The Real Deal Miami

Homeowner arrested for lighting his home on fire in Delray Beach … and more

December 30, 2009 06:41PM

1. Homeowner arrested for lighting his home on fire in Delray Beach [Sun Sentinel]
2. Will Florida lawmakers pass condo and homeowners association laws in 2010? [Sun Sentinel]
3. Jimbo’s smoked-fish joint on Virginia Key faces closing after trailer fire [Miami Herald]
4. Slip in housing prices undermines optimism for 2010 [Gainesville Sun]
5. Burger King “whopper bar” will open soon in Miami [Eater]
6. Off-campus student rental housing is surviving the recession [Realtor Mag]
7. Commercial real estate expert Tere Blanca shares her predictions for 2010 [Condo Vutures]

8. Florida Keys hotels and restaurants report significant spikes in visitation [Hotel Online]
 9. Taxpayers have majority stake in GMAC after $3.8B government bailout [Bloomberg]
10. At year’s close, commercial real estate industry hopes for a better 2010 but fears a repeat of 2009 [CoStar]
11. Housing crisis stands to cost taxpayers much more with uncapped Fannie and Freddie credit limits [AP via Housing Chronicle]
12. FDIC will seek stakes in failed bank buyers [Bloomberg via BusinessWeek]