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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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Tax fraud crackdown may snare you, too

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:19
If anything in your tax return suggests that you might not who you say you are, the IRS won't refund money until you jump through hoops to prove your identity.

Fla. license renewal deadline: 11 days (March 31)

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 03:08
About 1 in 4 members must renew their license by March 31. Need CE credit or first-cycle associate/broker credits? Florida Realtors offers them online. Find out more.

Does dark paint really make a room look smaller?

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 03:04
Painting is one of the least expensive fixes a home seller can tackle, but myths abound. Do you really need a primer coat? Should the trim always be white?

New mapping tool finds land for affordable housing

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:20
Developers often cite a "lack of land" for affordable housing, but a new GPS mapping tool can now uncover missed opportunities. In Miami-Dade, for example, it found 500 million square feet of potential space for affordable homes.

What if an association won't accommodate a disability?

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:18
Real estate QandA: A doctor's diagnosis is the first step in getting help. In some cases, associations simply don't understand their legal obligations.

How can tech firms predict owners who are likely to sell?

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:17
Predictive analytics can give agents a leg up by allowing them to market services before a homeowner has made contact – but it means your data is being used too.

Haven't got tax documents yet? Here's what to do

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:16
Lost or missing documents can turn tax season into a giant headache. Here are some common docs and what a tax pro says you can do if they give you the slip.

Help a Florida Realtor be one of NAR's '30 under 30'

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:12
If Jonathan Spears of Scenic Sotheby's International Realty in Destin gets the most votes, he's guaranteed a spot as NAR's Web Choice Award winner. Vote now.

FORMS UPDATE: 1 form added, 3 forms amended

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:11
What is changing? The Wire Fraud Prevention Notice (WFPN-2), Lead-based Paint Warning Statement for Rental Housing (LBPR-2), Extension to Exclusive Property Management Agreement (EEPM-1) and Release and Cancellation of Contract (RC-4).

UF institute to help cities cope with environment change

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:11
New institute envisioned to "become a focal point for research into how design, construction and planning can make our communities and cities safer."

$290,900 vs. $300,000: Which is better for pricing a listing?

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:03
Many agents automatically round down to create the illusion that a recommended asking price is a bit less in buyers' minds, but that's not always the best strategy.

4 out of 5 buyers' agents say home staging helps

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 03:39
NAR study: More than half of sellers' agents believe staged homes sell faster; and 1 out of 3 agents said TV homebuying shows have impacted their business.

Congress could add fair housing protections for LGBT

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 03:00
Bills were introduced into both the U.S. House and Senate extending Fair Housing Act protections to LGBT individuals – a move supported by NAR.

Fla. Senate poised to support home vegetable gardens

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 02:59
Should local governments be able to tell homeowners they can't grow arugula and tomatoes in their own garden? A Senate vote could happen this week.

Commercial: Click-and-Collect could boost retail sector

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 02:58
While consumers continue their move to online buying, more are starting to prefer purchasing online but driving to a nearby retail location to pick it up.

Florida Realtors presents: Women in Real Estate Conference

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 02:55
Attendees called last year's sold-out event empowering and inspirational. Find out why – register now for 2019 WIRE conference, June 5, in Davie. Only 300 seats available!

Is that email real or spam? 2 quick ways to find out

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 02:55
A fellow Realtor needs financial help, according to an email from NAR, Florida Realtors or your local association. You want to help but fear it's spam. What next?

ATTOM: Fla. year-to-year foreclosure starts up 68% in Feb

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 04:09
Fla.'s overall foreclosure rate – number of homes anywhere within the foreclosure process – rose 10% month-to-month and 31% year-to-year. The 68% represents the number of Fla. homeowners who received a first notice of delinquency.

Average mortgage rates fall again: 30-year at 4.31%

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 04:08
Brexit fears created uncertainty in the U.S. bond market, and that pushed mortgage rates to their lowest level in 13 months.