Real Estate News
Monday, October 14, 2019
In a Halloween-season publicity move, the iBuyer’s listing ads will include info on unusual electrical fields, unexplained movements and feelings of being watched.
Monday, October 14, 2019
A buyer getting ready to close discovered that items had been removed – items they thought went with the house, such as bathroom mirrors and lighting.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Net neutrality means internet providers must supply all data at constant speeds. A D.C. court ruled the FCC can nix it – but it also said states may enact laws.
Monday, October 14, 2019
In 2018, unconventional mortgages hit their highest level since 2008 – but they were still only 3% of 2018’s loans compared to 39% in 2006.
Monday, October 14, 2019
As a possible economic slowdown looms, the people who invest money for ultra-rich families are buying more real estate as a hedge against any possible downturn. And they seem to be shifting from real estate funds to direct investments or co-investments.
Monday, October 14, 2019
The Disaster Relief donation, which NAR will distribute, helps support those affected by a disaster, such as the recent flooding in Texas and wildfires in Calif.
Friday, October 11, 2019
It’s been a year since Category 5 Michael hit Florida’s Panhandle, and 17% of claims remain unsettled even though the pay process shouldn’t take more than 90 days.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Up to 94,000 Fla. homeowners must find a new insurance company after regulators shut down Florida Specialty Ins. Co. after its surpluses fell below state mandates.
Friday, October 11, 2019
NAR says 206 U.S. counties (6.6%) focus on second homes. Fla.’s Monroe and Collier counties made the study’s list of “most expensive vacation home counties.”  
Friday, October 11, 2019
Fla. is a big state. Many people imagine only South Fla., but the state has miles of undeveloped coastline and a lot of smaller cities with relatively low housing prices.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Buyers found a condo they loved only to find that it doesn’t qualify for a federally backed mortgage? Try again tomorrow. New rules that open more condos and complexes to FHA loans go into effect on Oct. 15 – a break in condo-heavy Fla. for first-time buyers.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Should you take the plunge on a rental property? Experts offer a qualified yes, provided you do your homework. Here are some things to consider before diving in.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
The new “dark mode” may save battery life and help nighttime reading. Apple also improved its “reminder” function and made it easier to type text messages.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
The listing inventory appeared to be bouncing back, but realtor.com’s Sept. housing report finds evidence of a new decline as mortgage rates move lower.