Amazon’s decision to drop NYC for HQ2 draws jeers from business leaders

Now that Amazon.com has dropped New York City for its HQ2 expansion, odds are other companies will swoop in and take over what would have been some 8 million square feet of space in the Long Island City (LIC) enclave of Queens. That is, unless, Amazon's dealings with local legislators spooked others from wanting to do business there. "I hope today's news doesn't scare away other business and entrepreneurs," says Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC. Unless, told me. "New York City has so…Original Article

Mayoral candidates share ideas on affordable housing in downtown Tampa and beyond

See what each candidate had to say about Tampa's affordable housing.Original Article

Development firm headed by former Lightning player wants to convert Gandy mobile home park to apartments

A mobile home park near the intersection of Gandy and Bayshore boulevards could be converted to apartments.Original Article

Latest Tampa housing research shows promise for affordable housing in the Big Guava

With no sign of Tampa's rapid growth slowing, the latest housing research shows that affordable housing in the city is still very much a possibility, even as homes steadily increase in price. According to the quarterly research, Metrostudy’s 4Q18 survey of the Tampa housing market, new home starts are up 18.5 percent over 2017's numbers, while the annual start rate for 2018 up 9.6 percent from 2017. Closings for Q4 of 2018 are up 2.5 percent over the previous year, while annual closings were…Original Article

Lazydays founder’s sprawling estate on Lake Thonotosassa hits the market at $22 million (Photos)

A sprawling country estate built for the founder of Lazydays RV is listed for sale at $22 million. Smith & Associates Real Estate, which is representing Lazydays founder and former CEO Don Wallace and his wife, Erika, said Friday that the home, known as The Oaks, is among the largest single-family residences in Hillsborough County. It is four stories, 36,361 square feet and has eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 16 half bathrooms and elevator access to all levels. There's a seven-car garage on the…Original Article

Why technology hasn’t fixed the housing crisis

Policymakers warn that the housing crisis isn’t a problem technology can solve. Yet it’s intriguing to think what might happen if investors threw money more directly at this goal.Original Article

35-story condo tower Eleve 61 is moving fast in downtown Tampa’s Channel district

Success is never guaranteed in real estate development — especially when it comes to condominiums — but the team behind Eleve 61 in the Channel district feels pretty good about its chances.Original Article

The biggest driver behind a billionaire New York developer’s plans for 50-story tower in downtown St. Pete? Pride

The billionaire developer behind plans for a 50-story mixed-use tower in downtown St. Petersburg knows that everything about his vision for the 400 block of Central Avenue is aggressive. The number of condos. The scale. And his timeline, which would ideally have cranes in the air by fall — a mere eight months away, though a sales campaign for the condos hasn't even kicked off. For John Catsimatidis, whose Red Apple Group is behind the imposing building, none of that matters. "Don’t forget:…Original Article

Housing stocks lose footing on fears of slowdown

Shares of U.S. builders and real estate groups tumbled as investors digested fresh signs of a housing slowdown.Original Article

Winter vacation getaways: Here are the 30 most expensive Pocono-area properties for sale

For Florida residents looking for a winter getaway, here is a list of the 30 most expensive properties in the Pocono area of Pennsylvania, which we've defined as Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties. Although every property might not be directly related to winter vacation destinations, they are all within an easy drive of the mountains. Prices range from $3,750,000 to $1,100,000 and all of our listings are courtesy of Realtor.com. Here's some fun facts about the area from PoconoMountains.com.Original Article