuela’s so-called socialist revolution, expropriated her father’s bank and jailed him. She plans to vote for Trump because of his pro-business policies and attention to Venezuela’s crisis. She also worries about his behavior, which in recent days has included repeated refusals to commit to a peaceful transition of power.

“It’s not

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Southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike reopen after gas pipe explosion closes highway

GREENACRES – Southbound lanes on Florida’s Turnpike reopened near Lake Worth Road on Thursday evening after closing hours earlier when a gas pipe ruptured, authorities said.



A gas line running parallel to the Florida turnpike ruptured Thursday morning near the Lake Worth Road in Greenacres, Florida on September 24, 2020. The turnpike was shut down in both directions and residents were asked to shelter in place. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post)


© Greg Lovett, The Palm Beach Post
A gas line running parallel to the Florida turnpike ruptured Thursday morning near the Lake Worth Road in Greenacres, Florida on September 24, 2020. The turnpike was shut down in both directions and residents were asked to shelter in place. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post)

The incident also closed Lake Worth Road in both directions. The east-west road remained closed as of 5 p.m., clogging traffic on other roads in central Palm Beach County.

At 9:50 a.m., crews responded to a busted gas line running parallel to the turnpike by the Lake Worth Road exit, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes said the ruptured

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Gas leak closes Florida’s Turnpike to traffic near Lake Worth Road


A busted gas pipe near Florida’s Turnpike has authorities diverting traffic at Southern Boulevard as crews work on the scene Thursday morning.

Hannah Winston
 
| Palm Beach Post

UPDATE: Fire Rescue has lifted the shelter-in-place advisory as gas readings within a one-half mile affected area are at zero.

As of 1 p.m., the roadways remain closed. 

GREENACRES – Both directions of Florida’s Turnpike are closed to traffic near Lake Worth Road as crews work on a broken gas pipe, authorities said Thursday morning.

At 9:50 a.m., crews responded to a ruptured gas line running parallel to the turnpike by the Lake Worth Road exit, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said.

There is no fire at this time, but residents in the area were told to shelter in place as authorities worked the scene. 

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes said authorities are diverting traffic as 

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