April 24, 2014

Housing/Construction

Keys to Survival

A Duda & Sons has prospered even as other old-line Florida agricultural families have foundered or cashed out. Here's how the company does it. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

At A Glance

A. Duda & Sons -- Parent company providing corporate services to operating divisions and subsidiaries. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

In the Basement

Building permits in the first half of 2006 have dropped about 20% from the same time in 2005, according to the Northeast Florida Builders Association. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Downtown's Fringes

As downtown Orlando development booms with $2.6 billion in new projects, another trend is taking shape outside the city's core. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

More Green for Brownsfields

Five years ago, Terry Manning helped establish an $800,000 revolving loan fund to assist a private developer with the cleanup of an arsenic-contaminated golf course in West Palm Beach. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Overvalued

Home prices are increasingly overvalued, according to a survey of 317 metro areas; 71 markets, with pricing 34% or more over appropriate levels, are considered extremely overvalued. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Interior Motive

High-end developers are targeting Florida's interior as land prices escalate along the state's edges. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Designing The Future

Ask architect Jorge H. Garcia to define his firm and he says, "We're all about the future." Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

An Unwise Growth Subsidy?

Most attention to Citizens Property Insurance focuses on the insurance coverage it provides to home and condo owners who can't get insurance in the private market. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Blight Fight

On the banks of the St. Johns River east of downtown, Jacksonville's Arlington neighborhood is a first-ring suburb that once included a mixture of both solid middle-class and wealthier residents. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Overextended

One of every 133 Jacksonville households was foreclosed on during the first quarter of 2006, ranking it seventh nationally in the number of households per foreclosure. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Disaster Planning

After eight hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, hurricane season is a constant threat for Florida business owners. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Builders Challenge

The Florida Home Builders Association is leading a challenge to the city of Tallahassee's mandatory inclusionary zoning ordinance requiring builders to set aside 10% of homes in large developments for affordable housing. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Million-Dollar Homes

In metropolitan Orlando -- which includes Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties -- sales of existing single-family homes worth $1 million or more have risen 270% since 2003. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Cresting

County planners and others monitoring growth in Crestview, the 18,500-population county seat of Okaloosa County, are coming up with some startling numbers. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

Shifting Winds

Florida's hot residential real estate market is changing gears -- simmering down in some areas, changing focus in others. Real estate professionals identify several major trends

in the marketplace. Read more »

Published on 5/1/2006

Lakefront Luxury

Rock Equities has started construction on Baldwin Harbor, a lakefront luxury residential development of two eight-story complexes in Baldwin Park near downtown Orlando. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Too Expensive

Naples ranked as the most overvalued of all housing markets in the nation. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Affordable Housing Challenge

Responses to the issue of affordable workforce housing range from community land trusts to individual efforts and regulatory relief. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

Hot Markets

Single-family home prices marked double-digit increases in the 12 months ended in September in six active markets in northwest Florida. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

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