The expansive Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation, once a crown jewel of South Florida retailing, is about to be placed into the hands of a receiver after falling months behind on a $95 million mortgage.
While homebuilders are reportedly coping with shortages of lumber and other building materials, they also find themselves grappling to find heavy duty kitchen and other appliances for homes under construction or remodeling. After taking stock, the National Association of Homebuilders finds it still a nagging problem.
After lawmakers voted to permanently divert half of the state’s affordable housing trust fund to other projects, the Florida Realtors Association is pushing back and spearheading a constitutional amendment that would restore the fund — but with a few changes.
A South African-inspired estate in Boca Raton features dramatic architectural curves, circles and soaring ceilings, as well as vibrant colors from interior wall coverings, window treatments and lighting. It's listed for $11.5 million.
More than three-quarters of Floridians in a poll released Wednesday disagree with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policy banning cruise lines from requiring passengers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Floridians want mandatory vaccinations or giving cruise lines permission to require. And they think schools, colleges and employers should be allowed to require vaccinations.
Gasoline prices in Florida jumped an eye-opening 12 cents a gallon last week., travel club AAA reported. Monday's $2.97 average for unleaded regular is the highest it's been since 2014, and prices should remain high throughout the summer, thanks to increased global demand and inventories that have not yet caught up. But the U.S. Energy Information Administration sees relief before the end of the year.
Disney World, the biggest theme park resort on the planet, has seen a spike of people arrested and charged with carrying concealed firearms in the past two years, despite being closed for months and operating at reduced capacity because of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Nikki Fried’s ties to cannabis have complicated her campaign for governor, forcing her to address her friendship with embattled U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz and reveal previously undisclosed income from her time as a lobbyist.