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How would tax plan alter mortgage interest deduction?

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 03:49
Analysis: A buyer paying at least $305,000 today still qualifies for the deduction, but only homes worth $801,000 or more would under latest Trump tax proposal.

Lennar upbeat on housing market after storms

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 03:47
The homebuilder said orders and deliveries rose in the latest quarter, and, after a short post-storm pause as the nation cleans up from recent storms, the company says that it expects that uptick in demand to continue for new homes.

Outsized price gains for entry-level homes hurts buyers

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 03:46
Analysis: Home prices in the lowest, most-affordable tier rose 56% over the past five years, but prices in the top, most-expensive tier are up only 33%.

7 real estate ideas that deserve to die

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 03:44
Conventional wisdom dies hard, and misconceptions may drive the decisions you make about your real estate career, marketing and even office décor.

Here's how credit scores affect your mortgage rate

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 03:43
Buyers can't control interest rates, but they have some control over their credit score – and a good credit score can shave thousands of dollars off their loan.

Real estate advertising? Try to keep up

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 03:35
While agents have a lot of online advertising options, Facebook is still best. It's visited by 79% of people online compared to Twitter, which is No. 2 at 24%.

With flood ins., what does 'substantial damage' mean?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 04:00
In the national flood program (NFIP), "substantial damage" means that repair costs for a home in a Special Flood Hazard Area are at least 50% of its market value.

Hurricane victims: A recap of key IRS tax relief

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:59
The Treasury issued a rundown of the tax relief benefits offered to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Because relief postpones some tax deadlines, individuals and businesses have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file any returns and pay any taxes.

Refinance scams target military vets

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:55
Scammers convince some vets with VA loans to refinance multiple times in one year, and each refinance adds thousands of dollars to the total amount they owe.

Justices to hear argument in states' disputes over water

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:54
The Supreme Court says it will hear a decades-long dispute between Florida and Georgia over water rights.

Why do some people pay too much for a house?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:53
A 2017 Nobel Prize focused on "behavioral economics," which finds that people make illogical economic decisions and act more like Homer Simpson than Mr. Spock.

5 ways to make your listing look bigger

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:51
Some items, like small carpets, make rooms appear smaller than they are. But other details, such as a monochrome paint color, can make it appear bigger.

'We're open for business,' Fla. tells the world

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 04:52
The world watched scary news reports and saw worst-case Irma photos after the hurricane, but most attractions are still open, including Key West's Fantasy Fest.

Congress considers post-hurricane flood insurance programs

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 04:50
On the one hand, the recent onslaught of hurricanes – notably Harvey in Houston – shows lawmakers that the U.S. needs a strong flood insurance program. However, it also brings the financial challenges facing NFIP into focus.

Legal QandA: Who repairs my condo's lanai?

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 04:49
A condo owner enclosed her lanai, but neighbors say the assoc. must fix it. Also: Our HOA has no reserve funds to replace a perimeter wall. What now?

More buyers reach for ARMs as home prices swell

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 04:43
Buyers see their dream home slipping out of reach as prices rise, so more are considering adjustable rate mortgages to make it work. That worries experts a bit.

What is Bitcoin? Here's everything you need to know

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 04:42
Bitcoin believers say it's the money of the future, a digital alternative to the dollar, euro or yen. Non-believers say it's not real money.

Emergency declared when Nate moved north

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 04:01
Gov. Scott declared a state of emergency when Hurricane Nate threatened the Panhandle, and Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund remained prepped to offer aid.

Fla. host-state agreement to help displaced Puerto Ricans

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 03:59
Gov. Rick Scott says the Trump Admin. approved his Host-State request with FEMA that approves 100% federal reimbursement for costs incurred by Fla. related to accommodating people who have been displaced by Hurricane Maria.

White House: No flood ins. for new homes in high-risk zones

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 03:55
The Trump administration proposed an end to federal flood ins. for new homes in flood zones. If enacted, the change would halt some new construction in Fla.