Lakeland’s housing market is sizzling

People are now seeing Lakeland as an affordable destination as opposed to just a bedroom community for Tampa or Orlando.

Guest column: You could unknowingly be engaging in the unlicensed practice of law

“UPL” can occur in many different contexts, and all commercial service providers need to educate themselves as to what activities could violate the law.

Downtown Tampa’s 53-story Riverwalk Place condo tower inches toward a groundbreaking (New rendering)

Nearly four years after it was proposed as a pioneering, mixed-use vision for the downtown Tampa waterfront, the 53-story Riverwalk Place is inching toward a groundbreaking.

Meet Phil Price, a 2019 CFO of the Year honoree

Phil Price Chief financial officer Smith & Associates Real Estate What inspired you to become a finance executive? At the age of 10 was I inspired to be a finance executive? No, I wanted to be the quarterback for Florida State University. Although my dad and multiple brothers, uncles and cousins are accountants, my mom probably pushed the CPA route the most knowing there were good jobs. Not to say learning about the stock market in grade school from Dad and reconciling cash accounts at his office…

Vacant lot on Davis Islands sells for record-breaking $6.62 million

A vacant waterfront lot on Davis Islands has been sold nearly twice what it fetched in 2015. The .56-acre lot at 84 Adalia Ave. sold for $6.626 million, Smith & Associates Real Estate said Friday. It has 175 feet of bay frontage. The brokerage firm says the sale is a record for residential land in Tampa. Smith & Associates did not reveal the buyer. A dead for the transaction filed Friday lists the seller as Longboat Capital LLC, which is linked to a Houston-based investment trust. Greg Margliano…

Heritage Insurance expects $10.2M net loss for Q1 due to severe Brevard County storm

Heritage Insurance Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRTG) has announced it expects approximately $10.2 million of net losses due to a severe hailstorm in March in Brevard County. The National Weather Service determined the storm was the most significant hailstorm event in Brevard County history, dumping hail the size of quarters and nickels across the area for up to 10 minutes, according to Florida Today. In total, Heritage expects to incur approximately $15.4 million of net catastrophe losses in this year’s…