TALLAHASSEE — For the first time, online platforms such as Airbnb would have to collect and remit taxes on vacation rental properties, ensure that only properly licensed rentals are advertised and provide the state with specific information about the rentals, under a proposal headed to the H…

When you’re on a quest to create a home environment that promotes wellness, it can be difficult to know where to begin. One easy solution is to look for small changes that improve your personal well-being while also promoting a better environment overall.

This home is located at 3902 Garienda Avenue in Sebring. It is priced at $188,500 and is listed with Jeanny Campbell at Re/Max Realty Plus.

At just 20 millionths of a millimeter in diameter, this delicate compound easily shrugged away with a shiver might also be the future of health, comfort and security.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s mandate for rooftop solar panels on all new low-rise homes was tested for the first time on Thursday, when regulators approved a Sacramento utility’s proposal to give homeowners an alternative to installing rooftop solar.

Barbecues in the backyard or cocktails on the patio provide some fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors from the comforts of home. While friends and family flock to such entertaining opportunities, some unwanted guests may want to crash the festivities.

Their tough carapace or upper shell of the gopher tortoise provides excellent protection from predators and is part of the reptile’s skeleton.

Known as a Keystone species, a gopher tortoise’s burrow will provide safety and shelter for up to 350 other creatures.

With stumpy little legs, long claws and pebbly skin, gopher tortoises excavate the sandy soils of their preferred habitat to create burrows to live in.

On Feb. 6, 2020, the Heartland Association of REALTORS held their Annual Awards and Installation of Officers Banquet at the Island View Restaurant. Ian Belanger, of Belanger Media Group, was the emcee and provided entertainment for the event.

WINTER HAVEN — Trevor C. Williams, vice president of Crosby & Associates, Inc., brokered the transaction of the beautiful 1,228 acre property, Artesian Waters Ranch, in Lake Placid. The sale closed on Feb. 10, 2020.

Time spent in the backyard on spring and summer afternoons and evenings contributes heavily to the popularity of these times of year. Many homeowners go to great lengths to make their outdoor living spaces as luxurious as possible, only to be bothered by uninvited and bothersome guests: mosquitoes.

Florida has an abundance of wildlife and if you’re from somewhere else — as most of us are — you may have noticed species here that you didn’t see “back home.” The gopher tortoise is one of these.

This home is located at 2535 Bradford Drive in Sebring. It is priced at $445,000 and is listed with Dawn Dell, Broker Associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group.

This home is at 1712 High Ridge Drive in Sebring. It is priced at $234,900 and is listed with Lisa Terrell with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group.

This home is located at 2701 Treasure Cay Lane in Sebring. It is priced at $244,500 and is listed with Helen Ferry and Kim Reed of The Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group.

Reptiles, like this non-native curly-tailed lizard seen in South Florida, will fall into torpor when temperatures drop suddenly.

Cold-blooded reptiles, like this alligator, rely on external factors such as sunlight to warm their body temperature.

This home is situated on over 1.17 acres with an awesome view of Lake Ruth. If you are looking for plenty of privacy and room to spread out, then this is the place for you.

The kitchen features wood cabinets with granite counter tops, a large walk-in panty and a breakfast bar that seats five bar stools comfortably.

This home is at 4086 Camp Shore Drive in Sebring. This property is priced at $319,500 and is listed with Kevin and Teresa Bock with RE/MAX Realty Plus.

Perhaps due in part to the popularity of home improvement television shows, many homeowners now tackle an assortment of home projects without professional assistance. These weekend warriors embrace the do-it-yourself philosophy to home improvement, saving lots of money along the way.

Come Monday morning, you might be feeling a sense of torpor. While your lack of mental motivation is likely related to a loss freedoms enjoyed over the traditional weekend, in the animal kingdom, the decreased physiological activity accompanied by a reduced metabolic rate is meant not to get…

With long, tail feathers often fanned in fashion similar to that of a gobbler, the anhinga is also known as a water turkey.

The dagger-like bill and heavy webbed feet of the anhinga make this a formidable predator of fish in our freshwater lakes.