Waterfront Davis Islands home sold for $6.2 million (Photos)

A waterfront home on Davis Islands that hit the market nearly two years ago has been sold for $6.2 million. A buyer closed on the 7,289-square-foot home at 88 Martinique Ave. on Friday. It is the second highest priced home to sell in Hillsborough County this year; the top sales price was the Casper family's $9.5 million acquisition of the Stovall-Lee estate on Bayshore Boulevard. Julie Mullen Lux, an agent with Smith & Associates Real Estate in Tampa, was the listing agent on the property. Jennifer…Original Article

Here’s what Water Street Tampa will look and feel like at street level (Renderings)

The developer of Water Street Tampa has unveiled its vision for the streetscapes, parks and public realms within the district — and it is a stark contrast to present-day downtown Tampa. Strategic Property Partners, the developer of Water Street, on Thursday released renderings and a vision that reveal for the first time what the mixed-use district will look and feel like at street level. It will have large, shaded sidewalks — anywhere from 16 to 45 feet wide — with space for outdoor dining,…Original Article

Tampa developer building ‘live-work’ townhouses near St. Pete’s Edge District (Renderings)

A new townhouse development near St. Petersburg's Edge District will include "live-work units" that feature a separate 800-square-foot space that can be leased out to commercial users, like a coffee bar or bike shop. Icon Residential is under construction on The District on 9th, a 34-unit townhouse development at Arlington Avenue North and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North. Of those, four will be live-work units, with the 800-square-foot space meant for commercial tenants, which could include…Original Article

53-story Riverwalk Place in downtown Tampa unveils pricing and floor plans for luxury condos

Riverwalk Place, the mixed-use tower proposed on the downtown Tampa waterfront, has released pricing and floor plans for its condominiums. Brenda Daly, a listing agent with Smith & Associates, on Tuesday sent out a "VIP package" with details on the residential units. Developers of the 53-story tower — a partnership of Feldman Equities, Tower Realty and Two Roads Development — had previously said that pricing would range from the $600,000s to $2 million. The "VIP package" is the first time…Original Article

Culbreath Isles home listed for sale at almost $7 million (Photos)

A home in Culbreath Isles, a South Tampa waterfront neighborhood, has been listed for sale at nearly $7 million. The mid-century contemporary home, built in 2008, hit the market in early June. Hughes Shelton Realtors at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has the listing, priced at $6.9 million. That price point is at the higher end of Tampa's luxury real estate market. The highest price ever paid for a residential property in Hillsborough County is $9.5 million, which the Casper family paid…Original Article

For house flippers, reality meets reality TV

In 2017, Americans flipped 207,000 single-family homes or condos, hitting an 11-year high, according to ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate data company. And real estate brokers, designers and contractors credit the popularity of reality TV, specifically scrappy, do-it-yourself flipper shows, with encouraging this new generation of investors. But reality rarely measures up to reality TV.Original Article

With red-hot interest in residential units, Westshore Marina District developers shift focus to retail

After a $12.5 million land deal, the master developer of Westshore Marina District is looking toward its next phase.Original Article

How Trump’s lumber tariffs may have helped increase home prices

​Want to better understand what may happen in the United States economy as President Donald Trump pursues his combative trade policies? Look no further than the lumber that goes into many houses in the United States.Original Article

WCI picks up more land in Westshore Marina District, this time for $12.5 million

A Florida homebuilder is doubling down on Tampa's Westshore Marina District, buying a $12.5 million piece of waterfront land where it is planning to build luxury townhouses. WCI, a division of homebuilding giant Lennar, closed on 9.5 acres of waterfront land in the district on Monday, master developer BTI Partners said. It is WCI's second acquisition within the district; in 2017, WCI bought 2.35 landlocked acres, where it is building 35 townhouses. The builder is planning "140 luxury three- and four-story…Original Article

Water Street Tampa’s condo, apartment towers win key approval from aviation authority

One of Water Street Tampa's residential towers — one with condominiums, one with apartments and both perched on top of a grocery store — has received a key approval from the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. The authority on Thursday approved a height variance to make way for 815 Water Street, which should be the second building to go vertical within Water Street. Water Street is the $3 billion, mixed-use district under development in downtown Tampa. Strategic Property Partners, controlled…Original Article