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

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

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

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