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  • Orlando Rentals Battered

    Orlando, Fla.—In August 2008, 40 people who had signed pre-sale contracts at the Paramount on Lake Eola, a new high-rise condo tower here, unsuccessfully sued to try to get their deposits back, according to local news reports.

  • Financial Storm Surge Hits Florida Hard~

  • Strengthening Roof-to-Wall Connections

    New Florida codes compel contractors to upgrade the roof-wall connections on qualifying older homes when replacing the roof covering. In this article Richard Reynolds, who helped write the new code language, outlines the steps involved: how to inspect the connections that tie existing rafters or...

  • Recession-Proof?

    Tampa, Fla.—Education is supposed to be a recession proof industry—but tell that to the administrators at the University of South Florida.

  • Hurricane-Recovery Housing Takes Root

    PENSACOLA, FLA. - Four years ago, when Hurricane Ivan swept through the Florida panhandle, killing 52 and causing close to $10 billion in damage, an estimated 2,000 residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties were left homeless.

  • Young CEO Turns Carlisle, Florida Housing On Its Ear

    Editor’s note: AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE has selected 15 outstanding industry leaders under the age of 40. These 15 individuals will be featured in the June, July, September, October, and November issues of AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE. For a complete list of the 2008 Young Leaders, go to...

  • Hud's Cabrera Joins Nonprofit Developer

    Orlando J. Cabrera, former assistant secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has been named CEO of National Community Renaissance (CORE), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developers.

  • More Money for Green Properties

    Tallman Pines sold its low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) for more than $1 per dollar of credit even after prices began to dip. Bank of America bid high to invest in the public housing redevelopment in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and kept its commitment to close the deal last summer even after...

  • Beating Them, and Joining Them

    Orlando, Fla. —“Know thy self, know thy enemy,” advised Sun Tzu in The Art of War. It appears Freddie Mac is taking that advice.

  • Mortgage Bankers Debate Lending Outlook

    Orlando, Fla.–When America’s commercial mortgage bankers gather here Feb.