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The Island real estate market's slow but steady recovery got another measure of support recently.
Anna Maria Island Sun
Foreclosure notices in August were up 62 percent from July's levels and more than double the number from August 2011.
Treasure Coast Palm
Another item belongs on Congress' lame-duck agenda: extending the federal Mortgage Debt Relief Act.
Orlando Sentinel
People who go through the Family Foundations programs are helped to restore their credit and build the ability to buy a house and keep it.
Florida Times-Union
"Real Estate Lives" is a networking organization that helps people who have lost jobs get back into the market.
Tampa Tribune
Nearly every aspect of the regional economy was rocked by the recession and its aftermath, but construction was devastated.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Everywhere you go in downtown Sarasota, the subject of “the homeless” surfaces.
Sarasota Observer
Their lackluster performance is preferable to the outcome if they had been allowed to tank during the financial crisis.
Palm Beach Post
I've used this column space to rave about my neighborhood, so I might as well be honest when things are not going so swimmingly.
Tallahassee Democrat
On the anniversary of the storm that changed Florida forever, our state is again preparing for the possibility of another hurricane making landfall.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Much has improved, but windstorm insurance remains problematic.
Miami Herald
This anniversary is a time to reflect on what the state's done right — and what still needs work.
Tampa Bay Times
20 years ago Friday – the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew -- there was no Citizens Property Insurance Corp. There was no windstorm pool.
Palm Beach Post
It appears there are four of the seven commissioners ready to end the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort as we all have known it.
The Observer Group
The company claims to be "committed to customer satisfaction." Now's the time to step up to the plate and purchase the deficient Willowbrook condos.
Bradenton Herald
Preliminary estimates from state economists suggest it could be as long as two more years before the state economy shifts out of low gear.
Suncoast News
Some lawyers may eventually be disbarred, but it appears that the law firms themselves will be able to carry on unsanctioned.
Palm Beach Post

Op Ed

We should not allow attorneys to be the fourth branch of Florida’s government.

Tallahassee Democrat

Some editorials say the Board of...

Tampa Bay Times

The 2012 Legislative Session was very...

The Observer Group

Over the next year, about 3,500 owners of high-value homes in Florida will be searching for a new homeowners insurance company as Citizens...

Tampa Tribune

Letter To The Editor

During a recent meeting, four private...

Tampa Bay Times

Why is Citizens Insurance so...

Bradenton Herald

That’s when we started struggling. We had purchased a second home as an investment, but when the renters could no longer pay, we had to let it go...

News Press of Fort Myers

It is sad to see both Tampa and Orlando make CNBC's list of the Top 10 Emptiest Cities. No good can come from such a designation, which...

Tampa Bay Times

by Dr. Radut.