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It’s a Challenging World – But You Can Make It Better
8/16/2019 4:08 AM
As one of the most powerful advocacy organizations in the state, Florida Realtors can affect change. Pick any hot topic– algae, flood insurance, iBuyers, service animals – the annual convention is a once-per-year chance to change talk into action. Read More
 
Housing Markets Aren’t Usually Hurt During a Recession
8/16/2019 3:08 AM
Excluding the Great Recession, a study of 1,039 state-level recessions since 1997 found that home values appreciated at the same rate they did in other times. ...Read More
 
For Some Buyers, HUD Homes Might be a Bargain
8/16/2019 2:08 AM
HUD homes – often FHA foreclosures – don’t usually appear in the MLS. They may have problems, but they’re also usually priced cheaper than other listings.   ...Read More
 
July Home Starts Down 4% – but Single-Family Up 1.3%
8/16/2019 2:08 AM
Apartment starts plunged 17.2% in July, and while single-family starts rose a bit, it still wasn’t enough to satisfy strong buyer demand for new homes.   ...Read More
 
Q&A: Contractor Skipped Town Without Finishing Job
8/16/2019 2:08 AM
A homeowner put money down for a major renovation and the contractor simply disappeared. Can they hire someone else? What about the money already paid?   ...Read More
 
20M Owners Could Lower Mortgage Payments with a Refi
8/16/2019 2:08 AM
Homeowners with a credit score of at least 720 and 20% equity in their property could save nearly $270 per month by taking advantage of today’s lower rates. ...Read More
 
FHFA Publishes Final Rule on Credit Score Models
8/15/2019 5:08 AM
The credit-score change, which becomes effective in Oct., will make it easier for some families without traditional credit histories to be approved for a mortgage. ...Read More
 
AP Explains: Is the U.S. Economy Nearing a Recession?
8/15/2019 5:08 AM
A few more economists worry that a recession is on the horizon – 40%, up from 30% last month. But the bigger question is “How bad would it be?”, and many economists think it would be fairly mild. In general, expecting a downturn often causes a downturn. Read More
 
Little Change in Long-Term Mortgage Rates
8/15/2019 5:08 AM
The FRM remained at 3.6% this week, but Freddie Mac’s annual survey took place largely before a stock market decline that might push rates lower by next week. ...Read More
 
Which Fla. Cities Have the Lowest Local Taxes?
8/15/2019 5:08 AM
According to a Kiplinger list of 50 Fla. cities, Palm Bay residents pay the lowest local taxes ($3,205/year) in the state, followed by Poinciana and Lehigh Acres. ...Read More




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It’s a Challenging World – But You Can Make It Better
8/16/2019 4:08 AM
As one of the most powerful advocacy organizations in the state, Florida Realtors can affect change. Pick any hot topic– algae, flood insurance, iBuyers, service animals – the annual convention is a once-per-year chance to change talk into action. Read More
 
Housing Markets Aren’t Usually Hurt During a Recession
8/16/2019 3:08 AM
Excluding the Great Recession, a study of 1,039 state-level recessions since 1997 found that home values appreciated at the same rate they did in other times. ...Read More
 
For Some Buyers, HUD Homes Might be a Bargain
8/16/2019 2:08 AM
HUD homes – often FHA foreclosures – don’t usually appear in the MLS. They may have problems, but they’re also usually priced cheaper than other listings.   ...Read More
 
July Home Starts Down 4% – but Single-Family Up 1.3%
8/16/2019 2:08 AM
Apartment starts plunged 17.2% in July, and while single-family starts rose a bit, it still wasn’t enough to satisfy strong buyer demand for new homes.   ...Read More
 
Q&A: Contractor Skipped Town Without Finishing Job
8/16/2019 2:08 AM
A homeowner put money down for a major renovation and the contractor simply disappeared. Can they hire someone else? What about the money already paid?   ...Read More
 
20M Owners Could Lower Mortgage Payments with a Refi
8/16/2019 2:08 AM
Homeowners with a credit score of at least 720 and 20% equity in their property could save nearly $270 per month by taking advantage of today’s lower rates. ...Read More
 
FHFA Publishes Final Rule on Credit Score Models
8/15/2019 5:08 AM
The credit-score change, which becomes effective in Oct., will make it easier for some families without traditional credit histories to be approved for a mortgage. ...Read More
 
AP Explains: Is the U.S. Economy Nearing a Recession?
8/15/2019 5:08 AM
A few more economists worry that a recession is on the horizon – 40%, up from 30% last month. But the bigger question is “How bad would it be?”, and many economists think it would be fairly mild. In general, expecting a downturn often causes a downturn. Read More
 
Little Change in Long-Term Mortgage Rates
8/15/2019 5:08 AM
The FRM remained at 3.6% this week, but Freddie Mac’s annual survey took place largely before a stock market decline that might push rates lower by next week. ...Read More
 
Which Fla. Cities Have the Lowest Local Taxes?
8/15/2019 5:08 AM
According to a Kiplinger list of 50 Fla. cities, Palm Bay residents pay the lowest local taxes ($3,205/year) in the state, followed by Poinciana and Lehigh Acres. ...Read More