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Find Out The State of I-Drive on March 11

the state of idrive

We know what’s going on in the International Drive area, do you? Join Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh on March 11th to see what’s in store for the I-Drive corridor! The event and registration are FREE, but make sure to register at http://ocpafl.org/help/trainingseminar/signup.aspx. Topics on the table: growth on I-Drive, international investment, commercial real estate, tourism, transportation and more.

eal estate prices have dropped quite a bit, the potential commissions that real estate agents and brokers could earn have also dropped. But the drop in commissions can be more than offset by the amount of properties that can be sold. And getting quality real estate leads is one of the keys to making this a reality for real estate professionals.

And another result of the rise in available properties is that more and more people are becoming first-time homeowners. Since prices on homes are falling, more and more people are able to afford a home for the same amount they are currently paying in rent. So the logical choice for these people is to buy a house rather than continuing to rent. If you looking the best Austine warehouse space for lease, rent or seal, do visit.

These factors all lead to one thing – a higher need for real estate agents to help the buying and selling of all of these properties. Therefore, even though prices have fallen, the quantity of available properties, buyers, and sellers has raised which more than makes up for the lower prices in terms of how much a given real estate agent could make in the current real estate market. And as we all know, the more clients a real estate agent has, the more properties they’ll sell and the more money they’ll make. Go through HomeBuyersBirmingham.com site to know more about the home buyer birmingham.

Property purchasers who are searching for a mortgage should be conscious that their credit score acts as an significant section of the home buying procedure in deciding the interest rate that lender offers. It can be hard to understand exactly how lenders determine credit scores and more importantly, what are considered acceptable credit scores for mortgages. People always appoint best mortgage broker Melbourne for any kind of guidance. The score itself is a sum that lenders utilise to approximate loan risk and experience has displayed to them that recipients with higher credit scores are less probable to neglect payments on a loan.

Credit scores are themselves are not used in isolation however, following the introduction of the data from your credit report being integrated into a further piece of software used to include additional lender specific factors (such as income, occupation history and the kind of credit you are searching for), a final number is released. The three chief credit reporting
institutions do not inevitably use similar scoring software programs, therefore it is probable that different lenders will produce slightly differing scores. To get starting with a new home loan, click here.

Make sure the condition of the property you want to buy will survive market conditions before seeking a commercial real estate mortgage. When you go to purchase a new residence, a good lender does a thorough financial background check on the individual seeking to borrow money. On the other hand, when you go to apply for a commercial real estate mortgage, the lender’s greatest concern is the property. Some of the most important issues include your credit score. But that’s not enough. The lender wants to make sure the property is in pristine condition and will survive tumultuous market conditions.

Research the commercial market

Before deciding to seek a commercial real estate mortgage, scout the city or town and get a sense of the market conditions. Are there many “for rent” or “for sale” signs for multi-family units such as offices or apartments? Is the commercial property in a part of town that receives enough traffic flow or is it difficult to locate? Talk to professionals in the area to find out where you can find the best deals before obtaining a commercial real estate mortgage.

Prepare to put money down

Just as you would put money down on the purchase your dream house, you will need to come up with money for a commercial mortgage. Most lenders want between 15 and 20 percent down. Next, you are ready to see if you can pre-qualify for a property. A loan officer will put together a loan package before giving you a letter of interest. Then, the lender will review the file and create a loan document.

Gathering documents for mortgage

You can begin getting together the documents you need in order to move along the commercial mortgage process. Put together your employment history for the past two years as well as with salary, employment dates, pay stubs and the contact information of your employers. You should also figure out your net worth and list all other assets.

Make sure you have all of your tax records organized. Bring along your social security card, the last three statements from savings and checking accounts, stocks and certificate of deposits. You should make a copy of your 401K or IRA plans, the title of your automobiles or loan information. Finally, write down the names, addresses and account numbers for all credit cards, loans and mortgages so those facts and figures will be handy for your loan officer.

We represent quality-oriented builders that can build just the home you’re wanting at a fair price. All of our real estate agent olathe ks are Certified New Home Sale Professionals (CSP’s). This means we have taken the initiative to get the formal education and gain the experience to help you through the new home construction process. Visit https://www.faristeam.ca/ site for more about real estate brokerage. The rise in the number of homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages has increased so much that a very large number of them have decided that they cannot afford to stay in their homes.

They would rather sell their home and buy a comparable home for a much lower price, and take the loss so that they can improve their cash flow situation by having a lower mortgage payment each month. And since there is no shortage of properties to buy, these people had no problem finding a suitable home for a good price. The problem comes in when a real estate agent has already gone through their current client list. The best way for them to get more clients is to somehow obtain more real estate leads. Not only do they need more leads, they need high quality leads if they are going to be successful in converting a high number of them into clients who actually follow through on buying and/or selling one or more properties.

Purchasing real estate leads or subscribing to a lead generation website can also be expensive. This can be a very bad thing since the whole intent of buying leads is to find clients, sell properties, and make commissions, if the leads that you buy don’t turn into commissions. In that case, not only did you not sell any properties (or many properties), but you wasted money on worthless information, and you wasted time contacting worthless leads when you could have been working on finding good real estate leads instead. Real estate has traditionally been an avenue for considerable investment per se and investment opportunity for High Net-worth Individuals, Financial institutions as well as individuals looking at viable alternatives for investing money among stocks, bullion, property and other avenues.

Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) would be structured as a company dedicated to owning and, in most cases, operating income-producing real estate, such as apartments, shopping centres, offices and warehouses. A REIT is a company that buys, develops, manages and sells real estate assets and allows participants to invest in a professionally managed portfolio of properties.

This address will take place at the Wyndham Orlando Resort (8001 International Drive, Orlando) from 6pm – 8pm and will be moderated by Channel 9’s Shannon Butler. Guests from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) will join Appraiser Singh as well as:

  • Chuck Whittall, President of Unicorp
  • Alejandro Pezzini,  COO of AMP Group
  • Joshua Wallack, COO of Mango’s & SKYPLEX
  • Susan Godorov, VP of Marketing & GM of Pointe Orlando
  • Rich Larkin, GM Wyndham Orlando Resort

Community Based Care of Central Florida 5k Stroller Derby

Babies, start your engines!

On Nov. 1, Community Based Care of Central Florida (CBCCFL) — the nonprofit organization that oversees foster care and adoption in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties — will host its first 5k/Stroller Derby event at Harbor Park in Baldwin Park.

Moms and dads with their families are invited to participate in the event that will feature a 5k stroller walk, games and activities including a cutest baby outfit and best decorated stroller contest. You can use any sort of stroller, and there’s no limit to amount of tots – so pack your best double stroller and come on down.

Nancy Alvarez, an anchor for WFTV Channel 9, will serve as honorary chair for the event. All proceeds directly support the children and families of Community Based Care of Central Florida.

WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Registration: 8 a.m.
Event: 8:30-12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Harbor Park at Baldwin Park
4990 New Broad Street
Orlando, FL 32814

COST: $25 per family in advance
$30 per family day of event

TO REGISTER: Visit www.cbccfl.org

CONTACT:

Debbie Leon, Development Director, Community Based Care Of Central Florida
Debbie.leon@cbccfl.org
(321) 441-2322

2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando

Put on your pink, grab some friends and join Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando Presented by Lexus of Orlando at Lake Eola on Saturday, October 25th, 2014! Over 50,000 attended last year’s walk and we’re expecting even more new friends in the fight this year! Interested in volunteering or starting a team? Register for FREE at www.orlandostrides.com! Are you a breast cancer Survivor? Please make sure to register before the walk so we can save a space for your in our Survivor VIP Tent! Many goodies and surprises await…

Make sure to Tweet, Instagram and Facebook your #StridesSelfie and share your experiences before, during and after the walk using hashtag #OrlandoStrides!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century. The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides of Orlando walk. It will take each and every one of us to rally together and finish the fight against breast cancer. Just a few hours of your time at our non-competitive, 5K (3.1 mile) event will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.

Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Sign up today at www.orlandostrides.com and let’s finish the fight against breast cancer.

Take a #StridesSelfie at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando!

We love selfies! We love seeing YOUR selfies!

If you’re walking in tomorrow’s HUGE Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando  walk in Downtown Orlando, we KNOW we’ll see thousands of them! Expected attendance will be – get this – *at least* 60,000 people. It will be a literal SEA OF PINK, all for a great cause! The buzz on their Yelp Orlando event page is…

Put on your pink, grab some friends and join Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando Presented by Lexus of Orlando at Lake Eola on Saturday, October 25th, 2014! Over 50,000 attended last year’s walk and we’re expecting even more new friends in the fight this year! Interested in volunteering or starting a team? Register for FREE at www.orlandostrides.com! Are you a breast cancer Survivor? Please make sure to register before the walk so we can save a space for your in our Survivor VIP Tent! Many goodies and surprises await…

Make sure to TweetInstagram and Facebook your #StridesSelfie and share your experiences before, during and after the walk using hashtag #OrlandoStrides! 

Click HERE for Parking information. Click HERE for registration information

EXCLUSIVE NEWS: A little Twitter birdie told us Orlando Strides will attempt to take the Ultimate #StridesSelfie minutes before the walk begins at 9am. Will they be able to fit all 60,000 walkers in ONE PHOTO?! We’re not sure but we can’t wait to see them try!

Some of the MANY things happening at tomorrow’s MSABC walk:

  • Lake Eola’s Fountain will be PINK!
  • Free refreshments from Athena Water, Starbucks, FreshPoint Produce, Dole (no DoleWhips?!) and more
  • Full Sail will have their own endstage setup near the start line
  • Give ‘Til It Rocks will have some AMAZING talent playing live, sprinkled throughout the 5k walk
  • All breast cancer Survivors will have a special VIP tent sponsored by Morgan and Morgan with a great view
  • Vanessa Echols from Channel 9 WFTV and Dana Taylor from Mix 105.1 will emcee
  • Lexus of Orlando will have a PINK car (and a few others) on display
  • Look for the big Florida Blue tent for another selfie opportunity using the hashtag #HereFor___!
  • We’ve heard a rumor too that Orlando Solar Bears‘ Shades may attend… [Update: CONFIRMED RUMOR!!]
  • Strides is not a race but you can keep up with your walk on MapMyRun/MapMyFitness, RunKeeper and Endomondo

AFTER THE WALK: At Noon, Musician Keith Lay will present “Distance Music” at Lake Eola. His YouTube Channel explains ‘Distance Music’ as, “A new kind of musical experience that creates a sonic sculpture in a 23 acre lake. The audience to walks around it to view it with their ears. WIth 30 musicians, 14 boat people and 7 train horns!” Like Making Strides, this event is also FREE and (obviously) open to the public.

SAVE THE DATE for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando’s VIP Party on November 11th, from 6-8pm at Lexus of Orlando!

MAPA Kamikaze Karaoke

MAPA Hosts Unique New Fundraiser
Featuring Local Celebrities and Personalities
MAITLAND, FL- OCTOBER 9, 2014 – MAITLAND ACADEMY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS announces their new, exciting and unique fundraiser: Kamikaze Karaoke at the Abbey on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00PM

 

In this unique fundraiser, 18 local celebrities and personalities will be up for auction online. The person who places the highest bid on each celebrity before 12:00 noon on October 30 gets to select any song for that celebrity to sing at the KAMIKAZE KARAOKE live event.

Tickets to the live KAMIKAZE KARAOKE event are $20. VIP Tickets are available for $40 which include prime seating near the stage. A cash bar will be available.  To purchase a performance ticket to the live Karaoke Event, visit www.abbeyorlando.com. The winning bidder for each singer will also receive 2 VIP tickets.

“We like to think outside the box here at MAPA, and we thought this was a fun way to involve the community and raise not only funds, but awareness of our new nonprofit,” says Tim Evanicki, Executive Director of MAPA.

 

Here’s the lineup of local celebrities up for bid, some have already topped $100!

Priscilla Bagley, Celebrity Vocal Coach and Performer
Marina Jurica, WFTV Channel 9 Meteorologist
Laura Hodos, Locally-based national Performer
Kevin Kelly, Performer
Tim Evanicki, Executive Director, Maitland Academy of the Performing Arts
Eric Pinder, Local Personality
David Dorman and Julie Ohlberg
Adam McCabe, Creative Director, Orlando Weekly
Billy Manes, Sr. Staff Writer, Orlando Weekly
Scottie Campbell, Local Personality
Becky Fisher, Local Personality
Dexter Foxworth, Executive Director, Zebra Coalition
Mark Baratelli, Producer of The Daily City
Chris Leavy, Local Celebrity Piano Man
Ben Johansen, Owner, Embellish FX
Joshua Eads-Brown/Ginger Minj, Nationally Renowned Entertainer
Eric Rollings, Candidate for Water and Soil District 4
Janine Klein, Local Icon

Tickets to the live KAMIKAZE KARAOKE event are $20. VIP Tickets are available for $40 which include prime seating near the stage. A cash bar will be available.  To purchase a performance ticket to the live Karaoke Event, visit www.abbeyorlando.com. The winning bidder for each singer will also receive 2 VIP tickets.

The Abbey is located 100 S Eola Drive #100, Orlando, FL. To bid on one of our local celebrities, please visit www.32auctions.com/mapa.

For more information, call 407-370-4909.

The Maitland Academy of the Performing Arts is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit community arts school with a mission to enrich lives through participation in the performing arts by providing professional training, classes and performance opportunities made available to all people regardless of background, abilities, skill level, age or socioeconomic status.

Metro Orlando EDC Schwartz Tech Awards

New partners, categories and event format for this year’s tech and innovation awards from the Orlando EDC

Each year, the Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) honors companies and individuals for bright ideas, creative solutions, pioneering research and support for the tech community with an awards program. This year, the EDC is adding new partners, new categories and changing the format of the event.

The EDC is partnering with the Orlando Tech Association for the first time and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council for the awards program. Now in its 24th year, the event is named after the late William C. Schwartz, an avid community leader in Orlando, business pioneer and innovator within the field of optics and photonics.

This year’s award categories include:

  • Regional Innovator of the Year – (One from each jurisdiction – Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola Counties and the City of Orlando) – Recognizes companies for creating, developing and successfully implementing products, ideas and processes that positively impact our community.
  • Researcher of the Year – (Academic Researcher and Industry Researcher) – Recognizes individual researchers from academia and industry who are pioneering exploratory and cutting-edge research to enhance products, services or other applications in any field.
  • Diversity in Tech – Recognizes an individual who strives to promote understanding and appreciation of diversity in the region’s tech industry, either through service to women or minorities or who serves as a role model to others.
  • Tech Investor – Recognizes an individual who has financially supported the region’s tech industry. Nominees do not need to be local, but their investment must be.
  • Tech Community Champion – Recognizes an individual who does not directly work in the region’s tech industry but supports its efforts, entrepreneurship and expansion.

“The EDC has been proud to recognize technological innovation over the years with this awards program, but we wanted to ensure that the program kept up with needs and desires of our evolving tech community,” said Rick Weddle, president and CEO of the Orlando EDC.

“Reaching out to the Orlando Tech Association to partner speaks volumes of the EDC’s growing engagement with the local tech scene,” said Orrett Davis, executive director of the Orlando Tech Association.

The call for entries and nominations are open from July 1 through August 1. The winners will be announced at an event held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Orchid Garden at Church Street Station in downtown Orlando to coincide with Orlando Tech Week.

Two additional awards will be given during the Sept. 30 celebration recognizing student entrepreneurs from top regional academic business competitions and an innovative company from the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.

For more information, visit orlandoedc.com/schwartz.

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