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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.

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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, …
Long-awaited workshop on RSR Golf Course, Harmon Road, gopher tortoise lands announced by City
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor The waiting is over. After months of speculation, mystery, drama, and unknowns, the City of Apopka announced a workshop on its website scheduled for November …
Socialism, 9/11, flooding in Louisiana, COVID-19 and Rock Springs Ridge - Oh my!
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor Question: What does socialism, 9/11, flooding in Louisiana, and the pandemic have in common with Rock Springs Ridge, and when is $2.5 million worth more than $10 …
Gopher tortoise advocate speaks at City Council against RSR selling conservation area
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor Kim Buchheit is an Apopka resident, a licensed professional land surveyor with 38 years of experience interpreting deeds and matters of title, and an advocate for …
How does the homeownership rate in Florida compare to other states?
By Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square Homeownership is a longstanding aspiration for millions of Americans. According to a Gallup Poll, more than nine in every 10 American …
Release of conservation easement on gopher tortoise lands a far more difficult process than described by Rock Springs Ridge HOA
When a parcel of land is deeded as a conservation easement in Florida, it's usually a perpetual agreement between the landowner and the Florida Fish and Wildlife …
Despite a logo on its sign, Gopher Tortoise Council denies involvement with Rock Springs Ridge
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor The Gopher Tortoise Council (GTC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1978 by a group of biologists and other citizens concerned with the decline of the gopher …
Orange County's 14-day COVID rolling positivity rate drops to 6.04%
The Northwest Wastewater Reclamation facility in Apopka decreased in COVID concentration particles by 78% over September 6 level From the Orange County Newsroom COVID-19 by the numbers As of Sunday, …
Apopka realtor surprises City Council with offer for Harmon Road property
Nick Nesta threw a curveball at the October 6th City Council meeting. Well, a curveball isn't exactly descriptive enough. It was more like a Zack Greinke 95-mph …
City Council grills Rock Springs Ridge attorney on latest proposal to purchase golf course lands
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor Fresh off his victory at the ballot box, Rock Springs Ridge Homeowners Association President Gary McSweeney went before the Apopka City Council to update them on …