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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016 6 years ago

Real Estate Briefs 03.17.16

M/I Homes recently closed on 100 developed lots in its newest community of Summerlake in Horizon West.
by: Michael Eng Editor and Publisher

W.G. Sports Authority spared
WINTER GARDEN Sports Authority announced recently plans to close 143 of its 450 stores as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

However, those plans do not include closing the location at Winter Garden Village.

The Orlando-area stores scheduled to close include the location at 7500 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando; 610 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando; and 380 S. S.R. 434, Altamonte Springs. 

M/I invests in Summerlake
M/I Homes recently closed on 100 developed lots in its newest community of Summerlake in Horizon West.

David Byrnes, area president for M/I Homes in the Orlando region, said the 100 homesites will be available at Summerlake for new three- and four-bedroom homes that range from 1,700 square feet of living area to more than 4,000 square feet, priced from the $280,000s to the mid-$400,000s. 

Four model homes recently broke ground, and a grand opening is planned for May.  

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Doher receives rising-star award
ORLANDO Orlando Regional REALTOR Association member and Windermere resident Joseph Doher, of BHHS Results Realty, has been recognized with the association’s 2015 Rising Star of the Year award. 

He was selected for demonstrating exceptional potential and dedication in service to the association, and noted for his potential to serve in a leadership capacity in the coming years.

“The Orlando Regional REALTOR Association is fortunate to have a membership full of individuals who want to do their part in service to our organization, our profession, and our industry,” Doher says. “To have my contributions and efforts singled out among this stellar group is humbling, as is ORRA’s faith in my ability to lead us into the future.”

Doher is active in a wide variety of ORRA programs and participates on a multitude of committees. As a member of the 2015 ORRA Member Relations Committee, he was instrumental in the development of a project to recruit and train members as ORRA ambassadors in the community. 

“Joseph’s commitment to taking our organization into the next era has truly been exciting to watch,” ORRA President John Lazenby, Colony Realty Group Inc, said. “We hope this honor is just one of many to come in his continued service to the Orlando Regional REALTOR Association.”

The association is one of the largest trade associations in the state of Florida and represents more than 12,000 real-estate professionals throughout Central Florida.


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Michael Eng is the editor and publisher for the West Orange Times & Observer, West Orange Observer, Baldwin Park Living magazine and He is a 2000 graduate of the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Journalism....

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