Parade of Homes

The 34th Annual Parade of Homes takes place June 8 through 16 and will feature 33 homes spread across Okaloosa and Walton counties. 

Parade homes are open from 1-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 1-8 p.m. Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

All Parade homes will participate in a Parade-wide Twilight Tour on Friday, June 14, when the Central Sites, Featured Neighborhoods and all homes will be open until 8 p.m.

Central Sites are Woodridge in Niceville and Hammock Bay in Freeport.

Featured Neighborhoods are The Overlook on Chestnut Ridge in Crestview and Cypress Breeze Plantation in Santa Rosa Beach.

72,000 Floridians to get $1,480 check

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said yesterday that more than 72,000 Floridians who filed valid foreclosure payment claims will receive a check this month for about $1,480.

The money is part of the $25 billion, multi-state and federal mortgage settlement reached in 2012. The checks go to borrowers who lost homes to foreclosure and had mortgages serviced by Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase or Wells Fargo.

The payment total is uniform nationally. Every borrower who filed a claim will receive a letter regarding the outcome, according to Bondiís office.