Real Estate News
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The National Flood Insurance program expires again Nov. 30. According to NAR, about 1,300 home sales could be disrupted every day if so – 40,000 sales each month.
Monday, November 12, 2018
The generation that grew up with technology embraces virtual tours, online mortgage applications and talking to a digital personal assistant.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The Platinum Global Achievement Program Award recognizes Florida Realtors' "exceptional commitment to building awareness of global opportunities."
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
ConnectNow offers a geo-connected version of the Realtor pin that's also a panic button Realtors can use if they encounter trouble.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
A new digital marketing program, Local Expert, posts ads for agents or listings in places likely candidates tend to look, such as their Facebook news feed.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Florida Realtors Leadership Academy "identifies, educates and inspires" future association and local real estate leaders. Apply by Dec. 31. Questions? Email Dana Bricker.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Developers pay impact fees to offset a local gov't's projected costs from population increases; some areas, such as Volusia County, are now considering increases
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Agents give RentSpree a prospect tenant's email address and receive a completed rental application and tenant screening in return – request a free demo. https://floridarealtors.rentspree.com
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Many Panhandle Realtors, brokers and staff must rebuild lives, offices and homes. If you need help, ask for it. Apply today to Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund. (Link underlined to https://www.floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/DisasterReliefFund/
Monday, November 12, 2018
For many big-city residents, it's a quality of life issue: New Yorkers look at Tampa, for example, and realize that the things they'd gain outweigh what they'd give up. However, some secondary cities are already starting to fill up.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
A decade ago, homebuyers kept an eye on mortgage rates but feared waiting to buy, knowing that home prices would continue to go up. Some millennials that saw recession-era price drops, however, may be choosing a wait-and-see tactic.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Patent trolls buy a technology patent and then demand money from any company using software that seems to include that tech tool. But a troll lost its patent infringement case against realtor.com this week after the Supreme Court opted not to hear it.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Criminals like real estate because many individual members have fairly insecure internet connections and, in some routers, easily hacked weaknesses.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union scored highest but weren't included in rankings, which were topped by Quicken Loans and Fairway Independent Mortgage.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Is it okay for HOAs to plan for future hurricanes by saving a little money each year? Also: Do boards have an obligation to the hard-of-hearing during meetings?