Real Estate News
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Florida Realtors named Christine Hansen, 2018 president, its 2019 Realtor of the Year at a ceremony held during the association’s Convention & Trade Expo taking place in Orlando. Barbara Jordan was named Associate Realtor of the Year.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
About 14 million Gen Z consumers 18 or older are taking out credit – including some mortgages – according to the latest TransUnion Insights Report.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
During an appearance in Bonita Springs, Gov. Ron DeSantis told clean-water advocates to keep pressing the Fla. Legislature to pass conservation measures in 2020.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Toxic drywall damaged homes in Fla. and other states ten years ago, and a proposed settlement was finally filed with one supplier, Taishan Gypsum Co.  
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The Federal Reserve hasn’t hinted at any new short-term interest rates cuts, but a Fannie Mae analysis suggests two more over the next four months.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan declined to 3.55% from last week’s 3.60%. One year ago, the rate was 4.51%.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Fla.’s attorney general warns consumers about a new phishing scam: Fake websites are trying to steal from people who already lost data in the Equifax hack.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Fla. Realtors Pres. Sain: “Like the weather, July was a hot month for Fla.’s housing market.” Statewide existing single-family sales up 10.4% year-over-year, median price up 5.1% to $268K; condo sales up 4.3%, median price up 4.4% to $188K.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Facebook will allows users to opt-out of non-Facebook tracking, which may make it harder to get Realtor ads in front of buyers who search sites like realtor.com.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
National home sales rose in all U.S. areas – 2.5% month-to-month, 0.6% year-to-year – except the West. Two Fla. metros logged high sales numbers.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
It’s been 37 years since Fla. had no named storms before mid-August. But forecasters see changes and maybe a future chain of storms marching across the Atlantic.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Your town doesn’t have its own song? Create one. A Colorado agent hired professionals to create an online music video that markets her services and her town.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The guidance released in April tried to clarify documentation requirements for government entities that provide downpayment assistance to buyers with FHA loans.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
FHA’s new condo-approval mortgage-loan rules give developers flexibility to create more profitable projects – generally ones that are “large mixed-use projects or larger condo projects … marketed to investors as well as to owner-occupants.”