Construction employment up 9.2% in Fla.

Construction employment up 9.2% in Fla. WASHINGTON – March 21, 2014 – Florida added 32,700 construction jobs between January 2013 and January 2014, a 9.2 percent increase and the third-best total of all 50 states. An Associated General Contractors of America analysis of Labor Department data finds that construction firms added jobs in 38 states year-over-year, while 27 states posted construction employment gains between December and January. Kansas posted the biggest increase with a 10.7 … Continue reading

331 Pine Island Rd 5 Acres Commercial Land Available

Description : 5 Acres of Prime Commercial Corridor  Flex Space Self/ Mini-Storage Facility Office (land) + other uses $ 620,000.00                                                               Call: Robert M. DeRupo for Details, 239-878-6242 This is a (5 acre parcel) of commercial property (Corridor Zoning) located in the heart of the Pine Island … Continue reading

Build spec houses and they will come

Build spec houses and they will come. That’s a concept that went out of fashion in Southwest Florida after the real estate boom collapsed in late 2005 leaving a huge number of never-lived-in new homes for sale cheap. But now building “on spec” — without a specific buyer already locked in — is making a comeback in some but not all of the area’s pricier neighborhoods. One hotbed of spec building is Fort Myers Beach, … Continue reading

New home sales jump to highest level in 5 years

New home sales jump to highest level in 5 years WASHINGTON (AP) – July 24, 2013 – Americans snapped up new homes in June at the fastest pace in five years, a sign the housing recovery is strengthening. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales rose 8.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 497,000. That’s up from an annual pace of 459,000 in May, which was revised lower. While sales are … Continue reading