Investors scoop up older housing properties

Real Estate News : As investors scoop up older housing properties South Beach workers feeling the squeeze by: Nicholas Nehamas, Joey Flechas “Last week’s purchase of 15 older Art Deco-era apartment buildings in South Beach has workers fearing they won’t Continue reading Investors scoop up older housing properties

Feds crack down on secret real estate deals

By Nicholas Nehamas “Federal authorities on Wednesday announced a temporary anti-money-laundering crackdown on pricey homes bought secretly with cash in Miami-Dade County and New York City. The new policy will require title insurance companies to identify the true owners of Continue reading Feds crack down on secret real estate deals

Housing markets in Florida

A new report from Coldwell Banker names Doral, located in Miami-Dade, the most expensive market in Florida. “Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC released its 2015 Home Listing Report (HLR), which ranks the affordability of the real estate markets in Florida. The Coldwell Banker® Home Continue reading Housing markets in Florida

First-time homebuyers can get $2K per year

Little-known program gives up to $2,000 a year to people buying their first homes. By Donna Gehrke-White | Sun Sentinel “little-known state program that pays first-time homebuyers up to $2,000 a year has more than tripled its number of participants Continue reading First-time homebuyers can get $2K per year

Florida law could help rich investors force condo owners from their homes

Susan Taylor Martin, Times Senior Correspondent |Friday, March 13, 2015   “TAMPA — For Doreen Rosselli, Carrollwood’s Grande Oasis condominium has provided a lushly landscaped refuge from the cacophony of urban life. For Silviya Gregory, a young nurse from Bulgaria, Continue reading Florida law could help rich investors force condo owners from their homes

Tampa Bay ranks high in zombie foreclosures

Eric Snider | Tampa Bay Business Journal | “If you ever get the creepy feeling that your neighborhood resembles a set from “The Walking Dead,” maybe it’s because greater Tampa Bay ranks way up on the list of zombie foreclosures. These are Continue reading Tampa Bay ranks high in zombie foreclosures