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Report: Tampa Bay has nation's third fastest growing housing market

Tampa Bay has the third fastest appreciating housing market in the country, part of a Southern real estate resurgence, according to home market tracker Zillow. Zillow estimated the average h …

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New poll says Publix has the third best reputation among U.S. companies

TAMPA — A well-known Florida company has climbed to having the third best reputation among the most visible companies in the United States. Publix Super Markets for the third year in a …

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  1. Grand jury calls Florida agency inept and ill-suited to probe condo complaints

    Real Estate

    In Pasco County, residents of one community were shocked when their homeowners association approved a special assessment for new roofs even though a study showed most of the existing roofs still had years of "useful life.''

    Residents of Weymouth, from left, Barbara Hospel, 79, Angelo Anello, 68, Jim Dolan, 44, and David Coreen, 46, stand in front of Dolan's villa in the neighborhood of 234 villas in Land O' Lakes last week. They are among those who disagreed with the neighborhood homeowner's association over assessments for new roofs on all the villas -- and the way it was approved and managed. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]

  2. Two Tampa tech startups get $1.5 million from angel investors

    Business

    TAMPA — For a couple of local tech startups, the money from investors is just as green, even if it is coming from nontraditional sources.

    Santosh Govindaraju, CEO of Convergent Capital Partners LLC of Tampa, is making a personal investment of $1.2 million into tech start-up Harness.
[Handout photo]
  3. PunditFact: Website wrong with attack on Donald Trump, Dakota Access Pipeline

    Business

    The statement

    Says Donald Trump was "caught investing in (the) Dakota Pipeline before signing it."

    President Donald Trump shows off his executive order advancing the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on Jan. 24. It is unknown if he still owns stock in Phillips 66, which AP says owns a share of the pipeline.
  4. GM accused of self-interested campaign in pushing for self-driving cars

    Autos

    WASHINGTON — With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade legislators across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road.

    In this photo provided by General Motors a self-driving car is seen in Detroit. General Motors is trying to persuade state lawmakers across the country to pass legislation that would clear the way for the automaker to make self-driving cars publicly available while potentially barring competitors from putting their own vehicles on the road.
[Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors]

  5. Report: Tampa Bay has nation's third fastest growing housing market

    Real Estate

    Tampa Bay has the third fastest appreciating housing market in the country, part of a Southern real estate resurgence, according to home market tracker Zillow.

    Zillow said Thursday that Tampa Bay had the third fastest appreciating housing market in the country. One sign of the price surge: this home on Davis Islands sold for nearly $6.3 million in late January, making it 2017's  first bay area  sale over $6 million. 

[Smith & Associates]
  6. Tampa Tribune signs will be saved, incorporated into art for luxury apartments

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — The old Tampa Tribune building has a date with the wrecking ball, but the new property owner is planning to save the shuttered newspaper's two iconic signs.

    Related Group development manager Arturo Pe?a said the company will likely spend about $50,000 to recycle two signs into works of art for the high-end apartment complex that will be build on the waterfront property at the site of the old Tampa Tribune building. [Times files][