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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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NAR Honors 59 Commercial Realtors – 12 from Fla.

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 03:12
The Fla. honorees hail from all corners of the state. NAR bestows the National Commercial Award on members previously recognized by their state or local association.

State Removing Part of Tamiami Trail to Aid Everglades Flow

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 04:12
The Tamiami Trail acts as a de facto dam and forces the state to divert water from the Everglades into two Central Fla. rivers known for blue-green algae buildups. Razing 5.5 miles of the roadbed by 2022 will return more Everglades water to its natural north-to-south flow.

A Look at People Hurt by the Affordable Housing Crisis

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 04:12
An Orlando Sentinel investigative story provides an up-close look at the low-wage workers hurt by too few affordable housing options in Central Florida.  

Florida Studying Possible Health Problems from Algae Blooms

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 04:12
What’s the long-term health impact of red or blue-green algae blooms? Fla.’s Dept. of Health asked four state universities to find out and gave them $650K to do it.

Can Condo HOAs Limit Support Animals' Use of the Grass?

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 04:12
Q&A: A condo board approved a support animal but said it cannot use common-area grass and must be walked completely off property each time it “has to go out.”

Smaller Households Fuel ‘Jewel-Box Homes’ Trend

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 04:12
More than 50% of U.S. households today have no more than two people, and many now want a smaller home – but one with upscale amenities and expensive finishes.

Another Florida City Attacked by Ransomware

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 04:12
While ransomware can affect any business, the latest attack on Pensacola could also disrupt closings if important city documents can’t be generated.

Flu Season Arrives Early – Be Careful in Public Settings

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:12
Realtors visit many homes and shake strangers’ hands, making them prime candidates for the flu. The type B strain arrived early and seems to be targeting the South.

Flu Season Arrives Early – Be Careful in Public Settings

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:12
Realtors visit many homes and shake strangers’ hands, making them prime candidates for the flu. The type B strain arrived early and seems to be targeting the South.

Who Are Your Sellers? Average Fla. Homeowner 55 Years Old

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:12
Homeowners in Fla.’s four biggest metros are older than metro counterparts across the U.S. In all four Fla. cities, current homeowners’ average age is 55 or older.

Who Are Your Sellers? Average Fla. Homeowner 55 Years Old

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:12
Homeowners in Fla.’s four biggest metros are older than metro counterparts across the U.S. In all four Fla. cities, current homeowners’ average age is 55 or older.

Housing Trust Fund’s Future Unclear in Florida House

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 03:12
The governor supports using all trust fund money for affordable housing, and bills in the House and Senate would make it official. But full funding isn’t a sure thing.

Housing Trust Fund’s Future Unclear in Florida House

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 03:12
The governor supports using all trust fund money for affordable housing, and bills in the House and Senate would make it official. But full funding isn’t a sure thing.

iBuyers Taking Bigger Bite of Home Sales

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 03:12
The number of iBuyer sales in the U.S. doubled in one year, according to a 3Q report – but they still only made up 3.1% of all home sales in the 18 markets studied.

iBuyers Taking Bigger Bite of Home Sales

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 03:12
The number of iBuyer sales in the U.S. doubled in one year, according to a 3Q report – but they still only made up 3.1% of all home sales in the 18 markets studied.

Economist Survey Predicts Only 33% Chance of 2020 Recession

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 03:12
Brexit, China trade wars and other dark clouds that once threatened the U.S. economy have dimmed a bit, according to a monthly survey of economists. In June, they jointly agreed that chance of a 2020 recession was 38.4%; in the December report, it was down to 33.1%.

Economist Survey Predicts Only 33% Chance of 2020 Recession

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 03:12
Brexit, China trade wars and other dark clouds that once threatened the U.S. economy have dimmed a bit, according to a monthly survey of economists. In June, they jointly agreed that chance of a 2020 recession was 38.4%; in the December report, it was down to 33.1%.

Tentative Deal Would Avert Looming Federal Shutdown

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 03:12
National flood insurance – and the U.S. government for that matter – may not shut down Friday. Congress agreed on an extension it thinks the president will sign.

Tentative Deal Would Avert Looming Federal Shutdown

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 03:12
National flood insurance – and the U.S. government for that matter – may not shut down Friday. Congress agreed on an extension it thinks the president will sign.

If Gift-Giving Is a Competition, a Baltimore Broker Wins

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 04:12
A Baltimore broker reached a goal this year – 20M square feet of commercial space developed – so he gave 198 workers $10M in end-of-year bonuses – about $50K each.