Real Estate

A water-lover's dream home for sale in Siesta Key for $22 million

Bird's eye view of the property

Photo courtesy of Coastal Home Photography

Looking to buy your own peninsula? You're in luck.

What's happening: A property with 700 feet of waterfront on the north side of Siesta Key hit the market last week for $22 million.

Developer Darryl Shaw unveils big plans for Ybor Harbor project

Ybor Harbor rendering.

Rendering courtesy Catalyst Communications

Ybor City developer Darryl Shaw has unveiled plans for 6 million square feet of residential, hotel, office and retail space in 20 buildings clustered at the end of Ybor Channel.

Driving the news: Shaw, the entrepreneur who's been investing in Ybor City real estate and the adjacent Gas Worx project, filed conceptual plans and a request for zoning changes with the city for the 33-acre development south of Adamo Drive and the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway last week.

Tampa Bay home prices' rise predicted to continue

Illustration of the year 2022, with a keyhole for a zero, which zooms in so you can see through the keyhole to the year 2023.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

One of the hottest topics of last year was Tampa Bay's hot housing market. Here's what some experts say we can expect this year.

State of play: Zillow predicts home prices will increase in the Tampa area in 2023. Other markets that saw huge increases during the pandemic are now slowing down, but not us.

Ben Montgomery
Jan 4, 2023 - News

Big developers pitch Tropicana Field site plans to St. Pete

Tropicana field at Sunset

Aerial view of the Tropicana Field on May 28. Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Four vastly different visions for 86 acres in downtown St. Pete will be on display tonight as developers try to win the favor of residents and leaders in hopes they'll be picked to redevelop prime city-owned land around Tropicana Field.

Why it matters: The multibillion-dollar Trop redevelopment is expected to be one of the largest construction projects in the country and will have a big impact on the future of Florida's fifth-largest city.

Ben Montgomery
Dec 20, 2022 - News

YouTuber fights to protect Bradenton racetrack from housing

Garrett Mitchell, who has more than 3 million subscribers to his Cleetus McFarland YouTube channel, speaks to Manatee County commissioners on Thursday. Screenshot courtesy of

Manatee County's largest homebuilder might have met its match in the mullet-wearing motorheads who want to protect a racetrack from encroaching single-family housing.

What's happening: Manatee County commissioners are dealing with an odd case of Not In My Backyard — this time pitting YouTube celebrity Cleetus McFarland, who owns the old DeSoto Speedway, against Lakewood Ranch's builders, who want to plant a new neighborhood right next to the 63-acre racetrack property.

Tampa renters can't afford starter homes

Data: Point2Homes; Map: Tory Lysik/Axios Visuals

Tampa renters on average earned just 54% of the income they would need to afford a starter home in October, according to an analysis by real estate website Point2Homes.

  • Researchers considered "starter homes" properties valued in the lower one-third of all available homes for sale.

Tierra Verde estate listed for nearly $14 million

Aerial view of the home

Photo: Courtesy of Sica Media

If you want to live every day like you're in "White Lotus" season 2, your dream home just hit the market.

Driving the news: A Gulf-front Tuscan farmhouse estate at 1571 Oceanview Drive in Tierra Verde was listed for $13,995,000 on Monday.

Meet Tampa Bay's most influential people of 2022

Illustration of two rows of dominos falling with text overlaid that reads Power Players Tampa Bay.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Welcome to our inaugural annual Power Players list, a chance to look back at leaders who left their marks on Tampa Bay this year.

Why it matters: These are the people you need to know. Whether you like them or not, there's no doubt these individuals (and one group) are influential.

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