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Stuff nobody tells you about luxury real estate marketing

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 04:21
Many real estate professionals consider work in luxury real estate the pinnacle of success, yet experts says luxury buyers are more accessible than many believe.

Buyers say it's taking longer to find the right home

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:29
NAHB study: More than half of prospective buyers surveyed in 2Q have been trying to find the right home for at least three months – but only 16% might give up.

Red tide doesn't seem to impact real estate sales

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:50
While SW Fla.'s red tide dominates conversations, the residential real estate market is fairly unaffected so far – though some agents say it's too early to tell.

Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville near top of 'likely to move' list

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:49
ATTOM Q2 Pre-Mover Housing Index: "A higher pre-mover index bodes well for local real estate agents, home improvement stores, moving companies and others that benefit from the halo effect of a home sale," says Daren Blomquist, senior VP at ATTOM.

Mortgage rates fall: 30-year at 4.53%

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:44
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week – but relatively lower rates aren't sparking an increase in home sales.

July housing starts up slight 0.9% as tariffs bite

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:43
U.S. Commerce Dept.: Starts rose to a seasonally adjusted pace of 1.17M. The slight uptick may indicate higher construction costs are weighing on homebuilders.

Millions of consumers getting credit score boost

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:41
8 million credit reports had collection "events" deleted, and the New York Federal Reserve says consumers who had only one are seeing an 11-point score increase.

7 bad things that sellers often do

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:40
Tactics like "We'll price it high and drop the price if we don't get any offers right away" sound reasonable – but they usually do more harm than good.

Apply now for 2019 Florida Realtors Leadership Academy

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:38
Florida Realtors Leadership Academy "identifies, educates and inspires" future association and local leaders. Apply by Dec. 31. Questions? Email Dana Bricker.

August builder confidence: Tight supplies, lots of buyers

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:29
Builders remain positive amid "growing affordability concerns stemming from rising construction costs, shortages of skilled labor and a dearth of buildable lots."

Homebuyers see better price fit in smaller cities

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:22
As real estate prices rise, many buyers are starting to city-shop before they home-shop. The nation's top-tier cities have been unaffordable for years, but many of the second-tier cities are also losing favor as buyers find affordable prices elsewhere.

Condo siblings don't want to pick a primary owner

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:21
The condo association wants a "primary" owner but it's split 3 ways. Also: What obligation does a board have to an owner who can no longer hear the meetings?

New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:18
Americans who want to buy a home in Auckland or Wellington are out of luck. New Zealand banned outside buyers in an attempt to combat rapidly rising home prices.

Don't ignore reminders to install security updates

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:17
When a computer, cell or pad says an update is available and asks if you want to install it, always say "yes." It's the best defense against a virus.

NYC area tax-law refugees fuel Fla. luxury-home boom

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:25
Fla. luxury home prices climbed 16% in 2Q. Some buyers want to escape higher tax rates in Northern states even as aging boomers downsize or buy second homes.

Study: Many Fla. millennials still not 'on their own'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:24
The U.S. should have 2.4 million more households than it does, according to an NAHB analysis of Census data on "head of household" by age group. In Fla., 27% of 25-34 year-olds still live with their parents.

Scientists unsure why red tide exists, how to fix problem

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:24
The toxic algae along Fla.'s coastline is hard to eradicate and little understood, according to one of the laboratories receiving state funds to find a solution.

Latin America agrees to standardize ethics rules

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:23
NAR says it's helping foster ethical practices globally after Central and South American nations signed an accord reaffirming a commitment to the Code of Ethics.

HUD moves forward with push to change fair housing rule

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:18
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule (AFFH) would reduce regulatory oversight of local jurisdictions and give them more control, according to HUD.