Too Early to Talk Taxes (Part 4) – Your home and Your Taxes

July 23rd, 2014
On your taxes, you can claim moneys expended on the repair or replacement of your property due to casualty or loss but discuss with your tax preparer what the IRS definition of casualty or loss.  There is so much talk in the ......Read More

Too Early to Talk Taxes? No! (Part 3) – Making Your Property Taxes Count

May 31st, 2014
Property taxes may help you lower your  income taxes.  How?   Property taxes are currently claimed as part of ‘Itemized Deductions’.  In many cases, however, filing status, the amount of the standard deduction, the amount of property taxes paid and the absence of other itemized ......Read More

Too Early To Talk Taxes? No! (Part 1)

May 13th, 2014
It’s never too early to talk taxes since what you do as a home owner this year may impact your taxes next year.  Steps taken this year may determine what you claim on your taxes next year.  Tax prep is hindsight. ......Read More

How to Navigate Housing Lotteries

June 12th, 2013
The housing market in Orlando is witnessing the resurgence of housing lotteries.  This tells us that in some areas there is high demand and low inventory.  The lottery affords the successfully selected participant an opportunity to purchase a lot/home.  It ......Read More

Winter Garden’s ‘To Do List’ – Farmers Market

May 14th, 2013
Winter Garden is a City full of activities to satisfy every need and lifestyle.  There is never a shortage of things to do.  If you are into Farmers’ Markets, you can find ......Read More

Winter Garden’s Army and Navy Outlet

January 13th, 2013
Whether you are active military, veteran, patriot, historian or simply a collector of memorabilia this outlet is for you.  Filled with camouflage, boots and other military necessities, just standing in this store is a poignant reminder of this country’s past, ......Read More

Exclusive Water Skiing Community in Winter Garden

December 13th, 2011
The Isles of Lake Hancock is an gated enclave built primarily for boaters, skiers and water sport lovers.  The community of luxury homes is built on the Hancock Chain of Lakes and around two world class man made ski ......Read More

Radio Disney at Winter Garden Village

December 2nd, 2011
Radio Disney is hosting their Festival of Giving in Winter Garden on December 3, 2011 from 12pm-2pm. You can find this event, hosted by AM 990, at the Winter Garden Village shopping area at 3251 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, Florida 34787.
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Windermere’s Butler Bay Park to Reopen

December 2nd, 2011
The Butler Bay Park will reopen in December 2011 after the Windermere Town Council voted to allot $20,863 to repair the park and tennis courts.  The park, located on Lake Crescent,  has been closed due to these repairs and the ......Read More

Light Up Winter Garden and Parade December 2011

November 24th, 2011
The City of Winter Garden Community Events scheduled for December 2nd and 3rd, 2011:
Light Up Winter Garden!
December 2, 2011 from 6 to 9 pm.  The West Orange Ministerial Association and the City of Winter Garden, Florida welcome the ......Read More

Winter Garden Restaurants Win Awards

November 19th, 2011
The Chef’s Table at the Edgewater Hotel in Historic DowntownWinter Garden has won more awards.  The Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine released its 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards and The Chef’s Table takes first place in several categories, and in the ......Read More

Winter Garden 3K Holiday Fun Run – Bring Your Dog!

November 16th, 2011
The City of Winter Garden is hosting a 3K Fun Run event to benefit Relay for Life on December 10 from 9AM to 12PM.  But this isn’t your ordinary 3K!  This event is named the Jolly Paw-liday 3K Fun ......Read More

Winter Garden Art Festival 2011

November 15th, 2011
The Merchant’s Guild of Winter Garden is hosting the 10th Annual Winter Garden Art Festival in the Historic Downtown Winter Garden shopping district on Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20, 2011.  There is plenty of free parking and entrance to ......Read More

Winter Garden Future Park at Tucker Ranch

November 8th, 2011
The new Tucker Ranch Recreation and Nature Complex (proposed name) may be ready for visitors as early as 2014.  The city of Winter Garden purchased the parcel ($2.1 million)  earlier this year and annexed it in October of 2011.  The city ......Read More

Winter Garden – Just A Nice Place To Live

September 20th, 2011
Refreshing.  Saturday morning brings life into downtown Winter Garden.  The already active historic downtown of Winter Garden, Florida comes alive each Saturday morning until 1 pm around the new City Pavillion – the venue for the weekly ......Read More