The 25 hottest housing markets: How the Covid-19 pandemic has shaped where people buy homes

The housing market has been on absolute fire, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic. When the pandemic first hit home in the United States in March 2020, there was an immediate slump in homebuying activity as shelter-in-place orders and other government mandates were issued. Schools, offices and other public spaces closed, and everyone hunkered down for a wildly uncertain future. Predictions that the U.S. housing market would come back in the summer and continue into the fall of last year came…Original Article

Will seasonal cooldown take place in 2021’s blistering housing market?

Cooling temperatures usually signal a cooling housing market. Does that hold up in the wild housing market of the pandemic?Original Article

Despite pandemic push for more space, micro units still hot with some developers. Zoning laws remain a hurdle.

Small is still big for some real estate developers, despite macro changes from the Covid-19 pandemic where "more space" has widely been viewed as a bigger priority in housing decisions.Original Article

Tampa Bay and Jacksonville top state for fastest-growing neighborhoods

As Florida leads the nation in rising residential real estate prices, Jacksonville and Tampa Bay are leading the state.Original Article

Keller Williams Philly owner acquires six Tampa Bay area brokerages with over $3B in sales volume

The combined Philadelphia and Florida brokerages are expected to complete $5.5 billion in sales in 2021.Original Article

Bayshore penthouse sells in record deal for Tampa condos

"This home sets the bar for what is possible in Tampa Bay’s real estate market."Original Article

Housing starts still forecasted to be above 2020. But supply-chain issues, material costs are affecting builders.

While housing starts are still expected to end at a marked year-over-year increase from 2020, supply-chain issues and material costs are dampening builder optimism.Original Article

Vaccine hesitancy is disproportionately high in the construction industry. Here’s how that’s affected bottom lines.

While the days of closed construction sites appear to be in the rearview mirror, the construction industry is facing another pandemic-related challenge in 2021: widespread vaccine hesitancy among its workforce.Original Article

New indicators show the Covid-19-fueled housing market may have peaked

Some new data points show the hot housing market may have hit a peak. Here's what has changed.Original Article

After selling off one house on Davis Islands, Lightning’s Stamkos buys another nearby

The Tampa Bay Lightning captain and his wife are behind another big real estate transaction on Davis Islands.Original Article