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June 26, 2016

Housing/Construction

U.S. new homes sales hit eight-­year high, point to firming economy

New U.S. single ­family home sales recorded their biggest gain in 24 years in April, touching a more than eight­ year high as purchases increased broadly, a sign of growing confidence in the economy's prospects. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

In the market for a 14-bedroom home?

All Star caters to a growing market for mega-home vacation rentals. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Southwest Florida: Residential boom

St. Petersburg's city-owned waterfront has proved to be a catalyst for growth. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Northeast Florida: Momentum amid uncertainty

"The private sector and the community believe in downtown," says commercial real estate broker Carrie Smith. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Northwest Florida: A home run

Quint Studer's Blue Wahoos baseball facility kicked off a wave of development in downtown Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Central Florida: $2 billion in projects

Work on I-4 — including through downtown Orlando — will continue for at least the next decade. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Southeast Florida: A surge of hotels and apartments

Residential development projects are spilling out from Fort Lauderdale's urban core. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Miami-Dade/Monroe: A surge of residents and businesses

Office space is at a premium in downtown Miami. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Existing-home sales fizzle in February

After increasing to the highest annual rate in six months, existing-home sales tumbled in February amidst unshakably low supply levels and steadfast price growth in several sections of the country, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the Northeast and Midwest, all four major regions experienced sales declines in February. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2016

Construction

Briefs on construction demand and a look at the industry's economic impact. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

House flipping is making a comeback in Florida

Nationally, there has been little change in house flipping in the past year, but Las Vegas is approaching historical highs, and flipping is making a comeback in several Florida markets. Read more »
Published on 2/24/2016

FinCEN takes aim at real estate secrecy in Manhattan and Miami

“Geographic Targeting Orders” require identification for high–end cash buyers Read more »
Published on 1/13/2016

The 'Buy vs. Rent Index' indicates some markets in U.S. are nearing pricing bubble territory

The latest national housing market index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty indicates the housing market in several cities is nearing pricing bubble territory.  Read more »
Published on 12/10/2015

Going up: A look at major construction projects in Florida

From office complexes to sports stadiums, airports, seaports, luxury condominiums and massive mixed-use developments, Florida is once again in the midst of a building boom. Among the biggest in the state: Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Report: The most expensive -- and least expensive -- housing markets in Florida

A new report from Coldwell Banker names Doral, located in Miami-Dade, the most expensive market in Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/10/2015

Florida added more construction jobs from August to September in nation

Construction employment rises in 35 states and D.C. between September 2014 and September 2015; But only 23 states add jobs from August to September 2015. Read more »
Published on 10/21/2015

Testing the waters: Floating home development in Florida

In 2005, Hurricane Wilma destroyed a pair of dilapidated marinas in North Bay Village where Fane Lozman, a former Marine pilot and software developer, kept a two-story floating home. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Big green: Demand for green building is up in Florida

In both residential and commercial markets, the demand for green building is high right now. This article looks at green communities -- such as homes in Green Key Village in Lake County that will produce as much energy as they use. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Standing Out: $1-billion to build Metropica in Sunrise

The proposed 65-acre Metropica in Sunrise includes eight condo towers. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

St. Petersburg's new apartments offer urban lifestyle

If construction schedules hold, more apartments will be built in downtown St. Petersburg this year than in the past five years combined. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

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