Dorian takes multi-million-dollar bite out of tourism in Volusia and Flagler

When Hurricane Dorian brushed by Volusia and Flagler counties last week without causing major property damage, residents felt a sense of relief. But the storm’s effect has been quietly brutal for hotels, restaurants, attractions and other businesses tied to the area’s tourism economy. While no one has an exact figure, area experts believe the loss […]

Rent prices keep rising, but here’s how some renters may finally get a break

South Florida’s ever-rising rents can be a pain, but a wave of new apartments may help keep rent prices from skyrocketing, according to a national survey.In a favorable sign for millennials and new arrivals seeking housing, South Florida ranks fourth nationally in 2019 apartment construction, with more than 13,000 new units coming online by year’s […]

Owner of Bartow’s famed Wonder House pins hopes on zoning change

During its heyday, the Wonder House attracted curiosity seekers willing to pay a small admission to view up close a true one-of-a-kind residence considered an architectural marvel. A Bartow treasure, it featured inventive, modern conveniences such as hollow columns that collected rainwater from the roof. The water was piped through walls, feeding plants that were […]