One goal of Amazon’s HQ2: Learn the lessons of Seattle

Local officials did not anticipate Amazon’s interest in how to tackle some of the troubles that have turned it into a polarizing symbol of Seattle’s booming economy. The e-commerce giant is celebrated by many in Seattle for being the city’s biggest employer and adding tremendous wealth to the area. But it is villainized by others for bringing too much change, too quickly.Original Article

June is the best month to sell your house in Tampa Bay

Want to get the most for your house? If you live in Tampa Bay, the time to put it on the market is approaching. According to new data from ATTOM Data Solutions, June is the best month to sell your home in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater and Lakeland-Winter Haven metropolitan statistical areas. Based on analysis of 14.7 million home sales from 2011 to 2017, May is the best month to sell nationally, with sellers receiving an average of 5.9 percent above estimated market value during the month.…Original Article

Most homeowners plan to stay put

A new survey by shows that 6 in 10 homeowners have no plans to move. In the survey taken by YouGov of 1,330 homeowners, only 30 percent said they expect to leave their current home in the next decade. The survey reflects the state of the housing market in big cities, where a low number of existing homes are available for sale and prices keep rising. In March, existing home sales grew for the second month, but remained below last year's levels, according to the National Association…Original Article

Sarasota residents sue for recovery in billion-dollar real estate ‘Ponzi scheme’

It's the latest chapter in a high profile case against Woodbridge Group of Companies and its owner, Robert H. Shapiro of Sherman Oaks, California.Original Article

As golf real estate stabilizes, the hottest demand is coming from developers

Florida’s pristine golf courses went from amenities to liabilities in the depths of the Great Recession — but the market is headed back toward an upswing, between redevelopment and opportunistic operators.Original Article

53-story Riverwalk Place developers reveal ultra-modern design (Rendering)

The 53-story Riverwalk Place will redefine Tampa's skyline not only with its height, but also with an ultra-modern, all-glass exterior. The tower's developer — a partnership between Feldman Equities, Two Roads Development and Tower Realty — on Thursday released the first rendering of the project since it went public almost three years ago. Gensler is the architect on the project. Feldman Equities CEO Larry Feldman traveled to the firm's Shanghai office to meet with Shamim Ahmadzadegan, who…Original Article

See some of Tampa’s biggest residential construction projects from the sky (Photos)

The massive construction projects changing Tampa's landscape change almost daily. Many of the large multifamily and mixed-use developments proposed throughout the city in 2015 and 2016 are well under construction. Projects in and around downtown Tampa and are taking shape, from Altis Grand Central to Seazen, the apartment building that has replaced the former Chart House restaurant. View the photo gallery to see aerials of the following developments: Where: Across Grand Central Avenue from Oxford…Original Article

Demolition of A La Carte events pavilion, to make way for million-dollar homes, has begun (Rendering)

A national homebuilder has started demolition on the A La Carte events venue, making way for what will eventually be a gated community of million-dollar homes.Original Article

With $35 million in reservations, it’s full speed ahead with first condos in Westshore Marina District (Renderings)

The mixed-use district just south of Gandy and Westshore boulevards is bustling with construction activity — and there's more to come.Original Article

Tampa developer shares more details on 17-story condo tower proposed on Bayshore (Rendering)

Condos in The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place will start at $2.3 million.Original Article