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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Spearheaded 2017 Regional Affordable Housing Workshop

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) // By Orange County // – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs spearheaded a second Regional Affordable Housing Workshop hosted by Osceola County on Oct. 18 at the Osceola Board of County Commissioners Chambers. The workshop explored creative affordable housing types and showcased various affordable housing products built throughout the state. Attendees also had…

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Top South Florida Luxury Property Specialist Lourdes Alatriste Joins Engel & Völkers Miami as Partner

MIAMI, (FNN NEWS) — Engel & Völkers Miami announced today that Lourdes Alatriste has joined as Partner and Private Office Advisor. Recognized by Wall Street Journal as one of the top 250 Sales Agents in the US, Alatriste brings over 25 years of experience in the South Florida luxury real estate market to the organization. “Lourdes’…

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New Study: 5 Root Causes for U.S.’s Depressed Homeownership Rate

BERKELEY, Calif., (FNN NEWS) — Despite steadily improving local job markets and historically low mortgage rates, the U.S. homeownership rate is stuck near a 50-year low because of a perverse mix of affordability challenges, student loan debt, tight credit conditions and housing supply shortages. That’s according to findings of a new white paper titled, “Hurdles to Homeownership:…

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National Home Values Surpass Peak

SEATTLE, (FNN NEWS) — National home values have surpassed the peak hit during the housing bubble and are at their highest value in more than a decade, according to the April Zillow® Real Estate Market Reportsi. The median home value in the U.S. is now $198,000, 1 percent higher than peak value hit in 2007. Home…

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Orange County Hosts First in Series Regional Affordable Housing Workshop “Today”

Orange County, FL – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is hosting the first Regional Affordable Housing Workshop, which will take place on Friday, May 19, 2017. The workshop will help identify and explore affordable housing solutions in Central Florida. Identifying locations will be based on indicators such as proximity to public transportation, major employment centers…

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Pennsylvania woman wins HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (FNN NEWS) — Kutztown, Pennsylvania, resident Anna Spangler thought she and her husband were going on a typical Friday night double date with friends. Little did Spangler know that while at the painting studio, HGTV designer and host Tiffany Brooks would show up to let her know she had won the HGTV® Dream Home 2017.…

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Daytona International Speedway Goes Green with Three Mega-Solar Hubs from Florida Power & Light Company

DAYTONA, FL | FNN News – Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood, III announced that, in partnership with Florida Power & Light Company, DIS is installing the FPL Solar Circuit—three large solar hubs throughout the Speedway as part of the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. Today’s press conference unveiled the new FPL Solar Pavilion,…

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2015 Global Peace Film Festival + CFABJ Media Dialogue: Social Issues and the Media

WINTER PARK, FL (FNN News) – The media, press, news, blogs—whichever name works best—is a pivotal factor in promoting and achieving global peace because of its rapid global reach. Between twenty-four-hour cable news networks, news websites, social networks, and blogs, news of any kind, whether accurate or otherwise, can reach millions in seconds. The 2015…

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Haiti Ambassador-at-Large Dr. Rudolph Moise Talks Upcoming North Miami Hall of Fame Ceremony, Giving Back

by Mellissa Thomas Kevin Spacey once said, “If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down,” and Haiti Ambassador-at-Large Dr. Rudolph Moise has been living it for years now. The multi-talented physician, who will be inducted in the North Miami Hall of Fame Friday, May 8, 2015, loves…

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Gov. Scott, Senate President Negron and House Speaker Corcoran Announce Appointments to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran…

Governor Rick Scott Signs 30 Bills Into Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: SB 146 Appointment of Attorneys…

George Oliver Becomes Ocoee's First African American Commissioner

OCOEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - George Oliver, III broke the color line on election night by defeating…

Kristine Kraus Launches Campaign for Seminole County School Board District 1

OVIEDO, FL – Kristine Kraus, an active volunteer in Seminole schools and a mother of…






Toy Story Land To Open At Walt Disney World Resort On June 30

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  – It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only Disney can create,…

VIDEO: Black History Month Spotlight Bronze Kingdom Art Gallery Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) In celebration of Black History Month, Florida National News lifestyle reporter…

11 Little-Known Orlando Theme Park Experiences

ORLANDO, Fla., /Visit Orlando/ -- To celebrate the unparalleled collection of unique experiences that can be…

Busch Gardens Celebrates The Return Of Preschool Card With Sesame Street Safari Of Fun Pirate Parrrrrty!

TAMPA, Fla. – Back by popular demand, Florida preschoolers can now enjoy all Busch Gardens® Tampa…

SeaWorld Offers Free Admission for Florida Preschoolers

ORLANDO, Fla. – Now through December 31, 2018, Florida kids ages five and younger can…

Macklemore, Sean Paul and Fifth Harmony Among Stars Performing Live at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2018 Mardi Gras Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando Resort today announced the headlining acts of its 2018 Mardi Gras…