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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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EU getting 'impatient' with Facebook over consumer data use

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 02:37
Marketing on Facebook to European clients? It will become more difficult under their new privacy rules and perhaps impossible if Facebook doesn't comply quickly.

Older apartments losing their affordability advantage

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 02:35
Renters who couldn't afford a shiny new apartment often opt for the cheaper, older building down the street – but those kinds of bargains may be drying up.

Vote online now for NAR 'Good Neighbor' award Fla. finalist

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 02:34
Rick Harris, a Floridian from Palm Harbor, helps challenged adults and children learn how to live happy and complete lives.

When is it OK to tap home equity?

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 02:31
Many homeowners found themselves facing foreclosure because they unwisely used their home as a piggy bank – but tapping equity isn't always a bad idea.

Mortgage rates rise again – 30-year at 4.65%

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:12
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, and the key 30-year FRM hit its highest level since May.

NAHB: Latest tariff increases will hurt housing

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:09
The U.S. imposed more tariffs – $200 billion worth – on Chinese goods this week, which homebuilders say has "major ramifications for the housing industry."

Legal QandA: Can a neighbor rescind permission for a pathway?

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:07
About 12 years ago, a homeowner received permission from his zero-lot-line neighbor to put in a gravel path. Can that neighbor now force him to remove it?

NAR: U.S. existing-home sales unchanged in Aug.

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:06
The steady reading follows four months of declines as sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest canceled out downturns in the South and West.

It's no illusion: American garages are getting bigger

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:05
The consumer shift to pickups and large SUVs has created a niche business in garage remodeling as people try to make room for them plus some storage on the side.

Worried about new security flaws? Call or email us

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:04
Have you protected your computer from hackers? Florida Realtors Tech Helpline is a free member benefit. Reach tech pros via email, online chat or phone: 407.587.1450. https://www.floridarealtors.org/ToolsAndSupport/TechHelpline/

Aug. housing construction up 9.2% – but permits slide

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:49
Housing starts sent a mixed message last month: While construction surged to its highest level in seven months, a drop in permits suggests a future downturn.

Photographer sues Zillow for $81M over photo copyrights

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:48
Use a pro photographer to advertise listings? Read the contract. A Calif. photographer who registers copyrights for each photo alleges that Zillow took his copyrighted, limited-use photos licensed only to Realtors by "scraping" them from the local MLS.

Realtor.com: Luxury market picks up speed

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:47
Luxury sales continued to break records and prices hit double-digit gains in 20 major counties, according to the 2018 Luxury Home Index. Top of list? Sarasota.

Fed's new perspective: Subprime loans didn't cause crash

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:46
A Federal Reserve study doesn't find a correlation between high-foreclosure areas and subprime loans; it blames toxic mortgage-backed securities for the collapse.

Mobile, traditional homes appreciate at similar rates

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:45
Conventional wisdom says that site-built housing appreciates faster than mobile homes, but if a manufactured house includes the land underneath, appreciation is similar.

The first step in landing clients? Gain their trust

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:44
You know you're a good person, but do potential clients? A Kelton Global study found 22% of Southern U.S. consumers think Realtors can't be trusted, for example.

Spread the word: Amendment 2 toolkit now available

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:43
Help voters understand Amendment 2 before election day: Our online toolkit explains how they benefit from Fla.'s non-homestead 10% tax cap and why they should vote "yes."

The best cities to own rental property in Fla.

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:09
Forbes crunched fed data to determine which U.S. cities offer the best return for a real estate investment; in Fla., Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville ranked high.

The recession 10 years later: Big changes in RE market

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:08
American financial systems look different today, and NAR takes some credit for improvements due to its "significant advocacy support ... over the past decade."