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IRS Criminal Investigation Report Highlights Work of Pandemic Year

Over ten billion dollars. It is the amount of money identified by the IRS Criminal Investigations Department, sometimes referred to as CI, from tax evasion and financial crimes in the past fiscal year. That’s a jaw-dropping figure, almost as much (around 90%) as the IRS ‘entire budget for the fiscal …

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Tampa monthly rent up 30%, averaging over $ 2,000, study finds

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A new study of steadily rising rental costs in the United States has found that the average Tampa rent per month is just over $ 2,000. The annual rent variation is now 30.5%. Both rental costs and mortgages are on the rise. The average cost of …

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Investors are buying houses in Tampa Bay at record rates, creating stiff competition

For Lou Brown, a real estate agent for a company in Midtown St. Petersburg, it was unusual to represent a potential candidate. buyer who lost the home of their choice in a bidding war against an investor. Now it is harder to think of cases where this has not happened. …

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How Buying a Home Nowadays Can Affect Your Mental Health

While looking for a home this summer, first-time buyer Xinyu Li felt emotionally overwhelmed. She and her boyfriend saw several rejected offers, and Xinyu compulsively checked the ads online. “It was a lot of stress and anxiety,” she says. “I had to go to therapy. Xinyu’s psychotherapist advised her on …

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Expert expects ‘credit card debt explosion’ ahead of vacation – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In Florida, the average credit card balance is just over $ 5,500 and experts say we risk creating more debt. “We are going to see an explosion in credit card debt,” said Deanne Butchey, professor in the FIU’s Department of Finance. READ MORE: Spotlight on Miami Day: …

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How Douglas Elliman will deliver stock-based compensation

Douglas Elliman Inc. CEO Howard Lorber and 4400 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33137 (Getty, Google Maps) The new publicly traded Douglas Elliman will look a lot like the old one, but if investors cooperate he will be taller, richer, and based more than 1,200 miles from his longtime home on …

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Patriot Bank of Connecticut Announces Merger to Become “Largest Digital Bank” in United States

STAMFORD – The parent company of Stamford-based Patriot Bank on Monday announced a merger to create the ‘largest digital bank in the United States’, but officials say they are keeping branches open and not planning layoffs . Through a “reverse branch merger,” Patriot National Bancorp will acquire American Challenger Development …

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