Monday, November 16, 2020 / by Jackie Griffin
Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, racquetball and tennis. Most often there are four
players although it can be played with two. It uses solid paddles made of a composite material to hit a perforated polymer ball that resembles a wiffle ball.
It is played on 1/2 the size of a tennis court. While rallying the ball over a 34’’ net, 11 points take the win, but must be 2 points more than the opponent.
I started playing in February 2020. It's an easy sport to learn, and anyone can play. We have players of all age's, shapes and sizes. We even have players that have had double hip replacements! But don't fool yourself, there is a big element of strategy so it's anyone's game. Best of all, just show up with a paddle in hand and you're ready to play! Pickleball players love to welcome new players and they are
happy to teach you the game. I take my paddle with me when I travel, it's easy to take along and I always find ...
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 / by Ali Sarno
Florida Lifestyle Realty has been supporting Housing for Homeless since 2018 where we have agreed that for every home sold with us, we will donate a portion to the organization.
Housing for Homeless is permanent supportive housing targeted to individuals and families with chronic illnesses, disabilities, mental health issues, or substance use disorders who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness. The goals are to help people obtain housing quickly, increase self-sufficiency, and remain housed.
They also aid homeless veterans by providing supportive housing and intense case management services for those that were referred to Housing for Homeless by Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies.
This past July, I met with Steve Kelly, the Housing for Homeless Veterans Program Director, in Titusville at their facility where he shared how much they do to support the veterans. It was great to learn about the different programs they offer based on their si ...
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 / by Brandon Thompson
Have you ever thought about going solar? Here is some information that may come in handy when deciding if you’d like to get a consultation or not.
The 2 most common types of solar when it comes to residential or commercial applications are thermal and photovoltaic. Thermal solar consists of pool panels to heat your pool, or a hot water collector to heat your home's water. They heat the water by pumping it onto the roof, passing it through the panels or collector that then warm up the water using the heat collected from the sun. Photovoltaic Solar panels produce power when exposed to sunlight to power your home.
Some benefits to going solar are:
Lower energy costs
Emergency Power Source - In some cases, both thermal can still operate when there's a power outage. Add batteries to a photovoltaic system to have emergency power.
Tax credits, rebates, and incentives. There is a 26% federal tax credit to go solar. It's being reduced to 22% in 2021 ...
Thursday, October 22, 2020 / by Brittany Adamson
If you haven’t heard about the big news that is happening in Central and Southern Florida, you’re about to find out!
Projected to be in full service at the beginning of 2022, Virgin Trains USA- formerly known as Brightline- will complete its tracks between Orlando and West Palm Beach. The long term goal will be to link Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach to Orlando International Airport. With constant travel between Miami and Orlando, this makes total sense. It also allows for people to take a break from driving and focusing on the road to enjoy time with family and friends during their travel!
Last month, (September 2020), Virgin Trains broke ground on the Orlando to West Palm Beach leg of the higher speed rail service. This is a huge opportunity for Central and Southern Florida! Not only is it creating a huge commuter railway for locals and tourists, but it will generate more jobs!
From what we are hearing, tickets can cost as low as $100 ...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 / by Nichole Barna
Both my husband and I grew up in Merritt Island and graduated from Merritt Island High School. After spending some time in Orlando (and what felt like a moment in Austin), we moved back to Brevard County so he could be closer to his job.
What's great about this area is that it has a little bit of everything. Within the same day, you could be laying at the beach one moment then boating in the river the next. Entertainment ranges from hanging out at any of the laid back bars and breweries on the beach, experiencing the history of space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and strolling through our quaint historic areas, like one of my favorite spots, Cocoa Village.
Historic Cocoa Village is this charming melting pot of old historic buildings and new businesses. It seems like something is opening up in Cocoa Village all the time. There's great food, delicious drinks, awesome coffee spots, an adorable bookshop, a place to throw hatches, and so much ...