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4/22/2018 Forecast

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High: 83 F Low: 75 F Periods of sun with a t-storm
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High: 83 F Low: 74 F Couple of thunderstorms
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Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.47% this week

Realtor News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:53
The rate rose from last week's 4.42%, according to Freddie Mac, and slightly worsened affordability for homebuyers.

NAR report: U.S. housing supply and affordability at odds

Realtor News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:50
Rising mortgage rates and home prices have made ownership less affordable, especially for first-time buyers, though a handful of metros – including North Port-Sarasota and Palm Bay-Melbourne –have seen affordability increase over the past year.

Have a private router? Prepare for a Russian cyberattack

Realtor News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:49
Most wireless internet access goes through private routers, which makes them a one-stop shop for cyber-attackers who want to uncover all your passwords at once.

Want flood insurance before hurricane season? Apply now

Realtor News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:49
With a 30-day waiting period before NFIP flood insurance kicks in, owners should apply now if they want coverage before the June 1 start of hurricane season.

Save 50% by building your own house

Realtor News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:45
A do-it-yourself home kit arrives on flatbed trucks and even includes nails, so landowners can save on construction costs if willing to invest sweat equity.

What if your ready buyer isn't really ready?

Realtor News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:41
A real estate pro's job is to guide buyers through the process – even if that means telling them to wait until they can afford the higher costs of homeownership.

Investing? Fla. location matters most as appreciation slows

Realtor News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:24
As the recession ended, almost all Fla. cities were an investment opportunity. But now a handful of smaller cities see the most dramatic home price increases.

Summit: Brokers must adapt to agents – and help agents adapt

Realtor News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:23
What were the eye-openers at the recent NAR Broker Summit? For one, tech has changed. The latest is no longer a strong marketing tool, but "big data" may help some companies thrive. And watch statistics: Your market has changed substantially.

Insurance Institute ranks Fla. No. 1 for building codes

Realtor News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:19
In an assessment of 18 hurricane-prone states' residential building code systems, Fla. got the highest score – 95 out of 100.

Builder trend: Homes that adapt and change with us

Realtor News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:18
Innovations like moveable walls, smart technology, multifunction furniture and space-saving features are the future, according to a new exhibit at the National Building Museum.

S. Fla. officials prepare to help overwhelmed renters

Realtor News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:16
S. Fla. has the U.S.'s highest percentage of severely burdened renters, so Broward may create its own affordable housing trust fund and take other steps to help.

'Don't miss out' may be top millennial marketing tip

Realtor News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:11
Fear of missing out – or FOMO, according to millennials – has become a powerful motivator for young buyers to pursue homeownership, according to a BofA survey.

Help! Florida Realtors needs you for a 2019 committee

Realtor News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:11
Deadline: 11 days. Fla.'s Realtors succeed only if members sign up and serve. Download and review committee descriptions and submit your application before May 1, 2018. http://www.floridarealtors.org//FARBusiness/FARCommittees/index.cfm

'Nonprime' loans expand mortgage options

Realtor News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 04:53
Banks have money to lend yet fewer applications, so one lender is qualifying borrowers with FICO scores as low as 500 and manually underwriting each loan.

Tax cuts aren't good news if you plan to get a mortgage

Realtor News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 04:52
Experts see two trends that will push mortgage rates higher: 1) Inflation, thanks to a stronger economy, and 2) the U.S.'s greater need to borrow money, which means that businesses and consumers (homebuyers) will have less funds to access.

Housing starts rise in March – but not single-family

Realtor News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 04:50
U.S. housing starts rose 1.9% last month, but the single-family component fell 3.7% as apartment starts surged 16% higher.
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