South Florida housing prices drop 28.4 percent, Ann Taylor to close stores … and more

March 10, 2009 05:52PM

1. South Florida housing prices have dropped 28.4 percent [Miami New Times]
2. Landscaping firms see losses as real estate market declines [Miami Herald]
3. Heart of Boynton project scales back [Palm Beach Post]
4. New round of lawsuits begins against condo insurers [SFBJ]
5. Final beam of Miami Beach Gehry building installed [Miami Sun Post]
6. It takes average South Florida seller 193 days to find a buyer, report says [Sun-Sentinel]
7. Centro Properties pledges U.S. porfolio, including Florida properties, as security for refinancing [GlobeSt]
8. In some zip codes, price drops lead to sales [BusinessWeek]
9. How to bid at a foreclosure auction [WSJ]
10. Ann Taylor will close 103 stores over next two years [CoStar]
11. Federal regulators may withdraw rules on incentives offered by homebuilders [Inman]
12. When will we see a bottom in the housing market? [Seeking Alpha]
13. Hovnanian reports 10th consecutive quarterly loss [Bloomberg] and [CNBC]
14. Bank of America, JPMorgan to face difficulties under Obama administration mortgage plan [Bloomberg]
15. Broker commissions fell 18 percent last year [Bloomberg]
16. Federal government looking into Merrill Lynch’s actions regarding Orlando resort [Business Insider]
17. Corcoran joins Twitter [Curbed]