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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 home is for sale on Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin.
  2. Thousand & One, which is located at 1001 Water Street in Tampa, is pictured, center.
  3. The open kitchen in this South Tampa home made it a finalist in HGTV's annual online listing contest. It was sold earlier this year for $3.3 million.
  4. Construcción  en 4th Street South y 2nd Avenue South en St. Petersburg el viernes 19 de marzo de 2021.
  5. Construction seen on 4th Street South and 2nd Avenue South in St. Petersburg on Friday, March 19, 2021.
  6. Neighbors and media gather near The Gandy Home, also known as the Mullet Farm, as it is torn down in St. Petersburg in 2018. The home was built in 1910 by shipbuilder Barney Williams, son of St. Petersburg co-founder Gen. John Constantine Williams. George "Gidge" Gandy Jr., who worked with his father and brother to built the Gandy Bridge, bought the house in 1921 and lived there with his family. (Times 2018)
  7. Roughly 300 homes, expensive watches and cars, all associated with an alleged Ponzi scheme, are in the process of being sold. The home in the upper-left square is at 7503 S. Morton Street in Tampa, and the home in the bottom right is at 2569 Queensboro Avenue S in St. Petersburg.
  8. The Thunderbird Beach Resort neon sign at 10700 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island, FL. | Times (2018)
  9. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta.
  10. A screenshot of the June 22 St. Petersburg mayoral debate, hosted by the Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9. Clockwise from top left: Marcile Powers, moderators Steve Contorno and Holly Gregory, Darden Rice, Wengay Newton, Ken Welch, Robert Blackmon, Pete Boland, Torry Nelson and Michael Ingram.
  11. A writ of possession, delivered by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, remains on the door of a Tarpon Springs apartment earlier this year.
  12. A home is for sale "by appointment only" with Keller Williams Realty at 350 Beltrees Street, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin.
  13. A potential buyer walks in to view a home listed for sale during an open house in Parkland on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
  14. St Petersburg Pregnancy Center, 1210 22nd St S, pictured on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
  15. Florida Ron DeSantis holds a press conference announcing a lawsuit against CDC to try to get cruising restarted at the Port fo Miami in Miami, Florida, Thursday, April 8, 2021.
  16. Harborside Suites in Ruskin are slated to be converted into apartments.
  17. St. Petersburg City Council Chair Ed Montanari delivers remarks in support of continuing to work with the Rays to keep Major League Baseball in the city, during a press conference at Tropicana Field on Tuesday.
  18. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman selected Midtown Development and Sugar Hill Community Partners as the two finalists for the Tropicana Field redevelopment.
  19. "Realtor Can Cook" host Tina Newby waves at the camera with a plate of peach cobbler while filming an episode of the cooking show at one of the properties she is selling in Riverview on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
  20. Aerial photo taken of Tropicana Field on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 in St. Petersburg.
  21. A sign marks a home for sale with Preferred Shore real estate at 348 Broadway on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin.
  22. A rendering depicts the Soma luxury townhomes in downtown St. Petersburg.
  23. A final notice of eviction, delivered by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, remains on the door of a Tarpon Springs apartment earlier this year.