Real Estate News
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
“Investor” covers many types of buyers, but their ability to offer cash helps them gain a foothold in a type of investment largely unaffected by the pandemic.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
A new real estate investment option in Denver may appeal to investors who don’t want to pay capital gains on a sale, but who are also tired of working as a landlord.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Refi demand surged last year, but banks started tightening their credit standards as nonbank lenders aggressively courted buyers and existing homeowners.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Teachers, firefighters, EMTs and police can buy HUD homes at half price within seven days of posting. Few exist now, but the number will likely grow post-foreclosure ban.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Fla. has the most types of termites in the continental U.S. – 21 established species and some invasive ones spreading, a “new norm in terms of potential termite damage.”
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Many buyers consider size an important element when shopping for a home, but it’s not an exact science – another reason to have an inspection when under contract.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
More Fla. homeowners facing rising costs or dropped coverage from their private insurance firm are turning to Citizens, the state-owned “insurer of last resort.”
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The Home Sentiment Index rose 5.2 points to 81.7 this month, “nearly reaching pre-pandemic levels,” finding that more owners consider it a good time to sell. However, even the number of optimistic buyers rose a bit: Attitudes about mortgage rates were the only notable decline.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Fair Housing Month: NAR says a commitment to equality makes good business sense, furthers compliance with existing laws and promotes a culture that welcomes everyone.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Every correctly priced listing today will likely attract offers, but a mid-week listing may give buyers the optimal amount of time they need to visit and make an offer.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
It’s not always easy to pick and move to a new location, and many boomers relocating to Fla. convince their Northern friends to join them.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
While indoor areas should be disinfected following a confirmed infection, soap and water work fine the rest of the time. But masks and hand washing are still important.
Monday, April 12, 2021
The fiscal year 2022 “Discretionary Funding Request” is a wish list, but it indicates priorities. The latest requests $68.7B for HUD, an increase of $9B over last year.
Monday, April 12, 2021
The Legislature passed and Gov. DeSantis signed a new law that raises the bar for consumers who allege they got infected by COVID-19 at a Fla. business. And businesses have new protections if they’ve made a good-faith effort to comply with government guidelines.