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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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More buyers moving to exurbs as home prices rise

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 04:44
Builders say only exurbs, areas just outside suburb, saw a building permits rise in 1Q – a sign that buyers are willing to commute to buy an affordable home.

Disaster relief blocked again in Congress

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 04:43
Panhandle areas ravaged by last year's hurricane will have to wait a little longer for federal help after a second House lawmaker blocked a disaster relief bill.

Voice assistants smart enough to keep up

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 04:39
Many frustrated users gave up on Siri, Alexa and others, because their promised interaction with devices proved frustrating – but that appears to be changing.

'Commit to Excellence' as a C2EX.realtor in Fla.

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 04:38
Free online self-assessment tool: See what you know in NAR's Commitment to Excellence (C2EX). Show your professionalism – it's you, only better! Log onto C2EX.realtor now. https://c2ex.realtor

March home prices rose – but at slowest pace in 6 years

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 04:36
The SandP CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 2.7% from a year earlier – down from its annual gain of 3% in Feb.

How often do buyers bust budgets to get a home?

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 04:35
Buyers create a budget when home shopping, but 46% of millennials (40% last year) end up spending more than they planned this year. Only 1 in 4 boomers did the same (27% compared to 19% last year), but 39% of Gen X overspent (34% last year).

Consumer confidence up – again flirting with 18-year highs

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 04:33
Confidence dropped earlier in 2019, but it's now back to levels seen last fall. Both current and short-term outlooks improved.

HUD proposes rule blocking assistance for some immigrants

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 04:32
If enacted, the rule would evict tenants from public housing if they're not U.S. citizens, immigrants with green cards, refugees or asylum-seekers.

Real estate industry mourns death of Ken Harney

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 04:31
The nationally syndicated real estate writer often uncovered issues missed by other writers and had the ability to make complex issues easy to understand.

Top 15 U.S. metros for mosquitos? None are in Fla.

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 04:31
Is Fla. a hotbed for mosquitos? Not according to an Orkin study. Of 15 U.S. metros ranked as a "top mosquito city," not a single one is in the Sunshine State.

Don't think of it as a 'convention'

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 04:27
You're not ready for the next big thing? Florida Realtors Convention and Trade Expo is a one-stop shop for real estate investing forecasts, CE credits, legal updates and biz tips. https://convention.floridarealtors.org