Real Estate News
Monday, September 17, 2018
About 1 in 4 members must renew their license by Sept. 30. Need CE credit or first-cycle associate/broker credits? Florida Realtors offers them online. Find out more.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, and the key 30-year FRM hit its highest level since May.
Monday, September 17, 2018
The 20-city study by realtor.com found that higher home prices and interest rates led to the difference – but the home prices had a bigger impact.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The consumer shift to pickups and large SUVs has created a niche business in garage remodeling as people try to make room for them plus some storage on the side.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Have you protected your computer from hackers? Florida Realtors Tech Helpline is a free member benefit. Reach tech pros via email, online chat or phone: 407.587.1450. https://www.floridarealtors.org/ToolsAndSupport/TechHelpline/
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Housing starts sent a mixed message last month: While construction surged to its highest level in seven months, a drop in permits suggests a future downturn.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
You know you're a good person, but do potential clients? A Kelton Global study found 22% of Southern U.S. consumers think Realtors can't be trusted, for example.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Help voters understand Amendment 2 before election day: Our online toolkit explains how they benefit from Fla.'s non-homestead 10% tax cap and why they should vote "yes."
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Forbes crunched fed data to determine which U.S. cities offer the best return for a real estate investment; in Fla., Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville ranked high.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Most cellphone carriers are starting to discount the just-announced iPhones by hundreds of dollars as a way to lure customers to their networks.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Flood damage will hurt about 250K N.C. homes but only 3% have flood insurance – many owners outside FEMA high-flood zones didn't think it necessary.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Study: In the 1970s, 9 out of 10 second-home owners used the property only for their own needs, but now – thanks in part to the ease of short-term renting through firms like Airbnb – a majority of buyers view second homes as a financial investment.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Use a pro photographer to advertise listings? Read the contract. A Calif. photographer who registers copyrights for each photo alleges that Zillow took his copyrighted, limited-use photos licensed only to Realtors by "scraping" them from the local MLS.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Realtors said that the most valuable tech tools increase efficiency and make it easier to work remotely. The most valuable tools in their arsenal? Local MLS websites/apps (64%), lockbox/smart key devices (39%) and social media (28%).