Patriotic lifeguard station on a Florida beach

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who died for our country, and to celebrate the freedoms that they so selflessly fought for. Here in Florida there are many ceremonies and celebrations taking place over the long weekend across the state. These are some of the best Florida Memorial Day events for all ages.

Great American Beach Party

Head to Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach this Memorial Day weekend for a day of fun, festivities and family-friendly activities. There will be live bands, vendors, fabulous food and a slew of presentations and shows to take in including a military tribute, the SOCOM Para-Commandos parachute jump, an art show, sand sculpting contest, classic car show and more!

When: May 28, 11am - 6:30pm

Where: Las Olas…

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Beautiful backyard with garden and chair in Florida

One of the reasons we love living in Florida is that patio season lasts nearly all year long. And what better way to enjoy the superlative weather than in the comfort of your own backyard? 

If you own a Florida home with a backyard or deck, you may be considering sprucing up your outdoor living area so that you can make the most of the beautiful climate and scenery.

Backyard upgrades will not only make your outdoor area look more attractive, but they can also add value to your home. Here are a few easy ways you can refresh your outdoor living space.

Revamp Your Cushions

Give your patio furniture an instant upgrade with a new set of covers. Cushion covers can be very inexpensive and come in a wide range of colors and patterns. Choose tones…

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One of the only downsides of living in Florida is dealing with the tropical storms and hurricanes that can hit during certain months of the year. Whether you live on the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf Coast or Central Florida, you may experience heavy storms that could potentially damage your home. Therefore, it’s important to do a bit of hurricane preparation before the season begins, which includes ensuring that your Florida home insurance covers you in the event of a destructive storm.

When is Hurricane Season in Florida?

Hurricane season in Florida starts on June 1st and runs through to November 30th, with off-season storms occurring earlier or later. During this time storms develop over the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, many of which…

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Pier on Lake Apopka, Florida on a sunny day

Although Apopka is just 16 miles from downtown Orlando, this charming city feels like it's worlds away. The pace of life is much more relaxed here with pleasant tree-lined streets lined with attractive shops and homes, plenty of green spaces and areas of incredible natural beauty on all sides. If you’re considering buying a home in Apopka, these are just a few reasons residents love living in this Central Florida community.

Pristine Nature

Apopka is flanked by Lake Apopka on the west and Wekiwa Springs State Park on the east, which means there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in nature. On any given day, you can go hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping or kayaking. Head out into the wilderness and you can spot rare birds and…

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Mom and daughter on the beach in Florida

It’s that time of year again when we get to show our mothers just how much we care about them. Florida is a fabulous place to celebrate Mother’s Day because there are so many fun activities on offer that are sure to leave a lasting impression. If you’re looking for something different to do for Mother’s Day in Florida this year, these are some unique ideas that any mother will absolutely love.

Wine Tasting & Vineyard Tour at Lakeridge Winery

Treat mom to a day of sipping wine and strolling through beautiful vineyards at Lakeridge Winery. Located in Clermont just west of Orlando, Florida’s biggest winery is famous for their award-winning Muscadine grapes. Every weekend Lakeridge Winery offers complimentary tours and wine tastings, making this the…

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Covered Swimming Pool At A Florida Vacation Home

As you start to count down the remaining days at your vacation home and soak in all that the enviable Florida winter has to offer, it's time to start preparing your vacation home for the off-season. When this time comes, there are a number of things that you will need to do to ensure that your vacation home is left safe and secure until you return again. Keep reading for some of the most important and overlooked tasks.

  1. Turn off water at the inlet source
    Turning off all water at the inlet source will help prevent potential floods. Hot water heaters, ice makers, and leaky faucets can all result in significant damage to your vacation home.
  2. Unplug all electrical devices
    While you are away, ensure that all electrical devices that do not absolutely…

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Vacation homes on the waterfront in Florida

If you’re one of the many people who owns a vacation home, seasonal home or investment property in Florida, you may have considered using a property management company. After all, it’s not easy to maintain your property and manage tenants or vacation rentals when you’re not physically there or simply busy with your day-to-day life. These are just a few benefits a Florida property management company can provide.

Keeping Your Home in Top Shape

Whether you’re renting your vacation home out or planning on leaving it vacant for stretches of time, a property management company can make sure it stays in great shape. A good property management company will ensure your house is clean, your grounds are well-maintained, and everything is functioning as it…

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Rocket Garden surrounded by palm trees at Cape Canaveral, Florida

Cape Canaveral is famous for being home to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and one of the biggest cruise ship ports in the world. However, those aren’t the only draws to this lively town on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The area attracts home buyers from all walks of life who are attracted to the affordable real estate and great quality of life. If you’re considering moving to Cape Canaveral, these are just a few things you can enjoy as a resident.

Reasonably Priced Real Estate

Compared to other coastal cities in Florida, Cape Canaveral real estate is very affordable. You can find reasonably priced condos and single-family homes, many of which are either right on the water or offer easy access to the beach. The farther away from the water you…

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Pale blue Easter eggs in a basket

Easter is always a big occasion in Florida with plenty of exciting events for all ages taking place across the state. From decadent Easter brunches to family-friendly festivals, visits with the Easter bunny and Easter egg hunts, there are tons of ways you can celebrate the holiday and the spring season. If you’re looking for something fun to do this Easter weekend, these are some of the best events happening in Central Florida, the Gulf Coast, and the Atlantic Coast.

Easter at Walt Disney World

Lake Buena Vista will be abuzz with magical Easter celebrations at Walt Disney World. Families can catch the Easter Procession in the Magic Kingdom Park and see the Easter Bunny make an appearance with other characters including the White Rabbit, Daisy…

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Sunset behind beautiful waterfront homes in Florida

There’s no shortage of beautiful waterfront properties for sale in Florida. If you’re considering buying a home on the water, the first thing to decide is whether you want to live on the ocean or a lake. There are pros and cons to each, so it pays to do your research before starting your home search. These are just a few of the advantages and disadvantages you can expect from oceanfront property and lakefront property in Florida.

Oceanfront Property Florida

One of the biggest draws to Florida is its beautiful beachfront homes. Nothing beats sitting on your deck gazing out at the ocean and breathing in the sea air. If you’re thinking about buying a beach home in Florida, these are some of the pros and cons.

Pros of Oceanfront Homes


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