Real Estate News
Monday, June 17, 2019
A Fla. law approved this spring allows smokable marijuana. How does this impact your real estate business? Your neighborhood? Find out at Florida Realtors Aug. convention.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Closed-up indoor air gets polluted with lead, dust mites, radon, pests, carbon monoxide, pet dander and mold, which kicks up demand for air purification systems.
Monday, June 17, 2019
The rental-home scam ruins vacations and hurts owners who must turn families away, but they're almost common now on sites like Craigslist and even Zillow.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Thanks to online technology, buyers now scroll photos and nix a home from consideration in seconds – even a listing that's otherwise ideal for them.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
C2EX (Commit to Excellence) isn't only a testing tool, it also teaches. If an agent weakness is identified, they can tap into one of 10 modules, such as "Client Service." https://c2ex.realtor
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Construction dropped in every region except the South, which includes Fla., where it rose by 11.2%. NAHB economist says prices remain high relative to incomes.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Buyers may have another option if national flood insurance expires again, because a federal law forces mortgage lenders to accept private coverage after July 1 if it satisfies criteria outlined in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
Monday, June 17, 2019
It takes 10 years for Opportunity Zone tax breaks to fully kick in, and while commercial buildings aren't going anywhere, business investors worry about internal and external influences that could keep them from hitting that 10-year mark.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The Fed issues an interest rate decision later today, and while a rate cut isn't expected, the accompanying policy statement could point to likely future moves.
Monday, June 17, 2019
A growing number of aging boomers aren't downsizing, choosing instead to remain in the sprawling house where they raised kids and created long-ago memories.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
In nearly a dozen big cities, advocates are pushing "fair-chance housing ordinances" that prevent landlords from turning away applicants due to prior convictions.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Tiny-home buyers increasingly favor bigger models, and they're upgrading cabinetry and finishes, which boost prices closer to those for a single-family home.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Don't think of staging as "a sofa in the living room." It's not about the furniture – it's about enticing buyers to form an emotional connection with a house.
Monday, June 17, 2019
The government accused Quicken of not properly vetting FHA-insured loans by verifying income. The company agreed to settle without admitting guilt.