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Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as The Voice for Real Estate® in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 115,000 members in 67 boards/associations.
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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.

Lawmakers target seller-financed homes

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 03:54
The U.S. consumer bureau thinks some larger investors that offer seller financing abuse the practice by evicting buyers for small infractions such as one late payment.

Study: Homeownership a priority for younger consumers

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 03:51
71% of prospective homeowners – largely millennials – believe it's a good time to buy a home, and 63% remain steadfast in their ideal preferences for a home.

Hard lessons businesses learned after the hurricane

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 03:45
When you plan effectively for a hurricane and get 90% right, the 10% you missed will still frustrate you. These biz owners will plan better the next time.

How will buyers and sellers bridge the pricing gap?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 03:41
Still-climbing property values are starting to make commercial investors nervous. In a normal bid-ask gap, sellers continue to want top dollar based on recent sales returns while buyers are increasingly nervous about paying it and later losing money.

Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.85%

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 03:40
Long-term mortgage rates ticked up slightly, in part due to expectations that Congress will OK tax cuts to stimulate growth and possibly increase the deficit.

Real estate QandA: Should a widow sell her home to save money?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 03:39
An 86-year-old must dip into savings for taxes and insurance, plus stairs are becoming more difficult. If renting is cheaper, should she sell and make the change?

SEC: REcoin cryptocurrency is a fraud

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 03:38
Cryptocurrency is "digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security," with Bitcoin the best-known example. But REcoin dupes investors out of money.

Facebook marketing secret? Give 'em what they want

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 03:37
Real estate pros go about social media marketing the wrong way: They post listings and business info instead of tapping into the interests of potential clients.

Merritt Island Realtor is NAR Good Neighbor Award winner

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:28
Louise McLean, Florida Realtors 2014 Humanitarian of Year, founded the Space Coast Assoc.'s charitable arm that helps over 2.2K homeless children in Brevard County.

Tax reform: Deduct property taxes or mortgage interest?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:26
The U.S. House continues to consider tax reform, and their latest compromise proposal would force homeowners to make a decision at tax time: They could deduct their property taxes or their mortgage interest – but not both.

Another 2.5M affected by Equifax data breach

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:24
Credit-scoring company Equifax announced that 145.5 million folks are now vulnerable to identity theft. Many Americans now wonder what they should do.

CFPB issues rule on lender communications during foreclosure

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:22
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues to tweak its rules on foreclosures. The latest gives lenders more flexibility when contacting owners.

Home builders switch gears on mortgage interest deduction

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:20
NAR has fought to keep the tax policy that allows homeowners to deduct mortgage interest, but NAHB suddenly seems willing to compromise on the issue.