Susan Taylor Martin - Former real estate reporter at the Tampa Bay  Times

Former real estate reporter at the Tampa Bay Times

  1. Ramon Christopher Blanchett. [Courtesy of Ramon Christopher Blanchett] [Ramon Christopher Blanchett]
  2. The Tru by Hilton hotel under construction at 16th Street N and Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. [Susan Taylor Martin]
  3. In an effort to obtain a homestead exemption that would have saved them thousands of dollars in property taxes, the Baldwins slept in a tent on the grounds of their new house in Tampa before it was finished in 2015. [GOOGLE EARTH]
  4. Charity swag - calendars, wrapping paper, pens and other items charities sent to one person this year as an inducement to  donate. [Susan Taylor Martin]
  5. James Cordier, the founder of, apologized in an emotional YouTube video in November 2018 that losses from bad bets on energy prices would likely lead to the demise of his firm. [YOUTUBE]
  6. This house on 10th Street NE in St. Petersburg sold for $115,000 in 2009; $170,000 in 2012 and $249,000 in 2018. [Susan Taylor Martin]
  7. Dec. 23, 2019• Business
    The Point at West End apartments in Tampa. [Cushman & Wakefield]
  8. This Tarpon Spring estate sold Dec. 19, 2019 for $10 million. [Google Maps]
  9. A rendering of a unit in the proposed Altura Bayshore condo tower in Tampa. [The Ronto Group]
  10. This home in Land O' Lakes sold for $1.9 million in November. [Vikki Wall]
  11. This house on Haines Road in St. Petersburg had little curb appeal when it sold for $112,000 in March. [Palm Island Realty]
  12. Salt Palm Development, a Certified B Corporation, recently broke ground for the Royal, a 13-unit townhome project in St. Petersburg. Prices will range from $550,000 to $1.3 million. [Salt Palm Development]
  13. The Vue at Belleair [Cushman & Wakefield]
  14. Renderings of Paloma, a boat-up restaurant planned for Tampa's Westshore Marina District. [The Construction Zone]
  15. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is planned for this site in Bay County in Florida's Panhandle. [DAVID S. SOLIDAY  |  Minto Communities/The St. Joe Company]
  16. The parking lot for the Christ United Methodist Church is being sold to a developer, who plans a mixed-use building from 18 to 25 stories. [Times 2017]
  17. Meridian Concourse Center in Clearwater. [Avison Young]
  18. U.S. homeowners have gained an average of $5,300 in equity since September 2018.  [Associated Press] [JOHN BAZEMORE  |  AP]
  19. This house on Schefflera Road in Tampa's Carrollwood area was occupied by squatters who say they are the owners. [SUSAN TAYLOR MARTIN  |  Times]
  20. Developers of a proposed apartment complex near St. Petersburg's Mirror Lake area want to tear down this bungalow and replace it with a ramp to the parking garage. [Susan Taylor Martin]
  21. Renderings of the proposed Red Apple Group project show a 20-story hotel on the west side of the block, and a building of about six stories facing Central with parking, shops and offices. The 45-story condo tower rises at an angle on the east side of the block. [Courtesy of Arquitectonica]
  22. This single-family home at 913 Pineview Avenue, in Clearwater (Monday, December 2, 2019), has seen foreclosures, flippers, upgrades and a big price swing. The current owners, Keith Lynch and Mallory Lynch, are the seventh owners of the house since 2006 - they moved here from San Francisco. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  TImes]
  23. Dr. Akshay Desai, founder of now-defunct  Universal Health Care. .