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Orchid Cove celebrates opening after arduous journey

Seventeen years after it was first approved by county planners as Michael Creek, the boutique luxury subdivision now ...

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Fort Pierce gains support here for Brightline station

Long the most anti-train county on the Treasure Coast, much of our community appears to be having a ...

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Stricter standards, requirements seen in construction of new island condos

The collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside two and a half years sent shock waves through the ...

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Vero family’s $5 million donation boosts Brevard Zoo’s fund for new aquarium

On a charmed day last spring, Sara and David Scaife hopped in their car at their oceanfront home ...

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Dale Sorensen Real Estate opening new office at A1A and 17th Street

The largest real estate company headquartered in Indian River County is opening a third office on the barrier ...

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Boom times at John’s Island

After a slow summer for home sales that was felt up and down the island, the John’s Island ...

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Housing market expert sees chances of crash here as ‘very, very, very low’

There was an upbeat moment last Tuesday at a housing market lecture at Quail Valley River Club. The ...

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Pelican Island Audubon wins top awards at state assembly

Pelican Island Audubon Society came home from Florida Audubon’s annual assembly in Tampa at the end of October ...

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Higher mortgage rates having relatively little impact on island housing market

When home mortgage interest rates hit 8 percent at the end of October, the reaction by many housing ...

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‘We are moving’: The Tides restaurant will relocate in 2025 to new South Beach development

The Tides, one of the island’s favorite fine-dining restaurants, will move to a new mixed-use development at 1410 ...

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Seaglass, new subdivision with ‘Old Florida’ ambiance, set for holiday unveiling

As Vero heads into the winter high season, the busiest time of the year for homebuying, GHO Homes ...

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Estate Section spectacular: Four new listings go on market for total $49 million

Last week was a big one for ONE Sotheby International Realty’s Vero Beach office, which debuted four listings ...