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Don't go batty! UF/IFAS is ready to help you turn over a 'new leaf' this spring with April classes
Take a UF/IFAS class and learn to build a bat house, make the most of your rental (and rental assistance), raise chickens in your backyard and more!
‘Sitting on a time bomb’: Mobile home residents at risk in red-hot housing market
Mobile home parks provide affordable housing for millions of low-income residents — including seniors on fixed incomes — to own homes while renting the land underneath.
Free Orange County forum: Understanding the Foreclosure Purchasing Process
There has been a growing interest in purchasing foreclosed properties as traditional housing market inventories have become limited. This forum will help you navigate the process.
Happy Gopher Tortoise Day Apopka - now hit the road
The swap includes the 51-acre parcel on Kelly Park Road called the Gopher Tortoise Conservation Area. Except, unlike a proclamation for Gopher Tortoise Day, the 51-acres is under a conservation easement with the FWC FOREVER.
More Than $1 billion in rental and utility assistance distributed through DCF to nearly 185,000 households
The program was launched May 10, 2021, with nearly $800 million available to provide relief to families and property owners for those behind on rent and utility payments.
Disney wants your life to be a fairy tale
Disney is developing a master-planned residential community concept called Storyliving, designed by the company’s famous Imagineers.

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Moving to Florida? Get ready to pay up
From 2015 to 2019, the average annual rent growth across major markets was 3.5% — but in 2021 it was 13%, and in some Florida cities it was as high as 30% or more.
Owners of Errol Estate golf course lands push back on Nelson's claims in debate
At the January 31st Apopka Mayoral debate, Mayor Bryan Nelson was asked about the progress made on the defunct golf courses at Errol Estate and Rock Springs Ridge, and what the city's role should be.
Orange County Rental Assistance Program a pandemic lifeline
The program is an income-based initiative aimed at helping Orange County’s most vulnerable tenants. It provides financial assistance to those who are past-due in rent as a result of the pandemic.
City Council rejects bid from developer for Station Street project
Both Tony Benge (Benge Advisers LLC) and 654 Ventures Inc. are listed as principals for the company, and both have made donations to Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson’s campaign.
Apopka Commerce Park to Provide Space for Commercial and Industrial Businesses
Entrepreneurs and investors have seen the potential of buying and developing commercial land in Apopka, which is why locals can expect more development in the coming years. 
Why did Zillow pause its home-buying program?
In 2018, the $22B technology firm launched a completely new business line: Zillow Offers, a home buying and selling platform (AKA iBuying)
No more anonymous code complaints: Orange County adjusts to new state law
If you are affected by a County code violation and wish to report it, you may not be able to do it anonymously anymore, thanks to a new state law.
Homeowners are banking off rising home prices - here’s how
Rising home prices are pushing US home equity to a record high leading homeowners to cash out their equity at record levels as well.
Single-family homes in Florida increase 20% in value over last year
According to estimates from Zillow, a Seattle-based real estate data company, the value of a typical single-family home in Florida is higher than the national average.
Opinion: City Attorney spikes three-way deal, but workshop did not deliver closure
It had all the earmarks of a workshop. There were three tables lined up on the Apopka Amphitheater stage to face an audience of about 100 people. There were three attorneys, an engineer, and the Apopka City Council.
Breaking News: City and Rock Springs Ridge HOA part ways on land swap
The whirlwind romance between the City of Apopka, Rock Springs Ridge Homeowners Association, and the Golf Group came to an unofficial end tonight.
Workshop aims to bring clarity to RSR, Harmon Road issues
After months of unanswered questions, evolving terms, rising bids, and moving towers it looks as though clarity may be forthcoming on the three-way-swap proposal.
Despite multiple offers on city-owned Harmon Road properties, workshop on RSR golf course lands still scheduled for Tuesday
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor Last week, the City of Apopka received a $6.5 million offer for the two city-owned properties on Harmon Road from Tony Benge, acting as a broker for Standard …
What can Renters Expect in Apopka’s Property Market?
By Cindy Cummings Apopka has a red-hot property market - both in terms of home purchasing and rentals. The Orlando Business Journal has highlighted yet another acquisition for the development of …
Proposed buyer of RSR gopher tortoise conservation area: "The contract is expired and the deal is dead"
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor Dr. Wade Foster, the owner of Eloise Holdings LLC and the proposed buyer of the 51-acre Kelly Park Road property, also called the gopher tortoise conservation area, …