The Real Deal Miami

Crist says he’ll sign property insurance rate increase bill, D.R. Horton’s chief executive says smaller homes bringing in profits … and more

May 05, 2009 06:45PM

1. Crist says he’ll sign bill increasing property insurance rates [AP via Sun-Sentinel]
2. First-time buyers back in the Miami condo market [Realty Times]
3. Palm Beach County commissioners propose boarding up windows of empty homes [Sun-Sentinel]
4. Residential projects to be auctioned [SFBJ] and [SFBJ]
5. Loehmann’s to come to Palms at Town & Country in Kendall [GlobeSt]
6. Foreclosure lawsuits filed in South Florida [SFBJ], [SFBJ] and [SFBJ]
7. Broward County Commission favors scaled-back courthouse plan [Sun-Sentinel]
8. Judge sets Miami Beach apartment building for foreclosure [SFBJ]
9. Yard House bar to open in Coral Gables this weekend [Urban Daddy]
10. Florida Trust for Historic Preservation conference begins next week [Palm Beach Daily News]
11. Tampa Bay companies help lenders [St. Petersburg Times]
12. D.R. Horton’s chief executive says smaller homes are bringing in profits [Miami Herald]
13. Signs of progress in hard-hit areas, including Florida [NYT]
14. Cheaper to tear down homes than sell them [TRE Bloggers]
15. U.S. home prices may stay low for a generation [Bloomberg]
16. Sales rising in some states, including Florida and California [Realty Times] and [Inman]
17. Housing prices set builders against banks [Las Vegas Review-Journal]