April 16, 2014

Housing/Construction

High Cost of Housing

Housing costs are rising far faster than income, creating an alarming affordability crisis in America. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Family Values

Andrew Zuckerman, 48, president , Zuckerman Homes, Coral Springs.

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Published on 1/1/2006

Creative Alternatives

Average home prices in the Florida Keys are up nearly 40% this year to about $750,000. That's not good news for the hospitality industry here, which employs thousands of service workers at minimum wage or slightly above. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

Meeting the Housing Shortage

In 2003, three businessmen incorporated the Escambia County Community Land Trust to develop housing to help relieve a shortage of affordable homes for the county's low- and moderate-income residents. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

Discovering the Northwest

South Florida builders, and companies that cater to them, are migrating north. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Gentrification Fears

With Miami-Dade home prices jumping 26% in the past year, change is coming fast and furious in the county's historically poor neighborhoods, where speculators and developers are snapping up the area's last bargain real estate. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

Which Costs More?

To get some perspective on Florida home prices, we've compared properties for sale in Florida to similar homes in similar cities elsewhere in the country. Care to guess which ones are more expensive? Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

'Bargains' at $1 Million a Unit?

A dozen years ago, buying south Florida oceanfront land for redevelopment cost roughly $10,000 to $15,000 per future condominium unit, says developer Jean Francois Roy. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

'Velocity of Growth'

Developers are scooping up land -- by the thousands of acres -- in 1,200-population Freeport. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

Big Mac Attack

Coral Gables is taking aim at "McMansions," the giant new homes that have been sprouting up -- a bit too conspicuously -- on small lots. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Resurgence

Just two years ago, it was as impossible to catch a movie in downtown Orlando as it was for a downtown worker in St. Petersburg to go grocery shopping on her lunch break. Today, in those cities and others across Florida the downtown has infrastructure of Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

For Sale

The 91,000-acre swath of swamp and prairie that Edward Vose "E.V." Babcock bought in 1919 is today the only unbroken avenue of undeveloped land between Lake Okeechobee in the east and Charlotte Harbor on the Gulf Coast. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Trendsetters - Aug. 2005

Lissette Calderon, Neo Concepts; Dan Bellows, Sydgan; Alan Zirkelbach, Zirkelbach Construction. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

A No-Brainer

The hotel/condo craze is catching on across the state, but in Miami-Dade County, the volume and scale of new projects are altering the real estate landscape. Across the county at least 20 new hotel/condos have recently opened or are under construction. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2005

Classroom Struggle

A construction project to relieve school crowding is at a standstill - four years after talks first began. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Price Points

Tampa Bay's bedroom communities now extend all the way to Hernando County. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Affordable Goals

Housing inflation is becoming a bigger concern across the region. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Sudden Impact

Rapid growth has prompted a number of central Florida governments to impose huge jumps in fees levied against new homes to help pay for road improvements, schools and other infrastructure made necessary by the growth. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Too Many Mansions?

Florida's state-run insurer continues to offer unlimited coverage for the waterfront homes of the wealthy -- at prices that some claim are too competitive with private insurers. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Growth Moves South

More than 50,000 homes are planned for St. Johns County. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

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