Surfside condo collapse victims and families will receive $150M in compensation initially, judge says

Scene Near Champlain Towers – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov A Florida judge has announced that victims and families who suffered losses from the devastating condo collapse in Surfside, Florida will receive a minimum of $150 million to start. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hazman stated that the sum is a total of about

Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets approval to build Tesla tunnel in Fort Lauderdale

Elon Musk – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Nick_Raille_07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida has plans to make a deal with Elon Musk’s ‘The Boring Company’ to construct a Tesla tunnel between its downtown area and the beach. The company would offer rides in Teslas to hundreds of individuals a day for five to eight dollars per

Search resumes after remaining section of South Florida condo is demolished

Surfside Building Collapse – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov SURFSIDE, Fla. – Crews used explosives late Sunday night to demolish what was left of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla.  Rescue crews and emergency workers were given the all-clear to resume search efforts at the collapsed South Florida condo building after demolition crews

President Biden set to visit Surfside building collapse scene later this week

Joe Biden – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Crush Rush Earlier today, the White House announced President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be visiting the rubble site of the fallen Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Fla., on Thursday. Almost a week has passed since the unfortunate tragedy in Surfside, where search-and-rescue

Two South Florida developers are collaborating to bring 5 inland Crystal Lagoons to Central Florida

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by heru sukma cahyanto There are no beaches in Central Florida, but that may soon change after news broke that two major South Florida developers are looking to bring public access lagoons to Central Florida. According to Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales of Crystal Lagoon US Corp, Hollywood-based investment

Clearwater’s long-awaited Coachman Park renovation postponed due to increased construction costs

Imagine Clearwater Rendering – Courtesy: myclearwater.com The City of Clearwater will have to wait a bit longer before it can enjoy a pending renovation in the city’s downtown Coachman Park. Imagine Clearwater is a futuristic vision for the city, but the long-awaited revamp will have to wait due to increased construction costs. A $64 million

FPL builds massive solar center in Southwest Florida to support largest community solar program

Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), the state’s largest electric power supply and utility company, is investing in solar energy in a big way with a new mega-solar center in Southwest Florida.   The company, which services over 5.6 million customer accounts and supports more than 11 million residents in the state, has set a goal

Florida’s Real Estate Woes—How soaring homeowner insurance costs may affect buyers market

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by alphaspirit.it Just when it seemed like the Florida housing market was in a promising sweet spot for prospective buyers, insurance executives have reason to believe the property insurance market is casting a large shadow that may draw homeowners elsewhere. The COVID-19 pandemic created a single-home and condo buying surge in

Looking to Buy a House in Florida? Here are some Must-Read Tips before you do

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andy Dean Photography The Florida housing market is as hot as it’s ever been in recent years, and because of that, property values are up, and so are moving rates into the state. While the market certainly helps Florida’s allure, the main reason people want to live in Florida is

Fort Lauderdale moving closer to enlisting Elon Musk’s help for a two-mile tunnel to the beach

Fort Lauderdale – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Two months ago, Florida Insider covered a story highlighting the potential of Miami enlisting the help of Tesla Inc. founder Elon Musk to build tunnels in the city to alleviate traffic congestion. After a flurry of tweets between Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and the billionaire