Homes and condominiums damaged by Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Feb. 9, 2023.
Large condominium complexes have been hit hard by the ongoing insurance crisis.
Joseph Ladapo and his wife closed on the South Pasadena home in June, according to a deed filed with the county clerk.
The Leiman House at 716 S. Newport Ave. is part of The Old Hyde Park Home Tour.
Sales of the most expensive homes have outpaced the market as a whole.


  1. Homes and condominiums damaged by Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Feb. 9, 2023.
  2. The South Pasadena house purchased by Joseph Ladapo and his wife sits on a more than 7,000-square-foot lot. The sale was handled by SEASALT Properties.
  3. The exterior of the Leiman House in Tampa.
  4. At The Nolen, a condo DDA is building in St. Petersburg, 25 of 31 units have been snatched up since the end of 2021, totaling $63 million in sales.
  5. Her family has begged her to move from Sulphur Springs. But Pastor Carolyn Riggins, pictured in front of her home, wants to be part of its renaissance instead.
  6. A home is for sale "by appointment only" with Keller Williams Realty at 350 Beltrees Street, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin.
  7. Jennifer Spencer, left, and her daughter, Abby Warren, and granddaughter Lilli Loy get ready in their home — a single room at the Palm Harbor Inn.
  8. An old photograph of workers at Morgan Cigar Building, which is now home to Gulf Tile and Gulf Cabinetry offices, seen in the stairway of the building in Tampa.
  9. Debris lay in a pile outside a damaged home on Thursday, Aug 10, 2023, on Andre Mar Drive on Fort Myers Beach, 11 months after Hurricane Ian ravaged Southwest Florida.
  10. A dozen condos along Tampa's iconic Bayshore Boulevard will soon be subject to Florida's milestone inspection law, Department of Business and Professional Regulation records say. Residents of older condos face steep new costs in assessments for repairs, funding reserves for future maintenance and insurance rate hikes.
  11. A historic 388-square-foot "shotgun cottage"in Hyde Park is on the market for nearly $379,000, according to Zillow.
  12. Rescue workers with Tidewater Disaster Response, from left, Mike Foster, Zack McCue, and Zack Hoeth, of Fairfax, Va., search for people in need of help where the Steinhatchee River remained out of its banks on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2023, after the arrival of Hurricane Idalia on Florida's west coast at Taylor County in the Big Bend area.
  13. A wall was painted white on Tampa's Santaella Cigar Factory building’s exterior. It angered historic preservationists but will be removed.
  14. Mel Sembler talks on the phone at his office in St. Petersburg in 1997. Sembler, a St. Petersburg developer, is a longtime Republican Party fundraiser.
  15. The exterior of The Residences at 400 Central on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in St. Petersburg.
  16. Flooded areas are seen after strong winds and storm surge caused by Hurricane Ian devastated the Fort Myers Beach area on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.
  17. Gloria Francine Maxwell outside of her home at 3602 Emerson Ave. S. in St. Petersburg on Oct. 16. Maxwell has been unable to live in the house since it was badly damaged in a fire last year. Though she's been trying to fix it up little by little, she didn't have insurance, so it's been difficult for her to pay for repairs. Now, after receiving a series of code citations from the city, she fears she may lose her home.
  18. Construction continues at The Residences 400 Central Wednesday, April 26, 2023 in St. Petersburg. Many local businesses have been dealing with issues from the ongoing construction in downtown St. Petersburg.
  19. The 30,000-square-foot home, seen in a rendering, will feature six bedrooms, nine full baths, 11 half-baths, a gym and swimming pool.
  20. Attorney General Merrick Garland appears before a House Judiciary Committee hearing Sept. 20 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Justice Department has secured a $9 million settlement with Ameris Bank over allegations that it avoided underwriting mortgages in predominately Black and Latino communities in Jacksonville, Fla., and discouraged people there from getting home loans.
  21. An aerial drone view of the Gulf of Mexico looking north on Treasure Island Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023 in Pinellas County.
  22. The living room of this midcentury home on 37th Avenue N in St. Petersburg has an original map from the 1950s.
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