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July 16, 2018

Housing/Construction

Florida to distribute $616 million for affordable housing and business assistance

As required of the plan, more than 80 percent of the funding will be used to address needs in the hardest-hit counties and ZIP codes. These areas, determined by HUD, include Brevard, Broward, Collier, Duval, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Orange, Polk and Volusia counties. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2018

Profile: Jorge Perez and his Related Group

Related Group -- No. 42 on the largest private companies in Florida -- is riding the crest of the downtown development wave with high-end apartment and condo projects in Miami and abroad. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2018

2018's Best Beach Towns to Live in

With summer being peak moving season, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2018's Best Beach Towns to Live in. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2018

Fla. housing market: Sales, median prices, new listings up in April 2018

In April, Florida's housing sector reported more closed sales, higher median prices and more new listings from owners ready to enter the market, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2018

Florida's construction industry growing along with 37 other states

Construction employment rises in 38 state sfrom April 2017 to April 2018; 29 states add construction jobs for the month Read more »
Published on 5/23/2018

Repealing Florida's 'Non-Homestead Exemption Cap' could result in annual $700 million tax increase

Since Florida voters passed the non-homestead 10 percent tax cap in 2008, this safeguard has helped to stem the multi-billion dollar tax shift from homestead to non-homestead properties. This cap is scheduled to expire on January 1, 2019, but Florida voters can stop that from happening. Read more »
Published on 5/15/2018

6 in 10 homeowners don't plan on moving out of their house. Ever.

A new survey by Bankrate finds that 62 percent of homeowners don't plan on moving at all, while just 30 percent expect to leave in the next decade. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2018

Strategic Property Partners, LLC Commences Construction of Water Street Tampa with a JW Marriott Hotel

The JW Marriott Tampa Hotel represents the first of 10 buildings scheduled to break ground in new waterfront neighborhood over the next year Read more »
Published on 4/24/2018

Home Building for a Cause

Non-profit Techo allows builders here to tackle poverty in Latin America Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Southeast and Midwest Cities Most Accessible for First-Time Homebuyers

As rising prices reduce buying power in some areas, LendingTree study reveals most accessible markets for first-time homebuyers Read more »
Published on 2/20/2018

Early-Stage Mortgage Delinquencies Dip Again in November as Hurricanes' Impact Wanes

Transition Rates for 60-Day and 90-Day Delinquency Rose Sharply in Texas and Florida Likely Due to 2017 Hurricanes Read more »
Published on 2/14/2018

Jabil to Build New Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – On Monday, Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) announced its intention to construct a new worldwide headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, pending final approvals from the State of Florida, Pinellas County and the City of St. Petersburg. Read more »
Published on 2/6/2018

Clean manufacturing: A business profile of Innova

Innova's home panels weather Mother Nature's best shot and are energy-efficient. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2018

Fight for vacation rental regulations heats up in Tallahassee

Republicans Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) and Rep. Mike La Rosa (R-St. Cloud) are pushing back against local ordinances that regulate vacation rentals. The battle for home rule is heating up at the capitol. Read more »
Published on 1/18/2018

Florida's rental market had significant YOY growth during 2017

Analyzing actual rents in more than 250 large US cities, RENTCafé compiled a comprehensive study using data from Yardi Matrix. The study looks at the most important rent trends that influenced one of the nation's hottest housing markets during 2017. Read more »
Published on 1/16/2018

Repurposing Undesirable Property

Real estate law requires disclosure when a property has been contaminated — understandably so. But opportunities can lie in the most unlikely places. Read more »
Published on 10/27/2017

Deseret Ranch - the Land

Map showing Deseret Ranch properties (click to enlarge) [Map by Teresanne Cossetta Russell] Deseret Ranch Age: 60 years Size: 295,000 acres, 250 square miles Location: About 180,000 acres in Osceola... Read more »
Published on 9/18/2017

After Irma, Report Losses Quickly and Protect Yourself from Unlicensed Individuals

Following the landfall of Hurricane Irma, many Floridians are now assessing their homes and property for damage and taking steps to make temporary repairs to prevent additional damage before filing insurance claims. CFO Jimmy Patronis and Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier encourage Floridians to be prompt in notifying their insurance companies and cautious of repair deals that sound too good to be true. Read more »
Published on 9/14/2017

Florida added 35,800 construction jobs in past 12 months; #2 nationally for construction jobs

Between June 2017 and July, California added more than any other state (8,200 jobs), followed by Florida (5,500 jobs). Read more »
Published on 8/31/2017

Millennial homebuyers: Where Millennials are buying the most homes, and for how much

Abodo study looks at home buying trends in U.S. states among young adults Read more »
Published on 6/27/2017

Florida's Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Up in May 2017

Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more new listings and more pending sales in May, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 27,850 last month, up 7.6 percent compared to May 2016. Read more »
Published on 6/22/2017

Forty-two states add construction jobs over the year; Florida added 31,000 construction jobs

Forty-two states added construction jobs between May 2016 and May 2017 amid growing demand for construction services, while 25 states and the District of Columbia lost construction jobs between April and May as firms struggle to find enough workers, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Read more »
Published on 6/20/2017

Construction employment increased in 39 states over past 12 months

Florida added 36,500 construction jobs in the past 12 months. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

Construction employment increased in 43 states during 2016; Florida and Rhode Island add most jobs

Florida and Rhode Island add most jobs for 2016; Mississippi suffers largest decrease; Illinois and Alaska top monthly list; Mississippi and Virginia have biggest month-to-month drops Read more »
Published on 3/27/2017

39 states add construction jobs between Jan. 2016 and 2017; 38 states added jobs from Dec. 2016 to Jan. 2017

Florida & Oregon Add Most Jobs for the Year; Mississippi & Alaska Have Largest Drops; Florida & Louisiana Top Monthly List; California & Nebraska Have Biggest Month-to-Month Drops Read more »
Published on 3/14/2017

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