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COVID-19: What Do the President’s Executive Orders Do?

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:08
Pres. Trump’s Executive Orders for pandemic relief are new territory, and it’s not yet clear what will happen next. As signed, the orders extend unemployment at a lower amount. Eviction bans weren’t extended, but Trump told HUD to offer renters some type of help.

Builders Add ‘Home Office Package’ to Their Marketing

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:08
The gourmet office arrived. KB Home’s package includes workstations, electrical upgrades, ultra-high-speed tech connections, custom lighting and soundproofing.

Tenant Groups Step Up Protests to Fight Evictions

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:08
As temporary eviction bans end, a few tenant groups are fighting back. An L.A. landlord says he’s “overwhelmed” and “never had anything like this happen before.”

HUD Restarts Physical Inspections – But Not in Fla.?

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:08
Multifamily and public housing will again have physical inspections, but HUD says that’s based on virus-outbreak levels – and Fla. is still considered high risk.

Fla. Property Insurers Requested a Large Rate Hike

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:08
The Office of Insurance Regulation held hearings to consider a 31.1% rate-hike increase request from Capitol Preferred and 26.2% rate increase from Southern Fidelity.

Fla. Eviction Moratorium Only Protects COVID-Impacted Renters

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 04:08
Floridians struggling to pay rent can’t be evicted until Sept. 1 – but the latest extension by DeSantis says only if a pandemic-created hardship kept them from paying.

2020 Neighborhood Flashpoint: Allow Above-Ground Pools?

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
With community pools closed, more families vacationing at home think an above-ground pool would provide a temporary solution. But some HOAs and cities don’t allow it.

2020 Neighborhood Flashpoint: Allow Above-Ground Pools?

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
With community pools closed, more families vacationing at home think an above-ground pool would provide a temporary solution. But some HOAs and cities don’t allow it.

Florida Lags In Census Response

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
Only 60.1% of Floridians have returned their Census so far, ranging from 69.8% in Sumter County to 29.6% in Dixie. Panhandle and rural counties appear less responsive.

Florida Lags In Census Response

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
Only 60.1% of Floridians have returned their Census so far, ranging from 69.8% in Sumter County to 29.6% in Dixie. Panhandle and rural counties appear less responsive.

NAR: International Investment Down 5% Before Pandemic

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
The one-year study ran to the end of March and found investment down slightly even before COVID-19 surged. While Fla. remained the top international destination, NAR Economist Yun says the reason for the sales drop is the same as for the U.S. sales drop – lack of inventory.

NAR: International Investment Down 5% Before Pandemic

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
The one-year study ran to the end of March and found investment down slightly even before COVID-19 surged. While Fla. remained the top international destination, NAR Economist Yun says the reason for the sales drop is the same as for the U.S. sales drop – lack of inventory.

Is ‘Master’ Bedroom Racist? Builders Dropped It Years Ago

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
PulteGroup and Lennar started using “owner’s suite” a few years ago, and NAHB now uses the term “primary bedroom” in all its internal surveys.

Is ‘Master’ Bedroom Racist? Builders Dropped It Years Ago

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
PulteGroup and Lennar started using “owner’s suite” a few years ago, and NAHB now uses the term “primary bedroom” in all its internal surveys.

5 Ways to Create Great Virtual Events

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
Great webinars and online meetings rarely just happen, and it’s a new tool for many people. Bad lighting, weak Wifi, audio holes and weird video can seem unprofessional.

5 Ways to Create Great Virtual Events

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
Great webinars and online meetings rarely just happen, and it’s a new tool for many people. Bad lighting, weak Wifi, audio holes and weird video can seem unprofessional.

Task Force: Tell Public Even If Blue-Green Algae Toxicity Is Minimal

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
Fla.’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force continues to make slow progress. At the latest meeting, it agreed that the public should be notified if even minor toxicity is discovered.

Task Force: Tell Public Even If Blue-Green Algae Toxicity Is Minimal

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:08
Fla.’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force continues to make slow progress. At the latest meeting, it agreed that the public should be notified if even minor toxicity is discovered.

RE Recovery Index: 2 Fla. Cities Beating Pre-Pandemic Levels

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 04:08
The U.S. real estate market is now doing better than it did before the pandemic, with the Recovery Index hitting 103.8 compared to a back-to-normal score of 100. Two Central Fla. metros have fully recovered as South Fla. and Jacksonville move closer.

Multifamily Owners in Forbearance Must Now Tell Tenants

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 04:08
If a multifamily owner has mortgage forbearance from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, they can’t easily evict tenants. A new rule says tenants must be told that in writing.