Canadian developer plans investment condos on Clearwater Beach (Renderings)

The condos will be short-term vacation rentals.Original Article

Phoenix developer invests millions to develop hybrid rental units, including in Tampa

The company expects to invest $500 million this year to build its projects around the country, including $200 million in the Phoenix region.Original Article

Water Street Tampa will make monumental progress in 2019. Here’s what to expect in the year ahead.

If 2018 felt like a whirlwind for Water Street Tampa, 2019 will be even bigger. A new hotel and residential and office towers will break ground in the mixed-use urban district under construction in downtown Tampa, and the developer expects a flurry of leasing activity for retail and office space, said James Nozar, CEO of Strategic Property Partners. SPP is the real estate development company controlled by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Cascade Investment LLC. Here's a breakdown of…Original Article

​The fight to keep teachers in tech hubs from being priced out

Educators in expensive area like the San Francisco Bay Area are turning to radical solutions, from subsidized, district-owned apartments to mortgage assistance funded by charity.Original Article

Sales are ‘booming’ at fractured Channel district condo The Place, where Canadian investors are selling off their bulk units

It's taken a decade, but the Canadian investors who bought the would-be condominiums in The Place at Channelside at a bankruptcy auction are able to sell them off — at a rate that's surpassing even their expectations.Original Article

Lakeland edges out big name cities to be Realtor.com’s top market in 2019

Lakeland has been named the top market of 2019 by Realtor.com. Beating out cities such as Miami and Las Vegas, Lakeland is projected to have 5 percent sales growth and 7.4 percent price growth in the coming year, largely driven by a millennial population that is expected to take out a 32 percent share of mortgages. The city's population is forecasted to grow 2.6 percent in 2019, contributing to the area’s rising home prices which are expected to top 7.9 percent in 2019. The median forecasted…Original Article

Go inside the most expensive home listed for sale in Hillsborough: an $18M waterfront estate in Gibsonton (Photos)

Developer Nasr "Vic" Abuoleim says he's enjoyed "every minute" of living in the 10,400-square-foot mansion on the Gibsonton waterfront that he finished in 2015. But his nature is "always in the pursuit of something more," he says, so the sprawling property hit the market on Wednesday priced at $18 million. The home at 12147 US Highway 41 sits on more than 200 acres and includes tennis and basketball courts as well as a boat dock with a lift. It has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Donna Miller,…Original Article

Single women, Millennials buying more homes

Millennials are making one-fourth of the home purchases across the United States and single women are outpacing single men as homeowners. Data analysis by the online loan broker Lending Tree found that single women are more likely to own a home than single men despite generally making less money. A recent Prudential survey showed that the average annual income for women was $52,521 compared with $84,006 for men, a difference of 37 percent, meaning women in the survey are earning about 63 cents…Original Article

Homes for the holidays: The Business Journals’ wish list

Consider them the places we'd love to own — or at least visit. The properties featured here are among the multimillion-dollar and historic real estate sites that drew attention across the past 12 months. Some of the deals, and the properties, have celebrity connections, with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Eddie Murphy and Selena Gomez associated with the real estate. Current and former athletes were among this year's buyers and sellers, as well, as were business leaders with ties to…Original Article

​What is a recession, and why are people talking about the next one?

Things have actually been going quite well: unemployment is at its lowest level in decades; employers have added jobs for eight years running; and the economy this year is on track to grow at its fastest pace since 2005. So why are some worrying about the next recession?Original Article