Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Real Estate

PricewaterhouseCoopers adding 350 new jobs in Tampa Bay

TAMPA — PricewaterhouseCoopers will be the anchor tenant and bring 350 new jobs to a 250,000-square-foot building to be erected next to the company’s existing offices in the MetWest complex on Boy Scout Boulevard in the West Shore business district.

One of the Big Four auditors, PwC already has approximately 3,000 employees locally. The addition of 350 assurance and tax professionals "signals PwC’s plans for continued growth and its commitment to the future of the Tampa Bay area," the company said in a statement Tuesday.

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FDLE agents raid office of St. Petersburg attorney Mark Stopa

FDLE agents raid office of St. Petersburg attorney Mark Stopa

ST. PETERSBURG — Agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement raided the St. Petersburg offices of suspended foreclosure defense attorney Mark Stopa Tuesday morning.Acting in conjunction with the Office of Statewide Prosecution, which prosecut...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tampa company that bought Habitat for Humanity mortgages says it won’t sell them back

Tampa company that bought Habitat for Humanity mortgages says it won’t sell them back

TAMPA — A Tampa company with a history of flipping houses says it plans to keep 12 mortgages it bought from Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County despite the nonprofit’s desire to buy them back. Southeast Property Acquisitions "rightfully owns ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
St. Petersburg ranks No. 39 in U.S. for affordable living, study says

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ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg is beating the national averages on affordable homeownership, according to a SmartAsset study.The financial technology company ranked 115 of the biggest cities in the U.S., measured by mortgage payments, property taxes...
Published: 08/17/18
South Tampa apartment community sold for $40 million

South Tampa apartment community sold for $40 million

TAMPA — The 276-unit Pavillions at Ballast Point apartment community in South Tampa has been sold for $40 million and will be renamed Solis at Ballast Point. The buyer, California-based Investors Management Group, said it also plans significant inte...
Published: 08/16/18
Habitat for Humanity says it plans to buy back mortgages sold to house flipper

Habitat for Humanity says it plans to buy back mortgages sold to house flipper

TAMPA — Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County said Monday that it will seek to immediately buy back 12 mortgages that it had sold to a Tampa company with a history of flipping foreclosed houses. The announcement came a day after the Tampa Bay T...
Published: 08/14/18
Tampa Harbour Yacht Club sold to Charleston-based Port 32 Marinas

Tampa Harbour Yacht Club sold to Charleston-based Port 32 Marinas

TAMPA — Port 32 Marinas, a marina owner, developer and operator, bought Tampa Harbour Yacht Club with plans to upgrade the property in the Westshore Marina District.The Charleston-based company, formerly Atlantic Marina Holdings, is renaming the mari...
Published: 08/13/18
For sale: 1925 Tampa mansion built by cigar king, featured in horror flick

For sale: 1925 Tampa mansion built by cigar king, featured in horror flick

TAMPA — From the back room of his father’s Tampa grocery store, Val Maestro Antuono built what would become one of the country’s biggest manufacturers of five-cent cigars. Befitting his stature, Antuono also built one of Tampa’s biggest houses — a Sp...
Published: 08/10/18
They trusted Habitat for Humanity. Then it sold their mortgages to a Tampa company that flips houses

They trusted Habitat for Humanity. Then it sold their mortgages to a Tampa company that flips houses

For nearly a half century, Habitat for Humanity has been helping low-income Americans realize the dream of home ownership. In return for their sweat and labor, they get the deed to a new house and a zero-interest mortgage.Like most lenders, Habitat o...
Published: 08/10/18
Anna Maria may soon become one of the nation’s million-dollar cities

Anna Maria may soon become one of the nation’s million-dollar cities

By SUSAN TAYLOR MARTINThe United States is expected to gain 23 million-dollar cities in the next year, and one of them will be within easy driving distance of the Tampa Bay metro area. According to Zillow, the median price of a home in Anna Maria is ...
Published: 08/09/18
Here’s a look at the new tower planned for downtown St. Pete

Here’s a look at the new tower planned for downtown St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Still no word on who the developer is, but this is what a 25-story mixed-used tower planned for downtown St. Petersburg will look like. Designed by the local architectural firm Behar Peteranecz, the tower at 232 2nd St. N near the Su...
Published: 08/08/18