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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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DeSantis to Check Hurricane Damage in Panhandle

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:09
Utility crews work to restore power to over 230,000 electricity customers while search-and-rescue teams fan out across the area, which sustained flooding and other damage. Continued rain is expected to increase flooding risk in northwest Fla.

DeSantis to Check Hurricane Damage in Panhandle

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:09
Utility crews work to restore power to over 230,000 electricity customers while search-and-rescue teams fan out across the area, which sustained flooding and other damage. Continued rain is expected to increase flooding risk in northwest Fla.

Hurricane Sally Lumbers Ashore in Alabama with Heavy Rain

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:09
Making landfall as a slow-moving hurricane with 105 mph winds, Sally shoved a surge of seawater onto the coast and brought torrential rain. Forecasters warned the deluge will cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead.

RE Q&A: Can My Partner's Children Break My Lease After He Dies?

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:09
The owner is trying to ensure his children get his house while letting his partner live there after his demise. It’s a good idea to consult an estate planning pro.

RE Q&A: Can My Partner's Children Break My Lease After He Dies?

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:09
The owner is trying to ensure his children get his house while letting his partner live there after his demise. It’s a good idea to consult an estate planning pro.

The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped Property Values from Rising

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:09
In S. Fla., for example, records show home values rose from 2019, meaning it could bring higher tax bills as the region deals with financial worries from COVID-19.

Study: 3 in 4 Mortgage Holders Could Benefit from Refinancing

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:09
Black Knight: 19.3M homeowners could benefit from refinancing, the largest number of potential refinance candidates on record, saving about $300 monthly on average.

Study: 3 in 4 Mortgage Holders Could Benefit from Refinancing

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:09
Black Knight: 19.3M homeowners could benefit from refinancing, the largest number of potential refinance candidates on record, saving about $300 monthly on average.

3 Budgeting Tips Every Real Estate Agent Should Follow

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:09
Sticking to a planned budget helps real estate pros get through slower months, set aside money for marketing costs and taxes, and invest in their future retirement.

3 Budgeting Tips Every Real Estate Agent Should Follow

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:09
Sticking to a planned budget helps real estate pros get through slower months, set aside money for marketing costs and taxes, and invest in their future retirement.

U.S. Economic Forecast Upgraded Despite Heightened Risks

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:09
Fannie Mae: Despite continued downside risks due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, full-year 2020 real GDP growth is now forecast to contract only by 2.6%.

Situations Where Realtors Feel the Most Unsafe

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 04:09
September is Realtor Safety Month, and to encourage real estate pros to take precautions, NAR has released its 2020 Member Safety Report. The report found that practitioners feel most vulnerable when meeting with unknown clients at vacant properties.

Borrowers Who Don’t Think They Can Get a Mortgage, But Can

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 04:09
Many people don’t think they can get a mortgage, but a foreclosure or a limited credit history aren’t deal breakers – even non-U.S. citizens can qualify.

Hurricane Sally Slows, Gathering a Deluge for the Gulf Coast

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 04:09
Sally could reach land near the Ala.-Miss. state line late Tues. or early Wed. Due to heavy rains, Fla. Gov. DeSantis declared an emergency in part of the Panhandle.

Housing Sentiment Up 3.3 Points in August

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 04:09
Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) rose to 77.5 last month. Near record-low mortgage rates helped consumers (59%) think it’s a good time to buy a home.

From a Stable Job to a Tent: A Waiter’s Homeless Struggle

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 04:09
When the restaurant he worked at shut down due to the pandemic, an Orlando waiter was laid off indefinitely. While waiting on Fla.’s unemployment system, he lost everything.

Starting a Podcast? Nail These Three Brand-Building Basics

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 04:09
About 104M Americans listen to podcasts. For a successful podcast, a real estate pro should have a specific niche and audience, a clear goal and ample content.

2020 Good Neighbor Finalists Beat Tough Odds

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 04:09
Supporting suicide prevention, housing for the sick and disabled, special needs kids and other causes, these 10 Good Neighbor Award finalists embody the Realtor spirit.

Homeownership Rate Rises Close to Housing Boom Levels

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 04:09
In 2Q 2020, the U.S. homeownership rate rose to 67.9%, its highest level in 12 years, as low mortgage rates and COVID-19 prompt more Americans to want their own home.

Canadian Snowbirds Delaying Fla. Visits Until COVID-19 Eases

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 04:09
Travel decisions likely are contingent on how much longer the U.S.-Canadian border remains shut or if Florida’s COVID-19 cases rise or fall in the next few months.