Tampa Bay home prices outpace income

Earnings in Tampa Bay are simply not keeping up with housing prices. According to a report from ATTOM Data Solutions, average earnings in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties fall considerably short of the annual income required to buy a house, based on a 28 percent front end debt-to-income ratio and 3 percent down. The average resident in Hillsborough County earns slightly more than $54,000, compared to a required annual income (for a house) of $58,258. In Pinellas County, the average income…

Water Street Tampa developer switches general contractors for two apartment towers in first phase

Two construction companies that were originally awarded buildings in Water Street's first phase are now building the apartment towers.

Water Street Tampa developer switches general contractors for two apartment towers in first phase

Two construction companies that were originally awarded buildings in Water Street's first phase are now building the apartment towers.

Gentrification ‘benefits local residents’, research finds

Gentrification is more beneficial for the original residents of a neighborhood than previously thought, according to a new study of fast-improving city neighborhoods across the US.

Tampa Bay’s mortgage delinquency rate has dropped

More Tampa Bay homeowners are keeping up with their mortgages. According to a loan performance insights report from CoreLogic, this past April, the mortgage delinquency rate in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area, 3.9 percent, was 2.4 percentage points lower than it was in April 2018, when it was 6.3 percent. The serious delinquency rate decreased, too. This rate — which measures payments that are 90 days or more past due, including loans in foreclosure — also decreased by…

Outback Steakhouse founder swaps mansions with hedge fund boss

J. Timothy Gannon, the co-founder of Outback Steakhouse and Tampa-based Bloomin’ Brands, has exchanged Palm Beach mansions and millions of dollars with hedge fund executive Laurence M. Austin and wife Molly M. Austin. Gannon sold his 7,005-square-foot beachfront mansion at 1300 N. Ocean Blvd. for $12.23 million to the Austins. On the same day, the Austins sold their 5,802-square-foot home at 235 Nightingale Trail to Gannon for $5.76 million. The listing agent for the home at 1300 N. Ocean Blvd.…