Daniel Rojas's Blog Posts

Hemp is the New Oak: America’s First Hemp “Wood” Factory is Being Built

Written by Sara Burrows April 14, 2019“HempWood” is 20 percent harder than oak, and grows 100 times as fast. It’s a sustainable alternative for hardwood furniture, flooring and.

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Disney, UCF Team Up to Offer Free Tuition for Cast Members

BY WALT DISNEY WORLD AND UCF COMMUNICATIONS | MAY 23, 2019Today, Disney announced the addition of the University of Central Florida to its groundbreaking Disney Aspire education investment

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Buying A Home Early Is The Key To Building Wealth

Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned

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Fly High on Orlando’s Tallest Attractions

By Nate SheltonMay 2019Look, up in the sky! It’s not a bird, not a plane and not even Superman — it’s thrill-seekers like you, soaring high on Orlando’s tallest

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Wekiwa Springs State Park visitors can now enjoy wine, beer

By MARTIN E. COMAS| ORLANDO SENTINEL |MAY 03, 2019 | 10:30 AMAfter spending the day canoeing or taking a dip in the cool water, visitors to Wekiwa Springs State Park can now

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Relaxation Guide: Rest & Recharge at Orlando’s Public Parks

When you’re ready to relax, value-packed public parks in Orlando are ready for you with breathtaking scenery, ample amenities and worry-free bliss.By Nate SheltonMay 2019Orlando is best

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$10 Million Awarded to the Orlando Philharmonic's Plaza Live Project

(Tuesday, April 23, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to announce that it has been awarded $10,000,000 in funding for The Plaza Live concert and event venue residing

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Are these Interest Rates Here To Stay?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the

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Food Hall, Brewery planned For South of Downtown

By Jack Witthaus  – Staff Writer, Orlando Business JournalMay 6, 2019, 5:25pm EDT An open-air, micro-market is expected to be built as part of a shopping center's renovation south of

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Can’t-Miss Orlando Events in May

Get details on theme park events (including SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean, pictured), MegaCon, live performances and other things to do in Orlando this May.By Nate SheltonLooking for

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Kohl’s is going to accept Amazon returns in all of its stores across the country, starting in July

PUBLISHED TUE, APR 23 2019 • 9:09 AM EDT  by Lauren thomasKohl’s on Tuesday announced it will start accepting returns for items purchased on Amazon at all of its

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NEW BIGFIRE RESTAURANT BRINGS FIRESIDE DINING TO UNIVERSAL CITYWALK THIS SUMMER

Amanda Monteleone|April 9, 2019 This summer, we’ve got you covered for a relaxing night out with delicious open-fire cooking. Bigfire – the newest, full-service restaurant

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This Company Can Turn Your Backyard Into A Beach Oasis!

by TAYLOR MEADJUL 5, 2018Packing for those one-day beach trips can be such a hassle. You've got your beach-ready wine glasses ✓, a cute portable fan (or two) ✓, and a

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Responsible Buyers with low credit get NEW Options

BOSTON – April 8, 2019 – Here's some good news for anyone whose credit scores aren't quite as high as they'd like them to be: Three new financial tools have come to market – or

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New-home sales increased 4.9% in Feb

 WASHINGTON (AP) – March 29, 2019 – Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 4.9 percent in February, an indication that falling mortgage rates have given a boost to demand from buyers.The

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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever!!

Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership

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How To List Your Home At The Best Price

If your plan for 2019 includes selling your home, you will want to pay attention to where experts believe home values are headed. According to the latest Home Price Index from 

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Thinking Of Selling Your Place? This Is A Perfect Time!

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The

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Five Reasons To Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

Highlights:Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make!They are there for you to help with

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How To Get A Real Perspective On Affordability

Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate.Understandably, buying a home is more

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The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your Home For Sale!

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house

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Is Student Loan Debt A Threat To Homeownership? Nope!

Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not

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Four Reasons Spring Is A Great Time To Buy A Home!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have

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This is how to see Orlando without kids or theme parks

By Lois Alter Mark - Travel ExpertPark Avenue is filled with lots of great restaurants and shops — Photo courtesy of Visit OrlandoIt's impossible to think about Orlando;

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One More Time… You Do NOT Need 20% Down To Buy A Home!

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have

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4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Family Wealth

Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate

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Think You Should For Sale By Owner? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent.According to the National Association

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3 Things You'll Need In A Shifting Real Estate Market

Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates?

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The Importance Of Home-ownership To The American Dream

For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from another country, they wanted to own a piece of America.

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Do You Prefer The Charm Of An Pre-Existing Home?

When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new

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The Difference Of Having A Professional On Your Side

In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home

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10 Cities Where Mortgage Payments are CHEAPER than Rent

Many financial experts say owning rather than renting a home is a good way to build wealth.If you’re in that camp, there’s some good news: Personal finance website LendingTree

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Bad Zillow info ‘corrupted’ listing price on $150M mansion: Suit

Once the most expensive listing in the US, the Bel Air mega-mansion was incorrectly listed as sold multiple times.The seller of one of the nation’s most expensive real estate listings is suing

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Pub Sub alert! Whole subs at Publix go on sale starting Thursday

Happy days! Save on whole subs in the Publix Deli starting Thursday.The grocery chain is putting all whole subs on sale for $5.99 on March 7-10. That's a very tasty deal since they usually

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New billion-dollar terminal at Orlando airport set to finish in 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. - A $2.8 billion project to build the South Terminal Complex is underway at Orlando International Airport.Phase 1 of the project will add 19 gates, which will

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What Is Your Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy A Home?

Some Highlights:The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.Freddie Mac 

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Last Chance! Homes Are A Steal Compared To Historic Norms

A loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now. Inflation raised the price of all three of those items,

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When Is The Best Time To List Your House? TODAY!

You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than there were last month and at this time last

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The Cost Through Time

Some Highlights:With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years.Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year

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Looking to Sell Your Home? Make Sure The Price Is Right!

If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That

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Buying A House This Year? This Needs To Be Your 1st Step!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers

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Buying A Home Early in Life Is The Key To Building Wealth

Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned

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JUST ANNOUNCED: TODAY Cafe at Universal Orlando Resort Opens This Spring

Hailey Fitch|February 26, 2019The TODAY Cafe is coming to our neck of the woods this spring! Inspired by NBC’s long-running morning show, the new cafe will make you feel as though you have

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Whose Mortgage are you looking to pay? Yours? Or your Landlord's?

There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your

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Orlando City Soccer Club-themed Pub at Orlando International Airport

POSTED FEB 26 2019 04:51PM ESTOrlando, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - City Pub– an exciting new dining experience has now landed in Orlando International Airport. Orlando City SC, the

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Orlando is Second Most Desired Florida City for Foreign Homebuyers

Residential News » Orlando Edition | By Michael Gerrity | December 3, 2018 8:17 AM ETAccording to the National Association of Realtors 2018 Profile of

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Mortgage rates fall to one-year low, setting the stage for a sunny spring selling season

So far this year, the 30-year-fixed has averaged 4.43%, down from 4.64% in 2018Rates for home loans fell to the lowest in over a year as investors remained concerned about economic headwinds,

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Good chance for no 2019 rate hikes

SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 20, 2019 – San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly says there is a good chance the U.S. central bank will not raise interest rates at all in 2019, even

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Can’t have a bubble with under-supply of homes

NEW YORK – Feb. 15, 2019 – Some housing experts argue that the housing market isn't heading toward another bust – it's still feeling the impact of the last one.Instead of an

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