Real Estate News
Friday, January 24, 2020
Some organizations believe 3D building could ramp up affordable housing across the globe – and it could do so quickly with a new home build taking only 24 hours.
Friday, January 24, 2020
100 years ago, Fla. land speculators fought each other to flip land, jacking up prices with each sale. Later, stunned by massive losses, they moved money out of stocks too.
Friday, January 24, 2020
A condo board decided not to list directors’ names with their votes, using only “3-yes, 2-no,” instead; another board charges background-check fees that appear illegal.
Friday, January 24, 2020
99% of recent buyers said their agent added value to their transaction – but, on average, these same buyers only interviewed two agents before picking one.
Friday, January 24, 2020
A university analysis finds that racial discrimination in mortgage lending hasn’t declined much in the past 30-40 years. In housing, overt discrimination is largely gone, but restrained discrimination – “subtle differences in treatment between whites and minorities” – still exists.
Friday, January 24, 2020
Rents for single-family units, including condos, rose 3% year-over-year in November 2019, according to CoreLogic – a yearly rate increase roughly unchanged since 2010.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
NAHB’s app, the Pocket Guide to the Fair Housing Act, was designed to help builders, contractors and designers determine if a project meets fair housing requirements.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Fla. is strict about claiming a homestead exemption, and an honest mistake cost a Venice retiree $11K because an Ohio title agent accidently checked the wrong box.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Florida Realtors Real Estate Trends summit: The U.S. economy is doing quite well – and Fla.’s economy is doing even better, economic experts told more than 400 Realtors at the 2020 summit. Factors that fueled fears of a possible recession have mostly faded.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
A package of proposals is wending its way through legislative committees – attempts to better control pollutant-laden runoff that nourish blue-green algae blooms.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
The Trump administration is lifting protections for some streams and wetlands in one of its most extensive and far-reaching environmental protection rollbacks.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
It’s a great time to buy a home – if buyers can find one. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3.60% this week from last week’s 3.65%.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, a loan applicant’s age doesn’t matter – even those who think “There’s no way I’ll live long enough to pay this off.”
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Inventory continues to fall, but buyers appear ready to buy what’s available. While sales rose at the end of 2019, total yearly sales were about equal to those in 2018.