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Hurricane Irma revealed storm risk in flood-prone Jacksonville

Flooding along the St Johns River in Jacksonville on Sept. 11, the day after Hurricane Irma hit Florida (Credit: NBC News) Hurricane Irma had weakened to a tropical storm by the night of Sept. 10 as the eye of the storm passed 70 miles west of Jacksonville. But by noon the [...]

Developer sells 3rd rental building in West Miami since 2016

Robert Suris A developer got $59 million for selling its third new apartment building in West Miami since the summer of 2016. Miami-based Estate Investment Group (EIG), led by founder and principal Robert Suris, sold the 221-unit Soleste West Gables II for about $267,000 per unit. The sellers included EIG partners Fortune [...]

City selling land in downtown Lakeland for residential development

Downtown Lakeland The Lakeland City Commission approved a deal to sell land in the city’s downtown district for the development of 306 apartments and townhouses. Tampa-based Framework Group is buying  the land for the downtown development from the city for $3.7 million. The commissioners also agreed  to spend as much as $1.8 million [...]

Used-car “vending machine” coming to Orlando

Carvana location in Frisco, Texas (Credit: Getty Images) A used-car ”vending machine” is under construction in Orlando along Interstate 4. The four-year-old company behind the project is Phoenix-based Carvana, an auto dealership group that encourages customers to take delivery of cars or fetch them at a multi-level “vending” buildings, like the [...]

Aston Martin is getting into... luxury real estate?!

Aston Martin is getting into the real estate business with a new 66-story residential tower in Miami. [...]

How to buy your first home

Buying a home is one of the most -- if not the most -- significant purchases of your adult life. So, you'll want to make sure you're really ready. [...]

Should you rent or buy a home?

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Brexit bust? London home prices fall for 1st time in 8 years

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