St. Pete church gets approval to build affordable housing

Palm Lake Christian Church will move forward with its plans to build affordable housing on its vacant property. The project went before the city council Thursday evening and drew a wave of feedback from surrounding neighbors. Its site plan received unanimous approval. The church at 5401 22nd Ave. N intends to build a three-story residential building on the northeast side of the property. The building will have 72 beds and may be used for housing for those living with disabling conditions. Plans…Original Article

Lennar rolls out 2,100-home community in Manatee County

Lennar hasn't yet revealed pricing for the 55-and-up homes in Prosperity Lakes.Original Article

Luxury homebuilder wants to redevelop Pebble Creek golf course

A shuttered golf course near the Hillsborough-Pasco line could find new life as an upscale subdivision.Original Article

Tampa Bay is one of the top five areas for relocation, report finds

Tampa Bay is still seeing an influx of snowbirds this year.Original Article

Redington Shores home sells for $5.9 million

The beachfront home was built in 2018.Original Article

Housing update: How downtown St. Pete residential projects are shaping up

Here’s what’s happening with several closely watched residential projects in downtown St. Petersburg.Original Article

Report: Tampa Bay homebuyers need to earn double their salary to afford a home

The average Tampa Bay homebuyer needs to earn more than they would have last year to buy a home in this housing market. In 2022, homebuyers in Tampa Bay had to make a yearly income of $74,000 to afford a home, according to luxury real estate company RubyHome. But as the housing market fluctuates, that number is now $113,000. To find these numbers, the company used year-over-year comparisons of median home prices and interest rates, taxes and insurance calculations to generate monthly mortgage payment…Original Article

Investors buying fewer homes, but market share expected to hold steady

Investor activity in the for-sale housing market has been a closely watched storyline through the roller-coaster pandemic housing market.Original Article

Cash is still king in the housing market. It could become even more important.

The share of all-cash soared in 2022, and some experts believe the trend could gain momentum due to market factors.Original Article

Q&A with Jennifer Zales, Coldwell Banker’s No. 1 Florida agent

A Tampa real estate agent is Coldwell Banker Realty’s top-producing agent for gross sales in Florida and No. 5 in the U.S. Jennifer Zales, who specializes in luxury properties and buyers and sellers in professional sports, closed $224 million in sales in 2022. When pending sales are accounted for, she transacted a quarter-billion dollars' worth of luxury real estate last year. Among Zales’ largest Tampa Bay sales in 2022 were 78 Adalia Avenue, which sold for $15 million and a record price…Original Article