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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are wearing pink ribbons to honor the women affected by this tragic disease. We have all been touched by breast cancer … whether personally or indirectly. We encourage everybody to seek education on this disease that effects 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. Even though breast cancer is on the decline, more women will die from breast cancer than any other kind of cancer. So please … remind the women in your lives and all the women in our community to seek regular screening. Remember – early detection is the KEY to survival.  
Today Orange County Property Appraiser's Office is participating at the Orlando Regional Realtor Association event located at Rosen Centre International Drive. Come by our booth for lots of information!  
Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh (seated) signed the final 2018 Tax Roll for submission to the Department of Revenue. The market value of residential and commercial property, and tangible personal property is over $189 BILLION! Shown below (L-R) are Radames Tirado, IT Director; Roger Ross, Tax Roll, Customer Service, Exemptions, and Deeds Director; Tatsiana Sokalava, Chief Operating Officer; Beth Watson, Communications and External Affairs Manager; Camille Smith, RE Commercial Assessment Director; Terry Taylor, RE Residential Assessment Director; and Grace Pope, Tangible Personal Property Director.  
As published in print and online in the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Mr. Singh appreciates the platform to provide thought leadership on news of the day!  
For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office salutes Michael Garcia, one of our many bilingual Customer Service Specialists who assists constituents in Spanish in person and on the phone. Gracias, Michael!  
For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office salutes Mirella Gambirazio, one of our many bilingual Customer Service Specialists who assists constituents in Spanish in person and on the phone. Gracias, Mirella!  
Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh participating at Come Out with Pride 2018 Parade!  
Orange County Property Appraisers Office is participating at 2018 Come Out with Pride! Join us for a great day at Lake Eola!  
For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office salutes Minnie DeLuca, one of our many bilingual Customer Service Specialists who assists constituents in Spanish in person and on the phone. Gracias, Minnie!  
For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office salutes Lorena Zuluago, one of our many bilingual Customer Service Specialists who assists constituents in Spanish in person and on the phone. Gracias, Lorena!  
For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office salutes Yanira Zablah, one of our many bilingual Customer Service Specialists who assists constituents in Spanish in person and on the phone. Gracias, Yanira!  
Prayers for the Panhandle Prayers for the Panhandle ... sending our best wishes for safety and recovery to our neighbors in Florida's Great Northwest and all who are in the path of Hurricane Michael.  
For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office salutes Diana Macias (left), one of our many bilingual Exemptions Specialists who assists constituents in Spanish in person and on the phone. Gracias, Diana!  
OCPA salutes Aidaliz during Hispanic Month For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office salutes Diana Arias-Montoya, one of our many bilingual Customer Service Specialists who assists constituents in Spanish in person and on the phone. Gracias, Diana!  
This week's thoughts on current and upcoming news stories - as seen on the Orlando Sentinel's website.  
OCPA salutes Aidaliz during Hispanic Month Our team gathered to support the Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh, who delivered a presentation on how cutting edge technology has forged a leading property appraiser's office nationally.  
OCPA salutes Aidaliz during Hispanic Month Today we are at the 2018 Central Forida Real Estate Forum talking about the tremendous growth in Orange County!  
OCPA With seven major theme parks and more resorts and hotels than any other U.S. city, Orange County has one of the most diverse and complex range of property anywhere, including some $88.1 billion in commercial property value - that’s greater than the total tax roll of 58 of the state’s 67 counties!  
OCPA salutes Aidaliz during Hispanic Month For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office salutes Aidaliz Hernandez Cruz, one of our many bilingual Customer Service Specialists who assists constituents in Spanish in person and on the phone. Gracias, Aidaliz!  
OCPA Spotlight today on Orange County at a glance ... interesting information about the fabric of our community. Feel free to share with your friends!  
OCPA salutes Robert Sabato during Hispanic Month For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office salutes Robert Sabato, one of our many bilingual Customer Service Specialists who assists constituents in Spanish in person and on the phone. Gracias, Robert!  
OCPA receives Government Experience Project Award The Orange County Property Appraiser’s Office has been recognized by the Center for Digital Government with a Government Experience Project Award for effective use of online strategies to support meeting constituent needs and community outreach. The Agency was specifically honored for its outstanding website (ocpafl.org), hosting satellite offices during peak citizen engagement months, and for holding Signature Events like the recent “State of Orange County Real Estate.” “We are deeply honored by this recognition and proud that our ever-evolving outreach strategies continue to reach Orange County’s constituents,” said Singh. “It is important that government keep pace with private industry in communicating through technology to meet and exceed the expectations of our highly skilled users.”  
Orlando Sentinel's News Stories This week's thoughts on current and upcoming news stories - as seen on the Orlando Sentinel's website.  
This week, at the IAAO International meeting, valued members of the OCPA team made presentations to their colleagues. Roger Ross gave a wildly popular presentation on the Agency’s commitment to customer service. Terry Taylor and Jeff Miller also presented an educational session on “Agriculture in the Land of Amusement,” sharing information of the diversity of properties within Orange County.  
Congratulations to Rick Singh, CFA, and the Office of the Orange County Property Appraiser for this week's recognition by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)! We received the Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration for "demonstrating the highest levels of managerial excellence and consistent utilization of practices that exceed the guidelines ... in property assessment administration practices." Shown in the photo (L-R) are Jeff Miller, Terry Taylor, Roger Ross, Tatsiana Sokalava, Rick Singh, Ron Sullivan, and Fred Hill.  
Congratulations to the Town of Eatonville Florida for winning a $25,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for improving the overall health of its residents. Initiatives such as Healthy Eatonville Place caught the attention of the foundation because of its community outreach success in diabetes prevention and management. Town officials also showcased programs addressing economic issues that affect physical health like access to healthy food with a community garden with organic fruits and vegetables offered free of charge to residents. As one of the smallest cities or towns in Orange County, Eatonville is an excellent example of grass roots problem solving.  
Today, Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh, CFA, was awarded the 2018 Ian W. McClung International Award by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) for his exemplary leadership in developing valuation professionals around the world. Mr. Singh was chosen to receive this award for “Theme Park Valuation,” a presentation made in October 2017 at the IAAO International Symposium during which he shared the methods, techniques, and magnitude and importance ...More  
According to the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association, the overall median price of Orlando homes (all types combined) sold in August 2018 is $231,000, which is 2.7 percent above the August 2017 median price of $225,000.  
Emerging tech is going to disrupt the mortgage market for years to come. Whether it's blockchain or bitcoin, just about everywhere you look there are predictions that show change will be coming fast.  
Rick Singh was honored VIP guest at Seminole County Sheriff Last night, Rick Singh was honored to be a VIP guest at the Seminole County Sheriff's Foundation supporting law enforcement officers during challenging times. We thank each and every law enforcement officer for their hard work and dedication for protecting our communities.  
Lake Nona Increases Retail and Entertainment “If we do the right thing across the board, and do the right thing for our residents, for the companies that have a presence here, then the result is it will be a destination,” said Ralph Ireland, vice president of development operations at Tavistock Development Co., which is developing Lake Nona’s 17 square miles.  
Study on Millennials The city is home to two of the top five zip codes in Florida that have seen the greatest increase in the number of millennials in the past five years, according to a new study. Real estate website RentCafe.com prepared the report, using U.S. Census Bureau population estimates from 2011 and 2016.

Millennials, as defined in the study, are people born between the years 1977 and 1996 — meaning they can be as old as 41 or as young as 22.
 
There is no reason to be bored in Orlando! Do you agree?

“The theme parks get much of the attention, but our City Beautiful parks, vibrant Main Street districts and diverse dining scene also helped Orlando land the No. 2 spot on this list,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said Wednesday on Twitter.
 
Amendment 10 Today, Property Appraiser Rick Singh stood with his fellow Constitutional Officers to educate the public on the Protection Amendment: Amendment 10. To learn more about Amendment 10 before this November’s General Election, please visit Amendment10.org.  
Customer Testimonial Another great testimonial from a website (www.ocpafl.org) visitor. Thanks for the feedback! Visited our site recently? Let us know what you like and how we can better serve you.  
Sarasota Magazine Interesting article online today from Sarasota Magazine,

Two things have been artificially sustaining the market, says Chris McCarty, director of the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, the Federal Reserve’s infusion of cash to lift the country out of the last recession and the 2018 tax cut. Both actions put a lot of money back into the economy. The Fed is starting to raise interest rates, he says, and the tax cut boost is temporary.
 
VisitFLORIDA Just released numbers from VISIT FLORIDA indicate another banner year for tourism. Some 65.5 million visitors graced the Sunshine State in the first six months. That’s more than in any six month period in the state’s history, and a nearly 6% increase over last year. Certainly a strong start to the year, but what impact will the red tide on the west coast have? Or will a hurricane damage the momentum? Good news for sure, but we must continue to diversify Florida’s jobs and make sure that the state is not only a fun place to visit.  
Thank you Jennifer Yon, owner of IBA Success Magazine for the generous invite to your cover release gathering! It was a wonderful evening. Make sure you all pick up a magazine  
OCPA with Orlando Real Estate and Home Expo at Drive Shack The Orange County Property Appraiser is participating with Orlando Real Estate and Home Expo tonight at the Drive Shack. Come by and visit us for lots of information!  
Jason Taylor gives overview of EOC services Thanks to Jason Taylor for providing an overview of the services provided by the Orange County Emergency Operations Center in the event of disaster in our area to representatives from our Commercial Real Estate team. As many as 80 representatives from government and community organizations can staff this room to work together to meet the needs of the county and its residents. In the aftermath of an incident, appraisers from our office go into the field and assess damage to residential and commercial buildings which is reported to the federal government.  
Rick attends Orlando City's MLS 2019 announcement Property Appraiser Rick Singh was in attendance today for a big announcement: Orlando City will be the host for the 2019 MLS All Star game! Vamos Orlando!  
OCPA appeals Disney Resort's tax ruling On behalf of the citizens of Orange County, we have appealed a judge's decision on the market value of Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort to ensure that Walt Disney World pays its fair share to Orange County’s tax roll.  
OCPA Presents at District 2 Government Academy. Recently, select members of the OCPA staff presented to constituents at the District 2 Government Academy providing information about Homestead and other Exemptions we offer at the Orange County Property Appraisers Office. To better meet the needs of the community, the presentation was conducted in Spanish. Thank you to all who attended!  
Remembering 9/11    
OCPA 							at the 6th Brazilian Day Orlando Festival It was an honor for Property Appraiser Rick Singh to be invited to speak to the vibrant Brazilian community at the 6th Brazilian Day Orlando Festival kickoff at Lake Eola Park. Thank you!  
Change is underway in the real estate industry. Billions are pouring into new and existing technology companies, all competing for their slice of the proverbial pie.  
Orange County Property Appraiser is participating at 15th Annual Caribbean Health Summit. Come by and see us for lots of information!  
Orange County Property Appraiser is participating at The 35th Anniversary of National Night Out in Tinker Field. Come by for lots of information on exemptions and fun!  
Rising rents are part of the reason millennials are buying more homes than they did in the recent past, said broker associate Dusty Sutton of Keller Williams at the Parks in Orlando. But their interest in homeownership started before rent began to skyrocket, she said.  
Pulte Homes, homebuilder for Dr. Phillips’ new 229-homesite Phillips Grove community, launched recently its virtual-reality tours to give potential buyers an immersive experience when touring and choosing their new homes.  
Looking forward to 2019... The newly redesigned project will cost more than the $200 million first projected several years ago. The new complex will sit on a 8.5-acre lot across from the Amway Center...
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When Apple’s market value crossed a trillion dollars last month, the reason was simple: It makes devices that a lot of people are willing to spend a lot of money on. Now Amazon has become the second American company to cross that once-unimaginable line.  
“Orange County’s market value is comprised of three segments: residential, non-residential and tangible personal property,” Singh said. “And the residential market value is standing tremendously strong at a historic $85.8 billion, which is a (9.7%) increase from last year."  
"Blockchain will transform the real estate industry. There's no doubt about it, and the earlier entities get on board, the more they stand to gain in terms of security and efficiency," said Tony Franco, CEO of SafeChain. "Starting with something as relatively straightforward as property transfers, blockchain creates a decentralized, near-perfect audit trail that can never be lost or stolen. Eliminating that risk opens the door to completely changing how properties are bought and sold in the U.S., and those changes will ultimately be to the consumer's benefit, as well as the real estate industry's as well."  
My thoughts expressed in Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida 100.  
  • 459,268 Parcels
  • 287,050 Single Family Residential
  • 50,343 Residential Condos
  • 20,380 Townhomes
  • 72 Timeshares
  • 4,279 Multi-Family
  • 857 Apartment Complexes
    • 127,913 Apartment Units
  • 278 Hotels
    • 86,743 Hotel Rooms
  • 117 Mobile Home Parks
    • 5,456 Mobile Homes
  • 4,794 Manufactured Homes
  • 26,839 Vacant Residential
  • 13,918 Commercial
  • 50,341 Other