Welcome to another post in our Allen West Fact Party series, in which we take claims made by the District 22 Republican and attempt to figure out whether they have a basis in reality. In case you were wondering, they usually don't.President Obama came to South Florida on Tuesday, giving Congressm ... More >>
Jeff Greene's ad campaign launched today, and despite his billionaire status, Pixar animations were left on the cutting room floor. Also absent from the two spots: Greene's "I took on Wall Street and won" slogan. With the campaign heating up, it looks like our badboy is reforming. "He's starting w ... More >>
Flickr: marsmet47OK, maybe not everything... but our housing market sure is.We held out for as long as we could. Property values in Florida -- especially South Florida -- were always so much higher than those other Southern states. We were so smug, weren't we, in 2006?That's the year when the hou ... More >>
Photo by C.StilesWith CityPlace South Tower in foreclosure, what is Related thinking?You have to hand it to the Related Group. No matter how bad the economy gets or how many ghost towers dot the skyline, the Miami real estate giant keeps looking for ways to make a buck. Here's the current philoso ... More >>
Photo by C.StilesCityPlace South Tower is now in foreclosure.Miami-based real estate giant The Related Group has struggled to weather the housing bust, watching its massive Icon Brickell condo project on Biscayne Bay sit largely empty, while its CityPlace South Tower in West Palm Beach goes into ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesTao Sawgrass in Sunrise is owned by Corus.Behind some of the area's biggest condo ghost towers -- Tao Sawgrass in Sunrise and Trump International Hotel & Tower in Fort Lauderdale -- lies one very cash-strapped bank. Chicago-based Corus Bank has become a poster child for the ... More >>
Flickr User: random dudeIt's one of those obvious but still necessary tasks: Now that the Florida housing market has been revealed as one giant scam, someone had to document exactly how it happened. So that after we all get buried by debt, Pompeii-style, some future archeologists can piece together ... More >>
It's this way for Chinese drywall.A couple of weeks ago, I wrote this story about homeowners who are searching for who's to blame for the Chinese drywall that's wrecking their homes. In the article, I referenced this deal being offered by South Florida-based Lennar home builder, which has agreed to ... More >>
The South Florida housing market has been in quicksand so long that we almost forgot there might be a rock bottom. So let's try to look at the bright side of this report from Denver, in which Greater Fort Lauderdale is singled out as the "riskiest" housing market of the 50 (fifty!) that were studied ... More >>
Will Lauderdale Lakes commish Haynes' career crash on the reefs of fatherhood?
The patriarch of Waldrep Farm wouldn't go near the place nowadays. Will anybody else?
The condos at Dadeland Place are selling, but dwellers feel dissed
The numbers are in and the state of the State of the South Florida Housing Market is ... sputtering along. It's interesting how the Big Three handled the data released yesterday by the Florida Association of Realtors. The Herald's Mathew Haggman led with the bad news: sales are at historic lows an ... More >>
South Florida's housing bubble has popped, suckas! But the Donald still wants your millions for his condos.