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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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Real estate industry collaborates to fill talent pipeline

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 03:41
No child hopes to be a corporate real estate exec one day, but a new website hopes to change that by highlighting the range of real estate careers out there.

State study: Floridians love electricity, avoid natural gas

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 03:11
Fla. ranks dead last in the number of people who use natural gas, perhaps because it's more expensive. But residents love electricity and the cost is fairly low.

Renters spend almost 6.5 years saving for 20% downpayment

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 03:28
In three Fla. cities included in a study, it takes from 7 years in Tampa to 11.5 years in Miami. However, saving for a 3.5% downpayment takes 2 years or less.

Fla. one step closer to reservoir for toxic discharges

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:49
The Army Corps of Engineers signed off on a 10K-acre reservoir that will reduce river discharges by 63%. Next: An OK by Congress and the president's signature.

Is artificial intelligence the answer for home security?

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:40
If AI calls for help based on facial recognition and algorithms, it may make "Should I call the police?" decisions more logical and lead to fewer false alarms.

More Fed officials ready to raise interest rate

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:37
A few Federal Reserve officials had doubts about raising interest rates earlier this year, but strong growth and more-stable prices have convinced them it's time.

Foreclosures down 78% since 2010 peak

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:35
ATTOM report: While Fla's foreclosure rate of 0.37% still lands it in the No. 4 spot nationwide, it's no longer the nation's poster child for at-risk homeowners; in Miami, foreclosures have dropped below their "normal" level prior to the recession.

Scott issues order to protect beach access

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:35
A beach access law passed by the Fla. Legislature continues to create confusion, so the governor signed an executive order in an attempt to clarify the issue.

The supply of for-sale homes may finally be loosening up

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 04:26
30% of the largest 100 metros had an inventory increase in 2Q (13% in 1Q) thanks to construction and more owners starting to think that prices might be peaking.

Florida Realtors 2018 Convention and Trade Expo: Are you going?

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 04:26
A "can't-miss-this" business opportunity for Realtors with more than 40 ed sessions, the convention takes place Aug. 8-9 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando; governance meetings are Aug. 10-12. Pres. Christine Hansen says," I'll be there – will you?"

Average mortgage rates edge a tiny bit higher

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 04:20
The 30-year FRM rose from last week's 4.52% to 4.53% this week. It's not a big change, but it's the first increase since early June.

52% of firms review policies in wake of #MeToo movement

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 04:19
Employment survey: Since more sexual harassment victims within companies are naming names, 58% of the companies that conducted a review changed their policies.

What happens to a renter's lease if the landlord dies?

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 04:18
Real estate QandA: A tenant's landlord died unexpectedly, and the daughter who inherited the home told the tenant he has to move out. Does he?

7 tips for running a home office smoothly

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 04:17
It's an easy commute to a home-based business, but the line can get blurred between work and leisure if you don't create some rules for yourself and others.

Hurry! Convention preregistration ends in 17 days

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 04:13
After July 30, 2018, Florida Realtors Convention and Trade Expo attendees must register onsite rather than online and pay more to attend. Simplify your life: Register today.

RE groups ban together to push Congress on flood insurance

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 04:42
22 real estate groups and associations – NAR, NAHB, insurers, bankers and others – sent a joint letter to lawmakers pushing them to pass a flood insurance bill.

Bargain hunters are eyeing Puerto Rico

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 04:35
More mainland U.S. buyers are doing online searches for Puerto Rican homes. With prices down since Maria's impact, many see the island homes as a good investment. Median prices have dropped from $224,000 to $116,750 since 2010.

It's tough out there for millennial homebuyers

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 04:34
Most Millennials desire homeownership as much as their parents, but they're discouraged by student debt, high prices, low inventory and rising interest rates.

Apple cracks down with its latest upgrade

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 04:33
Apple upgraded iPhone and iPad operating systems this week, and a new security tool could create problems for users who commonly connect devices via the USB hub.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson visiting Sarasota Thursday

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 04:32
Carson will take part in a book giveaway for children in subsidized housing. Sarasota is one of 36 housing authorities participating in the "Book Rich Environment."