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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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Invited to a local high school Career Day?

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 04:25
What do you do now? Florida Realtors can help: Go to Getting Started on for a downloadable flyer about the real estate profession to share.

Study: Home shoppers optimistic but expect a recession

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 04:32
Almost 70% of shoppers expect a recession, but as a bump in the road compared to 2008's breakdown – and 56% think home prices have hit their peak

DACA 'dreamers' may have trouble with FHA loans

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 04:31
It's a matter of interpretation for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) legal immigrants who are "legally present" rather than a "legal resident." While Fannie Mae is okay lending mortgage money, the FHA often interprets the meaning differently.

Wetlands bill offers solution to Fla. 'mitigation banks'

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 04:30
Fla. developers have been allowed to build on wetlands if they restored or cleaned wetlands elsewhere, but the state is running out of wetlands to restore.

Too many too-big houses – a growing RE problem?

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 04:29
15 years ago, retirees used ultra-low mortgage rates to build large homes on small lots. Now they're tired of maintenance but most younger buyers don't want them

Is the open-floor plan on its way out?

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 04:29
More constantly connected Americans seem to want personal privacy in a home rather than openness – but it sounds less social and they're afraid to admit it.

VA loans turn 75, celebrate with home loan giveaway

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 04:28 and Veterans United Home Loans announced that they're celebrating 75 years of the VA loan program with the "$75,000 Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway."

You have legal questions – we have no-cost lawyers

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 04:27
Florida Realtors Legal Hotline is one of your member benefits. Attorneys answer questions about contracts, Fla. law and more 9-5 weekdays: (407) 438-1409 or email.

What does a 'normal' housing market look like? This one

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 04:32
While a buyer's market may be looming, today's relatively balanced real estate market, depending on metro area, could lead to a spring-buying boom.

Senator to FEMA: Explain your flood insurance proposal

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 04:31
Congress is working on a long-term flood insurance extension and, separately, FEMA announced similar changes, causing a bit of confusion. In a first reaction to FEMA's proposal, Sen. Schumer says he wants four questions answered.

Should local or state government oversee short-term rentals?

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 04:30
The short-term rental issue – local governments vs. private-property rights – has a long history in Fla.; lawmakers are again considering changes at the state level.

Fla. consumer sentiment ticks slightly higher in March

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 04:28
Floridians felt two-tenths of an index point better last month, with a surge in the number of residents who think it's a good time to buy a big-ticket item.

LGBT survey: Fear of discrimination keeps them from buying

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 04:27
44% of LGBT respondents would be anxious about potential neighbors, and 40% would be overly concerned about community reactions if they started a family.

Best day of the week to add a new listing? Thursday

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 04:26
Study: Thursday seems to be the listing sweet spot – closings for these homes occur, on average, six days faster than for properties listed on a Sunday.

Last month to sign up for Florida Realtors 2020 committee

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 04:25
Us + You. Realtors can accomplish anything when they work together. Download and review committee descriptions, and submit your service request before May 1, 2019.

Court strikes down NAR's health insurance plan

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 04:55
The Dept. of Labor empowered associations to offer limited, lower-cost coverage, but the court ruled it also allows them to avoid Affordable Care Act mandates.

NAR releases Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 04:54
One in six Gen Xers purchased a multi-generational home, overtaking younger boomers as the generation most likely to do so – and 52% of those Xers said they did so because their adult children either moved back home or never left.

Tougher FHA standards may affect 10%-30% of applicants

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 04:52
Stricter underwriting standards will deny more borrowers with low credit scores and high debt-to-income ratios, but experts disagree about the industry's impact.

45% of millennials hope to skip over a 'starter home'

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 04:49
But most can't afford that, according to a survey. While almost one in two wants a dream home immediately, 50% have only $2,000 saved toward a downpayment so far

Fair housing month begins with HUD sexual harassment campaign

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 04:48
April is Fair housing month, a time when Realtors and HUD "celebrate the Fair Housing Act" and recommit to ensuring Americans are "free from discrimination."