A sprawling tree farm in Groveland listed by Lake County’s Economic Development office as a major employer has a new boss.
Many homeowners who start remodeling projects, which require room additions, are stunned with sticker-shock by the hidden costs of this type of project. Most of them think, and rightly so, adding a room to a house should be really simple and not too expensive. However, that is not the case in Lake County or the state of Florida.
ERA Grizzard Real Estate has expanded into Clermont with the acquisition of Clermont’s ERA Professional Real Estate Services, according to broker and owner Gus Grizzard.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, will open its newest store on June 27 in Clermont.
The American and local economies heavily depend on a robust housing market because a house is the one true product manufactured in America. In addition, it is the best catalyst for a household formation.
In 2008, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed a Lead Reno vation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), which was implemented in 2010 and regulates how renovations can be completed on residential homes, apartments and child-occupied facilities such as schools and daycares.
An air conditioner breaking down in the midst of summer is the worst time for a homeowner not to know anything about their cooling and heating system.
Major changes in the economy have created a paradigm shift in the housing industry. The traditional American Dream of home ownership is being dismantled.
The old adage, “They’ll steal anything that is not nailed down” is truer today than ever before, especially on construction jobsites.
Christian Brothers Automotive, a fast-growing automotive service and repair franchise system, opened a new location this week at 2659 E. Highway 50 in Clermont.
Many homeowners are frightened by the electrical functions in their home, and they should be, because faulty electrical components can result in a fire and possibly death. The daily interaction most homeowners have with their home’s electrical components is limited to flipping a switch. However, behind every wall is a maze of electrical wires connected to breakers, boxes and ultimately the community’s main power grid.
Have you ever been in one bedroom or bathroom in your house and heard noises from another room? As you can imagine, the sound of a flushing toilet or other objectionable noise can be very embarrassing. Failing to properly soundproof interior rooms of a home is one of the biggest mistakes made in new home construction. Just ask anyone who has experienced a loud houseguest.
In the early 1980s, America was bombarded with huge building material box stores that touted, you can do-it-yourself. Millions of folks bought into the notion and a huge new DIY retail industry was created. There seems to be a shift in that movement and the DIY industry is now waning.
Batteries Plus Bulbs has opened its 34th Central Florida location in Clermont.
A hot, humid Florida climate, errant water sprinklers and rainy days will cause wood to rot. Wood rot is the main reason homeowners are moving away from traditional wood sidings and trim and turning to composite- and PVC-based products. Both products have the appearance of wood and long-term durability.
The South Lake Black Achievers recently hosted its 22nd annual awards banquet at the Lake Receptions building in Mount Dora.
The Home Builders Association of Lake-Sumter is hosting its annual Parade of Homes from Feb. 22 through March 2.
For many home buyers, an Energy Smart Home typically means a home built with costly, high-tech gadgets. However, there is a movement in home design that takes a less costly, passive approach by incorporating energy-saving features into the building plans. By focusing on practical, proven methods of construction in the plans, builders are able to offer to their buyers homes with stunning energy savings. The real challenge with these designs is making them unseen to the home buyer.
Unfortunately, making “concrete” decisions is a requirement for any construction project. Unlike a haircut or clothing choice that can be corrected in time, a bad construction project decision can literally cost a project owner thousands of dollars to correct. So, it is not enough to just say you need to make good decisions. You must realize how important those decisions are and learn how to make the right ones. Here are five tips that will make your job easier.