Red Apple Group tweaks plans for downtown St. Pete, pitches 45-story condo tower, hotel and office space

The billionaire New York developer with an enormous vision for downtown St. Petersburg's Central Avenue has slightly tweaked his plans for the property. Red Apple Group, controlled by grocery titan John Catsimatidis, on Thursday unveiled new plans for the 2.3-acre site in the 400 block of Central Avenue. Red Apple said in a news release that it has filed a site plan reflecting the new vision with the city. Catsimatidis' plans now including the following: A 45-story, 300-unit luxury condominium…

15-story apartment tower in the works for St. Petersburg’s Carillon Park (Rendering)

WaterView at Echelon City Center appears to be the revival of long-dormant plans for a St. Pete property that was once floated as a potential Rays stadium site.

Construction begins on first condo tower in Westshore Marina District

The condos range from the $700,000s to $2 million.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.