| Dec 15, 2010
The city has agreed to acquire and rehabilitate a seven-unit apartment building on Catalina Street, and temporarily removing tenants while it does the work.
The City Council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency, approved the deal Tuesday after a general...
| Dec 18, 2010
Old chemical disposal pits on land owned by Bob Hope Airport are the source of new tensions in a three-way tango over who will pay to clean up contaminated groundwater.
Airport officials argue that Lockheed Martin, once a manufacturer on the land parcel,...
| Jul 14, 2010
Like a lot of people these days, Josh Ledebur struggles to pay his mortgage. What makes this schoolteacher's story unexpected is that he's participating in a city affordable-housing program.
Ledebur is asking the city to change terms of his affordable-...
| Oct 16, 2010
The Walt Disney Co. and the parent of Warner Bros. have each given more than $1 million toward the effort to defeat an initiative on the Nov. 2 ballot that would restore an estimated $1.3 billion in business taxes to the state rolls, records show....
| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:51 PM
Walmart, the largest retailer in the world, has set its sights on Burbank.
Walmart Real Estate Business Trust last month acquired a 12-acre property that houses the Great Indoors store at the Empire Center, which is already home to a Target store and...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Months after purchasing the former Great Indoors site in Burbank, Walmart representatives say they plan to open a store there, calling the 120,000-square-foot building a prime location.
Walmart had declined to confirm plans to move into the space until...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 6:05 PM
Members of the business district for Magnolia Park have voted to disband, ending a property tax assessment that brought hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for promotions and popular public events.
The Magnolia Park Partnership, which organizes...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 11:20 AM
The slice of Orlando-area commercial real estate that drew the most foreign investment during the third quarter was condominium conversions, according to a new study to be released this week.
Half of the investment dollars that have purchased Orlando-...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I will be inheriting around $300,000 over the next year. My instincts are to pay down debt with this money. I have two homes and for practical reasons need to keep them. One home has a $260,000 mortgage balance at 5%. The other has a $130,000...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Officials in the small Indiana town of Cedar Lake are taking action to make sure a blind woman can stay in the house she lost in a property dispute with an investor who bought her home of 55 years for $43 at a tax sale.
The Town Council this week...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:13 PM
In one of the hottest years on record for Orlando-area home prices, an unlikely mix of communities — Maitland, Pine Hills, Oviedo and Bithlo — has had the biggest gains.
Those areas had been saturated with foreclosures and short sales that...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Business is booming at KAST Construction.
The West Palm Beach-based residential and commercial builder has 11 projects in the works across South Florida. Among the developments: Palmetto Park City Center, a 12-story apartment community in Boca Raton, and...