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Planning for Growth and More Growth

Growth in Florida is expected to continue its upward trend in 2018. According to data from U-Haul, Florida was the country’s No. 2 Growth State for 2017, for the second year in a row. This is consistent with the U.S. Census Bureau’s estimates. The continuing flow of refugees from Puerto Rico (approximately 300,000 so far … Continue Reading

Tiny Houses Gain Momentum in Florida

We have previously discussed on our blog the tiny house movement and the possibility of this growing trend ameliorating the shortage of affordable housing in the Sunshine State. The second annual Florida Tiny House Festival took place in Elkton (near St. Augustine) last month. The festival was held by the United Tiny House Association and … Continue Reading

Puerto Rican Evacuees Increase Pressure for Affordable Housing in Florida

More than 150,000 people have left Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September and have come to Florida.  This surpasses the number of Cubans who fled to Miami in the Mariel boatlift of 1980.  Evacuees continue to arrive and are in need of housing and other services including health care and schools.  … Continue Reading

“Florida 2070”: What Florida’s Land Development Patterns Could Look Like In 50 Years

What do land development growth patterns across Florida look like over the next 10, 20, or 50 years?  That’s a question local governments, developers, and property owners of all types consider when planning for the future and investing in real estate development projects. Understanding those patterns, where they will occur, and in what intensity are … Continue Reading
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