Real Estate News
Monday, January 14, 2019
It's the last day to pre-register for Florida Realtors Mid-Winter Meetings and the last day to apply for Hurricane Michael aid from Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund. (But NAR's Realtors Relief Foundation will accept aid applications until Feb. 28.)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
The recent easing of rates has come amid steep stock market declines and tumbling rates on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes, which influence fixed mortgage rates.
Monday, January 14, 2019
In a rebounding neighborhood, home values should rise faster than the local average – but homes in declining neighborhoods could see the opposite effect.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Agents must sell their value proposition first when trying to convert leads into income and know what makes them more valuable than their competitors.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
We'll be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of the civil rights leader's birthday. Florida Realtors News, the Legal Hotline and Tech Helpline will reopen Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The national real estate market appears to be cooling, but that's not necessarily true for specific local markets. Watch for these signs of a local slowdown.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The latest kitchen trend will last about a year before looking dated, but some ever-popular kitchen styles are more likely to retain their value over time.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The Florida Legislature's 2019 session begins March 5, and Great American Realtor Days – your chance to meet lawmakers and support pro-real estate laws – runs March 18-20. https://www.floridarealtors.org/LegislativeCenter/Great-American-Realtor-Days.cfm
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Want to please your "boss"? Scammers know you do, and some Fla. Realtors have reported text-message scam requests that appear to be from their broker.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
For the 10th year, NAR is honoring Realtors who give back through its Volunteering Works Grant and Mentoring Program, which is now seeking entries.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Spread the word: Entry deadline is March 4 at noon. 2019 is the 10th year for the Education Foundation program, which has awarded more than $1.5M in scholarships.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Owners aren't moving as fast, thanks in part to low mortgage rates that lock them into current homes. However, life changes. Many boomers who have health or financial surprises may soon decide to sell anyway – and millennials may grow tired of waiting.
Monday, January 14, 2019
NAR's 4Q "Aspiring Home Buyers Profile" found that 43% of non-owners cited "unable to afford a mortgage" as their top reason for staying put. Still, 75% of all non-owners continue to view ownership as the American Dream.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Who has the power to influence real estate? The 2019 Swanepoel Power 200 list includes nine Florida leaders. Nationally, men appear to wield the most power – only 17% are women – but in Fla., the reverse is true: six out of nine (66%) are female.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Find out Jan. 24 at Florida Realtors Mid-Winter Meetings. Speakers include Chief Economist Dr. Brad O'Connor and Freddie Mac Deputy Chief Economist Dr. Len Kiefer, plus two top environmental scientists who