November 18, 2019

Real Estate

The final act: Spaghetti western star sells Overtown warehouse for $10M

Spaghetti western movie star Francisco Martínez-Celeiro sold his Overtown warehouse in an Opportunity Zone for $9.5 million. Rumasa Corp, which is tied to Martínez-Celeiro, sold the 72,903-square-foot warehouse at 690... Read more »
Published on 11/3/2019

A $20 million European-style mansion in South Florida fit for Versace

A 4,290-square-foot estate fronting Biscayne Bay boasts a unique feature: It was designed by the same man who helped to create many of Gianni Versace’s boutiques and homes around the... Read more »
Published on 10/26/2019

Changes in latitude: Margaritaville mayhem

An introduction to executives at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville has propelled Minto Communities into expansion mode. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Changes at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, which touts itself as America's first solar-powered town, has named Al Dougherty COO of Babcock Ranch. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Home values are heating up in Florida 

A weekly alert that contains in-depth news, information, insight and analysis on the most critical education-related issues and topics facing Florida. Read more »
Published on 10/14/2019

Want to buy an island? At least eight are for sale in the Florida Keys

In 2017, Realtor Patti Stanley sold a 40-acre private island off Lower Matecumbe Key for $13.8 million. Parmelee Key, a horseshoe shaped island that juts out into Florida Bay at... Read more »
Published on 10/6/2019

Tampa's University Mall gets redeveloped into “research village”

University Mall in Tampa was once a go-to shopping destination. But the suburban-style mall eventually fell out of favor as other shopping centers opened in the 1990s and early 2000s. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Clermont plans sport- and wellness-themed community: Olympus

For years, the small city of Clermont, a bedroom community west of Orlando and north of Walt Disney World, has tried to separate itself from other suburbs Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

SVN expands Florida presence with addition of SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate

New SVN office is led by nationally-recognized market leaders in land and other commercial real estate assets; will help SVN deliver its industry-leading services to clients along I-4 corridor and across the state Read more »
Published on 6/28/2019

City of Miami Beach Commission moves plans for One Island Park forward

Plan will bring a boutique residential project and new City maintenance facility at no cost to taxpayers to Terminal Island Read more »
Published on 6/11/2019

Florida urban real estate and gentrification

Around Florida, distinctive neighborhoods are prospering - but economic success brings challenges to the neighborhoods' character. Read more »
Published on 3/27/2019

Education, rising sea levels and housing affordability top Miami-Dade concerns

Housing affordability is probably one of the top economic issues for Miami-Dade in 2019... Read more »
Published on 12/27/2018

Florida's Housing Market: More Closed Sales, Rising Median Prices in Oct. 2018

Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, rising median prices and more new listings in October compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 22,272 last month, up 8.5 percent compared to October 2017. Read more »
Published on 12/3/2018

Jeff Vinik's major stake in downtown Tampa

Development begins on 17 blocks of property encompassing 50 acres. Read more »
Published on 11/12/2018

Fort Lauderdale's Skyline Identity

Ken Stiles looks to expand his firm's considerable legacy. Read more »
Published on 11/12/2018

Rethinking the Future of Downtown West Palm Beach

Billionaire Jeff Greene's political aspirations fell apart again this year with his loss in the Democratic primary for governor. The question now is whether he'll shift his focus to the hundreds of millions of dollars in vacant land and other real estate he owns in West Palm Beach. Read more »
Published on 11/12/2018

Craig Robins is Making Waves

Robins sees opportunities before others. Read more »
Published on 11/12/2018

Timeshare tussle

Timeshare companies and exit companies are blaming each other for rising default rates. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

Affordable housing in Florida: Déjà vu, all over again

As the economy has recovered, affordable housing is again an issue in many parts of Florida. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

Skyline shapers, city changers in Florida

Across the state, a group of developers are reshaping their cities' downtowns with a host of innovative projects. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

Why Florida's Most Expensive Listing Might Actually Be a Screaming Bargain

What was once Florida's most expensive listing has recently come back on the market. But this time around, buyers might actually be able to score a bargain on this luxe property. How's that, you might ask? Read more »
Published on 10/15/2018

Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch breaks ground

Groundbreaking for the much-anticipated Waterside Place took place Oct. 4. The future lakefront town center, located south of University Parkway and east of I-75, will feature shops, restaurants, office space, The Players Centre for Performing Arts and Waterside Park, an eight-acre peninsular park. Read more »
Published on 10/12/2018

North Florida Land Trust Marks Largest Conservation Easement Acquisitions to Date

More than 2,500 acres in Clay County will be preserved in perpetuity Read more »
Published on 9/18/2018

CoreLogic reports a 12.4 percent YOY increase in mortgage fraud risk

Risk index has continually increased for the last seven quarters; States with heavy out of state investment showed significantly higher fraud risk; All loan segments showed increased risk year over year Read more »
Published on 9/14/2018

U.S. Home Flipping Returns Drop to Nearly Four-Year Low in Q2 2018

Home Flipping Rate Down From Previous Quarter and a Year Ago; Share of Financed Flips Down from Nearly 10-Year High a Year Ago; 32 Percent of Flips Acquired Via Distressed Sale, Down From 68 Percent Peak in Q1 2010 Read more »
Published on 9/6/2018

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