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July 21, 2018

Housing/Construction

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

Development bounces back in southeast Florida

Development in Hallandale is returning in force. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

In the market for a 14-bedroom home?

All Star caters to a growing market for mega-home vacation rentals. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Northwest Florida: A home run

Quint Studer's Blue Wahoos baseball facility kicked off a wave of development in downtown Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Central Florida: $2 billion in projects

Work on I-4 — including through downtown Orlando — will continue for at least the next decade. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Southwest Florida: Residential boom

St. Petersburg's city-owned waterfront has proved to be a catalyst for growth. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Southeast Florida: A surge of hotels and apartments

Residential development projects are spilling out from Fort Lauderdale's urban core. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Miami-Dade/Monroe: A surge of residents and businesses

Office space is at a premium in downtown Miami. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Northeast Florida: Momentum amid uncertainty

"The private sector and the community believe in downtown," says commercial real estate broker Carrie Smith. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Existing-home sales fizzle in February

After increasing to the highest annual rate in six months, existing-home sales tumbled in February amidst unshakably low supply levels and steadfast price growth in several sections of the country, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the Northeast and Midwest, all four major regions experienced sales declines in February. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2016

Construction

Briefs on construction demand and a look at the industry's economic impact. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

House flipping is making a comeback in Florida

Nationally, there has been little change in house flipping in the past year, but Las Vegas is approaching historical highs, and flipping is making a comeback in several Florida markets. Read more »
Published on 2/24/2016

FinCEN takes aim at real estate secrecy in Manhattan and Miami

“Geographic Targeting Orders” require identification for high–end cash buyers Read more »
Published on 1/13/2016

The 'Buy vs. Rent Index' indicates some markets in U.S. are nearing pricing bubble territory

The latest national housing market index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty indicates the housing market in several cities is nearing pricing bubble territory.  Read more »
Published on 12/10/2015

Going up: A look at major construction projects in Florida

From office complexes to sports stadiums, airports, seaports, luxury condominiums and massive mixed-use developments, Florida is once again in the midst of a building boom. Among the biggest in the state: Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Report: The most expensive -- and least expensive -- housing markets in Florida

A new report from Coldwell Banker names Doral, located in Miami-Dade, the most expensive market in Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/10/2015

Florida added more construction jobs from August to September in nation

Construction employment rises in 35 states and D.C. between September 2014 and September 2015; But only 23 states add jobs from August to September 2015. Read more »
Published on 10/21/2015

Testing the waters: Floating home development in Florida

In 2005, Hurricane Wilma destroyed a pair of dilapidated marinas in North Bay Village where Fane Lozman, a former Marine pilot and software developer, kept a two-story floating home. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

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