FEMA rule opens opportunities for investors to swoop in on real estate

FEMA sign, Headquarters Building – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Bob Korn The devastation brought on by Hurricane Ian can be a large opportunity for real estate investors due to a federal disaster rule that victims are just starting to learn about. Florida residents along the Gulf Coast whose homes were destroyed or damaged by

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

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

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

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,

How South Florida may be impacted by Russian sanctions

Vladimir Putin at Russian Conference — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Sasa Dzambic Photography After several weeks of growing tensions, nearly 200,000 Russian troops assembled at Ukraine’s border and began a broad military offensive, with world leaders warning that this series of attacks could lead to one of the biggest conflicts Europe has seen since World War

Jim Morrison’s childhood Florida home hits the market for $2.5 million

Jim Morrison, The Doors — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Blueee77 One of rock’s classic icons—Jim Morrison, spent his childhood and humble beginnings in Melbourne, Florida, before he skyrocketed to legendary status. As his father was in flight training during World War Two—now Melbourne Orlando International Airport—Morrison was born at the now nonexistent Brevard Hospital in 1943.

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

‘Avatar’ & ‘Titanic’ producer selling $14 million Florida compound

‘Avatar’ producer Jon Landau is listing his Key Largo home for just under $14 million.Courtesy: SPACECRAFTING Legendary producer, Jon Landau, whose list of iconic films includes “Titanic,” “Avatar,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and “Dick Tracy,” to name a few, is selling his sprawling Florida compound.  The 6,050-square-foot house was built in 2001 and is