The Real Deal Miami

Condo buyers say their building was target for flipping scam, General Growth restructuring plan approved … and more

December 16, 2009 10:15AM

1. Miami Lakes council won’t give banks a pass on foreclosed homes’ upkeep [Miami Herald]
2. All Palm Beach County post offices once slated to shutter will now remain open [WPBF] and [WPBF]
3. Fake priest indicted for preying on desperate developers, including Trump Tower Tampa, with bogus loans [St. Petersburg Times]
4. Cheeca Lodge in Florida Keys is reopening after fire last New Year’s Eve [Miami Herald]
5. Pembroke Pine’s the Roasted Pepper restaurant hit with 17 violations [WPLG 10]
6. Charlotte County condo buyers say their building was targeted by flipping scam [Herald Tribune]
7. Judge Andrew Napolitano: Eminent domain fight isn’t over yet [Fox News]
8. General Growth restructuring plan approved by judge [Bloomberg]
9. Home builder confidence no longer predicts stock market returns [Business Insider]
10. After property value drops, luxury hotel sector could be most active next year [Bloomberg]
CMBS market shows signs of life, without government assistance [Retail Traffic Mag]
12. Fannie and Freddie shares up for third day in a row [The Street]
13. Boston Properties portfolio shows significant potential for investors [Blogging Stocks]
14. Fewer homebuyers would consider buying a foreclosed home, survey shows [Reuters via CNBC]
15. Fed losses would weigh heavily on taxpayers [Business Insider]
16. The year in review for REITs [Seeking Alpha]