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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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Flood insurance bill moving forward in Congress

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 03:25
A deal isn't close, but the House had a hearing Monday on a compromise bill that could break a months-long deadlock over the National Flood Insurance Program.

Mortgage bankers like homeownership tax credits

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 03:23
While NAR focuses its tax-reform lobbying efforts on mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions, the bankers are pushing a tax credit that would target lower income buyers with perhaps a 12% tax credit for mortgage interest and property taxes.

Freddie: Housing bubble fears are inflated

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 03:20
If it's not going to pop, it's not a bubble. While the real estate market will probably see moderating home prices over time, a "pop" is highly unlikely.

Survey: Consumers less satisfied with mortgage lenders

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 03:19
An uptick in digital applications should make the lending process faster, but a J.D. Power survey finds more consumers complaining about the slow process.

Study: Homes more affordable now than 20 years ago

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 03:17
Interest rates have dropped over the past six months, but for buyers, most of the savings is offset by the accelerating rate of home price appreciation.

5 ways to improve your networking skills

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 03:16
Networking masquerades as a conversation but, if successful, achieves goals. To succeed, practice listening, make notes on the fly and follow up later.

New: 2017 Profile of international RE activity in Fla.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:47
International real estate activity increased over the past year (Aug. 2016-July 2017) in Fla., and an additional $4.8B flowed into the state. International transactions accounted for 21% of all residential dollar volume and 72% paid with cash.

When should you drop a listing price?

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:26
Strong market or weak market, some sellers want to list their home for more than it's worth, but buyers look at stale listings and wonder if something's wrong.

Tax reform's subtle message: 'Homeownership isn't all that important'

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:24
Americans have to answer a core question: Do we – should we – promote homeownership? If we should, tell Congress today.