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

First-time homebuyers in South Florida struggling to find affordable homes

Homes for Sale — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Andy Dean Photography The prices of South Florida homes are skyrocketing. South Florida realtors say they have never seen a market like this before, making first-time homebuyers’ chances of owning a home slim to none. Many have ended up renewing more expensive leases and some have even moved

Florida home to be auctioned as NFT has attracted over 7,000 potential bidders

NFT (Non-Fungible Token) — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Rokas Tenys Two superheated markets, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and real estate, have collided in what could be one of the first home auctions as an NFT. The Gulfport, Florida, house will be auctioned on Thursday with a starting price of $650,000. The home will be auctioned through a

Hard Rock buys The Mirage in Vegas for $1.1B

Hard Rock Hotel Coming to Las Vegas Strip — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Randy Andy Hard Rock International announced on Monday that it wants to see how a guitar-shaped hotel will play out at the center of the Las Vegas Strip. In what MGM Resorts International CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle called “a significant

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

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

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