The hot property that’s next on tech’s agenda: Real estate

Having watched tech startups upend old-line industries like taxis and hotels, venture capitalists are casting about for the next area to be infused with software and data. Many have homed in on real estate as a big opportunity because parts of the industry — like pricing, mortgages and building management — have been slow to adopt software that could make business more efficient.Original Article

Former quarterback Michael Vick sells Florida mansion to New England Patriot (Photos)

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick and his wife, Kijafa Vick, sold their Davie home to a former gridiron opponent for $1.4 million. New England Patriots defensive tackle Lawrence T. Guy and his wife, Andrea Paola Guy, bought the 6,295-square-foot mansion at 12529 S. Stonebrook Circle. Vick was represented in the deal by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Giselle Bonetti. The price equated to $222 a square foot. “The gorgeous property went under contract after just a few weeks on the…Original Article

Aid available for Irma home repairs

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said Monday it has started making assistance available to low-income residents in certain counties whose homes were damaged last year in Hurricane Irma. The department opened its first “Rebuild Florida” center in Marathon and started accepting online registrations for the program, which is aimed at connecting eligible Floridians with federal disaster-recovery funding to help repair homes. The program, announced by Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Housing…Original Article

USAA will eliminate hundreds of real estate jobs, including in Tampa

San Antonio-based USAA is eliminating hundreds of jobs in its real estate lending and real estate rewards network operations, citing competitive factors, the Business Journal has confirmed. About 265 employees across San Antonio, Tampa and Phoenix will be laid off in mid-November. It was not immediately clear how many positions will be eliminated in each market. USAA plans to offer support for the employees affected, including other roles in the company. Roughly 100 people were offered “other…Original Article

Sotheby’s is moving its South Tampa office to Hyde Park Village

Premier Sotheby's International Realty is moving its South Tampa office to Hyde Park Village. The developer of Hyde Park, Boston-based WS Development, said Thursday that Sotheby's has signed a 3,381-square-foot lease on the second floor of the building at 744 S. Village Circle, which is above Juxtapose and Level Salon. Sotheby's will open in Hyde Park in November. Its current office is at 202 S. Moody Ave. “As Hyde Park Village continues to diversify and engage the right fit of business, retail,…Original Article

Austin-based homebuying website emerges from stealth with $1.3B behind it, launches in Tampa

A quiet real estate and technology giant based in Austin is behind the venture.Original Article

Placing a value on your time spent on Zillow

Brokers say that Zestimates can be off base, but that doesn’t stop sellers from obsessing over what the website says their home is worth.Original Article

53-story Riverwalk Place begins sales push for condos in a market that’s rapidly evolving

Demand for condos in Tampa continues to accelerate, according to one real estate agent.Original Article

Historic home in Hyde Park, once featured in Architectural Digest, sold for more than $4 million

A historic home in Tampa's Hyde Park has been sold for a price that's at the very high end of the Bay region's residential real estate market. The 5,982-square-foot home at 823 S. Orleans Ave. sold for $4.1 million to Harrel and Julia Lambert in a deal that closed Sept. 10, according to Hillsborough County property records. The sellers, Keith and Chandra Henthorne, paid $3.18 million for the home in 2013. Henderson Everett Lee of the Toni Everett Co. represented the sellers in the transaction.…Original Article

53-story Riverwalk Place, on cusp of big sales push, reveals new renderings

The developers of the 53-story Riverwalk Place in downtown Tampa have released new renderings on the cusp of a sales push that will begin in October. The tower, which is proposed at the intersection of Ashley Drive and Brorein Street along the Tampa Riverwalk, includes 205 condominium units beginning on the 22nd floor. Prices range from the $600,000s to $2 million. The units are stacked on top of office space, and the tower also includes space for restaurants and retail that open on to the Tampa…Original Article