Florida’s business-friendly climate entices thousands of California’s Disney employees to relocate

Walt Disney World — Courtesy: Shutterstock — VIAVAL TOURS Some of the 2,000 Walt Disney Company employees who are being transferred from California to Florida are already eyeing up the housing market near Orlando. “They are already trickling in,” Armel Real Estate owner Deanna Armel told WKMG of the Disney employees looking at homes. “I’m

Pendry Hotel opening first Florida location in Tampa

Tampa Skyline — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Sean Pavone A luxury hotel brand is making its first Florida debut and will join downtown Tampa’s bustling skyline.  The luxury hotel brand from Montage International announced on Wednesday that Pendry Hotel and Resorts is coming to Tampa’s Riverwalk. A 37-story tower is scheduled to open in 2024 where

After the Surfside building collapse, engineers say inspections are required for all buildings

Area of Surfside Building Collapse, Surfside, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Kristi Blokhin According to recommendations by the state’s engineering associations made in the wake of the tragic Surfside building collapse, Florida should require nearly all large buildings to be inspected for any damages or structural problems within their first 30 years, with follow-ups every

The American Society of Civil engineers grades Florida infrastructure: C

Infrastructure – Florida Turnpike North Bond – Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Florida’s critical overall infrastructure a grade of C in its report for the state released Sunday. High marks were given for the condition of its ports and bridges, but the report card also warns of

Eight Florida cities made U.S. News’ top 10 best places to retire list

Couple Enjoying Retirement On the Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Daniel Myjones A U.S. News report shows that Florida cities were very well-represented in U.S. News’ 2021 Best Places to Retire list. Warm weather, crystalline beaches, and low tax rates have attracted retirees to join Florida’s coast over the past few years, and it’s proven

South Florida’s housing market is freezing out potential buyers who can’t compete with investors

South Florida – Housing Market – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by pisaphotography In South Florida, home prices continue to surge. The housing market trend has left several homebuyers either unable to find properties or in an all-out bidding war. “I’ve been looking for a home for about two years, it has been a very difficult

Experts name Navarre Beach, Florida one of the best places to live in the U.S.

Navarre Beach, Florida — Courtesy: Image by McRonny from Pixabay The secret is out! Navarre, Florida’s population is exploding because it’s an amazing place to live according to experts. Navarre snagged a spot on the 2021-2022 Best Place to Live in the United States list by Money, coming in hot at No. 34. It was

Land swap for Surfside building collapse site rejected

Surfside Building Collapse Site – Courtesy: Twitter – Image by Jason Pizzo SURFSIDE, Fla. — Surfside, Florida commissioners have rejected a proposal to trade public beachfront property to the future buyer of the condominium collapse site so that a memorial in remembrance of the 98 victims could be built there. The decision was made after

Miami tops list of best U.S. cities with a 15-minute lifestyle

Miami, Florida Skyline – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Pandemics wreak havoc on cities, but they often highlight opportunities to find ways to improve urban living for communities and their residents. Today, several city dwellers and planners are utilizing ideas from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to create new urban landscapes. These

Study finds Florida homes are overpriced by 20% with those in the Tampa area being the most expensive

Beautiful Residential Home – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mike Focus Florida homes continue to sell for much more than what they are worth, and recent buyers who paid high prices might be seeing their real estate investments pay off much later than they originally anticipated. According to a study conducted by researchers at Florida