Fed Chair Yellen Says Economy Close to Achieving Fed Goals
Yellen did not specifically address the timing for future rate hikes, but her remarks support the view that future hikes are coming.  Read More…

Signs of a Lending Squeeze in Tampa Bay
Borrowers for many product types — especially new hotels, apartments and retail outlets — can expect to pay higher interest rates, put more money into the project, or both.   Read More…

LIHTC Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Fewer
A comprehensive review of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program and its flawsRead More…

Apartment Rent Hikes in Tampa Above National Average
This February, the average rent price was 5.7 percent higher than last February, the 10th-largest increase in the nation.  The national average increase was 4.3 percent.  Read More…

Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Offer ‘Infinity Warranty’ and 30 Years of Power
Ultimately, Tesla sees that most customers will essentially be paid to have a new roof, when accounting for energy generation and the solar incentive.  Read More..