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

Miami’s upcoming Waldorf Astoria property will soon be the Tallest Residential building south of Manhattan

Courtesy: ArX Solutions/ Waldorf Astoria Website Step aside, New York; there will soon be a new big building city on the East Coast. Florida isn’t necessarily known for tall, glamorous residential or commercial buildings. As it stands, the tallest building in Florida is the Panorama Tower in the Brickell area of downtown Miami. The 85-story

Best counties in Florida to buy a new Vacation Home in 2021

Florida Real Estate depiction in the sand – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by StacieStauffSmith Photos In 2020, worlds collided in the financial sphere, and Florida saw a record number of home purchases and sales. While finances became tighter for many across the country due to the pandemic and job loss, others who were able to

Florida notches top spot in U.S. News Report Best States in 2021

“Welcome to Florida” sign (The Sunshine State) Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ingo70 U.S. News & World Report recently released its comprehensive 2021 rankings for the Best States in 2021, keeping in mind how states are adjusting to life during a pandemic and how its residents have managed during these tough times.  As most Floridians

$11 Million Private Island sale in Marathon marks largest of its kind in the Florida Keys

Courtesy: Andre van Rensburg/ Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty It’s no surprise that Florida has been a hot market during the pandemic for real estate.  Hundreds of new families are moving to the Sunshine State every day in search of prime real estate due to a variety of reasons. The shift to work from home demands

Digging up the history of Miami’s exclusive Fisher Island

Fisher Island – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by FloridaStock A few months ago, we covered a Bloomberg Wealth Report highlighting the country’s wealthiest zip codes. Coming in at number one on that list was the historic private barrier island of Fisher Island off Miami Beach.  With an estimated average resident income of $2.2 million in

St. Johns County welcomes Florida’s first Buc-ee’s convenience store, the first of many to come in the state

Texas convenience store giant touted as the world’s largest convenience store opens first location in St. Johns County, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by  stock_photo_world The first Buc-ee’s convenience and fueling station in Florida officially opened this week in St. Johns County. For those who are unaware of or have ever heard of Buc-ee’s,

Watson Island’s Jungle Island attraction set to get extreme facelift in contemporary resort expansion

Rendering of new Jungle Island resort and hotel – Courtesy: EoA Group One of Florida’s largest eco-adventure attractions is about to go from 0-100 over the course of the next few years thanks to a slate of resort and attraction additions on the roughly 18.5-acre plot overlooking Biscayne Bay. Jungle Island, as it is known