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Florida consumer confidence hits lowest level in more than five years

Published: Dec 21st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The housing crisis, a declining stock market and higher gas prices are all to blame for a two-point drop in Florida’s consumer confidence to 74, its lowest level in more than five years, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF studies show home buyers like ‘green’ features but may not understand green living

UF studies show home buyers like ‘green’ features but may not understand green living

Published: Dec 17th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Home buyers appreciate the benefits of “green” communities, but residents don’t necessarily lead more eco-friendly lives than their neighbors in traditional homes, according to two University of Florida studies conducted in the fast-growing state.

UF survey: Florida’s real estate report mixed instead of entirely bad

Published: Dec 6th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — All is not gloom and doom with Florida real estate, according to the latest University of Florida study, which finds a positive outlook for commercial properties despite the bad news in the housing market.

UF graduate student evaluates flawed ‘Son of Sam’ laws

Published: Dec 6th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research by a University of Florida graduate student finds most state statutes designed to prevent criminals from profiting from telling the story of their crimes are ineffective and unconstitutional.