September 23, 2020

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/19/2017

› Florida voters reflect one year after the presidential election
It’s just over a year since Florida helped deliver the presidency to Donald Trump. The feelings among voters still range from anxious to excited, disgusted to “we got what we voted for.”

› Out of a job during the holidays? There's help in South Florida
Job hunting during the holidays can pay off in employment in 2018. Attending holiday parties and professional networking events and making social media contacts can lead to tips about job openings in the new year, experts said.

› Orlando hotel industry gains momentum
Orlando’s sales pace for hotels remains a dim shadow from its peak in 2007 but showed some momentum this year with rising occupancy and average daily rates, according to a third-quarter report by Colliers International.

› Another reason to buy a home in Tampa Bay? Down payments are lower
Homebuyers in the Tampa Bay area don’t have to shell out as much on downpayments as buyers in many other places. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, the median downpayment for a bay area home in the quarter ended in September was $13,750 compared to $20,000 nationally, an all-time high.



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