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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. A rendering depicts a balcony off of one of the condos in The Residences at 400 Central.
  2. An example of a room staged by Dwell Staging, which uses neutral but trendy decor.
  3. Las casas frente al mar se muestran en el vecindario de Viña del Mar en St. Pete Beach. FEMA está revisando el Programa Nacional de Seguro contra Inundaciones, la fuente de la gran mayoría de las pólizas de seguro contra inundaciones en Florida, lo que hace que las primas de algunos propietarios aumenten drásticamente, el viernes 24 de septiembre de 2021 en San Petersburgo.
  4. A rendering of a NexMetro built-for-rent community in the Dallas metro area, which the company said is similar in layout and concept to their future community in Odessa.
  5. Waterfront homes are pictured in the Vina Del Mar neighborhood on St. Pete Beach. FEMA is overhauling the National Flood Insurance Program, the source of the vast majority of flood insurance policies in Florida causing some homeowner’s premiums to rise sharply, Friday, September 24, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  6. A Charles Rutenberg Realty sign marks a home for sale, 541 Locklie Street, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin.
  7. Helen Wesley
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 in Tampa. Gov. DeSantis spoke about the continued Howard Franklin Bridge expansion project and the fast-tracking of other area roadway projects.
  9. The front of the Davis Islands home purchased by Steven Stamkos.
  10. The partially collapsed Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside, Florida Thursday, June 24, 2021.
  11. Bridget Cunningham stands in front of the Tampa duplex she's been renting on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Her landlord is raising her rent by $1,000, she said. The lack of affordable rent options are motivating her to buy a property instead.
  12. This rendering shows a north-to-south view of Gas Worx, a proposed mixed-use development on 50 acres between Ybor City and downtown Tampa (in the background). Plans for the project are being filed with the city by real estate investor Darryl Shaw and lead developers Kettler, a Washington, D.C. real estate firm.
  13. A final notice of eviction, delivered by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, remains on the door of an apartment in Tarpon Springs in January.
  14. Gene Vandi, 28, poses with his girlfriend, Melissa Ostrowski.
  15. A home for sale, 541 Locklie Street, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin.
  16. Linemen work on power lines. Tampa Electric Co. customers broke a record this week for energy used.
  17. An exterior view of Steven Stamkos' house on Davis Islands on Aug. 17, 2021.
  18. William Schleman, 80, stands in front of his side of the duplex in Charlotte County, which is just south of Sarasota, where he has lived for about nine years. He is facing a potential eviction because of delays in the state's disbursement of rental assistance money that he was approved to receive weeks ago.
  19. Tampa Electric CEO Archie Collins poses for a portrait on Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tampa.
  20. Housing advocates protest outside Governor Andrew Cuomo's office on the eviction moratorium on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in New York. After a federal eviction moratorium was allowed to lapse this weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new moratorium Tuesday on evictions that would last until Oct. 3.
  21. A protester holds an anti-eviction sign. [Tribune News Service]
  22. A man walks his dog along the water at Tampa's Westshore Marina District seen on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. The uncompleted first luxury condo tower is pictured right, while a finished residential building is on the left.
  23. Two of the stores at Horizon Park plaza in Tampa are dd's Discounts and Guitar Center.