Don CeSar developer’s historic home on St. Pete Beach hits the market (Photos)

The historic home where the developer of the Don CeSar lived while building the Pink Palace is up for sale. Thomas Rowe, who opened the iconic hotel in St. Pete Beach in 1928, lived in the home at 3215 West Maritana Drive before and during the construction of the Don CeSar. It is listed for sale at $1.25 million. Tia Hockensmith and Anna Womack of Smith & Associates Real Estate are the listing agents. "The buyer of this home will not only have the pleasure of living in a gorgeous home with stunning…Original Article

Tampa Bay home shoppers seek affordability, do not find it

Tampa Bay home shoppers are coming up short. According to home search data from realtor.com, the average median listing price for houses in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area is $274,950. That is 5.5 percent (or $15,050) higher than the average median search price of $259,900. The gap in Tampa Bay is not as bad as the nationwide gap of 9.1 percent ($27,000) between the median search price of $288,000 and median listing price of $315,000. The greater the gap, the higher the frustration. “Entry-level…Original Article

Tampa Bay home shoppers seek affordability, do not find it

Tampa Bay home shoppers are coming up short. According to home search data from realtor.com, the average median listing price for houses in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area is $274,950. That is 5.5 percent (or $15,050) higher than the average median search price of $259,900. The gap in Tampa Bay is not as bad as the nationwide gap of 9.1 percent ($27,000) between the median search price of $288,000 and median listing price of $315,000. The greater the gap, the higher the frustration. “Entry-level…Original Article

Tampa Bay’s multifamily market is still on fire

From new towers to reviving aging properties, there’s no shortage of interest in Tampa Bay multifamily real estateOriginal Article

Tampa Bay’s multifamily market is still on fire

From new towers to reviving aging properties, there’s no shortage of interest in Tampa Bay multifamily real estateOriginal Article

Zillow economist: Tampa Bay housing market is showing signs of slowing along with rest of U.S.

Home values in Tampa Bay and across the U.S. fell for the second straight month in May — and while the declines are slight, a Zillow economist says it could be the beginning of a return to a more normal housing market.Original Article

Temple Terrace apartments fetch more than $200,000 per key

Apartments around the Tampa Bay region continue to be a hot asset class.Original Article

Fractured Carrollwood condos sold for $52.25 million

A Massachusetts group with properties throughout Florida has acquired the bulk of units in a fracture condo in the Tampa suburbs.Original Article

​Dozens of nursing homes with HUD-backed mortgages have ‘serious deficiencies’

Dozens of the worst-run nursing homes in the United States have mortgages guaranteed by a federal agency that mostly stopped inspecting such homes several years ago.Original Article

Investors flip housing markets, and home buyers are reeling

A confluence of factors — rising construction costs, restrictive zoning rules and shifting consumer preferences, among others — has already led to a scarcity of affordably priced housing in many big cities. Investors, fueled by Wall Street capital, are snapping up much of what remains.Original Article