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10/18/2018 Forecast

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High: 88 F Low: 80 F Mostly sunny; humid
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High: 88 F Low: 78 F A shower or t-storm in spots
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New fed mortgage website for non-English-speaking buyers

Realtor News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:41
FHFA, Freddie and Fannie jointly announced Mortgage Translations – a centralized clearinghouse for RE pros who serve limited English proficient borrowers.

How will 2 seasons' storms affect Fla. property insurance?

Realtor News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:39
Experts believe Fla.'s insurance industry can weather the latest losses from Hurricane Michael without significant premium increases, even though major storms have historically bankrupted some insurance firms and sent rates skyrocketing.

U.S. housing starts down 5.3% in September

Realtor News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:37
Hurricanes and rising mortgage rates took a toll, notably on multifamily starts. Single-family starts were mixed: Up in half the U.S., down in the other half.

Kiplinger: Fla. No. 4 tax-friendly state – and top 3 are cold

Realtor News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:30
The overall taxes paid by Floridians are bested only by Alaska, Wyoming and South Dakota; and the top 5 of 10 "best" states have no income tax at all.

The yin and yang of rising interest rates

Realtor News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:29
Fed interest rate increases are a sign of a healthy economy – but they're also a problem for homebuyers when higher rates increase the cost of ownership.

Give or receive: Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund

Realtor News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:04
The Disaster Relief Fund accepts aid applications from members of the Realtor family, including RE employees, Realtor board/associations and their staff.

Housing market facing a gentler slowdown than in 2007

Realtor News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:26
This cycle is different, in part because construction never took off and an inventory shortage remains. Worst case scenario: Stagnant prices for a year or two.

Sender of scam 'Realtor Board' mail identified, charged

Realtor News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:25
Over the past two years, many Realtors received a scam bill from the "Florida Board of Realtors," a fake name. The Office of the Attorney General has now identified the sender and filed a complaint in Jacksonville alleging deceptive trade practices.

Zero-down loan program aims to expand mortgage access

Realtor News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:24
The Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America is hosting events around the U.S. to help buyers with low credit scores get home mortgages with low interest rates.

New top reason for loan denials? High debt-to-income ratios

Realtor News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:22
CoreLogic: High debt-to-income ratios have superseded poor credit histories as the number one reason mortgage applicants get turned down by lenders.

Panhandle's weaker building codes tested during hurricane

Realtor News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:22
An old argument claimed Panhandle trees would be a natural barrier to high winds – but many people now agree that homes shouldn't be exempted from building codes.

How to give investment buyers the best service

Realtor News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:19
Agents often must be the "boots on the ground" for investors. Understand clients' goals upfront and keep communication channels open.

Give or receive: Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund

Realtor News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:17
The Disaster Relief Fund accepts aid applications from members of the Realtor family, including RE employees, Realtor board/associations and their staff. Find out more. https://www.floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/DisasterReliefFund/

HUD announces disaster assistance for Fla. storm victims

Realtor News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:09
Five counties within the federal hurricane disaster declaration will have a 90-day moratorium on FHA foreclosures, access to home-repair mortgages and more.

Hurricane Michael, Fla. contracts and 'force majeure'

Realtor News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:06
How does the "force majeure" provision in the Florida Realtors/Florida Bar "As Is" contract work now that Hurricane Michael has interrupted some transactions? Meaning "superior force" in Latin, it outlines how a buyer and seller will move forward.
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