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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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Trend No More? Escalation Clauses Losing Appeal

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 04:12
More real estate pros are advising clients not to use the clauses, which may give away too much info in a bidding war and hurt any negotiations.

Omicron May Threaten New Disruption in Real Estate

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 04:12
Analysts: Fears over the omicron variant could drive mortgage rates lower and perhaps stall demand for what has been a rebounding office sector.

Risks for Home Insurers Rise in Fla.

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 04:12
Insurance experts: Fla. homeowners can expect to pay even more in premiums over the next decade if insurers’ losses cannot be significantly reduced.

Knowledge Is Power: 2022 Mid-Winter Meetings

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 04:12
Insight helps in a changing market. Florida Realtors’ 2022 Mid-Winter Business Meetings provide the edge you need to succeed.

$6M in 4 Months? A Facebook Lead Strategy

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 04:12
The key: Many relocating buyers explore prospective cities via Facebook Groups. The strategy: Join those groups and become the voice for local real estate.

How Many Homes Go to Investors? About 18%

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 04:12
According to the analysis, only Fort Lauderdale (18.6%) comes close to that number. In Jacksonville, more than 1 in 4 homebuyers (28.1%) are investors.

Affordability Crisis Getting Worse – What to Do?

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 04:12
In S. Fla., housing has never been affordable for most of its working-class population, and new challenges could take years to fix.

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady This Week, Average 3.11%

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 04:12
Rates ticked slightly higher than last week’s 3.10%. Many economists predict increases since the Fed says it will tighten monetary policies – but it hasn't happened yet.

U.S. Census: Less Racially Segregated, No Less Unequal

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 04:12
A Brown University analysis finds the primary factor driving Americans’ neighborhood choice is race rather than income. Some things got better; others did not.

HUD Awards Additional $5.7M to Fair Housing Programs

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 04:12
Agencies must apply by Dec. 30. The money can be used for a range of fair housing activities related to discrimination resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

FHFA: 2022 Loan Limits 18.05% Higher – to $647K

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 05:12
The cap on conventional and FHA loans will rise notably higher next year, with caps in a handful of high-cost markets coming close to $1 million.

In 2018, Warehouses Overtook Offices in Total U.S. Space

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 04:12
Office markets’ future – who will/won’t return – still isn’t clear, but it lost its No. 1 spot in total space in 2018 as the warehouse sector rose to the top.

NAHB: Home Price Appreciation Slows in Sept.

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 04:12
Home prices continue to rise, but the pace of that rise seems to be slowing. Since June, year-to-year increases have decelerated for four consecutive months.

Millennials Locked Out of Hot Real Estate Markets

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 04:12
On Monday, NAR said that pending sales rose 7.5%, but it appears the buyer uptick includes fewer millennials as home prices rise beyond their reach.

Condo Q&A: Can an Owner’s POA Son Be on the Board?

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 04:12
Also: A non-gated community installed security cameras at entrances. Now board members monitor who comes and goes on their cellphones. Is that legal?

FHFA: Fla. Metro Price Increases Top National Average

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:11
U.S. home prices rose 18.5% year-to-year in 3Q, but the increases in eight Fla. metros ranged from 20.5% in Central Florida to 34.7% in Cape Coral-Fort Myers.

FHFA: Fla. Metro Price Increases Top National Average

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:11
U.S. home prices rose 18.5% year-to-year in 3Q, but the increases in eight Fla. metros ranged from 20.5% in Central Florida to 34.7% in Cape Coral-Fort Myers.

Assignment-of-Benefits Loophole Puts Owners at Risk

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:11
Fla. tightened AOB rules, yet a “Direction to Pay” still allows contractors to direct bill insurers, with homeowners now on the hook if insurance money falls short.

Assignment-of-Benefits Loophole Puts Owners at Risk

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:11
Fla. tightened AOB rules, yet a “Direction to Pay” still allows contractors to direct bill insurers, with homeowners now on the hook if insurance money falls short.

Floridians’ Consumer Confidence Dips Again in Nov.

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 04:11
The one-point decline to 70.8 isn’t big – but it’s the fourth month in a row for a decrease as rising prices and supply-chain frustrations take a toll.