News Update for 9/13/23

Highlands County is not a hotbed for millennials, so it should come as no surprise the area ranked so low for home loans by that age group in a recent survey. The study, compiled by Construction Coverage showed that the Sebring/Avon Park metro area was the fourth lowest for millennials taking out home loans.
Millennials are regarded as individuals born between 1981 and 1996. The average here was just under 27-percent, well below the national average of 58-percent.
The average loan amount also was lower. The average here was $215,000 while nationally, the average was set at $335,000.

Three people are dead and two more are in critical condition after a crash in Polk County. An SUV turned into the path of a car Monday night in Lakeland, causing the SUV to spin and hit a utility pole.
Thirty-three-year-old Mavaria Carter and two of her children- a 6-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy- died.
Carter’s 30-year-old brother Jeremy Felton and her 14-year-old son are in critical condition. The 20-year-old driver of the car was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Polk County Sheriff’s officials are investigating after a 15-year-old was found dead in Winter Haven. The boy was found shot in a driveway around 2:30 yesterday morning.
The victim has been identified as Quashawn Burgess Junior. Reportedly, he was on probation for a trespassing charge. Police believe the shooter may have known Burgess.

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