Report: Miami could lose billions from coastal flooding by 2050 (11/25/2015)
A new CBRE report says no U.S. region is more vulnerable, and a worst-case scenario could expose $366B worth of real estate throughout South Florida.
Study: Strong outlook for green homes (11/23/2015)
Despite higher costs, a high number of builders say they include energy-saving elements in construction and plan to step it up. Biggest buyers: 55-plus adults.
Does green financing hurt home sales? (10/21/2015)
The PACE program helps owners add green improvements. But in Calif., some agents say it makes homes harder to sell because the green loan stays with the house.
Court decision: Fla. cities can fund solar energy (10/9/2015)
The Fla. Supreme Court ruled that cities may issue bonds to fund PACE programs, which provide upfront financing for a commercial property’s green-energy upgrades.
BP settlement nets more than $3 billion for Fla. (10/6/2015)
The U.S. Department of Justice formally announced a settlement Monday to resolve civil claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.
No-money-down green upgrades paid via property taxes (7/23/2015)
The Fla. PACE-funding program allows homeowners to add energy efficient upgrades and pay them via property taxes. Unpaid balances can transfer to buyers.
Environment: Water recycling the next hot topic? (7/3/2015)
Growth has led many states, including Fla., to focus on the local water supply. A new technique in Calif. takes “gray” home water and repurposes it.
ENVY Award deadline approaches (6/8/2015)
Enter now: July 8, 2015, is the deadline for Fla. developers to enter to win Florida Realtors’ top award for projects designed in harmony with the environment.
4 out of 10 top U.S. beaches located in Fla. (5/29/2015)
The annual “Dr. Beach” ranking includes Barefoot Beach, St. George Island State Park, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.
Study: Lake Okeechobee discharges can impact home values (4/1/2015)
Florida Realtors research: Polluted water discharged into Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers has a $1B potential impact on nearby counties’ property values.