Heritage Insurance expects $10.2M net loss for Q1 due to severe Brevard County storm

Heritage Insurance Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRTG) has announced it expects approximately $10.2 million of net losses due to a severe hailstorm in March in Brevard County. The National Weather Service determined the storm was the most significant hailstorm event in Brevard County history, dumping hail the size of quarters and nickels across the area for up to 10 minutes, according to Florida Today. In total, Heritage expects to incur approximately $15.4 million of net catastrophe losses in this year’s…Original Article

Laser Spine founder to auction off sprawling Belleair property (Photos)

Nearly two months after Laser Spine Institute abruptly closed its doors, its surgical founder will hold an auction to sell off a sprawling property on the Belleair waterfront. The auction, slated for April 30 at 9 a.m., will take bids beginning at $4.5 million, auction house Interluxe said Tuesday. Interluxe is auctioning the house in cooperation with Phyllis Franklin of Stonebridge Real Estate, the home's listing agent. The property has been on and off the market since 2010, when it was priced…Original Article

​Trump says the U.S. is ‘full.’ Much of the nation has the opposite problem

Many economists see ample evidence of a country that is not remotely “full” — but one where an aging population and declining birthrates among the native-born population are creating underpopulated cities and towns, vacant housing and troubled public finances.Original Article

Meet Highland Homes, a 2019 Best Places to Work honoree

Extra Large (100+ employees) Highland Homes Location: Lakeland How would you describe your company to someone outside of your industry? We are new homebuilders who have been helping homebuyers realize their dreams of homeownership since 1996. Highland Homes is dedicated to delivering the American Dream and total satisfaction through true value in all aspects of the building process. What perks are offered by your company? Snacks Health benefits Vision benefits Dental benefits Ability to work…Original Article

Tampa hospitality group creates vacation rental business for Anna Maria Island

Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development group has created a new business focused on rental homes on Anna Maria Island. Under the name Mainsail Vacation Rentals, it will create a portfolio of properties ranging from condominiums to single family homes, according to a news release. Guests will have access to 24/7 support and the option of an in-person check-in experience. Mainsail will handle the listing, bookings, guest support, housekeeping and maintenance for homeowners. Mainsail operates…Original Article

South Tampa home once owned by New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner hits the market (Photos)

A South Tampa property that New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner once sold at a loss is on the market, listed for sale at $2.1 million. Steinbrenner bought the house at 5008 W. Leona St. in 2007 for $1.8 million and sold it in 2011 for $1.35 million. The current owners, Cesar Santiago and Vanessa Owens, paid $1.8 million for it in 2015. The house is 3,564 square feet with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Paul DeSantis with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing. View…Original Article

Frank Guerra knows it’s the right time for Altis to build a multifamily complex in St. Pete

When the entire complex is complete, Elements on Third will be a 10-acre campus with six residential buildings and amenity buildings, all just off 34th Street N.Original Article

Developer proposes 16-unit townhouse project in Tampa Heights

A parking lot in Tampa Heights could find new life as a townhouse development.Original Article

US homebuilder stocks near 7-month high as outlook improves

Homebuilders have faced headwinds from elevated prices and interest rates that kept potential buyers on the sidelines, as well as higher lumber prices and a labour shortage. But the industry appears to be pointing toward a brighter future, encouraged by wage growth and a recent drop in borrowing costs that has lured buyers back into the market.Original Article

Meet Mattamy Homes, a 2019 Best Places to Work honoree

Extra Large (100+ employees) Mattamy Homes Location: Riverview What is your company culture in a #hashtag? #THISISOURHOUSE How would you describe your company to someone outside of your industry? At Mattamy Homes, we build the kinds of homes and communities that real families want to live in. We offer thoughtfully designed homes in the most desired locations to meet the needs of a wide variety of customer requirements and stages of life. We strive to be the best homebuilder, provide the best…Original Article