Real Estate News
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Flood premiums will change Oct. 1, 2020, once FEMA calculates costs based on new tools, but homeowners must wait until April 1, 2020, to see how they're impacted.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
ARMs won't go up and FRMs, which are indirectly impacted, probably won't either. But the reason for no hikes isn't ideal: The Fed thinks the economy is slowing.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Agents who can create regular specialized content for social media may get more new viewers for their listings – they might also become a force in their market.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
The state's Realtors succeed when members sign up and serve. Download and review committee descriptions, and submit your service request before May 1, 2019. https://www.floridarealtors.org//FARBusiness/FARCommittees/index.cfm
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Florida Realtors members in Tallahassee this week for GARD enjoyed a surprise visit from Gov. DeSantis, who talked about the strength of the Realtor voice in Fla.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Almost everything from emails to tweets to social media can be automated, but there's a catch: Generic messaging shouldn't sound like spam and frustrate clients.
Monday, March 18, 2019
New institute envisioned to "become a focal point for research into how design, construction and planning can make our communities and cities safer."
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Business planning takes time and doesn't generate income, so many Realtors commit to 2 days per year doing it at the Aug. 21-22 Florida Realtors Convention and Trade Expo. https://convention.floridarealtors.org
Monday, March 18, 2019
Developers often cite a "lack of land" for affordable housing, but a new GPS mapping tool can now uncover missed opportunities. In Miami-Dade, for example, it found 500 million square feet of potential space for affordable homes.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Almost 50% of likely buyers hope to secure a home for $200K or less, a realtor.com survey found. But most are also more optimistic about today's real estate market – the uptick in inventory in many markets and a recent decline in mortgage rates.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
At the Florida Real Estate Commission's March meeting, a new sentence clarifying the existing team ad rule was approved. The regulation must now wind its way through Fla.'s rule-making process.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae recently made changes to an automated system that could help more self-employed individuals, such as Realtors, qualify for a mortgage. But not all banks offer it yet, so self-employed applicants may have to find ones that do.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
The average 30-year FRM dropped from 4.45% one year ago and also last week's 4.31%, giving renters a new reason to become homeowners during the spring season.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
If a bipartisan bill passes, military renters may be allowed to withhold rent until housing problems are corrected if commanders authorize them to do so.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Health study: How fit you are and how much you exercise may not affect your health as much as your location and the cost of rent or paying a mortgage.