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January 24, 2018

Housing/Construction

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

Buy now: Floridians say this is the time to purchase a home, survey shows

Even as homeownership nationwide is at a record low, a slim majority of Floridians say now is a good time to buy a house, according to a newly released University of Florida survey. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2017

Bonding over affordable housing in Miami-Dade

South Florida is among the country's least affordable housing markets, part of the workforce housing problem is too few affordable homes near employment centers. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

Targeting millennials for growth in Tampa Bay

In fall 2013, the Related Group, a longtime condo developer in Miami, completed its first project in downtown Tampa. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Babcock Ranch: A place in the sun

Babcock Ranch's solar center will be ready for the community's first residents next year. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Lennar to acquire WCI Communities

Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LEN.B) and WCI Communities, Inc. (NYSE: WCIC) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Lennar will acquire all of the outstanding shares of WCI Communities, Inc. ("WCI") common stock in a cash and stock transaction valued at $23.50 per WCI share. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2016

Homebuilder Lennar to buy WCI in $643 million deal to expand in Florida

Lennar Corp, the No. 2 U.S. homebuilder, said it would buy WCI Communities Inc, which makes luxury homes, in a $643 million deal that will combine two of the largest homebuilders in Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2016

WCI Communities announces merger agreement with Lennar Corporation for $643 Million

Cash and stock consideration represents a premium of approximately 37 percent for WCI Communities stockholders. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2016

SPP presents reimagined vision for Channelside Waterfront to Port Tampa Bay

Vision centers around an enhanced, activated and functional waterfront Read more »
Published on 9/21/2016

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