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  • Getting the most out of every drop

    All these heavy rains of summer lead us to believe we shouldn’t worry about our water usage. But why wouldn’t you want to get the most out of every drop of water you use? Incorporating wise water use practices lowers your monthly bill. It’s also good for the environment.... Read more

  • 4 Advantages Of Using A Real Estate Attorney vs. A Title Company

    In Florida, buyers and sellers may choose an attorney or a title company to handle the closing on their real estate transaction. This often causes the parties to wonder why they should hire an attorney instead of a title company to handle their closing. Below are 4 advantages of... Read more

  • Choosing the right floor

    Choosing your floor should be easy, you see something you like and you go get it. Stop! Not so fast, there are many things to consider. Obviously you want something that is going to look great for many years to come. If you are choosing flooring for your home... Read more

  • Water preparedness in the event of a hurricane

    Toho Water Authority would like to inform its customers that creating an emergency water supply for you and your family is an essential part of emergency preparations. We would also like to share the different types of boil water advisories that may be issued in the event of a... Read more

  • The importance of local decision-making

    As a community bank, CenterState takes great pride in being locally market driven. We feel so strongly about it that we even list this as part of the company’s core values. Even though we’ve substantially expanded our footprint across the state over the past few years, maintaining a decentralized... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning For Your Finances

    Ah, Spring Cleaning! You know how it works: once a year you massively overhaul your house, garden, yard, and so on, but spring cleaning doesn’t just apply to your house. It’s also a healthy exercise to review your financial position from time to time so that you can be... Read more

  • Obtaining a Green Card Through Family

    Getting a USCIS Green Card is an important step and a proud moment for people who want to live permanently and work in the United States. Even with the cooperation of an eligible family member, it can be a challenge to get all the bases covered properly which can... Read more

  • Carpet built to last

    Shaw industries recently came out with a new product so advanced, far from anything launched before. BELLERA High performance Carpet. This carpet changes everything, rethink what you know about your past carpet experiences. Bellera is built to last, combining the newest in performance fiber with R2X stain and soil... Read more

  • You use it everyday

    You probably know that about 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. But did you know that only 3% of it is fresh water, and only about 1% of that is accessible? That’s why we at Toho Water Authority (Toho) every year celebrate Drinking Water Week (May... Read more

  • Pedestrian Safety: Tips to Reduce Pedestrian Accidents

    While recently attending a Kissimmee community groups monthly meeting, citizens complained of vehicles speeding through their residential neighborhoods. Residents described large trucks rushing over rather large speed bumps and their concerns for the safety of playing children and pedestrians in their community. These residents presented very valid concerns, as... Read more

  • 3 Problems With Online Wills

    You can find just about anything online these days and that include wills and estate planning documents. It can be very tempting to create your will online. It’s a quick process, you can do it from the comfort of home, and it costs less than an attorney drafted last... Read more

  • Teaching Our Children About Money

    As our children grow up, so does their need to understand finances. Teaching a child solid money management habits early on in their life will likely have a very positive impact on how they handle things when it comes time to support themselves. Here are some ideas on how... Read more

  • Why is April Water Conservation Month?

    Did you know that the driest months of the year in Florida are during the spring? For the dry months of April, May and June the state’s temperature begins to increase along with outdoor water use. With little or no rain during this period it is vitally important to... Read more

  • Current Flooring Trends

    Tile is HOT. Not a single day goes by without increased tile demand. More higher end and sleek looks are definitely sought after. Whether its the ever popular Porcelain Wood Planks or Large Format Porcelain Tile. Clean, light and modern seem to be the keywords in search of the... Read more

  • Can Social Media Affect My Case?

    Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Snap Chat…it seems like the list of social media platforms is endless! The reality is that we live in a time where we cannot escape the use of social media in our daily lives. Whether you are an occasional user/poster or share every thought or event... Read more

  • Fix those leaks

    Did you know on an annual basis household leaks waste one trillion gallons of water nationwide? That’s enough water for over 11 million homes. Fixing those leaks makes you more water efficient and lowers your water bill.  Leaks around the home are usually easy and cheap to fix and... Read more

  • Basic tips for achieving financial security

    No one likes the fear of meeting disaster around the corner. This is true in all areas of life, and money is certainly no exception. The threat of finances spiraling out of control from a few hefty unforeseen bills or life circumstances produces anxiety for millions of people every... Read more

  • Time for a bathroom remodel?

    Bathroom remodels can be overwhelming and frustrating, many times people underestimate the work and cost of labor, and only shop for the tile. Ending up with a quality job should be your number one priority. Personally, bathroom remodels are one of my favorite projects to work on. From start... Read more

  • Locating Paperwork: Important Documents To Find Upon The Death Of A Loved One

    Once the shock and surprise of a loved ones death eases, there is work to do. Namely, paperwork. It’s important to locate all of the important documents your loved one had in order to expedite the closing of the estate, but many people have no idea where to even... Read more

  • Are you covered?

    Automobile accidents occur in our community daily. Often these accidents go beyond a mere “fender bender” and an injury occurs. For the drivers and/or passengers who are injured, the initial thought is that the driver who caused the accident is responsible for paying for their injury. Unfortunately, in Florida... Read more

  • Modern, Stylish Window Treatments

    The new modern is clean, uncluttered elegance in light soft tones, whites, taupes, and grays. Whether elegant Cornices, drapery and honeycombs, the look you want to convey is a light and airy feeling. A great way to update and modernize your home is to replace your Verticals with Sliding... Read more

  • Partnering Up For Cybersecurity

    As we all know, many of the transactions small businesses perform involve communicating on line with partners, suppliers, and third party service providers. Unfortunately, in today’s world there are more and more cases of unlawful access and use of sensitive information that is used for financial or strategic gain. ... Read more

  • What Documentation Is Required To Work In The U.S.?

    Today’s global economy means U.S. businesses are welcoming employees from all over the world, but increased enforcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) means employers need to be especially vigilant about their foreign workers’ ability to legally work in the United... Read more

  • Developing our future

    Toho Water Authority (Toho) is helping to support student success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Workforce development and preparation in STEM is a crucial element in providing the future skilled workforce Toho needs to ensure responsible water supply stewardship and education for generations to come. This... Read more

  • Why use luxury vinyl plank flooring?

    Well, here is a floor near to perfect for a busy family life or for someone that loves ease of maintenance. Not to be confused with old linoleum floors, Luxury vinyl planks are far from that. Available to be installed in glue down or a floating application. Perfect flooring... Read more

  • Protecting your water pipes during freezing temperatures

    Sunny Florida gets cold too. When temperatures reach levels of 32 degrees Fahrenheit and below one should take precautions to prevent water pipes from freezing. Frozen pipes can break causing flooding and damage to your home. Tips to prevent your pipes from freezing Keep the heat on Keep the... Read more

  • Preventing Identity Theft

    Identity theft is the act of using someone’s personal information without their knowledge or permission. Criminals steal Social Security Numbers, driver’s licenses, credit and debit card numbers and other pieces of an individual’s identity, such as their date of birth. They use this information to impersonate their victim and... Read more

  • Protecting your Assets

    When you think about homestead exemption, most people immediately think of the $25,000 property tax exemption.
That’s because many people are unaware of a valuable form of asset protection granted under Florida’s Constitutional homestead exemption. The Florida Constitution, Article X, Section 4, exempts homestead property “from forced sale under process... Read more

  • The Shocking Misconceptions of Carpet

    When most people think of carpet, they think of apartments or cheap, hard to maintain carpet. Well that’s kind of true, unfortunately apartments put inexpensive carpet into their units, because renters generally do not treat their carpet/apartments with pride. So cleaning is usually not top priority. Treat it well... Read more

  • Enjoy the holidays; don’t flush that

    The holidays are here and everyone is visiting and everyone is cooking. Wherever you may be Toho Water Authority wants to remind everyone about what should never be disposed of down the drain or toilet. Prevent clogged pipes Cooking grease coats sewer pipes similar to the way that fatty... Read more

  • Preventing Identity Theft

    Identity theft is the act of using someone’s personal information without their knowledge or permission. Criminals steal Social Security Numbers, driver’s licenses, credit and debit card numbers and other pieces of an individual’s identity, such as their date of birth. They use this information to impersonate their victim and... Read more

  • Great Customer Service Takes Practice!

    All financial services companies talk about how much they care about their customers. However, many times these companies fall short due to a number of factors, such as staffing deficiencies, location, and lack of training. At CenterState, we try our best to make the customer’s experience pleasant and streamlined.... Read more

  • Sanchez joins Toho Water Authority’s Board of Supervisors

    Toho Water Authority (Toho) welcomes Domingo Sanchez as its newest member of the Board of Supervisors. Sanchez was sworn in on October 11, 2017. Sanchez was appointed by the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners. Sanchez, born in Kissimmee, Florida has been a lifetime Osceola County resident.  He has... Read more

  • Choosing A Wood Floor

    Hard wood flooring might seem like a large initial investment,  but the beauty and longevity of wood floors speaks for itself and will also leave a positive effect on the value of your home. Wood floors come in many styles, colors, and finishes, the selection is endless. They are... Read more

  • Planning for the future

    Life is full of the unexpected. But just because the future is unpredictable does not mean adults cannot prepare for what lies ahead. Preparing an estate plan and establishing a power of attorney can be essential to protecting your financial resources and other assets. What is power of attorney?... Read more