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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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Hot investor market: Cold storage facilities

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 03:27
CBRE: Growth in online grocery sales is expected to spike demand in Fla., big food-production states and near "gateway market" cities, such as New York.

Facebook marketing just got harder: 3 tips

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 03:26
Users can now stop Facebook from tracking off-site activity, which will make it tough to target ads to potential buyers who recently visited home listing sites.

Fla. real estate license fees cut 50% for two years

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 04:44
Gov. DeSantis and DBPR joined FREC in announcing the fee change for 200,000 licensees in Florida. The temporary reduction, which ends after March 31, 2020, lowers renewal fees by 50% for real estate brokers, sales associates and broker branch offices.

Mortgage rates drop due to Wall Street's tariff fears

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 04:35
The Mexican tariff threat could help homebuyers and refinancing homeowners. Worried investors moved more money into bonds, nudging the 30-year FRM down to 3.82%.

Inexpensive ways to stage a home like a pro

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 04:33
A professional home stager can cost $50-$150 per hour, but a coat of paint and aggressive effort to cut down on clutter can accomplish many of the same goals.

Enhance your professionalism as a C2EX Realtor

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 04:32
District 4 VP Stacy Stahl: NAR's C2EX is a "comprehensive and valuable tool to help you develop and grow as a real estate professional." Log onto C2EX.realtor now. https://www.c2ex.realtor

Homeownership month: Realtors commemorate 24M VA loans

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 04:29
June is homeownership month, and Realtors joined the VA in honoring the GI Bill's 75th anniversary – the bill that created the VA home loan program.

NAR releases first LGBTQ buyer and seller profile

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 04:28
Bisexual homebuyers were the most likely to say they were first-timers (58%), followed by lesbian and gay buyers (36%) and heterosexuals (32%).

My Florida Regional MLS becomes Stellar MLS

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 04:27
Stellar says new customer profiles and educational platform revamps give agents and brokers a "curated customer journey."

The essential guide to hurricane preparedness

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:59
It's day six of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Do you know where your batteries are? It's also the last day to save on hurricane supplies' sales taxes.

Builders release list of their top legislative priorities

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:56
NAHB is meeting lawmakers in Washington this week, and while they're focused on many issues important to Realtors, such as flood insurance and housing finance reform, they also hope to expand guest-worker immigration and end certain tariffs.

Florida Realtors, RE federation of Turkey sign agreement

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:55
Under the agreement, the professional organizations "affirm the value of international collaboration," and will seek increased mutual business opportunities.

Builders focus mainly on 2 groups: boomers and millennials

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:54
For the first time in U.S. history, older Americans will outnumber children in 2035, according to Census Bureau. They already own two-thirds of home equity.

Social media giants plan to downplay 'likes' and 'followers'

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:53
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are considering changes to status markers. They say users focused on a number of "likes" and "follows" get "status anxiety."

Deals can die over petty buyer-seller disputes

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:48
It's not worth cancelling a $1.2M home sale over a $100 foosball table – but an occasional deal threatens to unravel over seemingly minor details.

REBarCamp Orlando adds industry powerhouses

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:47
Registration is open for ReBarCamp's 10th year of peer-to-peer learning on Tue., Aug. 20. For $15, you get lunch, an after party and time with top-name real estate experts.

Congress extends flood insurance through Sept.

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 03:49
It's the 12th extension in 12 years and now runs through Sept. 30. However, House and Senate leaders from both parties expressed optimism about long-term talks.

$19.1B disaster aid bill ready for president's signature

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 03:48
The money will help Americans hurt by recent natural disasters. It includes provisions for Fla. Panhandle residents and Tyndall Air Force base, which were slammed by Hurricane Michael last year. It also earmarks money for Puerto Rico.

Everglades relief: $100M bottleneck fix 'fully funded'

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 03:47
$60M from the U.S. DOT and $40M from the Fla. Legislature to raise the Tamiami Trail should help curb green algae buildup in Fla. rivers north of the Everglades.

Report: Fewer homes selling above list price

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 03:45
CoreLogic: As inventories grow, above-list-price sales are "returning to historical norms." In March, 31.1% sold above list price, similar to 2000 and 2001.