35-story condo tower Saltaire in downtown St. Pete is on track for early 2020 groundbreaking

Downtown St. Pete's newest glitzy condo tower should rise early next year.Original Article

National home iBuyer program coming to Tampa market

Arizona-based Offerpad is partnering with real estate giant Keller Williams to roll out a so-called iBuyer program in 10 states by the end of the year to give consumers more options in selling their homes. Keller Williams' iBuyer that had been launched in May — known as Keller Offers — is teaming with Offerpad to quickly scale the instant home offer service, said Gayln Ziegler, director of operations for Keller Offers, in a statement. The new iBuyer partnership will start in Phoenix and Dallas…Original Article

Here are the top ‘hot spots’ in Florida for vacation homes

When you're sitting at your desk daydreaming about your next vacation, where is it? Florida, Hawaii, California? For many, the Sunshine State is top of mind, according to a study from IPX1031, a Fidelity National Financial website dedicated to investment property exchanges. Researchers did a data dive into more than 29,000 census tracts to rank the top locations in each state with the biggest share of houses described as vacation homes, as well as which states have the highest percentage of vacation…Original Article

Here’s how many apartments Florida needs for affordable housing

The report found that barriers to building more apartments, including affordably priced units, consist of resistance from area current residents as well as a lack of funding for multifamily projects.Original Article

A boom time for the bunker business and doomsday capitalists

In recent years, personalized disaster prep has grown into a multimillion-dollar business, fueled by a seemingly endless stream of new and revamped threats, from climate change to terrorism, cyberattacks and civil unrest.Original Article

EDITION Tampa, Water Street’s boutique hotel topped with luxury condos, breaks ground

EDITION Tampa, the boutique hotel topped with luxury condos in Water Street Tampa, has officially broken ground. Strategic Property Partners, the developer of Water Street, said Wednesday that the 27-story EDITION — which includes 172 guest rooms and 37 condos — is under construction across the street from Amalie Arena, at the northwest corner of Channelside Drive and Water Street. It is slated to open in spring 2021. The condos — the first hotel-branded condos in Tampa and the third…Original Article

Developer to relocate historic home near downtown St. Pete’s Beach Drive for new 12-story condo tower (Rendering)

The developer behind several marquee projects in downtown St. Petersburg, Clearwater Beach and Belleair has a new vision for a property just off of Beach Drive.Original Article

In separate $50M+ deals, apartments in Tampa and St. Petersburg change hands

The two buildings were built around the same time.Original Article

Dallas developer buys vacant lot next to Times building in downtown Tampa for new apartments

Apartments are planned on the vacant lot next to the Times building in downtown Tampa.Original Article

Tampa Bay foreclosure filings spike in the first half of 2019

Foreclosure activity is "seeing some flare-ups" in four big Florida markets, including the Tampa area.Original Article