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  • Seven States With Sky-High Insurance Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:49 AM ET
    With forecasters predicting 12 to 18 named storms in 2011, homeowners in the Southern United States may already be looking past the sunny days of summer and bracing for the hurricane season. Insurance providers have already bet on it. Homeowners in certain hurricane prone states are at the mercy of an entirely separate insurance market — the so-called “market of last resort” — created to pick up the slack from private insurers who don't provide coverage for hurricanes — or, for that matter, torn

    See average annual homeowners insurance premiums in these states, as well as average windstorm insurance premiums from the least expensive to the most expensive.

  • Affluent Buyers Reviving Market for Miami Homes Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    South Florida is the default capital of the country. Here in Miami-Dade County, one out of five households with mortgages is in foreclosure. Nearby Broward and Palm Beach counties are not far behind. Nearly 200,000 South Florida families are stuck in the mire of default the New York Times reports.

  • Realty Check Update     Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports the FTC will not enforce disclosure rules, the cost of living in your home went up in June, and the FDIC sold a Florida condo for the highest price ever paid for a bank owned unit.

  • Space Shuttle's Final Launch     Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 4:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on the huge financial void left in the wake of NASA closing its shuttle program.

  • End of an Era for NASA     Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 2:45 PM ET

    The end of the shuttle program marks the beginning of hard times for Florida's "Space Coast", reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Change In The Coast Line Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 6:02 PM ET

    The fear in the area surrounding Kennedy Space Center is that when the Shuttle program ends this month, it will become the "Ghost Coast".

  • $1.2 Million Mansion for $10K? Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 11:52 AM ET

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  • 10 Luxurious Golf Courses Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    Donald Trump has long dreamed of building a luxury golf resort in Scotland, the birthplace of his beloved game. The $1.2 billion course was scheduled to open in July 2012, but according to statements to the UK press on June 20, 2011, it’s on hold until the financial crisis blows over. "The world has crashed," , and finishing the project “will depend on the markets.” Luckily, avid golfers don’t have to wait until the economy finally turns around, as there are plenty of impressive facilities right

    There are plenty of impressive golf courses across the US. Click to see some of the most luxurious ones!

  • Florida Real Estate Selling Fast and Foreign     Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 1:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the turnaround in Florida condo sales due in large part to foreign investors buying the units for cash.

  • Backlog of Cases Gives a Reprieve on Foreclosures Sunday, 19 Jun 2011 | 11:13 AM ET

    Many distressed homeowners have spent years wondering when they’re going to get kicked out. But the backlog of foreclosures has provided a reprieve. In New York, for example, it would take 62 years to process them all.

  • BankAtlantic on Verge of Bust?     Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson looks at negative equity problems in one of Florida's biggest thrifts.

  • A top Justice Department official says a sweeping guilty verdict in a Florida mortgage fraud case adds another face to the financial crisis.

  • Apartments

    Bargains are thinning out, but that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of real estate investors who target small apartment buildings, especially in the Sunbelt.

  • Fla. Governor: State Should End Collective Bargaining Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    Florida Governor Rick Scott wants to get rid of his state's collective bargaining and start asking government employees to pay 5 percent into their pension plans, he told CNBC in an interview Wednesday.