Yearly Archives: 2015


U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) joined Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy and other federal, state, and local officials to mark a major milestone in Everglades restoration efforts to benefit Treasure Coast waterways at a groundbreaking ceremony for the reservoir component of the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project

Hastings’ Statement on National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement regarding National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Miami Real Estate Continues Strong Momentum in 3Q

The high percentage of cash buyers reflects Miami’s top position as the preeminent American real estate market for foreign buyers, who tend to purchase with all cash. About 81 percent of international buyers in South Florida pay all-cash, compared to 60 percent of international buyers purchasing across the U.S., according to the 2014 Survey of International Home Purchases conducted by NAR for MIAMI.

Morgan family visits Coalition to celebrate $100,000 raised for homeless vets

Turning to the veterans in attendance, he then said, “We appreciate, most importantly, the veterans and their service to our country. There is no greater tragedy than to have one serve their country and then come back to the country they protected only to find that they don’t have a home and they’ve fallen on hard times. The Coalition does great work here in the community to rehabilitate veterans and to acclimate them back into the community.”

Fla.’s Housing Market Continues to Show Gains in 3Q 2015

The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in 3Q 2015 was $199,900 up 9.8 percent from the same time a year ago, according to data from Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis department in partnership with local Realtor boards/associations. The statewide median price for townhouse-condo properties during the quarter was $150,000, up 7.9 percent over the year-ago figure. The median is the midpoint; half the homes sold for more, half for less.

ARCO / Murray Construction Awarded La Chiquita Production Facility

“ARCO / Murray has extensive experience in the cold storage and distribution industries, and we understand the unique challenges of building facilities that work for companies like La Chiquita,” said Lee Dunam, ARCO / Murray Director of Business Development.

TIAA-CREF and Allianz Create Joint Venture Investment in Miami’s Waterford at Blue Lagoon

Six class-A office buildings totaling over 1.4 million square feet (1000 Waterford, 5200 Waterford, 5201 Waterford, 5301 Waterford, 701 Waterford and 703 Waterford) and two parcels of land totaling over 26 acres are included in the transaction. A new office development is currently in the planning stage on the parcel at 800 Waterford.

Tampa St. in Effect starting November 7th for Water Main Construction and Two-way Street...

N. Tampa St. will be closed at E. Tyler St. beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and last until 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

SEIA Applauds Florida Supreme Court Ruling

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) applauded the Florida Supreme Court for “being on the right side of history” today in ruling in favor of the Floridians for Solar Choice Amendment.

Miami Positioned for Continued Commercial Growth

Miami has evolved into one of the world’s top places for commercial real estate investment, and the area’s population boom, tourist growth, and infrastructure improvements should only lead to more expansion, a prestigious panel of speakers said at the 15th annual Commercial Super Conference hosted by the Realtors Commercial Alliance

Rubio: Let’s Defeat The EPA’s Overreach On Water Rule Once And For All

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding a federal appeals court ruling today temporarily stopping the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule on the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)

“Stay Curious” at Poe Parking Garage New murals encourage guests of all ages to...

Local muralists Tes One and Bask have begun transforming the William F. Poe Parking Garage in downtown Tampa. The design is a nod to the cultural assets immediately adjacent to the garage including, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa Riverwalk, John F. Germany Library, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Museum for Photographic Arts, Glazer Children’s Museum, and Tampa Museum of Art

Lake County invites the public to celebrate the grand opening of the new Altoona...

Lake County’s Housing & Community Development Division is inviting the public to celebrate the grand opening of the new Altoona Community Center at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 at 42630 State Road 19, Altoona

REALTOR® finalists revealed for 2015 ORRA Good Neighbor Awards

REALTORS® don’t just help people realize their dreams of homeownership, they also help build communities. Ten of those community-building REALTORS® have been honored for their efforts and named finalists for the 2015 Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association Good Neighbor Awards.

Household hazardous waste and unwanted medication to be collected in Leesburg

The Lake County Solid Waste Division, in partnership with the Leesburg Police Department, is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event.

Florida Has Highest Share of Renter Households Paying Unaffordable Rent in the U.S., Make...

Nearly One in Three Renter Households in Florida’s Ten Largest Metro Areas Pay Unaffordable Rent Make Room, a nationwide campaign giving voice to American renters, today released findings that reveal Florida has the highest level of households paying unaffordable rent in the United States.

ICYMI: Next City: Tampa Wants to Be the Model for Healthy City Design

The City of Tampa has joined with real estate developers to become the first U.S. city to design a district with public health as the driving principle. Every aspect of the 40-acre waterfront area — its buildings, walkability, low-pollen trees and more — is intended to make its inhabitants live healthier lives

Attorney General Bondi Recognizes Crime Prevention Awareness Month by Providing Personal Safety Tips and...

In recognition of National Crime Prevention Awareness Month, Attorney General Pam Bondi is encouraging Floridians to take extra precautions to protect themselves, loved ones and property. Attorney General Bondi today issued safety tips and crime prevention resources.

Realtor® Tara Moore: Building Relationships

For Tara Moore, choosing a career in real estate wasn’t a stretch. Her father was a RE/MAX broker for 40 years in New York state and she grew up in the business. “I used to love going with him to show houses,” says Moore, a Realtor® with RE/MAX Select in Winter Garden who was recently named one of the National Association

Naples Man Arrested For Stealing Nearly $100,000 in Insurance Claims Checks from Elderly Hurricane...

The Florida Division of Insurance Fraud, which operates under the direction of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial Services, today announced the arrest of Naples man Daniel T. Phelps, 56, for allegedly stealing two insurance claim payments totaling more than $96,000 from an elderly New Jersey business owner. George Capuzzi filed the initial insurance claim after damage was sustained to his business during Hurricane Sandy in 2012

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal,, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Buchanan Slams “Nightmarish” Conditions at VA Nursing Homes

Congressman Vern Buchanan today demanded answers from the Department of Veteran Affairs after reports of deplorable conditions and neglect at VA nursing homes across the nation.