St. Petersburg Real Estate News
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Wednesday Aug 24 | via St. Petersburg Times
This home in Tampa's Beach Park area sold for $6.4 million in July to Cigar City Brewing founder Joey Redner and his wife, Jennifer. It was the most paid for any Tampa Bay home that month. Comment?
Friday Aug 19 | via St. Petersburg Times
As a gay man practicing law in Louisville, Ky. 18 years ago, Greg Burton always felt like a bit of an outsider. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 17 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
The new Indian Shores logo is popping up all over Indian Shores, so it comes as no surprise that the logo has now shown up as a mural at town hall. Approved by the Town Council at the Aug. 9 meeting, the mural is attached to the wall behind the council dais, overlooking the room from a height of 7 feet. Comment?
Sunday Aug 14 | via USA Today
When you buy a house, even new construction, always hire your own inspector to do a thorough home inspection, which typically costs $300 to $500, Paolini says. Beware: 5 steps every homebuyer needs to take 4. Get a home inspection. Comment?
Thursday Aug 11 | via St. Petersburg Times
Amid calls for greater transparency from Mayor Rick Kriseman's administration, St. Petersburg City Council voted unanimously to spend $2.2 million to protect taxpayers from losing their investment in Midtown's Tangerine Plaza. The city will seek to spend the money in a foreclosure auction to satisfy other lienholders in the shopping center that serves many poor residents. Comment?
Friday Aug 26 | via Realtor Magazine
Columnist Jeff Reeves with MarketWatch says right now is the best time ever to invest in real estate. He discounts fears by some about another housing crisis brewing the uptick in "liar loans" or "Alt-A mortgages" and return of house flipping. Comment?
Friday Aug 26 | via Remodeling
Metrostudy's Home Building Outlook for 2Q 2016 predicts "U.S. housing starts...to advance gradually and hit 1.18 million this year, with 813,000 of those being single family homes as defined by the Commerce Department," Mark Boud writes for ProSales' sister publication, Builder. The data also indicates that new home sales will increase to 565,000 this year, 64,000 more than in 2015. Comment?
Thursday Aug 25 | via Florida Trend
ORLANDO, Fla. Florida's housing market reported rising median prices and fewer all-cash closed sales in July, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 24 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Orlando isn't alone in experiencing a downturn in home sales during what is usually the peak summer buying months, a new report shows. Home sales for Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties dropped 6 percent to 3,108 in July from a year earlier and by a similar rate from a month earlier, according to data from Florida Realtors. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 24 | via ABA Journal
Two Florida men have been arrested for allegedly representing homeowners in phony law firms that recruited lawyers on Craigslist and used them as unwitting "front men." Police have charged Joseph Anton Hilton, 56, also known as Joseph Starr, and Adam Forman, 46, both of Parkland, with practicing law without a license, the Sun-Sentinel reports in a story noted by Bloomberg Big Law Business . Comment?
40 min ago | via Independent.ie
A protest will be held at City Hall in Dublin by Ringsend and Irishtown residents to demand the former Irish Glass Bottle Company site be handed over entirely to affordable and council housing. A protest will be held at City Hall in Dublin by Ringsend and Irishtown residents to demand the former Irish Glass Bottle Company site be handed over entirely to affordable and council housing. Comment?
41 min ago | via Independent.ie
A group of Credit Unions are using Facebook to boost their lending by offering fast-approval loans to the tech savvy people in their 20s and 30s. The move by the 16 credit unions to offer loans through social media is set to be expanded as it has proved so successful. Comment?
42 min ago | via Daily Record
Paulette Richie was named as the Realtor of the Year on Aug. 18 for the South Central Arkansas Realtors Association. Presenting the award to Richie was last year's ROY, Doug Robinson. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Stuff.co.nz
Even though repainting a room is an easy fix, potential homeowners can't seem to look past certain wall colours when it comes to buying a house. American real estate company Zillow Digs conducted a study of 50,000 recently sold homes from their site and discovered places with creamy yellow or wheat coloured kitchens, light green or khaki bedrooms and mauve or lavender dining rooms sold for around $1533 to $1796 more than houses decorated with less popular colours. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Globe and Mail
B.C. plans to hire a new superintendent to oversee the real estate industry and complete an overhaul of the provincial body that regulates it by early this fall. B.C. plans to hire a new superintendent to oversee the real estate industry and complete an overhaul of the provincial body that regulates it by early this fall. Comment?
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