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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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RE Q&A: Buying a Foreclosed Home from the Bank – Bad Idea?

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 04:09
REO or real estate owned foreclosures can offer good deals but watch for downsides that can occur with any foreclosure, like maintenance or permitting issues.

It Hasn’t Been This Hard to Get a Mortgage in 6 Years

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 04:09
Due to tight supply, MBA’s credit availability Index fell 4.7% in Aug., the lowest since March 2014; however, home lending is still expected to hit a 15-year high in 2020.

Gulf Coast Residents Brace for Hurricane Sally

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 04:09
Forecasters predict Sally could make landfall early Tuesday, bringing dangerous weather conditions and possible flooding from the western Florida Panhandle to southeast Louisiana. Storm-weary residents are urged to prepare.

He Shed, She Shed: Desire for Office Space Sparks Demand

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 04:09
More homeowners who “made do” using the kitchen table as an office are putting in sheds. One sales company says interest in a a new shed rose 400% this summer.

He Shed, She Shed: Desire for Office Space Sparks Demand

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 04:09
More homeowners who “made do” using the kitchen table as an office are putting in sheds. One sales company says interest in a a new shed rose 400% this summer.

RE Q&A: How Do I Make a Condo Association Fix a Common Area?

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 04:09
According to a building manager, balconies are common areas that owners can’t repair. Is that true? And if so, what can an owner do if it’s not being fixed?

RE Q&A: How Do I Make a Condo Association Fix a Common Area?

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 04:09
According to a building manager, balconies are common areas that owners can’t repair. Is that true? And if so, what can an owner do if it’s not being fixed?

Are Farmland Investors Harvesting ‘Gold’?

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 04:09
Some real estate investors are focused on farmland, which is currently valued at $4,100 per acre – a record high matching levels reached in 2019 and 2015.

Are Farmland Investors Harvesting ‘Gold’?

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 04:09
Some real estate investors are focused on farmland, which is currently valued at $4,100 per acre – a record high matching levels reached in 2019 and 2015.

NAR Session: A Hard Truth Real Estate Pros Must Confront

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 04:09
Renewing a commitment to fair housing is a strong component of expanding fairness in real estate – but it’s not the first step, according to NAR speakers.

NAR Session: A Hard Truth Real Estate Pros Must Confront

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 04:09
Renewing a commitment to fair housing is a strong component of expanding fairness in real estate – but it’s not the first step, according to NAR speakers.

Investing Via REITs: Better This Recession Than the Last

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 04:09
REITs – which invest in real estate similar to the way stocks invest in companies – are in a better position than they were before or after the Great Depression. Experts say outlooks for the sector, as a whole, are more sunny than they are cloudy.

Investing Via REITs: Better This Recession Than the Last

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 04:09
REITs – which invest in real estate similar to the way stocks invest in companies – are in a better position than they were before or after the Great Depression. Experts say outlooks for the sector, as a whole, are more sunny than they are cloudy.

Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Kill the Open Floor Plan?

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 03:09
Open-floor plans fell slightly out of favor before the pandemic, but new desires for home offices and solitary retreats have pushed more buyers to reject the concept.

Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Kill the Open Floor Plan?

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 03:09
Open-floor plans fell slightly out of favor before the pandemic, but new desires for home offices and solitary retreats have pushed more buyers to reject the concept.

Smart-Home Features Can Keep You Healthy

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 05:09
What if a home can send for help if its floors detect movement that looks like a fall, or the bathroom light knows no one is up by 11 a.m.? The tech already exists.

Smart-Home Features Can Keep You Healthy

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 05:09
What if a home can send for help if its floors detect movement that looks like a fall, or the bathroom light knows no one is up by 11 a.m.? The tech already exists.

Fla.’s Consumers Were Slightly Less Confident in Aug.

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 04:09
Overall consumer sentiment among Floridians fell 2.1 points to 80.5 in the latest UF index, but there’s hope: Two timeline expectations for the future U.S. economy rose.

More Renters Up-To-Date on Payments – or Close To It

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 04:09
In the latest monthly study from Apartment List, the authors “expect that nine-in-10 renters will pay their September rent in full by the end of the month.”

Utah Agent Finds Armed Man Hiding During Showing

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 04:09
Another event serves as a Realtor Safety Month reminder: In showing a vacant home, an agent unlocked a basement door and encountered a rifle pointed at his chest.