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  • News Update for 5/27/22

    A new report from the Inspection Support Network shows that the Avon Park – Sebring metro area has experienced better than a 15-percent hike in mortgage loan applications. That’s half again the national average of nine percent. The mortgage approval numbers are a different story. While 79-percent of mortgages are approved locally, the national average Continue reading The post News Update for 5/27/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 5/26/22

    They’ve been growing together for years, now, staff from the cities of Avon Park and Sebring are getting together to establish boundaries. The two municipalities are hammering out an interlocal agreement to set a plan for upcoming annexations. Avon Park city attorney Gerald Buhr said that officials from the Sun ‘N Lake Improvement District also Continue reading The post News Update for 5/26/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 5/25/22

    Avon Park council members are looking to clean up the city of charm. They adopted a new set of rules that would establish criteria in foreclosure proceedings for properties that violate code enforcement statutes. The measure, crafted by city attorney Gerald Buhr, sets up a point system with weighted items that could lead to legal Continue reading The post News Update for 5/25/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 5/24/22

    Avon Park city council members last night took another step forward to getting in synch with the election cycle. They approved on first reading a charter change amendment that would lengthen the council’s terms of office from three to four years. That would put the Avon Park elections on both the general and off-year ballots. Continue reading The post News Update for 5/24/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 5/23/22

    The Avon Park city council will take another step in getting in synch with the general election cycle this evening when they review a proposed charter change amendment that would lengthen the council’s terms of office from three to four years. Avon Park Mayor Garrett Anderson has been pushing for the change, along with provisions Continue reading The post News Update for 5/23/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 5/20/22

    Despite the recent rains, Highlands is one of four central Florida counties that remain at high risk of wildfires. Units from Lake Placid, Placid Lakes and Sun ‘N Lake South were joined by Florida Forest Service crews yesterday in dousing the flames of a brush fire off Lake Apthorpe north of Lake Placid. The blaze Continue reading The post News Update for 5/20/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.

  • News Update for 5/19/22

    A new report by the firm Stressa shows that the median rent in the Avon Park-Sebring metro area has grown by nearly 13-percent in the past two years. The median rent in the now is said to be $1,048 per month here. That’s up from an average monthly charge of $929 back in 2019. The Continue reading The post News Update for 5/19/22 appeared first on NewsTalk 730 AM--95.3 FM.