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Emily L. Mahoney - Real Estate Reporter

Real Estate Reporter

I cover real estate, which means I get to report on what is most people's biggest purchase in their lives: their home. I'm interested in the twists and turns of the real estate market, but also how our living situations — good and bad — play a massive role in our lives. I want to tell the stories of those who don't have a comfortable place to call home, of renters getting scammed, how our warming earth is changing the way we build. I previously covered politics in the Tallahassee bureau, which means I have some war stories to tell. Want to hear them? Talk story ideas? Send me an email.

  1. An eviction notice is taped to a door at Tampa Park Apartments on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 in Tampa.
  2. The Century Oaks estate in Clearwater
  3. The Century Oaks estate in Clearwater
  4. A CareerSource Tampa Bay and CareerSource Pinellas job fair in August. [MALENA CAROLLO | Times]
  5. Jennifer Motsinger is the executive vice president of the Tampa Bay Builders Association.
  6. Jill Rice, 64, is pictured in her shop, Zaiya ArtiZen Market, in Gulfport, Florida, earlier this year, when the fate of her shop was uncertain. She joked that she wished she had a crystal ball.
  7. Three homes which all made the list of superlative residential sales in Tampa Bay in 2020.
  8. A rendering of the West River redevelopment, seen here from the north looking south.
  9. The city of Tampa is offering low-cost loans to owners of affordable housing to maintain their properties if they have lost rental income. Pictured is Tampa' Old City Hall building with the clock tower on top.
  10. Malcolm Wright, 54, was recently evicted from this apartment in Clearwater. He is one of the many renters who thought they were protected by the Centers for Disease Control's federal eviction moratorium.
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  12. Pinellas County Property Appraiser Mike Twitty.
  13. Construction continues on the Water Street Tampa development on Oct. 2, 2020 in Tampa.
  14. MarineMax CEO Brett McGill stands on a 2021 32-foot Aviara luxury boat on Wednesday at  the company's Clearwater location. Despite persisting unemployment and financial uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic, some luxury industries have been booming.
  15. A for sale sign stands in front of a house, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.
  16. In this file photo, Republican Danny Burgess speaks during a meeting of the Pasco County Legislative Delegation. | Times 2014
  17. Rep, Jim Boyd, on the floor of the Florida House.
  18. Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, addressing a crowd of protesters on Sunday, July 12, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  19. A screenshot from Civvl's website promotes the service as a way to find work conducting evictions.
  20. A sign marks the entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. [Associated Press]
  21. In this April 1, 2020 photo, a "For Sale" sign stands in front of a home.
  22. Experts say Florida’s economy entered a ‘partial recovery.' Pictured is Josh Wheeler, 19, filling out an employment form before his interview at the Hard Rock Event Center in Tampa in September.
  23. The Sundial pictured in the center of the courtyard at the Sundial complex in downtown St. Petersburg.