Realtor News

Syndicate content
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.
Updated: 20 hours 2 min ago

Fannie and Freddie end institutional-investor loan programs

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 04:05
The change should help Realtors. Large single-family commercial owners that buy single-family homes don't usually use the services of a real estate agent.

New-home sales fell 1.7% in July

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 04:04
Home sales appear to be a sore spot in an otherwise booming economy. New-home sales have now fallen two months in a row, though they're up 7.2% year-to-year.

FHFA House Price Index: Home prices up 6.5% in 2Q

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 04:02
While home prices continue to rise, the rate of that rise seems to have slowed considerably, with only a 1.1% increase between 1Q and 2Q 2018.

Nearby power lines can slash a lot's value by 45%

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 04:01
Study: Power-line living may or may not harm health but it definitely affects wallets. Even nearby lots are worth about 18% less than lots located farther away.

HUD moving forward on proposed fair housing changes

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 03:56
A court ruling in HUD's favor allows the department to move forward with its plan to ease certain fair housing rules. HUD is currently accepting comments.

Fla.'s home sales, new listings, median prices up in July

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 03:55
Existing single-family home sales up 3.8% from year ago, median price up 6.3% to $255K; condo sales up 8.5%, median price up 5.3% to $180K. Also: Modest increase in new listings a positive sign for buyers, though inventory still tight in many areas.

NAR: Existing U.S. home sales slip 0.7% in July from June

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 03:54
While home sales rose in Fla., they've fallen for five consecutive months nationally in a year-to-year comparison. For July, home sales fell 1.5% year-to-year.

One strange trick can guide buyers toward a specific listing?

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 03:52
The decoy effect: For reasons not understood, buyers with 3 choices – 2 similar and 1 notably different – usually pick the better of the ones that are similar.

Realtors to attend international conference in Vietnam

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 03:51
The 2018 International Real Estate Conference IREC, convenes at the National Convention Center in Hanoi Sept. 6-7, followed by an expo on Sept. 8-10.

Virtual and augmented reality upgrade the real estate game

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 03:50
The tech can give guided virtual tours in a 360° video format, virtually stage an empty apartment and overlay digital blueprints on existing physical locations.

NAR's Brokers Edge summit coming to Fla. Aug. 28

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 03:45
A one-day version of NAR's Broker Summit, Brokers Edge, takes place the day before Florida Realtors' Women in Real Estate on Aug. 29. Book now: Space is limited for both.

HUD wants more landlords to accept housing vouchers

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 03:29
Two studies found that most landlords don't accept vouchers – and those who do complain about administrative red tape and the local officials who run the program.

ATTOM: Fla. foreclosure starts up 35% in July

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 03:29
A multi-month trend suggests that foreclosure numbers bottomed out and are now rising again, based in part on looser lending regulations. Fla. tops ATTOM's list for foreclosure starts, with notable increases in Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando and Cape Coral.

Should listing photos be removed after a sale?

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 03:24
Some new homeowners want photos of their home, especially interior shots, removed from all real estate websites, saying they have privacy and security concerns.

Owner equity up – but a house shouldn't be a piggy bank

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 03:23
U.S. homeowners are sitting on nearly $6 trillion of home equity that could keep them afloat in retirement or after an emergency – but not if they spend it first.

Hurricane season peaks in Sept. Got the right insurance?

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 03:22
A flood insurance-property insurance combo should offer the most effective coverage balance, but many homeowners still don't understand the difference.

The marketing basics of boosting on Facebook

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 03:21
The goal of Facebook boosting is to get an ad in front of more people – and spend as little money as possible to generate maximum clicks per ad.

Registration deadline: Florida Realtors women's conference

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 03:20
Plan to attend Florida Realtors Women in Real Estate Conference on Aug. 29 in Hollywood, Fla.? Register online now. After today, all registration takes place at the event.