The Real Deal Miami

Property tax plan sent to Governor Crist, Jones Apparel Group plans to close stores … and more

April 30, 2009 05:47PM

1. Property tax plan sent to Governor Charlie Crist [Sun-Sentinel]
2. Fate of BankUnited still uncertain [Miami Herald]
3. Construction on Island Gardens marina to begin this summer [Miami Today]
4. Florida House approves rewrite of state’s development regulations [Miami Herald]
5. Projects financed by Ocean Bank set for foreclosure sale [SFBJ]
6. Flagstone Property Group’s Watson Island project gets another extension [Miami Today]
7. Jones Apparel Group plans to close 225 stores [Crain’s]
8. Net lease opportunities ahead [GlobeSt]
9. Half of upscale hotels face debt shortfalls by end of 2009 [CoStar]
10. Parsing a government press release on the slowdown [WSJ]
11. HUD secretary backs FHA commissioner nominee [National Mortgage News]
12. House panel wants HUD to withdraw Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act rule [National Mortgage News]
13. Foreclosure starts hit record high [The Truth about Mortgage.com]
14. First-time buyers find deals, boost home sales [USA Today]
15. How to decide whether to rent or buy [Inman]
16. Mortgages on pricey homes going south at faster rate [WSJ]
17. Mortgage rates this week tie April 7 record low [Inman]

18. Boston Properties likely to cut dividend next quarter [Bloomberg]
19. REIT shares climb in trading today [WSJ]