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Median U.S. household income up 1.8%

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 04:04
In 2017, household income grew for the third consecutive year, though at a slower pace, and the healthy economy is helping more Americans who live in poverty.

Apple rolls out iPhone XS, XS Max for launch

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 04:03
The latest iPhone upgrade, rolled out on Wed., includes a larger 6.5-inch version, along with more iPhone options offered at a wider range of prices.

Sellers who inherited a house have unique problems

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 04:02
In many cases, a home is the biggest asset in an estate, and real estate agents must guide grieving clients who may disagree while making important decisions.

HUD charges Fla. company with national-origin discrimination

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 04:23
HUD claims that Advocate Law Groups of Florida violated the Fair Housing Act by intentionally targeting Hispanic families with promises of mortgage help.

Suburbs are again growing faster than cities

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 04:22
A few years ago, cities appeared to be growing even as suburbs grew smaller or held their own. But as the economy rebounds, the trend appears to be switching again in favor of suburban life. Only Philadelphia appears to be bucking this trend.

'Good Neighbor' helps people with developmental disabilities

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 04:21
Rick Harris, a Floridian nominated by NAR for a Good Neighbor Award, helps challenged adults and children learn how to live happy and complete lives.

Poll: Floridians lack awareness of hurricane risks

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 04:10
Few residents knew that garage doors present a major risk; that generators silently kill; or that cleanup costs can be prohibitive even with homeowners insurance.

Homes in 8 states have lost billions in potential value

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 04:04
Study: Problems posed by rising seas aren't unique to Fla. Home values in 5 SE states have lost $7.4B in value but 3 NE states have lost $7B.

More owners choose eco-friendly building materials

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 04:02
A material is eco-friendly if it comes from a trusted source, uses recycled content and stands up to everyday use – cork floors are a good example.

Invited to a local high school Career Day?

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 03:58
What do you do now? Florida Realtors can help: Go to Getting Started on floridarealtors.org for a downloadable flyer about the real estate profession to share.

Bill could help RE agents and gig workers get mortgages

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 05:02
There's a bipartisan push underway on Capitol Hill to make the home-mortgage process a lot easier for buyers who don't hold a traditional 9-5 job.

Invest in yourself at YPN's 'Next Wave' conference

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 05:01
It's a strategic career move: One YPN'er credits three leads received this year to the people she met through YPN and Florida Realtors. It's also a marketing tool: Tell

Consumer borrowing up strong $16.6 billion in July

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 04:59
Fewer consumers are scared to rack up debt, which could be a good sign for housing as recession-generated fears continue to subside.

'Nonbanks' emerge as top lenders for home buying

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 04:58
Nonbanks like Quicken have re-emerged since the last housing crisis and now account for 52% of U.S. mortgage originations – up from 9% in 2009.

To protect your data, go beyond a credit freeze

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 04:57
Criminals are increasingly opening phone, utility, bank and other types of accounts that don't require a credit report for approval.

Market without selling yourself short

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 04:54
You not a used-car salesman pushing a 10-year-old Ford Taurus – so how do you promote a listing without sounding like one?

1 year after Irma: Homeowners still waiting for ins. money

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 05:17
In 2017, Hurricane Irma cleanup took time. Victims found adjusters in short supply, and some owners had trouble syncing contractor demands with insurance payout offers – and some say insurers' internal processes caused added delays.

Study: Innocent RE behaviors may perpetuate racial divides

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 04:52
Why do many cities still have racially divided neighborhoods? A study in Houston found some innocent practices, such as pocket listings, favor white buyers.

1 year after Irma: Commercial biz still needs ins. money

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 04:45
Some properties weren't completely covered; others have had protracted battles with carriers over hard-to-determine claims like business interruption coverage.

NAHB to Congress: Regulations 1/3 of multifamily costs

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 04:42
Excessive regulation – local, state and federal mandates – translates into higher rents and reduced affordability for consumers, NAHB said.