Zillow Group Consumer Trends Housing Report 2019 (Download Now)

April 28, 2020

This is such an interesting report.

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You will be able to download the report!

 


Home listing traffic has spiked

April 23, 2020

Home listing traffic has spiked despite sales going down

Right now would have been peak spring home-buying season

By Julia Falcon

Even though new home listings and home sales have dropped since COVID-19 hit, there are more buyers actively looking for homes online than a year ago, according to Zillow.

When shelter-in-place orders went into place around mid-March, page views for Zillow for-sale listings fell as much as 19% year over year, the company said.

But by mid-April, Zillow said that overall visits to its website rebounded to levels that were higher than they were a year ago.

Although the typical spring home-buying season has been altered due to COVID-19, there is clearly still interest among consumers. People are looking at homes listed online across the U.S., particularly in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Atlanta.

Even though some metros have more viewer traffic than others, the national total is up 13% year over year for the week ending April 13, Zillow said.


Celebration Florida – Community Support of encouragement & cheer – Especially those in Windsor, our Retirement Center

April 18, 2020

 

 

 


DeSantis Team to Create Plan for Reopening State

April 17, 2020

Florida Realtors alongside 30+ advocacy groups announced a task force created to help the state reopen. The goal: Find a path that boosts the economy without undue risk.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.

  • Gov. Ron DeSantis is assembling a team to determine when and how the state can start to reopen after massive economic damage from the novel coronavirus.
  • Expected to have the task force in place by the end of the week as shuttered businesses and unemployment numbers continue to spike in Florida and across the nation.
  • DeSantis’ new team, which will also include elected officials, comes as business groups have been pushing to reopen parts of the state.
  • Top lobbying groups in Tallahassee also announced the creation of a task force to recommend when the state can start to reopen.
  • In addition to participation by Florida Realtors, some of the other 30-plus organizations involved are Associated Builders & Contractors of Florida; Associated Industries of Florida; the Florida Association of Counties; the Florida Bankers Association; the Florida Council of 100; Florida Farm Bureau; the Florida Health Care Association; the Florida Home Builders Association; the Florida Hospital Association; the Florida League of Cities; the Florida Petroleum Council; the Florida Ports Council; the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association; the Florida Retail Federation; and the National Federation of Independent Business.
  • Brewster Bevis, an Associated Industries of Florida senior vice president who co-chairs the task force, said the goal is to help lawmakers and others “collectively help Florida’s economy safely restart. …
    • From health care to retail
    • manufacturing
    • hospitality
    • transportation
    • agriculture
    • builders
    • general commerce
    • our most treasured tourist attractions
  • The forward thinkers and dedicated Floridians that will make up this task force are ready to help.”

Also heading the advocacy task force will be Florida Retail Federation President & CEO Scott Shalley, National Federation of Independent Business-Florida Executive Director Bill Herrle and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association President & CEO Carol Dover.

DeSantis’ team is following the lead of the White House and contending he sees “positive” trends in the fight to reduce the spread of the deadly coronavirus in Florida. DeSantis said his task force will provide recommendations about restaurants, schools, tourism, agriculture and other businesses.

“I want people to get together on this task force. I want them to talk. I want them to come up with ideas very quickly,” DeSantis told reporters Wednesday.

Part of the recommendations will involve requirements about testing for the virus, DeSantis said.

“We’ve done a lot on testing, but I think with the new technology that is available, I think a lot of employers will want to have easy access to tests that can be done quickly,” he said. “Hopefully you get the instant test. But if not, at least be able to get one within 24 hours.”

DeSantis spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferre tweeted Wednesday and Thursday the task force will have an emphasis on small businesses.

DeSantis, who has been in conversations with members of a new White House advisory group on economic recovery, started talking about the task force on Tuesday. That was the same day President Donald Trump rolled out his group.

DeSantis on Wednesday called it “prudent” to start planning for a post-virus “resurgence.”

“There’s a lot of focus on what will the president do? What will this governor do? And obviously that matters. But part of this is just going to be based off how people feel about the situation,” DeSantis said. “Do they think we’ve gone in a good direction? Do they think that the risk is minimal enough? Some people may not think that. It’s not going to be just what government does.”

Source: News Service of Florida, Jim Turner


April 14, 2020

Thank You from Imagination Realty!


Food Update – Pass It On!

April 14, 2020

Food Update – Pass It On!

Central Florida charities, restaurants and churches are all stepping up to fill a dramatic increase in the need for food. Here are some of the places offering help and, if you’re willing and able, how you can contribute.

Second Harvest Food Bank: The charity’s food locator tool can help you find the closest pantry and, if there’s not one nearby, you can fill out an online assistance form. Want to help? Above all, the charity needs financial donations.
Visit the website: https://www.feedhopenow.org/…/SPageServer/;jsessionid=00000…

Heart of Florida United Way: The charity serves Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties through a variety of programs. For food assistance, contact the help line at 2-1-1 by phone, by texting your ZIP code to 898-211 To help, donate to a special coronavirus recovery fund, visit the website: https://www.hfuw.org/

Public schools throughout the region are providing free meals for children under age 18 at selected campuses. Click this link for information in Osceola County: https://www.osceolaschools.net/…/coronavirus_information_fo…

Meals of Love: Coordinated by the Senior Resource Alliance in Orlando, the new program offers free and fresh restaurant-prepared meals for elderly and disabled adults who are unable to leave their homes. The program is currently accepting applications from those seeking help as well as recruiting volunteers to deliver meals.
Website: http://www.seniorresourcealliance.org/…/food-meals-nutriti…/

One Heart for Women and Children runs a community food pantry in Orlando Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grassroots organization is seeking donations to help families with food, diapers, paper products and cleaning supplies.
Website: https://www.oneheartforwomenandchildren.org/

The Community Hope Center in Osceola County is open for emergency food Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To apply, email moreinfo@hope192.com with your contact information. The center is also welcoming donations.


Just Another “Quiet” Day in Celebration~Ville!

April 14, 2020

Celebration like every other town, is quiet these days.

That’s because people are following directions provided by the CDC.

We have exciting events coming up, so scroll down to see those things!!

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