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Title agency owner sentenced in $7M mortgage fraud scheme

A former title agent who allegedly orchestrated a $6.6 million mortgage fraud scheme in South Florida was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay back the stolen funds. Dora Ameneiro Martinez, a previously licensed title agent and owner of Haines City-based Apex Title Agency, was involved in [...]

Art + Tec, partner pick up Edgewater assemblage, as South Florida dev site purchases continue

Developers picked up a 0.7-acre assemblage in Miami’s Edgewater, as South Florida development site purchases continue, despite elevated interest rates and macroeconomic headwinds. Bay Harbor Islands-based Art + Tec Development, led by Gabriel Boano, and partner Silvio Caprino bought the five adjacent lots at 2650 Biscayne Boulevard and 250 Northeast [...]

Related, BH, Pebb continue South Florida commercial shopping spree 

Continuing their commercial shopping spree that began last year, a partnership between three South Florida firms acquired a waterfront mixed-use property in Fort Lauderdale that is primed for redevelopment. Coconut Grove-based Related Group, Aventura-based BH Group and Boca Raton-based Pebb Enterprises paid $48.5 million for The Quay at 17th Street, a [...]

Resi roundup: Tech CEO, ex-Goldman partner, financier buy South Florida homes

In the latest roundup of South Florida luxury residential sales, a tech CEO, former Goldman Sachs partner and investors bought homes across the tri-county region. Deals spanned Miami Beach to Palm Beach, and ranged in price from $10.2 million to $14.3 million. Miami Beach In Miami Beach, software boss Jose Sperman bought a [...]

Toll Brothers' record shows the housing boom has no end in sight

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Should I get a fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage?

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Zillow buys a mortgage lender and the stock tanks

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Looking for a home in Berlin or Budapest? Prepare to pay more

Europe took 11 of the top 20 spots on a ranking of cities with the largest price increases in the first quarter, according to global property agency Knight Frank. [...]