Florida cities take nearly half of top 10 places to retire list

Senior couple looking to retire walking together on beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by iseeu2 When it comes to choosing a place to spend your retirement years, several cities in the Sunshine State take up nearly half of the top 10 spots, according to WalletHub’s 2022 Best and Worst Places to Retire survey. While

Florida’s rent control initiative is being resisted by landlords

Rent Control Issues – Orlando, FL Skyline – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Ballots have yet to be printed, but already a group of apartment managers, landlords, and real estate agents in the Sunshine State want to prevent voters from voting on a measure that would implement rent control for a year in

Here’s why this coastal Florida city is one of the best places in the United States to relocate

Naples, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andriy Blokhin Naples has long been a favorite destination for tourists and second-home purchasers looking for a lively, amiable setting to unwind in the Sunshine State. This Gulf of Mexico city is well-known for its heavenly white-sand beaches and top-notch golf courses, but it is also quickly

According to study, Florida residents must work this many hours per week to afford housing

Neighborhood in Florida with Palm Trees – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by scarp577 A recent study provides some insight into how unaffordable the Sunshine State actually is as rent in Florida continues to rise rapidly. In its “Out of Reach” report, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) breaks down how many hours a person

Florida’s population is anticipated to grow somewhat more slowly

Florida population growth slows – Florida Welcomes You Sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone The Sunshine State’s population growth is coming to a halt as deaths outpace births and as a rush of people moving from other states due to the COVID-19 pandemic slows down. Still, with approximately 22.25 million residents as of

When is the greatest time in Florida to buy a home?

Florida Home – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mark Winfrey Florida’s real estate market has had a distinct vantage point since COVID-19, with homes throughout the Sunshine State remaining popular during the coronavirus pandemic and continuing in the post-COVID real estate scene.  Florida homes are still greatly desired, with much fewer homes for sale than

Concerns have been raised regarding Florida’s new condo inspection law

Aerial View of Sunny Isles Beach Condo Area – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mia2you Several weeks after Florida lawmakers enacted a bill requiring existing condominiums to undergo safety assessments to maintain their structural integrity, Central Florida condominium association members had many questions regarding how the new regulations would affect owners. “It all depends on

Victims of the Surfside condo collapse may receive almost $1bn in settlement

Surfside Building Collapse Site – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov A tentative, nearly $1bn settlement has finally been reached in a class-action lawsuit brought together by the devastated families of survivors and victims of last June’s condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, an attorney announced on Wednesday. Harley S. Tropin disclosed the $997m settlement

Here’s why Florida’s first 3D printed house is still not completed

3D Printed House — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Matjazz Eight months after construction started, Florida’s first 3D printed house remains a shell of what its finished form will look like thanks to several delays.  Kyndra Light, the company’s co-owner behind the project, Precision Building and Renovating, said shipping delays and a combination of COVID-19 pausing construction

Wealthy Russians continue to buy properties in Florida

Sunny Isles Beach Russians — Courtesy: Shutterstock — B Cruz Sunny Isles, Florida, has been an escape for Russia’s rich and elite. In Sunny Isles Beach, also known as “Little Moscow” and “Moscow by the Sea,” real estate experts say wealthy Russians are putting down major money towards empty condos.   “They love to be here,