September 22, 2019

Housing/Construction

Financing Florida's clean energy upgrades for homeowners

In 2010, the Legislature passed a law allowing cities and counties to implement a new type of financing program to help homeowners pay for clean energy upgrades. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Florida women in construction

To encourage women to seek jobs in the construction sector, Hillsborough Community College's SouthShore campus... Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Required solar panels in South Miami

In 2017, South Miami became the first municipality in Florida and the first in the U.S. outside California to require solar panels on new houses. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Kolter Homes plans for new 466 home development within the Watersound Origins community

The St. Joe Company, The Watersound Company, LLC, a subsidiary of St. Joe, and Kolter Acquisitions LLC, a subsidiary of Kolter Homes, LLC today announced plans to create a new home development within the Watersound Origins community. Watersound and Kolter have entered into a definitive long-term contractual agreement whereby Watersound will develop 40', 50' and 60' wide finished lots for Kolter in multiple phases. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2018

Miami residents fear 'climate gentrification' as investors seek higher ground

In Miami, Little Haiti's location, close to both the beach and downtown, makes it a prime target for development. But some residents also believe there's another factor contributing to gentrification here: the threat of climate change. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2018

Eighty percent of contractors have difficulty finding qualified construction and craft workers

Associated General Contractors of America (ACG) calls for measures to rebuild workforce. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2018

Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Institute Graduates More Than 150 Apprentices

Florida's Associated Builders and Contractors Institute's 2018 graduation ceremony commemorated the 153 dedicated construction apprentices from Key West to Brevard County who completed their classroom education this year. Read more »
Published on 8/21/2018

Florida's Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices, New Listings Up in 2Q 2018

Second-quarter 2018 saw increased sales, higher median prices and more new listings for Florida's housing market, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Read more »
Published on 8/13/2018

Harvesting rooftops: Rayonier is in the development business

The timber and real estate company envisions its 261-acre Wildlight project as the beginning of something bigger... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

Florida to distribute $616 million for affordable housing and business assistance

As required of the plan, more than 80 percent of the funding will be used to address needs in the hardest-hit counties and ZIP codes. These areas, determined by HUD, include Brevard, Broward, Collier, Duval, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Orange, Polk and Volusia counties. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2018

Profile: Jorge Perez and his Related Group

Related Group -- No. 42 on the largest private companies in Florida -- is riding the crest of the downtown development wave with high-end apartment and condo projects in Miami and abroad. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2018

2018's Best Beach Towns to Live in

With summer being peak moving season, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2018's Best Beach Towns to Live in. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2018

Fla. housing market: Sales, median prices, new listings up in April 2018

In April, Florida's housing sector reported more closed sales, higher median prices and more new listings from owners ready to enter the market, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2018

Florida's construction industry growing along with 37 other states

Construction employment rises in 38 state sfrom April 2017 to April 2018; 29 states add construction jobs for the month Read more »
Published on 5/23/2018

Repealing Florida's 'Non-Homestead Exemption Cap' could result in annual $700 million tax increase

Since Florida voters passed the non-homestead 10 percent tax cap in 2008, this safeguard has helped to stem the multi-billion dollar tax shift from homestead to non-homestead properties. This cap is scheduled to expire on January 1, 2019, but Florida voters can stop that from happening. Read more »
Published on 5/15/2018

6 in 10 homeowners don't plan on moving out of their house. Ever.

A new survey by Bankrate finds that 62 percent of homeowners don't plan on moving at all, while just 30 percent expect to leave in the next decade. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2018

Strategic Property Partners, LLC Commences Construction of Water Street Tampa with a JW Marriott Hotel

The JW Marriott Tampa Hotel represents the first of 10 buildings scheduled to break ground in new waterfront neighborhood over the next year Read more »
Published on 4/24/2018

Home Building for a Cause

Non-profit Techo allows builders here to tackle poverty in Latin America Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Southeast and Midwest Cities Most Accessible for First-Time Homebuyers

As rising prices reduce buying power in some areas, LendingTree study reveals most accessible markets for first-time homebuyers Read more »
Published on 2/20/2018

Early-Stage Mortgage Delinquencies Dip Again in November as Hurricanes' Impact Wanes

Transition Rates for 60-Day and 90-Day Delinquency Rose Sharply in Texas and Florida Likely Due to 2017 Hurricanes Read more »
Published on 2/14/2018

Jabil to Build New Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – On Monday, Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) announced its intention to construct a new worldwide headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, pending final approvals from the State of Florida, Pinellas County and the City of St. Petersburg. Read more »
Published on 2/6/2018

Clean manufacturing: A business profile of Innova

Innova's home panels weather Mother Nature's best shot and are energy-efficient. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2018

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

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