Category Archives: Construction & Real Estate

Florida housing market continues to climb.

ORLANDO, Fla. — For a 47th straight month, Florida’s housing market has continued to climb. Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, fewer days on market and a constrained inventory of homes for sale in October, according to ...

Fort Lauderdale gains 26,000 jobs over year.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  — The latest hiring data shows the Fort Lauderdale region is adding jobs at a frenzied pace. Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area gained 26,100 jobs over the year in October. The Fort Lauderdale area’s unempl ...

Santa Fe College expands to make room for innovation.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hundreds of construction jobs are about to get underway as Santa Fe College expands in Gainesville. Opened in 1995, Santa Fe College’s Kirkpatrick Center is home to the Institute of Public Safety (IPS), which encompasses SF’s EMS ...

Stat: Deltona receiving new ER.

DELTONA, Fla. — Central Florida Regional Hospital, an affiliate of HCA, is expanding to Volusia County with a new freestanding emergency department in Deltona. The new ER is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016. Two HCA hospitals in Central F ...

Sarasota Memorial turns 90, plans 200-bed hospital.

SARASOTA, Fla. — Sarasota Memorial Hospital turns 90 this year and plans to add a new 200-bed hospital in Venice to celebrate. From modest beginnings in 1925, Sarasota Memorial has expanded over nine decades to meet the area’s growing health care nee ...

Florida building permits soar, housing market strong.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida saw another strong month of growth in the housing market while building permits are up 70 percent from last year. Gov. Rick Scott announced that Florida’s housing market saw another strong month of positive growth with more ...

Pensacola bracing for Xtreme Rush.

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A new $6 million fun center is slated for Pensacola’s Navy boulevard that could add nearly 200 jobs to the community. Gregory and Rebecca Drake are planning the West Navy Boulevard project which is expected for completion next su ...

$45 million Tuscan Gardens project coming to Palm Coast.

PALM COAST, Fla. — Tuscan Gardens Senior Living will build a $45 million senior living community in Palm Coast creating hundreds of construction jobs and permanent jobs in the community. Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care, Tu ...

Duke Energy bringing jobs, solar to Perry.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Perry will get a new solar facility and new construction jobs courtesy of Duke Energy. This will be the second such project in the company’s plan to advance the development of solar energy in the Sunshine State. Developed, o ...

Orlando housing investment market tops in nation.

ORLANDO, Fla. — No housing market in the nation seems to be a better place to couch your money than Orlando, according to a new industry report. Orlando led the most recent Top 10 List compiled quarterly by HomeVestors, the We Buy Ugly Houses people, a ...

Florida home sales on the rise.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s housing market experienced another strong month of positive growth in August with more closed sales, higher median prices, and more pending sales. Closed sales of existing single-family homes statewide totaled 23,651 la ...

$15 million Xscape Theaters planned for Riverview.

RIVERVIEW, Fla. — A new $15 million, 14-screen Xscape Theaters at the intersection of Interstate 75 and Progress Boulevard is coming to Riverview, creating hundreds of construction jobs and then permanent jobs before its open. Reclining leather chairs ...

Oh, WELL: Tampa development to be healthiest in world.

TAMPA, Fla. — Once the dust settles, Jeff Vinik’s new $2 billion downtown development project will be unlike any other in the world. Recently it was announced that the development spearheaded by the Tampa Bay Lightning owner will be the first WELL ...