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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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Builders say market continues to grow slowly but surely

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:36
Builder index finds that the industry has attracted more qualified workers but the lack of permit activity is still a "stubbornly lagging indicator."

Planners think U.S. cities need more 'middle' housing

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:35
Some people take issue with only the apartment vs. single-family home option. They think walkable cities need more high-density homes, such as townhouses.

U.S. court considers potentially landmark LGBT housing case

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:33
Does the Fair Housing Act protect renters based on sexual orientation? A 70-year-old woman claims her senior living center did nothing to stop harassment.

You should always end emails with a 'P.S.'

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:28
A 'P.S.' added to a signature line provides extra space for an important message, such as a referral request for if they know anyone ready to buy or sell a home.

Florida Realtors Rewards partner offers 20% off car rentals

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:25
Hertz cuts rates 20% and offers occasional specials when Realtors use discount code 2142019, and the Business Rewards loyalty program has even bigger discounts.

Federal Reserve imposes new penalties on Wells Fargo

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 02:32
The lender can't expand unless it fixes mistakes, like charging unfair fees to lock in mortgage rates, opening fake accounts and force-placing unneeded insurance.

Must emotional support animals obey condo rules?

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 02:31
Real estate QandA: Can a condo association make rules for emotional support animals, such as excessive barking limits, restricted outdoor areas for their business, leash rules, etc.? Or can their owners do whatever they want?

Report: Fla.'s fast-growth track may create housing boom

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 02:30
The U.S. population rose by 2.2M in 2016, but growth isn't even. Of the top 10 growth states, Fla. ranked fourth with a 10-year growth rate of 13.46%.

Cash sales hit post-recession high

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 02:26
NAHB: 8% of new-home sales were all-cash in the fourth quarter of 2017, matching a high not seen since 2014, even as 20% of existing sales were all-cash.

Time to loosen manufactured housing regulations?

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 02:25
Due to the housing inventory shortage, should HUD ease some manufactured-home regulations? It's currently accepting public comments.

The 3 stages of entrepreneurial business growth

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 02:24
Whether it's flourishing as an agent, developing a team or expanding a brokerage, growth starts with a willingness to evolve.

Get flood insurance now – it expires Thursday

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:53
The industry is preparing for another possible government shutdown Thursday at midnight. Flood-zone buyers with a mortgage should secure coverage now.

New tax laws should boost high-net-worth investing

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:45
For high-net-worth investors in commercial real estate, the federal tax overhaul is almost a financial home run. Legal and tax experts say the law bestows several benefits that make it more appealing for them to buy properties.

NAR's Advanced Multi-List Platform (AMP) shuts down

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:44
NAR subsidiary RPR says it will immediately suspend its Advanced Multi-List Platform (AMP) project to reduce costs and help it focus on core initiatives.

Homebuyers should be on the lookout for 'greenwashing'

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:43
Eco-friendly, energy efficient homes often cost more, so some sellers are starting to call their not-so-green home "green" in order to make more money.

Homeowners are richer than renters: Here's why

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:40
Renters could accumulate more wealth than owners if they saved and invested the equivalent of a downpayment and monthly savings over a mortgage. But they don't.

Your buyers don't understand mortgage basics

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:31
Survey: 92% of U.S. adults don't know how much mortgage they can afford, "rates" and "points" confuse them, and most have no idea what closing costs include.

Mortgage rates rise for fourth straight week – hit 4.22%

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 04:54
Rates on 15-year, fixed-rate and five-year adjustable-rate mortgages hit their highest level since 2011 as lending standards continue to tighten.

Court OK's some marketing service agreements

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 04:53
CFPB, the government consumer bureau behind tighter mortgage lending rules, was wrong to label some marketing service agreements a Sec. 8 anti-kickback violation, a court ruled, though it also affirmed CFPB's power to act independently.

Introducing 'The Florida Realtors Advantage'

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 04:52
Need tech help on a Tuesday night? Got a thorny legal question? The new products and services guide can quickly connect to the 50+ ways Realtor membership pays.