Real Estate News
Friday, August 14, 2020
It’s safe to move, but COVID-19 adds a new wrinkle for buyers who want masks and social distancing to be part of the process. Start with extra moving supplies.
Friday, August 14, 2020
In a 20-year-old private property rights issue, homeowners will split more than $19M for their healthy citrus trees that were cut down by Fla.’s Dept. of Agriculture.
Friday, August 14, 2020
While the details are unclear and likely require points to be paid, United Wholesale Mortgage started advertising a rate lower than 2% for a fixed-rate, 30-year loan.
Friday, August 14, 2020
The latest eviction/foreclosure ban by Gov. DeSantis changed a bit. In general, it limits the ban’s scope of protection to people financially harmed by the pandemic.
Friday, August 14, 2020
What does a town spend? How do they stack up on crime and education? The Taxpayer Accountability & Transparency Project website from the Florida House “gives residents a useful tool to help them make educated judgments and hold elected officials accountable.”
Friday, August 14, 2020
NAR calls it “the wrong policy at the wrong time.” Many homeowners with a median-priced home will pay a new $1,400 fee to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac after Sept. 1
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Successful scammers prey on vulnerabilities, and, like vultures to carrion, they consider the growing number of worried homeowners an easy target.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
The instant-offer company announced another expansion into the Port St. Lucie area. Offerpad also has agreements with builders for buyers seeking new construction.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
The short-term rental firm has a rule against unauthorized parties, but enforcement has been lax. Airbnb is also bolstering rules on parties to avoid future problems.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
The real estate market is better than before the pandemic, according to realtor.com’s weekly index, as a third Fla. metro area rose into positive territory.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
There’s never been a better time to sell a home. Fla. had only a 2.8-months’ supply of single-family homes in the second quarter – the lowest amount since at least 2008. Economists generally consider a six-month supply to be balanced between buyers and sellers.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
The average 30-year, fixed-rate loan rose to 2.96% this week compared to last week’s record-breaking 2.88%. One year ago, the 30-year FRM average 3.6%.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
“Can you use money from a 401(k) to buy a house?” The number of consumers asking that question rose 2,800% in the past three months.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Census Bureau data finds that pandemic-caused housing stress hit minority populations hardest – 1 out of 5 owners had a problem paying June’s rent or mortgage.