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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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Fed exempts commercial appraisal requirements less than $500K

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 03:35
The Fed, FDIC and Currency Comptroller issued a final rule that increases the threshold for commercial transactions requiring an appraisal from $250K to $500K.

Chinese commercial real estate investment declines 55%

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 03:34
It's harder to get money out of the country, says Cushman and Wakefield, but the Chinese have also started to focus a bit more on other types of investments.

Business stressing you out? 7 ways to soothe your nerves

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 03:33
Entrepreneurship and stress seem to go hand in hand, but here are some stress hacks to help keep work hours productive and off-duty hours relaxing.

Make Magic: Florida Realtors 102nd Convention and Trade Expo

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 03:31
The website is live, registration open, 35 education sessions planned, and comedians Penn and Teller will be here. Click here to explore this year's Aug. 8-9 convention.

Rent increases more slowly, easing strain on Americans

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:50
Apartment rent increases slowed more in 1Q 2018. Combined with faster wage growth, the trend may ease some financial stress for low and middle-income households.

Rising rents pushing millennials to become homeowners

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:49
12% of millennials surveyed cited "rising rents" as the trigger that sparked them to become homeowners, while 17% said family needs; for 55+ buyers, 20% said privacy. Overall, 44% want a three-bedroom home, and 93% want at least two bathrooms.

Facebook limits ad targeting after Cambridge Analytica

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:47
Ad targeting – the ability to push listing ads to a specific group of potential buyers – will no longer use data provided by third-party vendors, Facebook says.

Could virtual reality change the real estate industry?

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:46
Virtual reality is cool yet unessential to most, but buyers of unbuilt properties can now enter lobbies and ride elevators and tour not-yet-real condos.

Citizens reopens more than a third of Hurricane Irma claims

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:42
More than 24,500 of 66,400 claims – about 37 percent – have been reopened since the hurricane hit a wide swath of Fla. last Sept.

My home's price? If you have to ask, you can't afford it

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:36
Some sellers of high-end unique property say a price is "available upon request," but it's less common since most online ad websites won't market it without one.

West Palm Beach's Roman Fischer one of NAR's 30 Under 30

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:35
Realtor Magazine whittled its initial list of 50 "30 Under 30" candidates down, and the final roster includes a member of Florida Realtors.

Housing advocates sue Facebook, allege discrimination

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 03:54
Advocates said Facebook allows landlords and real estate brokers to illegally discriminate if they nix protected classes when selecting an audience for their ads.

Tech eating away at real estate but not taking it over

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 03:53
Artificial intelligence (AI) may not replace Realtors anytime soon, but as more day-to-day tasks are being automated – including algorithms matching sellers to buyers – some agents may see a boost in productivity even as others exit the business.

NAR: Feb. pending home sales reverse course, rise 3.1%

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 03:51
There weren't enough homes to sell last month, but more U.S. buyers signed contracts on the listings that managed to make it to market.

Condo QandA: Is screening process rule for tenants valid?

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 03:50
Also: If a condo owner is suing the board, does he still have the right to see meeting minutes? And must we receive election info at least 20 days in advance?

Commercial: Is modular construction going mainstream?

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 03:50
More apartments are being constructed in one place and assembled elsewhere; a 268-unit apartment complex in Winter Park is currently being built in Apopka, Fla.

Buyer psychology: Subtle factors can affect home value

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 03:42
You rarely see "backyard rolls downhill" or "90 feet of street frontage" in a listing, but those factors apparently lead buyers to pay more for a property.

Florida Realtors offices to be closed Friday, March 30

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 03:37
Florida Realtors News, the Legal Hotline and the Tech Helpline will also close Friday. The Tech Helpline reopens for normal biz hours on Saturday and will be closed on Sunday, April 1.

U.S home prices post 6.2% annual gain in Jan.

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 04:14
SandP CoreLogic Case-Shiller: The home price surge continues with values pushed higher by a shortage of homes for sale.

NAR survey: Economy great but buying a home? Not so much

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 04:12
1Q survey finds Americans optimistic about the economy and homeowners more prone to sell, even as more potential buyers are taking a step back and putting off a purchase until the real estate market is more favorable.