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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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$300 Unemployment Payments End After Fourth Week

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 05:09
The additional $300 per week backed by a transfer of FEMA funds has run out. Payments were applied to the four weeks starting July 27 and ending on Aug. 22.

Is Your Housing Market a ‘Zoom Town’?

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 05:09
The “Zoom Town” nickname applies to hot growth areas – generally just outside existing suburbs – being considered by buyers who no longer have to commute.

1M Delinquent Homeowners Haven’t Asked for Forbearance

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 05:09
Of those, 680K have loans backed by Fannie or Freddie and could easily defer payments for up to a year. Surveys suggest they’re likely confused about their options.

New Multifamily Properties Offering Generous Concessions

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 05:09
Some new multifamily properties have been in the pipeline for years, and pandemic trends have eased overall demand. As a result, some now offer free parking and free rent.

HUD: More than Half of Renters Spend 30%-Plus for Housing

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 05:09
The American Housing Survey found that 51.4% of renters spend 30% or more of their family income on housing; 13% of households with someone 55 years of age or older live in an age-restricted community; and 11.3% of all households had cockroaches within the past year.

Majority of Young Adults Are Now Living with Their Parents

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 07:09
Pew Research Center: Due to COVID-19, 52% of 18-to-29-year-olds – about 26.2M – now live with their parents, surpassing the previous peak during the Great Depression.

This Trending Design Style Will Make Home Stagers Cringe

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 07:09
Meet “cluttercore”– the new home trend sweeping social media that’s the opposite of decluttering. Cluttering a home to the max gives a cozier vibe, supporters say.

Real Estate Agent Regains Access to Facebook After Being Hacked

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 06:09
A Sarasota real estate agent spent weeks trying get back in business online, after a hacker took over her Facebook pages, but she couldn’t alert Facebook for help.

Mortgage Help Available for Hurricane Sally, Wildfire Victims

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 06:09
Freddie, Fannie: Those affected by Hurricane Sally, ongoing wildfires and other disasters may be able to reduce or suspend mortgage payments for up to a year.

Fed’s Near-Zero Rates May Last Years

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 06:09
Until the economy reaches full employment and inflation runs "moderately" above its 2% goal for "some time,” the Fed is likely to keep its key interest rate near zero.

Who Are Florida Realtors’ Members in 2020?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:09
Latest profile report: The “typical” Realtor in Fla. is 55 years old, has 7 years of experience; and 60% of members are affiliated with an independent company.

Who Are Florida Realtors’ Members in 2020?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:09
Latest profile report: The “typical” Realtor in Fla. is 55 years old, has 7 years of experience; and 60% of members are affiliated with an independent company.

August U.S. Home Building Slides 5.1% After Months of Gains

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:09
Commerce Dept.: Building permit applications dipped 0.9% to a seasonally adjusted 1.47M; however, the drop-off in new home starts was greater than analysts expected.

August U.S. Home Building Slides 5.1% After Months of Gains

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:09
Commerce Dept.: Building permit applications dipped 0.9% to a seasonally adjusted 1.47M; however, the drop-off in new home starts was greater than analysts expected.

Home Improvement, DIY Likely to Be Habits with Staying Power

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:09
Home Depot, Lowe’s and other stores are seeing a greater demand for supplies as homeowners fix up their nests during the pandemic. Outdoor projects are popular.

Home Improvement, DIY Likely to Be Habits with Staying Power

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:09
Home Depot, Lowe’s and other stores are seeing a greater demand for supplies as homeowners fix up their nests during the pandemic. Outdoor projects are popular.

NAR, White House Officials Meet to Discuss Eviction Ban

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:09
NAR urges Congress to provide emergency rental assistance programs directly to housing providers, who fear financial ruin due to the prolonged lack of rental income.

NAR, White House Officials Meet to Discuss Eviction Ban

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:09
NAR urges Congress to provide emergency rental assistance programs directly to housing providers, who fear financial ruin due to the prolonged lack of rental income.

U.S. Long-Term Mortgage Rates Change Little; 30-Year at 2.87%

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:09
The average rate on a 30-year loan edged up to 2.87% from 2.86% last week. A year ago, it averaged 3.73%. Housing demand remains a bright spot during the pandemic.

U.S. Long-Term Mortgage Rates Change Little; 30-Year at 2.87%

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:09
The average rate on a 30-year loan edged up to 2.87% from 2.86% last week. A year ago, it averaged 3.73%. Housing demand remains a bright spot during the pandemic.