Yearly Archives: 2017


Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association Announces 2016 Award Winners

The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association, which as the nation’s 10th largest REALTOR® association represents more than 12,500 Central Florida real estate professionals, has announced its 2016 award recipients.

Realtors® Association to Host 5th Annual Barrier Free 5K Charity Run

The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB), in partnership with the City of Boynton Beach, will host their 5th Annual Barrier Free 5k Charity Run, Walk & Roll at Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park, 3111 S. Congress Avenue, on Saturday, February 11.

Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices Rise in Dec. 2016

Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices and fewer all-cash sales in December, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 22,332 last month, up 0.8 percent from December 2015

Bruce Elliott installed as 2017 president of the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association

The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association inducted member Bruce Elliott, Regal R.E. Professionals LLC, as 2017 president at its Annual Awards and Inaugural gala. “It is an honor and a duty to lead an organization whose members rely upon it so heavily for their success,” says Elliott. “My intent for 2017 is to further assist the association’s members by extending ORRA’s outreach via technology-driven distance learning and by developing additional community service projects for member participation.”

Realtors® Commercial Alliance Installs 2017 Officers and Directors

At its 2017 Annual Installation, the Realtors® Commercial Alliance Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast (RCA), a division of the Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB), announced Scott Field of Realty Associates as President. Other officers installed for a 1-year term include: Ken Duke of Illustrated Properties Commercial as President-Elect, Robert Goldstein of Hospitality Consultants as Secretary, Christina Morrison of Carmel Real Estate and Management as Treasurer, and Douglas Rooks of Century 21 All Professional as Treasure Coast Chairman.

Florida Realtors® 2017 Real Estate Trends: What’s Ahead for Fla. Real Estate?

The real estate market plays a vital role in Florida’s growth, and figuring out what lies ahead in 2017 is a key question for policymakers, residents and Realtors®. Several highly respected and nationally known economists will share their insights at Florida Realtors® 2017 Florida Real Estate Trends on Jan. 26, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

PLF’s Mark Miller To Receive Florida Bar Award

Pacific Legal Foundation today announced that Mark Miller, managing attorney with PLF’s Atlantic Center office in Palm Beach Gardens, will receive the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award at a ceremony on January 19.  Miller will be one of 21 lawyers from across the state recognized for their work on behalf of pro bono clients.  The ceremony will take place at the Supreme Court of Florida, in Tallahassee, and the presentation will be made by Florida Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr

Have College Dreams? Florida Realtors® Seeks Student Scholarship Winners

Do you have kids currently in college, or maybe one who is about to graduate high school? Are they interested in a possible real estate-related career? Then find out more about the Student Scholarship Program offered through Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that provides real estate-related educational scholarships. But act fast: The application deadline for this year’s program is March 6, 2017

Florida Master Suite Lands Room of the Year Honors in National Design Competition

“Fifty Shades of Gray,” the master suite in a Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., single-family home, has been selected as the Room of the Year in the 2016 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Appointed to Serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committe

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson released the following statement on her appointment to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee:

Ros-Lehtinen Disappointed That New F-35A Fighter Jets Will Not Be Stationed At Homestead Air...

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) made the following statement regarding the announcement that the first Reserve-led F-35A program will not be stationed at Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB). In 2016, Ros-Lehtinen led two bipartisan letters to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James advocating for the placement of this program at HARB

Diaz-Balart Will Continue to Serve as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation,...

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after the House Republican Steering Committee approved his re-appointment as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations for the 115th Congress
Bob Evans Port Charlotte, FL

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Bob Evans Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Bob Evans property located at 105l El Jobean Road in Port Charlotte, Florida for $1,904,000

Hastings Introduces 15 Measures on the First Day of the 115th Congress

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced 15 pieces of legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives. The measures address a  variety of issues including homelessness, gun violence, social security reform, animal welfare, foreign affairs, and national security. Refinance Mortgage

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal,, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Buchanan Slams “Nightmarish” Conditions at VA Nursing Homes

Congressman Vern Buchanan today demanded answers from the Department of Veteran Affairs after reports of deplorable conditions and neglect at VA nursing homes across the nation.