November 1, 2014

Housing/Construction

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

Tackling Affordability

As soaring prices are putting the dream of homeownership beyond the reach of a growing segment, the Miami-Dade County Commission is considering an ordinance to begin tackling the problem. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

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

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