Eliminating Property Taxes: Florida legislators contemplate a future devoid of property taxes. According to a prospective study, Florida senators might think about doing away with the entire property tax in favor of a consumption tax to make up for lost revenue. Initially introduced on January 5, House Bill 1371 exempted $100,000 of the value of real property from taxation. Individuals who have surpassed the age of 65 would be eligible for an exemption from property tax of up to $250,000. Florida Politics and WFLA provide additional information.
Legislatures seek to amend the Affordable Housing Act in response to statewide outrage
Florida lawmakers constructed thousands of affordable housing units last year, ranked highest on the Senate president’s priorities list, with a $711 million price tag, providing relief to low- and middle-income residents. After less than a year, neighborhoods throughout the state are in a commotion. Local officials express discontent regarding the potential degradation of neighborhoods’ character by proposed developments.
Naples is home to the nation’s most expensive property for sale.
In the affluent enclave of Port Royal in Naples, Florida, on the Gulf Coast, Gordon Pointe, a 9-acre estate, has been listed at $295 million. The megalisting features a primary residence measuring approximately 11,500 square feet and featuring six bedrooms. With two guest buildings, each exceeding 5,000 square feet, the interior living space of the estate is brought to a total of 22,800 square feet. A peninsula providing 1,650 feet of waterfront, a private yacht basin, and a T-shaped pier accommodates all three residences. Further information is available at Islander News and CNBC.
The municipalities experiencing the most rapid expansion in Florida
Upon moving to Florida, numerous individuals are departing from their current states of residence. People may decide to relocate to the Sunshine State for a variety of reasons, including the abundance of charming communities to discover. View a slideshow of the eleven Florida municipalities with the most rapid growth.
Understanding who possesses the beach in Florida and the reasons why is crucial.
The Department of State reports that Florida possesses more than 650 miles of sand beaches and over 1,300 miles of littoral. Private owners own 60% of the beachfront, while the state, county, or municipality governs the remaining portion. Concerns have persisted for decades regarding the allocation of access to specific beach stretches along the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines of Florida.
Northeast Florida commercial real estate
In 2023, Metro Jacksonville’s industrial real estate market broke records, generating tenant interest for speculative 1 million-square-foot structures and smaller warehouses ranging from 5,000 to 500,000 square feet. Jacksonville remained a destination for businesses seeking space to store and distribute consumer products, construction materials, apparel, and more.
More money for My Safe Florida Home program clears Florida Senate
Additional funding for the My Safe Florida Home program is approved by the Florida Senate
In recent months, Florida householders have waited for a state program that could lower their insurance premiums. The Florida Senate approved a bill to invest $100 million in My Safe Florida Home by unanimous vote last week. Senators disagree with the funding, wondering if it covers all Floridians who enroll in the program.
The Villatel Orlando Resort is attempting to revolutionize the vacation home industry.
Brock Nicholas discovered a unicorn on 77 acres of vacant land in Orlando. As president of Lennar’s Orlando Division, Nicholas built and sold thousands of vacation homes. He had yet to identify a resort community location close to the Orange County Convention Center and Universal Amusement Park. In Kissimmee and Four Corners, almost every company was developing resort communities.
St. Petersburg council is unable to reconsider Deuces townhomes priced at $19.1 million
The City Council cannot reverse a $19.1 million construction project on 22nd Street South. According to Deborah Figgs-Sanders, chairman of the council, she consulted legal counsel about reassessing a vote. The vote occurred either at the January 18 meeting or at the February 1 routine meeting, according to her.