Real estate agents warned that this year could be slower as well

Home sales plunged in the Orlando area in December as 2018 finished with fewer sales than the year before, and real estate agents warned that 2019 could be slower as well.

Year-end totals for 2018 show the total number of homes sold dropped 3.2 percent from 2017, while home prices finished 2018 up 5.7 percent compared with 2017.
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Monday Morning Quarterback Report

Every Monday, ORRA’s Monday Morning Quarterback Report gives you a snapshot of the previous week’s market activity, including sales, prices, days on market, and much, much more.
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We are excited to share that Houzz has acquired IvyMark, a startup that has built a business management tool and engaged community for interior designers and other home design companies. IvyMark was founded in 2016 with the mission to modernize the way interior design firms run their business, which aligns with our own mission of providing the best experience for home renovation and design – including how home professionals manage their business.

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In time for Mother’s Day, the latest “My Houzz” episode follows Olivia Munn as she surprises her mom with the ultimate Mother’s Day gift: a renovation of her home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. With fond memories of cooking with her mom when she was young, Munn wanted to transform the kitchen, living and dining room into an open, bright and functional space her mom would enjoy cooking and entertaining in.
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Sea World Orlando is the perfect choice for family fun! You will find that there’s something there for everyone, whether it’s the thrills of the roller coasters or the excitement and wonder of the animals! Listed here are my favorite animal experiences, shows and rides at SeaWorld that are perfect for family fun.

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Do you remember the 2017 solar eclipse? It was an amazing celestial show.

Speaking of amazing celestial shows, did you know that Florida now has a certified Dark Sky park?

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Orlando home prices, sales rise as inventory continues to slip in September

One year after Hurricane Irma threw a wrench into the Orlando housing market, data from the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association shows positive September-to-September comparisons for both sales and median price. Inventory, however, stayed on its year-over-year downward slide.
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Orlando median home price continues to gain amid sales slowdown

The year-over-year median price for Orlando homes sold during the month of August continued on its years-long upward trajectory, albeit at a slower pace as dwindling inventory takes its toll on sales.
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Decline in Orlando’s sales, inventory help stabilize home-price growth

Prospective homebuyers will be cheered to learn that the rocketing rise in prices Orlando has seen over the past years stabilized this summer in the healthy single-digits. For the last three months, the year-over-year median price has increased between 6 and 7 percent.
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