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Home insurers’ premium margin expands

Last year, Florida homeowners insurance companies took in more than $8.5 billion from policy premiums while paying out $2.3 billion in losses and other expenses, for a net difference of $6.2 billion, a new financial analysis…

Mega-yacht marina sails ahead

Mega-yacht marina sails ahead

An aging marina on the Miami River is a step closer to being reborn as a haven for mega-yachts, after action this week by the Miami River Commission. The plan…

Lennar takes niche housing route

A lack of developable land in Miami-Dade County and a post-recession economy is forcing home builders such as Lennar to take a niche approach. That includes newly designed homes for…

Lab markets battery that last decades

Lab markets battery that last decades

By Susan Danseyar With licensing now in hand from the state, Homestead’s City Labs Inc. has been selling its latest creation, a hardy, long-lasting battery for commercial uses. These batteries…

Expanded Aventura Mall would be nation’s second largest

Florida’s largest shopping mall is planned to get even larger. The owners of Aventura Mall are proposing to add a three-story, 241,000-square-foot retail wing and a seven-level parking garage to…

Zoo attraction closer to reality

Zoo attraction closer to reality

Negotiations to bring a theme park to the area around Zoo Miami are underway now that Miami-Dade County commissioners have struck down two competing bids in an effort to drive…

Cash buyers squeeze out mortgages

Cash buyers squeeze out mortgages

Unless you’re a buyer with a lot of money, mortgaging a home in Greater Miami should continue to be a challenge this year. Opportunities for conventional 30-year mortgages will be…

Convention bureau backs Beach center plans

Convention bureau backs Beach center plans

With a lot riding on a Miami Beach Convention Center update, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau says it fully supports the new plan to court proposals for the…

Miami remains US foreclosures capital

How bad has the foreclosure crisis been in Miami-Dade County? Initial filings here dropped by 36% last year, yet the county remains the foreclosure capital of the US. However, market…

Florida’s rebound from Great Recession strengthens

Florida’s rebound from Great Recession strengthens

Florida’s economy is expected to continue to rebound in 2014 – albeit very fragilely – from the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. Although the housing market has made significant…

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