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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: Realtor-supported candidates did well nationwide

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 04:09
Nationally, NAR supported hundreds of local, state and federal candidates – and of those candidates it supported, almost 60 are Realtor members of NAR.

NAR's Realtor Relief Foundation: $400K for hurricane victims

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 04:03
Hurricane victims can apply for aid from NAR's grant even if they previously applied to Florida Realtors' program. Qualified applicants, which may include non-Realtors, can receive up to $1,500 for housing relief.

Will declining stocks hurt luxury housing? Probably not

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 03:59
Rising interest rates have scared homebuyers and Wall Street investors, but it's not as much of a concern for people who can afford one or more luxury homes.

NAR: Do homes near marijuana dispensaries go up in value?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 03:58
What happens to property values if Fla. loosens weed rules? NAR asked Realtors in states where it's legal, and 10% said it increases nearby property values.

Officials: U.S. veteran homelessness declines 5%

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 03:57
The decrease shows the federal government is making progress in its decade-long efforts, but it's fighting headwinds in areas with high housing costs.

Realtors' role in property valuations and appraisals

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 04:35
NAR: No federal, state or agency level rule prohibits an appraiser and agent from speaking to each another – but each has a separate and distinct role.

Investors have growing appetite for Fla. affordable housing

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 04:34
Fees generated during ownership and the benefit of writing tax liabilities off over a 10-year timeframe makes it a great investment, says Collier's VP.

Spyware, malware and ransomware threaten transactions

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 04:34
Data security is no longer a good idea, it's as important to business as printer paper. NAR says it's working on a new "ground-breaking industry approach."

You're never too old to buy a first home

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 04:33
Renters' dreams of homeownership don't end at age 65. However, older buyers who are banking on retirement income have a few details that they should consider.

How do you calm an angry client?

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 04:32
Things go wrong and clients sometimes get angry. But if a situation starts to move out of control, ask them to wait while you get a pen in order to write it down.

National Association of Realtors installs 2019 leadership

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 04:31
Minnesota Realtor John Smaby is NAR's 2019 president. Maria Wells, Florida Realtors 2017 president, will serve in 2018 as regional vice president for Region 5. https://www.nar.realtor/newsroom/national-association-of-realtors-installs-2019-leadership

Voters elect 93% of Florida Realtors PAC-endorsed candidates

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 22:38
The 2018 general election has come to a close, bringing with it numerous victories for Florida Realtors PAC-endorsed candidates and the successful passage of Amendment 2.

What threatens your real estate business?

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 04:26
If you can identify threats, you can turn them into advantages – or at least minimize damages. Some current hot spots include interest rates, politics and prices.

NAR outlook: Existing sales stable, price growth continues

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 04:16
"The forecast for home sales (in 2019) will be very boring – meaning stable," says NAR chief economist. He quickly shut down speculation of a housing price bubble, and foresees home prices continuing to rise, though at a slower pace.

NAR commercial forecast: Confidence and stability

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 04:10
Commercial real estate has improved, and economic growth will hasten leasing and property activities – but be wary of regulatory issues and rising interest rates.

Retirees without paychecks have other mortgage loan options

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 04:09
Older adults may have solid 401(k) accounts but trouble proving income when applying for a loan – but some programs will treat distributions similar to income.

Zillow expands into mortgages – buys national lender

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 04:08
According to the media release, the acquisition "will streamline and shorten the home-buying process for consumers who purchase homes through Zillow Offers."

Breaking: NAR votes to support remote notarization

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 04:06
The Board of Directors met in Boston and, among other things, agreed to support any laws, regulations or standards that advance the use of remote notarization.

It's Election Day: Go be an American — vote

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 04:04
How will pro-real estate candidates supported by Florida Realtors PAC do in today's elections? Find out tomorrow morning in Florida Realtors News.

Want $50-$60K per year? Join construction industry

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 03:38
Survey: 82% of Fla. builders need skilled workers, and the industry is trying to attract talent by telling people how much they make working in a skilled trade.