Real Estate News
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Buyers who need property insurance to close are out of luck while a hurricane threatens Fla., but many insurers expect to start writing policies again on Mon.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Chief Economist Yun blames rising mortgage rates, saying the market will stabilize if “mortgage rates moderate and the economy continues adding jobs.”
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
The Fed says its rate hikes will “reset” the housing industry, but the disruption may come largely from buyer-seller confusion. If confused, people tend to do nothing.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
A Fed study found that every 1 percentage point increase in remote work resulted in about a 0.9 percentage point increase in housing prices.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
The U.S. consumer safety commission issued a warning: Floridians who lose power and rely on generators can die in minutes if a generator isn’t properly ventilated.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Property managers and other real estate professionals should follow these steps to stay in compliance with federal and state consumer data regulations.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
During negotiations, a listing broker created a dual (variable rate) commission arrangement on the fly and reached an agreement. But they didn’t have time to disclose that change to a potential cooperating broker. Does the Code require disclosure every single time, no matter what?
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Florida Realtors Legal Hotline is a great resource and free member benefit, but you may not need us. Many callers ask basic-information type questions, like, “There are so many riders – which one should I use?” Here are answers to your simplest questions.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
There’s often more than one way to interpret a rule. When warring sides can’t agree, it’s up to a judge, jury or panel to decide.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
What if a buyer and seller sign a contract but the buyer fails to submit the agreed-upon deposit?  Some Realtors think the seller is then free to relist the property – but if they call the Legal Hotline to confirm it, they find the issue isn’t quite that simple.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
The Florida Realtors/Florida Bar contract has clauses that deal with casualty and bad-weather events. Here are the top four in the AS IS contract.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
The national Home Price index reported a 15.8% annual gain in July, down from 18.1% in June – the largest price deceleration in the history of the index.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
NAHB credits a short-term decline in mortgage rates (to 5.3%) as a reason for the uptick, as new-home inventory remains at an elevated 8.1-months’ supply.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
The Conference Board credits “jobs, wages and declining gas prices” for the 4.4-point Sept. rise. Both current outlooks and future expectations increased.