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NAR: Pending sales inched 0.2% higher in Nov.

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 03:51
The November index is the highest pending-sales reading since June (110.0), and it's higher year-to-year (0.8%) for the first time since early summer.

Florida consumer confidence broke records in 2017

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 03:50
UF's consumer index rose an average 4.6 points in 2017, even though it dropped 1.4 points in Dec., and Floridians were "far more optimistic in 2017."

In 2017, 2.7 million people used Airbnb in Florida

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 03:49
Nearly 40,000 Floridians share their homes or vacation rentals through Airbnb, with each host typically earning about $6,700 annually, the company claims.

Facebook cracking down on 'engagement bait'

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 03:48
The social media giant will stop sharing posts that ask readers to "like," "share" or "comment" in a sensational way, such as offering a prize entry if you do.

Great American Realtor Days: You need to do this!

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 03:46
Homeowners need you. As a Realtor, you're their only advocate in Tally when the Florida Legislature considers new laws that impact ownership. Let your voice be heard. Join fellow Realtors in Tallahassee Jan. 9-11 for Great American Realtor Days.

Housing starts move 3.3% higher in Nov.

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:55
Single-family starts continue to outpace apartments, and starts on single-family houses rose 8.7% so far this year – but demand continues to outpace supply.

Housing demand fades even as economy booms

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:54
Despite steady job creation, record stock market gains and faster economic growth, NAR's latest survey finds that a smaller and smaller share of households believe it's a good time to buy or sell a home.

New housing, brought to you by Airbnb

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:53
A new real estate product mixes investing with vacationing and short-term rentals. Airbnb-branded apartments funded by Airbnb will debut in Central Fla.

Puerto Rico faces 'housing meltdown' in Maria's wake

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:51
The island's housing troubles continue to mount. In addition to widespread destruction, many residents left without a job cannot pay their mortgage.

Irma insurance claims near 866,000 as pace slows

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:50
Almost 866K claims for $6.55B have been filed with insurance companies so far; residential makes up nearly 720K, but people have several years to file claims.

Pen, magnet, calendar giveaways? They still work

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:49
Survey: Promotional gifts remain an effective way to keep your name top-of-mind with clients. Consumers hold onto products and often pass them along to others.

Ten common real estate scams

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:04
Real estate is a prime target for scammers because it usually involves the transfer of large sums of money, which to crooks is an opportunity to steal.

Is the rental boom winding down?

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 03:55
Fewer new renter households are forming, vacancies are rising and rent increases are slowing, according to the 2017 America's Rental Housing report.

Tax bill nixes longtime perks of owning home

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 03:54
The income tax raises money for government services and rewards behaviors it considers good for society via tax deductions and credits. The big change now is that homeownership, once a good-for-society item, has lost that status in lawmakers' eyes.

Homebuilder optimism hits 18-year high

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 03:53
The monthly NAHB survey rose five points this month to 74. Any number over 50 is considered positive, and it's been over 60 since Sept. 2016.

More homeowners opt to renovate rather than sell

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 03:37
Some Floridians who decided to move up called an agent and toured listings only to find them more expensive and less plentiful than hoped. Now they're renovating.

How to avoid 'death by PowerPoint'

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 03:36
A "Wow" presentation can quickly spiral into "What the ..." if not done correctly. In general, use data to back up ideas – don't expect it to make a point for you.

U.S. 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate slips to 3.93%

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:31
Freddie Mac economist Len Kiefer said the market had already priced in the Fed's rate hike on Wednesday, so mortgage rates barely moved from last week's 3.94%.

GOP forges a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:30
The tax reform bill would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, with smaller tax cuts for middle- and low-income families. It also repeals the mandate that most Americans get health insurance,

Irma claims top $6B, Citizens braces for 50,000-plus new customers

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:20
Fla.'s state-run and second-largest carrier expects to add more than 50,000 customers in 2018, increasing its policyholders to around 500,000 or about 14%.