Real estate commissions lawsuit settlement will change homebuying. Here’s how to pick a good agent.

It might become harder for homebuyers to figure out how to pick the right agent to work with in the wake of settlements by the National Association of Realtors and several brokerages.Original Article

Siesta Key waterfront home sells for $9.25 million

The home was listed in February and sold on May 15.Original Article

80-unit affordable senior housing project ready to break ground in Largo

The project is the first step in a major redevelopment of Largo’s Rainbow Village community.Original Article

Tampa insurer cuts rates, citing positive impact of legislative reforms

The cuts are a major reversal from Heritage's aggressive rate hikes over the last two years.Original Article

The National Observer: Investors shift strategies on homebuying

Homebuying investors are getting more active — but not always on the buying side. We cover that story, fallout from Red Lobster's bankruptcy and more in this edition of The National Observer.Original Article

The ‘lock-in’ effect is hitting homebuyers. It may get worse.

Americans have a pessimistic view of mortgage rates, and it could further impact the direction of the housing market.Original Article

Despite decline, Tampa Bay asking rents remain above the national average

Despite Tampa Bay seeing its first rent decline in months, median rent still remains above the national average.Original Article

US rental market continues to cool as record amount of new supply delivers

Outcomes have been mixed across individual local markets, depending on geography and unit type.Original Article

Texas builder breaks ground on first Florida home in Brooksville

Texas homebuilder Perry Homes will break ground on its first Florida property on Wednesday.Original Article

Court rejects stay in Florida wetlands fight

An appeals court Monday refused to put on hold a U.S. district judge’s ruling in a battle about permitting authority for projects that affect wetlands.Original Article