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Trump administration: No oil drilling off Fla. coast

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:39
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida – an abrupt course reversal welcomed by Fla. lawmakers.

NAHB panel: Housing will continue to gain ground in 2018

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:36
Economists predict a good year for home builders and buyers, though headwinds such as unfilled construction jobs and land shortages will dampen that growth.

In 2017, multifamily demand exceeded expectations

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:34
2017 was filled with new products, numerous records and continued innovation, writes David Brickman for Freddie Mac. In 2018, he expects those trends to continue.

Fast and easy ways to attract more online followers

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:27
The big view: The more involved you are, the more followers you'll attract. Accomplish that by following others, joining conversations, using hashtags, etc.

Great American Realtor Days: See what you're missing

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:26
Florida Realtors' Facebook page is the go-to spot for news and insights – and also photos of fellow Realtors in Tallahassee this week. #MakeMagic2018 #FloridaRealtors

Buyers' wallets will feel Fed's rate hike

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:08
More expected Fed rate hikes won't just make adjustable-rate loans more expensive, they'll also make buyers pay more on credit card balances and other debt.

What will 2018 bring for homebuilders?

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:06
NAHB's annual convention is in Orlando, and realtor.com released four projections: Entry-level homes will be big; millennials will gain market share; the South will lead in sales; and tax reform will boost sales short term but shrink it long term.

Energy industry expected to zero in on Gulf drilling

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:04
A move to expand offshore drilling would likely include areas off Fla.'s coast because they have "strong prospects" and easy access to existing infrastructure.

Hurricanes boosted early-stage foreclosures

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:03
CoreLogic: Early-stage delinquencies only 30 days late rose after last fall's hurricanes, but the overall foreclosure rate has remained at a pre-recession level.

Computer security flaw's big lesson: Automate your updates

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:02
Thanks to an Intel chip problem, almost every computer you own suffers from a vulnerability that stretches back decades. But it's easy to get help.

4 types of open house visitors – but only 1 matters

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:02
Open house means just that – anyone can stop in. Some snoop; some seek confirmation; some dream. But the guy with the stack of paperwork? He's the serious buyer.

Worried about new security flaws? Call or email us

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:00
Have you protected your computer from hackers? Florida Realtors Tech Helpline is a free member benefit. Reach our tech pros via email, online chat or phone: 407.587.1450. https://www.floridarealtors.org/ToolsAndSupport/TechHelpline/

'Tappable equity' at record high, but tax law could change impact

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:26
Fla.-based Black Knight says "tappable" equity has hit a record high, but equity loans could still drop in demand since interest is no longer tax deductible.

2017's disaster onslaught stretched FEMA to limit

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:24
2017 was a record-setting year. The three major hurricanes affected nearly 26M people, or 8% of the population, and FEMA received more aid requests that it did for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma and Sandy combined.

First-timers shouldn't shy away from housing market

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:21
No economist can predict the future with certainty, and that's why many real estate experts urge would-be buyers not to postpone their quest for homeownership.

2018 Volunteering Works Mentoring Program: Sign up now

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:17
NAR's annual program rewards members who volunteer with a charity that has the potential to expand or improve if given help from an expert mentor.

New tech makes it seem as if a home can talk

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:15
If every light switch has a hidden microphone and speaker, owners can bark commands and get questions answered as they stroll through their home.

8 ways to identify fake buyers and sellers

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:10
It's cliché but true: Time is money, especially in real estate, and it's not worth talking to potential clients who don't intend to buy or sell property.

Just show up: Great American Realtor Days

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:08
Homeowners need you. As a Realtor, you're their only advocate in Tallahassee. To make your voice heard during Great American Realtor Days, just show up tonight or tomorrow, register, and help make Fla. a better place for property owners.

Flood insurance expires again on Jan. 19 – or not

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 03:21
Homes in flood zones could have trouble closing after Jan. 19 unless Congress reauthorizes flood insurance – but another short-term extension is more likely.